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Women Showed Tremendous Courage in 2017 – Will It Make a Lasting Difference?

One of my earliest memories of this tumultuous year was the deep breath heard round the world: a defeated Hillary Clinton taking a second to compose herself before the inauguration of Donald Trump, the politician who had bullied, threatened and menaced her throughout the election. Whatever you think of Clinton politically, or of her campaign, that deep breath resonated on a [...]

Dreamer’s Disease host Alex Manzi on how to start your own podcast

At our NME #Lifehacks event in London last month, Alex Manzi hosted a panel discussing how to effect positive change. Manzi hosts the Dreamer’s Disease podcast, which features insights and life advice from a different inspirational guest each episode. He is also a budding lifestyle entrepreneur, and a social media expert who helps to run 1Xtra’s accounts. After the panel, he [...]

New Lily Allen song ‘Trigger Bang’ leaks, featuring Giggs

Lily Allen‘s new song ‘Trigger Bang’ has leaked, with the singer taking to Instagram to announce that it will be on streaming services ‘ASAP’. Buy now: ‘Sheezus’ by Lily Allen on vinyl The track features a guest appearance from London rapper Giggs and production from pop maestro Fryars.  “So @officialgiggs @fryars and me, made a song called #TriggerBang and it has leaked,” Allen wrote on Instagram yesterday [...]

Samantha Fox says David Cassidy sexually assaulted her

Samantha Fox has accused late actor and singer David Cassidy of sexual assault. Cassidy found fame in the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family in his role as Keith Partridge. He died last month (November 21) following kidney and liver failure. Speaking to the Daily Star, Fox has alleged that Cassidy groped her in a restaurant bathroom in 1985 during a video shoot for his single ‘Romance’. Fox said [...]

Apple reportedly retiring the iTunes Music Store from 2019

Reports suggest that Apple are preparing to retire the iTunes Music Store as soon as 2019. As Digital Music News state, a “phase-out” is currently underway, which will complete by early 2019. Apple launched their own streaming service Apple Music back in 2015 – Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the time: “It will change the way you experience music forever”. The news comes following a severe [...]

Kasabian and The Courteeners confirmed for 2018 Royal Albert Hall shows for Teenage Cancer Trust

The first two headliners have been announced for the 2018 Teenage Cancer Trust gig series at London’s Royal Albert Hall: Kasabian and The Courteeners. The concert series turns 18 in 2018, with next year’s events running from March 19-25. The Courteeners will perform their 2008 debut ‘St Jude’ on March 23 and Kasabian taking to the stage a day later on March 24. Tickets [...]

‘The Last Jedi’s New Hope: Meet ‘Star Wars’ Breakout Kelly Marie Tran

Kelly Marie Tran grew up dreaming of Hogwarts, not Dagobah. In fact, when she got the script for Star Wars: The Last Jedi back in 2015, she had never seen a Star Wars movie – not even The Force Awakens, which hadn’t yet come out. She still landed the most prominent new role in the latest entry to the galaxy-far-far-away [...]

Lucasfilm to begin shooting new Obi-Wan Kenobi film trilogy in 2019

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi fast approaching release, attention is already turning to the series’ future, with a new, Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off trilogy reportedly set to start filming in 2019. Last month, a new, fourth Star Wars trilogy was announced. Set to be be helmed by The Last Jedi director and writer Rian Johnson, it will be “separate from the episodic Skywalker saga” and “will introduce new characters from [...]


Jessica Chastain says a famous actor told her to ‘calm down’ about Harvey Weinstein

09 December 2017

Jessica Chastain has said a famous actor told her to “calm down” about Harvey Weinstein following allegations of sexual misconduct being made against him. The Interstellar star has been outspoken on social media since the allegations were made public. In October, she tweeted: “I’m sick of the media demanding only women speak up. What about the men? Perhaps many are afraid [...]

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Beach Boys Unearth Rare Studio, Live Tracks for New ‘Sunshine’ Sets

09 December 2017

The Beach Boys unearthed more archival material, including dozens of previously unreleased songs, with their two new retrospective sets, 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions and Live Sunshine – 1967. The digital audio collections, available to purchase or stream now, follow the June-issued double-LP, 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow. Related [...]

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Morrissey on Politics, David Bowie, What His Fans Taught Him

09 December 2017

Morrissey sounds off on politics, “animal slaughter,” David Bowie’s legacy and more in a revealing email interview with Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield. Sam Rayner Thirty years after the Smiths ended, Morrissey carries on being his outrageously caustic self. The British rock legend [...]

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Miles Davis, John Coltrane’s ‘Final Tour’ Focus of Bootleg Series Release

09 December 2017

John Coltrane‘s “final tour” as Miles Davis‘ sideman will be the focus of the upcoming sixth volume in Davis’ Bootleg Series. Related Miles Davis: 15 Essential Albums Highlights from the jazz great’s discography – ‘Kind of Blue,’ ‘Bitches Brew’ and beyond [...]

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Apple to buy music app Shazam

09 December 2017

Apple is set to buy the popular music recognition app Shazam, it’s been reported. According to TechCrunch, a deal could be finalised over the weekend, with an official announcement coming on Monday (December 11). The service was launched back in 1999 and was first operated via text message. It allowed users to identify songs by listening to a short audio clip, before [...]

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Dwayne Johnson explains why he won’t run for President

09 December 2017

Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has explained why he won’t be running for Presidency in 2020. Check out the clip below. Johnson previously said that he “wouldn’t rule it out” when asked if he would seek to be President, saying: “It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.” He also [...]

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Hope Solo Announces She’s Running for President of U.S. Soccer Federation

09 December 2017

Former USWNT star Hope Solo announced on Thursday that she is running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Solo made the announcement on Facebook, detailing her motivation in running for the position and outlining the four core principles she’ll be campaigning for. Related Abby Wambach’s Big Goal: The World [...]

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Watch Noel Gallagher perform ‘Holy Mountain’ and get mistaken for Liam on ‘The Graham Norton Show’

09 December 2017

Noel Gallagher performed his new single ‘Holy Mountain’ on last night’s The Graham Norton Show – before being mistaken for Liam and discussing his “obsessed” brother. Check out the footage below. The former Oasis guitarist released his new High Flying Birds album ‘Who Built the Moon?’ last month (November 24), reaching number one in the UK. Read the NME review of the album here. In promotion of his new record, Gallagher appeared as [...]

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Stormzy wins BBC Music’s Artist of The Year award

09 December 2017

Stormzy, Foo Fighters and Rag N Bone Man were announced as winners of the BBC Music Awards 2017. The Gang Signs Prayer star bagged the Artist of the Year Award – rounding off an incredible year which saw him take home three MOBOs, hit Number One with his debut album and perform at the BRITs and Glastonbury. “I’m actually blessed to be able [...]

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‘Quest’ Review: Moving Doc on Philly Family Makes the Personal Political

09 December 2017

His name is Christopher Rainey, but you can call him “Quest” – that’s the nickname this North Philly resident is known by. Christine’a Rainey, his wife and a women’s shelter employee, is sometimes called “Ma Quest,” usually by the folks who drop by her spouse’s recording studio for his “Freestyle Friday” open-houses. (“I always feel like someone’s mother,” she says, [...]

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Morrissey reveals what would make him vote in a general election

09 December 2017

The Smiths frontman claims he’s never voted before “My final aim is to abolish the abattoir, and although I haven’t ever once voted in a general election, my vote awaits any party intelligent enough to ban the slaughterhouse,” Morrissey said. “Only at that point would the world begin to [...]

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Hear Charli XCX Recruit Tove Lo on Booming New Mixtape Song ‘Out of My Head’

09 December 2017

Charli XCX documents a manic romance on “Out of My Head,” her pulsating new single with Tove Lo and ALMA. The track previews Charli’s newly announced mixtape, Pop2, out December 15th via Atlantic. Related Charli XCX on Making Album She Could ‘Get F–ked Up To’ [...]

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‘Making a Murderer’: Appeals Court Upholds Brendan Dassey’s Conviction

09 December 2017

Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey will remain behind bars after a federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a 2016 ruling that would have allowed Dassey to go free. Related ‘Making a Murderer’ One Year Later: Everything You Need to Know Inside [...]

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Hear Nicki Minaj, Migos’ Quavo Unite on New Song ‘She For Keeps’

09 December 2017

Nicki Minaj and Migos rapper Quavo join forces on “She for Keeps,” a breezy collaboration from the Quality Control: Control the Streets, Vol. 1 mixtape. Related Hip-Hop Family Tree: Nicki Minaj’s New York City It took Nicki Minaj nearly a decade to [...]

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We bet this was your ’90s Christmas list

09 December 2017

21 images The 21 items you begged Santa to bring Credit: Rex The ’90s: a heady time, a crazy time, a golden age for toys, CDs and videogames that now seem as primitive as Richard Hammond’s outlook on life. If these 21 goodies weren’t on your Christmas in the ’90s, you weren’t doing [...]

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Lil Peep Cause of Death Revealed

09 December 2017

Lil Peep died of an overdose of fentanyl and generic Xanax, according to the Pima Country Office of the Medical Examiner. The rapper’s death was ruled as accidental by the medical examiner. Related Lil Peep: Inside Late Singer’s Emotional Beachside Memorial Hundreds [...]

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Middlesbrough pub bans female-fronted bands as they “can’t sing rock”

09 December 2017

A pub in Middlesbrough has controversially stopped female-fronted bands from performing after customers complained that women “can’t sing rock”. The bizarre policy was enforced by local music venue Doctor Browns after gig-goers complained that “male rock songs” should not be attempted by female singers. Defending the move, manager Paula Rees claimed that the venue risked losing customers if they didn’t listen to [...]

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‘I, Tonya’: Margot Robbie on Becoming Tonya Harding

08 December 2017

Tonya Harding is still best known as the woman who maybe, possibly, potentially played a part – for the record, she denies it – in her figure-skating rival Nancy Kerrigan getting hit in the knee just before the 1994 Olympics. Margot Robbie knows this – the Australian actress spent months studying the sad backstory of Harding’s life in preparation for [...]

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Brexit ‘divorce bill’ estimated to cost between £35 billion and £39 billion

08 December 2017

Britain’s ‘divorce bill’ for leaving the EU has been costed, and could cost the UK as much as £39 billion. Downing Street have revealed that a deal has been agreed following all-night discussions, 534 days after Britain voted to leave the EU. The cost of exiting the Union has been valued at between 40 and 45 billion Euros, or £35 billion and [...]

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Jay-Z sends “peace and love” to Kanye West during Chicago show

08 December 2017

Jay-Z gave a shout-out to Kanye West during a show in his estranged friend’s hometown of Chicago this week, sending him “peace and love”. Jay stopped off in Chicago on Wednesday night (December 6), playing a snippet of West’s ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing’, before stopping the track to say: “Shout out Kanye West. Peace and love”. He then added: “That was for you, Chi-town,” [...]

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Louis CK buying back rights to shelved film ‘I Love You, Daddy’ following sexual misconduct scandal

08 December 2017

Louis CK is set to buy back the rights to his movie I Love You, Daddy, which was shelved amid his recent sexual misconduct scandal. I Love You, Daddy was set to premiere in New York last month (November 9) but the event was called off just hours before after reports emerged of a New York Times article detailing allegations levelled at the comedian. The New York [...]

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Lil Peep’s cause of death revealed

08 December 2017

Lil Peep‘s exact cause of death has reportedly been revealed. Read more: Lil Peep: the story of the late 21-year-old dubbed “lo-fi rap’s Kurt Cobain” The emo rapper (real name Gustav Åhr) passed away last month (November 15) from what was suspected at the time to be a drug overdose, although it was said that a definitive cause of death could not be determined [...]

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Medical Pot Is Our Best Hope to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

08 December 2017

Last year, a pharmaceutical company called Insys Therapeutics gave half a million dollars to the campaign to stop marijuana legalization in Arizona. The Phoenix-based company’s flagship product is a prescription opioid spray made from fentanyl, an incredibly addictive and deadly drug estimated to be 50 times stronger than heroin. Cannabis, Insys knew, could disrupt the $24 billion market for painkillers [...]

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Dylan Farrow hits out at Kate Winslet, Blake Lively and Greta Gerwig for working with Woody Allen

08 December 2017

Dylan Farrow has hit out at Kate Winslet, Blake Lively and Greta Gerwig for working with Woody Allen, despite their criticisms of Harvey Weinstein. In 1993, when she was seven years old, Farrow accused Allen – then her adoptive father – of sexual assault. Allen has always denied these claims, and no charges were brought and the investigation dropped at the [...]

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Gum infections may increase risk for digestive tract sores

08 December 2017

A Reuters article about a study that showed that gum infections may increase people’s risk for sores in the digestive tract that can lead to stomach cancer quotes Jean Wactawski-Wende, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions, who said inflammation may play a role. “This study is small and not able to prove causation; however, there is growing evidence that periodontal disease may [...]

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Dustin Hoffman: Actress Accuses Actor of Harassment During Broadway Run

08 December 2017

Days after Dustin Hoffman faced questioning regarding allegations of sexual harassment on the set of the 1985 TV adaptation of Death of a Salesman, an actress from that Broadway revival has penned a guest column describing the “horrific, demoralizing and abusive experience” she experienced while starring alongside Hoffman. Related Louis [...]

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LL Cool J, Alison Mosshart, & Alicia Keys Celebrate In Top Instagrams Of The Week

08 December 2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:58:41 LL Cool J Photos

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Chris Brown shocks fans by buying a pet monkey for his three-year-old daughter

08 December 2017

Chris Brown has been criticised by his fans for seemingly buying his three-year-old daughter a pet monkey. The controversial RB star posted a video on Instagram of his daughter Royalty playing with the marmoset. “Royalty, is this your baby? Is this your baby?” Brown is heard asking on the video. “I dunno – she’s gonna be bigger than you, man. Y’all got the [...]

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Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé beat ‘X Factor’ winners Rak-Su to UK number one

08 December 2017

Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé have beaten X Factor winners Rak-Su to this week’s top spot of the UK Singles Chart. Sheeran tops the chart with a Beyoncé-featuring remix of his song ‘Perfect’.The original version of ‘Perfect’ entered the chart back in March, reaching number four. “It feels like things have come full circle,” Sheeran said of the news, admitting that he would like to bag [...]

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‘Big Little Lies’ season 2 confirmed

08 December 2017

Big Little Lies has been officially confirmed for a second season. The HBO show concluded its first season in April. It featured an ensemble cast that included Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard, Zoe Kravitz and Laura Dern and focused on a group of parents in Monterey, California and the drama surrounding their lives – which ultimately lead to the murder of one [...]

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Angels Win Major League Baseball’s Ohtani Sweepstakes

08 December 2017

Call him your favorite new pitcher, outfielder, or hit machine, maybe even baseball’s next luminary. Whatever you call him, Japanese wunderkind Shohei Ohtani will be wearing the red and white jersey of the Los Angeles Angels. Related Aaron Judge: How New York Yankees Rookie Sensation Is Changing Baseball [...]

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See Chance The Rapper become a weatherman and try on an invisibility cloak

08 December 2017

Chance The Rapper visited the WGN-TV studios today to recap his breakthrough year, and while he was there he did the weather. The musician, who comes from Chicago where WGN is based, had a sit-down interview about the past 12 months, which included big wins at the Grammy Awards and a well-received turn hosting Saturday Night Live. Chance also spoke with the [...]

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Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Demi Lovato, & Father John Misty Ascend In Top Music Videos Of The Week

08 December 2017

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Is Big Sean dissing Kendrick Lamar on new track ‘Big Bidness’?

08 December 2017

Fans are speculating that Big Sean is taking shots at Kendrick Lamar on his new track ‘Big Bidness’. The beef between the two rappers dates back a couple of years, with Lamar calling out Sean, among his other rap peers, during his guest verse on Sean’s own ‘Control’ in 2013. Since then, the pair seem to have dissed each other over [...]

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: Kendrick Lamar, Jim James, More Editors’ Picks

08 December 2017

The Beach Boys, 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio SessionsThe Beach Boys, 1967 – Live SunshineTwo Beach Boys rarities compilations issued today capture the group’s incredibly prolific 1967, continuing the deep dive that began with this past summer’s expansive Sunshine Tomorrow set. Sunshine Tomorrow 2 is a 29-track collection of studio tracks that includes a cappella versions, alternate mixes, and songs recorded for [...]

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Sufjan Stevens, Blush, & Cults Share Generously In Top Songs Of The Week

08 December 2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:09:49 Sufjan Stevens Photos

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Thom Yorke solo albums now on Spotify despite calling streaming service “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse”

08 December 2017

Thom Yorke‘s solo album are now on Spotify, despite the Radiohead frontman’s previous criticism of the streaming service. In 2013, Yorke and Nigel Godrich removed their music from Spotify, with Yorke describing the platform as “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse”. Now, after all of Radiohead’s music gradually made its way to Spotify, Yorke’s two solo records (2006’s ‘The Eraser’ and [...]

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The Sinner season 2: everything we know so far

08 December 2017

If you’re looking for a new TV series to binge over Christmas, then look no further than The Sinner. The murder-mystery show – which has a rating of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes – first premiered on the USA Network back in August, but has only been on Netflix UK since November. It follows Cora (Jessica Biel) – a young mother who [...]

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Geoffrey Rush sues Australian newspaper over “inappropriate behaviour” claims

08 December 2017

Actor Geoffrey Rush has filed a defamation lawsuit against an Australian newspaper after it published accusations of “inappropriate behaviour” levelled at the star, allegations that he labels as false and “spurious”. Last month, the Pirates of the Caribbean star was accused of misconduct by a former colleague from the Sydney Theatre Company, with the theatre group releasing a statement to Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. The allegations related to an [...]

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Watch James Corden invade Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith’s dressing rooms

08 December 2017

James Corden has tried many jobs as part of the ‘Take a Break’ segment on The Late Late Show, and his latest part-time role saw him cross paths with a number of big-name stars. For last night’s show, Corden became General Manager at The Forum in Los Angeles, and it just happened to be the night of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball. After [...]

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Watch this adorable kid rap along to Big Shaq’s ‘Man’s Not Hot’

08 December 2017

Check out Big Shaq‘s viral smash ‘Man’s Not Hot’ as rapped by an adorable little kid. ‘Man’s Not Hot’ – by Big Shaq, aka British comedian Michael Dapaah – has been referenced by everyone from Liam Gallagher to Jeremy Corbyn. It’s even made an appearance in the House Of Commons. Now, footage has surfaced of a youngster rapping along to the track, as [...]

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Police officers highly motivated by supervisor scrutiny

08 December 2017

Police officers are highly responsive to the scrutiny of their superiors, a Princeton University study shows, and the findings suggest that rules and supervision can be effective at reforming police behavior. Published Dec. 7 in the Journal of Politics, the study examines millions of police records from the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) stop-question-and-frisk program — a controversial police tactic wherein [...]

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California’s Climate Emergency

08 December 2017

In the hills above the Pacific Ocean, the world crossed a terrifying tipping point this week. As holiday music plays on the radio, temperatures in Southern California have soared into the 80s, and bone-dry winds have fanned a summer-like wildfire outbreak. Southern California is under siege. Related The Great Burning: How [...]

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Luke Bryan, Jim James, And Charles Hayward & Thurston Moore Give Tribute In Top Albums Of The Week

08 December 2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:12:20 Luke Bryan Photos

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Christmas gifts for the Stranger Things fan in your life

08 December 2017

Ever since Stranger Things’ release in July 2016 the globe had been seized in equal parts teenage-squad admiration and Demogorgon-fear frenzy. The Netflix Original’s palm-sweating plot, shock twists and endearing, youthful cast has captivated millions of viewers, who eagerly waited for, and promptly binged, season 2. With Christmas round the corner, it’s time to deck the halls and feed the pudding, [...]

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Patrick Stewart reveals the one thing that would bring him back to ‘Star Trek’

08 December 2017

Patrick Stewart has revealed that he would consider reprising his Star Trek role as Captain Picard, on one condition. Stewart played Jean-Luc Picard between 1987 and 2002, appearing in the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series, and the feature films Star Trek Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). Now, in a new interview with [...]

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The Killers react to ‘The Man’ being named Radio 1’s Hottest Record Of The Year

08 December 2017

The Killers have responded to their track ‘The Man’ being named the Hottest Record Of The Year by BBC Radio 1. The song featured on the band’s fifth album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, which came out in September. ‘The Man’ was also one of NME‘s tracks of the year for 2017. Brandon Flowers and band beat the likes of Liam Gallagher, Royal Blood, Lorde [...]

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Kevin Spacey accused of groping King of Norway’s son-in-law

08 December 2017

Actor Kevin Spacey has been accused of groping the former son-in-law of the King Of Norway. Ari Behn, who was married to King Harald’s daughter Märtha Louise from 2002 – 2016, claims that Spacey groped him after attending a Nobel Peace Prize concert in 2007. Behn told Norwegian radio station P4 that Spacey “put his hand under the table and grabbed me by [...]

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Julian Casablancas announces new album from The Voidz

08 December 2017

Julian Casablancas and The Voidz have announced their second album. The Strokes frontman’s ‘other’ project recently made their live return with a secret show in Los Angeles, before appearing on Brazilian TV to perform new song ‘Wink’. Now, they’ve announced their second full-length is due next year, via RCA and Casablancas’ own label, Cult Records. While the title has not yet been [...]

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Photo Opp: It’s time to shine! National crystal-growing contest to be judged at UB

08 December 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bring on the holiday sparkle! On Monday, Dec. 11, judges will gather at the University at Buffalo to inspect — and rate — over 150 crystals grown by K-12 students and teachers from across the country for the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition. The contest was started in 2014 by Jason Benedict, associate professor of chemistry in UB’s College of Arts and Sciences, who continues [...]

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