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8 things Will Ferrell’s Eurovision movie gets wrong

8 things Will Ferrell’s Eurovision movie gets wrong

Entertainment
Will Ferrell's Eurovision movie, The Story of Fire Saga, was only released on Friday, but it's already leapt to number one on Netflix's most-watched movies chart.The comedy follows the fortunes of an inept Icelandic band, Fire Saga - Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams) - who get the chance to fulfil a lifelong dream when they're selected to enter the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.Written with obvious affection by Ferrell, the film is crammed full of Easter eggs and cameos for long-time fans. It features a band called Moon Fang, whose horrific masks are a call-back to 2006's Eurovision winners Lordi, while a sing-off in the middle of the film features guest appearances from real-life contestant...
‘It was wrong’: Kristen Bell will no longer voice mixed-race character

‘It was wrong’: Kristen Bell will no longer voice mixed-race character

Entertainment
Kristen Bell says she will no longer voice the role of mixed-race character Molly Tillerman in the animated series Central Park.The 39-year-old Frozen star made the announcement on social media, sharing a message from the production team with her 14.4 million Instagram followers. In a message written alongside the group statement, Bell said now was "a time to acknowledge our acts of complicity".She went on: "Playing the character of Molly on Central Park shows a lack of awareness of my pervasive privilege. Image: She said her casting demonstrated her 'pervasive privilege' "Casting a mixed-race character with a white actress undermines the specificity of the mixed race and Black American experience. It was wrong and we, on the Central ...
Coronavirus: What went wrong with the UK’s contact tracing app?

Coronavirus: What went wrong with the UK’s contact tracing app?

Technology
After months of work, the UK has ditched the way its coronavirus-tracing app works, prompting a blame game between the government and two of the world's biggest tech firms. So what went wrong?At the end of March, I got a text from a senior figure in the UK's technology industry. This person said they were helping the NHS "on a very substantial project that will launch in days and potentially save hundreds of thousands of British lives."That was the first I knew of the plan to build a contact tracing app, a project that soon appeared to be at the very centre of the government's strategy to beat coronavirus and help us all emerge from lockdown. The tech luminary had somehow assumed that I could be an adviser to the project - I made it clear that could not b...
From Prince to Megan Thee Stallion: When record contracts go wrong

From Prince to Megan Thee Stallion: When record contracts go wrong

Entertainment
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion claims that her record label is preventing her from releasing new music. The star, who released the platinum-selling single Hot Girl Summer last year, says she's been frozen out since asking to renegotiate her contract."I didn't really know what was in my contract," she explained on Instagram Live. "I was young. I was, like, 20.""So now they telling [me] that [I] can't drop no music. It's really just a greedy game," she added.The musician, whose real name is Megan Pete, signed her deal with 1501 Entertainment in 2018. She only became aware of problems with the contract last year when she hired a new management team."They were like, 'Do you know that this is in your contract?' And I was like, 'Oh, damn, ...
Labour and Conservatives have your data – but it’s wrong

Labour and Conservatives have your data – but it’s wrong

Technology
The Labour Party is ranking every voter in each constituency on key issues, including "austerity", "inequality" and "immigration", Sky News can reveal.Digital rights campaigners criticised the practice, saying this kind of ranking could mean voters were excluded from democratic debate. Internal Labour data seen by Sky News show the party creates a "ranking of electors within a given Westminster parliamentary constituency of how likely they are to fall into various categories".The ranking goes from "one to the number of electors in the constituency". Labour also creates a ranking for local council wards. Image: Voters can request information parties hold on them Sky News understands the rankings are used to decide which voters to canva...