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The mystery of Star Wars and Tunisia’s rundown Brutalist hotel

[ad_1] Image copyright MOHAMED ZITOUNI The Hotel du Lac has seen better days. Its distinctive shape, resembling an inverted pyramid or a bird in flight, has been making a statement on the Tunis skyline since the early 1970s. It stood once for the ambition and poise of Tunisia, a young nation emerging from colonial rule and stretching its wings. Today it stands abandoned, prey to the elements after years of
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Sandy Ratcliff: EastEnders actress dies aged 70

[ad_1] Image caption Her character Sue Osman had to contend with cot death and her husband's infidelity British actress Sandy Ratcliff, who played cafe owner Sue Osman in EastEnders, has died at the age of 70.Her character, the tragic wife of taxi driver and gambling addict Ali Osman, appeared in the show's opening episode and she starred in the soap until 1989.A spokesman for EastEnders said they were "saddened" to
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The Crown: Newcomer Emma Corrin cast as Princess Diana

[ad_1] Image copyright Faye Thomas/Getty Images Image caption Corrin said she "will strive to do her justice" Newcomer Emma Corrin has been cast as Princess Diana in the fourth season of The Crown.Netflix confirmed the decision in a tweet, adding filming will begin later this year.In an accompanying quote, Corrin said she was "beyond excited" to be joining the show - a dramatised history of the British monarchy."Princess Diana was
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Prince estate wins £3m ruling over engineer’s unauthorised EP

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The songs were originally recorded in 2006 and 2007 A Grammy-winning engineer has been ordered to pay Prince's estate almost $4m (£3m) for releasing an unauthorised EP of songs by the late musician.Ian Boxill must also return all recordings he made with the starThe ruling came after the engineer uploaded a song, Deliverance, to streaming services ahead of the first anniversary of Prince's
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Bodyguard star Richard Madden criticises ‘unrealistic’ weight demands

[ad_1] Image caption Madden played a PPO (Principal Protection Officer) in the BBC One drama Bodyguard star Richard Madden has spoken out against the "unrealistic" demands he and his fellow actors face regarding their weight and body image."I've done numerous jobs where you're told to lose weight and get to the gym," he told British Vogue."It doesn't just happen to women, it happens to men all the time as well."His
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Sheffield artist Phlegm’s sleeping giants draw giant crowds

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images For the past six weeks, an abandoned cutlery factory in Sheffield has become the final resting place for a group of giant mythical creatures.And thousands of people have flocked to pay their respects, queuing for up to four hours to see them.The ancient creatures are actually sculptures created by a street artist called Phlegm for the exhibition, titled Mausoleum of the Giants.And it was a
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The Manchester galleries using art to try to change the world

[ad_1] Image caption Alistair Hudson has long been a champion of "useful art" What use is art? For the boss of Manchester's two main civic galleries, art isn't just for looking at, or for buying and selling - it can improve our lives in some unexpected ways."I want people to say, 'Oh yeah, art's actually quite useful, art's actually really important.'"Alistair Hudson has given Manchester Art Gallery and sister venue
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Marvel X-Men movie not happening for a ‘very long time’

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy X-Men fans hoping to see Wolverine, Professor X and the rest make their debuts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could be waiting a "very long time".Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, owns the rights to the X-Men universe since it merged with 20th Century Fox.But Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige says the next five years of Marvel films is already planned out - and doesn't involve the
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Seymour Cassel: Character actor dies aged 84

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Seymour Cassel amassed 200 screen credits during his 60-year career Actor Seymour Cassel, known for his collaborations with John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, has died aged 84.His daughter, Dilyn Cassel Murphy, confirmed her father died in Los Angeles on Sunday following complications from Alzheimer's disease. A veteran character actor of TV and film, Cassel specialised in off-kilter roles during his 60-year career.This included