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Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dies aged 79

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Peter Fonda died peacefully at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by relatives, his family said Peter Fonda, the star, co-writer and producer of the 1969 cult classic Easy Rider, has died at the age of 79.In a statement, his family said he suffered respiratory failure due to lung cancer, and died peacefully at home in Los Angeles.His older sister Jane Fonda added: "I
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Liu Yifei: Mulan boycott urged after star backs HK police

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The hashtag #BoycottMulan began gaining traction on Twitter after Liu Yifei's post Disney's live-action remake of the animated film Mulan is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong's police force.Chinese actress Liu Yifei, a naturalised US citizen, reposted a viral pro-police comment on Chinese social media platform Weibo.The territory has been convulsed by sometimes violent pro-democracy protests
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Slipknot dethrone Ed Sheeran in UK album chart

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption We Are Not Your Kind is Slipknot's first studio album for five years Slipknot have become the first metal band to have a UK number one album for almost four years.The Iowa band's sixth LP, We Are Not Your Kind, has gone straight in at the summit, knocking Ed Sheeran's collaborations LP off the top spot.It is also the band's first chart-topping album
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Backlash over Jay-Z’s ‘disgusting’ NFL partnership

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jay-Z said the partnership would "inspire change" Jay-Z is facing criticism for teaming up with the NFL following anger about the body's response to footballer Colin Kaepernick's 2016 kneeling protest.The rap star, who once rapped "I said no to the Super Bowl, you need me, I don't need you", will now help select acts for the Super Bowl half-time show.The deal is meant
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Duchess of Sussex’s TV drama Suits jokes about her royal role

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Meghan was written out of the show before becoming the Duchess of Sussex The Duchess of Sussex's old TV show Suits has made a cheeky quip about her new role as a royal.Meghan shot to fame as lawyer Rachel Zane in the hit US legal drama, starring from its launch in 2011 until her final episode in 2018.Rachel's on-screen husband Mike Ross, played
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New London theatre’s first show to close early after poor ticket sales

[ad_1] Image copyright Steven Tanner Image caption John Pfumojena plays the title role in the new Peter Pan The opening show at a new London theatre, The Troubadour in White City, is to close two months early due to poor ticket sales.Sally Cookson's Peter Pan made its debut at the venue a month ago and had been due to run until 27 October.However, the producers have announced their decision to
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Beautycon, SneakerCon, VidCon: The new-age conventions

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption BeautyCon Los Angeles 2019 Instagram booths, endless glitter, top influencers and limited edition Air Jordans - welcome to the new era of conventions. Over the last decade they've become a big way of connecting enormous digital communities in real life.From sampling the latest make-up at Beautycon to buying the rarest trainers at SneakerCon, these meet-ups are getting bigger and bigger.And what might've started
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R Kelly misses court hearing in Chicago after ‘refusing transport’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption R Kelly was seen attending a court hearing in Chicago in June Singer R. Kelly has missed a court hearing, with prosecutors claiming he "refused transport" from jail.The R&B star was due at a pre-trial hearing for his sex abuse case in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday.Kelly's lawyer said it was "not 100% true" that the singer had refused transport, but explained that "moving Mr
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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: When Leonardo DiCaprio got fired and Brad Pitt almost did

[ad_1] The latest film from Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, has two of the world's biggest male stars in lead roles - Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. The film follows the close relationship between a struggling actor in 1960s Los Angeles and his stunt double. Ahead of its UK release this week, the pair sat down with BBC Breakfast's Charlie Stayt to discuss getting fired, and almost
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Martin Freeman drama tackles ‘a moral conundrum for our age’

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV Image caption Freeman plays Det Supt Steve Fulcher in ITV's six-part drama It was a tragic real-life story that gripped the public due to flawed heroics, a long search for justice and the huge moral dilemma at its heart.Now the story of a double murder and the search for a killer has been made into an ITV drama A Confession, starring Sherlock's Martin Freeman."Modern policing is