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The Oscars and the problem with diversity

23rd February 2019 | Comments Off on The Oscars and the problem with diversity

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Bail set at $1m for R Kelly who faces sex abuse charges

23rd February 2019 | Comments Off on Bail set at $1m for R Kelly who faces sex abuse charges

This post was originally published on this site By Sanya Burgess, news reporter A judge has set bail at $1m (£760,000) for R Kelly who is charged with 10 counts of sex abuse. The R&B singer is accused of the aggravated sexual assault of four women between 1998 and 2010. His alleged victims include three […]

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The Monkees star Peter Tork dies aged 77

21st February 2019 | Comments Off on The Monkees star Peter Tork dies aged 77

This post was originally published on this sitePeter Tork, a member of The Monkees, has died aged 77, according to his official Facebook page. The American musician had been diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009. A post on his Facebook page said: “It is with beyond heavy and broken hearts that […]

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Jussie Smollett 'staged attack because he was unhappy with salary'

21st February 2019 | Comments Off on Jussie Smollett 'staged attack because he was unhappy with salary'

This post was originally published on this siteEmpire actor Jussie Smollett staged his own racist and homophobic attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary, police say. The 36-year-old, who came out as gay in 2015, has been charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report following an apparent assault against him in […]

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Jussie Smollett turns himself in over claim he faked racist attack

21st February 2019 | Comments Off on Jussie Smollett turns himself in over claim he faked racist attack

This post was originally published on this siteEmpire actor Jussie Smollett has handed himself into police over an allegation that he faked a racist and homophobic attack on himself. The 36-year-old, who came as out as gay in 2015, was taken into custody in Chicago on Thursday morning – just days after he made a […]

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On The Basis Of Sex: 'Ruth Bader Ginsburg is our closest thing to a superhero'

21st February 2019 | Comments Off on On The Basis Of Sex: 'Ruth Bader Ginsburg is our closest thing to a superhero'

This post was originally published on this siteSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a modern-day cultural icon. Affectionately dubbed The Notorious RBG by fans, there are millennials across the US with her face tattooed on their bodies in homage to her unending quest for equality. Now, a film based on her life, On The […]

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Gywneth Paltrow countersues man for $1 over skiing 'body blow'

21st February 2019 | Comments Off on Gywneth Paltrow countersues man for $1 over skiing 'body blow'

This post was originally published on this site By Emily Mee, news reporter Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow is countersuing a man who accused her of causing a skiing accident in 2016, saying he was trying to exploit her fame and fortune.  Retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, 72, announced last month he would be suing the star […]

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Behind the scenes as Hollywood prepares for Oscars

21st February 2019 | Comments Off on Behind the scenes as Hollywood prepares for Oscars

This post was originally published on this site By Bethany Minelle, entertainment reporter, in LA The biggest night in the entertainment calendar is nearly upon us. Despite a series of high-profile setbacks, including a disappearing host, a short-lived new “most popular” category and a quickly retracted suggestion that some awards would be handed out during […]

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Can black Panther save the Oscars from chaos?

21st February 2019 | Comments Off on Can black Panther save the Oscars from chaos?

This post was originally published on this site By Greg Milam, US correspondent Organisers of the 91st Academy Awards this weekend are fighting back against claims that Hollywood’s biggest night is in crisis.  Last year’s Oscars attracted the lowest ever US TV audience and attempts to change the format this year were abandoned in embarrassing […]

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Empire actor accused of faking own homophobic attack

21st February 2019 | Comments Off on Empire actor accused of faking own homophobic attack

This post was originally published on this site By Tom Gillespie, news reporter Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with making a false police report after claiming he was targeted in a racist and homophobic attack. The 36-year-old, who is black and came out as gay in 2015, made a tearful appearance on Good […]

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