Missed the news? Here’s a round-up

Another busy week in the entertainment world has ended, including Cheryl and Liam becoming proud parents, Gary Barlow bagging a Star Wars role, Professor Brian Cox landing in Postman Pat’s Greendale and the Cannes Film Festival kicking off a row about airbrushing.

Here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed:

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Professor Brian Cox got to hang out with Postman Pat when he became a space expert character on the CBeebies cartoon show.

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One Direction’s Liam Payne and former X Factor judge Cheryl announced the arrival of a “beautiful, healthy baby boy”.

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Take That star Gary Barlow revealed his latest venture: A part in the next Star Wars movie.

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Actress Emma Thompson condemned the pressure on actresses to be thin and how it stopped her moving to LA.

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Helen Maybanks

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David Tennant told us how his latest play, Don Juan, is being constantly tweaked to feature topical jokes.

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Carole Bellaiche

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Singer and actress Jane Birkin admitted she now rarely uses the famous handbag that bears her name.

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Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers will continue to manage the ballots at the Oscars – but there is to be no more tweeting backstage.

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Sue Perkins said she was “beyond chuffed” to be hosting the Bafta TV Awards next month in Graham Norton’s Eurovision-enforced absence.

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A private funeral for George Michael took place at London’s Highgate Cemetery, three months on from his sudden death on Christmas Day.

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And the Cannes Film Festival caused beaucoup outrage by airbrushing the photo of Italian actress Claudia Cardinale that appears on this year’s poster.


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