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George Michael: Private funeral for singer held

Image copyright PA Image caption George Michael died at his home on Christmas Day George Michael’s funeral has taken place, three months after his sudden death at the age of 53. His publicist said a “small, private ceremony” on Wednesday was attended by “family and close friends”. The singer’s family thanked his “fans across the […]

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David Tennant says Don Juan play will stay topical

Image copyright Helen Maybanks Image caption David Tennant plays the libertine DJ David Tennant says his latest play is being constantly tweaked to feature topical jokes – because the news keeps producing such good material. Broadchurch star Tennant plays the debauched lead character in Don Juan in Soho. Patrick Marber’s play – first seen in […]

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Libby Purves: Midweek has been 'a blast'

Image caption Purves pictured in 1984, the year after she started presenting Midweek, and more recently Broadcaster Libby Purves has hosted her final Midweek on Radio 4 after more than 30 years, saying it had been “a blast” to front the show. Midweek first aired in 1982, with Purves joining the following year. She signed […]

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Emma Thompson felt 'too fat' to live in LA

Image copyright Getty Images British actress Emma Thompson has said she never moved to Los Angeles because she felt she was deemed “too fat” when she visited. “It is a strange place and I couldn’t live there,” she told Swedish chat show Skavlan. The Oscar winner also condemned the pressure on actresses to be thin. […]