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Actor Lupita Nyong’o to star in movie adaptation of Trevor Noah’s book ‘Born A Crime’

Lupita Nyong’o will star in and produce a movie adaptation of Trevor Noah’s autobiography Nyong’o will play the role of Noah’s determined and inspiring mother Nyong’o announced the upcoming role on social media on Wednesday. “When I read @TrevorNoah‘s “Born A Crime,” I could not put the book down. Excited to announce that I will be starring in and producing its feature film adaptation! #BornACrime,” Nyong’o said on Twitter. The

Meryl Streep slams ‘pathetic’ Harvey Weinstein lawyers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein produced a string of films that starred Meryl Streep Meryl Streep has condemned Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers for using her name in his defence against legal action being brought by six women. The women are bringing a class action lawsuit against the disgraced producer. His lawyers want it dismissed because it is too broad, arguing that actresses such as Streep haven’t accused him.

Milan Fashion Week: Models carry fake heads on Gucci catwalk

Image copyright Reuters Models were seen cradling replicas of their own heads on the Gucci catwalk, in one of Milan Fashion Week’s most surreal shows. The fake heads were eerily accurate, down to the hairstyles and the expressions of those walking in the show. And the strangeness didn’t end there – Gucci’s creative director also sent models down the catwalk cradling baby dragons and snakes, and another had a third

Shape of Water: Oscar favourite accused of ‘copying’ 1969 play

Image copyright Twentieth Century Fox Image caption Sally Hawkins stars alongside Octavia Spencer in the film Oscar favourite The Shape of Water has been hit by a copyright legal case, with claims it “brazenly” copied the story of a 1969 play. Director Guillermo del Toro and the Fox Searchlight studio are being sued by the family of late Pulitzer-winning playwright Paul Zindel. They denied the allegations about the film, which

Brits 2018: The real winners and losers

Image copyright PA Stormzy and Dua Lipa both took home two trophies at the Brits, but there’s always more to the show than the awards. On a night of joy and disappointment, X-rated confessions and spectacular performances, who were the real winners and losers at the O2 Arena? Most dress – Dua Lipa Image copyright Reuters Image copyright AFP / Getty Images So much dress, in fact, that it took

US: St Louis morning radio presenter gives birth on air

Image copyright @radiocassiday/Instagram Image caption Cassiday Proctor’s baby boy has been named Jameson A US morning radio show presenter has given birth on air during her show. Cassiday Proctor, a weekday morning presenter on “The Arch” station in the US city of St Louis, broadcast her birth by Caesarean section on Tuesday. Ms Proctor started experiencing labour pains on Monday. Her radio station worked with the hospital where she gave

Newsweek publishes critical piece on company after staffers threaten to resign

Late Monday night Newsweek’s acting editor-in-chief, four senior editors and two reporters were ready to quit. After months of drama at the magazine, including a raid by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, the abrupt firings of their executive editor and editor-in-chief and questions about their website traffic and ad revenue, they were ready to take a stand. Their bosses at Newsweek Media Group were, sources familiar with the situation told

Stelter: How to clean up the conspiracy theory ‘pollution’ that’s making us all sick

Emma Gonzalez (R) and David Hogg In the real world, the funerals continue for victims of the Florida school shooting. In the virtual world, the survivors are the subject of relentless attacks. Yes, attacks. People on social media are sharing smears and conspiracy theories about the shooting and the survivors. Some of the attacks are designed to discredit the student activists and dismiss their calls for gun law reform. Criticism

Judge says state can’t force IMDB to take down actors’ ages

A federal judge has blocked a California law that would have forced IMDB to take down actors’ ages on request. The law was signed by Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, in September 2016. It was supported by the Screen Actors Guild, which said the law it would help prevent age discrimination in film and television hiring. IMDB quickly challenged the law in court, saying that it “attempts to combat age

NBC’s Winter Olympics ratings down but not exactly on thin ice

NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been hit by a ratings drop half way through the games’ two-week run, but digital consumption has made it difficult to measure true viewership success. The combined prime time viewership on NBC and NBC Sports Network are down 8% through Friday, according to the network. The two networks are bringing in a combined viewership of 21.9 million in prime