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American actor Michael K Williams, best known for starring in HBO drama series The Wire, has been found dead in his New York apartment. He was 54. US media quote law enforcement sources as saying he died from a suspected drug overdose. This has not been officially confirmed. Williams – who was nominated for three […]

Aaliyah’s biggest albums are to be made available on streaming services, after being out of circulation for most of the last two decades. The late R&B star’s final two records, One in a Million and Aaliyah, have been in limbo for years – a result of legal issues and uneasiness in her family. Now, as […]

More than 18,000 people have signed a petition calling for a Tanzanian star to be disqualified for a US music award, accusing him of “whitewashing” the late president’s government. Diamond Platnumz, one of Africa’s biggest stars, is up for the Best International Act at this month’s BET awards. But the petition organisers compare him unfavourably […]

US TV network NBC is the latest media giant to boycott the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) over a lack of diversity. NBC, which has aired the Golden Globes awards ceremony since 1996, said it would not broadcast the show in 2022 and wants to see “meaningful reform”. WarnerMedia, Netflix and Amazon Studios have already […]

Film drama Nomadland has scooped three Oscars including best picture, while British stars Sir Anthony Hopkins and Daniel Kaluuya have won acting awards. Nomadland’s Chloe Zhao made history as the first woman of colour and second woman to win best director. Sir Anthony, 83, is the oldest winner of best actor, while Kaluuya is the […]

Bobby Brown Jr died of an overdose of alcohol, cocaine and the powerful opioid fentanyl, according to a coroner’s report. The son of R&B singer Bobby Brown, Brown Jr died at his Los Angeles home on 18 November last year. The 28-year-old was found unresponsive in his bedroom by his girlfriend. She called paramedics, who […]

Piers Morgan has left ITV’s Good Morning Britain following a row over comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex. It brings the controversial host’s time on the show to an end after six years. ITV announced the decision after Ofcom said it was investigating his comments after receiving 41,000 complaints. On Monday’s show, Morgan […]

The hit 1990s US TV show Frasier, which starred Kelsey Grammer as a pedantic psychiatrist with his own radio show, is set to return. Grammer confirmed the show’s revival saying: “I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr Frasier Crane.” There has been no confirmation that other members of the […]

A Nigerian artist has featured in the official playlist for President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Burna Boy’s song titled Destiny will feature alongside other big international artists’ songs. The 46-song playlist was curated to reflect the diversity in the US, the Biden inauguration team said in a statement. “These songs and artists reflect the relentless spirit […]

Legendary designer Pierre Cardin, whose futuristic and stylish designs helped revolutionise fashion in the 1950s and 60s, has died at the age of 98. The French fashion giant, whose career spanned more than 70 years, helped usher in the post-war “golden age” of couture with his modern style. He broke ground by bringing designer styles […]


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