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Steven Seagal accused of raping teenage actor in 1993 12 Jan 11:02am Steven Seagal accused of raping teenage actor in 1993
Regina Simons, who worked as an extra on the film On Deadly Ground, becomes latest woman to allege sexual misconduct against Hollywood star The actor and producer Steven Seagal has been accused of rape by an extra who worked on his film On Deadly Ground. Regina Simons, who was 18 when shooting the film in 1993,
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Lucy Pearman: ‘I gave Mick Quinn from Supergrass one very big testicle’ 12 Jan 9:00am Lucy Pearman: ‘I gave Mick Quinn from Supergrass one very big testicle’
The standup and one half of sketch duo LetLuce on the things that make her laugh the most
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My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman review – the talk show legend makes a lukewarm return 12 Jan 8:23am My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman review – the talk show legend makes a lukewarm return
In a new Netflix series, the former late-night stalwart is to gently grill well-known guests once a month – but if the first instalment with Barack Obama is anything to go by, he may have lost his mischievous edge In May 2015, David Letterman
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‘Nothing was off-limits’: Mark Thomas on his West Bank comedy club 12 Jan 8:06am ‘Nothing was off-limits’: Mark Thomas on his West Bank comedy club
When the activist-standup put on a comedy show in a refugee camp in Jenin, the jokes he heard were angry, funny – and radical The first time I went to Jenin was when we did the
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The death of the best of: why Rihanna will never get her greatest hits 12 Jan 8:00am The death of the best of: why Rihanna will never get her greatest hits
Unless you’re a veteran like Vera Lynn, a career spanning compilation is unlikely to happen - and it’s all thanks to streaming
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The best TV this week: Jez Butterworth’s terrifyingly bonkers Britannia 12 Jan 7:00am The best TV this week: Jez Butterworth’s terrifyingly bonkers Britannia
David Morrissey and Mackenzie Crook star in the wildly entertaining ancient Britain drama, while satirical news show The Mash Report returns What did the Romans ever do for us? If this deeply eccentric and wildly entertaining new Jez Butterworth drama is to be believed, they arrived in Britain, met the terrifyingly deranged locals and realised they’d bitten off more than they could chew. David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly and a barely recognisable Mackenzie Crook star.
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Gail Honeyman: ‘I didn’t want Eleanor Oliphant to be portrayed as a victim’ 12 Jan 6:59am Gail Honeyman: ‘I didn’t want Eleanor Oliphant to be portrayed as a victim’
The Costa award-winning debut novelist on the kindness of Glasgow and becoming a full-time writer in her 40s Gail Honeyman arrives in London trailing a wheelie-case, having travelled from Glasgow on a plane that was supposed to leave at 7am, but was delayed by the freezing weather. As we take the escalator up to liberate her of the case for a photocall, we muse on the peculiarity of a –7C ground frost stranding a plane which regularly flies at air temperatures of –40C. In ways that only those who have found themselves sucked into her
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Bill Brewster: ‘I like to chuck on a deeply unfashionable 70s pop act like Smokie’ 12 Jan 6:00am Bill Brewster: ‘I like to chuck on a deeply unfashionable 70s pop act like Smokie’
The DJ and chronicler of clubland empties out the contents of his record bag
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Jim Crace: ‘I’ve never had much luck with Proust, Tolkien or Trollope’ 12 Jan 5:00am Jim Crace: ‘I’ve never had much luck with Proust, Tolkien or Trollope’
The author of Harvest on why Kerouac is overrated, the importance of Dr Seuss, and why he will never be parted with his 1955 edition of Roget’s Thesaurus
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Janis Joplin: the singer who screamed a very American pain 12 Jan 4:00am Janis Joplin: the singer who screamed a very American pain
With her raw, anguished voice, Joplin – who would have been 75 this month – was a hippy icon. But on Piece of My Heart she became something darker still When did pop first show that it had the capacity to feel bad? Not bad in the sense of feeling blue or worried or cross or
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How death got cool 12 Jan 1:52am How death got cool
The latest death trend is a cross between hygge and Marie Kondo: a sign that dying well has become a defining obsession of our time. By Marisa Meltzer Last spring, at Green-Wood cemetery in Brooklyn, where the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is buried, another conceptual artist, Sophie Calle, launched an installation called
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Friday’s best TV: Room 101, A Vicar’s Life, Phil Collins: Going Back to Detroit 12 Jan 1:00am Friday’s best TV: Room 101, A Vicar’s Life, Phil Collins: Going Back to Detroit
Scarlett Moffatt, Pearl Mackie and Charlie Brooker reveal their pet hates; plus, a warm-hearted look at the lives of country vicars Frank Skinner returns to his den of disgruntlement for a new run of Orwellian humbuggery. Tonight’s panel comprises Goggleboxer Scarlett Moffatt, Tardis tenant Pearl Mackie and Britain’s grouch laureate Charlie Brooker. Life experiences being lined up on the conveyor belt of calamity tonight include foot-based faux pas Crocs, the awkwardness accompanying a haircut and the little cylinder of sadness accompanying every visit to a hotel since time immemorial: the UHT milk carton.
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Julie Delpy: ‘Women were bred to be directors’ 12 Jan 1:00am Julie Delpy: ‘Women were bred to be directors’
Declining the sexual advances of a Hollywood director early in her career earned Delpy an enduring reputation for being ‘difficult’. She talks about how, despite her successes, she is still battling misogyny in the film industry today Julie Delpy is angry. Right now, the French actor and director should be up to her neck in spreadsheets. For three years, she has worked night and day “fighting, fighting, fighting” to get her sixth film as a writer-director, My Zoe, financed. The script is the best thing she has ever written, she says, a mother-daughter drama “with a crazy third act”. The plan was to shoot this spring, but in November, the night before Thanksgiving, a financier pulled out at the 11th hour, spooked she believes, by a “sexist” American lawyer advising him. “My God, the guy was like a poison.” So here we are, drinking tea in a fancy Paris hotel a few days before Christmas. (Delpy lives in LA but is home for the holidays.) In theory, we are meant to be talking about one of the few acting roles she has taken on while concentrating on her film, playing a love-interest French teacher in The Bachelors, a sweet, emotionally grown-up US indie about a grieving father and son. But her blood is boiling and her brain is in overdrive.
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review – fierce, hilarious portrait of disenfranchised USA 12 Jan 1:00am Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review – fierce, hilarious portrait of disenfranchised USA
Frances McDormand gives her best performance since Fargo as a plucky vigilante who confronts both the police and the tragedy of her daughter’s death by erecting roadside monuments to her grief and rage Martin McDonagh’s fiercely written, stabbingly pleasurable tragicomedy stars a magnificent
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