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18 actors whose characters were cut out of movies in post-production

Simon Brew Apr 28, 2017

The actors whose role in a film was shot, but chopped out of the final cut...

Yep, I know. I’ve read lists like this too, and I know that Eric Stoltz was cut out of Back To The Future. If it’s all well and good, I’ll leave that example out.

See related Alien 5 to ignore Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection Alien 5: will it ever happen?

What I’ve tried to find here is a mix of reasonably known and less known instances of an actor being cut out of a film after they’ve filmed sequences for it. I’ve also tried to get to the reason they were left out as well.

Whilst all this may still sound like an exercise in clickbait, being cut out of a production does have a consequence beyond ego hurting a bit. For the side effect
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Spice World: The Movie at 20

Simon Brew Apr 6, 2017

It's 20 years since the Spice Girls headed to the big screen for their solo movie. And we've taken a look back...

I don’t think Spice World: The Movie is as good as Inception.

This winter marks the 20th birthday of a film that many had sneered at before its release, and many continue to sneer at now. Boasting a hard-won 3.4/10 score on IMDb, Spice World: The Movie pops up from time to time in lists slamming films involving pop stars, or, if it’s lucky, it appears on the ‘guilty pleasure’ carousel. For added fun, the late Roger Ebert had it as one of the films that he most hated. Yikes.

I don’t believe in guilty pleasures, personally, and have written about that before. Nor do I agree with Roger. For I do enjoy Spice World: The Movie for what it is: a daft, breezy,
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Veep, Ep. 5.06: Selina Gets Mired in “C**tgate”

Veep, Season 5, Episode 6: “C**tgate”

Written by Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith

Directed by Chris Addison

Airs Sunday at 10:30pm on HBO

Jonah is running for congress now, something I never dared to hope for but which pleases me immensely. The stock market is also crashing and three large banks are in need of bailouts, only two of whom will actually get them. With these two crises on deck, Selina is back in her element, as is Veep.

The show has teased at this financial crisis in past episodes. Ben treated a flat market as if it had reached record highs in a previous episode. Now, Selina has to choose amongst three banks, one of whom is run by her boyfriend Charlie. Tom recommends bailing out his bank, as it’s the strongest of the three and most likely to survive. The downside is that her approval rating would
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Dark Places review – Charlize Theron in a middling to dull thriller adaptation

The film version of Gillian Flynn’s cold-case chiller finds Theron’s unconvincingly downbeat massacre survivor facing her past

The success of Gillian Flynn’s mystery novel Gone Girl, filmed with Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck, has now given us this middling screen adaptation of her cold-case thriller Dark Places. There are moments of macabre horror here, and interesting nods to Capote’s In Cold Blood, as well as America’s satanic abuse scare and the Robin Hood Hills case. It also, incidentally, brings in a child molestation sub-plot accompanied by Joan Jett’s cover of Gary Glitter’s Do You Wanna Touch Me on the soundtrack: it’s difficult to tell if the provocation is deliberate. All in all, its contrivances might have been indulged more satisfyingly in a TV miniseries.

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Gary Glitter Sentenced to 16 Years in Jail for Sex With a Minor, Attempted Rape

Gary Glitter is going away. The former glam rocker has been sentenced in a British court to 16 years in jail for attempted rape, unlawful intercourse with a girl younger than 16 and four counts of indecent assault, BBC News reported Friday. "You did all of them real and lasting damage and you did so for no other reason than to obtain sexual gratification for yourself of a wholly improper kind," Judge Alistair McCreath reportedly told Glitter in court, referring to his three victims, whom he's said to have abused between 1975 and 1980. Per the court, Glitter's youngest victim was younger than 10 when he attempted to have sex with her. "It is difficult to overstate the depravity of...
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Gary Glitter Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Attacks on 3 Underage Girls

  • The Wrap
Glam rock star Gary Glitter has been sentenced to 16 years behind bars for sexual attacks on three underage girls. Paul Gadd, 70, was convicted on one count of attempted rape, one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, and four counts of indecent assault, Sky News reported alongside many other overseas publications. One of Gadd’s victims was less than 10 years old. According to the conviction, the pop musician crept into the girl’s bed and tried to rape her in 1975. He was also found guilty of attacking two girls, ages 12 and 13, after inviting them backstage to...
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Gary Glitter Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sex Offenses

Former British pop star Gary Glitter was on Friday sentenced to 16 years in prison. A judge in London announced the sentence. BBC, Sky News and other media reported the sentence. Glitter was last year charged with a slew of sex offenses involving teenage girls. He was recently convicted of six charges involving three girls. The charges against Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, were related to girls as young as 12, with the offenses taking place in the late 1970s and 1980. Read More Late BBC Host Jimmy Savile Had 'Fascination' With Corpses, Report Finds The 70-year-

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Former Glam Rocker Gary Glitter Found Guilty of Sex Abuse, Faces Life in Prison

  • PEOPLE.com
After being charged in June with a number of sex offenses, Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) has been convicted of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of having sex with a girl under the age of 13, the BBC reports. Gadd, 70, denied all charges, and he was acquitted of three counts of sexual assault, according to the outlet. During the course of the trial, which took place in Southwark Crown Court, London, other complainants had reportedly come forward. As a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman told the The Telegraph, officers had "received other information" that is "currently being assessed.
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Former Glam Rocker Gary Glitter Found Guilty of Sex Abuse, Faces Life in Prison

  • PEOPLE.com
After being charged in June with a number of sex offenses, Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) has been convicted of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of having sex with a girl under the age of 13, the BBC reports. Gadd, 70, denied all charges, and he was acquitted of three counts of sexual assault, according to the outlet. During the course of the trial, which took place in Southwark Crown Court, London, other complainants had reportedly come forward. As a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman told the The Telegraph, officers had "received other information" that is "currently being assessed.
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Singer Gary Glitter Convicted of 1970s Sex Crimes

  • Vulture
Glam-rock singer Gary Glitter has been convicted of multiple counts of sexual abuse, relating to accusations that he abused three underaged girls in the 1970s. The singer will be sentenced on February 27; he faces life in prison. Glitter has been a registered sex offender in the U.K. since his 1999 conviction for child pornography. He later spent two years in prison in Vietnam, where he had been found guilty of committing obscene acts with female minors. Despite all this, he denies being a pedophile. 
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Gary Glitter Trial Begins: Prosecutor Details Alleged Attempted Rape Of 8-Yr-Old Girl

The trial of Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, began this week with the prosecution alleging that Glitter tried to force himself onto an underage girl in the 1970s. Gary Glitter Trial Begins Glitter, a British rocker, is currently facing 10 counts of sexual abuse in the UK, including attempted rape and unlawful […]

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X Factor Final Live Blog: As it happened

Two Overs in The X Factor Grand Finale. Who'd-a-thunk it?

Fleur East and Ben Haenow have beaten off Jack Walton, Stereo Kicks and Stevi Ritchie (oh, behave!) to make it to Wembley tonight.

And although we won't be seeing Andi Peters at the CD printing press (more for shame), we can expect more Louis Walsh, celebratory sausages and One Direction.

Crack out the eggnog and join Digital Spy as we await the news of whether Fleur or Ben will follow the illustrious steps of Shayne Ward, Steve Brookstein and Leon Jackson to take The X Factor crown.

Even more exciting than that, we're also hoping for an update on whether Labrinth ever had his wisdom teeth out...

22:01Anyway, that's it everyone! With one last plug for the tour, we're over and out. Goodnight all!

21:59There are too many X Factor finalists there with shaved sides of their heads.
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The X Factor Final Live Blog: Will Fleur East or Ben Haenow win?

Two Overs in The X Factor Grand Finale. Who'd-a-thunk it?

Fleur East and Ben Haenow have beaten off Jack Walton, Stereo Kicks and Stevi Ritchie (oh, behave!) to make it to Wembley tonight.

And although we won't be seeing Andi Peters at the CD printing press (more for shame), we can expect more Louis Walsh, celebratory sausages and One Direction.

Crack out the eggnog and join Digital Spy as we await the news of whether Fleur or Ben will follow the illustrious steps of Shayne Ward, Steve Brookstein and Leon Jackson to take The X Factor crown.

Even more exciting than that, we're also hoping for an update on whether Labrinth ever had his wisdom teeth out...

22:01Anyway, that's it everyone! With one last plug for the tour, we're over and out. Goodnight all!

21:59There are too many X Factor finalists there with shaved sides of their heads.
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Yippi Ki Yay, Father Christmas: The Essential Christmas Guide Part 1

Despite the fact that ‘tis the season to be jolly, getting the most out of the festive period is no joke. And when it comes to Christmas films, you can’t mess about.

There’s a great many films that are essential viewing over the Christmas period, and it’s important to stick with a tight schedule if you want to get them all done. It takes years of practice to perfect the Christmas movie routine, and this guide should help to guide you in the right direction. This is serious business.

First and foremost, it’s important to get the festive films done in the right order. You can’t just charge in there with Gremlins straight off. Oh no. You need to earn it, to work at it. After all, if you blow your load with National Lampoon’S Christmas Vacation early on, what’s left come Christmas Eve?
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Nigel Farage to take power in Ukip documentary spoof

Channel 4 to use actors alongside real-life footage for a film imagining the partys first 100 days in Downing Street

Channel 4 will imagine a country run by Nigel Farage in a spoof documentary which will air in the runup to next years general election.

The broadcaster, which has previously used the mockumentary genre to put Tony Blair on trial and execute Gary Glitter, will use actors alongside real-life footage for its fictional portrayal of the Ukip leader in Downing Street.

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The musical world of Doctor Who: From Ron Grainer to The Klf

Digital Spy presents Doctor Who Week - seven days of special features celebrating the return of the world's favourite sci-fi series, and the arrival of a brand new Doctor - on August 23.

You don't need a classic theme for a great TV show, but as programmes from M*A*S*H and The X-Files to The Wire and Buffy The Vampire Slayer have shown, it certainly doesn't hurt.

Below, we take a look at the history of the revolutionary Doctor Who theme and also explore how the show has intertwined with the wider world of pop.

'Doctor Who Theme' [Original Version] - The Radiophonic Workshop (1963)

"Did I write that?" Ron Grainer apparently asked on hearing the completed version of the original theme crafted by the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop. "Most of it," Delia Derbyshire kindly replied.

Grainer attempted to get Derbyshire a co-writing credit but the policy of the time was to keep Workshop members anonymous,
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10 ace takes on the Doctor Who theme music

As we ponder how series 8's music will sound, Jeff digs out ten inventive takes on the Doctor Who theme...

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With series eight’s Deep Breath fast approaching, there are questions all Dw fans will be asking – perhaps none as pressing as “What new bag of tricks will Murray Gold be bringing to the theme song?” While we all wait with bated breath, why not take a gander at these variations on Ron Grainer’s immortal work?

Doctor Who Theme – Gallifrey Remixes (Dominic Glynn and Syzygy)

Dominic Glynn’s theme from Trial Of A Timelord is an 80s effort that’s worn well for this writer, particularly the way Glynn sneaks in a new array of far-out soundscapes. This remix, originally performed at L.A.’s Gallifrey One convention, features four upgrades of Glynn’s ‘Trial’ theme, as produced with Syzygy (a.k.a. Justin Mackay). It takes a
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Gary Glitter Charged With Sex Offenses Involving Teenage Girls

London -- British prosecutors say they are charging former pop star Gary Glitter with eight sex offenses involving teenage girls. The charges against Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, are related to two women who were aged 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged offenses between 1977 and 1980. The 70-year-old was arrested in October 2012 -- the first in a series of arrests under the Operation Yewtree national investigation that was launched in the wake of a child abuse scandal surrounding late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile. Glitter is best known for the hit "Rock & Roll (Part

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British Glam Rocker Gary Glitter Charged with 8 Sex Offenses

British prosecutors say they are charging former pop star Gary Glitter with eight sex offenses involving teenage girls. The charges against Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, are related to two women who were aged 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged offenses between 1977 and 1980. The 70-year-old was arrested in October 2012 - the first in a series of arrests under the Operation Yewtree national investigation that was launched in the wake of a child abuse scandal surrounding late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile, believed to have been one of Britain's most prolific sexual predators. Glitter is best known for the
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British Glam Rocker Gary Glitter Charged with 8 Sex Offenses

British prosecutors say they are charging former pop star Gary Glitter with eight sex offenses involving teenage girls. The charges against Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, are related to two women who were aged 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged offenses between 1977 and 1980. The 70-year-old was arrested in October 2012 - the first in a series of arrests under the Operation Yewtree national investigation that was launched in the wake of a child abuse scandal surrounding late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile, believed to have been one of Britain's most prolific sexual predators. Glitter is best known for the
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