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Stephen Fry announces first tour in 40 years

Image copyright Getty Images Presenter and actor Stephen Fry is to take his book Mythos, a retelling of Greek legends, on the road this summer – his first UK tour in nearly 40 years. Mythos: A Trilogy – Gods. Heroes. Men will open at the Edinburgh International Festival on 19 August. The play has been […]

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BBC drops ‘exploitative’ rap song

Image copyright Frenzo Harami / InstagramImage caption The song received limited plays on late-night shows The BBC says a rap song broadcast on Asian Network and Radio 1 “did not meet our editorial standards” and will not be played again. The track, by Frenzo Harami, has been accused of glamorising sexual exploitation, for lyrics which […]

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Big Bang Theory cements its place in history

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The Big Bang Theory cast pose during their handprint ceremony The cast of The Big-Bang Theory ramped up their farewell celebrations by being immortalised in cement outside Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre. It’s the first time in the 92-year history of the tradition that any inductees have been honoured in this […]

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Tony Awards: The Ferryman up for best play

Image copyright David M. BenettImage caption The Ferryman, set on a farm in rural Northern Ireland, stars Paddy Considine (left) A play about a former IRA activist, set during The Troubles, is up for best play at this year’s Tony Awards. The Ferryman, by James Bond writer and director team Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes […]

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Thai cave boys sign Netflix deal

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The Wild Boars were rescued after two weeks in an underground cave system Netflix has secured the rights to make a mini-series about the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from a cave in northern Thailand last year. Wild Boars soccer team made headlines around the globe after […]

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‘I could never, ever sleep’ says pop insomniac

By Kev Geoghegan Arts and entertainment reporter Image copyright Chess Club “Oh, my God, they were my absolute idols.” 22-year-old Manchester-based singer-songwriter Phoebe Green is waxing lyrical about her favourite band from when she was a teenager – the newly reformed Jonas Brothers. “As soon as I found out that they wrote their own music. […]