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  1. News updates for 3 May
  2. Hasselhoff gets engaged
  3. Kanye wins at fashion at the Met Gala
  4. Villainous Benedict Cumberbatch

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By Steven McIntosh and Frances Cronin

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Thanks for joining us on today's Entertainment Live page. We're back tomorrow morning from 08:30 BST.

Before we leave you, however, let's have a look at some of the reaction to the photos from last night's Met Gala.

The celebrities took the Man vs. Machine theme (fashion in the age of technology) very seriously, and it's fair to say Twitter has been enjoying itself poking fun at some of the outfits:

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Meanwhile - a chap on Instagram has been recreating some of the outfits in his own home using everyday objects:

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Definitely some style inspiration if you're looking for some ideas of what to wear to work tomorrow.

Have a nice evening!

Chris Moyles to join Matthew Perry's West End show

Matthew Perry and Chris Moyles
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More news on Matthew Perry's West End show now and it looks like he could be about to get a new co-star.

The actor is in London at the moment appearing in The End of Longing - which he also wrote.

He appeared on Chris Moyles's Radio X breakfast show last Thursday - during which time Moyles suggested he might be able to join the cast.

To explain - there are four main characters in the play, plus one other, very small, part - a barman who serves drinks to the main characters.

Moyles said he enjoyed the show so much that he'd be keen to appear in the play himself, and suggested he could be an understudy for the barman role.

Well, if Matthew Perry's latest tweet is anything to go by, Moyles must have put forward a more convincing case than we thought...

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Tony nominations reactions

The stars have been tweeting their reactions to the Tony Award nominations. 

Starting with a surprised Lin-Manuel Miranda whose musical Hamilton has broken Tony records with 16 nominations 

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Modest Steve Martin doesn't point out that he was nominated for best book of a musical. 

Benedict Cumberbatch back on TV

If you've been getting Benedict Cumberbatch withdrawal symptoms well you've not long to wait before you get to see the Sherlock star back on TV. 

This time he's playing Shakespeare's Richard III in the new BBC Two series The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses.

It starts at 21:00 BST on Saturday night.

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Radiohead debut new song Burn the Witch

After teasing us ALL day with stop motion birds tweeting and bizarre-looking toy town rituals (see below), Radiohead have now rewarded us with the full video for new song Burn the Witch - the first from their forthcoming new album. 


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Drake on course for UK chart double

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Canadian star Drake looks set to score the number one single and album in the UK this Friday. 

His track One Dance has already topped the chart and broken UK streaming records, and now his new album Views (released last Friday) is set to boot Beyonce off the top. He's currently outselling her album Lemonade by two copies to one, according to the Official Charts Company.

The new track from Calvin Harris and Rihanna, This is What You Came For - given its first play live on Radio 1 from Calvin's LA pad on Friday morning - is currently at number two. 

Wicked hits worldwide milestone


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Wicked has surpassed $4bn (£2.72bn) at the worldwide box, the production has confirmed. 

The musical took $1.6m (£1.1m) on Broadway last week, lifting it above the milestone ahead of Tony nomination time, Variety reported. 

Attendances were boosted by the US spring break, with The Lion King topping the takings at $1.95m (£1.33m). 

The Lion King remains the top-grossing musical of all time with a worldwide gross of more than $6.2bn (£4.2bn). 

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Oprah to star in HBO Henrietta Lacks series

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is set to appear in HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

It will tell the true story of Lacks - an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

It will be told through they eyes of Lacks's daughter Deborah (played by Winfrey), and her attempts to understand how the unauthorised harvesting of her mother’s cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs.

The series will be based on Rebecca Skloot’s book of the same name, which hit the New York Times bestseller list when it was published in February 2010 and remained there for more than four years.

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Stones, Dylan, Neil Young confirmed for Desert Trip festival

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The much 'rumoured' festival at the Coachella site in October IS on - with organisers confirming The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan will headline the Friday night of Desert Trip, with Paul McCartney and Neil Young playing Saturday and Roger Waters and The Who on Sunday.

Billed as a "once-in- a-lifetime concert", the October event will see six of the world’s "most iconic and influential rock and roll artists come together".

Performances will start after sunset with each artist playing a full set. Artists including Roger Waters and Paul McCartney tweeted this video: 

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Tickets for the event that will run from 7-9 October in Indio, California go on sale on Monday. Prices start at $200 (£137) per day, rising to $1,599 (£1,097) for a three-day pass for the area near the stage.

Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Kanye West

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Music streaming service Soundcloud launches a UK subscription service to rival the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

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Gregory Porter on his love affair with the UK

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Soul singer Gregory Porter this weekend completed his UK tour after an impressive 18-date sold out tour.

After performing his final concert, Porter tweeted a thank you to all his fans that came to see him live:

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He's also been speaking to the BBC about his love affair with the UK, and why he's popular among British music fans:

I think the UK audience has a real connection to soulfully expressive music, maybe that came out of the 1950s, '60s and '70s and they perhaps hear that retro sound in my approach."

Gregory Porter

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Morgan takes swipe at Clarkson, Hammond and May

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Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan has said something controversial.

Admittedly, that may not be the most surprising sentence you've ever read - indeed, only last week he publicly clashed with Jamelia over Beyonce's Lemonade album.

This time, the Good Morning Britain host has been talking about Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's new motoring show for Amazon Prime.

Morgan told Radio Times:

I never watched the old Top Gear, because my right temple still has the scar from where Clarkson walloped me [at the 2004 British Press Awards] and whenever he comes on screen, my temple twitches. But out of pure curiosity, I probably will tune in. It's only going to be watched by about 100,000 people, so they'll have to get used to not being big stars in this country any more.

Now. We have tried (with limited success) to do some number crunching about the potential audience for the new show.

There don't seem to be any figures from Amazon itself for how many Prime members it has, but the company did say in 2013 it had "tens of millions".

Estimates by tech websites vary, but many seem to think the total number of Amazon Prime memberships is currently in the region of 50 million worldwide.

That's a big potential audience for the former Top Gear trio - the question is of course, how many of them will actually watch?

School of Rock has Tony noms and Jack Black visit

School of Rock -The Musical has picked up four Tony nominations this lunchtime - including best musical. 

Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes has earned a nomination for best book of the musical and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater are nominated for best original score for the show.  

The Broadway cast also had another surprise at the weekend when Jack Black, star of the original film on which the show is based, turned up to watch. 

The audience gave him a standing ovation when he took his seat before the show and again after intermission.  

He was there with his mate Paul Rudd and family and went back stage to meet the cast.   

Jack Black meets the cast of School of Rock
School of Rock
Jack Black meets the cast of School of Rock
School of Rock
Paul Rudd
School of Rock

Alex Brightman, who plays Dewey the part played by Jack Black has also been nominated for for best performance by an actor in a lead role in a musical. 

He looked pretty pleased to meet his doppelganger. 

Jack Black, Alex Brightman
School of Rock

Plans for a West End production of School of Rock - The Musical are currently underway and the search for young performers to take part in the production began last month.

Radiohead release second video teaser

A second (quite cute) stop-motion teaser for Radiohead's next album has been posted on the band's Instagram account. 

It follows much excitement after the band deleted their online presence at the weekend before first posting a video of a bird chirping (scroll down the page for that one) and now this second clip - featuring both music AND a woman tied to a tree while some sinister men in masks perform a ritual with swords. 

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But what does it mean?! We have no clue. But top marks to Radiohead for making our Tuesday more exciting.   

Tony Award nominations revealed

So, we know Hamilton has just broken the record for most Tony Award nominations in history with 16 nods, but what else has been nominated?

You can see the full list of nominations on the Tony Awards website, and read more here. or have a look below, where we've gathered together some of the major categories:

(It might be best to have the videos on mute, as the Tonys have mashed up some of the shows and they sound a little... clashy)

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Hamilton breaks Tony record

Hit musical Hamilton based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father of the USA, has just broken the record for the most Tony Award nominations with 16 nods.

The previous record holders were The Producers and Billy Elliot - which each received 15 nominations.  

With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show was inspired by the 2004 biography of Alexander Hamilton, written by historian Ron Chernow.

The Broadway show has been a huge box office success and received a warm response from critics.

Since it hasn't yet opened in the UK, Broadway have uploaded this trailer, which gives you a flavour of the stage adaption:

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'Debauchery' prevented Meryl Streep from singing

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep said she gave up singing early in her life and proceeded to ruin her voice with "smoking, drinking and debauchery". 

Her latest role sees her playing wealthy socialite and opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins, who became renowned for her lack of musical talent. 

Triple Oscar winner Streep said she feels like she is a "B,B+ singer" who is "very aware of her limitations". 

She told the Radio Times:

Much as I would have liked to be a good singer after I began studying opera as a child, I gave it up very early and sort of ruined my voice with smoking, drinking and debauchery.

James Blake drops hints about third album

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Normally, when you hear that a musician has announced their new album via billboard, it means they've placed an advert in venerable US music magazine Billboard. Not in James Blake's case...

The musician has been plastering the artwork for his third album over walls in Brooklyn and London - then sharing the images on social media.

Called The Colour in Anything, the sleeve has been drawn by Roald Dahl's illustrator of choice, Quentin Blake (no relation).

Last year, the star told Esquire magazine the record would feature collaborations with Kanye West and Bon Iver. He also appears on Beyonce's new album, on a duet called Forward.

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Ghostbusters trailer 'most disliked' in YouTube history

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The trailer for the new Ghostbusters film, which stars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, was released in March.

If you liked it, then apparently you are in a minority.

At time of writing, the trailer has had 220,000 likes on YouTube. Not bad at all.

But it has also had 646,000 dislikes, making it the most disliked film trailer in YouTube's history.

However, as the website Screencrush pointed out, the trailer’s unusual ratio of views to dislikes suggests a concerted campaign to vote down the video. 

The figures mean the trailer has a place in YouTube's most disliked list - which puts it in the company of Gangnam Style, Justin Bieber's Baby, Nicki Minaj's Anaconda, Rebecca Black's Friday and several songs by Miley Cyrus.

Ghostbusters currently holds the 18th place in the most disliked chart, making it the most unpopular movie trailer on YouTube.

Director Paul Feig addressed the negativity in an interview with The Guardian last week:

Some of it is that people don’t want an old property touched – I’m sympathetic to that. But the ones who are hating it because it’s about women? That’s just a non-starter.

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Beyonce dominates Billboard Top 100

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All 12 tracks on Beyonce's new album, Lemonade, have appeared in the US singles chart. 

Formation - the song she premiered at the Super Bowl in February - leads the charge at number 10. The rest of the countdown provides a snapshot of the album's tracks in descending order of quality. It's bad news for James Blake.

  • 10) Formation
  • 11) Sorry
  • 13) Hold Up
  • 18) 6 Inch - ft The Weeknd
  • 28) Don't Hurt Yourself - ft Jack White
  • 35) Freedom - ft Kendrick Lamar
  • 37) Pray You Catch Me
  • 38) All Night
  • 41) Daddy Lessons
  • 43) Sandcastles
  • 47) Love Drought
  • 63) Forward - ft James Blake  

Lemonade also debuts at the top of the US album chart, making Beyonce the only artist in chart history to score a number one with their first six records.

Prince also jumps back into the chart, with five albums in the Top 10. Purple Rain also gives the late star his first top 10 single in 22 years, landing at number four. Lack of availability on streaming services means the song sold 282,000 downloads - the highest tally since Adele's Hello in October.

Movie stars dress up for Met Gala

It wasn't just music stars who attended the Met Gala in New York last night - the movie world donned their glad rags too and here's a selection for your delectation. 

Lupita Nyong'o, Margot Robbie and Emma Watson look like they've become good friends hanging out on the red carpet. 

Lupita Nyong'o, Margot Robbie, Emma Watson

Emma Watson's outfit was actually trousers so here's a full picture to give you the whole experience. 

Emma Watson
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Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Kristen Stewart
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The stars all had their own interpretation of the gala's theme which was fashion in an age of technology

From what we can tell Nicole Kidman came as a witchy batwoman, Emma Stone as a Grecian goddess/gladiator and Kristen Stewart as herself.  

Prince 'crop circle' spotted

Prince's glyph, plowed into a field

A retiree in a tiny community in North Dakota has paid tribute to Prince via the medium of crop circles.

Gene Hanson, who always liked the song Purple Rain, hopped on his tractor and plowed a football field-size version of the late musician's symbol into his corn field.

The 75-year-old says he found an image of the symbol on the internet, put it on his tractor's dashboard and followed the pattern. When he had finished, he got on his aeroplane (naturally) to have a look, and couldn't believe it had turned out so well.  

The glyph is a cross between the symbol for male and female. It appeared on the artwork for many of Prince's biggest albums - and he later adopted it as his name during a fight over his contract with Warner Bros records.

Prince died at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota on 21 April. Over the weekend, his family began the process of dividing up his assets, which are thought to be worth about $100m (£68m)

Bird-watching with Radiohead

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Over the weekend, Radiohead gradually deleted their online presence. Tweets and Facebook posts disappeared, while the band's website slowly faded to nothing.

Then, in the early hours of this morning, they posted a stop-motion Instagram video of a bird chirping. 

The clip is presumably a reference to Dawn Chorus - long rumoured to be the name of the band's ninth studio album.

Either that or it's a brave new musical direction. 

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Eurovision Song Contest advertising in Stockholm

The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live on US TV for the first time this month, organisers announce.

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Kanye West a winner in fashion

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

Kanye West always likes to be a winner and the Met Ball gala was no different. 

He and Kim Kardashian were named best dressed couple of the night by Vogue magazine and he's pretty chuffed. 

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He admitted Kim had four dresses made for her to choose from and they chopped two in half. 

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Danny Dyer up for British Soap Award

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Danny Dyer

This lovely picture of Danny Dyer talking to a feathered friend is perfect to illustrate why he's been nominated for best actor at the British Soap Awards. 

The star, who plays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter, has won other awards but is yet to get a British Soap Award for his role in EastEnders.

He's facing competition from Jack P Shepherd from Coronation Street and Emmerdale's Danny Miller and Charlie Clapham and Kieron Richardson from Hollyoaks. 

Five programmes - Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks - are up for best British soap.

Each of those has also been nominated for best storyline.

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David Hasselhoff gets engaged

David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts

Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff has got engaged to his Welsh girlfriend Hayley Roberts. 

The 63-year-old revealed he asked Roberts, 36, to marry him with a romantic proposal during a beachside picnic in Malibu. 

The Hollywood star, also known as The Hoff, met Roberts while he was a judge on Britain's Got Talent. 

I had a saying, 'You don't get married because you want to live with someone, you get married because you can't live without them'. I felt that way. I knew that I was really unhappy without her. I waited to propose because I thought I was too old for her.

Roberts recalled the emotional moment and said they were both in tears. She said: "I genuinely had no idea he was going to do that. I'm still so overwhelmed."  

Prince's family start dividing assets

Tyka Nelson

We still can't quite believe he's no longer with us but Prince's family have started the process of dividing up the singer's assets. 

He's estimated to be worth about $100m (£68m) and left no known will.

So his sister, Tyka Nelson, and half-siblings attended a court hearing on Monday in Minnesota, where lawyers began surveying the singer's estate.

If no will is found, the state will determine how his money is divided up. 

Investigators are still determining how Prince died and whether prescription drugs played any part.

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Music stars turn out for Met Gala

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid

Armwear was all the rage at last night's Met Gala - an annual fundraising ball for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City.

Zayn "Zayn" Malik attended with what was either two Iron Man gloves or a half a suit of armour he'd pinched from the British Museum; while New Zealand singer Lorde had her left arm in a plaster cast - we're unclear about whether it's a fashion accessory or a medical necessity.

Here are some of the other looks sported by music stars at the ball. 

Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

One third of Friends cast reunite

So - if you were off for the bank holiday weekend, what did you get up to?

Maybe you did some DIY or spent time with your family or friends. 

One celebrity who certainly did see a Friend (sorry) was Matt LeBlanc.

He went to see his former co-star Matthew Perry's play - The End of Longing - which is in its final weeks in London's West End.

Matt and Matt had a picture taken together after the show, and LeBlanc even uploaded a picture of the encounter to his Instagram afterwards:

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Welcome to Tuesday’s Entertainment live page. If you’re joining us after a bank holiday weekend, we hope you had a lovely extra day off. If you’re joining us after the Met Gala, we hope you’ve managed to get the silver spray paint out of your hair.

Ciara, pictured, is just one of the stars that went in for the metallic theme, we’ll be bringing you a lot more photos later. 

Whatever you’re spending your Tuesday morning doing, one thing is for sure: we need a cup of coffee. Why not pop the kettle on and we’ll get started shortly.