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favicon theguardian.com —  9+ hour, 11+ min ago

Ziwe review - patchy TV series struggles to adapt viral comedy fame

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/may/07/ziwe-review-showtime-tv-series-instagram

, Everything is Fine (directed by Natasha Lyonne, who executive-produced with Maya Rudolph), Ziwe zipped ... By October, Showtime signed Ziwe, whose writing credits include the same network's Desus & Mero and Apple ... adorned with posters of Oprah and Michelle Obama, and caustic, awkward questioning punctured with fits ... TV+'s Dickinson and who has been working in New York standup circles for several years, to a straight-to-series ... The show and its host take an Elle Woods approach to discomfort - hyper-feminine looks, a magenta set ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  9+ hour, 21+ min ago

Billie Eilish is publishing her family photos: 'It made me miss a lot of parts of my life'

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/may/07/billie-eilish-is-publishing-her-family-photos-it-made-me-miss-a-lot-of-parts-of-my-life

things I looked through that made me nostalgic and made me miss a lot of parts of my life," she says ... Her mum Maggie and dad Patrick also appear on the audiobook being released alongside the book, sharing ... her 12th birthday, which she chose to spend standing on the side of the road among a gaggle of fellow Justin ... Family has been a steady presence in Eilish's career; her older brother, Finneas O'Connell, produces ... Ahead of her new album, the singer is publishing her childhood snaps as a book, showing life before her ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  9+ hour, 32+ min ago

The Guardian's 200-year fight for social justice won't end now | Letters

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/may/07/the-guardians-200-year-fight-for-social-justice-wont-end-now

My grandfather, Arthur Wallace (ASW), contributed to the gothic font Manchester Guardian from about 1910 ... Orchestra and the Manchester Guardian. The newspaper was available daily in the school library. ... I had never seen any newspaper at home other than the Daily Mirror. ... I started to read the Manchester Guardian then and continue to do so. ... to 1939, starting as private secretary to CP Scott and ending up as literary editor. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  9+ hour, 37+ min ago

Seth Meyers on Florida's voting law: 'Signing the bill on Fox & Friends gives the game away'

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/may/07/seth-meyers-florida-fox-and-friends-late-night-tv

Ron DeSantis on Thursday, the latest Republican-backed voting restrictions bill to become law in a contentious ... "Signing the bill on Fox & Friends really gives the game away, doesn't it?" Meyers continued. ... Jenner's Hannity interview Seth Meyers discussed an ominous new bill signed by the Florida governor ... "I'm sure bipartisan if they're signing it exclusively on Fox News," Meyers deadpanned. ... On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah investigated another Republican attempt to undermine the integrity of ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  9+ hour, 37+ min ago

Anne Boleyn comes to Channel 5 as thriller told through queen's eyes

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/may/07/anne-boleyn-comes-to-channel-5-as-thriller-told-through-queens-eyes

Copperfield and Netflix's Bridgerton, the casting director Kharmel Cochrane told the Guardian that her ... The Queen & Slim actor Jodie Turner-Smith, who is of Jamaican descent, plays a regal yet steely Boleyn ... approach with Anne Boleyn was, instead, "identity conscious", with the "badass" Turner-Smith standing ... It is a trend that Channel 5's upcoming drama is looking to subvert. ... John Blanke was a black trumpeter under Henry VII and Henry VIII, although he had left court before Anne ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  10+ hour, 24+ min ago

Fox News made me do it: Capitol attack suspect pulls 'Foxitis' defense

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/07/fox-news-capitol-attack-january-foxitis

fed to him', lawyer says The lawyer for a Delaware man charged over the Capitol attack in January ... It was a revolutionary sentiment spread by radical rightwing congresswoman Lauren Boebert and others ... Trump and the rightwing network that served him, his attorney Joseph Hurley said during a video hearing ... News brain cancer", something like a shared psychotic disorder that slowly sucks the life out of people ... is floating a unique defense: Fox News made him do it. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  11+ hour ago

No laughing matter: the TV prank shows that went too far

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/may/07/no-laughing-matter-the-tv-prank-shows-that-went-too-far

There are prank shows, and then there is Tannab Raslan, an Iraqi prank show so extreme that it has just ... When we do a prank show in the UK, it's just Jeremy Beadle dressed up as a traffic warden. ... So who thinks it's OK to abduct people or simulate a plane crash? ... Prank shows exist on a spectrum. ... In a recent episode, actor Nessma Tanneb gets blindfolded by terrorists and screams in mortal panic until ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  11+ hour, 44+ min ago

Gary Lineker's political tweets could help him avoid ?4.9m tax bill

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/may/07/gary-linekers-political-tweets-could-help-him-avoid-49m-tax-bill

Despite this, Yvonne Gallagher, a partner at lawyers Harbottle & Lewis, said Lineker could struggle to ... Gary Lineker's political tweets could help the presenter avoid a ? ... prove that Gary Lineker Media was providing BBC and BT Sport with a service unrelated to the star, since ... with his ex-wife Danielle Bux. ... Holmes and Lorraine Kelly in facing showdowns with HMRC over their employment status. ... ...

favicon theconversation.com —  12+ hour, 42+ min ago

Mary Ball Washington, George's single mother, often gets overlooked - but she's well worth saluting

https://theconversation.com/mary-ball-washington-georges-single-mother-often-gets-overlooked-but-shes-well-worth-saluting-160237

_Mary Ball Washington, George's single mother, often gets overlooked - but she's well worth saluting_ ... When she was about 22, she married Augustine Washington, a wealthy widower with two sons in Great Britain ... Professor emerita of History and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, Amherst College Martha ... The author, James Flexner, created a portrait of Mary as a woman insatiably hungry for money that she ... Ball Washington, who struggled - mostly alone - to raise our Founding Father. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  13+ hour, 16+ min ago

From the Snuts to Harmonica Lewinsky: we have officially run out of band names

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/may/07/from-the-snuts-to-harmonica-lewinsky-we-have-officially-run-out-of-band-names

It is still a crude artform: Com Truise, Donny Jepp, San Holo and Barry Helafonte have picked the low-hanging ... , it is also conclusive proof that we've officially run out of band names. ... A common recent tactic, inspired by the early examples of Austin psych rockers Ringo Deathstarr and DJ ... Joy Orbison is to repurpose, mash and mangle a famous name into a brand-new musical identity. ... Most rappers are taking on the monikers of bow-tied child entertainers from the 1930s: see Yung Bleu ... ...