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Sophie Gradon’s parents: ‘Our hearts are broken’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Gradon was crowned Miss Newcastle and Miss Great Britain in 2009 The parents of Love Island star Sophie Gradon have issued a statement about their daughter, a week after she died.Colin and Deborah Gradon said in a statement: "Our hearts are broken."It has been one week since we lost our precious daughter and we as a family are still coming to terms with our
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Dame Julie Walters thought Mamma Mia 2 would be ‘awful’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dame Julie Walters stars in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Dame Julie Walters says when she heard Mamma Mia! was getting a sequel, she worried it would be "awful".The British actress, who plays Rosie in the films, is back for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, alongside other stars of the original 2008 film.Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Pierce Brosnan star in
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Roman Polanski’s wife invited to join Oscars body

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Actress Emmanuelle Seigner and her director husband Roman Polanski Roman Polanski's wife has been invited to become a member of the awards body behind the Oscars, two months after it expelled her husband.French actress Emmanuelle Seigner will be able to take part in Oscar voting if she takes up the invitation.Polanski, who faces historic statutory rape charges in the US, was ejected from
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Late-night hosts unite against President Trump

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Fallon and Colbert were photographed together at the Met Gala last month The hosts of America's popular late-night talk shows have put on a rare united front in response to criticism from President Donald Trump.In a taped segment that opened both Stephen Colbert's The Late Show and Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show on Tuesday, Colbert and Fallon were seen responding to his recent slights.Fellow
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Prince William meets Israel’s Eurovision winner Netta

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe pair discussed mental health issues during a walkabout in Tel Aviv Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai has said she is "overwhelmed" after the Duke Of Cambridge asked to meet her on his Middle East tour.Prince William joined Netta on a walkabout around Tel Aviv, where they discussed mental health and diversity.Netta won Eurovision in May with a song, called Toy, that
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Michael Jackson: On the Wall exhibition explores images of the star

[ad_1] Image copyright Andy Warhol/NPG Image caption The king of pop meets the king of pop art: Andy Warhol's 1984 painting of Michael Jackson It's nine years since Michael Jackson died in Los Angeles yet his fame remains undiminished and his records still sell in huge numbers. The singer would have turned 60 this August - and to mark the milestone a slew of new books and re-releases are being
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Rebel Wilson ordered to repay millions in defamation case

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Rebel Wilson won a defamation lawsuit against Bauer Media last year An Australian court has ordered actress Rebel Wilson to repay the majority of her record defamation payout from a magazine publisher.Wilson had received A$4.7m (£2.6m; $3.5m) in damages and interest from Bauer Media over articles that she said portrayed her as a serial liar.But a court reduced the sum to A$600,000 earlier this
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Why time has been on Fun Home’s side

[ad_1] Image copyright Marc Brenner Image caption Fun Home sees a grown-up cartoonist (right) look back on her childhood The writer of Tony-winning musical Fun Home tells the BBC how the show's lengthy gestation worked in its favour.When it opened in New York in 2013, Fun Home seemed a radical departure - a musical whose sympathetic central character was a lesbian.Playwright Lisa Kron adapted the story from Alison Bechdel's acclaimed
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IT Crowd star Katherine Parkinson on a woman’s ‘responsibility’ to be a working mum

[ad_1] Image copyright Manuel Harlan Image caption Sara Gregory (left) and Katherine Parkinson star in Home, I'm Darling Can you balance work and home life, and which should come first? That question is posed in a new play starring actress Katherine Parkinson, who says mothers have "a responsibility" to make the most of their skills.It's a familiar story in the acting world, as in all walks of life - a