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6 items from 2014


Almost Royal: Season Two for BBC America Comedy

4 December 2014 3:36 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

BBC America has announced that they've ordered season two of Almost Royal, their fish-out-of-water comedy series.

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BBC America Picks Up Second Season Of The Channel's First Original Comedy Series "Almost Royal"

New York - December 4, 2014 - BBC America has picked up a second season of its first original comedy series Almost Royal. The (8x30) second season is produced by Burning Bright Productions with Clive Tulloh (Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man, The Dame Edna Treatment, High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman) as executive producer and Séamus Murphy-Mitchell (Bug, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross) as series producer.

In the first season of Almost Royal, Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart), the 57th and 58th in line to the throne, travelled all over the United States - from Texas to Michigan and California to New York »

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Briefs: “True Blood: The Musical,” Wolverine In A Speedo, And Sinead O’Connor Returns

18 June 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Blake Shelton (above, with friend), who is 38, Alison Moyet is 53, Carol Kane is 62, and Paul McCartney is 72. Here’s his greatest 80′s hit.

True Blood may be signing off after this season, but are you prepared for True Blood: The Musical?

Awful husband of awful woman is running for Senate.

General Mills pops Aaron Schock‘s balloon.

Here’s the latest from Sinead O’Connor, “Take Me To Church.” But not the ones that hurt. It’s good to see her back and in fine form.

In case you missed it, Here’s Wolverine in a speedo

Here’s the latest Gaywatch, as Jon Stewart takes on Texas and reparative therapy.

Not to be outdone, Stephen Colbert has decided to take a cue from Wisconsin and Scott Walker and change his view on equality from ‘No” to “Indifferent”

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each »

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Jennifer Garner Joins Save the Children's Board of Trustees

18 March 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jennifer Garner is stepping up her game for the next generation. After years spent serving as an ambassador for Save the Children, the actress has signed on to join the board of trustees for a six-year term, the organization announced Tuesday. "In my new role with Save the Children, I hope to make an even bigger difference in the lives of children right here in America and around the world," says Garner, who often visits with families involved in the Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success program, which coaches families on activities to help kids grow and learn in the early years. »

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Must Be the Music: Sky wins 'plagiarism' lawsuit

12 March 2014 3:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sky has won a High Court case after being accused of plagiarism with its show Must Be the Music.

Waif Productions co-founders Brian Wade and Geraldine Perry had accused the broadcaster of stealing their idea for the 2010 show, which saw contestants battling it out with original songs.

The duo alleged that Must Be the Music ripped off their format The Real Deal, which would see contestants performing original songs for a panel of songwriters, with the songs available to download after each episode.

However, Broadcast reports that Mr Justice Birss found in favour of Sky.

"Sky's evidence was cogent and taken as a whole presented a clear and persuasive picture," he said. "I find that Must Be the Music was created entirely independently of The Real Deal."

Meanwhile, a Sky spokesperson said: "We are pleased that the court has found that Must Be the Music was independently created, as we have maintained throughout. »

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Must Be the Music: Sky sued over 'plagiarism' claim

18 February 2014 7:54 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sky is being sued over its 2010 reality show Must Be the Music.

The competition - hosted by Fearne Cotton and judged by Jamie Cullum, Sharleen Spiteri and Dizzee Rascal - saw contestants battling it out with original songs, which were available to buy after the episode had aired.

The show ran for just one series before being dropped by Sky because of its cost and low ratings, with Cullum later suggesting that the format "wasn't cruel enough".

However, Waif Productions co-founders Brian Wade and Geraldine Perry have filed a lawsuit claiming that the format was their idea, Broadcast reports.

The duo say that they had the idea for a talent show featuring original compositions, with songwriter judges and the ability to download the songs after the show.

A Sky spokesperson confirmed that the broadcaster will fight the lawsuit, saying: "A format infringement claim has been brought against Sky relating to »

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Scott Joplin's ragtime gets its dues

22 January 2014 7:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

1973's The Sting took it global, but there's more to ragtime music than that film's Keystone Kops crazy-chase soundtrack

Reading on mobile? Click here to listen to The Maple Leaf Rag played by Scott Joplin

One album was all it took to herald a revival. In 1970, the year of Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water and The Beatles' Let It Be, a record of arcane late 19th-century American piano music, released on a label that was otherwise building its reputation as a chronicler of the hardcore American avant-garde, began to sell in implausible quantities. Audiences ordinarily enamoured of piano miniatures by Chopin, Brahms and Liszt were suddenly taking pleasure in the compositions of Scott Joplin, the Texas-born "King of Ragtime" whose über-catchy 1899 Maple Leaf Rag brought him immediate popularity, but who died in 1917 with two typically embarrassing composerly problems hanging over him: syphilis and a terminally unproduced opera, Treemonisha, »

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