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    Jade Bird: From 'brutal' gigs to US success

    Here's a list of things that make Jade Bird laugh during our conversation: Coats, chickens, theatre school, her own songs, other people's songs, yoghurt, bathrooms, being cheated on, her grandmother's guitar and writer's block. The 20-year-old is vivacious and chatty and frequently hilarious - characteristics that have earned her legions of fans when she plays live (which is all the time). "I've often been told that if music doesn't work out I could be a comedian," she guffaws. "I'm like, 'Thank you so much... Or maybe not?!'" Stand-up's loss is music's gain. The singer's British spin on Americana is compelling and gutsy, combining her love of Loretta Lynn with the punky energy of Patti Smith.

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    Missed this week's entertainment news?

    The world of entertainment news has had many ups and downs this week. Here's a round-up of some of the biggest stories from the last seven days, just in case you missed them. Dua Lipa made Brits history when she led the charge with five nominations for this year's awards, including best album. Until now, no female artist has ever received five nominations in a single year. The pop star, 22, whose single New Rules was one of last year's breakout hits, is also up for best female, best video, best single and breakthrough. Photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber were suspended from working with fashion magazines including Vogue amid allegations they sexually exploited male models and assistants.

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    Nicole Kidman says in SAG speech 'our careers can go beyond 40 years old'

    (CNN)A flu-stricken Nicole Kidman had tears in her eyes as she accepted her first Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday for her role in HBO's "Big Little Lies." "I'm incredible grateful," she said. Kidman took home the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a TV movie or limited series. In her speech, Kidman gave praise to her fellow nominees -- Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Reese Witherspoon, and Laura Dern -- as well as other women whose performances have inspired her over the years. "I want to thank you all for your trailblazing performances you've given over your career and how wonderful it is that our careers can go beyond 40 years old because 20 years ago, we were pretty

  • CNN

    The full list of the 2018 SAG Awards winners

    The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are Sunday, and we'll be updating this list of winners throughout the night.

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    Singer Ed Sheeran is engaged

    (CNN)Countless newlyweds have chosen Ed Sheeran's ballad, "Thinking Out Loud," to play during their first dance. Now, the British singer-songwriter gets to decide if he wants it played at his own wedding. Sheeran, 26, announced Saturday morning that he and his longtime girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, are engaged. "Got myself a fiancé just before new year," Sheeran wrote on Instagram. "We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx." Sheeran told People Magazine last year that he's known Seaborn since they were children but they didn't start dating until he invited her to Taylor Swift's Fourth of July party in 2015. Sheeran's engagement comes after a roller-coaster year. His album

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    SAG Awards 2018: Your questions answered

    (CNN)Hollywood will reconvene on Sunday to celebrate the best film and television and film performances of the year at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. What are the SAG Awards? The 160,000 performers who are members of the Screen Actors Guild cast their votes to honor their fellow peers at this Hollywood event. The statuettes handed out are called Actors. Instead of categories for best picture or best TV drama, the SAG Awards recognize ensemble and individual performances. Who will be there? Kristen Bell is hosting the event -- the first time the SAG Awards has had an emcee. The ceremony will feature exclusively female presenters this year. SAG Awards executive producer Kathy Connell told the

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    Rapper Fredo Santana, 27, dies in Los Angeles

    (CNN)Rapper Fredo Santana has died in Los Angeles, a family member and the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Saturday. Santana, whose real name was Derrick Coleman, died at his residence in the Reseda neighborhood around 11 p.m. Friday, said Lt. David Smith, a spokesman for the coroner's office. Smith said the autopsy for the Chicago-born Santana was pending. In October, Santana posted on his verified Instagram account that he was being treated for liver and kidney failure.