Martin Bashir: Journalist quits BBC ‘to focus on his health’ | UK News

BBC journalist Martin Bashir is to leave the broadcaster due to ongoing health issues. The corporation’s religion editor was most notable for his interview with Princess Diana in 1995 – and his decision to leave the corporation comes amid allegations he faked documents to secure the interview for Panorama. Jonathan Munro, the deputy director of […]

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Countdown star Rachel Riley loses latest round of libel battle | UK News

Countdown star Rachel Riley has lost the latest round of a libel battle with a political blogger and Jeremy Corbyn supporter. The 35-year-old television presenter was accused of engaging in a “campaign of online abuse and harassment” on Twitter. She sued Mike Sivier after he published an article on his website Vox Political in January […]

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Robert De Niro ‘injures leg’ while on location for new Scorsese film | Ents & Arts News

Legendary actor Robert De Niro has reportedly injured his leg while on location of his new movie. According to US media outlets, De Niro was on location in Oklahoma when he suffered the injury, but he was not on set. His management confirmed to Fox News that the star flew home to New York City […]

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EastEnders actor Himesh Patel backs DEC appeal over COVID-19 crisis in India | Ents & Arts News

EastEnders actor Himesh Patel has joined the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) call for aid to help communities in India being ravaged by coronavirus. Since the launch of the appeal, more than £5 million has been raised to provide help to areas being most impacted by the virus in the country. Patel, who is currently filming […]

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Stephen Bear: Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear charged with revenge porn offence, police say | Ents & Arts News

Reality TV star Stephen Bear has been charged in connection with revenge porn allegations, Essex Police has said. The 31-year-old former Celebrity Big Brother winner was arrested at Heathrow Airport earlier this year while arriving back from Dubai, but was later released on bail. Bear, who has appeared in a raft of reality shows, has […]

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Universal sorry after Laverne Cox’s character was dubbed by man’s voice in European versions of Promising Young Woman | Ents & Arts News

Film giant Universal has apologised after it dubbed a character played by trans actress Laverne Cox with a man in some international versions of the Oscar-winning Promising Young Woman. Cox, who shot to fame on the Netflix show Orange Is The New Black, plays coffee shop owner Gail in the film, and acts as manager […]

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Disney revenues continue to drop as entertainment giant pushes another film online | Ents & Arts News

Entertainment giant Disney has seen another drop in revenues, with the pandemic still weighing heavily on its business, as it plans to put yet another film straight onto its streaming platform. Its world-famous theme parks are still taking a hit as a result of COVID-19-forced restrictions, and cinema closures have kept its films off the […]

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Black Panther waxwork unveiled at Madame Tussauds by Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Ents & Arts News

Black Panther is the next Avenger to assemble in Madame Tussauds after the waxwork was unveiled at the iconic London venue. The king of Wakanda has joined the Marvel Hall of Heroes at the tourist attraction alongside Captain Marvel and the Hulk. It features a futuristic “vibranium effect”, named after the fictional metal mined in […]

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Backstage Podcast: The Underground Railroad, Those Who Wish Me Dead and The Nevers | Ents & Arts News

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky News arts and entertainment editor Amy Hitchcock, and we have a jampacked show kicking off with a discussion about the BRIT Awards, as Claire and Amy have been to their first in-person […]

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Friends reunion episode to air later this month on HBO – ‘the one where they get back together’ | Ents & Arts News

The much-anticipated Friends reunion will be broadcast on 27 May, HBO has announced. Friends: The Reunion, which will feature all six members of the original cast, was supposed to have been filmed over a year ago but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The unscripted, one-off special was instead filmed earlier this year on […]

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