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7 items from 2016


Viggo Mortensen on actors behaving like babies and why he won't vote for Hillary

8 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Gangster, killer, Aragorn ... Mortensen is not known for his comedy. But in new film Captain Fantastic, his grizzled deadpan is the funniest thing in a very funny film. But get him on to politics and prima donna colleagues, and he is deadly serious

Viggo Mortensen has just been on This Morning. Before his slot on the breakfast show, the actor sat backstage watching hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford present an item about children crying on planes. Feeling playful, he began his interview by saying he liked to scream on planes himself. Kids, he said, asked him to be quiet. There was a dilated moment of live TV silence. Eventually, the uncertain laughter of Holmes filled the studio. “But it’s Ok,” Mortensen went on, “because I always wear a helmet when I fly.”

He is still in the slick dark suit he wore for TV. He looks rueful. “It »

- Danny Leigh

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The hot summer 2016 film quiz

28 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Which film won this year’s Palme d’Or? Did anyone not have a cameo in Absolutely Fabulous? Tackle these celluloid conundrums and more

TV quiz | Politics quiz | Sports quiz | News quiz | Music quiz

Which action movie star said of the Rio Games: “It’s a sore point I never got to the Olympics. They got seven million for the diving per year. They deserve it. The divers now are just terrific. I started too late. I should have done a different sport.”

Jason Statham

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Dolph Lundgren

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Which footballing icon did Twentieth Century Fox use to promote its movies Independence Day: Resurgence, X-Men Apocalypse Now and Deadpool?

Wayne Rooney

Geoff Hurst

Ryan Giggs

Alan Mullery

Who of the following did not have a cameo in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie?

Christopher Biggins

Judith Chalmers

Sophie Raworth

Ruth Langsford

Which director responded to poor reviews by quoting »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Saturday Kitchen's James Martin and Anita Rani to host ITV's This Morning

19 July 2016 1:47 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Former host of popular BBC1 show to front Friday editions, taking over from regular presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

Former Saturday Kitchen host James Martin is to co-host ITV’s This Morning alongside Anita Rani on Fridays throughout the summer.

Martin, who earlier this year stepped down after a decade as host of BBC1’s popular Saturday Kitchen, guest-presented an edition of ITV’s flagship daytime show alongside Ruth Langsford in April.

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ITV takes Loose Women off air due to Fathers 4 Justice protest

15 June 2016 7:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Coleen Nolan and guests interrupted by shouting fathers’ rights protesters on daytime show

ITV’s Loose Women was briefly taken off air on Wednesday after protesters from Fathers4Justice interrupted the show.

As Ruth Langsford spoke to Coleen Nolan about her struggles with weight loss, there was a commotion in the ITV studio, as the fathers’ rights protesters shouted: “Fathers4Justice! No kids no cash!”

Related: ITV should make more current affairs content, says Puttnam inquiry

*Apologies for that small interruption*

The show was briefly interrupted today by 3 members of the audience making a peaceful protest. Sorry for any disruption to your viewing

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Harry Enfield to play Prince Charles in raunchy comedy

16 February 2016 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Eamonn Holmes updated his will before his recent double hip replacement operation. The TV presenter and his 'This Morning' co-star wife Ruth Langsford were both fearful of him undergoing the operation and worried that he might not survive, although Ruth says she logically knows the risk was miniscule. She told Best magazine: ''We never voiced the fear of him not coming round from the anaesthetic, but we were both thinking it. But, logically, the risk is miniscule. ''We set up a meeting just before Christmas and suddenly it seemed very poignant. To be sitting there, saying things like, 'So, Eamonn, if you »

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Ruth Langsford: Eamonn's hip operation 'took a bit longer'

5 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Eamonn Holmes' double hip replacement surgery took doctors ''longer'' than expected. The 'This Morning' presenter went under the knife yesterday morning (04.02.16) following half a decade of excruciating pain and, although the surgery went ''well'', his wife Ruth Langsford was concerned something had gone wrong when he didn't come out of theatre when expected. Speaking on the brunch show this morning (05.02.16), the blonde beauty said: ''It [the surgery] went very well... it happened yesterday morning at 8am. It took a little bit longer than we thought which was a bit scary.'' And, although it's only been a matter of hours since the »

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Vicky Pattison wants own panel show

28 January 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Vicky Pattison wants to host her own panel show. The former 'Geordie Shore' star has been a part-time panellist on 'Loose Women' alongside regulars Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan and Janet Street-Porter since the beginning of the month and she now feels she's picked up the tricks of the trade and is ready to front her own chat show. Vicky said: ''I would love to do something comedy based, like sketch show type, a panel show where you've got to think on your feet, or have a bit of a laugh. ''I do think essentially my strong suit lies in the fact »

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