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Is Harry Shearer Putting Pressure on Simpsons Producers?

Is Harry Shearer Putting Pressure on Simpsons Producers?

Harry Shearer, the voice-actor who quit the Simpsons earlier this week over contractual issues, could be trying to put pressure on senior producers by tweeting about the issue, according to a veteran Hollywood publicist. Harry...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15th May 2015

Blues Legend BB King Dies In Las Vegas Aged 89

Blues Legend BB King Dies In Las Vegas Aged 89

The Blues legend BB King has died in Las Vegas aged 89, his lawyer has confirmed. Brent Bryson told the Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at his home on Thursday (May...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15th May 2015

George Miller on Mel Gibson: "He's a Good Man, Struggling with Demons"

George Miller on Mel Gibson: "He's a Good Man, Struggling with Demons"

George Miller has heaped praise on Mel Gibson for supporting the development of his classic Mad Max franchise. British actor Tom Hardy replaces the Australian actor in the title role though fans were surprised to...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15th May 2015

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Subtitles Have China Flummoxed

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Subtitles Have China Flummoxed

Avengers: Age of Ultron has just opened in the lucrative Chinese market, though the movie is already causing irritation in the country for its seemingly inaccurate subtitles.In one particular scene, Captain America says "I'm home",...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th May 2015

Is 'The Affair' The Best New Drama on TV?

Is 'The Affair' The Best New Drama on TV?

The Affair, the Showtime drama starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson and Joshua Jackson, has received stunning reviews following its premiere in the UK this week. The series won the Golden Globe Award for Best...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th May 2015

Coen Brothers Mock Streaming Services at Cannes Press Conference

Coen Brothers Mock Streaming Services at Cannes Press Conference

US film directors Joel and Ethan Coen mocked the influence of streaming services in the movie industry at a press conference for this year's Cannes Film Festival. The Coen brothers head the jury for the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th May 2015

CBS Cancels 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' After 15 Years

CBS Cancels 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' After 15 Years

Network CBS has confirmed that it's long-running signature drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will come to an end this year. The show, which began in 2000 and spawned three spin-offs, will come to an...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th May 2015

Rylan Clark Among Contestants for Celebrity Masterchef 2015

Rylan Clark Among Contestants for Celebrity Masterchef 2015

Former X-Factor contestant Rylan Clark is to test his culinary skills on the tenth edition of Celebrity Masterchef. He'll be looking to impress returning judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace to follow in the footsteps...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th May 2015

Thom Yorke on Cover of Iranian Sex Manual (Nobody Knows Why)

Thom Yorke on Cover of Iranian Sex Manual (Nobody Knows Why)

Thom Yorke, the lead singer of Radiohead, has found himself on the front cover of an Iranian sex manual titled Marital and Sexual Problems in Men. The book was spotted at an Iranian bookstore by...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th May 2015

George Miller Effectively Confirms 'Mad Max' Sequels

George Miller Effectively Confirms 'Mad Max' Sequels

Mad Max director George Miller says he has "other stories and other scripts" to continue the rejuvenated franchise, though that any further movies depends on the success of the latest film, Fury Road.Tom Hardy stars...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th May 2015

Can 'The Simpsons' Survive without Harry Shearer?

Can 'The Simpsons' Survive without Harry Shearer?

Harry Shearer, the actor who voices Mr Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner on The Simpsons, says he is leaving the long-running comedy. Shearer tweeted on Wednesday that Fox had informed him his...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th May 2015

Billy Corgan Says Music Industry is Run By "Feckless Idiots"

Billy Corgan Says Music Industry is Run By "Feckless Idiots"

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has delivered a scathing attack on the music industry, claiming it's run "by feckless idiots". During an interview with CNBC, Corgan said the tech world was "blowing music out of...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13th May 2015

Cate Blanchett Reveals "Many" Relationships with Women

Cate Blanchett Reveals "Many" Relationships with Women

Cate Blanchett has revealed that she has had "many" relationships with women in the past. The Oscar-winning star, who has four children with her husband, the playwright Andrew Upton, made the comments during an interview...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13th May 2015

Luc Besson Casts Cara Delevingne for Sci-Fi 'Valerian'

Luc Besson Casts Cara Delevingne for Sci-Fi 'Valerian'

Luc Besson's next movie will be an adaptation of the graphic-novel Valerian, with Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan in the lead roles. The French director's action-thriller Lucy earned in excess of $450 million last year.Luc...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13th May 2015

Stephen Hawking to Play Glastonbury. Yep. We Said It.

Stephen Hawking to Play Glastonbury. Yep. We Said It.

Dr Stephen Hawking will play the Kidz Field at this year's Glastonbury Festival, joining entertainers including the magician Dynamo and New Zealand singer Mr Yipadee (and his pal Wonky Donky).Dr Stephen Hawking will play the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13th May 2015

Eddie Redmayne Offered Lead in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Eddie Redmayne Offered Lead in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Eddie Redmayne has been offered the lead role of Newt Scamander in Warner Bros' Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Redmayne has always been the frontrunner for the role though wanted...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13th May 2015

Selma Blair to Play Kris Jenner on FX's 'American Crime Story'

Selma Blair to Play Kris Jenner on FX's 'American Crime Story'

Selma Blair will play the TV reality star and Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner in FX's American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. The show retells the trial from the perspective of the lawyers, detailing...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12th May 2015

Kevin Smith Announces 'Mallrats' Sequel, 'Mallbrats'

Kevin Smith Announces 'Mallrats' Sequel, 'Mallbrats'

Kevin Smith has revealed that the sequel to comedy movie Mallrats will be titled Mallbrats. The director has taken to Facebook with an image of the screenplay's cover page and a message to fans.Kevin Smith...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12th May 2015

CBS Renews 'The Good Wife', 'Person of Interest' and 'Blue Bloods'

CBS Renews 'The Good Wife', 'Person of Interest' and 'Blue Bloods'

CBS has announced renewals for eight dramas, a comedy and several reality shows. The broadcaster has green-lit a sixth season of Hawaii Five-O and Blue Bloods, a seventh season of NCIS: Los Angeles, a fifth...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12th May 2015

Shayne Ward Swaps West End Stage for Coronation Street

Shayne Ward Swaps West End Stage for Coronation Street

Shayne Ward, the 30-year-old X-Factor winner turned West End stage star has joined the cast of ITV soap Coronation Street. Manchester-born Ward will play Aidan Connor, a distant cousin of Kym Marsh's character Michelle who...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12th May 2015

Fox Extends 'Empire' to 18 Episodes for Season 2

Fox Extends 'Empire' to 18 Episodes for Season 2

Fox has further shown its confidence in critically acclaimed drama Empire by extending the show's second season to 18 episodes. Fox Television Co-Chairman and CEO Gary Newman said the second season will be split into...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12th May 2015

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Has A Cool 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Has A Cool 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Who said the Max Max sequel Fury Road was going to be a disaster? Filmmaker George Miller's fourth post-apocalyptic adventure looks on-course to become the most critically acclaimed in the series, with Charlize Theron, Tom...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11th May 2015

Brad Bird Confirms 'The Incredibles 2' Will Be His Next Movie

Brad Bird Confirms 'The Incredibles 2' Will Be His Next Movie

Hurray! Brad Bird has confirmed that animated sequel The Incredibles 2 will be his next movie. The director, who's currently busy promoting new Disney flick Tomorrowland, says he has a "bunch of pages" for the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11th May 2015

Ok, So Snoop Dogg Thinks 'Game of Thrones' is Historically Accurate

Ok, So Snoop Dogg Thinks 'Game of Thrones' is Historically Accurate

Snoop Dogg appears to believe that Game of Thrones, the fictional HBO show that has DRAGONS in it, is based on real life. The rapper is a devoted fan of the show and has contributed...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11th May 2015

Simon Cowell All But Confirms Louis Walsh's X-Factor Exit

Simon Cowell All But Confirms Louis Walsh's X-Factor Exit

Simon Cowell has appeared to confirm that Louis Walsh will leave The X-Factor after 11 years on the judging panel. Reports over the weekend suggested Cowell was planning to replace the Irish music manager with...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11th May 2015

Tim Burton Rushed to Hospital after Accident on Blackpool Film Set

Tim Burton Rushed to Hospital after Accident on Blackpool Film Set

Director Tim Burton has been rushed to A&E after an accident on the set of his latest film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars in Blackpool. The 56-year-old hurt himself while on a break from filming...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 6th May 2015

The Who Confirmed as Sunday Headliner at Glastonbury 2015

The Who Confirmed as Sunday Headliner at Glastonbury 2015

The Who has been confirmed as the Sunday night headliner for Glastonbury 2015 - the second time the group has played the prestigious closing spot in eight years. The band join rockers Foo Fighters and...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 6th May 2015

Lucasfilm Confirms 'Indiana Jones 5', But What About Harrison Ford?

Lucasfilm Confirms 'Indiana Jones 5', But What About Harrison Ford?

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that Indiana Jones 5 is part of the studio's plans though stopped short of announcing Harrison Ford as the returning hero, as has been speculated.Harrison Ford could return as...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 6th May 2015

Keanu Reeves Confirmed To Return for 'John Wick 2'

Keanu Reeves Confirmed To Return for 'John Wick 2'

Lionsgate has confirmed a sequel to 2014's critically acclaimed revenge thriller John Wick, with Keanu Reeves returning to avenge more puppies. David Leitch and Chad Stahelski will return as directors with Derek Kolstad returning as...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 5th May 2015

Joss Whedon Quits Twitter, Deletes Account over Sexism Row

Joss Whedon Quits Twitter, Deletes Account over Sexism Row

Joss Whedon, the director of the box-office smash Avengers: Age of Ultron, has quit Twitter and deleted his account after facing criticism of his depiction of female characters in the movie.Joss Whedon faced criticism over...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 5th May 2015

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RIP Aretha Franklin - Seven Of Her Most Captivating Songs

RIP Aretha Franklin - Seven Of Her Most Captivating Songs

We pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who passed away this week at the age of 76.

Album of the Week: Conquering 'Stage Fright' with The Band

Album of the Week: Conquering 'Stage Fright' with The Band

'Stage Fright' was released on August 17th, 1970.

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Is Netflix's 'Outlaw King' Starring Chris Pine The New 'Braveheart'?

Is Netflix's 'Outlaw King' Starring Chris Pine The New 'Braveheart'?

We can't wait until the Fall for this gritty historic thriller.

7 Stars That Swapped A Football Career For Music

7 Stars That Swapped A Football Career For Music

From Robbie Williams to Olly Murs, these musicians are still football mad.

Paul McCartney - Fuh You Lyric Video

Paul McCartney - Fuh You Lyric Video

It's a far cry from The Beatles' 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', but Paul McCartney has unveiled a risque new single entitled 'Fuh You'.

Madonna At 60 - Her 10 Best Singles

Madonna At 60 - Her 10 Best Singles

Which of Madonna's many hits do you think is the best?

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