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Missed this week's entertainment and arts news?

It’s been a busy week in the world of film, television 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. The stars wore black at the 75th Golden Globe awards in Beverly Hills in solidarity with victims of sexual abuse and harassment. Big Little Lies was one of the night’s big winners, though for many the highlight of the evening was the rousing speech that Oprah Winfrey delivered as she won an honorary award. Her speech…

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Missed this week's entertainment and arts news?

Lots has happened in the past week in the worlds of TV, film, art and comedy. Here are some of the biggest stories, in case they passed you by. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast defeated Star Wars: The Last Jedi to become the UK’s most popular film of 2017. The film, starring Emma Watson, earned £4.1m more than The Last Jedi according to end of year box office rankings. Beauty pips Star Wars at UK box office Stephen Fry announced he was stepping down as the host of the Bafta…

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Missed this week's entertainment news?

With a little thing like Christmas Day happening, we can forgive you if too much turkey, roast spuds and pudding have led you to miss some of the big entertainment stories of the week – like Jodie Whittaker’s first appearance as the new Doctor and Strictly Come Dancing’s Bruno Tonioli’s emotional appearance on Desert Island Discs. Luckily, you now have this handy round-up to help you get up to speed. The world got its first glimpse of actress Jodie Whittaker in character as the Doctor on Christmas Day. During the…

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In memoriam: Entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2017

Not a month went by this year without too many figures from the world of arts and entertainment bidding us farewell. Here’s an affectionate look back at some of those we lost. January The year began with veteran actor John Hurt signing off at the age of 77, TV star Mary Tyler Moore saying goodbye aged 80 and Bollywood actor Om Puri leaving us too soon at the age of 66. We also bid farewell to the art critic John Berger, ‘Allo ‘Allo star Gorden Kaye, British singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt,…

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In pictures: Entertainment stars recognised in New Year honours

A host of familiar names from the world of entertainment, publishing and literature have been singled out for recognition in the New Year Honours List. Among them is singer Barry Gibb, who has said he is “deeply honoured, humbled and very proud” to receive a knighthood for services to music and charity. Best known as one third of the Bee Gees, the 71-year-old is also an accomplished solo performer – as anyone who saw his “legend slot” at Glastonbury this year can testify. War Horse creator Michael Morpurgo is also…

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