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Eurofriction

We always knew that this year’s Eurovision was going to be a politically charged one, but Russia and Ukraine have got the games started early, engaging in a fascinating series of tactical manoeuvres with one another – a full two months before the contest starts…

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Déjà Vogue

Vogue Arabia launched to much fanfare, but that debut cover seemed a little familiar. An Arabian blogger designed an extremely similar mock-up seven years ago – and it looks like he pretty much nailed it…

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Try Hard II: Try Harder

And so, as it was foretold, Melania Trump has filed a defamation suit against the Daily Mail’s website MailOnline after it intimated that she was a whore. The man behind this case? Why, it’s our old pal, Charles J Harder – Attorney At Law!

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Tennant’s Extra

Have you seen the poster for David Tennant’s new West End play? It might look a little bit familiar to you if you’ve ever seen any of his other work. Why? Because it’s the same photo he’s been churning out for six years now – and there’s a very specific reason why…

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Contend It Like Beckham

Injunctions! What are they good for? Absolutely nothing – and this latest David Beckham fiasco has gone and proved the point once again. Highlighting yet more problems with the legal system as it stands, this is what happened…

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Words Apart

How do the two different versions of Melania Trump’s defamation suit compare side by side? We counted up the uses of any particularly telling phrases in the initial filing back on February 2nd, and stacked them next to the recently submitted reworking…

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Sky: The Frozen Limit

Try as they might, Sky TV is struggling to make shows for the streaming era. They appear to be doing everything right – importing big name execs; pumping money into their own in-house productions; making meaty, gritty dramas. But where Netflix, Amazon, HBO and the BBC are all doing well, Sky is coming up short. Why?

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Star Spangled Blander

After a decade of women performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl, 2017 saw all-American country singer Luke Bryan belt out the Star Spangled Banner. It was well-received, hailed as a return to tradition, but was it actually? We scratched the surface – and found something unusual about it…

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Orderly Conduct

David Beckham is currently in possession of an OBE: the same honour that was apparently afforded to Katherine Jenkins for “singing opera, visiting the troops and taking coke”. We didn’t realise they gave awards away for that sort of things, but it explains a hell of a lot about the rest of the people who have one…

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Knights To Remember

Getting a knighthood isn’t all just charity work and greasing up to the right people. You have to live and breathe British values. So if David Beckham is so keen to become a knight of the realm, maybe he wants to follow the example of some of the people who have already been awarded one?

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