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‘Top Gear' #Fracas: Jeremy Clarkson Jokes About The Job Centre As Piers Morgan Puts Himself Forward As Replacement
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Jeremy Clarkson has been spotted leaving his London home for the first time since it was revealed that he’s been suspended from ‘Top Gear’ over a “fracas”. SEE MORE: Jeremy Clarkson Suspended From ‘Top Gear’ The BBC Just Had The Worst Afternoon Ever… Was Bad Catering To Blame For Clarkson’s ‘Fracas’? ‘Bring Back Clarkson’ Petition […]

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11 People Who Could Replace Jeremy Clarkson As Presenter Of 'Top Gear'
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Dear BBC, We know you’re probably struggling to fill Jeremy Clarkson‘s shoes on Top Gear after fracas-gate, so we thought we’d help out. Here’s 11 people who could genuinely replace him: You’re welcome, Beeb. SEE ALSO: 9 People Who Still Think Casual Racism Is OK In 2014 ‘Unless I’m Eaten By Wild Dogs I’ll Be […]

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Faith, Hope, and Crisis Management: The Agent-Actor Relationship
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Have you ever wondered how an acting career is made and managed? This is my third post in a series explaining what goes on inside an actors’ agency. In my first post, I described how agents can propel clients to success, and my second concentrated on the business of casting. Today, I shed more light […]

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'Still Alice' – A Review
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I love Julianne Moore. That’s what comes to mind when thinking about ‘Still Alice’. Having won the award for Best Actress at this year’s Oscars, her portrayal of a young woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is really quite heartbreaking. (Having said this, it’s no surprise that she scooped the award; who else was she competing […]

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India's Daughter: From Nonviolent Demonstrations to People's Revolution
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The agitated people of a nation mourn, weep, protest and question the heinous rape and murder of a young woman, Jyoti Singh, whilst life in its many manifestations continues in slums, urban homes, courts of laws, prisons, chaotic streets, local bazaars and up-market shopping centres. Jyoti’s poverty stricken father recalls his infant daughter falling asleep […]

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IdeasTap Closure: A Disaster for a Generation of Emerging Artists
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Arts charity IdeasTap has announced it’s being forced to close due to lack of funding. The organisation’s disappearance will leave a gaping hole in the UK’s support network for young artists. Doing anything at all – paid or unpaid – in the creative industries is hard enough. You study an arts subject at school or […]

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Film Reviews – Suite Francaise & X+Y
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‘Suite Francaise’, based on Irene Nemirovsky’s best selling novel explores a legacy that still haunts France – denunciations, collaboration and forbidden love during the German occupation. ‘X+Y’ is a compelling and emotional feel-good tale of a teenage maths prodigy with mild autism. Director: Saul Dibb Cast: Margot Robbie, Ruth Wilson, Michelle Williams, Kirsten Scott Thomas, […]

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Sleazy buffalo crosses the line to kiss girl against her will
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Look, buddy, she’s not interested!  Can you believe this guy? The sleazy buffalo isn’t taking no for an answer. It started out as a kind gesture from a young woman who handed the beast some food. Now he’s practically throwing himself at her. It’s embarrassing and desperate. Take the hint pal. MORE: Lion teabags buffalo […]

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Here’s why stubbing your toe hurts more than anything in the world
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It’s a pain only comparable to watching Bambi’s mother die: Stubbing your toe. But why does it hurt so much? Is it because our furniture secretly hates us for making it spend the first five years of its life in an Ikea warehouse before becoming a scratching post for our cats? Maybe. But Chris Geiser, clinical assistant […]

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Two-faced bull finds new home
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Seeing double: Bull was born with two faces (Picture: EPA) Bet this bull’s a right b***h. But the two-faced beast has found a home after it was snapped up from a farm in Queensland, Australia. It caught the internet’s attention when Mareeba Saleyards posted this photo on Facebook. Yard chairman Gerry Collins told the Brisbane Times: […]

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Early Childhood and an Introduction to Maths
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Maths forms the major underlying context of the film X plus Y. The primary character – Nathan’ – is largely based on myself during the teenage years participating in maths competitions. Both Nathan and myself felt that doing maths was the entire purpose of life. As I once said in the documentary Beautiful Young Minds; […]

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My Mental Audience
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I just finished the first week of my Sane New World show at the St. James Theatre in London. I can say for the first time in a long time, this is as close to happy as I get. To me the feeling of being happy is very close to the feeling of indigestion so […]

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Rebecca Ferguson On 'X Factor' Snobbery, Billie Holiday And Her New Album, 'Lady Sings The Blues' (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)
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Rebecca Ferguson has taken on a pretty hefty task with her third album. After releasing two of the most critically-acclaimed albums ever recorded by a former ‘X Factor’ contestant – both of which she co-wrote herself – she’s gone in a new direction completely with her new release. Rather than releasing her own self-penned tracks, […]

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