Culture Warlords, book review: Into the heart of online darkness

Laundering extreme ideasWhich is why it’s impressive that Lavin attends — in person and under her own name — the MindsIRL conference for right-wing YouTubers, whom she calls “launderers” that radicalise viewers by making extreme ideas palatable. Along with YouTube, she finds that the biggest promulgators of online hate are the usual suspects: Facebook and […]

Phillip Schofield puts Piers Morgan’s book in a rubbish crusher in savage dig at former rival

“Eventually, unannounced, they arrived safely back at the office. A few weeks later, the unofficial biography he’d written about me, including all the stuff I’d sent him, appeared on the bookshelves.

How videogames took over the world

But this ascent to global dominance has happened quietly. BBC Radio 4 doesn’t have a regular games-discussion slot. Game-creators don’t sit on chatshow hosts’ sofa to chat about their latest project. When I asked Kirsty Lang, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s arts and culture programme Front Row, why computer games don’t feature more at the […]

Stunned Susanna Reid yells ‘I’m enormous’ as camera makes her look double the size of GMB co-star Ben Shephard

“I’ve got a really sore eye. It’s really hurting and I don’t know what I’ve done to it. I can’t put my contacts in and I’m wearing my glasses.”

Michael Gove gets himself into a pickle over scotch egg being a ‘substantial meal’

As he spoke, Mr Gove said: “You’re doing a fantastic job, given what your ratings are, but I think you’re doing a fantastic job because I make a judgement.”

Ben Shephard praises ‘traumatised’ Kate Garraway amid husband Derek’s Covid battle

“But, I think the thing that gets you through those trickier days when you’re dealing with really tough stories or tough subject matter is coming home and seeing them (his kids) and seeing the optimism and the hope and the need to keep striving for things to improve for them. To find a base whereby […]

Susanna Reid brands Piers Morgan a ‘narcissist’ after interviewing HIMSELF for award win

The host joked in his column: “The GQ Men Of The Year Awards have always been a double-edged sword for me. I’ve won a coveted gong twice.

Rap’s Renaissance Man

There was just a lot going on. I had just won an Oscar. I wasn’t really paying attention to what was going on in the outside world. I had a nice big-ass house, smoking weed, experimenting with different pills, you know, girls in the hot tub and parties every night, Playboy mansion every weekend. I […]

Now ICELAND supermarket says it ‘stands ready’ to help Britain’s vaccine roll-out with its freezer lorries after Boris warned there will be ‘logistical challenges’ in getting jabs to elderly in care homes

‘I’m really pleased to say that the UK is now one step closer to providing a safe and effective vaccine to help in the fight against Covid-19 – a virus that has affected each and every one of us in some way – and in helping to save lives.’We are globally recognised for requiring high […]

Lenny Kravitz on Love, Anger, and Music

What was your personal definition of success when you first started, and how has that changed as you’ve gotten older?My definition of success was that I was really proud of the albums and of the recordings. But I didn’t care that they were hits or they sold. I never went to one awards ceremony where […]