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Victoria Wood: Comedy panel shows are all about testosterone

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The TV star and writer said she wouldn’t have minded if she hadn’t won The Great Comic Relief Bake Off.

Trouble comes to Max Branning's door in EastEnders

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The car dealer is about to find himself in a pickle, thanks to Phil Mitchell.

Dame Helen Mirren: The sexy tag's too easy

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The actress reckons attractiveness is about more than just looks.

Christopher Eccleston went off at the deep end for Safe House

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The former Doctor Who star delved into the waters to “discover” his character in ITV’s new drama.

Benedict Cumberbatch splashes cash on Kick Ass sculpture

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The Imitation Game star has paid £7,000 for a gold rendering of Boy Soldier by celebrity artist Schoony.


Bookshelf: Books on a Photographer, the Underground Railroad and Ancestry

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Bookshelf: Books on a Photographer, the Underground Railroad and Ancestry
Books about genealogy and the history of New York City; the photographer Eve Arnold; and the abolitionist Sydney Howard Gay’s contribution to the Underground Railroad.

Under My Skin by James Dawson - review

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'From a typical high school book, it quickly turns into something much much darker and more interesting' Continue reading...

Going Over by Beth Kephart - review

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'Going Over is the type of book that you wish you had written as your eyes drink in the mesmerising creation' Continue reading...

Original Rockers by Richard King review – a wonderfully evocative tribute to a record shop

published about 15 hours ago
This history of Bristol’s erstwhile independent record store Revolver is a bittersweet homage to a hallowed place Continue reading...

The Saturday poem: The Laughing Receptionist in the GP’s Surgery

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by Paul DurcanWhen I nip into the GP’s surgeryTo pick up a repeat prescriptionFor anti-depressants and sleeping pillsI find the fair-haired receptionistOn her elbows with ... more

Teacher Shares Heartbreaking Notes from Third Graders

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Teacher Shares Heartbreaking Notes from Third Graders
A third-grade teacher in Denver has sparked a social media movement after her classroom assignment "I Wish My Teacher Knew" went viral.         

What To Do With Chicago's Giant Hole?

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What To Do With Chicago's Giant Hole?
In 2007, construction began on The Spire, a 2000-foot tall super skyscraper. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the $1 billion dollar building was all set to ... more

Saxophonist's Beat Delights Crowds Enjoying the Caribbean Sunshine

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Saxophonist's Beat Delights Crowds Enjoying the Caribbean Sunshine
Located in the Caribbean, the French island of St. Barthélemy is a popular holiday destination. With performers like this to entertain both visitors and locals ... more

Drunk Guy Gives Himself Horrible Pokemon Tattoo That Becomes Instant Meme

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Drunk Guy Gives Himself Horrible Pokemon Tattoo That Becomes Instant Meme
A man gave himself an awful tattoo of the Pokemon character Charmander that is now going viral. Mike Janela (@mikejanela) shows you just how bad ... more

Insanely Dangerous Workout Will Make Your Palms Sweat!

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Insanely Dangerous Workout Will Make Your Palms Sweat!
Please do not attempt to try this! From on top of a very high tower with no strings or support, these fearless guys perform some ... more

Star Wars Celebration: Jakku, BB-8 and other key takeaways about 'The Force Awakens'

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Star Wars Celebration: Jakku, BB-8 and other key takeaways about 'The Force Awakens'
Turns out we’ve been laboring under false assumptions. Until Thursday’s Star Wars Celebration kick-off—where Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams turned up to ... more

'Inside Out' clip: Joy has a special job for Sadness on the first day at a new school

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'Inside Out' clip: Joy has a special job for Sadness on the first day at a new school
The little Lewis Black in me erupts a tad when I think that Pixar’s next movie, Inside Out, will premiere across the ocean at the ... more

Casting Net: Ben Stiller confirms Penelope Cruz will be in 'Zoolander 2'

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Casting Net: Ben Stiller confirms Penelope Cruz will be in 'Zoolander 2'
Ben Stiller officially announced Friday via Instagram and Twitter that Penelope Cruz will appear in Zoolander 2. Cruz’s character has not been revealed. The sequel to the 2001 reunites Stiller with original ... more

'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' gets Veteran's Day 2016 release

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'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' gets Veteran's Day 2016 release
Ang Lee’s Iraq war-centric film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk will arrive in theaters on next year’s Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2016. The movie is based on a bestselling novel of ... more

The 'Batman v Superman' trailer is here

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The 'Batman v Superman' trailer is here
When Warner Bros.’ multi-stage release strategy for the official teaser of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was foiled Thursday by a Brazilian cell phone-wielder, it was ... more

Hear Future Islands’ Super Limited, Abbey Road-Recorded Single ‘The Chase’

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Last year, the Baltimore synth-punks in Future Islands put out Singles, which launched them to widespread critical acclaim. There’s likely a lot of people out ... more
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Blur Share Moody, Neon-Lit Single ‘My Terracotta Heart’

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U.S. touring plans for the legendary Britpop act may be unclear, but that isn’t slowing the run-up to Blur‘s comeback LP The Magic Whip. They’ve ... more
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Chief Leaves Music Service Taken Over by Jay Z

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Andy Chen, chief executive of Aspiro, the parent company of the Swedish streaming music service Tidal, has stepped down, and about a dozen employees were ... more

Second Stage Buys Helen Hayes Theater, Ending Dispute

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Second Stage Buys Helen Hayes Theater, Ending Dispute
The nonprofit group said it planned to stage more works by living American playwrights, with an emphasis on works by women and minority members.

Review: ‘Revenge of the Popinjay’ at Dixon Place

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Review: ‘Revenge of the Popinjay’ at Dixon Place
A killer who has been hacking straight people’s arms off is the villain in this Animal Parts production.

Christopher Wheeldon’s ‘An American in Paris’ Brings Ballet Values to Broadway

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Christopher Wheeldon’s ‘An American in Paris’ Brings Ballet Values to Broadway
As director and choreographer of “An American in Paris” at the Palace Theater, Mr. Wheeldon proves the power of wordless storytelling.

Theater Review: Review: In Third Rail Project’s ‘Genuine Plastic Reliquaries,’ All the City’s a Stage

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Theater Review: Review: In Third Rail Project’s ‘Genuine Plastic Reliquaries,’ All the City’s a Stage
The company’s new, three-part work immerses its dancers into urban scenery.

Review: ‘Se Llama Cristina,’ a Search for Identity, at the Intar Theater

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Review: ‘Se Llama Cristina,’ a Search for Identity, at the Intar Theater
“Se Llama Cristina,” by Octavio Solis at the Intar Theater, puts its two main characters through a series of flashbacks to reveal more of their ... more

Trailer talk: 'Batman v Superman' v 'Dark Knight'

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Trailer talk: 'Batman v Superman' v 'Dark Knight'
Sure, it's dark, and it's intriguing. But the trailer for 'Batman v Superman' pales in comparison to 'The Dark Knight.'         

Celebrate Earth Day at these 14 events around Phoenix

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Celebrate Earth Day at these 14 events around Phoenix
Here's our list of 14 Earth Day events around the Valley to help us all take better care of the planet.         

Cautionary tales: 10 most dangerous items to pets

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Cautionary tales: 10 most dangerous items to pets
The ASPCA's poison-control center fielded more than 167,000 calls in 2014. These items were mentioned most frequently.         

HGTV's 'Property Brothers' return to Phoenix home show

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HGTV's 'Property Brothers' return to Phoenix home show
Drew and Jonathan Scott share project musts ahead of Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show         

On TV, Ecological Themes for a Small Planet

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On TV, Ecological Themes for a Small Planet
Among the shows that examine Earth Day-related topics are programs on PBS, NatGeo Wild, HBO and MSNBC.

Review: In ‘Tatau,’ a Pacific Idyll for Dodgy Londoners

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This eight-part series on BBC America tracks two naïve young men on an open-ended vacation among the Maori in the Cook Islands.

Univision’s ‘Sábado Gigante’ Ends a 53-Year Run

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Univision’s ‘Sábado Gigante’ Ends a 53-Year Run
The Spanish-language variety show “Sábado Gigante” will end in September, Univision Networks announced Friday.

ArtsBeat: Sarah Jessica Parker Will Return to HBO in ‘Divorce’

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ArtsBeat: Sarah Jessica Parker Will Return to HBO in ‘Divorce’
Thomas Haden Church and Molly Shannon will co-star.

Verizon to Offer Slimmer TV Channel Packages to Battle Streaming Rivals

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The FiOS Custom TV service will begin on Sunday, and offers a base $55 monthly package that includes some customization.