Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Media playback is unsupported on your device British actress Emma Chambers has died aged 53, her agent has confirmed. Known for playing Alice Tinker in the BBC’s The Vicar of Dibley, the Doncaster-born star also had roles in Notting Hill and the TV adaptation of Martin Chuzzlewit. Chambers, who died from natural causes on Wednesday evening, More...

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By PunditX On Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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Missed this week's entertainment and arts news?

It’s been a busy week in the world of film, music and entertainment. Here’s a round-up of some of the biggest stories from the last seven days, just in case they passed you by. Guests at last Sunday’s More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Eddy Amoo: The Real Thing singer dies at 73

Eddy Amoo, one of 1970s soul band The Real Thing – who had hits including You To Me Are Everything and Feel the Force – has died at the age of 73. Amoo was a vocalist and songwriter with the pioneering More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Emmerdale star hits out over Twitter abuse

Emmerdale actor Danny Miller has criticised Twitter for not doing more to crack down on homophobic tweets he received in relation to the ITV soap. Miller, who plays gay character Aaron Dingle, said he had complained More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Gogglebox's Chris quits – where are the show's other former stars now?

Gogglebox star Chris Butland-Steed has announced he is leaving the show after 10 series. The Brighton hairdresser, who has sat alongside ex-partner Stephen Webb on the show since 2013, is leaving to pursue a More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Steven Pinker’s case for optimism

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress. By Steven Pinker. Viking; 576 pages; $ 35. Allen Lane; £25. TO ANYONE who reads a newspaper, this can seem a miserable world. Syria is still More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Stephen Fry recovering from prostate cancer surgery

Media playback is unsupported on your device Stephen Fry is recovering from surgery for prostate cancer and said “it all seemed to go pretty well”. The broadcaster, who had his operation in early More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Milan Fashion Week: How Paul Surridge took the reins of Cavalli

Putting together a fashion show is a lot of pressure. But imagine doing it with eight weeks’ notice. That’s the challenge British-born Paul Surridge faced last year when he took over as creative director More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Weinstein sorry for using Streep and Lawrence to ward off lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein has apologised to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers used their names in his defence against a legal action. His lawyers want a class action lawsuit dismissed for being too More...

By PunditX On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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“The Post” versus “All the President’s Men”

A LITTLE-KNOWN perk of reporting from the White House is free caffeine from Tom Hanks. The film star first sent a coffee-maker to the press room in 2004. His latest gift—a snazzy espresso machine—arrived shortly More...