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Lady Leshurr: How tooth brushing made a YouTube star

Ten years ago, Lady Leshurr would’ve been considered a rapper, pure and simple. But today, the 29-year-old’s hugely successful online videos make her difficult to categorise. “I never thought I’d be classed as a YouTuber, but I guess I am technically,” she tells BBC News. “YouTube has done everything for …

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Isaac Gracie: From choir boy to the charts

Isaac Gracie’s life changed forever the day his voice broke. From the age of seven, the London-born singer had been a chorister, rehearsing and performing six times a week with the Ealing Abbey Choir. “I was in the full cassocks and everything,” remembers the 23-year-old. “And by the end of …

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Hotel auditions should be banned, acting union says

Acting auditions should no longer take place in hotel rooms or homes, the leading US actors’ union has said. Sag-Aftra, which organises the Screen Actors Guild Awards, has called for an end to the practice “to help protect members from potential harassment”. Such auditions have “allowed predators to exploit performers …

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