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12 forgotten hosts of the biggest TV shows from Brian Dunkleman to Daisy Donovan

12 May 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

American Idol was announced to be coming to an end after 15 seasons yesterday (May 12), but did you know that Ryan Seacrest used to have a co-host?

Brian Dunkleman hosted the Fox competition's first season alongside Ryan Seacrest, before the latter took sole control. History has not been kind to poor old Brian since, with Fox TV CEO Dana Walden joking about a possible reunion for the pair.

"Where is Brian Dunkleman? If you give me his number, I will call and invite him," she joked, though Dunkleman gave as good as he got last night:

I knew American Idol would never last without me #Cancelled

— brian dunkleman (@briandunkleman) May 11, 2015

To honour Dunkleman, we have collected a few hosts of massive shows that you may have cruelly forgotten, starting with the man himself.

1. Brian Dunkleman (American Idol)

The comedian co-hosted the Fox series with Ryan Seacrest for its first season, which »

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Jonathan Ross steps into the kitchen for ITV cookery panel show pilot

28 April 2015 7:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jonathan Ross is stepping into the kitchen for a cookery panel show pilot for ITV.

The aptly-named Jonathan Ross Cookery Panel Show is described as a "mouth-watering, light-hearted celebration of food in all its forms", and will involve two teams of celebrities putting their knowledge of food to the test.

An audience call-out sheet said: "There will be cooking, there will be eating, there will be a little bit of dressing up and an all-you-can-eat buffet of fascinating and fun food facts from around the world."

Broadcast reports that the pilot will be made by Ross's Hot Sauce TV, which also produces The Jonathan Ross Show with ITV Studios.

It is being filmed today (April 28).

Ross will also take part in Channel 4's upcoming Comedy Gala Live 2015, alongside the likes of Alan Carr and Jack Dee.

The charity event returns for a sixth year at London's O2 on Friday, »

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The Voice UK final watched by 6.3 million viewers on BBC One

5 April 2015 2:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The 2015 live final of The Voice UK was watched by more than 6 million people, overnight figures indicate.

An average of 6.31m (31.6%) saw Stevie McCrorie win the fourth series of the BBC One singing competition. Last year, Jermain Jackman's triumph was witnessed by 6.6m (30.7%).

Later on from 9.10pm, the latest episode of Casualty attracted 4.57m (24.1%).

On BBC Two, a repeat of Dad's Army garnered 1.5m (7.4%) before Monteverdi in Mantua: The Genius of the Vespers secured 503k (2.6%) in the 9pm hour.

Over on ITV, the latest series of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway concluded with 4.89m (24.7%) from 7pm. You're Back in the Room and The Jonathan Ross Show followed with 3.17m (15.9%) and 2.33m (13.1%) respectively.

Earlier in the evening, Thunderbirds Are Go managed 1.74m (13.4%) from 5pm.

Channel 4's End of the World Night averaged 1.09m (5.9%) between 9pm and 10.35pm.

On Channel 5, the latest instalment of Ted Danson's CSI interested 741k (4.4%) from 10pm. »

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Tom Hanks Continues to Be the Best Thing About the Internet

3 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Everyone and everything loves Tom Hanks, including the Internet. Scratch that, especially the Internet. The delightful, Oscar-winning actor has captured the attention and admiration of the web thanks to his iconic movie career, and his general good-guy demeanor. This has resulted in everything from memes to movements like Tom Hanks Day.

But what makes Tom Hanks such an especially great Internet star, is that he’s in on the fun. Whether he’s taking part in viral videos (like his recent visit to The Late Late Show with James Corden) or playing along with a fan’s hilarious request, Hanks just continues to be the best, both on and offline.

In honor of Tom Hanks just being, you know, the coolest, here are his best contributions to the net.

Tom Hanks Reenacts All of His Movies in Six Minutes with James Corden 

The man can do everything, including effortlessly transitioning »

- Aly Semigran

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The Voice UK drops to 6.3 million viewers for live semi-finals

29 March 2015 3:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK suffered a dip in viewers for its live semi-finals.

BBC One's singing competition was watched by 6.3m (30.2%) from 7pm according to overnight figures, down from 7.04m (32.8%) last week.

Casualty followed with 4.81m (24.4%), before The National Lottery Live appealed to 3.52m (20.6%).

On BBC Two, a Dad's Army repeat was enjoyed by 1.54m (7.2%) from 7.35pm. An airing of Bruce Willis film Looper averaged 1.05m (6%).

Over on ITV, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway continued with 5.66m (27.1%) from 7pm. You're Back in the Room garnered 3.98m (19.2%) afterwards, and The Jonathan Ross Show earned 2.51m (14.1%) from 9.25pm.

Channel 4's feature-length Coalition drew 881k (4.7%) from 9pm. Earlier, The World's Weirdest Weather was seen by 826k (3.9%).

On Channel 5, the latest episode of CSI managed 883k (5.7%) from 9.55pm.

The multichannels were topped by ITV3's Foyle's War, which attracted 764k (3.7%) from 8pm. A double bill of The Following averaged 101k (0.5%) and 84k (0.6%) for »

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The Voice UK live quarter-finals watched by 7 million on BBC One

22 March 2015 4:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK earned more than 7 million viewers last night (March 21), according to overnight figures.

The BBC One singing competition attracted 7.04m (32.8%) for its live quarter-finals from 7.30pm. The results show managed 5.76m (30%) from 9.35pm.

The numbers are an improvement year-on-year, with last year's quarter-finals drawing 6.21m (27.6%) for the main show.

Elsewhere on BBC One, The National Lottery Live was watched by 5.12m (26.4%) from 9.25pm.

On BBC Two, a repeat of Dad's Army entertained 1.35m (6.2%) from 7.45pm. The Dakota Fanning film Now Is Good averaged 470k (2.6%) later on.

Over on ITV, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway continued with 5.47m (25.9%) from 7pm, before You're Back in the Room and The Jonathan Ross Show garnered 3.85m (18%) and 2.23m (12%) respectively.

Channel 4's The World's Weirdest Weather was seen by 740k (3.4%) in the 8pm hour, with Richard III: The Princes in the Tower managing 1.22m (6%) afterwards.

On Channel 5, the latest episode of CSI intrigued 824k (4.9%) from 10pm. »

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Russell Crowe Can't Stop Flirting With Elizabeth Hurley on TV, Eventually Plants a Kiss on Her Lips—Watch Now!

21 March 2015 8:20 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Well clearly, we're not the only ones obsessed with Elizabeth Hurley.   While stopping by The Jonathan Ross Show Saturday night in London, The Royals star found out she had quite the famous admirer. Turns out fellow guest Russell Crowe has been quite the fan of Queen Helena for many years. When asked how he first met the stunning actress, Crowe revealed it was more than 30 years ago when he was asked to be a dog walker for Hurley's pet. "I have no idea who I'm going to meet so I go round to this house, knock on the door and a 21-year-old Elizabeth Hurley opens the door in a men's business shirt and nothing else," Crowe recalled. "I just thought 'thank you »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Voice, The Following

21 March 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK: BBC One, 7.15pm

We're down to the final 12 contestants, which means it's the start of the live shows.

Each coach chooses one of their three to go through, and the public vote on which of the remaining acts they want to see again. Olly Murs and last year's winner Jermain Jackman will also be performing.

The Following: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

The FBI continues its fight against a serial killer cult.

Things could easily take a deadly turn when Hardy responds to a horrific loss. Meanwhile, Max, Ryan, and Weston go after those responsible for it.

The Jonathan Ross Show: ITV, 9.25pm

Russell Crowe joins Jonathan this week to talk about his role as actor and director in The Water Diviner.

Other guests this week include The Royals star Elizabeth Hurley, Downton Abbey and Cinderella's Lily James, comedian and writer David Mitchell, plus musical guests Chic featuring Nile Rodgers. »

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Watch Madonna perform live on The Jonathan Ross Show

15 March 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Madonna has performed live on The Jonathan Ross Show.

The singer treated viewers to renditions of 'Ghosttown' and 'Living For Love'.

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Madonna's Rebel Heart has debuted at number two in the UK album charts behind Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour.

Madonna has revealed that she once dated the late rapper Tupac Shakur back in 1994.

The singer recently admitted that she was left "shocked" after finding out that BBC Radio 1 had passed on the opportunity to playlist her latest single.

Madonna also said she felt "incarcerated" at times during her marriage to ex-husband Guy Ritchie. »

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The Voice UK drops to series low of 6.7 million on BBC One

15 March 2015 4:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK dropped to a series low last night (March 14), according to overnight figures.

BBC One's singing competition averaged 6.69m (31.6%) during the first knockouts episode, which saw will.i.am and Rita Ora choose their final teams.

The National Lottery: Win Your Wish List continued with 4.08m (20%) from 8.30pm, with Casualty attracting 4.85m (24.5%) afterwards.

BBC Two's How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson wrapped up with 663k (3.1%) from 7.30pm. A repeat of Dad's Army amused 1.7m (8.3%), and an airing of Hockney managed 828k (4.4%) from 9pm.

On ITV, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway appealed to 5.46m (26.4%) from 7pm.

Phillip Schofield's You're Back in the Room kicked off with 4.08m (19.8%) from 8.20pm, before the Madonna special of The Jonathan Ross Show was watched by 2.68m (13.7%).

Channel 4's The World's Weirdest Weather drew 712k (3.4%) in the 8pm hour, and Kristen Wiig film Bridesmaids entertained 1.08m (6.2%) from 9pm. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Voice UK, You're Back in the Room

14 March 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK: BBC One, 7.15pm

The competition continues with the first knockout round this weekend.

Rita Ora and will.i.am's singers will be fighting to stay in as their teams are reduced to three contestants.

You're Back in the Room: ITV, 8.20pm

In this brand new game show hosted by Phillip Schofield, contestants complete challenges to win £25,000 while hypnotised.

Illusionist Keith Barry joins the show for the first episode, which pits five celebrity chefs, including Lesley Waters and Paul Rankin, against each other.

The Following: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

In the series that sees Kevin Bacon face off against a cult of serial killers, the quest to stop Joe Carroll's followers continues.

Hardy tries to find a connection between Mark and Andrew, while an FBI agent is captured by the cult.

The Jonathan Ross Show Madonna Special: ITV, 9.20pm

Madonna joins Jonathan Ross for an in-depth »

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Madonna laughs off BRITs fall

10 March 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Madonna's last tour was more painful than her fall at the Brit Awards. The 56-year-old singer fell down a set of stairs during a performance of her single 'Living For Love' at the event at London's O2 Arena last month, but she insists the hurt she suffered was nothing in comparison to the rough and tumble of her 'Mdna' tour in 2012. She told 'The Jonathan Ross Show': ''It was pretty dangerous. I got punched a lot. What's a little fall off the stage compared to my last tour? Seriously. I got punched all the time.'' Meanwhile, Madonna recently claimed she was not seriously hurt at the BRITs because she knows how to fall safely - and because a ''guardian angel'' was looking out for her''. She explained: ''I have core strength, and I know that saved me. That and my guardian angels. I believe that there's »

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BBC One's The Voice UK continues Saturday lead with almost 7m viewers

8 March 2015 4:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK continued its reign over Saturday evenings with almost 7million viewers last night (March 7), according to overnight figures.

An average of 6.99m tuned in for the latest Battle Rounds, which is slightly down on last week's 7.23m. The average share also dropped from 33.1% to 23.5% this week.

The singing competition was preceded by Match of the Day Live on BBC One, attracting 3.98m (23.5%) from 5.15pm to 7.30pm as Aston Villa played West Bromwich Albion.

Casualty played out to 4.89m at 9.30pm, giving the channel a 24.8% share of the audience.

ITV's schedule led with Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway from 7pm, entertaining 5.94m / 27.8% until 8.30pm (+1: 277.6k / 1.3%).

Take Me Out followed with 3.20m / 14.9% (276.8k / 1.5%), while The Jonathan Ross Show took 2.09m / 12.4% (192.2k, 1.9%) from 10pm to 11pm.

Reginald D Hunter's Songs of the South was the most watched programme on BBC Two last night, with an average of 1.38m / 7.2% viewers between 9.30pm and 10.30pm. »

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Paloma Faith: 'I'm not cool enough to sing James Bond theme'

6 March 2015 4:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paloma Faith has predicted that she will never be given the opportunity to record a James Bond theme song.

The singer expressed her interest in recording the theme for upcoming film Spectre last month, but has now discovered that someone else has been given the job.

Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, she said: "I also know that I'm not going to sing the Bond [theme song] because I've found out that I'm not going to be singing it…

"I think now because of the whole cool factor thing I'm never going to get it, and if you ask for something in this business, you don't get it."

Dear @007 Ive been waiting patiently to be able to sing the next theme.I was Born to do it.Please don't give it to someone else again!

Paloma Faith (@Palomafaith) February 6, 2015

Back in December, Spectre director Sam Mendes said that he already knew the »

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Giorgio Armani Says Madonna Has Herself to Blame for Brit Awards Tumble

4 March 2015 12:18 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

After falling off stage during her performance of "Living for Love" at the Brit Awards on Feb. 25, Madonna explained that the mishap was due to her Giorgio Armani cape being fastened too tight.

"Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight!," the Material Girl wrote on Instagram. "But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I'm fine!"

Now, the legendary fashion designer is firing back at the pop icon, saying that Madonna is the only person to blame for her embarrassing spill.

Video: Watch Madonna's Epic Fall During Brit Awards 'Living For Love' Performance

"Madonna, as we all know, is very difficult," Armani told AP, smiling. According to the 80-year-old Italian fashion designer, Madonna's cape was originally supposed to be secured with a simple clasp, but the singer wanted it tied instead, which caused the fall. "That's all there was to it."

Madonna, however »

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How It's Possible For Sigourney Weaver To Be In The Avatar Sequels

2 March 2015 6:49 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ever since Sigourney Weaver announced that she would be back to star in Avatar 2 back in 2010, we have been scratching our heads about the situation. After all, her character, Dr. Grace Augustine, very clearly died towards the end of the film - so how could Weaver be coming back? Finally the actress has clarified her position in the franchise a bit, and has confirmed that she will be in Avatar 2 playing a different character. Weaver is currently on the press tour promoting the upcoming release of Chappie, and it was while she was a guest on the UK's The Jonathan Ross Show that the actress revealed how she will be fitting into Avatar 2. The late night program's titular host asked her if we could expect the upcoming sequel to be set directly after the events of the last movie, and she corrected him by saying, "No. I »

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Avatar 2 Will See Sigourney Weaver Play A Brand New Character

2 March 2015 8:34 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last we heard of Avatar 2 and its pair of subsequent sequels, director James Cameron had opted to delay the upcoming installments due to a complex script. This is largely due to the fact that all three movies are set to be filmed simultaneously, leaving cast and crew with a lot of plates to keep spinning. However, despite the events of the first Avatar in 2009, one seemingly core member of the original film set to rejoin production is Sigourney Weaver, who may not play Grace Augustine upon her return.

That’s according to the actress herself, who recently appeared on The Jonathan Ross show to talk all-things-Chappie (with a spice of Blomkamp’s mysterious Alien sequel thrown in for good measure, no doubt). And during the course of the interview, Weaver was asked how she will be able to return to the mystical world of Pandora. Put simply, the »

- Michael Briers

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Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels

2 March 2015 6:21 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"...have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling? A lot happens on that planet before she shows up, and before Jake shows up to join her," James Cameron said in 2011 about the return of Sigourney Weaver in the "Avatar" sequels even though her character, Grace, died. "She’s there for fifteen years ahead of time. I don’t know, but I wouldn’t jump to conclusions. And I’ve already said way too much about 'Avatar 2 and 3' here and there, but people piece it together like those voice cameos and tell the whole story!" And yet, Cameron couldn't helping saying a few more words: "Okay, here’s the deal. When you have a science-fiction series, a science-fiction franchise, you’re never dead, unless your DNA is expunged from the universe. And then there’s always time travel!" So is Grace dead, alive, or transformed? Well, we'll find out eventually, but »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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BBC One's The Voice UK rises to 7.2m as Battle Rounds begin

1 March 2015 6:22 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK rose to more than 7.2 million viewers as the Battle Rounds began last night (February 28).

BBC One's singing contest averaged 7.23m (33.1%) from 7.15pm, according to overnight figures. Casualty then appealed to 4.8m (23.9%).

BBC Two's How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson was watched by 816k (3.7%) from 7.45pm. A Dad's Army repeat entertained 1.51m (6.8%), before Reginald D Hunter's Songs of the South continued with 1.16m (5.9%).

On ITV, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway managed 6.03m (28.5%) from 7pm.

Afterwards, Take Me Out and The Jonathan Ross Show attracted 3.36m (15.4%) and 2.17m (11.8%) respectively.

Channel 4's Homes by the Sea aired to 523k (2.5%) in the 7pm hour, with The World's Weirdest Weather garnering 812k (3.7%) afterwards. Nick Frost film Cuban Fury averaged 1.15m (6.1%) from 9pm.

On Channel 5, the latest episode of CSI was watched by 731k (3.5%) in the 9pm hour.

ITV3's Foyle's War won the multichannels, drawing 882k (4.1%) from 8pm. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Voice UK, Ant & Dec

28 February 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway: ITV, 7pm

More antics from the cheeky Geordie duo, who are back for the second instalment in this series of their hit variety show.

There's all the usual fun, games, celeb guests and musical performances, plus Richard Madeley teams up with the boys for their latest prank.

The Voice UK: BBC One, 7.15pm

No more button-thwacking, no more spinny chairs - it's time for the Battle Rounds!

Love 'em or loathe 'em, the Battles always provide scenes to remember - but who will survive into the Live Shows?

CSI: Channel 5, 9pm

Saturdays aren't a big night for drama, but Channel 5 continues to serve up all-new episodes of ever-popular Us import CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Tonight's outing 'The Twin Paradox' guest stars Saved by the Bell's Mark-Paul Gosselaar as twins - one of whom (or both of which) may be a killer.

The Jonathan Ross Show: ITV, »

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