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The Essential Movies & TV to Stream This Week – September 15th 2014

15 September 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

First of all, something of an apology. I have been writing this column thinking that every single title due for release the following Monday would of course be released via some kind of pay to stream service. Of course it would, we are living in the future, and this is how things are done isn’t it?

Apparently not, last week I included Jeremy Saulnier’s much loved Blue Ruin in the pay to stream section and then it didn’t come out the way I thought it might. Turns out that some companies still have a fairly limited release pattern so Blue Ruin was released by channel 4’s DVD label and appeared on DVD and Blu but didn’t show up to stream on any of the major providers, not even Sky Store or Playstation Network.

So turns out that being a channel 4 release, you can of course rent »

- Chris Holt

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Loose Women plan nationwide tour

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

'Loose Women' are planning a nationwide tour. The hit ITV daytime series and its host of presenters - including regulars Ruth Langsford and Janet Street Porter and new stars Judy Finnigan and Gloria Hunniford - will travel the country's shopping centres to bring the panel show closer to viewers. The move is reported to be an attempt by channel bosses to improve the show's popularity following a recent dip in ratings. An insider told The Sun newspaper: ''Bosses are always looking at new ideas for the show and they love the idea of a nationwide tour. ''It would be »

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Judy Finnigan didn't plan to join Loose Women

8 September 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Judy Finnigan never planned to join 'Loose Women'. The former 'This Morning' host previously vowed that she would never return to broadcasting after her and husband Richard Madeley's talk show 'Richard & Judy' was axed but she is now set to be one of four new faces joining the ITV panel show and she's confessed she made the decision because she thought it'd be fun. Speaking to hosts Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan, Janet Street Porter and fellow new face Gloria Hunniford via video chat on today's (08.09.14) 'Loose Women' she said: ''It's really odd, I hadn't planned it or thought. It was »

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Simon Cowell gives Sinitta's seat to Lauren

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

Judy Finnigan never planned to join 'Loose Women'. The former 'This Morning' host previously vowed that she would never return to broadcasting after her and husband Richard Madeley's talk show 'Richard & Judy' was axed but she is now set to be one of four new faces joining the ITV panel show and she's confessed she made the decision because she thought it'd be fun. Speaking to hosts Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan, Janet Street Porter and fellow new face Gloria Hunniford via video chat on today's (08.09.14) 'Loose Women' she said: ''It's really odd, I hadn't planned it or thought. It was »

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Judy Finnigan returning to TV as Loose Women panellist

3 September 2014 5:52 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Judy Finnigan has joined the Loose Women panel.

The former This Morning presenter is returning to TV without her husband Richard Madeley, joining the ITV talk show as a regular panellist.

She said: "I know I said I wouldn't go back on the telly, but actually I'm looking forward to occasionally contributing to lively conversations between a group of outspoken and intelligent women."

The 66-year-old has been largely absent from TV in recent years, following the end of her chat show with Madeley on Watch five years ago.

Finnigan is joining a new panel on Loose Women, alongside Andrea McLean, Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan and Janet Street Porter.

Rod Stewart's ex-wife Penny Lancaster, veteran broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne will act as guest panellists.

The 19th series of Loose Women begins next Monday (September 8) on ITV. »

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Jane McDonald will never return to Loose Women

2 September 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Jane McDonald wouldn't return to 'Loose Women' for ''a million pounds''. The singer was a regular member of the popular ITV show's discussion panel until January this year, but is adamant she doesn't regret her decision to leave as it's been beneficial to her career and personal life. Speaking in the new issue of Bella magazine, she said: ''I can't say I don't miss it, because I do, but the pros outweigh the cons now. It wasn't an easy decision to make. ''But it's paid off in my personal life and with my music. Even if I was offered a million pounds »

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Tumble presenter Alex Jones undertakes some trampoline practice

22 August 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Tumble host Alex Jones has been joining in with trampolining training ahead of tomorrow night's show (August 23).

The presenter has clocked up some jumping practice as she is planning to open the show with an acrobatic routine alongside the series' ten professionals.

Producers are transforming the studio floor into a huge matrix of trampolines, and Jones is preparing an introduction that puts her at the heart of the gymnasts' performance.

Equipped with an empty plastic water bottle in place of a microphone, the One Show host was shown how to bounce high in the air, before controlling her landing. She was also coached on how to fall onto her back and bounce up on her feet again.

"Alex loves being part of Tumble and has been a great sport," said a show insider. "She is properly getting stuck in and definitely cranking her presenting duties up a notch.

"She has »

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Gift Wrapped: Eamonn Holmes gives us his marriage tips

18 August 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have become a fixture of our morning telly-watching thanks to, er, This Morning so it seems fitting that they're now going to be hosting a quiz together! Gift Wrapped, which kicks off on ITV today, sees couples trying to win items on their wedding list - and ultimately a holiday.

If you want to get an idea of the show, watch the clip below - then read on, because we called up Eamonn to find out more about the show and how he keeps his marriage to Ruth so happy...

Why was this show good for you and Ruth to do together as your first quiz show?

"Because there's nothing else like it on the telly. First of all, there's no quiz show that has two presenters, and secondly, there's no quiz show that has a husband and wife. It ties in beautifully, because all the contestants are romantically involved, »

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Big Brother Helen Wood hits back at Denise Welch: 'I'm not a bully'

17 August 2014 4:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Big Brother winner Helen Wood has defended herself against accusations of bullying.

Wood triumphed over fellow housemate Ashleigh Coyle in a closely-fought final on Friday (August 15).

Former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Denise Welch criticised the result, writing on Twitter that she was both "appalled" and "upset" by the result.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Wood hit back at the former Loose Women panellist: "I shouldn't really respond to someone like Denise Welch when she's in her 50s and she goes on Big Brother, gets absolutely lashed and gets in hot tubs with teenage boys with her t*ts out."

Adding that Welch was "entitled to her opinion", she continued: "I'm not a bully, I'm hot headed and there's a big difference. People need to look up the definition to the word bully and I'm not it.

"My only regrets in the house were that I spent far too long trying »

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Andrea McLean becomes first celebrity to leave BBC's Tumble

16 August 2014 12:03 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean has become the first celebrity gymnast to leave BBC One's Tumble.

The result was decided by head judge Nadia Comăneci after McLean took on former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan in the Vault challenge.

The pair faced the deciding challenge after finishing bottom of the leader board when scores from weeks one and two were taken into consideration.

McLean told presenter Alex Jones that she had "loved every minute" on the show. The ex-weathergirl battled through ankle injuries to perform her routine, winning praise from Comăneci for overcoming a mistake during the live performance.

Speaking after the result, Jones teased that the discipline next week will be trampolining. Other remaining stars include Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding, ex-Sugababe Amelle Berrabah, boxer Carl Froch and actor John Partridge.

Steps star Ian 'H' Watkins topped the judges' leaderboard with an impressive 31 points, while Dynasty star Emma Samms »

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Gethin Jones tells us 21 things about The 21st Question

4 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We love a good quiz show here at Digital Spy, so when Gethin Jones invited us to come down and play his new series The 21st Question, how could we refuse? It's a pretty simple premise - a group of contestants compete but only the one who correctly answers the 21st Question has a chance at going through to win some big money.

When we weren't scowling at our inability to get a question right, we caught up with Gethin to find out 21 more things about him (including his weird celebrity crush!) and the show, which kicks off this afternoon...

1. The concept of the show is very simple - but there are lots of tactics!

"The quiz is very simple. The only way you can win any money is by being on the Power Spot when I ask the 21st question. That's it, that's the premise of the show, and »

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Police called to Lisa Maxwell's home

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

Police were called to diffuse a row between Lisa Maxwell and her neighbours. The 'Loose Women' presenter is set to marry long-term partner Paul Jessup this weekend at a church near her Cotswalds home, but local residents are reportedly furious with the disruptions her preparations are causing. Kate Hamilton, who lives nearby in Edge, Gloucestershire, said: ''I called the police because our drive was blocked again. Last Friday I counted 17 vehicles out here.'' Another neighbour, Graham Lilley, added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''The noise of diggers has been constant. It's caused mayhem.'' When asked to comment on the row, Paul said his »

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Carol Vorderman quits Loose Women

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

Carol Vorderman has quit 'Loose Women'. The 53-year-old presenter - who shares anchor duties with Andrea McLean, Ruth Langsford and Kaye Adams - has decided to leave the ITV daytime talk show after three years to concentrate on other TV projects and fly around the world for charity. The budding pilot admits she has struggled to commit to the show in the last year because she's in deep training for her flight around the world and handed in her notice to ITV bosses last week after much deliberation. Carol explained: ''I am getting into the hard work for my planning and training to »

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Carol Vorderman to leave Loose Women to focus on charity flight

14 July 2014 3:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Carol Vorderman has announced that she has quit Loose Women.

The presenter has been on the panel of the daytime show since September 2011, but has struggled to commit to the filming schedule this year. She is currently in training to fly a plane solo around the world for charity.

She is also planning further TV work and writing a number of educational books.

Vorderman told The Mirror that she did not want to remain on the show if she could not fully commit to it, saying: "In the first two years on Loose I did over 100 days a year, but in the last year I have only managed just over 20 days.

"I tried appearing just once a week until Christmas and I just couldn't do it."

She said that she had forced herself to make a decision, saying: "I like to do things properly and it's unfair to commit to something half-heartedly. »

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Michelle Keegan, Matt Willis, Jessica Ennis sign up for Bear Grylls show

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

Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan and athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill are to appear on Bear Grylls's latest show

John Bishop, McBusted's Matt Willis and Loose Women star Lisa Maxwell will also take part in Celebrity Survivor, to be filmed and screened in early 2015 on ITV.

The show follows Grylls's previous Wild Weekends series, which saw the adventurer joined by Stephen Fry, Jonathan Ross and Miranda Hart.

Celebrity Survivor will see the stars competing against each other in I'm a Celebrity-style challenges in order to stay in the camp.

The celebrities will set up their own camps and survive the tough conditions until they are voted off each night, reports the Daily Star.

Bear Grylls's most recent series was Channel 4's The Island, which has been renewed for a second run next year. »

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Towie, EastEnders, Girls Aloud stars join BBC gymnastics show Tumble

13 June 2014 12:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC One has announced the 10 celebrities to compete in new gymnastics reality show Tumble.

Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, former EastEnders actor John Partridge, Towie's Lucy Mecklenburgh and Sugababe Amelle Berrabah will all be taking part.

Current super middleweight boxing champion Carl Froch, Dynasty icon Emma Samms, Wolfblood actor Bobby Lockwood and Loose Women host Andrea McLean will also feature.

The lineup is completed by Steps singer Ian 'H' Watkins and '90s TV star Mr Motivator.

Alex Jones will present the primetime Saturday night series, while British Olympian Beth Tweddle will act as a mentor for the celebrities.

The judging panel will be made up of Olympic gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci, London 2012 hero and Strictly Come Dancing champion Louis Smith, Team Gb gymnastics captain turned sports broadcaster Craig Heap, and cirque artist Sebastien Stella.

Tumble will see the famous faces learning and mastering gymnastic skills across six weeks of live TV shows. »

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Sharon Osbourne: Cowell wants skinny judge to boss around

4 June 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Sharon Osbourne says Simon Cowell wants an 'X Factor' judge who is ''skinny and young'' who he can tell what to do. The 61-year-old star was on the judging panel for the last series of the pop star search series but is not returning again this year because her schedule is too full. Sharon claims show boss Simon - who is returning as a judge after a three-year hiatus - doesn't want an opinionated mentor like her and would instead prefer someone he can control. When asked by Jane Moore Simon wants in a judge during an appearance on 'Loose Women', Sharon said: »

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Sharon Osbourne rules out X Factor return: "You can't go back again"

4 June 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sharon Osbourne has ruled out another return to The X Factor.

The 61-year-old - who made a return to the ITV show for its tenth series last year - said that although she loves the show, she has to put family and Us commitments first.

Asked if she would consider filling the one remaining spot on this year's panel, Osbourne told Loose Women: "No, no, no, you can't go back again. No.

"Love the show, it's become a part of British culture, everybody loves it, you can't help but get pulled into it but no, it's too much."

She added that juggling her commitments in the Us and UK proved too much last year: "I'd lose my job in America because they let me out for one season. I'd wake up in hotel rooms and not know where I was. Also I've got a family so I can't do it. »

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Denise Welch hits out at Myleene Klass over Loose Women comments

22 May 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Denise Welch has hit out at Myleene Klass over comments she made about Loose Women.

Welch - who quit the ITV talk show in October last year following a row with producers over changes to the programme - took to Twitter to say how disappointed she was in Klass, who claimed the show was previously "too ranty and misogynistic" before she joined in January.

Klass had told the Daily Mail: "I love Loose Women. It's nice to be able to articulate and get things out there. But I feel it was getting a bit misogynistic, a bit post-menopausal or pre-menopausal and ranty.

"That's not how women should be represented so it's nice they've refreshed the panel and we can talk about politics, fashion designers and what else is going on in the week."

After reading the comments, Welch tweeted: "Disappointed @KlassMyleene @McGiff. Sadly ratings suggest most viewers don't agree with you. »

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Colin Salmon: 'It's hard to get roles in the UK'

21 May 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Colin Salmon has revealed that he has found it hard to get acting roles in the UK.

The British actor - who has recently appeared in Us shows 24: Live Another Day and Arrow - explained why many UK stars have chosen to find work in America.

He told ITV's Loose Women: "It's been really hard here in Britain for actors and therefore we've had to up our game.

"I think we have incredible voice coaches now because it's all muscle memory. We are trained a different way. It's not like we're imagining it, we know, we're specific. We know the areas."

He continued: "I've worked with Cicely Berry from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the best voice coach in the world, and Paul Robeson, so we have all the backstory.

"You've got the young actors - I'm about to do Musketeers - and the young guys on that, the discipline level is another level. »

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