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Prince William Praises 5-Year-Old Who Saved Her Mom, Says He Will Tell George About Her Heroics

Prince William Praises 5-Year-Old Who Saved Her Mom, Says He Will Tell George About Her Heroics
On Monday Prince William praised a little girl who saved her mom’s life, saying he would tell his son Prince George about her heroics.

Suzie McCash was just 4 years old when she saved her mom Rowena’s life by dialing emergency services. William, 35, told her, “I have a 4-year-old called George, and if I gave him a telephone I do not know what he would do.

“And so you know what, I’m going to have a conversation with my George about what to do because of what you’ve done. It’s really important.”

Ahead of the @PrideOfBritain Awards starting,
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Spotlight: American Foundation for AIDS Research's Celebrity Supporters

Dedicated to the support of AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment, education and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy.

amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS gala has been an important and successful fund-raising event for the Foundation since 1993, generating more than $22 million for essential AIDS research. Past events have been hosted by Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, and Sir Elton John.

The gala has seen impromptu performances by stars such as Sir Elton John, Robin Williams, Natalie Cole, Liza Minnelli, Sheryl Crow, Ringo Starr, Lionel Richie, Macy Gray, Shirley Bassey, and Milla Jovovich. The 2006 live auction, conducted by Harvey Weinstein and Sharon Stone, raised $2 million, bringing the event’s fundraising total to $4 million.

Celebrity supporters

American Foundation for AIDS Research has 180 known supporters, including Elton John, Bill Clinton, and George Clooney

Areas of work HealthAIDS & HIV Read more about American Foundation for AIDS Research's work and celebrity supporters.
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Spotlight: Shirley Bassey's Charity Work

Held a gala charity auction at Christie’s in 2003; “Dame Shirley Bassey: 50 Years of Glittering Gowns” raised £250,000 (Us$500,000) for the Dame Shirley Bassey Scholarship at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and the Noah's Ark Appeal.

Recently sold her London apartment, selling many of its furnishings at auction for charity.

Charities & foundations supported

Shirley Bassey has supported the following charities:

21st Century Leaders46664Barnardo'sCancer Research UKCaudwell ChildrenChildren in NeedElton John AIDS FoundationLowe Syndrome TrustMines Advisory GroupNational Literacy TrustNoah's Ark AppealOxfamSenseWhatever It Takes Read more about Shirley Bassey's charity work and events. Related articles Stars Sparkle for Elton John AIDS FoundationA Wave Of Charity Auctions Hit The WebStars Sign Up For Mandela's Birthday BashMore Artists Confirm For Mandela's Birthday BashHandbag.com Launches Handbag Amnesty

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Young Terrorists Unleash a Weapon of Mass Destruction in First Clip from ‘Nocturama’

Bertrand Bonello‘s Nocturama was among the finest films we saw last year and, thanks to a U.S. release that commences next month, should stand as one of the best released in 2017. Those who haven’t yet seen the thing may wonder why it’s endured through the noise that accompanies a nearly year-long run from festival to theatrical. My guess: it’s a thing to be overpowered by, to hear and see and feel, and because of Bonello’s careful excision of what typically characterizes a terrorism thriller — carnage, clear motivations, a palpable sense of right and wrong — it has all the more potential to stick to the brain.

And there are some earworms: Blondie, Chief Keef, Shirley Bassey, and, already infamously, Willow Smith. They’re great, but Nocturama‘s prime needle drop might be Heartsrevolution’s “Ultraviolence,” a blown-out and thickly layered tune, throbbing like the id
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So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Who Impressed You Most on Night 2?

So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Who Impressed You Most on Night 2?
As thrilling as it is to have So You Think You Can Dance back in all its original glory, the Fox series’ surprising Season 14 renewal came with a frustrating caveat: We’re only treated to one hour of Cat Deeley-hosted Dance goodness every week, instead of the three or four hours that previous summers offered up. (Damn you, practical TV execs!)

What’s more, I’m not sure Sytycd is using its precious hour the right way. Monday’s episode, which wrapped up the Los Angeles auditions, dedicated a whole segment to performers of the “triple-jointed” style — that is,
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John Heyman, Distinguished Financier and Producer, Dies at 84

Film producer and financier John Heyman, who founded influential British agency International Artists and the World Group Companies, died Friday in New York, his family told Variety via statement. He was 84.

John Heyman passed away in his sleep today, Friday the 9th of June,” the statement read.

His son, David Heyman, is the producer of the Harry Potter films, among many others.

Heyman’s World Film Sales pioneered the foreign pre-sales of films on a territory by territory basis.

John Heyman produced films including “The Go-Between” (1971), family sci-fi film “D.A.R.Y.L.” (1985) and “The Jesus Film” (1979). He was also an uncredited executive producer on David Lean’s 1984 E.M. Forster adaptation “A Passage to India.”

Over the course of his career he arranged financing of more than $3 billion to co-finance films including “Awakenings” and “The Odessa File” (at Columbia), “Edward Scissorhands,” “Home Alone” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Fox), “Victor/Victoria” and
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John Heyman, Producer, Agent and Film Financier, Dies at 84

John Heyman, a producer, agent, film financier and father of Harry Potter producer David Heyman, has died. He was 84.

Heyman died Friday in New York City, his daughter, Dahlia Heyman, who also is a producer, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Heyman was the founder of the London-based International Artists Agency, with clients that included Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Michael Caine, Richard Harris, Shirley Bassey and Burt Bacharach, and among the films he produced was the Burton-Taylor starrer Boom! (1968).

He also produced Joseph Losey's The Go-Between (1971) — which starred Julie Christie and Alan Bates and won the Palme d'Or...
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John Heyman, Producer, Agent and Film Financier, Dies at 84

John Heyman, a producer, agent, film financier and father of Harry Potter producer David Heyman, has died. He was 84.

Heyman died Friday in New York City, his daughter, Dahlia Heyman, who also is a producer, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Heyman was the founder of the London-based International Artists Agency, with clients that included Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Michael Caine, Richard Harris, Shirley Bassey and Burt Bacharach, and among the films he produced was the Burton-Taylor starrer Boom! (1968).

He also produced Joseph Losey's The Go-Between (1971) — which starred Julie Christie and Alan Bates and won the Palme d'Or...
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‘Casino Royale’ Composer Reflects on Chris Cornell’s Essential James Bond Theme Song

‘Casino Royale’ Composer Reflects on Chris Cornell’s Essential James Bond Theme Song
James Bond themes, by their very nature, are polarizing things. Just as each generation has an actor that was “their” Bond, each fan has a Bond theme that first lured them into the luxurious, mysterious and dangerous world of 007. Some were attracted to the elegance of Shirley Bassey, others to the gentle romance of Carly Simon or the haunting tones of Adele. But among those hits sits a Bond theme that, while not as instantly recognizable as the “Goldfingers” and “Live and Let Dies” of the world, has proven to be essential to the series by introducing fans to...
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Chris Cornell Rip: Why His James Bond Theme Song for ‘Casino Royale’ Is One of the Best

Chris Cornell Rip: Why His James Bond Theme Song for ‘Casino Royale’ Is One of the Best
Chris Cornell died May 17 in Detroit hotel at the age of 52. It’s a passing far too soon for anyone, much less a singer who leaves behind the cultural impact of Soundgarden, supergroup Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave. But in his solo work, Cornell also left a particular cinematic legacy as the co-writer and performer of “You Know My Name,” the Grammy-nominated theme song for 2006 James Bond film “Casino Royale.”

Read More: ‘Bond 25’: Why The Next Director Could Be Indie

There are many things that make this James Bond reboot (the first to star Daniel Craig) one of the better popcorn movies of the young millennium. Craig’s steely lead turn, Eva Green’s alluring subversion of Bond girl tropes, and a thrilling parkour chase sequence anchor the film from its opening black-and-white sequence to its mythology-looping close.

And all of it is jump-started by that Cornell song.
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Bww TV Exclusive: Stage Tributes Idols and Icons with Dale Kristien, Reeve Carney, Christine Pedi - Plus Michael Crawford!

The Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event Stage just presented its 33rd annual gala, 'Idols amp Icons,' at the historic Saban Theatre inBeverly Hills. The special evening paidtribute toStephen Sondheim,Shirley Bassey,Bob Fosse,George Michael,Michael Jackson,David Bowie, Prince and more. Performers includedIndia Carney,Carole Cook,Melinda Doolittle,Anthony Fedorov,Barrett Foa,Sam Harris,Jane A. Johnston,Dale Kristien,Vicki Lewis,Kimberley Locke,Jon Maher,Sharon McNight,Jennifer Paz,Christine Pedi, Jai Rodriquez,Jake SimpsonandNita Whitaker.
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Exclusive: U.S. Trailer for Bertrand Bonello’s Acclaimed Terrorism Thriller ‘Nocturama’

It reportedly had to fight tooth and nail for festival placement of any kind, yet few titles on last fall’s circuit earned praise like that bestowed upon Bertrand Bonello‘s galvanizing Nocturama. A picture caught somewhere between the nastier side of Robert Bresson and more melancholy inclinations of George A. Romero, it follows a group of teens determined to coordinate a series of bombings throughout Paris — which indeed made the movie a difficult sell mere months after Isil-sponsored attacks on the very city, and continues to make it more hot-button than anyone could’ve anticipated.

But it’s getting a U.S. release this summer from Grasshopper Film, who have let us premiere Nocturama‘s rapid-fire, fear-drenched domestic trailer. If you’re even the slightest bit intrigued by what’s seen therein, you’ll want to give this picture a shot: as I said in my review out of Tiff,
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Jerry Goldsmith’s 10 Most Indelible Scores

Jerry Goldsmith’s 10 Most Indelible Scores
In honor of Jerry Goldsmith’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jon Burlingame offers ten scores that best capture the late composer’s genius.

1. A Patch of Blue (1965) For the tender relationship between a blind white girl (Elizabeth Hartman) and the kindly black man (Sidney Poitier) she befriends, Goldsmith wrote a haunting, delicate score featuring piano and harmonica.

2. The Sand Pebbles (1966) Goldsmith’s first epic score, for director Robert Wise’s film about a U.S. gunboat in Chinese waters in the 1920s starring Steve McQueen. He evoked an Asian atmosphere with exotic instruments, and his love theme (“And We Were Lovers”) was recorded by artists from Andy Williams to Shirley Bassey.

3. Planet of the Apes (1968) A landmark in film-music history, this unearthly, Bartok- and Stravinsky-influenced soundscape strongly implied that Charlton Heston and his fellow astronauts were marooned on a far-off planet… when, in fact, they were on Earth all along.
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'Dancing With the Stars' Week 3 Dance Recap: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!

'Dancing With the Stars' Week 3 Dance Recap: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!
You know what they say -- what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas -- but what happens during Vegas Night on Dancing With the Stars makes headlines!

The ballroom was hot, hot, hot during week three of the competition on Monday, as the stars and their dance pros performed to Sin City-inspired hits, bringing out all the energy and sass you'd expect to see at a show on the Vegas strip.

From the men showing some extra skin to the ladies nailing their kicks and tricks, Et's breaking down all the best choreography moments from last night's show!

Watch: Sharna Burgess Comforts 'Bummed' Bonner Bolton After Disappointing 'DWTS' Week 3 Performance

Nick Viall & Peta Murgatroyd — Tango, "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga

Dance highlight: #TeamBabyGotBach kicked off the night with a fun routine, putting the former Bachelor star's abs on full display. While it was hard to take our eyes off their intricate costumes, Nick's true
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Heather Morris Scores First 9 Of the 'DWTS' Season as Maksim Chmerkovskiy Cheers From the Sidelines

Heather Morris Scores First 9 Of the 'DWTS' Season as Maksim Chmerkovskiy Cheers From the Sidelines
Heather Morris may not have pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy by her side on the Dancing With the Stars stage on Monday, but the Glee alum showed she has what it takes to shine under any circumstances.

Morris and her substitute partner, Alan Bersten, hit the dance floor to perform a tango set to Britney Spears' hit "Toxic," and the talented star hit all the right beats to make the audience go wild, and to finally get some positive feedback from the judges.

Rocking a skin-tight beige bodysuit emblazoned with strategically placed crystal embellishments -- a call-back to Spears' own risqué, glittery garb from the "Toxic" music video -- Morris couldn’t have been better.

Also, Chmerkovskiy cheering her on from the sidelines couldn't have hurt when it came to delivering her powerhouse dance.

Watch: Heather Morris Nails First 'DWTS' Routine Without Maksim Chmerkovskiy After Injury Scare

The sexy, high-energy tango won over all the judges, including
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'Dancing With the Stars' Week Three Preview: Derek Hough Returns, Celebrities Go Shirtless and More!

'Dancing With the Stars' Week Three Preview: Derek Hough Returns, Celebrities Go Shirtless and More!
Monday is Vegas Night on Dancing With the Stars!

In order to stay in the competition, the remaining contestants and their pro partners will have to step up their game by working on their technique and including new choreography surprises in their casino-themed routines.

So, who will get lucky and who will be sent home? Et breaks down everything you need to know ahead of week three of the competition.

Watch: Sharna Burgess and Bonner Bolton Talk Exhausting 'DWTS' Rehearsals: 'She's Working Me Hard'

Who's on top of the leaderboard?

1. A tie for first! Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater & Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy: 32/40

2. Heather Morris and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 30/40

3. Sharna Burgess and Bonner Bolton: 29/40

Who's in danger of elimination?

Mr. T and Kym Herjavec received the lowest score from the judges -- 22/40 -- last Monday, followed closely behind by Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd, who received a score of 25, and Charo and Keo Motsepe, who scored
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Kiss Kiss… Kill Kill

Based on Kommisar X, a popular series of crime novels from Germany, 1965’s Kiss Kiss… Kill Kill is the first of seven lightly satirical adventures starring a suave pair of crime-busting spies played by Tony Kendall and Brad Harris. Kiss Kiss is notable for its proto-Our Man Flint plot featuring a criminal mastermind, his private island and the bevy of hypnotized playmates who guard it. A brassy, Shirley Bassey-esque theme song, “I Love You Joe Walker”, kicks off the proceedings in style.
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Eurovision: You Decide – live

The annual kitschfest is coming! But who will the public send to Kiev in May to represent the UK? And could anyone on the shortlist bag more than nil points?

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So the nation has spoken, and the UK will be taking Lucie Jones to Kiev in May. I’ll be there too, providing some vodka-soaked postcards from Ukraine for Stuart Heritage’s Eurovision liveblog, so put Saturday 13th May in your diary. Thank you all for joining in this evening, and for all your brilliant comments; you can find me on Twitter @heidistephens if you want to say hello, otherwise I’ll see you on May 13th! Cheers, Hx

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Verdict from the daughter: “She has a great voice, so we won’t look like twats. That’s the main thing”.

Wise words. And there’s still time for a banging remix.

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Time for Lucie to sing her song again.
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Watch BBC’s Lavish Special Celebrating Dame Shirley Bassey’s Phenomenal Career on Her 80th Birthday Earlier This Month

On January 8 2017, Dame Shirley Bassey reached her milestone 80th birthday. In celebration of her phenomenal career, BBC One invited viewers to join Dame Shirley for a special night of entertainment celebrating the global icon. The television event was… Continue Reading →
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Strictly Come Dancing: the quarter-final – as it happened

It’s Musicals Week! Was Claudia able to pull off a Lion King salsa? And how did Judge Rinder fare as a Jersey Boy?

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So that’s it for another Strictly week, and only two to go! Thank you all for joining in, and I’ll see you next Saturday at 6.50pm for the semi-final, which involves Two Dances. It’s the final push, so let’s make it count. See you next week! Hx

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Judge Rinder thanks the judges, because he knows how difficult it is to be a judge. He then makes Oksana cry by being entirely lovely.

They dance their final dance to Defying Gravity from Wicked, and I am already missing Rinder’s sense of fun (a lot), his latin hips (a bit) and his dancing sex face (less so). Rinder has without doubt been on the biggest journey of this year’s Strictly quarter finalists,
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