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Ben Affleck pays homage to friend and co-star Robin Williams as Hollywood mourns in wake of actor's suicide

12 August 2014 20:44:58 News | Mail Online

Tributes were pouring in after the shocking news of Robin Williams' death broke on Monday. The Oscar-winner's Mrs Doubtfire co-star Sally Field called his passing at his Tiburon, California home on Monday 'stunning.' Joan Rivers, a fellow comedian who got to know the Oscar winner well, tweeted on Tuesday, 'Robin genuinely made me laugh and was one of the "good guys." I'll miss him and his wonderful spirit.' Minnie Driver, who worked with the father-of-three on the 1997 drama Good Will Hunting, added, 'My heart's broken. Robin was a beautiful, kind soul. Can't bear that he's gone. So incredibly sorry for his family.'

Vice All News Time12 August 2014 20:44:58


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Comedian Frank Skinner says he is 'beyond excited' to land guest role in Doctor Who

17 May 2014 04:21:07 News | Mail Online

The comedian, who is a huge fan of the long-running science-fiction series, will appear on screen this autumn alongside Peter Capaldi.

Vice All News Time17 May 2014 04:21:07


TV comedian accused of grooming teenager who killed himself uses top libel lawyer to explain himself to boy's family

13 April 2014 12:07:13 News | Mail Online

Last night the parents of Ben Cowburn spoke of their dismay at the TV comedian’s use of high-profile libel lawyers Carter-Ruck to make the approach.

Vice All News Time13 April 2014 12:07:13


Now family demand police quiz comic and 'showbiz friends' over tragic Ben's death as last picture of suicide teenager emerges

06 April 2014 04:20:31 News | Mail Online

Steve and Sharon Cowburn expressed disbelief that Scotland Yard detectives failed to speak to the man during the investigation into their son Ben’s death.

Vice All News Time06 April 2014 04:20:31


Revealed: Tragic Ben Cowburn told nurse that TV comic raped as family demand to know why medic was not heard at inquest

30 March 2014 04:18:50 News | Mail Online

The nurse also believes the celebrity, who was not named at the inquest in Truro, Cornwall, plied the 18-year-old with drink and drugs to ensure he gave his 'consent' for sex.

Vice All News Time30 March 2014 04:18:50


Ben Cowburn made at least 43 attempts to take his own life

25 March 2014 19:40:34 News | Mail Online

Ben Cowburn, 18, from Truro, Cornwall (left) was swept into a hedonistic lifestyle by the man - named only as 'Mr X' - after being appointed his stylist.

Vice All News Time25 March 2014 19:40:34


Teenager 'groomed' by famous comedian was haunted by his face on TV, inquest hears

25 March 2014 16:42:18 UK headlines

Ben Cowburn, 18, was haunted by seeing a famous comedian's face on TV and in magazines in the weeks before he took his own life, an inquest has heard

Vice All News Time25 March 2014 16:42:18


Why has comic who 'groomed' overdose boy not been named? MPs criticise decision and say public should be concerned if 'deals are being done behind closed doors'

24 March 2014 03:47:31 News | Mail Online

An inquest has heard the gay comedian ‘took advantage’ of Ben Cowburn (pictured). But under an informal agreement his identity has been protected, and called 'Mr X' at an inquest.

Vice All News Time24 March 2014 03:47:31


Teenage boy killed himself while suffering from post traumatic stress after being seduced by TV comedian

23 March 2014 13:00:15 mirror - News

The openly gay comic gave tragic Ben Cowburn gifts and took him to drink- and drug-fuelled parties

Vice All News Time23 March 2014 13:00:15


TV comic 'groomed' tragic overdose teenager: 18-year-old's mystery death after star 'showered him with gifts then made sexual advances'

23 March 2014 02:44:42 News | Mail Online

Ben Cowburn, a fashion student in London, met the comedian in a pub. He was showered with gifts and taken to drug-fuelled parties by the unnamed star, and later said he felt 'dirty and used'.

Vice All News Time23 March 2014 02:44:42