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    with Alan Corr - Ken Loach new film Jimmy's Hall has been picked up at cannes Film Festival for distribution in America, JJ Abrams offers a fan a part in Star Wars 7 in support of UNICEF campaign 'Force For Change', the planned Jimi Hendrix biopic still in dispute with the Hendrix estate

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    with Alan Corr - the crime writer John Banville hits out at the amount of violence on television, Alfonso Cuarón in talks to direct the Harry Potter spin-off, what people can expect to see in Miley Cyrus concert at the O2 in Dublin tonight 

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    with Alan Corr - Kate O'Toole reveals the ashes of her father Peter O'Toole are being kept at Áras an Uachtaráin until he can be laid to rest in the west of Ireland, the 10th Dublin Dance Theatre Festival starts tomorrow, Collins English Dictionary asks for public submissions for new additions to the dictionary - (words like felfie, adorkable have already been suggested)

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    with Alan Corr - Adele tops The Sunday Times rich-list of young stars under 30, Brad Pitt close to signing as next lead in television series True Detective, Dublin City Council want public suggestions on how to develop/ improve Dublin's cultural quarter Temple Bar

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    with Alan Corr - the film 'Grace of Monaco' with Nicole Kidman getting scathing reviews after it's opening at Cannes Film Festival, Christie's post-war art sales reach $744m for works by Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and Francis Bacon, Bob Dylan covers a Frank Sinatra song 'Full Moon & Empty Arms' on his latest album

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    with Sinead Mooney - Metallica will be the first heavy-metal band to headline Glastonbury 2014, Drogheda-born author Erika McGann wins Waverton Good Read Children Award for her novel ‘The Demon Notebook’, the film ‘Noah’ not getting a release in China because censors dismissed it on religious grounds

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    with Alan Corr - Eoin Colfer announced as the third Laureate na nÓg which aims to promote the importance of childrens literature, the planned Morrissey biopic 'Stephen' apparently will cover his pre-Smiths life, Chuck Berry will receive the 2014 Polar Music Prize (musical equivalent of a Nobel Prize)

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    with Alan Corr - four lesser-known artists shortlisted for Turner Prize, a new Ronald Reagan biopic will be told through the eyes of a KGB agent, TV3 unveiled it’s new schedule this afternoon, including a new Irish soap ‘Red Rock’and Gogglebox (an Irish version of the Channel 4 series about couch potatoes watching television) 

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    with Alan Corr - the statue of Michaelangelo’s ‘David’ has weak ankles but experts say it will not collapse, members of REM and Nirvana, Sleater Kinney coming together as Superearth, the manuscript of a lost Felix Mendelssohn song rediscovered 140 years after it went missing

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    with Alan Corr - Chris O’Dowd getting rave reviews for his Broadway debut as Lenny in ‘Of Mice & Men’, the Who will release new material for their 50th anniversary this year, a couple of the events taking place for independentWorld Record Store Day on Saturday  

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