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- Royal decree: Diana "gave permission" for Naomi Watts to play the princess in an upcoming biopic, according to the actor.

- Ant-Man rumour squashed: Simon Pegg says suggestion that he will star in Edgar Wright's superhero film is "ridiculous".

- Strange brew: Director/musician/kook David Lynch adds barista to his resume as his coffee blends go on sale.

- Star bored: Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse says the Star Wars prequels were from the dark side.

- Take the money and run? Rio mayor will pay Woody Allen 'whatever it takes' for the director to film in the city.

- Poor service: Two Reagan biographers have attacked The Butler's suggestion that the former president was racially insensitive.

- He got game »

- Henry Barnes

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