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‘Criminal in any other setting’: do fans pose a threat to NBA and MLB stars?

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As April drew to a close, Cleveland Guardians outfielders had to deal with a few unusual problems during their team’s visit to Yankee Stadium. But it wasn’t flyballs caught in the swirling winds over the Bronx, or the...

Sport stars support Welsh boy, 11, who lost finger escaping from bullies

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Sport stars including boxer Anthony Joshua have sent messages of support to an 11-year-old boy who lost a finger while trying to escape from school bullies. Raheem Bailey, from Abertillery in south Wales, was attacked...

Ariana Grande and other stars support Roe v Wade in New York Times ad

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Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Olivia Rodrigo and Selena Gomez joined a slew of fellow music stars and other celebrities to take out a full-page advertisement in Friday’s New York Times decrying th...

‘They made the world look at me’: Jacob Blake on his gratitude to NBA stars

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On 23 August 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer Rusten Shesky shot Jacob Blake seven times in front of three of his children. Blake’s name, along with those of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, was invoked in p...

Rewriting history: Phoenician ‘harbour’ revealed to be religious site that aligns with the stars

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Off the west coast of Sicily lies the remains of the ancient city of Motya. There, a compound of temples and shrines offers a window into the life of Phoenicians settlers who journeyed from Lebanon across the Mediterr...

Coming of aged: why is Hollywood bringing back veteran stars?

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Imagine you fell into a coma some time around the start of the millennium and just woke up. What year is it? You scan the cinema releases for clues. Let’s see: Keanu Reeves just had a new Matrix movie out, Tom Cruise ...

‘I don’t want any stage school brats!’: Sylvia Young on nurturing Billie Piper, Daniel Kaluuya and a host of stars

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Sylvia Young rescues me from the noise and chaos of what seems like 100 schoolchildren singing and dancing and jumping around the entrance to the Sylvia Young Theatre School, but is probably only around 20 – these are...

Morning mail: federal election called, people with disabilities left out of disaster planning, top songs by soap stars

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Good morning. Scott Morrison has called the federal election for 21 May. The prime minister will be out campaigning in Gilmore, NSW, on Monday, while Anthony Albanese will be in the marginal Tasmanian seat of Bass. Th...

Australia full of individual stars but team approach wins the World Cup

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If you have watched more than a fleeting moment of the Women’s Cricket World Cup over the past month, you will be intimately acquainted with Gin Wigmore’s Girl Gang – the song that accompanies the entry of the teams o...

What next for Will Smith after Oscars slap? Hollywood divided over the star’s future

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When Will Smith picked up his Oscar on Sunday, it felt as if he was at the pinnacle of his career, despite his on-stage assault of the comedian Chris Rock an hour earlier. Amid a standing ovation, Smith tearfully expl...

Apollo 10½ review – Richard Linklater’s sensational coming-of-ager heads for the stars

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Richard Linklater is looking back from outer space at childhood’s blue remembered hills in this intensely enjoyable and sweet family movie for Netflix. It’s a rotoscope animation digitally based on live action; in its...

Summer of soul: meet the stars of the UK soul renaissance

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The other day, it struck me that enough time had passed to recognise the contours of that decade we nauseatingly called the noughties. Perhaps in another 10 years or so, baggy polyester cargo trousers, pink cowboy hat...

Movie stars project themselves as rare and magical at the Oscars. You should give it a go

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Most of us will never go to the Oscars, never wear an haute-couture dress, never have an opportunity to oh-so-humbly thank a “glam squad” – or indeed, even to really know what a glam squad is. So it’s baffling that we...

Hollywood Forever cemetery, resting place to the stars, named a historical site

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The Hollywood Forever cemetery, the final resting place of stars such as Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney and Burt Reynolds, is now a historic-cultural monument. The Los Angeles city council unanimously voted this week to ...

‘Jay-Z needs to decide which side he’s on’: Chateau Marmont workers to picket star’s Oscars after-party

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Nestled at the foot of mansion-studded hills, just north of Los Angeles’ legendary Sunset Boulevard, the seven-story Chateau Marmont has been a mainstay of Hollywood socializing for nearly a century – including in rec...

Ash Barty’s greatest hits: the moments that defined retired tennis star’s career

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Wednesday’s bombshell was not the first time Barty has called time on her tennis career – she did likewise after the US Open in 2014, saying the rigours of the professional tour meant she had missed out on the kind of...

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