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Brexit: ITV scraps plans for TV debate between leaders

[ad_1] ITV has scrapped its plans to hold a Brexit debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn this Sunday.The channel said it had invited both parties to appear on the programme two days ahead of the meaningful vote on Mrs May's withdrawal agreement.But an ITV spokeswoman confirmed on Thursday that it would "not go ahead".It follows an announcement by the BBC on Tuesday, who also dropped plans for a Sunday
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Ed Sheeran in ‘secret’ Q&A with Norwich students

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The star's bedroom items have raised £53,000 for a Suffolk hospice Ed Sheeran surprised a group of college students when he appeared unannounced on stage at a Q&A event.The Castle on The Hill singer appeared as a "secret speaker" with Access Creative College, where he is patron, at its campus in Norwich.He gave advice on the music business and took questions from the audience.
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Sculptor Anish Kapoor forces gun group NRA to cut his art from video

[ad_1] Image copyright Raymond Boyd Image caption Kapoor's Cloud Gate has become a popular attraction in Chicago's Millennium Park Artist Anish Kapoor has claimed victory in a battle to force the National Rifle Association to cut a shot of one of his sculptures from a recruitment video.The British sculptor was angry that the US pro-gun campaign group used a fleeting shot of Cloud Gate in its video The Violence of
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Lauren Steadman: Strictly Come Dancing has ‘normalised’ disability

[ad_1] Strictly's Steadman on changing perceptions Paralympic medallist Lauren Steadman says people's perceptions of her disability have changed since appearing on television show Strictly Come Dancing.The double world champion paratriathlete, 25, was born missing her lower right arm.She has reached the Strictly semi-final alongside dance partner AJ Pritchard."Before, kids and adults would look at me and see my arm first before they saw me," she told BBC Look East."Whereas now
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Lady Gaga up for best actress Golden Globe

[ad_1] Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption Lady Gaga plays an aspiring singer in A Star is Born Lady Gaga's performance in A Star is Born has landed her a best actress nomination at the Golden Globes.Bradley Cooper is also nominated for his direction of and performance in the musical remake.Olivia Colman is also up for a best actress award for The Favourite, for which Rachel Weisz is also recognised.Rosamund
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Fortnite makers sued for ‘stealing’ Milly Rock dance move

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 2 Milly said Epic Games did not credit him or seek his consent A US rapper has taken legal action against the creators of popular video game Fortnite, claiming it uses a dance move he created without his permission.Rapper 2 Milly - aka Terrence Ferguson - says the Milly Rock dance he created in 2011 is recreated in Fortnite as an "emote" called
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Liverpool Everyman theatre scraps rep company amid funding problems

[ad_1] Image copyright Jonathan Keenan Image caption The Liverpool Everyman Company launched their second season with Paint Your Wagon in March Liverpool's Everyman theatre has scrapped its in-house repertory company after it put a "strain" on funding that took the venue to "to a tipping point".The venue revived its resident cast of actors in 2016 after a gap of 25 years.The Everyman and sister venue the Liverpool Playhouse have now
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Lena Dunham says defending accused writer was ‘a terrible mistake’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dunham said she had "internalised the dominant male agenda that asks us to defend it no matter what" TV actress and writer Lena Dunham has said publicly defending a writer on her show Girls after he was accused of rape was "a terrible mistake".Writing in The Hollywood Reporter, Dunham apologised for speaking up for Murray Miller out of "blind faith".She originally spoke about
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K-pop’s EXP Edition: The world’s most controversial ‘Korean’ band

[ad_1] Image copyright Immabb Do you need to be Korean to be a K-pop artist? That's the question Bora Kim wanted to answer when she created EXP Edition.What started as an academic assignment soon developed into the world's first non-Korean K-pop band. They've faced criticism, accusations of cultural appropriation and even death threats, but three years on, the band is still going strong.How have they done it? And... why?Making a