'Profumo affair' model Christine Keeler dies aged 75

'Profumo affair' model Christine Keeler dies aged 75

Image copyrightPA Image caption Christine Keeler worked as a model in the 1960sChristine Keeler, the model embroiled in the 1963 Profumo affair, has died aged 75, her son has said. Seymour Platt said Ms Keeler had been ill for several months with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He told the BBC: “She was always a fighter, but sadly lost the final fight against a terrible lung disease.” She became famous for her part in the scandal, which shook Harold Macmillan’s government, but her son said that fame came “at a huge…

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John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman over harassment

John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman over harassment

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Dustin Hoffman has said he has “the utmost respect for women”John Oliver has confronted Dustin Hoffman in a tense public discussion about allegations of sexual harassment that have been made against the actor. Hoffman defended himself after Anna Graham Hunter alleged he groped her on a film set when she was 17, in 1985. The actor questioned Ms Graham Hunter’s claims, asking Oliver: “Do you believe this stuff that you’re reading?” Hoffman said the HBO talk show host was not keeping an “open mind” and…

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Spoof art triumphs once again at the 2017 Turnip Prize

Spoof art triumphs once again at the 2017 Turnip Prize

Image copyrightTrevor Prideaux Image caption The lack of effort put into creating ‘Pulled Pork’ wowed the judges of the Turnip PrizePulled Pork has been named the best entry in a spoof art award, the Turnip Prize – a not so artistic interpretation of the Turner Prize. The toy tractor pulling a plastic pig is the work of artist Chris P Bacon. Organiser Trevor Prideaux said entries which took “the least amount of effort possible to create” were encouraged. He added the competition, run from a Somerset pub, attracted a “record…

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David Davis: Northern Ireland plan would apply to whole UK

David Davis: Northern Ireland plan would apply to whole UK

Any Brexit deal that applies to Northern Ireland will also cover the rest of the UK, David Davis has promised in an urgent bid to reassure the Democrat Unionist party on whom the government relies for votes. The Brexit secretary told MPs the government was seeking “regulatory alignment” with the EU, although shortly afterwards the DUP MP Nigel Dodds said his party found such references to be unacceptable in a draft Brexit agreement text. Davis insisted that any such alignment would be UK-wide and it would not mean retaining exactly…

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Danny Masterson: Netflix writes accused actor out of The Ranch

Danny Masterson: Netflix writes accused actor out of The Ranch

Image copyrightGreg Gayne/Netflix Image caption Danny Masterson played Rooster in the Colorado-set comedy seriesNetflix has written actor Danny Masterson out of its comedy The Ranch after he was accused of sexual assault. “As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch,” the company said. “Yesterday was his last day of work, and we’ll make new episodes in 2018 without him.” Masterson has denied the “outrageous allegations” and vowed to clear his name “once and for all”. In March, the Los Angeles…

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