THE WEEK THAT WAS: ENTERTAINMENT & TV (12/07/18)
13th July 2018
Kit Harington Says Goodbye to Game Of Thrones
The actor who plays Jon Snow in popular series Game of Thrones, wrapped filming in early July and has since admitted he’s struggling to come to terms with the fact it is over for him. But alas, even though Kits time on the show is over the prequel is set to get underway in Belfast later this year. We wonder what this new series will be focussing on? We’ll have to wait until 2019 to find out…
Kylie Jenner makes Forbes ‘Richest Self-Made’ List
Through her makeup and many various other brands Kylie Jenner made $900 million in less than three years. Kylie was number 27 on the list, whereas bigger sister Kim was a joint 54th on the list with author Danielle Steele.
The Emmy Nominations Are Announced
The Emmy nominations for this year’s awards have been announced, and for the first time in its 70 year history a streaming service (Netflix) is leading the running, normally top of the list is cable network HBO. With the likes of Glow and The Crown being among the nominees. This is just another way that shows our viewing habits are changing.
BBC Gender Pay Gap Continues
The BBC have been announcing pay drops in a bid to close the gender pay gap. However, their top 10 highest paid employees are still all male. Gary Lineker has now overtaken Chris Evans as the best-paid person with Graham Norton, Jeremy Vine and John Humphrys all seeing pay cuts. Claudia Winkleman and Mary Berry are the highest paid female employees.
Comic Sacha Baron Cohen best known for Borat and Ali G has had a new target in his sights recently. For his new TV show Who is America he dressed up as a wounded veteran to target Republican politician Sarah Palin. She hit back on Facebook and there have been calls to boycott the American network the show is running on. Not one to back from a fight Baron Cohen has responded as one of his characters on Facebook. It seems that this new show is to be even more controversial than his last – highlighting all things fake news.
Water has been in short supply this summer with a record heatwave – to highlight this WaterAid have produced an ‘eco-friendly’ playlist on Spotify. Each song lasts as long as one shower should – 4 minutes long and not a second longer. This is a really fun way of highlighting such an important issue.
If you fancy a long read this is worth your time – Guardian journalist Imani Amrani writes how her viewing habits have changed this summer as she has returned to watching terrestrial TV. She accounts The World Cup and Love Island for this change. The reason for this is these are programmes that need to be watched together rather than individually. There is also the live Twitter commentary that you just can’t get away from and you need to watch live to avoid any spoilers.
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