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Brand blames media over ‘Sachsgate’

Brand blames media over ‘Sachsgate’

20 July 2013 Last updated at 23:06 ET Brand said he was “contrite” about the fallout from the Sachsgate controversy The so-called Sachsgate controversy erupted because of a bias against the BBC, comedian Russell Brand has said. Brand and fellow ...

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Comedian Mel Smith dies aged 60

Comedian Mel Smith dies aged 60

20 July 2013 Last updated at 09:37 ET British comedian Mel Smith, known for Alas Smith and Jones and Not the Nine O’Clock News, has died aged 60 More to follow. BBC News – Entertainment & Arts

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Simpsons in Family Guy crossover

Simpsons in Family Guy crossover

19 July 2013 Last updated at 11:14 ET The Simpsons are set to meet the Griffins in a crossover episode of Family Guy next year. Fox announced the two families would meet in an episode titled The Simpsons Guy, where ...

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Bolan son sues music publisher

Bolan son sues music publisher

19 July 2013 Last updated at 07:57 ET Bolan formed T Rex in 1967 The son of T Rex frontman, Marc Bolan, is suing a UK music publisher for $ 2m (£1.3m), alleging the company has violated copyright laws. Roland ...

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Author Mina wins top crime award

Author Mina wins top crime award

18 July 2013 Last updated at 16:01 ET Mina won for her novel, Gods and Beasts Author Denise Mina has won a prestigious crime award for the second year in a row with her 10th novel Gods and Beasts. The ...

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Concrete estate up for design award

Concrete estate up for design award

17 July 2013 Last updated at 21:41 ET A renovated 1960s concrete housing block, which was notorious for crime, drugs and deprivation, is one of six buildings vying for a prestigious architecture prize. The Stirling Prize is the Royal Institute ...

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Bolshoi violinist dies in pit fall

Bolshoi violinist dies in pit fall

17 July 2013 Last updated at 12:34 ET The Bolshoi is one of the world’s greatest ballet theatres and opera houses A senior violinist at Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre has died after falling into the orchestra pit below the stage. Viktor ...

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Theatre setting for Nolan funeral

Theatre setting for Nolan funeral

17 July 2013 Last updated at 00:23 ET Bernie Nolan’s family have invited mourners to gather in the streets around the Blackpool theatre The funeral of actress and singer Bernie Nolan, who died following a long battle with breast cancer, ...

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Glee star died from drink and drugs

Glee star died from drink and drugs

16 July 2013 Last updated at 17:16 ET Cory Monteith, star of the hit TV musical comedy Glee, died from a heroin and alcohol overdose, a coroner in British Columbia has announced. The 31-year-old Canadian actor, who played Finn Hudson ...

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BBC spent £5m on Savile inquiries

BBC spent £5m on Savile inquiries

16 July 2013 Last updated at 06:03 ET The annual report said the public’s trust in the BBC is improving and continues to reach 96% of the population The BBC has spent almost £5m on three inquiries set up in ...

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