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Prejudice 'risking the future' of grime music

18th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Lucy Cotter, entertainment correspondent Discrimination and prejudice is jeopardising the success of grime and hip hop music, according to a warning from MPs, music venues and artists. A report by the Commons media select committee says despite grime being one of the “UK’s most exciting musical […]

Love Island used 'mental tactics' to make me stay on show

18th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteJonny Mitchell appeared in the 2017 series of Love Island alongside Mike Thalassitis, who was found dead  in a north London park on Saturday. He tells Sky News Mike was “one of the strongest people I knew” and strongly criticises the level of care offered to those in […]

David Beckham admits driving while using mobile phone

18th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Beckham has admitted driving his Bentley while using a mobile phone, police have revealed. The former England captain was charged last month after a member of the public told officers they saw the 43-year-old on the phone while driving in London’s West End. On Monday, Scotland Yard […]

Sam Smith: I don't identify as male or female

18th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Zayneb Benyoucef, news reporter Singer Sam Smith has revealed he does not identify as male or female during an interview for an Instagram channel. The 26-year-old, who came out as homosexual at the age of 10, opened up about being non-binary in a 30-minute discussion with […]

Health secretary warns reality shows after Love Island star's death

18th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe health secretary has warned reality TV shows they have a duty of care for contestants following the death of Love Island star Mike Thalassitis. The 26-year-old, who shot to fame on the ITV dating show in 2017, was found dead in a north London park on Saturday. […]

Nyong'o hails 'refreshing' portrayal of black families in new film

18th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Zayneb Benyoucef, news reporter Lupita Nyong’o, who stars in new movie Us, says it was “refreshing” to have a film that shows a black family in a way they are not usually represented on screen. In director Jordan Peele’s horror thriller, the Oscar-winning actress plays a […]

Guitarist behind Pulp Fiction theme song dies age 81

18th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Dick Dale, the man who played the distinctive high-speed guitar riff at the start of Pulp Fiction, has died age 81. The American musician died on Saturday night, said his former bassist Sam Bolle. Dale became known by many as the King of Surf Guitar, famous for […]

Tributes to Love Island star Mike Thalassitis

16th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Chris Robertson, news reporter Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has been found dead near his home in Essex, his management has confirmed. The 26-year-old, whose cause of death is yet to be confirmed, was also a contestant on Celebs Go Dating and a former semi-professional footballer […]

Empire actor pleads not guilty to staging 'racist attack'

14th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteEmpire actor Jussie Smollett has pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic assault. The 36-year-old’s lawyer entered the plea on his behalf during a court appearance in Chicago. Prosecutors allege that Smollett, who is black and openly […]

Famous music venue in fight to raise £95k to stop closure

14th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Gemma Peplow, arts and entertainment reporter A famous independent London music venue that has hosted acts including Arctic Monkeys, The Chemical Brothers, Adele and Fatboy Slim is campaigning to raise £95,000 in a fight for survival. The Social, a 250-capacity venue in Little Portland Street, in […]

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