Canadian newcomer Iman Vellani will play the superhero Ms Marvel in an upcoming Disney+ series, reports say. Deadline reported the news, adding the character will feature in future Marvel Cinematic Universe films too. Ms Marvel is the alter-ego of Pakistani-American teenager Kamala Khan, who idolises other superheroes such as Captain Marvel. Read the full article on BBC […]
Top Boy: How Drake went from watching the show to reviving it
By Imran Rahman-Jones & Kameron Virk Five years ago, an Instagram post from Drake started a series of events that will end on Friday with the release of a new Netflix series. The Canadian artist posted a picture of actor Ashley Walters in the east London crime drama Top Boy. He was a fan of […]
RADIO: Jeremy Kyle gets cancelled
The Jeremy Kyle show has been axed after 15 years on air. It’s after a contestant died a week after being on the show.
Jussie Smollett: WTF?
The actor vs the police. An alleged crime… but of assault or fakery? Even President Trump’s calling it a national embarrassment. Newsbeat’s Imran Rahman-Jones asks What’s The Fuss? It’s the true story you’d struggle to make up – involving celebrities, police, a city mayor and the most powerful man in America. Best known for his […]
Jussie Smollett: Timeline of the actor’s alleged attack and arrest
Jussie Smollett has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report, after saying he was attacked in a homophobic and racist incident. The story has taken quite a few twists and turns since the Empire actor first claimed he was attacked by two men. Here’s a full timeline of what’s happened since January.
The strange times TV shows have ‘predicted’ the future
A man escaped from prison in Peru by drugging his twin brother and leaving him in his place – in a story that’s straight out of US TV show Arrested Development. It’s not the first time a TV show – or even just Arrested Development – have been imitated by real life. Read the full article at […]
How do you explain Naked Attraction to Americans?
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen seems to have some questions about British reality TV – and we’re here to answer them. She’s currently in London, tweeting about Naked Attraction, the reality dating show where contestants get naked and are chosen based on their bodies. Or as Chrissy succinctly puts it, “it’s dating based on genitals”. Click here […]
‘We need flawed disabled characters on TV’
Comedian Rosie Jones wants disabled TV characters who are ‘gritty and flawed’. Read the full interview on BBC Newsbeat here.
Sesame Street’s autistic girl isn’t the first muppet to reflect the times
Sesame Street has introduced its latest muppet – a little girl called Julia, who has autism. Her introduction will attempt to explain the complex topic to a young audience. But this isn’t the first time Sesame Street has been a trailblazer in introducing socially progressive characters to children. Click here to see the full story […]