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Police Academy director Hugh Wilson dies

Hugh Wilson, the director of the first Police Academy film and the creator of US sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, has died aged 74. Born in Miami in 1943, his other films include The First Wives Club, Guarding Tess and Blast from the Past. Wilson started out as a comedy writer on Bob Newhart and Tony Randall’s 1970s TV shows and was originally hired to “punch up” Police Academy’s script. Wilson agreed on condition he could also direct the film. Filmed in Toronto, the 1984 original followed the fortunes of a…

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Hugh Jackman: 'Sorry (not sorry) to my surgeon'

Actor Hugh Jackman has revealed he sang in front of movie executives during a read-through for the film The Greatest Showman soon after cancer surgery. Jackman says he is “not sorry” for the performance, despite his surgeon’s advice not to. He said the song was worth having to get his nose stitches re-sewn. Jackman had his first cancer removed in 2013, after his wife told him to get a growth checked out. He has since had at least six procedures. Hugh Jackman has skin cancer removed on nose and posts…

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