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10 Things You Need To Know About Conor McGregor

4 October 2014 1:34 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


With apologies to Brock Lesnar, the Ufc is always looking for the next big thing. The fight game is based on star power, and guys who stand out, and especially stand out while winning, tend to get more attention, draw in more fans, and make more money than guys who just win and win quietly.

Well, the Ufc believes it has found its “next big thing” in Conor McGregor.

The Irish fighter is the pride of a nation right now, with his country firmly behind him showing their support. He’s also extremely popular in the U.S., Canada, and mainland Europe, meaning the Ufc may finally have another breakout star on their hands, similar to how Georges St. Pierre rose to fame in the promotion.

He got his start as a pro in 2008, and while attending a Ufc event in Dublin in 2009, he told his coach, Sbg’s »

- Jay Anderson

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‘Vikings’ Season 3 Trailer; Show Creator Offers Story Details

30 July 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

[This article contains Spoilers from season 2 of Vikings.] 


Vikings could have easily sauntered its way into a “sophomore slump” after a stellar first outing, lead by the creative wizardry of Michael Hirst (The Tudors).

Thankfully, the series came roaring out of the gates with its sensational season 2 premiere. Hirst’s deft touch at creating unique and interesting characters propelled Vikings to solid ratings for History, earning it another season; following its premiere at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, the season 3 trailer is now available for viewing online (see above).

The trailer beautifully fits the dark and somber tones that the series is known for, featuring The Seer’s (John Kavanagh’s) frightening melodic voice. If The Seer is to be believed, then we are in for an even more grandiose journey when season three premieres in early 2015. When asked what we can expect ...

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- David Griffin

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Watch: ‘Vikings’ Season 3 Trailer Shows More Violence

27 July 2014 5:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If the first trailer for season three of History’s “Vikings,” released at Comic-Con, is any indication, fans can look forward to plenty more blood and brutal battles to keep them intrigued.

At the end of season two of the Norse drama, Ragnar Lothbrok, played by Travis Fimmel, had taken Horik’s spot as King of the Danes. One of his next stops now is Paris, which he’ll raid and where he’ll go up against King Charles.

Adding to the eerie tone of the trailer is the voiceover of John Kavanagh, who plays the blind seer.

Along with Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick is returning as Lagertha. Clive Standen, Alexander Ludwig and Gustaf Skarsgard also star. Michael Hirst created the historical drama.

Though an exact air date has yet to be confirmed, the series is eying an early 2015 return.


- Alex Stedman

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‘Vikings’ Season 3 Trailer Promises More Violence and Conquests to Come (Video)

26 July 2014 2:06 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There's a new king in town, and he's looking to expand his empire. It's almost guaranteed that Travis Fimmel‘s character Ragnar Lothbrok, who just became King of the Danes, will seek to expand his new kingdom when “Vikings” kicks off its third season in 2015. History released a teaser trailer for the upcoming season, taking advantage of the show's creepy blind Seer character, portrayed by John Kavanagh, to foretell what is to come. See video: ‘Vikings’ Finale Tests the Limits of Young Love (Exclusive) One thing that is promised is that Fimmel and his band of bloodthirsty warriors will set their sites on. »

- Jason Hughes

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‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ Lead Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Winners (Full List)

21 June 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sesame Street” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” led the field on Friday in the Creative Arts portion of the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

The PBS mainstay (pictured) grabbed six awards during the presentation of craft and technical awards at the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown L.A. “Ellen DeGeneres” took five trophies.

Sesame Street’s” wins included best pre-school children’s series and writing for a children’s series. “Ellen DeGeneres” won for “new approaches-enhancements” for a daytime series and for writing.

PBS was tops among networks with 12 wins, followed by Nickelodeon and syndicated programs with 10 apiece. CBS took eight, Hub Network claimed six and the now-defunct soap venture won five.

A complete list of winners follows:


Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series

Sesame Street PBS Executive Producer

Carol-Lynn Parente

Supervising Producer

Nadine Zylstra

Senior Producer

Benjamin Lehmann

Coordinating Producer

April Coleman


Mindy Fila

Line Producer

Stephanie Longardo »

- Variety Staff

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In Secret review: Oscar Isaac seduces Elizabeth Olsen in farcical bodice-ripper

15 May 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Charlie Stratton; Screenwriter Charlie Stratton; Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange, Matt Lucas Running time: 107 mins; Certificate: 15

After several decades of failed and stalled attempts, an adaptation of Emile Zola's gothic novel Thérèse Raquin has finally made it to the screen, with a generic new title that in no way reflects its uproariously weird tone. In Secret's main selling point is its cast, the previously attached Jessica Biel and Gerard Butler having now been replaced by the altogether more compelling duo of Elizabeth Olsen and Oscar Isaac, but strong performances can't elevate it beyond the level of enjoyably ridiculous.

Olsen plays the beautiful, quietly resentful anti-heroine Thérèse, who's adopted as a child by a stern, puritanical aunt (Jessica Lange on scenery-chewing form) and forced into a suffocating, loveless marriage to her sickly cousin Camille (Tom Felton). So overwhelming is her sexual repression that when »

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“You read every script as if you’re waiting for somebody to die.” Our visit to the set of Vikings

3 February 2014 4:00 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

“Ah, you f*cking idiot,” says Travis Fimmel with a broad grin and a glint in his eye, and unfortunately it’s aimed directly at this HeyUGuys writer.

It’s almost the end of our second and final day on the set of Vikings in County Wicklow, a short distance from Dublin, and we’ve finally tracked down the enigmatic lead actor who seems to have been kept busy ever since we arrived. He’s in-between scenes and in full Viking garb – his wild beard and magnificent dreadlocked hair have him looking every inch the intimidating part – and we retreat to a quiet corner of the set to begin our interview. After a polite introduction we take a seat opposite Fimmel and begin to relax. Only, this HeyUGuys writer relaxes a little too much, leaning back too far on the flimsy canvas chair, ripping the fabric, ending up sprawled across »

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