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Spielberg warns VR will rule the future

Presenting his upcoming sci-fi film at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday, the acclaimed director addressed what has recently been a recurring topic for him. Virtual reality, or VR, began its expansion in the film industry over the last year, with the Cannes Film Festival presenting its first ...

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Brexit could improve UK films, say industry experts

Some industry figures fear that withdrawal from the EU will have a detrimental impact on British film-making because millions of pounds in European funding will dry up. They highlight that between 2007 and 2015, the EU Media Programme injected €130million in cash into the UK film, TV and gaming projects. ...

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Evans: I phoned mum over BBC pay backlash

The Radio 2 DJ and former Top Gear star admitted he needed some words of wisdom on answering tricky questions about his £2.2m salary. He said his mother had told him to “earn what you can, when you can, while you can”. :: BBC pay: Full list of stars earning ...

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Ed Sheeran’s promoter demands Viagogo answers

At one point a security guard threatened to call police as reporters filmed the group trying to deliver a letter to a representative of the site’s parent company VGL. The protest was joined by customers who claim they have been ripped off by the company which can add a large ...

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Linkin Park lead singer dies in apparent suicide

The American rock singer was found hanged at his home in California shortly before 9am on Thursday morning, according to website TMZ. Bennington, who also performed with band Dead by Sunrise, was married and had six children. He died on what would have been the 53rd birthday of his late ...

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Madame Tussauds denies ‘whitewashing’ Beyonce

Visitors have criticised the likeness of the model, saying it does not resemble the singer and some claimed her skin had been lightened. The backlash over the figure, which was unveiled earlier this month, has prompted Madame Tussauds to issue a statement defending the sculpture. It said that lighting and ...

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Linkin Park cancel US tour after Bennington’s death

Promoters Live Nation promised refunds to all ticket-holders as they made the announcement via Twitter on Friday night, a day after news broke that Bennington had been found dead at the age of 41. The post read: “The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been cancelled. Refunds ...

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Bieber’s ‘bad behaviour’ leads to China ban

The 23-year-old has fallen foul of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture, who object to the Baby singer’s “bad behaviour”. The city bureau said they were excluding the “talented singer” from their country in the interests of imposing standards and order and “cleaning up” the domestic performance market. Image: Bieber ...

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Pudsey’s death ‘hardest decision of my life’

Ashleigh Butler and her canine companion won the sixth series of the talent show with a routine to the Mission Impossible soundtrack. Ms Butler paid tribute to her “beautiful boy” after he had to be euthanised on Thursday following a leukaemia diagnosis. “I had to make the hardest decision of ...

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Home Alone father John Heard dies aged 72

The US star, best known as Peter McAllister in the hit 1990 comedy, was confirmed dead by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office in California on Saturday. According to celebrity website TMZ, the father of two was found by a maid in a hotel, where he had been recovering from ...

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Jessica Alba ‘blessed’ to be pregnant again

The actress turned businesswoman revealed her baby news in a video post on Instagram, shared with her 11.1 million followers. “@cash–warren and I are officially going to be outnumbered #babyonboard #herewegoagain #blessed,” she wrote, next to a video which showed the star with her two daughters, holding a giant number ...

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What the critics are saying about Dunkirk

Critics all seem to be in agreement on Dunkirk, which has received four and five star reviews and been hailed as the director’s “best film so far”. The film, which stars Sir Mark Rylance, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, as well as One Direction star Harry Styles, ...

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