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Michael K Williams: The Wire star remembered as 'a fine man and a rare talent'

The Wire co-star Clarke Peters told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "He was a generous actor. It wasn't me, me, me. It was us, us, us."

Film-maker Spike Lee described Williams on Instagram as "his brother" and said he "was shook" at the news.

The Wire creator David Simon said he was "a fine man and a rare talent".

Alongside a picture of Williams, Simon wrote that he was "too gutted right now to say all that ought to be said", adding: "On our journey together he always deserved the best words. And today those words won't come."

James Franco sexual misconduct case settled

According to the agreement, Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, who attended Franco's now-defunct Studio 4, have dropped their claims.

The women alleged that the Hollywood actor engaged in "sexually-charged behaviour towards female students".

Franco's lawyers previously described the claims as "false and inflammatory".

BBC News has contacted representatives for Franco to ask if he has any further comment in light of the settlement.

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Actor Christopher Plummer dies at 91

He won an Oscar in 2012 for the film Beginners and was also nominated for The Last Station in 2010 and All the Money in the World in 2018.

In the latter film he replaced Kevin Spacey, whose complete performance as billionaire J Paul Getty was excised.

His many other films included The Man Who Would Be King and Knives Out.

According to reports, Plummer passed away peacefully at his home in Connecticut with his wife Elaine Taylor at his side.

Saved by the Bell star dies aged 44

The 44-year-old was best known for playing Samuel "Screech" Powers in the popular 1990s US sitcom about a group of high school friends and their headmaster.

He had recently completed a first round of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lung cancer last month.

His condition had deteriorated fast in the last week, said agent Roger Paul.

"Dustin did not suffer. He did not have to lie submerged in pain. For that, we are grateful," he said on Monday.

Saved by the Bell ran for four seasons from 1989 to 1993 and was a global hit series.

Actor Michael Angelis dies aged 76

He died suddenly while at home with his wife on Saturday, his agent said.

The Liverpool-born actor lent his voice to children's favourite Thomas and Friends for 13 series after taking over from Beatle star Ringo Starr in 1991.

He also appeared as Mickey Startup in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

He starred alongside Bernard Hill and Julie Walters in the Bafta-winning 1980s series Boys From The Blackstuff, which highlighted the hardships of unemployment.

Angelis also had roles in Minder, The Liver Birds, Z Cars and Good Cop.

Max Von Sydow: The Exorcist and The Seventh Seal actor dies aged 90

His family announced "with a broken heart and infinite sadness" that the Swedish-born actor died on Sunday.

Von Sydow's other film credits included Hannah and Her Sisters, The Seventh Seal and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

He was nominated for two Oscars during his career - including best actor in 1988 for Pelle the Conqueror.

His other Academy nomination was best supporting actor for his role in 2011's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

John Cusack apologises for anti-Semitic tweet

He shared a meme, since deleted, of a large hand with a Star of David on its wrist, oppressing a group of people.

A caption on it read: "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise."

The saying, often misattributed to the French philosopher Voltaire, was in fact spoken by white nationalist Kevin Strom.

Cusack added his own comment, "follow the money", to the meme, before later deleting his post after it attracted criticism.

Actor Idris Elba marries in Morocco

Over the weekend, the love chase ended in Morocco where he married model Sabrina Dhowre.

Photographs posted by British Vogue showed Elba, 46 - once rumoured to be in the running to play James Bond on screen - sharing an embrace with Dhowre, 29, a former Miss Vancouver.

Elba, who is marrying for the third time, made sure the journey to Morocco was worth the trouble for his guests, who included Motown great Diana Ross and her son. The celebrations were spread over three days.

Luke Perry of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale dies at 52

His publicist said Perry died surrounded by his family and friends.

Perry rose to fame on Beverly Hills, 90210 and had been starring as Fred Andrews on the CW show Riverdale.

He was taken to hospital on Wednesday in Los Angeles, where he had been shooting scenes for Riverdale at the Warner Bros film lot.

Perry's children, Jack and Sophie, fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, and his siblings, Tom Perry and Amy Coder, were with him when he passed, publicist Arnold Robinson said in a statement.

Jason Momoa says he's from New Zealand

"I just need citizenship and we're good," he told Newshub.

His blockbuster juggernaut Aquaman is about to flood cinemas here - and all he can talk about is New Zealand.

He's already expressed his love for Kiwi culture with a ferocious haka for the Las Angeles premiere of Aquaman.

"Obviously I am very close to it," he says.

"I've made my own haka for my family. My children were out there with me, we based the character around Polynesian culture. I thought it would be honouring a lot of people by doing it."