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'Monkmania v sassy Harry Potter' – the University Challenge final, reviewed by last year's winner

10 April 2017 11:19 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Has there ever been such a hotly anticipated final? Monkmania’s last hurrah was a nail-bitingly close match from two startling, near-omniscient teams

Has there ever been a more hotly anticipated final? And not just for #Monkmania’s last hurrah, but for the meeting of two teams whose near-omniscience over the course of the series has been genuinely startling – even for University Challenge.

In the light-blue corner, Wolfson College, Cambridge had grounds for optimism going into the final, having previously beaten Balliol in a close quarter-final. (Due to the quarter-finals system, which host Jeremy Paxman never tires of calling “Byzantine”, each team plays for best of three.) Captain Eric Monkman probably needs no introduction, having generated such ardent levels of admiration that fans have reportedly stalked him in the street, and declared to love him more than their own children. Not only has Monkman’s devoted fandom propelled him on »

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10 Times Jake Gyllenhaal & Ryan Reynolds’ Bromance Left Us Wanting More

24 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

If you’re not obsessed with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds‘ full-fledged bromance, you’re about to be.

The actors — who star in Life — first met on the set of the thriller, where their professional relationship developed into something much more aww-worthy, and has since become the main topic on their press tour for the film. (Because when two dapper men flaunt their unbreakable bond, no sane human is capable of ignoring such perfection.)

Below, see all the times the pair practically declared their love for each other — and left us wanting more.

1. When Jake FaceTimed Ryan during his Late Night appearance. »

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Ryan Reynolds Says Jake Gyllenhaal Cooks 'Just a Little Bit Better' Than Wife Blake Lively

16 March 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

We haven't been this excited for a Hollywood bromance since George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Ocean's Eleven!

Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal are in the throes of promoting their new sci-fi film, Life, and are loving bragging about one another.

Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals How Brokeback Mountain Co-Star Heath Ledger's Death Has Changed Him

"He’s a wonderful man. It’s rare, I think, in our business when you meet somebody who’s a contemporary where there is literally no competition," Gyllenhaal shared during an appearance on U.K.'s The One Show. "It’s just a real love. I think that’s about just friends you meet at a certain time in your life. We met on this movie. We just became really close friends."

As for Reynolds, he can't stop gushing over his handsome co-star's culinary skills. “Blake [Lively], my wife, is very good at cooking, and Jake might be just a little bit better »

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Catching Up with BBC Asian Network Host Tommy Sandhu

22 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

14th February 2017. I was very excited. Why? I had the chance to interview Mr. Tommy Sandhu, the host of the Breakfast Show on the BBC Asian Network. Tommy will be hosting BBC Asian Network Live on Saturday 25th February at Eventim Apollo, in Hammersmith. The event will see some of the hottest acts on the British-Asian and global music scenes come together on one stage for one night only. Performers include Badshah feat. Aastha Gill, Naughty Boy feat. Kyla, Steel Banglez presents Mist, Mostack, Abracadabra, Haile (Wstrn), Anirudh, Zack Knight, Fateh, Jasmine Sandlas, and Arjun Kanungo.

Sandhu joined the station’s daily schedule in February 2010 as the London showbiz reporter for the BBC Asian Network covering premieres, parties and all the gossip from the capital. Having DJ’d in London’s China White, Movida, Cafe de Paris, Paper, The Roof Gardens and The Shadow Lounge, Sandhu has also provided the »

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