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Summary

  1. News and updates for 22 March 2016
  2. Stars announced for Soccer Aid charity match
  3. Harrison Ford talks future of Han Solo
  4. Saturday Kitchen reveals guest chefs to replace James Martin
  5. Final Night Manager episode leaked online

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By Genevieve Hassan and Emma Saunders

All times stated are UK

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  1. TTFN

    Emma Saunders

    Entertainment reporter

    Well, that's it for another day. Do join us tomorrow when we'll be bringing you news of the winners from the Royal Television Society awards plus all the latest as it happens.

    See you then!

  2. All dads embarrass their daughters - even Sylvester Stallone

    If you've ever been on a long car journey with your dad who's partial to singing along to a bit of soft rock, you'll empathise with Sylvester Stallone's daughters.

    The Rocky star Instagrammed a video of himself lip-syncing to Benny Mardones' 1980 hit Into the Night - much to the embarrassment of his daughter sitting behind him.

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  3. Margot Robbie set for ice skater role

    Deadline Hollywood

    Margot Robbie

    More film news for you now - according to Deadline, former Neighbours actress Margot Robbie is attached to I, Tonya - about the life of former ice skating star Tonya Harding. 

    On 6 January 1994, Harding's fierce sporting rival Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on her right knee with a metal baton after a practice session before the US National Championships. It turned out the assault was a conspiracy hatched by Jeff Gillooly, the then husband of Harding.

    Kerrigan recovered in time for the 1994 Games and secured a silver medal behind Oksana Baiul of Ukraine, while Harding finished eighth.

    Margot better get her skates on.

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  4. Emma Stone to play Kennedy sister?

    The Wrap

    Emma Stone

    Emma Stone is expected to play Rosemary, John F Kennedy’s sister, in A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy - with a script by Nick Yarborough that is currently being touted around Hollywood studios.

    Rosemary was the eldest daughter of Joseph and Rose Kennedy, who had a learning disability and underwent one of the first prefrontal lobotomies at the age 23 - a procedure that went tragically wrong. 

    Her condition was long kept secret from the public and the film will focus on Rosemary's final days, who died in January 2005 at the age of 84.

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  5. Thrones star Gwendoline Christie joins Top of the Lake

    Gwendoline Christie

    The second series of Top of the Lake has begun filming in Australia, with Elisabeth Moss reprising her role as detective Robin Griffin.

    She will be joined by Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie in the series, which is directed and co-written by Oscar winner Jane Campion.

    Moss said: "I'm so excited to be back in Australia working with Jane on exploring this wonderful character.

    "I can't wait for audiences to see where we take Robin's journey."

    Christie, who will have a major role in the programme, added: "Jane Campion has been a major creative influence throughout my life and I could not feel more privileged to be working on the next instalment of her unique and enthralling drama."

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  6. Star in a music video with Santigold

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter

    Sanitgold

    US pop star Santigold calls her new single, Can't Get Enough Of Myself, a "satire on narcisissm" - featuring tongue-in-cheek lyrics like: "If I judge by my selfie... I'm the best thing around."

    Her new, interactive video takes that to its logical extreme - allowing you to place yourself in Santigold's world via your webcam. As she performs her song in the streets of New York, you appear on billboards, coffee cups and even the frontpage of a newspaper.

    Sadly, we don't have webcams on our archaic BBC computers, so we uploaded a photo of Morgan Freeman instead.

    Still images from Santigold's new video

    You can watch (and take part in) the interactive video on the website cantgetenoughofmyself.webcam, or via the Santigold app on your smartphone.

    Alternatively, there's a boring old linear version below.

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  7. BreakingRare Beatles record sells for £77,550

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter

    Beatles record

    An extremely rare Beatles record that spent 50 years languishing in an attic has been sold at auction for £66,000 - (£77,550 including buyer's premium) vastly above its estimated price of £10,000.

    Described as "a Holy Grail item", the 10-inch record features two songs - Till There Was You and Hello Little Girl, which was the first song ever written by John Lennon.

    It was pressed in HMV Oxford Street by the band's manager, Brian Epstein, in a bid to secure them a recording contract.

    He gave it to Sir George Martin who was famously unimpressed. "If you want me to judge them on what you're playing me," he told Epstein, "I'm sorry, I have to turn you down."

    Sir George eventually relented, of course, and the rest is pop history.

    Epstein later gave the record to Les Maguire of Gerry and the Pacemakers, who then recorded their own version of Hello Little Girl. Maguire sold it today to help his granddaughter buy her first house.

    A set of black and white negatives of John Lennon on the set of How I Won The War sold at the same auction for £54,050.

  8. Harrison Ford: Spielberg lured me to Indy 5

    Harrison Ford has told the BBC he wasn't interested in starring in another Indiana Jones film unless Steven Spielberg was directing it.

    Happily, the Oscar winner was interested and is developing the script for the fifth film in the franchise.

    Of course, you can't speak to Han Solo without talking about Star Wars, so we also talked about the future of the character.

    Watch the full interview below - but beware of spoilers if you've not seen The Force Awakens yet.

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    Video caption: Harrison Ford on returning as characters Han Solo and Indiana Jones

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  9. Arise Dame Babs!

    Barbara Windsor

    Actress Barbara Windsor looks understandably delighted after being made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier today.

    Well done, darlin'!

  10. Batman v Superman: Fans hail 'awesome' Dawn of Justice

    Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill

    Fans have described the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film as "awesome" and a "must-see".

    The premiere was held in New York on Sunday evening ahead of its opening this weekend.

    Ben Affleck stars in the film as Batman, with Henry Cavill taking the role of Superman.

    Affleck was described by some fans as their "favourite Batman" and "the definite Batman".

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  11. Manic Street Preachers record Euro 2016 theme for Wales

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter

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    As you can see, the Manics have recorded a song to support the Welsh football team as they head into a major football championships for the first time in more than 50 years.

    Called Together Stronger (C'mon Wales), it appears to feature the vocal "talents" of the Welsh team, who met up with the band to film a video yesterday.

    Several of the players have been posting photos of themselves with the band on social media this morning.

    Let's hope the song's better than Fog On The Tyne.  

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  12. Stars kit up for Soccer Aid return

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    It's the biennial football match a lot of people uninterested in football tune in to watch - Soccer Aid.

    The charity game in aid of Unicef returns to Manchester United's Old Trafford Stadium on 5 June for its 10th anniversary game and will once again see celebrities and professional footballers from England take on their counterparts from "The Rest of the World".

    Robbie Williams has tweeted he will serve as England's assistant manager again, while Michael Sheen will be the Rest of the World's captain.

    Stars announced to be taking part include former Towie star Mark Wright, comics John Bishop and Jack Whitehall, singer Olly Murs, chef Gordon Ramsay and former Westlife member Nicky Byrne.

    All eyes will be on which other stars will be recruited for the Rest of the World's team - past team members have included Sam Worthington, Will Ferrell, Mike Myers and Woody Harrelson.

    Here's a reminder of Woody's winning penalty kick from the 2010 match.

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  13. Performers confirmed for The Voice finals

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter

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    As we approaching the denoument of The Voice UK, the team has announced the star guests who'll be taking part in the last three episodes.

    Brit Award nominees Years & Years will descend on the quarter-finals with their new(ish) single Desire, while Swedish singer Zara Larsson will perform Lush Life at the semis.

    For the grand final, it's teen sensation Shawn Mendes and bass-friendly pop star Meghan Trainor.

    Full details are over on The Voice website.

  14. The most beautiful ceilings in the world

    BBC Culture

    BBC Culture

    Solna Centrum Metro Station, Stockholm

    Some of the world’s most glorious sights can only be experienced if you crane your neck.

    BBC Culture has been looking up at some of the most mesmerising, thrilling, exquisite, intricate and elegant ceilings from around the world.

    They've put together 10 for you to consider, including Stockholm's Solna Centrum Metro station (above) and Ely Cathedral (below).

    Take a look at the ceilings.

    Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
  15. Morgan Freeman on God series

    Morgan Freeman

    Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has said he is not trying to change viewers' minds about religion with his new TV series which explores faith and spirituality. 

    Freeman is the host and executive producer of The Story Of God, a six-part documentary series in which he travels across the globe to explore different religions. 

    The actor - who has played God twice on screen in Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty - was speaking at the premiere of the show in New York: "It might open conversations, but I don't know about changing minds. I'm not really interested in changing someone's mind. If you're not religious, so be it." 

    The Story Of God begins on the National Geographic Channel in the UK on 3 April.

  16. £30k Dylan Thomas prize shortlist for young writers revealed

    Shortlisted books

    The shortlist for the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize for young writers has been unveiled.

    The list includes five from the UK and one American author, Tania James, for her novel The Tusk that Did the Damage.

    Poet Andrew McMillan's Physical won The Guardian First Book Award last year.

    The Swansea University-backed award will go to the best published literary work in English, written by an author aged 39 or under.

    The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony at Swansea University, which sponsors the prize, on International Dylan Thomas Day on 14 May.  

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  17. Bowie mural to get protected status

    Bowie mural

    Lambeth council is to locally list the David Bowie mural in Brixton to protect the area which has become a shrine since the star's death in January.

    The London council is also considering renaming the area where the mural is located in Tunstall Place, and is in contact with Bowie’s family about suggestions for the place naming.

    Councillor Lib Peck, leader of Lambeth council, said: “It is ultimately the family’s decision as to what may be appropriate. We must respect that and be patient. Lambeth residents have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection visibly demonstrated by floral tributes, messages and people visiting the Bowie mural to pay their respects to this unique Brixton boy.

    "We are also in contact with the Bowie fan club and other Brixton organisations who want to honour the memory and legacy of this extraordinary artist. We will share any word we get from his family that will determine what we do next.”

    Floral tributes left by the mural will be removed next week.

  18. Saturday Kitchen to welcome guest chefs

    Lorraine Pascale

    Saturday Kitchen is to be hosted by a string of celebrity chefs after presenter James Martin leaves the show, the BBC has said. 

    Michel Roux Jr, Rick Stein, Masterchef judge John Torode and Lorraine Pascale are among the famous names set to take the helm over the next few weeks.

    Roux Jr said: "I’m very much looking forward to being the first guest host of Saturday Kitchen. I’ve been a fan of the show for many years and can’t wait to cook up some magic with some of the great chefs the show attracts."

    This Saturday will be James Martin’s last show as host.

    He has presented the show since 2006 and his last show will finally give the viewers the chance to vote for James to experience either his own food heaven - butter - or his dreaded food hell - horseradish.

    Some surprise star callers will put James’s culinary knowledge to the test -  will he have a cure for Mary Berry’s soggy bottom?

  19. Sia and Maddie Ziegler reunite for Cheap Thrills

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter

    Maddy Ziegler in the video for Cheap Thrills

    Last year's Big Girls Cry was billed as the "final act" in Sia's trilogy of videos with teenage dancer Maddie Ziegler. But there's no such thing as a final act in showbusiness - and the pair are back together for Sia's latest single, Cheap Thrills. 

    Directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, and choreographed by Ryan Heffington, it isn't as emotionally-overwrought as the video for Elastic Heart (in which Ziegler tussled with Shia LeBeouf).

    Perhaps that's because Cheap Thrills isn't as autobiographical as Sia's previous records. It was originally intended for Rihanna's eighth record, Anti, after that singer's manager requested a similar tune to the Sia-penned Rihanna single Diamonds. It was later turned down by both Rihanna and Icona Pop.

    The carefree lyrics give Ziegler the opportunity to showcase a more fluid, goofy dance style. And, with the video labelled "performance edit", it appears there will be a more narratively-led version of the video to follow.

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  20. Iron Maiden's Ed Force One repaired

    Tim Masters

    Arts and Entertainment correspondent

    Ed Force One

    Iron Maiden's Ed Force One plane is set to rejoin the band's world tour, having been repaired after it was damaged in an accident at an airport in Chile. 

    Two people were injured on 12 March in Santiago when the Boeing 747 collided with a ground tug.  

    Two replacement jet engines - each weighing 5,000kg and costing around $4m (£2.8m) - were flown from Luxembourg to Chile to get Ed Force One back in the sky.  

    It is due to take off from Santiago Airport later today to rejoin the tour in Brasilia.

    Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, who pilots Ed Force One, said: 

    Quote Message: The speed and thoroughness of this incredibly complex operation was stunning and we are so very pleased to get our plane back!
    Ed Force One engine

    Iron Maiden's Book of Souls world tour is visiting 36 countries over five months.