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    Twilight Zone's spooky stage comeback

    In 1959, a groundbreaking TV series began in the USA. The Twilight Zone came to be regarded as a classic of science fiction for the small screen. Now the Almeida Theatre in London is taking eight episodes to make a Twilight Zone for the stage. Actor Sam Swainsbury envies people who watched the original Twilight Zone when it began on American television at the end of the 1950s. "If I'd watched the series at that time in history I think it would have blown my mind. I don't think there was really anything around like it. "If you watch them now, they have that thing about TV of the time, that it can be quite slow and maybe a bit stilted in the acting. But if you dig deeper the stories are all saying

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    'Star Wars' episode 8 tickets have outsold any other movie on Fandango this year

    Disney's next installment in the "Star Wars" saga has become Fandango's top advance ticket-seller of the year, the online ticket site reported on Tuesday. The film, which doesn't officially open in North America until Friday with previews beginning Thursday night, toppled another Disney production, "Beauty and the Beast," which came out in March, for the top spot. "The Last Jedi" is the biggest ticket pre-seller for Fandango since the series' last film, 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which went on to become the biggest opening in film history. "The Last Jedi" debuts in more than 4,100 theaters domestically and is on track for an opening weekend in the $200 million range. However, some

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    Golden Globe nominations 2018: The list

    "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" Michelle Williams, "All the Money in the World" Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Timothée Chalamet, "Call Me by Your Name" Denzel Washington, "Roman J. Israel, Esq." Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Martin McDonagh, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" Ridley Scott, "All The Money in the World" Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Christopher Plummer, "All the Money

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    How Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrated milestone

    "Hamilton," which blends hip hop and other musical styles to recount the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, has been the toughest ticket on Broadway since late 2015. The musical by composer-star Lin-Manuel Miranda (second from right) won 11 Tonys, including best musical, and has become a genuine phenomenon. It follows in a long tradition of hugely popular Broadway shows. Click through to see others.

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    White House spokeswoman warns CNN: Ask Trump a question, it could cost you

    The White House's top spokesperson had a warning for a CNN reporter on Tuesday: Ask President Trump a question at an event you're about to attend, and you may not be allowed into similar events. Events like that often include what's known as a "pool spray," a brief opportunity for a small group of reporters and photographers to take photos and, when possible, ask questions. The White House "pool" is comprised of a few members of the press corps who are assigned on a rotating basis to cover presidential events and file reports to be used by other media outlets when it would be impractical for the entire press corps to attend those events. When journalists are on pool duty, they are working not just on behalf of themselves and their employers but for all the journalists and outlets that receive pool reports.

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    Breakfast hosts get in tune for concert

    BBC Breakfast's presenters are swapping the comfort of their sofa for the stage as they prepare to sing at a one-off concert. Dan Walker, Louise Minchin, Naga Munchetty, Charlie Stayt, Steph McGovern and Mike Bushell have all been given singing lessons by choirmaster Wayne Ellington in preparation for the concert on Wednesday. They will appear at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester alongside Ellington's Manchester Inspirational Voices choir, who were named BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year in 2016. The concert will take place in advance of BBC Breakfast's Big Singalong on 19 December, when six choirs from around the UK will perform and viewers will be urged to join in wherever they

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    Four arrested in ticket investigation

    Four people have been arrested as part of an investigation into unfair practices in the ticketing market. National Trading Standards officers carried out raids on four separate properties on Tuesday. As well as the arrests, they seized computers, mobile phones and storage devices as evidence. The action was focussed on "businesses that buy and sell tickets in bulk". The identities of those arrested and raided haven't been made public. National Trading Standards officers have been looking into the issue since April, targeting so-called "power-sellers" who harvest dozens of tickets for gigs, musicals and sporting events as soon as they go on sale, then pass them on for inflated prices. Often, those