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The Get Down: Netflix drops new trailer for original Baz Luhrmann hip hop drama

independent.co.uk — Netflix has dropped an electric new trailer for upcoming Baz Luhrmann hip hop drama The Get Down. Described as a "mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens", the series follows the group as they struggle to make it in a tough industry.

Who is Marina Joyce, the YouTuber whose videos led fans to call police?

independent.co.uk — Marina Joyce has been the subject of countless videos and tweets questioning her well-being after posting a series of vlogs where appeared disorientated and her arms showed signs of bruising. Concerns over her well-being peaked this morning, with #savemarinajoyce trending on Twitter.

Naked Attraction racks up Ofcom complaints after showing five penises and two vaginas per minute

independent.co.uk — More than 60 viewers have complained to Ofcom about Channel 4's nude dating series Naked Attraction after it reportedly showed an average of five penises and two vaginas per minute.

British Transport Police releases graphic video warning children against railway trespass

independent.co.uk — British Transport Police have released a new campaign video urging parents to warn their children of the dangers of playing on railway tracks this summer. In the past ten years, almost 170 young people have lost their lives after trespassing, with half of those killed are under the age of 25.

Home Alone actor Daniel Stern re-enacts 'spider scream' on YouTube

independent.co.uk — It's difficult to name a favourite Home Alone moment. Whichever you pick, though, it's extremely probable it will feature in the film's climactic showdown between Kevin McAllister (Macauley Culkin) and the Wet Bandit robbers attempting to capture him (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern).

Pokemon Go reimagined as a Black Mirror episode is an Orwellian nightmare

independent.co.uk — Unless you've been living under a rock for the last three weeks, chances are you've played (or at least heard of) . The mobile game, in which you catch digital creatures in augmented reality on your phone, has broken download records around the world, Nintendo share prices skyrocketing as a consequence (for a few days, anyway).

Michelle Obama speech: Kelly Clarkson silences follower who 'didn't like part about White House being built by slaves'

independent.co.uk — Michelle Obama's rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention has become one of her most defining moments as First Lady of the United States. A part of her inspiring address which struck a chord across the US came when Obama highlighted the history inherent within the White House that makes her family's place within it particularly significant.

Mila Kunis asked to explain the plot of Jupiter Ascending, fails drastically

DNC 2016: Elizabeth Banks points out Donald Trump is essentially Effie from The Hunger Games

independent.co.uk — This year's Presidential election is gaining a lot of comparisons to The Hunger Games; at the Democratic National Convention, late night host Stephen Colbert dressed as the character Caesar Flickerman, causing trouble while hosting "Hungry for Power Games: DNC Edition".

Fireman Sam producer apologises after character seen treading on Quran

independent.co.uk — Fireman Sam is embroiled in an unlikely Islamophobia row after a fireman appeared to tread on a page from the Quran in an episode of the popular children's programme. Channel 5 has pulled the offending show and dismissed it as an "unfortunate incident", with a spokesperson from production firm HIT Entertainment apologising "sincerely" for any distress it may have caused.
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Jul 27, 2016

I've really enjoyed The Investigator: A British Crime Story on ITV.

Jul 27, 2016

RT @edr_photography: If you wnat to listen to something heartwarming, here's Paddy, a cox at our @BristolRowing club on Radio 4.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07lfn5h 

Jul 27, 2016

@LDLDN @hipsterscumbag look, he's fine. NEVER BEEN BETTER. she's welcome to him.

Jul 27, 2016

@Jackson_Boxer J, where shall I begin in east ham? if i was to do one or two places.


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