‘Carpool Karaoke’ Producer Making Live-Music Series for the BBC

The BBC is bringing a live-music series back to its flagship BBC One channel, with “Carpool Karaoke” producer Fulwell 73 making a new show that will launch later this year.

James Corden is a partner in Fulwell 73, which produces “The Late Late Show,” but the BBC told Variety that he will not host the new British music series.

For decades going back to the 1960s, music-chart series “Top of the Pops” was a mainstay of the BBC’s weekly schedule, but the pubcaster took the show off the air in 2006. Unlike “Top of the Pops,” which centered on live acts and music videos, the Fulwell 73 show will also feature sketches and interviews, as well as music from the biggest British and international acts. The show launches on BBC One this fall.

“This series will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the biggest and best U.K. and international bands and artists, and
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Composer Blake Neely Keeps DC’s TV Universe in Tune

Composer Blake Neely Keeps DC’s TV Universe in Tune
A studio on a busy street in North Hollywood is the center of television’s DC Universe – musically speaking, at least.

It’s there that Blake Neely, 47-year-old native of Paris, Texas, creates the sound of “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” as well as the CW’s Archie Comics reimagining “Riverdale”‘ and NBC’s thriller “Blindspot.”

A three-time Emmy nominee, Neely composes, supervises and/or produces approximately four hours of original music every week for all six series. He hasn’t taken a day off since Jan. 1 and won’t have another until the season ends in May.

“The fun thing,” he says, “is writing music all day. I get to bang on drums and play piano. The most fulfilling thing,” he adds, “is when I solve a puzzle, finding what music makes a scene work, whether it’s a short little cue or an epic eight-minute one.
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The top 37 movie Lego sets you can buy right now

Rob Leane Feb 24, 2017

Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Jurassic World and more: it’s our rundown of the coolest Lego movie kits on the market...

There’s nothing quite like building an iconic film scene/location using colourful bricks and a little booklet of instructions. It brings the magic of the movies right into your front room, and it kills time very easily.

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Lego has been lovingly recreating the films we love in miniature form for years, spanning Star Wars, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, Jurassic World and much much more. Here are 37 of our favourites...

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S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

Let’s start with an absolute beauty: this Avengers-inspired S.H.I.E.L.
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Legends Of Tomorrow season 2 finale: trailer and synopsis

Rob Leane Mar 29, 2017

Aruba is the final episode of Legends Of Tomorrow season 2. Everything we know is here...

Here's the trailer for Aruba, the Legends Of Tomorrow season 2 finale...

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And here's the synopsis...

"Season Finale — As the Legends are about to take off for their next destination, a massive timequake rocks the ship. In order to try and fix what has happened, they are forced to break the one cardinal rule of time travel. But if they are able to destroy the spear, they will face the ultimate consequence. Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano and Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Rob Seidenglanz directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim"

Aruba will debut on American screens on Tuesday the 4th of April.
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Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow's crossover was a major ratings smash

Rob Leane Dec 8, 2016

Legends' most-watched episode ever, and The CW's biggest week in six years - that's how well the crossover did.

Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow's massive four-part Invasion! crossover dominated headlines last week, and now we hear that it also dominated ratings.

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Deadline has published a big breakdown of the ratings for the Invasion! crossover. Some of the highlights are here:

Supergirl had its most-watched episode of the season, earning 3.5 million viewers. Supergirl's crossover-starting Medusa episode was the most-watched show in The CW's Monday 8-9pm slot since September 2008.

The Flash enjoyed its most-watched episode "in almost two years" with 4.15 million viewers. The Flash's Invasion! episode was therefore watched by more people than The Flash's season 3 premiere,
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Whistle Sports, Sky Team Up To Bring YouTube Sensations F2Freestylers To America

The F2Freestylers, who have more than 3.6 million subscribers on YouTube, are bringing their soccer skills across the pond. The British trick shot masters will star in F2 vs. The USA, a partnership between Whistle Sports and Sky Sports and one of the seven shows Whistle announced at its 2016 NewFronts presentation.

In the new series, F2 will challenge other Whistle partners (such as Brodie Smith) and athletes from Major League Soccer to a series of trick shot and skill competitions. The show deepens an existing partnership between Sky and Whistle; the British broadcaster invested $7 million in the sports-focused digital network back in 2014.

The other programs announced during Whistle’s NewFronts pitch were:

Battlegrounds, a world-spanning competition that carries a $50,000 prize.

Legends of Dunk, a slam dunk competition consisting of eight “regionals.”

50 Large, which will consist of 50 separate games, one in each state.

Crushing History, in which hosts will recreate famous moments from sports history.
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Arrow Recap: Son Burn — What Did You Think of Felicity's Reaction?

Arrow Recap: Son Burn — What Did You Think of Felicity's Reaction?
This week on The CW’s Arrow, Damien Darhk’s abduction of Oliver’s super-secret son William set in motion a series of truth bombs and twists, the last of which allowed paralyzed Felicity to actually walk out on her fiance.

PhotosArrow First Look: Is This Oliver and Felicity’s Wedding Day?

In the wake of the mayoral debate, Darhk confronts Oliver just as he and Felicity leave her first post-biostimulant microchip therapy session. Oliver’s phone buzzes, and on it he sees video of William, none the worse for the wear, but… you know, kidnapped. After Darhk lays
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Trailer Debut for Onur Tukel Horror/Comedy Applesauce; Hitting VOD/Est November 24

It’s no secret that we at Icons of Fright absolutely love director Onur Tukel’s films, especially last year’s S.O.B. (Summer Of Blood) and the forthcoming Applesauce (review). Tukel has a real talent for making films that have razor sharp dialogue and are as sarcastically dry as a desert, just the type of horror/comedy hybrids that I love to check out. Thanks to the gang at Dark Sky sending it our way, there’s now a brand new trailer for Applesauce, which hits VOD/Digital Est on November 24th. Check it out!

The film, which stars writer/director Tukel, also features great performances from co-stars Max Casella (Doogie Howser M.D., Inside Llewyn Davis, Blue Jasmine), Trieste Kelly Dunn (Banshee, United 93), Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 2 and 3, Secretariat, Happiness), Jennifer Prediger (Apartment Troubles, A Teacher) and Karl Jacob (Pollywogs, The Dictator).

Every Tuesday night, radio
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Sony Lists Playable Games Ahead Of December’s PlayStation Experience – But No Uncharted 4

Ahead of the show’s return in December, Sony has published the initial roll call of developers and publishers attending this year’s PlayStation Experience event in San Francisco.

There’s a brief rundown of the playable games that will be hitting the show floor, too, with the Japanese publisher expected to add plenty more in the build-up to December. Some of the more notable absentees, though, include Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, leading some corners of the Internet to draw speculation that the latter won’t make its March 18 release date. Then again, Sony has noted that this preliminary list is “only the beginning” of the announcements.

Tickets for the event are now available, too. Fans eager to go for the two days will find the tickets to be $75, while the one-day pass for Saturday are priced at $45. As for Sunday,
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Locarno 2015. Lineup

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Hong Sang-soo's Right Now, Wrong Then.The lineup for the 2015 festival has been revealed, including new films by Hong Sang-soo, Andrzej Zulawski, Chantal Akerman, Athina Rachel Tsangari, and others, alongside retrospectives and tributes dedicated to Sam Peckinpah, Michael Cimino, Bulle Ogier, and much more.Piazza GRANDERicki and the Flash (Jonathan Demme, USA)La belle saison (Catherine Corsini, France)Le dernier passage (Pascal Magontier, France)Der staat gegen Fritz Bauer (Lars Kraume, Germany)Southpaw (Antoine Fuqua, USA)Trainwreck (Judd Apatow, USA)Jack (Elisabeth Scharang, Austria)Floride (Philippe Le Guay, France)The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, UK/USA)Erlkönig (Georges Schwizgebel, Switzerland)Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre (Philippe Falardeau, Canada)Bombay Velvet (Anurag Kashyap, India)Pastorale cilentana (Mario Martone, Italy)La vanite (Lionel Baier, Switzerland/France)The Laundryman (Lee Chung, Taiwan)Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, USA) I pugni ni tasca (Marco Bellocchio, Italy)Heliopolis (Sérgio Machado, Brazil)Amnesia (Barbet Schroeder,
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Locarno to open with Demme's 'Flash'; 14 world premieres in main competition

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Locarno to open with Demme's 'Flash'; 14 world premieres in main competition
World premieres for new films by Athina Rachel Tsangari, Hong Sangsoo, Ben Rivers; Southpaw, Trainwreck among Piazza Grande titles.

The 68th Locarno Film Festival (August 5-15) will open with Jonathan Demme’s musical comedy-drama Ricki And The Flash, in which Meryl Streep stars as a musician who tries to make things right with her family after giving up everything to pursue her dream of rock-and-roll stardom.

Written by Diablo Cody, the film gets a Piazza Grande berth alongside Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, Catherine Corsini’s La Belle Saison and Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw.

Also playing is Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter. Cimino is being honoured with a Pardo D’onore Swisscom and will be taking part in an onstage conversation.

14 of the 18 films competing in the festival’s International Competition section for the Golden Leopard Award are world premieres including Andrzej Zulawski’s Cosmos, Ben Rivers’ The Sky
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Locarno Unveils Diverse Lineup Mixing Known Directors And Discoveries

Locarno Unveils Diverse Lineup Mixing Known Directors And Discoveries
Rome — The Locarno Film Festival has unveiled a rich lineup for its 68th edition, comprising new works from U.S. director Jonathan Demme and other established international directors, including Chantal Akerman, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Hong Sang-soo and Andrzej Zulawski, screening alongside potential discoveries within a mix of traditional narratives and more cutting edge cinema.

Demme’s “Ricki and the Flash,” starring Meryl Streep as an aging rock star trying to reconnect with her family, will screen out-of-competition August 5 on the prominent Swiss fest’s open-air Piazza Grande ahead of its U.S. release August 7 via Sony’s TriStar Pictures. Hot pic is penned by Diablo Cody.

For the competition section Locarno artistic director Carlo Chatrian has secured fourteen world preems, including Greek auteur Athena Rachel Tsangari’s long awaited “Chevalier”; Gallic veteran Chantal Akerman’s docu “Not a Home Movie”; ace Italo filmmaker Pietro Marcello’s docu/feature “Bella e Perduta”; “Right Now,
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E3 2015: XB1, PS4, Wii U & More (Updated)

Microsoft, Sony, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Nintendo and others are holding massive press conferences this week at E3 to showcase their various upcoming video games. I'll be doing a breakdown of the line-ups. Check the features section or click on the logos below to access the individual guides for each presentation.

Anno 2205, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, For Honor, Just Dance 2016, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Tom Clancy's The Division, Trackmania Turbo Destiny: The Taken King, Devolver Indie Titles, Dreams, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Firewatch, Hitman, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian, No Man's Sky, Rigs, Shemue 3, Street Fighter V, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, World of Final Fantasy FIFA 16, Madden 16, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, Need for Speed, NBA Live 16, NHL 16, Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, Star Wars: Tor
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Love Island 2005: What happened to winner Jayne Middlemiss? Or love god Lee Sharpe? We find out!

Remember the first ever Love Island with its seemingly clueless single celebrities constantly bickering on a tumultuous and stormy (literally and metaphorically) Fijian island?

Even the show's co-hosts Kelly Brook and Patrick Kielty were baying for one another's blood when Kielty decided to declare during one live show that Brook had previously dated contestant Paul Danan.

Other memorable highlights included Abi Titmuss becoming more and more enraged as Fran Cosgrave repeatedly referred to her as Vanessa Feltz, swiftly followed by a tipsy and uncouth Rebecca Loos letting rip.

The series aired almost exactly a decade ago, so we found ourselves wondering - whatever happened to eventual winner Jayne Middlemiss? And the Love Island love god that was Lee Sharpe?

As the new non-celebrity series currently enjoys its ITV2 revival, we find out what the 12 star contestants have gone on to do since their 2005 stint below:

Jayne Middlemiss

Love Island winner
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Fame Reboot Picked Up at Lifetime From Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe

Fame Reboot Picked Up at Lifetime From Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe
Head up to the attic and pull your leg warmers out of storage, because Fame is coming back to TV.

Lifetime has picked up a reboot of the ’80s series — which has been in the works since 2012 — with So You Think You Can Dance‘s Nigel Lythgoe attached to executive-produce.

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Per The Hollywood Reporter, the revival — much like the original 1980 film and follow-up NBC series — will revolve around a group of adults struggling to balance the pressures of life at a performing arts college with their personal lives.

Josh Safran (Smash,
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‘The X-Files,’ ‘Rush Hour’ Drive Buzz Among International Buyers at La Screenings

‘The X-Files,’ ‘Rush Hour’ Drive Buzz Among International Buyers at La Screenings
The return of “The X-Files” and the reboot of “Rush Hour” stirred strong buzz among the nearly 2,000 international television buyers who converged in Los Angeles this week for the annual L.A. Screenings program market.

Sony Pictures TV International had a strong response to its Amazon Studios drama “Mad Dogs,” as did CBS Studios International for its action-thriller “Limitless.”

Buyers made the rounds of studio screenings and parties throughout the week to get a first look at series that have been picked up by broadcast networks for the 2015-16 season, as well as new cable and digital productions.

The marathon week started Sunday with Disney’s presentation of a dozen new series, ranging from ABC’s revival of “The Muppets” to the “Criminal Minds” spinoff “Beyond Borders.”

For most buyers, the screenings are the first step in dealmaking negotiations that are finalized later. But some put their money on the table right away.
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12 forgotten hosts of the biggest TV shows from Brian Dunkleman to Daisy Donovan

American Idol was announced to be coming to an end after 15 seasons yesterday (May 12), but did you know that Ryan Seacrest used to have a co-host?

Brian Dunkleman hosted the Fox competition's first season alongside Ryan Seacrest, before the latter took sole control. History has not been kind to poor old Brian since, with Fox TV CEO Dana Walden joking about a possible reunion for the pair.

"Where is Brian Dunkleman? If you give me his number, I will call and invite him," she joked, though Dunkleman gave as good as he got last night:

I knew American Idol would never last without me #Cancelled

— brian dunkleman (@briandunkleman) May 11, 2015

To honour Dunkleman, we have collected a few hosts of massive shows that you may have cruelly forgotten, starting with the man himself.

1. Brian Dunkleman (American Idol)

The comedian co-hosted the Fox series with Ryan Seacrest for its first season, which
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Cannes Buzz Titles: What’s Hot at This Year’s Market

Cannes Buzz Titles: What’s Hot at This Year’s Market
From finished films in competition to big packages on the horizon, here’s the hottest titles from around the world up for grabs at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

All I See Is You

Director: Marc Forster

Producers: Marc Forster, Craig Baumgarten, Michael Selby, Jillian Kugler

Key cast: Blake Lively, Jason Clarke

Film centers on a blind woman and her husband who, upon restoration of her sight, begin to discover previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives.

Sales: Sierra/Affinity

American Honey

Director: Andrea Arnold

Producers: Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa, Pouya Shahbazian, Film4, BFI, Trudie Styler, Celine Rattray, Charlotte Ubben

Key cast: Shia Labeouf

A runaway teenager gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard-partying, law-bending and young love.

Sales: Protagonist Pictures

American Pastoral

Director: Ewan McGregor

Producers: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi

Key cast: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly,
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Are you ready for Part 2? More Gladiators of the '90s: Then and now

We certainly felt the power of 10 former Gladiators yesterday, as we took a look at what some of the stars went on to after the success of ITV's '90s hit.

We were bowled over to discover that Blaze (Eunice Huthart) is a stunt double to A-listers and godmother to Angelina Jolie's daughter Shiloh, and that Rhino (Mark Smith) went on to star in Hollywood films including Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning drama Argo.

But whatever happened to the villainous Wolf or the infamous Shadow, who was dramatically sacked from the series? We haven't found many current pictures of this lot, but here's a little bit about what 9 more of our favourite former Gladiators got up to after their time on the show:

1. Scorpio (Nikki Diamond)

Contenders were subjected to the mighty sting of the speedy Scorpio. Former bodybuilder and model Nikki Diamond was an original Gladiator, but was forced
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DaNica Shirey Sings Whitney Houston and Wows Clive Davis on The Voice

DaNica Shirey Sings Whitney Houston and Wows Clive Davis on The Voice
It was dream-scenario Monday night for Team Pharrell star DaNica Shirey on The Voice.

She sang a few bars of Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" to the late icon's longtime mentor, Clive Davis, who met with the Top 10 singers and gave Shirey high praise – after she sweetly confided that she'd written an 11th grade biography about Davis's life. And she'd learned to sing Whitney on a karaoke machine her late father bought her when she was 8.


"Every single word that she sang was huge to me," Shirey told Davis, who knowingly embraced her humble and heartfelt homage.

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