How Curious Incident director made a gender swap hit

When Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company opened on Broadway in 1970 it was a departure from tradition – there was no real plot and little sentiment. Forty-eight years on, director Marianne Elliott wanted to revive it in London – but knew parts of the show needed an update. Elliott had the right credentials to steer a hit show. In More...

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Making a Murderer 2: 'It's the journey of the convicted'

Making a Murderer was one of Netflix’s biggest hits of 2015. The 10-part documentary, written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, followed the case of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, More...

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Oli Herbert, All That Remains guitarist, dies at 44

Oli Herbert, the guitarist of US metal band All That Remains, has died suddenly at the age of 44. The news of Herbert’s death was announced on social media on the US group’s Instagram account. In the More...

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Sesame Street's Big Bird puppeteer retires

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney, famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street, is retiring at the age of 84. Spinney has portrayed the characters – including providing their voices – More...

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Piers Morgan gets pied over Daniel Craig baby comments

Harry Hill has given Piers Morgan his just desserts for his mocking comments over Daniel Craig’s baby carrier. The comedian caught the Good Morning Britain presenter off-guard with a shaving foam pie to More...

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Roseanne objects to manner of character's spin-off exit

Spoiler warning: This story reveals plot details about the series premiere of The Conners. Roseanne Barr has objected to the way her character has been written out of The Conners, a spin-off show to her cancelled More...

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Netflix soars on record subscriber total

Netflix added seven million new customers in the three months to September, bringing its global total to more than 137 million. The stronger than expected growth – a record for the third quarter – More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Why Halloween's reboot is bringing Jamie Lee Curtis so much attention

Interviewing Jamie Lee Curtis is almost as terrifying as her new film. The 60-year-old is someone who will give you a totally unvarnished opinion on any given subject – even when it comes to the questionable More...

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Man Booker Prize: Anna Burns becomes first winner from Northern Ireland

Media playback is unsupported on your device Anna Burns has been named the winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize – becoming the first author from Northern Ireland to triumph. Milkman, More...

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Taylor Wessing Prize: Alice Mann wins with portraits of drum majorettes

Alice Mann has been named the winner of this year’s Taylor Wessing Prize for her portraits of an all-female team of South African drum majorettes. It’s the first time in the competition’s history More...