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The Twilight Zone returns to spook theatre-goers

In 1959, a ground-breaking TV series began in the USA. The Twilight Zone came to be regarded as a classic of science fiction for the small screen. Now the Almeida Theatre in London is taking eight episodes to make a Twilight Zone for the stage. Actor Sam Swainsbury envies people …

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi has critics in raptures

“Rousing.” “Thrilling.” “Addictively bold.” Just a few of the superlatives the critics are using to describe the latest film in the Star Wars saga. The Last Jedi, writes the Telegraph’s reviewer, is “enormous fun” and “will leave fans beaming with surprise”. The LA Times agrees, calling it “the first flat-out …

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Katie Price breaks down over what could be 'last Christmas' with her mum

Katie Price had to leave the set of ITV’s Loose Women after getting upset about her mother, who has the same lung disease that killed Keith Chegwin. Price said she went on the show to raise awareness of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), but was overcome with emotion when discussing her …

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Chaplin family plead to save London Cinema Museum

Charlie Chaplin’s family have written an open letter to ask for London’s Cinema Museum to be saved. The museum, housed in the former Lambeth workhouse where Chaplin once lived, could be under threat when its lease expires next March. The letter, signed by five of Chaplin’s children, says they are …

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JK Rowling made Companion of Honour

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been made a Companion of Honour by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. The 52-year-old said she felt “deeply honoured and proud” to get the award. “To be included in the distinguished and diversely talented company of the other Companions of Honour, especially …

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William and Kate are awarded Blue Peter badges

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined a select group of people – even more select than the royal family – by being awarded gold Blue Peter badges. William and Kate received the accolade for their campaign work on mental health issues …

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Danny Boyle and Banksy's 'Alternativity' to be on BBC Two

Director Danny Boyle has teamed up with Banksy to stage an alternative nativity play at the artist’s Bethlehem hotel. The Alternativity was staged in the car park of the elusive artist’s Walled Off Hotel, and the process was filmed for a BBC Two documentary. A video on the hotel’s Facebook …

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Victoria drama gets another series

ITV has confirmed there will be a third series of royal drama Victoria after this year’s Christmas Day special. Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes will both be back as the Queen and Prince Albert in the series, which kicks off in 1848. According to Daisy Goodwin, the programme’s creator, that …

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Snubbed Big Sick star masquerades as Steven Spielberg

How did the star and co-writer of hit comedy The Big Sick react to being denied a Golden Globe nomination? By pretending to be Steven Spielberg. After the announcement of this year’s nominations, Kumail Nanjiani tweeted what was purported to be an endorsement of his film by the celebrated director. …

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Morrissey denies defending Kevin Spacey

Morrissey has angrily refuted the write-up of a recent interview he gave to the German newspaper Der Spiegel. The star was quoted as defending Kevin Spacey against allegations of sexual abuse, insisting the alleged victims knew what they were getting into. Morrissey reportedly added he would kill Donald Trump, if …