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ENTERTAINMENT
» 12 Nov 2013
Philomena stars up for British Independent Film Awards
Steve Coogan and Judi Dench are up for best actor and actress categories for their roles in Philomena at this year's Moet British Independent Film Awards.
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» 17 Oct 2013
BBC reveals 2,500-hour World War I season
The BBC has revealed how it plans to mark the centenary of World War I.
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» 08 Oct 2013
Annie Lennox calls for pop video ratings
Pop star Annie Lennox has described the sexualised imagery of modern pop videos as "dark" and "pornographic".
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» 03 Oct 2013
Spy novelist Tom Clancy dies aged 66
Best-selling US author Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66, his publisher Penguin has confirmed.
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» 02 Oct 2013
Breaking Bad finale enjoys record ratings in US
The final episode of Breaking Bad saw the drama draw its biggest audience to date, with 10.3 million viewers tuning in to US cable channel AMC.
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» 01 Oct 2013
Breaking Bad finale is a hit with TV critics
Arguably the most talked-about television series of the past five years, the finale of Breaking Bad aired in the US on Sunday, swiftly followed by its UK premiere on Netflix.
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» 30 Sep 2013
Napoleon Bonaparte painting by David identified
A painting of Napoleon Bonaparte by Jacques-Louis David has been identified in New York by a University of Reading researcher.
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» 26 Sep 2013
William Boyd: Solo's James Bond keeps his 'bad habits'
James Bond retains his "bad habits" in his latest literary outing, according to its author William Boyd.
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» 25 Sep 2013
Bill Bryson urges e-book bundle tie-up
Author Bill Bryson has called on publishers to give away e-books when people buy the printed versions in order to boost sales of physical books.
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» 24 Sep 2013
Behind the Candelabra takes top Emmy awards
The Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra has taken the top honours at this year's Emmy awards, held in Los Angeles on Sunday.
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» 23 Sep 2013
Orlando Bloom makes his Broadway debut as Romeo
Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom has been praised for "a first-rate Broadway debut" in Romeo and Juliet, but the production itself has received mixed reviews.
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» 20 Sep 2013
Damien Hirst helps Tate break visitor record
Record numbers of visitors flocked to the Tate last year, driven in part by the popularity of artist Damien Hirst.
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» 19 Sep 2013
Mad Men finale season split across two years
The seventh series of the award-winning US drama Mad Men is to be split into two parts, with the finale pushed back to 2015.
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» 18 Sep 2013
As I Lay Dying singer faces trial over wife murder plot
The frontman of US metal band As I Lay Dying is to stand trial after being charged over allegedly hiring someone to kill his wife, a judge has ruled.
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» 17 Sep 2013
Billy Connolly has cancer surgery
Comedian and actor Billy Connolly has had surgery for prostate cancer and has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
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» 16 Sep 2013
Arctic Monkeys land fifth number one
Rock group Arctic Monkeys have scored a fifth number one on the UK top 40 with their latest album, AM.
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» 13 Sep 2013
JK Rowling to pen Harry Potter spin-off film
JK Rowling is to make her screenwriting debut in a new Harry Potter-themed film series, Warner Bros has announced.
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» 12 Sep 2013
David Bowie, Jake Bugg and Laura Mvula in Mercury race
Rock legend David Bowie and newcomers Laura Mvula and Jake Bugg are among the nominees for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.
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» 11 Sep 2013
Man Booker Prize 2013: Toibin and Crace lead shortlist
Previous nominees Jim Crace and Colm Toibin are among the six writers to make this year's Man Booker shortlist.
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» 09 Sep 2013
Italian documentary Sacro GRA wins Golden Lion
An Italian documentary, which explores the lives of people living along Rome's notorious ring road, has won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.
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» 05 Sep 2013
One Direction film tops UK box office
One Direction have shot to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart with their documentary This Is Us.
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» 04 Sep 2013
Homeland series 3 opener leaked online
The first episode of the new series of hit US show Homeland has been leaked online almost a month before it is due to be broadcast.
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» 03 Sep 2013
Sir Elton John wins first Brits Icon award
Sir Elton John has won the first ever Brits Icon award, in a gala concert which marked his stage return after surgery for appendicitis.
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» 02 Sep 2013
Sir David Frost, broadcaster and writer, dies at 74
Veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost has died at the age of 74 after a heart attack while on board a cruise ship.
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» 30 Aug 2013
Rolf Harris charged with indecent assault on girls
TV presenter Rolf Harris has been charged with nine counts of indecent assault and four of making indecent images of children, police have said.
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» 29 Aug 2013
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones 'take break'
Hollywood actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones "are taking time apart" after 13 years of marriage, it has been confirmed.
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» 28 Aug 2013
Miley Cyrus MTV performance draws complaints
Miley Cyrus's risque performance at the MTV VMAs has drawn complaints from a parenting pressure group in the US.
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» 27 Aug 2013
Justin Timberlake wins big at MTV awards, Miley Cyrus steals show
Justin Timberlake picked up the big prizes at the MTV video awards as he reunited with his 'N Sync bandmates on stage.
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» 26 Aug 2013
Broadway star Julie Harris dies aged 87
US actress Julie Harris, a star of stage and screen who won five Tony Awards, has died at the age of 87.
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» 23 Aug 2013
Kevin Spacey: TV audiences 'want to binge'
Audiences are demanding "complex, smart stories" as they become accustomed to "bingeing" on box sets, Kevin Spacey has told TV executives in Edinburgh.
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» 22 Aug 2013
Marion Cotillard joins Michael Fassbender in Macbeth
Marion Cotillard is to replace Natalie Portman in a new film adaptation of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender.
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» 21 Aug 2013
Elmore Leonard, crime novelist, dies aged 87
US crime writer Elmore Leonard, author of such books as Get Shorty, Maximum Bob and Out of Sight, has died at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke.
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» 20 Aug 2013
Ethiopian reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen dies at 37
Popular Ethiopian reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen has died.
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» 19 Aug 2013
Ellie Goulding secures first UK number one single
Singer Ellie Goulding has achieved her first UK number one single with her song, Burn.
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» 16 Aug 2013
Marianne Faithfull breaks back, cancels shows
Marianne Faithfull has been forced to cancel several concerts in the US and Lebanon after an accident in which she broke a bone in her back.
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» 15 Aug 2013
Sky News cameraman Mick Deane shot and killed in Egypt
A veteran Sky News cameraman has been shot and killed while covering the violence in Cairo, the broadcaster has said.
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» 14 Aug 2013
Hans Zimmer to receive key prize at Classic Brits
Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is to be given the outstanding contribution to music award at this year's Classic Brits.
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» 13 Aug 2013
Hollywood on course for biggest summer box office in 2013
Hollywood is on course for its biggest ever summer box office in the US despite several high profile flops.
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» 12 Aug 2013
'Bossa Nova' singer Eydie Gorme dies aged 84
Singer Eydie Gorme, who had a hit in 1963 with Blame It On The Bossa Nova, has died in Las Vegas at the age of 84, her publicist has said.
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» 08 Aug 2013
Porn company sues Lovelace producers over Deep Throat footage
The company that owns the rights to 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat has taken legal action to block the release of the new movie Lovelace.
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» 07 Aug 2013
George Duke, jazz musician, dies aged 67
American jazz musician George Duke, a pioneering keyboardist who collaborated with Frank Zappa during the 1970s, has died at the age of 67.
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» 06 Aug 2013
Bradley Manning play wins James Tait Black drama award
A play about Bradley Manning, the American soldier convicted of releasing US state secrets to Wikileaks, has won the new theatre category of Britain's oldest literary awards.
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» 05 Aug 2013
Actor Peter Capaldi has been announced as the new star of BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who.
The 55-year-old Glasgow-born star will be the 12th actor to play the Doctor, replacing outgoing lead Matt Smith.
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» 01 Aug 2013
Denzel Washington confirms Broadway return
Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington is to return to Broadway in a new revival of Lorraine Hansberry's play, A Raisin in the Sun.
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» 31 Jul 2013
Robin Williams to star in new US sitcom
Robin Williams is returning to TV screens for the first time since starring in the 1970s show Mork & Mindy with a new comedy, The Crazy Ones.
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» 26 Jul 2013
Venice unveils film festival line-up
New films from Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam and Jonathan Glazer will have their world premieres at this year's Venice International Film Festival.
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» 24 Jul 2013
William and Kate present baby prince
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have emerged from St Mary's Hospital in west London with their new baby son.
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» 22 Jul 2013
Russell Brand: Sachsgate was down to bias against BB
The so-called Sachsgate controversy erupted because of a bias against the BBC, comedian Russell Brand has said.
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» 19 Jul 2013
Emmy Awards: Hugh Bonneville fights Damian Lewis for acting award
Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville will compete against Homeland actor Damian Lewis to be named lead actor in a drama at this year's Emmy awards.
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» 18 Jul 2013
Bolshoi violinist dies in orchestra pit fall
A senior violinist at Russia's Bolshoi Theatre has died after falling into the orchestra pit below the stage.
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» 17 Jul 2013
Cory Monteith: Glee star died from alcohol and heroin
Cory Monteith, star of the hit TV musical comedy Glee, died from a heroin and alcohol overdose, a coroner in British Columbia has announced.
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» 16 Jul 2013
JK Rowling's 'secret' novel tops book charts
JK Rowling's "secret" crime novel has topped book charts after it was revealed she had written it under a pseudonym.
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» 09 Jul 2013
Despicable Me 2 tops US box office chart
Despicable Me 2 has topped the US box office chart, beating Johnny Depp's The Lone Ranger to the top spot.
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» 08 Jul 2013
Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson to divorce
Art collector Charles Saatchi says he is divorcing his wife, the television chef Nigella Lawson.
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» 05 Jul 2013
Singer Bernie Nolan dies aged 52
Actress and singer Bernie Nolan has died at the age of 52, following a long battle with breast cancer.
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» 03 Jul 2013
Grease and Lady and the Tramp animator Wilson dies
John David Wilson, the animator, producer and director whose work included the opening credits to Grease and Lady and the Tramp has died at 93.
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» 02 Jul 2013
Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil performer dies
A performer in the famous Cirque du Soleil has died after falling off a stage during a show in Las Vegas.
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» 01 Jul 2013
Mumford and Sons close Glastonbury festival
Glastonbury is echoing to the sounds of folk-rock group Mumford and Sons, who closed the 2013 festival with their first-ever headline performance there.
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» 27 Jun 2013
Mumford confirm Glastonbury return after Ted Dwane's surgery
Mumford and Sons have confirmed they will play at Glastonbury this week, two weeks after their bassist had surgery for a blood clot on the brain.
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» 26 Jun 2013
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical opens in West End
Celebrities have turned out in London for the gala opening of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical.
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» 25 Jun 2013
Jim Carrey withdraws support for Kick-Ass 2
Jim Carrey, star of Kick-Ass 2, has withdrawn support for the film following the Sandy Hook massacre.
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» 24 Jun 2013
Gaza singer Mohammed Assaf wins Arab Idol contest
Celebrations have erupted across the Palestinian territories at news that a wedding singer from the Gaza Strip has won the Arab Idol talent TV show.
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» 21 Jun 2013
Glastonbury: BBC 'to show an hour of Rolling Stones set'
The BBC will broadcast an hour of The Rolling Stones' headline set at Glastonbury, according to festival organiser Michael Eavis.
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» 20 Jun 2013
James Gandolfini, Sopranos star, dies in Italy aged 51
James Gandolfini, the US actor best known for his role as a therapy-seeking mob boss in The Sopranos, has died at the age of 51.
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» 19 Jun 2013
Tony Awards success boosts Broadway takings
Eleven Broadway shows have enjoyed their most profitable week to date with some earning more then $1m (£640,000) following success at the Tony Awards.
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» 18 Jun 2013
Charles Saatchi cautioned for Nigella Lawson assault
Art collector Charles Saatchi has been cautioned for assault after images of him grasping his wife, Nigella Lawson, by the neck appeared in a newspaper.
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» 17 Jun 2013
Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng wins Walter Scott Prize
Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng has won the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction for his second novel The Garden of Evening Mists.
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» 14 Jun 2013
Emma Watson Elected as 'Queen of the Tearling'
The 'Bling Ring' star will reunite with 'Harry Potter' producer, David Heyman, in the feature adaptation of Erika Johansen's fantasy novel.
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» 13 Jun 2013
Reese Witherspoon Accidentally Flashes Butt
The 'Sweet Home Alabama' star suffers a wardrobe malfunction caused by a sudden gust of wind up her skirt.
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» 12 Jun 2013
Report: Kate Upton Dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy
The Sport Illustrated model and the 'Dancing with the Stars' pro dancer are romantically linked after allegedly enjoying an intimate dinner together.
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» 11 Jun 2013
Lil' Kim Pictured Sporting Neck Brace After Car Crash
The 'Lady Marmalade' MC suffers whiplash in the minor accident and is required to wear the neck brace for nearly five weeks.
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» 10 Jun 2013
Kelly Clarkson Debuts 'Tie It Up' at CMA Music Festival
The 'American Idol' season 1 winner is joined by country stars Jason Aldean and Trisha Yearwood to sing at this year's country music festival.
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» 06 Jun 2013
Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez Race Against Time in First 'Getaway' Trailer
The action crime film from Warner Bros. introduces Hawke as Brent Magna, who is forced by a situation to take Gomez with him on a mission to save his kidnapped wife.
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» 05 Jun 2013
Jiah Khan 'quiet, reticent but charming'
Bollywood actress Jiah Khan has been found dead at her apartment in the Indian city of Mumbai, police say.
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» 04 Jun 2013
Sharon Jones Cancels Tour, Postpones Album Release Due to Cancer
The Dap-Kings singer has been diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer and will undergo immediate surgery.
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» 31 May 2013
Charlie Sheen Suits Up as the Commander-in-Chief in First 'Machete Kills' Trailer
Charlie Sheen is credited as Carlos Estevez in his portrayal of the U.S. president in the action film, which also stars Lady GaGa, Michelle Rodriguez and Mel Gibson.
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» 30 May 2013
Miguel May Face Lawsuit for His Failed Jump at 2013 Billboard Music Awards
The victim of Miguel's failed jump, Khyati Shah, is 'considering' to file a lawsuit against the singer, because she experiences 'difficulties' after he landed on her head.
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» 29 May 2013
LeAnn Rimes Feels 'Disgusted' After Eddie Cibrian Affair
The 'Where I Stood' singer admits she felt 'terrible' and 'pathetic' for having an affair with the 'Good Deeds' actor when he was still married to Brandi Glanville.
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» 28 May 2013
'The Voice' Recap: Memorial Day Packed With A-Performance From Top 8
With one contestant left each, both Team Shakira and Team Usher brought strong performances to battle against Adam Levine's and Blake Shelton's.
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» 27 May 2013
'Tonight Show' Drummer Ed Shaughnessy Dies From Heart Attack
The drummer of a band for 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' passed away at the age of 84 at his California home on Friday, May 24.
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» 24 May 2013
Carrie Underwood Donates $1M for Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts
The 'Cowboy Casanova' singer gives back to the community by helping the tornado victims in her home state and others affected by the devastating disaster.
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» 23 May 2013
'Only God Forgives' Booed at Cannes, Ryan Gosling Absent From the Premiere
Gosling has apologized for choosing to work on his directorial debut 'How to Catch a Monster' over the bloody film's premiere, which got a lot of boos from Cannes audience.
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» 22 May 2013
New 'Man of Steel' Trailer Serves as General Zod's Threatening Message
The archenemy of Superman wants the caped hero to sacrifice himself for the Earth people in the new video for the Henry Cavill starrer.
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» 21 May 2013
Country Singer Chely Wright and Wife Welcome Identical Twin Boys
Chely and her wife Lauren Blitzer Wright are 'grateful' for friend and family's great support following the birth of their sons.
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» 20 May 2013
Singer Screws National Anthem 'Star-Spangled Banner'
Canadian singer Alexis Normand forgets the lyrics of the U.S. national anthem when singing it at an international ice hockey tournament.
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» 16 May 2013
Charice's New Boyish Look Sparks Lesbian Rumors
The Sunshine Corazon of 'Glee' looks almost unrecognizable after chopping off her long hair and opting for t-shirts and jeans rather than dresses.
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» 15 May 2013
'Jolie effect' on breast cancer?
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says she decided to go public about opting to have an elective double mastectomy to "encourage every woman" to think about their own risk of breast cancer.
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» 14 May 2013
Angie Everhart Battling Thyroid Cancer
The former Sports Illustrated model is diagnosed with thyroid cancer and will undergo a surgery on Tuesday, May 14.
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» 10 May 2013
The CW Renews 'The Carrie Diaries' and 'Nikita', Orders Four New Shows
The network orders a new season of its two bubble series, but 'Nikita' showrunner Craig Silverstein reveals that the show won't return for a full season.
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» 08 May 2013
Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards Go to Court for Brooke Mueller's Kids Custody
The 'Anger Management' star and his ex-wife make appearance in court to determine the custody of Mueller's twin boys Bob and Max while she is in rehab.
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» 07 May 2013
Mario Machado Dies From Complications of Pneumonia
The longtime Los Angeles TV news anchor who plays a newsman in films like 'Oh God!', 'Rocky III', and 'RoboCop' passes away at the age of 78.
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» 03 May 2013
Lindsay Lohan in Jeopardy of Getting Arrested After Refusing to Enter Rehab
LiLo reportedly refuses to enter an approved rehab facility in N.Y. due to its strict rules and leaves a rehab center in L.A. even before she checks in because she's 'spooked by the paparazzi.'
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» 30 Apr 2013
Gabourey Sidibe Added to 'American Horror Story: Coven'
Ryan Murphy confirms that the 'Precious' actress will join the cast of his show's third season.
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» 29 Apr 2013
Oliviers: Mirren crowned best actress, Curious Incident wins seven
Dame Helen Mirren has been crowned best actress for playing the Queen - again - at the 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards.
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» 23 Apr 2013
Backstreet Boys Lands a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Backstreet Boys is honored with the 2,485th star, which is located between Boys II Men's and The Osmonds', after celebrating their 20th anniversary.
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» 22 Apr 2013
Daft Punk break Spotify record
Dance duo Daft Punk's first new single in eight years, Get Lucky, has broken Spotify streaming records.
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» 19 Apr 2013
Pink Floyd album designer Storm Thorgerson dies
Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, has died aged 69, the band's management has confirmed.
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» 18 Apr 2013
Edward Norton and Fiance Welcome a Baby Boy
Edward Norton is a first-time dad after fiance Shauna Robertson gave birth to their first child together in March, Us Weekly learned. Although very little details were shared about the happy news, an insider told the site that both parents were "thrilled and excited for parenthood."
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» 17 Apr 2013
'Star Wars' Actor Richard LeParmentier Dies at 66
Actor Richard LeParmentier who played Admiral Motti in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" passed away on Tuesday morning, April 16, at the age of 66. According to his publicist, LeParmentier, who lived in Bath, England, was visiting his family in Austin, Texas when he suddenly died. The cause of death is currently unclear.
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» 27 Aug 2012
Katie gets nothing! Details of the TomKat divorce settlement are revealed
Katie Holmes out shopping with Suri. According to reports, the divorce deal gives Holmes primary custody of her daughter.
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» 24 Aug 2012
Michael Jackson nephew made co-guardian of children
A US judge has finalised an arrangement for Michael Jackson's nephew to serve as a guardian to the singer's children.
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» 23 Aug 2012
Author Nina Bawden dies aged 87
Author Nina Bawden, who wrote the novel Carrie's War as well as more than 40 other books for children and adults, has died aged 87.
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» 22 Aug 2012
Michael J Fox to make full-time TV return
Twelve years after giving up full-time acting to focus on fighting Parkinson's disease, Michael J Fox will star in a new TV comedy based on his illness.
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» 21 Aug 2012
US comedian Phyllis Diller dead at 95
US comedian Phyllis Diller, a staple of stand-up and television, has died at the age of 95.
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» 14 Aug 2012
Critics applaud Olympic closing ceremony
The London Olympics closing ceremony, which featured music stars from The Who to The Spice Girls, has been broadly welcomed by the world's critics.
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» 13 Aug 2012
Michael Jackson memorabilia site banned from trading
A businessman has been banned from selling Michael Jackson memorabilia and using the singer's name online, after a US judge ruled he was guilty of copyright infringement.
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» 09 Aug 2012
Joss Whedon to direct Avengers Assemble sequel
Joss Whedon will return to write and direct the sequel to Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Disney has confirmed.
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» 08 Aug 2012
Marvin Hamlisch, composer of The Sting and A Chorus Line, dies aged 68
The composer Marvin Hamlisch, who wrote the scores for films and shows including The Sting and A Chorus Line, has died in Los Angeles, aged 68.
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» 07 Aug 2012
Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe vows to clear name
Rock singer Randy Blythe, who fronts US band Lamb of God, has vowed to "fight to clear [his] good name" after being released on bail from a Prague jail.
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» 06 Aug 2012
Storm temporarily halts Lollapalooza festival
America's Lollapalooza music festival was halted on Saturday as Chicago was visited by a powerful thunderstorm.
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» 03 Aug 2012
Jermaine calls for an end to Jackson family feud
Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine has called for an end to the Jackson family feud over the late pop star's estate.
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» 02 Aug 2012
End of the Rainbow to close on Broadway
End of the Rainbow, the critically praised drama about the last days of Judy Garland, is to close on Broadway.
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» 01 Aug 2012
Javier Bardem blond Bond villain unveiled
A new trailer for the latest James Bond film Skyfall has given fans their first glimpse of Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem's blond villain in action.
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» 31 Jul 2012
Batman composer Hans Zimmer records tribute song
The Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer has recorded a benefit song for victims of the cinema shooting in Colorado.
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» 30 Jul 2012
Modern Family cast reach pay deal
Stars of US sitcom Modern Family have agreed new pay deals after six of the cast sued TV network ABC last week over their contracts.
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» 27 Jul 2012
Katherine Jackson devastated by court ruling
Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, has vowed to return to Los Angeles and resume her role as guardian to the singer's three children.
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» 25 Jul 2012
Looper to launch Toronto film festival
Time-travel thriller Looper will launch this year's Toronto International Film Festival in Canada on 6 September.
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» 23 Jul 2012
The Tudors actor Simon Ward dies after long illness
The British screen and stage actor Simon Ward has died after a long illness, his agent has confirmed.
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» 20 Jul 2012
Looted art returned to Afghanistan
The British Museum has assisted in the return of 843 artefacts to Afghanistan, almost 20 years after they were stolen or smuggled abroad.
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» 19 Jul 2012
Madonna scraps Australian tour plans
Madonna has snubbed Australian fans by cancelling her upcoming tour dates, her first in the country for 20 years.
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» 18 Jul 2012
Bruce Springsteen curfew not for health and safety
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has criticised promoter Live Nation for attributing the curtailment of Bruce Springsteen's Hyde Park concert on Saturday to "health and safety" issues.
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» 17 Jul 2012
Deep Purple's Jon Lord dies at 71
Jon Lord, the former keyboard player with heavy rock band Deep Purple, has died aged 71.
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» 16 Jul 2012
Jennifer Lopez joins American Idol exodus
Following the departure of Aerosmith's Steve Tyler, singer Jennifer Lopez has announced that she too is giving up her role as American Idol judge.
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» 13 Jul 2012
Tulisa wins apology from her ex-boyfriend over sex tape
Tulisa Contostavlos said her ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards had "messed with the wrong woman" after winning an apology from him over a sex tape which ended up online.
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» 12 Jul 2012
Keith Richards: Rolling Stones are rehearsing
The Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards says the band have met up for "a couple of rehearsals" as they mark 50 years together.
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» 11 Jul 2012
Nora Ephron remembered at star-packed memorial
Stars including Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep have paid tribute to screenwriter Nora Ephron at a special memorial service in New York.
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» 10 Jul 2012
Philip Seymour Hoffman joins Hunger Games sequel
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed up for a role in Catching Fire, the sequel to hit action film The Hunger Games.
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» 09 Jul 2012
Ernest Borgnine, TV and film actor, dies at 95
Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine, whose career spanned more than 60 years, has died, his spokesman has said.
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» 06 Jul 2012
The Man From Uncle producer Norman Felton dies at 99
Norman Felton, the British-born producer of US TV shows The Man From Uncle and Dr Kildare has died aged 99.
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» 05 Jul 2012
Comedian Eric Sykes dies aged 89
Eric Sykes, one of Britain's best-loved comedy actors and writers, has died at the age of 89, his manager has said.
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» 04 Jul 2012
Constable painting The Lock sells for £22.4m
John Constable's The Lock has become one of the most expensive British paintings ever sold, fetching £22.4m at auction at Christie's in London.
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» 03 Jul 2012
Cuts force more museums to close
Galleries and museums across the UK are shutting down or reducing their opening hours because of ongoing budget cuts, according to a new survey.
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» 02 Jul 2012
Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe arrested in Prague
Randy Blythe, singer with US metal band Lamb of God has been arrested in Prague over the death of a fan at a gig in the Czech Republic two years ago.
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» 28 Jun 2012
Jessie J faces copyright claim
Jessie J is being sued by a US singer, who says that her single Domino copies one of his songs.
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» 27 Jun 2012
Spice Girls unveil West End show
The Spice Girls have reunited to launch Viva Forever!, a new West End musical based on their hit songs.
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» 26 Jun 2012
Boulder on show at Los Angeles art museum
A new work of art featuring a rock weighing 340 tons (308,443 kg) has gone on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in California.
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» 25 Jun 2012
Elvis Presley crypt pulled from auction
The crypt in which Elvis Presley was first buried has been withdrawn from a Los Angeles auction after protests it should be kept as a shrine.
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» 22 Jun 2012
Clive James: I am getting near the end
Clive James says he is now "a recluse" after several years of serious illness.
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» 21 Jun 2012
LeRoy Neiman dies aged 91
LeRoy Neiman, the painter and sketch artist, has died aged 91. He was best known for evoking the kinetic energy of the world's biggest sporting...
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» 20 Jun 2012
Victor Spinetti, actor and star of Beatles films, dies
Victor Spinetti, Welsh-born star of stage and screen, has died at the age of 82.
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» 19 Jun 2012
Radiohead lead tributes to stage collapse victim
British band Radiohead are said to be "shattered" by the death of their "friend and colleague" Scott Johnson...
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» 18 Jun 2012
Kevin Costner wins oil clean-up case
Kevin Costner has won a multi-million dollar case brought against him by fellow Hollywood star Stephen Baldwin.
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» 15 Jun 2012
Carnegie Medal: Patrick Ness book A Monster Calls scoops double honours
Patrick Ness's novel A Monster Calls has won both the prestigious Carnegie Medal and its sister prize for illustration for the first time in the awards' history.
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» 14 Jun 2012
Goodfellas mobster Henry Hill dies aged 69
Henry Hill, a former mobster-turned-FBI informant whose life became the basis for Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, has died in Los Angeles aged 69.
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» 12 Jun 2012
James Corden thrilled beyond words with Tony win
British actor James Corden has said he is "thrilled beyond words" at being named best leading actor at the Tony Awards in New York.
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» 11 Jun 2012
Lady Gaga hit on head by pole at Auckland concert
Lady Gaga has been struck on the head by a pole while performing a concert in New Zealand. The singer was hit on Sunday during the third of three shows in Auckland.
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» 08 Jun 2012
Ray Bradbury: President Obama leads tributes
President Barack Obama has led the tributes to science-fiction author Ray Bradbury, who died on Tuesday aged 91.
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» 07 Jun 2012
The Hobbit to premiere in New Zealand in November
The world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will take place in New Zealand on 28 November.
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» 06 Jun 2012
The Hunger Games wins four MTV movie awards
Box office hit The Hunger Games beat the competition at this year's MTV movie awards, winning four of the eight prizes for which it was in contention.
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» 05 Jun 2012
Stars perform at Diamond Jubilee concert
A host of stars have performed at The Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace in London.
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» 04 Jun 2012
TV star Richard Dawson dies at 79
Richard Dawson, the English-born actor and TV host who found fame in the US at the helm of game show Family Feud and in sitcom Hogan's Heroes, has died.
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» 01 Jun 2012
Recovering Elton John attends Billy Elliot gala
Sir Elton John has helped his musical of Billy Elliot celebrate seven years in the West End, a week after being treated for a respiratory infection.
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» 31 May 2012
Orange Prize won by Madeline Miller's debut tale of heroic romance
Debut US novelist Madeline Miller has won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with The Song of Achilles, a story of same-sex romance set in the Greek age of heroes.
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» 30 May 2012
Beach Boys bring reunion to UK
The surviving members of seminal pop group The Beach Boys are to visit the UK as part of their reunion tour.
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» 29 May 2012
Michael Haneke wins Cannes Palme d'Or for second time
Austrian director Michael Haneke has picked up the Cannes film festival's top prize for the second time.
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» 28 May 2012
Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest
Favourite Loreen has triumphed for Sweden at the 57th Eurovision Song Contest, with her club track Euphoria.
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» 25 May 2012
'Don't win Eurovision Spanish entrant told
Spain's Eurovision contestant has admitted the country would struggle to host the event if it were to win.
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» 24 May 2012
Diamond Jubilee: Arts A-listers gather for the Queen
The Queen has met hundreds of leading cultural figures at one of the most glittering gatherings of actors, writers and artists the UK has seen.
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» 23 May 2012
Jacob Zuma painting vandalised in South Africa gallery
A controversial painting showing South Africa's President Jacob Zuma with his genitals hanging out has been vandalised in an art gallery.
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» 21 May 2012
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb dies after cancer battle
Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb has died aged 62 after a lengthy battle with cancer, his family said.
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» 18 May 2012
Adele wins Ivor Novello Awards double
Adele has picked up two prizes at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards - but missed out on two more top trophies.
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» 17 May 2012
Cannes Film Festival jury denies sexism claim
The jury for the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or has spoken out over claims of sexism prompted by the lack of female filmmakers in the running.
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» 15 May 2012
Julianne Moore to star in Carrie remake
Julianne Moore is to star in a remake of the 1976 horror film Carrie, movie industry website Deadline has reported.
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» 14 May 2012
Avengers sets second box office record
Superhero movie The Avengers has topped the US and Canadian box office for the second week in a row, taking $103.2m (£64m), studio estimates suggest.
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» 11 May 2012
Freddie Mercury to appear in Queen show
Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that Freddie Mercury will "appear" on stage during a special performance of West End musical We Will Rock You.
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» 10 May 2012
John Travolta faces more masseur abuse claims
John Travolta faces fresh allegations of sexual assault after a second male masseur joined the $2 million (£1.23m) legal action against him.
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» 09 May 2012
Wild Things author Maurice Sendak dies at 83
Maurice Sendak, the US author of the best-selling children's book Where the Wild Things Are, has died aged 83.
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» 08 May 2012
US sitcom actor George Goober Pyle Lindsey dies
George Lindsey, who found fame as petrol station attendant Goober Pyle on US sitcom the Andy Griffith show, has died at the age of 83.
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» 07 May 2012
Avengers smashes US box office record
The Avengers superhero movie has smashed the record for the biggest US opening weekend, taking $200m (£123m), early figures show.
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» 04 May 2012
Guggenheim Helsinki museum plan rejected
A plan to build a new Guggenheim museum on the Helsinki waterfront has been rejected by politicians in Finland.
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» 03 May 2012
The Thick of It writer criticises BBC America censors
A writer for British comedy The Thick of It has criticised BBC America's decision to censor the show.
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» 02 May 2012
Once stage musical up for 11 Tony awards
The musical version of Oscar-winning film Once leads the race for the 2012 Tony awards for Broadway theatre, having received 11 nominations.
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» 30 Apr 2012
Peter Jackson unsurprised by critics of Hobbit footage
Director Peter Jackson claims to be unsurprised by the mixed reaction to footage from his long-anticipated film The Hobbit earlier this week.
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» 27 Apr 2012
Ewan McGregor joins Cannes jury
Ewan McGregor, The Descendants director Alexander Payne and Wuthering Heights' Andrea Arnold are among the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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» 26 Apr 2012
Peter Jackson unveils new Hobbit footage
Director Peter Jackson has unveiled 10 minutes of footage of The Hobbit to a mixed reaction at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas.
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» 25 Apr 2012
Sinead O'Connor scraps world tour
Singer Sinead O'Connor has cancelled the remaining dates of her world tour, saying she is still recovering from a "very serious breakdown".
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» 20 Apr 2012
The Band's Levon Helm dies at 71
Levon Helm, singer and drummer for rock group The Band, has died of cancer at the age of 71.
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» 19 Apr 2012
Dick Clark dies of heart attack aged 82
One of America's best-known veteran television personalities, Dick Clark, has died aged 82.
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» 18 Apr 2012
London 2012: Worldwide poets still needed for Festival event
More than 20 writers are still needed for an event to include a poet from every nation competing in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
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» 17 Apr 2012
Hunger Games continues US chart run
The Hunger Games has topped the North American box office for the fourth week in a row - the first film to achieve the feat since Avatar in 2009.
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» 16 Apr 2012
Matilda musical breaks Olivier awards record
Musical hit Matilda was the toast of this year's Laurence Olivier Awards, winning seven prizes at a ceremony held at the Royal Opera House in London.
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» 13 Apr 2012
Mel Gibson in anti-Jewish row with writer Joe Eszterhas
Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has accused Mel Gibson of shelving a movie about Jewish hero Judah Maccabee because he "hates Jews".
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» 12 Apr 2012
William Boyd takes James Bond back to 1960s in new 007 novel
Booker-nominated author William Boyd is taking on the mission to write a new James Bond novel.
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» 11 Apr 2012
The Lion King named highest-grossing show on Broadway
Hit musical adaptation The Lion King has become the highest earning show in Broadway history, according to figures released by its producers Disney.
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» 10 Apr 2012
US box office: Hunger Games makes $300m in US
Action film The Hunger Games has topped the US box office for the third week in a row, with takings now in excess of $300m (£189m).
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» 09 Apr 2012
Mike Wallace, 60 Minutes interviewer, dies
Veteran journalist Mike Wallace, famed for his tough interviews on US news programme 60 Minutes over four decades, has died aged 93.
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» 06 Apr 2012
Guitar amp pioneer Jim Marshall dies aged 88
Guitar amp innovator Jim Marshall, dubbed "the Father of Loud" for creating kit used by some of rock's biggest names, has died aged 88.
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» 05 Apr 2012
Whitney Houston: Powdery substance in hotel bathroom
Drug paraphernalia and a white powdery substance were discovered in Whitney Houston's hotel room on the day she died, according to a coroner.
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» 04 Apr 2012
Daniel Craig: I'll keep going as James Bond
James Bond star Daniel Craig has said that he will continue to play the British spy for as long as he can.
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» 03 Apr 2012
Hunger Games appetite continues at US box office
Action movie Hunger Games remains at the top of the US box office for the second week following its record-breaking debut.
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» 30 Mar 2012
Harry Potter fans prepare for studio experience
Fans of Harry Potter will have a chance to see sets from the film franchise when a studio tour opens to the public on Saturday.
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» 29 Mar 2012
Titanic: Kate Winslet and James Cameron at 3D premiere
Oscar-winner Kate Winslet and director James Cameron have been in London for the red carpet premiere of a new, 3D version of Titanic.
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» 28 Mar 2012
Susan Boyle musical opens in Newcastle
A musical based on the life of singer Susan Boyle has received its premiere in Newcastle, with fans travelling from as far as Australia to attend.
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» 27 Mar 2012
Lady Gaga wins Glaad outstanding music artist prize
Lady Gaga and Dancing With The Stars were among the winners at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (Glaad) awards in Los Angeles.
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» 26 Mar 2012
Gary Oldman thought he had lost Batman film script
Gary Oldman has described the moment he thought he had lost the script for Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.
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» 22 Mar 2012
One Direction top US album charts
Former X Factor contestants One Direction have become the first British group to go straight to the top of the US music charts with their debut album.
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» 21 Mar 2012
Vincent van Gogh still life is deemed genuine
A work once thought to be by Vincent van Gogh but later dismissed has now been confirmed as an authentic painting by the Dutch master.
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» 20 Mar 2012
Nicollette Sheridan Housewives case ends in mistrial
A mistrial has been declared in the case of former Desperate Housewives actress Nicollette Sheridan, who sued the show for killing off her character.
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» 19 Mar 2012
Anna Ford criticises BBC over ageism
Former newsreader Anna Ford has accused the BBC of "tokenism" in the debate over ageism on television.
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» 16 Mar 2012
Matilda the Musical top of the class with 10 Olivier awards nominations
Matilda the Musical leads the race at this year's Olivier theatre awards with a maximum possible 10 nominations.
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» 15 Mar 2012
Bear Grylls sacked by Discovery Channel
TV adventurer Bear Grylls, star of the survival show Man vs. Wild, has been sacked by the Discovery Channel.
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» 14 Mar 2012
The Hunger Games cut to get 12A classification
The Hunger Games has been cut by its distributor in order to achieve a teen-friendly rating of 12A in the UK.
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» 13 Mar 2012
Davy Jones: Family bid final farewell in Manchester
The family of Monkees star Davy Jones have held a private memorial service in his birthplace of Manchester.
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» 09 Mar 2012
Earliest Charles Dickens film uncovered
The oldest surviving film featuring a Charles Dickens character has been discovered, in the year of the 200th anniversary of the author's birth.
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» 08 Mar 2012
Monkees to miss Davy Jones private funeral
The remaining members of the Monkees are unlikely to attend the funeral of singer Davy Jones this week, his former bandmate Micky Dolenz has revealed.
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» 07 Mar 2012
Spielberg drama Terra Nova is cancelled by Fox
US TV network Fox has cancelled Steven Spielberg drama Terra Nova after just one season.
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» 06 Mar 2012
Ai Weiwei sunflower seeds bought by Tate
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's "sunflower seeds" - a work made up of 10 tonnes of porcelain seed replicas - has been bought by Tate Modern.
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» 05 Mar 2012
Star Wars artist Ralph McQuarrie dies aged 82
Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who helped George Lucas bring Stars Wars to the big screen, has died aged 82.
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» 02 Mar 2012
The Monkees lead Davy Jones tributes
Davy Jones' Monkees bandmates have led the tributes to their "long-time friend and fellow-adventurer" after the British singer died aged 66 in Florida.
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» 01 Mar 2012
Davy Jones of The Monkees dies aged 66
Davy Jones, Manchester-born lead singer with 60s band The Monkees, has died aged 66, his publicist has confirmed.
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» 29 Feb 2012
Life Too Short up for Rose d'Or award
Ricky Gervais comedy Life's Too Short is up against Channel 4's Friday Night Dinner for the best sitcom prize at this year's Rose d'Or TV awards.
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» 28 Feb 2012
The Artist triumphs at the Oscars
Silent movie The Artist has triumphed at the Oscars, winning five awards including best picture, best director and best actor for Jean Dujardin.
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» 27 Feb 2012
Adam Sandler leads Razzie nominations
Comedy actor Adam Sandler is leading the charge at this year's Razzie awards with 11 nods, the highest number of nominations in a single year.
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» 24 Feb 2012
JK Rowling to pen first novel for adults
Author JK Rowling has announced plans to publish her first novel for adults, which will be "very different" to the Harry Potter books she is famous for.
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» 23 Feb 2012
Brit awards TV audience the biggest since 2005
More people tuned in to ITV's coverage of this year's Brit Awards than have done so in the last seven years.
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» 22 Feb 2012
Mona Lisa copy goes on show in Prado
A copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, believed to have been painted at the same time
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» 17 Feb 2012
Whitney Houston funeral service to be streamed online
The family of the late singer Whitney Houston have agreed to let her funeral be broadcast online this weekend.
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» 16 Feb 2012
Nazi sci-fi film Iron Sky becomes Berlin talking point
A Finnish sci-fi comedy about Nazis invading Earth has become the most talked-about movie at this year's Berlin Film Festival.
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» 15 Feb 2012
Whitney Houston funeral to be held at childhood church
Singer Whitney Houston will be laid to rest on 18 February in the New Jersey church where she sang as a child.
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» 14 Feb 2012
Irish actor David Kelly dies aged 82
Irish stage and screen actor David Kelly, known for films like Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has died aged 82.
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» 13 Feb 2012
Whitney Houston mourned at Grammys Awards
The music world is remembering the life and career of singer Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
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» 10 Feb 2012
Naomi Watts lands Princess Diana role
British-born actress Naomi Watts is to portray Princess Diana in a new film believed to explore her relationship with the heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
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» 09 Feb 2012
Soul Train host Don Cornelius death ruled suicide
Coroners have ruled Don Cornelius's death was suicide, nearly a week after the Soul Train creator was found with a gun shot wound to his head.
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» 08 Feb 2012
Madonna announces next world tour
Madonna has announced the dates for her latest world tour, which will start in Israel in May.
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» 06 Feb 2012
Bee Gee Robin Gibb is making a spectacular recovery
Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has said he is making a "spectacular" recovery from cancer and that he is feeling "fantastic".
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» 03 Feb 2012
Don Cornelius: Aretha Franklin leads tributes
Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Snoop Dogg and Slash are among the artists, who have paid tribute to the late Soul Train creator Don Cornelius.
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» 02 Feb 2012
Mona Lisa copy reveals new detail
A painting thought to be the earliest replica of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa has been discovered at Madrid's Prado Museum.
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» 31 Jan 2012
Shirley MacLaine to join Downton Abbey
Oscar-winning US actress Shirley MacLaine is to join the cast of Downton Abbey for its third series as the mother of Lady Grantham.
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» 30 Jan 2012
Original Happy Mondays line-up to re-form for tour
The Happy Mondays will re-form for a month-long tour in May, singer Rowetta Satchell has confirmed.
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» 27 Jan 2012
Coldplay and Russell Brand sign up for Amnesty event
Coldplay, Mumford & Sons and Russell Brand are among the acts who have signed up for the Secret Policeman's Ball in March.
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» 26 Jan 2012
West Memphis Three Oscar documentary nod sparks row
The parents of two of three boys who were murdered in 1993 in the US have said they are "disappointed" that a documentary about the killings has been nominated for an Oscar.
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» 25 Jan 2012
Oscars: Hugo has 11 nominations, The Artist has 10
Martin Scorsese's 3D epic adventure film Hugo leads the charge at this year's Academy Awards with 11 nods, including best film and director.
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» 24 Jan 2012
Oscar nominations due to be announced
The nominations for this year's Oscars are announced later, with George Clooney and Meryl Streep likely to lead the charge in the best actor and best actress categories.
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» 20 Jan 2012
Adele passes US chart milestone
Adele has passed another milestone in her seemingly-unstoppable dominance of the album charts.
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» 19 Jan 2012
Simon Schama brands Downton cultural necrophilia
Historian Simon Schama has launched a scathing attack on Downton Abbey, accusing it of improbable storylines and historical inaccuracies.
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» 18 Jan 2012
Silent movie The Artist leads Bafta nominations
Silent movie The Artist leads this year's Baftas with 12 nominations, including best film and best director.
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» 17 Jan 2012
Golden Globes: Ricky Gervais subdued, say critics
A "respectful and restrained" Ricky Gervais lacked the bite of last year as the host of a lacklustre Golden Globes ceremony, reviewers have concluded.
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» 16 Jan 2012
Golden Globes: The Artist wins three awards
Black and white silent film The Artist took home three prizes from the Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles, hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais.
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» 13 Jan 2012
Ed Sheeran leads Brit nominations
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is leading the charge at this year's Brit Awards, with four nominations.
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» 12 Jan 2012
UK films urged to be more mainstream in new report
The British film industry should back more mainstream movies, a report is expected to recommend next week.
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» 11 Jan 2012
Artist director responds to Kim Novak Vertigo claim
The director of The Artist has defended using music from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo in his Oscar-tipped film after a complaint from its star Kim Novak.
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» 10 Jan 2012
Picasso painting stolen from Greek gallery
A Picasso painting, given to the Athens National Gallery by the artist himself, was stolen on Monday along with two other valuable works of art.
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» 09 Jan 2012
War Horse premiere attended by duke and duchess
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined stars on the red carpet at the UK premiere of Steven Spielberg's new film War Horse.
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» 06 Jan 2012
Michael Kiwanuka tops Sound of 2012 list
Soul singer Michael Kiwanuka has come top of the BBC Sound of 2012 list, which aims to showcase the best rising music stars for the year ahead.
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» 29 Dec 2011
Silence of the Lambs added to US film archive
Oscar-winning 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs is to be preserved by the US Library of Congress as part of its National Film Registry.
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» 28 Dec 2011
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol leads US cinemas
The fourth instalment in the Mission: Impossible franchise has taken the number one spot at the US box office over the four-day Christmas weekend.
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» 23 Dec 2011
Diana Ross set for Grammy tribute
Diana Ross, Glen Campbell and the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be among those honoured at the forthcoming Grammy Awards in February.
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» 22 Dec 2011
Hobbit fans given taster of new Peter Jackson film
Film-maker Peter Jackson has unveiled a trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey a year ahead of its release.
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» 21 Dec 2011
Parental advisory scheme extended to online music
The music industry's parental advisory scheme has been extended to explicit content in music and video downloads.
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» 20 Dec 2011
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis to be honoured
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis is to be presented with a lifetime achievement prize at the European Festival Awards in the Netherlands next month.
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» 19 Dec 2011
Singer Cesaria Evora dies at the age of 70
Singer Cesaria Evora, dubbed the "Barefoot Diva" for often performing without shoes, has died in her native Cape Verde at the age of 70.
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» 16 Dec 2011
Silent film The Artist leads Golden Globe pack
Silent film homage The Artist leads the field at the 2012 Golden Globes, scoring six nominations in all.
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» 15 Dec 2011
The Help leads Screen Actors Guild award nominees
Deep South drama The Help has scored the most nods in the film categories at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.
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» 14 Dec 2011
Elizabeth Taylor jewels up for auction in New York
A collection of jewels owned by late actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor is being auctioned at Christie's in New York.
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» 13 Dec 2011
US box office hits three-year low
The US box office has suffered its lowest takings in three years, despite the pulling power of romantic comedy New Year's Eve's all-star cast.
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» 12 Dec 2011
Amy Winehouse tops UK album chart
Amy Winehouse's posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, has topped the UK album chart.
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» 08 Dec 2011
London 2012: Olympic ceremony role for Underworld duo
Dance act duo Underworld have been appointed music directors for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, organisers have announced.
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» 07 Dec 2011
Lost Da Vinci prompts art row
Art experts have signed a petition to stop drilling into a fresco in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio which may be hiding a Leonardo Da Vinci work.
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» 06 Dec 2011
Tom Hooper rejects 3D for Les Miserables movie
The big screen version of the hit musical Les Miserables will be shot in 2D, its director Tom Hooper has confirmed.
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» 02 Dec 2011
Adele nominated for six Grammys
Adele is up for six Grammys including song and record of the year, for Rolling in the Deep, and best album, for 21.
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» 01 Dec 2011
Action Comics Superman debut copy sells for $2.16m
A copy of the first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman's debut, has become the world's most expensive comic, fetching $2.16m (£1.4m).
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» 30 Nov 2011
Martin Scorsese wants antidote to theme park films
Martin Scorsese says Hollywood needs an alternative to "theme park" movies that have come to dominate the box office.
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» 29 Nov 2011
Harry Potter franchise scooped best film at the Children's Baftas
The final outing in the Harry Potter franchise scooped best film and an audience gong at the Children's Baftas.
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» 25 Nov 2011
Sugarland face action over Indiana stage collapse
US country duo Sugarland have been named in legal action launched by those involved in a fatal stage collapse at Indiana's State Fair in August.
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» 24 Nov 2011
Leonardo: National Gallery to act over ticket resales
The National Gallery in London is to take action against the resale of tickets for its "blockbuster" Leonardo da Vinci exhibition.
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» 23 Nov 2011
Sculptor £100k Olympic gold coin revealed
A gold coin commemorating London's 2012 Olympics, designed by eminent sculptor Sir Anthony Caro, has been revealed by the Royal Mint at London's Royal Academy of Art.
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» 22 Nov 2011
Adele and Taylor Swift rule at American Music Awards
Adele and country star Taylor Swift have won three awards each at the audience-voted American Music Awards.
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» 18 Nov 2011
Demi Moore to divorce Ashton Kutcher
Demi Moore is ending her marriage to fellow actor Ashton Kutcher, she told The Associated Press on Thursday. Moore, 49, and Kutcher, 33, were wed in September 2005.
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» 17 Nov 2011
Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes for third time
Comedian Ricky Gervais is to host the Golden Globes for the third time, despite causing controversy in the role earlier this year.
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» 16 Nov 2011
Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries Breakup Boosts Entertainment News Show Ratings
The break-up clearly served provided a ratings tonic for most of the high profile TV magazine shows.
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» 15 Nov 2011
Brad Pitt says he is to quit acting at 50
Hollywood star Brad Pitt has revealed that he plans to quit acting when he turns 50.
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» 14 Nov 2011
Actor James Earl Jones receives Oscar in London
Actor James Earl Jones has received an honorary Oscar on the London stage, to the surprise of his matinee audience.
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» 11 Nov 2011
Rihanna manager says fans need more new material
The music industry routine of releasing a new album every three to four years is no longer viable, Rihanna's manager has argued.
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» 10 Nov 2011
Clyfford Still painting sells for $61.7m
A work by US abstract artist Clyfford Still fetched an artist's record of $61.7m ($38.8m) at Sotheby's New York.
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» 09 Nov 2011
Adele scoops UK music video prize
Adele has won the best pop video at this year's UK Music Video Awards, while JLS picked up the people's choice plaudit.
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» 08 Nov 2011
Conrad Murray guilty of Michael Jackson manslaughter
Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr Conrad Murray, has been found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of the star by a jury in Los Angeles.
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» 07 Nov 2011
Lady Gaga dominates MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast
Lady Gaga has dominated the MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast, collecting four prizes in a range of outfits.
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» 04 Nov 2011
Bond film called Skyfall
The title of the 23rd James Bond film has been confirmed as Skyfall.
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» 03 Nov 2011
Scarlett Johansson hacker pleads not guilty
A US man has pleaded not guilty to hacking the email accounts of celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, whose nude photos ended up online.
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» 31 Oct 2011
Metallica: India gig organisers arrested
Four organisers of a planned Indian gig by US rock group Metallica have been arrested after the show was called off, leading fans to smash up the stage.
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» 28 Oct 2011
Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray in tears at trial
Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray wept in court as former patients testified in his defence during his involuntary manslaughter trial.
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» 27 Oct 2011
Amy Winehouse death: Coroner records misadventure verdict
Amy Winehouse's death was the result of the singer drinking too much alcohol, a coroner has said.
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» 25 Oct 2011
Adele scoops double at Q magazine awards in London
Singer Adele has won best female artist and best track at Q magazine's music awards in London.
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» 24 Oct 2011
Tintin receives UK premiere in London
The stars of Steven Spielberg's take on Herge's classic comic character, Tintin, have attended its UK premiere in London.
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» 20 Oct 2011
Conrad Murray responsible for Michael Jackson's death
Michael Jackson's doctor made 17 flagrant violations when administering propofol to the star
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» 19 Oct 2011
Man Booker Prize won by Julian Barnes on fourth attempt
Julian Barnes has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sense of an Ending, having been shortlisted on three previous occasions.
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» 18 Oct 2011
British Library sparks Amazon row
The British Library has been criticised by booksellers for linking to Amazon on its public online catalogue.
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» 17 Oct 2011
Beyonce accused of copying moves from ballet
Beyonce is being accused of stealing dance moves for her new video Countdown from a famous choreographer.
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» 14 Oct 2011
American Idol Scotty McCreery tops US album chart
Eighteen-year-old country singer Scotty McCreery has become the first American Idol winner to top the US charts with a debut album since 2003.
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» 13 Oct 2011
Ai Weiwei most powerful artist
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been named the most powerful person in the art world, according to a poll compiled by ArtReview magazine.
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» 12 Oct 2011
Gomorrah author Roberto Saviano wins courage award
An Italian author who has been in hiding since writing an expose about the Naples mafia has won the Pen/Pinter International writer of courage award.
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» 11 Oct 2011
Tacita Dean transforms Tate Modern into cinema
An 11-minute silent film projected onto a giant monolith has been unveiled at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.
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» 10 Oct 2011
Sir Paul McCartney marries US heiress Nancy Shevell
A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air on Sunday as Paul McCartney, for the second time in his improbable life
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» 07 Oct 2011
Swedish poet Transtroemer wins Nobel Literature Prize
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer has been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature.
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» 06 Oct 2011
Michael Jackson: I didnt have a childhood
A recording of Michael Jackson bemoaning his unhappy childhood has been played to the trial of the doctor charged with his death.
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» 05 Oct 2011
Ralph Fiennes and David Cronenberg to get BFI honour
Actor Ralph Fiennes and director David Cronenberg and are to receive BFI Fellowships at the 55th BFI London Film Festival
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» 04 Oct 2011
Surviving Beatles attend George Harrison film premiere
The surviving Beatles have paid tribute to George Harrison at the London premiere of Martin Scorsese's new documentary about his life.
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» 03 Oct 2011
Songs Of Praise marks 50th anniversary
One of the world's longest-running religious TV series Songs Of Praise has celebrated its 50th anniversary.
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» 30 Sep 2011
Elton John returns to Vegas in Million Dollar Piano
Elton John kicked off a new residency in Las Vegas Wednesday night, unveiling The Million Dollar Piano at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace.
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» 29 Sep 2011
Cinemas in the UK braced for tough 2012
More than 65 million tickets were sold at UK cinemas this summer, reversing a two-year decline in audience numbers.
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» 28 Sep 2011
Shakira to be named Latin Grammy Person of the Year
Colombian singer Shakira will receive the Recording Academy person of the year at the Latin Grammys
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» 27 Sep 2011
Lion King reigns at US box office
The 3D re-release of Disney's The Lion King has held off Brad Pitt's baseball drama Moneyball at the US box office.
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» 26 Sep 2011
Spanish film takes top prize at San Sebastian festival
A Spanish film, shot in Mali and based on the work of a late French painter, has won top prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival in northern Spain.
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» 23 Sep 2011
Elton John life to get big screen treatment
Sir Elton John's life is to be turned into "a radically different kind of biopic", reports LA website Deadline.
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» 22 Sep 2011
Rock legends REM announce split
Members of legendary US rock band REM have announced they are splitting up after 31 years.
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» 21 Sep 2011
Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars lead MTV EMA nods
Lady Gaga leads the way in the nominations for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards.
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» 20 Sep 2011
Mad Men scoops fourth drama Emmy
1960s ad agency show Mad Men won best drama for a fourth year running while Modern Family won five awards including best comedy at the Emmy Awards.
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» 19 Sep 2011
Kate Winslet and ITV1 Downton Abbey win Emmy awards
ITV1 drama Downton Abbey has won four prizes and Kate Winslet the best actress in a mini-series honour at the annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
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» 16 Sep 2011
Scarlett Johansson nude photo leak investigated by FBI
The FBI is investigating computer hacking attacks on celebrities after photos which appear to show Scarlett Johansson nude were posted online.
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» 15 Sep 2011
Jamie Foxx to host Michael Jackson memorial concert
Jamie Foxx has been announced as the host of next month's Michael Jackson tribute concert.
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» 14 Sep 2011
Kate Bush to release album dedicated to snow
Singer Kate Bush is to release a new album in November
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» 13 Sep 2011
Rihanna to appear on Coldplay album Mylo Xyloto
Coldplay have confirmed that Rihanna has contributed vocals to a track set to appear on their forthcoming new album
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» 12 Sep 2011
Contagion dominates US box office
Steven Soderbergh thriller Contagion has topped the US box office over the weekend
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» 09 Sep 2011
Keira Knightley to play Anna Karenina in new film
British actors Keira Knightley and Jude Law are to star in a film adaptation of Anna Karenina
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» 08 Sep 2011
George Clooney movies to show at London Film Festival
George Clooney's latest movie The Ides of March, which he directs and appears in, will receive its UK premiere
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» 07 Sep 2011
PJ Harvey wins Mercury Prize for second time
PJ Harvey has become the first person to win the Mercury Prize twice
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» 06 Sep 2011
Madonna new album due in spring
Madonna has revealed that she plans to release her 12th studio album in "spring 2012".
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» 05 Sep 2011
Film-maker Steven Soderbergh insists he is not retiring
Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh has denied reports that he is retiring from film-making.
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» 01 Sep 2011
Madonna unveiling royal biopic at Venice
Pop star Madonna has arrived in Venice to premiere her second feature as a director at the city's film festival
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» 30 Aug 2011
Beyonce and Lady Gaga dominate MTV Video Music awards
Beyonce's pregnancy and Lady Gaga's drag act were the talk of this year's MTV Video Music awards
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» 29 Aug 2011
ITV1 named terrestrial channel of the year
ITV1 has been named terrestrial channel of the year for the first time at the Edinburgh International Television Festiva
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» 25 Aug 2011
Lady Gaga and Beyonce on China song blacklist
Hits by Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Take That are among 100 songs that have been placed on an internet blacklist
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» 24 Aug 2011
Amy Winehouse: No illegal drugs found, says family
Toxicology results have shown "no illegal substances" in Amy Winehouse's system at the time of her death
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» 23 Aug 2011
Ghost musical headed for Broadway
A musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's 1990 film Ghost is to transfer to Broadway next year.
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» 22 Aug 2011
Michael Jackson Cardiff tickets to go on sale
Tickets for the Michael Jackson tribute in Cardiff will go on sale next week despite further criticism of the event
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» 19 Aug 2011
Name registration delays Amy Winehouse foundation
Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has said his plans to launch a foundation in his daughter's name have been delayed.
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» 18 Aug 2011
Kiss dropped from Jackson concert
Organisers of a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Cardiff have been criticised for booking Kiss
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» 17 Aug 2011
Stolen Rembrandt sketch found in church
The 17th Century Rembrandt sketch stolen from a California hotel at the weekend was recovered
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» 16 Aug 2011
Glee concert film flops at US box office
A 3D film featuring the cast of TV's Glee has failed to make the US box office Top 10..
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» 15 Aug 2011
The Lone Ranger shut down by Disney
Disney's much-anticipated big-screen adaptation of The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp has been put on hold
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» 12 Aug 2011
Peter King queries Bin Laden film White House access
A senior Republican has called for an inquiry into reports the White House fed secrets about the killing of Osama Bin Laden
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» 11 Aug 2011
Jude Law impresses critics in new play Anna Christie
Critics have saluted Jude Law's latest appearance on the West End stage
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» 10 Aug 2011
Tennessee Two bassist Marshall Grant dies aged 83
Marshall Grant, a member of Johnny Cash's original band the Tennessee Two, has died in Arkansas aged 83.
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» 09 Aug 2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes director keen on sequel
The British director of Rise of the Planet of Apes has high hopes for a sequel after the film debuted at number one at the North American box office
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» 08 Aug 2011
Dionne Bromfield hails Amy Winehouse at Big Chill gig
The US military is trying to confirm whether insurgent fire brought down a helicopter in Afghanistan with the loss of 38 people
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» 05 Aug 2011
Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett duet to benefit charity
A duet between jazz legend Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse is to be released as a charity single.
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» 04 Aug 2011
Rare Alfred Hitchcock film footage uncovered
Footage from Alfred Hitchcock's first film has been uncovered in New Zealand.
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» 03 Aug 2011
Fourth Stieg Larsson novel rumours dismissed
Claims that Swedish author Stieg Larsson wrote a fourth novel are wide of the mark
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» 02 Aug 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows makes $1bn
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has passed the $1bn (£609m) mark at the worldwide box office
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» 01 Aug 2011
Angelina Jolie honoured at Sarajevo Film Festival
A tearful Angelina Jolie has been honoured at the Sarajevo Film Festival for her acting and "active engagement in the complexities of the real world".
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» 29 Jul 2011
Madonna royal drama to screen at Venice Film Festival
Madonna's film about King Edward VIII's romance with American divorcee Wallis Simpson will have its world premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival
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» 29 Jul 2011
National Museum of Scotland to reopen after £47m refit
BBC Scotland has a look around the refurbished National Museum of Scotland before its opening to the public
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» 28 Jul 2011
Leonardo da Vinci paintings to be brought together
London's National Gallery and The Louvre in Paris have announced plans to unite both versions of Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin Of The Rocks.
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» 27 Jul 2011
Amy Winehouse family and friends attend cremation
Amy Winehouse's father has told friends and family at the singer's funeral service that she had been her happiest "for years" in her final days
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» 26 Jul 2011
Captain America displaces Harry Potter in US film chart
Superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger has knocked the final Harry Potter film off the top of the North America box office chart.
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» 25 Jul 2011
Amy Winehouse: Tributes paid to dead singer
The music world has been paying tribute to singer Amy Winehouse, 27, who has been found dead at her London home.
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» 22 Jul 2011
Katy Perry leads MTV nominations
US pop star Katy Perry leads the way at this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) with nine nominations.
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» 21 Jul 2011
Katy Perry leads MTV nominations
US pop star Katy Perry leads the way at this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) with nine nominations.
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» 20 Jul 2011
Adele and Tinie Tempah up for Mercury Prize
Adele and Tinie Tempah are among the nominees for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize.
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» 19 Jul 2011
JK Rowling plagiarism case fails
A legal claim that JK Rowling lifted the plot of one of her Harry Potter books from the work of another writer is to go no further.
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» 18 Jul 2011
Harry Potter film takes $168m to break ticket records
The final Harry Potter movie has shattered box office record in the US and Canada, taking $168m (£104m) over its opening weekend.
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» 15 Jul 2011
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie NOT Getting Married Any Time Soon
Contrary to swirling rumors, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have not yet planned to make their union official
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» 14 Jul 2011
Forward poetry prize shortlist announced
Britain's Sean O'Brien is among those shortlisted for this year's Forward Prize for Poetry
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» 13 Jul 2011
Zimbabwe NoViolet Bulawayo wins Caine writing prize
Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo has won this year's Caine Prize for African Writing..
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» 12 Jul 2011
Mila Kunis Accepts Marine's Invite to Corps Ball
Thanks to the power of the Internet, a Marine's YouTube request to go on a date with Mila Kunis
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» 11 Jul 2011
Foo Fighters to close festival
Thousands of music fans have been enjoying the third and final day of Scotland's largest music festival.
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» 08 Jul 2011
Harry Potter premiere: Stars and fans bid tearful goodbye
A tearful JK Rowling said thank you to thousands of Harry Potter fans who packed London's Trafalgar Square on Thursday
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» 07 Jul 2011
Cy Twombly dies at 83
Famed American painter Cy Twombly, who first found the limelight with his calligraphic paintings in the late 1950s, has died in Rome aged 83.
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» 06 Jul 2011
Duran Duran postpone European tour dates
Duran Duran have postponed their European tour..
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» 05 Jul 2011
Actress Anna Massey dies at the age of 73
Actress Anna Massey, who starred in a string of screen dramas, has died at the age of 73, her agent has confirmed.
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» 04 Jul 2011
Beyonce conquers UK album chart
US star Beyonce has claimed pole position in the UK album chart with her new record 4
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» 01 Jul 2011
Arctic Monkeys nominated for two Mojo honours awards
Sheffield rock band Arctic Monkeys have been nominated in two categories at this year's Mojo honours awards.
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» 30 Jun 2011
Dame Elizabeth Taylor belongings to tour the world
Dame Elizabeth Taylor's collection of jewellery, art and designer clothing will be exhibited around the world..
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» 29 Jun 2011
Judge orders Sheen wages docked for child support
A judge has ordered Charlie Sheen's former bosses to garnish $55,000 a month for child support
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» 28 Jun 2011
Monty Pythons members reunite for Graham Chapman film
Monty Python members have reunited to voice a 3D animated film based on the memoirs of the late Graham Chapman.
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» 27 Jun 2011
Beyonce made her debut at Glastonbury
US singer Beyonce made her debut at Glastonbury, bringing the three-day festival to a close.
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» 24 Jun 2011
Harry Potter series to be sold as e-books
The seven Harry Potter novels are to be sold as e-books for the first time in October.
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» 23 Jun 2011
Singer Glen Campbell suffering from Alzheimer's disease
US country music star Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease
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» 22 Jun 2011
Picasso painting sold for almost £13.5m
A rarely seen painting by Pablo Picasso has been sold for almost £13.5m at Christie's auction house in London
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» 20 Jun 2011
Amy Winehouse booed off the stage
AMY WINEHOUSE was booed off the stage in Belgrade
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» 16 Jun 2011
Oscar bosses want surprise best picture list
Next year's best picture category at the Academy Awards will involve a "new twist", organisers have announced.
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» 15 Jun 2011
Wim Heldens wins 2011 BP Portrait Award
An artist who has painted his sitter for nearly 20 years has won the National Portrait Gallery's art prize.
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» 14 Jun 2011
Anthony van Dyck painting to be auctioned at Sotheby's
Sotheby's London is to auction a portrait of a monk, credited to Anthony van Dyck, that was previously thought to have been painted by Rubens.
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» 13 Jun 2011
Cheryl Cole Sent Flowers to Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger
'X Factor' judges both received a giant pink-themed bouquet from their former panel-mate at the start of New Jersey auditions
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» 10 Jun 2011
India most highly prized artist MF Husain dies aged 95
One of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, has died in hospital in London aged 95 after years of self-imposed exile.
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» 09 Jun 2011
Orange Prize for Fiction awarded to Tea Obreht
Serbian-American author Tea Obreht has won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Tiger's Wife.
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» 08 Jun 2011
Matt Smith to return for new Doctor Who series
Matt Smith has signed on to appear in a new series of Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed
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» 07 Jun 2011
Gunsmoke star James Arness dies aged 88
James Arness, the actor best known for playing lawman Matt Dillon in long-running western TV show Gunsmoke, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 88.
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» 06 Jun 2011
Simon Cowell in talks to reinstate Cheryl Cole
Simon Cowell is in talks with US X Factor producers to get Cheryl Cole reinstated as a judge..
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» 03 Jun 2011
Lowrys Hawkers Cart sells for £555,000
A Lowry painting, sold by The Royal Scottish Academy to raise money to buy new works, has fetched £555,000.
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» 02 Jun 2011
Lady Gaga storms US album chart with Born This Way
Lady Gaga has topped the US Billboard 200 chart after her second full-length album Born This Way sold more than one million copies in its first week
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» 01 Jun 2011
Metropolitan Opera stars quit Japanese tour
Two stars of New York's Metropolitan Opera have bowed out of a tour of Japan, citing fears of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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» 30 May 2011
MTV reinvents itself — again — with new generation
Over the years, one of the last things you'd see on the youth-obsessed MTV was a parent.
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» 26 May 2011
Oscar voting to go electronic
The body behind the Oscars is to replace its mailed ballot system with online voting, according to reports.
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» 25 May 2011
Cate Blanchett leads Barbican art festival line-up
Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Juliette Binoche lead the line-up for the Barbican's 30th anniversary celebrations next year.
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» 24 May 2011
Eminem and Justin Bieber win Billboard Music Awards
Rapper Eminem and teen star Justin Bieber were the big winners at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, taking home six prizes each.
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» 23 May 2011
Australian actor Bill Hunter dies
One of Australia's favourite actors, Bill Hunter, has died of cancer, aged 71, in Melbourne
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» 20 May 2011
Lars Von Trier accepts Cannes ban after Nazi comments
Danish director Lars Von Trier has accepted his ban from the Cannes Film Festival, following his claims that he sympathised with Adolf Hitler.
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» 19 May 2011
Prince set to play Hop Farm music festival in Kent
Pop star Prince is to perform his first ever UK festival show at the Hop Farm in Kent, organisers have said.
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» 18 May 2011
Reworked Spider-Man musical pulls in crowds
Broadway's troubled Spider-Man musical has performed well since reopening in a reworked version after a three-week break, box office figures have shown.
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» 17 May 2011
Coen brothers win $1m Dan David Prize
Movie directors Joel and Ethan Coen have won a $1m (£617,000) international award for "a creative partnership unique in the history of film-making".
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» 16 May 2011
Azerbaijan wins the Eurovision Song Contest
Azerbaijan has been crowned the winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Germany, while the UK came 11th.
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» 13 May 2011
Ashton Kutcher to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men
The 31-year-old star of "That 70s Show" is close to sealing a big bucks deal to replace Charlie Sheen in "Two and a Half Men,"
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» 12 May 2011
Cannes begins with Woody Allen romance
The 64th Cannes Film Festival has opened with a gala screening of Midnight in Paris, a romantic comedy from US director Woody Allen.
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» 11 May 2011
Eurovision song contest hopefuls whittled down
Nine countries have been ruled out of the Eurovision song contest after a semi-final that saw regular participant Turkey eliminated from the competition.
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» 10 May 2011
Cannes Film Festival to honour jailed Iranian directors
Jailed Iranian film directors Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof are to be honoured at the Cannes Film Festival.
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» 09 May 2011
Leonardo da Vinci exhibition visitors to be capped
London's National Gallery is to limit visitor numbers to a major exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci works in an attempt to prevent large crowds detracting from the viewing experience.
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» 06 May 2011
Cheryl Cole to judge US X Factor show
Pop star Cheryl Cole has landed a job on the judging panel of the US version of The X Factor, Simon Cowell has confirmed.
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» 05 May 2011
Jackie Cooper: Ex-child star and Superman actor dies
Former US child star Jackie Cooper, who went on to work as a TV producer, film director and feature in four Superman movies, has died at the age of 88.
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» 04 May 2011
Twilight sequel leads MTV Movie Awards field
Fantasy sequel The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has received eight nominations ahead of this year's MTV Movie Awards.
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» 02 May 2011
Adele 21 hangs on to top album spot for 13 weeks
Adele has maintained her position at the top of the album chart with 21 for a 13th week.
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» 29 Apr 2011
Arnold Schwarzenegger eyeing return to Terminator franchise
Arnold Schwarzenegger has given Hollywood agency CAA approval to discuss a potential new Terminator movie with studios.
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» 27 Apr 2011
Royal wedding: Dress rehearsal on London streets
As thousands of tourists arrive in London for the royal wedding on Friday, nearly 1,000 members of Britain's armed forces today conducted a pre-dawn dress rehearsal..
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» 26 Apr 2011
Punk icon Poly Styrene dies at 53
Punk singer Poly Styrene, former singer with the X Ray Spex, has died at the age of 53 after suffering from cancer.
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» 25 Apr 2011
Sheen Port Talbot Passion play crucifixion
The Easter production is the biggest in a series of National Theatre Wales "moving productions" in its first year.
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» 22 Apr 2011
Andy Warhol self-portrait could fetch $40m
An Andy Warhol self-portrait completed shortly before his death is expected to sell for up to $40m (£24.3m) at a New York auction next month.
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» 21 Apr 2011
British Oscar nominee killed in Libya
Two award-winning photographers have been killed while covering the conflict in the Libyan city of Misrata.
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» 20 Apr 2011
Rio tops North American box office
Animated family comedy Rio has topped the North American box office according to initial figures.
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» 19 Apr 2011
Sir Elton John returning to Las Vegas
Sir Elton John is returning to Las Vegas for a three-year residency at Caesars Palace with his new Million Dollar Piano show.
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» 18 Apr 2011
Nicolas Cage arrested for drunken New Orleans row
Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage has been arrested after an alleged drunken argument with his wife in New Orleans.
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» 15 Apr 2011
New Pirates of the Caribbean to be screened at Cannes
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is to be shown out of competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival..
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» 14 Apr 2011
Batman stage show not another Spider-Man
Producers of a new Batman stage show have promised the production will not suffer the same problems as Broadway's troubled Spider-Man musical.
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» 13 Apr 2011
Lindsay Lohan may join John Travolta, Joe Pesci in Gotti: Three Generations biopic
Travolta is set to play late mobster John Gotti Sr., who died in prison in 2002 while serving a life sentence for murder,
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» 12 Apr 2011
Australia major film entertainment companies join war on piracy
Australia's major film entertainment companies has mobilised to negotiate with telecommunications companies to stamp out online piracy
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» 11 Apr 2011
Bob Dylan plays his first gig in Vietnam
Legendary folk singer Bob Dylan, whose songs became anthems of the 1960s anti-Vietnam war movement, has played his first concert in the Communist country.
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» 08 Apr 2011
Grammy Awards ceremony set for overhaul
Changes are to be made to next year's Grammys, in what organisers say is the biggest overhaul in the 53-year history of the US music awards.
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» 07 Apr 2011
Mona Lisa mystery could be solved by woman's remains
Researchers will attempt to identify the woman who sat for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa
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» 06 Apr 2011
Will Smith and son Jaden to star in sci-fi film
Will Smith and his son Jaden, 12, are to star in a sci-fi film..
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» 05 Apr 2011
Michael Jackson Fulham FC statue defended by Al Fayed
Fulham chairman Mohammed Al Fayed has told fans they can "go to hell" if they do not appreciate a new Michael Jackson statue at Craven Cottage stadium.
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» 01 Apr 2011
Francisco Zurbaran paintings saved by £15m donation
Plans to sell off 17th Century paintings which hang in the home of the Bishop of Durham have been shelved after a £15m donation.
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» 31 Mar 2011
Britney Spears facing perfume lawsuit?
Britney Spears is being sued for $10m (£6.2m) by the company that helped her to secure a perfume deal.
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» 30 Mar 2011
Hair-raising time on Kates big day
While Prince William is allegedly attempting to grow more hair for his wedding day using a laser follicle regeneration device..
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» 29 Mar 2011
Matt Damon Excited To Make Out With Michael Douglas In Liberace Biopic
Matt Damon is getting ready to star in the upcoming Steven Soderbergh-directed and Jerry Weintraub-produced “Liberace”
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» 28 Mar 2011
A marriage made in history
For centuries, royal weddings have held a mirror up to society. A new book charts how celebrations, then and now, reflect the mood of the nation.
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» 25 Mar 2011
Lady Gaga criticises Malaysian gay lyric censorship
Lady Gaga has urged fans in Malaysia to protest over her lyrics being censored.
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» 24 Mar 2011
Screen icon Elizabeth Taylor dies
A host of stars have paid tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor following her death in Los Angeles at the age of 79.
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» 23 Mar 2011
Bieber and U2 on Japan fund album
Justin Bieber and U2 are among artists who have agreed to contribute songs to an album to raise funds for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
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» 22 Mar 2011
No stopping Limitless at US cinemas
Sci-fi thriller Limitless has topped the North American film chart as box office takings continue to suffer compared with last year.
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» 21 Mar 2011
Nicole Scherzinger ends Adele's singles chart reign
US singer Nicole Scherzinger has toppled Adele from the top of the UK singles chart with Don't Hold Your Breath.
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» 18 Mar 2011
Michael Gough, Batman's Alfred, dies aged 94
Michael Gough, who was best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler, Alfred, in Tim Burton and Joel Schmaucher's Batman films has died, aged 94.
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» 17 Mar 2011
Turning the Perp Walk Into a Runway Strut
THE movie offers may not be rolling in these days, but Lindsay Lohan is camera-ready and intent
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» 16 Mar 2011
Rock singer Courtney Love wanted to snort the ashes of dead husband Kurt Cobain
ACCORDING to writer Neil Strauss, the Hole singer suggested they inhale her dead husband's remains during a bizarre interview.
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» 15 Mar 2011
Man arrested at Madonna's UK house: report
A British newspaper says a man has been charged with burglary after a break-in at Madonna's London home.
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» 14 Mar 2011
Legally Blonde scoops Laurence Olivier Awards
Legally Blonde star Sheridan Smith has been crowned the queen of the West End after winning best musical actress at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London.
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» 11 Mar 2011
Keira Knightley: Chanel’s superwoman?
Pictures emerged of actress Keira Knightley clad in a beige, suede catsuit aboard a vintage motorcycle.
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» 10 Mar 2011
Audi RS3 review
The latest fast Audi boasts a 2.5-litre turbocharged engine and quattro all-wheel drive..
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» 09 Mar 2011
White House party-crasher booted from Reality Show
Reality show star and White House party-crasher Michaele Salahi has been asked to leave the television show "Celebrity Rehab" .
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» 08 Mar 2011
Lindsay Lohan Surveillance Footage Released
Reports are out that the Venice, California jewelry store by which Lindsay Lohan is being charged with grand theft .
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» 07 Mar 2011
Prince Andrew woes a distraction as wedding nears
Less than two months before a fairytale wedding anticipated by much of the world, Britain's royal family finds itself fighting an inconvenient distraction
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» 04 Mar 2011
With twist, American Idol down to 13 contestants
The Hollywood stage became a little less crowded Thursday as "American Idol" cut its contestant pool from 24 to a lucky 13 finalists.
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» 01 Mar 2011
Justin Bieber gives lock of hair for eBay charity sale
Justin Bieber has donated a lock of his hair for a charity sale on eBay. Having changed his usual style, the star agreed to give US talks how host Ellen DeGeneres the strands of his hair to sell.
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» 28 Feb 2011
Black Swan dances to victory at Spirit awards
Black Swan was the big winner at the Spirit Awards, the annual event honouring independent US movies and one that acts as a warm-up to the Oscars.
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» 25 Feb 2011
Catherine Zeta Jones receives CBE from Prince Charles
Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones has been made a CBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
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» 24 Feb 2011
Lindsay Lohan in court over $2,500 necklace
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan on Wednesday was given two weeks to consider a plea deal in her jewelry theft case
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» 23 Feb 2011
2012 Ferrari FF
After teasing us for quite a while now, Ferrari has finally revealed the official details on their new successor for the 612 Scaglietti.
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» 22 Feb 2011
Britney Spears Makes Her Move to a $18.9 Million Mansion
Britney Spears Makes Her Move to a $18.9 Million Mansion
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» 21 Feb 2011
Spears releases snippet of next single
Britney Spears has released a short teaser clip of her next single .
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» 18 Feb 2011
Futuristic two-seater BMW concept revealed
We love the looks of this car, we really do. But the sci-fi 3D applications probably need to be seen to be believed...
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» 17 Feb 2011
Andy Warhol self-portrait sells for £10.8m
A rare Andy Warhol self-portrait has sold for £10,793,250 ($17,441,892) at auction, having been in private hands since 1974.
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» 16 Feb 2011
Miley
Billy Ray Cyrus says the Disney TV show "Hannah Montana" destroyed his family, causing his divorce and sending daughter Miley Cyrus spinning out of control.
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» 15 Feb 2011
Pop ladies rule at Grammy Awards
Country trio Lady Antebellum and pop star Lady Gaga were among the winners at the most prestigious ceremony..
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» 14 Feb 2011
Could Victoria Beckham be Kate Middleton's new royal dressmaker?
At her New York Fashion Week show Victoria Beckham confirmed that she was sending a selection of dresses to Kate Middleton..
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» 11 Feb 2011
Keira Knightley wins spurs with West End stage return
Keira Knightley's return to the West End has drawn respectable reviews, with one critic saying the British actress has now "won her theatrical spurs".
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» 10 Feb 2011
Spider-Man musical given critical mauling
Troubled Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been slated by critics in the first major press reviews a month ahead of opening...
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» 09 Feb 2011
Picasso painting La Lecture fetches $40m at auction
A portrait of the muse who transformed painter Pablo Picasso's life has sold for £25.2m ($40.7m) ...
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» 08 Feb 2011
Garfield dethrones Firth at Evening Standard awards
Colin Firth's seemingly unstoppable run of success during awards season took a stumble on Monday when he was beaten to a best acting prize by Andrew Garfield.
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» 07 Feb 2011
Inception and Social Network win Writers Guild awards
Sci-fi thriller Inception and Facebook movie The Social Network have won the main prizes at the Writers Guild of America (WGA) awards.
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» 04 Feb 2011
BBC offers apology for Top Gear comments on Mexico
The BBC has apologised for remarks made on the television programme, Top Gear, that caused outrage in Mexico.
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» 02 Feb 2011
Picasso painting La Lecture up for auction
A portrait of the muse who transformed painter Pablo Picasso's life and art is to go under the hammer at Sotheby's in London next week.
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» 31 Jan 2011
Indonesia sex tape star is jailed
A court in Indonesia has sentenced one of south-east Asia's best known pop stars to three-and-a-half years in prison for making and distributing sex videos on the internet.
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» 28 Jan 2011
Disney's 50th animated feature looks back and ahead
Nostalgia and tradition meet cutting-edge technology in Tangled, the 50th animated feature to emerge from the Walt Disney studio.
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» 27 Jan 2011
Composer AR Rahman up for two Oscars for 127 hours
Indian composer AR Rahman has been nominated for this year's Academy Awards for his music on director Danny Boyle's new film 127 Hours.
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» 26 Jan 2011
The King's Speech leads Oscars field
British movie The King's Speech leads the nominations for this year's Academy Awards with 12 nods, including best film and best actor for Colin Firth.
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» 25 Jan 2011
Natalie Portman romantic comedy tops US box office
Natalie Portman romantic comedy No Strings Attached has topped the North American box office in its opening weekend.
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» 24 Jan 2011
Stone Roses Spike Island gig backdrop to new film
The outdoor Spike Island gig by Manchester band The Stone Roses is to be the backdrop for a new film.
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» 21 Jan 2011
Palme d'Or winner denied foreign film Oscar nomination
The Thai movie that won the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes will not feature at the Oscars in the foreign language film category.
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» 19 Jan 2011
The King's Speech leads Bafta field
The King's Speech is leading the way in the nominations for this year's Baftas with 14 nods, followed by ballet thriller Black Swan, with 12.
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» 18 Jan 2011
Gervais explains Globes absence
Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais has spoken about his disappearance from stage during the US awards ceremony.
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» 17 Jan 2011
Glee and The Social Network dominate Golden Globes
The Social Network and Glee were the main winners at the Golden Globes, held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
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» 14 Jan 2011
Sequel to Catcher in the Rye banned in US
A book billed as the sequel to JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has been banned from release in the US, according to reports.
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» 13 Jan 2011
John Travolta to receive German Golden Camera award
US actor John Travolta is to receive one of Germany's top entertainment honours, the Golden Camera.
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» 12 Jan 2011
New James Bond film starring Daniel Craig is announced
A new James Bond film has been given the go-ahead and is due to be released on 9 November 2012, film studio MGM and EON Productions have announced.
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» 11 Jan 2011
Chinese box office reaches $1.5bn mark
Chinese box office takings increased by 64% last year, helped by Hollywood blockbusters such as 3D movie Avatar.
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» 10 Jan 2011
The Social Network wins National Critics award
The Social Network has moved a step closer to Oscar success after bagging four awards from the National Society of Film Critics in the US.
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» 29 Dec 2010
The Empire Strikes Back to be preserved by US Library
Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back is to be preserved by the US Library of Congress as part of its National Film Registry.
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» 28 Dec 2010
Sir Elton John becomes father via surrogate
Sir Elton John and his partner have become parents to a son born to a surrogate mother in California.
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» 27 Dec 2010
Queen Gold Medal for Welsh poet Gillian Clarke
Gillian Clarke, Wales' national poet, has become the second Welsh winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
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» 26 Dec 2010
Spider-Man musical re-opens to standing ovation
The troubled Spider-Man musical has received a standing ovation in New York after two shows were cancelled following an on-stage accident.
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» 22 Dec 2010
Spanish stolen art haul found after offer to scrapyard
Spanish police have recovered stolen art worth millions of euros after one of the thieves tried to sell a sculpture to a scrap dealer.
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» 21 Dec 2010
Lady Gaga: Snow halts Paris concert
Lady Gaga has been forced to postpone a rescheduled show in Paris because snow meant trucks carrying equipment could not make it to the venue on time.
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» 20 Dec 2010
Tron sequel tops US box office chart
Science-fiction sequel Tron: Legacy has gone straight to number one on the box office chart in the US and Canada.
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» 17 Dec 2010
Colin Firth nominated for Screen Actors Guild award
Colin Firth's Oscar chances have been further boosted by his inclusion in the Screen Actors Guild nominations.
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» 16 Dec 2010
Neil Diamond to enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Neil Diamond will be inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year alongside artists including Alice Cooper and singer-songwriter Tom Waits.
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» 15 Dec 2010
The King's Speech leads Golden Globe nominations
British movie The King's Speech leads the nominations for next year's Golden Globe Awards, with seven nods in key categories, including best film drama.
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» 14 Dec 2010
Doctor Who to face flying shark in Dickensian Christmas Day special
When Doctor Who lands in the nation's living rooms on Christmas Day it is traditional for a succession of baddies to follow.
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» 13 Dec 2010
Stars Who Can
From Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood to Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft, Hollywood’s stars are increasingly being asked to attempt a foreign inflection—with often disastrous results. By Richard Rushfield
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» 10 Dec 2010
Here comes honeysuckle – Pantone says 2011 will be a bright year
This year may be tailing off in a flurry of whites and greys, but the next one promises to be a far more colourful and floral affair.
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» 09 Dec 2010
Birds of America sets £7m sales record at Sotheby
A rare copy of John James Audubon's Birds of America, billed as the world's most expensive book, has sold for more than £7m at auction.
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» 08 Dec 2010
Carrie Underwood wins country music award
US singer Carrie Underwood has been named artist of the year at the inaugural American Country Awards in Las Vegas.
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» 07 Dec 2010
Turner Prize: Susan Philipsz wins with Lowlands Away
Susan Philipsz has won this year's Turner Prize for a sound installation that features her singing three versions of a Scottish lament.
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» 06 Dec 2010
Roman Polanski triumphs at European Film Awards
Roman Polanski's thriller The Ghost Writer was the toast of the European Film Awards, winning six prizes including best film and best director.
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» 03 Dec 2010
Eminem leads Grammy nominations
Eminem is the leading contender for the Grammy Awards with 10 nominations including album of the year.
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» 02 Dec 2010
Winter's Bone collects seven Spirit nominations
Dark drama Winter's Bone leads the field at the 2011 Spirit awards, having been nominated for seven prizes at the independent film showcase.
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» 01 Dec 2010
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark stars left dangling
The stars of the Spider-Man musical - the most expensive show to be staged on Broadway - were left dangling in mid-air in its first preview performance.
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» 30 Nov 2010
James Franco and Anne Hathaway to co-host 2011 Oscars
Actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway will co-host the 2011 Oscar ceremony, its organisers have announced.
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» 29 Nov 2010
Gaga among stars quitting Facebook for charity
Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Usher are among stars signing off social media including Facebook and Twitter in aid of singer Alicia Keys' charity.
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» 26 Nov 2010
James Bond gun sells for £277,250
A pistol held by Sean Connery as James Bond in a poster to promote the 1963 film From Russia With Love has sold at auction for £277,250.
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» 25 Nov 2010
Adrien Brody wins DVD 'likeness battle
Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody has won a legal battle against the makers of an Italian-set thriller movie for which he claims he was not fully paid.
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» 24 Nov 2010
Sean Penn to receive film honour at Dubai festival
Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn will receive a lifetime achievement prize at this year's Dubai Film Festival.
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» 23 Nov 2010
Justin Bieber wins four American Music Awards
Teen star Justin Bieber dominated the American Music Awards winning four prizes from four nominations.
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» 22 Nov 2010
George Clooney set for U.N.C.L.E. film
George Clooney is in talks to star in a big screen version of cult 1960s TV show Man from U.N.C.L.E., reports say.
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» 19 Nov 2010
What has Playboy ever done for free speech?
It may surprise some, but the founder of Playboy magazine - Hugh Hefner - has been given two literary awards.
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» 18 Nov 2010
Is Spider-Girl the new Spider-Man?
A new comic series has just hit the stands starring a female version of Spider-Man.
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» 17 Nov 2010
Beatles albums offered on iTunes
The Beatles' back catalogue is finally available on iTunes, after years of negotiations.
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» 16 Nov 2010
Megamind continues US box office chart reign
Animated comedy Megamind has topped the North American box office chart for a second week, early figures show.
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» 15 Nov 2010
Francis Ford Coppola receives lifetime Oscar
Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola has received a lifetime achievement Oscar, during a Los Angeles ceremony.
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» 12 Nov 2010
US and Indian filmmakers sign Hollywood-Bollywood deal
The world's two leading movie industries have signed a pact to strengthen production, distribution and commercial ties.
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» 11 Nov 2010
Shakira to make divine Bollywood debut?
Images of her shimmying to Waka Waka in front of a football-crazy global audience might still be fresh in our minds, but Karan Arora,
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» 10 Nov 2010
Image of teenage girl hunting wins photography prize
A picture of a teenager from Alabama on her first hunting trip to South Africa has won this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
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» 09 Nov 2010
Lady Gaga scoops MTV Europe awards trio
Lady Gaga has bagged three prizes at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid, including best female and best song for her hit Bad Romance.
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» 08 Nov 2010
Roman Polanski up for European film award
Roman Polanski is up for a European Film award for his thriller The Ghost, five months after avoiding extradition to the US on decades-old sex charges.
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» 04 Nov 2010
Modigliani nude sells for a record $68.9m
A painting of a nude by Amedeo Modigliani has sold for more than $68.9m (£42.7m) at an auction in New York - a record for the artist's work.
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» 03 Nov 2010
Walk of Fame star for Dern family
US actress Laura Dern and her parents, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, have become the first family to be honoured together on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame.
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» 01 Nov 2010
Take That reunion gigs sell out
All tickets for Take That's Progress reunion tour of the UK and Ireland have now sold out, according to the agencies charged with their official sale.
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» 29 Oct 2010
James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 sold for £2.6m
An American car enthusiast has paid £2.6m to buy James Bond's most famous car - and then vowed to take it for a spin around the streets of London.
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» 28 Oct 2010
Cape Town Opera to go on Israel tour despite Tutu plea
South Africa's Cape Town Opera has turned down an appeal from Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu to call off a tour of Israel.
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» 27 Oct 2010
Michael Jackson is top dead celebrity earner
Michael Jackson has come top of the annual Forbes magazine list of top-earning dead celebrities.
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» 26 Oct 2010
Paranormal Activity sequel tops US box office chart
Moviegoers in the US and Canada have flocked to the sequel to 2009 horror hit Paranormal Activity..
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» 25 Oct 2010
Celine Dion gives birth to twin boys
Singer Celine Dion has given birth to twin boys at a hospital in Florida.
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» 22 Oct 2010
Yulianna Avdeeva scoops Chopin Piano award
Russian musician Yulianna Avdeeva has become the first woman in 45 years to win the prestigious Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland.
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» 21 Oct 2010
Harold Pinter honours acquired by British Library
Harold Pinter's Bafta Fellowship mask and Nobel Prize medal are among more than 50 of his awards acquired by the British Library.
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» 20 Oct 2010
Angelina Jolie wins back Bosnia film permit
Actress Angelina Jolie has won back a permit to film her directorial debut in Bosnia, her producer has said.
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» 19 Oct 2010
Jackass 3D makes $50m chart debut
Jackass 3D, the third film outing for stunt master Johnny Knoxville and friends, has topped the US box office with debut takings of $50m (£31.4m).
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» 18 Oct 2010
Model Jerry Hall art collection fetches £2.4m
Contemporary artwork owned by model Jerry Hall fetched £2.4m at auction in London, Sotheby's has said.
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» 15 Oct 2010
She is just 8 yet and she painted art worth $250 000
When Autumn de Forest was 4 years old, she brought home an art project from preschool: a watercolor she called “Elephant.”
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» 14 Oct 2010
Two porn companies postpone filming over HIV test
An actor's positive HIV test has caused two of the US adult film industry's largest studios to postpone filming.
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» 13 Oct 2010
Howard Jacobson wins Booker Prize
Author and columnist Howard Jacobson has won the Man Booker Prize for his comic novel The Finkler Question.
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» 12 Oct 2010
Fifth Stieg Larsson book in existence
The two men accused of murdering six Royal Military Police soldiers in Iraq in 2003 have been cleared.
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» 11 Oct 2010
Doctor Who series will begin in the Utah desert
The sixth series of Doctor Who will open with a two-parter set in the US, the BBC has announced.
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» 08 Oct 2010
Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Literature Prize
Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for literature.
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» 07 Oct 2010
Lily Allen and Sting win music industry awards
British singers Lily Allen, Sting and Elton John were honoured for their songwriting by the US music industry during a ceremony in London on Tuesda
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» 06 Oct 2010
Zack Snyder to direct Superman movie
Director Zack Snyder, best known for making 300, Watchmen and Dawn Of The Dead, has been chosen to direct the new Superman movie.
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» 05 Oct 2010
Facebook film The Social Network tops US box office
A movie about the rise of internet phenomenon, Facebook, has debuted at the top of the US box office chart, according to early estimates.
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» 04 Oct 2010
Riba Stirling Prize win for Rome's Maxxi museum
The Maxxi contemporary art museum in Rome has won the UK's Stirling Prize for architecture.
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» 01 Oct 2010
Tributes paid to fine actor Tony Curtis
Tributes are being paid to Hollywood star Tony Curtis who has died at his US home in Nevada aged 85.
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» 30 Sep 2010
George Lucas to release Star Wars in 3D
The entire Star Wars film saga is to be converted into 3D, director George Lucas has announced.
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» 29 Sep 2010
Australia Next Top Model show crowns wrong winner
TV show Australia's Next Top Model has announced the wrong winner during the live final of its sixth series.
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» 28 Sep 2010
Karaoke champion wins one million Russian dumplings
An American telephone engineer has been awarded an unusual culinary prize for his performance at the World Karaoke Championships in Moscow.
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» 27 Sep 2010
Union tell actors to avoid Hobbit films
Global actors' unions have told their members not to take roles in the new The Hobbit movies amid a row over pay.
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» 24 Sep 2010
Bruegel painting revealed by restorers in Spain
A previously unknown painting by 16th Century master Pieter Bruegel the Elder has been revealed by picture restorers, the Prado museum in Madrid says.
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» 23 Sep 2010
Stephen Tyler and Jennifer Lopez join American Idol
Aerosmith frontman Stephen Tyler and singer Jennifer Lopez will be judges on the forthcoming 10th series of American Idol, it has been announced.
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» 22 Sep 2010
Dennis Hopper artwork to sell for $13m
Works of art, collected by the late actor Dennis Hopper, are expected to fetch up to $13m (£8.3m) when sold at Christie's auction house in New York.
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» 21 Sep 2010
Katy Perry and Lady Gaga lead MTV EMA nods
Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are leading the nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards with five nods each.
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» 20 Sep 2010
Simon Cowell to receive TV festival honour
Simon Cowell is to be presented with a special award at the Rose d'Or television festival in Switzerland, organisers have announced.
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» 17 Sep 2010
America
Blues singer Michael Grimm has been named the winner of America's Got Talent.
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» 16 Sep 2010
Michael Jackson's mother sues concert promoter
The mother of pop star Michael Jackson has begun legal proceedings against concert promoter AEG, claiming it did not give her son proper medical care.
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» 15 Sep 2010
Bob Marley family loses copyright fight
An attempt by the family of singer Bob Marley to obtain the copyrights to some of his best-known recordings has been thwarted by a judge in New York.
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» 14 Sep 2010
Lady Gaga wins eight MTV Video Music Awards
Lady Gaga dominated the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles taking home eight prizes including video of the year.
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» 13 Sep 2010
Emotional Kanye closes VMAs; Gaga wins 8
Taylor Swift absolved Kanye West of last year's onstage sin with one somber song, and West, also in song, beat himself up once again over his misbehavior.
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» 09 Sep 2010
Piers Morgan to replace host Larry King on CNN network
Former newspaper editor and Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan will replace TV presenter Larry King on the US network CNN, it has been announced.
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» 08 Sep 2010
The xx win the Mercury Prize for debut album
The xx have won this year's Mercury Prize for their debut album xx.
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» 07 Sep 2010
Charles Saatchi gallery deal hits setback
Charles Saatchi's plan to donate his gallery to the British public has hit a stumbling block after talks with Arts Council England broke down.
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» 06 Sep 2010
Warhol pivotal years
A major new exhibition of works by Andy Warhol focuses on a four-year period pivotal to his development as an artist.
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» 03 Sep 2010
Bob Dylan Brazilian-inspired art debuts in Denmark
Some of musician Bob Dylan's artwork, that has never been shown to the public, is to be displayed at Denmark's National Gallery.
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» 02 Sep 2010
Stars poised for Venice Film Festival
Film stars from Hollywood and around the world are gathering for the start of the 67th Venice Film Festival.
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» 01 Sep 2010
Cinema attendance is down in US
Box office receipts in the US rose by $100m (£64.9m) this summer, despite the lowest attendance in five years, figures have shown.
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» 30 Aug 2010
Mad Men wins top Emmy for third year running
The hit US series Mad Men was among the big winners at this year's Emma awards, taking the title for best drama series.
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» 27 Aug 2010
X Factor announces auto-tune ban
X Factor contestants will no longer have their performances tweaked using sound filters, the ITV series has announced.
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» 26 Aug 2010
Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's life in London on display
A prized guitar, a cowboy hat and handwritten notes by Jimi Hendrix are among the relics of his life in London which are going on display.
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» 25 Aug 2010
Country singer James Otto and wife have baby girl
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It's a girl for country singer James Otto and his wife, Amy.
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» 24 Aug 2010
Michael J Fox to make TV return
Actor Michael J Fox, who has Parkinson's Disease, is to return to television as a guest star in US drama The Good Wife, according to reports.
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» 23 Aug 2010
Jamie Oliver diet show wins Emmy award
British chef and TV personality Jamie Oliver has won an Emmy award for his US series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.
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» 20 Aug 2010
Actor Ernest Borgnine to receive lifetime award
Veteran screen star Ernest Borgnine is to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) next year, organisers have announced.
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» 19 Aug 2010
American Ballet Theatre returns to Cuba
The American Ballet Theatre company is to perform in Cuba later this year for the first time in 50 years.
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» 17 Aug 2010
Fashion's Night Out returns in more places
NEW YORK – You didn't get your cocktail poured by guest bartenders Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen at the first Fashion's Night Out? This year, you could try tailgating with Tommy Hilfiger.
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» 16 Aug 2010
Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours to close London Film Festival
Danny Boyle's thriller 127 Hours will close the BFI London Film Festival on 28 October, it has been announced.
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» 13 Aug 2010
Czech battle over art nouveau epic by Alphonse Mucha
A fierce legal struggle is under way in the Czech Republic over the fate of 20 enormous paintings by Alphonse Mucha, creator of the style known as art nouveau.
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» 12 Aug 2010
NY fashion show to sell coveted runway tickets
Coveted invitations to New York's Fashion Week will be a little easier to snag next month, with the unveiling of a public runway show designed to inspire shoppers to add to their wardrobes for fall and winter.
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» 11 Aug 2010
Manager says Fantasia hospitalized after overdose
As a movie reviewer when someone tells you a movie "wasn't that bad" after reading your negative review it feels like sweet vindication when a movie comes along proving it doesn't benefit anyone to kowtow to a lesser product.
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» 09 Aug 2010
Gaga producer signs deal with Universal records
Lady Gaga's hitmaker RedOne is to launch his own record label as part of a deal with Universal Records.
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» 04 Aug 2010
Will.i.am do not support new Jackson album
A new Michael Jackson album is expected by the end of the year, culled from unreleased material in his vaults. But Jackson collaborator and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am is vehemently opposed to the idea.
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» 02 Aug 2010
It is A Joke! Comedy Fury At Corden-Horne Poll
The comedy industry is up in arms over a recent poll naming Gavin and Stacy stars James Corden and Mat Horne as the greatest comedy duo of all time.
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» 30 Jul 2010
Liam Has His Beady Eye On The Next Prize
Liam Gallagher has told Sky News his new band's album will be the "the best record you'll hear for the next 50 years".
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» 28 Jul 2010
Christina Applegate Leads the Happy Pack at the Cats & Dogs Premiere
Brilliant summer sun dappled the pack of humans, canines and felines that filled the red-carpet premiere of "Cats & Dogs:
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» 27 Jul 2010
Oprah Gives Fergie Her Own US Chat Show
Chatshow queen Oprah Winfrey has offered the scandal-hit Duchess of York her own prime-time programme.
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» 23 Jul 2010
Blues guitarist Phillip Walker dies at 73
Blues guitarist and singer Phillip Walker, who backed such stars as Etta James and Lowell Fulson, has died. He was 73.
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» 22 Jul 2010
Teen Glee Singer Has Botox To Look Fresh
An 18-year-old singer on hit TV show Glee has admitted getting Botox "to look fresh on camera".
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» 21 Jul 2010
Confetti punctuates circus around Lohan surrender
Hitting bottom under Hollywood's glare, Lindsay Lohan began serving jail time Tuesday for a probation violation that underlined the starlet's inability to put a 2007 drug case behind her.
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» 20 Jul 2010
Justin Bieber Takes Over YouTube Top Spot
Justin Bieber has overtaken Lady Gaga at the top of the YouTube honours list after one of his videos became the most-viewed on the website.
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