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Ten things you didn't know about GB medallist Dom Parsons

Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Dom Parsons upset the odds to win Great Britain’s first medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics with bronze in the men’s skeleton in Pyeongchang. The 30-year-old also became the first British male to win a skeleton medal since John Crammond in 1948. But how much do you know about him? 1. The…

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Quentin Tarantino showed us who he was – why didn't we believe him?

When I watched, white knuckles gripping my laptop, the footage of Uma Thurman’s car crash on the set of Kill Bill, it struck me that Quentin Tarantino has been revealing himself to us through his art all these years.  It was only a day or so before Thurman’s revelations that I had been discussing the writer/director’s work with a filmmaker friend and we both realised we’d cooled on his shtick considerably, for two main reasons: his obsession with the N-word, and his obsession with sexualised violence.

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Why Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone's friendship nearly didn't happen

If we received a message from a person claiming to be Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Stone, chances there would be skepticism around its legitimacy. Well, it was reality for the pair, whose quintessential Hollywood friendship started with a year-long text conversation. After Lawrence sent an “f— off text”  when Stone got her number off Woody Harrelson and messaged her, they eventually decided to meet face-to-face. Their friendship, which Lawrence has previously labelled their “version of The Notebook- 365” also didn’t eventuate however because the pair were afraid they were being catfished by the other….

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Actresses wearing black didn't mean much – until now

When the idea of actresses observing an all-black dress code to the Golden Globes began to circulate last month, many were nonplussed. It seemed like a strange way to defy years of entrenched sexual misconduct in Hollywood. The entertainment industry was built on power imbalances between men and women! How would a dress code reverse that? Besides, there was something perverse and almost unjust about women having to change what they wear in order to say something about men. Isn’t that kinda what women have always done in a way? Don’t…

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My ageing mum didn't want to be a burden. And that was a burden.

My mother’s words sounded harsh – “I never want to live with either one of my girls” – but I didn’t take offense. It was her way of saying she never wanted to be dependent on us, or anyone. After our father died, my sister Barbara and I knew that Mum would need our help as she aged. We also knew exactly how Mum felt about it. “I just don’t want to be a burden,” she said anytime the subject came up. “Magical thinking, also known as denial.” Photo: Stocksy The…

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'We didn't know whether to laugh, cry or cuddle after beating Man Utd'

Bristol City players did not know whether to “laugh, cry or cuddle each other” after beating Manchester United in the Carabao Cup quarter-final. The Championship club won 2-1 at Ashton Gate to set up a semi-final against Manchester City. Korey Smith’s 93rd-minute strike settled the Robins’ first meeting with United since 1980. “It was an unbelievable moment. We want more nights like that,” head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Sport. “With the noise in the stadium and the emotion, the boys didn’t know whether to laugh, cry or cuddle each…

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