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What did people make of the Liar finale?

WARNING: This story contains spoilers. Liar culminated in its series finale last night and viewers were divided. The ITV six-part psychological thriller followed the story of Laura Nielson as she fought to prove her rape allegation against smooth-operating surgeon Andrew Earlham. The drama peaked with Earlham’s grisly death – but with unanswered questions of who, when, where and how it ...

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Stormzy and J Hus lead the Mobo Awards nominations

Stormzy is leading the way at this year’s Mobo Awards after picking up five nominations. The 24-year-old grime MC is up for best male, best grime act, best album, best song and best video. Rapper J Hus is close behind after bagging four nominations and told Newsbeat: “My music is getting better. I’m working harder and I appreciate it. I ...

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Harvey Weinstein scandal: More Hollywood figures speak out

More Hollywood figures have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein in light of the recent allegations against him. Former DreamWorks film studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, writer Scott Rosenberg and actress Lauren Holly have all shared their stories. Weinstein has been accused of rape, sexual assault and harassment, but has “unequivocally denied” any allegations of non-consensual relationships. Katzenberg, who has worked with ...

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Reese Witherspoon says she was assaulted at 16

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has said she was assaulted by an unnamed film director when she was 16. In a speech at an Elle Women in Hollywood event on Monday, the Legally Blonde and Walk the Line star said she felt “true disgust at the director”. And she felt “anger… at the agents and producers who made me feel silence ...

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Bjork elaborates on sexual assault claim

Pop star Bjork has provided a detailed account of the harassment she claims to have experienced at the hands of a Danish film director. Writing on Facebook, the star described “constant awkward paralyzing unwanted” offers of sex from the film-maker. She first revealed the assault in a similar post on Sunday. Although she did not name the director, she has ...

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Man Booker Prize: Winner of £50,000 award to be announced

The winner of the Man Booker Prize is to be revealed by the Duchess of Cornwall in a ceremony later. Six authors are in the running for the prestigious £50,000 fiction award. They include bookies’ favourite Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders – about Abraham Lincoln’s grief after the death of his 11-year-old son. Scottish novelist Ali Smith is ...

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Solo: A Star Wars Story revealed as Han Solo movie title

The title of the Star Wars spin off-film about the young Han Solo has been revealed as Solo: A Star Wars Story. The movie will star Alden Ehrenreich as the title character alongside Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke. Director Ron Howard made the announcement in a video shared on Twitter. He also said the movie had now wrapped ...

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Carrie Fisher sent a cow's tongue to a preying producer

Carrie Fisher once gave a Hollywood producer a cow’s tongue after learning he had assaulted her friend. Heather Ross, who works in the film industry, told Fisher about how the unnamed producer sexually assaulted her in his car. Fisher reacted by personally delivering the cow tongue in a Tiffany box wrapped in a bow to his office in Los Angeles. ...

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Calls to cancel Katie Hopkins' appearance at Lewes Speakers Festival

Calls have been made to cancel an appearance by controversial columnist Katie Hopkins at a literary festival. Lewes Speakers Festival manager Marc Rattray said he would not cancel Ms Hopkins’ talk in Sussex unless he was “forced” to. “People have gone to the council, tried to have her banned under the rules of the venue, and I’ve had a lot ...

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The big cases Crimewatch helped solve

After 33 years of appeals and reconstructions, Crimewatch will be hanging up its phone lines for the last time as the BBC axes the ground-breaking programme. The BBC One institution called on the public to help solve some of the UK’s biggest crimes and people would call in their droves with anything they think could help. And help they did, ...

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