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Ron Howard enters `Star Wars` after Han Solo movie directors depart

Ron Howard enters `Star Wars` after Han Solo movie directors depart

Published 23/06/2017

Director Ron Howard poses for photographers at the British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party at Kensington Palace in London, Britain February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is stepping into a galaxy far, far away for the upcoming "Star Wars" Han Solo spin-off movie, Lucasfilm announced on Thursday, after the film's production was thrown into upheaval by the surprise departure of its directors.

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Appeals court overturns conviction of `Making a Murderer` inmate

Appeals court overturns conviction of `Making a Murderer` inmate

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016. Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department/Handout via Reuters/File Photo

A federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed a decision to overturn the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin man serving a life sentence whose case was chronicled in the popular Netflix television documentary "Making a Murderer."

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Cosby plans sex assault talks, accusers` lawyer cries foul

Cosby plans sex assault talks, accusers` lawyer cries foul

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the third day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Bill Cosby plans to conduct a series of free public seminars about sexual assault this summer, his spokesman said days after a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in the entertainer's sexual assault trial.

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Harry Potter still casts spell for fans 20 years on

Harry Potter still casts spell for fans 20 years on

Published 22/06/2017

Cosplay fans (L-R) George Massingham, Abbey Forbes and Karolina Goralik travel by tube dressed in Harry Potter themed costumes, after a visit to one the literary franchise's movie filming locations at Leadenhall Market in London, Britain, March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Dressed in a long black gown and holding a wand, George Massingham is keen for everyone to know he is a Harry Potter super fan.

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Stars come out for European premiere of Edgar Wright`s `Baby Driver`

Stars come out for European premiere of Edgar Wright`s `Baby Driver`

Published 22/06/2017

Director of the movie 'Baby Driver' Edgar Wright (3rd L) and cast members (L-R) Lily James, Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez and Jamie Foxx. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Big Hollywood names hit the red carpet in London on Wednesday for the European premiere of British director Edgar Wright's new heist movie "Baby Driver".

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Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Published 22/06/2017

Sand carver Sergey Zaplatin from Russia. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand-sculpture festivals.

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Two holdouts prevented Cosby guilty verdict, juror tells ABC

Two holdouts prevented Cosby guilty verdict, juror tells ABC

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the third day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Two holdout jurors prevented comedian Bill Cosby from being found guilty on two of three counts in his sexual assault trial and deliberations were so tense that jurors burst into tears, a jury member told ABC News in a report on Wednesday.

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Kim Kardashian said to have hired surrogate for third baby

Kim Kardashian said to have hired surrogate for third baby

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between - Arrivals - New York City, U.S. - 01/05/17 - Socialite Kim Kardashian. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's family may be growing, according to reports on Wednesday that the celebrity couple have hired a surrogate to carry their third child after a doctor advised the reality star against another high-risk pregnancy.

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Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in `The Big Sick`

Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in `The Big Sick`

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani, recipient of the Comedy Star of the Year Award, and his wife writer Emily Gordon pose on the red carpet during CinemaCon, a convention of movie theater owners, in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo

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Pop stars release song to raise funds for London fire victims

Pop stars release song to raise funds for London fire victims

Published 21/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Stormzy performs at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville /File Photo

Some of the biggest names in British music, including Stormzy, Robbie Williams and The Who, released a charity single on Wednesday to raise funds for people affected by the fire at a tower block in west London.

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