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Oscars 2019: Nominated short tells of black teen who ‘made friends with monsters’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch Will Gompertz's interview with Cornelius WalkerThe subject of an Oscar-nominated short film about a boy from Peckham who took drastic measures to fit in on an Essex estate blighted by racism said making it was "the hardest thing he's done"."I didn't want to sit in front of that camera and be vulnerable," Cornelius Walker told the BBC's Will Gompertz.Black Sheep
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21 Savage: UK-born rapper in US ‘didn’t know what visa was’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Rapper 21 Savage says he's "accepted" that he might be deported to Britain following his arrest by US immigration officials ICE earlier this month. He says he moved to the US from the UK as a seven-year-old in 1999. ICE says he has overstayed his visa.In his first interview since the arrest, 21, real name She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, said that in his eyes, he's "from
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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom ‘get engaged’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption They were at the MusiCares Person of the Year 2019 ceremony together on 8 February Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom appear to have got engaged on Valentine's Day.The American pop star has posted a photo of herself holding up her hand displaying a rather large ring, with the British actor next to her.A wall of red, heart-shaped balloons is in the background, and
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Ryan Adams: FBI investigates sexually-explicit texts

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star's latest album has been "put on hold" in light of the allegations The FBI is examining whether singer-songwriter Ryan Adams committed a crime by sending sexually-explicit messages to an underage fan.Their investigation follows a report in the New York Times, in which the star was accused of sexual misconduct and abuse by several women.One of them, identified only as "Ava", showed
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Obituary: Andrea Levy – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright David Levenson Andrea Levy told the stories of the Windrush generation with humour and compassion.As Britain struggled to revive its post-war economy, invitations were extended to citizens of the Empire. "Come and make your lives in the Mother Country", the advertisements said.Levy's books chart the experiences - and disappointments - of the first Caribbean immigrants and their children. Her Jamaican father, Winston, was aboard the Empire Windrush,
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John Legend on the Grammys boycott, gun control and becoming an EGOT

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Legend on the Parkland survivors: "This is really a tribute to their activism". 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 Gaye hits, including the timeless, socially-conscious soul anthem What's Going On?"I've always been inspired by Marvin Gaye," says Legend, on
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Ariana Grande: How the Thank U, Next singer reached ‘peak popularity’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Ariana Grande's latest album is set to debut at the top of the UK album chart on Friday.Thank U, Next has been outselling the rest of the top five albums combined, according to the Official Charts Company.Meanwhile, on the singles chart, she's effectively up against herself, and is highly likely to take the top two spots this weekBreak Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored is
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Jussie Smollett: ‘No evidence’ Empire actor attack was staged

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Chicago Police have dismissed reports that an attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax. The US TV star needed hospital treatment last month after a suspected racist and homophobic attack.Local media reports about the attack being staged are "unconfirmed", Chicago police's chief communications officer said. "We have no evidence to support their reporting."Mr Smollett said he's been "forever changed" by the attack.Superintendent Eddie