The most controversial TV programme for years began on Sunday night, at 8pm on Channel 4, with a giggling voice asking: “Is that thing on?” Even before viewers saw the blushing cheeks and familiar up-sweep of eyes under the fringe, the posh-flirty voice clearly identified Diana, Princess of Wales.
For many of her supporters, Diana: In Her Own Words is a thing they wish had not been on. The film includes videotapes recorded by the voice coach Peter Settelenin 1992 and 1993 during sessions to improve Diana’s public speaking, but in which she spoke frankly about private matters. They had been shown before in the US, but it was their first airing in the UK.
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Theresa May on Wednesday distanced herself from the tone taken by some newspapers in covering her decision to call a snap election, which some have labelled “chilling” and “bitter and twisted”.
The Daily Mail sent shudders across social media with its front page featuring a close-up of the prime minster with the headline: “Crush the saboteurs”.
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Amid the ongoing nude photo leak scandal surrounding several actresses, website Celeb Jihad claimed to have found a nude photo of Halle Berry. However, it was later revealed that the purported nude photo of the Oscar-winning actress was photoshopped by the website to show her exposing her breasts.
The image in question was obtained from Berry’s Instagram account last week. The actress shared the photo of her wearing a laced top, captioning it: “Me when someone says ‘I’m coming over and I’ve got snacks.’” The photo did not show the actress exposing her breasts but showed off a hint of cleavage.
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US Marines have been given guidelines for using social media after it was discovered some had been sharing nude photos of female colleagues online.
The advice encourages marines to behave responsibly when sharing marine corps-related material online.
It adds that existing orders for the marines have “long prohibited” sexual or other harassment.
The Pentagon previously said sharing nude photos was “inconsistent” with its values.
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This viral video might be the best lesson in “how to keep a straight face” in the most hilarious situation ever.
A very serious expert on South Korea appears on BBC World News via webcam to discuss the impeachment of South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye.
But just when he’s deep into a convoluted analysis on the meaning of democracy in the face of scandals, the impossible happens.
First, his daughter bursts in and starts dancing:
“I think one of your children just walked in,” says the presenter in studio, visibly amused:
Continue reading Man attempts to give serious BBC interview, regrets ever having children
Presenters of Radio Devon’s The Potting Shed identify 5ft bush with a ‘sickly sweet pong’, but police decide not to take action
After our earlier report that a US reporter quit live on air to front a pro-cannabis campaign, news reaches Monkey of another incident involving the green weed.
Continue reading Gardener sends photo of ‘weed’ to BBC show – which turns out to be cannabis
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace has said.
The fourth in line to the throne will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
There had been speculation that the couple would include the name of Diana in honour of Prince William’s mother.
Charlotte was born on Saturday in the Lindo Wing of London’s St Mary’s Hospital.
The BBC’s royal correspondent Peter Hunt said the Queen and other senior royals were told of the baby’s name before the announcement was made public.
He said that a Kensington Palace official, when asked about the couple’s choice, said: “We’ll let the names speak for themselves.”