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Police investigate new claim against Kevin Spacey

Scotland Yard is investigating a new allegation of sexual assault made against Kevin Spacey. The claim was made on Friday and alleges an assault took place on a man in Lambeth in 2005. It was made the same day the Old Vic released the results of an internal investigation – the theatre said it received 20 personal testimonies of alleged inappropriate behaviour. The BBC has contacted Spacey’s legal representatives for comment. This new claim is in addition to a 2008 assault being investigated by the Met. Scotland Yard confirmed officers…

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Stormzy apologises for homophobic tweets

Stormzy has apologised for using homophobic language in a series of old tweets. The rapper said he used the words at a time “when I was young and proudly ignorant”. The posts from between 2011 and 2014, which have since been deleted, showed he used terms offensive to the gay community. He told his Twitter followers that he regrets the comments and they are “attitudes I’ve left in the past”. The posts were first brought to light in LGBT publication Pink News. Stormzy published an apology on Twitter saying the…

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'The Elvis of opera' Hvorostovsky dies at 55

The opera world is mourning beloved Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who has died at the age of 55. Regarded as one the finest baritones of his age, he was diagnosed with brain cancer two-and-a-half years ago. Born in Siberia, he sang in a heavy metal band before making his name in opera as the winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in 1989. He beat Bryn Terfel in that competition and went on to perform in all the world’s major opera houses. Hvorostovsky, described by Elle magazine as the…

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Piers Morgan: We've ripped up the breakfast TV rule book

Few of us are at our best at 08:30 on a Monday morning. Piers Morgan, however, is firing on all cylinders. The live TV show he’s been presenting for the last two-and-a-half hours has already involved interviewing former Attorney General Dominic Grieve about Brexit and hosting a debate about whether Jediism is a real religion. As I arrive at ITV’s studios, bleary-eyed and clutching a strong coffee, he and co-host Susanna Reid are wrapping up their final interview of the morning – with singer (and former Black Eyed Pea) Fergie….

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John Lasseter: Pixar founder on leave over 'unwanted hugs'

John Lasseter, the head of animation at Pixar and Disney, is taking a leave of absence after allegations of misconduct emerged about him. Current and former staff told The Hollywood Reporter that Mr Lasseter frequently gave unwanted hugs and invaded personal space. Other sources alleged he was known for “grabbing, kissing, making comments”. In a statement Mr Lasseter apologised “to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug”. He apologised for his “missteps” and “any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way,…

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