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Depp shoots new film in UK
Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp will be in the UK next month to film The Libertine, the real-life story of a debauched 17th Century poet.

Depp plays the Earl of Rochester, who died at 33 a physical wreck after a life of sexual and sensual excess.

John Malkovich - who developed the film through his Mr Mudd production company after playing the Earl on stage - plays Charles II in the $16m (8.7m) project.

Samantha Morton co-stars as an actress with whom Rochester becomes enraptured.


Venezuelans mob actor's visit

Venezuelans mobbed Hollywood actor Danny Glover when he toured slums in the capital Caracas on his visit to the country on Thursday.

Glover and eight other African-American activists are visiting the country to look at race relations and social programs.

Residents of Caracas' Onoto slum cheered the actor as he was led by the city's district mayor to look at supermarkets and a clinic where Cuban doctors treated the poor.

Glover later said the US foreign policy toward Venezuela was "unhelpful". Glover had previously campaigned against the US war on Iraq and the continuing blockade of communist Cuba.


US warns South Korea over piracy

The US has accused South Korea of failing to curb digital music and movie piracy, saying it was costing US companies millions of dollars.

The Bush administration on Thursday added the country to a list of nations who were failing to stop piracy.

If South Korea did not act the US had the option to complain to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) . If the WTO upheld the complaint, the US could impose sanctions equal to the money lost by US firms.

"The administration is committed to protecting American creativity and intellectual property, one of the most dynamic sectors of our economy," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said.


BBC newsreader Raworth pregnant

Sophie Raworth, the co-presenter of BBC One's Six O'Clock News, has said she is "thrilled" to be expecting her first child this summer.

She said she hoped that her years spent rising early to present BBC One's Breakfast would "prove good training for the sleepless nights ahead".

Raworth, 34, who has just returned from her honeymoon on safari in Africa, married company director Richard Winter in December.

They wed in their local London church in front of their friends and family.





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