Speaking on LBC radio on Sunday, David Lammy MP said the N-word was “probably the most offensive word in English” adding that he was “pleased that the director general has issued an apology, but I am staggered that it has taken days”. … [Read more...] about BBC apologises for N-word in television broadcast after DJ Sideman quits
With one significant exception, the five characters delivering these soliloquies of privilege are well-off and left-leaning. They live in the big, important cities, the ones with booming industries and beach access. They’re mostly involved in entertainment, whether as a diehard theatre-lover, an actor or a YouTube self-help guru. They listen to NPR and read the New York Times and own multiple tote bags acquired as donation incentives. Their problems, such as the awkwardness of being so rich you can’t avoid running in Republican circles or the frustration of auditioning for a blockbuster, look less than pressing from a middle-class point of view. They mean well, up to a point. … [Read more...] about Coastal Elites review – is this the worst film of the year?
“After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears and the many relationships and children. … [Read more...] about Keeping Up With the Kardashians to end next year after 20th season
Google UK's Stephen Rosenthal said: "Through Google Play Music, we're looking to shake up the way music lovers connect with the bands and tracks they love. What better way to show our ambition than lay on this world first with Sam Smith, one of the hottest acts on the planet today." … [Read more...] about Sam Smith to sing in live performance during Channel 4 ad break
The show has been under pressure from the proliferation of 24-hour music channels and the decline of the singles chart. The internet and the growth in music downloading helped boost single sales, but internet users do not need to wait for a once-weekly chart update. … [Read more...] about Top of the Pops axed