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Met Gala: The stories behind six of the most captivating outfits

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rocking the headwear: Amber Heard, Lily Collins and Rita Ora The annual Met Gala is the fashion industry's night of nights.The star-studded party raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute - but is basically a chance for extremely beautiful people to wear extremely beautiful clothes.This year's theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination - also the title of
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Corrie male rape complaints dismissed by Ofcom

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV Image caption David Platt (Jack P Shepherd) had his drink spiked by Josh Tucker (Ryan Clayton) More than 200 complaints about the male rape storyline on Coronation Street have been dismissed by watchdog Ofcom.A total of 183 viewers complained about an episode on 16 March that saw Josh spike David's drink before throwing him onto his bed and beginning to undress.A further 31 people complained about
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Belgian singer Maurane dies days after comeback aged 57

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Maurane had interrupted her career in 2016 because of vocal chord problems Belgian singer Maurane has died at the age of 57, days after returning to the stage after a two-year absence.Maurane, born Claudine Luypaerts, was found dead at her home in Schaerbeek, near Brussels, on Monday evening. The cause of death is not yet known.The singer had interrupted her career in 2016 because
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Cannes Film Festival 2018: 10 films to watch

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters/Altitude/Lucasfilm/Universal Image caption L to R: Spike Lee, Whitney Houston, Solo's Alden Ehrenreich and Pope Francis From the here and now to a galaxy far, far away, there's something for everyone at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.Here are 10 films sure to make waves for at this year's event, which starts on Tuesday and runs until 19 May.Cannes 2018 rings in the changes Everybody Knows Image copyright
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Cannes Film Festival rings in the changes

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Model Amber Valletta, with mobile phone, at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival The Cannes Film Festival kicks off later, one day earlier than normal, with a number of new measures set to ensure it won't be business as usual.Guests taking selfies on the red carpet risk being shut out of screenings in an attempt to stamp out the practice.Press screenings for films having
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Revealed: The most-streamed songs of the 70s, 80s, 90s and more

[ad_1] Image copyright BBC / Getty The music industry is obsessed with "new".The charts discriminate against aging songs; radio stations stake their reputation on premieres; and Ofcom sets quotas for new music on the BBC.But, for most people, that's irrelevant. There's a reason why the best-selling album in UK chart history is Queen's Greatest Hits; and why second place goes to Abba's Gold.Research shows that the music of your teenage
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‘I’ve seen people hugging sculptures’

[ad_1] Image copyright BARNEY HINDLE Image caption Olaf Breuning's Clouds are offset against the sky Visitor numbers to UK sculpture parks have increased significantly in the past five years, according to The Arts Council of England. Statistics from five leading sculpture parks and attractions show a major increase in footfall, as more people become interested in outdoor art and larger pieces of work. Yorkshire Sculpture Park saw its numbers rise
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Afrofuturism: Why black science fiction ‘can’t be ignored’

[ad_1] Image copyright Marvel Studios Science fiction has long been criticised for its lack of racial diversity and inclusion. It's rare to see a lead character who isn't white.One study of the top 100 highest-grossing films in the US showed that just eight of those 100 movies had a non-white protagonist, as of 2014.Six of those eight were Will Smith, according to diversity-focused book publisher Lee and Low Books.The long-term
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Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones pulls out of West End play

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Suranne Jones starred in two series of Doctor Foster, winning a Bafta for best leading actress Doctor Foster actress Suranne Jones has said she is "so gutted" after pulling out of West End play Frozen due to illness.The star, 39, apologised to fans after she missed the last four performances of the show's run, which finished on Saturday.Jones, who played a mother whose