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Tina Fey’s new show is coming to Netflix next spring

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Not content with signing up the Queen (sort of), Netflix is also going into business with the Queen of comedy: Tina Fey. As Variety reports, the online streaming service has snapped up her new sitcom. Fey won’t actually appear in it, but she is writing and producing the show with Robert Carlock, who she worked…

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The week in hashtags: #MyHungerGames, #AMAs, #ImageFromRochester, #MyDressMyChoice

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This week, Twitter has been protesting economic and gender inequality, bad lunches and red carpet mistakes. Here's what you need to know. #MyHungerGames As everyone gears up for the release of Mockingjay: Part 1, the penultimate film in the $800 million-grossing Hunger Games franchise, US activists The Harry Potter Alliance have turned Suzanne Collins' fantasy story…

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Ten of the best #FeministHackerBarbie responses on Twitter

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First, screenwriter, bestselling author and long-time blogger Pamela Ribon highlighted the fact that children's book 'Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer' not only doesn't teach kids what engineering involves, but promotes the message that women need a couple of dudes to hand for even the simplest task. (Genuine line from the text: '"I’m only…

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Brace yourself: Mail Online could be turned into a TV show

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Good news for anyone who thinks the Mail Online's sidebar of shame would be a hundred times better if it involved a couple of randoms shouting about famous women’s sideboob and cellulite instead. Yep, not content with being the most popular online newspaper in the UK and having over 44 million uniques a month in…

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A look back at the big viral videos of 2014

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The question being thrown at every ad agency in the country at this moment is this: how do we make it go viral? And no wonder – an advertising campaign which clocks up stratospheric shares can capture the hearts, the imaginations and most importantly the wallets of consumers. This year saw the release of the brilliant First…

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The week in hashtags – #BandAid30, #WeBackEd, #ChokingGirlsAroundTheWorld

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Charity, equality campaigns and Princess Bride memes stick a band-aid on the broken internet... it's our round-up of must-see hashtags from the past week. #BandAid30 We all know it's Christmas now, because Band Aid's latest incarnation has landed. Featuring the likes of Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran alongside One Direction (naturally) and Bono…

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The week in hashtags: #BoycottStarbucks, #Parklife, #FutureJohnLewisAds, #AlexFromTarget

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From picking up a penguin to ditching our PSL, here are the hashtags you need to know about from the past week.   #BoycottStarbucks It's a hashtag that rarely dips far below the radar, but this week Twitter is mostly boycotting Starbucks because of the company's new employee dress code, which now allows tattoos but bans…

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Hipster, hippie or Kim Kardashian: what type of ancient phone user are you?

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It's official: Kim Kardashian uses an ancient phone! Not two tin cans tied together with string, but pretty damn close – a Blackberry Bold, which they don't even sell anymore. So devoted to her favourite B'berry is Kim that she even buys spare handsets on eBay and hoards them for future use. 'I like to…

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New John Lewis Christmas advert launches, Twitter obsesses over #MontythePenguin

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Love it or hate it, the John Lewis Christmas advert has quickly become a festive tradition, with a focus on cuddly animals, family togetherness, and of course, a touch of magic. And, call me a stupid sap whose emotions can be manipulated in less time than it takes to say 'I want a penguin', but…

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It’s Equal Pay Day 2014: Sorry women, you’re working for free until January

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Unhappy Equal Pay Day! Yep, as The Telegraph reports, today marks the point in the year after which women are effectively working for free thanks to the gender pay gap. (Thanks, gender pay gap. You’re too kind.) What’s more (or as it turns out, less), the gap has widened since last year, adding three more…

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The week in hashtags: #BeenRapedNeverReported, #Catcalling, #iStandSunday, #NaNoWriMo

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From raising awareness and hijacking hate to moustaches and writer's block, here are the biggest hashtags from the past week... #BeenRapedNeverReported One of the most powerful hashtags of late, #BeenRapedNeverReported was started on Thursday night by Antonia Zerbisias, a writer for the Toronto Star, as a defence of Canadian actress Lucy DeCoutere, one of nine women…

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Kitten-filled parody Gone Purrl makes Gone Girl much less scary (plus five other films that need cute remakes, stat)

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Forget about Amazing Amy, this week the internet’s all about the amazing kitties in The Pet Collective’s fantastic new video: an all-kitten remake of Gone Girl, called (naturally) Gone Purrl. ('The hallmark of a sociocat is a lack of empathy.') And rightly so – it might be the best thing that's ever happened. In fact,…

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Minister criticises Halloween costumes that ‘demonise’ mental illness

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If you’re dressing up for a Halloween party this weekend, or perhaps a spot of trick or treating (I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you have young children), you might want to leave the straitjacket at home. Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has spoken out about the proliferation…

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shinyshiny speaks to No More Page 3’s Lucy-Ann Holmes on glamour models, Check ‘Em Tuesdays and dealing with trolls

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As such huge fans of the campaign and everything it stands for, we were very excited when we got the chance to speak to the creator of No More Page 3, Lucy Ann Holmes, and (without fan-girling too much) she was just as inspirational to speak to as we'd hoped. If you haven't heard of…

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Cadbury to discontinue iconic chocolate coins #ChocCoinGate

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Cadbury has discontinued production of its famous chocolate coins, in an announcement dubbed #ChocCoinGate by crestfallen tweeters. The confectionary giant today admitted via Twitter that the Christmas favourite is no longer in production: @hwallop Chocolate coins have been discontinued however we have lots of other chocolatey treats to try. https://t.co/myMnKqvG7m — Cadbury UK (@CadburyUK) October 27, 2014…

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The week in hashtags: #TheQueenTweets, #FCKH8, #NoJustice, #OttawaStrong

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The Queen got in on the act, time went backwards and Twitter got angry... again. Here are the most important hashtags from the past week. #NoJustice, #ThingsLongerThanOscarsSentence When Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years' imprisonment for the culpable homicide of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Tuesday (as little as 10 months of which could actually…

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Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” voted best song to listen to when ill

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Queen's anthemic song Bohemian Rhapsody has been voted the best track to listen to if you're feeling down or unwell. The results were gathered by ComRes for BBC local radio for Faith in the World Week, which is exploring the healing powers of music. ComRes polled 1,000 people and gave them 10 choices. Dancing Queen by Abba came second,…

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Words that have whole new meanings, thanks to social media

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'On a cold winter's evening, the whole family would gather round the wireless... because Virgin Media broadband was down to 2Mbps again.' For as long as it has existed, the internet has been taking words and claiming them as its own. Post, thread, status; all terms that would have entirely different meanings on Downton Abbey than they…

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