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Hollywood red carpets cancelled due to wildfires

Image copyright Getty Images Red carpets at Hollywood screenings of new films starring Nicole Kidman and Viola Davis have been cancelled as wildfires rage in California. Stars were expected to step out before screenings of movies including Davis’s Widows and Kidman’s Destroyer at the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest. But the glitzy red carpet walks […]

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Stan Lee was working on final superhero Dirt Man with daughter, she says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption JC Lee, pictured with her father in 2012, called the new character “very interesting” Comic book legend Stan Lee was working on a new superhero with his daughter before his death, she has revealed. Speaking to TMZ, JC Lee described the character – Dirt Man – as “the last […]

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Spitting Image archives donated to Cambridge University

Image caption Spitting Image co-creator and caricaturist Roger Law with the donated puppet of Margaret Thatcher The co-creator of TV satire series Spitting Image is donating his entire archive to Cambridge University. The collection – including original scripts, puppet moulds, drawings and recordings – will be conserved and held in the library. Spitting Image parodied […]

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BTS: K-pop band's management apologises for Nazi-inspired hat

Image copyright Reuters Image caption BTS, speaking here at the UN, are the world’s biggest K-pop band The management of K-pop stars BTS have apologised after a photo emerged of a band member wearing a hat with a badge resembling Nazi insignia. It comes immediately after a furore over a different band member wearing a […]

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The Inbetweeners to reunite for one-off anniversary show

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption L to R: Blake Harrison, James Buckley, Simon Bird and Joe Thomas The cast of The Inbetweeners are getting back together again to celebrate 10 years since the sitcom first aired. Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas will feature in a two-hour celebration show. It will […]

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Olly Murs: 'I'd hate to see The X Factor end'

Image copyright Getty Images Olly Murs says he’s always been a “geeky kind of guy”. The video to the pop prince’s latest single, Moves, sees him – dressed in specs and a tank top – talk his way into a club by pretending to know Snoop Dogg. This may, in fact, be a moment of […]

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The face-mapping technology raising fears about fake news

This facial mapping technology has been designed to improve television language dubbing, but it also has strong potential for those seeking to deceive. BBC’s Media Editor Amol Rajan looks at the benefits and risks – and tries it out himself. This story is part of a series by the BBC on disinformation and fake news […]

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'Superwoman' Lilly Singh to take a break from YouTube

Image copyright Lilly Singh Image caption Lilly Singh has gone from videos of tying turbans to global stardom on YouTube in a few years YouTuber Lilly Singh, also known as Superwoman, has announced she is taking a break from the video platform. The Canadian-born content creator is stepping away from YouTube after eight years for […]

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Norfolk angler John Wilson dies at Thailand home

Image copyright Angling Times Image caption John Wilson was named the greatest angler by the Angling Times in 2004 A British fisherman once voted “the greatest angler of all time” has died at his home in Thailand. John Wilson, 75, originally from Norfolk, appointed MBE for services to angling in 2009, writing about 20 books […]

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Viewers praise Peter Jackson war film

Image caption They Shall Not Grow Old is available on BBC iPlayer until Sunday Teacher Tom Rogers had a surprise for his Year 12 students when they sat down in class this week – instead of normal lessons, he showed them Peter Jackson’s ground-breaking programme on World War One, They Shall Not Grow Old. It […]

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Rachael Bland's husband, Steve, on how their son Freddie has reacted to his mum's death

Rachael Bland’s husband, Steve, talks about how their son, Freddie, aged three, has reacted since his mother’s death. Former Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas also joins Deborah and Lauren. Simon’s wife Gemma passed away in November 2017, just three days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. This clip is taken from the latest episode […]

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The Quireboys: UK tour to go ahead despite equipment theft

Image copyright The Quireboys / Facebook Image caption The Quireboys had five top 40 hits in the 1980s and 90s A rock band who had instruments and equipment stolen say their UK tour will go ahead as planned. The Quireboys, who had five UK top 40 hits in the 1980s and 90s and a number […]