Almost 15 years ago, 10 young people were tortured in an abandoned shopping centre in east London on live TV. They were contestants on the reality show Shattered, competing to stay awake as long as possible in order to win a £100,000 cash prize. After 178 hours of sleep deprivation, Clare Southern (now Clare Farah), a 19-year-old police cadet nicknamed “the Terminator”, scooped a £97,000 prize pot.
Viewers complained to Ofcom about the show’s premise and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy described the show as “misconceived and dangerous”, pointing out that American DJ Peter Tripp had a breakdown after he stayed awake for a world record 201 hours in 1959.
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"It was very painful, not being able to breathe for a long time," he remembered of his time beneath the water.
"It's like you're in an avalanche, and you don't know if you're ever coming up, and you can't breathe and there's nothing you can do about it. You think, 'Why did I do this, what was I thinking?' And it's too late.
"I know there are a lot of people who had those thoughts and never made it back up.
And I did make it back up, but then it all started all over again because nobody could get to me, so I went down again twice, and that really put the fear of god into me.
• Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses, Arrested Development) will star in his own directorial debut Bad Words alongside Allison Janney, Kathryn Hahn (Our Idiot Brother), Rohan Chandz (Jack and Jill
Butler, who is dating Romanian lingerie model Madalina Ghenea, began taking prescription painkillers after sustaining an injury while shooting the movie "Shattered" in 2007.
The actor experienced mild discomfort for the next three years, but his back problems intensified when he filmed "Coriolanus" in 2010.
"It was like somebody sticking.
First off, big congrats to at Esai Morales on winning an award for Best Actor in a Feature Film at FilmOut San Diego's Lgbt Film Festival, where Gun Hill Road also picked up the award for Best First Narrative Feature, and Judas Kiss won for Best Screenwriting.
Also congrats to Callum Keith Rennie on nabbing a Gemini for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Shattered, and to the Blackstone team on winning two awards this year. Carmen Moore posted a few photos from the event on Facebook.
And congratulations to David Weddle, Bradley Thompson and everyone else working on Alphas on getting picked up for a second season! No word yet if John Pyper-Ferguson will be recurring in season two, but he will
Thrush won the Best Actress in a Drama prize for her role as an alcoholic mother living on the fictional Blackstone Indian reserve, and the star used her acceptance speech to remember Tootoosis, who died in July.
She told the audience at the ceremony in Toronto, Canada, "About 23 years ago when I began acting, there weren't a lot of brown faces on television and Gordon was one of a handful. He urged me as a teenager to get into acting."
Other winners at the annual TV awards included Tracy Dawson, who was named Best Actress in a Comedy, for Call Me Fitz, Callum Keith Rennie (Best Actor in a Drama, for Shattered) and Peter Keleghan (Best Actor in a Comedy, for 18 to Life).
Call Me Fitz was a big winner at the awards ceremony - it landed six other honours including Best Director and Best Writing. The Borgias landed the Best Drama Series prize, while the Rick Mercer Report was named Best Comedy Series.
Let's start with the Gemini nominations. Carmen Moore has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Blackstone, and BSG's Callum Keith Rennie and Sam Witwer also got best actor nods for Shattered and Being Human. Big congrats to all!
With Gun Hill Road opening in New York this weekend, Esai Morales is everywhere. Fox News Latino has a short interview with him and Rashaad Ernesto Green. Snippet:
"I read a script that made me cry, that made me feel, that made me happy to be a human being," Morales told Fox News Latino.
Morales said that the movie deals not with sexual orientation but with gender identity.
"When a little boy stares into a mirror at 3 years old and says ‘Mami, I see a girl,’ you know that’s not a joke," he said. "Often
Best Animated Program or Series
* Glenn Martin Dds
* Hot Wheels - Battle Force Five
* Jimmy Two Shoes
* Kids vs. Kat
* March of the Dinosaurs
Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series
* Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock
* Degrassi: The Next Generation
* How to be Indie
* That's So Weird
* Vacation with Derek
Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program Series
* In Real Life
* Spelling Night in Canada: Canspell 2011
* Survive This
* TVOKids - Mark's Moments
Best Comedy Program or Series
* This Hour Has 22 Minutes
* Call Me Fitz
* Good Dog
* Halifax Comedy Fest 2010
* Living in Your Car
* Rick Mercer Report
Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie
* The Kennedys
* My Babysitter's a Vampire.
* The Pillars of the Earth
Best Dramatic Series
* The Borgias
* The Tudors
Based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel but picking up 10 years later, the midseason series finds Mitch (played by Josh Lucas, The Lincoln Lawyer) and Abby trying to start a new life in Washington, D.C. Tom Cruise and Jeanne Tripplehorn played the marrieds in the 1993 movie.
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The Firm‘s cast also includes Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers) as Tammy,
Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
Carmen Moore - Blackstone - White Bread, Red Class
Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series
Ryan Robbins - Sanctuary - Animus
Best Performance in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series
Richard Harmon - R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour - Nightmare Inn
Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series
Michael Eklund - Fringe - The Plateau
Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series
Callum Keith Rennie - Shattered - Out of Sorrow
Several cast projects also won awards. Transparency, with Kendall Cross, Aleks Paunovic and Anna Galvin, won two, for Best Direction and Best Picture Editing in a Feature Length Drama. Tucker & Dale vs Evil,
Genevieve Buechner has been nominated for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series, for her work in Caprica 1x05, "There Is Another Sky." Huge congratulations to Genevieve and everyone else who has been nominated.
Here is the list:
Carmen Moore - Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series - Blackstone ("White Bread, Red Class")Ryan Robbins - Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series - Sanctuary ("Animus")Brian Markinson - Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series - Shattered ("Out of Sorrow")Richard Harmon - Best Performance in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series - The Haunting
The convention will feature presentations and screenings for Falling Skies, Green Lantern, Super, Cowboys & Aliens, The Three Musketeers, Hanna, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man Anime, Priest, Immortals, Doctor Who, Terra Nova, Thundercats, and more.
Check out the full schedule below and start planning you WonderCon adventure!
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12:30-1:30 Nerds! The Secret Origins of Game Designers— Comics. Movies. Games. Did you know that a life of fandom might be perfect training for a career as a video game designer? Learn the secret origins of industry veterans Haden Blackman
I love Callum Keith Rennie. I loved him in Don McKellar's film Last Night, I loved him as Lew Ashby in Californication, I loved him above all as Detective Stanley Raymond Kowalski in the later series of Due South. I even sat through David Cronenberg's eXistenZ just to see him, and that's a Jennifer Jason Leigh-filled two hours of my life I'm never getting back.
He's a brilliant, mercurial actor, alternately twinkling and smirking, calm and volatile, intense and insouciant, intelligent and suddenly adrift. He turns on a sixpence and it is quite mesmerising to watch.
As such, he is the perfect choice to play the lead in the new police drama Shattered (Mondays, Hallmark). Ben Sullivan is a homicide detective with multiple personality disorder. It's been in apparent abeyance,
For the second week running, there's a lot to get through over the next seven days of UK telly, so we'll be short and, hopefully, sweet in helping you set your reminders early.
8 Out Of 10 Cats bids farewell to Tellyville tonight, Friday, October 15th at 10:00pm on Channel 4. The show, hosted by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock and Jason Manford, will, no doubt, get the groans going amid the giggles, with this week's guest comedians Rufus Hound and Russell Kane seeing the current series out.
The Pillars Of The Earth debuts on Saturday, October 16th at 9:00pm on Channel 4. The mini-series, set in 12th century England, stars Donald Sutherland, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and Hayley Atwell and looks like a
In this video, Rennie talks to cultural reporter Lori Harito about his character and the show.
In the pilot titled "The Sins of Fathers", homicide detective Ben Sullivan (Callum Keith Rennie) gets a new partner in the person of Amy Sullivan (Camille Sullivan), a detective who just got transferred from the Sex Offences Division of the Vancouver Police Department. As soon as they're bonded, Sullivan and and Lynch are put on a homicide case involving a dead child.
As he sees the body of the dead child, Ben's mind is taken over by his most violent alter. While he and his partner were chasing a killer, Ben (or rather someone else) grabs the killer, but gets thrown to the ground.
On October 18th, the Hallmark channels will become the Universal Channel, Universal Channel +1 and Universal Channel HD on Sky and Virgin Media. The Universal Channel will celebrate the rebrand with UK premieres of three new shows – cop show Rookie Blue, legal drama Facing Kate, as well as Shattered, the Canadian cop drama starring Callum Keith Rennie as a homicide detective suffering from multiple personality disorder.
Says Laurence Dawkin-Jones, Universal Networks International UK managing director:
The Hallmark Channel has a loyal audience in the pay-tv market and already offers a strong lineup of great content including the Law & Order franchise of shows. This rebrand will allow us to enhance the channel by adding fresh, new content to the best of the existing lineup of series under a channel name that is instantly recognisable,
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