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Dancing with the Stars: Harry Potter actors’ good-luck messages

[ad_1] Emma Watson and JK Rowling are among the members of the Harry Potter family who have united to share their warm wishes for a former co-star.Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the original film series, will appear in the final of Dancing with the Stars on Monday night.She will dance in the last round of the American competition after scoring perfect 10s for one of her dances in
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Pompeii dig reveals erotic Leda and Swan fresco

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Eventually the fresco is likely to be displayed in a museum Archaeologists at Pompeii have found an erotic Roman fresco depicting Leda and the Swan - a Greek myth that has inspired artists for centuries.The latest find is believed to have decorated a bedroom in a wealthy home near the ancient city centre. Pompeii was buried under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in
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Taylor Swift signs her first record deal with a major label

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Taylor Swift has signed a new record deal with Universal Music and it's her first signing with a major label.Everything she's released so far in her career has been on independent country label, Big Machine, who she signed with when she was just 14-years-old.Now 28, Taylor will release her music across the world through Universal Music Group.She announced her new deal with a photo of
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Deaf boy reacts to CBeebies sign language story

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMum Laura says Tom was "enthralled" to see a story told "in his language". A deaf six-year-old boy's response to Rob Delaney's CBeebies Bedtime Story using sign language has been shared thousands of times online.Tom McCartney waves his arms and stands up in his chair in excitement as he watches the Catastrophe star on TV. His mother Laura said Tom, who
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Can’t afford his paintings? Buy David Hockney’s childhood home in Bradford

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Hockney made his name as an artist after leaving Bradford for London If you don't have a spare $90m (£70m) to buy one of his paintings but still want to own a piece of David Hockney history, you could buy the childhood home where he learned his craft.The Bradford house where the artist lived from the age of four until he was
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Preity Zinta: India outrage over Bollywood actress’s #MeToo comment

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Preity Zinta has starred as the leading lady in several hit Bollywood films Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has been criticised on social media for making comments perceived to be trivialising the #MeToo movement.She has in turn blamed "bad editing" of her interview for the controversy.The movement, which began in Hollywood a year ago, has seen thousands sharing their stories of sexual harassment.In recent
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Fiennes and Okonedo win London theatre awards

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo have won the top prizes at the 64th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.The couple's performance as Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre earned them the best actor and best actress awards."It's been an amazing journey and I couldn't be happier," said Fiennes.And despite missing the deadline for last year's awards, Lin Manuel Miranda's Hamilton came back to win this
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Dynasties: ‘Attenborough would have rescued penguins’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA group of emperor penguins became stranded during a harsh Antarctic winter Sir David Attenborough would have rescued the penguins at the centre of Sunday's episode of Dynasties, the show's executive producer says.The latest BBC nature series, fronted by the broadcaster, saw the crew step in to help a number of trapped birds.Mike Gunton, the series executive producer, told the BBC: