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    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,

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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.

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    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

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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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    Sheeran wants to write a Eurovision song

    Ed Sheeran has said he would be up for writing a Eurovision entry for the United Kingdom - but wouldn't want to perform it himself. The superstar is one of Britain's biggest pop exports of recent years. Meanwhile, the UK hasn't won Eurovision since 1997. "I would love to write a Eurovision song," he said. "I don't know that I'd ever enter it singing it. But I don't think the rest of Europe wants England to win because of history and stuff." He didn't expand on what "stuff" he was referring to, but presumably it might involve Brexit. Sheeran's latest album ÷ (Divide) was a major hit around the world and was the best-selling album of 2017 in countries including Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden

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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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    'Irresponsible' Christmas advert banned

    An Aldi Christmas advert for alcohol, featuring the computer-animated Kevin the Carrot, has been banned for inappropriately appealing to children. The supermarket's television advert saw the character reference the horror film The Sixth Sense and ended with an alcohol-related voice-over rhyme. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled the advert was likely to have "strong appeal" to under-18s. Aldi said the advert aimed to appeal to "adults rather than children". A spokeswoman for the supermarket's agency said the advert was also subject to broadcast restrictions so that it did not "appear adjacent" to any programmes aimed at under-18s. "Nevertheless we will abide by the ASA's ruling on