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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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    Morgan Freeman

    Breaking NewsSearchStarsScreenBingeCultureMediaMorgan FreemanUpdated 10:53 PM ET, Sun January 21, 2018 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Morgan FreemanTake a look at life and career of Morgan

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    'Lady Bird,' Jay-Z nominated for GLAAD Awards

    "What people see in the media has a powerful impact on how they treat others and the GLAAD Media Awards raise the bar for media to tell LGBTQ stories that accelerate acceptance," GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. "At a time when anti-LGBTQ policies and harassment are on the rise, it is imperative that Hollywood and news media tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community's rich diversity."

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    Review: Britannia ★★★☆☆

    The first episode of Britannia is more confusing than a technical lecture on Bitcoin delivered in Mandarin by someone with a partial grasp of both subject and language. Characters are introduced at a rate that makes speed-dating look like a form of courtship, storylines are scattered as if seeds to the wind, and the overuse of sweeping drone shots of fields and gorges left me reaching for a travel sickness pill. All of this while indistinguishable tattooed blokes with long hair go at each other hammer-and-tongs in a blood bath overflowing with gore. At this early stage it didn't feel so much like an epic fantasy to compete with Game of Thrones, more an ancient version of Rugby Special. We're

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    Lupita Nyong'o penning children's book about colorism

    (CNN)Lupita Nyong'o has spoken powerfully about discrimination against darker skin and now she's writing a book about it. The Academy award-winning actor will write "Sulwe" for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. The book, which will be aimed at children ages 5 to 7, will tell the story of a 5-year-old girl growing up in Kenya who struggles with having the darkest skin tone in her family. "Sulwe is a dark skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure, and awakens with a reimagined sense of beauty," Nyong'o wrote in her announcement of the book on Instagram.

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    Ed Sheeran engaged to long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

    Ed Sheeran has announced he's engaged to his long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. Posting on Instagram he said they are both "very happy and in love", joking that their cats are happy for them too. The couple met in school although they only got together in 2015, spending most of 2016 travelling the world during his year off from music. Cherry is a hockey star and helped England U21's win the bronze medal at the 2012 European Championships. Last year Ed said that he'd finally had the chance to fall in love after taking a break from music. "This has been the first time I've ever actually had the time to fall in love properly," he told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. "'I've always got into relationships

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    From Hollyoaks to Hollywood?

    Two former stars of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks could be jetting out to LA if their short film lands an Oscar nomination on Tuesday. Rachel Shenton, 30, played the soap's wannabe WAG Mitzeee Minniver for three years from 2010. The fact she spelt her first name with three Es said everything that needed to be known about the character. At the same time Chris Overton, 28, played ex-footballer turned cage fighter Liam McAllister. In those days the only nominations that they were in the running for were of the TV Quick Awards variety. That has all changed. Their film, The Silent Child, tells the story of a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl Libby. She lives a silent life until a social worker, played