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England 'won't be intimidated', Stokes sends a message & vote on who's on top

Media playback is not supported on this device First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane (day one of five) England 196-4: Vince 83, Stoneman 53 Australia: Yet to bat Scorecard England “sent a message” on the opening day of the Ashes that they will compete with Australia, says former captain Michael Vaughan. The tourists recovered from 2-1 to reach 196-4 in Brisbane, thanks to James Vince’s 83, Mark Stoneman’s 53 and an unbeaten 28 from Dawid Malan. “I was concerned that England might get blown away,” Vaughan, who captained England to an…

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Who's on I'm A Celebrity this year?

Boris Johnson’s father Stanley, former footballer Dennis Wise, boxer Amir Khan and Coronation Street’s Jennie McAlpine are going to the jungle for this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here. Ten personalities will try to last three weeks with each other, and the local wildlife, in the Australian camp. Other contestants include footballer Jamie Vardy’s wife Rebekah, The Saturdays singer Vanessa White and Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas. The ITV show launches this weekend. Here is the full line-up: Stanley Johnson – former MEP and father of foreign secretary…

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Harassment in Hollywood: Who's been accused?

Since early October, some of the biggest names in arts and entertainment have been caught up in a Hollywood sexual harassment scandal. Here, in alphabetical order, is a summary of some of the key people who have been accused to date and what they have said in response. Ben Affleck On 11 October, Oscar winner Ben Affleck “sincerely” apologised for acting “inappropriately” towards MTV presenter Hilarie Burton in 2003. Having condemned producer Harvey Weinstein for his “unacceptable” behaviour, the actor was reminded of and criticised for groping Burton on air….

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Who's going to be on the Strictly Christmas special?

Judy Murray and Kimberley Walsh are among the stars set to sparkle on the Strictly dance floor this Christmas. Murray, mother of tennis star Andy and a tennis coach herself, promised to be “every bit as bad as before”. She starred in series 12 of Strictly Come Dancing, when she was partnered with Anton Du Beke. Former athlete Colin Jackson, football pundit Robbie Savage and presenters Katie Derham and Jeremy Vine will also star in the Christmas Day BBC One show. This time Murray will dance with professional Neil Jones….

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Strictly: Aston's exit shocks fans but who's to blame?

Strictly fans are calling it the biggest shock in the show’s history following the exit of Aston Merrygold on Sunday’s show. Aston landed a score of four from judge Craig Revel Horwood and found himself second bottom on the leaderboard with partner Janette Manrara. After the public vote, the pair ended up in the dance-off alongside Mollie King and partner AJ Pritchard. Head judge Shirley Ballas chose to save Mollie and AJ. Aston and Janette performed a Viennese waltz, while Mollie and AJ danced the foxtrot. Who’s to blame? Despite…

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Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord to be a woman

Jodie Whittaker has been announced as Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord – the first woman to get the role. She was revealed in a trailer that was broadcast on BBC One at the end of the Wimbledon men’s singles final. The Broadchurch star succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took the role in 2013 and leaves in this year’s Christmas special. Whittaker, 35, said it was “more than an honour” to become the Doctor. She will make her debut on the sci-fi show when the Doctor regenerates in the Christmas Day show….

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Oscars 2017: Who's predicted to win, and other things to look out for

It’s the biggest night of the year in Hollywood – the Oscars begin at 17:30 PST on Sunday (01:30 GMT on Monday). As the final preparations take place, here’s what to look out for in the main battles. Oscars 2017: Full coverage Best picture The frontrunner: La La Land Surely, with a record-equalling 14 nominations, this will waltz off with the top award. It’s classic yet contemporary. It feels unlike any other modern film, yet feels so right. And it’s about the agony and ecstasy of “making it” in Hollywood….

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