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June 22, 2013


in the 2010 animation Despicable Me, a super-villain tried to steal the moon when his pride was wounded by a rival crook pinching a pyramid.

In Despicable Me 2, the reformed baddie is recruited to a crime- fighting league.

It's out next Friday, but you can see a preview screening this weekend in Leicester.

Why do film companies do that? Good question. To which the answer is: Dunno.

before she was a stand-up comedian, Ava Vidal was a prison officer.

If you're tempted to heckle during her set at Just The Tonic, in Granby Street, tonight, you might want to bear that in mind.

''I've been heckled by people with time on their hands, people who have nothing to lose, she told The Age in Australia. There's pretty much nothing I haven't been called so you've got to be pretty good.

The Londoner, who has appeared on Mock The Week and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, is at the Leicester club tonight alongside Danny McLoughlin and Pot Noodle-pushing Kiwi comic Jarred Christmas.

a word to the wise. If you're off to see Ken Dodd this weekend, you may want to take some rations.

Some snacks, perhaps. Maybe a flask. Something to take the edge off the hunger pangs. His show at De Montfort Hall in 2009 lasted five hours. Five hours. Maybe you should fashion yourself an adult- sized nappy, too.

The unrelenting mirth machine plays the De Mont tonight.

The show starts at 7pm, according to the website. Your guess is as good as ours as to when it will end.

pay atten...shun. It's Armed Forces Day next weekend, but Leicester has seized the element of surprise by staging its celebration today.

It kicks off with a service at Leicester Cathedral, followed by a parade from the High Street from 11.30am and a salute taken at the Clock Tower.

Go. It's the very least you can do to show your appreciation.

in 1974, music critic Jon Landau sat down to write a review.

Last Thursday at the Harvard Square theatre, I saw my rock and roll past flash before my eyes. And I saw something else: I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.

And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the first time.

When his two-hour set ended I could only think, can anyone really be this good; can anyone say this much to me, can rock 'n' roll still speak with this kind of power and glory? And then I felt the sores on my thighs where I had been pounding my hands in time for the entire concert and knew that the answer was yes.

Unlike so many other critics, Landau could spend the rest of his career warmed by the knowledge he was utterly right.

Ridley Scott's Springsteen and I, which is released today in a worldwide cinema broadcast in more than 50 countries, is the story of the Boss and his music, seen through the eyes of his myriad fans.

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