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Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'Or tips from critics

After 10 days of films, frocks and fizz, the 70th Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end. The prestigious Palme d’Or is to be handed out, having been chosen from a selection of 19 films in competition. The jury, headed by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and including Jessica Chastain ...

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Don't look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget

Five days after the Manchester attack, 50,000 people turned out for one of the city’s biggest concerts of the year. It was a chance for music fans to unite and remember the victims – but also to get lost in music for a while. There were a few signs that ...

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Sigrid: Attacking pop from left-of-centre

Last week, in the middle of a concert, Sigrid suddenly started Cossack dancing. “It came out of nowhere,” laughs the singer, who’s been called pop’s hottest new prospect. “I just felt like doing it. I always like to scare people a bit.” The singer is not, it has to be ...

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Minute's silence held for Manchester at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull

A minute’s silence has taken place at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull in honour of those killed and injured in the Manchester attack. Fans marked the moment at 3pm with the music stopping on all three stages, followed by cheering for the city. Katy Perry is headlining the festival ...

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Star Wars actor John Boyega caught up in Old Vic bomb threat

Star Wars actor John Boyega was among hundreds of people forced to evacuate the Old Vic theatre in central London due to a bomb threat. The venue near Waterloo was evacuated along with nearby pubs and restaurants after the security alert was raised. On social media, theatregoers said they and ...

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Paul Leith: The illustrator the internet forgot

Used to pencils and paint – not pixels – one of London’s top commercial illustrators was left behind by the digital age. But he never stopped creating and his life’s work is on show in a new exhibition. Some of the biggest brands of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s wanted ...

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Entertainment news round-up: 21-27 May

This has been a grim and bruising week in the news, with 22 people killed and 64 injured in the Manchester suicide bombing. The attack occurred after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday. Read more of the BBC’s coverage of the attack. In a hugely emotional week, ...

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Baywatch: Amazing or awful?

It’s strange to go to the cinema and come out feeling like you’ve seen an utterly brilliant film and a truly awful film at the same time – but the new Baywatch really does tick both boxes. There’s no getting away from it – the big-screen adaptation of the 1990s ...

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Manchester attack: Take That to play gig at Man City's stadium

Take That will stage a stadium concert in Manchester next month instead of returning to the city’s arena, where they had been due to play three shows. The Mancunian man band were scheduled to perform at the arena from Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 May. But those gigs were postponed ...

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Cliff Richard settles case with police

Sir Cliff Richard and South Yorkshire Police settle legal fight over reports naming him as suspected sex offender This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, ...

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