Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Holby City star Joe McFadden signs up

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Holby City star Joe McFadden signs up

Holby City actor Joe McFadden is the latest contestant to sign up for Strictly Come Dancing. The soap star said: “Strictly is one of the biggest shows on TV and being part of it is an opportunity I’m thrilled and terrified about in equal measure.” So far, one celebrity has been revealed per day for the new series of Strictly, which begins on BBC One in September. Tess and Claudia will return to host, but…

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Magazines: How print is surviving the digital age

Magazines: How print is surviving the digital age

Print sales have been declining for several years as readers find their content online – but now, something unusual is happening. When was the last time you bought a magazine? The answer is likely to depend on whether you prefer reading about Theresa May or Taylor Swift. Magazine sales have generally been falling since the day the inventor of the internet said: “Hey, why don’t I invent the internet?” But the latest ABC figures, released…

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Taylor Swift wasn't backing down in court

Taylor Swift wasn't backing down in court

Taylor Swift has been praised for her “sharp, gutsy and satisfying” testimony over allegations of sexual assault. The pop star claims former radio DJ David Mueller groped her while posing for a photo at one of her concerts in 2013 – a charge which he denies. “Just like her expertly crafted lyrics, Taylor Swift was precise, self-assured and direct,” said Billboard magazine. Speaking in court, Swift refused to back down or give ground to the…

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CNN cuts ties with Jeffrey Lord over 'Sieg Heil' jibe

CNN cuts ties with Jeffrey Lord over 'Sieg Heil' jibe

CNN has parted company with a conservative commentator after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a prominent liberal critic. Jeffrey Lord tweeted “Sieg Heil” in response to an exchange with the head of Media Matters for America. He later said his comment had been misunderstood and that he was mocking fascists. A CNN spokesperson said in a statement: “Nazi salutes are indefensible. Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.” CNN described Mr Lord as…

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Taylor Swift confronts DJ in groping trial

Taylor Swift confronts DJ in groping trial

Taylor Swift has described in court the moment she says she was groped by a radio presenter during a meet and greet. “It was a definite grab. A very long grab,” said the singer, who is suing radio DJ David Mueller over the alleged incident, which he denies. “It was intentional. He stayed latched onto my bare ass cheek. “I felt him grab onto my ass cheek under my skirt. He grabbed my ass underneath…

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Amber Riley and John Boyega nominated for stage award

Amber Riley and John Boyega nominated for stage award

You might know them best from Glee and Star Wars – but it’s Amber Riley and John Boyega’s performances on the London stage which have bagged them nominations for a top industry award. Both are up for the Joe Allen Best West End Debut prize at the inaugural The Stage Debut Awards. It recognises a debut performance in the West End, with the winner decided by a public vote. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s…

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Jennifer Lawrence 'blindsided' by nude photos leak

Jennifer Lawrence 'blindsided' by nude photos leak

Jennifer Lawrence has said the leaking of nude photos of her left her feeling “blindsided”. Intimate images of the Oscar-winning actress were published online in 2014. She told Vogue: “I think people saw [the hacking] for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, I haven’t been able to get rid of it. “Having your privacy violated constantly isn’t a problem if you’re perfect. But if you’re human, it’s terrifying.” She added:…

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Country star Glen Campbell dies at 81

Country star Glen Campbell dies at 81

Rhinestone Cowboy singer Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81 after “a long and courageous battle” with Alzheimer’s disease, his family said. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather,” their statement said. The legendary guitarist announced his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011. A self-taught prodigy, he rose from a poor rural childhood to release over 70 albums and sell 45 million records. Obituary:…

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