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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, is due for release next month

Delivering the biggest shock the world has encountered since Wednesday followed Tuesday, the people at Walt Disney have announced that there is a lot (...)

Tom Hanks at his office in Santa Monica, California. Photograph: Jake Michaels/The New York Times

Lovely, lovely Tom Hanks – whom only a heel could dislike – has just published his first collection of short stories. If we know anything about Hanks (...)

 JJ Abrams, who will  replace Colin Trevorrow as the director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Filmmaker JJ Abrams will write and direct the ninth instalment of the Star Wars series, Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday, a week after the film lost its(...)

Idris Elba: almost enough charisma to enliven a half-written part

What is this thing, exactly? Event movies have been known to shake off pre-release outrage, suspicion and hostility. (Sometimes negative publicity enc(...)

Passes for Cannes Lions festival can cost as much as €5,215 per person. Photograph: iStock

Organisers of this year’s Cannes Lions advertising festival are introducing new restrictions on super yachts entering the Cote d’Azur port as part of (...)

Bezos bestie: the robot from Hankook Mirae Technology he piloted at MARS 2017.

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos has revealed the final part of his plan to take over the world: from inside a giant robot that resembles the Caterpi(...)

Dr Henry Heimlich (left), the 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with inventing the life-saving technique named for him, poses with Patty Ris (87) who he saved this year from choking on a hamburger, at the Deupree House seniors’ home in Cincinatti, Ohio. Photograph:  Episcopal Retirement Services/Bryan Reynolds/Handout via Reuters
Heimlich manoeuvre inventor dies aged 96
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  • December 18, 2016, 06:23

Henry Heimlich, the medical maverick who came up with a manoeuvre credited with saving thousands of choking victims, died on Saturday at the age of 96(...)

Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

Johnny Depp as Donald Trump in The Art of the  Deal – The Movie: almost as funny as the real thing

It’s hard to compete with the power, drama, emotion and scandal coming to us live from the Olympics, which continues to dominate schedules until this (...)

If it wasn’t for her trademark red-hair, the first thing you’d notice about Bryce Dallas Howard is her laugh. It’s not a laugh exactly; more a giggle(...)

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