7TH JANUARY

We rundown the top 5 news stories of the week!

From James Middleton bravely speaking out on depression, to the shocking R Kelly Lifetime Documentary, this was the week that was the 7th January...

5.Golden Globes 2019

Hollywood turned out in force for this years Golden Globes ceremony, with winners including Olivia Colman, Lady Gaga, Richard Madden, Sandra Oh and many more.

The annual ceremony, seen as the start of the awards season, saw Oh and Andy Samberg hosting for the first time. And whilst they seemed to go down well with the celebs in attendance, viewers weren’t overly keen, with many stating that the couple were “wooden” and “lacked chemistry.”

Whilst there were easily predicted winners of the night, most notably Olivia Colman for ‘The Favourite,’ there were also some shock wins. Richard Madden took home Best Actor for his role in ‘Bodyguard’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ beat out favourite, ‘A Star Is Born’ for the top gong of Best Picture!

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4. James Middleton Speaks Out

His sister and brother-in-law both publicly champion mental health, but this time it was the Duchess of Cambridge’s little bother James Middleton who took centre stage. The successful business man spoke candidly to the Daily Mail about his struggle with depression.

Revealing he had recently been diagnosed with ADD, (attention-deficit disorder) the youngest Middleton sibling spoke about his treatment and support from friends and family.

The article, penned by James, has huge important to the ongoing destigmatising of Mental Health and in James’ case, spending time with his dogs was a huge help for him.

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3. Dianne Oxberry Dies

BBC broadcaster, Dianne Oxberry has died at the age of 51. The Radio 1 star had been diagnosed with cancer and last week sadly passed away.

The mother-of-two was praised by her colleagues across all media outlets, including the BBC, ITV and beyond.

Gordon Burns fought back tears as he appeared on BBC’s North West Tonight programme, saying: “The whole region is so shocked, devastated and heart-broken. I just cannot believe it.” Radio 1 presenter, Simon Mayo said viewers “felt as though they knew here”, while BBC Five Live presenter Tony Livesey told how he was “so proud” to be her friend.

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2. Andy Murray to Retire

He is arguably Britain’s greatest Tennis player, yet after winning two Wimbledon titles, Andy Murray is sadly hanging up his professional tennis racket.

The former ‘World Number One’ announced his retirement last week in an emotional press conference. Plagued by hip injuries, Murray stated that he would try to see through Wimbledon, but may well have to retire before then, depending on his injury.

The only sportsman ever to be awarded BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award four times, he will go down in history as one of Britain’s greatest sportsmen ever!

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1. Surviving R Kelly

It is the documentary which has the entire world talking. Surviving R Kelly, which aired in it’s entirety of Lifetime TV, has exposed the lurid world of debauchery, abuse and more at Kelly’s hand.

The documentary, which interviews countless women, including Andrea Kelly, the singers ex-wife, chillingly details the level of abuse suffered because of him.

Kelly has denied all the accusations stated against him in the Lifetime series and has instead promised to sue for damages. However, in light of the accusations, the music industry is hitting back, with the movement #muteRKelly trending worldwide and gathering traction.

Somehow, we don’t feel this is the end of this story!

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