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    'Black Panther' brings in a record-breaking box office weekend

    All hail the king. "Black Panther," Marvel's first film directed by an African-American, brought in an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America this weekend. That's the fifth biggest opening of all time. The opening for the film starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan did not just shatter expectations, it broke multiple box office records too. It blew away the record for the largest opening for an African-American director. That belonged to F. Gary Gray and "The Fate of the Furious," which opened to $98 million last April. Disney estimates that the film will bring in $218 million domestically for the four day holiday weekend. The film brought in an opening of $361

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    'Three Billboards' takes top honors at BAFTA Awards

    In the past ten ceremonies, there have only been four instances in which the winner of the BAFTA Award for best film did not go on to win best picture -- 2008, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Final voting for the Oscars begins February 20. Other big winners Sunday included Gary Oldman (best actor, "Darkest Hour"), Allison Janney (best supporting actress, "I, Tonya") and "Call Me By Your Name" (best adapted screenplay). Time's Up at the BAFTA Awards On the BAFTA Awards red carpet, stars took a cue from celebrities at the Golden Globes and wore black in support of Time's Up, the movement that aims to improve treatment of women in entertainment and other industries. Lupita Nyong'o, Jennifer Lawrence, Margot

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    Band shocks buskers with 'random kindness'

    Irish pop band The Script shocked two young buskers after plucking them from obscurity and putting them on stage in a Scottish arena. Singer Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power searched Aberdeen for buskers on "Random Acts of Kindness Day". When they found music college pals Shay Currie and Chris van der Wal, they invited them to a sound check. But they ended up performing to 6,000 fans live on stage on Saturday night. In a Twitter video, Mark Sheehan said they decided to seek out some buskers in order to "make their day". The band praised the young musicians, saying: "We decided to give them a taste of what can happen if you continue to be epic, work hard and chase

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    Jack Whitehall's five awards show tips

    Comedian and actor Jack Whitehall is making his debut as presenter of the 2018 Brit Awards. The Fresh Meat star offers up his five tips for presenting an awards show.

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    'I want the Chuckle Brothers at the Brits'

    He's had his own Netflix stand-up special, chat show and a host of notable acting roles. Now Jack Whitehall is taking on a new challenge - hosting this year's Brit Awards. The comedian and actor, who is currently starring in Sky's Bounty Hunters, says he's expecting the unexpected. We spoke to him ahead of Wednesday's ceremony to discuss grime, the nature of live TV and.... the Chuckle Brothers. It's a long-held tradition that comedians host the Brits - James Corden, Russell Brand and Peter Kay having all taken the helm in recent years. For Jack, it's not about competing for laughs though - it's more about simply getting through the show. "I'm worried about the Brits because it's such a high-profile

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    Duchess of Cambridge opts for green as black dresses sweep BAFTAs

    (CNN)The Duchess of Cambridge's outfit at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards Sunday may have contained a subtle nod of solidarity to those speaking out on gender issues. Kate Middleton wore a dark green dress and a black sash to the London event, a noticeable variation to informal dress code of black worn on the red carpet by Hollywood's best and brightest. It was part of the Time's Up movement to bring awareness -- and hopefully an end -- to sexual harassment and gender discrimination, and echoes a similar call to action made at the Golden Globes in January. The Duchess, who is expecting her third child with the Duke of Cambridge, was called out for her choice of dress by some on social media, but others speculated that the sash may have been Middleton's way of trying find a middle ground.

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    Deaf model starts movie caption debate

    Deaf actor and model Nyle DiMarco has taken to social media to share his dissatisfaction with the captioning of a screening of Black Panther on Sunday. In a series of tweets Mr DiMarco explained how he walked out of the showing after feeling "so disabled" when the "awful" captioning device on offer "kept skipping lines" and "missing scenes". Hundreds of deaf people responded to his posts with their own stories of cinema annoyances. You may also like: Mr DiMarco, who won America's Next Top Model and Dancing With the Stars, criticised the closed captioning system which displays subtitles to individual theatre-goers. In the UK open captioning, which displays subtitles on the main screen, is much