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Elton John and David Furnish Get Married

21 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Longtime partners Elton John and David Furnish have tied the knot. They got a civil partnership back in 2005, and when England changed the law in March to allow gay couples to wed, they said they would do so. "For this legislation to come through is joyous, and we should celebrate it," John told BBC News. "We shouldn't just say, 'Oh, well we have a civil partnership. We're not going to bother to get married'. We will get married." And get married they did! The couple made it official at their Windsor estate in Berkshire on Sunday with a number of celebrities in attendance including Victoria and David Beckham, Ed Sheeran, and David Walliams. Their sons, Zachary and David were there, and yes, so too was Instagram. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Watch Jack Whitehall search for a new father in Backchat trailer

19 December 2014 8:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A new trailer for Jack Whitehall's Backchat has been revealed.

The comedian searches for a new, 'more professional' father in the clip, with Nick Hewer among the auditionees.

Post by BBC Two.

The second series of the comedy chat show, confirmed to be moving to BBC Two, will begin on January 5, 2015 at 10pm.

David Walliams and Michael Ball join Jack and his father Michael in the first week.

John Prescott and Noel Fielding are confirmed for the second instalment, while McBusted and Pointless co-presenter Richard Osman will appear the following week.

Backchat previously aired one series and two specials on BBC Three.

The show features games and quizzes with celebrity guests, while Michael interjects with questions and observations.

The first series was repeated on BBC Two in July and August in order to gain a more mainstream audience.

Danny Dyer, Jeremy Paxman, Gary Lineker and Nick Hewer were among »

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Boxing Day's best TV

19 December 2014 7:04 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Big Fat Quiz of the Year returns bigger and fatter than ever, Manchester United look to continue their good form against Newcastle United in this Boxing Day clash and David Walliams’ TV adaptation of his own debut novel. Plus: A feature-length musical written and directed by Victoria Wood, Monty Python’s final 02 show is re-aired in Cleese and Biscuits and Ashley Jensen stars in the comic adventure Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death.

For a brief time in the 1990s this game decided titles. Now its status is diminished somewhat, which isn’t to say that it won’t prove entertaining. Manchester United alone should ensure that: brilliant going forward, they’re often bumbling at the back. Newcastle, meanwhile, look a canny outfit this season. In the early game (12.30pm, Sky Sports 1), Chelsea host West Ham, while, later, Arsenal take on Qpr (5.15pm, BT Sport 1). Gwilym Mumford

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- Guardian Staff

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The Interview's Theatrical Release Pulled: Celebrities Like Judd Apatow, Jimmy Kimmel, Rob Lowe Are Appalled -- Read Their Shocked Tweets

18 December 2014 1:43 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Update: Celebrity comment continues to pour out on Twitter about Sony's decision to pull The Interview: See what Jimmy Kimmel, Ben Stiller, Dax Shepard, David Walliams, Damon Wayans Jr., and others had to say. Sony has decided to pull The Interview's theatrical release date following a 9/11-like threat from the Sony hackers and celebrities like Rob Lowe and Judd Apatow are not happy. The decision to pull the upcoming North Korean comedy came on Wednesday, Dec. 17, after select theaters in the United States announced they would not [...] »

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Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Miranda: Digital Spy's 12 TV picks of Christmas

13 December 2014 7:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's a helluva good year for Christmas telly.

With so much on the box, you might even struggle to find time for opening gifts or munching down a Turkey dinner.

So in the spirit of giving, Digital Spy presents a handy guide to the top TV shows this festive period - these are the 12 picks you absolutely can't miss.

1. Black Mirror: White Christmas

Tuesday, December 16 at 9pm on Channel 4

Get your Christmas off to a decidedly un-cheery start with the return of Charlie Brooker's brilliantly bleak Black Mirror. Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin star in three interlinked stories exploring the dark side of Yuletide.

2. The Wrong Mans

Monday, December 22 at 9pm on BBC Two

Sam and Phil are back in two hour-long specials, with the second airing same time, same channel on December 23. Hiding out in Texas, the bumbling pair quickly find themselves back in »

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Backchat with Jack Whitehall given January air date on BBC Two

11 December 2014 9:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The return date for Jack Whitehall's Backchat has been announced.

The second series of the comedy chat show, confirmed to be moving to BBC Two, will begin on January 5, 2015 at 10pm.

David Walliams and Michael Ball join Jack and his father Michael in the first week.

John Prescott and Noel Fielding are confirmed for the second instalment, while McBusted and Pointless co-presenter Richard Osman will appear the following week.

Backchat previously aired one series and two specials on BBC Three.

The series features games and quizzes with celebrity guests, while Michael interjects with questions and observations.

The first series was repeated on BBC Two in July and August in order to gain a more mainstream audience.

Danny Dyer, Jeremy Paxman, Gary Lineker and Nick Hewer were among the guests in the first series, which launched in November 2013. »

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The best Christmas 2014 TV and radio

11 December 2014 3:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We’ve scanned the UK Christmas TV and radio schedules for the festive fortnight and circled a few programmes you may enjoy…

We’ve taken our glittery pen to the pages of this year’s festive TV Listings guide to circle a selection of shows that might tickle your Christmas fancy.

Supplement your festive box-set viewing with appearances from the Doctor and Clara, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Dame Judi Dench, Professor Danielle George, the work of Roald Dahl, Charlie Brooker, David Attenborough, the much-missed Rik Mayall, and many more...

Drama Doctor Who: Last Christmas

The tenth annual Doctor Who Christmas Special since the show’s 2005 return, and Peter Capaldi’s first real festive Tardis adventure. Nick Frost, Michael Troughton, Dan Starkey and Nathan McMullen all co-star in this Father Christmas North Pole caper, alongside Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. Watch the latest trailer, here.

When’s it on? 6.15pm on Christmas Day, »

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Doctor Who and EastEnders feature in new BBC One Christmas trailer

8 December 2014 2:50 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC One has teased its Christmas schedule in a new trailer.

Doctor Who, EastEnders and Call the Midwife are featured in the 40-second promo.

Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman's Esio Trot, Mrs Brown's Boys and Still Open All Hours are also among the festive shows in the clip.

There is also footage from David Walliams's latest film The Boy in a Dress, Mapp and Lucia, Harry Hill's The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm, Not Going Out, Miranda and Strictly Come Dancing.

Among the highlights include Clara (Jenna Coleman) giving the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) a kiss on the cheek and the Strictly judges in panto costumes.

The teaser follows the BBC's previous Christmas trailer, which also featured footage from other shows across its network. »

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First look: David Walliams and Kate Moss in The Boy in the Dress

5 December 2014 6:19 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The first trailer for David Walliams's The Boy in the Dress has debuted.

Kate Moss, Jennifer Saunders and Meera Syal all feature in the cast of the BBC One comedy, which will air on BBC One this Christmas.

The story follows a 12-year-old boy, Dennis, who enjoys cross-dressing, and focuses on how his family and friends react to it at home and school.

Billy Kennedy will make his debut as Dennis, while Walliams - who wrote the 2008 children's book - will also make an appearance in the one-hour special.

The Inbetweeners star James Buckley, Tim McInnerny, Steve Speirs and Felicity Montagu will also feature in the cast.

The Boy in the Dress follows the BBC's adaptations of Walliams's other stories Mr Stink and Gangsta Granny, which both attracted over 7 million viewers.

The Boy in the Dress will air on Boxing Day at 6.55pm on BBC One. »

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See Doctor Who, Miranda, more in BBC Christmas trailer

3 December 2014 5:15 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A brand new BBC Christmas trailer offers clips from Doctor Who, Miranda and Still Open All Hours's festive specials.

Miranda Hart opens the extended trailer by inviting viewers to enjoy a "hearty Christmas" with the BBC this holiday season.

Doctor Who's one-off 'Last Christmas' is prominently featured, as The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) quizzes companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) on if she really believes in Santa Claus.

Comedy actor Nick Frost will guest star in Doctor Who as Father Christmas, who insists that he holds the key to saving The Doctor.

Viewers can also catch glimpses of the Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman-starring adaptation of Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, David Walliams's The Boy in the Dress and Taylor Lautner's BBC Three comedy Cuckoo.

The BBC confirmed schedules for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in late November. »

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BBC One confirms Christmas Eve, Boxing Day TV listings

3 December 2014 11:10 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC One has announced its listings for the evenings of Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.

The December 24 schedule kicks off with Pixar's Toy Story 3 at 6.25pm, and features children's book adaptation The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm, starring Harry Hill later on.

The countdown to Christmas on @BBCOne. pic.twitter.com/vNbtfPePcD

BBC One (@BBCOne) December 3, 2014

Miranda, Mrs Brown's Boys: 14 Christmas TV highlights from the BBC

The full evening listings for December 24 are as follows:

Toy Story 3 - 6.25pmEastEnders - 8pmThe Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm - 8.30pmNot Going Out - 9.30pmVicar of Dibley (repeat) - 10.15pmMrs Brown's Boys (repeat) - 10.55pm

Meanwhile, Boxing Day's lineup includes Marvel's Avengers Assemble and David Walliams adaptation The Boy in the Dress.

Enjoy Boxing Day on @BBCOne. pic.twitter.com/crzswCFiqF

BBC One (@BBCOne) December 3, 2014

The evening listings for December 26 are as follows:

Still Open All Hours - 6.25pmThe »

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I’m streaming of a Wi-Fi Christmas: why 2014 will be the year to go online for festive TV

3 December 2014 10:14 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Doctor Who Christmas special or the new Marco Polo series on Netflix? This year’s seasonal offerings on terrestrial telly are so uninspiring that the streaming sites win hands down

At last, this year’s festive TV highlights have been released, revealing such wild and renegade commissions as the annual Downton Abbey Christmas special, the annual Doctor Who Christmas special, the annual Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special, the annual David Walliams story adaptation and the annual repeat of a Raymond Briggs animation on Channel 4. For a time of year that has become so reliably uninspired and homogenised, this year’s listings feel even more tepid than usual, relying on blockbuster staples and refusing to take a punt on anything particularly new. By far the most unique show of the period, a festive edition of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, starring Jon Hamm, is on 16 December, too early for round-the-telly viewing. »

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Rik Mayall tribute, McIntyre Xmas show join BBC's Christmas line-up

25 November 2014 4:25 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC Television has unveiled new details of its line-up for 2014.

The late Rik Mayall will be remembered in tribute Lord of Misrule, narrated by Simon Callow and featuring contributions from Michael Palin, Simon Pegg and more.

Michael McIntyre will host his Very Christmassy Christmas Show, while John Bishop's Christmas Show will also return for another year.

Festive editions of popular quiz shows Would I Lie To You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Qi, Mock The Week, Pointless Celebrities and Celebrity Mastermind have also been confirmed.

In addition to joining Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond for a two-part Top Gear special, James May will also host a new episode of Toy Stories and Gareth Malone is back with The Choir: New Military Wives.

Miranda, Mrs Brown's Boys: 14 Christmas TV highlights from the BBC

Danny Cohen, Director of Television, said: "This year's Christmas line-up on BBC Television is one of our best ever. »

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"The Amazing Spider-Man" In The "Spider-Verse"

31 October 2014 4:54 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

On the news that Sony is interested in a "Spider-Verse" motion picture, including multiple 'Spider-Man' web-slinging characters, Sneak Peek Marvel Comics' "Spider-Verse Team-Up" #1, available November 5, 2014, written by Christos N. Gage, Roger Stern and illustrated by David Williams, with covers by Federico Santagati and John Tyler Christopher:

"...the old-man 'Spider-Man' from 'Amazing Spider-Man' #500 and 'Spider-Ham'...

"....team-ups with 'Spider-Man Noir' and 'Six-Armed Spider-Man'...

"...go on a mission that terrifies them more than anything they've ever seen..."

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- Michael Stevens

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Amanda Holden confirms return of Britain's Got Talent judges

31 October 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Amanda Holden has confirmed the return of all four 'Britain's Got Talent' judges. The blonde beauty revealed that she, David Walliams, Simon Cowell and Alesha Dixon will all be returning for the 2015 series. Speaking at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home's Collars & Coats Gala Ball at London's Battersea Evolution, Amanda told Bang Showbiz: ''We've all been told we're doing it, yep. So we're just waiting for contracts.'' The judge sounded excited as she explained the contracts would be coming through, ''Hopefully next week, I would think.'' ''Everyone's coming back, I don't think we're making any changes because the shows »

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Jennifer Aniston and Olly Murs confirmed for Graham Norton Show appearance

30 October 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman are the latest A-listers confirmed for the current series of The Graham Norton Show.

The duo, who star in the upcoming Horrible Bosses 2, will be joined on the sofa by Dame Judi Dench, who is promoting her new book Behind the Scenes.

Olly Murs is the music guest and will be singing his new track 'Wrapped Up'.

They will all appear on the Friday, November 21 episode of the chat show.

This weekend's Norton Show will feature the stars of Interstellar Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, Girls star Lena Dunham and comic Micky Flanagan.

The November 7 lineup has been confirmed as Dame Shirley Bassey, Richard Ayoade, David Walliams and Catherine Tate.

Watch a clip of Benedict Cumberbatch on last weekend's Graham Norton Show: »

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Lynda Bellingham 'would be thrilled' with best seller

29 October 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Amanda Holden has confirmed the return of all four 'Britain's Got Talent' judges. The blonde beauty revealed that she, David Walliams, Simon Cowell and Alesha Dixon will all be returning for the 2015 series. Speaking at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home's Collars & Coats Gala Ball at London's Battersea Evolution, Amanda told Bang Showbiz: ''We've all been told we're doing it, yep. So we're just waiting for contracts.'' The judge sounded excited as she explained the contracts would be coming through, ''Hopefully next week, I would think.'' ''Everyone's coming back, I don't think we're making any changes because the shows »

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Shirley Bassey and Richard Ayoade confirmed for Graham Norton Show

28 October 2014 2:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Dame Shirley Bassey and Richard Ayoade have been confirmed as guests on The Graham Norton Show next month.

Bassey will promote her forthcoming album Hello Like Before - the star's first record in five years - on the Friday, November 7 instalment.

Elsewhere on the show, Ayoade will chat about his new book Ayoade on Ayoade, while Big School's David Walliams and Catherine Tate will also appear.

Finally, Annie Lennox will perform 'God Bless The Child' from her new album Nostalgia.

Bassey recently premiered an in-depth video exclusively on Digital Spy, featuring Paloma Faith and Stuart Barr discussing their work with the music icon on her upcoming album.

Watch a clip from last week's Graham Norton Show below: »

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The Boy In The Dress

21 October 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Newcomer Billy Kennedy from London has landed the lead role in the new BBC dramatisation of David Walliams' book The Boy In The Dress, which has just started filming in London.

Billy (represented by Esta Charkham Associates) previously played Toots in the National Theatre's production of Emil and the Detectives, and Weeping William in Horrid Henry:The Movie but this is his TV debut.

The Boy In The Dress tells the story of 12-year-old Dennis, an ordinary boy, who lives in an ordinary town – but he feels different. A chance view of a fashion magazine introduces him to a whole new world of colour and creativity, but can a boy wear a dress, and what will the Headmaster, his Dad, and his friends in the football team think if they find out?

Following on from the success of previous David Walliams books TV adaptations Gangsta Granny and the BAFTA-nominated Mr Stink, »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Jennifer Saunders, Kate Moss for David Walliams BBC One Christmas comedy

21 October 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Kate Moss and Jennifer Saunders have joined the cast of David Walliams's upcoming BBC One comedy.

Walliams's book The Boy in the Dress is being adapted to television for the Christmas period, following his BAFTA-nominated Mr Stink.

The story follows a 12-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, and how his family and friends react to it at home and school.

Billy Kennedy will make his debut as main character Dennis, while Tim McInnerny, Meera Syal, Steve Speirs, James Buckley and Felicity Montagu will also star, alongside Walliams himself.

The one-hour special will be filmed in London later in the autumn by King Bert Productions and BBC In-house Comedy.

Walliams said: "We have put together a dream cast for this, the first of my children's books - and for many still my best. It is a funny and poignant story about what it is to be different. I hope it will make everyone who sees it, »

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