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11 Things to See and Do at the Tribeca Film Festival 

New York’s spring culture season is officially in bloom thanks in part to the Tribeca Film Festival, which kicks off this week. Founded 15 years ago by Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal as a means to revitalize downtown Manhattan post-9/11, the TFF (as it is known in these parts) has expanded from a niche happening to an intriguing centrifuge of entertainment.

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The festival includes every variation of film (narrative features, documentaries, and fully immersive virtual reality experiences) as well as A-list talks, exclusive TV releases, and even quick, blink and you’ll miss it Snapchat shorts.

Interested? We’ve got you covered; here are the 11 events you should not miss.

Cabbage lead singer Lee Broadbent denies claims of sexual assault at gig

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Cabbage have denied claims their lead singer assaulted a female audience member at one of their gigs.

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A woman who attended the Wednesday night gig – but not the person said to have been assaulted – claimed on social media to have seen the incident.

The band strongly deny the accusations made against singer Lee Broadbent.

Nicole Rushworth said Cabbage’s performance was poor and claims he was “so off his head” that he was unable to remove his own guitar strap.

“Lead singer Lee Broadbent sexually assaulted a young woman at the show,” she wrote on Twitter, adding that the young woman had been attending the show with her dad.

“He proceeded to put his hand down his trousers, fondle himself, then rub his hand over the girl, ragging on her hair,” she claims.

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Nicole claims the dad made a complaint to security at the venue who then brought Lee Broadbent to apologise, but she claims he “got aggressive” with the girl’s dad.

Cabbage were supporting Kasabian when the incident was said to have occurred.

The venue, O2 Kentish Town Forum, would not comment when Newsbeat contacted them.

Cabbage’s representative have yet to respond to a request from the BBC for a statement but the band posted a response to the claims saying they “deny the accusations put against Lee this morning,” but which confirmed a complaint had been made.

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“His hands were never down his trousers although he did go down to the barrier to interact with the crowd, as he does at all Cabbage shows,” it reads.

They claim he “took it on himself” to make an apology to the person who made a complaint and shook hands with both the father and daughter in question.

The band says the complaints are “completely unfounded” and that they are shocked and deeply troubled by the “fabrications”.

They say ” We would never engage in any of the actions that this Tweet accuses us of”

Several followers of the band have responded to Cabbage’s tweet to say that they also witnessed the incident, while other fans welcomed hearing the band’s response to the accusations.

A spokesperson for SafeGigs4Women says the charity has offered assistance to both the band and fans involved in the alleged incident.

“We have now seen Cabbage’s statement, and we’d be happy to discuss the matter and issues of consent in the context of the artist/fan relationship during a gig with them if they are willing,” said the charity in a statement given to Newsbeat.

“We’d also be happy to provide referrals to the girl and her father if they feel the need for them, as we do everyone who comes to us.”

Scotland Yard tells Newsbeat that there was no report of this alleged incident to the police.

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9 Cocktail Dresses You Can Easily Re-Wear During Wedding Season

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Spending every other weekend at a wedding this spring? Make your life (and packing list) easier with these 9 great options to bring to every casual, cocktail or black tie-optional wedding you have on the agenda.

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Three Chic Outfits to Wear to a Baseball Game

Play ball! Baseball season is in full swing and for some of us finding the perfect game day outfit can be a little tricky. Here are a few things to consider when dressing for a game. First and foremost, be comfortable in whatever you wear. The last thing you’ll want to be doing is adjusting your outfit during an entire game and not only will it drive you crazy but it’ll annoy surrounding spectators. You also want to dress weather appropriate. I suggest bringing a lightweight jacket to a late afternoon game because when the sun goes down it gets chilly pretty quickly.

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When it comes down to it, we just want to look effortlessly chic. Emily Ratajkowski is pretty much the epitome of that. She rocks a white tee and jeans like it’s nobody’s business. Whether you’re a fan or not, you too can pull off an effortless look. Have no fear, we’ve put together three chic outfits that will let your personality shine through!

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Tennant and Colman support selfie mental health campaign

Tennant and Colman support selfie mental health campaign

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Tennant and Colman were recently seen in ITV’s hit drama Broadchurch

Broadchurch stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman have posted selfies of themselves to show their support for a BBC mental health initiative.

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Tom Hardy and Russell Brand have also pulled their fingers out – four to be precise – for the #1in4 campaign.

Alison Kirkham, the BBC’s controller of factual commissioning, said one in four were affected by mental health issues.

“I’m delighted so many high-profile people have come together to raise awareness of this important cause.”

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Tom Hardy and Russell Brand are also backing the initiative

Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and Frozen voice star Kristen Bell have also snapped their digits to show solidarity.

“I wanted to get involved with the #1in4 campaign to help people realise they’re not alone,” said Grimshaw.

“Having mental health issues is nothing to be ashamed about.”

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Others participating include Kristen Bell and Nick Grimshaw

The initiative accompanies the BBC’s Minds Matter season, a range of programmes across TV and radio about mental health.

They include Mind Over Marathon, a documentary featuring the Duke of Cambridge that will air later on BBC One.


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Bake Off to extend to 75 minutes on C4

Bake Off to extend to 75 minutes on C4

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Spot the difference: Paul Hollywood, Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding and Prue Leith

The new Great British Bake Off is to extend to 75 minutes when it moves to Channel 4 later this year.

The extra 15 minutes will mean that fans will still get an hour of the show, not including adverts.

Comedian Jo Brand has also announced she will join the channel with her spin-off programme, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice.

Brand described herself “as a completely mediocre baker… but lover of all things spongy and tarty”.

“I am really looking forward to another Extra Slice and all the fun and frolics that brings,” she added.

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Brand invites her audience of Bake Off fans to bring in their own cakes

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Mostly gone but not forgotten: Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Mel Giedroyc


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Anne Hathaway admits ‘not trusting’ female director

Anne Hathaway admits ‘not trusting’ female director

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Hathaway won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in Les Miserables

Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway has admitted to not trusting female directors in the past due to “internalised misogyny”.

In an ABC interview, the star said she didn’t give her all to director Lone Scherfig in 2011 film One Day.

“I really regret not trusting her more easily,” she said.

“And I am to this day scared that the reason I didn’t trust her the way I trust some of the other directors I work with is because she’s a woman.”

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Hathaway starred in One Day with Jim Sturgess

Hathaway added: “I’m so scared that I treated her with internalised misogyny. I’m scared that I didn’t give her everything that she needed.”

The actress questioned whether she was “resisting her on some level. It’s something I’ve thought a lot about in terms of when I get scripts to be directed by women”.

Hathaway told the Popcorn with Peter Travers show: “When I get a script, when I see a first film directed by a woman, I have in the past focused on what was wrong with it. And when I see a film… directed by a man, I focus on what’s right with it.

“I can only acknowledge that I’ve done that and I don’t want to do that anymore … I, before I realised this, had actively tried to work with female directors. And I still had this mindset buried in there somewhere.”

‘Never apologised’

But the actress added that she knows how difficult it is for women to get “the reins to anything”.

“That journey is way harder than it should be. It’s not equal,” she said.

“And I wonder if it’s about the thought process like the one I just talked about. About undervaluing what it takes to make your first film.”

Hathaway said she would call Scherfig after the interview to apologise.

“I’ve never apologised to her about it,” she said.

“It wasn’t an issue of professionalism. I hold her in such a dear place in my heart and I think she does for me, too.”

A representative for Scherfig told ABC News: “Lone Scherfig is deep in pre-production of her next film and is consumed by it. She asked me to express her love and admiration for Anne and her work.”

Hathaway has long been an advocate for women’s rights and is a women’s goodwill ambassador for the United Nations (UN).

She made a speech on International Women’s Day last month at the UN calling on companies and countries around the world to offer paid parental leave.


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Prince: 12 things we’ve learned since his death

Prince: 12 things we’ve learned since his death

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The star’s hits included Purple Rain, Little Red Corvette, Raspberry Beret and Diamonds and Pearls

This Friday, it will be one year since Prince died, after taking an accidental overdose of painkillers.

His death robbed the world of a true original: A pocket-sized virtuoso who broke musical rules and defied genres, apparently without breaking a sweat.

President Obama called his death a “remarkable loss”, and revealed he listened to Purple Rain to “just to get warmed up” in the morning.

The star was famously private, rarely giving interviews, and even serving non-disclosure agreements on former bandmates and collaborators.

Since his death, however, fans have been afforded the occasional glimpse into his life – some funny, some enlightening, all of them elevating his status as a visionary, and a musical genius.

Here are 12 things we’ve learned in the last 12 months.

There was a swear box at Paisley Park

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With songs like Erotic City and Sexy Dancer, Prince became known as a rampant sex machine – but he was also a devoutly religious vegan, who became a Jehovah’s Witness in 2003.

After that, he excised swear words from his music (Sexy MF was never played live again) and kept a “cuss bucket” in his recording studio.

“He didn’t want to dishonour the faith,” said his friend James Lundstrom. “He wasn’t joking. You had to pay in cash in the bucket. He would charge you between three and 10 dollars per swear word.

“Once I bumped my knee and I said, ‘damn’. He said, ‘What did you say?'”

On one occasion, Lundstrom recalled, a foul-mouthed musician stuffed a handful of hundred dollar bills in the swear jar as a down-payment for the rest of the day.

An obscure song called Comeback was played at his funeral

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Prince with his first wife, Mayte Garcia

Prince was cremated at a private ceremony for family and close friends on Saturday, 23 April.

Among the songs played at the service was Comeback, an acoustic lament the star originally recorded in 1996 for his son, Ahmir, who was born with a rare genetic disorder and died seven days later.

Released on the fanclub-only album The Truth, the song’s lyrics were equally apt for Prince’s funeral.

If you ever lose someone dear to you / Never say the words ‘they’re gone’ / They’ll come back.

Prince is wearing a wig in Purple Rain

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A portrait of Prince from Steve Parke’s new book, Picturing Prince

Prince’s former art director Steve Parke recently published a book featuring the intimate, behind-the-scenes photographs he took of the star during his time at Paisley Park.

He also recounts the time Prince invited him to watch a montage of old performances he was preparing for the American Music Awards. When a scene from Purple Rain appeared, the star bellowed, “Look at that wig!” and burst out laughing.

Parke later asked Prince’s hair stylist Earl Jones about the comment. He explained the star had had to reshoot a few scenes after the filming wrapped – but he had already cut his hair and bleached it blond – necessitating the bouffant hairpiece.

Jones added that Prince had reacted so badly to the bleach that his hair started breaking off, so he had to let it grow out, and dye it back to black.

“The hairstyle in Raspberry Beret was literally all I could do with it.”

He had a vicious mean streak

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It’s no secret that Prince was a perfectionist – but some of the stories that emerged after his death highlighted the star’s ruthless attitude towards his bandmates.

“He did like to push the band with fear,” said Michael B Nelson, who played trombone for the New Power Generation.

One night, months into 1993’s Act I tour, Nelson missed a high B during his solo on a song called The Flow.

“The next day, [Prince] came by and said, ‘You’re gonna play that solo right tonight?'” he told Rolling Stone. “I said, ‘I’ll do my best.’ And he says, ‘Uh, you did your best last night.’ And he walks away.”

That night, when it came to the solo, Prince walked up to him with his “golden gun” microphone (pictured above) and held it to his head.

“I was like, ‘Oh, my God.’ And he kept doing it. And it was like a week of him doing this, and I’m freaking out. It wasn’t showbiz at that point. It was, ‘Don’t you ever do that again’.”

His final shopping spree included CDs by Stevie Wonder, and a cup of coffee

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Prince was pictured riding his bicycle through Minneapolis shortly before his death

Five days before his death, Prince celebrated Record Store Day by cycling to his local record store and snapping up a few bargains.

According to Bob Fuchs, the manager of Electric Fetus, the star bought six CDs:

  1. Stevie Wonder – Talking Book
  2. Chambers Brothers – The Time Has Come
  3. Joni Mitchell – Hejira
  4. Swan Silvertones – Inspirational Gospel Classics
  5. Missing Persons – The Best Of Missing Persons
  6. Santana – Santana IV

Prince then set off on his bike, waving to fans at a nearby hair salon before visiting a local coffee store. According to barista, Alya Al-Hilwani, he preferred a mocha, with no whipped cream.

He secretly bought the Purple Rain house

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In summer 2015, the Minneapolis house that featured as Prince’s childhood home in the film Purple Rain went up for sale. It turns out that Prince bought it himself.

Minnesota Public Radio checked property records and discovered the owner of the 1913 house, at 3420 Snelling Avenue, Minneapolis, was NPG Music Publishing – one of Prince’s companies.

The initial asking price was just $110,000, but Prince paid $117,000 in cash to secure the property.

After his death, Prince’s estate put it up for sale, saying “the costs of repair and ongoing maintenance” were such that keeping hold of the house was “not in the Estate’s best interest”.

Prince outsold Adele and Drake last year

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Incredibly, Prince was the biggest-selling artist in the US last year, in terms of album sales. He shifted more than 2.2 million albums in the months after his death, partly because his music was unavailable on the major streaming platrforms.

He was the only artist to sell more than one million digital and physical albums in 2016; and sold a total of 5.4 million digital songs, putting him ahead of Drake and Adele.

When his music finally became available on Spotify, Apple, Amazon and Google Play this February, it was streamed 17 million times in one week – with Purple Rain alone racking up 1 million plays.

He travelled under the name Peter Bravestrong

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Prince had many aliases – most famously changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol in the 1990s

Prince had many aliases as a songwriter – Alexander Nevermind, Joey Coco and Jamie Starr, to name but a few.

But unsealed court documents show, released earlier this week, show that the star, an intensely private person, travelled under the name Peter Bravestrong to help conceal his identity.

That name was on a luggage tag he used while travelling to Atlanta for what proved to be his final concert.

The suitcase was found at Paisley Park after his death, and contained several prescription bottles in the name of Kirk Johnson, a personal friend and employee since the 1980s. (It also contained handwritten lyrics for U Got the Look, according to investigators.)

US authorities are still investigating how Prince obtained the prescription medications which killed him.

He cooked a lot of eggs

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As well as, presumably, Raspberry Sorbet

As bandmates and friends lined up to pay tribute to Prince, they all seemed to have one memory in common: Eggs.

“Prince did the cooking. Scrambled eggs,” singer Jill Jones told GQ magazine. “He put curry and a little bit of cheddar cheese in them. It was really good, actually.

“You know, he barely ate. I was always starving around him. I was always freaking hungry.”

“Prince was never an eater,” agreed Cat Glover, who joined him on the Sign O The Times and Lovesexy tours. “He would usually smell his food. Literally. I never really seen Prince eat. I’ve seen him make pancakes – he made me pancakes, he made me eggs. But he’s not the type of person that eats a lot.

“Yeah, he has made me scrambled eggs,” said dancer Misty Copeland. “Breakfast was his forte. He liked to use a lot of seasoning. They were delicious.”

It’s worth noting that Prince himself did not carry an eggy whiff.

“Ever since I’ve known Prince, I’ve attached a smell to him, which is lavender,” Madonna once said. “He reeks of it.”

He destroyed a windmill

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One of the other properties put up for sale by Prince’s estate was a huge, 160-acre estate near Lake Ann in Chanhassen, which was valued at almost $14 million.

It once contained a yellow three-story mansion-style house, complete with a home studio, where portions of Sign O’ the Times and The Black Album were recorded.

“There were a couple of summer nights where we could hear music coming through the woods,” Juli Gempler, who lived next door, told ABC News after his death. “Nice and loud. It was good. It was really cool.”

The property even had its own windmill – also bright yellow – where Prince presumably spent many a happy hour milling organic flour before baking a nice batch loaf.

Sadly, though, he had the house and the windmill torn down in the 1990s. Satellite images now show the property as a vast expanse of green fields and woodland, except for a lone tennis court.

We’ll be hearing new Prince music for the rest of our lives

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Shortly after Prince’s death, the legendary “vault” that contained his archive of concert recordings, unreleased songs and rehearsal tapes was drilled open.

According to the singer’s former recording engineer Susan Rodgers, who started the vault for Prince during the 1980s, the facility was almost full when she left in 1987, with songs in there that pre-date his legendary Purple Rain album.

“We used to do two songs a day, and he just put them away,” added his friend and engineer David Z. In fact, there’s so much music waiting to be released, “it probably won’t be tapped out in our lifetime,” said former Paisley Park employee Scott LeGere.

The first release came last year, when the 1999-era track Moonbeam Levels was unearthed for the compilation Prince 4Ever.

This June, an expanded version of Purple Rain is due, containing “two incredible albums of previously unreleased Prince music and two complete concert films,” according to Warner Bros Records. A leaked tracklist suggests fans will finally get to hear studio versions of the much-bootlegged songs Electric Intercourse and Possessed, amongst others.

Prince’s estate has also signed a $30m deal with Universal Music to release non-Warner Bros material – which will hopefully include fan favourites like Extraloveable, Wonderful Ass, Lisa, Train, Rebirth of the Flesh and Big Tall Wall.

There is some speculation that the star didn’t maintain his vault to archival standards, and that some of the tapes may have deteriorated. Furthermore, the process of cataloguing the material hadn’t even begun by the start of this year.

He never rehearsed that solo on While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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One of the most widely-circulated links after Prince’s death was a video of his induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

It sees Prince joining an all-star version of the Beatles’ While My Guitar Gently Weeps, backed by Tom Petty, Steve Winwood and George Harrison’s son, Dhani. He keeps to the sidelines until the final two minutes, when he steps forward to deliver one of the most breathtaking guitar solos you’ve ever seen, full of fluttering high notes and ringing harmonics.

Amazingly, Prince never rehearsed this moment with the band. At a run-through the night before it was Jeff Lynne’s guitarist, Marc Mann, who took the solo.

“Prince doesn’t say anything, just starts strumming, plays a few leads here and there, but for the most part, nothing memorable,” recalled Joel Gallen, who directed the ceremony.

But when the big moment came, Prince stole the show. At one point, he turned to face Petty and Harrison, then fell backwards into the audience – while still playing – before strutting off stage, throwing his guitar into the air before the song ended.

“You see me nodding at him, to say, ‘Go on, go on,'” Petty told the New York Times. “I remember I leaned out at him at one point and gave him a ‘This is going great!’ kind of look.

“He just burned it up. You could feel the electricity of ‘something really big’s going down here.'”

Prince later claimed he had never even heard the song before it was sent to him to learn for the performance.

Picturing Prince – An Intimate Portrait by Steve Parke is out now, published by Cassell Illustrated.

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6 At-Home Peels That Will Leave Your Skin Insanely Glowy

Never underestimate the power of an good facial peel. A far cry from the brutal formula Samantha on Sex in the City had to endure, the new crop of skin peels are much more gentle, and involve no downtime. The technology has expanded even into the at-home realm, and although a DIY peel sounds like an intimidating task with a burn risk, these user-friendly options are anything but. They’re as gentle as your favorite face mask, but exfoliate at the level of a peel you’d get at a spa. See our 6 favorite easy to use (and impossible to mess up) peels below.

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Jared Leto Re-Lists His $2 Million “Starter” Mansion—See Inside the L.A. Home

UPDATE: Leto recently staged and re-listed the Hollywood Hills home. See the new and improved abode here. The below post originally ran November 2016.

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Jared Leto‘s “starter home” isn’t at all what most of us envision when picturing our first homes.

The talented star’s first L.A. home cost him a cool $1.65 million when he bought it back in 2006. It’s located in the Hollywood Hills and, oh right, it has a pool-slash-private courtyard. So, yeah, not too shabby.

Fast forward to today and Leto’s hard-earned status as an A-lister and award-winning actor means he’s no longer in need of his starter space. According to Trulia, the Suicide Squad star bought another $5 million L.A. property back in January of 2015 and now he’s looking to sell the 4,021-square-foot property for nearly $2 million.

Boasting four bedrooms and three baths, this contemporary-style pad has endless amenities, including a spa-like master bathroom, two large master suites, spacious living quarters, hardwood floors, and natural lighting throughout.

To see Leto’s for-sale residence, keep scrolling through the photos below. We’re sorry in advance for any real-estate envy you experience; we felt the exact same upon seeing this stunning space.