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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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The woman who knows who's won the Oscars… but won't tell

On Sunday, the eyes of the world will be on the Oscars. But two people already know who’s won. You’ve never heard of Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan. They haven’t been in any films or on any magazine covers. But they will be the most important people at the Oscars. They are the only two people in the world who know the names of the winners before each award presenter rips open the golden envelope and says the immortal words: “And the Oscar goes to…” Ruiz and Cullinan have counted…

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