21ST JANUARY

We rundown the top 5 news stories of the week!

From the shocking documentary on Michael Jackson, to Prince William interviewing David Attenborough, this was the week that was the 21st January...

5.Prince Meets Sir

HRH The Duke Of Cambridge attended the World Economic Forum last week where he turned interviewer to Sir David Attenborough. Sir David was there to discuss his new series ‘Our Planet’ showing on Netflix this year. He also discussed the impact of global warming and what we all could be doing to combat it.

William also joined a panel discussing Mental Health where he talked about his own struggles with his job as a Pilot. He also revealed that no celebrities were willing to join his Heads Together campaign! Looks like they eventually came around to the idea.

Video courtesy of Netflix©

4. Leaving Neverland

It was the most talked about entry at the annual Sundance Film Festival, and finally the controversial four-hour documentary on Michael Jackson, ‘Leaving Neverland’ premiered. The Dan Reed directed film garnered a pretty strong reaction from viewers, with many leaving the cinema convinced the allegations made against Michael Jackson were true.

Described as “disturbing”, “upsetting” and “utterly convincing”, the documentary explicitly describes alleged sexual acts against two men who state they were abused by Jackson between the ages of 7 too 14.

Jackson’s estate vehemently deny any of the allegations made against Michael and have described the documentary as a “character assassination.”

Video courtesy of Variety®

3. Bundy's Back!

A new movie detailing the life of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy has premiered its first movie trailer. Starring Zac Efron as the charismatic and brutal killer, ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’, follows Bundy’s murders, trial and eventual execution.

The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and also stars Lily Collins, Angela Sarafyan, Haley Joel Osment and Kaya Scodelario.

Many have reacted to the movie with critics heaping praise of Efron for his portrayal of Bundy. However, one of the killers surviving victims did say that Extremely Wicked… “does glorify him more than I think he should be”.

Video courtesy of Voltage Pictures©

2. Roger Stone Arrested

It seems as if every week someone associated with the Trump Administration is indicted through the Bob Mueller investigation, and this week it was Roger Stones’ turn.

The veteran political strategist, who was a long-time fan and admirer of President Nixon was arrested on charges of obstruction, giving false statements and witness tampering. If found guilty, Stones could be facing the rest of his life in prison.

However, Stone has denied all the allegations and is determined to prove his innocence.

Video courtesy of Daily Mail®

1. Ant & Dec Win Big!

The National Television Awards were last week, and once again for the 18th time, Ant and Dec took home the award for ‘Best Present’. The couple who faced stiff competition from Holly Willoughby were shocked as they received the awards from a ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ taping.

And whilst most were happy to see the duo win, many questioned whether Ant should’ve been nominated in the first place. This comes after a pretty controversial year for Ant after a shocking drink driving charge and entering rehab for alcoholism.

But it seemed like Ant agreed dedicating the award to his partner Dec for carrying on the good work in his absence. Here hoping 2019 is much better for our favourite Geordie duo!

Video courtesy of Sercan Yildiz Global TV/ITV©