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“An all-white Christmas”: comedy gig sparks debate over lack of diversity

“An all-white Christmas”: comedy gig sparks debate over lack of diversity

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A benefit gig arranged by British comedian Harry Hill for the muscular dystrophy charity, Action Duchenne, prompted a conversation on Twitter about diversity and tokenism on comedy bills. The Christmas musical special show is set to feature stars; Alan Carr, Al Murray, Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Jason Manford, Rob Brydon, John Bishop, Sara Pascoe, Joe Lycett and others, on 4th December. Comedian, Lolly Adefope drew attention to the fact that the lineup of 24 acts lacked diversity with a tweet saying "someone's dreaming of a white Christmas." https://twitter.com/lollyadefope/status/1062669243676803072 Her tweet attracted a lot of support. But for some, it touched a nerve. One of the acts, Joe Lycett, unfollowed Adefope on Twitter. While, in a series of tweets that now appear to be d...
Victoria’s Secret CEO resigns

Victoria’s Secret CEO resigns

Fashion, Lifestyle
The CEO of lingerie giant, Victoria’s Secret, has resigned as of Thursday. Jan Singer joined Victoria’s Secret back in 2016, and her resignation is reportedly related to a drop in sales. This comes after after company president Ed Razek’s controversial comments earlier this week. Photo: Ruby Naldrett The company have made no official statement about Singer’s resignation, instead choosing to stay quiet which has led to speculation on social media that she has taken the fall for Razek’s comments. When asked in an interview with Vogue about the diversity of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show,  and his decision not cast any transgender models Razek said:  "Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special. That’s what it is. It is the only one of
Cardi B x Fashion Nova collaboration sold out immediately

Cardi B x Fashion Nova collaboration sold out immediately

Fashion, Lifestyle
Skrrrt! The new Fashion Nova x Cardi B collection launched yesterday, and it’s already sold out. But don’t worry, the next one is coming very soon. The long-awaited collaboration dropped yesterday, and in just a few hours Fashion Nova sold every single product. "So my Fashion Nova collection sold out a couple of hours ago, and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who purchased, and sorry to anyone who couldn't get to it," Cardi shared in a video on her Instagram profile. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqMoAJaFthM/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Many fans were disappointed, but the “Bodak Yellow” rapper confirmed that some items of the hotly-anticipated clothing line will be restocked in time for Black Friday. Also, the full collection will be available again for the Christmas hol
Sony skips E3 2019

Sony skips E3 2019

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    Sony Interactive Entertainment step down from the 2019 E3 conference for the first time in 23 years, breaking its 100% attendance record at the previous 24 events. Last year Sony’s E3 revolved entirely around four games that had already been announced and lacked any major reveals, much to the discontent of their passionate fan base who had hoped this would mean a big reveal for the 2019 conference in reference to the next generation of console gaming platforms. Many fans who were expecting the next E3 to redeem Sony from the lackluster 2018 showcase will have to wait a little longer for Sony's redemption. It is speculated that the Japanese conglomerates choice to forgo the 2019 function is due to there being very little for them to announce in the current clim
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