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    David Cassidy: 'He was my idol'

    There has been an outpouring of emotional tributes to the US singer and actor David Cassidy, the 1970s teen pop idol who died on Wednesday. At the height of his fame, he had a huge fan club - bigger than those of The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Here, you have been sharing your stories of your encounters with the former teen heartthrob. Special memories Sandra Burnham from Bristol: "From the moment I caught my first glimpse of David I was in love. "One of the best days of my teenage years was going to see him at the Empire Pool - now called Wembley Arena. Travelling from Bristol on the train with a friend, we arrived to a sea of screaming girls. I clearly remember the crush to get inside and being

  • BBC News

    The NHS will get extra money

    NHS services in England are to get extra money to help them deal with the growing pressures they are facing, the chancellor has announced. He said there would be an immediate cash injection of £350m to help this winter. That will be followed by an additional £1.6bn next year on top of the £2.1bn rise that was already planned. It comes after NHS England boss Simon Stevens called for extra money in a speech earlier this month. He said the public expected increased investment following claims made during the EU referendum that the NHS would benefit financially from Brexit. Mr Stevens argued without action waiting times for key services would continue to worsen. In total, Mr Hammond announced an

  • CNN

    Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish welcome baby

    (CNN)Kevin Hart has announced the birth of his third child. The comedian tweeted Tuesday that his wife, Eniko Parrish, had given birth to their son. "God is truly amazing....Kenzo Kash Hart was born at 1:45am ," Hart tweeted. God is truly amazing....Kenzo Kash Hart was born at 1:45am ....He is Healthy & already smiling.

  • Thanksgiving football's coming, but CBS and Dish Network still 'far apart' on blackout

    CBS and Dish Network don't appear to be any closer to making a deal to end a blackout of CBS for Dish customers, even with Thanksgiving -- and the traditional holiday NFL game on CBS -- quickly approaching. "We obviously want to strike a fair deal with Dish as soon as possible -- but we remain far apart on terms," CBS said in a statement on Wednesday. Tuesday morning, local stations owned by CBS went dark on Dish Network's satellite system. The network warned Dish customers Monday that if a deal could not be struck they would lose out on CBS' NFL and college football games over the long holiday weekend. The blackout is the result of a carriage fight between the two companies and impacts subscribers

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    Payout to Paralympian over train toilet

    Paralympian Anne Wafula-Strike has been compensated after wetting herself on a train with an out-of-order disabled toilet. The 48-year-old was on a three-hour CrossCountry train journey from Nuneaton to Stansted in December.

  • CNN

    'Man Who Invented Christmas' proves short on cheer

    (CNN)"The Man Who Invented Christmas" had a chance to deliver a warm serving of yuletide cheer, looking at how Charles Dickens came up with "A Christmas Carol," one of literature's most enduring tales. Instead, it plays too much like a Hallmark Channel movie with somewhat bigger stars -- creating a mundane story around a magical one. Dan Stevens plays Dickens, who is introduced in 1843, three flops after his smash success with "Oliver Twist." Living beyond his means -- with a patient wife (Morfydd Clark), house full of kids, and desperate need for income -- he's under self-imposed pressure to conjure another hit. Undaunted by his publisher's admonition that there's "not much of a market for Christmas books," Dickens begins feverishly working against a deadline to get the book done in time for the holiday.

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    Rashida Jones explains why she left 'Toy Story 4'

    (CNN)Rashida Jones is denying a report by The Hollywood Reporter that she left "Toy Story 4," along with writing partner Will McCormack, because of an unwanted advance by Disney animation chief and Pixar co-founder John Lasseter. "The breakneck speed at which journalists have been naming the next perpetrator renders some reporting irresponsible," the two said in a statement to the New York Times. "We did not leave Pixar because of unwanted advances. That is untrue. We parted ways because of creative and, more importantly, philosophical differences." "There is so much talent at Pixar," Jones and McCormack added. "We remain enormous fans of their films, but it is also a culture where women and