Entertainment news round-up: 23 – 28 April


Entertainment news round-up: 23 – 28 April

Madonna got justifiably – and unjustifiably – angry over claims made in a film script; Friends star Matt LeBlanc may prove to be the saviour of a British TV brand; the sad passing of Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme – and much more…

Here's a round-up of some things you might have missed in the world of entertainment news this week:

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Image caption Madonna called out a copy of a screenplay about her early career as "all lies". We took a look at Blonde Ambition and separated the fact from fiction.
  • We fact-checked the Madonna film script
Image caption Has Matt LeBlanc saved Top Gear? That's what fans and critics have been asking at the conclusion of the latest series.
  • Has Matt LeBlanc saved Top Gear?
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Image caption If you're going spend money on a Darth Vader mask it may as well be gold. If you have over £1m to spend, of course.
  • Gold Darth Vader mask up for sale
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Image caption Russell Tovey on landing his dream role in the National Theatre's revival in London of Tony Kushner's 1990s play Angels in America. He says the gay drama was part of his life long before he signed up to star in it
  • Russell Tovey and his dream role in 'gay fantasia'.
Image caption Dame Judi Dench says she loves Tracy Ullman's comedy sketches that show her using her fame to get away with shoplifting and other petty crime.
  • Dame Judi: I love 'evil Judi' sketches
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Image caption Zoe Saldana may, or may not, have let slip the name of the new Avengers movie.
  • Has Zoe Saldana revealed Avengers 4 title?
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Image caption Elton John thanked his medical team after he suffered a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection during a tour, forcing him to spend two nights in intensive care and cancel concerts in the US.
  • Elton John suffered 'potentially deadly' infection on tour
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Image caption Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, died in New York aged 73. He was also known for Philadelphia, Something Wild and the Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense.
  • Jonathan Demme dies aged 73
Image caption BBC presenter Diane Louise Jordan has had "a tough three years" trying to clear her name after being wrongly accused of harassment.
  • Diane Louise Jordan speaks out against harassment notices

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