A publisher has accused the Booker Prize judge chair of making an “ugly, Trumpian” remark and demanded “the truth” about how the prize came to be awarded to two authors this year.In remarks that will reverberate through the literary establishment, Sam Jordison, the co-director of Galley Beggar Press, pleads for one of the Booker judges to speak out about the process, saying: “Someone has to tell us what the hell happened.” Jordison, whose author Lucy Ellmann was shortlisted for her novel Ducks, Newburyport but lost out to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo takes aim at Peter Florence, the chair of judges. At the start of his speech during last week’s awards, Jordison claims: “Florence made an ugly, Trumpian aside about ‘even’ having to thank journalists.”
Britain's gossipy glossy Tatler magazine has apologized for inappropriate comments about the former Downton Abbey actress Daisy Lewis. The magazine tweeted Saturday that it "apologizes unreservedly" to Lewis and will publish an apology in the next print edition. Lewis had tweeted that she was "shocked and upset" by the magazine's characterization, which described Lewis as small but loud, which made her "fun" at a party and in bed.
Tatler has apologised to former Downton Abbey star Daisy Lewis after it said that the actress was "probably fun in bed". Ms Lewis issued a statement on social media which said: "I'm really shocked and upset by this. Men and women have come forward with stories about unwanted sexual advances, assault and other sexual misconduct by prominent Hollywood figures including Dustin Hoffman, Harvey Weinsten and Kevin Spacey.
Steve Coogan has been sighted out and about with a mystery woman prompting rumours that he’s already moved on from actress Daisy Lewis. The 50-year-old actor has been spotted a number of times this week holding hands with 26-year-old Laura Hajek, who is also known by her musician name, Edith Pop. The apparent couple were seen over the weekend at Hyde Park’s Carole King Barclaycard Great British Summertime event and then on Wednesday at a memorial for the late Victora Wood.