Dermot O’Leary reckons no one at The X Factor is concerned about falling ratings

Dermy says X Factor bosses are not concerned about ratings (Picture: ITV) Dermot O’Leary has insisted that no one at The X Factor is concerned about falling ratings. The host of the ITV singing show claimed that he and the judges felt ‘no pressure’ to do better, despite falling viewing figures over the years, as everyone involved with the programme ...

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan speaks out on role he’ll play for Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is now an Arsenal player (Getty) Henrikh Mkhitaryan has signalled his willingness to fill any role Arsene Wenger asks of him having completed his move to Arsenal. It was confirmed on Monday evening that the Armenian had completed his move to the Emirates, with Alexis Sanchez heading in the opposite direction to Manchester United. There has been some ...

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The Pankhurst Anthem: Song written for women's vote centenary

Relatives of women’s rights activist Emmeline Pankhurst have written a new choral piece marking 100 years of women’s suffrage. The Pankhurst Anthem features music by composer Lucy Pankhurst and text by Helen Pankhurst, based on words written by her great-grandmother. Lucy said setting the words to music had been “a very humbling experience”. It will premiere on the Radio 3 ...

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The Pankhurst Anthem: Song written for women's vote centenary

Relatives of women’s rights activist Emmeline Pankhurst have written a new choral piece marking 100 years of women’s suffrage. The Pankhurst Anthem features music by composer Lucy Pankhurst and text by Helen Pankhurst, based on words written by her great-grandmother. Lucy said setting the words to music had been “a very humbling experience”. It will premiere on the Radio 3 ...

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Razzies: Transformers and Fifty Shades receive most nominations

The Razzies – which reward the worst films in Hollywood – have dubbed 2017 the year of recycling. According to the organisers, 87 of the top-earning 100 films last year were “sequels, remakes or rip-offs”. Unsurprisingly, many of them are nominated for the Razzies, with the latest Transformers film shortlisted in every category except worst actress. Mocking Hollywood’s reliance on ...

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Razzies: Transformers and Fifty Shades receive most nominations

The Razzies – which reward the worst films in Hollywood – have dubbed 2017 the year of recycling. According to the organisers, 87 of the top-earning 100 films last year were “sequels, remakes or rip-offs”. Unsurprisingly, many of them are nominated for the Razzies, with the latest Transformers film shortlisted in every category except worst actress. Mocking Hollywood’s reliance on ...

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Teen sexualisation made Natalie Portman rethink film roles

Natalie Portman says male sexualisation as a teenager made her rethink which films to work on. The actress spoke at the Women’s March in LA on Saturday about how her first fan letter at 13 was a “rape fantasy”. She also said a local radio station counted down to her 18th birthday – the date she would become “legal to ...

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Teen sexualisation made Natalie Portman rethink film roles

Natalie Portman says male sexualisation as a teenager made her rethink which films to work on. The actress spoke at the Women’s March in LA on Saturday about how her first fan letter at 13 was a “rape fantasy”. She also said a local radio station counted down to her 18th birthday – the date she would become “legal to ...

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Director Peter Jackson to create World War One film

Director Peter Jackson is creating a new 3D film, using archive footage captured during World War One. The images are being digitally restored and will be hand-colourised and accompanied by original audio. The Oscar-winner has restored the 100-year-old footage – some of which has never been seen before – from the Imperial War Museum’s archive. It will premiere at the ...

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Keeping up with the Russians – head of UK army wants more money

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain must ensure its armed forces can keep up with adversaries like Russia, which already has military capabilities the United Kingdom would struggle to match, according to the head of the British army. The comments from Chief of the General Staff Nick Carter, due to be delivered in a speech on Monday, reflect concerns among the top ...

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