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Kevin O'Morrison, Actor in 'The Set-Up' and 'Sleepless in Seattle,' Dies at 100

Kevin O'Morrison, Actor in 'The Set-Up' and 'Sleepless in Seattle,' Dies at 100
Kevin O'Morrison, a playwright and character actor who appeared in such films as The Set-Up and Sleepless in Seattle, has died. He was 100.

O'Morrison died Dec. 11 at a senior living facility in Lynnwood, Wash., his cousin Jim Davidson told The Hollywood Reporter.

O'Morrison played a prizefighter in the classic film noir boxing drama The Set-Up (1949), directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Ryan, and was another pugilist in The Golden Gloves Story (1950). In Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle (1993), he portrayed Meg Ryan's father, Cliff.

Occasionally billed as Kenny O'Morrison, he made his movie debut in...
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Kevin O'Morrison, Actor in 'The Set-Up' and 'Sleepless in Seattle,' Dies at 100

Kevin O'Morrison, a playwright and character actor who appeared in such films as The Set-Up and Sleepless in Seattle, has died. He was 100.

O'Morrison died Dec. 11 at a senior living facility in Lynnwood, Wash., his cousin Jim Davidson told The Hollywood Reporter.

O'Morrison played a prizefighter in the classic film noir boxing drama The Set-Up (1949), directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Ryan, and was another pugilist in The Golden Gloves Story (1950). In Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle (1993), he portrayed Meg Ryan's father, Cliff.

Occasionally billed as Kenny O'Morrison, he made his movie debut in...
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Reliving the joys of an 80s TV Christmas

Jenny Morrill Dec 20, 2016

Russ Abbot, Bullseye, Noel Edmonds and a film we all watched in the same room. Christmas TV was more exciting in the 80s...

Cast your mind back to when Christmas Day wasn't about Doctor Who followed by sticking something on Netflix until it was time to go watch the annual fist fight outside the pub.

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In the 80s, Christmas was about seeing which fantastic fare the TV had decided to bless us with. Of course, the more prepared among us knew this well in advance, having eagerly pored over the Radio Times/TV Times to check that Jimmy Cricket's Family Laugh 'n' Waz would be shown. There it was – right after Reflections On The Eucharist With The Reverend Paul Leyland.
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The hot summer 2016 TV quiz

How well do you know your Fleabags, Sons of a Bitch and Crazy Ex-Girlfriends? Find out with our goggle-eyed multiple-choice quiz

Film quiz | Politics quiz | Sports quiz | News quiz | Music quiz

Which culturally redundant celebrity was removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house this year?

Bob Carolgees

Keith Chegwin

Christopher Biggins

Michael Barrymore

What is Channel 4’s new nude dating show called?

Bare Necessities

Naked Attraction

Love in the Buff

Randy and Raw

What killed everyone in King’s Landing on Game of Thrones?

Dragons

Wildfire

White Walkers

Structural mismanagement

Which bafflingly complicated daytime gameshow is about to come to an end?

Countdown

The Chase

Tipping Point

Deal or No Deal

Where is Crazy Ex-Girlfriend set?

West Covina, California

Corvallis, Oregon

Cape Coral, Florida

Clemson, South Carolina

HBO’s The Night Of is based on which BBC show?

Happy Valley

The Line of Duty

Criminal Justice

Mrs Brown’s
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Frightfest 2016: ‘Night Of Something Strange’ review

Night Of Something Strange review: Disgusting, grotesque, and offensive… Night of Something Strange review

It’s all very well a film being disgusting, grotesque, and offensive (especially in the horror genre), but to be those things it also needs to have a point. Whether that be to create uneasy laughter, explore fear, or make one confront nausea inducing situations in a safe environment. Then you get films like Night of Something Strange, a repulsive excuse of a movie. It’s the difference between the offensive humour of Ricky Gervais and the offensive humour of Jim Davidson, one understands how shock and taboo can be funny, the other is just a racist. Night of Something Strange is trying to be edgy, dark, satirical, and confrontational, but is more like a child that has found a few horror clips on Youtube, been turned on by the violence, and thinks it knows what it’s doing.
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Nicolas Cage's Generation Game: how to reboot game shows

Jenny Morrill Jun 12, 2017

Jenny has a few tips for successfully rebooting some classic gameshows...

Game shows are one of the few formats that can withstand being rebooted. Some people might even argue that game show reboots are becoming necessary, given the calibre of new ideas being farted out onto the screen. For every Pointless, there's Dale's All Star Celebrity Family Kerplunk On Fire (actually I'd watch that).

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There are certain shows that could make up a stellar, unbeatable game show line-up, and they should all be brought back immediately. Some brave souls have tried to bring some of these shows back, with varying degrees of success. In some cases perhaps the execution needed a bit of tweaking, but the decision to reboot was the right one.

When a
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Celebrity Big Brother: Where have we seen you before? Housemate lookalikes

Do this year's Celebrity Big Brother housemates remind you of someone? We might just have the answer...

1. Stevi Ritchie & Droopy the Dog

2. Chloe Jasmine & Rhydian from X Factor

3. Janice Dickinson & Steve Tyler

4. Daniel Baldwin & Paul Hollywood

5. Gail Porter & Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc

6. Natasha Hamilton & Ariel from The Little Mermaid

7. Fatman Scoop & Keith from The Office

8. James Hill & Mark Wright

9. Bobby Davro & Jim Davidson

10. Sherrie Hewson & Pam from Gavin & Stacey

11. Austin Armacost & Chris Hemsworth

12. Farrah Abraham & Leela from Futurama

13. Jenna Jameson & Hilary Duff

14. Chris Ellison & Locke from Lost

Celebrity Big Brother airs on Channel 5. Do the housemates remind you of anyone? Let us know below!
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Next-gen Generation Game with Miranda Hart ‘very much on hold’

BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore says pilot of show has been made with discussions still ongoing but actor wants to focus on acting and writing

It was mooted as BBC1’s next big Saturday night hit. But a reinvention of gameshow classic The Generation Game presented by Miranda Hart is “very much on hold” a year after it was first unveiled.

The modern take on the show once presented by Bruce Forsyth, Larry Grayson and Jim Davidson, has been shelved, with Hart – one of the BBC’s biggest stars – focusing on acting and writing, the BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore said on Wednesday.

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Love Island: Jordan entices Zoe with boasts of a big, blue spider... definitely a euphemism

Move over Hannah Elizabeth and Jon Clark, there's a new hormonal couple in the house getting hot and heavy in the hideaway (and making us feel a little bit nauseous in the process).

Step forward love's young dream, Jordan Ring and Zoe Basia Brown.

Towards the end of last night's (June 28) show, which saw Jess Hayes and Josh Ritchie argue drunkenly over Josh's new relationship with Naomi Ball, Jordan and Zoe escaped to the secret hideaway bedroom for some lovin'.

Jordan soon discovered that the bathroom had no camera, and enticed Zoe in with boasts of a big, blue spider. Which - after some mild confusion from both Zoe and the viewer - was most definitely a euphemism.

At first Zoe wasn't prepared to get out of bed for a big, blue spider - and frankly, we didn't blame her - but after Jordan continued to effuse about this "weird,
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Big Brother: Your guide to Brian Belo, Helen Wood and Nikki Grahame after their big return

They're back! Brian Belo, Helen Wood and Nikki Grahame just couldn't stay away from the Big Brother house, so they returned tonight as part of this week's big Time Warp twist.

But what did they say before they went into the house tonight? Who are they loving and who are they loathing? You can find out right here by checking out our guide to the tricksy trio:

Brian Belo

Original series: Big Brother 8

Favourite housemates this series: "Jade, because she's sparky. She speaks up. And I do like Marc. He just makes me laugh. He's like a cartoon character. That's what you need in a good housemate... I think I'll be friends with Marc and Danny."

Who will he not get on with? "I don't know how the other boys are going to take to me... Jack, Joel."

Make love not war: "I'm not going to cause any rows. It's
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She's back! Big Brother's Nikki Grahame on her comeback - and her blistering take on the housemates

We'd all guessed it, hadn't we? When Big Brother announced that three former housemates would be returning as part of the special Time Warp twist, everyone instantly started talking about BB7's iconic Nikki Grahame - and sure enough, she will be heading in tonight.

"I'm so excited," Nikki told Digital Spy on Thursday. "I cannot wait. I'm literally obsessed with this series."

And it doesn't look like Nikki will be holding back, either. Read on to find out what she had to say about the housemates (it's not all flattering), how she'll spend her time in the house and much, much more...

If we're counting correctly, this is going to be the fifth time you've entered the house. Are you not bored of it?

"Never bored of it! I'd take up residency if they'd give it to me. Each experience is totally different. I'm at an advantage in this
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Miranda Hart plays down Generation Game rumours: "We are not doing it right now"

It's sad news for Miranda Hart fans, as the actress and comedian revealed she won't be hosting a Generation Game reboot anytime soon.

While Hart revealed she had spoken to the BBC about the show, she said that the story "got massively blown out of order".

Speaking to BBC News about her negotiations with the broadcaster, Hart said: "It was literally an informal chat with the BBC.

"We talked about it and whether the format would work for a modern audience - but that is literally all it was, just a chat, nothing more."

Hart added: "It got massively blown out of order in the press and, no, we are not doing it right now."

The classic game show, which has previously been presented by the likes of Sir Bruce Forsyth, Larry Grayson and Jim Davidson, was reported to be returning last year.

The Miranda star was previously rumoured to
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Jim Davidson: Drugs made me feel like Superman

Jim Davidson wanted to have ''extra nostrils surgically added'' to his face so he could take more cocaine. The former 'Celebrity Big Brother' star has opened up about his past drug addictions to reveal he was so hooked on the illicit substance that he wanted extra nostrils so he could snort even more. He shared: ''I couldn't take enough. Drugs made me feel like Superman. Life was just one long, long party. I'd end up staying up for days on end, hanging out with people I didn't even know. ''All that mattered was the drugs. When I sniffed a line it gave
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Kym Marsh considering Botox

Jim Davidson wanted to have ''extra nostrils surgically added'' to his face so he could take more cocaine. The former 'Celebrity Big Brother' star has opened up about his past drug addictions to reveal he was so hooked on the illicit substance that he wanted extra nostrils so he could snort even more. He shared: ''I couldn't take enough. Drugs made me feel like Superman. Life was just one long, long party. I'd end up staying up for days on end, hanging out with people I didn't even know. ''All that mattered was the drugs. When I sniffed a line it gave
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Jim Davidson on Yewtree arrest: 'It was the worst moment of my life'

Jim Davidson has described the media coverage of his arrest as "the worst moment" of his life.

The comedian was arrested as part of Operation Yewtree in 2013 on suspicion of sexual offences, but no further action was taken against him.

In a preview of his appearance on ITV's O'Brien, Davidson says: "The police were fine. It was just that those headlines were awful. That was the worst moment of my life when I picked up that paper, because it just wasn't true.

"They didn't even bring charges in the end. It lasted 12 months and half a million quid, thank you."

Asked how it affected him, Davidson replied: "It wasn't very nice. It was horrible, absolutely rotten.

"It didn't do anything to me really, because I knew I was innocent.

"That was one thing, but what was the problem was that I thought there were demons in the air. I thought,
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Jim Davidson: 'I'd host Top Gear - if I wasn't banned from driving'

Jim Davidson has revealed he would love to present Top Gear now that Jeremy Clarkson has been axed.

Speaking on ITV's new daytime show O'Brien, Davidson said his ban from driving would prevent him from doing the job however.

During his appearance on the new topical debate show, the television personality also said that if it wasn't for Ant & Dec, he would be back on screens on Saturday nights.

O'Brien is presented by journalist and broadcaster James O'Brien, and will see a mixture of public figures such as celebrities and politicians debate topics affecting Britain.

The first of ten 60-minute shows will air on March 30 and will focus on the topic of racism.

In the episode, guest Davidson is asked whether he is racist and discusses his character of Chalky.

Presenter O'Brien also confronts former Ukip councillor Rozanne Duncan and Ukip Mep Bill Etheridge.

O'Brien said: "I hate the way
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Celebrity Big Brother housemates want Michelle Visage in the final

Eamonn Holmes has quizzed the Celebrity Big Brother housemates as part of their News task.

The first celebs to join Eamonn at the newsdesk were Keith Chegwin, Perez Hilton and Katie Hopkins, who were firstly asked which housemates they thought were being themselves.

Perez said he was being himself, but admitted that he had "been far from happy" during his time in the house.

When questioned about her relationship with Perez, Katie Hopkins admitted: "In the last couple of days, Perez hasn't been such a tw*t… but ultimately my hatred for Perez is still very deep.

"I can't stand the man, I think he should be kicked out of the house, there's nothing about him that I like."

Those comments prompted Keith to wonder if the pair have been "play acting", with Katie Hopkins then angrily questioning if they have actually been seeing the real Keith.

Kavana was the next housemate Eamonn quizzed,
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Celebrity Big Brother: Katie Price vs Katie Hopkins

Watch out Katie Hopkins, Katie Price has officially entered the building...

The former glamour model has been unveiled as the new Celebrity Big Brother housemate following tonight's live eviction (January 16) and we're anticipating what's going to kick off between the pair.

Will they be at each others' throats throughout, or become CBB's most unlikely chums since Jedward and Tara Reid or Dappy and Jim Davidson?

Katie Price and Katie Hopkins definitely have one thing in common - making inappropriate and controversial comments.

But who is the most offensive? We attempt to measure with their most offensive quotes below:

Katie Price on poor old Danny Cipriani's manhood in an extract from autobiography Love, Lipstick and Lies:

"In my experience he was a bit - erm – lean in the most obvious departments. That's why I nicknamed him Danny Chipolata. He can no longer hit any of the right spots on the rugby
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Stars In Their Eyes returns with Harry Hill: Can it work?

One of my happiest memories of TV as a child was the Stars In Their Eyes grand final night. The Matthew Kelly years of the show may look rather quaint in an era of spinning chairs, dancing celebrities and X Factor shoutiness, but it was actually ahead of its time as an entertainment format.

From turning Reg the butcher and Barbara from accounts into stars for five minutes, to public phone votes for the winner, it was in many ways a proto-Pop Idol and X Factor.

The key difference between Stars In Their Eyes and what followed was the complete absence of cynicism or profiteering. It probably helped Basil from Basingstoke raise a few more quid with his George Formby covers act, but there was never any pretense that the show would be life-changing.

Like most Saturday night shows in the pre-Popstars/Simon Cowell/Big Brother era, the heart
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Jim Davidson blasts lack of working class comedy: 'BBC are all lefties'

Jim Davidson has criticised the BBC for having a left-wing bias and said that there isn't enough working class comedy on TV anymore.

The Celebrity Big Brother winner and stand-up comic, who hosted primetime BBC shows such as The Generation Game and Big Break in the '90s, said that modern TV is dominated by university-educated talent.

Watch Jim Davidson talk about political correctness, the BBC and Dappy:

"The BBC are all lefties really. If you sliced the BBC in half, the Guardian newspaper would fall out," he told Digital Spy.

"There was a time when I was growing up, when comedy came from the working class streets of the big cities. Billy Connolly, me, Jasper Carrott, Jethro. All working class lads. And now, they all come from universities and all us old guys are old hat."

Davidson added: "And who is the worst? Me. Since Bernard Manning died,
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