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The past week in five minutes.


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Patsy and Edina finally hit the big screen, with the Absolutely Fabulous film released in cinemas this week. Initial critical reaction has been mixed with the Daily Mail giving the film four stars, Heat saying ‘fans are unlikely to be disappointed’ and The Guardian’s three-star review suggesting Joanna Lumley is the film’s saviour.

The Oscars is attempting to head off another #OscarsSoWhite controversy by inviting a record number of new Academy members to vote in next year’s awards. 700 people have been invited with a focus on ethnic minorities and women.

Kanye West’s new music video, for Famous, has been criticised by Girls writer/actor Lena Dunham. The video, which features naked look-a-likes of stars including Taylor Swift and Rihanna, was described as ‘ sickening’ by Dunham.

Catch up on a load of Glastonbury performances, including Adele, New Order, PJ Harvey and many more at the BBC website.


England’s crashed out of Euro 2016 after a humiliating 2-1 defeat against Iceland (population 330,000). In the wake of the defeat manager Roy Hodgson resigned and calamity keeper Joe Hart was slagged off for his performance both on the pitch and in a series of Head and Shoulders adverts. A depressed nation cheered themselves up by repeatedly watching the magnificent viral video of Steve McClaren bigging up England’s chances of victory just as Iceland’s second goal was flying in…

Wimbledon is up and running and Andy Murray is safely through to the third round after victory over China’s Lu Yen-hsun on Thursday.

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Going up

1) Iceland – everyone’s new favourite Vikings

2) Justine Greening – the MP chose Pride day to reveal she's gay

3) Brexit variations: We've had Legsit, Regretsit and a host of EU/Brexit puns.

4) Playtime Paris: The kidswear trade show celebrates its 20th edition and 10th year this weekend. We're looking forward to seeing brands such as Baby Mori and GirlsTalkToBoys there.

Going down

1) Friends – fans of Friends prepare to have your dreams crushed; the show’s co-creator has quashed any hope of a reunion.

2) Diamonds – the biggest diamond discovered in 100 years failed to find a buyer at auction earlier this week.

3) Penguins – the penguin population in Antarctica may drop by 60% by the end of the century.

4) Microsoft – The US giant has had to shell out $10,000 to one angry customer after her computer was subject to an unwanted Windows upgrade.




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