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19 Feb 3:54pm Rose McGowan is now a permanent resident of Mexico: ‘This is a really healing land here and it is truly magical’
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The actor left the US shortly after the coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020
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19 Feb 1:26pm Updated The Simpsons predictions: 13 times the series seemed to predict the future
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From Trump's election to Olympic gold, here are some of the long-running cartoon's most uncanny predictions
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19 Feb 12:50pm Updated Trevor Noah resurfaces video of Ted Cruz calling other politicians ‘out of touch’ amid Cancun scandal
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Senator took his family on vacation to Mexico as thousands in his state continued struggling with extreme weather
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19 Feb 12:04pm Star on Disney Plus guide: UK launch date, new TV shows and films included and more REDIRECTED
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Disney's streaming service is about to get a whole lot more appealing
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19 Feb 12:03pm Updated Star on Disney Plus guide: UK launch date, new TV shows and films included and more
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Disney's streaming service is about to get a whole lot more appealing
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19 Feb 11:35am Now Hear This: New music from Ghetts, Collard, Ruger, Master Peace and Normandie, plus spotlight artist Requin Chagrin
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In her weekly column, our music correspondent goes through the best new releases
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19 Feb 11:32am Olivia Munn laments spiking hate crimes against Asian Americans as friend’s mother is attacked
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‘The racist, verbal and physical assaults have left my community fearful to step outside,’ actor wrote recently on social media
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19 Feb 11:17am Billie Eilish granted temporary restraining order against man accused of sending death threat
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Singer said every time she sees alleged harasser she ‘just wants to scream’
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19 Feb 10:54am Updated David Oyelowo: ‘I just wanted to see an Alice and a Peter who look like me and my kids’
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The British-born actor admits he was surprised when he was offered the lead in a new Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan fantasy but, he tells Stephanie Phillips, he’d prefer not to always have to talk about race, especially when ‘actors like Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy get to just talk about their movies’
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19 Feb 10:37am It’s a Sin: Olly Alexander cried so much in one scene that the director paused filming
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‘I was a complete mess,’ said actor and Years & Years frontman
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19 Feb 10:13am Updated Sacha Baron Cohen says Joe Biden team were ‘very happy’ with Borat 2’s Rudy Giuliani scandal
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‘It was such a close election that everything in those final weeks was crucial,’ actor said
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19 Feb 9:42am YOU season three: Everything we know about new series of Penn Badgley’s Netflix thriller
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Fans are desperate for news of when the hit show will return for a third series
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19 Feb 9:12am WandaVision viewers think Mephisto made a small appearance in episode 7
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There are three specific moments to watch out for
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19 Feb 9:07am Updated I Care a Lot review: Rosamund Pike toys with her Gone Girl image to exhilarating effect
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The actor takes the film’s morally complex script and adds a whole new layer – daring us to hold up this despicable character as some twisted vision of female empowerment
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19 Feb 9:04am Marilyn Manson: Police investigating domestic violence allegations against singer
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Report comes after multiple abuse allegations were made against the controversial musician, including by Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood
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19 Feb 9:03am Updated George C Wolfe on Chadwick Boseman’s Levy: ‘It’s one of the greatest performances ever captured on film’
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The director’s acclaimed film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, is tipped for an Oscar – but its star tragically died in the months before its release. He talks to Stephanie Phillips about coming to terms with grief, making art about possibility and Hollywood’s Black renaissance 
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19 Feb 8:28am Updated The Pop Smoke phenomenon: How the late rapper became a superstar in death
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Brooklyn’s boy king was killed before he could release his debut album – but a year on from his death, his music is bigger than ever. Thomas Hobbs pays tribute
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19 Feb 7:55am Pete Burns gives Anne Robinson a taste of her own medicine in viral The Weakest Link clip
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Robinson has come under criticism over a number of resurfaced episodes that show her being cruel to contestants, but Burns gave her a run for her money
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19 Feb 7:53am Justin Timberlake dismissed chance to apologise to Janet Jackson five years ago, reporter says
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Timberlake apologised to both Jackson and Britney Spears this month, but has been accused of only responding after a public outcry
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19 Feb 6:45am Viral The Weakest Link clip shows Pete Burns giving Anne Robinson a taste of her own medicine
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Robinson has come under criticism over a number of resurfaced episodes that show her being cruel to contestants, but Burns gave her a run for her money
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19 Feb 5:58am Ariana Grande fans react to Positions deluxe edition: ‘We are crying’
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Pop star shares four previously unheard tracks in the bonus edition of her 2020 album
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19 Feb 5:57am Beyoncé providing financial assistance for Texas residents affected by storm
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Millions of Texans are facing water shortages after state was ravaged by extreme weather
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19 Feb 5:18am Updated Jo Whiley flooded with support after missing Radio 2 show as her sister is admitted to hospital with Covid
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‘I don’t feel shiny or happy tonight, I feel very scared,’ wrote the presenter
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19 Feb 5:04am Anne Robinson: Remembering when Pete Burns gave The Weakest Link presenter a taste of her own medicine
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Robinson has come under criticism over a number of resurfaced episodes that show her being cruel to contestants, but Burns gave her a run for her money
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19 Feb 5:00am Updated New on Netflix in February 2021: Every movie and TV show coming this week
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Full list of everything coming in the next seven days
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19 Feb 4:45am Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sarah Michelle Gellar rules out taking part in reboot
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Showrunner Joss Whedon was recently accused of abuse on set
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19 Feb 4:19am Prince Markie Dee death: Eminem leads tributes after Fat Boys rapper dies aged 52
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Artist was part of one of the most popular hip-hop groups of the Eighties, and worked on songs with stars including Mariah Carey and Mary J Blige
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19 Feb 4:19am ‘It wouldn’t stop’: Courtney Love says she quit acting after ‘a bunch of #MeToos’
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‘Maybe in my next life I’ll be stronger and able to endure it,’ the Hole frontwoman said
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19 Feb 3:37am Matthew McConaughey stamps out rumour he turned down Titanic role
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‘Gossip over the years was that I had the role in Titanic and turned it down. Not factual,’ said actor
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19 Feb 3:27am Updated The Simpsons may have predicted Ted Cruz’s controversial Mexico trip in 1993
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Episode depicted Springfield mayor secretly on holiday while his city faced a crisis
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19 Feb 3:05am Seth Rogen condemns Ted Cruz for leaving Texans to ‘freeze to death’
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Senator has acknowledged taking a family vacation as Texas grapples with extreme weather
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19 Feb 1:47am Updated Has WandaVision peaked too early?
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Marvel’s hit spin-off started out as a series of airtight and ingenious sitcom parodies, writes Louis Chilton. But before you could say ‘cinematic universe’, the show began suffering an identity crisis
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19 Feb 1:30am To Olivia review: A portrait of grief that struggles to reconcile the two sides of Roald Dahl
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The film charts the years after Dahl and his wife, actor Patricia Neal, lost their eldest daughter Olivia to measles-induced encephalitis
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18 Feb 7:00pm Can an abuser atone for their sins? The Color Purple suggests so
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#MeToo heralded a whole new movement of the representation of sexual assault on the screen but very rarely does it deal with atonement in the way The Color Purple does, writes  Like Reply
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