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    Film Review: ‘Surfer’

    There is no excuse for “Surfer,” an abysmally amateurish vanity production best described as a total wipeout. Produced, written and directed by Douglas Burke, a USC physics professor who would be well-advised not to  quit his day job, it has something to do with the fulminations of a pontificating spirit ...
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    Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Who’s in the house?

    Image copyright Channel 5 Image caption The first pictures of this year's house were released earlier this week Celebrity Big Brother is back - and the latest line-up includes soap stars, reality show veterans, a Hollywood actress and a former footballer - but despite the rumours, there is no sign ...
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    Aretha Franklin: A life in pictures

    Image copyright AFP Aretha Franklin, the "queen of soul" whose career spanned seven decades, has died in Detroit at the age of 76.Here is a look back at her life and times in pictures. Image copyright Getty Images Born in Memphis in 1942, Aretha Louise Franklin made her first recording ...
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    Disney Stands Firm on James Gunn Not Returning to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    After a strong push to get James Gunn back as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” following his firing from the project, Disney and Marvel are standing by their decision to not reinstate him as helmer for the next installment. The decision came following a meeting between Gunn ...
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    Sir Cliff Richard privacy case: ‘Tough questions’ for BBC over appeal decision

    Image copyright PA The BBC's decision not to try to appeal against the judgment in the Sir Cliff Richard case ends the legal battle between the corporation and the star.However, it raises a series of difficult questions about the way the corporation managed the story and the legal action that ...
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    Morgana King: Godfather actress and Jazz singer dies aged 87

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption King played Carmela Corleone - the wife of Marlon Brando's Don Vito - in the first two Godfather films The Godfather actress and jazz singer Morgana King has died aged 87.She played Carmela Corleone - the wife of Marlon Brando's Don Vito - in ...
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    Tate Liverpool: The ‘risky’ gallery that revived a city

    Image copyright Tate Liverpool Image caption Tate Liverpool is celebrating 30 years When Tory grandee Michael Heseltine was dispatched to Liverpool in the aftermath of the 1981 Toxteth riots to revive the city's fortunes, not many people would have guessed opening an art gallery was top of his list for ...
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    Netflix film to open Toronto Film Festival

    Image copyright TIFF Image caption Scottish-made documentary Freedom Fields will also get its world premiere at TIFF Outlaw King, the "largest feature film to be made in Scotland so far", is to open next month's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).The Netflix historical drama sees Star Trek and Wonder Woman star ...
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    Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play

    A new play showing at Camden Fringe Festival which hopes to help men speak out about their mental health issues has already helped one special audience member to cope with his depression. Tommy Wilkes had never opened up to anyone until his daughter Olivia told him about the play she ...
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    BBC Radio Shropshire’s Vicki Archer inquest opened

    Image copyright Vicki Archer Image caption Co-host Adam Green described Vicki Archer as "an incredibly talented person" An inquest has opened into the death of a BBC Radio Shropshire presenter who died suddenly at the age of 41.Vicki Archer was found dead after emergency services were called to her home ...
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