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  • The United Kingdom has paid the price for opening the show at the Eurovision Song Contest, with Englebert Humperdinck coming second-from-last in the voting.

    Englebert HumperdinckEnglebert Humperdinck

    Favourites Sweden won the annual competition, with Loreen's Euphoria picking up 372 points - way ahead of Russia's Buranovskiye Babushki on 259 points in second.

    Irish entry Jedward failed to make a splash (despite having a fountain on stage), notching up just 46 points and finishing well down the rankings.

    And only Norway's entry polled less than The Hump from the 42 nations who took part in this year's Eurovision.

    But it was Loreen's shiny trance-pop track Euphoria which stole the night, taking an early lead and gradually pulling away from Russia's novelty entry Party For Everybody as the votes piled in.

    Serbia's Željko Joksimović was a solid third with the classy and restrained song Nije Ljubav.

    There had been speculation before the contest that going first could damage 76-year-old Humperdinck's chances, but his song Love Will

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  • House – Last ever episode – Review

    Hugh Laurie bowed out of hit medical mystery drama 'House' last night as the series came to an end after eight years.

    When he was playing the fool opposite Rowan Atkinson in 'Blackadder' few could have predicted Hugh Laurie would become the world's biggest television star but the role of Dr. Gregory House made that a reality.

    Hello ladies... Hugh Laurie as Dr Gregory House (Credit: Rex)

    [Related story: Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie to reunite for mystery project]

    The drug addicted head of a team of diagnosticians, House is in fact based on Sherlock Holmes with friend Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) playing the Watson to his Holmes.

    The show was left hanging last week when it was revealed that House would have to serve the remaining six months of his jail sentence (having been paroled), a time frame that doesn't suit the fact that his best friend Wilson only has five months left to live.

    'House' was always going to at the very least flirt with the idea of the titular character committing suicide by the time it came to a close and they dealt with that

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  • Video: Watch Simon Pegg in Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Simon Pegg has never been ashamed of the fact that he's a massive geek and now his career has reached a new high - he's officially part of the 'Star Wars' universe.

    Pegg lends his voice to the latest episode of animated series 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars', which airs on the Cartoon Network at 6:30pm on Saturday 26th May.

    [Related story: Star Wars fans can now freeze themselves in carbonite]
    [Related gallery: Rejected Star Wars merchandise]

    In it he plays bounty hunter Dengar, who first appeared in 'The Empire Strikes Back' in 1980 as part of the line-up that also saw the debut of fan-favourite Boba Fett.

    Speaking of his role, Pegg said, "Dengar is one of the elite. If you're on Darth Vader's bounty hunter speed dial you are the best in the galaxy and it was a total honour to play this mysterious hard man from my favourite 'Star Wars' movie, 'The Empire Strikes Back'."

    In the episode, Dengar, Fett and other bounty hunters Bossk and Asajj Ventress fight to protect a valuable shipment

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  • The yanky cousin of our very own 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' arrives in the UK this week with more of the ridiculous dresses and wedding day bust-ups we've come to expect from the original series.

    Having premiered recently in the US, one critic described it as "horrifying, bizarre, and [as] compulsively watchable as the original".

    Watch the video below as one nervous bride flees to the toilet to quell her big day jitters.

    Gypsy Brides US premieres on Discovery Real Time on Wednesdays at 10pm


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