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Strictly Come Dancing 2015 – The Final!

19 December 2015 2:10 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Who went home with the glitterball tonight? Join us as Jay McGuinness, Kellie Bright, Georgia May Foote and Katie Derham put their best feet forward

10.09pm GMT

So that is really is another year of Strictly over, and I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has read and shared this blog, along with all of you who have turned up every week and been entirely hilarious and insightful in the comment box, or popped by and said hello on Twitter (@heidistephens, in case you haven’t). This has grown into a brilliant community of Strictly fans, and it makes this blog so much more of a pleasure to write. I really cannot thank you enough.

That’s my liveblogging duties done for another year (no Christmas special blog, sorry), but I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and »

- Heidi Stephens

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27 years ago: The Beach Boys made chart history when ‘Kokomo’ hit No. 1

5 November 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

27 years ago, The Beach Boys set two records when their song “Kokomo” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100. When the song peaked on the chart, it marked the longest gap between chart-toppers for a group (almost 22 years since 1966’s “Good Vibrations”) and the longest stretch of career No. 1s (dating back to The Beach Boys’ first, “I Get Around” over 24 years prior). “Kokomo” rose to popularity partly thanks to its presence on the soundtrack for Tom Cruise movie “Cocktail.” That place off the Florida Keys called Kokomo? It was fictional — at least at the time The Beach Boys recorded the song. But years later, a privately owned island in Montego Bay, Jamaica was named after the song. Now, though, that formerly named Kokomo Island is called Sandals Cay. Another fun fact: John Stamos is seen performing in the music video for “Kokomo” but Brian Wilson is not. Stamos, who has »

- Emily Rome

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Strictly Come Dancing: All the dances, judges' comments and scores from Week 4

17 October 2015 2:28 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Strictly Come Dancing is now into its fourth week and the competition is really hotting up, with an incredibly close leaderboard.

Digital Spy was watching along and have rounded up all of the scores and judges' comments below:

1. Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko dancing the samba to 'Hips Don't Lie by Shakira: 6+7+7+7=27

Len: "Your hips certainly don't lie. A little bit long getting started but once you got into it… I thought you coped very well. I think it could have been better leg action, but I'm being pernickety."

Bruno: "That was warming up nicely. The samba has a carefree feel to it, but a couple of times there you got a little tangled and it kind of stopped it a little bit. The technique is actually very very hard. It was a bit on and off."

2. Daniel O'Donnell & Kristina Rihanoff dancing the American Smooth to 'Fly Me To The Moon »

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Strictly Come Dancing: Jay McGuiness missteps during the quickstep

17 October 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Despite getting the highest score of the series so far last week, Jay McGuiness didn't quite live up to expectations on tonight's episode of Strictly Come Dancing.

The Wanted singer was dancing the quickstep with Aliona Vilani to The Who's 'My Generation', but had a misstep.

The judges were not as enthusiastic as they were for McGuiness' jive last week, admitting that he wished he'd "done better" this week.

Judge Darcey Bussell said: "It was such a shame you made a mistake." However, she added: "Aliona gave you a very challenging quickstep and I know you can come back stronger next week."

"These things happen, it's a very fast dance, and unfortunately your feet were doing more than your brain can handle," Len Goodman said.

Bruno Tonioli, who gave McGuiness his 10 last week said that this dance should have been "barnstorming", but remarked that this evening's performance was »

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Strictly: Jay McGuiness missteps during the quickstep

17 October 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Despite getting the highest score of the series so far last week, Jay McGuiness didn't quite live up to expectations on tonight's episode of Strictly Come Dancing.

The Wanted singer was dancing the quickstep with Aliona Vilani to The Who's 'My Generation', but had a misstep.

The judges were not as enthusiastic as they were for McGuiness' jive last week, admitting that he wished he'd "done better" this week.

Judge Darcey Bussell said: "It was such a shame you made a mistake." However, she added: "Aliona gave you a very challenging quickstep and I know you can come back stronger next week."

"These things happen, it's a very fast dance, and unfortunately your feet were doing more than your brain can handle," Len Goodman said.

Bruno Tonioli, who gave McGuiness his 10 last week said that this dance should have been "barnstorming", but remarked that this evening's performance was »

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Strictly Come Dancing: From S Club 7 to Frank Sinatra, get this week's song and dance list

14 October 2015 1:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Well, we've had our first 10 of the series on Strictly Come Dancing courtesy of Jay McGuiness - but will any more pop up on Saturday night? Well, we can start guessing now as the song and dance list is out:

1. Ainsley Harriott & Natalie Lowe

Dance: Waltz

Song: 'What a Wonderful World' - Louis Armstrong

2. Anita Rani & Gleb Savchenko

Dance: Samba

Song: 'Hips Don't Lie' - Shakira

3. Carol Kirkwood & Pasha Kovalev

Dance: Paso Doble

Song: 'Espana Cani' - Trad

4. Daniel O'Donnell & Kristina Rihanoff

Dance: American Smooth

Song: 'Fly Me to the Moon' - Frank Sinatra

5. Georgia May Foote & Giovanni Pernice

Dance: Quickstep

Song: 'Reach' - S Club 7

6. Helen George & Aljaz Skorjanec

Dance: Salsa

Song: 'Miami Sound Machine' - Doctor Beat

7. Jamelia & Tristan MacManus

Dance: Charleston

Song: 'Straight Up' - Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

8. Jay McGuiness & Aliona Vilani

Dance: Quickstep

Song: 'My Generation' - The »

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19 years ago today: Oprah Winfrey launched her book club

17 September 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On this day in 1996, Oprah Winfrey launched her book club and announced that “The Deep End of the Ocean” by Jacquelyn Mitchard would be her first selection. Oprah’s Book Club quickly became a hugely influential force in the publishing world. The popular daytime talk show host's stamp of approval on books often sent them to bestseller lists. Other notable Sept. 17 happenings in pop culture history: • 1957: Louis Armstrong canceled his trip to the U.S.S.R.. Announcing that he would not participate in a U.S. government-sponsored tour of the Soviet Union, the jazz musician said, “The way they are treating my people in the South, the government can go to hell.” • 1967: The Who ended a nationally televised performance of “My Generation” with a literal bang — an explosion, caused by explosives packed into Keith Moon’s drum kit, rocked the stage, singed Pete Townshend’s hair and »

- Emily Rome

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Sock It to Me: A Brief History of Rock & Roll Variety Shows

10 September 2015 5:26 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

When Neil Patrick Harris returns to TV next week, he won't be cracking jokes in another sitcom. Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (debuting on September 15th on NBC) marks the return — overdue or not  — of the variety show, that long-dormant format in which kooky skits, musical guests, and frenzied production numbers are jammed into an hour of family-friendly entertainment. "When you think of the variety shows we all grew upon — Sonny and Cher and Donny and Marie — those [programs] all said, 'Sit on the couch, be entertained with a little song, »

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Watch the trailer for The Who: Live in Hyde Park

27 August 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has arrived online for the concert film The Who: Live in Hyde Park. , which was filmed in June of this year and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary band. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

This Autumn comes the chance to see one of the greatest live bands of all time bring their epic live show to the big screen with The Who: Live in Hyde Park, arriving in cinemas around the world from October 7th for a limited time only.

Filmed in June this year, this is a chance for fans young and old to experience the phenomenal finale of The Who Hits 50! Tour which Roger Daltrey described as “The beginning of the long goodbye.” The legendary pioneers of British rock celebrate their 50th anniversary with this stunning show, performed on a glorious summer evening in front of a 65,000 strong crowd in London’s Hyde Park. »

- Gary Collinson

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Composer Heitor Pereira Discusses The Music, Sounds And Rhythms For His Minions Score

20 July 2015 5:22 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo by Jim Ruymen/Upi

How does a composer create musical voices for a population of yellow creatures who speak their own language? If you’re Grammy Award-winning musician/composer/songwriter Heitor Pereira, it’s one groovy journey.

Playing in theaters now, Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he – alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob – ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. »

- Michelle McCue

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The Who close Glastonbury 2015

29 June 2015 1:56 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

The Who closed Glastonbury 2015 and called it ''an easy job.'' The veteran rockers were the last act to perform as the sun set on the festival yesterday (28.06.15) in front of thousands of fans on the Pyramid stage and vowed to ''send them home happy''. Guitarist Pete Townshend said as they entered the stage: ''We have an easy job: we have to send you home happy.'' And the group had no problems living up to the pledge with their crowd-pleasing set of fan favourites including 'Who Are You', 'The Seeker', 'Pictures of Lily', 'Baba O'Riley' and 'My Generation'. The band reportedly missed out on having a sound check and although the crowd didn't seem to notice any difficulties, the 70-year-old guitarist continuously complained about the sound and confessed: ''It could have been better'' During his headlining set on Saturday (27.06.15) Kanye West declared that he was ''the biggest »

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Tfi Friday – it's your live blog, it's your live blog, as it happened

12 June 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Chris Evans returned for a one-off special with guests including Jeremy Clarkson, Blur and Liam Gallagher

Tfi: a nod to 90s nostalgiaWhat happened to Friday night TV?

10.54pm BST

Lessons learned? Never have Lewis Hamilton on your television programme as the main guest. Never pretend that the 1990s were better than they were. And never go back. Never, ever go back.

Anyway, thanks for joining me. If you want to follow me on Twitter, I’m @StuHeritage. If you don’t, I’ll try not to lose any sleep. Ok, bye.

10.53pm BST

And that’s it. That’s really it. More clips of when the show used to be good – all of which we’ve seen elsewhere during this episode, strangely – and we’re done.

10.52pm BST

“Can you remember when Tfi Friday started?”

“In the 1990s? No.”

10.51pm BST

If the studio audience has gone a bit quiet, »

- Stuart Heritage

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Liam Gallagher, Roger Daltrey and more forming Tfi Friday supergroup

8 June 2015 2:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Joined by the Lightning Seeds’s Ian Broudie and Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey, the group will reportedly play My Generation on 12 June

No 90s revival would be complete without at least one Gallagher brother on board. It’s just as well, then, that Liam Gallagher will join forces with the Who’s Roger Daltrey, the Lightning Seeds’s Ian Broudie and Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey for the return of Tfi Friday on 12 June. At the request of Chris Evans, the supergroup will perform for the one-off episode, and are said to be covering the Who’s My Generation.

“Liam’s got a bit of time on his hands since Beady Eye called it a day last year, so he fancied trying his hand at something new,” a source recently told the Sun. “He’s told his mates he’s pretty bored. Other than Noel, you would »

- Guardian music

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American Idol Recap: Thank God Almighty, There's Three at Last!

6 May 2015 7:11 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s hard to say anything too harsh about an American Idol finalist immediately after experiencing his/her “Hometown Visit” package.

Misty-eyed mamas. Weeping dads. The contestants themselves embracing Fox affiliate meteorologists, kissing schoolkids and choking back their emotions when they realize they’re officially stars (or something pretty damn close).

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Lucky for me, Wednesday’s Top 4 performance night — featuring one painful elimination — was (despite the absence of Quentin Alexander and Joey Cook) about as solid a night of performances as we’ve had in Season 14… no »

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 14 - Performances, Hometown Visits and Elimination

6 May 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After last week's screwy episode, all bets are off on how Wednesday's (May 6) episode of "American Idol" will handle its performances and its elimination. In theory, we've got three performances coming up from each contestant tonight, but will we get three performances from the Top 3 following a mid-show elimination? If that's the case, does that mean that one contestant will have gotten the visit home, but will still be booted without singing thrice? Or will we have 12 performances and four Hometown Visit clip packages, even though one singer was effectively a Dead Idol Walking on that visit, having already been eliminated by the voting, even if they didn't know it? I have no clue.  Click through and follow along as I inevitably become increasingly frustrated and eventually angry... 7:59 p.m. In case you didn't hear, "Idol" is going two nights next week for the finale. Somebody will be eliminated »

- Daniel Fienberg

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The Voice UK: Here is Sir Tom Jones' team in full

22 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sir Tom Jones is an old hand at The Voice UK now - he's four series in, after all. But he still waited until the penultimate act before completing his team! Read on for your round-up of the 12 contestants batting for Team Tom...

1. Cai Williams

Age: 34

From: Blaenavon, South Wales, but lives on the Gower, Swansea

Blind audition song: 'Licence To Kill' - Gladys Knight

What you need to know: Cai is a model with 3,000 Instagram followers who says he's often compared to a young Sir Tom! Sir Tom, meanwhile, praised his "powerful" voice.

2. Claudia Rose

Age: 17

From: Cork

Blind audition song: 'Love You I Do' - Jennifer Hudson

What you need to know: Claudia was once in a girl band that won Cork's Got Talent! Sir Tom battled hard with Ricky to win her and eventually did when he described her as a "powerhouse".

3. Daniel Duke

Age: 24

From: Banbridge, »

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Churchill: The Nation’s Farewell – review: rottweiler Paxman admires bulldog Churchill but he’s no lapdog

28 January 2015 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Jeremy has mellowed since his Newsnight days and shows genuine affection for his subject, but this is no fawning hagiography

How many rottweilers can you fit in a Mini? Just the one by the look of it if we’re talking proper old Issigonis mini Mini, not new BMW big Mini, and the rottweiler in question is Jeremy Paxman (1.91m tall).

He’s had to crumple himself in and twist a bit sideways, to the left, then he steers one-handed mostly. Yes, I remember that (I used to have a mini Mini, I’m also 1.91m); my left leg had to go on the passenger side on the motorway, or else I’d get cramp. Jeremy is not on the motorway, but nipping about London, to My Generation by The Who. Hats off, incidentally, to whoever managed to get him into a Mini in the first place. Not from a »

- Sam Wollaston

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The Voice UK: Stevie, Lucy - Who had the best audition?

10 January 2015 12:31 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK is back - and the coaches aren't messing about. Well, they are - from Rita's flirting to will.i.am's babbling about steak - but even so, in just one episode, six acts made it through to the battle rounds after wowing with their blind auditions.

Read on to see how we ranked the first episode's blind auditions - and then let us know who you enjoyed by voting in our poll and leaving your comments below!

1. Lucy O'Byrne

'Ebben? Ne Andro Lontana' - Katherine Jenkins

Lucy won bonus points from us pretty early on, when she revealed her Nana Rose had got a passport specifically so she could fly to London for her audition (which is just adorable). And we couldn't help but love the ridiculous Vt, which saw her drop her coat when she got to a West End theatre to reveal an usher's outfit. »

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The Voice spoilers: Get all the details of Saturday's blind auditions

6 January 2015 8:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We might have mentioned it, but The Voice UK begins this Saturday and we're very excited indeed. We've actually had a sneak peek at some of the blind auditions, too, and now we're bringing you some cheeky spoilers about what you can expect this weekend...

We've got info on who the acts are and what they'll be singing - although don't worry, we won't tell you if they get any of those chairs spinning in excitement. But if you want to know more about what's coming up, then read on for pictures and gossip...

The Voice UK: Emma Willis tones down the tears for new series

The Voice UK's Rita Ora: 'I flirt with acts to break the ice'

Letitia George - 24, Coventry

Song: 'Stay with Me' - Sam Smith

What you need to know: Letitia auditioned for the West End production of The Lion King two »

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