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The Observer Christmas screen quiz 2016

What made Ben Affleck feel sad, and why did people get naked on national television? Test your knowledge of this year’s film and TV with these questions

In a year heavy on sequels and remakes, which one stands as the UK’s top grosser of 2016?

Captain America: Civil War

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Finding Dory

The Jungle Book

A social media war over which film led to Twitter’s permanent suspension of alt-right poster boy Milo Yiannopoulos for racist trolling?

Suicide Squad

Central Intelligence

Moana

Ghostbusters

Dubbed “Sad Affleck” on the internet, a reaction shot from a Ben Affleck interview went viral in 2016. What had the interviewer been asking about at the time?

The reviews of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Reviews of The Accountant

His future as Batman in the DC Comics “extended universe”

His brother Casey’s Oscar buzz for Manchester By the Sea

Which film
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The Observer Christmas screen quiz 2016

What made Ben Affleck feel sad, and why did people get naked on national television? Test your knowledge of this year’s film and TV with these questions

In a year heavy on sequels and remakes, which one stands as the UK’s top grosser of 2016?

Captain America: Civil War

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Finding Dory

The Jungle Book

A social media war over which film led to Twitter’s permanent suspension of alt-right poster boy Milo Yiannopoulos for racist trolling?

Suicide Squad

Central Intelligence

Moana

Ghostbusters

Dubbed “Sad Affleck” on the internet, a reaction shot from a Ben Affleck interview went viral in 2016. What had the interviewer been asking about at the time?

The reviews of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Reviews of The Accountant

His future as Batman in the DC Comics “extended universe”

His brother Casey’s Oscar buzz for Manchester By the Sea

Which film
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Creepy-as-hell fictional game shows

Jenny Morrill Nov 17, 2016

From The Running Man and Trainspotting, through to Rainbow: the fictional game shows that make you run for the comforts of Bullseye.

Everyone loves a good game show. Where else can you watch Steve from Redditch win a canteen of cutlery just for knowing the capital of Tobago?

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Game shows are a light hearted staple of our TV schedules. We can rely on them to be entertaining without demanding too much in return (apart from Only Connect). They are the TV equivalent of a warm bath or a nice pair of slippers. And what's more, the whole family can enjoy them. 92 year old grandma visiting? Best leave Game Of Thrones and opt for some Bullseye instead. Kids up late? Stick on some Family Fortunes
See full article at Den of Geek »

Monday’s best TV: Back in Time for Christmas; Our Guy in Latvia; Inside Einstein’s Mind: The Enigma of Space and Time; Fargo

  • The Guardian - TV News
Yueltide festivities through the decades, stirring tales of derring do with Guy Martin, a revealing profile of the world’s most famous scientist and a grippingly noirish drama

A lesson in festive nostalgia, as the Robshaw family step back in time to celebrate Christmas over six decades under the guidance of Giles Coren. They begin in 1940, with wartime austerity and Christmas dinner on the rationing list. Lionel Blair pops in to tell them stories of singing for people using the London Underground as an air-raid shelter. There is also a glimpse of 1950s optimism, followed by cocktail parties, carols and the arrival of the artificial Christmas tree in the 1960s. Concludes Tuesday with the 70s, 80s and 90s. Hannah Verdier

Continue reading...
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Emma and Rylan reveal their favourite Celebrity Big Brother moments from past series

Emma Willis and Rylan Clark have revealed their favourite Celebrity Big Brother moments from previous series.

In the lead-up to this summer's series, which will see UK housemates pitted against American counterparts, the presenters were candid about their personal highlights from the most recent celebrity run.

Who could be going into the Celebrity Big Brother house? All the rumours

"I think the stand-out moment has got to be [Perez] Hilton versus [Katie] Hopkins," said Emma. "It was hugely entertaining and controversial but, at the end, I just needed it to be over!"

"My stand-out moment was when Perez was in his secret room watching the house," Rylan added. "He was just standing there in his pants and a vest, eating a banana and just chucking it at the wall."

Emma suggested that helping 2014 summer series winner Gary Busey up the stairs on launch night was her favourite overall moment.

"There are many
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Bingate, Bye to Sir Bruce, Cheryl & Simon: The year 2014 in reality TV

2014 is almost over - we've had Christmas and everything - but what kind of year has it been? Well, if you're talking about reality TV, it's been pretty bloody spectacular. From scandals involving paper skeletons and baked Alaskas to shock winners and surprise losers, 2014 had a bit of everything. It's time for a little trip down memory lane, so strap in and join us as we revisit the best reality TV moments from the past 12 months...

January

Jim Davidson wins Celebrity Big Brother - and Lee Ryan loses it

This year's Celebrity Big Brother prompted a lot of soul searching as Jim Davidson ended up taking the crown - after striking up a bromance with Dappy. But it wasn't actually this winning moment that made January's CBB so captivating - instead, it was Lee Ryan's inability to keep it in his pants (and Casey Batchelor's mum shrieking: "He's mugging you off,
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Love rats, Lycra & Les Dennis: 13 of the best Celebrity Big Brother stars

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee in the hot tub with Gary Busey; Helen Flanagan weeping relentlessly in the Diary Room; and David McIntosh parading around in Those short shorts.... the possibilities for this series of Celebrity Big Brother are endless.

So, as we eagerly await for the mystery(ish) celebrity guests to enter the famous house in Elstree, we've decided to reminisce with our favourite ever star contestants below:

1. Jackie Stallone

"Yeah, Jackie," were the only two words uttered from the side of Jackie's heavily siliconed mouth as she entered the house, draped in fur and dripping in jewels. Her entrance soon became one of the most memorable moments from the entire series.

It was part-Jackie's presence, part-Jackie's face that really shocked Brigitte Nielsen back on the show in 2005 when her former mother-in-law entered the house on day five.

Fellow housemates had to refer to Jackie as the Queen Mother,
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

James Arthur, Joan Collins: Stars who turned down Celebrity Big Brother

Twice a year we get all excited over the rumoured names linked to Celebrity Big Brother, only to often have our hopes cruelly dashed upon discovering it was plain lies or said star refused the offer.

James Arthur has just revealed that although he's a fan of the Channel 5 show, he turned down a spot on the upcoming series. Which would have made compulsive viewing.

So here are 10 other celebrities who rejected the chance to enter the famous Big Brother house in Boreham Wood:

1 & 2. Christopher Biggins & Joan Collins

Christopher Biggins revealed that he turned down an offer to star in CBB along with Joan Collins - it would have been like Julian Clary and Julie Goodyear all over again, with double the glamour and bitchiness.

Biggins, who won I'm a Celebrity in 2007, claims that he was offered £300,000 to take part on the condition that he enter the house with friend Joan Collins,
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

"A Hard Day's Night" 50th Anniversary UK Screenings And Video Release

  • CinemaRetro
Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The year is 1964 and Beatlemania is in full swing. The biggest band on the planet are about to make their big screen debut. The film is A Hard Day’s Night, a seminal piece of filmmaking that shows The Beatles as they’ve never been seen before.

To celebrate its 50th Anniversary the film will be presented in a new 4k digital restoration approved by director Richard Lester, with three audio options - a monoaural soundtrack in addition to newly created stereo and 5.1 surround mixes supervised by sound producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios. The film will be in cinemas, on-demand and available to download from 4 July, followed by a special edition Blu-ray and two-disc DVD release on 21 July 2014, courtesy of Second Sight Films.

A Hard Day’s Night will have an Extended Run at BFI Southbank
See full article at CinemaRetro »

Big Brother 2014 - launch part two live blog

From Power Trip Pauline (yay!) to everyone else (hmmm) we saw ten housemates enter the Big Brother house on yesterday's launch night part one.

Join us from 9pm as we continue our live blog of the Big Brother 2014 kick-off, with six extra people rounding out the numbers.

23:30Steven in his shades was holding court in the garden earlier today and talking all sorts of filth. These are the sorts of snippets where we finally find out a little about what these guys are really like. Let's hope we can dig a little deeper over the next few weeks. Enjoy the ride, and we'll see you - and finalist Helen (extra twists notwithstanding) - in August.

23:26More footage of Matthew in his box from earlier this morning. He was properly losing it, it seems. Oh, for the days of a round-the-clock live feed! While Steven spends oodles of money on fireworks,
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Complete Angel reviews: Lonely Hearts

If there's ever a type of TV show to make an executive rub his pudgy hands together in evil laughing glee, then it's the dating programme. Attempting to successfully matchmake on TV is like trying to teach a hamster to juggle. That's where the 'fun' lies, I guess – seeing mismatched couples navigate their way through glacial silences, ill-advised attempts at flirting and the usual nonsense about how the other half isn't attractive/tall/loud enough (delete as applicable). From the staged replies and convenient post-date antagonism of Blind Date through to the three course culinary disasters of Dinner Date through to the cackling fake tan and hair extension mob of Take Me Out, dating shows just will not take no for an answer.

The main backdrop for Lonely Hearts inevitably turns out to be a flashy, gaudy tin can of a nightclub called D'Oblique. Here, furtive looks are exchanged, sorrows
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Splash!, The Jump: What will be the next celebrity reality show?

Across the land, minor celebrities are downing vitamin pills and drinking lots of milk. With shards of famous bones scattered across the Alps after the carnage of The Jump, Gemma Collins's bruised breasts implanted in our memory forever after Splash!, and Davina gingerly putting herself back together after her heroic trek for Sport Relief, everyone needs to make sure they're in tip-top condition before their agents call nervously about the next celebrity reality show.

But with these shows getting more and more dangerous - we're talking broken bones now - what on Earth will Sinitta and Mark Wright be putting themselves through next? Digital Spy has looked into its crystal ball to find out...

Celebrity Lion Taming

Hosted by Wagner off of The X Factor - who, as we all know, has no fear when it comes to lions - Celebrity Lion Taming would see Leo Sayer, Lionel Blair,
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Lucy Mangan: Davina, I'm so disappointed in you

Anyone in the public eye is not supposed to get old, ill, fat or even extremely tired. Not while I'm watching them on the telly, anyway

I can't shift the unsettling sight of Davina McCall being pulled limp and apparently barely conscious from the freezing waters of Lake Windermere during the swimming part of the 500-mile triathlon she's doing to raise money for Comic Relief's more athletic cousin, Sport Relief.

One element of my discomfort is the discombobulation that always occurs when we are reminded that famous people are human, too. It makes me angry. They are meant to transcend all that. Anyone in the public eye is not supposed to get old, ill, fat or – it turns out – even extremely tired, not on my watch. Which is to say, not while I'm watching. I am not there to protect my celebrities. They are there to protect me. What do
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CBB: Egg slicers, Iq tests and horse punching - 17 of the best quotes

As we brace ourselves for the Celebrity Big Brother final - we're just starting to warm to Jim and we're already missing Lee saying "I'm no player" on repeat - we bring you some of our favourite quotes from arguably the best series so far.

1. We enjoyed Dappy's unnecessary Gcse rant, during which his grades seemed to go up each time he attempted to recite his results. "I got a B in Music, an A in English... I got an A in music... an A* in English..."

The real piece de resistance was when Dappy declared that he'd definitely beat Luisa in an Iq test. Or come a bit below.

Or an awful lot?

2. When Luisa was handcuffed to Evander and the pair were suffering many an awkward silence, she eventually turned and asked the former heavyweight boxer: "Do you not say a lot or do you just not like me?
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

CBB Jasmine Waltz: 'Casey is pathetic, Lionel was obnoxious'

Celebrity Big Brother evictee Jasmine Waltz has branded Casey Batchelor "pathetic" in a new interview.

Jasmine - who sensationally returned to the house over the weekend to confront Casey and Lee Ryan about their love triangle - told Nuts that she has changed her opinion of Casey.

"I liked her at first, but now I see that she manipulated a lot of people in the house into feeling sorry for her," she said. "Having watched it back, I've seen Lee tell Casey five or six times that he didn't like her in a serious way and that he was into me. I think she's a little pathetic."

Jasmine added that she would like to see Lee now that he has been evicted, describing him as "sweet" but insisting that they did nothing more than "kissing" in the house.

"It was really nice that he showed his feelings," she said. "A
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Celebrity Big Brother: Jim, Ollie, Luisa, Linda, Lee up for eviction - video

Jim Davidson, Ollie Locke, Luisa Zissman, Linda Nolan and Lee Ryan are up for eviction from Celebrity Big Brother this week.

The housemates all had to stand up and give face-to-face nominations earlier, after Liz Jones became the latest star to be evicted on Wednesday night (January 22).

Watch the housemates give their nominations below:

Luisa was dismissed from voting after trying to change her nominations at the last minute. However, she later told housemates that she only tried to alter her choices as she knew Big Brother would disallow her.

The five housemates nominated will face eviction this Friday (January 24).

Controversial journalist Liz was the fourth person to leave after dancer Lionel Blair, model Jasmine Waltz and boxing legend Evander Holyfield.
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Celebrity Big Brother: Liz Jones evicted

Liz Jones has become the latest Celebrity Big Brother housemate to be evicted.

The controversial journalist is the fourth person to leave after dancer Lionel Blair, model Jasmine Waltz and boxing legend Evander Holyfield.

Speaking to Emma Willis after her exit, Liz said: "I'm so relieved. I have post-traumatic shock."

Of why her experience was negative, she added: "They all eat so much. It was so dirty and I felt very much an outsider, but I think they started to warm to me towards the end... slightly."

Asked about her job as a journalist who writes about celebrities, Liz explained: "There's a lot more depth than you would think from seeing them on television. They're also really nice people.

"They were quite wary at first, but then they realised they could have entire conversations which I couldn't hear."

Liz added that Lee and Casey are "still attracted to each other
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Lionel Blair loves friendship with Dappy

Lionel Blair's friendship with Dappy was his favourite thing about 'Celebrity Big Brother'. The 82-year-old entertainer - who was evicted from the famous house on Friday (17.01.14) - knows he wouldn't have encountered anyone quite like the N-Dubz star in the real world and he thinks his new pal is ''wonderful''. He said: ''The wonderful thing was I met Dappy ... now when would I meet a Dappy? He calls me 'Lord Lionel Blair' and and I call him 'The Duke of St Albans'!'' Lionel bonded with many of his young housemates and is looking forward to a night out with 'The Only
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Lionel Blair: 'I've planned Essex night out with CBB Sam Faiers'

Lionel Blair has spoken about his relationships with the younger Celebrity Big Brother housemates.

Appearing on ITV's Daybreak today (January 20), the 82-year-old entertainer revealed that he asked Towie star Sam Faiers if he can go clubbing with her in Essex.

Blair explained: "I said to Sam, 'When you go out, can I come down and come out with you?' So I'm now out with them."

He went on to say that he was shocked by some of the things he has read about the house love triangle involving Lee Ryan, Casey Batchelor and Jasmine Waltz - and thinks the drama will "go on and on".

"Lee is a young man [who thinks], 'There's a lovely girl, ooh there's another lovely girl'," he commented. "I read things this morning that I can't believe happened. If I was there, it wouldn't have happened."

Blair added that he is backing Ollie Locke to win the show.
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Lionel Blair doesn't regret raunchy CBB

Lionel Blair has no regrets over his x-rated behaviour on 'Celebrity Big Brother' The 82-year-old veteran dancer was kicked off the reality show on Friday (17.01.14) but he said he hopes his risque attitude encourages the elderly to follow his example. Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, he explained: ''It's about time people realised pensioners can be rude too. And we swear. ''People my age should just enjoy themselves. Getting older happens to everybody but you don't have to act older.'' Lionel's appearance in the house resulted in some x-rated and foul-mouthed moment, including one racy challenge which saw him mimicking sex acts and
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