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Chris Eubank voted off I'm A Celeb

4 hours ago | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Chris Eubank has been voted off 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' The former professional boxer - who spent 19 days in the Australian jungle - lost out in the public vote to Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley to become the fourth star to leave the show. Speaking immediately after his eviction from the camp, Chris told presenters Ant and Dec: ''I continued as long as I could, the public saw what they did and here I am. We must look at the positives. It has been much better than I expected. It's been a marvellous experience.'' Chris was asked about »

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30 November 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Chris Eubank has been voted off 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' The former professional boxer - who spent 19 days in the Australian jungle - lost out in the public vote to Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley to become the fourth star to leave the show. Speaking immediately after his eviction from the camp, Chris told presenters Ant and Dec: ''I continued as long as I could, the public saw what they did and here I am. We must look at the positives. It has been much better than I expected. It's been a marvellous experience.'' Chris was asked about »

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The Voice Top 11 Performance Recap: So This Season Is Forever (Or Is It Gonna Go Down in Flames?)

23 November 2015 7:31 PM, PST | | See recent news »

I was going to start my recap of The Voice‘s Top 11 performance night by lamenting all of the unfortunate business that played out over its first 90 minutes: The silhouetted ballet dancer shaking out her hair (inside the moon!) and upstaging hapless Evan McKeel. The assassination of Helen Reddy’s “Delta Dawn” in front of 12 million viewers. The ghost of a 1999 Mandy Moore soundtrack cut floating across the stage, haunting Korin Bukowski’s musical future.

RelatedThe Voice: Who Will Win Season 9? Get Odds for the 11 Remaining Singers!

After getting to hear Jeffery Austin close the show with an »

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‘Legend’ Review: Tom Hardy Wows as Twin Gangsters, But Rest of Movie Fires Blanks

19 November 2015 12:51 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

On the dangerous side of swinging London in the ’60s were twin terrors Ronald and Reggie Kray, East End hoods whose glittery personae and violent doings have captivated Brits ever since. Already mythologized once on film in 1990’s “The Krays,” starring Gary and Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet, the pair are now the focus of writer-director Brian Helgeland‘s slick, empty-headed lark “Legend,” starring Tom Hardy and, thanks to digital magic, Tom Hardy. The beautiful bruiser juggles both roles with a coiled pizzazz that the movie around him never earns. Bypassing the Krays’ early years as amateur boxers and protection racket up-and-comers, »

- Robert Abele

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Review: Brian Helgeland's Twin Gangster Tale 'Legend' Starring Tom Hardy & Emily Browning

17 November 2015 3:36 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Since he went supernova with his acclaimed role in “Bronson” in 2008, Tom Hardy has had about as varied a career as an actor could ask for. He’s been a suave shape-shifting mind thief; a used-up '70s spy; a taciturn, war-scarred Mma fighter; a hulking, masked supervillain; a cardigan-wearing Prohibition bootlegger; a Welsh concrete expert on the longest drive of his life; a softly-spoken Brooklyn bartender; a hipster-bearded Jewish crime boss; a Russian cop; and the maddest Max around. But his greatest challenge might have just arrived, as he has to pull off not just one great performance, but two. Hardy stars, twice, in “Legend,” a biopic of famous London gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, previously seen on screen in Peter Medak’s 1990 film “The Krays,” starring the twins from Spandau Ballet. Unlike the previous version, the new film, from writer/director Brian Helgeland (an Oscar winner for co-penning “L. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Tony Hadley part of official I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! line-up

10 November 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Tony Hadley, Chris Eubank and Lady Colin Campbell are among the stars set to appear on 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' 2015. The Spandau Ballet frontman is one of 10 celebrities who have been officially confirmed for the upcoming series of the hit reality show. The 55-year-old star - who has admitted he doesn't like cockroaches ahead of his stint in the jungle - plans to offer his fellow campmates a shoulder to cry on but has confessed he will miss his wife and five kids. Asked who his dream campmate would be, he said: ''Shane Richie, Rick Astley and Bobby »

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Ricky Wilson and David Tennant go full Elton John and Kiki Dee in really rather good parody

22 October 2015 6:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sky 1's new music panel show Bring the Noise hasn't even begun yet, but already it's given us this rather good/disturbing clip of David Tennant really committing to character.

The Broadchurch star and Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson act out Elton John and Kiki Dee's 1976 video for 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' - dungarees and formerly receding hairline included.

In the segment, Wilson takes on the role of John and Tennant does Dee, with panellist Nicole Scherzinger remarking: "David, you look pretty as a girl..."

Alongside music video spoofs, Bring the Noise comprises music trivia and performance battles.

Wilson hosts, with team captains Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah sitting alongside regulars Katherine Ryan and Joel Dommett.

Tennant is one of a number of guests to appear on the show, with Martin Kemp also appearing tonight, and Laurence Fox (Lewis), Mel C and Foxes popping up throughout the series. »

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Jason Manford, Lee Mead and Martin Kemp lead cast in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour

16 October 2015 3:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The fantastic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang musical will hit the road again in 2016, and it has been confirmed this morning that the show will feature a new, all-star cast.

Caractacus Potts will be played by Jason Manford (The Producers, Sweeney Todd) from 10 February until 24 April, and he will return to the show from 5 October 2016.  Lee Mead (Casualty, Legally Blonde, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) will play Caractacus Potts from 4 May until 18 September 2016.

Martin Kemp (EastEnders, The Krays) will play the Childcatcher until 24 April 2016, and Amy Griffiths (Everyman, Stephen Ward, The Pajama Game) will play Truly Scrumptious.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will also feature Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray) as Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst until 24 April 2016, Michelle Collins (EastEnders, Coronation Street) as Baroness Bomburst, and Andy Hockley (The Phantom Of The Opera) as Grandpa Potts.

Ewen Cummins plays The Toymaker/Mr Coggins, with Sam Harrison as Boris and Scott Paige as Goran, »

- Paul Heath

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Sky 1's music panel show Bring the Noise shows off its new lineup - and David Tennant's dropping by too

8 October 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sky 1 has revealed the final lineup for its new music panel show Bring the Noise.

Host Ricky Wilson will be joined by team captains Nicole Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah and stand-up Katherine Ryan, while comedian Joel Dommett has also been added as a regular.

The series will include a number of appearances from special guests, including David Tennant, John Bradley (Game of Thrones), Laurence Fox (Lewis), Mel C, Martin Kemp and Foxes.

In a TV world post-Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Bring the Noise will see rounds of music trivia, music video spoofs and performance battles.

Fans in the studio will also get to take part in some games, and there will be a live house band.

Dommett said: "I am unbelievably thrilled about the prospect of being a regular comedian on Sky 1's Bring the Noise. I'm sure Nicole Scherzinger is equally as excited at sitting next to me, »

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Capturing the Krays: A ‘Legend’ feature

15 September 2015 4:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s been a quarter of a century since a film was made about the Kray twins, and now two have come along at once! The main event of course is Legend, showcasing Tom Hardy in a dual role that has earned rave reviews from critics. The gangster pair were admired and abhorred in equal measure. They represented a strand of culture that mixed community values with intimidation and violence.

Some are looking forward to further exposure for Ronnie and Reggie. Others object to the perceived glamourizing of men who were hunted by the police and responsible for bloody carnage across London. Whatever your view, you have to agree they had a permanent effect on the fabric of Britain and this has been reflected onscreen in some surprising ways.

Don your best suit, pack your shooter and prepare for a rain-soaked car journey into the neon heart of the capital »

- Steve Palace

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Review: Legend (Tiff 2015)

12 September 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: The true story of the infamous Kray twins (Tom Hardy in a dual role) who – in the mid-sixties – dominated the swinging London underworld. Review: Unless you've seen the 1991 biopic The Krays (starring Spandau Ballet's non-identical Kemp brothers) if you're North American you probably don't know much about the Kray boys. A pair of deadly identical twins,... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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Behind the Legend: how accurate is Tom Hardy's Krays drama?

8 September 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The much-hyped gangster film is about to take viewers back to 1960s Hackney but what crimes do the film-makers commit against the truth? A close friend of the family assesses the film’s accuracy

• This article contains spoilers

I thought the film was great. I didn’t like the first one because it all boils down to casting. They’ve got to pick an actor who can frighten you. The Spandau Ballet boys did their best but they weren’t menacing enough. In this film, Tom Hardy is chilling. He’s got everything right as Reggie: the walk, the beautiful hands, the way he holds the cigarettes and that frown which was always quizzical as if he’s just about to ask you a question. And then, on the other hand, when he plays Ron, he’s menacing and he’s got the stare absolutely right. I think he gives a fabulous performance. »

- Maureen Flanagan

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Film Review: Tom Hardy in ‘Legend’

3 September 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There are two good reasons to make what might otherwise seem an inessential new biopic of Ronnie and Reggie Kray — and both of them, as it happens, take the formidable form of Tom Hardy. Playing both the infamously savage Cockney crime lords in a dazzling feat of thespian self-splicing to rival Jeremy Irons in “Dead Ringers,” Hardy’s inspired twin turn elevates and complicates the otherwise straightforward terrain of “Legend,” in which U.S. writer-helmer Brian Helgeland gives London’s East End gangland a slightly touristic candy-coating of Swinging ’60s glamor. While Helgeland’s script lacks the wit and grit of his Oscar-winning job on “L.A. Confidential,” this lengthy, engrossing underworld saga creditably attempts to work a female perspective — that of Reggie’s innocent wife, Frances — into these laddish proceedings. If the Hardy Boys’ film-swallowing contribution ultimately thwarts the effort, that can’t be helped.

Given an enduring local fascination with the Brothers Kray, »

- Guy Lodge

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DVD Review – The Rise of the Krays (2015)

31 August 2015 2:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Rise of the Krays, 2015.

Directed by Zackary Adler.

Starring Simon Cotton, Kevin Leslie, Phil Dunster, Nicola Stapleton, Danny Midwinter, Anita Dobson, Alan Mathis and James Weber Brown.


London, 1961: Ronnie and Reggie Kray begin a reign of terror that would endure and define Londons East End for years to come. From protection rackets to members clubs, from brutal street brawls, arson via blackmail extending all the way up to the Cabinet Office, the Krays rained red on anyone who crossed them.

The real story of infamous London gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray will never fully be told in a film, mainly because the exploits of the twins have now passed into folklore and, as is the nature of most true crime stories, the truth has mainly been buried with most of the victims. 1990’s The Krays touched on most of the known stories surrounding the twins but the »

- Gary Collinson

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Martin Kemp joins the Birds of a Feather cast as new series starts filming

5 August 2015 7:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Martin Kemp has joined the cast of Birds of a Feather.

The actor will make a special guest appearance in the first episode of the new series, playing a character called Vince.

Unsurprisingly, Lesley Joseph's Dorien takes an instant shine to him.

The new series of Birds of a Feather is currently filming and will air on ITV in 2016. It will be the show's 12th series in total and its third since moving to ITV last year.

Star Linda Robson recently explained why she turned down the chance to join Strictly Come Dancing, saying she didn't want to be the joke act.

However, she suggested that Joseph - who is currently appearing on ITV's Flockstars - would be a great addition to the dancing competition. »

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All 27 stars of Skins: Whatever happened to E4's teen tearaways?

4 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Here's one of those 'This'll make you feel old' factoids - it's two years since the last ever episode of Skins aired.

E4's groundbreaking hormone-fest wrapped up on August 5, 2013 - with an older Cook (Jack O'Connell) heading off into an uncertain future at the close of 'Rise (Part Two)'.

Cook was but one of 27 major characters featured on Skins across three 'Generations' - in a total of 61 episodes, split into seven series. But where are the teen tearaways of Roundview College now?

Generation One

1. Nicholas Hoult

Hoult played Tony Stonem - the pre-eminent bad boy of Skins - across its first two series. Later badly hurt in a traffic accident and forced to rely on others, Tony had mellowed by his final episodes.

Now aged 25, Hoult has become a bona-fide Hollywood star with roles in this year's Mad Max: Fury Road and the much-anticipated book adaptations Dark Places and Kill Your Friends. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Cordon, Latitude Festival

25 July 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Nation's Favourite '80s Number One: ITV, 9pm

We're not quite sure who votes in these programmes, but tonight we will see who a certain number of people in the UK decided was the best chart-topper of the 1980s.

Expect high entries from Michael Jackson, The Human League, Madness, Madonna and co, and interviews with the likes of Spandau Ballet and Bonnie Tyler.

Transporter: The Series: Channel 5, 9pm

The third episode of the TV adaptation that may be sadly lacking a lot of Jason Statham, but still packs its own dose of punch and power.

Frank takes a job chauffeuring a rich young socialite back to her father, before it quickly descends into a protection task involving German crime lords.

Cordon: BBC Four, 9pm

The final two parts of the Flemish drama air on BBC Four this evening, starting with an explosive raid on the lab as Jana is desperate to escape. »

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Pixels – The Review

23 July 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Review by Dane Marti

Directed by Chris Columbus, Pixels will definitely take many of us back to an era that once seemed new and exciting, but now appears as old as the Civil War.

Starting with a kid zooming through his neighborhood on bike while Cheap Trick blazes on the soundtrack, I was immediately hooked: The year is 1982. Actually, I hoped that most of the film would take place during this time, an era when many of us were coming of age, but…how silly of me! It’s 2015, and as much as I find recent times to be banal and abrasive, this is the age that modern kids live in. The makers of the movie are obviously hoping for many youthful viewers ‘accompanied by their parental units, of course. I also believe this film should and will make a hefty sum at the box office, as long as kids »

- Movie Geeks

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After 25 years, ‘The Krays’ still holds up

21 July 2015 7:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Krays

Written by Philip Ridley

Directed by Peter Medak

UK, 1990

Gangster movies have been entertaining audiences since the inception of cinema. A well-constructed gangster film can attract respectable actors, reap critical praise, and accrue the life-long love of fans in a way that few other genres can. Mean Streets, Infernal Affairs, and Goodfellas are all classic films that continue to resonate with audiences long after their theatrical runs. While most favorite gangster movie conversations include the usual round up of The Godfather, Scarface and The Departed, there is a little known British film that warrants a place in the conversation. Back in 1990, director Peter Medak’s biographical crime/drama film The Krays, flew under the radar of everyone but the most hardcore gangster-flick nerds. With the upcoming film Legend (featuring Tom Hardy in the role of both Kray twins) just on the horizon, it seemed like an appropriate time »

- Victor Stiff

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Tom Hardy loves being a gangster: Watch the violent new trailer for Legend

16 July 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tom Hardy is double trouble in the violent new trailer for his gangster epic Legend.

The film heads back to the '60s to see Hardy play real-life gangster twins Ronald and Reggie Kray as they rule over the criminal underworld and turn London into "the Las Vegas of Europe".

Hot on the Krays' heels is Christopher Eccleston as police superintendent Nipper Read, while Emily Browning is playing Reggie's wife, Frances, who questions his gangster lifestyle.

La Confidential's Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland is behind the camera for Legend.

The movie will open in UK cinemas on September 9 and October 2 in the Us.

Martin Kemp, who starred with brother Gary in 1990's The Krays, recently gave Hardy his seal of approval in an interview with Digital Spy.

"I think Tom's a great actor, if anyone can do it he can do it really well," he said. "I'm not a fan ever »

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