The positivity problem: why online star ratings are too good to be true | Life and style

Researchers have found that reviews on websites like Yelp and Amazon are overwhelmingly positive – something they believe renders star ratings unreliable. A new study published in Nature has shown that upwards of 80% of online reviews rate items with four or five stars. That creates what they’ve termed the Continue Reading

Shadow and Bone star Jessie Mei Li: ‘Fans find out everything’ | Television- Tempemail

Jessie Mei Li currently inhabits a weird stratum of celebrity. At 25 years old, her biggest screen credit to date has been a single episode of the Channel 5 docudrama Banged Up Abroad. She hasn’t worked for a year. And yet, at the same time, a growing portion of the Continue Reading

Racist trolls may think they own Star Wars, but the saga’s diversity issues are not cut and dried | Film- Tempemail

It’s ironic that Star Wars, perhaps the ultimate tale of good triumphing over evil, has become embroiled in the current culture wars. George Lucas’s original trilogy is as universally adored as Brothers Grimm fairytales, the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci or the songs of the Beatles. Finding out that it Continue Reading

Rishi Sunak has turned into a social media star, but who is he trying to influence? | Marie Le Conte | Opinion- Tempemail

“I’m sure this budget will look better on Instagram,” said Keir Starmer in the Commons on Wednesday. “In fact, this week’s PR video cost the taxpayer so much, I was half expecting to see a line in the OBR forecast for it.” The quip was aimed at Rishi Sunak, the Continue Reading

Drag Race star Sister Sister: ‘One troll described how he’d like to see me die’ | Reality TV- Tempemail

It’s 9:31am, I’m on my second coconut iced latte of the morning and reading my 13th piece of hate mail, neither of which will have a positive effect on my mind or my body, but I go for it anyway. A few weeks ago, one coffee was enough to get Continue Reading

Every meme and moment is flogged for all its worth – television is killing the social media star- Tempemail

People like to blame social media for all of the world’s problems, which is convenient and probably quite sensible. It is not too difficult to connect the disquiet we have seen on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years with the proliferation of “fake news” on Facebook and Twitter; Continue Reading

Dustin Diamond undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer Star Cancer representative Dustin Diamond Cancer- Tempemail

Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit ’90s sitcom, was hospitalized earlier this month in Florida. Last week, his team disclosed he had cancer. “Dustin has completed his first round of chemo and his next round is being scheduled. He will also begin his physical therapy soon,” the Continue Reading

Love Island star Yewande responds after Lucie ‘bullying’ claims: ‘You refused to call me by my name’- Tempemail

Former Love Island star Yewande Biala has responded after fellow contestant Lucie Donlan apparently alleged that Biala “bullied” her while on the show.   The comment appeared to be in response to a fan who asked about a YouTube video that Biala had made with fellow islander Joe Garrett, during Continue Reading

The Force re-awakens: Ubisoft working on new open-world Star Wars game | Games

Ubisoft is working on a new open-world Star Wars adventure, the company has revealed. Development will be handled by the French publisher’s Massive studio, previously responsible for the online shooter series, Tom Clancy’s The Division. According to a report by Wired, production of the game is still in the early Continue Reading