x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Hugh Jackman has another cancerous growth removed

Also, Sakshi Chaudhary to play Priyanka Chopra in film; Robin Williams's The Crazy Ones axed; Austrian wins Eurovision.

Hugh Jackman attends the X-Men: Days of Future Past premiere after skin-cancer surgery. Mike Coppola / Getty Images / AFP
Hugh Jackman attends the X-Men: Days of Future Past premiere after skin-cancer surgery. Mike Coppola / Getty Images / AFP

Hugh Jackman has had another cancerous growth removed. The 45-year-old actor attended the premiere of his latest film, X-Men: Days of Future Past on Saturday with a bandage over his nose. Jackman said he had a basal-cell carcinoma removed two nights earlier; he got the results of a recent biopsy earlier on Thursday and had it removed right after. Basal-cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Jackman was treated for the same disease last year but said that the prognosis was good: “It’s all out now.” He urges others to “get check-ups and wear sunscreen”. – AP

CBS axes Robin Williams comedy The Crazy Ones

CBS has renewed The Mentalist, but has axed the Robin Williams comedy The Crazy Ones as well as Hostages, Intelligence, Friends with Better Lives and Bad Teacher, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Williams’s role in The Crazy Ones was “touted as a return to his roots” after a successful movie career, but it pulled in less-than-stellar ratings. The comedy, which also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, averaged a 2.8 rating in the key demographic and 10.5 million viewers. – The National staff

Sakshi Chaudhary to play Priyanka Chopra in film

The new actor Sakshi Chaudhary has been chosen to play Priyanka Chopra in a film, based on the National Award-winning actress’s fallout with her former manager Prakash Jaju. Chaudhary has also been signed on by the producer Firoz Nadiadwala for a three-film deal, but before that she’ll be seen on screen with John Abraham in the next instalment of the Hera Pheri franchise. – IANS

Austrian wins Eurovision

Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest early on Sunday with the song Rise Like a Phoenix. The 25-year-old performer, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, took the Eurovision crown in Copenhagen with 290 points compared with 238 points for runner-up the Netherlands, in what Eurovision fans had anticipated would be a more closely fought race. It was Austria’s first Eurovision victory for 48 years. – AFP

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