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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Steven Gerrard: Liverpool return makes ex-captain 'nervous and anxious'

Media playback is not supported on this device Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he is “excited” but also “nervous and anxious” about his impending return to Anfield as a youth coach. Gerrard, who made his Reds debut in 1998 and retired from playing last year, will begin the job in February. “Liverpool are prepared to help me an awful lot. They want to help me to become a better coach or a better manager,”…

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Michael Palin and Steven Moffat get hall of fame honours

Michael Palin and Steven Moffat get hall of fame honours

Monty Python star Michael Palin and Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat are to be inducted into the Radio Times Hall of Fame. The pair will be honoured at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival in April. Actress Julie Walters will also take to the stage as part of the three-day event. She will share memories in a tribute to comedian Victoria Wood, who died in April. The festival will begin with Palin’s induction into…

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MEP Steven Woolfe quits 'rotten' UKIP

MEP Steven Woolfe quits 'rotten' UKIP

A UKIP MEP who spent three nights in hospital after a row with a party colleague is quitting the party, saying it is in a “death spiral”. Steven Woolfe, who had been running to be the next leader, told the BBC there was “something rotten” in the party. He also accused fellow MEP Mike Hookem of inflicting a “blow” to his face in the row at a party meeting. Mr Hookem has acknowledged a “scuffle”…

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UKIP's Steven Woolfe says he's 'fine' after altercation

UKIP's Steven Woolfe says he's 'fine' after altercation

UKIP leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe says he is recovering in hospital after a reported fight at a meeting of the party’s MEPs. The party released a statement from Mr Woolfe from his Strasbourg hospital bed saying he was sitting up having undergone a precautionary brain scan. UKIP sources said “punches were exchanged” during the row at a party meeting and Mr Woolfe banged his head. He was taken to hospital two hours later after collapsing,…

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