Entertainment news round-up: 15-21 July

A look back at some of the top entertainment stories over the past seven days. Jodie Whittaker was announced as Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord – the first woman to be given the role. She will make her debut on the show when the Doctor regenerates in the Christmas special. Jodie Whittaker and other sci-fi women breaking the glass ceiling Doctor Who: Fans react to Jodie Whittaker casting Image copyright

Pro-Trump media universe celebrates Spicer’s departure, Scaramucci’s appointment

President Donald Trump’s most fervent online supporters don’t seem to care about some of the liberal views held by new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. They want a fighter loyal to the president and his cause, and they believe they got that with Scaramucci’s appointment and Sean Spicer’s resignation. Scaramucci has previously tweeted in favor of gun control and said he thinks it’s “disheartening” some people view climate change

The Walking Dead: What we learned from the season 8 trailer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cast members Andrew Lincoln (l) and Norman Reedus (r) were joined by producer and director Greg Nicotero on stage Rick Grimes is back! Fans of The Walking Dead have been eagerly waiting for news of what’s to happen to Rick and the Alexandria community when season eight of the zombie drama returns to screens in October. That patience was rewarded with a five-minute trailer

One year after Roger Ailes’ departure, Fox News thrives as an unabashed Trump booster

When Roger Ailes resigned from Fox News one year ago, critics questioned whether the network could stay dominant without its visionary founder. One year later, Fox News remains the most-watched network on cable news and one of the most powerful forces in American politics. The brand that Ailes built has retained its loyal following and proven stronger than the scandals it endured, or the talent it has lost, or been

‘The Walking Dead’ reveals new trailer after somber start to Comic-Con panel

John Bernecker died July 14 after injuring himself while performing a stunt fall on the show’s Georgia set. “John passed away this week after he was injured doing something he loved…helping tell stories that excite, entertain and give people escape,” executive producer Scott Gimple said at the start of the show’s panel. “He helped make movies and shows for people like everybody in this room. John was someone beloved in

Sean Spicer’s resignation may mean the end of Melissa McCarthy’s ‘SNL’ character

Sean Spicer’s resignation Friday doesn’t just mean the end of his time as White House press secretary. It also likely means the end of one of the all-time great “Saturday Night Live” impersonations: Melissa McCarthy’s Sean “Spicy” Spicer. “It is not too much to say that Melissa McCarthy turned in the most devastatingly effective political impression in recent ‘SNL’ history — or maybe ever,” said Bill Carter, a CNN analyst

Britain’s Got Talent champion dog Pudsey dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pudsey and owner Ashleigh Butler had worked together for 11 years Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey the dog has died, ITV has confirmed. The border collie, bichon frise and Chinese crested cross won the contest in 2012 with owner Ashleigh Butler. A post on the show’s Twitter feed said: “We are saddened to hear that today we lost Pudsey, a most marvellous winner. Our

Why you should see ‘Dunkirk’ in 70mm

Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed “Dunkirk” is the latest film to use an old piece of Hollywood technology: 70 millimeter film. There’s been considerable fanfare around Nolan’s decision to film the Warner Bros.’ World War II drama in 70mm, and for good reason. “Dunkirk,” which opens this weekend, will be the widest release for the format in 25 years at a time where nearly all theaters have moved to digital projection

9 bizarre things that actually happened in the ’90s

Can you believe people listened to disco? Who thought acid-washed jeans were a good idea? What’s with the big hair, was it all full of secrets? Except there’s one problem with that: Unless you’re Gen Z (younger than a millennial), you’re basically making fun of your own poor life choices. (Just wait Generation Z.) You had to dial up the Internet — and it took forever Back in the day

Dali’s moustache ‘intact at 10 past 10’, exhumation finds

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption Ms Martínez (right) says she was born in 1956 as a result of an affair between Dalí and her mother Salvador Dalí’s moustache is intact in the “10 past 10” position, the surrealist painter’s foundation has said, a day after his body was exhumed. “It was like a miracle,” said Narcis Bardalet, who was in charge of embalming Dalí’s body 28 years ago, adding that