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5 Seconds of Summer on dating, lies and gun control

Image copyright Capitol Records Image caption 5SOS (left-right): Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings and Ashton Irwin Boy bands are all about momentum. Like whale sharks, they’ve got to keep moving or they die – constantly recording and touring to stay at the forefront of fans’ minds. So it was uncommonly brave of 5 Seconds […]

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Robert Harris on working with Roman Polanski again

The historical fiction writer Robert Harris talks about whether he would work again with director Roman Polanski, who was recently expelled from the Oscars academy. Polanski has admitted unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 and has evaded various extradition attempts by US authorities. Source link

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Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies aged 54

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vinnie Paul saw his brother and bandmate assassinated on stage Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera, has died aged 54, the band announced on Facebook. “Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away,” a statement said. There was no cause of death given. Paul […]

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Meet Game of Thrones' woman of weapons

Image copyright N Lee/Getty Image caption Natalia Lee has worked closely with Thrones star Kit Harington It’s probably not a good idea to get into an argument with Natalia Lee. The only female armourer working on Game of Thrones, she looks after all the show’s weapons, from flaming arrows to giant catapults. She also played […]

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True North song celebrates Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition of the North has its own anthem. True North has been written by Boff Whalley, to be performed by a trio of choirs from the North East and West of England at the Great Exhibition of the North. The 80 day festival of arts and innovation is taking place in Newcastle and […]

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West End theatre renamed after Cats choreographer Gillian Lynne

Image copyright Craig Sugden Image caption Dame Gillian Lynne with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cameron Mackintosh and dancers from Cats The original London home of Cats has been renamed after its choreographer, becoming the first West End theatre to be named after a non-royal woman. The New London Theatre was officially renamed the Gillian Lynne Theatre […]

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Daria: Cult show revived as MTV turns to streaming

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Daria became a cult figure for her monotone cynicism MTV is to revive its counter-culture animation series, Daria, as part of a major network rebrand. The reboot, Daria and Jodie, will see teen heroine Daria Morgendorffer’s “signature satirical voice” return, with Jodie Landon replacing Jane Lane as her main side-kick. […]

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Music industry should support Manchester attack families, mayor says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Andy Burnham, pictured speaking at the arena reopening concert in September Music stars have been urged to “forever support” the families of the Manchester Arena victims and agree to a concert being organised by one of the fathers. Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the music world can send a […]

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James Corden tears up at Paul McCartney's carpool karaoke

Image copyright CBS/YouTube Image caption Things took an emotional turn on Paul McCartney’s Carpool Karaoke A special UK edition of Carpool Karaoke took an emotional turn as Sir Paul McCartney joined James Corden on a trip to Liverpool. The Late Late Show host was joined by the singer as they drove past famous Beatles landmarks. […]

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stephanie Beatriz: 'I'm bi till the day I die'

Image copyright Getty Images Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz, who plays Rosa Diaz on the show, says she’s “still bi”, even if she’s marrying a man. She’s written about her experience of not feeling “gay enough”, feeling like an “outsider” and having her sexuality “misjudged”, in an article for GQ. “In October, I will marry […]