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Bear Grylls could face fine after killing and boiling a frog

Bear Grylls could face fine after killing and boiling a frog

Bulgarian officials considering action over breach of rules for protected areasEnvironment officials in Bulgaria are considering fining British adventurer Bear Grylls over an episode of his Running
Michael Jackson estate suing HBO for $100m over tell-all documentary

Michael Jackson estate suing HBO for $100m over tell-all documentary

The singer’s estate is claiming the network is breaching a 1992 non-disparagement contract by airing a two-part documentary alleging sexual abuse against children Michael Jackson’s estate is suing HBO
Peter Tork, bassist for the Monkees, dies aged 77

Peter Tork, bassist for the Monkees, dies aged 77

Accomplished folk musician and teen star helped move the guitar-pop band beyond their manufactured imagePeter Tork, the bassist for the Monkees, has died aged 77.Tork, who also sang on a number of the
Jussie Smollett staged attack because he was unhappy with salary, police say

Jussie Smollett staged attack because he was unhappy with salary, police say

Empire actor was released from jail after posting bondPolice say scratches and bruises ‘most likely self-inflicted’The actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men
Alec Baldwin fears for family's safety after Trump 'retribution' threats

Alec Baldwin fears for family's safety after Trump 'retribution' threats

In Dworkin Report podcast, SNL sketch actor wonders what ‘retribution’ will look like, and jokes about jail for Trump JrAlec Baldwin has spoken of his fear that Donald Trump is stirring up some
Jussie Smollett charged: actor accused of filing false report in alleged attack

Jussie Smollett charged: actor accused of filing false report in alleged attack

Smollett has said two masked men abused him with racist and homophobic slurs before beating him upThe Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing
'An ad for blackness': how Soul Train made America do the Hustle

'An ad for blackness': how Soul Train made America do the Hustle

It was the ultra-hip music show that put black culture centre stage – with the enigmatic Don Cornelius as its impresario It was Aretha Franklin who made Don Cornelius realise he had hit the big time.
Malcolm X at Oxford: 'They're going to kill me soon'

Malcolm X at Oxford: 'They're going to kill me soon'

Just before his assassination, the radical black activist took part in a debate at Oxford. Tariq Ali recalls their meeting, which left him in a state of shock – and is now the subject of a TV
Alec Baldwin tweets back as Donald Trump talks of 'retribution' for SNL

Alec Baldwin tweets back as Donald Trump talks of 'retribution' for SNL

Parody about ‘faking’ national emergency hits nerve while actor who plays him asks if his safety is threatenedDonald Trump has savaged Saturday Night Live as a “total Republican hit job” while calling
Gavin Williams MP – ideal for Crackerjack | Brief letters

Gavin Williams MP – ideal for Crackerjack | Brief letters

Children’s TV | Energy | Football | Toilet seats | Peak DistrictHow come no mention of the three performers with by far the greatest number of appearances (Crackerjack back after 35 years as BBC takes
'I felt terrible': Aziz Ansari addresses misconduct claims during comedy set

'I felt terrible': Aziz Ansari addresses misconduct claims during comedy set

The Master of None creator speaks extensively about allegations made against him for the first time during sold-out show in New YorkAziz Ansari, the creator of Master of None, has for the first time
Anna Paquin: ‘I’ve had some horrific experiences’

Anna Paquin: ‘I’ve had some horrific experiences’

After 27 years in the movies, the X-Men and True Blood star is sick of having to work extra hard and be extra nice simply because she is a womanAnna Paquin is supposed to be having a day off. She has
Baftas 2019: Roma and The Favourite win big – live!

Baftas 2019: Roma and The Favourite win big – live!

As the stars congregate at the Royal Albert Hall under the stewardship of host Joanna Lumley, find out who is going home with the golden masksSpoiler alert! Full list of winners – as they’re
Baftas 2019: The Favourite reigns – almost – supreme as Roma takes best picture

Baftas 2019: The Favourite reigns – almost – supreme as Roma takes best picture

Olivia Colman’s win for best actress is among seven gongs for the period romp, but Alfonso Cuarón is set fair for Oscars glory as Roma takes best picture, best director, and two moreOlivia Colman’s
John Oliver: ‘Maybe Brexit is a great idea. There’s absolutely nothing to suggest that’

John Oliver: ‘Maybe Brexit is a great idea. There’s absolutely nothing to suggest that’

As the British comedian’s show returns, he discusses fighting fake news, why Brexit is worse than Trump’s presidency – and his attempt to convert his kids to MarmiteThe Donald Trump presidency, John
David Bowie: Finding Fame review – a pretty tough watch for fans

David Bowie: Finding Fame review – a pretty tough watch for fans

Still think of Bowie as the last word in cool? You’ve obviously forgotten his novelty single about gnomes, his dire mime days ... and his cover of Chim Chim Cher-ee The verdict on David Bowie’s first
Forgotten black TV and film history | Letters

Forgotten black TV and film history | Letters

Patrick Carroll on the 1981 ITV miniseries Wolcott and Steve Moore on the 1951 British film Pool of LondonI read Steve Rose’s piece on the British Film Institute’s Forgotten Black TV Drama season
Albert Finney, legendary star of Tom Jones and Miller's Crossing, dies aged 82

Albert Finney, legendary star of Tom Jones and Miller's Crossing, dies aged 82

Celebrated actor who rose to fame in the ‘kitchen sink’ era before evolving into one of the screen greats of the postwar period, has diedAlbert Finney: a life in pictures Albert Finney, who forged his
Liam Neeson says he is not a racist in wake of rape comments

Liam Neeson says he is not a racist in wake of rape comments

The actor tells US TV he was ‘trying to stand up for my friend’ but now thinks his response was ‘horrible’Liam Neeson has denied he is a racist in an interview on US television, saying that he had
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop to become Netflix TV show

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop to become Netflix TV show

Actor expected to co-host new documentary series featuring doctors, researchers and alternative health practitionersIf eating according to the colours of the rainbow and steaming your vagina is just