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Chimamanda Adichie Wins Women’s Prize for Fiction “Winner of Winners”.

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Chimamanda Adichie’s novel half of a yellow sun has been voted the best book to have won the women’s prize for fiction in its 25-year history.

The Nigerian-born author, who won the prize in 2007, was chosen in a public vote from a list of all 25 winners.

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Other past winners include Zadie Smith, the late Andrea Levy, Lionel Shriver, Rose Tremain and Maggie O’farrell.

The one-off award marks the anniversary of the prize, formerly known as the orange prize and the bailey’s prize.

Half of a yellow sun is set in Nigeria during the Biafran war, exploring the end of colonialism, ethnic allegiances, class, race and female empowerment. Published in 2006, it has received global acclaim.

It was made into a film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie newton in 2013.

More than 8,500 people voted, and were invited to share their thoughts with the prize’s digital book club, accessing newly created online reading guides and author interviews.

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Rapper Dave Secures Chart Success with Second Album ‘We’re All Alone in This Together’

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Rapper Dave Secures Chart Success with Second Album ‘We’re All Alone in This Together’

English Rapper David Orobosa Omoregie, professionally known as Dave, has claimed his second number one album after We’re All Alone In This Together’album debuted at the top of the UK albums chart.

The rapper earned the biggest opening week of 2021 so far with 74,000 chart sales, comfortably beating Olivia Rodrigo, whose debut secured 51,000 in its first week.

The 23-year-old from Streatham, south London, also claimed the biggest opening week for a hip-hop and rap album in more than a decade, since Tinie Tempah’s debut Disc-Overy in October 2010.

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Vinyl, CD and cassette made up 56% of the sales, while 44% were from streams, including 38.5 million plays across the album’s 12 tracks, according to the Official Charts Company.

Dave’s sophomore album has received widespread acclaim for its combination of social commentary, wordplay and sparse electronic production.

It comes after his 2019 debut Psychodrama which won both the Mercury Prize and Brit Award for album of the year, topped the UK albums chart and received numerous five-star reviews.

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Actress Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Streaming Release

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Actress Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Streaming Release

Hollywood actress, Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over its decision to release superhero film Black Widow, alleging a breach of contract which cost the actress millions of dollars.

The film was originally due for a big-screen release last year, but was delayed multiple times due to the Covid-19 pandemic and was eventually released this month simultaneously in theaters and on Disney.

“This will surely not be the last case where Hollywood talent stands up to Disney and make it clear that the company has a legal obligation to honor its contracts,” said John Berlinski, Johansson’s attorney.

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According to reports, Johansson’s lawyers tried to renegotiate the actress’s contract with Disney in 2019 after first expressing concerns about the multi-platform release.

‘Black Widow’ opened strongly in the United States with $80 million but reportedly dropped by 67% in its second week. Disney announced that it made $60 million via rentals in its opening weekend at $30 per rental.

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Marilyn Manson Files to Dismiss ‘Game of Thrones‘ Star‘s Sex Assault Case Against Him

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Marilyn Manson Files to Dismiss ‘Game of Thrones‘ Star‘s Sex Assault Case Against Him

A few months after British actress Esme Bianco filed a complaint of sexual assault against Marilyn Manson, the singer has filed to dismiss the case.

In February this year, the Game of Thrones actress sued the singer, accusing him of sexual assault and battery. She alleged that Manson repeatedly used drugs, force and threats to coerce her into sexual acts.

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In court papers filed in Los Angeles, Manson’s lawyers said there is not a shred of evidence to support the claims, while also arguing that Bianco’s case has been filed too late to be considered under California law.

Bianco is one of four women to sue the singer, alongside Manson’s former personal assistant Ashley Walters, model Ashley Morgan Smithline, and a woman who has chosen to remain anonymous. Many of their allegations are of a similar nature, including claims of sexual and physical abuse.

In total, more than a dozen women have made public allegations against the musician, including his ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood.

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