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Norton questions same-sex pairings on Strictly

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Image caption Norton said judges would not be able to “compare like with like” Graham Norton has questioned the need for Strictly Come Dancing to feature same-sex couples. Former Olympic boxer Nicola Adams is set to become the first celebrity to be paired with a same-sex partner when this year’s......
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BBC reverses decision to end Red Button services

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Image caption Some people without online access still use red button services, via their TV remote control The BBC has reversed its decision to bring an end to its Red Button TV text services. The corporation had planned to remove the service due to “financial pressure”. However, following a campaign......
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‘Panto parade’ highlights plight of arts venues

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dames are worried about the future of the UK’s theatre industry Dozens of pantomime dames are marching on Westminster, as part of a day of action highlighting the plight of the live events industry. The socially-distanced parade was organised after the rise in......
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America’s Got Talent judge settles over show exit

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Union was a judge on the 2019 season of America’s Got Talent Actress Gabrielle Union has reached “an amicable resolution” with US TV network NBC over her exit from America’s Got Talent after one season as a judge. Union, who left in 2019, claimed......
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Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies

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image copyrightGetty Images image captionHelen Reddy shot to fame in the 1970s Helen Reddy, the Australian singer behind feminist anthem I Am Woman, has died aged 78. Reddy died on Tuesday in Los Angeles, her family said in a statement on Facebook. Her children Traci Donat and Jordan Sommers described......
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West End show’s return delayed amid ‘uncertainty’

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Mousetrap is due to celebrate its 70th year in London in 2022 Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, the world’s longest-running theatre show, has postponed its West End reopening. Producer Adam Spiegel said he “had to make the difficult decision” due to the “current uncertainty......
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Mariah Carey’s memoir: Six key revelations

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Image copyright PA Media Mariah Carey has scored countless number one records, a shelf full of Grammy Awards and been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. But she has always been guarded about her private life – until now. Her new memoir, The Meaning Of Mariah Carey, the singer......
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Alan Partridge: Petition to buy statue for his ‘home’ city of Norwich

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image captionKiss my face: The statue of a dashing Alan was removed from The Forum in Norwich on Sunday Fans of Alan Partridge have started a petition to try to make sure his statue gets a permanent home in Norwich. The 11ft (3.3m) figure, produced by Nick Dutton and Gavin......
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Art’s forgotten ‘heroine’ gets five-star reviews

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Image copyright Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Image caption Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as a Lute Player, about 1615-18 The first major UK exhibition of an artist who was overlooked for centuries because of her sex has been hailed as “thrilling” and “magnificent”. The Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition at London’s National......
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BBC boss ‘prepared to fire stars who break rules’

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Image copyright PA Media BBC director general Tim Davie has said he would be prepared to sack presenters who make major breaches of impartiality guidelines on social media. Mr Davie, who became DG earlier this month, said new social media rules would be announced in the coming weeks, and would......
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Sorkin: ‘Right time’ to tell Chicago riots story

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Screenwriter and director Aaron Sorkin spoke to the BBC’s Arts and Entertainment correspondent Will Gompertz about his new film and why he chose to be involved in the project.. Trial of the Chicago 7 is based on the 1968 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government because of......
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Chadwick Boseman shared salary with Sienna Miller

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sienna Miller and Chadwick Boseman played detectives in 21 Bridges Sienna Miller has praised late Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman for donating part of his own salary to boost her pay packet on 21 Bridges. The pair starred as detectives in the thriller, which was......
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Who is Yara Shahidi, Disney’s new Tinkerbell?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Yara Shahidi is as well known for her political activism as she is for her acting US actress Yara Shahidi has been cast as Tinkerbell in Disney’s new live-action Peter Pan film. The forthcoming movie, called Peter Pan and Wendy, will also star Jude......
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British Museum won’t remove controversial objects

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The British Museum says that it has “no intention of removing controversial objects from display”. It comes after the museum and other cultural institutions received a warning letter from the government over the issue. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that government-funded museums could lose taxpayer support if they remove artefacts.......
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West End newcomer honoured for ‘star-making’ turn

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sam Tutty has also earned a What’s On Stage award and an Olivier Award nomination this year West End newcomer Sam Tutty has been named British theatre’s brightest rising star for his performance in the musical Dear Evan Hansen. The 22-year-old has won two......

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