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Jury awards Planned Parenthood $1 million for secret videos

Health
A federal jury has found an anti-abortion activist illegally secretly recorded workers at Planned Parenthood clinics liable for violating federal and state laws and ordered him to pay nearly $ 1 million in damagesByThe Associated PressNovember 15, 2019, 10:09 PM1 min read A federal jury has found that an anti-abortion activist illegally secretly recorded workers at Planned Parenthood clinics and is liable for violating federal and state laws. The jury ordered him and others to pay nearly $ 1 million in damages. After a six-week civil trial, the San Francisco jury found David Daleiden trespassed on private property and committed other crimes in recording the 2015 videos. He and the Center for Medical Progress claimed Planned Parenthood illegally sells fetal tissue, which the group says it...
Taylor Swift ‘not allowed’ to sing hits at awards amid music feud

Taylor Swift ‘not allowed’ to sing hits at awards amid music feud

Entertainment
Taylor Swift has said her performance at the upcoming American Music Awards (AMAs) is in doubt because she is being barred from performing her own songs.In a message to fans on social media, the singer said music managers Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta would not let her perform songs from her past albums, which they own the rights to. She said a Netflix documentary about her life had also been put in jeopardy.The BBC has contacted Braun and Borchetta for comment. Swift v Braun: Personal or strictly business? Taylor Swift 'bullied' by man who now owns her music Swift made the allegations in a statement posted to Twitter with the caption: "Don't know what else to do"."Right now my performance at the AMAs, the Netflix documentar...
The biggest moments from the People’s Choice Awards

The biggest moments from the People’s Choice Awards

Entertainment
Women ruled the show at this year's E! People's Choice Awards, with Jennifer Aniston, Gwen Stefani and P!nk all honoured as icons.More than a billion votes were cast to decide the winners at the ceremony, which is one of the biggest awards shows in the US - and all voted for by fans. Winners included Robert Downey Jr, for best male movie star, and Zendaya, who picked up awards for best female movie star and drama TV star.Avengers: Endgame was named best action movie and overall movie, while Stranger Things won the awards for best drama show and best overall show, with star Millie Bobbie Brown named female TV star of 2019.Here are some of the biggest moments from the show. Advertisement ...
Sweeping changes coming to the Brit Awards

Sweeping changes coming to the Brit Awards

Entertainment
The Brit Awards have announced a major revamp for 2020, with fewer awards and an end to fan votes.Organisers promise "more music" as a result, with artists being given full creative control of their performances.Prizes like best British video and best international group have been cut, while the outstanding contribution award has been retired for 2020.Despite press reports earlier this year, gendered awards for best male and best female will remain.The changes come after several years of falling ratings. This year's ceremony, which saw performances from Pink, Dua Lipa and George Ezra, was watched by 4.1m people, down 400,000 from 2018.The decision to scrap some of the awards makes for a more streamlined show, but fans of BTS are ...
5 times awards have been shared

5 times awards have been shared

Entertainment
For the third time in its 50-year history, the Booker Prize has been shared between two authors.Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo were named joint winners on Monday and will each receive half of the £50,000 prize money.The award was previously shared in 1974 and again in 1992, after which the rules were changed to prevent another tie.Yet this year's judges chose to overrule their own regulations and split the prize between Atwood's The Testaments and Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other.Atwood and Evaristo share Booker PrizeHere are five other notable occasions when more than one party ended up being crowned the victor in an arts and entertainment contest.Academy Awards, 1969Ingrid Bergman was as surprised as anyone when she opene