Elizabeth Banks sorry for Steven Spielberg slur

Elizabeth Banks sorry for Steven Spielberg slur

Actress Elizabeth Banks has apologised to Steven Spielberg after she wrongly “called him out” in public for never directing a film with a female lead. The star made the comments at a Women in Film awards ceremony on Wednesday. Actress Shari Belafonte called out from the audience Spielberg had directed the 1985 film The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg. But after another audience member yelled it was wrong, Banks believed she was still correct. “I…

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Israel's ambassador sorry over 'take down' Sir Alan Duncan comment

Israel's ambassador sorry over 'take down' Sir Alan Duncan comment

Israel’s ambassador to the UK has apologised after a senior member of his staff was secretly filmed saying he wanted to “take down” Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan. Israeli Embassy senior political officer Shai Masot made the comment in footage filmed in a London restaurant and obtained by the Mail on Sunday. He told a reporter that Sir Alan was creating “a lot of problems”. Ambassador Mark Regev said this was not the embassy…

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Sony Music sorry after hoax 'Britney Spears dead' tweet

Sony Music sorry after hoax 'Britney Spears dead' tweet

Sony Music has said sorry to pop star Britney Spears, after an official Twitter account suggested the pop star had died. The entertainment firm quickly removed the hoax tweets, saying its global account had been “compromised” but that the situation had “been rectified”. Sony added it “apologises to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion”. The 35-year-old did not react directly to the tweet, but her manager confirmed the singer was “fine and well”….

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US election: Donald Trump sorry for obscene remarks on women

US election: Donald Trump sorry for obscene remarks on women

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has apologised for obscene comments about women he made in a newly released videotape from 2005. Mr Trump said that “these words don’t reflect who I am… I apologise”. In the video, Mr Trump says “you can do anything” to women “when you’re a star” and brags about trying to grope and kiss women. Top Republicans condemned the comments. His election rival Hillary Clinton called them “horrific”. “We cannot allow…

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