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Jojo Rabbit: Nazi satire wins top Toronto film award

[ad_1] Image copyright TIFF Image caption Jojo Rabbit's win moves it firmly into the 2020 Oscar race The film Jojo Rabbit has won the influential People's Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).The World War II satire about a young boy in 1940s Germany who discovers his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their house stars Scarlett Johansson and Roman Griffin Davis.Johansson also appears in the
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The festival letting fans follow in the footsteps of the Peaky Blinders

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Image caption Fans in their finery at the Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival Thousands of Peaky Blinders fans in flat caps and flapper dresses came together at the TV drama's first official themed festival, where the attractions ranged from ballet to boxing.A stone's throw from the street where the real Peaky Blinders' first crime was recorded 130 years ago, the gang returned to reclaim their turf
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Slowthai on the Mercury Prize: ‘I’ve got daisies in my stomach’

[ad_1] Image copyright Crowns & Owls Image caption Slowthai: Putting his stamp on Britain "We're in a time where everything's become stagnant and no-one speaks for the people," says Slowthai. "I just got fed up and wanted to say the truth."The Northampton-born rapper and self-styled "Brexit Bandit" is explaining the thinking behind his debut album, Nothing Great About Britain, a sabre-toothed polemic that questions what it is to be British.Songs
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“Queer girl with a nose ring” rocks the Last Night of the Proms

[ad_1] Image caption Barton's gown highlighted the colours of the bisexual Pride flag Self-professed "queer girl with a nose ring" Jamie Barton was the undisputed star of the Last Night of the Proms.The US mezzo-soprano, who took to the stage waving a Pride flag, said her mission was to "unify the audience".And, with a sensuous reading of Bizet's Habenera and a wistful Somewhere Over The Rainbow, she achieved her goal."We
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Eddie Money, Two Tickets to Paradise singer, dies at 70

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eddie Money revealed last month he had stage four oesophageal cancer American singer Eddie Money, who had major chart success in the 70s and 80s with songs such as Two Tickets to Paradise and Take Me Home Tonight, has died at the age of 70. Money released 11 albums and sold nearly 30 million records in a career that spanned four decades.He also starred
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Felicity Huffman handed jail time over college admissions scandal

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Felicity Huffman arrives with her husband William H Macy at John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston US actress Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her involvement in a college admissions scandal.The Desperate Housewives star admitted to paying $15,000 (£11,500) to have her daughter's exam answers secretly corrected in 2017.She must also do 250 hours of community service
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Ipswich teenager arrested for allegedly stealing songs from ‘world-famous’ artists

[ad_1] A suspected hacker has been arrested for allegedly stealing unreleased songs from "world-famous" recording artists and selling them for cryptocurrency.The 19-year-old was arrested in Ipswich on suspicion of copyright and Computer Misuse Act offences.It follows a raid on a property in Ipswich and another in north London.The investigation was launched by prosecutors in New York after complaints from recording artists' management companies.Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance's office identified one
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Sam Smith changes pronouns to they/them

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption "I hope you can see me like I see myself now." Sam Smith has asked fans to use the pronouns "they/them", not "he/him", after coming out as non-binary.The pop star wrote on Instagram: "After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I've decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out."Six months ago, Smith said they did not feel
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Daniel Buren painting damaged in Pompidou Centre attack

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The Pompidou Centre houses Europe's biggest collection of contemporary art An attacker with a knife has seriously damaged a painting by French contemporary conceptual artist Daniel Buren at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The centre said that the work Peinture (Manifestation 3) was cut in an attack on Thursday afternoon.The suspect was held after an employee alerted security. He is now undergoing
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EastEnders: Elstree planning policy ‘affecting storylines’

[ad_1] Image caption Having to apply for planning permission is affecting new storylines, a council meeting heard BBC bosses will be able to make changes to the EastEnders set without planning permission if a new policy is approved.Having to seek approval before making any alterations to the soap's set in Elstree, Hertfordshire, is restricting scriptwriters, a council meeting heard.Hertsmere Borough Council backed plans to introduce a Local Development Order, which