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Suchitra Sen was a legendary Indian actress known for her memorable roles in both Bengali-language and Hindi Bollywood films.

Alyssa Milano sex tape is right on the money

Alyssa Milano, a US actress who starred in Charmed, has hit the big time after a sex tape featuring her, her boyfriend, and an elderly television anchor was circulated widely on the Internet. Take a look at the gender-bending genre-bending clip below. It packs quite the punch, we think you'll agree.

Actress Melanie Griffith, mother of Dakota Johnson, soon to play Anastasia Steele

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Melanie Griffith has warned fans “not to mess with mama” after one Twitter user hit out at her daughter Dakota Johnson for being cast as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey film.

The October 2006 issue of Vanity Fair features Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes with their baby Suri Cruise

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Coronation Street star Bill Roache pleads not guilty to child rape charges

Coronation Street star denies historic sex charges in court

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Woody Allen's new film Blue Jasmine premiered in Paris on Tuesday night

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Actress Famke Janssen poses for photographs to promote the film Bringing Up Bobby at the Cannes film festival in May.

Police investigate burglary at X-Men actress Famke Janssen's home

The New York Police Department is investigating a burglary at actress Famke Janssen's penthouse.

The French journalist Anne Sophie Lapix typifies the ideal of the French woman

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Zooey Deschanel said she gets 'overwhelmed' by the negativity that exists online

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Sienna Miller is technically on a break from work, choosing to stay at home with her new baby

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As Mohamed al-Fayed's spokesman, Michael Cole is used to smoothing over controversy. But the former PR man has kicked up a hornets' nest of his own by attacking fellow Suffolk resident Benjamin Britten. The bouffant-haired 69-year-old says "too much fuss" is being made over the late composer's centenary, and complains that "there aren't many tunes in Britten. In fact, there aren't any". Pouring kerosene on the fire, he adds that Britten and his partner Peter Pears were cowards for fleeing to America at the start of the war, "because they thought we would lose". The letters desk of the East Anglian Daily Times has never been so busy. While many readers have leaped to Britten's defence, a few agree with Cole. One describes Britten "cowering under his piano on the other side of the Atlantic", and sniffs that his music, "for want of a better word", would not have been appreciated by the troops. One professional musician writes in to say: "Spare a thought for me. I have to play it whether I like it or not."

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