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Stuart Hall is 80 on Christmas Day – and the sports commentator and television presenter probably best known for It's a Knockout is still going strong
BBC Radio 5 Live honoured sports reporter Stuart Hall last night with a tribute show to mark the veteran broadcaster's 80th birthday on Christmas Day.
A commentator on Match of the Day during the late 1960s, he still shares his thoughts on football in witty, idiosyncratic reports for 5 Live. A noted Manchester City fan, he was the original host of the BBC's A Question of Sport, but it is probably as the presenter of ludicrous gameshow It's a Knockout during the 1970s and 80s that he enjoyed his widest popularity – wheezing with infectious laughter through its slapstick competitions across Britain and in its European version, Jeux Sans Frontieres.
Much of the pleasure he brings resides in his voice itself – warm, ebullient and playful, with the rhythm of a natural raconteur. »
- Tim Lusher
Its Saturday and were back with another contest where you can win a set of great books! This weeks contest is Volturithemed and were testing your knowledge of the evil bunch. Were challenging you with five Volturirelated trivia questions and if you answer all correctly you could win a set of two books! This weeks contest is sponsored by Simon and Schuster and the books Dark Secrets 1 and Kissed By an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler. Read more about Dark Secrets 1 here and read more about Kissed By an Angel here nbsp Below are the prizes First Prize Three 3 first prize winners will receive a copy of Dark Secrets 1 and Kissed By an Angel. Contest Instructions Below youll find 5 trivia questions relating directly to the characters that comprise the Volturiguard in The Twilight Saga. Answer each trivia question below and send your entry to MiscellaneousTwilightersAnonymous.com1. Which Volturi leader does not have a special giftpower? »
The actor is set to play a mysterious character on the daytime soap over a two-month period.
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Over the last several years, films like "Pineapple Express" and the "Spider-Man" series have made him one of the most in-demand movie stars in the business — now James Franco is making an unusual move by setting his next role in ... "General Hospital"?
The 31-year-old actor has signed on to play a mysterious character on the 46-year-old ABC soap opera, in a story arc that begins November 20 — the same time as TV's all-important sweeps period. Franco's recurring role on the daily soap is expected to last for two months.
The move is a bit of a head-scratcher for several reasons, the most obvious being that Franco's film career has never been hotter than it is right now, coming off the back-to-back blockbusters "Pineapple Express" and Oscar-nominated "Milk. »
3 items from 2009
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