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Could Disney re-hire James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zoe Saldana was among the cast members to voice support for James Gunn The stars were on board, the contracts had been signed, and the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie was scheduled to begin shooting in early 2019.But Disney's recent firing of director James Gunn has left the franchise somewhat up in the air.The 52-year-old was let go after some distasteful jokes
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DeLorean film set to premier at Venice Film Festival

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John DeLorean died in 2005, aged 80 A film about the controversial car manufacturer John DeLorean is to close the 2018 Venice Film Festival.'Driven' has been written by Bangor-based writer Colin Bateman and is directed by Nick Hamm.They previously worked together on 'The Journey', a drama about the relationship between Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness.The festival, which takes place from 29 August until
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Chuckle Brothers’ older brothers pay tribute to Barry Chuckle

[ad_1] Image caption Barry Chuckle (left) with brother Paul in 1996 Before finding fame as a duo, The Chuckle Brothers started as a four-piece with two older brothers.Brian and Jimmy have been speaking about the death of Barry Chuckle, who was known for starring in TV shows like Chucklevision with fourth brother Paul. "He was a wonderful lad and a great comedian," Jimmy told BBC News. "It's been a wonderful
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Christopher Robin: Winnie the Pooh film denied release in China

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty/Laurie Sparham China's film authorities have denied a release to Disney's new Winnie the Pooh film, Christopher Robin, it's reported.No reason has been given for the decision, but it's believed to be part of a nationwide clampdown on references to the beloved children's character.Chinese authorities have been blocking images of Pooh on social media since last year, after the AA Milne bear became a symbol of political
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Diddy lived with the Amish and milked cows as a child

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Diddy is worth $826m, according to Forbes magazine These days, Diddy is a multi-hyphenate rap mogul, with a record label, fashion label, television network and alcohol business to his name.But he's revealed that one of the "greatest" times of his life was a summer spent living in an Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.During the two-month stay, he picked berries and learned to milk cows."It's
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Love Island: What we learned from the reunion show

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV There's no more "prang", "vibes", or "cutesies" coming from the "loyal" Love Island villa for another year.Series four of the reality TV show has come to an end - but fans were treated to a reunion show with their favourite islanders on ITV2 on Sunday. This year's winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham were joined by the show's other contestants - including Niall Aslam who quit
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‘To me, to you!’ What makes a great double act?

[ad_1] Image caption Chuckle Brother Barry Elliott passed away aged 73 on Sunday "To me, to you!" The Chuckle Brother's catchphrase is held dear by generations of children across the UK. Paul and Barry Elliott, two brothers from Rotherham, spent their working life as a double act. After Barry's death at 73, we asked lifelong fans and collaborators Dick and Dom what makes a great comedy double act, and why
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Singer Demi Lovato speaks out after suspected overdose

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Demi Lovato's fans say the singer's battles have helped them with their own struggles US pop singer Demi Lovato has issued her first statement after she was taken to hospital for a suspected drug overdose last month.In an Instagram post, Lovato, 25, said: "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction"."This illness is not something that... fades with time. It is something
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Lady Gaga has apologised for speaking ‘too soon’ over ‘Zombie Boy’ death

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Lady Gaga has apologised for speaking "too soon" by calling model Rick Genest's death a suicide. Rick, who died aged 32, was known as Zombie Boy, due to bone and organ tattoos across his body, including skull features on his face.He was found dead at his home in Montreal, Canada on Wednesday and it was widely reported that he was believed to have killed himself.
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Britney Spears headlines Brighton Pride

[ad_1] Image copyright @popqueenbritney Image caption Oops! She did it again: Britney at Brighton Pride Draped in a rainbow flag and blowing kisses, Britney Spears wowed a crowd of 57,000 at Brighton Pride.The superstar headlined the opening day of the festival, kicking off a European tour of her Las Vegas show Piece of Me.Afterwards, she tweeted: "Thank you for a fabulous show...my fabulous fans. I love you all."But thousands of
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Sir Patrick Stewart to reprise Star Trek role Jean-Luc Picard

[ad_1] Image copyright Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Image caption The British actor surprised fans at the 17th annual Star Trek convention Sir Patrick Stewart is boldly going where he has been before - by reprising the Star Trek role of Jean-Luc Picard.The character will feature in a new CBS All Access series chronicling his life after Star Trek: The Next Generation.The actor announced the news in a surprise appearance at the annual
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8 of this week’s biggest entertainment stories

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty/ITV/Conde Nast You may well have had a busy week. You may have been on holiday. You may be suffering from Love Island withdrawal symptoms. Hey, we're not here to judge.But in case you have fallen behind on the past week's entertainment news, we want to help you get back on track.Here are eight of the biggest stories you might have missed. 1. Jen's Friends fantasy Image
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Dre Skull: Popcaan’s producer on making dancehall emotional

[ad_1] Image copyright Tony Lowe Dancehall is often seen as chaotic - its rumbling basslines and clashing airhorns are part of the appeal.But it's Dre Skull's stripped-back production that's bringing out the emotional depths of the genre - and of artists like Popcaan and Vybz Kartel."I'm not scared to rip a track apart and start again," he tells Newsbeat on the phone from his base in Brooklyn, New York. It's
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Musician KAMAU talks about African inspired music and black identity

[ad_1] KAMAU is an American musician who uses traditional African beats in his very modern music. His style interprets Afrobeat music, indie hip hop, and neo classical. He uses his music to shine a light on social issues. With a new album coming up KAMAU spoke to the BBC about what it's like for him, as a black man living in America and his sense of identity.Video Journalist: Miriam O'Donkor
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Ai Weiwei Beijing studio demolished ‘without warning’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Ai posted footage of the demolition on social media The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says the authorities in Beijing have demolished his studio there.In a series of clips on Instagram showing the former factory being torn down, Ai said that he had been given no notice of the decision.Another of his studios in Shanghai was destroyed in 2011. He also said at
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Justin Timberlake said criticism of Pink was unfair

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Justin Timberlake has defended Pink for cancelling a gig after being spotted relaxing on an Australian beach.She called off the performance on her Beautiful Trauma tour in Sydney after coming down with a chest infection.The 38-year-old had been snapped by paparazzi photographers enjoying a day with her family on a beach in Byron.Speculation followed about why she'd cancelled prompting Pink to respond on Instagram. Skip
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Tim Booth on how Donald Trump ‘sneaked in’ to James’ new album

[ad_1] Image copyright Carla Speight Image caption Tim Booth has lived in the US for the past 10 years Singer Tim Booth wants to make it clear that his band James' latest album, Living in Extraordinary Times, is not an album about Donald Trump.Well, not entirely.The opening track Hank makes no attempt to pretend it's anything other than a full-on musical assault on the Trump administration. To the beat of