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MasterChef Names Its Season 7 Winner: Did Shaun, Brandi or David Take the Title?

14 September 2016 7:08 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Three home cooks remained in the quest to be named the winner of MasterChef season seven—but only one could take home the title. In the two-hour finale, Shaun O'Neale, Brandi Mudd and David Williams competed for the title after cooking an entrée for 17 intimidating restaurant critics. David narrowly avoided going home as one of the bottom two contestants, but he had another chance to redeem himself in the super-sized episode. The final three got a hand from some familiar home cooks as they rushed to prepare an amazing appetizer dish in just 60 minutes. In part two of the episode, they had one hour to create entrees and one hour to create dessert. Finally, it was time for judges Gordon »

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YouTube Kids Teams With Roald Dahl’s Estate To Commemorate His 100-Year Legacy

14 September 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of famed author Roald Dahl’s birth, YouTube Kids has teamed up with Dahl’s grandson, Ned Donovan, to curate a special playlist featuring videos that complement his revolutionary work, including James And The Giant Peach, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, and Matilda.

The playlist, fittingly titled Celebrating 100 Years Of Roald Dahl On YouTube Kids, is now live and features everything from step-by-step arts and crafts with TV presenter Claudia Winkleman to The Bfg story time with comedian David Walliams to drawing tutorials with cartoonist Quentin Blake to a reading of Matilda by the actress Kate Winslet.

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- Geoff Weiss

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Sunday's best TV: Poldark; Roald Dahl's Most Marvellous Book

3 September 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The brooding period drama returns for more trials and toplessness, while David Walliams remembers Dahl’s crotchety genius

9pm, BBC1

A new series of the brooding coastal drama opens with Poldark preparing for his trial. Both Demelza and Elizabeth are determined to try to influence the outcome, but how tough will the judge be? There are lighter moments with the arrival of snooty, dog-carrying heiress Caroline, as well as a dark twist. But on to more important matters: fans of Poldark’s habit of whipping his top off will be relieved to know they won’t have to wait long for a sighting of that torso. Hannah Verdier

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- Hannah Verdier, Ali Catterall, Andrew Mueller, Ben Arnold, Hannah J Davies, Jack Seale, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Paul Howlett

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Griffith Film School, Hugo Weaving team for animated short about autism

21 August 2016 7:15 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

According to Griffith Film School Deputy Head Trish FitzSimons, the best thing Griffith can do for its students is obvious: "Help them get a job related to the multiple screen industries in the period immediately after graduation, so they can keep learning new skills, networking and finding role models of both genders.".

To that end, Gfs is focussing on work-integrated learning during undergraduate, partly via LiveLab, the school's commercial production arm..

"LiveLab employs the strongest of our recent graduates and other professionals to work with current students to make commissioned content," FitzSimons told If..

LiveLab's Creative Director is Richard Fabb, who worked as a TV producer for 25 years before joining Gfs at the end of 2014 and spearheading its latest project: an animated short about autism, fronted by none other than Hugo Weaving.

"We were approached by Gold Coast Health in May 2015 to make a short animated film about autism, with Sentis, »

- Staff Writer

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Kate Beckinsale Links Arms with David Walliams After Grabbing Dinner in London

23 July 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kate Beckinsale and David Walliams grabbed dinner in London at Scott's Restaurant on Friday. The 42-year-old actress wore a flowing halterneck white jumpsuit with gold platform heels. She accented the looked with gold dangly earrings - her brown hair pulled back in a high ponytail. Walliams, a judge on Britain's Got Talent, looked handsome in sleek navy suit and open-collared grey shirt. Beckinsale held the arm of the 44-year-old comedian - who appears to have grown out his grey beard - as the two exited. The two have been friendly for years - since before either found fame - and »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Kate Beckinsale Links Arms with David Walliams After Grabbing Dinner in London

23 July 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kate Beckinsale and David Walliams grabbed in London at Scott's Restaurant on Friday. The 42-year-old actress wore a flowing halterneck white jumpsuit with gold platform heels. She accented the looked with gold-dangled earrings - her brown hair pulled back in a high ponytail. Walliams, a judge on Britain's Got Talent, looked handsome in sleek navy suit and open-collared grey shirt. Beckinsale held the arm of the 44-year-old comedian - who appears to have grown out his grey beard - as the two exited. The two have been friendly for years - since before either found fame - and have been »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Universal sets Shrek 5 and Edgar Wright and David Walliams’ Shadows for 2019

21 July 2016 1:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month it was reported that NBC Universal was looking to revive the Shrek franchise following its acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, and now Universal’s Jeffrey Katzenberg has revealed to THR that Shrek 5 has been given a 2019 release date.

Universal plans on releasing two DreamWorks Animation films each year, beginning in 2019 and starting with Shrek 5 and Shadows, a mystery project from Edgar Wright and David Walliams.

As part of the deal, Universal got its hands on hit Dwa properties such as Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon and The Croods. The Croods 2 is set to hit cinemas in 2017, followed by How to Train Your Dragon 3 the following year.

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Shrek 5’ set for 2019?

21 July 2016 12:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This should be the least surprising news of the week. It looks like Dreamworks are pushing a head on a fifth Shrek movie and it may be targeting a 2019 release.

Dreamworks was bought by Comcast earlier this year for near to $4 billion, so the fact that they want to revive some of their past hits should come at no surprise. It looks like Shrek is the top priority at the studio.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Comcast’s NBCUniversal are planning two DreamWorks Animation films per year, and they are slating “Shrek 5 and a film from Edgar Wright and David Walliams titled Shadows” for 2019. With that date in mind, production would have to start pretty swiftly as these kind of movies take at least three years to make.

The last Shrek movie, Shrek Forever After, was released in 2010 and grossed $750 million at the box-office. The Shrek series in total has »

- Paul Heath

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Shrek 5 Is Coming in 2019

20 July 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It has been 6 long years since Shrek Forever After debuted in theaters, and it will be another three before the next installment debuts. But it has been comforted today that Shrek 5 will be in theaters sometime in 2019. An exact date hasn't been announced, and it isn't known if this will be a big summer release or if it will be saved for the holidays.

It was reported earlier today by The Hollywood Reporter that Universal and DreamWorks plan to start releasing two DreamWorks Animation movies a year, every year, for the foreseeable future. And the Shrek franchise has been one of the studio's most lucrative. So it makes sense that after some time away from this colorful fairy tale land, they'd want to return to catch up with Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss N Boots and all their friends. The original movie, which arrived in 2001, was an instant smash, and spawned »

- MovieWeb

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"The Shield' v 'Captain America'

25 June 2016 4:11 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

"The Shield', a star-spangled superhero created in the 1940's before 'Captain America', has been rebooted by Archie Comics 'Dark Circle Comics' as a female vigilante, in "The Shield" #3, available October 12, 2016, written by Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig and illustrated by Rachel Deering, Drew Johnson, with covers by David Williams, Joe Eisma, Ron Salas and Wilfredo Torres:

"...in 'Daughter of the Revolution', Part 3, the 'Shield', captured by 'Walter Chase', receives a surprising offer-an invitation to join Chase' government organization, protecting the country as she was born to do.

"But as her new missions take her well beyond national borders, the truth slowly dawns and the Shield must face the ultimate question: does she serve the United States of America -- or its people?..."

'The Shield' was a patriotic comic book superhero created by "Mlj" (now "Archie Comics"), debuting more than a year before Marvel's 'Captain America'.

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- Michael Stevens

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Front Row unveils Cannes acquisitions for Middle East

17 June 2016 5:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Leading pan-Arab distributor adds 24 titles to slate.

Middle East distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment has announced the acquisition of 24 titles from last month’s Cannes Marche, including Oscar-nominated Denis Gamze Erguven’s Kings, which stars Halle Berry and was one of the most buzzed about projects of the market. 

It was among a trio of titles acquired with Beirut-based Teleview International from Wild Bunch offshoot Insiders, alongside David Robert Mitchell La-set crime thriller Under The Silver Lake, starring Dakota Johnson and Andrew Garfield; and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a war veteran who tries to save women trapped in the world of sex trafficking.

Other buzzy acquisitions for the Dubai-based distributor included quirky Sundance comedy Swiss Army Man, starring Paul Dano as a shipwrecked man who befriends a corpse played by Daniel Radcliffe, from New York-based distributor A24.

In its first-ever deal with Verve Ventures, Front Row also »

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Lrm Exclusive: Lrm will be at HeroesCon!

16 June 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Lrm will be covering this weekend’s HeroesCon in Charlotte, North Carolina.  One of the oldest conventions to still keeps its roots dedicated to comic books.  HeroesCon has hosted some of the great comic book artist in the past including Stan Lee. This year’s headline of artist and array of comic book merchants won’t disappoint.  Make sure to look out for our reporters who will be doing interviews with some of the guest as well as taking photos of some of the best cosplayers.

Heroes Convention was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte's Heroes Aren't Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a "must" on the summer schedule, drawing fans, »

- Michael Connally

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Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Don Johnson Join Comedy ‘Sick Note’

31 May 2016 2:28 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint, “Shaun of the Dead’s” Nick Frost and “Miami Vice’s” Don Johnson will star in comedy “Sick Note,” which has been greenlit by European pay TV operator Sky. The show looks at how desperate a person’s actions can become when a lie starts to spiral out of control.

The series is produced by British production company King Bert, which was founded by producer Jo Sargent (“Absolutely Fabulous,” “Miranda”) and writer-performers David Walliams and Miranda Hart. It is created and written by Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz. The series, which is set to air on premium pay channel Sky Atlantic early next year, will be directed by Matt Lipsey, who won a BAFTA for “Little Britain.”

“Sick Note” is the story of Daniel Glass (Grint), a compulsive liar, who’s stuck in a failing relationship and a dead-end job, where he is under the »

- Leo Barraclough

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Ewan McGregor, David Walliams join animation 'The Land Of Sometimes'

10 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Kaleidoscope to launch sales in Cannes on animation-musical.

Ewan McGregor (Our Kind Of Traitor), David Walliams (Little Britain) and Monty Python member Terry Jones (The Life Of Brian) are among voice cast set for animation-musical The Land Of Sometimes.

UK sales outfit Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (Kfd) is to launch sales in Cannes on the project, which is based on Francesca Longrigg’s well-received audio book of the same name about a brother and sister who keep wishing for more, until the night before Christmas when the strange and mysterious Wish Collector appears and whisks them off to the Land of Sometimes, where all their wishes can come true.

Production is due to get underway this month on the film from director Leon Joosen (Saving Santa). Producers are Tony Nottage, Longrigg, Eevolver and Giant Wheel Animation.

“We’re very excited to be working with Tony Nottage and Francesca Longrigg,” said Kfd CEO Spencer Pollard. “The Land of Sometimes is a perfect »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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British Police Excavate Former Yard of Friends of Serial Killers Fred and Rosemary West

5 May 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

British police are excavating the yard of a house once owned by a couple imprisoned for child sex abuse - who were friends with serial killers Fred and Rosemary West. Acting on a tip, authorities began digging at the rural Bradninch home once owned by David and Pauline Williams, who are serving a combined sentence of 35 years for raping, sexually assaulting and beating ten children over a 15-year period. "These are ongoing investigations linked to historic intelligence at the bungalow," says Detective Superintendent Keith Perkin of Devon and Cornwall Police. The excavations are expected to last until the end of »

- Philip Boucher, @philipboucher

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British Police Excavate Former Yard of Friends of Serial Killers Fred and Rosemary West

5 May 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

British police are excavating the yard of a house once owned by a couple imprisoned for child sex abuse - who were friends with serial killers Fred and Rosemary West. Acting on a tip, authorities began digging at the rural Bradninch home once owned by David and Pauline Williams, who are serving a combined sentence of 35 years for raping, sexually assaulting and beating ten children over a 15-year period. "These are ongoing investigations linked to historic intelligence at the bungalow," says Detective Superintendent Keith Perkin of Devon and Cornwall Police. The excavations are expected to last until the end of »

- Philip Boucher, @philipboucher

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Geeks Vs Loneliness: recommend a book

14 April 2016 3:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Can you suggest a book that might help someone through a difficult time?

Welcome to our weekly Geeks Vs Loneliness spot, where we try and talk about issues, challenges, nasty things and difficulties that may be affecting you, or people around you. As ever, we never promise a magic wand, but hopefully from time to time we come up with something that may be of some use or support. We hope so, anyway.

Once or twice over the course of us running Geeks Vs Loneliness, we’ve stopped to consider one or two book recommendations. Books, for me personally, have always been a friend in times when I’m not at my best, and often, it’s passages in books, or stories that I’ve enjoyed, that I seek solace in. That, and Jason Statham movies, but let’s focus on the books for now.

I’ve previously talked about, »

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Saturday's best TV: Britain's Got Talent; Kelly Holmes: My Marathon Story; The Voice final

8 April 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

ITV’s talent search returns, the middle-distance athlete is in conversation with Paula Radcliffe, and there’s a record deal to be won in the final of The Voice

7pm, ITV

On April Fools’ Day, rumours abounded that this new series of ITV’s talent search would see rejects exit via a trapdoor. While the idea of Simon and co sending a 12-year-old and her puppy plummeting through a stage might seem sadistic, at least it would have added a touch of intrigue to a format which, 10 series in, is as predictable as David Walliams’s innuendos. Yet you can always rely on Bgt, with its contortionists and puppetry, for the kind of gentle fun that makes the likes of The X Factor look hollow in comparison. Hannah J Davies

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- Hannah J Davies, David Stubbs, Ben Arnold, Hannah Verdier, John Robinson, Ali Catterall, Paul Howlett

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Two's company: comedy's five best sketch duos, according to Max & Ivan

8 April 2016 4:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The British double act pay tribute to their heroes – including Matt Lucas and David Walliams, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, and the late Ronnies Corbett and Barker

Double acts, duos, two-twos, twixles, zweisters. Whatever you call them – and those last three are yet to catch on, despite our best efforts – comedy pairings inhabit a unique space in the cultural firmament. For one thing, they’re twice as funny as standups; that’s just simple maths.

Given we are professional zweisters ourselves, travelling the world as Max & Ivan (though you might know us better as Ben and Jerry, the two guys silently nodding at a table in the BBC’s W1A), the Guardian asked us to assemble this highly subjective – but in many ways totally definitive – list of the world’s top five sketch duos.

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- Max & Ivan

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U.K. Judge Warns Madonna and Guy Ritchie Against Wasting Last Years of Rocco's Childhood in Custody Fight

21 March 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A British judge has admonished Madonna and Guy Ritchie to settle their custody dispute over 15-year-old son Rocco or risk missing the last years of his childhood locked in a divisive legal battle. "As I observed during the course of the hearing, summer does not last forever. The boy very quickly becomes the man. It would be a very great tragedy for Rocco if any more of the precious and fast receding days of his childhood were to be taken up by this dispute," U.K. High Court Judge Alistair MacDonald wrote in a ruling released on Monday. "Far better »

- Phil Boucher and Jeff Nelson

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