The network confirmed that a 12-episode series set to air later in 2020 and which would have featured dancers from around the world submitting videos to Abby, will no longer air. … [Read more...] about Networks ‘now offering good behavior bonuses’ to stars who do not post offensive comments on social media
Malaysian authorities were widely criticised for rounding up and detaining hundreds of undocumented migrants in May, through operations intended to control coronavirus. Police walked people through Kuala Lumpur in single file to a detention building, apparently to prevent undocumented migrants from travelling to other areas and spreading Covid-19. At the time, the UN said the move could push vulnerable groups into hiding and prevent them from seeking treatment. … [Read more...] about Police interrogate five Australian Al Jazeera journalists accused of sedition in Malaysia
Grindr is reconfiguring the landscape of human relationships. Partly because it's sex in an app, the sexual equivalent of ordering take-away, or online fashion (my friend Kevin calls it "net-a-port-gay.com", and he's so pleased with himself for this he says I can use his real name. Everyone else asked to remain anonymous). Grindr was launched on 25 March 2009; now more than 700,000 (and counting) men in 162 countries around the world are using it to phenomenal effect, if J, W, Kevin and the other gay men I've asked are any kind of a guide. "I've never, ever had so much sex in my life!" R told me gleefully. "I've probably had as much in the past eight months of Grinding as I have over the 20 years since I came out. Maybe more." It's only going to get bigger, to facilitate more sex. Two thousand people download it every day, and a BlackBerry-friendly version of the app launched less than a month ago – a development which could triple Grindr's reach. … [Read more...] about Grindr: a new sexual revolution?
Supermarket sweep! Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall... Simone Biles reveals she split from her gymnast boyfriend... Landlord is slammed for offering a single bed in a KITCHEN... Could YOU outsmart Britain's Brightest Celebrity Family?... … [Read more...] about Sophie’s choice… a cut and ‘coffee’: BBC presenter who sipped a hot drink during her visit to the hair salon is BLASTED by social media users – but, did she break the guidelines?
In one of his feistiest comments as BBC chairman yet, David Clementi blamed the government for the board’s decision to support only the very poorest pensioners. As he put it, “it is not the BBC making that judgment about poverty. It is the government who sets and controls that measure”. But taking the fight back to the government will have consequences for the corporation. BBC insiders accept that the campaign to decriminalise non-payment of the licence fee will be difficult to resist for much longer. Just one case of an older person whose dementia or other health issue has led them to court for a missed licence fee payment will make it so. … [Read more...] about The BBC will be attacked for charging over-75s licence fees. But it’s not to blame