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‘I have always been a fashion person’: Billy Porter to host Fashion Awards

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Billy Porter, the actor best known for his role as Pray Tell in Ryan Murphy’s series Pose, will host this year’s Fashion Awards, to take place in London on 29 November. Porter – who is also a singer, director, writer,...

Billy Bragg: ‘Boris was trolling me the whole time. We’ve got a wind-up merchant as PM’

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In an Exeter pub on a wet Monday morning, Billy Bragg is talking about a day at the Glastonbury festival in 2000. The BBC had signed up an unusual guest for its coverage – Boris Johnson. In the footage (still online),...

Billy Connolly: ‘It might be lovely on the other side’

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A fostered-off schoolboy going nowhere fast, turned apprentice welder on the Clyde. A welder turned regionally popular musician. A musician turned nationally popular comic. A comic turned Hollywood actor and an actor ...

Mako and Billy Vunipola help Saracens fight back for win over Newcastle

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There was a moment midway through the first half where it seemed as if Saracens’ homecoming would be spoiled. Playing in front of a crowd on their own turf in a top-flight game for the first time since March 2020, the...

Eddie Jones set to leave Billy Vunipola out of first England squad of season

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Eddie Jones is set to usher in the next stage of England’s 2023 World Cup preparations when he names his first squad of the new season on Tuesday with Billy Vunipola believed to be among the senior players whose place...

‘Ground-breaking’ New Zealand artist Billy Apple dies aged 85

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Pioneering New Zealand artist Billy Apple has died overnight, aged 85. The irreverent Auckland-raised artist, born Barrie Bates, was a major contributor to the pop art and conceptual art movements. Apple was based i...

Here Today review – Billy Crystal’s disingenuous dementia romcom

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At first glance an inoffensive plodder of a movie about a veteran comedy writer grappling with the early stages of a rare form of dementia, Here Today is in fact a glossily disingenuous piece of work. It’s a film that...

Here Today review – Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish smile through tears in dementia dramedy

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Billy Crystal directs and stars in this oppressively sentimental dramedy: a glutinous soup of heartbreaking and heartwarming life-lessons, learned as you smile through your tears. Crystal also co-writes with his longt...

Billy Connolly says challenges of Parkinson’s are getting worse

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Billy Connolly has said the Parkinson’s disease that forced him to retire from live standup comedy is “getting worse” but he is still enjoying filming television programmes. Speaking as he picked up a lifetime achieve...

TV tonight: Billy Monger trains with Team GB

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As their buildup to the Paralympics continues, C4 is rolling out a range of programming showcasing disabled athletes. Billy Monger raced F4 cars until 2017 when an accident led to the amputation of both of his legs. ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King review – his best book in years

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No matter what he writes, Stephen King will always be considered a horror novelist. It’s unavoidable now; he is responsible for too many of the fantastical nightmares that prowl popular culture. Yet in his latest nove...

Norwich close to signing Billy Gilmour on loan from Chelsea

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Norwich are closing in on a deal to sign Billy Gilmour on a season’s loan from Chelsea. The Scotland midfielder has been targeted by several Premier League clubs and Norwich are emerging as his likeliest destination. ...

Billy Gilmour tests positive for Covid and will miss Scotland group decider

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Scotland’s plans for their crucial Group D game against Croatia at Hampden Park on Tuesday have been seriously disrupted after Billy Gilmour, who played a starring role in Friday’s draw at Wembley, tested positive for...

Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour gets Euros call as Steve Clarke turns to Scotland youth

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Steve Clarke has opted to put his faith in youth after naming the uncapped trio of Billy Gilmour, Nathan Patterson and David Turnbull in the Scotland squad for this summer’s European Championship. Nineteen-year-olds G...

Billy Wilder: from poor Austrian journalist to Hollywood superstar

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In an arresting scene from one of director Billy Wilder’s most famous films, Some Like It Hot, Marilyn Monroe sashays along a Chicago railway station platform in a figure-hugging outfit, leaving Jack Lemmon and Tony C...