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Food Writer Jack Monroe Begins Libel Court Case Against Katie Hopkins


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Food blogger and social activist Jack Monroe has commenced libel proceedings against the controversial journalist and pundit Katie Hopkins, in a row over tweets that Monroe claims implied she defaced, or condoned the defacing of, a war memorial.

The 28 year old writer, who rose to fame specialising in ‘austerity recipes’ and documenting the struggles of poverty in Britain, is suing Hopkins over tweets dating from May 2015. Monroe’s lawyers say Hopkins tweeted a picture of a war memorial in London’s Whitehall dedicated to the memory of women’s war efforts that had been daubed with the words “F*** Tory Scum” during an anti-austerity protest.

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Katie Hopkins Agrees To Take On Ellie Goulding In Charity Boxing Match


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Katie Hopkins has agreed to face off with Ellie Goulding in a charity boxing match, after the pair engaged in a Twitter spat.

It all started when Hopkins tweeted a post in favour of Italy leaving the European Union after the country’s recent referendum result.

Ellie GouldingWill we be seeing Ellie Goulding face Katie Hopkins in the ring?

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Are Channel Five Planning A 'Celebrity Big Brother' All-Star Series?


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Celebrity Big Brother’ bosses are reportedly planning to bring back some of the show’s most loved and infamous housemates for an ‘All-Star’ spin-off series to air next summer. The special spin-off would be to celebrate the 20th series of the hit reality show, which first aired in 2001.

Katie HopkinsCould Katie Hopkins feature in an All-Star ‘Celebrity Big Brother’?

According to The Sun bosses want to bring back famous housemates who have previously caused shockwaves on the show. Names could include Perez Hilton, Katie Hopkins, Charlotte Crosby, Denise Welch, Cami Li and Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

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Katie Hopkins Gets Own LBC Radio Phone-In Show


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Look out everybody – Katie Hopkins now has her own radio show. One of the most opinionated and controversial figures in British public life will host her own weekly show on Sunday mornings on LBC as of next weekend, it has been announced.

Hopkins, 41, has already proven to be a popular guest pundit on the 10am-midday slot on the capital’s biggest talk show station. She will now co-host the weekly phone-in programme with Andrew Castle, beginning on Sunday April 10th.

The MailOnline columnist and mother-of-three has recently recovered from major brain surgery in order to cure her epilepsy, and was pictured in the London station’s studio on Monday morning (April 4th) to promote her new show.

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' If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World' Axed After Low Viewing Figures


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Katie Hopkins' chatshow ‘If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World’ has been axed by network TLC after low viewing figures. According to The Guardian, the network has chosen not to commission second series as just 69,000 viewers tuned in to the first episode.

Katie HopkinsKatie Hopkin’s TLC chatshow has reportedly been axed by TLC.

Sources claim that Hopkins and staff have been told that there are no plans for the series, which ended its seven episode run in September, to return. But Discovery, TLC’s parent channel, told The Guardian there was no comment to make about ‘If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World’.

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Fox News' Chris Wallace Drops Foot-In-Mouth Fat-Shaming Comment About Kelly Clarkson


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This week, a Fox News presenter is in trouble for saying something not nice to a prominent woman, Kelly Clarkson. See also: life resumes as normal. During his Friday appearance on The Mike Gallagher Show, Chris Wallace decided to have a dig at the pop singer, jus a couple weeks after Katie Hopkins did the same on social media.

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Kelly Clarkson is yet to acknowledge the unpleasant comments.

It’s to be expected from both Hopkins and Wallace, but still, the comments were pretty unnecessary. To be fair to Wallace, he was kind of baited into giving the unfortunate sound bite by Gallagher himself.

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Katie Hopkins Continues Her Attack On Kelly Clarkson


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Although she was roundly criticised by all and sundry for her barbed comments about Kelly Clarkson’s weight, Katie Hopkins has gone even further with her criticisms about the singer.

In an interview with Access Hollywood on Wednesday, the controversial British columnist and TV personality, referred to in some quarters as ‘The Most Hated Woman in Britain’, continued her onslaught by claiming that there is “no such thing as fat-shaming”.

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Katie Hopkins made the original remarks earlier this week

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Lily Allen Gives Katie Hopkins A Grilling After Heat Blast


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Katie Hopkins has garnered a reputation for canvasing some very unpopular opinions. Of course, her and her employers know what they’re doing, and getting attention is the name of the game.

Lily AllenLily Allen gave Hopkins a slice of her angry pie

Lily Allen took he bait, though (we can't really blame her) and gave Hopkins a piece of her mind after a frankly nasty rant in Heat magazine from the former Apprentice hopeful (that means loser).

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Channel 5's "Big Benefits Row" Recap: Where Shouting Trumps Facts


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Organize a panel on one of the most controversial issues out there and then invite one of the most polarizing TV personalities to discuss – Channel 5’s Big Benefits Row certainly had the right idea when it comes to boosting ratings. It’s questionable whether Katie Hopkins, Deirdre Kelly or ‘White Dee’ from controversial Channel 4 documentary Benefits Street and ex-Tory MP Edwina Currie ever had a chance at some kind of productive discussion about whether the benefits system should be changed, but that was not what happened during the show.

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Katie Hopkins was her usual loud and vibrant self.

Dee made a surprisingly composed and coherent first live TV appearance. Making her case, she said: "I haven't been on benefits my whole life. It’s just at the moment. I suffer from depression and I'm being assessed for bipolar disorder."

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Online Petition Calls For C4's 'Benefits Street' To Be Axed Over 'Misrepresentation'


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'Benefits Street' continues to cause further debate as one online petition calls for its cancellation, while others feel no sympathy towards those involved.

Benefits StreetChannel 4's Benefits Street has caused quite the stir

Channel 4 and Ofcom were met with hundreds of complaints after the show, which documented the lives of various residents of James Turner Street in Birmingham who were receiving state hand-outs. It featured people drinking and smoking excessively, with two people even being filmed during their shoplifting exploits. Now a petition on Change.org has called for the following four shows to be axed insisting the show 'has portrayed people on benefits as scroungers and it's wrong', and suggesting that Channel 4 should make a donation to a relevant charity for 'the harm caused'.

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Class Separation Argument Causes Holly Willoughby To Lose Her Cool On "This Morning"


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“This Morning” host Holly Willoughby isn’t usually known for her explosive temper, but even she has her limits. Those were apparently reached yesterday, when guest contributor Katie Hopkins (of The Apprentice fame) went off on a tangent about children’s first names and class separation. While the debate of whether the class system is still relevant in Britain rages on, Hopkins has taken it to a whole other level – her children are not allowed to interact with kids, bearing “working class names.”

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Willoughby wasn't having it.

The tangent included statements like: "I think you can tell a great deal from a name. For me there's certain names that I hear and I think, 'Urgh'. For me, a name is a shortcut of finding out what class that child comes from and makes me ask, 'Do I want my children to play with them?

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