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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Pascal Le Segretain

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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.

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Has Matt LeBlanc saved Top Gear? That’s what fans and critics have been asking at the conclusion of the latest series.

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KAZUHIRO NOGI

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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.

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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

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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.

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Reuters

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Zoe Saldana may, or may not, have let slip the name of the new Avengers movie.

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CESARE ABBATE

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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.

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DAMIEN MEYER

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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.

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BBC presenter Diane Louise Jordan has had “a tough three years” trying to clear her name after being wrongly accused of harassment.

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