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Sunday, Oct 22

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The X Factor 2017, Judges' Houses, Sunday recap: could Cheryl's appearance be a warm-up for her returning to the show properly?

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On last night's X Factor we visited San Francisco and South Africa, and tonight Dermot O'Leary's air miles will be getting a further boost, as the final part of Judges' Houses gets done and dusted in the French Riviera and Istanbul. So,…

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017, week five results: Brian Conley sent home after losing dance-off against Simon Rimmer

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The croaky Cockney comic survived a dance-off against Chizzy Akouolu three weeks ago but couldn’t repeat the trick. In a clash of the dad-dancers with Simon Rimmer, Conley lost on a unanimous judges’ decision. His Hi-De-Hi!-themed jive was…

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Rosemary Leach, the Room With a View star, dies aged 81

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Actress Rosemary Leach, best known for her Bafta-nominated roles in the films A Room With A View and That'll Be The Day, has died after a short illness, her agent has said. Leach, who also played Grace in episodes of the television sitcom…

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Gunpowder fact vs fiction: how accurate is the BBC series?

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The first instalment of BBC One’s Gunpowder, a three-part retelling of the infamous 1605 Catholic plot to blow up the House of Lords, and, in the process, King James I, was suitably thrilling. As a bonus, it even featured an angry Jon Snow…

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Saturday, Oct 21

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The X Factor 2017, Judges' Houses, Saturday recap: Sharon keeps it all in the family

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If you're more into A Place In The Sun than talent shows – and who can blame you? – then this is the X Factor weekend for you: Judges' Houses, when the X Factor production team blow the budget (or do some top notch blagging) and bring in a…

Gunpowder, episode 1, review: Guy Fawkes tale gets the glossy, big-budget treatment

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Gunpowder (BBC One) opened with two scenes of such tension and intensity as to make one wonder why the Guy Fawkes tale hasn't been told more often. Between religious persecution, political intrigue, halberds and jerkins, the story has been…

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017, week five live show: Debbie McGee's romantic rumba tops the leaderboard

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The pocket rockets are back in hold for a proper, traditional, back-to-basics waltz. Aston needs footwork finesse after last week's slight dip. Gorgeously romantic, he's leading well. Took too long to get into hold but good body contact.…

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Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard fires agent amid sex abuse claims

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Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, 14, has reportedly broken ties with his agent Tyler Grasham, after at least two accusations of sexual assault were leveled at the agent. On Tuesday, former child star Blaise Godbe Lipman wrote a Facebook…

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017: what time is it on TV tonight? Plus all this week's songs and dances

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We'll find out how the couples fared in the public vote (and who will have to prove their mettle in the dance off) in Sunday's results show, which begins at 7.15pm tomorrow on BBC One. For the first time in 13 years, Bruno Tonioli will…

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The X Factor enigma: why is Cheryl still so popular?

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Popstars The Rivals, 2002: a pretty 19 year old brunette with a shy smile and a decent enough singing voice auditions for a spot in Girls Aloud with an S Club 7 ballad. “You have the most beautiful eyes and skin I think I've ever seen in…

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Hollywood’s most troubled stars, photographed by Cecil Beaton

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Cecil Beaton came to Hollywood in 1929 with writer and close friend Anita Loos and her husband, director John Emerson. ‘It is impossible to exaggerate the extravagance of Hollywood,’ he wrote in his scrapbook. ‘Or to burlesque its crazy…

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Friday, Oct 20

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Geostorm, review: Gerard Butler plays a meteorologist in this appalling action flop

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Dir: Dean Devlin; Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Robert Sheehan, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia; 12A cert, 109 min In The Day After Tomorrow, there was no arguing with climate change: when a modern-day…

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1922, review: Thomas Jane is utterly convincing in this creepy Stephen King adaptation

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This year, the undisputed, er, king of Stephen King adaptations was Andy Muschietti’s IT: a lovingly-crafted slice of Eighties nostalgia with a colourfully menacing villain and a host of showy supernatural scares. Netflix’s 1922, an…

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Niall Horan, Flicker, review: homespun MOR from One Direction's dark horse

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Now that all the members of One Direction have released solo music, we can start to judge how their post-boyband careers are shaping up. Who among the quintet is destined for Robbie Williams-style superstardom and who will be eating bugs…

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Taylor Swift slams 'older boyfriend' in new track, Gorgeous

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Taylor Swift has unveiled a new song called Gorgeous, and its lyrics have caused fans to speculate who she is singing about. Swift dropped the track on Friday, the third from her forthcoming new album Reputation. The song marks a return to…

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Sean Young alleges Harvey Weinstein flashed her; reveals Blade Runner 2049 disappointment

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The notoriously outspoken Blade Runner actress Sean Young, whose career deflated in the midst of industry misogyny and several infamous incidents of questionable public behaviour, has revealed that Harvey Weinstein once flashed her while…

David Fincher reveals details of Mindhunter season 2's serial killers

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David Fincher has announced the very first details about the second season of Netflix's Mindhunter, revealing that the show will jump several years into the future to explore a famed serial killer. Speaking to Billboard Magazine, Fincher…

Opera actresses to be paid more according to how nude they appear onstage

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Actresses willing to perform semi-nude in a New York opera will earn nearly twice as much money as those wearing bras, it has been claimed. A Metropolitan Opera revival of Les Contes d'Hoffmann, which opened last month, features scenes in…

The Destiny 2 servers went down yesterday, hotfix 1.0.5 notes are now up

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Destiny 2 went down yesterday, with the aim being to bring the game up to 1.0.3.5, but it looks like plans were changed, as hotfix 1.0.5 was released instead. Exactly why, or if there was some miscommunication, isn't clear, but 1.0.5 is…

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Harvey Weinstein believes there is 'a conspiracy against him'; falls asleep in sex rehab meetings

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Despite being confined to an outpatient rehabilitation clinic for sex addiction, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has reportedly stayed consistent when it comes to his allegedly tyrannical behaviour, barking into his mobile phone and…

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Thursday, Oct 19

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 single-player preview | A compelling story and a promising game

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Heading in to the latest of the big budget Star Wars projects, you're always liable to become a little overloaded by everything. Star Wars Battlefront 2 is no different, with all the blaster fire, thermal detonations and TIE Fighter engine…

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An evening when five ballet companies rose to the occasion - Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration, Royal Opera House, review

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A “national celebration” this certainly is. To mark the 25th anniversary of the death of the great British choreographer, the Royal Ballet has invited Britain’s four other leading ballet companies to join them at Covent Garden to perform…

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The Death of Stalin: what really happened on the night that forever changed Soviet history?

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In one of his last acts as Soviet Union dictator, Joseph Stalin launched an investigation into prominent Moscow doctors, claiming evidence of a Zionist plot to assassinate Soviet leaders. He referred to it as “The Doctors' Plot”. It was,…