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Louis CK: Five women accuse US comic of sexual misconduct

US comedian Louis CK’s movie premiere has been cancelled hours before the screening as five women levelled sexual misconduct allegations against him. Four of the accusers told the New York Times he had masturbated during interactions with them and a fifth said he had asked to do so. The BBC has contacted the Emmy-winning comic’s manager for a comment. The distributor of his new film, I Love You, Daddy, said it was reviewing plans for its general release. Four comediennes – Dana Min Goodman, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry and Abby…

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Prada's comic book girls prove women are dressing for themselves

Woman power has been something of a recurrent theme in fashion of late, from Dior’s “We Should All Be Feminist” tees to the strong shoulders and Working Girl/Reagan-era OTT glamour references (shoulder pads and all) we’ve seen emerge on the catwalk in recent collections.  There’s been an eschewing of minimalism, the dominant trend for so long, in brace of something a little, well, extra.  Comic book heroes at Prada.  Photo: LUCA BRUNO Nowhere is this more apparent than in Milan – spiritual home of fashion maximalists – during fashion week.  As…

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Netflix buys Scottish comic book firm

A Scottish comic book company has been bought by streaming giant Netflix. Millarworld, founded by Mark Millar from Coatbridge, includes his portfolio of characters and stories such as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan. Mr Millar said he was still “blinking” over the news. He said it was only the third time a comic book purchase on this scale had ever happened, with Warner Bros buying DC Comics in 1968, and Disney buying Marvel in 2009. Mr Millar, who lives in Glasgow, started Millarworld as a creator-owned comic-book company nearly…

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'Gosh, a woman with a comic shop'

Media playback is unsupported on your device If you believe superheroes are just for men and boys, Holly Ringsell would urge you to think again. The pioneering 26-year-old, who runs her own comic book shop, lifts the lid on what it’s like being a woman in what is traditionally a male-dominated environment. The delivery man arrives with a large cardboard box. Following him through Dark Side Comics in Chelmsford is the fluorescent-haired Miss Ringsell. She beckons him towards the rear of the store, where there’s enough space to put the…

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