Chaka Khan: Why she gets annoyed by her tuneful greeting

Chaka Khan is officially back. Mind you, she’s one of those artists who has never really gone away – such is the breadth of her back catalogue. Along with her big hits, there are the songs you didn’t realise were even sung by her; the covers by newer artists in ode to her; and the samples used on tracks by the likes of Kanye, Eminem, More...

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By SLPundit On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Oscars 2019: All awards will be shown live after backlash

The organisers of the Oscars have reversed an earlier decision to hand out four awards during ad breaks after facing a major backlash. The presentations for live action short, cinematography, editing and make-up More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in Downfall, dies aged 77

Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in the 2004 film Downfall, has died aged 77. The Swiss actor died at home in Zurich on Friday night, his management said. Ganz was well-known in German-language cinema and theatre More...

By SLPundit On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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Meet The Favourite's Bafta-winning working mums

One of the most touching moments at this year’s Baftas was when Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton accepted the award for best production design for The Favourite. They dedicated it to “every woman and More...

By SLPundit On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over 'attack' on Empire actor

Chicago police have arrested two brothers in connection with the alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett. The US TV star needed hospital treatment last month after a suspected racist and homophobic attack. Police More...

By SLPundit On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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Ariana Grande: The Thank U, Next singer scores UK chart double

Ariana Grande’s latest album Thank U, Next has broken a UK chart record after debuting at number one. It had the most streams of an album by a female artist in a week – breaking a record she set herself More...

By SLPundit On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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John Legend: Grammys boycott 'doesn't fix the problem'

On Tuesday night, John Legend headlined a Motown tribute concert, celebrating the record label’s 60th anniversary. Alongside Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, the star performed a selection of Marvin More...

By SLPundit On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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Andrea Levy: Small Island and Long Song author dies aged 62

British author Andrea Levy, whose award-winning novels captured the black British experience in the years after Windrush, has died at the age of 62. A statement released on behalf of her family said she died More...

By SLPundit On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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Casualty and Holby City to unite for crossover episodes

The casts of BBC One’s Casualty and Holby City are to appear together for the first time since 2005. They will appear in a two-part special when a cyber-attack plunges Holby City Hospital into chaos. The More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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A tale of two Merlins: Sir Patrick's wizard transformation

It’s Merlin… but not as you know it. The enduring legend of King Arthur has been a rich hunting ground for cinema over the years, with films such as The Sword in the Stone, Camelot and First Knight More...