"This is my parents' bed and I sleep in here because I am scared of monsters in my bedroom," says Billie Eilish , as the camera focuses on her face. The trailer for The World's a Little Blurry is interspersed with images of the young woman, with blue hair, sometimes green, playing with her brother, recording a song or speaking about love. Then there are shots of the young singer asking her mother why she must cope instead of simply "missing people," and another one telling her audience how important it is to live in the moment: "Are you guys okay? You guys need to be okay because you're all the reason I'm okay." The young superstar shows how juggling exuberance and angst in a world of uncertainty is part of her everyday experience — something many young people can relate to as well: "It is a horrible time to be a teenager, kids are depressed," says Eilish's mother in the film, which premieres on streaming platform Apple TV+ on February 26. An almost completely documented … [Read more...] about Teenage prodigy: Billie Eilish up close in new documentary
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A bidding war has broken out between UK broadcasters over rights to air the incendiary Oprah Winfrey interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, with ITV reportedly emerging as the frontrunner for the programme. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to be 'very candid' with their friend Oprah in the 90-minute CBS primetime special after last week announcing that they had officially quit the Royal Family. It is understood that ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, which will be selling the programme overseas, is keen for the interview to land on a free-to-air broadcaster to ensure a significant profile in the UK. According to Variety, Comcast-owned Sky was out of the running while streaming giants Amazon Prime and Netflix - which has already signed a £112million deal with the Sussexes - are thought to not be involved. The BBC is also not believed to be in the running, as it is instead airing the Queen's annual Commonwealth Day message in a pre-recorded speech at … [Read more...] about Bidding war breaks out over rights to air Oprah’s explosive Harry and Meghan interview in the UK between ITV, C5 and Channel 4
"Germany's Role in World " — In the light of growing expectations of Germany around the globe, the parliamentary parties in the Bundestag wanted to find out what ordinary citizens thought. Citizens were invited to apply to take part in the online deliberations. 154 were selected according to age, gender, education, place of residence, the size of the town or settlement in which they live, and ethnic background. The result, according to t he organization "Mehr Demokratie"(More Democracy), which set up the deliberations, was a council that "reflected the population of Germany" as accurately as possible. The assembly sessions were all held online The chosen members of the citizens' council were furnished with extensive information by a panel of more than 40 specialists. The task given to these specialists was to outline the pro and cons of issues and solutions and provide a basis on which participants could form and formulate their own views. Imme Scholz, deputy director of … [Read more...] about What should be Germany’s role in the world?