Entertainment news round-up: 24-30 June

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    A look back at some of the top entertainment stories over the past seven days.


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    Radiohead headlined the first night of the Glastonbury festival with an “absorbing, challenging and achingly beautiful” set that was “typically Radiohead” according to BBC Music reporter Mark Savage.


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    Media captionBarry Gibb performs Stayin’ Alive at Glastonbury 2017

    On the last day of Glastonbury it was time for something completely different as Barry Gibb performed Bee Gees classics in the festival’s coveted “legend spot”.


    This week saw the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book’s publication. We looked at the way the boy wizard has cast a spell on the cultural landscape over the last two decades.


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    Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond opened up about how he thought he was going to die when he crashed a car earlier this month.


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    Media captionPaddington Bear creator Michael Bond remembered

    Marmalade sandwiches were raised in tribute to Michael Bond, the creator of beloved children’s character Paddington Bear, who died at the age of 91.


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    Adele paid tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire at her Wembley Stadium concert on Wednesday and encouraged fans to donate money to help survivors.


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    “Real” people took to a catwalk in Manchester’s city centre for a live “self-portrait of the city” – an idea dreamed up by artist Jeremy Deller.


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    Radio One controller Ben Cooper admitted to being concerned about recruiting new talented presenters, saying “it’s really weird how it’s getting harder.”


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    Emma Watson has one and so does Reese Witherspoon. But are celebrity book clubs a great thing for reading? We looked under the cover.


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    Eurovision Song Contest bosses said they were fining Ukraine over its organisation of this year’s competition in Kiev, whose problems included a stage invasion during a performance by the previous year’s winner.


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