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BBC plans to lighten up for poorer people are patronising | Letters

theguardian.com > media > dec

...BBC plans to lighten up for poorer people are patronising.... ..."The Cor Burn, which runs from the River Tyne" (Fantasy house hunt, 25 November). It runs to the River Tyne, surely?...

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'I had really violent dreams': Happy Valley's stars on its brutal, explosive final season

theguardian.com > tv-and-radio > dec

..."I'm just becoming the person I've always wanted to be," says Sarah Lancashire's character, police officer Sgt Catherine Cawood, in the comeback... ...When Happy Valley was conceived, the main influence -- apart from 80s cop show Juliet Bravo, and the BBC's plea to Wainwright to make a female-driven...

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Spoiler Alert review - bland gay weepie leaves dry eyes in the house

theguardian.com > film > dec

...Spoiler Alert review -- bland gay weepie leaves dry eyes in the house.... ...The script, from TV writer David Marshall Grant and, bizarrely, outspoken podcaster Dan Savage, is hampered by a first draft insistence on telling...

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Will Smith begins road to redemption with Oscar-tipped slavery drama

theguardian.com > film > dec

...No, for Emancipation is the comeback vehicle of Will Smith, who last year squandered decades of goodwill by slapping Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars... ..."In a normal world, his performance in Emancipation would be Oscars catnip," says Steven Gaydos, executive director of trade magazine Variety....

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Kanye West suspended from Twitter after posting swastika inside the Star of David

theguardian.com > music > dec

...with Alex Jones.... ...The rapper then began posting on Truth Social, the social media platform started by former US president Donald Trump, sharing text messages purportedly...

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Daily Mail seeks to delay court allegations of high-profile breaches of privacy

theguardian.com > media > dec

...Lawyers for group including Prince Harry, Doreen Lawrence and Elton John filed claims two months ago.... ...The claimants -- who also include Hugh Grant, Sadie Frost, David Furnish and Liz Hurley -- filed proceedings against Associated Newspapers at the...

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'I want to savour every word': the joy of reading slowly

theguardian.com > books > dec

...Bragging rights seem to go to people who devour books, but, as this impatient reader found, turning the pages over many days or even weeks can immerse... ...Elizabeth Strout, the Booker-shortlisted author of Olive Kitteridge and the Lucy Barton books, is also taking books at a more tranquil pace....

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New Zealand woman takes Chinese media site to human rights tribunal over ban

theguardian.com > world > dec

...May Moncur migrated from China 20 years ago and is a permanent resident of New Zealand.... ...in Christchurch....

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Box office blues: why are so many films bombing this season?

theguardian.com > film > dec

...A poor Thanksgiving showing is the latest sign that Hollywood is struggling to lure consumers back to the multiplex.... ..."There has been a systemic shift in how audiences want to view content today," said Dallas Lawrence, senior vice president at Samba TV, a company...

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Trevor Noah: "It's 2022, how can you still be misinformed about Covid?"

theguardian.com > culture > dec

...Late-night hosts discussed Elon Musk's new rules for Twitter and Kanye West's antisemitic rant on the Alex Jones show.... ...Colbert also mentioned the MyPillow CEO, Mike Lindell, who is campaigning to be the new chair of the RNC but has yet to be endorsed by Donald Trump...