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American actor Rob Lowe will portray slain American President John F. Kennedy in a television movie.

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The BBC has commissioned a second outing for its crime drama The Fall before the first series has even finished.

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Emilia Clarke plays the silver-haired Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones

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As if one Ramzan Kadyrov were not trouble enough, for a while this week it appeared that the world might have to deal with two of them. Chechnya's controversial president posted a number of photographs on his Instagram account laughing and joking with a body double. Both men were dressed in the same outfits and bore such a close resemblance to each other that it was impossible to tell which was which.

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Film stars come to Cannes to promote themselves and their projects - so where better to launch a wry documentary bemoaning the seeming dominance of celebrity pulling-power over content?

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The award for most surprised winner at last night’s British Academy Television Awards went to Sheridan Smith.

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