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Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, who is claiming millions of dollars in damages in his defamation case, may never work again, a judge has been told.
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Rebel Wilson has apologised after claiming she was “the first ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy” while promoting her new film Isn’t It Romantic. In a post on Twitter the actor wrote: “In a couple of well-intentioned moments, hoping to lift my fellow plus sized women up, I neglected to show the proper respect to those who climbed this mountain before me like Mo’Nique, Queen Latifah, Melissa McCarthy, Ricki Lake and likely many others.”
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The head of the New Zealand film classification board, David Shanks, has demanded a new warning be added to prints of the Oscar-tipped remake of A Star Is Born.The film now comes with a suicide warning note, after complaints of viewer distress from Police Victim Support, who said two vulnerable young people had been “severely triggered” after watching the scene in which Bradley Cooper’s character hangs himself in his garage.
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An “extraordinary” letter in which the 19th-century French poet Charles Baudelaire tells his lover of his plans to kill himself has sold at auction for three times more than was anticipated.
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Carol Ann Duffy ends Sincerity, her last collection as the UK’s poet laureate, with a peaceful image of retirement, the poet looking up “from the hill at Moniack, / to see my breath / seek its rightful place / with the stars, / with everyone else who breathes”. But the search for her replacement begins this Saturday, with the announcement of a panel of experts to guide the selection.
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Ridley Scott has begun to develop a sequel to Gladiator. According to Deadline, the director is set to take on the project for Paramount with a script to be written by Peter Craig, whose credits include The Town and the forthcoming sequel Top Gun: Maverick.
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