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TV: Some Girls
This bawdy if sweet-natured teen comedy concludes on Tuesday. It's trundled along quietly, picking up encouraging reviews while struggling a little in the ratings. No word yet on whether Some Girls is due a recommission, but all of series one is available on iPlayer if you want to give it your support.
TV: The Big Match Revisited
Mud, mutton chops and maybe the best sporting theme tune of them all: The Big Match Revisited is an invaluable dispatch for football nostalgists, but is usually only on during working or sleeping hours. Good job, then, that recently aired episodes - which include the 1979 Fa Cup semi between Manchester United and Liverpool and a less glamorous but equally entertaining meeting between Leyton Orient and Brighton - are on ITV Player until the end of the month. »
- Gwilym Mumford
June 10: Singer Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles is 71. Actor Andrew Stevens is 57. Bassist Kim Deal of The Pixies and The Breeders is 51. Singer Maxi Priest is 51. Actress Gina Gershon is 50. Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn is 49. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan) is 48. Actress Kate Flannery ("The Office") is 48. Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley is 47. Guitarist Joey Santiago of The Pixies is 47. Guitarist Emma Anderson (Lush) is 45. Country guitarist Brian Hofeldt of The Derailers is 45. Singer Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) is 42. Singer JoJo of K-Ci and JoJo is 41. Singer Faith Evans is 39. Singer Lemisha Grinstead of 702 is 34. Actor DJ Qualls ("Hustle & Flow") is 34. Actor Shane West ("ER," "Now and Again") is 34. Singer Hoku is 31. Actress Leelee Sobieski is 30.
June 11: Actor Gene Wilder is 79. Actor Chad Everett is 75. Comedian Johnny Brown ("Laugh-In") is 75. Singer Joey Dee is 72. Actress Adrienne Barbeau ("Maude") is 67. Drummer Frank Beard of Zz Top is 63. Singer Donnie Van »
Rod recalled the last decade after the band broke up in the late '90s, saying, "We were always involved in music, producing other people, writing scores for television in the UK, but we got back together again in 2000... picked up the strands and it was so easy, and so enjoyable. Six »
3 items from 2012
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