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Busan: Korean Star Lee Min-ho Makes Chinese Double Bid for Fame

4 October 2015 3:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fast-rising Korean star Lee Min-ho will headline two Chinese movies from Hong Kong’s indie sales and production outfit Fame Universal Entertainment.

Lee stars in “The Bittersweet,” an action thriller now in post-production, and in upcoming “F Team,” a $10 million feature adaptation of a hit reality TV series. Both will be released in the second quarter of 2016.

A Guangdong Radio & Television Station car racing series is the backbone for “F Team.” The movie has already received its shooting permit and is currently in pre-production. Co-directors are Chan Wui Ngai (director of choreographer for Bruce Lee’s “The Big Boss”) and Chan Chung Tai action director on “At The End of Daybreak”.)

The story involves members of the public and celebrities learning to pull together to form a pro-racing team. “We have a great, positive, action-adventure story that is a little different from the TV show, but with Guangdong TV on »

- Patrick Frater

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‘FabLife’: Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen & Joe Zee Tease New Daytime Talker

14 September 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tyra Banks is back on daytime TV with new panel show “FABLife,” but the model-turned-television host promises the syndie talker will be unlike anything viewers have seen before on the small screen.

“I’m interested in things that are not the same. I’m also interested in television where I’m not by myself. It is hard by yourself, it is lonely by yourself, it is tiring by yourself,” says Banks, who hosted six seasons of her own syndicated talk show “The Tyra Banks Show” from 2005 to 2010, adding that the “life-stylist” co-hosts are what make the show unique.

“I was not interested in coming back to daytime and doing like, ‘Tyra Show’ part two,” the host insists.

Banks is joined by four lifestyle experts who round out the roundtable with different areas of expertise. Chrissy Teigen, the model and “Lip Sync Battle” host who has garnered a huge social media »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Strictly Come Dancing 2015 lineup rumours: Which celebrities could take part this year?

28 August 2015 1:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Strictly Come Dancing is still months away, but the rumours about which celebrities could be taking part this year are really starting to heat up now - and they've been going since January. So it felt like a good time to start to put together all the speculation we've heard to see if we can figure out who'll be hitting the ballroom in the new series.

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With all the contestants now confirmed, check out the lineup below - and lament what could have been with the rumours that didn't become a reality. Oh well, there's always the Christmas special...



Confirmed contestants

Jeremy Vine

King of the swingometer Jeremy became the first celebrity confirmed for Strictly on August 10.

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Star Wars Instagram artist shows the secret life of Stormtroopers

26 August 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Earlier this year we picked artist Darryl Jones as one of 23 Instagram accounts you should follow, and it's still a must see.

The page features a whole bunch of awesome artwork, but its main attraction is the secret life of Eric, a sensitive Stormtrooper who enjoys chess, motorbiking and flower arranging. Have a look at just some of the best work from Jones below.

Meanwhile.... In a quiet pub in a far away land.... Stands a man in his Jean Pants, Pondering life. And drinking... #haveyouseeneric #beer #magners #cider #studio #darrylljones

A photo posted by Darryll Jones (@darrylljones) on Apr 1, 2014 at 7:18am Pdt

Daybreak on a boat, in and around the floating village he floats, Aberdeen fishing market in Hong Kong, The smell of fish, so very strong, Putting together the final chapters of his book... Simple Sam and the adventures he took, Little does he know what waits in store. »

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Shane Farley Named Ep of Tyra Banks’ Talk Show ‘FabLife’

16 June 2015 3:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tyra Banks’ upcoming syndicated lifestyle talk show “FabLife” has found its executive producer in Shane Farley.

The Emmy-winning producer’s credits include six years at Rachael Ray’s eponymous syndicated talk show and, most recently, at VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live With Nick Lachey” and “The Gossip Table.”

He is joined by Rebecca Mayer as co-executive producer, who co-exec produced the “FabLife” pilot, and Karl Newton and George Davilas as senior supervising producers. Newton’s credits include the U.K. morning show “Daybreak.” Davilas is an Emmy winner for the syndicated talk show “The Doctors,” which he also launched.

“We have strategically assembled a diverse team with strong leadership in Shane Farley and co-ep, Rebecca Mayer, who will join executive producers Tyra Banks and Mark Schulman,” said Lisa Hackner, ABC Entertainment’s exec VP of daytime & syndicated programming, who made the announcement. “This is a dream team of award-winning »

- Whitney Friedlander

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All the Bgt winners: Ranking the winning acts by their success post-Britain's Got Talent

1 June 2015 8:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Congratulations to Jules O'Dwyer and her loveable border collie Matisse who won Britain's Got Talent last night (May 31). We must admit we came over a tad teary-eyed when Matisse's three-legged collie companion Skippy made his debut in their final act.

Last night's final prompted us to look back at all eight winners from the ITV talent show to see how they faired after their victories.

From Collabro to Pudsey the dog - which acts have had the most success post-bgt? Here's our ranking below:

1. Paul Potts

Paul Potts stunned the judges, audience and viewers of Bgt alike with his breathtaking rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' on the ITV talent show's first run in 2007. His audition became a YouTube sensation and was later confirmed as the fourth most viewed YouTube video in the UK.

Following his transition from Carphone Warehouse salesman to Bgt winner, Potts released his debut album One Chance »

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Good Morning Britain fails to outshine Daybreak, one year on

16 April 2015 6:03 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

ITV breakfast show pulls in fewer viewers than its predecessor, despite £1.5m revamp and hiring of Susanna Reid

Almost a year on since the £1.5m launch of Good Morning Britain figures show that ITV’s new breakfast show has pulled in fewer viewers than its much-maligned predecessor Daybreak.

And despite high-profile signings such as Susanna Reid from the BBC, Gmb is still being regularly beaten by rival BBC Breakfast.

Related: Susanna Reid apologises over swearing in Piers Morgan's Good Morning Britain debut

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- Tara Conlan

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Susanna Reid: 'It's a real privilege working with Piers Morgan'

15 April 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Susanna Reid has described working with Piers Morgan as a "real privilege".

The presenter said that her temporary Good Morning Britain co-host "brings a whole new energy to the programme".

Morgan is standing in for Ben Shephard on the ITV breakfast show this week.

Speaking on Loose Women, Reid said: "It's fantastic working with him but he's a force of nature.

"It's like sitting next to a mini tornado and I think whenever anyone gets interviewed by him, they feel like they've been through a tornado!

"You should see the looks on guests' faces after they've been interviewed by Piers. They're like, 'What just happened?!'"

She continued: "It's a real privilege working with him though. He's been there, done it. It's incredible the kind of career he's had.

"It's fantastic and he brings a whole new energy to the programme and I am very much looking forward to working with him again tomorrow, »

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Sony Online Entertainment sold to new owner

2 February 2015 7:20 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sony's online gaming division has a new owner, and has been renamed Daybreak Game Company...

Soe, or Sony Entertainment Entertainment, has been sold to a new owner, and has promptly been renamed and turned into a multi-platform endeavour. The new name for the company is Daybreak Game Company, and the new owner, investment firm Columbus Nova, and Daybreak have outlined plans for the future, with a statement on the official Soe site.

"Today, we are pleased to announce that we have been acquired by Columbus Nova, an investment management firm well known for its success with its existing portfolio of technology, media and entertainment focused companies. This means that effective immediately Soe will operate as an independent game development studio where we will continue to focus on creating exceptional online games for players around the world, and now as a multi-platform gaming company. Yes, that means PlayStation and Xbox, mobile and more! »

- aaronbirch

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