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Harvey Weinstein: director Peter Jackson says producer acted like a “second-rate mafia bully”. Photograph: Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images

Film director Peter Jackson has admitted to blacklisting actors Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in response to a “smear campaign” orchestrated by Harvey (...)

Chelsea’s Pedro scores his side’s third goal in their Premier League win over Huddersfield Town. Photo: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Huddersfield Town 1 Chelsea 3 Conceding the title early can sometimes backfire, and it would have been easy to imagine Antonio Conte’s players lackin(...)

Bell and Annette Bening in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Paul McGuigan’s persuasive, brilliantly acted Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool confirms that the movie business is a cruel mistress. The picture, bas(...)

Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in Lord of The Rings: Amazon’s TV  adaptation will explore  new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Photograph: Reuters/HO-New Line Cinema

He just keeps on giving, does JRR Tolkein. The latest move in the fantasy epic is towards downsizing, from the big screen to the small, as Amazon plan(...)

Revenues at bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair rose by 9 per cent to £440million in the group’s third quarter, driven by 11 per cent growth in sports revenue. Photograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA Wire

Paddy Power Betfair hopes that moves to legalise sports betting in the US will boost parts of its business there, the bookmaker’s chief executive Breo(...)

Cool and the gang: The Night King and his army

It’s the exquisitely-drawn villains that have elevated Game of Thrones above lesser swords and sorcery sagas. Lord of the Rings had its huge fiery eye(...)

Gary McGann: has  hired Peter Jackson, CEO of payments processor Worldpay, as chief of Paddy Power Betfair, and Kevin Toland, CEO of airport operator DAA, as Aryzta’s boss. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s two years since Gary McGann retired as chief executive of Smurfit Kappa. But he’s had his work cut out recently – having to find two chief execut(...)

The next results from Paddy Power Betfair are due in February, when it will publish its 2017 full-year returns. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Outgoing Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran says he is leaving the Irish gambling giant to seek opportunities in a different industry.(...)

Paddy Power said that revenues rose 9 per cent in the first half of this year. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

A losing Cheltenham race week for punters helped boost profits at bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair to almost €200 million in the first six months of this(...)

 Paddy Power Betfair chairman Gary McCann with Breon Corcoran, who is stepping down from his position as chief executive at the company. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is no positive spin on the news that Breon Corcoran is leaving the helm at Paddy Power Betfair. That’s the view of David Holohan, chief investme(...)

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