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‘Too short’ Tom Cruise to be replaced for Jack Reacher reboot

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tom Cruise: Not to scale Action hero Jack Reacher is to get a reboot for the small screen with a new actor in the lead role after creator Lee Child admitted Tom Cruise, who played him in two films, is too short.In Child's books, Reacher is described as 6ft 5in tall with hands the size of dinner plates. Cruise is 5ft 7in."Cruise, for
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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 due to wildfires

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images 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 of respect to those affected by the fires.The official death toll has
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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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Spitting Image archives donated to Cambridge University

[ad_1] Image caption Spitting Image co-creator and caricaturist Roger Law with the donated puppet of Margaret Thatcher The co-creator of TV satire series Spitting Image is donating his entire archive to Cambridge University. The collection - including original scripts, puppet moulds, drawings and recordings - will be conserved and held in the library.Spitting Image parodied political leaders, celebrities and royals over 18 series, and was broadcast by ITV from 1984
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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