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Northampton drag queen Pure finds Norwich Euphoria for her first show

[ad_1] A first-time drag performer has spoken about how life as a queen has helped her overcome bullying.Pure said she "didn't fit the stereotype of a gay person", but has found a way to express herself through makeup, wigs and corsets."I was very much suppressed by school bullies and stuff," the 23-year-old Northampton queen said as she prepared for her debut at Norwich's new inclusive drag club night Euphoria."I started
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Robyn Crawford says relationship with Whitney Houston was ‘love – open and honest’

[ad_1] Image copyright ROBYN CRAWFORD/PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE Image caption Whitney Houston (left) and Robyn Crawford relax on a yacht during a break on her 1987 Australian tour Robyn Crawford was Whitney Houston's best friend. A childhood confidant who became her assistant and creative partner. They were also, briefly, lovers.For years, their romance has been the subject of rumour and speculation. Two recent films about Houston's life, Whitney: Can I Be
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Stephen Graham: Actor tells Desert Island Discs ‘I didn’t know how to cope’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Actor Stephen Graham has opened up about the time he attempted to take his own life, after suffering a breakdown.Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, the star of Line of Duty, The Irishman and This Is England said he "didn't know how to cope" at the time.The ordeal came about after he had left home to go to drama school in London.The 46-year-old
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I’m A Celebrity: ITV ends ‘bushtucker trials’ that include eating live bugs

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV Live insects will not be eaten in this year's I'm A Celebrity, in a "permanent" change to the reality TV show.I'm A Celebrity has previously been criticised for using live bugs in its 'bushtucker trials'.Some tasks on the ITV show have included insects being eaten alive or dumped onto contestants.The stars could still be covered in bugs during filming in Australia but any eaten will already
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Children In Need 2019: Star-studded BBC appeal raises £47.9m

[ad_1] Image caption The Strictly Come Dancing judges in charitable mood Stars from Strictly Come Dancing, Star Wars, Doctor Who and EastEnders have helped this year's Children In Need TV appeal raise £47.9m.The five-hour telethon also featured England football players, a celebrity edition of music quiz The Hit List and songs by Louis Tomlinson and Westlife.Viewers also saw short films about some of the the 3,000 local projects supported by
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Children In Need 2019: Strictly, Star Wars and soaps help charity appeal

[ad_1] Image caption The Strictly Come Dancing judges in charitable mood Stars from Strictly, Star Wars, Doctor Who and EastEnders are lending a hand to Children In Need to help raise funds in this year's charity BBC TV appeal.The five-hour telethon also features England football players, a celebrity edition of music quiz The Hit List and songs by Louis Tomlinson and Westlife.They are all hoping viewers will donate to Children
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Al Murray: ‘Nephew needs a transplant before Christmas’

[ad_1] Comedian Al Murray is urging people to sign up to a blood stem cell register run by the cancer charity DKMS. His nephew Finley, aged six, has a rare and aggressive form of childhood leukaemia.He is undergoing chemotherapy but his best chance of fighting the disease is a bone marrow transplant.Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Two and BBC News Channel, 10:00 to 11:00 GMT - and see
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Frozen 2: Sequel warms some film critics’ hearts, but others stay ice cool

[ad_1] Image copyright Disney Six years on from the original, Frozen 2 is almost here. Film critics have given their verdicts ahead of its cinema release on 22 November.Some had their icy hearts thawed by the sequel, but others remained cool about Anna and Elsa's latest adventure.On the one hand, The Telegraph's Robbie Collin said it's a "generous, charming" film that "hits all the right notes".On the other, Vanity Fair's
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Jean Fergusson: Last of the Summer Wine actress dies

[ad_1] Jean Fergusson, who played Marina in Last of the Summer Wine for 25 years, has died at the age of 74.Fergusson played the opinionated Marina in 216 episodes of the show from 1985. She also appeared several times in ITV soap Coronation Street, most recently playing the part of Dorothy Hoyle until 2011.She also had a theatre career and was nominated for an Olivier award in 1998 for playing
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Michael Sheen transforms into Chris Tarrant for Millionaire TV drama

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV/Matt Frost Actor Michael is seen as former Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host Chris Tarrant in the first picture to be released from the forthcoming ITV drama about the show's coughing scandal.Sheen recreates the moment Tarrant posed for cameras as he was ushered into court by police to give evidence. Image copyright PA Media In 2003, the host told the court he was shocked to