A'isha Raji

BBC finds ‘no evidence of gender bias in pay’

The BBC has published a review of on-air pay which finds “no evidence of gender bias in pay decision making”. The report, carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), comes as a response to complaints by more than 150 women working at the public broadcaster. The group told MPs they faced “veiled threats” while trying to raise […]

David Tennant accepts substantial damages over News of the World phone hacking

Actor David Tennant has accepted substantial damages to settle a High Court claim over phone hacking at the News of the World (NotW). The former Doctor Who and Broadchurch star received the undisclosed sum and an apology for the misuse of private information from the owners of the now defunct newspaper, after suing them in […]

As Mastermind bans Harry Potter, work your magic on Adam Boulton’s quiz

Expelliarmus! The BBC has banned contestants on Mastermind from choosing Harry Potter as a specialist subject. In part, it is to stop the long-running show becoming the Harry Potter quiz. More than 200 contestants wanted to choose the boy wizard for their questions last year. TV shows Fawlty Towers, Father Ted and Blackadder have also […]

Phantom Thread co-star Vicky Krieps: ‘American society is numb’

Relatively unknown in America, Luxembourg native Vicky Krieps suddenly found herself at the heart of Hollywood’s awards season. Co-starring alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in his last ever role, Krieps is also on her way to the Academy Awards, where her movie Phantom Thread has been nominated for best picture. But the 34-year-old actress seems relaxed, confident, […]

Kate Winslet admits ‘bitter regrets’ amid Hollywood abuse scandals

Kate Winslet has admitted she has “bitter regrets” about some of the men she has worked with following sexual abuse allegations in Hollywood. The Oscar-winning actress spoke out at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, where she was given the Dilys Powell Award for excellence in film. Her acceptance speech quickly turned to issues dominating […]

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