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Piers Morgan confirms Alesha Dixon for Life Stories

7 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Piers Morgan has announced that the new series of Life Stories will kick off with Alesha Dixon.

The Britain's Got Talent star will be the first celebrity to face Morgan as the ITV chat show begins its 12th run.

Writing on Twitter, the broadcaster confirmed that the episode will air on Friday, September 5 at 9pm.

Confirmed: My new Life Stories series starts @ITV 9pm, Friday Sep5. First guest is @GotTalent star @AleshaOfficial - should be brilliant.

Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 21, 2014

Dixon rose to fame as a third of Mis-Teeq before embarking on a solo career. She served as a judge on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, but quit to join Simon Cowell's Britain's Got Talent in 2012.

Last year, she and partner Azuka Ononye became parents to daughter Azura Sienna.

Morgan has been tipped to return to ITV's Britain's Got Talent in 2015 as a replacement for David Walliams. »

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David Walliams confirms Big School series 2 premiere date

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

Big School will return to BBC One later this month.

David Walliams confirmed on Twitter that new episodes will begin airing on Friday, August 29 at 9.30pm.

Walliams co-created the comedy and stars as teacher Mr Church. Catherine Tate and Philip Glenister also feature in the cast.

The series debuted on BBC One in August 2013, and was renewed following the conclusion of its six-episode run.

Charlotte Moore - Controller of BBC One - announced the recommission in December, and predicted that the show could have a "long run", with more series in the planning stages.

Frances de la Tour and Daniel Rigby will reprise their roles from the first series.

Watch a deleted scene from the first series of Big School below: »

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Robin Williams found dead, aged 63: Hollywood expresses shock and sadness

11 August 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The acting world has expressed shock and sadness at the death of legendary star Robin Williams.

The actor and comedian was found dead in his Tiburon, CA home on Monday (August 11) following a suspected suicide.

His wife Susan Schneider said in a statement: "I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief.

"As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

Here are some of the first remembrances from the acting world to hit the web:

I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.

Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014

We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY »

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Enter ShockYa’s Twitter Giveaway for a Chance to win Justin and the Knights of Valour Blu-ray!

10 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

2014 hasn’t seen a lot of American animated films. The biggest animated film thus far has been “Planes: Fire and Rescue,” but if that film didn’t do it for you, then perhaps you need to give “Justin and the Knights of Valour” a try. The Arc Entertainment film is directed by Manuel Sicilia and stars Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo, Charles Dance, Tamsin Egerton, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, David Williams, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams and Saoirse Ronan. The film follows Justin, a young man who goes on a quest to become a knight like his grandfather. “Young Justin dreams of following in his grandfather Sir  [ Read More ]

The post Enter ShockYa’s Twitter Giveaway for a Chance to win Justin and the Knights of Valour Blu-ray! appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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The Office 11 years on: What Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman and co did next

6 August 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ricky Gervais has confirmed that The Office's David Brent will be heading to the big screen with his own movie, Life on the Road.

So as we anticipate what Brent has been up to since the end of the BBC hit comedy, here's what the cast have done since:

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais played the lead role as David Brent - the embarrassing, toe-curling and cringeworthy boss of company Wernham Hogg, devoid of self-awareness but poised with an unwavering love for the paper merchants he manages.

Gervais went on to create comedy Extras with Stephen Merchant, which was co-produced by the BBC and HBO and aired between 2005 and 2007. Gervais played ambitious actor Andy Millman, afflicted with a useless agent played by Merchant. Guest stars have included Patrick Stewart, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet.

In 2009, Gervais starred in, wrote and directed his feature comedy debut The Invention of Lying. »

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Alesha Dixon wants Britain's Got Talent return

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

Alesha Dixon has admitted she would love to return to 'Britain's Got Talent'. The singer, who starts on the show with David Walliams, Amanda Holden and media mogul Simon Cowell insisted while she is keen to remain as a judge and continue her singing career, the decision is ultimately down to her famous boss. She told The Sun newspaper: ''If I had it my way, I'd be back. But it's up to Simon, so we'll see. ''There's no point being a judge on a show when I'm not doing the thing that got me to that position.'' Alesha is currently working on her new »

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Chris Gascoyne lands panto role

31 July 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Alesha Dixon has admitted she would love to return to 'Britain's Got Talent'. The singer, who starts on the show with David Walliams, Amanda Holden and media mogul Simon Cowell insisted while she is keen to remain as a judge and continue her singing career, the decision is ultimately down to her famous boss. She told The Sun newspaper: ''If I had it my way, I'd be back. But it's up to Simon, so we'll see. ''There's no point being a judge on a show when I'm not doing the thing that got me to that position.'' Alesha is currently working on her new »

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David Walliams wants X Factor role: I'd love to help Simon at Judges Houses

28 July 2014 4:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Walliams has said that he would love to guest star at Judges' Houses on The X Factor.

The comedian said that he wants to team up with his Britain's Got Talent co-star Simon Cowell to find new singers.

"I really want to be Simon's helper at his Judges' Home in Barbados," he told The Sun.

"I told him I'd come out of his closet, but he said no."

Walliams also joked of his envy that Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are friends again.

"I won't be Simon's favourite girl any more," he said. "I will try to temper my jealousy when I watch the new series of X Factor and see Cheryl and Simon being so close."

He also spoke about Fernadez-Versini's recent wedding.

"Simon is terrible at keeping secrets. Cheryl was very wise not to tell him her big news," he said. "He'd have definitely blabbed it."

The Big School »

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David Walliams: 'I want X Factor role'

28 July 2014 4:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Walliams has said that he would love to guest star at Judges' Houses on The X Factor.

The comedian said that he wants to team up with his Britain's Got Talent co-star Simon Cowell to find new singers.

"I really want to be Simon's helper at his Judges' Home in Barbados," he told The Sun.

"I told him I'd come out of his closet but he said no."

Walliams also joked of his envy that Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are friends again.

"I won't be Simon's favourite girl any more," he said. "I will try to temper my jealousy when I watch the new series of X Factor and see Cheryl and Simon being so close."

He also spoke about Fernadez-Versini's recent wedding.

"Simon is terrible at keeping secrets. Cheryl was very wise not to tell him her big news," he said. "He'd have definitely blabbed it."

The Big School »

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On my radar: Katherine Kingsley's cultural highlights

26 July 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actress talks Happy Valley, Helen Dunmore, getting away from it all and the magic of Matisse

Actor Katherine Kingsley was born in Cambridge and studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In 2009, she earned her first Olivier nomination for her portrayal of Marlene Dietrich in the Donmar production of Piaf. Her turn as Lina Lamont in the Chichester Festival theatre production of Singing in the Rain led to a second Olivier nomination in 2012, followed by a third earlier this year for her performance in Michael Grandage Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, opposite David Walliams and Sheridan Smith. She has also made numerous television appearances and toured with The 39 Steps. Kingsley is currently starring with Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy theatre.

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David Walliams and Miranda Hart form new comedy production company

21 July 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Walliams and Miranda Hart have united to form a new comedy production company.

The comedians are working together with television producer and the BBC's former creative head of comedy Jo Sargent to launch King Bert Productions.

The company, with the support of BBC Worldwide, will focus on comedy-drama, audience sitcoms and comedy entertainment.

The second season of Big School, starring Walliams and Catherine Tate, and Boy in the Dress, an adaptation of Walliams's book, are currently in the works.

"I am thrilled to be working with two hugely talented people in Jo Sargent and Miranda Hart," said Walliams. "We want to develop our own personal projects, and use our expertise to find and nurture new talent."

Hart added: "I hope we become a company where new talent feel encouraged and supported to find their unique voice."

Sargent, who previously worked on French and Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous and Miranda, said: »

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Miranda Hart, David Walliams and Jo Sargent launch production company

21 July 2014 6:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

King Bert Productions, backed by BBC Worldwide, is adapting Walliams novel Boy in the Dress and producing Big School

Miranda Hart and David Walliams have teamed up to launch their own independent production company, backed by the BBCs commercial arm.

King Bert Productions, set up with comedy producer Jo Sargent whose credits include Absolutely Fabulous and French and Saunders is already adapting Walliams novel Boy in the Dress for BBC1 and producing the second series of his BBC1 comedy Big School.

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Pudsey the Dog: The Movie Review

15 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

At the time of being crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent back in 2012, Pudsey the dog – alongside his trainer Ashleigh – had the reputation and pedigree (no pun intended), to pull in the crowds with their own feature length movie. However before hitting the big screen, there needs to be a script written, then financing needs to be found. Then there is the casting, the shoot itself – not to mention the arduous post-production process. So eventually, by the time the film is finally ready for viewing, you can’t help but wonder if there is actually anybody left who is still bothered.

Nonetheless, what can’t be denied is the good-natured sense of adventure, as we watch on as Pudsey (voiced by Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams), is taken in by Gail (Jessica Hynes) and her three children, offering this once stray dog shelter and a family. Pudsey »

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Pudsey the Dog: The Movie gets cut by the BBFC

8 July 2014 9:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s the return of the Video Nasties!

Just kidding.

But after being reviewed by the BBFC and a request by distributor, Hammingdon Pictures, 10 seconds have been cut from the 87 minute run time of the family-friendly Pudsey the Dog: The Movie, starring Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey.

From the BBFC website:

“Company chose to remove a single use of mild bad language (‘bugger’) in order to obtain a U classification. Cut made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut PG classification was available.”

Pudsey the Dog: The Movie will be released on July 18th 2014.

A heartwarming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, Pudsey The Dog: The Movie follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger, looking out for number one, until he meets siblings Molly (Izzy Meikle-Small), George (Spike White) and Tommy (Malachy Knights). After losing their father, their mother »

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Pudsey the Dog is on his way to the big screen

4 July 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

We've seen many things made into movies before, butI never thought a dog who won a televised talent show would be one of them. But here it is, Pudsey the Dog: The Movie, where the dancing canine (voiced by David Walliams) who won season 6 of Britain's got Talent makes the jump to the big screen. Talking animals are always a sure fire way of enticing the smallies, so no doubt they will lap this up. Released: July 14th Synopsis: A heart-warming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, Pudsey The Dog: The Movie follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger and looking out for number one until he meets siblings Molly (Izzy Meikle-Small), George (Spike White) and Tommy (Malachy Knights). After the loss of their father, their mother Gail (Jessica Hynes) is moving the family to the sleepy village of Chuffington and Pudsey tags along, »

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Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

27 June 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.

Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!

This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.

All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.

Here's the full list of goodies:

Main Screens (5, 6, 7)

Thursday Aug 21

Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins. »

- Gareth Jones

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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

27 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show »

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Trailer for Britain’s Got Talent’s Pudsey the Dog: The Movie

26 June 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After a brief teaser trailer did the rounds a few months ago, it’s now time for the first full trailer of Pudsey the Dog: The Movie, starring Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey. The movie is set for release on July 18th 2014.

Here’s the synopsis:

A heartwarming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, Pudsey The Dog: The Movie follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger, looking out for number one, until he meets siblings Molly (Izzy Meikle-Small), George (Spike White) and Tommy (Malachy Knights). After losing their father, their mother Gail (Jessica Hynes) is moving the family to the sleepy village of Chuffington and Pudsey tags along, to the dismay of their landlord, Mr. Thorne (John Sessions), and his cat Faustus. As Pudsey starts to settle in with the family and realize what he was missing when he was alone, »

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UK movie releases: July 2014

25 June 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

July 4, 2014

The Anomaly

Director: Noel Clarke

Starring: Ian Somerhalder, Alexis Knapp, Noel Clarke

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: 15

A Hard Day's Night

Director: Richard Lester

Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Running time: 89 mins

Certificate: U

Tammy

Director: Ben Falcone

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: 15

July 11

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Director: Michael Bay

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer

Running time: 165 mins

Certificate: 12A

Begin Again

Director: John Carney

Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine

Running time: 104 mins

Certificate: 15

Boyhood

Director: Richard Linklater

Starring: Patricia Arquette, Ella Salmon, Ethan Hawke

Running time: 166 mins

Certificate: 15

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Director: Dean DeBlois

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler

Running time: 102 mins

Certificate: PG

July 18

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Director: Matt Reeves

Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

Pudsey the Dog: The Movie

Director: Nick Moore

Starring: Olivia Colman, »

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10 classic TV soakings: From Sharon & Louis to Alesha & David

24 June 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jasmin Walia loses it in the next instalment of The Only Way Is Marbs (June 25) as she throws her drink in Dan Osborne's shocked face following an argument in a Marbella nightclub.

Brits abroad, eh?

We all know drink-throwing in Towie is commonplace but accusing a female cast member of sleeping with every bloke in Marbella will pretty much guarantee it.

And while we don't always condone such reckless behaviour, here's 10 other classic TV soakings below:

1. Towie's Mario & Lucy

"Another one-night-stand in Marbella?" a smug Mario let's slip as Lucy walks past him in a bar as the cast enjoy their annual summer break in Marbs last year. After a fight about cheating and who has been sleeping with who in Marbella, Lucy shouts: "I'm not the mug, you are," before throwing her entire glass of Sangria in his face and all over his skin-tight crisp white shirt.

2. Mic's »

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