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Ariana Grande defends fiancé over Manchester bomb joke

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Ariana Grande has addressed the controversy over her fiancé's joke about the Manchester Arena bombing - saying she "didn't find it funny".But the singer said Pete Davidson uses comedy "to help people feel better" and his intention "wasn't malicious".During a set five months after the terror attack, the Saturday Night Live comedian made a remark about how famous Ariana had become.He said: "Britney Spears didn't have
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Sado Opera: The queer Russian party band with no borders

[ad_1] Image copyright Jamie Macmillan Image caption Katya and The Colonel performing at the Bau Wow club in Brighton "Hello, I'm Colonel," comes the heavily accented voice from a diminutive, slender man extending a well-manicured hand with long bejewelled fingers.With a face caked in white and with red painted lips, long black (fake) hair, a military cap and floral pyjamas, he doesn't look much like a regimental officer. Is that
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Marvel feminism: Real or comic fantasy?

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy Marvel's newest superhero movie Ant-Man and the Wasp is hitting US cinemas this Friday.While it may be surprising in 2018, this is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to have a female character in the title - Wasp is a woman.Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced plans last month to have more female superheroes than male.It's a huge shift for a franchise that has previously been
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Museum of the Year: Tate St Ives wins £100,000 prize

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tate St Ives faces onto Porthmeor Beach A "breathtakingly beautiful" £20m extension to Cornwall's Tate St Ives gallery has earned it the prestigious award for Museum of the Year.The venue reopened in October after an expansion that doubled its gallery space by digging into the cliff face.That impressed the judges of the Art Fund's annual Museum of the Year award, which comes with
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Stormzy to help young authors get published with Penguin

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Stormzy will help young authors get published Stormzy has announced a publishing deal with Penguin to help young writers become published authors.The rapper will also be releasing an autobiography and creating a paid publishing internship in 2019.The grime star wrote on his Instagram page to say "reading and writing as a kid was integral to where I am today".He added: "I know too many
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Rob Brydon says ageing actors are trying to look younger for longer

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Comedian and actor Rob Brydon believes male actors are feeling more pressure to look good for longer.Brydon, 53, was speaking at the premiere of his film Swimming With Men.He plays an accountant who has a mid-life crisis and joins a men's amateur synchronised swimming team.When asked if he felt male actors were increasingly expected to look younger, as women have been, Brydon replied: "I think
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Poldark’s Aidan Turner ‘a revelation’ in stage role

[ad_1] Image copyright Marc Brenner Image caption Turner (centre) has said he doesn't feel objectified by women Critics have given a warm welcome to Poldark actor Aidan Turner's return to the stage after a 10-year absence, with one describing him as "a revelation".Turner plays an Irish revolutionary in The Lieutenant of Inishmore.The Telegraph's Dominic Cavendish wrote: "Turner's intense stare carries a surprising amount of charge away from the small-screen.""What's more