Archive for the ‘Entertainment and Music’ Category

Bill Cosby: Why is there a time limit on bringing sexual assault cases to US courts?

(Media Release) More than 50 women allege they have been sexually assaulted by the comedian Bill Cosby, but only one woman will face him in criminal court. Campaigners say laws which set deadlines on when these crimes can be reported, deny survivors justice. It started when he was just eight. A man, well known to […]

The secret code to writing a bestseller

(Media Release) A new book claims to have the formula to a bestselling novel – but can an algorithm help writers have a hit? Hephzibah Anderson investigates. “I loved New York with the kind of mad passion I reserved for only one other thing in my life.”  For millions of readers the world over, that […]

Star Wars firm admits charges over Harrison Ford leg break

(Media Release) A production company behind Star Wars has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges after Han Solo actor Harrison Ford broke his leg on set. The 74-year-old was hit by a hydraulic metal door on the Pinewood set of the Millennium Falcon in June 2014. Foodles Production (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of Disney, admitted […]

Six things about the $6 Bourdain-Obama meal

(Media Release) Deep in the heart of Hanoi, US President Barack Obama sat down for a $6 meal with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on Tuesday. The chef, known for his love of adventurous street food, described the date in a series of tweetsand an Instagram post. Here are six observations about the noodle summit at […]

Rolling Stones tell Trump to stop using their music

(Media Release) The Rolling Stones have told Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his presidential campaign. The band have issued a statement saying that the US presidential candidate does not have permission to use the band’s music. “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and […]

Why so many celebrities have died in 2016

(Media Release) We are only four months in, but it’s already been a dark, dark 2016. It now seems rare for a week to pass without a significant celebrity death being reported – from David Bowie in the second week of January, to actor Alan Rickman a week later, to comedian Victoria Wood and Prince […]

Why Republicans won’t even try to nominate the next president at their convention

(Media Release) Let me be the first to say this: The 2016 Republican National Convention is not, and will not be, about whether the Republicans nominate a candidate who can win the presidency. I’ll say it again: The GOP convention is not about selecting the next would-be, could-be president. In normal years, of course. This […]

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