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Feature Ryan Lambie 17 Apr 2014 - 06:28
What do the film characters of Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, Stallone, Norris et al get up to in the non-action bit of an action movie? Er...
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When asked what he did between acting jobs, Robert Duvall once said, "Hobbies, hobbies and more hobbies." This is fair enough because, to quote James Bond, "everybody needs a hobby." Bond himself has all kinds of things to do in his spare time: playing Baccarat and Poker, talking to exotic ladies and drinking Martinis. For all we know, Bond might also be into origami and bell ringing.
The question is, what do other action heroes get up to when they're not shooting bad guys, blowing up trucks or rescuing their daughters from Val Verde? In most movies, we never find out. But in very, »
Peaches Geldof was found dead on Monday at her home in Kent, London, and investigators are still at a loss as to what caused her sudden death.
Peaches Geldof's Cause Of Death Unknown
Geldof, who was 25-years-old, did not leave a suicide note, nor was there any drug paraphernalia on hand at her home. Autopsy results proved inconclusive, according to UK police. While police are still looking into what may have caused Geldof’s death, they are treating it “as a non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death," reported CNN. Toxicology reports are pending, and are likely to take several weeks for results.
Daughter to musician Bob Geldof and late TV presenter Paula Yates, Geldof was also well-known in her own right. By 15, she’d written her first article for Elle magazine. She later went on to launch a modeling career and worked as a TV presenter. Her death shocked those in the entertainment and fashion worlds, »
Channel 4 has offered a first look at its gay wedding musical.
The couple have written the music and lyrics for their unusual nuptials, which will include "show-stopping ensembles" from the congregation.
Meanwhile, Jon Snow will sing a news report as part of the special broadcast.
On their wedding, Benjamin and Nathan said: "We've been together for nearly 12 years and never thought we'd get the chance to get married for real.
"Doing what we both do for a living has meant that we've spent our entire lives expressing emotion through song, so getting married in a musical, »
Kate O’Mara, British actress best known for playing glamorous yet tough villains, died Sunday, according to her agent Phil Belfield. She was 74.
Belfield said she died in a southern England nursing home after battling a short illness. She had recently tweeted to her followers, thanking them for well wishes.
Hello all – thank you so much for your kind tweets. It's both humbling and completely overwhelming to read all of your messages. Much Love x—
Kate O'Mara (@KateOmara_) March 17, 2014
O’Mara is most widely known for starring in long-running American soap “Dynasty” in the ’80s. In it, she played Cassandra ‘Caress’ Morell, the manipulative sister of Joan Collins’ Alexis Colby. Collins tweeted about the news this morning.
Tragic news about Kate O Mara , we had great fun on Dynasty when she played my sister Caress who Alexis insisted on calling Cassie ! Rip—
Joan Collins (@joancollinsobe) March 30, 2014
O’Mara became a »
- Alex Stedman
Why do you never come across an impotent walrus? All is revealed in Secrets of Bones
It wasn't immediately obvious what to review today. I'm looking at secrets – of the Vatican, briefly, but first Secrets of Bones (BBC4), with Ben Garrod, an affable sort of chap you could easily imagine having a pint with. A bit like Jimmy Docherty, but Ben actually has an area of expertise. More like George the Restoration Man perhaps. Ben the Bone Man.
Does television really have the need for a full-time bone man though? Maybe not, but then Ben does other things. Well, he articulates skeletons – as in he puts them together, for museums, universities etc, he doesn't just say the word, clearly and coherently, over and over again, until the phone rings from the BBC.
We've reached the end of this absorbing little six-part series, and Ben's ending where it all begins: sex. »
- Sam Wollaston
The '80s called and they're loving Ashlee Simpson's look! The 29-year-old singer landed at Lax airport on Sunday, March 16, looking like a blast from the past. For her casual airplane attire, Simpson accessorized her simple tan coat and skinny jeans with a wide-brimmed black hat. She also wore two skinny braids on either side of her face. Having a case of deja vu? The look is eerily similar to '80s singer Boy George's style. The gender-bending Culture Club frontman, now 52, was known for wearing a black [...] »
Channel 4's programme showing how people react as they watch at home has become the year's entertainment hit
Gogglebox, which recorded sofa-bound families as they talked about what they were watching on television, slipped on to Channel 4 last March without much fanfare. Within a few weeks it had become the freshest entertainment hit of the year, winning a clutch of awards.
Gogglebox has now been promoted to a 9pm slot for its return on 7 March in an extended, 24-part run. It is also growing from 45 minutes to an hour, and the 10-strong roster of the original contributors (they are all returning) is being freshened up with four new sets, including a wealthy family from the shires and two young men from Northern Ireland. They will be asked to watch more news and current affairs than in the last series and there will be more footage on the lives of the contributors. »
- Maggie Brown
London, Feb.22: Boy George dropped a bizarre hint about celebs snorting cocaine in the toilets at the Brit Awards.
The Karma Chameleon hitmaker asserted that he could hear a chorus of snorting in the Brits loo while he was taking a leak, the Mirror reported.
The 52-year-old singer-songwriter further added that commercials during the Brit awards were always infamous for sniffing coke and the situation is still the same. (Ani) »
- Ketali Mehta
Contestants attempt to impress judges such as hunky Steve Jones with increasingly bizarre bonce-curios – and it's pretty gripping stuff
Love the inimitable charm of hairdressers? Love sitting in a chair for an hour in their company? Then you'll love hair-styling competition Hair (Tuesday, 9pm, BBC3), in which eight amateurs compete for the title of mastercoiff over six weeks. Presented by Steve Jones, the judges are Denise McAdam, hair-doer to the royals, and "celebrity superstar stylist" Alain Pichon. Ever heard of him? Me neither, so it's safe to say he's no Nicky Clarke. Then again, Nicky Clarke is an upturned mop used to sponge up huge puddles of smugness, so anyone who isn't him is probably all right. And besides, going by Alain's jaunty hat and stubble, he's not a celebrity superstar stylist at all, but a Left Bank jazzman fallen on hard times.
Watching hair dry might not sound like a thrill a minute, »
- Filipa Jodelka
Boy George knows what it's like being Justin Bieber. The pop music icon was just 21 years old when he shot to worldwide fame in the 1980s as the gender-bending front man of Culture Club. "Unfortunately when you're at that age, you won't listen to anyone," the 52-year-old singer told me earlier today when he was at E! to shoot a guest spot on Fashion Police (airing tonight at 9/8c). "I did the same thing. People told me time and time again—not just at 22 but it happened up until 10 years ago—to sort of grow up a bit. He declines to offer the 19-year-old any advice. "It's immaturity," Boy George said of the "Boyfriend" hitmaker's many public »
"I can definitely identify with it completely and I can also identify with the fact that if you said anything to him, he'd laugh at you. Because I would have," the singer, who recently dropped his new album, "This Is What I Do," said of Bieber.
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The Super Bowl is usually the highest-rated single television broadcast of the year, so the post time slot is probably the most coveted in TV because of the massive lead-in audience (upwards of 100 million viewers). But if the program that airs right afterwards typically draws big ratings, why don’t networks take advantage of this and premiere the pilot of a new series? Wouldn’t this be the best way to promote a show you think will be a huge hit? It would seem like a no-brainer, but in fact, that strategy isn’t always bulletproof. More often than not, a pilot for a new series won’t bring in the same high ratings as a special episode of an established series. Once the Big Game is over, most viewers will go ahead and switch the channel. Unless your a fan of the winning team, and care to sit through the post-game wrap up, »
Les Dennis isn't exactly in our day-to-day thoughts, truth be told, but the news yesterday (January 23) that the light entertainment legend would be joining Coronation Street still managed to put a massive smile on our face. Les on the cobbles! Amazing!
To celebrate Les's biggest gig in quite some time, we look back at the celebrity good egg's life and career in order, and come up with eight reasons why we absolutely love him...
He's a talent show king!
Way back before Britain's Got Talent, The X Factor et al, there was New Faces, a notoriously tough competition where a panel of judges - including a youthful Noel Edmonds - marked variety acts on their "star quality", usually without chucking water over each other or trying to get into the papers with a particularly daring dress, as all that palaver is a modern talent show invention.
After doing the rounds »
The Grammys are on Sunday, so let’s investigate its most bizarre category: Best New Artist. Both Christopher Cross and Esparanza Spalding have one. That’s real. And that’s why we’re counting down the ten best winners and the five worst losers. Because maybe we’ll learn something! That’s what I’ll go with.
10. Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee may not have had as gigantic a Billboard career following her Best New Artist win as some of the other stars here, but her debut album is such an assured, unpretentiously poetic, rich listening experience. “Chuck E.’s in Love” and “Young Blood” are whimsical and catchy while “Night Train” and “The Last Chance Texaco” are crackling, despairing portraits. She was also so rad, and that made her bohemian folksiness so much fresher than you’d expect.
If timelessness is a criterion for the music and musicians who win Best New Artist, »
- Louis Virtel
Dolly Parton‘s voice has been characterized as “indescribable.” That’s not true. Her voice is a Thomas’ English Muffin, filled with nooks and crannies which hold the melted butter and make each scrumptious bite a new taste experience. You can listen to a Dolly song you’ve heard a million times and still come away with something you hadn’t noticed before.
For almost 50 years, Dolly has been country music’s Queen. A Brief synopsis:
Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of »
Sean Maloney, Democratic Congressman, Engaged To Marry Same-Sex Partner
One second I’m a Koons, then suddenly the Koons is me.
Boy, I’ve Really Put You In A Tough Spot, Haven’t I? By Woody Allen.
Mark your calendars. The Kitten Bowl. Sunday, February 2nd, on Hallmark.
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Boy George is back! Here’s “My God.”
Big congrats to British footballer Liam Davis, who came out over the weekend.
Things have been going fairly well for Walt Reynolds (Brendan Dooling) on The Carrie Diaries. True, he was kicked out of his Wasp nest for being a Honey Bee, but he managed to find two new families, and his relationship with older beau Bennet is going swimmingly (and they finally did it! … apparently).
But the realities of being a gay man in early 1986 in NYC are about to hit full force.
It’s Valentine’s Day 1986 … “Rock Me Amadeus” had just debuted on the chart … Kevin Bacon‘s Quicksilver had just opened and would change the way we looked at bicycle messengers … and Boy George made his now historic appearance on The A-Team.
In Manhattan, Larissa, Samantha, and Carrie are dissing a particularly bad fashion shoot. Samantha offers up her model services, and when Larissa pooh-pooh’s it, Sam responds “I once walked the runway at the Tallahasee Mall Back To School Fashion Show. »
Viewers complain to Ofcom after former boxer told housemate Luisa Zissman that being gay 'ain't normal' and can be 'fixed'
Channel 5 could face an Ofcom investigation after the regulator confirmed viewers had complained about Celebrity Big Brother contestant Evander Holyfield saying being gay "ain't normal" and can be "fixed".
The broadcasting watchdog confirmed on Monday that it was assessing several complaints, but would not confirm how many. "No decision to formally investigate has yet been made at this stage," an Ofcom spokesman said.
Big Brother producers verbally warned the former world heavyweight boxing champion about a conversation he had with fellow contestant Luisa Zissman about the lack of openly gay sports stars, which was broadcast in Sunday night's highlights programme on Channel 5 from 9pm.
The Apprentice runner-up told Holyfield that she thought it was bad that few people speak out about being gay in the sports industry.
Zissman said: "I »
- Hatty Collier
Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has entered the ring on the hot topic of homosexuality in the media, saying gay individuals were “handicapped” on a recent episode of U.K.’s “Celebrity Big Brother.”
When asked if there are any gay boxers, the former athlete responded “yes.”
“You know how handicapped people are born,” he said, before telling one of his fellow “Big Brother” contestants the lifestyle was “a choice.”
Holyfield’s remarks were immediately denounced by his “Big Brother” housemates, including ex-pop star Boy George.
Shame, I had such admiration for Mr Evander Holyfield, he seemed dignified and I was sure he was a cool, smart, giant!—
Boy George (@BoyGeorge) January 05, 2014
When asked to explain his remarks on the hit TV show, Holyfried said he didn’t think anyone else was listening.
- Variety Staff
Holyfield was reprimanded by Big Brother after he described homosexuality as a "choice" and compared it to a disability, appearing to say that it was something that could be "fixed".
Ewin Holyfield has claimed that his father does not dislike gay people and does not judge others based on their sexuality.
He told TMZ: "My dad is the most loving and caring person you will ever meet. He treats everyone like a human being... even if they are homosexual.
"My dad feels that being gay is a choice... and naturally that's how things work. You cannot procreate and make a baby with two women, or two men. But at the same time, my dad is not going to judge someone for their sexual orientation."
Ewin added that his »
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