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    Jimmy Fallon interviews Paul Rudd in 60 seconds

    But on Monday, Fallon managed to pack a lot into those 300 seconds. He gave viewers a short version of his nightly monologue, which he spent poking fun at Fergie's rendition of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star game, and still had time a celebrity guest.

  • CNN

    Bill Gates to guest star on 'The Big Bang Theory'

    (CNN)The tech-loving characters on "The Big Bang Theory" are about to find themselves severely star-struck. The comedy series has booked Microsoft founder Bill Gates to guest star as himself in an upcoming episode, CBS and Warner Bros. tell CNN. In the episode, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) will find herself hosting Gates at work, and her friends go to great lengths in their effort to meet the billionaire innovator. The episode is set to air in late March. "The Big Bang Theory" frequently recruits figures from the science, tech, engineering and math fields to appear as guest stars. Some have included astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Stephen Hawking, Telsa founder Elon Musk and Apple's Steve Wozniak. This, meanwhile,

  • BBC News

    Which Oscars films should I bother seeing?

    This year's Oscars are nearly here, and chances are you haven't had time to watch all the nominated films. Yet. And let's be honest, you won't catch up in the next 10 days. But don't worry - we've spoken to a man who has. Ali Plumb, Radio 1 and 1Xtra's film critic, has given us his tips on what you should spend your time on between now and next Sunday's awards. And his first piece of advice is pretty simple: "Watch Get Out. It was my number one movie of 2017." Jordan Peele's horror, starring recent Bafta winner Daniel Kaluuya, is about a black man who enters a white community which isn't all that it seems. Ali says it was a bit of a surprise entry in the best picture category. "If you've already

  • BBC News

    Jessie Ware: I'm ready to go mainstream

    Jessie Ware says she's finally ready to go "mainstream". The London singer, nominated for British Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards, says she hasn't always been comfortable with fame. But now, with three albums under her belt, she tells Newsbeat she's ready to be a star. "I've always fought with the idea of being mainstream, but now I think I just want my music to get to as many people as possible." It's the third time the 33-year-old has been nominated for Best Female, but she says she's prouder of her latest album, Glasshouse, than anything she's done before. "Winning this would really be the icing on the cake of a wild couple of years," she says. Jessie faces fierce competition from Dua

  • BBC News

    Jennifer Lawrence hits back at dress critics

    Jennifer Lawrence has hit back at people who questioned the dress she wore to an outdoor photo shoot. Some critics wondered why she was wearing a revealing dress on a cold day for an event to publicise her new film Red Sparrow in London. Her male co-stars wore long trousers and coats and several people pointed out the contrast. Now the actress has hit back saying, shaming her outfit "is not feminism". In a post on Facebook, Jennifer said the comments were a "distraction" from the real issues women face and the Versace dress with a thigh-high split was her choice to wear. "Wow. I don't really know where to get started on this," she wrote. "This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended.

  • CNN

    'Black Panther' director's thank-you to fans

    He went on to say "It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film -- But to see people of all backgrounds wearing clothing that celebrates their heritage, taking pictures next to our posters with their friends and family, and sometimes dancing in the lobbies of theaters -- often moved me and my wife to tears." The film with the almost all-black cast was expected to do well, but its four-day holiday weekend opening haul of $242 million in the US and $427 million worldwide was better than expected. According to Box Office Mojo, "Black Panther" had the third-highest gross in history for a movie with a four-day opening weekend and it shattered

  • BBC News

    My brother communicates only by blinking

    Simon Field has been partially paralysed for the past 10 years. On New Year's Eve in 2006 he tripped and fell on a night out in Bournemouth, hitting his head and causing severe brain damage. The 30-year-old from Hampshire has extremely limited movement and can only communicate by blinking.