Entertainment & Arts

Entertainment news round-up: 21-27 May

This has been a grim and bruising week in the news, with 22 people killed and 64 injured in the Manchester suicide bombing.

The attack occurred after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday.

Read more of the BBC's coverage of the attack.

In a hugely emotional week, we also saw warm-hearted tributes to the likes of former Bond star Sir Roger Moore who died this week at the age of 89.

In the entertainment world, there was also news of a Mamma Mia sequel, a Top Gun sequel, Katie Hopkins' departure from the LBC and a new character in Coronation Street. Here's a round-up:

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Image caption Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, died aged 89. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill.

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

Obituary: Sir Roger Moore

Roger Moore's classic quotes

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Image caption "I'm here to say that no-one should aim to be the weight that I am right now," Sarah Hyland said as she responded to criticism about her appearance. The Modern Family actress took to social media after suggestions she looked anorexic in a recent photo.
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Image caption Ten years after the release of Mamma Mia, studio executives are taking a chance on the sequel to the smash musical hit. Super troupers Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth are set to reprise their roles.
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Image caption They've seen Peter Kay, Norman Wisdom and Sir Ian McKellen. Now Corrie's cobbles are to play host to another famous face - comedian Vic Reeves. The 58-year-old funnyman is to realise a long-held ambition of having a role in ITV's Coronation Street.
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Image caption Jamie Foxx revealed an intervention from US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey helped him get his life back on track. The actor told DJ Howard Stern that Winfrey had rebuked his "gallivanting" and had told him he was "blowing it".
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Image caption Tom Cruise confirmed that the Top Gun sequel is "definitely happening". The actor was asked by Australian TV show Sunrise if there was any truth to the rumours about a sequel to the 1986 military action film.
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Image caption A TV remake of Dirty Dancing aired in the US - and it's fair to say the critics did not have the time of their lives watching it. "Somebody put this baby in a corner," said the Hollywood Reporter's reviewer.
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Image caption John Boyega made his first return to the stage since his career went stellar in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In Woyzeck, at London's Old Vic theatre, he plays a young British soldier in 1980s Berlin during the Cold War. He received broadly positive reviews from critics.
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Image caption Broadcaster Katie Hopkins is to leave her show on LBC "immediately", the national talk radio station announced. The presenter, who first rose to prominence as a contestant on The Apprentice in 2007, joined LBC last April.
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Image caption You may remember Disney's boss revealing that hackers had threatened to leak one of the studio's new films unless it paid a ransom. Bob Iger didn't name the film, but it was thought to be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. But now Iger has told Yahoo Finance: "To our knowledge we were not hacked."

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