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Graham Norton to return as host for Bafta TV Awards - Dotemirates
02/04/2019

Graham Norton to return as host for Bafta TV Awards

Graham Norton is to return as host for the 2019 Bafta Television Awards.The presenter said it would be a "pleasure" to reward "brilliant talent" at the ceremony, held at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 12 May and broadcast on BBC One.He replaces Sue Perkins who has hosted the awards since 2016.The BBC's Killing Eve and A Very English Scandal lead the nominations, alongside Bodyguard and Sky Atlantic's Patrick Melrose.Killing Eve's 14 nominations were made possible after Bafta bent its own eligibility criteria, which say shows "must have had the worldwide premiere transmission in the UK". Eurovision dashClare Brown, Director...


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14/05/2019

Eurovision 2019: Darude's journey from Sandstorm to Tel Aviv

You may know the name. You definitely know the hit. Twenty years on, can DJ Darude mix up more success in Tel Aviv?From Australia's pop-opera hybrid to Iceland's leather-clad BDSM enthusiasts, this year's Eurovision hopefuls are a typically eclectic bunch.Yet amid the ranks of power balladeers, talent show alumnae and Sam Smith wannabes there is one familiar name.That would be Darude, the Finnish DJ and producer whose 1999 dance track Sandstorm became both an international hit and an internet phenomenon.Two decades on from that iconic instrumental track, the man born Ville Virtanen in 1975 is back in the limelight and...

See this deep blue melting: An artwork full of imagination

Paris: The liquid and sprawling universe of the French artist Laure Prouvost, between realism and imagination, apocalyptic and aesthetic visions, is one of the highlights of the 2019 edition of the Biennial of Contemporary Art in Venice, which was open this weekend. Placed under the theme "May you live in interesting times", this 58th edition of one of the major international events of contemporary art this year gives pride of place to women. The visual adventure proposed by Laure Prouvost, 41, is a journey between installations, videos and performances, all along a journey where water, as in the surrounding lagoon,...

Riteish Deshmukh hits back at Piyush Goyal for his remarks against his father

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, the son of late Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, hit back at Union Minister Piyush Goyal for his remarks claiming that the former CM was only concerned about getting his son a role in a film during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008. In a statement on Twitter, without naming Goyal, the 40-year-old actor said that his father "never spoke to a director or producer to cast me in a film." He also said that the minister had every right to "question a CM but it is wrong to accuse someone who is...

In video: Check out the BTS of Salman Khan's Bharat wedding song 'Aithey Aa'

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Cannes Film Festival 2019: Nine films to look out for

Bonjour mes amis!The 72nd Cannes Film Festival begins on Tuesday with a heady mix of star names, fresh faces and both high and low-brow subject matters.From familiar-looking zombies to a late Hollywood arrival - via football icons, rock stars and zero-hour contracts - here are nine films sure to make the headlines. 1) The Dead Don't Die It all gets going on Tuesday evening with the official premiere of US director Jim Jarmusch's comedy-horror, The Dead Don't Die, at the city's Grand Théâtre Lumière.The movie, which boasts "the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled" finds police officers (Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny...
13/05/2019

Sally Rooney's Normal People wins big at British Book Awards

Sally Rooney has beaten Michelle Obama to book of the year with her second novel, Normal People, at the British Book Awards. The Irish writer, 28, said it was "an enormous privilege" to win both the top prize and fiction book of the year.Head judge Alice O'Keeffe praised Obama's entry, but deemed Rooney's work "exceptional" and "profoundly moving".The former first lady's memoir, Becoming, did however clinch the non-fiction narrative and audiobook awards.The awards, dubbed the Nibbies, are organised by trade magazine The Bookseller. The winners from each of the British Book Awards' eight categories go forward for the overall best...