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Mary Poppins To Return In New Musical Film

After over 50 years, Disney is bringing a "spoon full of sugar" back with a live action remake of Mary Poppins.
The 1964 film starring Dame Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyck is a much-loved classic, known for its catchy songs and tap-dancing routines.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the new tale will be set around 20 years after the original and will be based on the books by Poppins creator PL Travers.
The film will again be a musical, although a reboot of songs like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is not guaranteed.
It is not known who will step into Andrews' iconic shoes for the lead role but Rob Marshall, who directed Into The Woods and Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides for Disney, will lead the project.

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who worked on Hairspray and Smash, will compose new original songs.
Walt Disney and Ms Travers had a famously rocky relationship, which has been documented in the Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson film Saving Mr Banks.
The British author did not want her books to be turned into animated musicals.
It is understood Disney is working with her estate ahead of the new movie.
Disney is working on a number of other remakes of classic films including The Jungle Book and an Aladdin prequel.

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Cosby Accusers To Speak Out In TV Special

Bill Cosby's accusers are to give details of sexual abuse allegations in a television special which is to air in the US later this week.
Actress Louisa Moritz and model Beverly Johnson are among those who were interviewed for the special which airs on A&E on Thursday night.
The women are expected to detail the claims made against the entertainer and the damage to Cosby's career and image in Cosby: The Women Speak.
More than two dozen women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them, sometimes after they had been drugged.
A defamation suit in Massachusetts and a civil sexual-assault case in California are pending.
Cosby, who has never been charged with a crime, has acknowledged having sex with many women and obtaining Quaaludes to use during sex. He has denied some of the claims.
Earlier this week it emerged that the 78-year-old has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a event organiser AIG which is seeking to avoid paying for his defence against defamation claims by some of the women.
AIG sued Cosby in Massachusetts and California in June over homeowner's insurance policies it issued to him in those states.
It said these provide coverage for personal injury claims, which include defamation, but not for personal injury claims arising from "sexual, physical or mental abuse".

Cosby is defending against defamation lawsuits by Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz in Massachusetts, and the model Janice Dickinson in California, spurred by denials by the entertainer or his representatives of claims of sexual misconduct.
In a Monday filing in the federal court in Springfield, Massachusetts, Cosby said he would face "substantial prejudice" by being forced to defend simultaneously against AIG over the policies, and against the women over the defamation claims.
"Forcing Mr Cosby to fight a four-front battle would demonstrate AIG's complete disregard for the best interests of Mr Cosby," his lawyers wrote.
"Not only does AIG's action bolster the underlying plaintiffs, who will perceive Mr Cosby as under attack even from his supposed backers, but it splits Mr Cosby's focus and drains his resources."

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Professor Green Opens Up About Dad's Suicide

Rapper Professor Green has told Sky News how coping with his father's suicide made him campaign for better mental health awareness.
The Read All About It singer, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, said he wants children to be taught about mental illness at school.
The 31-year-old's father took his own life when the singer was 24 and he has written lyrics about how it affected him.
"I think kids should be introduced to it from an early age so it's not something they're embarrassed to talk about," he said.
"The first thing people think about when you say 'mental health' is that first word, 'mental, mental, crazy'. That stigma still exists everywhere."
He said he has realised the "importance of using my voice for something other than self-benefit".

Green, who is married to Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh, has written a biography, called Lucky, about his rise to fame after nearly losing his life when he was stabbed in the neck with a glass bottle.
"Some might call me lucky for having been stabbed. I look at it as being extremely lucky for still being here.
"The bottle went right past my carotid, it actually stopped at my jawbone.
"It was only that it was a bottle so there was two sides to it that it actually stopped."

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Taylor Swift Dominates MTV EMAs Nominations

Taylor Swift looks set to continue her domination of award ceremonies after being nominated in nine categories for the MTV Europe Music Awards.
The American singer received three nods for her single Bad Blood alone.
Justin Bieber follows closely behind with six nominations, boosted by the global success of his chart-topping track What Do You Mean?
Ed Sheeran has been named in four categories, including best UK and Ireland act, best male, best live act and best world stage.
Having announced their plans for a hiatus after their fifth album, One Direction - Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - are up for three prizes, for best UK and Ireland act, best pop and biggest fans.
The four-piece will face Swift, Bieber, 5 Seconds Of Summer and Ariana Grande in the battle for the best pop act.
Other British stars who are up for prizes include Ellie Goulding, James Bay, Mark Ronson and Jess Glynne, but their nods pale in comparison to Swift.
Little Mix were chosen by fans to be the wildcard in the best UK and Ireland act category.
The nominees were announced through MTV's Snapchat Discover channel, and fans can cast their votes at mtvema.com
The 2015 MTV EMAs will take place at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan on Sunday 25 October.

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Body Image MP Calls For Thin Model Catwalk Ban

Britain should adopt a law banning very thin models from the catwalk, according to the chairwoman of a group of MPs.
Caroline Noakes MP, who heads the All Parliamentary Group on Body Image, said legislation should be considered if a voluntary code of conduct is not effective.
Several countries are demanding models should have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 18 - 18.5 to take part in shows.
But the British Fashion Council insists BMI is not an accurate measurement for young women and the focus is on looking after models and encouraging health and wellbeing with nutritious food and drink provided backstage.
Rosie Nelson, 23, a naturally thin model who is a clothes size 8 to 10 with a BMI below the recommended level, said: "Personally, my BMI is less than 18, so if they brought in a standard, I would be rejected straight away. 
"I think almost 90% of models have a BMI of less than 18, so every model would be out of a job. When I look in the mirror I see someone that is healthy and I am living by my own standard. I eat balanced meals, so I think I look good and healthy".

But at Hughes Models, a Plus-Sized Agency in Central London, women believe the catwalk should 
reflect people of all shapes and sizes.
Elia Thompson, who modelled at the UK Plus Size Fashion Week said: "I definitely feel different body types should be represented because the world is filled with so many body shapes.
"They should look at the different brands and how much is sold so that they can decide".
Earlier this year France became the latest country to vote to criminalise the use of models who are dangerously thin. Those breaking the law face fines and up to six months in jail. Ms Noakes is pushing for Britain to follow suit.
As the industry eagerly awaits London Fashion Week the so-called size zero debate is again high on the agenda, with many insisting new legislation is the only thing that can force change.

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Marine Jailed For Murder 'Let Standards Slip'

A Royal Marine jailed for the murder of a Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan let professional standards "slip" and showed "poor leadership", a review has found.
The Royal Navy internal review looked at events surrounding the shooting of the wounded captive by Sergeant Alexander Blackman in Helmand province in September 2011.
Blackman, 39, who was serving with Plymouth-based 42 Commando, quoted Shakespeare as he shot the man in the chest at close range.
He is serving an eight-year jail sentence after being convicted of murder by a Court Martial.
A redacted 12-page executive summary of the Navy's review says: "Sgt Blackman allowed professional standards to slip to an unacceptable low level.
"His poor leadership was a significant contributory factor in the way the insurgent was treated by other members of the patrol."
The review also says "moral disengagement" played a significant part in the way Sgt Blackman and his team behaved.
He had difficulty "changing from a mind-set which required him to kill an enemy to one which accepted having to administer first aid."
Footage from another marine's helmet-mounted camera showed Blackman blasting the Afghan prisoner with a 9mm pistol.
Blackman was then heard telling him: "There you are. Shuffle off this mortal coil... It's nothing you wouldn't do to us."
He then turned to comrades and said: "Obviously this doesn't go anywhere, fellas. I just broke the Geneva Convention."
During his trial at Bulford Court Martial Centre in Wiltshire two years ago, Blackman, from Taunton in Somerset, denied murder.
He said he believed the victim was already dead and he was taking out his anger on a corpse.

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Sky News UK Weather Forecast

The next few days will bring showers, but the weekend looks promising.
In the meantime, Wednesday evening will be fine for many, but south-east Wales and central and southern England will have outbreaks of heavy rain.
Thundery downpours will give tricky driving conditions and some flooding.
The rain in the blustery south will ease and clear eastwards overnight, leaving most places dry, but Ireland can expect a few showers.
The Northern Isles will be wet for a time as well.
Clear skies mean it will turn chilly again with some fog forming in the calmer west.
Temperatures will be down to 2 or 3C in rural spots in the north.
Thursday will bring good sunny spells, with any early fog lifting, but East Anglia and the south-east may start rather cloudy.
Most places will be dry, but showers will develop widely over Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic through the afternoon.
Thundery downpours are possible.
England and Wales will stay largely fine, but the odd shower is likely in the west later.
It will feel cool in the brisk wind, especially for Channel coasts.
Temperatures will typically range from 16 to 18C (61-64F)
Friday will bring yet more showers, some heavy in the south-east, but the weekend looks mainly fine.

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