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Johnny Hallyday estate: Bardot wades into France family row

Brigitte Bardot has become the latest French celebrity to weigh in on a family dispute over the estate of the late singer Johnny Hallyday. In a radio interview, the movie legend urged Hallyday’s widow Laeticia – named as his main heir – to give some of the money back to his older children. Singer David Hallyday and actress Laura Smet, who were left with nothing, are contesting their father’s will. Johnny Hallyday died in December from lung cancer at the age of 74. Bardot told French radio station Europe 1…

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Actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53, agency confirms

Media playback is unsupported on your device British actress Emma Chambers has died aged 53, her agency has confirmed. Known for playing Alice Tinker in the BBC’s The Vicar of Dibley, the Doncaster-born star also had roles in Notting Hill and the TV adaptation of Martin Chuzzlewit. Her agency said Chambers, who died from natural causes on Wednesday evening, would be “greatly missed”. It said: “Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many”. Chambers is survived by her husband,…

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Missed this week's entertainment and arts news?

It’s been a busy week in the world of film, music and entertainment. Here’s a round-up of some of the biggest stories from the last seven days, just in case they passed you by. Guests at last Sunday’s Bafta Film Awards showed their support for the Time’s Up and Me Too campaigns by wearing black and sending messages from the stage. Virtually all the stars at the London ceremony were in black and some were accompanied by rights campaigners. One of the few in a colourful dress was best actress…

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