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Rick Astley sings with Nottingham schoolchildren

[ad_1] Pupils at a primary school have met 1980s singer Rick Astley - and even performed a track with the singer.Students at Nottingham's Netherfield Primary School wrote to the star after picking his hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" as their anthem.Teacher James Payne had tweeted Astley since September, with the pupils writing letters.The children joined the singer on stage ahead of his concert in Nottingham and he led them
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“We made conversation while my daughter licked the pavement”

[ad_1] There She Goes, a BBC Four comedy series about raising a learning-disabled child, has just ended. In this week’s Ouch podcast, the man who wrote it, Shaun Pye, meets journalist William Kremer, who wrote about his own learning-disabled daughter for the BBC. Shaun describes some of the real life events that inspired the series – like his regular encounters with his well-meaning but hapless neighbour. “We’d make stilted conversation
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Richard Bacon says he had PTSD revisiting hospital

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Richard Bacon has revealed he experienced PTSD when he revisited the hospital where he almost died. The presenter had to be put in a medical coma in Lewisham Hospital, after being taken ill on a flight to the UK in July. The 42-year-old revisited the hospital for an immigration documentary for ITV. "I was standing on the ward looking at the equipment I was hooked
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Poet Tony Walsh wins award for Manchester Arena vigil performance

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTony Walsh, who performs as Longfella, read his poem 'This is the Place'Tony Walsh, the poet who captured the spirit of Manchester at a vigil the day after the 2017 attack on the city's arena, was among the winners at the inaugural Manchester Culture Awards.Walsh won best performance for the rousing This Is The Place, which he read on 23 May
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Little Mix strip naked and are scrawled with insults

[ad_1] Image copyright Rankin Little Mix have posed naked with offensive words written all over their bodies to promote their new single Strip.Words likes "slutty", "ugly" and "talentless" are scrawled across their strategically covered bodies. In a post on Instagram, the band said Strip was "all about standing proud".They said it was written to "encourage and empower people to be who they are". And their fans seem to love it.The
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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh: India celebrates Bollywood wedding

[ad_1] Image copyright Deepika Padukone/Instagram Image caption Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh posted pictures of their wedding on Instagram Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have tied the knot in a plush Italian resort.The couple's names have been trending on Twitter and social media is filled with good wishes for them.The actors have starred in three feature films together, including blockbusters Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat.Forbes Magazine reports that the
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‘Accidental album’ up for major music prize

[ad_1] Image copyright Xtra Mile Recordings Image caption Most of the band members are still working day jobs while promoting their debut album "It's quite ridiculous," says Taylor Johnson. "Completely outrageous."The singer is reflecting on his band's nomination for album of the year in the Northern Ireland Music Prize, against the likes of Ash and Snow Patrol."We're probably the only band on the shortlist who have an album that was
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Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty: Sibling rivalry made me write books

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Left-right: Nicole Kidman, Liane Moriarty, Reese Witherspoon and Big Little Lies executive producer Bruna Papandrea You might not have heard of Liane Moriarty, but you probably will know about Big Little Lies - Moriarty's most famous book, which was turned into a hit TV series starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman last year.Now promoting her eighth work Nine Perfect Strangers, the Australian author
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BBC boss Tony Hall hits back at ‘disgraceful’ Twitter critics

[ad_1] Image caption Tony Hall said journalists were "under siege" in a number of ways The BBC's director general has spoken out against the "disgraceful" attacks made on journalists on social media.Tony Hall said journalists received "constant anonymous threats" on Twitter for "simply reporting on opinions that some people might not want to hear".Earlier this year, the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg said she no longer reads what people say
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Hollywood red carpets cancelled out of respect after wildfires

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Destroyer stars Sebastian Stan and Nicole Kidman at AFI Fest Red carpets at Hollywood screenings of new films starring Nicole Kidman and Viola Davis have been cancelled as wildfires rage in California.Stars were expected to step out before screenings of movies including Davis's Widows and Kidman's Destroyer at the American Film Institute's AFI Fest.But the glitzy red carpet walks were called off out
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‘Shock’ as late mum spotted in Strictly Come Dancing tribute

[ad_1] Image copyright British Pathe Image caption Black-and-white footage of Penny Mason during a parachute jump appeared on Strictly Come Dancing's Remembrance Day tribute on Sunday A man has told how he has been left "emotional" after old film footage of his wife, who died in childbirth, appeared on Strictly Come Dancing.Film of Trevor Mason's late wife Penny, who died aged 26 in 1975, doing an RAF parachute jump was
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Babs Beverley, one third of the Beverley Sisters, dies aged 91

[ad_1] Image caption The Beverley Sisters - Teddie, Joy and Babs - in 1958 Babs Beverley, one of the twins in the Beverley Sisters, has died aged 91.Her death, along with that of her older sister Joy in 2015, leaves Teddie Beverley as the sole surviving member of the vocal harmony group.Born Babette Chinery in 1927, Babs was brought up with her siblings in Bethnal Green, east London.The trio were
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Stan Lee was working on final superhero Dirt Man with daughter, she says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption JC Lee, pictured with her father in 2012, called the new character "very interesting" Comic book legend Stan Lee was working on a new superhero with his daughter before his death, she has revealed.Speaking to TMZ, JC Lee described the character - Dirt Man - as "the last little angel we've got tucked away".She told the entertainment site: "I said, 'Daddy, please -
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BTS: K-pop band’s management apologises for Nazi-inspired hat

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption BTS, speaking here at the UN, are the world's biggest K-pop band The management of K-pop stars BTS have apologised after a photo emerged of a band member wearing a hat with a badge resembling Nazi insignia.It comes immediately after a furore over a different band member wearing a T-shirt with a picture of an atomic bomb on it.Bit Hit Entertainment said both incidents
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Hopper’s Chop Suey in record-breaking $92m sale

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Chop Suey was bought by Barney Ebsworth for $180,000 in 1973 An iconic painting by famed US artist Edward Hopper has sold at auction in New York for nearly $92m (£70.7m).The 1929 painting Chop Suey becomes the most expensive of Hopper's work ever bought at auction.It was one of 91 modern American art paintings put up for auction by the estate of US entrepreneur
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The Inbetweeners to reunite for one-off anniversary show

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption L to R: Blake Harrison, James Buckley, Simon Bird and Joe Thomas The cast of The Inbetweeners are getting back together again to celebrate 10 years since the sitcom first aired.Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas will feature in a two-hour celebration show.It will include a selection of classic clips, behind-the-scenes footage and contributions from famous fans.The Inbetweeners ran for