Black said she no longer felt able to work despite getting a series of offers following the ITV drama Cilla, in which Sheridan Smith depicted the early stages of her career. … [Read more...] about Cilla Black dies aged 72
Atwood’s version was as funny and engaging as it sounded, said Beard. “But, in our discussion, Atwood also raises some pressing questions about the role of horror stories in our cultural imagination, asking what pleasure we can take in tales of plague, and what we can learn from Poe’s gothic fiction – as well as casting her sharp eye to life after pandemic.” … [Read more...] about Margaret Atwood to showcase gothic puppet show for Mary Beard
As we have been trained to constantly analyse our own appearances, we've been taught to do it to other women too. In a quick Twitter search for Adlington's name, very nearly every comment is a remark about her body or face, with no mention of her astonishing achievements. It's not that women aren't well represented on TV as much as we rarely see them displaying their own agency. It's as if we can't be expected to relate to them without hearing or seeing a body criticism. … [Read more...] about Rebecca Adlington’s body image anxiety mirrors that of most women
Piers Morgan has challenged claims that Lady Gaga suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The pop singer, who spoke last week about her condition which was triggered by sexual assault and past traumas, faced criticism from the TV presenter, who said her admission was “vainglorious nonsense”. … [Read more...] about Piers Morgan claims Lady Gaga used PTSD to promote new album
Swan’s big “insider guy” energy seemed to help this time around. To me, the whole interview felt a little bit like being a fly on the wall in the kind of “on background” conversations journalists have all the time with sources. Swan is not a TV host, so his delivery was sort of ambling and chatty, which seemed to help. He pushed back, but he also got on Trump’s level and gave the president all the rope he needed. … [Read more...] about Who is Jonathan Swan, the reporter who grilled Trump? And what do kangaroos have to do with it?