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Stars Who Look Like Disney Characters

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Have you ever found yourself crushing on an animated Disney character, and then subsequently chastising yourself for having sexual fantasies about a cartoon? You’re not alone. We all do it. Which is why we’re here to make you feel better.

From Russell Brand to Mama June and Leighton Meester, these celebrities share such a striking resemblance to Disney creations that your attraction to two-dimensional designs are completely justified. Check out more of Hollywood’s finest who have doppelgangers in the House of Mouse. »

- Tara Aquino

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One Direction Guys Reveal Man Crushes on David Beckham, Russell Brand, Johnny Depp and More!

19 December 2014 1:32 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The guys of One Direction are revealing their celebrity man crushes! During a recent interview with the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, bandmate Louis Tomlinson dished, "David Beckham is just a cool, cool guy but I saw Russell Brand on Jonathan Ross and he just speaks so incredibly. I look up to him, he's cool." 1D's Zayn Malik added, "I wouldn't necessarily say I have a crush on him, but I really appreciate Jake Gyllenhaal's acting. I've seen him in a film called Prisoners. He's so sick." As for Niall Horan, the Irish singer explained, "Johnny Depp is pretty sick, and he's a really nice fella, too." The boy-banders also talked about their »

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Steph & Dom's Nigel Farage special attracts 1.9m on Monday

16 December 2014 3:04 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Steph & Dom Meet Nigel Farage was seen by nearly 2 million viewers on a quiet Monday evening, overnight data reveals.

The Gogglebox stars' dinner with the Ukip leader intrigued 1.92m (10.9%) at 10pm on Channel 4, with an added 144,000 (1.5%) on +1.

Earlier, Dogs: Their Secret Lives appealed to 1.11m (4.8%) at 8pm (131k/0.6% on +1), followed by Skint with 1.58m (7.5%) at 9pm (228k/1.5%).

The low-rated evening saw BBC One's The One Show topping the night outside soaps with 4.30m (21.2%) at 7pm, followed by a Fake Britain repeat with 3.37m (15.9%) at 7.30pm. Panorama interested 2.43m (10.5%) at 8.30pm, while Wild Weather brought in 2.76m (13.0%) at 9pm.

On BBC Two, University Challenge quizzed 2.81m (12.3%) at 8pm, followed by Only Connect with 2.33m (10.1%) at 8.30pm. Canterbury Cathedral was seen by 1.45m (6.8%) at 9pm, while Never Mind the Buzzcocks amused 897k (5.0%) at 10pm.

ITV's Bette Midler: One Night Only entertained 2.77m (13.1%) at 9pm (148k/0.9%).

On Channel 5, the latest »

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Monday’s best TV

14 December 2014 10:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Russell Brand wants to End The Drugs War, Richard Hammond feels the heat in Wild Weather and it’s Office Xmas Party Time at the sex-toy warehouse. Plus a look back at When Darts Hit Britain and Alfred protects young master Bruce from killers in Gotham

Qpr exited the relegation zone for the first time since September last weekend, with a win over fellow strugglers Burnley. Their task now is to remain out of the bottom three. First up, a trip to Goodison Park, where an Everton side who have struggled to balance domestic and European duties await. Toffees midfielder Gareth Barry can receive the unwanted accolade of being the first player to receive 100 yellow cards in the Premier League era with a booking here. Gwilym Mumford

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- Gwilym Mumford, John Robinson, John Robinson, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Ben Arnold, Bim Adewunmi, Jonathan Wright and Julia Raeside

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Should Russell Brand keep to comedy when he has a serious point to make?

12 December 2014 7:22 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It was refreshing to hear Brand’s views on Question Time, but if Nigel Farage escaped their showdown unscathed, it’s because the comedian is in unfamiliar territory

• Do we have a winner in the Question Time panto?

I saw Omid Djalili on Question Time last week. I had only half an eye on the show, but it seemed he was doing what you’d expect of a comedian (a mainstream one like Djalili, at any rate) on the BBC’s Question Time: making people laugh and wearing his political opinions lightly; using his skills – humour and ease with the audience – to make his points seem sensible, attractive. Not going toe-to-toe with the politicos, but playing the role of the un-spun outsider.

Djalili is not Russell Brand, of course: he isn’t a “comedian and campaigner” (Brand’s billing), and he hasn’t set himself up as the figurehead of a looming revolution. »

- Brian Logan

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BBC Music Awards attract 3.9m on Thursday, Question Time gets 3.4m

12 December 2014 4:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The inaugural BBC Music Awards topped the ratings outside soaps on Thursday (December 11), overnight data reveals.

The awards ceremony brought in an average 3.94 million viewers (18.3%) at 8pm. In comparison, this year's Brit Awards attracted an overnight rating of 4.20m (18.4%) in February.

Later, Russell Brand and Nigel Farage's appearance on a heated edition of Question Time intrigued 3.40m (29.2%) at 10.35pm, up by over a million viewers from last week.

On BBC Two, MasterChef: The Professionals continued with 2.38m (11.1%) at 8pm, followed by the latest episode of The Fall with 2.08m (9.7%) at 9pm and Russell Howard's Good News with 1.17m (6.7%) at 10pm.

ITV's For the Love of Dogs appealed to 3.57m (16.4%) at 8.30pm (152,000/0.7% on +1). The second part of The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries was seen by 2.88m (14.1%) at 9pm (229k/1.6%).

On Channel 4, Amazing Spaces brought in 1.33m (6.2%) at 8pm (204k/0.9%), followed by 24 Hours in A&E with 1.76m (8.2%) at »

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Russell Brand reviews Question Time debate with Farage: 'Anti-climactic'

12 December 2014 2:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Russell Brand has criticised "tribute act" Nigel Farage following their appearance on Question Time last night (December 11).

The pair clashed when the came face-to-face on the BBC show, with the panel debating issues ranging from political careerism to immigration.

Brand took to Facebook to share details of his evening with the "end of days" Ukip leader, while also revealing how he had spent time at a food bank in Canterbury prior to filming.

"I've just got home from recording BBC TV's political debate show Question Time and if you saw it and found it anti-climactic, I know how you feel (sic)," Brand began his post.

"Nigel Farage in the flesh, gin blossomed flesh that it is, inspires sympathy more than fear, an end of the pier, end of the road, end of days politician, who like many people who drink too much has a certain sloppy sadness. Camilla Cavendish, who I was sat next to, »

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Russell Brand v Nigel Farage: do we have a winner in the Question Time panto? No we don’t

12 December 2014 1:12 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Clash of leftwing firebrand and rightwing rabble-rouser on Question Time is as chaotic as expected

Russell Brand vs Nigel Farage on Question Time – as it happened

It was the hottest ticket of the panto season: Russell Brand up against Nigel Farage on Question Time. Brand’s only other appearance on the show had been a disappointment, the anticipated confrontation with Boris Johnson turning out to be a mutual love-in, and panel chairman David Dimbleby was determined no one should go home disappointed this time round. “Is the petty, adversarial nature of politics causing its own demise?” said Dimbleby, repeating the first member of the audience’s question. “Russell Brand?”

“Good question mate it is definitely adversal there is a detachment and people are detached,” said Brand, his delivery more staccato and nervy than usual. He was clearly trying to be on his best behaviour, so Dimbleby turned to Farage in search of more excitement. »

- John Crace

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Russell Brand clashes with Nigel Farage on Question Time: Watch the video

11 December 2014 4:26 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Russell Brand clashed with Ukip leader Nigel Farage on tonight's (December 11) heated edition of Question Time.

The duo were joined on moderator David Dimbleby's panel by Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Mary Creagh and Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt.

A contentious atmosphere hung over the episode, with angry audience members interrupting the panel discussion on several occasions.

Several verbal spats erupted between Brand and Farage as the panel discussed issues ranging from political careerism to immigration.

"I sometimes feel worried about you, Nigel Farage," Brand said during an immigration debate. "The reason I feel worried is that I know a lot of people are frightened in our country.

"I know a lot of people are feeling afraid and frustrated. There is a sense that there is a corrupt group in our country using our resources, taking away our jobs, taking away our housing, not paying taxes, exploiting us. »

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Russell Brand v Nigel Farage: who has best track record on Question Time?

11 December 2014 4:48 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It’s the clash of the egos: Russell Brand v Nigel Farage on Question Time tonight. Who has impressed audiences the most in previous appearances on the show?

In the red corner, we have Russell “I am the Messiah” Brand, who first made an appearance on the populist BBC flagship programme in June 2013, sharing the panel with the London mayor, Boris Johnson.

And in the purple and yellow corner, we have former banker, man of the people and Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, who has appeared on Question Time 11 times already.

Hey, what you said, mate, was wicked, I thought, saying that the system itself inherently encourages that kind of behaviour ... Look for the people who got loads and loads of bonuses and loads of money – they’re the people that are criminal.

This is world refugee day that no one seems to care about because the narrative of war is attractive to us. »

- Aisha Gani

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Russell Brand v Nigel Farage on Question Time: Tonight's panel confirmed

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

The full panel for tonight's Question Time showdown between Russell Brand and Nigel Farage has been confirmed.

The last instalment of the current affairs panel show before the programme's Christmas break will be filmed in Canterbury later today (December 11).

Our panel for this week's #bbcqt in Canterbury has now been confirmed.

See you Thursday night, 10.35pm, BBC One.

— BBC Question Time (@bbcquestiontime) December 10, 2014

Mary Creagh was confirmed as a panellist last week, at the same time as Brand and Farage.

Elected to Parliament as Labour MP for Wakefield in 2005, Creagh is currently the shadow international development secretary, and has previously served as shadow transport secretary and shadow environment secretary.

Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt, who appeared on Tom Daley's reality diving competition Splash! earlier this year, will also feature on tonight's panel.

Mordaunt has been MP for Portsmouth North since the 2010 general election. She is »

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Sherlock-coaster, EastEnders World: 9 rides for a BBC theme park

10 December 2014 9:31 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It sounded so surreal, we had to double-check it wasn't April Fools' Day when we first heard the news. A BBC theme park is in the early stages of development, and could arrive as early as 2020.

You could be riding the Only Fools and Horses wurlitzer or bashing against Nick Hewer and Karren Brady on The Apprentice dodgems in only 6 years' time. It may sound ridiculous, but the success of the Harry Potter Studio Tour suggests that cashing on huge entertainment franchises isn't actually a bad idea and might even work.

Here are our 9 best suggestions for possible rides. Any profits resulting from their success can be sent in an envelope to Digital Spy Towers.

1. The Top Gear Escape From Argentina Thrill Ride

A ride as fast as a lap with The Stig as you're taken on a whirlwind tour of a mocked-up Argentina, before an international incident means you have to escape. »

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Pippa Middleton on Kim Kardashian's Butt: 'Mine Is Not Comparable'

10 December 2014 8:10 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Pippa Middleton's bottom may have been a big story during her sister Kate Middleton's wedding to Prince William, but don't expect her to be balancing champagne glasses on it anytime soon.

In an essay penned to U.K.'s Spectator publication, the Duchess of Cambridge's sister acknowledges that it's been a big year for Kim Kardashian's assets. "No year is complete without a bottom story, and the 'Rear of 2014' award undoubtedly goes to Kim Kardashian, after her posterior exploded all over the internet last month." Pippa, 31, writes.

Photos: Kate Middleton and Prince William Take NYC!

Recalling her own bootylicious headlines, she continues, "I must say that mine — though it has enjoyed fleeting fame -- is not comparable."

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Pippa then questions the 34-year-old reality star's motives for posing for the full-frontal, butt-baring Paper Magazine photo shoot. "But the Kim butt story did make me pause. What is it with »

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DVD Review – Still the Enemy Within (2014)

8 December 2014 3:04 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Still the Enemy Within, 2014.

Directed by Owen Gower.

Starring Norman Strike, Paul Symonds and Steve Hamil.


Interviewing those involved and fighting the cause, Still the Enemy Within documents the 1984/1985 Miners strike.

Published in 2011, Owen Jones left-wing, revealing book, Chavs, explained how the demonization of the working class has its roots in 1984. The children and grandchildren of miners and factory employees were brought up in poverty as not enough jobs were created to replace the coal mining industry. Jones’ book provided these foundations but it also explored the modern era too. As inequality only widens, those working class children are now adults. With very few job prospects, many communities were left in tatters after collieries, primarily based in the north of England, Scotland and Wales, were shut down. Still the Enemy Within focuses its attention on that fateful year, whereby miners spent over 300 days on strike to only lose the battle, »

- Simon Columb

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Russell Brand and Nigel Farage will go head-to-head on Question Time

4 December 2014 9:06 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Russell Brand and Nigel Farage will go head-to-head on a forthcoming edition of Question Time in Canterbury.

The comedian and activist will appear alongside the Ukip leader on the long-running current affairs panel show next Thursday, December 11, according to the BBC website.

Labour MP and shadow international development secretary Mary Creagh is also billed as a panellist on next week's show, with further guests to be confirmed.

Brand made his Question Time debut in June 2013, appearing alongside Boris Johnson, the mayor of London.

On that occasion, Brand launched a scathing attack on bankers, calling for their "transgressions" to be punished, said that the rich should pay more in taxes and made a plea for drug addicts to be treated in a "compassionate" way.

Question Time regular Farage has appeared on the programme 11 times to date, and is expected to be involved in one of three leaders' debates in the run-up to the 2015 general election. »

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Russell Brand Snaps at "Snide" Journalist Who Asks About His Rent—Watch Now!

2 December 2014 1:33 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Russell Brand is not here to talk about his rent, mate! He did, however, want to speak up on behalf of east London residents of the New Era estate. He joined the tenants, currently facing eviction (in the form of steep rent increases,) in their Downing Street protest, but when Channel 4 reporter Paraic O'Brien questioned Brand about his own living situation and finances, he snapped! The Irish journalist suggested to Brand that "part of the problem [leading to the rent increase] is the super-rich buying property in London," then immediately asked the comedian, "How much did you pay for your place?" "It's rented," Brand fired back, not missing a beat. As he began to »

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Russell Brand clashes with Channel 4 interviewer: 'You're a snide'

2 December 2014 4:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Russell Brand had an angry clash with a Channel 4 news reporter, when the interviewer switched the subject from Brand's campaign for the tenants in the New Era estate to the comedian's own personal property details.

Brand started the interview amicably, revealing that he had been inspired to campaign for the 93 families who are facing eviction from the Hoxton area because the "sense of lack of power" reminded him of his own youth.

However, the interview quickly turned sour when the interviewer suggested that Brand was part of the housing problem in London. He challenged Brand to reveal how much he paid for his London home, but the comic reacted angrily, pointing out that the reporter was "distracting" from the real issues.

"I'm not interested in chatting about my rent, mate, I'm here to support a very, very important campaign, and you as a member of the media have »

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David Guetta on The X Factor's Stevi Ritchie: "He's the best"

27 November 2014 3:38 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Guetta has described X Factor eliminee Stevi Ritchie as "the best".

The French DJ, who performed on the reality TV show with Emeli Sandé last weekend, also mispronounced Fleur's name as "Flirt" while appearing on Alan Car: Chatty Man.

Asked if he met Simon Cowell at the studio, Guetta replied: "No, I was backstage and watching the show, because I'm not from here, so I thought 'Ok, I need to know'."

The musician went on to say: "I first fell in love with Flirt. Fleur? Fleur is French - Flirt is better, right?! I prefer Flirt - Flirt is a really good artist name. Then I discovered Stevi. He's the best - sorry - I have to say. Oh my God."

However, when Carr proposed the idea of a Guetta and Stevi collaboration, Guetta was somewhat reluctant and said: "Not... I love to watch him."

Ritchie lost out to »

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Russell Brand Laughs Off Katy Perry Questions, Will Not Respond to Past Baby Rumors: Watch

26 November 2014 12:04 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Days after Russell Brand poignantly replied, "I don't know who that is" at the mere mention of ex wife Katy Perry, the 39-year-old actor is spilling on his failed 14-month marriage.  "I would like to get married [again]," the Get Him to the Greek star said during his appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday, reaffirming his past sentiments. "I was married before and I really liked it."  The English comedian and the 30-year-old pop star famously wed in a traditional Hindi ceremony in India surrounded by friends and family back in October 2010, and less than two years later, the two filed for divorce. Both Perry and Brand have since spoken out in public »

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Russell Brand Laughs Off "Hurtful Mention" of Katy Perry—Watch the Video!

25 November 2014 12:15 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, British comedian Russell Brand was looking to learn a thing or two about the turkey-filled holiday. What he didn't expect to learn, however, is that a group of kids would request the presence of ex-wife Katy Perry at the festivities! The Get Him to the Greek actor appeared in a clip during Live! With Kelly and Michael and got a little more than he bargained for when he went to school to learn about Thanksgiving. Sitting in a classroom full of children, Brand not only learned some questionable facts about turkey day, but he also became aware that little kids are big fans of his pop star ex. "If you could invite anyone in the world to your Thanksgiving dinner, who would »

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