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Film & TV

ITV’s I’m a Celebrity faces backlash after “cruel” Bushtucker trials.

Entertainment, Film & TV
Viewers are starting to pick up on the cruel nature of some of I'm a Celeb's trials. Reporter: Frances Cullen | Sub-Editor: Hannah Grafton It’s British TV at its best. Every year we wait in anticipation to see D-list celebs venture into the jungle and get forced into completing horrible tasks. However the show has recently got a lot of stick for animal cruelty. In last nights trial “crit n mix” Emmerdale’s Adam Thomas and Homes Under the Hammer star Martin Roberts were made to hold live animals in their mouths for 60 seconds. This was uncomfortable viewing on all accounts but we can’t help but to spare a thought for these living creatures who by no choice of their own are subjected to this torment. This is not the first time the show has been accused of animal cruelty. Last years s

Ellen DeGeneres awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Celebrity, Entertainment, Film & TV
America’s highest civilian honour is awarded to those who contribute to the US’ culture, interest and security. Reporter: Marta Szymborska | Sub-editor: Natalia Sokolowska The talk show host struggled to hold back tears when receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama. DeGeneres was accompanied by her wife, Portia de Rossi, in spite of recent rumours that the couple was divorcing after eight years of marriage. During the ceremony, DeGeneres was introduced by both President Obama and The White House aide: "At a pivotal moment, her courage and candor helped change the hearts and minds of millions of Americans, accelerating our nation's constant drive toward equality and acceptance for all. Ellen DeGeneres has showed us that a single individual can make the world
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