First Disneyland map sells for £555,000

First Disneyland map sells for £555,000

An original map of the first Disneyland park has fetched £555,838 ($ 708,000) at an auction in California. The 1953 drawing was used by Walt Disney to secure funding, after his own studio refused to fund the site. The artist’s impression was given to an employee, and remained out of public view for more than 60 years. The map was personally annotated by the creator of Mickey Mouse, and reveals a picture of Walt Disney’s…

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Wonder Woman continues to smash box office records

Wonder Woman continues to smash box office records

Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman film is on track to break box office records by becoming the top grossing live-action film from a female director. The film has generated more than $ 620m worldwide since its launch 21 days ago, media reports say, and is on course to outperform the $ 665.7m made by Kung Fu Panda 2 – also directed by a woman. Some analysts predict Wonder Woman will also overtake Frozen, made in 2013…

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Katy Perry crowdsurfs at Glastonbury

Katy Perry crowdsurfs at Glastonbury

Media playback is unsupported on your device Pop star Katy Perry ended her debut performance at Glastonbury by diving head first into the audience. It was less crowd-surfing than crowd-swimming, as the singer pulled herself slowly over the heads of her fans. “Well, Beyonce never did that,” joked one audience member as Perry emerged from the fray. The stage dive came as the star performed Roar at the end of 60 colourful minutes of pure…

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Glastonbury: Jeremy Corbyn 'inspired' by young voters

Glastonbury: Jeremy Corbyn 'inspired' by young voters

Jeremy Corbyn said he had been inspired by how many young people had got involved in politics as he addressed the crowd at the Glastonbury festival. “Do you know, politics is actually about everyday life?” he asked the Pyramid Stage audience who had, moments earlier, been dancing to Craig David. The Labour leader called for “a world of human rights, peace, justice and democracy all over the planet”. The speech was watched by tens of…

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Simon Cowell's Grenfell single tops chart

Simon Cowell's Grenfell single tops chart

A single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has topped this week’s chart – despite only being released on Wednesday morning. More than 50 stars including Stormzy, Rita Ora and Liam Payne recorded Bridge Over Troubled Water to support victims’ families and survivors. The track sold 170,000 copies in less than 48 hours – the vast majority of which were download sales. The cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic…

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Johnny Depp hints at Trump 'assassination'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten US President Donald Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival. “Can you bring Trump here?” he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine. After receiving jeers from the crowd, he added: “You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” “I want to clarify,” he added, “I’m not an actor. I…

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Strictly's Joanne Clifton daunted by 'sexy' Flashdance role

Strictly's Joanne Clifton daunted by 'sexy' Flashdance role

Strictly professional dancer Joanne Clifton has said leaving the show means she can chase her “childhood dream” of being on stage – but she’s worried about having to be “sexy and serious” in her new role in the Flashdance musical. “I was never the sexy one on Strictly – I was the relatable one,” she says of her starring role in Flashdance as Alex Owens, who works as a welder by day and dancer in…

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Festivals dominated by male acts, study shows, as Glastonbury begins

Festivals dominated by male acts, study shows, as Glastonbury begins

Media playback is unsupported on your device Music festivals fail to reflect the diversity of the UK music scene, with headline slots being dominated by a small band of male rock acts over the decades, a study suggests. Some eight out of 10 top slots were occupied by all-male acts, analysis of more than 600 headline appearances across 14 major festivals found. And a quarter of all headline slots were taken up by the same…

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