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    LM5: Why Little Mix’s album title is a clever move

    By Jimmy Blake Newsbeat music reporter Image copyright Getty Images Image caption LM5 may be obvious but there's more than meets the eye with the titleWhen your favourite artist is hinting at new music, finding out the name of a new album is a pretty big deal. But Little Mix ...
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    Biffy Clyro’s Simon: Guitars are ‘an extension of my personality’

    Image copyright Getty Images"I came into guitar from a really odd angle, and I didn't really want to learn to play it like other people," says Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil. "It wasn't something to get good at - it was just an extension of my personality." Whatever he did to ...
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    ‘Shred the Love’ reveals Banksy stunt did not go to plan

    Banksy's work the Girl with Balloon sold for a final total of just over £1m to an anonymous European woman. Seconds after the hammer fell at Sotheby's on 6 October the artwork started to shred itself. Pest Control, a firm acting on behalf of the elusive artist, renamed the piece ...
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    Milkman sales soar after Man Booker Prize win

    Image copyright PA Image caption Milkman tells a story based during the TroublesBelfast-born author Anna Burns has seen sales of her Man Booker Prize-winning novel Milkman grow by ''more than 1,000%'' since being shortlisted. The book's publisher Faber has printed up to 100,000 copies since the award was presented on ...
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    Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis reboot gets mixed reviews

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jamie Lee Curtis attended the Los Angeles premiere for Halloween on ThursdayThe Halloween reboot, which sees Jamie Lee Curtis reprise her role as Laurie Strode, has received mixed reviews from critics. The 2018 version marks the 11th instalment in the horror series, which began ...
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    Peaky Blinders: Hunger Games star Sam Claflin joins cast

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sam Claflin has starred in The Hunger Games and Me Before YouSam Claflin will join the Peaky Blinders cast for the show's fifth series, the BBC has confirmed. The Hunger Games star said he "couldn't feel more privileged to be invited to join this ...
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    Tina Turner opens up about son’s suicide

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTina Turner: "I am really proud of what my future as a star became"Tina Turner has opened up about her son's suicide earlier this year. Craig Turner was 59 when he was found dead in July at his Los Angeles home from ...
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    European Film Directory Presented by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

    LYON, France  — As part of its efforts to improve the distribution and cross-border consumption of European film, the European Commission on Thursday unveiled its new directory of European films. Presenting the project at the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon, Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, ...
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    Michelle Heaton went through early menopause

    Michelle Heaton has told BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast that the menopause is so much more than just a “hot flush”. The 39-year-old singer and actress went through early menopause after having a hysterectomy. Speaking to 5 Live’s Nicky Campbell, she said that the menopause “went beyond any comprehension” of ...
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    You, Me, and the Big C host get posthumous award

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe #YouMeBigC team talk about the importance of their podcast and friendshipThe BBC podcast You, Me and The Big C has won a major radio award, less than two months after its co-presenter Rachael Bland died from breast cancer. The Radio 5 ...
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    Peterloo Massacre movie’s Manchester premiere

    A new movie telling the story of the Peterloo Massacre has had its UK Premiere in a cinema near the site in Manchester where a troop of sabre-wielding cavalrymen charged into a huge workers' rights protest in 1819. The carnage that followed is the subject of Peterloo, Mike Leigh's new ...
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    Guy-Blache: The untold story of first female film director

    Hollywood actress Jodie Foster has narrated a documentary paying tribute to Alice Guy-Blache who is credited with being the world’s first female film director. Blache made her first movie in 1896 and was subsequently involved in the production of some 1,000 films from shorts to features. BBC Talking Movies’ Tom ...
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