'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Eddie Murphy ('Mr. Church')

“I haven’t been in the movies the last five years because I was giving the audience a break,” the legendary and enigmatic Eddie Murphy tells me as we sit down at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. “After a while, the audience needs a…

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Turkey wedding blast: More than 20 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep

An explosion near a wedding in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed at least 22 people and injured 94 more, the region’s governor says. The Turkish government has called it a “terror attack” and suggested it was carried out by a suicide bomber. Gaziantep, which is mainly Kurdish, is about 64km (40 miles)…

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Redstone Family Prevails In Fight For Viacom, Philippe Dauman Exits

Viacom chief executive Philippe Dauman has officially been stripped of his duties, ending a months-long legal battle with founder Sumner Redstone for control of the media giant. Longtime executive Tom Dooley takes over on an interim basis. The battle for control of Viacom is over. Media mogul Sumner Redstone has emerged victorious in a dramatic tale…

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Burnley's Gray asks for 'forgiveness' over 'gay' tweets

Warning: this article contains offensive language Burnley striker Andre Gray has apologised and asked “for forgiveness” after homophobic tweets he sent in 2012 were shared on social media. One tweet from the 25-year-old Premier League player’s account appeared to condone killing gay people. Gray said he was now a “completely different person” to the one…

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Rio Olympics 2016: Adams & Heath take GB to brink of medals record

Media playback is not supported on this device Nicola Adams and Liam Heath won gold for Britain on the penultimate day of the Rio Olympics, as Tom Daley made a shock exit in the 10m platform diving. Adams became the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title since 1924 by winning her flyweight final,…

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Rio Olympics 2016: GB's Nicola Adams wins flyweight gold again

Media playback is not supported on this device Nicola Adams became the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title for 92 years by winning gold in the women’s flyweight final at Rio 2016. The 33-year-old won a unanimous points decision to beat France’s Sarah Ourahmoune. Britain have now won 26 golds in Brazil and…

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Burnley, with 19% possession, upset Liverpool

First-half goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray gave Burnley a surprise win over Liverpool, who could not recover after some disastrous defending. Nathaniel Clyne gave the ball away for the Clarets’ first goal, with Gray finding Vokes to blast home. Steven Defour, on his Burnley debut, was allowed to charge forward and set up…

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Afghan troops 'retake Kunduz district from Taliban'

Afghan government forces have recaptured a key district of the northern province of Kunduz from the Taliban, the provincial governor says. Asadullah Omarkhel’s announcement came hours after Khanabad district was seized by Taliban fighters. But local sources told the BBC that Taliban fighters were still present near the district headquarters. The newly arrived government forces…

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Actor and campaigner Lord Rix dies aged 92

Actor and disability campaigner Lord Rix has died aged 92, his family said. The president of the learning disability charity Mencap had been terminally ill and urged Parliament to change the law on assisted dying. He had previously opposed an assisted dying law, but said his illness has left him “like a beached whale” and…

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Palace sign Benteke for club record £27m

Crystal Palace have signed Belgium striker Christian Benteke from Liverpool for a club record £27m. The fee for the 25-year-old forward, who has agreed a four-year contract, could rise by a further £5m. Benteke joined the Reds for £32.5m in July 2015 and scored 10 goals, but started only eight Premier League games under new…

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