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Pretty Woman's pretty mixed reviews on Broadway

Image copyright Matthew Murphy Image caption Samantha Barks and Andy Karl play Vivian and Edward One of the most successful romantic comedies of the last 30 years has been brought to Broadway. Pretty Woman: The Musical stars Isle of Man actress Samantha Barks as Vivian Ward, the role that catapulted Julia Roberts to stardom in […]

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Stormy Daniels a no-show on Celebrity Big Brother and Loose Women

Image copyright Getty Images Adult film star Stormy Daniels failed to make two anticipated appearances on British TV in the space of 24 hours. She had been widely expected to go into Celebrity Big Brother on Thursday, but didn’t end up in the Channel 5 house. She was then due to appear on Friday’s Loose […]

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Liam Payne overhauls album following Cheryl split

Image copyright Getty Images Liam Payne is giving his much-anticipated album an overhaul following his split from Cheryl. The 24-year-old was expected to release his debut album in September but now says some of the songs on there “felt from another age”. “I’m determined for my debut album to truly represent me,” he wrote. Liam […]

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Ariana Grande's Sweetener track by track: The stories behind the songs

Image copyright Reuters Ariana Grande’s fourth album Sweetener, which has just been released, sees the US pop star attempt to step up as an artist as she deals with the peaks and troughs of the past couple of years. The Manchester bomb, which killed 22 people after her gig last May, looms large, as does […]

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Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus dies at 43

Image copyright Getty Images Jill Janus, lead singer with California heavy metal band Huntress, has died at the age of 43. A statement from the band on their Facebook page said she took her own life on Tuesday. The band said she was “a long-time sufferer of mental illness” and “spoke publicly about these challenges […]

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Ariana, Nicki, and other global stars who worshipped Aretha Franklin

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Beyonce and Ariana Grande paid tribute to Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin’s influence on music was profound during her lifetime, and since her death, pop stars have been opening up about the way the Queen of Soul shaped them as performers. On Thursday, Alicia Keys and Ariana Grande both performed […]

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Chuckle Brothers star Barry's funeral due in Rotherham

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A service is due to take place at the New York Stadium in Rotherham, where Barry Elliott was an honorary president The funeral of Barry Chuckle, one half of the comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers, is due to be held in Rotherham. The 73-year-old entertainer, whose real name was […]

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University Challenge duo Monkman and Seagull get TV show

Image copyright BBC/PA WIRE Image caption The four-part series will see Monkman and Seagull tour the UK University Challenge stars Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull will tour the country looking at Britain’s technological achievements in their first TV show. The duo who rose to fame as rivals on the 2017 series will be searching the […]

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Radio 1's Greg James on breakfast and battling Taylor Swift fans

Greg James feels well prepared for the higher profile that comes with hosting the Radio 1 breakfast show. Thanks, in part, to some angry Taylor Swift fans. From Monday, your morning routine might be a little different. The argument with your snooze button and the double-shot latte order will broadly remain the same, but if […]

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Teen cellist wins new Breakthrough music prize

Sheku Kanneh-Mason has become the first artist to receive a new breakthrough music prize. The 19-year-old cellist has been given the Brit Certified Breakthrough Award for selling 30,000 copies of his debut album, Inspiration. The certification is an extension of the platinum, gold and silver awards given in the music industry for a certain number […]

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Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Who's in the house?

Image copyright Channel 5 Image caption The first pictures of this year’s house were released earlier this week Celebrity Big Brother is back – and the latest line-up includes soap stars, reality show veterans, a Hollywood actress and a former footballer – but despite the rumours, there is no sign of Stormy Daniels (as yet…). […]

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WWE: Peyton Royce hits back at 'body shaming' Meltzer

Image copyright WWE Image caption Billie Kay (left) and Peyton Royce (right) during a WWE event WWE stars have shared their support for fellow wrestler Peyton Royce, who criticised a journalist for his comments about her weight. Wrestling Observer Newsletter journalist Dave Meltzer said in a radio interview that Royce used to be “a lot […]