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Wire star calls for more opportunities for black British actors

September 16, 2017 10:39 pm0 comments
Wire star calls for more opportunities for black British actors

The US star of The Wire has called for more opportunities for black British actors to stop them heading abroad. “They’re going where the work is,” said Clarke Peters, who played detective Lester Freamon in the TV crime drama. “When Britain decides to build up its film industry and compete, […]

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JJ Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode IX

September 12, 2017 12:40 pm0 comments
JJ Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode IX

JJ Abrams, who launched the new era of Star Wars films with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to the series as director and co-writer of Star Wars: Episode IX. “With The Force Awakens, JJ delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said. “I […]

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YouTube star PewDiePie makes racial slur

September 11, 2017 1:25 am0 comments
YouTube star PewDiePie makes racial slur

The world’s highest-paid YouTube star, PewDiePie, has used the “n-word” during an online broadcast. The 27-year-old Swede – real name Felix Kjellberg – could be heard using the racial slur while he was playing a video game during a live streaming. After using the term, he apologised and said: “I […]

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George Michael: New song by late star to get first play

September 6, 2017 3:36 pm0 comments
George Michael: New song by late star to get first play

A previously unheard George Michael track is to receive its first play, eight months after the singer’s death. The track, to be aired on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday morning, is thought to be a remix of previously-released track Fantasy from the 1987 album Faith. Producer Nile Rodgers, who had […]

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Director Colin Trevorrow exits Star Wars: Episode IX

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Director Colin Trevorrow exits Star Wars: Episode IX

Director Colin Trevorrow has dropped out of Star Wars: Episode IX because he and Lucasfilm have differing “visions”. Episode IX is expected to star Daisy Ridley and John Boyega and is due out in May 2019. Lucasfilm will now seek a replacement for Trevorrow, who is best known for directing […]

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Rami Malek: First look at Mr Robot star as Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic

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Rami Malek: First look at Mr Robot star as Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic

After years of delays, production has finally started on a biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Actors including Johnny Depp, Ben Whishaw and Sacha Baron Cohen had been linked to the role, only to drop out. Producers finally cast Mr Robot star Rami Malek as the Bohemian Rhapsody singer, and […]

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Marvel star slates 'racist' Hollywood over name change

August 31, 2017 6:49 am0 comments
Marvel star slates 'racist' Hollywood over name change

Chloe Bennet, who stars in TV series Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, has said she had to change her name from Chloe Wang in order to make it in Hollywood. The actress praised Ed Skrein for recently pulling out of Hellboy. His casting had been criticised for “whitewashing” the original character, […]

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Has Star Wars reached peak prequel?

August 25, 2017 9:37 pm0 comments
Has Star Wars reached peak prequel?

Star Wars spin-offs are landing in a galaxy near you, with Obi-Wan Kenobi said to be next in line. Yoda and bounty hunter Boba Fett could also get their own prequels, and there’s even chatter on fan sites about a Jabba the Hutt film. Who knows what he might have […]

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Liz Carr: Silent Witness star attacked with scissors

August 16, 2017 2:23 am0 comments
Liz Carr: Silent Witness star attacked with scissors

Silent Witness actress Liz Carr has been attacked by a man armed with scissors. Carr, who plays forensic examiner Clarissa Mullery in the BBC One series, was with her carer when the assault happened near Euston station in London. The 45-year-old, who uses a wheelchair, suffered minor cuts. She and […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Holby City star Joe McFadden signs up

August 12, 2017 4:08 pm0 comments
Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Holby City star Joe McFadden signs up

Holby City actor Joe McFadden is the latest contestant to sign up for Strictly Come Dancing. The soap star said: “Strictly is one of the biggest shows on TV and being part of it is an opportunity I’m thrilled and terrified about in equal measure.” So far, one celebrity has […]

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