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Matt Le Tissier, Fatima Whitbread and James Cracknell will battle it out for Eternal Glory on ITV

The likes of Matt Le Tissier and Fatima Whitbread will battle it out for Eternal Glory in ITV's new series.

Eight sporting stars will face off against each other in a series of challenges for the new show, which begins next month.

James Cracknell, Jade Johnson, Liz McColgan, Shane Williams, Gail Emms and Christian Malcolm will also compete on Eternal Glory.

Richard Bacon hosts the series, with sports scientist and Olympian Professor Greg Whyte providing expert analysis.

The sporting greats will have their mental and physical strength, agility, strategy and skill tested over the course of six one-hour episodes.

Each show will conclude with a 'night duel' in which the two lowest scoring athletes go head-to-head to decide who stays in the competition. One athlete will leave at the end of each show until the champion of the series is crowned.

Le Tissier said: "It's been 13 years since I retired
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Past Olympics stars join London 2012 competitors at UK premiere of Salute

Olympic gold medallists Tessa Sanderson (pictured above), Denise Lewis, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and other medal-winning Olympians such as Jamie Baulch and Mark Foster joined London 2012 competitors Christian Malcolm and Dwain Chambers at the UK film premiere of Salute.

Former World Champion boxer Chris Eubanks and former top-flight footballers Garth Crooks and Paul Elliot Cbe also attended.

Salute is a documentary about the untold story of the three Olympians on the winning podium at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City - Tommie Smith and Jon Carlos, aided by Australian silver medallist Peter Norman - who made a stand for human rights.

Gold medallist Smith and bronze winner Carlos raised their fists in a controversial Black Power salute and all three wore badges for The Olympic Project for Human Rights.

The array of sports stars attending the premiere were paying tribute to the famous trio.

Non-party political campaign Operation Black Vote is
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Box Office Beatdown: Hop Stays on Top with $21.6 Million

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Box Office Beatdown: Hop Stays on Top with $21.6 Million
Weekend Box Office

Hop $21.6 millionArthur $12.6 millionHanna $12.3 millionSoul Surfer $10.6 millionInsidious $10 millionYour Highness $9.6 millionSource Code $9 millionLimitless $5.5 millionDiary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules $4.5 millionThe Lincoln Lawyer $4.5 million

As expected, Hop continued to dominate the box office over the weekend with an estimated $21.6 million take. It should continue to do well over the next few weeks as the holiday approaches.

Meanwhile, Arthur, Russell Brand's other effort, opened to a disappointing $12.6 million - well under the projected $18 million from the studio. This may lead to the end of Hollywood's love affair with Brand as he just doesn't seem to be leading man material as he can't open a movie. His Get Me to the Greek opened to $17.5 million and it was rated R - Arthur's PG-13 should have helped the film reach a broader audience but for once taste prevailed and moviegoers decided to pass. Studios will probably think twice before
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Exclusive: Cate Blanchett Talks Hanna

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Exclusive: Cate Blanchett Talks Hanna
Opening in theaters on April 8th is the new thriller from Atonement director Joe Wright called Hanna. The film stars Academy Award nominated actress Saoirse Ronan as a young girl trained in the wilderness by her ex-cia father to become a ruthless assassin. We recently had a chance to speak with Cate Blanchett, who plays the cold hearted intelligence operative who is out to get Hanna. To watch our exclusive interview, click on the clip below.

Click to watch Exclusive: Cate Blanchett Interview!

Hanna comes to theaters April 8th, 2011 and stars Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Vicky Krieps, Cate Blanchett, Paris Arrowsmith, John MacMillan, Tim Beckmann, Christian Malcolm. The film is directed by Joe Wright.
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