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Stranger Things stars join YouTubers and Jimmy Fallon for Among Us stream

Stranger Things stars join YouTubers and Jimmy Fallon for Among Us stream

Technology
Stranger Things stars Gaten Matarazzo and Noah Schnapp were among the names joining US chat show host Jimmy Fallon for a charity stream of Among Us.The event marked Fallon's debut on the game-streaming platform Twitch, where he played the popular whodunnit multiplayer game Among Us. Joining Matarazzo and Schnapp, who play Dustin and Will in Stranger Things, were YouTube stars Sykkuno, who has 2.64 million subscribers, Valkyrae, who has 3.29 million subscribers and Corpse Husband, who boasts 7.42 million subscribers. Members of Fallon's house band The Roots also appeared, including Questlove, Tariq Trotter and Kirk Douglas, as well as a member of the game's development team Victoria Tran.It was all in aid of Feeding America, a charity that supports food banks and soup kitchens in the US w...
6 things we learned from the Brit Award nominations

6 things we learned from the Brit Award nominations

Entertainment
PA Media/Getty ImagesCeleste and Dua Lipa are among the main nominees for this year's Brit Awards, which take place in May.The stars both have three nominations, as have newcomer Arlo Parks, dance producer Joel Corry and grime duo Young T & Bugsey.A year after the Brits were criticised for a lack of female nominees, four women are up for the best album prize - the highest-ever total.Dua Lipa's pop odyssey Future Nostalgia is the one to beat in that category. Her record, which recently won best pop album at the Grammys, is up against Jessie Ware's What's Your Pleasure? and J Hus's Big Conspiracy.The debut releases by Arlo Parks and Celeste round out the nominees. Last year the award went to Dave's bold and thought-provoking Psychodrama.UK rap also has a strong presence across the nomina...
Grammys 2021: Seven things to look out for – and how to watch the ceremony

Grammys 2021: Seven things to look out for – and how to watch the ceremony

Entertainment
Getty ImagesThe 63rd Grammy Awards take place in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with performances from Billie Eilish, BTS, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Cardi B.Traditionally billed as "music's biggest night", this year's ceremony will be a little different because of - you guessed it - the pandemic. There'll be no audience, and performers will be separated onto five stages, arranged in a circle inside the Los Angeles Convention Center to maintain social distancing. "It's not Zoom, it's not pandemicky," said host Trevor Noah. "The bands are sort of going to be performing for each other," like a star-studded version of Later... With Jools Holland, without the boogie-woogie piano.In another break with tradition, the awards will be handed out by bartenders, security guards and cleane...
Budget 2021: Four things missing from Rishi Sunak

Budget 2021: Four things missing from Rishi Sunak

Business
Getty ImagesChancellors like to claim their Budgets include something for everyone, and Rishi Sunak's tax and spend statement on Wednesday certainly cast the net wide. There were short-term policies to tackle the impact of Covid-19 and long-term plans for righting the nation's finances.But some people still feel there were gaps, areas where he could have done more: for those struggling to make ends meet, for example, and on action to fast-track the switch to a low carbon economy. Here are four areas where critics and commentators were surprised by what was left out of the chancellor's economic recovery Budget.The BBC has put their points to the Treasury for a response.Pale greenGetty ImagesRishi Sunak wasn't silent on the environment in the Budget.He handed the Bank of England a duty to su...
From McDreamy to Wall Street villain: Patrick Dempsey on ‘all the things you need for a good drama’

From McDreamy to Wall Street villain: Patrick Dempsey on ‘all the things you need for a good drama’

Entertainment
It doesn't get much starrier than playing the romantic lead in one of the world's biggest TV shows, but after just a couple of minutes of talking to Patrick Dempsey it's clear his feet are planted firmly on the floor."I get it," he tells me as my toddler comes bursting into the room just a couple of minutes after we start chatting on Zoom, and later reveals that his family's lockdown binge TV of choice is The Queen's Gambit - as it helped them improve their own chess strategies when playing one another. Propelled to household-name status playing neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd (aka McDreamy) in medical drama Grey's Anatomy, Dempsey comes across as a down-to-earth family man in real life - and a far cry from his latest character in new show Devils, a thriller set in the world of finance around ...