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Cumberbatch used term 'coloured' on US talk show

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch made the comments in a debate on the US talk show Tavis Smiley where he was talking about the lack of diversity on British screens, saying Hollywood offered more opportunities to black actors than the UK.

I think as far as coloured actors go it gets really difficult in the UK, and a lot of my friends have had more opportunities here (in the US) than in the UK and that's something that needs to change.

Something's gone wrong, we're not being representative enough in our culture of different races and that really does need to step up a pace.

– Benedict Cumberbatch

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Greek singer Demis Roussos dies aged 68

Greek singer Demis Roussos performing in 2013. Credit: Reuters

Greek singer Demis Roussos has died aged 68, an Athens hospital has said.

Roussos has sold millions of albums worldwide and was formerly a member of prog rock band Aphrodite's Child.

Among his most popular songs on a solo artist were Forever and Ever and Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye.

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Founding member of Tangerine Dream dies aged 70

Edgar Froese, 70, has died from a pulmonary embolism in Vienna. Credit: Tangerine Dream's official Facebook page

Edgar Froese, founding member and keyboardist of the electronic band Tangerine Dream, has died at the age of 70 according to the group's official Facebook page.

The band's statement said Froese died from a pulmonary embolism in Vienna and ended with a quotation from him which said: "There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address."

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