Celebrity

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Billie Eilish's film shows post-Britney pop pressures are as tough as ever
The first digital-native superstar has far more music industry power than her pop predecessors, but she still faces toxic levels of scrutiny

Hannah Ewens

26, Feb, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Acts of pettiness delight me | Hannah Jane Parkinson
The pettiest person in the world is Donald Trump. It is the only thing to recommend him

Hannah Jane Parkinson

26, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Writ in water, preserved in plaster: how Keats' death mask became a collector's item
The recent sale of a cast for £12,500 is a testament to the Romantic poet’s enduring legacy, on the bicentenary of his death

Andrew Lloyd

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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How the wellness and influencer crowd serve conspiracies to the masses
A distrust of traditional institutions saw wellness advocates find common ground with QAnon during the pandemic – and soften their message for the mainstream

Michael McGowan

24, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Robbie Williams biopic to be directed by Greatest Showman's Michael Gracey
Filming of ‘superhero narrative’ of one of the UK’s most successful pop stars slated to begin in the summer

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Feb, 2021 @12:05 PM

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Billie Eilish granted temporary restraining order against alleged stalker
In legal documents, Eilish said the man had caused her ‘emotional injury’, including fear for the safety of herself and her family

Laura Snapes

19, Feb, 2021 @11:42 PM

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Bum rush the show!: Jarvis Cocker's Britpop celebrity moment
Twenty-five years ago, Cocker found global notoriety after his 1996 Brit award protest went viral: but what actually happened?

Niall Doherty

19, Feb, 2021 @10:41 AM

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Britney Spears: another pop princess trapped in a man-made fairytale
One contributor is notably absent from the new film about Britney: herself. But from Rihanna to Beyoncé to Taylor Swift, female stars have always struggled to tell their stories

Grace Medford

19, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Control or be controlled: the lessons of Britney Spears's grotesque story | Gaby Hinsliff
After seeing the pop princess chewed up and spat out for profit, it’s no wonder young women are choosing something different, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

18, Feb, 2021 @3:12 PM

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Framing Britney Spears review – a sobering look at sexism and celebrity
The hit documentary arrives on Sky and Now TV, and explores the feeding frenzy that has surrounded the pop star since she was 10 years old

Lucy Mangan

16, Feb, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Britney Spears: will the princess of pop finally find freedom?
I followed the singer’s ups and downs since her first hit as a 16-year-old. Now a new documentary has highlighted how harshly she has been treated

Leah McLaren

13, Feb, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Love Angelina Jolie’s movies? Of course not. But they’re not what make her the star she is | Hadley Freeman
It’s been years since she was in a film worth watching, but she has made being a celebrity its own art form

Hadley Freeman

13, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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