The latest developments since several countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, cut ties with Qatar on June 5. Saudis have been told to expose the names and identities of anyone showing sympathy with Qatar on Twitter, with a senior Saudi official vowing to "follow" every name reported via the social media site. The UAE has banned all expression of sympathy with Qatar, making it a criminal offence punishable with up to 15 years in prison.
Naomi Campbell and Tinie Tempah are among 37 black British musicians, actors, politicians, models and sports stars who will feature in a major new National Portrait Gallery exhibition. Running next year, the exhibition will also feature actor Sir Lenny Henry, journalist Sir Trevor McDonald, singer Laura Mvula and actress Thandie Newton. It is the gallery's biggest acquisition of Afro-Caribbean sitters. Others will include Dizzee Rascal and Vogue's new editor Edward Enninful. Labour MP Chuka Umunna and sports stars Denise Lewis and Les Ferdinand will also be featured, along with Homeland actor David Harewood, former children's laureate Malorie Blackman, Lord Bill Morris, the first black leader
Breitbart had been almost unfailingly supportive of President Trump, first during his campaign and then during his presidency. But following the White House's ouster of Steve Bannon, the former head of the right-wing website, Breitbart appears to be getting ready for a fight with the Trump team. Bannon, his allies and the site's staffers have not been subtle about what is likely to happen now. Joel Pollak, a senior editor-at-large at Breitbart, tweeted "#WAR," a reference to the site's early days and the mission statement of its founder, Andrew Breitbart. A person who recently spoke with Bannon told CNNMoney that the now-former White House chief strategist will not stay quiet on the sidelines.
Sir Bruce Forsyth, the veteran entertainer and presenter of many successful TV shows, has died aged 89. The former Strictly Come Dancing host had been unwell for some time and was in hospital earlier this year after a severe chest infection. His long career in showbusiness began when he was aged just 14. He became Britain's best-paid TV star, famous for hosting game shows like The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and The Price is Right. He also presented BBC One's Strictly with Tess Daly from 2004 to 2014. A statement from his manager Ian Wilson said he died "peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children". "A couple of weeks ago, a friend visited him and asked
Sir Bruce Forsyth was "loyal" and "special" man who had great instincts but who was a nervous performer, according to TV executive Lord Grade, who knew him for more than 50 years. He recalled their friendship on the BBC News Channel: I think the whole nation will be grieving because we've all grown up with Bruce. I'm 74 and I've grown up with Bruce. I use to go and watch rehearsals on Sunday Night at the Palladium when I was a schoolkid and he and I were friends, [and] we worked together over the years. I spent a morning with him at his house two weeks ago. We chatted over old times, he had a wonderful twinkle in his eye and he was battling, battling, battling. We've kind of grown up together