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What To Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - 'Sex Box', 'Newsroom', 'Buzzcocks'

The Newsroom: 9pm, Sky Atlantic

Don continues urging the team to consider the consequences of going public with the Operation Genoa story, while Will is still worrying about his public image and decides to appear on a breakfast TV show in an attempt to remedy it.

Sex Box: 10pm, Channel 4

The show that's got everybody talking, Sex Box - part of Channel 4's 'Campaign for Real Sex' season - sees three couples having sex inside a large box in a TV studio, before talking openly about their experiences with agony aunt Mariella Frostrup, a panel of experts and the studio audience.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks: 10pm, BBC Two

Peter Andre takes on hosting duties for Never Mind The Buzzcocks this week. Team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus are joined by reality TV show judge Jason Gardiner, Scissor Sisters' Ana Matronic, White Lies bassist Charles Cave and comedian Tony Law.
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John Hannah to host 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' 27th series opener

John Hannah will host Never Mind the Buzzcocks when the pop quiz returns to BBC Two.

The Touch of Cloth star is the first guest host for the show's 27th series, joining regular team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus.

Basement Jaxx, Aluna George and comedian James Acaster will be the guests for the series opener - the first of 12 new episodes.

In the episode, Hannah will be seen recreating a famous scene from Four Weddings and a Funeral - reciting the Wh Auden poem 'Stop All the Clocks' for the first time since the romantic comedy's release in 1994.

Hosts lined up to follow Hannah in the coming weeks include Jack Whitehall, Russell Howard, Peter Andre, Eamonn Holmes, Michael Bolton and Dizzee Rascal.

Guests in future episodes will include Iggy Azalea, Sarah Millican, Tom Odell, Ana Matronic, Carol Vorderman, Rudimental, Conor Maynard and Lethal Bizzle.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks returns to BBC Two tonight (Monday,
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A Back Alley Abortion Brought the Scissor Sisters Together

Jake Shears and Ana Matronic

photos credit: Clinton Gaughran

After four albums, countless, shows, appearances and collaborations, the hardest working band in the business, Scissor Sisters is finally is taking a well-earned break from touring. They'd planned on playing in Mexico City and Guadalajara in December, but those dates got canceled. Thus, the band's last gig of 2012 turned out to be an exclusive appearance on Crackle’s live music web series “From The Basement." The set, which was was filmed at the Jim Henson Studio in Hollywood back on November 18th, will be available for viewing tomorrow.

Our friend Nicole Hanratty of the website lifeofarockstar.com got an invite to sit in on the closed set recording session and afterwards sat down with the adorable Jake Shears and sublimely sassy Ana Matronic for a wide-ranging interview. We've got some photos for you as well a video excerpt from that interview.
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Scissor Sisters announce indefinite hiatus at London gig

Scissor Sisters announce indefinite hiatus at London gig
Scissor Sisters have announced an indefinite hiatus from music. The 'Fire with Fire' group confirmed at their gig at Camden's Roundhouse in London last night (October 24) that they currently have no plans to work together again. The band played a second of two nights at the venue, putting on an extended gig to thank their fans, before making the announcement towards the end of the show. Jake Shears told the crowd: "This will be the last time we will play in London for quite some time." Ana Matronic thanked their fans, stating that the UK audience were "the ones who got us first - and always get us best". The New York group played a selection of their biggest hits at the gig, including 'Laura', 'Mary' and 'Kiss You Off', before closing (more)
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The Most Popular New Gay Phrase (That’s Actually Really Old)

The Most Popular New Gay Phrase (That’s Actually Really Old)
Summer 2012 fostered two phrases that swept across New York like a gaggle of giggling girls in town for some cheerleader competition no one's heard of. One is the oft-lipdubbed "Call Me Maybe." The other is the Ana Matronic-inspired accidental hit "Let's Have a Kiki."

The catchiness of the track is undeniable, and despite the fact that at the time it hadn't been released as a single, the song got its proverbial grooves worn off by practically every queen this side of the Hudson River.
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Scissor Sisters Rock The Hollywood Palladium

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Scissor Sisters Rock The Hollywood Palladium
Scissor Sisters command their fans to "Dive, turn, work," on "Let's Have a Kiki," a standout track from their latest album, "Magic Hour," which brought them to the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday night. During their non-stop a**-shaking show, the band dove into the deep end, turned out a stellar set and worked the crowd into a dancing frenzy -- exactly as a Sisters show should be.

The Sisters (Jake Shears, Ana Matronic, Babydaddy, Del Marquis and Randy Real) treated fans to a slew of songs spanning their four major studio albums, and according to Ana, the NYC-based band had ...

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Scissor Sisters – Baby Come Home: Music Video Review

Scissor Sisters don’t make beer but if they did it would be the most hallucination-inducingly camp beer in world. Warning: may cause drinker to see candy coloured rabbits and dancing nuns…

Ah the shy, demure, wallflower world of the Scissor Sisters. If you were to compare them to a member of your family they would be your retiring Grandparents wouldn’t they? I can see them sat in their tourbus knitting little knick-knacks for the younger members of the family, sipping tea from Royal Daulton cup and saucer sets passed down from their own grandmothers, occasionally glancing through the blinds and sighing at what the world used to be like. Jake Shears complete with cane and bifocals would complain to Granny Ana Matronic about the new host on Cash in the Attic whilst she turns her hearing aid down and fetches some malt loaf from the cupboard. Of course,
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Scissor Sisters unveil 'Baby Come Home' music video - watch

Scissor Sisters unveil 'Baby Come Home' music video - watch
Scissor Sisters have debuted their new music video online. The band will release 'Baby Come Home' as the second single to be lifted from their new album Magic Hour, which came out earlier this week. The accompanying music video sees the band members dress up as a variety of characters. Jake Shears can be seen as a nun and knight in some scenes, while Ana Matronic becomes a sailor (more)
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Sir Elton's Anger Over His Friend Donna's 'Disgraceful Snub'

Sir Elton's Anger Over His Friend Donna's 'Disgraceful Snub'
Sir Elton John has lashed out at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officials for failing to induct Donna Summer earlier this year, branding the snub a "total disgrace".

The I Feel Love hitmaker was shortlisted for the honour as part of the class of 2012, but she was overlooked in favour of artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Beastie Boys and Guns N' Roses - and the Rocket Man is angry his good friend Summer, who died on Thursday, was left out.

Paying tribute to the late star in a statement to Eonline.com, Sir Elton says: "I'm so sad. This woman was the queen of disco and so much more. Her records sound as good today as they ever did.

"That she has never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a total disgrace, especially when I see the second-rate talent that has been inducted.
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Ana Matronic surprised at Voice role

Ana Matronic shocked to be asked to take part in 'The Voice'. The Scissor Sisters singer has joined the BBC One show as a mentor with coach Jessie J and while she was surprised to be approached about the gig she was blown away'' by the talent of the contestants. She said: ''I was blown away by the experience. When they first asked me to be a mentor with Jessie, I was amazed as I don't consider myself a singer. I'm a performer - but I was chuffed to bits to be asked anyway. I had a feeling the artists would be
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The Voice gets Sunday night results show

Ana Matronic shocked to be asked to take part in 'The Voice'. The Scissor Sisters singer has joined the BBC One show as a mentor with coach Jessie J and while she was surprised to be approached about the gig she was blown away'' by the talent of the contestants. She said: ''I was blown away by the experience. When they first asked me to be a mentor with Jessie, I was amazed as I don't consider myself a singer. I'm a performer - but I was chuffed to bits to be asked anyway. I had a feeling the artists would be
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Simon Cowell has sensitivity chip missing, says 'Voice' Ana Matronic

Simon Cowell has sensitivity chip missing, says 'Voice' Ana Matronic
Scissor Sisters star Ana Matronic has taken a swipe at Britain's Got Talent and X Factor star Simon Cowell, claiming that the reality TV mogul is lacking a "sensitivity chip". Matronic, who is a guest on this week's Voice UK Battle Rounds, said that she felt more comfortable working on the BBC series than on one of Cowell's shows, arguing that the Syco boss was "not very constructive". "He is someone who has always been in a position of power and you can see that. You can smell the power coming off that guy," Matronic told The Sun. "There is a sensitivity chip missing. I am not one of those women who find success an aphrodisiac. There are a lot of people who find success and power the ultimate aphrodisiac, but it is not for me." She added: (more)
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Ana Matronic wants to sit on Tom Jones' lap

Ana Matronic wants to sit on Sir Tom Jones' lap on 'The Voice'. The Scissor Sisters star is seen as a mentor on the BBC singing contest with Jessie J in this weekend's instalment, and although she does not get to sit in one of the turning red chairs on the series, she would love to get to know the Welsh crooner better. She said: ''I really want to meet Tom. I have Welsh heritage myself and I love his music. He is a very handsome man. ''I really want to sit in one of those red chairs on the
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Matronic's tough weight loss

Ana Matronic has found her weight loss tough. The Scissor Sisters singer shed 28lbs in 2010 and although she is thrilled with her new look, she isn't a huge fan of exercising. She said: ''You just have to make yourself do it. And once you have, you're always so happy you did! Now I try to remember the feeling I have when I leave the gym, rather than the dread before!'' Although Ana doesn't love exercising, she does try to do some physical activity every day in order to maintain her new shape. She added to new! magazine: ''When anyone changes appearance,
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Ana Matronic's tough weight loss

Ana Matronic has found her weight loss tough. The Scissor Sisters singer shed 28lbs in 2010 and although she is thrilled with her new look, she isn't a huge fan of exercising. She said: 'You just have to make yourself do it. And once you have, you're always so happy you did! Now I try to remember the feeling I have when I leave the gym, rather than the dread before!' Although Ana doesn't love exercising, she does try to do some physical activity every day in order to maintain her new shape. She added to new! magazine: 'When anyone changes appearance, people want to know why and how you did it. I hit my mid-thirties and thought,
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'The Voice' UK Battle Rounds dates set

'The Voice' UK Battle Rounds dates set
The BBC will air a double bill of The Voice UK shows across the weekend of April 21 and 22. will.i.am, Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue will be forced to cut their teams of singers down to five final acts each when the show reaches its Battle Round stage. > 'The Voice' UK: How does it work? The four coaches will be helped by Battle Advisors, who were revealed yesterday to be Paloma Faith, Cerys Matthews, Ana Matronic from Scissor Sisters and Dante Santiago. During the Battle Rounds, the acts are forced to duet with their teammates on the (more)
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Voice mentors confirmed: Cerys Matthews, Ana Matronic to help coaches

Voice mentors confirmed: Cerys Matthews, Ana Matronic to help coaches
Ex-Catatonia singer Cerys Matthews and Scissor Sisters star Ana Matronic will be among the Battle Advisors on BBC One's The Voice UK. British popstar Paloma Faith and hip-hop performer Dante Santiago complete the lineup of mentors, who will help the coaches polish up their acts ahead of the battle rounds.

[Cerys Matthews: left - Ana Matronic: right] Welsh star Matthews will reunite with Sir Tom Jones, who she previously collaborated with on a cover of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'. Santiago will help his former bandmate will.i.am, while Ana Matronic is teaming up with (more)
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Fraggle Rock Movie Now Under New Ownership

Since 2005 we've been hearing rumours about a possible Fraggle Rock feature film from The Jim Henson Company, and although it has always seemed a bit hard to imagine, now that a new Muppets movie is about to hit theatres somehow it doesn't seem quite so crazy anymore. A few years ago, The Weinstein Company came on board as a distributor and hired director Cory Edwards (Hoodwinked!) to helm it. However, they have since let the rights lapse and now the project has changed hands. According to Deadline, New Regency have now acquired the rights to the Fraggle Rock movie -- yes, the same folks behind the wildly successful Alvin & The Chipmunks movies. But what does this mean for Cory Edwards and his vision of the film? At this point, even he doesn't know. Edwards had been struggling to get the project made for years but was met with much resistance from The Weinsteins.
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‘Fraggle Rock’ Movie Rights Snatched by New Regency

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Talk of a Fraggle Rock movie has been bouncing about for some time now. The last time we heard news on the proposed movie adaptation of Jim Henson’s long-running puppet-based HBO series, it appeared that Jake Shears and Babydaddy of The Scissor Sisters were being brought in to pen songs for the Weinstein Company, which was developing the project with Hoodwinked writer/director Cory Edwards …to little avail. But now Deadline has announced that New Regency has bought the rights for Fraggle Rock at auction, with no further mention of the Weinsteins or Edwards.

The Jim Henson Company and the Montecito Picture Company are set to produce the film, helping New Regency, the studio behind In Time and Love & Other Drugs, expand the kid-friendly side of their business, which got a jump start with the Alvin & The Chipmunk movies. It may be Regency’s involvement in the latter that
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Scissor Sisters: 'We'll go back to our roots for new album'

Scissor Sisters have revealed that they have begun work on their fourth studio album. Ana Matronic explained that the group are aiming to return to the sound of their first two albums, which she described as a "grab bag". "[Our last album] Night Work was the most cohesive album we've done whereas the others were a bit of a grab bag," she told NME. "I think this might be going back to being like that. We sometimes say we should do a concept album but we are a concept, we have a philosophy of what we do. We're stupid - that's our concept! (more)
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