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Stan Lee on how he created Spider-Man

[ad_1] American writer Stan Lee has died at the age of 95.Speaking in 2012, the man behind many of Marvel Comics' famous superheroes explained what he looked for in one of his most iconic characters.By 2017 he would find himself doing Spider-Man's signature "web-slinging" move on the Hollywood red carpet. [ad_2] Source link
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Stan Lee obituary: The genius of the superhero creator

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Stan Lee was born Stan Lieberman in 1922 American comic book writer Stan Lee was the human behind the superheroes.Many marvel at the man who gave his characters extraordinary powers and everyday headaches - a formula which revolutionised comics.The Hulk, Iron Man, Daredevil and the Fantastic Four all sprang from his fertile imagination and spilled onto the page.But while his career may have started
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Threatin’s UK tour: The band who faked a fanbase and failed

[ad_1] Image copyright Threatin / YouTube Jered Threatin's UK tour did not go to plan.The LA musician booked a string of shows across the UK to perform with his band, Threatin, promising venues he'd already sold hundreds of tickets for the gigs.But he's left those venues, and the support bands he booked, confused and out of pocket when nobody showed up.In one case, Threatin played to an empty venue -
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Top Gear presenter Chris Harris crashes Porsche

[ad_1] Image caption Chris Harris (right) has featured on Top Gear since 2016 Top Gear presenter Chris Harris has been involved in a car crash while working for the show's magazine. Harris was driving a Porsche on the A466 near Tintern, Monmouthshire, when he crashed with a pick-up truck performing a three-point turn. Nobody was injured in the crash, which happened at about 13:30 GMT on Monday, but both vehicles
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Shadowhunters: Cancelled TV show wins big at People’s Choice Awards

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shadowhunters cast (L-R): Matthew Daddario, Alberto Rosende, Alisha Wainwright, Katherine McNamara, Harry Shum Jr, Emeraude Toubia, Isaiah Mustafa, and Dominic Sherwood TV show Shadowhunters has won four prizes at the People's Choice Awards, despite having been cancelled in June.The supernatural drama series won awards for show of 2018 and most binge-worthy show of 2018.Katherine McNamara and Harry Shum Jr also won the titles
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Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus: Stars’ homes destroyed by California wildfires

[ad_1] Image copyright @GerardButler/Twitter Gerard Butler and Miley Cyrus are among the celebrities whose homes have been destroyed by the deadly wildfires in California.Other stars including Kim Kardashian-West and Lady Gaga evacuated their homes over the weekend while sharing updates with fans on social media.The fire started on Thursday and by Sunday it had destroyed at least 177 buildings, officials said.An estimated 250,000 people have now been forced to flee
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Strictly Come Dancing: Danny John-Jules thanks Amy Dowden after exit

[ad_1] Image caption Danny John-Jules and his dance partner Amy Dowden Danny John-Jules has thanked his dance partner Amy Dowden after they were eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.The Red Dwarf star made headlines after the pair reportedly had a row during training on Wednesday.On Monday, Danny tweeted: "I should have expressed my gratitude more often. You truly inspired me."Danny was up against cricketer Graeme Swann and partner Oti Mabuse in
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Douglas Rain: Actor who voiced Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey dies

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hal discovered a plan by Frank (left, Gary Lockwood) and Dave (Keir Dullea) to disconnect him Actor Douglas Rain, who was the voice of the sinister computer Hal in sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey, has died, the organisers of a theatre festival he founded have said.Rain died at the age of 90, according to the Stratford Festival in Canada.The actor performed for
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Kim K dedicates award to firefighters in California

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Kim Kardashian-West has dedicated an award win to the emergency services dealing with wildfires and a mass shooting in California.Accepting the award for best reality TV series at the E! People's Choice Awards, she said: "We truly appreciate what you've done for all of us."She's one of several celebrities who have had to flee their homes as wildfires spread across the state.A gunman also killed
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Tony Martin, the farmer who shot burglar, inspires verbatim TV drama

[ad_1] Image copyright Laura Radford Image caption L to R: Stuart Graham, Steve Pemberton and Daniel Mays in The Interrogation Farmer Tony Martin sparked a national debate in 1999 when he shot dead a teenager who was burgling his Norfolk home.To some, he was a vulnerable householder with a right to protect both himself and his property. To others, he was a dangerous vigilante who wanted to kill and maim.Martin,
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Michelle Keegan vlogs about her cervical cancer screening

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The actress said she would use excuses to avoid the test Michelle Keegan has urged women to go for smear tests in an Instagram post about her own test.The actress admitted she had been putting it off "for quite a long time", ignoring numerous letters."I was really apprehensive," she wrote, adding that she would use the excuse of being "too busy with work and
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Transformers: Misfit robots and the women who love them

[ad_1] Image copyright Maziar Shahsafdari / @TFSquareOne Over three decades Transformers has grown from a line of children's toys to a media franchise encompassing film, TV and gaming. Perhaps its most radical spin-off though is a comic that has used wit and humanity to reach a new, diverse fan base. Transformers started out as a boy's toy. The robot characters, which could be quickly reconfigured into guns and cars -
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Drivetime: Jeremy Vine calls for BBC to change name of radio show

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Vine was the victim of a foul-mouthed verbal attack while cycling in 2016 BBC Radio 2's Drivetime show should be renamed because it celebrates "a form of transport that kills 1,700 people a year", presenter Jeremy Vine has said.Sara Cox is set to replace co-presenters Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley as host of the show, which runs between 17:00 and 19:00 GMT, in
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Strictly Come Dancing: Danny John-Jules is no bully, says Amy

[ad_1] Strictly Come Dancing couple Amy Dowden and Danny John-Jules have said there are no problems between them, after it was reported they had a row during training.Professional dancer Amy admitted things got "a little bit intense" during this week's rehearsals, but after a half-hour break they got "straight to it" again.Speaking on BBC Two's It Takes Two, she added: "I've never felt bullied or threatened by Danny. I really
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Peter Hook to sell Joy Division and New Order guitars and memorabilia

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ian Curtis (left) and Peter Hook at a Joy Division gig in 1979 Bassist Peter Hook is to auction a collection of guitars and memorabilia from his Joy Division and New Order days after falling out with his former bandmates.The items up for sale include his first bass and the guitar he used on Joy Division's second album, Closer.It comes a year after
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Netflix crime series Narcos to continue amid security fears

[ad_1] Image copyright Carlos Somonte/Netflix Image caption Narcos is back, 'more exciting than ever' Netflix has reassured fans of its popular crime drama Narcos that the show's future remains safe. Doubts were raised after security concerns escalated when a location production scout for the series was shot dead in Mexico last year.But producer Eric Newman said "no one will threaten the future of Narcos"."We're going to be just fine," he