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Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles would 'never' be made today

<b>Mel Brooks, one of Hollywood's funniest film-makers, has told the BBC political correctness is "the death of comedy".</b><p>He said Blazing Saddles, his Western spoof about a black sheriff in a racist town, could "never" be made today.<p>"It's OK not to hurt the feelings of various tribes and groups," he …

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'Stupidly politically correct society is the death of comedy', warns veteran comedian Mel Brooks

Society's "stupidly politically correct" sensibilities will lead to the "death of comedy", the veteran Hollywood comedian Mel Brooks has warned.<p>Brooks, known for his plethora of acclaimed comedy movies, said political correctness was becoming a stranglehold on comedians.<p>"It's not good for comedy. …

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Strictly Come Dancing's Debbie McGee Says Show Is Helping Her Through Her Grief

'Everyone makes you feel so good and so wanted.'<p>Debbie McGee has opened up about how taking part in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has helped her through …

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Emma Stone: I started therapy for anxiety when I was seven

<b>Emma Stone has revealed she started therapy for anxiety when she was seven years old.</b><p>In an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, she talked about having panic attacks and being an "anxious child".<p>Stone, 28, brought along a drawing she made in therapy aged nine, and talked about how …

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Film about Northern Ireland peace process screened in Boston

The U.S. premiere of a movie about a key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process is being held in Boston.<p>A screening of "In the Name of Peace: …

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William G Stewart, 15 to 1 host, dies aged 84

<b>William G Stewart, the TV producer and director who became the long-time host of quiz show 15 to 1, has died aged 84.</b><p>"Sadly William G Stewart passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by his family after a brief illness," his agents confirmed.<p>Stewart, a former Butlins redcoat who began his …

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Bernie Casey: NFL star and actor dies at 78

<b>Bernie Casey, the ex-American Football player who became the first black actor to play James Bond's CIA ally Felix Leiter, has died in Los Angeles at 78.</b><p>The actor, who played Leiter opposite Sir Sean Connery in 1983's Never Say Never Again, had other roles in Boxcar Bertha and Revenge of the …

Movies

Donald Trump issues scathing response to politics-heavy Emmys

Donald Trump has hit out at the Emmys after a stream of stars used the awards ceremony to criticise him.<p>The US president took to Twitter on Tuesday …

Award Shows

Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen to star in Dave Allen biopic

Game of Thrones actor Aidan Gillen will star in a biopic based on the life and career of Irish comedian Dave Allen.<p>The hour-long BBC2 drama, which …

Game of Thrones

Brave BGT star Julia Carlile looked amazing before Reality TV awards after Simon Cowell paid for op

Brave Britain’s Got Talent dancer Julia Carlile looked incredible before appearing on the red carpet of the Reality TV awards last night.<p>The …

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Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin take on Trump with 9 to 5 reunion at Emmys

Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda, who famously starred in 1980 smash comedy hit 9 to 5, reunited to present the Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie prize, and took the opportunity to take a pop at the US President.<p>While Parton has kept out of political discourse in recent …

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Emmys 2017: What got bleeped out from Elisabeth Moss' acceptance speech

Elisabeth Moss’ Emmy acceptance speech saw her acknowledge friends, directors, and others who have supported her career - but the censors had to cut …

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Emmys 2017: The Handmaid's Tale makes history on politically charged night

Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel becomes first show produced by a streaming site to take home best drama Emmy; other big winners included HBO’s Big Little Lies and SNL<p>Sean Spicer makes Emmys cameo Why The Handmaid’s Tale and SNL did not deserve their wins<p>The Handmaid’s Tale …

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Emmys 2017: Riz Ahmed becomes first Asian man to win an acting award

Riz Ahmed has become the first man of Asian descent to win an acting award at the Emmys.<p>He picked up the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a …

Awards

Nicole Kidman slammed by fans for not thanking adopted children in Emmy's speech: 'It's definitely messed up'

Fans were quick to remind Kidman that she has four children

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Alec Baldwin wins Emmy award for Trump impersonation: 'At long last Mr President, here is your Emmy'

The 69th Emmy Awards has perhaps unsurprisingly taken a turn for the political with both Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon winning trophies for their</i> …

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Kelly Macdonald splits from Travis musician husband after 14-years

A publicist for Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald says she and her husband, musician Douglas Payne, have separated.<p>Macdonald is known for her roles in …

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Emmys 2017: Sean Spicer and an unexpected kiss among the highlights from the ceremony

<b>1. Sean Spicer had a cameo</b><p>Yes, <i>that</i> <b>Sean Spicer</b>. The former White House press secretary made a guest appearance during host Stephen Colbert's opening …

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Emmy Awards 2017: Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes history with sixth consecutive Best Comedy Actress win

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive award for Best Actress in a Comedy for Veep at the Emmy Awards.<p>The US actress made Emmy history with …

Awards

Emmy Awards 2017: Cast of 9 to 5 re-unite to roast Donald Trump

Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda re-united on screen nearly 40 years after starring together in hit film <i>9 to 5</i> to take aim at Donald …

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Jackie Hoffman seen yelling 'damn it' after losing to Laura Dern at the Emmys

Jackie Hoffman was seen screaming "damn it" after she missed out on an Emmy to <i>Big Little Lies</i> star Laura Dern.<p>The <i>Feud</i> actress appeared to be drawing …

Big Little Lies

Stranger Things fails to pick up single Emmy Award despite five nominations

The Emmy Awards has a history of handing out the evening's biggest prize to those television shows which capture the zeitgeist with such a force they …

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Emmys 2017: Atlanta's Donald Glover is the first black Best Comedy Director

Donald Glover earned not only his first Emmy at tonight's award ceremony, but the first for an African-American in the category.<p>The …

Awards

The Outlander Family Tree: A Complete Guide to the Major Clans

<i>Outlander</i> can at once feel both expansive and extremely intimate. A prime example of this phenomenon is the show’s vast ensemble: We get introduced …

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This is why Strictly Come Dancing wasn't on BBC One on Saturday night

Last week, the pairings of Strictly dancers and stars were announced – complete with plenty of sequins and glitter galore.<p>The episode was …

Strictly Come Dancing

Big Brother creator in court in legal wrangle over idea for The Voice

Court will decide whether idea for talent show’s format was that of John de Mol, Big Brother creator, or Irishman Roy Barry<p>Big Brother’s creator, John de Mol, is to appear in court in a legal dispute over who created ITV’s swivel-chair singing show The Voice.<p>On Tuesday the talent show will be in …

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"He has been so strong and such a fighter" - Tributes paid to Kyle Buckley who has died after four-year battle with rare form of cancer

MUM Carol Buckley said her brave son Kyle had been an inspiration after he lost his four-year battle with cancer yesterday.<p>Kyle, aged 12, died with …

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Harry Dean Stanton dies aged 91 – video obituary

Cult American actor Harry Dean Stanton died aged 91 in an LA hospital on Friday. Stanton’s career spanned more than six decades, appearing in scores of films including Paris, Texas, Alien, and Repo Man. Stanton was famed for his ability to project his hangdog, laconic charm into minor roles<p>Harry …

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Sampha is surprise winner of Mercury Prize 2017

Description Soul singer Sampha at the Mercury Prize ceremony in London yesterdayCredits Getty ImagesAlt Text Sampha at Mercury Prize …

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Emmys 2017: Date, time and how to watch or stream in UK and US

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, honouring the best of US television, takes place this weekend at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with …

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