• Mario Batali includes recipe with apology for 'past behavior'

    "ps. in case you're searching for a holiday-inspired breakfast, these Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls are a fan favorite," the post reads, followed by a photo and a recipe link. Emailed recipes from Batali are hardly new -- he offers a weekly digest to those who register on his website. But this one, given what preceded it, drew some public derision. "If you haven't seen the Mario Batali apology, you should. Starts off ok, but he includes a recipe at the end," one tweeter posted Saturday. "I genuinely thought that 'Mario Batali includes a cinnamon roll recipe in his sexual harassment apology' was an onion gag. My bad. 2017 gonna 2017," says another. CNN's attempts to reach a media representative for

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    Iain Lee addresses I'm a Celeb bullying claims

    Iain Lee says the word bullying is "a bit strong" to describe what happened to him in the jungle. Many fans complained about the way the radio host was treated by his fellow contestants on this year's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. But now, in a series of tweets and an interview on spin-off show Coming Out, he's denied it amounted to bullying. He's also asked supporters not to send abusive messages to anyone connected with the show. Dennis Wise, Rebekah Vardy, Amir Khan and Jamie Lomas were all accused of being unkind to Iain Lee during his time in the jungle. But speaking on the special, which aired on Friday night, he said: "There was no bullying going on. "Let's quash this rumour once

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    Long lost TV programmes uncovered

    Missing Believed Wiped at BFI Southbank celebrates programmes thought to have been lost forever.

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    Hollywood execs name Anita Hill to lead anti-harassment effort

    As sexual harassment scandals continue to roil the media and entertainment industries, Hollywood executives are banding together to address the underlying issues. On Friday, top players came together to form the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace. Anita Hill will chair the commission. "Following widespread revelations of pervasive sexual harassment and assault in the media and entertainment industries, executives, independent experts and advisors have come together in a unanimous effort to tackle the broad culture of abuse and power disparity," the group said in a statement. Hill is a pioneer on the subject. In the early 1990s she came forward to accuse then-U.S.

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    How 'The Simpsons' keeps predicting the future

    (CNN)How in the world does the animated series "The Simpsons" keep accurately predicting the future? Fox's long-running hit show has been spot on in its predictions, including the pending deal for Disney to buy 21st Century Fox, which the show teased on an episode 20 years ago. In 2000, the show had an episode titled "Bart to the Future" in which it joked about Bart's sister Lisa becoming president after "President Trump," but reports that the show foresaw an image of Trump on an escalator and predicted the electoral map from his win turned out to be false.

  • Sexual harassment allegations swirl around ESPN

    ESPN is denying allegations of sexual harassment against one of its anchors, John Buccigross. In addition to denying the allegations, ESPN also on Thursday released text messages between the alleged victim and Buccigross to show that they had, in ESPN's words, a "consensual, personal friendship that spanned months." The Boston Globe had reported Thursday evening that Adrienne Lawrence, a former on-air personality, lodged a complaint in which she claimed she was sexually harassed by Buccigross and then faced retaliation from ESPN for having brought his alleged actions to the attention of superiors and HR. ESPN said in a statement that it "conducted a thorough investigation and found these claims

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    Scientist Heinz Wolff dies, aged 89

    Renowned scientist and TV presenter Heinz Wolff has died, aged 89. The German-born inventor and professor, famed for hosting BBC Two's long-running science show The Great Egg Race, died of heart failure on 15 December, his family said. A former advisor to the European Space Agency, he became emeritus professor at London's Brunel University, working on projects linked to ageing populations. His son Laurence paid tribute to his humour, curiosity, and enthusiasm. Speaking to BBC News, Laurence Wolff said his father had "touched so many people through his ingenuity in terms of his inventing... and his great belief in educating about science and technology". He had a "natural sense of fun and he knew