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Live at Edinburgh Castle averages 3.6 million on BBC One

20 July 2014 6:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Live at Edinburgh Castle was watched by more than 3.6 million viewers on BBC One last night (July 19), according to overnight figures.

Presented by Alex Jones, the music concert featuring the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Paloma Faith and Culture Club averaged 3.64m (19.8%) from 8.30pm.

Earlier on the channel, A Question of Sport: Super Saturday was enjoyed by 2.71m (17.4%) from 7pm.

On BBC Two, The Men Who Made Us Spend had 862k (4.6%) in the 9pm hour.

ITV's Tipping Point: Lucky Stars entertained 2.89m (17.4%) from 7.30pm. It was followed by an airing of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, which managed 1.15m (6.9%).

On Channel 4, repeats of Restoration Man and Grand Designs grabbed 537k (3.4%) and 947k (5.5%) respectively before Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starring James Franco, was caught by 2.79m (15.2%) between 9pm and 11pm.

Channel 5's Big Brother coverage averaged 974k (5.2%) from 9pm, with Bit on the Psych »

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10 Times Batman Was A Total Jerk‏

8 July 2014 4:26 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, Sir Hemingford Grey – whatever you want to call him, I think we can all agree that Batman is a hero. Even if the “super” part is contested – he’s just a man! A fabulously wealthy man! A fabulously wealthy man with a genius-level intellect and martial arts skills! He has no real powers! – the fact that Bruce Wayne’s crusade against crime in Gotham City and beyond is a noble one?

That’s pretty widely accepted. Everything he does is pretty heroic, from rescuing orphans to making sure The Joker stays locked up to using his aforementioned fabulous wealth for good causes. Good causes besides making super-duper sports cars, we mean.

Warner Bros.

But maybe we’ve got him all wrong. Maybe Batman isn’t the world’s greatest detective, the hero Gotham needs, or even an okay guy. Maybe Batman is really a total jerk, »

- Tom Baker

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Video: Dolly Parton's 'Yakety Sax' Performance Will Make Your Day

1 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ok, you should probably just get ready to call it a day. Go ahead and pull your car keys out of your pocket and move your cursor toward the 'shut down' prompt on your computer screen, because this video is going to be the high point of today, if not your life: After you've watched Dolly Parton play "Yakety Sax" on a tiny rhinestone-encrusted saxophone, there's literally nothing left for you to accomplish. "I was feeling rather saxy today," the 68-year-old singer told the massive crowd at the Glastonbury Music Festival on Sunday. "I wanted to do something to impress you. »

- Jelisa Castrodale

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Dolly Parton's Glastonbury 'miming' gets Kay Burley slinging the mud | Media Monkey

30 June 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sky News anchor hits out at 'disappointing' performance, sparking protests from Jason Manford, Boy George and others

Dolly Parton may have won universal front-page acclaim for her performance at Glastonbury but Sky News veteran Kay Burley wasn't impressed. She accused the singer on Twitter of miming on stage, adding "how disappointing":

Oh, Dolly is miming. How disappointing

@JasonManford: @KayBurley noooooooo?!?! Please don't say she is! x well, Jolene was deffo helped along.... X

You bitch "@BoyGeorge: @KayBurley Leave our Dolly alone! Or I will tell about the fake tan and insteps too! Lol!

Hmmm... "@stephenfry: That's not miming. If it appears not always to lip-sync thats an HD live processor issue. You see it with reporters.

@KayBurley @BoyGeorge Dolly parton Is miming . . . I recorded 'little sparrow' @ O2 last night, Exactly the same as online postings

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- Monkey

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The Essential Boy George: Ranking His Top Ten Songs

13 June 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Boy George has been a part of our lives for well over thirty years, and was one of the first great stars of the MTV generation. As quickly as his star rose, though, it fell to earth, thanks to years of substance abuse.

Now clean and sober, he’s never been to scale those early heights again, but he’ll always be our Boy George, a reminder of the fun of early 80′s pop music, and we’ll always have that voice … soulful, vulnerable, and warm.

This weekend is his 53rd birthday, so let’s take a look back and name our favorite George hits, both solo and with Culture Club. These ten songs are a good way to start your Essential Boy George Collection.

10. Live My Life

Year: 1988

Album: Hiding Out

Chart Peak: #40

His first solo entry on the Hot 100, it’s from the soundtrack of Hiding Out, and »

- snicks

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Tumblin' For Boy George!

12 June 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

How's this for the ultimate #Tbt? Here I am with someone from waayyyyyy back in the day -- Boy George.

My South Carolina hometown friends and I Loved Culture Club. Boy George, in particular.

This was before all the social media that permeates our society today, so we learned about most music from MTV. As you can imagine, we had never seen anything like Boy George or Culture Club! We loved his voice and the music... but the fashion, oh, the fashion!

(Redferns)

His flashy clothes, the hairstyles and, of course, the makeup. ...

Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Hot Mess Alert! Lady Gaga Wears the Worst Parts of the '80s

12 June 2014 | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We should probably just be grateful that Lady Gaga is wearing actual clothes and not some insane costume, but this look may as well be a Halloween horror contest entry. It's like the "Applause" singer rummaged through old bins of her mother's clothes and picked out the absolute worst combo from the box labeled "1979 through 1990." We know the New York native was just a kid when these looks came and went, but she should have seen enough Flashdance to know that this look says "streetwalker" and not "vintage style icon."  And yet the giant teased hair and silk jacket put an immediate smile on our faces. Yes, it's way too Pink Ladies take the Culture Club, but that's »

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Junkfood Cinema: Return to Horror Clooney

3 June 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This week, Cargill and I go outside the Actor’s Studio to examine the early horror films of one Mr. George Clooney, or as you may now know him: God-King of Hollywood. Back in the glory days, the all-or-nothing days, before bestriding the narrow world like a colossus, Clooney was a struggling actor same as countless others, forced to take roles in b-horror outings in order to pay the rent. However, these horror films each had something special and of surprisingly quality to offer. Most interesting of the bunch is the never-released Grizzly II, on which Cargill and I go into startling detail. We also announce our July 4th appearance at CONvergence in Minneapolis! Can’t venture to America’s Hoth that weekend? No problem! We’ll be recording an episode during the Con and will make it available to you, our beloved Junkies, directly thereafter. You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema »

- Brian Salisbury

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Briefs: “Doctor Who” Sets The Date, James McAvoy Punches Hugh Jackman, and Sam Smith Wants You To “Leave Your Lover”

23 May 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

“Behold! Jennifer Aniston’s iPhone Wallpaper!”

Thanks to david for this week’s winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! Cillian Murphy (above) is 38, Rosanne Cash is 59, and Lea Delaria is 56.

Hit The Road With NewNowNext’s Interactive Pride Map Of The USA!

Post Office Honors Harvey Milk, But Harbors Anti-Gay Past

Culture Club will tour for the fist time in 15 years.

I’m not familiar with UK singer Sam Smith, but there’s speculation that he’s addressing his sexuality with his new music video “Leave Your Lover.”

Here’s part 2 of RuPaul driving John Waters

Breaking News! The new series of #DoctorWho starts August, 2014! pic.twitter.com/OZN1NxGp4w

— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) May 23, 2014

Here’s Hugh Jackman getting punched by James McAvoy.

Here’s Ricky Martin performing on the »

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Tessa Watts obituary

18 May 2014 6:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Pioneering producer of music videos who worked with Boy George, George Michael and the Sex Pistols

Tessa Watts, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 68, was a pioneering British producer of music videos and a critical figure in the history of Virgin Records. In her time, what began as simple promotional devices for songs grew into a billion-dollar global industry, serviced by MTV, the 24-hour Us music television channel, whose European launch she oversaw in 1986.

George Michael, Culture Club, Beyoncé, the Sex Pistols, Madonna, the Human League and Genesis were among the many artists she worked, and several of the young directors she supervised, notably David Fincher and Michael Bay, went on to big Hollywood careers. She once estimated that she had made at least 1,500 music videos.

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- Michael Watts

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Hump Day With Adam Lambert: iHeartAdam

7 May 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

On this week’s Hump Day with Adam Lambert, Adam attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards, and … meets Boy George!

Adam appeared at last week’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, and below you can see him introduce Bastille and talk about moving to Hollywood.

And here’s a Gallery of pics of his arrival, and during the show. Bradford Cobb is Katy Perry and Adam’s manager.

Here are a few tweets and pics from Adam’s Twitter Account and Instagram

Boy George

@boygeorgeofficial “red gold and Green”

En Route

Lovin my new gold mirrored glasses from Mykita & Bernhard Willhelm, Green suit by Kris Van Assche, shirt by Saint Laurent #fashionaddict

Shante’, you stay

.@RuPaulsDragRace great final three!! Good luck @courtneyact @AdoreDelano and @TheBiancaDelRio !

Adam Lambert (@adamlambert) May 6, 2014

 

Adam Performance Of The Week

Each week we post a performance clip from the past or present that showcases the passion, energy, and … magic »

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Boy George Talks Beiber, Miley, Madonna & More!

5 May 2014 2:16 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

With four decades of music industry experience under his belt, Boy George has a few things to say about his fellow artists.

The Culture Club singer chatted with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live about his new album, "This Is What I Do," and also weighed on some of today's biggest music artists.

On Justin Bieber & Miley Cyrus' "Boy-Girl Thing": "[Justin ...

Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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More Game Of Thrones controversy and The Libertines reform (again) it's today's breaking pop culture news

22 April 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Time to resurrect the Guardian Guide Daily live blog after a brief chocolate-scoffing break

That means a whole day's worth of scrolling pop culture news, gossip, comment, links, videos, audio and general mucking about

Stay tuned for stuff about feuding bands, reforming bands, bands with surprise new members and the usual Game Of Thrones chat

Get involved by commenting below or tweeting @guideguardian

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That's yer lot from me it's been a pleasure. Gwilym and Lanre will be with you tomorrow.

Here are today's lessons:

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Here's a new podcast/mix from Hotflush boss Scuba, showcasing his new Ep alongside complementary tracks by Boddika & Joy Orbison, Paul Woolford and Fka Twigs.

4.15pm BST

On your home entertainment television systems tonight: New Worlds, Allotment challenges, dirty businesses, Israeli thrillers and sarcastic football managers.

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There was a time when I thought Bristol producer Joker and his 'purple wow »

- Sam Richards

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The things action movie heroes get up to on their days off

16 April 2014 6:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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...

Nb: This article contains certain words and images which may be considered unsafe for work.

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, »

- ryanlambie

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Peaches Geldof Autopsy: Model's Cause Of Death Still Unknown

8 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

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, »

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Channel 4's Our Gay Wedding: The Musical - First look video

30 March 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 4 has offered a first look at its gay wedding musical.

Our Gay Wedding: The Musical - a 60-minute television special - will see West End star Nathan Taylor and composer Benjamin Till marry in one of the UK"s first same-sex marriages.

The couple have written the music and lyrics for their unusual nuptials, which will include "show-stopping ensembles" from the congregation.

Stephen Fry will introduce and commentate on the wedding, while former Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh, Ollie Locke and Gok Wan will all make special appearances.

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, »

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Former ‘Dynasty’ Star Kate O’Mara Dies at 74

30 March 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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

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Secrets of Bones; Secrets of the Vatican – TV review

26 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

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

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Ashlee Simpson vs. Boy George: Who Wore It Best?

18 March 2014 1:15 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

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 [...] »

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Gogglebox turns viewers into TV stars

24 February 2014 4:26 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

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

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