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Interview with the Vampire turns 25 - the hype, the backlash, and how Brad Pitt almost quit -- It was a dreary November in London and Brad Pitt was tired of hanging upside down. So he called his friend and, later, employer - studio mogul David Geffen.

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Movies -- 'I just didn't want this one to be the one that failed' - Chadwick Boseman talks Black Panther, and new film 21 Bridges -- In 2013, Chadwick Boseman was about to give up acting altogether. He was interested in directing, had written plays since his schooldays, and was getting nowhere as a film actor.

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'Something has to give' - TV presenter Des Cahill says RTÉ employees 'have to be...

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Movies -- 'The wrinkles - that's what we're employed for': The Crown star Helena Bonham Carter on playing Princess Margaret -- It's all change in Buckingham Palace. After two series of...

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Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter turn heads at The Crown premiere

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Netflix will make Olivia Colman's debut in The Crown free to watch

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Music -- 'I fell down the stairs in Lillie's and broke two fingers' - Jo Wood talks about life on the road with the band -- The year was 1976 and a young model from England was in a Paris hotel room waiting to meet her new boyfriend. He was so late arriving that Josephine Karslake thought she'd been stood up, but eventually Ronnie Wood - a recent recruit to The Rolling...

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TV Reviews -- John Boland's week in TV: 'There's no stopping RTE when it sanctimoniously latches on to a fashionable cause' -- RTÉ's Climate Action Week found our national broadcaster in do-goodery mode. A pity, then, that it doesn't practise what it preaches - recently it added to the world's carbon footprint by sending Francis Brennan on a cruise ship...

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TV News -- 'The silence of the house, that big presence. It's just gone' - Wife of Brendan Grace opens up about loss -- The wife of legendary comedian Brendan Grace feels...

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John Daly: 'How Brendan Grace's natural humour had a universal appeal'

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Crowds line streets to say goodbye to Father Ted star Brendan Grace

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Legendary entertainer Brendan Grace left €493,396 in will -- Entertainment

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Touches of evil genius - how the best horror movies delve deep into our primordial anxieties

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November streaming highlights: The Irishman, The Crown, Jack Ryan and The...

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How much will Apple TV Plus cost in Ireland? And everything else you need to know

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London couple have Back To The Future-themed wedding -- A couple who celebrated tying-the-knot with a £10,000 Back To The Future-...

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'I have a voice' – Longford students perform powerful rendition of anti-bullying... -- Evolution Stage School performers sing 'I have...

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A look back at the life and career of the late Gay Byrne -- RTE's look back at the life and career of legendary broadcaster Gay Byrne.

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'I'm a very, very fortunate man' – Gay Byrne reflects on his career in archive interview with Barry Egan

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Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren debate Tinder and Grindr -- Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Helen Mirren debate online dating ahead of the UK...

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Doctor Sleep star Rebecca Ferguson on going 'beyond evil' -- Doctor Sleep star Rebecca Ferguson has revealed she broke down in...

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'Thanks for letting him crash the party' - Harry joins Meghan at gender equality... -- The Duchess of Sussex has said that a...

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Niall Horan: I get on with Noel Gallagher because of the 'Irish connection' -- Singer Niall Horan says he has no problems...

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – final trailer released -- The final trailer for the new Star Wars film,...

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In Pictures: An Post Irish Book Awards - THE SHORTLIST for this year's An Post Irish Book Awards was announced on...

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In Pictures: Posing up a storm at Electric Picnic 2019

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In Pictures: Festival-goers kick off Electric Picnic 2019 in style

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In Pictures: On stage with the Roses at the Rose of Tralee 2019

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In pics: Dáithí Ó Sé launches Rose of Tralee 2019 at Castletown House

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In Pictures: Brendan Grace, his life and career in photographs

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Longitude 2019 in pictures

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Glastonbury Festival 2019: all the must-see pictures

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In Pictures: Festival-goers arrive to kick off Glastonbury 2019

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In pictures: Body & Soul Festival 2019 - 10th anniversary

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Georgia Toffolo: I haven't seen Boris Johnson since he became Prime Minister -- Georgia Toffolo knows Boris Johnson but has...

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Helen George defends 'unconventional' Duchess of Sussex amid 'hostility' -- Actress Helen George has spoken in defence of...

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Emily Hourican: 'The Crown smooths over Royal family's blemishes with soft-focus... -- 'The country is bankrupt, our national security is in...

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Photographer Terry O'Neill dies aged 81 -- Photographer Terry O'Neill has died at the age of 81.

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Harry Styles pokes fun at former One Direction band mate on US TV -- Harry Styles poked fun at his former One...

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Ariana Grande might cancel tour dates -- Singer Ariana Grande has told fans she has a bad sinus condition that has made her "very...

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Ant and Dec back in the jungle as I'm A Celebrity returns -- Ant and Dec will be reunited in the jungle as...

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Guitar signed by British music stars to go under the hammer -- Some of the biggest names of the British rock scene of the 1960s and 70s have rallied...

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Helena Bonham Carter "freaked out" at role in The Crown

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Brendan Grace's 'Last Supper' with his family - The Late Late Show

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Mary Black sings 'No Frontiers' with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra - The...

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Ellie and Archie the Reindeer - McDonald's releases it's Christmas advert

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Strictly Come Dancing stars prepare for Blackpool week

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Christian Bale and Matt Damon breathe life into fabled Carroll and Miles...

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Edgar the excitable dragon stars in joint John Lewis and Waitrose Christmas...

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Love Island's Belle Hassan: 'I'm scared about being single!'

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Kristen Stewart Hopes to Inspire at Charlie's Angels Launch

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Movies - Tainted love: Divorce done 'woke' Woody Allen-style - Another barnstorming week for Netflix, who last Friday injected a bracing dose of quality cinema into the multiplexes with The Irishman. Now...

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Meet the real-life Co Clare hero of The Cave - the film about astonishing rescue of... -- You have to listen closely to Jim Warny's speech to... -- Movies

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Woody Allen and Amazon end legal battle -- Woody Allen and Amazon have ended their legal battle. -- Movies

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Movie Reviews - Film of the week: The Irishman

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Television - Sun is rising on Alison's TV news career as she turns 50 - Alison Comyn is a lesson in hard graft, a little self-belief and a steadfast refusal to let any job define her.

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I can't be the only one suffering from a bad dose of box-set heartbreak

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'I'm scared of heights, rats, snakes – everything' - Nadine Coyle and Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell join I'm a Celebrity

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'People don't want to see miserable ads' - Sainsbury's brings some festive cheer with Christmas ad

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Irish star Charlie Murphy lands role in Halo TV series

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[TICON-A VIDEO] Reeling in the years: memories of Gay

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What to watch (and what to avoid) on TV this weekend: Flirty Dancing, His Dark Materials, Green Eggs & Ham

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TV News - Forbes should be first to go at RTE, says Louis Walsh

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Music - 'I love the creative, artistic side - I struggle with the other stuff' - Jape's Richie Egan on new album Sentinel - It was, for many, the...

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'Don't know what else to do' - Taylor Swift calls on fans and artists for support in row with Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta

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The Killers announce summer date at Malahide Castle 2020

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'There were many things f**ked up about my childhood - nudity was not one' - Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea on his memoir

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This is How (We Want You To Get High) - What do George Michael's final songs tell us about his state of mind?

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'Shay has been a star for as long as I've known him' - Friends join celebration of 'extraordinary' entertainer Healy

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'I think everyone is a bit mad - in a great way' - Girl Band frontman Dara Kiely reveals how panic attack in recording studio set tone for new album

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Reviews - Death Stranding review: A fine line between love and hate - Hideo Kojima needs a ruthless editor. But it can't be easy to say no to the enfant terrible of gaming, at whom Sony threw millions for the rights for this...

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review: Nothing wrong with a bit of Kong

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Frostpunk review: Heavy is the head that wears the crown

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Legends of Runeterra preview: Playing a different card

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Trine 4 - The Nightmare Prince review: Puzzle heroes

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Apple Arcade review: How Apple finally took games seriously

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'Fortnite' respite: Parents get breather with game offline

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Radio - Offer to house Lyric FM in UL by the university's president still stands - The offer to house classical radio station Lyric FM in the...

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- 'A lifeline to the outside world': The legacy of Uncle Gaybo

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'There will be lots of emotions' - RTÉ Gold presenter Will Leahy on closure of digital radio network

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'Big portion' of RTÉ job losses will come from Orchestra move and Limerick closure - RTÉ director general Dee Forbes

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- 'He loved the juice, loved the gossip, loved the intrigue of this Wolf Hall with microphones' - Ryan Tubridy and Graham Norton remember Gay Byrne

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Pat Kenny: 'He taught me if you're not getting into trouble, you're not doing it right'

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'Ireland is an example of the fact that things can change and they can change radically' - Margaret Atwood

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Book Reviews - 'The Naked Irish' goes beyond the clichés: What does it really mean to be Irish? If there's one thing that most defines us as a nation, you could argue, it's self-...

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Finding Chika: A heartbreaking account of how it feels to lose a child

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Ireland Through Birds: An amiable companion who soars beyond Irish birdlife

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Author Sally Rooney named one of Time's 100 'rising stars'

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'Don't let your ink run out, neither your hope' - Irish poets giving voice to imprisoned writers from across the world

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'You have to make an emotional connection' - underwater filmmaker Ken O'Sullivan

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Eight Irish novels among longlist for 2020 International Dublin Literary Award

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Book Reviews - The Jewel by Neil Hegarty: A beautifully written meditation on identity and grief, longing and loss

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Theatre & Arts - Cinderella/La Cenerentola: Throwing the book at Rossini's bel canto fairy tale - Irish National Opera are into their second year of existence and this...

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'Trump is a walking joke - even the Republicans secretly want to impeach him!' - Steve Martin and Martin Short talk politics, comedy, and Ireland

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Pale Sister at Gate Theatre: New version of Greek play shifts focus from heroine to bystander

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Nothing But a Toerag at Bewley's Café Theatre: Sophisticated investigation into the psychological effects of trauma

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Noleen Kavanagh, Nikki Foster and Chayne Morley among artists being showcased at fundraiser for homeless charity

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On spooks and split personalities

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What lies beneath: I am Claudia by Lynn Kennedy

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Theatre & Arts - Hollow and Dead-Eyed Beasts: Child stars facing into bleak future

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Festivals - LEAF 2020: Brand new electronic arts festival to launch in Limerick - It's good news for Limerick as a brand new electronic arts festival will...

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Sligo Live 2019 highlights: Wild Youth, Coronas, Willie Watson, Blindboy Podcast and more

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Halloween comes early to Cork with fire-breathing skeletons to launch Guinness Jazz Festival 2019

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Spookily good: Sink your teeth into fun at Bram Stoker Festival

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Galway 2020 programme: Margaret Atwood, Homer's Odyssey beach tour, light art in Connemara among highlights

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Culture Night 2019: 35 highlights taking place across Ireland

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Culture Night 2019: Road closures, transport, events and everything else you need to know

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