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Verne Troyer: Austin Powers star's film and TV moments

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Verne Troyer, who also appeared in Harry Potter as well as Celebrity Big Brother, has died at the age of 49.

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Verne Troyer: Mini-Me Austin Powers actor dies aged 49

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The actor, who also appeared on a number of TV shows, was admitted to hospital earlier this month.

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The Lido author Libby Page on the power of uplifting fiction

BBC / Entertainment

Libby Page, author of The Lido, on why uplifting stories are needed right now.

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Is 'bisexual lighting' a new cinematic phenomenon?

BBC / Entertainment

Is the lighting technique really about representing bisexual characters?

Saturday, Apr 21

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Shaggy and Kylie help the Queen celebrate 92nd birthday

BBC / Entertainment

The star-studded event at the Royal Albert Hall saw performances by a range of artists.

Church bells ring out three of Avicii's biggest hits

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A church in Utrecht, in the Netherlands, plays a tribute to dance music artist, Avicii, who died on Friday.

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Avicii remembered by fans in Stockholm

BBC / News

Thousands gathered in the city's Sergels Torg plaza to remember the Swedish musician, who died on Friday.

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Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard's funeral held

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Bill Maynard's family said he died in hospital shortly after breaking his hip in a fall from a mobility scooter.

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Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

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One of the world's biggest dance music stars dies in Oman, with no cause of death announced.

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Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking

BBC

She pleaded not guilty to recruiting women for sexual exploitation in a purported self-help group.

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Missed this week's entertainment news?

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Rachel Weisz, Ariana Grande and Conchita Wurst were among the stars in the headlines this week.

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Why singer Lucy Dacus makes her fans cry

BBC / Entertainment

The US indie singer has been provoking big emotions as she tours her new album, Historian.

Friday, Apr 20

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Avicii: The superstar DJ behind some of the decade's biggest hits

BBC / Entertainment

Avicii, who has died at 28, made a string of huge dance anthems but struggled with life on the road.

The songs that made Avicii a superstar

BBC

Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world's biggest electronic dance music stars, has died in Oman aged 28.

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Coachella: Beyonce's black pride symbolism explained

BBC / Entertainment

The singer made history as the first black woman to headline Coachella.

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa depose Drake in UK chart

BBC / Entertainment

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa knock Drake off the top spot in the UK singles chart after one week.

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Mary Berry was once arrested at airport and put in a cell

BBC

The former Bake Off judge had packed baking ingredients, which staff thought were drugs.

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Record Store Day: Radiohead's OK Computer tops indie chart

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OK Computer tops album sales in independent record stores over the past year.

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A philosopher rates Kanye West's tweets

BBC / Entertainment

The star says he's writing a book of philosophy, in real time, on Twitter. But how do his aphorisms stack up?

Ofcom seeks to scrap local TV roll-out

BBC / Technology

The media regulator says launching more local TV stations in the UK is not viable.

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Rachel Weisz announces pregnancy at 48

BBC

The actress and her husband Daniel Craig say they are excited to have a "little human" on the way.

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Kardashians pull the plug on Dash fashion stores

BBC / Business

Kim Kardashian West and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe opened the first store in California in 2006.

New BBC Scotland TV channel given 'provisional' approval by Ofcom

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Ofcom will consult on its "provisional" decision to support the plans for a new TV channel for Scotland.

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Listen to Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U demo

BBC / News

The star's original version of the song was recorded six years before Sinead O'Connor made it a hit.

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God of War: The single dad opening gaming up to new emotions

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The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before.

Kanye West announces two new albums, including Kid Cudi collaboration

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The albums are coming out in June and follow the rapper's announcement that he's writing a philosophy book.

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Stella McCartney: Fashion is swamping our planet

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Designer Stella McCartney says fashion is a medieval industry, which produces a huge amount of waste.

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Ariana Grande's new single alludes to Manchester

BBC / Entertainment

The star's first single since the Manchester Arena bombing is an emotional but defiant anthem of hope.

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George Ginn has sold records in Brighton for 50 years

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It's Record Store Day on Saturday, but for George, a seller of vinyl since 1962, it's a normal day.

German swastika ticket row as Hitler play opens in Konstanz

BBC / Europe

Prosecutors gave the go-ahead for Friday's premiere despite complaints over a free ticket promotion.