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    with Alan Corr - Disclosure and Bastille added to line-up for Guinness Amplify weekend (which replaces Arthur's Day), Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and JJ Abrams join campaign to save film company Kodak, Robert Plant responds to Jimmy Page's stated annoyance at plans for Led Zeppelin re-union    

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    with Alan Corr - all-female punk band Pussy Riot to sue the Russian government for unfair conviction, Donna Tartt novel "The Goldfinch" to be made into a film, filming of Star Wars VII continues on Skellig Michael despite concern over use of a protected world heritage site

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    with Alan Corr - an online petition to get Joan Burton to apologise for derogatory comnents she made about Metallica fans/metal heads, three of JD Salinger short stories to be re-published after 50 years, a television episode featuring The Simpsons and Family Guy mash-up to come in the autumn

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    with Sinead Mooney - Working Title buy theatrical rights to Enid Blyton's Famous Five stories, Rough Trade label sign Derry singer Soak, Garda Siochána post message on their official Facebook page asking for the public's help tracing a missing man - one Garth Brooks

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    with Alan Corr - Star Wars VII to shoot scenes on Skellig Michael, Courtney Love considering options for who will play the lead in Kurt Cobain biopic, a promotional teaser for the film "50 Shades of Grey" has been released

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    with Alan Corr - two Irish authors on the Man Booker prize longlist, a database of films held in the IFI Irish Film archive has just been made available online, sad news about the death of film-maker Louis Lentin

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    with Alan Corr - Robert Downey Jnr the top-paid Hollywood movie star this year, 23 acts join the line-up for this year's Electric Picnic, George Harrison memorial tree in Los Angeles is killed by beetle infestation

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    with Alan Corr - the Cork venue The Pavilion closes down, only one Irish author (Sebastian Barry) makes the shortlist for the best-selling books in Ireland over the past 12 years, Johnny Marr announces his second solo album will be released later this year

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    with Alan Corr - a copy of the first book ever printed in the English language sells at Sotheby's for over £1m, the Irish single charts will now include streaming figures, American actress Elaine Stritch dies

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    with Alan Corr - Marvel have re-imagined their character Thor as a woman and will be re-inventing other characters, TG4 have started broadcasting in the USA, the blues star Johnny Winter dies

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