Entertainment (UK)

Jerry Hall convinced Mick Jagger to quit drugs as they threatened his good looks, royal socialite claims

Jerry Hall convinced Mick Jagger to quit drugs only after she warned him of the damage they'd do his looks, according to a royal socialite who knows the couple.<p>Her Serene Highness Princess Josephine zu Loewenstein-Werthem-Freudenberg, Countess of Loewenstein-Scharffeneck made the revelation to the …

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Search for a star: where is Sirocco, rare parrot and comedy genius?

This kākāpō’s life is like that of a rock’n’roll legend, including a sex scandal with a BBC presenter. But on his 20th birthday, he’s nowhere to be seen<p>This week, I learned that Sirocco – media superstar, comedy legend and one of the world’s rarest parrots - has gone missing. The young male kākāpō, …

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Sir Paul McCartney on Lennon, Kanye and his own musical legacy

<b>Sir Paul McCartney's final album of the '80s, Flowers in the Dirt, is regarded as one of his best of the decade.</b><p>He teamed up with new musicians, new producers and a new songwriting partner in the form of Elvis Costello and it inspired his first world tour in 10 years.<p>Now, as the record is …

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Ryan Gosling Finally Addresses That Oscars Best Picture Mix-Up

'Truthfully, I was also so thrilled that ‘Moonlight’ won.'<p>Ryan Gosling has finally addressed last month’s Oscars mix-up, revealing why he got the giggles on stage when it transpired that ‘Moonlight’ had actually won the Best Picture award.<p>The incident will go down in Oscars history - mostly for the …

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Sandi Toksvig defends fellow Bake Off presenter Noel Fielding

<i>The Great British Bake Off</i> made front page news around the country as Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins’s were announced by Channel 4.<p>To <i>The Daily Mail</i>’s …

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Shia LaBeouf's Trump art project moves to Liverpool as 'America not safe enough'

He Will Not Divide Us now being exhibited at city’s Fact gallery following disruption and violence at previous sites in the US<p>Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump performance art project He Will Not Divide Us has relocated from the US to Liverpool owing to safety concerns.<p>The project is now being exhibited at …

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Netflix has once more sparked a whitewashing controversy

Netflix managed to once more leap straight into the centre of a major whitewashing debate with its latest original film, an adaptation of the …

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Only real horror fans will score more than 10 out of 16 in this 'guess the movie' quiz

Not every horror film has to involve a victim being murdered with a weapon of some kind - but a lot of very memorable ones do.<p>It's not just horror films either - common cinema horror tropes from the cinema are increasingly showing up on TV shows like The Walking Dead.<p>Electronics firm RS Components …

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Sam Sparro: George Michael has been done an injustice. We need to keep sharing his stories

Before a George Michael tribute night at the Sydney Opera House, the Australian singer reflects on the artist who changed him and how sanitising his life disrespects his legacy<p>In a year that had already taken two my greatest heroes and influences (Bowie and Prince), the news of George Michael’s …

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‘Love Actually’ 2 Trailer: ‘Red Nose Day Actually’ Preview Revealed Ahead Of Comic Relief Telethon

💕<p>‘Love Actually’ fans have been give a sneak peek at the cast’s reunion, ahead of the ‘Red Nose Day Actually’ short film which will air on Friday (24 March).<p>The film’s A-list cast have been busy filming the sequel in recent weeks, and the update to the 2003 film will reveal what their characters …

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BBC Three may not be a 'real channel', but it deserves all the awards it's getting

So a TV channel that doesn’t exist won the Channel Of The Year prize last night. As recent voting shocks go, this is right up there with Brexit, Trump and Ed Balls surviving so long on Strictly.<p>BBC Three won big at the annual Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards, taking home six awards in total. …

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James Corden defends US TV host Jimmy Fallon over President Trump interview

<b>James Corden has defended fellow US talk show host Jimmy Fallon over his interview with Donald Trump.</b><p>Fallon had been criticised for failing to ask tough questions when the presidential candidate appeared on The Tonight Show in September.<p>Instead, Fallon did a light-hearted interview during which he …

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Barber-turned-rapper crowned 'Afghan Star' in talent show

| KABUL<p>A barber-turned-rapper has been crowned the winner of an Afghan talent show that offered its audience some relief from daily stories of insurgents and suicide bombs.<p>Sayed Jamal Mubarez, from Afghanistan's long-marginalised Hazara ethnic minority, won viewers over with lyrics capturing both …

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One Direction's Liam Payne 'Is Andrew Lloyd Webber's First Choice For Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat'

He won't be the first boybander in the role...<p>While One Direction’s “break” continues, Liam Payne’s fans may take comfort from the news that their favourite could be coming to a London stage, if Andrew Lloyd Webber has his way.<p>The musical maestro has apparently revealed that the calmest member of …

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Everybody’s got good Neighbours – but maybe not for much longer

Will Channel 5 really axe the Aussie soap? We still need its sunny disposition – especially those of us who have invested 31 years in Ramsay Street<p>Is Channel 5 really thinking of axing Neighbours? Reading the news broke my heart. I have watched Neighbours religiously since I can remember, and it …

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Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick on Asian stereotypes, fight scenes, and why Colleen Wing should team up with Misty Knight

Jessica Henwick was just 17 when she got her first big break. As schoolgirl Bo in CBBC’s supernatural romp Spirit Warriors, she became one of the first East Asian actresses to land a lead role on British TV.<p>Since then, she's appeared as bullwhip-wielding warrior Nymeria Sand in Game of Thrones, and …

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James Corden addresses London attacks: 'I felt a really long way from home'

James Corden took a minute out of his usually comedic <i>Late Late Show</i> in the US last night to pay tribute to the victims of the Westminster terrorist …

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Chinese cinemas punished for box office fraud

More than 300 cinemas across China have been punished for lying about box-office receipts in what appears to be the first wave of an effort to clean …

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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3; Mozart: Piano Concerto K488 CD review – technical issues mar superb playing

Sokolov/BBC Philharmonic/Tortelier/Mahler CO/Pinnock (Deutsche Grammophon)<p>Like buses, three new recordings of Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto have appeared at once. The most startling of them, with Grigory Sokolov as the soloist, is in fact not exactly new; Sokolov no longer plays concertos or …

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Life review: Ryan Reynolds's nail-biting alien thriller shows signs of real intelligence

<b>Director: Daniel Espinosa. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada, Olga Dihovichnaya. 15 cert, 104 mins</b><p>As a title, Life could lend itself to any old film. But the way it’s displayed on screen in this Life gives the game away. White capital letters …

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Drake “More Life” Review: Nothing Without Its Global Influences

So we got what we should all probably now expect from Drake these days. Clocking in around the 81-minute mark, <i>More Life</i> has plenty of its namesake to …

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Ed Sheeran: Is He Selling Out?

Ed Sheeran seems to be everyone's favourite guitar-wielding red-head right now. With 17 songs in the Top 30 Singles Chart and his third studio release "÷" heading for its third consecutive week at the top spot, there's no doubt that the 26-year-old has been absolutely dominating the charts in …

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Is saying the N-word still the final frontier of taboo on television?

The Carmichael Show surprised many with news that it will use the word six times in an episode, but as other showrunners push for its usage attitudes may be changing<p>Jerrod Carmichael is taking his already edgy NBC comedy, The Carmichael Show, one step closer to the edge – in an upcoming episode, …

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Has the satire and humour of Big Little Lies been lost in translation?

The Australian novel has been adapted for US screens, leaving behind both Sydney’s northern beaches and the nuance<p>“It had never crossed her mind that sending your child to school would be like going back to school yourself.”<p>The Australian author Liane Moriarty is a master of suburban secrets and …

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Power Rangers 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are already planned

The <i>Power Rangers</i> reboot might not even be out in cinemas yet, but Saban Entertainment founder Haim Saban is clearly hoping for a blockbuster hit, as …

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Doreen Jones obituary

My friend and colleague Doreen Jones, who has died aged 76, was a leading British casting director. She had a long career during which she worked on more than 400 television dramas and series.<p>Doreen had a sharp instinct for the subtle chemistry that can exist between actors and knew well how …

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Wednesday’s best TV: DIY Sos; The Royal House of Windsor; Cosmic Dawn

The volunteer team create a life-changing apartment; the Windsors rebrand after Diana’s death. Plus: how the universe was made<p><b>DIY SOS: The Big Build – Bidford-on-Avon</b> <br>9pm, BBC1<p>The team head to Warwickshire to help Chloe, who suffers from the genetic disease mastocytosis, which has left her confined …

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The 23 best superhero movies - ranked by Robbie Collin

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Thurston Moore announces new album, Rock n Roll Consciousness, shares “Smoke of Dreams” video — watch

Thurston Moore stood for love and nonviolence on his most recent release, this month’s rattling “Cease Fire”. The former Sonic Youth frontman will …

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Piers Morgan Defended By 'Good Morning Britain' Co-Host Kate Garraway: 'He's Really Lovely And Supportive'

Hmmmm.<p>Kate Garraway has defended controversial ‘Good Morning Britain’ co-host Piers Morgan, insisting people are “glued” to what he says and does.<p>The breakfast TV presenter claimed Piers is actually “really lovely and supportive” off screen, suggesting some of what he says and does is done to spark …

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