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    The rise of Daniel Kaluuya

    Daniel Kaluuya is the latest winner of Bafta's Rising Star award, following the likes of actors Tom Holland, John Boyega and Kristen Stewart. We're only two months into 2018, but the 28-year-old actor already has a lot to celebrate. Black Panther has broken the box office and he's also in the running for an Oscar in a few weeks' time, for his role in 2016's Get Out. But Daniel has been acting since he was 13, so how did he get here? Anna Scher Theatre school Speaking to the BFI, he says it took four years to get on the waiting list to join the community theatre school in north London. But in many ways, Anna Scher is where his acting career started. The afterschool theatre club didn't charge fees

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    Fergie and National Anthems that didn't sing

    "Who saw Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game?" Barr tweeted. "I think mine was better lowkey." Here are a few other performances that also got the thumbs down: Michael Bolton in 2003 The crooner is known for being smooth on the mic but his 2003 National Anthem performance at a Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees baseball game was pretty choppy. There was a weird echo and then, horror of horrors, Bolton had to peek at his palm where he had written the lyrics. R. Kelly in 2005 Kelly tried to put his own stamp on the anthem with an R & B flavored version at a Bernard Hopkins vs. Jermain Taylor boxing match. There were even some dancers Chicago stepping in the ring with

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    Winston Duke's M'Baku heats up 'Black Panther' fans

    (CNN)He may be a villain in "Black Panther" but fans are loving M'Baku. The character is portrayed by Winston Duke, a 31-year-old actor who trained at Yale. The Tobago native has become one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster film, with fans praising everything from his performance to his look. In my opinion though #MBaku was one of favorite characters in this film.

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    'Black Panther' brings in a record-breaking box office weekend

    All hail the king. "Black Panther," Marvel's first film directed by an African-American, brought in an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America this weekend. That's the fifth biggest opening of all time. The opening for the film starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan did not just shatter expectations, it broke multiple box office records too. It blew away the record for the largest opening for an African-American director. That belonged to F. Gary Gray and "The Fate of the Furious," which opened to $98 million last April. Disney estimates that the film will bring in $218 million domestically for the four day holiday weekend. The film brought in an opening of $361

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    Jack Whitehall's five awards show tips

    Comedian and actor Jack Whitehall is making his debut as presenter of the 2018 Brit Awards. The Fresh Meat star offers up his five tips for presenting an awards show.

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    Lions and tigers AND chimps, oh my! All will play a part in Dynasty, Sir David Attenborough's next nature documentary. Set to air on BBC One later this year, the five-part series will follow the fortunes of different animals at critical times in their lives. Hunting dogs and emperor penguins will also be scrutinised in the programme, which has taken four years to make. It follows the success of Sir David's underwater documentary Blue Planet II, the most-watched TV show of 2017. "The wonderful David Attenborough will inspire audiences once again when he brings the natural world to life," said Charlotte Moore, the BBC's director of content. She said the show would capture "extraordinary family

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    Duchess of Cambridge opts for green as black dresses sweep BAFTAs

    (CNN)The Duchess of Cambridge's outfit at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards Sunday may have contained a subtle nod of solidarity to those speaking out on gender issues. Kate Middleton wore a dark green dress and a black sash to the London event, a noticeable variation to informal dress code of black worn on the red carpet by Hollywood's best and brightest. It was part of the Time's Up movement to bring awareness -- and hopefully an end -- to sexual harassment and gender discrimination, and echoes a similar call to action made at the Golden Globes in January. The Duchess, who is expecting her third child with the Duke of Cambridge, was called out for her choice of dress by some on social media, but others speculated that the sash may have been Middleton's way of trying find a middle ground.