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David Starkey resigns from university role over slavery comments

David Starkey resigns from university role over slavery comments

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Fitzwilliam College, at Cambridge University, has announced it has "accepted the resignation of historian David Starkey from his honorary fellowship with immediate effect".The college said: "Our student and academic bodies are diverse and welcoming to all. We do not tolerate racism."His comments on slavery were criticised on Thursday for being racist. The TV historian has not yet responded to the BBC's request for comment.Starkey told an online show hosted by conservative commentator Darren Grimes that slavery was not genocide, because of the survival of "so many damn blacks".The master of Fitzwilliam contacted Starkey following his comments, and the college added: "Fitzwilliam prides itself in leading the way in Cambridge in opening access to higher educ...
Mireille Enos, Dermot Mulroney vie for ‘Hanna’ in Season 2

Mireille Enos, Dermot Mulroney vie for ‘Hanna’ in Season 2

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LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- Hanna (Esme Creed-Miles) is a 15-year-old girl with enhanced DNA, trained to fight and hunt like an assassin. It might seem to give her an advantage over other teenagers, but it comes with the burden of being hunted by the CIA. Season 2 of the thriller series, Hanna, originally a 2011 film of the same name, premieres Friday on Amazon. Advertisement Mireille Enos' character, Marissa Wiegler, once an enemy of Hanna, becomes a surrogate mother to her in the second season. In Season 1, Hanna and her father figure Erik Heller (Joel Kinnaman), lived off the grid, in hiding from Wiegler, who tried to retrieve Hanna for the CIA. Season 2 picks up after Heller has died and Wiegler let Hanna go. John Carmichael (Dermot Mulroney) has taken over Utrax, the program breedin...
David Starkey criticised over slavery comments

David Starkey criticised over slavery comments

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David Starkey has been criticised for saying slavery was not genocide because of the survival of "so many damn blacks".The TV historian and author made the remarks on an online show hosted by the conservative commentator Darren Grimes.Writing on Twitter, former chancellor Sajid Javid said: "David Starkey's racist comments are a reminder of the appalling views that still exist."Starkey has not yet responded to the BBC's request for comment.Fitzwilliam College, part of Cambridge University, where Starkey teaches, described his remarks as "indefensible"."We support and promote freedom of speech in our academic community, but we have zero tolerance of racism," the college said in a statement on Thursday. "Dr David Starkey's recent comments on slavery are inde...
Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa and Sir Paul McCartney among stars calling for action to save live music

Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa and Sir Paul McCartney among stars calling for action to save live music

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Liam Gallagher, Sir Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa, Little Mix and Take That are among hundreds of music stars who have joined forces in calling for action to save the UK's "world-leading" live music industry.In an open letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, some 1,500 artists and bands say that "with no end to social distancing in sight" the industry is at imminent risk. Other acts who have signed the letter include The Rolling Stones, Skepta, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Lewis Capaldi, Annie Lennox, Sam Smith, Sir Rod Stewart, Florence + The Machine, KT Tunstall, George Ezra, Depeche Mode and Iron Maiden. ...
CBS to salute Carl Reiner with two episodes of ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’

CBS to salute Carl Reiner with two episodes of ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’

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July 1 (UPI) -- CBS announced it will pay tribute to the late Carl Reiner by airing a pair of colorized episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show. The network said two episodes prominently featuring Reiner, who created and co-starred in The Dick Van Dyke Show, will air Friday at 8 p.m. on CBS and streaming service CBS All Access. Advertisement Reiner died Monday at the age of 98. The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now In Living Color! A Special Tribute to Carl Reiner will feature the episodes "Coast to Coast Big Mouth" and "October Eve," which were colorized under Reiner's supervision. CBS said Reiner had cited "October Eve" as one of his favorite episodes of the series. "In 'October Eve,' I got a chance to perform on the show as someone other than Alan Brady, and I loved the character of Carpetna the ar...