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It would take a comedic genius like Joanna Lumley to turn the single word “Gabon” into a three-act play. But it is the visionary Jennifer Saunders who wrote the joke, gave it to her partner in crime and brought the outrageous world of “Absolutely Fabulous” to life. And for that, we should all be in awe. Saunders is the star and creator of “Absolutely Fabulous” — “Ab Fab,” to fans — the movie based on the hit series that ran on BBC One for twenty years, and one of the most successful series-to-movie adaptations of the last decade.
Not that “Absolutely Fabulous” is a cinematic masterpiece, but unlike the big screen versions of “Sex and The City” or the just-released “Looking,” “Absolutely Fabulous” captures the irreverent fun of the series using an appropriately absurd plot device and does not read like a tired excuse to put the characters back in a room together. »
- Jude Dry
Image Source: Getty / C Flanigan If you haven't heard of Maren Morris yet, now is the perfect time to get schooled. The 26-year-old country singer has landed on the charts thanks to her upbeat, summery anthem, "My Church," and her debut album Hero was recently released to rave reviews. She has a soulful, pop-infused sound, and her cool-girl swagger will make you wish she was your Bff - you know, the one with a sugary Southern drawl and superhot classic car who's never met a whiskey shot she didn't like. Here are eight things you should know about Maren before her impending country takeover. Yes, she's from the South. Maren hails from Dallas, TX, and currently resides in Nashville. She's taken! Maren is dating fellow country singer Ryan Hurd. Her music covers all the bases. In this case, the bases are spirituality, dating no-good losers, getting drunk with friends, getting back up after you fall, »
- Brittney Stephens
Watching Simon Cowell on Tuesday’s America’s Got Talent premiere was a lot like watching the Grinch — after his heart grew three sizes.
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Once revered as the meanest man on television, Cowell still resembles the American Idol judge we loved to hate — he remains hopelessly devoted to black T-shirts and exposed chest hair — but there’s a certain softness to him now. The man who once told an Idol contestant that she sounded like “Dolly Parton on helium” told a man that his act, which »
Victoria Beckham reveals she's lip-synched during her Spice Girls days, but it wasn't her fault! "They used to turn it off and just let the others sing," the singer-turned-fashion designer told The Telegraphwhen she attended the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London on Thursday. "I got the last laugh - and now my mic is well and truly on, finally," Beckham, 42, jokingly added. The mother of four also revealed that her passion was always in fashion, she did make the little Gucci dress famous after all. Remember in Spice World when Mel »
- Karen Mizoguchi
Although Victoria Beckham put down the microphone years ago, it seems she never really needed one! The former Spice Girls member made a surprising confession about her mic during an interview at the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London on Thursday, per The Telegraph. "They used to turn it off and just let the others sing," she said. Posh Spice didn't care too much, though, as she joked, "I got the last laugh—and now my mic is well and truly on, finally." Even in the girl group's movie Spice World it was clear that Beckham always had a penchant for fashion. "I bet it must be really hard for you Victoria, you know, trying to decide whether »
Reality singing competitions never end. Like an Erykah Badu lyric, they go on and on, and on and on.
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On this lazy Sunday, let’s spread the wealth around all three of the aforementioned shows’ alumni. Sound good? Of course it does — as soon as you start pressing Play!
So that’s it for another week! Many thanks for keeping me company – I’ll be back next Wednesday for the final show in this series. In the meantime you can find me on Twitter @heidistephens, so do come and say hello. Enjoy the rest of your week! Hx
And it’s Geri who wins the Star Baker apron – her tart was one of the best Paul has seen on Bake Off Ever. Praise indeed.
Time for judging! Paul liked Geri’s idea, but it looks more like a beach than a long jump. The biscuits taste good, however. In an unexpected twist, John’s biscuits are scrumptious, despite looking hideous. Louise’s football pitch looks great, and her biscuits have a lovely bake – the base is a bit cakey, »
- Heidi Stephens
Victoria Beckham will never ever ever be getting back together with the Spice Girls ... despite what you may be reading. Several media outlets reported the entire group will be reuniting in 2016 for a 20th anniversary ... but Posh's rep tells us she will categorically not be appearing with the Spice Girls, now or in the future. Her rep says Beckham "has been very respectful about the fabulous time they had together in the past, however her »
- TMZ Staff
8 items from 2016
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