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News File: James Woods attends the 52nd New York Film Festival at Walter Reade Theater on September 27, 2014

The Oscar-nominated actor has returned from a self-imposed Twitter exile to rail against the Reverend Al Sharpton and Mayor Bill de Blasio in the wake of the killing of two New York police officers.

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Mike Myers resurrected the Austin Powers character to introduce Saturday Night Live over the weekend. And the results were spectacular

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The author said ‘some are born with a layer missing’

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The Real Madrid footballer beamed as he posed, thumbs up, next to the 3.4 metre bronze monument of himself, lovingly crafted in his apparent likeness

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The drummer was cleared of attempting to arrange a murder

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The actor was famed for his television career

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She had been due to fly out to the ski resort in Switzerland for her birthday when she struggled to control her behaviour

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Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street

Tenants' association chief says 'everyone could see Russell was doing a good thing'

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File: James Woods attends the 52nd New York Film Festival at Walter Reade Theater on September 27, 2014

Controversial actor has been in social media exile since mid-September

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Australian rapper Iggy Azalea performs in California

The online activists will not release nude photos but are demanding an apology

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Freeman, centre, with Lord Gladwyn, left, and Harold Wilson on the programme The Great Divide in 1963

He left Edna O’Brien, telling her, 'I don’t think I could be in love with anyone'

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Claudia Winkleman and co-host Tess Daly at the Strictly Come Dancing final

The presenter's daughter was left badly burned after a Halloween accident

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Elton John and David Furnish will marry on 21 December 2014

The high profile couple want to take advantage of new same-sex marriage laws

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, found growing up with an alcoholic father 'very painful'

Justin Welby found dealing with his father's addiction 'very painful'

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The three-time heavyweight champion is in a stable condition at an undisclosed hospital

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The singer controversially compared the link to 'artistic rape' and 'terrorism'


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