Sainsbury’s is setting up a record label

Sainsbury’s is setting up a record label
"I remember buying Dusty Springfield's Greatest Hits, the one with a striking high contrast black and white cover, at Woolworths in Croydon."I knew a few of the hits, but that was the first place I came across songs like Goin' Back and The Look Of Love, life-changing songs. "Those kind of compilations - where some of the songs are familiar, and the rest of the album is a revelation which can shape your tastes - I think are just

Bake Off finale watched by 7.3 million

Bake Off finale watched by 7.3 million
That saw an average 7.7 million tune in to see the events from the London Games. But the Bake Off ratings are lower than the 14 million who tuned in to BBC One in 2016 to see Candice Brown crowned champion. That figure rose to 15.9 million when those watching on catch up services were included. Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption Sophie Faldo said it was "surreal" to be crowned the winner There was a peak audience of

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season 2 is heating up

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season 2 is heating up
The Handmaid’s Tale . The Handmaid’s TaleBut unlike the novel from 1986, the TV show plans to move forward with a second season and continue the story of the handmaids trapped in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Not only will viewers learn the fate of Offred—whether she’s heading toward the colonies or getting saved by the Mayday resistance after all—but season two also promises to further explore the complex world a Gilead, where

Why Hull fishwife is Maxine Peake’s hero

Why Hull fishwife is Maxine Peake’s hero
For their efforts, she and her fellow "headscarf revolutionaries" were met with disdain, misogyny and even death threats by some Hull men and trawler owners. She was blacklisted and never worked in the fishing industry again. But the campaign worked. The law was changed, and lives were undoubtedly saved. Image caption Prepare the Baftas: Maxine Peake in Three Girls Peake herself is near the top of the acting ladder, despite saying she's never taken the most obvious career opportunities.Her

Leith accidentally reveals Bake Off winner

Leith accidentally reveals Bake Off winner
Meet the Great British Bake Off finalists Channel 4's Bake Off risk has paid off Image copyright @PrueLeith She earlier said she had been confused by the time difference between the Asian country and the UK, thinking the final had already aired."The time difference is massive," she told the Press Association. "I thought that they got it six hours ago."Bhutan is six hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.In her now-deleted tweet, Leith said she "wanted to

Kevin Spacey’s coming out is a tasteless distraction that hurts the LGBTQ community

Kevin Spacey’s coming out is a tasteless distraction that hurts the LGBTQ community
House of Cards executive producer and actor Kevin Spacey allegedly sexually assaulted actor Anthony Rapp when he was 14, according to a story BuzzFeed News broke late Sunday night. And now Spacey’s apology has left LGBTQ activists livid—especially since he used the allegations as an opportunity to come out about his sexuality. According to BuzzFeed’s interview with Rapp, in 1986, Spacey allegedly invited the then-teen actor into his apartment for a party. After the night ended, Spacey reportedly hoisted Rapp onto his bed, rested on

When satire becomes its own kind of whisper network

When satire becomes its own kind of whisper network
On a 2005 episode of "Family Guy," Seth Macfarlane made a joke that seemingly referenced Spacey's sexual misconduct.Image: al selb/los angeles times via getty images/pete pavorich pool/getty imagesThe first person to technically break the Kevin Spacey sexual misconduct story was a 1-year-old animated boy named Stewie. In a 2005 episode of Family Guy, Stewie runs through a giant crowd crying, "Help! I've escaped from Kevin Spacey's basement! Help me!" As a diaper-wearing fictional child, Stewie doesn't have enough credibility

Harvey Weinstein stripped of BFI Fellowship

Harvey Weinstein stripped of BFI Fellowship
The BFI said the fellowship was "the highest honour we can bestow", adding "the serious and widespread allegations about Harvey Weinstein's appalling conduct are in direct opposition to the BFI's values".It said sexual harassment, abuse and bullying are "unacceptable under any circumstances" and that everyone working in the film industry or any other workplace "should be safe and respected"."We wholeheartedly support those brave enough to come forward and speak out. The film industry needs more women represented on every

Blue Planet beats Strictly and X Factor

Blue Planet beats Strictly and X Factor
The X Factor returns with ratings low 22 things you need to know about Blue Planet II The verdict on Strictly's new head judge Shirley Ballas This weekend marked the first two live shows of this series for The X Factor - but Simon Cowell was absent from both.The judge was injured after falling down a staircase in his west London home on Friday. Image copyright PA Image caption simon Rimmer became the sixth contestant to leave Strictly Come

The secrets behind Blue Planet II

The secrets behind Blue Planet II
Image copyright BBC NHU Image caption Sir David Attenborough defends use of clips shot in labs One segment of Blue Planet II includes close-up lab footage of coral bleaching, which producers said could only be filmed with lights and specialised cameras. How much of Blue Planet II is filmed in studios or other artificial environments?The overwhelming majority of Blue Planet II has been filmed in the wild. Blue Planet II is a natural history series, led by the latest

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?
In one of the most unusual episodes, Cumbrian MP and self-confessed "complete and utter pop music anorak" Tim Farron listened to NWA's Straight Outta Compton - a slightly edgier group than the Liberal Democrat party he once led in Westminster. The world's most dangerous group? Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA "I think there were some people who thought I was trying to be down with the kids, but I just thought there was a good story

Weinstein ‘raped actress after Baftas’

Weinstein ‘raped actress after Baftas’
In the lawsuit filed in Delaware's Court of Chancery, Weinstein said he needed the information to prevent the company from being harmed by unjustified legal settlements, and to find out whether the board and executives wrongfully terminated him from his post there.'I disassociated'Malthe, who has appeared in films including This Means War alongside Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine, said she was asleep when she was awoken by Weinstein's "repeated pounding" on the door. She said she heard

A closer look at the black women making headlines and breaking barriers this week.

A closer look at the black women making headlines and breaking barriers this week.
The talent and net worth in this photo alone is proof of awesomeness. Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment. Black women are everything. I say it without reservation or hesitation. I say it with personal experience and anecdotal knowledge. We. Are. Everything. Need someone to replace your contaminated water pipes? We can do that. Need someone to tell off Paul Ryan? We can do that. Need someone to help you master a skateboard trick? We can do

Mary Berry reunites with Mel and Sue

Mary Berry reunites with Mel and Sue
They said the centre became a "lifeline" and, with the help of volunteers, had become "the beating heart of the community". This year, instead of those volunteers organising a Christmas party, Mel, Sue and Mary are throwing them a surprise party. Director of BBC content Charlotte Moore said it was a privilege to be working on the "comeback show" of "three of the most talented women on British television". When it was announced that the BBC had lost the

Woody Allen completely misses the point with comments about Harvey Weinstein

Woody Allen completely misses the point with comments about Harvey Weinstein
UPDATE: Oct. 16, 2017, 1:26 a.m. UTC Woody Allen has clarified his comments regarding the sexual assault allegations directed at Harvey Weinstein, giving Variety a statement: “When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man ... I was surprised it was treated differently. Lest there be any ambiguity, this statement clarifies my intention and feelings.” ——- Original story: Director Woody Allen commented today on

Essential tips and tools to make your sex life deeper

Essential tips and tools to make your sex life deeper
Whether you’re taking time for yourself to wind down and relax or to massage the stress out, your mental health benefits from self care just as much as your physical health. And we all know they’re equally important – especially if you’re sexually active. Sexual self care is vital, end of story. Yes, regular doctor visits are important, but are they enough when it comes to your sexual health? Getting to know yourself sexually is not only a lifelong journey,