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Toronto Film Festival: Hate U Give lead found casting criticism ‘hard’

Toronto Film Festival: Hate U Give lead found casting criticism ‘hard’

Entertainment
The star of the film version of novel The Hate U Give has admitted she found it hard to have her casting queried because she is not darker-skinned."It was the first time in my life that I'd ever had my blackness questioned," Amandla Stenberg told reporters at the Toronto Film Festival."I've never thought of myself as not being black enough," she went on.The film tells of a girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of an unarmed friend by a white police officer.The incident makes her question her place in both her predominantly black community and the private school where she is one of few non-white students.She also faces opposition over her determination to testify against the police officer responsible.Last month the artist who ill...
Kelly Brook lets birthday suit lead the way in 100% naked snaps

Kelly Brook lets birthday suit lead the way in 100% naked snaps

Entertainment
The 38-year-old has been in the industry ever since she was 16, thanks to her mum entering her into a beauty competition.After bagging small parts in TV advertising campaigns including Fosters beer and Walker's crips, The Daily Star gave Kelly her big break by repeatedly featuring her on Page Three.Fast forward to over two decades later and the brunette beauty has graced the cover of just about every lads' mag going, as well as glossy bibles GQ and Playboy.After a quick delve into Kelly's photo archive it's not hard to see why she became a star. Related Articles In the first snap, the buxom babe posed topless in nothing but a pair of skimpy gold bikini bottoms.Gazing longingly into the camera, Kelly oozed sex appeal as she exposed her bare chest.Protecting her ...
Could a blood test lead to new treatments for depression?

Could a blood test lead to new treatments for depression?

Health
Depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide, with more than 300 million people suffering from this mental illness, according to the World Health Organization. Despite how common depression is, scientists still have a lot to learn about it. Among what is known is that depression is not a single disease but a variety of feelings and behaviors that may have different underlying causes. “Depressive disorders can present differently in different people. What is known now is that depression affects not just the brain but the whole organism,”said Natalie Rasgon, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University. But a new study of which Rasgon is a senior author finds evidence of a possible biomarker for major depressive disorder, which c...
Tour de France: Geraint Thomas set to win after maintaining lead on stage 20

Tour de France: Geraint Thomas set to win after maintaining lead on stage 20

Sports
Britain's Geraint Thomas is set to win the Tour de France after maintaining his overall lead on the penultimate stage of the race, a 31km time trial.The Team Sky rider, 32, finished third behind Tom Dumoulin but still leads the Dutchman by one minute, 51 seconds.Tour convention dictates that the race leader is never challenged on the final stage, so Thomas only needs to reach the finish in Paris on Sunday to win. "It's insane. Tour de France! I can't believe it," said Thomas on ITV4."I'm really trying not to cry, it's unbelievable. I tried not to think about it, just take it day by day. I've won the Tour de France man, I don't know what to say."Dumoulin beat defending champion Chris Froome by...
GB's Thomas extends lead to edge closer to Tour de France victory

GB's Thomas extends lead to edge closer to Tour de France victory

Sports
Geraint Thomas edged closer to winning the Tour de France by finishing second to Primoz Roglic on stage 19, the final day in the mountains.The Briton outsprinted closest rival Tom Dumoulin on the run-in to Laruns to pick up six bonus seconds and extend his overall lead with two stages left.Thomas leads Dutchman Dumoulin by two minutes, five seconds with Saturday's 31km individual time trial to come. Sunday's processional finale into Paris will see no change in the standings.BeSpoke at the Tour: Thomas clears the final summitTradition dictates that the yellow jersey is not attacked on the final stage, so if Team Sky's Thomas leads after the time trial, he will become the third Briton to win th...