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Gabrielle Union: Ex-America’s Got Talent judge discusses ‘toxic’ environment

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gabrielle Union also stars in LA's Finest, an offshoot of the Bad Boys film franchise Former America's Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union has spoken about the "toxic work environment" on set, six months after she left the show.The LA's Finest actress left the talent show after one series, with reports saying she had been dismissed.She has now told Variety she raised concerns with
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The Bill actor Tony Scannell dies aged 74

[ad_1] Image copyright Fremantle Media/Shutterstock Actor Tony Scannell, who played DS Ted Roach in ITV police drama The Bill, has died at the age of 74.Scannell played the character for nine years in the 1980s and 90s.He was originally only meant to be in two episodes, but impressed the show's producers and went on to become a much-loved character.He also featured in Flash Gordon, Evil Never Dies and Waking The
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Martin Scorsese reveals lockdown ‘anxiety’ and ‘relief’

[ad_1] Image caption Martin Scorsese: "A sense of relief settled in and a real sense of freedom." Martin Scorsese has spoken about how "anxiety" set in during lockdown, after an initial "relief" that his heavy 2020 workload had been temporarily lifted.The director has shot a new home-made short film about his experiences of isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.It will premiere on Thursday's edition of Lockdown Culture on BBC Two.Scorsese, who
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John Boyega: Star Wars actor rails against racism after George Floyd death

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Boyega appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker Actor John Boyega has delivered an uncompromising message against racism after fielding praise and backlash for Twitter posts about the subject.The Star Wars actor posted about his hatred of racists on Wednesday following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in the US.He added that
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Emily Maitlis: I asked for night off from BBC’s Newsnight

[ad_1] Image caption On Tuesday's Newsnight, Emily Maitlis said the row had caused "a deep national disquiet" Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has said she did not present Wednesday's Newsnight because "I asked for the night off".She responded to reports the BBC replaced her after it said her introduction about Dominic Cummings on Tuesday's show did not meet the required standards of due impartiality.Newsnight's UK editor Katie Razzall presented the programme
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Terrace House: Reality show cancels season after Hana Kimura death

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hana Kimura's death sent shockwaves across Japan Japanese Netflix reality show Terrace House has cancelled its current season following the death of cast member and pro-wrestler Hana Kimura. The 22-year-old had before her death issued a series of social media posts implying she had been cyber-bullied.News of her death sent shockwaves across Japan, many calling for stricter laws against cyber-bullying. Terrace House, co-produced
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The High Note: Why Tracee Ellis Ross ‘only got better with age’

[ad_1] Image copyright Universal Image caption The High Note is now being released online, instead of cinemas Usually, when a Hollywood star has a new movie coming out, they fly to London for a publicity blitz.They'll often take part in a press junket, which is where the film company hires out an entire floor of an expensive hotel and invites journalists to come and interview them. It's efficient for the
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Ministry of Silly Walks comes to Sonning during lockdown

[ad_1] The residents of a Berkshire village have been filmed re-enacting one of British comedy's most famous sketches.Monty Python fan James Ruffell put up signs outside his house in Sonning informing people they were entering the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Silly Walks.He filmed the results with a motion-controlled webcam and uploaded the subsequent silliness to Facebook.This story was filmed using safe social distancing techniques. [ad_2] Source link
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Fraggle Rock to be revived by Apple TV+ after 33 years

[ad_1] Image copyright ALAMY It's time to stream your cares away, and leave your lockdown worries for another day...Because classic children's show Fraggle Rock is to be revived by Apple TV+, 33 years after the last series was made.Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley and Uncle Travelling Matt will reunite for more songs and adventures, to be co-produced by The Jim Henson Company.As well as the new series, every existing episode
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Larry Kramer: Playwright and Aids activist dies at 84

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kramer helped found both Gay Men's Health Crisis and Act Up US playwright, author and Aids activist Larry Kramer has died at the age of 84.Kramer wrote the landmark 1985 play The Normal Heart, about the early years of Aids, and 1992's The Destiny of Me.He was a pivotal and confrontational figure during the Aids crisis in the 1980s, co-founding the first gay