George Clooney and Matt Damon headed for Venice Film Festival

Clooney and Damon co-starred in Ocean's Eleven and its two sequels

George Clooney and Matt Damon are set to bring some Hollywood glitz to this year’s Venice Film Festival. The Ocean’s Eleven stars will premiere ’50s-set crime comedy Suburbicon at the event, which Damon stars in and Clooney co-writes and directs. Damon will also be seen in festival opener Downsizing, directed by Alexander Payne. After premiering three major Academy Award winners ...

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Lana Del Rey: ‘I got jolted into the real world’

Lust For Life sees Lana questioning America's place in the world

She’s just been in the studio with Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw, trying to make him giggle while he goes about some serious radio presenting business; and she’s daydreaming about her favourite UK delicacy – a sandwich from Pret. When she discovers she’s in the same building as the BBC newsroom, the star politely asks for a guided tour. “I never ...

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Rihanna: I think of myself as a shape-shifter


Rihanna stole the show at the premiere of Luc Besson’s new sci-fi film Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets in London last night. The singer plays a dancing, shape-shifting alien Bubble in the graphic novel adaptation, a character she loved. I think of myself as a shape-shifter in terms of my music and my fashion, so I fell ...

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Justin Bieber cancels remaining Purpose World Tour dates

Bieber had been expected to play another 14 dates in Asia and North America

Justin Bieber has cancelled the rest of his Purpose World Tour because of “unforeseen circumstances”, his publicist has said. The move will affect 14 dates in Asia and North America over the next three months. Bieber has performed more than 150 shows since the tour promoting his 2015 album Purpose began in March 2016. The tour grossed $93.2m (£71.5m) in ...

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Linkin Park pay tribute to Chester Bennington

The band had been due to embark on a North American tour

Linkin Park have released their first official statement after the death of frontman Chester Bennington last week. “Our hearts are broken. The shock waves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened,” it read. “You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realised,” it continued. Bennington’s body ...

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Generation Game to be brought back with Mel and Sue


Former Great British Bake Off hosts Mel and Sue are to host the return of BBC classic show The Generation Game. It has been commissioned for an initial four-episode run, although a launch date has yet to be set. “It’s a cuddly toy, it’s a toaster, it’s a circular power saw, no it’s Mel and Sue doing the Generation Game! ...

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Marvel: Everything it unleashed at Comic-Con


The Marvel panel at Comic-Con is traditionally one of the biggest events of the convention and this year was no exception. Despite a lot of news coming out of Disney’s D23 last week, the studio still saved some of the big guns for San Diego. Fans were sent into meltdown as they were bombarded with announcements and sneak peeks during ...

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Ben Affleck denies Batman exit rumours

The Justice League cast - minus Henry Cavill's Superman - attended the Comic-Con panel

Ben Affleck has scotched rumours he is quitting as the caped crusader after his upcoming role in Justice League. He’d been due to star in and direct another standalone film – The Batman – but pulled out of directing duties in January. After Affleck’s script was also ditched by incoming director Matt Reeves, it looked like he was going to ...

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Linkin Park cancel North American tour after Chester Bennington death


Linkin Park have cancelled their North American tour following the death of singer Chester Bennington. Promoters Live Nation said refunds would be made available to all ticket-holders for the tour, which was due to begin next Thursday. A spokesman for the company added: “We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington.” The Los Angeles County Coroner ...

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Justin Bieber banned from China for ‘bad behaviour’


Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China, according to Beijing’s Culture Bureau. In a statement, the ministry said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in “bad behaviour.” “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer,” it added. The statement was issued in response ...

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