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Backstreet Boys fans hurt in Oklahoma storm

BBC / US / Canada

At least 14 people were taken to hospital after a metal structure at a concert in Oklahoma fell.

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The comedian who really doesn't want to die on stage

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Comedian Rebecca Shorrocks has a serious heart condition, which could put her at risk on stage.

Saturday, Aug 18

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Prize for 'unconventional' royal biography

BBC / UK

Satirist and journalist Craig Brown's work on Princess Margaret takes the UK's oldest literary award.

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Jonas and Chopra confirm engagement

BBC / Entertainment

The Bollywood superstar and the US singer hold a private traditional engagement ceremony in Mumbai.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Stormy Daniels stands by claim they tried to script result

BBC

The adult film actress was meant to appear on the show on Thursday, but pulled out just before is was meant to start.

02

100 Women: The artist redrawing 'sexist' comic book covers

BBC / Entertainment

An artist in India is challenging sexist drawings of women in comic books, by reimaging male heroes.

Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations

BBC.com

Like the proverbial "tiger mum", many Asians have huge expectations for the Hollywood film.

Friday, Aug 17

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Why Aretha's A Natural Woman moves us, 50 years on

BBC / Entertainment

Her 1967 hit (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman continues to unify and empower.

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Strictly Come Dancing: Kate Silverton and Seann Walsh join line-up

BBC / Entertainment

Kate Silverton and Seann Walsh become the 10th and 11th celebrity contestants to be confirmed.

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Aretha Franklin: Stevie Wonder on last meeting with soul singer

BBC / News

The musician says it was emotional for him to visit Aretha Franklin a few days before she died.

Stormy Daniels misses Celebrity Big Brother over 'row with producers'

BBC / Entertainment

The adult film star had been expected to go into the reality TV house on Thursday.

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Chuckle Brothers star Barry's funeral held in Rotherham

BBC / Entertainment

Roy Chubby Brown, Linda Nolan and Bernie Clifton were among those attending the service.

Pretty Woman gets mixed reviews on Broadway

BBC / Entertainment

The romantic comedy hit is now on Broadway but some are calling it a big mistake. Big. Huge.

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Liam Payne overhauls album following Cheryl split

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The One Direction singer says some songs on his album "felt from another age".

13

Ariana Grande's Sweetener track by track: The stories behind the songs

BBC / Entertainment

There is the Manchester bomb, anxiety, internet outrage, female empowerment and Pete Davidson.

Global stars pay Aretha musical tributes

BBC / Entertainment

The world's biggest musical artists have been paying tribute to the legendary Detroit singer.

12

Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus dies at 43

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The California heavy metal band's frontwoman took her own life on Tuesday.

08

University Challenge duo Monkman and Seagull get TV show

BBC / Entertainment

The ex-University Challenge captains will tour the country on a hunt for hidden gems of British ingenuity.

06

How Taylor Swift's fans prepared Greg James for hosting breakfast

BBC / Entertainment

The 32-year-old begins hosting the Radio 1 breakfast show from Monday.

04

Teen cellist wins Breakthrough prize

BBC / UK

Sheku Kanneh-Mason wins the Breakthrough Award for selling 30,000 copies of his debut album.

03

'Unlikely icons'

BBC / UK

The veteran Scottish rockers are preparing to play their final concerts after 45 years in the music business.

02

Who's in the Celebrity Big Brother house?

BBC / Entertainment

Get to know who's who in this year's edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

01

'The soul of the spirit of God'

BBC / News

The 'Queen of Soul' has died aged 76 and tributes from friends, musicians and politicians have been pouring in.

Thursday, Aug 16

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Aretha Franklin: Tributes flow in for Queen of Soul

BBC

The preacher's daughter who became an American soul music legend has died at the age of 76.

'I run the last Blockbuster video store'

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Online streaming has crushed Blockbuster and its last store is a reminder of a not-so-distant past.

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How Aretha became the voice of civil rights

BBC.com

Her songs became the anthems of the civil rights movement, but Aretha Franklin herself was equally involved.

WWE body shaming

BBC / Australia

WWE wrestler Peyton Royce criticises a journalist for his comments about her weight and appearance.

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Akram Khan retires from solo dance shows

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The dancer and choreographer Akram Khan says he is retiring from solo dance shows to spend more time with his children.

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Scarlett Johansson named the world's best-paid actress

BBC / Entertainment

The Black Widow is the current queen of Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine.

Aretha Franklin: Defected's Simon Dunmore on singer's longevity

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Aretha Franklin's career spanned seven decades but how is her music still relevant in 2018? Owner of Defected Records, Simon Dunmore, explains.