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BBC Radio Shropshire’s Vicki Archer’s death was suicide

[ad_1] Image copyright Vicki Archer Image caption Vicki Archer was described as "an incredibly talented person" by her co-host A BBC radio presenter who left her show mid-air and was found dead at her home hours later took her own life, an inquest has heard.Vicki Archer, 41, had a history of depression and had made two previous attempts to kill herself, Shropshire Coroner's Court was told.She had emailed a colleague
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Coronation Street actor Peter Armitage dies age 78

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV/REX/Shutterstock Image caption Peter Armitage had previously spoken about beating bowel cancer Coronation Street actor Peter Armitage, who played Bill Webster on the show, has died at age 78. The actor first appeared on the long-running series, as Kevin Webster's father, more than 30 years ago. No cause of death has been given, although four years ago Mr Armitage revealed he was in remission from bowel cancer.
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Kevin Hart ‘so happy’ to be Oscars host

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Kevin Hart has said hosting the Oscars was "a goal on my list for a long time", as he confirmed he is fronting 2019's star-studded ceremony.Describing it as the "opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian", he said "my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now".He's following on from Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted both last year and also for 2017's infamous
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RuPaul’s Drag Race coming to BBC Three in 2019

[ad_1] Image caption UK drag artists will be asked to 'Sashay Away' after weekly challenges Award-winning reality TV competition RuPaul's Drag Race will arrive in the UK next year.A new eight-part series will air on BBC Three in 2019, featuring local drag artists. Series creator RuPaul Charles says he will "celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen's queens."RuPaul's Drag Race UK will eventually crown one drag
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Luther to return with a bang on New Year’s Day

[ad_1] Image caption The new episodes will be shown on four consecutive nights Idris Elba will return as DCI John Luther on New Year's Day in the fifth series of the BBC One crime drama.Luther will air on successive nights, with the whole of the new four-part series showing between 1 and 4 January.A recent trailer showed Elba's Luther hunting down a masked killer and showcased new recruit DS Catherine
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Sergei Polunin’s Putin posts get social media in a spin

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Polunin announced last week he had become a Russian citizen It has taken world-famous ballet dancer Sergei Polunin a few Instagram posts to fall from grace in his native Ukraine, in a collapse as dramatic as his gravity-defying leaps.The star had already earned himself the "bad boy of ballet" moniker when he shocked the dance world in 2012 by quitting the Royal Ballet,
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Crazy Rich Asians underwhelms at Chinese box office

[ad_1] Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption Constance Wu plays Crazy Rich Asians' American-born heroine Crazy Rich Asians might have been a big hit at western box offices this year - but Chinese audiences clearly don't feel the same way about the film.The Hollywood blockbuster featuring an all-Asian cast failed to ignite the Chinese box office, limping in at number eight on its debut.It was released four months after its