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Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson become first black women to win hair and makeup Oscar

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Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson became the first black women to win for best hair and make-up at the Oscars, for their work on Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. “I stand here, as Jamika and I break this glass ceiling, wi...

‘Funny fat girl’: Rebel Wilson says her team were against her losing weight

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Rebel Wilson, one of Hollywood’s top comedy actors, has said her own team were opposed to her losing weight because she was “earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl”. The Australian actor, 41, documented ...

Alleged plotter wrote talk of Wilson ‘coup’ was nonsense, UK archives show

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A story involving an alleged coup attempt in 1968 against the then prime minister, Harold Wilson, is just one of the subjects covered by the latest release of classified files from the National Archives at Kew in Lond...

Wilson fires double as Newcastle dent Leicester’s top-four hopes

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Five years to the day since Andrea Bocelli serenaded Claudio Ranieri’s title winners at the King Power, Leicester hit an almost unbelievable bum note. Being thrashed at home by Newcastle seemed an outlandish prospect ...

Those we lost in 2021: Mary Wilson remembered by Otis Williams

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Mary was always a wonderful person, with such a beautiful spirit. I’d known her since we were young growing up in Detroit. She’d always be singing and dancing with her friends in the projects, and we used to rehearse ...

Lukashenko’s extraordinary air hijack is a warning: oppose him and he will find you

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On Sunday, three secret service agents and a Belarusian fighter jet “hijacked” a Ryanair plane from Athens as it crossed Belarusian airspace, just minutes before it reached Lithuania. The target was an opposition jour...

New Zealand’s Covid strategy was one of the world’s most successful – what can we learn from it?

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Two weeks ago marked the two-year anniversary of New Zealand’s adoption of the elimination strategy and a lockdown that successfully stamped out the first wave of Covid-19. By chance, it was also the week that the gov...

Burning Man by Frances Wilson review – meets DH Lawrence on his own terms

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Each winter, DH Lawrence descended into a state of critical illness. By Easter, like Christ, he resurrected. Lawrence’s tuberculosis had first manifested when he was a teenager; as if in a fable of ambivalent masculin...

Senior Year review – Rebel Wilson fails Netflix high school comedy

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The spirit of sparky high school comedies, from Never Been Kissed to Mean Girls to Easy A, haunts Netflix’s junky “if you like…” offering Senior Year, with a progressively deafening reminder of what came before. For w...

Rainn Wilson: ‘I had agents who were, like: You need to get your teeth fixed, build loads of muscles’

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Some actors associated with a signature role will tire of talking about it. No such preciousness from Rainn Wilson, who appears on camera from his Los Angeles home wearing a grey T-shirt emblazoned with the word “Scra...

Rebel Wilson claims male co-star sexually harassed her: ‘It was disgusting’

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Rebel Wilson has claimed that a male co-star sexually harassed her. In an interview with People, the Pitch Perfect and Cats star said that the incident occurred before #MeToo and the outpouring of similar stories. “He...

Meaningless slogans like ‘freedom day’ harm our ability to properly debate the pandemic

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Politicians around the world have been promoting responses to the Covid-19 pandemic with statements such as: “we must open up”, “we have to learn to live with the virus”, and “freedom day”. But to us epidemiologists t...

Rebel Wilson reveals she is dating a woman in Instagram post tagged #loveislove

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Rebel Wilson has revealed that she is dating a woman, using social media to announce her relationship with a fashion designer, Ramona Agruma. “I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince … but maybe what I really ne...

Sticking to a Covid-19 elimination strategy keeps New Zealand’s options open

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Aotearoa New Zealand’s new national strategy for loosening border restrictions closely follows scientific advice from an expert panel that was specifically asked to advise on the future of New Zealand’s elimination st...

Columnist apologises after being accused of trying to out Rebel Wilson

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An Australian newspaper columnist has apologised after being accused of trying to out the actor Rebel Wilson. Andrew Hornery, who writes a gossip column for the Sydney Morning Herald, said he regretted how he handled ...

Anti-vaxxers and Covid conspiracists may seem wackier – but pandemic protest isn’t new

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In the pandemic’s second year, a transnational, conspiracy-minded protest movement is becoming more vocal, and in some cases more violent, in pushing back on measures to limit the spread of new variants of the Covid-1...

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