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Actor Daniel Radcliffe celebrates 25th birthday

Daniel Radcliffe, famous for his role as the young wizard in the Harry Potter films, marks his 25th birthday today.

With estimated annual earnings of around £12.5m, the London-born actor is worth a staggering $110m (£65m), according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Daniel Radcliffe turns 25-years-old today.
Daniel Radcliffe pictured at an awards ceremony in New York last month. Credit: PA

At 11-years-old, the star first hit our screens as Harry Potter in 2001, playing his wizard role for ten years, before hanging up his cloak for good.

Daniel Radcliffe in 2001 before his debut as Harry Potter in the fantasy film franchise.
Daniel Radcliffe in 2001 before his debut as Harry Potter in the fantasy film franchise. Credit: PA

Since the release of the franchise’s final film, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, Daniel has continued his success, starring in a variety of films including The Woman In Black.

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Downton Abbey to return for fifth season on US TV

Downton Abbey will be back for its fifth season on January 4, US broadcaster PBS said - but the return date for another hit British series Sherlock is up in the air.

Downton Abbey to return to US TV
Downton Abbey to return to US TV Credit: ITV

PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said of the show starring Benedict Cumberbath: "We will have to wait to know when it's finished and available."

All episodes of Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, for instance, will be available for streaming the day after the first episode airs on September 14. "Downton Abbey will have some surprises in it. I think you know what's going to happen to the Roosevelts," said Ms Kerger.

Tulisa Contostavlos thanks fans for support during trial

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has tweeted a message of thanks to her supporters after her trial for drugs allegations collapsed at Southwark Crown Court earlier today.

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Thank you to everyone for your amazing messages of support today ? x

More: Tulisa Contostavlos' drugs trial collapses

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Tulisa: My life has been ruined by 'entrapment'

Tulisa Contostavlos said her life had been "ruined" for the last year by what she called "entrapment" from an undercover reporter working for the Sun.

Read: Judge: Mazher Mahmood evidence 'entirely inconsistent'

Speaking outside Southwark Crown Court, the singer and former X Factor judge called on the police and the Sun's publishers, News UK, to look into Mazher Mahmood's conduct.

The judge in the case said there were "strong grounds" to believe Mahmood had "lied" and given "entirely inconsistent" evidence.

Judge: Mazher Mahmood evidence 'entirely inconsistent'

The judge in the Tulisa Contostavlos trial said evidence given by undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood was "entirely inconsistent".

Explaining his decision to throw out the trial, Alistair McCreath said the prosecution's case had become "tainted" by "serious misconduct".

Before the start of the trial, Contostavlos' lawyers had attempted to have the prosecution "stayed", meaning it would have been thrown out before beginning.

Read: Tulisa judge: 'Strong grounds' to believe reporter 'lied'

The court hear that there was a problem with evidence provided by a driver called Alan Smith, who originally said he had heart Contostavlos speaking disapprovingly about drugs when she was in his car.

He then "changed his mind", after a conversation with Mahmood, the court was told.

At a pre-trial hearing, Mahmood denied having had any conversation with Mr Smith about what Contostavlos had said.

But the judge said when asked about the same topic during the trial, Mahmood gave answers that were "entirely inconsistent".

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