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Kiefer Sutherland, David Hasselhoff and more to guest star on season 2 of The Grand Tour

The guest stars for season two of Amazon’s The Grand Tour have been announced, including names such as Kiefer Sutherland and David Hasselhoff.

The car series that serves as a spiritual successor to Top Gear – at least as it existed when it starred Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May – is gearing up for its second season and now we know which guests to look forward to.

Among those booked for the second outing are: Luke Evans, Kiefer Sutherland, Hugh Bonneville, Kevin Pietersen, Dominic Cooper, Dynamo, Rory Mcllroy, Michael Ball, Ricky Wilson, David Hasselhoff, and Alfie Boe.

In a statement, Hasselhoff, the star of 80s car drama Knight Rider, commented: “I’m basically an actor, I’m not really a good driver, but I just look good doing it.”

Ricky Wilson has also spoken about his appearance, including a face off against Hasselhoff:

“I’m fiercely competitive and whilst
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Strictly Come Dancing: week nine – as it happened

The dancers were in Blackpool this week – so who rocked the Tower Ballroom, and who took the first bus home?

8.01pm GMT

Jonnie and Oti take a final turn around the dancefloor to “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”. Bit dusty in here.

On that sad note, this year’s Blackpool Special is over! Service will resume as normal next week, with only seven dancers left fighting for the four places in the Grand Final on 16th December. Kick off is at 6.50pm, so join me then for another sparkle-filled Saturday night. Thanks for joining in, and have a great week! Hx

7.58pm GMT

All the judges vote for Debbie and Giovanni, which means Jonnie And Oti are leaving the Strictly dancefloor.

He thanks the judges for judging him as an equal, and hopes the next person with a disability who performs on Strictly can tuck their bum under better than him.
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Ciaran Hinds talks Steppenwolf role in Justice League

A few days ago we got our first glimpse of Steppenwolf as he’s set to appear in Justice League thanks to a photo of an action figure from the DC blockbuster, and now actor Ciaran Hinds has been discussing the process he went through portraying the villain in the hotly-anticipated superhero ensemble.

“I don’t know whether they’re all afraid to come and meet me – no, no they weren’t, really,” said Hinds, revealing that he never actually met any of his costars in the film. “Because it’s imaginary, you do it with green screen… That was another challenge, you could say, yeah. But it was quite fun. And they’re very encouraging in what you do, suggesting ‘Over here, look over there, imagine that, do this here, they’re coming at you now.’”

“’m not in costume,” he continued. “I didn’t even have a costume when I was doing it.
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Celebrities Remember Roger Moore: ‘The King of Cool’

Celebrities Remember Roger Moore: ‘The King of Cool’
Tributes to the late Roger Moore flooded social media Tuesday following the announcement that the James Bond actor had died at the age of 89 in Switzerland. Singer Boy George hailed Moore as “the king of cool” while Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe tweeted succinctly: “Roger Moore, loved him.”

R.I.P Sir Roger Moore. He was the king of cool.

Boy George (@BoyGeorge) May 23, 2017

In a series of tweets Crowe went on to say he had tried to dress like Moore’s “The Saint” character Simon Templar as a kid.

Roger Moore , loved him

Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 23, 2017

At 10 I used to try to dress like Simon Templar .

My mother worked part time at the Indonesian embassy.

Added intrigue to my persona .

Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 23, 2017

MGM chairman and CEO Gary Barber issued a statement saying the actor, who had been a “beloved part of the MGM family for decades,” would
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Chicago International Film Festival 2016’s “After Dark” Lineup Includes The Autopsy Of Jane Doe, Raw

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The Chicago International Film Festival 2016 announced its full lineup, and it includes Julia Ducournau's Raw, the previously announced 4K restoration of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Eyes of My Mother, and The Autopsy of Jane Doe, starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch.

Press Release: Chicago (September 13, 2016) ­ The Chicago International Film Festival today announces Opening and Closing Night selections, as well as the full slate of films included in the Festival’s U.S. Indies, Spotlight: Musicals and After Dark categories. Chicago will play host to gala screenings of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land and Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival as respective bookends to the 52nd Festival, opening on October 13th and closing on October 27th. A full list of these newly announced programs is below and at www.chicagofilmfestival.com. Tickets for these events and all film screenings go on sale September 21st for Cinema/Chicago members
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Stagebox Children's Open Audition Call

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***Children’S Open Audition Call, On Stage At The Savoy Theatre With Double Olivier Award Winning West End & Broadway Choreographer Stephen Mear And Leading Musical Director Nigel Lilley, London, 3rd July 2016***

A children’s open audition call will be held on stage at The Savoy Theatre on 3rd July 2016 to find 25 of the UK’s most talented musical theatre performers! The audition workshop day will be led by the Stagebox Resident Team alongside double Olivier award winning West End & Broadway Choreographer Stephen Mear (Gypsy, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and leading West End Musical Director Nigel Lilley (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bend It Like Beckham, Spring Awakening). Stagebox Artistic Director Sammy Murray is also a leading television and film choreographer and is currently working with Jenna Coleman on new primetime ITV Drama "Victoria". Sammy is also known for her choreography on BBC’s “That Day We Sang” (starring
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‘Gypsy,’ Dench Win Big at 40th Annual Oliviers

Honoring the best of London theater, the Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated its 40th anniversary April 3 at the iconic Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Hosted by two-time Olivier winner Michael Ball, the ceremony was broadcasted live for the first time on YouTube, allowing audiences from around the world to tune into the show’s results and special performances. This year’s most nominated production, the Jonathan Kent-directed “Gypsy” at the Savoy Theatre, came away the big winner with wins for best musical revival, lighting designer Mark Henderson, and stars Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver. The National Theatre was also represented with four wins, including best actress in a play Denise Gough for Duncan Macmillan’s “People, Places And Things.” Gough, who has earned rapturous reviews for her portrayal of an actor struggling with drug addiction, beat out fellow nominees Nicole Kidman and Gemma Arterton. “I won,” she said later on the red carpet,
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Olivier Awards 2016: Complete list of winners (and nominees)

Olivier Awards 2016: Complete list of winners (and nominees)
Winners of the 40th annual edition of the Olivier Awards were announced on April 3. Musical theater vet Michael Ball hosted the kudofest at the Royal Opera House. Unlike the Tony Awards, which are showcased live on CBS, the Olivier Awards get only a clips package on ITV later that evening and a live feed on BBC Radio 2. (Read the full report Here.) -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Tony Predictions Plays Best Play Farinelli And The King The Father X - Hangmen People, Places And Things Best Comedy A Christmas Carol Hand To God X - Nell Gwynn Peter Pan Goes Wrong Best Play Revival Hamlet Les Liaisons Dangereuses X - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom The Winter's Tale Best Actor Kenneth Branagh for The Winter's Tale X - Kenneth Cranham for The Father Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet Adrian Lester for Red Velvet Mark Rylance for.
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Tune Into the 40th Annual Olivier Awards!

London theater is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the year! This Sunday, April 3 at 10 p.m. BST, the 40th annual Laurence Olivier Awards will be held at Covent Garden’s iconic Royal Opera House, hosted by two-time Olivier winner Michael Ball. For the first time ever, you can watch the ceremony be broadcasted live on the awards’ YouTube channel. Among the acting nominees for the 2015–16 London theater scene are such stage vets as Kenneth Branagh, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Preeya Kalidas, Nicole Kidman, Adrian Lester, and Mark Rylance. Also nominated are Lara Pulver, Dan Burton, Peter Davison, and Imelda Staunton, stars of this year’s most nominated production, the Jonathan Kent–directed revival of “Gypsy” at the Savoy Theatre. For a full list of Olivier nominees, visit olivierawards.com. Staunton will open the ceremony with a number from the musical; the casts of the other nominees for best musical revival,
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Hawking the fiction of a smoke-free past | Peter Bradshaw

The 20th century looks wonderfully clear in retrospect – but only because films such as The Theory of Everything have scrubbed out all the fag smoke

There is a strange new smoking-related trend in movies and television. I noticed it while watching The Theory of Everything, the excellent new film about Stephen Hawking, starring Eddie Redmayne. Then I noticed it watching That Day We Sang, the similarly excellent television play that was on over Christmas, written and directed by Victoria Wood, starring Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball about a poignant adult relationship in the late 1960s between two people who had sung together 40 years previously in a children’s choir.

These period dramas showed people in pubs, restaurants, cafes and teashops. All the details and the superb production design were wonderfully clear. So where was the blue haze, the fug, the horrible brimming ashtrays and the nasty fag smoke? A lot
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Broadchurch, Revenge

Broadchurch: ITV, 9pm

Series two of ITV's hugely popular thriller is shrouded in mystery - to the extent that press and even the cast have been denied preview copies of the new episodes ahead of broadcast.

Here's what we do know - much of the original cast is back, led once again by Olivia Colman and David Tennant, and while the second series will keep the thrills coming, there won't be another body on the beach but a very different mystery for Miller (Colman) and Hardy (Tennant) to solve.

The Undateables: Channel 4, 9pm

Channel 4's cult dating show returns for a fourth run, spanning five episodes.

Looking for love this week is Alex, 21, who has autism and has never been on a date, and professional artist's model Matthew, 31, who feels his stammer has hindered his chances at romance.

Revenge: E4, 9pm

The slick, soapy Us thriller
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Watch Jack Whitehall search for a new father in Backchat trailer

A new trailer for Jack Whitehall's Backchat has been revealed.

The comedian searches for a new, 'more professional' father in the clip, with Nick Hewer among the auditionees.

Post by BBC Two.

The second series of the comedy chat show, confirmed to be moving to BBC Two, will begin on January 5, 2015 at 10pm.

David Walliams and Michael Ball join Jack and his father Michael in the first week.

John Prescott and Noel Fielding are confirmed for the second instalment, while McBusted and Pointless co-presenter Richard Osman will appear the following week.

Backchat previously aired one series and two specials on BBC Three.

The show features games and quizzes with celebrity guests, while Michael interjects with questions and observations.

The first series was repeated on BBC Two in July and August in order to gain a more mainstream audience.

Danny Dyer, Jeremy Paxman, Gary Lineker and Nick Hewer were among
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Backchat with Jack Whitehall given January air date on BBC Two

The return date for Jack Whitehall's Backchat has been announced.

The second series of the comedy chat show, confirmed to be moving to BBC Two, will begin on January 5, 2015 at 10pm.

David Walliams and Michael Ball join Jack and his father Michael in the first week.

John Prescott and Noel Fielding are confirmed for the second instalment, while McBusted and Pointless co-presenter Richard Osman will appear the following week.

Backchat previously aired one series and two specials on BBC Three.

The series features games and quizzes with celebrity guests, while Michael interjects with questions and observations.

The first series was repeated on BBC Two in July and August in order to gain a more mainstream audience.

Danny Dyer, Jeremy Paxman, Gary Lineker and Nick Hewer were among the guests in the first series, which launched in November 2013.
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Toast Of London: the funniest UK sitcom nobody's watching

Should you be watching Matt Berry comedy show Toast Of London on Channel 4? In the words of Stephen Toast... Yes!

Did you know that musical star Michael Ball has double the amount of blood in his body as that of the average human? It's what allows him to belt out those big notes.

If you watched Series 1 of Toast Of London then you'll already know that's true.

But if you didn't know and didn't watch, then that's entirely not your fault. After a strong pilot, Channel 4 took the first series of Matt Berry and Arthur Matthews' comedy about failing actor Steven Toast (Berry) and buried it in the late hour soil of Sunday nights, in a time slot so obscure you'd need a TV guide, compass, shovel, and remote to find it.

Fortunately the Rose D'Or committee still managed to unearth it on 4Od - no doubt
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The Best TV Shows You Might Have Missed: Toast of London

Digital Spy presents The Best TV Shows You Might Have Missed - a celebration of television's underrated gems, undiscovered wonders and future hits.

Toast of London

The brainchild of Matt Berry and Father Ted co-creator Arthur Matthews, Toast of London largely flew under the radar when it aired on Channel 4 last autumn. With the second series soon upon us, there's no better time than now to take a look back at the funniest sitcom you've probably never heard of.

Berry, a veteran of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and The It Crowd, takes on the lead role of Steven Toast, a British thespian whose best days are long behind him. A vain and egotistical actor, he's at rock bottom thanks to a divorce (Amanda Donohue crops up as his ex-wife) and a starring role in a play that's so offensive the public want to see him dead.

This might sound like
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Silent Witness tops Friday night ratings with more than 5m viewers

Silent Witness was once again the highest-rated TV show outside of soaps on Friday night (January 31).

The final episode of the BBC drama series drew an average of 5.08 million viewers, representing a 22.9% audience share.

Earlier in the evening, The One Show attracted 4.26 million viewers (21%) at 7pm, while Room 101 with Michael Ball and Caroline Quentin reeled in 3.16m (13.6%) at 8.30pm.

The Graham Norton Show, which featured guests such as Dallas Buyers Club actor Matthew McConaughey, was seen by an average of 3.5 million viewers (25.4%) at 10.35pm, while a transfer deadline day edition of Football Focus picked up 1.19m (13%) at 11.25pm.

Piers Morgan's Life Stories with Martin Kemp was ITV's biggest ratings success outside of soaps, pulling in an average of 3.18m (14.3%) viewers at 9pm.

Meanwhile, approximately 2.87m (13.2%) tuned in to watch The Martin Lewis Money Show, which was sandwiched between two episodes of Coronation Street at 8pm.

Mastermind was BBC Two's highest rated show,
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TV highlights 31/01/14

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Room 101 | Video Killed The Radio Star | Vultures: Beauty in the Beast | Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild | The Last Leg | Mob City | Sound City

Room 101

8.30pm, BBC1

The laugh-per-half-hour quota is guaranteed to stay steady with crooner Michael Ball and one-woman comfort blanket Caroline Quentin trying not to be upstaged by comedy German Henning Wehn. While Quentin attempts to banish control pants into the legendary room, Wehn goes straight for the jugular with fundraising. And don't get him started on the royal family. Ball, meanwhile, can't stand being showered with soft toys. "You want to toughen up your image," suggests Henning as the heart of many a fan breaks. Hannah Verdier

Video Killed the Radio Star: The Artist's View

8.30pm, Sky Arts 1

Another edition of the gossamer-thin show telling the stories behind iconic music vids. Did you know, pop-pickers, that Elton's riotous I'm Still Standing video was improvised on the spot,
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Bacon brownies & burnt carpet: Sport Relief Bake Off - our best bits

Ooh, we could murder a doughnut. Wednesday's episode of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off was the closest yet, as Jamelia, Michael Ball, Victoria Pendleton and Emma Freud fought valiantly for the crown (well, apron). It was anyone's game. Everyone had a comedy disaster; everyone had a triumph. And we obviously loved it. But what were our favourite bits? Read on to find out...

The Signature Bake - Traybakes

First off, we have to mention how much we loved Victoria's prim and proper school prefect look and her superb facial expressions - especially when she whipped cream onto herself. But largely, everyone's traybakes seemed to start off well (however disconcerting it was learning that Michael had played Sweeney Todd and thinking through the implications of that). It was also a joy to see Mary getting excited at the mention of cointreau in Victoria's blondies. (That and a hot toddy traybake from Michael?
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Great Sport Relief Bake Off: Who won on Wednesday?

Emma Freud was crowned Star Baker in tonight's episode of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off.

In the closest competition of the series yet, Freud just edged past Olympian Victoria Pendleton to win the much-coveted Bake Off apron.

Bacon brownies & burnt carpet: Sport Relief Bake Off - our best bits

She impressed judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood with her bacon and bourbon brownies, iced ring doughnuts and tennis-themed showstopper cake.

"It really was a difficult decision," Berry explained. "I'd say Victoria and Emma were sort of neck and neck, but gosh, her almond cake tasted good."

Meanwhile, Hollywood said Freud deserved victory because of her passion, flavour, creativity and fun.

Freud joked that she would wear her apron for the rest of her life, while Pendleton was less happy, joking: "I'm never going to bake again."

However, the other two contestants - Jamelia and Michael Ball - claimed that
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Jamelia, Victoria Pendleton: Tonight's Sport Relief Bake Off pictures

The Great Sport Relief Bake Off is back with four brand new celebrities tonight.

Entering the famous tent in an attempt to impress with their baking skills this evening are Emma Freud, Michael Ball, Victoria Pendleton and Jamelia.

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry will be back to judge the contestants' offerings, but will tonight be joined by Omid Djalili as a guest host.

In an attempt to raise money for Sport Relief, the four famous faces will be challenged to make a variety of tasty treats.

The competition will begin when they are tasked with whipping up traybakes and doughnuts.

However, the proof really will be in the pudding when the showstopper round comes along and the celebrities are asked to create a layer cake representing their sporting hero.

The competition reportedly gets too much for some, and there are expected to be some tears before the evening is out.
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