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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US singer Katy Perry is first to 100m Twitter followers

US singer Katy Perry is first to 100m Twitter followers

The US singer-songwriter Katy Perry has become the first person to reach 100m followers on Twitter. The website posted a video compilation of her tweets since she joined in 2009 along with a message saying “Today, we #WITNESS history”. Witness is the name of Perry’s new album. The Canadian singer Justin Bieber has the second highest number of followers at 96.7m with Barack Obama in third place with almost 91m. The rest of the top…

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Jimmy Perry dies: 'Amazing' Dad's Army creator remembered

Jimmy Perry dies: 'Amazing' Dad's Army creator remembered

Comedians and friends have paid tribute to the “amazing” contribution to British TV of Dad’s Army creator Jimmy Perry, who has died at the age of 93. Perry’s agent Tim Hancock said the writer, who was also behind Hi-de-Hi! and You Rang M’Lord?, had died at his home on Sunday after a short illness. He said he had “never met anyone… with as big a heart as Jimmy”. Ian Lavender, who played Private Pike in…

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Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry dies

Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry dies

Jimmy Perry, creator of one of TV’s most popular comedy series, Dad’s Army, has died aged 93. Working with producer David Croft, he was also responsible for It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Hi-de-Hi and You Rang M’Lord? He drew on his life experiences for his writing, as a young member of the Home Guard during World War Two and as a Butlin’s holiday camp Redcoat. Dad’s Army ran from 1968 for 80 episodes over nine…

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