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Broadchurch Producers to Adapt Female FIrefighter’s Memoirs Into a Series

Production company Kudos, the producers of hit series ‘Broadchurch’, have recently announced they will be producing a new series that is based on the memoirs of a female firefighter. ‘Through the Fire’ will be the second series produced by this company that relates to firefighting as they have previously produced ‘The Smoke’. Kudos is well-known as the production company that brought viewers the award-winning crime drama series ‘Broadchurch’. Season one saw how the murder of a young child sent shockwaves through a small community and how everyone became a suspect. Olivia Colman and David Tennant played the detectives who led

Broadchurch Producers to Adapt Female FIrefighter’s Memoirs Into a Series
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London Fire Book To Be Remade For TV By ‘The Smoke’ Producer Kudos

Broadchurch producer Kudos is heading back into the fire with its latest high-end drama development. The Endemol Shine Group-owned drama firm is developing a series based on Through the Fire, a female firefighter's memoir. It is the company's latest high-profile firefighter drama since it produced the 2014 Sky drama The Smoke, which starred Doctor Who's Jodie Whittaker. The book was written by Dr. Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, one of the UK's most senior female firefighters, and…
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Only the Brave movie review: the men who tame wildfires

MaryAnn’s quick take… Familiar in its overall storytelling arcs about risktaking and redemption, but also a sincere tribute to our new firefighting heroes for a warmer planet. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have read the source material (though only after I’d seen the movie) (and I am indifferent about it)

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

New heroes for a hotter, more fiery planet? Could be. Elite firefighter “hotshots” are the guys who helicopter or hike into wildfires and break them, saving not just a house or two but entire towns, and also wildlife and nature, too. (They literally call themselves hotshots, and it’s tough to snort at this macho boasting because they’re so genuinely badass but also so beneficial, with no downsides. Their important work does not require, say, hurting or killing other people,
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Condé Nast Sets Granite Mountain Documentary To Pair With Its Sony Pic – NewFronts

Condé Nast Sets Granite Mountain Documentary To Pair With Its Sony Pic – NewFronts
Condé Nast Entertainment is producing a documentary on the elite Granite Mountain firefighter squad that it will roll out via its digital video network in October, timed to the release of the Granite Mountain feature film being directed by Joseph Kosinski. Condé Nast is also producing Granite Mountain with Black Label and di Bonaventura Pictures. Its based on a GQ article and is set up at Sony Pictures. Through The Fire is being announced today during Condé Nast’s NewFront…
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Play Expo Leeds 2017: ‘Boom Boom Barbarian’ Preview

This past weekend Replay Events, one of the UK’s premier gaming and event entertainment companies and the driving force behind Play Expo Blackpool And Manchester (both events that team Nerdly have attended in the past), added another Northern event to their roster: Play Expo Leeds, an all-day gaming celebration taking place which took place at Leeds United Football Club’s Centenary Pavillion on Sunday April 16th.

Of course the Play Expo events are all about playing games – be it pinball, arcade games or consoles, be they retro or modern. But one of the big draws, at least for us here at Nerdly, is the Indie Game section, which allows independent developers to show off their games – be they finished or prototype; receive feedback for attendees; and see just how well the games they’ve devoted their time to are received… And you’re guaranteed to find a hidden indie
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Geeks Vs Loneliness: living with Me & Cfs

Jane Roberts Oct 14, 2016

The impact of Me and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is seen, but rarely understood…

A warm welcome to Geeks Vs Loneliness, the area of the site where we try and natter about things that may be affecting you, or people around you. We're realistic: we have no miracle cures for anything here, but hopefully, there's a tip or two we can pass on that may help. That, or just a virtual hug from us to you.

This week, we're handing over to the brilliant Jane Roberts. Without further ado...

‘I touch the fire and it freezes me. I look into it and it’s black. Why can’t I feel? My skin should crack and peel. I want the fire back.’

- Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Walk Through the Fire

I remember when I first realised something was wrong. I found myself asleep on the desk, face cushioned by my history textbook.
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10 great TV musical episodes

Rob Leane Juliette Harrisson Mar 20, 2017

As the Supergirl/The Flash musical episode approaches, we revisit 10 great TV show forays into the world of musical theatre...

If you hadn’t already heard: The CW’s brightest and most jovial superhero shows, The Flash and Supergirl, are having a musical crossover episode. To mark the occasion, we look back at our ten favourite musical outings from geek TV gone by. Get your song sheets at the ready and prepare to sing along...

See related 10 great TV musical episodes The Flash season 3 episode 16 review: Into The Speed Force The Flash season 3 episode 15 review: The Wrath Of Savitar The Flash season 3 episode 14 review: Attack On Central City Mayhem Of The Music Meister! - Batman: The Brave And The Bold, season 1 episode 25

Standout track: 'Drives Us Bats', an ode to Batman's ability to drive his own rogues' gallery (and fellow heroes) insane, sung mainly by Neil Patrick Harris.
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Guitar Hero Live’s Shred-a-Thon Is Running For The Next Five Days

A special five day marathon of guitar shredding tunes has been announced today, as Guitar Hero Live‘s Shred-a-Thon event goes live on Ghtv. The brand new event is bringing some of the toughest songs in Guitar Hero history back to the stage for players to attempt to remaster over the next few days.

The Shred-a-Thon playlist is set to include the following tracks on repeat:

DragonForce – Through the Fire and Flames

Alter Bridge – Cry of Achilles

Megadeth – Hangar 18

Lamb of God – Ghost Walking

Trivium – Strife

Once the event is over, Through the Fire and Flames will be joining the game’s regular track-list so the return of the iconic tune will be a far more longstanding one than previously expected. Every song in the Shred-a-Thon is also Rival Challenge-enabled, which means players have the option of competing against matchmade gamers in a head-to-head battle during each song.

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: 10 Reasons Season 2 Was The Best

Mutant Enemy

To be a fan of Buffy is to argue with other fans of Buffy. We tend to agree on exactly one thing- that Buffy The Vampire Slayer is an excellent show and should be required viewing for all adolescents (and adults, let’s be honest). Beyond that? It’s a constant battle between good and evil and by good I mean “people who found Riley dull” and by evil I mean “anyone repping Kennedy”. Debates rage about the scariest monsters of the week (definitely The Gentlemen), the best song from Once More With Feeling (it’s “Walk Through The Fire” but the case for “I’ll Never Tell” is persuasive) and whether or not the spin-off Angel is worth watching at all (it is but we deserve an apology for Connor).

But the greatest battle of all is over the seemingly innocuous question – “Which is the best season?
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'Idol' Exit Interview: Malaya Watson on her emotional goodbye, J.Lo comparing her to Michael Jackson -- Video

It was an emotional night on American Idol as Malaya Watson, the 16-year-old Michigan native firecracker, was the latest finalist voted out of the competition. Watson chose to sing a Chaka Kahn song for the ’80s night performances, but unlike her song choice “Through the Fire”, Malaya didn’t make it through the next round. Watson was joined in the bottom two by C.J. Harris, her duet partner the night before. EW sat down with an emotional Watson after her elimination.

Entertainment Weekly: How are you feeling?

Malaya Watson: I’m doing okay.

Did you have a feeling today might be you?
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'American Idol' Recap: Malaya Watson Sent Home; Next Week Is 'Competitor's Pick'

American Idol returned on Thursday to narrow it down to seven finalists following Wednesday’s 80s-themed night.

American Idol Recap

Making his weekly predictions, judge-turned-mentor Randy Jackson said he believed that Dexter Roberts, Jess Meuse and Caleb Johnson had all secured spots to remain in the competition for their performances. He also had some words of praise for the poor pitch-plagued C.J. Harris.

Jackson gave Sam Woolf, who was saved by the judges last week and performed an acoustic version of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” a 50/50 chance of sticking around. He was less positive in his reviews of Malaya Watson and Alex Preston, who sang Chaka Khan’s “Through the Fire” and The Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” respectively. Though he wasn’t entirely keen on Jena Irene’s “I Love Rock N Roll,” he thought she’d get enough votes to be okay.

After Ryan Seacrest checked out the results,
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American Idol's Top 8 Go Totally '80s: See Keith Urban's Mullet

American Idol's Top 8 Go Totally '80s: See Keith Urban's Mullet
American Idol's Top 8 sang songs from the golden age of Madonna under the tutelage of season 7 winner David Cook Wednesday. But who recaptured the '80s era of legwarmers, headbands and big hair the best (not counting Keith Urban, who opened the show sporting a clip-on mullet that had Ryan Seacrest calling him "Billy Ray Urban")? Here are the singers who had "The Eye of the Tiger" and those who were more "Borderline." The Eye of the TigerRocker Caleb Johnson finally softened it up, singing a powerfully reverential version of "Faithfully" filled with fireworks (and Urban holding up his
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'American Idol' Recap: Caleb Johnson & Sam Woolf Stand Out On 80s Night

American Idol’s top eight returned again this week after judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban used the season’s one and only save on Sam Woolf. This week, the finalists were required to pick a song from the 80s.

Jena Irene made a bold choice in reimagining Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock N Roll.” Irene started off the classic song sitting down at the piano, allowing the song to build up as she belted out the second half. The judges reactions were mixed, with Connick critiquing the arrangement and Lopez praising the young singer for another original performance.

Country boy Dexter Roberts chose to sing Georgia Satellites’ “Keep Your Hands to Yourself.” Mentor David Cook was on Roberts to enunciate better – and not to let the other guitarist on the stage steal the spotlight from him. Overall, the judges felt like Roberts' performance was passable,
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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 13 - Top 8 Performances - '80s Night

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 13 - Top 8 Performances - '80s Night
Look, we all know that The Judges' Save is a crapshoot.  Yes, it got us more quirky musicality from Casey Abrams and it allowed Jessica Sanchez to make it to the Finals, but how much gratitude should we show an innovation that also prolonged the "Idol" lives of Matt Giraud and Michael Lynche?  I guess we should feel lucky that Sam Woolf has survived to participate in a theme that I'm sure is near-and-dear to his heart: '80s Night. Sam isn't the only "Idol" Finalist with a sketchy connection to the '80s. Actually, the total number of remaining contestants who drew breath in the '80s is a resounding "zero."  So... This is gonna be fun! 8:00 p.m. Et. We begin with a reminder of last week's "drama," which strongly suggests that if Sam had gone home, this would be '70s Week. This week featured David Cook as a mentor.
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Happy Birthday Chaka Khan! What Are Her Greatest Songs?

Chaka Chaka Chaka Khan. How best to describe the vivacious vocal powerhouse? If Aretha is the Queen Of Soul, Chaka is the Queen’s ribald younger sister, who’s off banging the Royal Man-At-Arms.

Chaka has won ten Grammy awards, sold more than 200 million records worldwide and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She’s been an ally for decades, performing at countless Pride and Equality events, and has often referred to her gay audience as her most loyal.

This weekend is her 61st birthday, so let’s pick our favorite songs from her four decade career. What are your picks? Tell me something good! Here are my top ten.

10. What Cha Gonna Do For Me (1981) – The title track from her third solo album, it reached #53 on the pop chart and became her second #1 on the R&B chart.

9. My Funny Valentine (1996) – This Rodges & Hart standard has
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AfterElton Briefs: Madonna Targeted, The Sexiest Male Musicians Of All Time, and Which ABC Shows Are Getting Renewals?

Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"Young man, your new tribal name will be "Dresses In The Dark"

Thanks to Strepsi for this week's winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Steven Strait (above) is 26, Catherine Keener is 53, Ricard Greico is 47, Keri Russell is 36, Nena is 52, Jim Parsons is 39, Alyson Hannigan is 38, Bonnie Bedelia is 64, Lee Pace is 33, Sarah Jessica Parker is 47, Ae's own Eagledancer is "Somewhere between 40 and Death," and four music stars celebrate birthdays this weekend, so I hope you enjoy lists! First up is Ric Ocasek, who is 63. What are your top five Ric solo/The Cars songs? Here are mine: 5."Let's Go." 4. "Magic", 3. "Emotion in Motion" 2. "Moving In Stereo,
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"Smash" Series Premiere: “Let Me Be Your Star!”

Fade in. Against a black background, the name of the series is spelled out in lights: Smash.

Ok, hold on, before we begin can I just say one thing? Despite every lazy critic in the country writing that Smash is “Glee for adults” Smash is not Glee for adults. Glee is Glee for adults and there's no reason to insult adult Glee fans by saying otherwise. That said, comparisons of the two series are probably inevitable. Just, try to be nice about it, Ok?

The title card fades out and we fade in on a woman in a sparkly dress standing on a bare stage in front of a sparkly background. The music swells and she begins to sing “Over the Rainbow”. The first verse is lovely but as she heads into verse two a ringing cell phone interrupts her. Transition to an audition room where the director (a cameo
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Chaka Khan in trouble for alleged missed rent payments

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We truly feel for Chaka Khan who is in hot water with a New Jersey landlord for an alleged failure to pay rent.

Maryse Selit tells the National Enquirer that Khan and her sister/manager Tammy MCCrary agreed to rent a mansion in the town of Watchung for two weeks in June, but says the pair left after only one week and didn't pay the agreed upon rent.

"Chaka and her entourage stayed only one week, but I'm stuck for two," says Selit. "I told them I had someone who was willing to pay rent for the entire two weeks. I know I can sue them, but I was trying to settle this the easiest way possible. Now they're acting like I don't exist."

We're guessing that won't last for long now that she's taken her story public. But, as of this writing, camp Khan has yet to make a statement.
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Off the Rez: Jonathan Hock

Tribeca: Welcome back to Tribeca! You were here in 2009 with your film Lost Son of Havana, and also in 2005 with Through the Fire, which was your first feature documentary. Jonathan Hock: It's always great to be a part of Tff! Tribeca: So you are certainly not a first-timer when it comes to sports documentaries: Streetball, This is the NFL, The Streak, and Michael Jordan to the Max. What drew you to this genre of documentary filmmaking? Jonathan Hock: My two great loves were always sports and movies, and I went to NFL Films after college because I felt that was the best place to combine them. They were making real films there and not just putting highlights of action together. They were telling stories, which is really what I like to do. So when I went out on my own, the part of the world I was very
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Happy Birthday, Chaka Khan

We're excited to wish Chaka Khan a happy birthday today. Born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1953 in Chicago, Khan rose to fame in the 1970s as the lead singer of funk band Rufus, with hits like "Tell Me Something Good" and "You've Got the Love." It wouldn't be long before she embarked on a solo career, bringing us timeless hits like "I Feel For You," "Through the Fire," and "Ain't Nobody," and becoming a beauty and fashion icon, with her signature big hair and eccentric outfits. At 58, Khan is still rocking her luscious locks and confident "Every Woman" attitude. Happy Birthday, Chaka Khan! Here's what you had to say: Mignon commented via Facebook: "Such a fabulous lady! Happy birthday, Chaka!" Nichelle wrote via Facebook: "She will be opening for Prince tonight in Raleigh."
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