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Universal fire: Artists’recording claim dismissed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tom Petty died in October 2017 A judge has dismissed a claim against Universal Music Group (UMG) originally brought by several artists and estates over a 2008 warehouse blaze.The estates of Tom Petty and Tupac Shakur, bands Soundgarden and Hole and singer Steve Earle sued for damages. It was alleged music was lost in the fire.Most later dropped their claims when it was
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Coronavirus: Lady Gaga raises $35m and announces TV concert

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Sir Elton John will perform at a TV concert curated by Lady Gaga, which will celebrate health workers in the coronavirus crisis.Gaga, along with the group Global Citizen, has already raised $35m (£28m) for the World Health Organisation.The funds will buy protective equipment for health workers and support efforts to develop drugs and vaccines. Gaga also announced she had co-curated a
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ITV drama Quiz explores Millionaire cough scandal

[ad_1] Image copyright BBC/PA/Getty Image caption Clockwise from top left: Chris Martin of Coldplay, Craig David, Toploader, A1 See if you can answer the following multiple-choice question: Who had a hit UK album with Born To Do It, released in 2000?Most pop music fans would be able to identify the correct answer (D) fairly easily. Born To Do It was a huge album which spawned several hit singles. But former
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Obituary: Honor Blackman – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Honor Blackman was the original feisty, black-clad female agent in The Avengers.It made her a role model for an emerging generation of women and an object of desire for their men.Her characters were both sexy and intelligent and more than a match for their male co-stars.She was often compared to Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, although one cannot imagine them throwing villains around like her
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Coronavirus: Stephen Fry to star in online play

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fry said he was delighted to be working on the adaptation Stephen Fry will star in a new online radio play to raise funds for the theatre industry as it deals with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.Emily Atack, Sarah Hadland and Russell Tovey will also appear in The Understudy, based on the novel by David Nicholls.The play will be broadcast online in
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Coronavirus: The Queen’s message seen by 24 million

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Queen: "We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again"About 24 million TV viewers watched the Queen's message about the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, according to overnight figures.More than 14 million viewers watched the broadcast to the nation on BBC One, with about five million viewing it on ITV.Another 2.5 million
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Duffy: Singer was ‘drugged for four weeks, raped and taken abroad’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Singer Duffy has opened up about a four-week ordeal during which she was drugged in her own home, raped and taken to a foreign country.It's the first time she's given details of the terrifying experience, which led to her retreating from the spotlight."Rape is like living murder, you are alive, but dead," she wrote."All I can say is it took an extremely long time, sometimes
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How a Rastafarian village gave Hollywood Peter Pan

[ad_1] Image copyright Gemma Handy Image caption Wendy director Benh Zeitlin went a long way to find his Peter Pan - first-time actor Yashua Mack A crater-pocked road leading to a cluster of simple plywood homes ringed with vegetable fields might seem unlikely territory to find a Hollywood movie star.But when New York director Benh Zeitlin was on the hunt for a child to play a wild-eyed Peter Pan in
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Plagues, zombies and vampires: How Hollywood handles deadly viruses

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images There is one part of the film industry booming after the onset of Covid-19 - movies that deal with infections, particularly on a global scale.Docuseries such as Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak on Netflix, and films such as Steven Soderbergh's Contagion from 2011 have been enjoying unprecedented streaming numbers as audiences seek to understand current events.Featuring an ensemble A-list cast including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate