Michelle Obama and Stephen Fry assist drive audiobook increase

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Cash spent on audiobooks within the UK nearly doubled in 2018, helped by the likes of Michelle Obama, Mel B and Stephen Fry. Figures from The Publishers Affiliation present audiobook gross sales had been value £69m, up by 43% on the earlier 12 months. The highest title with on-line guide library Audible was Changing into by former US First Woman Michelle Obama. Elsewhere, digital guide gross

Sheryl Crow: Common Studios fireplace destroyed all my grasp tapes

Picture copyright PA Picture caption The star says each her grasp tapes and their back-ups had been saved within the vault Sheryl Crow says the unique tapes of albums together with Tuesday Evening Music Membership and The Globe Periods went up in flames in a hearth at Common Studios. The singer advised the BBC “all her masters” had been destroyed when an archive in Los Angeles burnt down in 2008.

New Keeley Hawes ‘honour killing’ TV drama faces objections

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Keeley Hawes is the drama’s government producer in addition to its star A brand new TV drama primarily based on the true story of an “honour” homicide is dealing with criticism for allegedly “shifting the main target” to a white protagonist. ITV’s Honour will star Keeley Hawes as detective Caroline Goode, who brought Banaz Mahmod’s killers to justice. Furquan Akhtar, a author, informed the

Willow Smith says she loves women and men equally

Willow, 18, posed the query throughout the latest episode of “Red Table Talk” along with her mom, Jada Pinkett Smith, and grandmother, Adrienne Banfield Norris. The dialog revolved round polyamory and nontraditional relationships — particularly “throuples,” through which three individuals are dedicated to one another. Jada Pinkett Smith’s moves toward independence were initially hard for her husband In line with her mom, Willow Smith has been doing quite a lot

Johnny Kingdom: TV wildlife presenter’s dying unintentional

Picture caption Johnny Kingdom’s first sequence on BBC2, A Yr On Exmoor, was watched by greater than three million folks Wildlife tv presenter Johnny Kingdom was killed when a digger he was driving toppled over, an inquest heard. The 79-year-old died on his land close to South Molton, Devon, on 6 September 2018. An inquest at County Corridor in Exeter heard Mr Kingdom had been transferring logs with a three-and-a-half

Judi Dench says work of Weinstein and Spacey shouldn’t be forgotten

Dench, 84, didn’t defend the conduct of the actors nor reject the allegations towards them, however expressed unhappiness on the erasure of their work. She informed the Britain’s Radio Occasions: “What sort of agony is that? Are we going to negate ten years on the Outdated Vic and all the things that he (Spacey) did (as inventive director) — how fantastic he is been in all these movies? “Are we

Lexi Rabe: 7-year-old Avengers actress says ‘please do not bully me’

Picture copyright Getty Photos The younger actress who performed Tony Stark’s daughter in Avengers: Endgame has urged followers “please do not bully my household or me”. In a video posted on her Instagram account, which is run by her mother and father, Lexi Rabe says she will be able to act “foolish” and “tousled” in public. The video’s caption references the stress that she and her household face interacting with

Jeremy Kyle Present: MPs criticise ITV over lie detectors

Picture copyright ITV/Shutterstock Picture caption Jeremy Kyle turned down a request to look earlier than MPs The Jeremy Kyle Present’s bosses have been criticised for making company take presumably inaccurate lie detector exams. Damian Collins MP, chair of the Home of Commons tradition choose committee, stated government producer Tom McLennan’s lack of awareness was “astonishing”. The committee launched an inquiry into actuality TV final month following ITV’s determination to axe

Kabir Singh: Bollywood’s misogyny drawback just isn’t new

Picture copyright Kabir Singh/ Fb Picture caption The movie earned $10m in its opening weekend A brand new Bollywood movie, Kabir Singh, is being described as misogynistic even because it has set field workplace coffers ringing. However that is hardly a brand new drawback in India’s largest movie business, writes the BBC’s Divya Arya. Kabir Singh is the story of a person who turns into hooked on alcohol and medicines

Michael Jackson: The story of the troubled star’s ultimate day, 10 years on

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Michael Jackson, three months earlier than his dying Information of a medical emergency involving Michael Jackson began filtering by way of at round 22:00 BST on Thursday 25 June 2009. I do know as a result of I used to be on my technique to watch tacky 90s boy band East 17 within the Dance Tent on the Glastonbury Pageant. They had been a