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Entertainment news round-up: 5 - 11 March

March 11,2017 05:17

Another busy week in the entertainment world has ended, including a setback for the Bros reunion, a fashionable tribute to George Michael and a new stage role ...and more »


Another busy week in the entertainment world has ended, including a setback for the Bros reunion, a fashionable tribute to George Michael and a new stage role for Daniel Radcliffe.Here's a round-up of some things you might have missed:

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As anticipation mounts over the Love Actually Comic Relief sequel on 24 March, pictures were released of Keira Knightley and Chiwetel Ejiofor on set and seemingly still very much an adoring couple - the way we left them at the end of the 2003 film. Other original cast members confirmed to take part in the 10-minute sketch are Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olsen, Martine McCutcheon and Hugh Grant. But Emma Thompson has said it's "too soon" for her after Alan Rickman's death.

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Actress Nicole Kidman came clean on just why she clapped in that strange seal-like way at this year's Academy Awards - a big, expensive and borrowed ring, apparently.

Kidman explains Oscars 'seal hands' clap

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The new series of Top Gear launched on BBC Two - the first since the departure of Chris Evans. Chris Harris, Matt LeBlanc and Rory Reid have taken the reins for this series. Critics were broadly positive about the first episode but said there was still room for improvement.

What did the critics think of Top Gear?

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ITV reached peak irony on Wednesday as it dropped Loose Women from its schedule on International Women's Day. To be fair, the channel had a pretty good excuse - it wanted to make way for its special coverage of The Budget.

Loose Women dropped on Women's Day

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Reformed pop group Bros cancelled all their concerts outside London and Manchester. The duo, brothers Matt and Luke Goss, were due to play a full UK tour this summer after a break of 24 years. But now dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham and Birmingham have been scrapped.

Bros scrap the majority of their tour

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Lily Collins said it was "painful" that her musician father Phil was absent from much of her childhood. In her new book Unfiltered, the Golden Globe-nominated actress wrote: "Many of my deepest insecurities stem from these issues with my dad."

Lily Collins on dad's 'painful' absence

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Daniel Radcliffe received rave reviews from critics as he appeared in a new production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

Is Daniel Radcliffe ready for Hamlet?

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Stella McCartney paid tribute to George Michael during the unveiling of her autumn/winter collection. Her show saw a group of models walk out to a remixed version of Faith, complete with a dance routine at the end.

Paris Fashion Week's catwalks and controversies

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The coroner's report into the death of singer George Michael confirmed the former Wham! star died on Christmas Day as a result of heart and liver disease.

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