Fyre Festival: Inside the world's biggest festival flop

Fyre Festival was the most talked about festival experience of 2017, but not because anyone had any fun there. Advertised by famous faces including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin, it was billed as a glamorous party on a deserted island. Tickets cost up to $ 100,000 (£75,000) and guests who booked were promised luxury accommodation More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, January 18th, 2019
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Netflix shows Bird Box and Elite drive subscriber growth

Shows including Bird Box helped Netflix end 2018 with more than 139 million subscribers, adding 8.8 million members in the last three months of the year. The streaming giant said the growth reflected the success More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Wakefield, Grimsby, Plymouth win share of £20m culture fund

Wakefield, home to The Hepworth Wakefield gallery, is one of five areas in England that will benefit from a new £20 million Cultural Development Fund. Grimsby, Kent Thames Estuary, Plymouth and Worcester More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Lin-Manuel Miranda raps fan for filming Hamilton

Regular theatre-goers will no doubt be familiar with a pre-show announcement advising that “the use of recording equipment is strictly prohibited”. Anyone found breaking this cardinal rule risks being More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Ant McPartlin returning to work with Dec

Ant McPartlin is to return to work with presenting partner Dec on Friday 18 January after taking time off to go to rehab. The pair will be reunited at auditions for Britain’s Got Talent at the London More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Netflix used rail disaster in Bird Box

Streaming service Netflix has confirmed it used stock footage of a real-life rail disaster in the film Bird Box. Netflix will not be removing the brief clip from Canada’s Lac-Megantic tragedy used early More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Marie Kondo – does tidiness really equal a clean mind?

Media playback is unsupported on your device If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo yet, it won’t be long before you do. Thanks to her new Netflix programme, the Japanese tidying guru has More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Sofia Coppola to direct first Apple film

Sofia Coppola will reunite with Lost in Translation star Bill Murray to make Apple’s first original feature film. News of the film, titled On the Rocks, comes ahead of the expected launch of the tech giant’s More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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UK film age rating rules get stricter for scenes of sexual violence

Under-15s will no longer be able to go to see films that depict rape and sexual violence under new rules set by Britain’s film ratings body. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) surveyed more More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Ghostbusters: Original director's son Jason Reitman to direct new film

Jason Reitman, son of director Ivan, is to make a new film in the Ghostbusters series his father began in 1984. “Finally got the keys to the car,” said Reitman Jr in a Twitter post linking to a news More...