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    Ariana Grande to duet with Troye Sivan

    Troye Sivan has revealed he's recorded a song with Ariana Grande. The My My My! singer told BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw he'd written the track for his latest album, expected this year. "This was not a planned announcement," said the 22-year-old. "But I'm so excited. It sounds exactly like I dreamt it would. " Ariana, who last released an album in 2016, has also been sharing clips of new music on social media. The Australian star said he was "hanging out" with Ariana when he played her a demo of the track. "Her and I are friends. She's really fun. "I said 'would you ever sing on this song?' And she just did it. "My favourite thing is not telling people who it is, and then starting to play the

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    The Real Thing singer Eddy Amoo dies

    Eddy Amoo, one of 1970s soul band The Real Thing - who had hits including You To Me Are Everything and Feel the Force - has died at the age of 73. Amoo was a vocalist and songwriter with the pioneering Liverpool quartet. Friend Simon Sheridan said he had died suddenly in Australia and paid tribute to him as an "inspirational character". Sheridan told the BBC The Real Thing were "huge pioneers of black music in the UK" and the first all-black British band to have a UK number one single. That was You To Me Are Everything, which topped the charts in 1976. The song returned to the charts in 1986, when it reached number five. Amoo started his career leading Merseybeat a capella group The Chants in

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    Why Ruth Wilson is having an identity crisis

    Actress Ruth Wilson is something of an enigma. As a critically acclaimed star of TV's Luther and The Affair, and multiple Broadway and West End shows, she's no stranger to success. Saving Mr Banks and Suite Francaise are just two films on her CV. And she's been thought cool enough for pieces in Vogue and Vanity Fair. Yet, for many, Wilson's face is still more recognisable than her name. In fact she's probably better known as either Alice or Alison, the (bizarrely) recurring character names she's often given on screen. With this comes the blessing of not being "papped" - photographed by paparazzi - says Wilson. And overall, her attitude to this relative anonymity is sanguine. "People know my characters

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    'Simpsons' showrunner slams Ted Cruz for saying characters are Republicans

    The senator from Texas ran afoul of the showrunner for "The Simpsons" after he invoked the characters during an appearance Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. "The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson," Cruz said of the character who is portrayed on the show as being a bit of a know-it-all.

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    'Drug errors cause appalling harm'

    Drug errors in England cause appalling levels of harm and deaths, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says, as data suggests mistakes are being made. GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes may be making 237 million errors a year - the equivalent of one mistake made for every five drugs handed out. The study said most caused no problems, but in more than a quarter of cases the mistakes could have caused harm. Drug errors could be a factor in thousands of deaths a year. The mistakes include: wrong medications being given incorrect doses dispensed delays in medication being administered The researchers - drawn from Manchester, Sheffield and York universities - acknowledge that there is limited data

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    MPs back bid to change organ donation laws

    Plans to change the rules on organ donation consent in England, which it is claimed could save up to 500 lives a year, have been backed by MPs. A bill requiring people to "opt out" if they do not want their organs used passed its first parliamentary hurdle. Labour's Julie Elliott, whose daughter is receiving dialysis for a serious kidney disease, said it would give hope to thousands of transplant patients. The MP said her experience had made her realise how "special" donors were. Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson's private members' bill, which would bring England into line with Wales which already has an opt-out system for consent, passed its second reading on Friday. The government has said it "wholeheartedly"

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    Oprah Winfrey reacts to President Trump

    (CNN)Oprah Winfrey has shared her thoughts on President Trump calling her "very insecure." "I don't like giving negativity power, so I just thought, 'What?'" Winfrey said in an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that will air Thursday. Trump's tweet came after a segment Winfrey did on "60 Minutes" last Sunday in which she had a conversation with Michigan voters who are evenly split in their support for the President. "Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on '60 Minutes'. The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect," Trump wrote in a tweet after the segment aired. He also addressed speculation Winfrey may