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‘Fate of the Furious’ laps competition at box office

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Charlize Theron, left, and Vin Diesel in "The Fate of the Furious." (Universal Pictures via AP)  (Copyright: © 2017 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

LOS ANGELES –  “The Fate of the Furious” sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller “Unforgettable” and historical drama “The Promise” in the dust. Universal Pictures’ eighth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise earned $38.7 million in North American theaters over the weekend, down 61 percent from its debut, according to studio estimates ...

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Riz Ahmed is ‘most influential’ cover star

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Rogue One actor Riz Ahmed has been made a cover star for Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential figures in the world. Ahmed leads the way for the pioneers list, with other categories honouring icons, artists and leaders. Oscar winners Viola Davis and John Legend are the respective cover stars for icons and artists. Ed Sheeran and James ...

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Cuba Gooding Sr found dead in LA

The musician joined his son, Cuba Gooding Jr, at the 2007 premiere of American Gangster

Cuba Gooding Sr, the lead singer of 70s soul group Main Ingredient and father of actor Cuba Gooding Jr, has died at the age of 72. The star was found dead in his car on Thursday in Woodland Hills, California, officials said. His body was slumped over the wheel of his Jaguar, but there was no suspicion of foul play. ...

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Israeli comic novel up for global Booker

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A novel about an Israeli stand-up comic having a meltdown on stage is one of six titles shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. David Grossman’s A Horse Walks Into a Bar is one of two books by Israeli authors in line for the £50,000 award. The other Israeli author, Amoz Oz, was previously up for the prize in ...

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Ugo Ehiogu: Former England defender in hospital after collapsing

Ehiogu was capped four times by England
Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu is in hospital after collapsing at Tottenham's training centre on Thursday.

Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu is in hospital after collapsing at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday. The 44-year-old, who is Spurs’ Under-23s coach, received medical treatment on site before being transferred to hospital by ambulance, the Premier League club confirmed. “Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to Ugo and his family,” Tottenham added in a ...

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Angelina Jolie gets personal about her late mother

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Angelina Jolie’s first beauty campaign in a decade was done in honor of her late mother Marcheline Bertrand. The 41-year-old actress, who is the face of French beauty brand Mon Guerlain, revealed to Marie Claire that it was actually a favorite of Bertrand’s. The matriarch died in 2007 after a battle with ovarian and breast cancer.“It was a brand my ...

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Did critics like latest Guardians film?

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 isn’t out until 5 May but in an unusual move, Marvel has allowed a group of critics to offer their verdict extra early. The film was unveiled for a group of press on Monday night who have been allowed to offer reaction as long as they don’t give away any spoilers. And it’s all ...

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Documents show Prince’s painkiller habit

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Numerous opioid painkillers were found at US singer Prince’s home shortly after his death last year, unsealed court documents show. Some of the pills discovered at Prince’s Paisley Park estate in Minnesota had prescriptions in the name of his friend and bodyguard. But the documents do not offer evidence about the source of the fentanyl that killed the singer on ...

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Fate of the Furious breaks global record

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The Fate of the Furious has raced to the top of the box office chart – breaking an international record in the process. The eighth film in the action thriller franchise took an estimated $532.5m (£424.7m) globally over Easter weekend. The figure makes it the strongest worldwide debut ever – marginally overtaking the $529m (£421.8m) taken by Star Wars: The ...

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Harry Styles single topples Ed Sheeran

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Harry Styles’s debut single Sign of the Times has broken Ed Sheeran’s 13-week spell at the top of the charts. The One Direction star has achieved his first number one as a solo artist with this release – the first from his self-titled debut album. His song sold 3,000 copies more than Sheeran’s, with just under 40,000 downloads and 3.5 ...

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