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A trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie has been released, giving a first look at the characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

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Evan Davis to replace Paxman on Newsnight

BBC journalist and presenter Evan Davis has revealed that he will be leaving the Today programme on Radio 4 and joining BBC Two's flagship current affairs show Newsnight.

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I didn't believe it when I read about it in the papers but now it's official. I'll be leaving @bbcr4today and heading off to Newsnight.

Davis is taking over the lead presenter role from veteran Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman, who left the show in June.

Evan Davis is heading from the Today programme to Newsnight.
Evan Davis is heading from the Today programme to Newsnight. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

James Garner had suffered ill health since having stroke

US actor James Garner, who died aged 86, had been in ill health since suffering a stroke four years ago.

No further details of the circumstances of the Emmy winning star's death have emerged.

Garner was best known for his roles in Maverick, The Rockford Files and the Great Escape, and more recently alongside Ryan Gosling in The Notebook.

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Ed Sheeran scores longest running No.1 album this year

Ed Sheeran's album X is the best selling of the year so far.
Ed Sheeran's album X is the best selling of the year so far. Credit: PA

Ed Sheeran's new album X has become the longest-running number one album of the year after four consecutive weeks in the top spot.

The second album from the singer sold more than 367,000 copies in the UK, according to the UK's Official Charts Company.

The Suffolk musician stole the record from Paolo Nutini, whose album Caustic Love spent three weeks at the top of the charts in April.

Actor James Garner dies aged 86

Garner's final role was in 2007's The Ultimate Gift.
Garner's final role was in 2007's The Ultimate Gift. Credit: DPA

US actor James Garner - best known for his roles in Maverick, The Rockford Files and the Great Escape, has died aged 86, Los Angeles Police say.

Garner received an Oscar nomination for Murphy's Romance but is perhaps better remembered as ex-con turned private eye Jim Rockford.

He won an Emmy for his role in the TV series, and was also awarded highest honour of the Screen Actors Guild in 2004.

There were no further details immediately available about the circumstances of his death.

Rowling wants to write series 'longer than Harry Potter'

JK Rowling has revealed plans to create a series that will run for longer than her seven Harry Potter books.

The author said she hoped to write "more than" seven crime thrillers about the detective Cormoran Strike who has featured in her previous two novels.

JK Rowling said she had always been a huge fan of crime thrillers.
JK Rowling said she had always been a huge fan of crime thrillers. Credit: PA

"It's pretty open ended. I really love writing, so I don't know that I've got an end point in mind," Rowling said at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.

"One of the things I love about this genre is unlike Harry Potter, where there was a through line, where there was an overarching story, a beginning and end, you are talking about discreet stories. So while a detective lives, you can keep giving him cases.

"I had known for a long time that I had this character in my mind, and that I wanted to write a detective series and part of me hoped that I might be able to keep it long enough, kept the story going long enough to establish a series."

Jessica Ennis-Hill gives birth to a baby boy

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill gave birth to a baby boy yesterday.

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Our beautiful baby boy Reggie Ennis-Hill was born yesterday. We couldn't be happier x http://t.co/2KrMEccFSK

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Her pregnancy kept her out of the season this year, but the 28-year-old gold medal winner has aid she will return to athletics after the birth and hopes to be competition fit in time for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Fifth actor set to play Ben Mitchell in Eastenders

Harry Reid is to become the fifth actor to play Ben Mitchell in Eastenders.

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Harry Reid, seen here alongside Steve McFadden who plays Phil Mitchell, replaces Joshua Pascoe as Ben Mitchell. Credit: PA Wire

The TV newcomer will head to Albert Square later this year as Ben, who was jailed for killing Heather Trott, is released from prison.

Ben's return is set to cause "big repercussions" for Walford's residents including his estranged father Phil, programme bosses revealed.

Reid, who worked as a chef in a Marco Pierre White diner before training as an actor, said he could not wait to become a "fully-fledged Mitchell".

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