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9 stars who turned down great film roles

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio turned down Brokeback Mountain, Van Sant said Brokeback Mountain was met with so much critical acclaim and commercial success, you would think any actor would have loved to star in it. But in fact, producers struggled to cast any major actors in the film […]

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Comcast backs down in fight for 21st Century Fox

Image copyright Getty Images Comcast has abandoned its pursuit of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets, leaving Disney in pole position as the sole bidder. The US media giant said it will focus on its bid for Sky, which like Fox is controlled by Rupert Murdoch. Disney recently raised its offer for Fox’s entertainment […]

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Alan Bennett play takes scalpel to NHS

Image caption Bennett’s other plays include The History Boys and The Madness of King George Alan Bennett says his new play is “very affectionate” about the NHS – but not towards those “trying to privatise it.” Set in a Yorkshire hospital threatened with closure, Allelujah! is 84-year-old Bennett’s first stage play since 2012. The play’s […]

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Actress Roxanne Pallett in stock car crash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roxanne Pallett has been involved in a car crash Roxanne Pallett is recovering in hospital after being involved in a car crash. She was taking part in a stock car race at Hunmanby Raceway in North Yorkshire on Wednesday afternoon. The 35-year-old was racing Ben Fry, her co-host on […]

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Richard Bacon out of hospital after coma scare

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRichard Bacon, who was diagnosed with ADHD aged 42, was taken ill with suspected pneumonia earlier this month TV and radio presenter Richard Bacon has left hospital after recovering from an illness which left him in a coma. The former Blue Peter host fell ill with suspected […]

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'We should do a Stranger Things Prom'

Image copyright Mark Allan / BBC Image caption Born in Buckinghamshire, Buckley attended the Guildhall School of Music before establishing the Heritage Orchestra in 2004 He’s a former wedding singer who plays jazz trumpet – and Jules Buckley is quietly revolutionising the Proms. The 38-year-old has overseen some of the festival’s most forward-thinking concerts – […]