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How a London newspaper story led to 10 Oscar nominations

By Lucy Cotter, arts and entertainment correspondent They say fact is stranger than fiction and that is certainly true of the film The Favourite. The plot revolves around the real life relationship between Queen Anne and two women – Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough, and Abigail Masham. Both women …

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R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sex abuse – US reports

R&B star R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to US media reports. The singer was charged in Illinois on Friday and will appear in court on 8 March, according to the reports. The charges follow years of allegations against Kelly, 52, accusing …

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'House of horrors' parents admit torture and abuse charges

A couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and abuse. David and Louise Turpin, from California, were arrested in January 2018 when their 17-year-old daughter called police after managing to escape from the “house of horrors” in Perris. Image: …

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NFL billionaire charged with soliciting prostitution

Robert Kraft, the owner of the NFL’s New England Patriots, has been charged with soliciting prostitution. Police in Florida said they have a video of the 77-year-old billionaire paying for a sex act inside an illegal massage parlour. Kraft was among more than two dozen people who have been charged …

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Jussie Smollett axed from Empire after 'race attack hoax'

Jussie Smollett is to be removed from two Empire episodes after “very disturbing” allegations he faked a racist and homophobic attack. The hit show’s producers say the actor’s character will be taken out of the final two editions of the current season “to avoid further disruption on set”. Smollett, who …

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Sister, Sister star tries twin's breast milk as remedy

Twin sisters whose relationship helped launched their acting careers have taken their close ties to the next level after one tried the other’s breast milk as an illness remedy. Tamera Mowry-Housley and Tia Mowry-Hardrict – who shot to fame in the 90s sitcom Sister, Sister – shared news of the …

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