Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Zeffirelli directed movie stars including Elizabeth Taylor and opera greats such as Maria Callas Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli has died aged 96, Italian media report. The Florence native directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor in the 1967 film Taming of the Shrew and Dame Judi Dench on stage in […]

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Does Toy Story 4 fly or flop?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tom Hanks, Woody and Buzz gathered for the recent premiere of the film The fourth (and supposedly final) instalment of Toy Story has been warmly welcomed by critics. Woody, Buzz and Jessie are returning nine years after they said goodbye to Andy and settled into their new home with […]

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The UK’s biggest girl band hits revealed

Image copyright BBC / Getty Image caption The chart included songs by (clockwise from top left): Destiny’s Child, Spice Girls, TLC, Little Mix and All Saints The Spice Girls’ Wannabe has been named the UK’s best-selling single by a girl group, 23 years after it was released. The track has sold 1.7m copies since 1996, […]

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Director Bryan Singer settles with rape accuser

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Singer first came to fame with his movie The Usual Suspects in 1995 Director Bryan Singer has agreed to an out-of-court settlement with a man who accused the film-maker of raping him as a teenager. Cesar Sanchez-Guzman said the Bohemian Rhapsody director sexually assaulted him on a yacht in […]

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