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Former Partridge Family star David Cassidy says he is struggling with dementia.

The 66-year-old has told People magazine his family has a history of the memory-ravaging disease and he had sensed "this was coming".

He said he had decided to stop touring as a musician in order to focus on his health and "enjoy life".

Cassidy's admission comes after TMZ released a video of the 1970s teen idol apparently slurring his words, forgetting lyrics and almost falling of the stage during a show in southern California on Saturday.

Cassidy has had numerous personal problems over the decades following his initial success, ranging from substance abuse to bankruptcy.

He is the stepson of actress and fellow Partridge Family star Shirley Jones.

© AAP 2017 This Aug. 8, 2009 file photo shows actor-singer David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," arrives at the ABC Disney Summer press tour party in Pasadena, Calif. Cassidy says he is struggling with memory loss. Cassidy told People magazine that his family has a history of dementia and that he had sensed “this was coming.” He added that for now he wanted to stay focused and “enjoy life.” (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

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Britain's most revered TV naturalist David Attenborough, 90, is returning to present a sequel to The Blue Planet documentary series, 16 years after the original illuminated the depths of the world's oceans.

Blue Planet II will air later this year on the BBC, and follows the 2001 series which vividly depicted marine life from across the world and won two Emmys and two BAFTAs for its music and cinematography.

The BBC said the new series will feature phenomena such as methane volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean's so-called 'boiling sea', as well as footage from 1000 metres under the Antarctic Ocean.

"I am truly thrilled to be joining this new exploration of the underwater worlds which cover most of our planet, yet are still its least known," Attenborough said.

The series follows his critically acclaimed series Planet Earth II, which was broadcast in Britain last year. It was the most watched natural history program for at least 15 years, the BBC said, and premiered in the US on Saturday.

Attenborough is also known for his work on the Life series of nine documentaries made over a 30-year period from 1979.

© RAW 2017 File photo dated 24/09/15 of Sir David Attenborough, as the renowned naturalist is set to return to television for a new series of BBC's award-winning Blue Planet.. Issue date: Monday February 20, 2017. The seven-part series will mark 20 years since the channel's natural history unit first set out to explore never-before-seen wildlife in the deepest and darkest realms of the world's oceans. See PA story SHOWBIZ Attenborough. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire

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Angelina Jolie has spoken publicly for the first time about her divorce from Brad Pitt, saying they will "always be a family".

The actress said splitting from Pitt after two years of marriage had been a "very difficult time" for her.

Speaking to the BBC, she said: "It was a very difficult time and we're a family. And we will always be a family.

"And we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it."

Sole custody of their six children was given to Jolie following the couple's filing for divorce at the end of last year.

Asked how she was coping, Jolie said: "Many, many people find themselves in this situation.

"My whole family - we've all been through a difficult time.

"My focus is my children, our children, and my focus is finding this way through and as I said, we are and forever will be a family and so that is my, that is how I am coping.

"I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer."

Jolie, 41, was speaking before the premiere of the film First They Killed My Father, which she directed, about the Cambodian genocide.

© AAP 2017 The file picture dated 08 May 2014 shows US actress Angelina Jolie (R) and US actor Brad Pitt (L) arriving for a special Maleficent costume display at Kensington Palace in London, Britain. According to media reports on 10 January 2017, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt released a statement that they have reached a divorce agreement in order to protect their six children. The actress had filed for divorce in September 2016. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

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The last two living ex-Beatles have teamed up for the first time in seven years.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were in the studio together over the weekend working on the latter's latest album.

Starr posted a photo on Twitter on Monday morning, writing: "Thanks for coming over man and playing. Great bass. I love you man peace and love."

The two remaining members of the Fab Four were joined by Eagles star Joe Walsh in the studio, according to a second photo by Starr.

He said Walsh had "come out to play", adding "what a day I'm having".

Producer Bruce Sugar, who has worked on Starr's recent releases, also posted a photo of him with the two ex-Beatles on Facebook.

The pair last collaborated in 2010 for Starr's Y Not record with McCartney playing bass on Peace Dream and singing on Walk With You.

Starr is currently working on a follow-up to his 2015 Postcard From Paradise album.

© AAP 2017 Musicians and members of the Beatles, Paul McCartney, right, and Ringo Starr pose for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the Beatles movie, Ron Howard's 'Eight days a week-the touring years' in London, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Universal's erotic sequel Fifty Shades Darker has scored its second consecutive win at the international box office, including Australia, with $US43.7 million ($A56.9 million) in 59 territories.

Fifty Shades Darker declined 52 per cent from its opening weekend for a foreign total of $US187.2 million and a worldwide gross of $US276.9 million.

The film is holding in first place in Australia, Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Panama, Paraguay, Trinidad, Uruguay, Venezuela and Hong Kong.

Germany is the top market with $US6.2 million, declining just 27 per cent for a $US20.9 million total.

The film finished second in the UK-Ireland market behind Lego Batman as Darker declined 52 per cent to $US4.5 million for a total of $US21 million. France saw a 49 per cent decline to $US4.2 million for a total of $US15.1 million.

Brazil has totalled $US13.7 million, followed by Italy at $US12.9 million, Russia at $US10.7 million, Australia at $US10.6 million, and Spain at $US9.6 million. Japan will be the final opening on June 23.

Fifty Shades Darker stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan reprising their roles as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele as their characters reignite the romance that had ended in 2015's Fifty Shades of Grey.

Fifty Shades of Grey was a box office hit two years ago, grossing $US570 million worldwide with $US166 million domestically and $US404 million internationally.

Lionsgate's La La Land generated a second-place finish with $US31.7 million in 74 markets. The awards season front-runner has taken in $US206 million internationally to go along with $US135 million domestically.

Vin Diesel's action sequel xXx: Return of Xander Cage came in third with $US27.6 million in 59 markets for Paramount Pictures and Revolution Studios.

Nearly all of that weekend total came from China with a $US26.2 million weekend, lifting the Chinese cumulative take to $US134 million in two weeks. Return of Xander Cage has earned $US308 million worldwide.

Jackie Chan's action comedy Kung Fu Yoga followed in fourth with $US23.3 million in 13 markets to lift its worldwide total to $US267.3 million, according to comScore.

Warner Bros.' The Lego Batman Movie finished fifth with $US21.5 million at approximately 13,000 screens in 62 international markets. The film dropped a modest 34 per cent from its opening last weekend and has grossed $US72 million internationally.

Universal also reported on Sunday that Legendary's The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, expanded its run into 21 international markets this weekend and took in $US19 million in 46 territories.

The Great Wall has already grossed $US171 million in China, so the international total is $US244.6 million.

The Great Wall opened in first in Russia with $US4.5 million and scored a second-place finish in Australia with $US2.4 million.

© RAW 2017 US actress and cast member Dakota Johnson (L) and British actor and cast member Jamie Dornan attend the premiere of the film 'Fifty Shades Darker' at Leicester Square in London, Britain, 09 February 2017. The sequel to 2015 film 'Fifty Shades of Grey' opens in British cinemas on 10 February.

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Daniel Craig has become cinema's second longest-serving James Bond.

The British actor has now played the role of 007 for a total of 4147 days - or almost 11-and-a-half years.

Craig officially took on the mantle of the world's most famous secret agent on October 14, 2005. Since then, he has starred in four Bond films.

The most recent, Spectre, was released in October 2015.

He needs to clock up another two-and-a-half years to become the longest-serving Bond, however.

That title is currently held by Roger Moore, who starred in seven films and spent 5118 days in the role.

Daniel Craig's predecessor as Bond, Pierce Brosnan, is now in third place in the rankings, while the original 007, Sean Connery, is fourth.

Timothy Dalton, who appeared in two films, is fifth.

George Lazenby, star of just one Bond film, is in last place.

The figures have been compiled by the Press Association.

To ensure a fair comparison, the rankings are based on the period from the day each actor was officially confirmed as James Bond to the day their successor was formally announced.

Sean Connery's appearance in 1983's unofficial 007 film Never Say Never Again has not been included in the calculations.

The James Bond franchise is now in its 55th year, having begun in 1962 with Dr No.

The identity of the actor to play Bond in the next film in the sequence remains uncertain, however.

Speaking in September last year, 007 executive producer Callum McDougall said he would "love" Daniel Craig to return the role.

"Without any question, he is absolutely [producer] Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson's first choice and I know they are hoping for him to come back," he told the BBC.

Craig said in 2015 that he would rather "slash my wrists" than do another film as 007.

© AAP 2017 Waxworks of the British actors (L-R) Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig, Scottish actor Sean Connery, Australian actor George Lazenby and Irish actor Pierce Brosnan playing the role of James Bond are unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Berlin, Germany, 04 October 2016. EPA/BRITTA PEDERSEN

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.

THE HOUSE is directed by Andrew Jay Cohen and stars Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman, Michaela Watkins, Ryan Simpkins, Jessie Ennis, Rob Huebel, Cedric Yarbrough and Jeremy Renner.

THE HOUSE releases in Australian cinemas on June 29, 2017.

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