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Ana de Armas fans sue film studio, bad blood between Swift and Albarn, and ‘unsexy’ M&Ms

Kirsty Blake Knox on four news stories this week you may have missed

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Bond actress Ana de Armas did not make the final cut of Yesterday

Bond actress Ana de Armas did not make the final cut of Yesterday

Belfast-born MP Conor Burns

Belfast-born MP Conor Burns

Taylor Swift went nuclear after Damon Albarn said he didn't think of her as a songwriter

Taylor Swift went nuclear after Damon Albarn said he didn't think of her as a songwriter

The Green and Brown M&Ms have had a rebrand

The Green and Brown M&Ms have had a rebrand

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Bond actress Ana de Armas did not make the final cut of Yesterday

Two truly committed fans of No Time to Die actress Ana de Armas are suing the studio behind Richard Curtis’s cringey comedy Yesterday after the actress was cut from the movie. She appears fleetingly in the trailer and the two men suing said as a result they had been duped into renting the film. They claim the producers had “used Ms de Armas’s fame, radiance and brilliance to promote the film”. This is all the more bizarre when you find out that renting the movie cost the grand sum of $3.99. I mean, it was hardly going to break the bank, but then again it is a terrible movie.

De Armas fans up in arms over Curtis movie cut

Conservative MP’s defence of Boris takes the cake

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Belfast-born MP Conor Burns

Belfast-born MP Conor Burns

Belfast-born MP Conor Burns

Conservative MP and Belfast-born Conor Burns defended Boris Johnson this week, saying the prime minister had been “ambushed” with an iced sponge cake at his birthday gathering held in Downing Street. “It was not a premeditated, organised party,” Burns said. “He was, in a sense, ambushed with a cake.” A truly horrifying ordeal. Needless to say, Burns’s defence went down a treat on social media, with some wondering if resorting to the cake excuse is the Tories’ ‘Flan B’.

Damon Albarn pulls Swift U-turn in songwriting diss

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Taylor Swift went nuclear after Damon Albarn said he didn't think of her as a songwriter

Taylor Swift went nuclear after Damon Albarn said he didn't think of her as a songwriter

Taylor Swift went nuclear after Damon Albarn said he didn't think of her as a songwriter

Hell hath no fury like a scorned Swiftie. Former Blur frontman Damon Albarn caused an online furore when he told the LA Times that he doesn’t consider Taylor Swift to be a songwriter. Tay-tay went nuclear: “You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really f****d up to try and discredit my writing. WOW.” Damon did quite the climbdown, apologised unreservedly and said his comments were taken out of context (how exactly remains unclear). Either way, let’s hope they hug it out or “shake it off” and move on.

Tucker Carlson definitely not sweet on new ‘unsexy’ M&Ms

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The Green and Brown M&Ms have had a rebrand

The Green and Brown M&Ms have had a rebrand

The Green and Brown M&Ms have had a rebrand

In a bid to become more inclusive, Mars unveiled their rebranded Green and Brown M&Ms this week. The Green sweet has got rid of her white go-go boots and fluttering eyelashes in favour of more sensible trainers, while the Brown M&M has now swapped her heels for a much more practical court shoe. Mars said it was a part of a “global commitment to creating a world where everyone feels they belong”. Predictably, this has annoyed people no end. TV host Tucker Carlson let rip on Fox News, complaining that the sweets were now completely unsexy. He said the makeover meant you could no longer fantasise about “going for a drink” with the character. Did anyone do that in the first place?

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