The haunting thought for those BBC managers whose careers have been wrecked or interrupted by the Savile scandals is that most of the fallout could have been avoided if just one of the televised tributes to the presenter in late 2011 had included a balancing line of commentary such as, "but, throughout Savile's career, there were allegations of a darker side", followed by a short clip from the Theroux film. But either every senior figure at the BBC last year had strangely forgotten this memorable piece of television or the material would not have fitted the hagiographic format by now favoured for cultural coverage. … [Read more...] about How will the Jimmy Savile affair change the media’s view of celebrities?
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Other professionals have criticised Depp, including an executive from his days working on Pirates of the Caribbean. Former Disney executive Nina Jacobson told the Without Fail podcast in 2018 she found Depp’s performances “pretty out there”. … [Read more...] about Johnny Depp’s lifelong love affair with drugs laid bare in spectacular trial
'And I also don’t think that it is ever important for people to know what I do, who I sleep with, who I date … but in this instance it is very different because as I said, there are so many people that are side-eyeing me, looking at me questionable. … [Read more...] about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith feel talking publicly about her affair on Red Table Talk ‘was best move for their family’ and now couple are ‘good, happy, and strong’
Neil Saunders, an analyst at the Conlumino retail consultancy, said: “While it’s a precautionary measure it will have a significant financial cost attached, certainly running into tens of millions of dollars. The cost comes directly from the recall process, the loss of writing off products, and from lost sales.” … [Read more...] about Mars recalls chocolate bars in 55 countries after plastic found in product
For one, we are all doing a lot more work outside formal workplaces: completing tasks that cannot be done in paid hours, or doing our best to remain "competitive" and up-to-date. Human resource gurus say everybody should devote 15% of their time every year to retraining – unpaid, of course. Then there is all the work we must do to manage our complex lives, including our financial dealings with the state, as well as care for children and elderly relatives. … [Read more...] about Britain’s labour figures hide the real hours we work every day