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R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual offences in Chicago

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption R Kelly has faced sexual abuse claims for decades Singer R Kelly has been charged on Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, some involving underage victims, US media report.The R&B star, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced claims of sexual abuse against women and teenage girls for decades.He has never been convicted and has previously denied all
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Shatterhand: Next James Bond film’s working title revealed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Craig and actress Lea Seydoux, who played Madeleine Swann in Spectre The next James Bond movie is to be filmed under the working title Shatterhand, according to a listing in industry magazine Production Weekly.The publication, which lists current and forthcoming film shoots, has an entry in its latest newsletter for "Bond 25 w/t Shatterhand".It says shooting on the latest instalment of the
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Jussie Smollett suspended from Empire TV show

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jussie Smollett will not appear in the final episodes Jussie Smollett will not appear in the final two episodes of Empire, the shows executive producers have said.In a statement, they said the past few weeks had been "incredibly emotional" for the team.They called the allegations that Mr Smollett had falsely claimed he was the victim of a hate crime "disturbing".The 36-year-old African-American actor
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Leah Bracknell: Ex-Emmerdale actress talks of cancer ‘nightmare’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell has said the debilitating effects of terminal cancer have left her feeling like she is "trapped in a cage".Bracknell, who played Zoe Tate in the soap for 16 years, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in 2016.In an update on her blog, she said that "having a moan and a whinge does not come without a sizable chunk of
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Michael Jackson estate sues HBO for $100m over Leaving Neverland film

[ad_1] Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption In Leaving Neverland, Wade Robson (pictured) says he was abused by Jackson in the 1990s Michael Jackson's estate is suing HBO for $100m (£77m) over the controversial documentary Leaving Neverland.They claim the film, which details the singer's alleged sexual abuse of two boys, breaches a non-disparagement clause in an old contract.A complaint filed at Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday read: "Michael Jackson
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The other ‘Oscars’ – in Oscar week

[ad_1] The 14th Oscar Wilde Awards – also known as the "Irish Oscars" – brought Hollywood A-listers to the red carpet ahead of Sunday's main event.They recognise the contributions of Irish people, or people with a connection to Ireland, in film, television and music.Melissa McCarthy and Glenn Close were just two of the stars who stopped for a chat amid the media throng. [ad_2] Source link
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Rapman pays tribute to Cadet in new song after car crash tragedy

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cadet would have been 29 on 2 March Grime star Rapman has paid tribute to the late rapper Cadet with a new version of the song Letter to Cadet.Cadet, from south London, real name Blaine Cameron Johnson, died in a car crash on his way to a gig on 9 February.Rapman's song Letter to Cadet (Cadet Tribute) is inspired by Cadet's song to
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Oscars 2019: How Richard E Grant took over role from Chris O’Dowd

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chris O'Dowd was originally set to star opposite Julianne Moore Richard E Grant may be one of Britain's big hopes at this year's Oscars - but his role almost went to someone else. Irish actor Chris O'Dowd was originally cast in Can You Ever Forgive Me? - one of the most prominent films in this year's awards season.But the role eventually went to
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#MeToo Oscars: Why aren’t there more female directors?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From left: Directors Abby Kohn, Ava DuVernay, Kay Cannon, and Susanna Fogel leading the charge Time's Up was introduced to the world in 2018 in a dramatic fashion as Hollywood's most powerful women turned a red carpet black to protest sexual assault, misconduct and inequality in Hollywood and beyond. Many believed the culture had shifted dramatically, that a record number of female filmmakers
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Inbetweeners creators writing BBC premiere league show

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iain Morris and Damon Beesley say they are "delighted" to be working together again The creators of the Inbetweeners have reunited to create a comedy for the BBC about premiere league players. It is the first show Iain Morris and Damon Beesley have written together since the hit E4 series and two films. "We're hoping to show viewers the hilarious inner lives of