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Eurovision: Is Brexit to blame for the UK’s latest Eurovision flop?

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Rice gave it his all at Eurovision, but ended up finishing 26th out of 26 The UK finished in last place at Eurovision on Saturday, despite the best efforts of singer Michael Rice. The talent show winner has reportedly blamed a Brexit backlash, as have some disgruntled British Eurovisionophiles.Rice told The Sun that even Gary Barlow or Elton John would have finished last
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Game of Thrones finale gets mixed response

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emilia Clarke said the show had "shaped me as a woman, as an actor and as a human being" No plot spoilers for the Game of Thrones finaleThe final episode of Game of Thrones has been broadcast, drawing to a close one of the most successful series in television history.But the season eight finale, broadcast in the US on Sunday, has received a
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Ryan Tedder slams ‘ludicrous’ copyright cases

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ryan Tedder reportedly makes $2.5 million writing songs for other artists in a single year Ryan Tedder has written some of pop's biggest hits, including Beyonce's Halo, Ed Sheeran's Happier and, for his own band OneRepublic, Counting Stars.But he says pop is in danger of being stifled by the rise in copyright cases."It's a conversation in every writing session," he tells the BBC."The
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Diego Maradona at Cannes: Touching the foot ‘blessed by God’

[ad_1] Image copyright El Grafico Image caption Diego Maradona had England in a spin at the 1986 World Cup by scoring both goals in Argentina's 2-1 victory; one with his famous left foot and other with his infamous left 'hand of God' Like many of us, Asif Kapadia seems to prefer his heroes when they're fundamentally flawed.From the Bafta-winning Senna; the tale of the life and tragic death of Brazilian
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‘Mini Monet’ Kieron Williamson fulfils Venetian dream

[ad_1] A teenage artist who shot to fame as a young boy when galleries of his work sold out in minutes has made his first trip abroad to follow in the footsteps of his idols.Kieron Williamson, from Norfolk, was dubbed the "mini Monet" for the beautiful landscapes he produced from the age of six - mastering techniques many painters fail to reach until their latter years.Now 6ft tall, the 16-year-old
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Desert Island Discs: Pat McGrath on diversity in beauty industry

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption McGrath has worked on fashion runways as well as for editorial shoots, and now has her own product range Multi-millionaire make-up artist Pat McGrath says she used to use cocoa powder on her face because of the lack of beauty products for black skin.Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, the self-taught beauty expert said she learnt from her mother that if
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James Charles says it’s been ‘the darkest time in my life’ since YouTube row

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images James Charles has called the last week the "darkest time in my life."It's after fellow YouTube star Tati Westbrook accused him of manipulating someone's sexuality and promoting a rival product to hers.James Charles, who is 19, has since lost millions of subscribers and received lots of hate on social media. On Thursday she posted a second video lasting 18 minutes asking for the "hate to
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Recovering addicts’ idea wins 5 Live Rachael Bland podcast award

[ad_1] Image caption Jade, Selvi and Melissa The winning entry of the BBC's Rachael Bland New Podcast Award will explore life in recovery from addiction.The new series, made by BBC Radio 5 Live and available on BBC Sounds, takes a warts-and-all look at the reality of addiction through the eyes of three recovering people - Melissa, Jade and Selvi.The award was launched in memory of the presenter Rachael Bland and
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Eurovision 2019: Five lessons learned

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Duncan Laurence receives his trophy from last year's winner Netta "I'm so happy right now," said Duncan Laurence shortly after securing the Netherlands' first win at the Eurovision Song Contest since 1975."This can't be described in words," the Dutch singer told reporters. "My dream came true."Asked to posit what life lessons he had gleaned from his Eurovision experience, the 24-year-old said it had
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Eurovision 2019: Madonna’s performance gets mixed reviews

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star's backing dancers were seen wearing Israel and Palestine flags during the show Madonna's much-anticipated appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel has drawn a mixed response from viewers.The star sported a black cape and eyepatch during her performance of 1989 hit Like A Prayer and new single Future, featuring US rapper Quavo.Madonna defied calls from activists to cancel her appearance