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Adele files for divorce from husband Simon Konecki

Adele files for divorce from husband Simon Konecki

Singer Adele has filed for divorce from her husband Simon Konecki, according to legal documents filed in the US. A representative said the pair were “committed to raising their son together lovingly”. Adele gave birth to her son, Angelo, in 2012. She married Konecki – an investment banker turned charity boss – in 2016 after […]

First official Peaky Blinders festival to be held in Birmingham

First official Peaky Blinders festival to be held in Birmingham

The first official Peaky Blinders-themed festival will take place in Birmingham in September. It will feature live music from Mercury Prize nominees Anna Calvi and Nadine Shah and Scots rockers Primal Scream. A similar event last year, which was not approved by the makers of the show, reportedly left some fans unhappy. “I wanted to put […]

90210 star Shannen Doherty returns to ‘honour’ Luke Perry

90210 star Shannen Doherty returns to ‘honour’ Luke Perry

Shannen Doherty is set to return to Beverly Hills, 90210 to pay tribute to her late co-star Luke Perry. The US actress was initially reluctant to reprise her role as Brenda Walsh in the reboot of the ’90s teen drama, to be called BH90210. But she said she had came around to the idea after Perry’s […]

Venice Film Festival: Brad Pitt space drama Ad Astra among line-up

Venice Film Festival: Brad Pitt space drama Ad Astra among line-up

Brad Pitt’s space drama Ad Astra, along with Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson’s Shakespearean drama The King, are among the movies which will have their world premiere at the Venice Film Festival which begins in late August. Director Steven Soderbergh’s Panama Papers movie The Laundromat, which stars Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman, is […]

Toronto Film Festival: Judy, Joker and Jojo Rabbit seek Oscar glory

Toronto Film Festival: Judy, Joker and Jojo Rabbit seek Oscar glory

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has shouted “action” on the epic six-month saga that is film awards season, with the announcement of its first wave of movies. Among the Oscar hopefuls showing at Toronto in the first half of September will be Renee Zellweger’s Judy Garland biopic and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker origin story. The […]

Comic Con: Marvel reveals Blade, Shang Chi and female Thor

Comic Con: Marvel reveals Blade, Shang Chi and female Thor

Marvel has announced a bumper crop of 10 new superhero productions at Comic Con. Marvel studios president Kevin Feige, flanked by dozens of Hollywood stars, revealed the post-Avengers roster of films to a stunned hall in San Diego. Many attendees at world’s largest pop-culture fan convention had camped out to reserve a seat for the […]

Behind the Proms’ celestial opening number

Behind the Proms’ celestial opening number

The BBC Proms blasts off on Friday with a musical exploration of the moon. The season opens with Zosha Di Castri’s latest work Long Is the Journey – Short Is the Memory, which marks the 50th anniversary of the lunar landings. The piece examines how humanity has “looked to the moon over different time periods […]

Government’s TV licence fee decision was ‘nuclear’, BBC boss says

Government’s TV licence fee decision was ‘nuclear’, BBC boss says

The BBC’s director general has claimed the Conservative government went “nuclear” by telling the corporation to take responsibility for free TV licences for over-75s. The BBC announced last month that most over-75s would lose free licences. The BBC took on the policy “really unwillingly” but had “no choice”, Tony Hall told MPs on the House of […]

Google suspends ticket site Viagogo from advertising

Google suspends ticket site Viagogo from advertising

Google has suspended Viagogo as an advertiser, after claims touts resell tickets at inflated prices on the site. The Competition and Market Authority is taking the ticketing website to court, alleging it has not done enough to change its business practices. It says it is “working with the CMA”. Last year, the Football Association, the […]

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