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    Winston Duke's M'Baku heats up 'Black Panther' fans

    (CNN)He may be a villain in "Black Panther" but fans are loving M'Baku. The character is portrayed by Winston Duke, a 31-year-old actor who trained at Yale. The Tobago native has become one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster film, with fans praising everything from his performance to his look. In my opinion though #MBaku was one of favorite characters in this film.

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    25 things to know about Top Gear's 25th series

    The new series of Top Gear begins on Sunday with Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid and Chris Harris returning to host. It's the second season of the BBC Two car show to be fronted by the trio, and the 25th since the programme was re-launched in 2002. We went along to the press launch, watched a few preview clips and interviewed LeBlanc, Reid and Harris. (The Stig was there too but didn't have much to say.) Here are 25 things you need to know about Top Gear 25: 1. Chris, Rory and Matt are gelling as a presenting team. "The c-word was one that was thrown at us a lot in the first season," says Chris. Nobody panic - he's talking about chemistry. "But it was just fanciful to think that you can just create a

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    Pop star Cheryl's 'biggest achievement'

    Pop star Cheryl has called opening a Prince's Trust centre in her home city of Newcastle her "biggest achievement". The singer and talent show judge said she wanted to "help kids all over the country", but starting in Newcastle was a "heart thing". She said she was "not bothered" about rumours concerning her relationship with singer Liam Payne. The Prince's Trust charity aims to help young people learn new skills and find work. Cheryl's charity Cheryl's Trust started raising funds for the centre in Blandford Square three years ago. It has a music studio and media centre. The star said she wanted to help others after having struggles in her own life. She said: "It reminds you of how I actually

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    Mental health groups urge action on 'crisis'

    A group of mental health charities is due to meet MPs to call for action on what they describe as the worsening mental health crisis in NI. The meetings, involving charities from Northern Ireland, will take place at Westminster. They say the situation is being exacerbated by Northern Ireland's ongoing "political dysfunction". The delegation is led by Action Mental Health and the Mental Health Foundation. The delegates are expected to demand that Westminster acts quickly to deliver the agreed mental health priorities. David Babington, the chief executive of Action Mental Health said the group had made the trip as London "needs to sit up and take notice". "The rest of the UK needs to understand

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    Fergie and National Anthems that didn't sing

    "Who saw Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game?" Barr tweeted. "I think mine was better lowkey." Here are a few other performances that also got the thumbs down: Michael Bolton in 2003 The crooner is known for being smooth on the mic but his 2003 National Anthem performance at a Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees baseball game was pretty choppy. There was a weird echo and then, horror of horrors, Bolton had to peek at his palm where he had written the lyrics. R. Kelly in 2005 Kelly tried to put his own stamp on the anthem with an R & B flavored version at a Bernard Hopkins vs. Jermain Taylor boxing match. There were even some dancers Chicago stepping in the ring with

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    Natalie Portman on female-led sci-fi of 'Annihilation'

    CNN talks with 'Annihilation' stars Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson on normalizing female-led science fiction stories.

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    Fox News launching streaming service for "superfans"

    Fox News wants its biggest fans to sign up for a streaming service called "Fox Nation." The network is preparing to announce the new product on Tuesday morning, according to The New York Times. The Times said it will be a "stand-alone subscription service available without a cable package." The online channel is expected to start "by the end of the year," according to the report. The content will consist primarily of "right-leaning commentary, with original shows and cameos by popular personalities like Sean Hannity." A Fox News spokeswoman declined to comment ahead of Tuesday's announcement. But the Times story quoted John Finley, a senior vice president at the network, as saying that the "Fox