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Elvis Costello cancels tour after cancer surgery

By Mark Savage BBC Music reporter Image copyright EPAImage caption The star advised fans to seek medical advice if they were worried about their health Elvis Costello has cancelled the remaining dates of his European tour as he recovers from surgery to remove a “very aggressive” tumour. The singer-songwriter went under the knife in May, […]

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Poldark’s Aiden Turner ‘a revelation’ in stage role

Image copyright Marc BrennerImage caption Turner (centre) has said he doesn’t feel objectified by women Critics have given a warm welcome to Poldark actor Aidan Turner’s return to the stage after a 10-year absence, with one describing him as “a revelation”. Turner plays an Irish revolutionary in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. The Telegraph’s Dominic Cavendish […]

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EastEnders’ Davood Ghadami hopes knife story will ‘make people think twice’

Image caption Davood Ghadami (right) will be seen at his character’s brother’s funeral in Friday’s episode EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami has said he hopes the soap’s current knife crime storyline will make people think twice before picking up a weapon. Ghadami plays stabbing victim Shakil’s brother, and Friday’s episode will feature clips about real-life victims. […]

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Strictly pay gap: Horwood says Ballas should be paid less

Image copyright BBC/PAImage caption Revel Horwood earns between £150,000 and £200,000 Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood says head judge, Shirley Ballas, should be paid “something lower” due to a lack of TV experience. The panellist has reignited the show’s gender pay debate, after it was previously revealed Ballas was paid less than her predecessor, […]

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Guy Pearce calls Kevin Spacey ‘a handsy guy’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Guy Pearce is currently promoting his new album Actor Guy Pearce, who worked with Kevin Spacey, has called him “a handsy guy” during a TV interview. The pair starred together in the 1997 crime thriller LA Confidential. When asked about working with Spacey by Andrew Denton on his Australian chat […]

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Corrie actor’s homeless storyline mirrors real life

Image copyright Andrew BoyceImage caption Corrie star Antony Cotton has revealed the similarities between his character’s storyline and an acquaintance’s real-life experience Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton has revealed his upcoming storyline about homelessness coincidentally mirrors a real-life experience. In the ITV soap, he plays barman Sean Tully, who is set to lose his job […]