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Jean-Paul Goude’s best photograph: an androgynous Grace Jones

People thought she looked outrageous, alien even. I wanted them to be intimidated. It was a slap in the face to the entertainment of the day The first time I saw Grace was at a show at Les Mouches, a gay bar in New York, in 1974 or 1975. I already knew of Grace as a model, but I didn’t …

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Quentin Tarantino: Weinstein Company owes me over $4m in royalties

The director, along with stars including Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep, has filed court papers claiming the company owes him money Quentin Tarantino has filed court papers to state that he is owed over $4m in royalties from the Weinstein Company. The failed film company is currently taking bids for its assets yet before any sale is made, the film-maker …

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Frida Kahlo’s great-niece calls for Barbie doll to be redesigned

The doll should have to match what the artist really was, says lawyer for late Mexican artists great niece The toymaker Mattel is in a dispute with a distant relative of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo over rights to a Frida Barbie doll released as part of the company’s Inspiring Women series. Kahlo’s great-niece Mara de Anda Romeo said …

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Stanley Kubrick: film’s obsessive genius rendered more human

He was portrayed as a recluse, but a new picture is emerging of a family man who was simply passionate about his work Twenty years after his death, Stanley Kubrick has never been more popular or visible, particularly in the country he called home for the last 37 years of his life. The BFI Southbank is dedicating a retrospective to …

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Boxing spectator becomes instant meme after knockout punch

Deontay Wilder, left, punches Dominic Breazeale during the first round of the WBC heavyweight championship boxing match.Image: Frank Franklin II/AP/REX/Shutterstock You never know when you might become a meme. During a hard-hitting match between heavyweight boxers Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale Friday night, Wilder landed a nasty right hook on the jaw of Breazeale in the first round, sending him …

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Ageing bulls: have Robert De Niro’s roles inspired Donald Trump?

They hate each other and are involved in a very public spat. But Trump is a huge fan of De Niros movies and the actor is also a real estate mogul, just like the US president Seconds out for Grudge Match 2: the ageing bull versus the old pretender. It’s a trash-talking, fist-pumping, shadow-boxing spectacular featuring two rich alpha-males who …

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Saturday Night Live: Black Panther almost saves the day

Some tired jokes aside, a solid week which saw Alec Baldwins Trump mess up at a press conference and a standout Black Jeopardy skit Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) is doing a press conference with leaders of the Baltic states – “these freakshows here” – but first he reads a “prepared statement to prove that I can read”. “Time to freestyle,” …

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Alan Alda reveals Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

The M*A*S*H and West Wing actor says he has been living with disease for three years, but is living a full life Alan Alda, who starred as Hawkeye in the long-running TV comedy M*A*S*H, has revealed he has Parkinson’s disease. The 82-year-old actor told US talk show CBS This Morning that he was diagnosed with the disease more than three …

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