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    Humphrys defends 'jokey' pay-gap chat

    Radio 4 presenter John Humphrys has defended off-air comments he made about the BBC's gender pay gap, describing them as part of a "jokey" exchange. The Today programme host told ITV News he had "consistently" spoken out in favour of "equal pay for equal work". Humphrys and North America editor Jon Sopel were recorded discussing colleague Carrie Gracie, who quit as China editor over "pay discrimination". The BBC was "deeply unimpressed" with the off-air chat, a BBC source said. During the exchange before Monday's show, the pair reportedly joked about "handing over" pay to keep Gracie in the role. Gracie had just quit because of what she said was pay inequality with her male counterparts - including

  • CNN Money

    Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey are off Disney's board

    Two high profile tech executives are leaving Disney's board of directors over potential conflicts of interest. Neither Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg nor Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be renominated to their positions on Disney's board, according to an SEC filing from Disney. "Given our evolving business and the businesses Ms. Sandberg and Mr. Dorsey are in, it has become increasingly difficult for them to avoid conflicts relating to board matters and they are not standing for re-election" a Disney spokesman said in a statement. Dorsey had been on the board since 2013 and Sandberg has served since 2010. Both Facebook and Twitter have increasingly moved into the entertainment business in recent years.

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    Eric Clapton: 'I'm going deaf'

    (CNN)Legendary singer Eric Clapton says he is losing his hearing. The singer, 72, told BBC 2 he plans to continuing performing live but does have concerns about how aging affects that. "I mean, I'm going deaf, I've got tinnitus, my hands just about work," he said. According to the Mayo Clinic, tinnitus "is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears" and affects one in five people.

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    Mark Wahlberg says he'll donate $1.5 million in Michelle Williams' name

    (CNN)Mark Wahlberg is donating $1.5 million to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in costar Michelle Williams' name. The donation comes in response to criticism over a gender pay gap for reshoots of the movie "All the Money in the World." Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for the reshoots while Williams made just around $1,000, or $80 a day. "Over the last few days my reshoot fee for 'All the Money in the World' has become an important topic of conversation," Wahlberg said in a statement. "I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I'm donating the $1.5M to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams' name." William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, the talent agency that represents both Wahlberg

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    Living with Alzheimer's at the age of 30

    Living with Alzheimer's at the age of 30 "I'm not going to get better, I'm just going to get worse," says Daniel Bradbury.

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    Bill Murray debuts his Steve Bannon on 'SNL'

    Steve Bannon is no longer a grim reaper on "Saturday Night Live." Bill Murray surprised audiences on NBC's variety show on Saturday night debuting in the show's opening sketch as former Trump White House chief strategist, Bannon. Saturday's episode was the first of 2018. In the past, a cast member didn't play Bannon, instead having the political figure played by a grim reaper character with a skull face mask. On Saturday night, during an "Morning Joe" segment, Murray came out in a black hood to big cheers from the audience. "The Bannon magic is still out there," Murray as Bannon said. "Magic. Magic. The king maker! The Bannon dynasty is dawning." Kate McKinnon's Mika Brzezinski asked Bannon what

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    'Racist?' Newsrooms covering Trump's 'shithole' comment debate how to discuss

    President Trump's vulgar remarks about immigrants forced newsrooms to decide whether to bleep the most powerful man in America. More importantly, the story also sparked conversations about the president's racist track record. Journalists have covered other racial remarks and controversies in Trump's past. But this time felt different -- maybe because Trump's comments were so brazen, maybe because it happened in the Oval Office, maybe because many news outlets were quickly able to confirm the Washington Post's story. On Thursday evening, several CNN news anchors said the quote attributed to the president about "shithole countries" was a racist remark. At 10 p.m., CNN's Don Lemon went further and