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Late Charlatans star to be on album

Late Charlatans star to be on album

26 November 2013 Last updated at 04:17 ET Jon Brookes died three years after suffering a seizure while on tour The surviving members of indie band The Charlatans have vowed to include drummer Jon Brookes on their new album by using recordings he made before his death. Brookes died in August at the age of 44 as a result of ...

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Hunger Games has record UK opening

Hunger Games has record UK opening

26 November 2013 Last updated at 09:03 ET Jennifer Lawrence plays Hunger Games winner Katniss Everdeen in the films The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire topped the UK box office with takings of £12 million in its opening weekend. The second instalment of the franchise, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, has given film company Lionsgate its biggest UK opening. ...

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O’Dowd heads for Broadway with Franco

O’Dowd heads for Broadway with Franco

26 November 2013 Last updated at 08:01 ET Like Franco, O’Dowd first made his name on the small screen Irish comedian Chris O’Dowd is to make his Broadway debut next year alongside Hollywood star James Franco. The pair will play migrant field workers in the stage version of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. O’Dowd will play Lennie in the ...

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Doctor Who sets BBC America record

Doctor Who sets BBC America record

26 November 2013 Last updated at 08:14 ET Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt (left to right) played different generations of the Doctor The US broadcast of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor was watched by an average of 2.4 million, a record for BBC America. One of the last episodes to feature current Doctor ...

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Stars give songs for Philippines

Stars give songs for Philippines

26 November 2013 Last updated at 06:28 ET Beyonce has contributed her I Was Here track to the digital album Stars including Beyonce and Adele are among those who have donated tracks to an album that will raise money for the Philippines Red Cross. The digital album of 39 songs also includes tracks from The Beatles, One Direction, U2, Lady ...

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Singer guilty of attempted baby rape

Singer guilty of attempted baby rape

26 November 2013 Last updated at 10:16 ET Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins accepted he was a ‘determined and committed paedophile’ Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to a series of “depraved” child sex offences including attempted rape of a baby. He had previously “furiously denied” the allegations. The 36-year-old from Pontypridd had been due to ...

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BBC reveals festive TV highlights

BBC reveals festive TV highlights

26 November 2013 Last updated at 04:53 ET Great British Bake-Off stars Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry will offer tips for a stress-free Christmas Seasonal specials of Strictly Come Dancing and The Great British Bake-Off are among the festive offerings from the BBC this Christmas. One-off episodes of Mrs Brown’s Boys, Call the Midwife and Bad Education will feature on ...

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