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Celebs join craze over dating app Tinder

19 March 2014 4:36 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, March 19: Love-finding app Tinder has become a craze amongst celebrities too.

Since its launch last summer, the application has over more than 100 million registrations, the Daily Star reported.

The app has celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Made In Chelsea's Louise Thompson, and television star Sheridan Smith, Samuel Preston from the Ordinary Boys and many more.

Earlier this week, it was Lily Allen who admitted singing up on Tinder, and now former cricketer Shane Warne is also reported to have joined the app. (Ani) »

- Amith Ostwal

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Casting: Brie, Brandt, Miller, Bernard

18 March 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Get Hard

Alison Brie ("Community") is set to join Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in Etan Cohen's comedy "Get Hard" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Brie will play the fiancee of Ferrell’s character.

]Ferrell plays a wealthy investment banker wrongly convicted of a crime, who toughens up for prison with the help of the guy who washes his car (Hart). [Source: Deadline]

Masters of Sex

Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt has joined the second season of Showtime's "Masters of Sex". Brandt will recur and play Barbara, new secretary to Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) who replaces Libby (Caitlin Fitzgerald).

Brandt joins Keke Palmer who has also scored a recurring role on the second season of 'Masters'. [Source: The Live Feed]

Scouts vs. Zombies

Logan Miller ("The Bling Ring") has joined Christopher Landon's upcoming horror comedy "Scouts vs. Zombies" for Paramount Pictures. Filming begins in May.

Miller plays Carter, a class clown who yearns to get out of the scouts. »

- Garth Franklin

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Reece Shearsmith's The Widower tops Monday ratings with 5 million

18 March 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

New ITV drama The Widower topped Monday's ratings outside of soaps, according to overnight figures.

Reece Shearsmith and Sheridan Smith's drama launched with 5.03 million viewers (21.9%) at 9pm (447,000/2.9% on +1). Earlier, I Never Knew That About Britain brought in 3.31m (14.6%) at 8pm (100k/1.4%).

On BBC One, Silk continued with 3.90m (16.9%) at 9pm, followed by The Michael McIntyre Chat Show, which dipped around 400k to 2.04m (18.8%) at 10.35pm. Earlier, Bang Goes the Theory fascinated 3.02m (14.1%) at 7.30pm, and Panorama was seen by 2.27m (9.7%) at 8.30pm.

BBC Two's University Challenge quizzed 3.02m (13.2%) at 8pm, followed by Mary Berry Cooks with 2.61m (11.1%) at 8.30pm and new series The Plantagenets with 1.69m (7.4%) at 9pm.

On Channel 4, Shop Secrets intrigued 1.63m (6.9%) at 8pm (110k/0.5%). One Born Every Minute attracted 1.83m (8.0%) at 9pm (238k/1.6%), while 8 Out of 10 Cats entertained 917k (5.7%) at 10pm (130k/1.6%).

Channel 5's Police Interceptors appealed to 1.04m (4.5%) at 8pm. Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away! »

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Sheridan Smith's Cilla Black drama adds Aneurin Barnard

17 March 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has announced casting details for its upcoming Cilla Black drama.

The White Queen star Aneurin Barnard will feature as Cilla's husband Bobby in the three-part series, opposite Sheridan Smith in the title role.

Ed Stoppard (The Politician's Husband) will star as Brian Epstein, while John Henshaw (Downton Abbey) will play Cilla's father John White.

Melanie Hill (Waterloo Road) rounds out the cast as Cilla's mother Priscilla.

Cilla - from Philomena writer Jeff Pope - will focus on the singer-turned-presenter's rise to fame in 1960s Liverpool.

The drama follows the unknown Priscilla White as she pursues her dreams of stardom, begins a relationship with future husband Bobby Willis, and meets legendary music manager Brian Epstein.

It will also feature Black's friendship with The Beatles, and how their success helped launch her career.

Cilla begins filming in March and April in Liverpool, and will feature many of the »

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TV highlights 17/03/14

17 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

International T20 Cricket | Rocket City Rednecks | Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade | Silk | The Plantagenets | The Widower | TB: Return of the Plague | Life and Death Row

International T20 Cricket: Ireland v Zimbabwe

9am, Sky Sports 2

The cricketing equivalent of a surprisingly nourishing microwaved meal decamps to Bangladesh for the 2014 Twenty20 World Cup. Before cricket's big hitters enter at the Super 10 stage there's a chance for less-heralded batsmen to join them via the opening group stage, featuring Hong Kong, Nepal and, here, Ireland and Zimbabwe. Ireland coach Phil Simmons is upbeat about his side's chances, not least after last month's win over 2012 champs West Indies. Mark Jones

Rocket City Rednecks

7pm, Dave

The UK debut of this (now-cancelled) Us factual show sees aerospace engineer Travis Taylor and co play up their hillbilly cred as they put science to the test in everyday situations. In the season one opener, he and his »

- Mark Jones, Hannah J Davies, Bim Adewunmi, Rachel Aroesti, Julia Raeside, Jonathan Wright

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Widower, Revenge, Looking

17 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Widower: ITV, 9pm

This three-part drama is an adaptation of the Malcolm Webster murders. In The Widower, Reece Shearsmith plays Malcolm who - over a 13-year period - set about poisoning and killing his wives.

In this opening episode, we meet first wife Claire (Sheridan Smith) and as Malcolm comes under pressure regarding his debts, he goes to great lengths to keep her under control. After hearing about her upcoming doctor's appointment, Malcolm concocts a dark plan to get rid of her once and for all.

As second wife Felicity Drumm enters Malcolm's life, he is soon back to his usual tricks and attempts to gain access to her savings to hide the fact that he is in so much debt.

Revenge: E4, 9pm

After Daniel's actions at the wedding in last week's episode, Emily is left in a very precarious position.

Struggling to reach safety with her injuries, »

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Aneurin Barnard Joins ITV Beatles-Era Mini ‘Cilla’ From ‘Philomena’ Scribe Jeff Pope

16 March 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Cilla, a biographical drama from ITV penned by BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated Philomena co-scribe Jeff Pope, has added up-and-comer Aneurin Barnard to star opposite Sheridan Smith who is playing the eponymous “Liverpudlian Songbird.” She may be relatively unfamiliar to U.S. audiences, but Cilla Black (née Priscilla Maria Veronica White) is a fixture in the UK, perhaps more so now for her TV hosting gigs, but she was also part of the 1960s Beatles era. The three-part bio-mini from ITV Studios tells the story of her rocky rise to fame. The Liverpool-born star started out working in the typist pool at a local company and ultimately met the two men who came to love her and fight over her: future husband Bobby Willis (Barnard) and original Beatles manager Brian Epstein. The drama explores Cilla’s burgeoning friendship with John, Paul, George and Ringo, the latter of whom helped her to »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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Game of Thrones stars to lead ITV's new drama The Great Fire

4 March 2014 1:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Game of Thrones stars Charles Dance and Rose Leslie are to lead ITV's new drama The Great Fire.

Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston will also star opposite Andrew Buchan and Daniel Mays in the four-parter, co-written by Tom Bradby.

The Great Fire - due to start shooting later this month - will tell the story of humble baker Thomas Farriner and his fabled involvement in The Great Fire of London.

Broadchurch star Buchan will play Thomas, with Leslie cast as his fictional sister-in-law Sarah.

Mays will bring famed diarist Samuel Pepys to life, with Huston playing King Charles II and Dracula actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen portraying his brother, James Duke of York.

Dance will play Lord Denton - an emissary of the King's - in the series, with Perdita Weeks, Andrew Tiernan and Antonia Clarke completing the cast.

Mr Selfridge director Jon Jones will helm all four episodes, which will use »

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Jonathan Creek star on Sheridan Smith exit: 'We don't mention Joey'

28 February 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The departure of Sheridan Smith from Jonathan Creek will not be addressed on-screen.

The new series of the BBC One comedy-drama sees Creek (Alan Davies) solving mysteries alongside his wife Polly (Sarah Alexander).

"We don't mention [Sheridan's character] Joey," Davies confirmed to Digital Spy and others, on set for the new three-part run.

"It is the destiny of former sidekicks that they never get mentioned again! It is becoming a convention of this show."

Amateur detective Creek was previously assisted by Smith's Joey Ross, Julia Sawalha's Carla Borrego and, originally, Caroline Quentin's Maddie Magellan.

"He will never meet anyone quite like Maddy again," Davies acknowledged. "That part was deliberately written for Caroline because Caroline is pretty bonkers - she was brilliant in that role."

The new series of Jonathan Creek - the show's first full series for 10 years - begins tonight at 9pm on BBC One.

Alan Davies on new »

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Lenny Henry, Steve Pemberton to write new BBC One dramas

28 February 2014 3:06 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC One has announced new drama commissions from Lenny Henry and Steve Pemberton.

Danny And The Human Zoo is a one-off 90-minute drama written by Henry.

The script is described as a fictionalised memoir of the comic's life as a working-class teenager in 1970s Dudley.

"I've crammed the first two years of a very long career into 90 minutes - it's gonna rock," Henry said.

Mapp and Lucia is an adaptation of Ef Benson's novels, penned by Inside No 9 co-creator and star Pemberton.

The comic drama is comprised of three hour-long episodes and set in the summer of 1930, when Mrs Emmeline Lucas - known to her friends as Lucia - decides to take a holiday in the small English town of Tilling.

BBC One has also ordered five-part drama Doctor Foster from award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett, who previously scripted ITV drama The Town.

The series will follow Doctor Jenny Foster - »

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David Gyasi, EastEnders star Jo Joyner for BBC One's The Interceptor

28 February 2014 2:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Gyasi and EastEnders' Jo Joyner are to star in new BBC One series The Interceptor.

The eight-part hour-long drama, from Strike Back writer Tony Saint, will focus on the Unit - an elite surveillance team who track dangerous criminals.

White Heat actor Gyasi will play new recruit Ash, with Joyner cast as his feisty wife Lorna.

Trevor Eve will play Ash's ultimate target, the ruthless criminal Roach, with Anna Skellern, Lorraine Ashbourne and Ewan Stewart all playing members of the Unit team.

Completing the cast are EastEnders actor Gary Beadle and Coronation Street veteran Lee Boardman as criminals Docker and Xavier.

"I am simply thrilled to be working with this creative team and to be a part of this exciting new project," said series lead Gyasi.

The Interceptor - helmed by Luther director Farren Blackburn - starts filming next month in London and will air on BBC One in the autumn. »

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Stellan Skarsgård to star in BBC One crime drama from The Hour creator

28 February 2014 2:23 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Stellan Skarsgård is to front new BBC One drama River.

The Thor star will play a police detective in the six-part thriller from The Hour creator Abi Morgan.

Skarsgård's character John River is a brilliant but troubled officer whose fractured mind is the key to his crime-solving genius.

The 62-year-old Swedish actor is best known for his film work, including roles in 2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels and the recent Nymphomaniac.

"River is full of intriguing twists and turns and I was truly gripped when the script came in," said Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One.

"Abi's one of Britain's most distinctive and original storytellers, and her ability to push the boundaries of the genre in surprising ways makes River her perfect debut on BBC One."

River will air on BBC One in 2015.

Aidan Turner to lead BBC One's new Poldark »

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Aidan Turner to lead BBC One's new Poldark series

28 February 2014 2:03 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Aidan Turner is to star in a new adaptation of Poldark for BBC One.

The Being Human star will play Ross Poldark in Debbie Horsfield's adaptation of Winston Graham's acclaimed saga.

Set in 18th century Cornwall, Poldark is an eight-part hour-long series and will film in Cornwall and Bristol from April.

"I'm very excited to play Ross Poldark for the BBC," said Turner, who also stars in The Hobbit movies.

"It's obviously a huge challenge to honour the extraordinary character Winston Graham created and who Debbie Horsfield has brought new life to. But there's a terrific team coming together and the scripts are superb, so I can't wait to get started."

Poldark will follow the rebellious Ross as he returns from the American War of Independence to Cornwall, only to find that his beloved county has dramatically changed in his absence.

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, said: "We are really excited. »

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Sheridan Smith to star in new BBC One drama The C Word

28 February 2014 1:45 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sheridan Smith is to star in new BBC One drama The C Word.

The 90-minute one-off is based on Lisa Lynch's candid book and has been adapted by Nicole Taylor.

Smith will play Lisa in the drama, described as "a defiant, ballsy account" of one woman's experience of cancer.

Lisa chronicled her experiences in a blog, which served as the basis for her book and had a profound effect on people across the world.

Lynch - who passed away in 2013, aged 33 - gave her full support to the project, working with writer Taylor and assisting in the casting of Smith.

"Her zest for life was infectious," said Smith. "I was moved and inspired by her courage and bravery. I couldn't help but love her. That's why I want to tell her story.

"I'm so sad that Lisa won't get to see the finished drama, having been so involved in the development of it. »

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David Walliams to star as BBC bags Agatha Christie drama deal

27 February 2014 11:41 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Corporation's contract with Christie estate will bring new series and documentaries coinciding with author's 125th anniversary

David Walliams will star in a new Agatha Christie adaptation on BBC1 under a new deal to bring some of the author's best-known works to the small screen in the 125th anniversary year of the author's birth.

The BBC has screened many Christie works in the past but the author has been associated with ITV for the past two decades, with its take on Miss Marple and its long-running Poirot series, starring David Suchet, which ended last year.

Walliams will star in a six-part series set in the 1950s, Partners in Crime, an adaptation of two Christie books featuring married sleuths Tommy and Tuppence, The Secret Adversary and N or M.

The Christie deal will also see a new three-part adaptation of And Then There Were None, Christie's most successful work which has sold more than 100m copies. »

- John Plunkett

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In a Nutshell: Tower Block

26 February 2014 12:08 PM, PST | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

With 2012 British Thriller, Tower Block, James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson had hoped to create a nerve-shredding ninety minutes of tension and torment. The tower block in question might be showing signs of decay, but it doesn't hold a candle to James Moran's predictable script. Fortunately, with strong performances and genuine shocks, Nunn and Thompson have crafted an effective British thriller that hits the target more often than not. The last remaining residents of a run-down London tower block find themselves targeted by a deadly sniper, and they soon discover that they're all connected to a brutal murder that took place sometime before. Becky (Sheridan Smith) and the other remaining residents kept quiet, fearing retribution, but panic quickly spreads when all communication to the outside world is severed and the group are picked off by an unknown marksman with a high-tech rifle. The big reveal is telegraphed early on and »

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In a Nutshell: Tower Block

26 February 2014 12:08 PM, PST | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

With 2012 British Thriller, Tower Block, James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson had hoped to create a nerve-shredding ninety minutes of tension and torment. The tower block in question might be showing signs of decay, but it doesn't hold a candle to James Moran's predictable script. Fortunately, with strong performances and genuine shocks, Nunn and Thompson have crafted an effective British thriller that hits the target more often than not. The last remaining residents of a run-down London tower block find themselves targeted by a deadly sniper, and they soon discover that they're all connected to a brutal murder that took place sometime before. Becky (Sheridan Smith) and the other remaining residents kept quiet, fearing retribution, but panic quickly spreads when all communication to the outside world is severed and the group are picked off by an unknown marksman with a high-tech rifle. The big reveal is telegraphed early on and »

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This Week's Must-See TV: 5 Shows You Shouldn't Miss

23 February 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Want to make sure you don't miss anything great on the telly in the next seven days? Never fear, because Tube Talk has done all the hard work for you and smushed all of this week's must-see TV into one snappy rundown. Check out what you should be checking out below...

Silk: Monday (February 24) at 9pm on BBC One

You know what's a surefire way to ruin the vibe of a party? Your friend's son getting arrested for killing a police officer. That's what Rupert Penry-Jones's QC character Clive Reader has to deal with as he tries to celebrate finally being made a silk in the opening episode of... er, Silk.

Enter Martha Costello QC (Maxine Peake), who is convinced that the police have been playing dirty and agrees to defend the boy. With plenty of brilliant courtroom barking, we're so glad that Silk is bringing us some »

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Sheridan Smith to play Cilla Black in three-part ITV drama

16 February 2014 9:59 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Series entitled Cilla will look at her rise to fame, friendship with the Beatles and relationship with husband Bobby

Cilla Black is to be portrayed by the Bafta and Olivier award-winning actor Sheridan Smith in an ITV biopic about the future Blind Date presenter's rise to fame as a 1960s popstar.

Cilla, a three-part drama, will focus on Black's emergence from Liverpool's Merseybeat music scene in the wake of the success of the Beatles to become a chart-topping artist.

Black, real name Priscilla White, was working as a typist and performing in Liverpool venues including the Cavern, Zodiac, Blue Angel and Iron Door clubs when she came to the attention of the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein.

A friend of the Beatles, Black was signed to their Emi label, Parlaphone, and worked with the group's producer, George Martin, at London's Abbey Road Studios.

She had her first UK number one, Anyone Who Had A Heart, »

- Jason Deans

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Sheridan Smith to star as Cilla Black in new ITV drama

16 February 2014 3:14 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sheridan Smith has signed up to play Cilla Black in a new drama for ITV.

The three-part series from Philomena writer Jeff Pope, will focus on the singer-turned-presenter's rocky rise to fame in 1960s Liverpool.

The drama will follow the unknown Priscilla White - Black's real name - as she pursues her dreams of stardom, embarks on a relationship with future husband Bobby Willis, and meets legendary manager Brian Epstein.

The series will also tell the story of Black's friendship with The Beatles, and how their success and links to industry bosses helped to shape her career.

Smith - who won a BAFTA Television Award for her role in Mrs Biggs last year - will reunite with the programme's executive producer Pope and director Paul Whittington for the project.

Describing Black's story as "fascinating", Smith said: "So thrilled to be back at ITV for such an exciting project and to »

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