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Marilyn Manson was in 'excruciating pain' after stage accident

Marilyn Manson has discussed for the first time the “excruciating” stage accident that resulted in a leg injury and nine postponed tour dates. The singer was crushed when a giant prop gun collapsed on him during a concert in New York on 30 September. “It was terrifying,” said the rock star, who needed a plate and 10 screws in his fibula after the accident. He told Yahoo news that, contrary to media reports, he was not responsible for the prop toppling over. “I wasn’t trying to climb it,” said the…

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'I was not a funny kid': Comedian Celia Pacquola on tackling anxiety and the stage

One of the benefits of creating your own TV show, as Celia Pacquola has discovered, is that you can orchestrate any scenario you please. So for the second series of the ABC sitcom Rosehaven, which she wrote with her co-star and fellow comedian Luke McGregor, she contrived a scene with a petting zoo, simply so she could pat a baby goat. “I refused to cut it,” the 34-year-old says proudly. But it doesn’t always work out. In another episode Celia imbued her character Emma with her own real-life hatred of…

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Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes to play Antony and Cleopatra on stage

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo are to star in Antony and Cleopatra as part of the National Theatre’s next season. The pair of Oscar nominees will play the title characters in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy from September 2018. Hotel Rwanda actress Okonedo will play the Egyptian queen, while Harry Potter and English Patient star Fiennes will be Roman ruler Mark Antony, her lover. Colin Morgan, Rhys Ifans, Katherine Parkinson and Indira Varma will also be on the National’s stage next year. Highlights of the National Theatre’s 2018 season announcements: Sam Mendes…

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Marilyn Manson recuperating at home after stage accident

Media playback is unsupported on your device Rock star Marilyn Manson is recuperating at home after a stage accident in which he was crushed by a prop, his spokesman has told the BBC. The prop – apparently two large guns held together with metal scaffolding – fell as he was performing at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. An eyewitness said Manson lay on stage for up to 15 minutes before he was taken to hospital on a stretcher. The singer has cancelled nine dates of his US tour after Saturday’s incident….

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Tom Brokaw’s Journey From Middle America to the World Stage

To call Tom Brokaw a great storyteller would be a vast understatement—a cliche, even. It wasn’t surprising that the veteran journalist told tale after tale at an event, “Great Americans: Conversations with History Makers,” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History last week. Throughout the evening, the audience alternated between raucous laughter, murmurs of agreement and pin-drop silence with eyes transfixed on the former NBC Nightly News anchor. One of his best stories came impromptu. Brokaw had just received a tribute gift from the museum. It was a replica of…

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Each Premier League club's current points total compared to same stage of 2016/17 season

2016/17 record: P6 W3 D1 L2 Pts102017/18 record: P6 W0 D0 L6 Pts0 Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Chelsea won the Premier League last season, and are actually doing better after six games this time around than they did in 2016/17. The Blues had already lost twice by this stage last term, whereas they only have one defeat to their name since the start of this campaign. But how is every other top flight club performing in relation to last season? talkSPORT have compared every team’s points total after six games this year…

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US bombers stage North Korea show of force

US bombers have flown close to North Korea’s east coast in a show of force, the Pentagon says. The move is to demonstrate that President Donald Trump has a “range of military options to defeat any threat”, spokeswoman Dana White said. The US and North Korea have ramped up their rhetoric recently. At the UN on Tuesday, Mr Trump said that he would “totally destroy” North Korea if the US was forced to defend itself or its allies. “This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] any US…

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