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Blethyn’s Vera: More than a scruffy mac and hat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brenda Blethyn earned a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for Little Voice Blethyn acknowledges Vera was initially a hard sell. “I don’t think people liked her very much,” she says. “But then they could see she was respected by her team and she would defend them like a mother Read more »

How Graham Norton’s chat show became a TV blueprint

“Those combinations on the couch, they’re pre-determined or pre-mediated to an extent… but there’s an alchemy on the night that you just can’t predict.” Report End of Youtube post by BBC Image Copyright BBC BBC Norton shot to fame as a stand-up comedian and actor, appearing in three episodes of Father Ted. He got his Read more »

No, Simon Cowell, it’s not ‘time for UK-Pop’

(CNN)On Halloween in 2009, a perky quintet known as Wonder Girls became the first K-Pop group to crack the Billboard Hot 100 with their catchy, music-video driven, Korean-language single “Nobody.” Its top stars grace the covers of magazines and sell out stadiums. Lionsgate just announced a Rebel Wilson movie about an aspiring Korean American pop Read more »

‘Frozen 2’ delivers for those willing to chill out and enjoy

(CNN)The alchemy that made “Frozen” such a monster hit can’t be easily replicated, and isn’t entirely in its six-years-later sequel. But “Frozen 2” delivers enough of what made the original hum to warm the hearts of a generation of tykes that have gobbled it up, while almost certainly adding happiness to Disney’s holidays. All that Read more »

Hillary Clinton, get real

(CNN)Oh, the arrogance. A level of arrogance is, by definition, required. Imagine believing you can solve unwieldy, complex, centuries-old, systemic problems that others heretofore have not, that your singular genetic and experiential alchemy makes you the best person to lead a nation, that you can in fact defeat dozens of other capable and qualified candidates Read more »

Let’s Face It: The 2019 Summer Movie Season Was Dreadful

Profits dipped and quality plunged. Ticket sales in the United States and Canada are projected to total $4.33 billion, a 2% decline from last year, according to the media analytics firm ComScore. But the fine print is what’s important. Disney monopolized the summer to a vast degree, meaning a disconcerting amount of that revenue belongs Read more »

The ‘Circle of Life’ brings singer Lebo M back to ‘The Lion King’

(CNN)Even if you don’t know singer Lebo M by name, you’ve likely known his voice for the last quarter-century. Born Lebohang Morake in Soweto, Johannesburg, Lebo M was a musical prodigy without formal training who ultimately became an exile due to the oppressive Apartheid regime, a system he says “sought to make you constantly less Read more »

Michelle Obama Shares The Sweetest Tribute To Sesame Street’

Michelle Obama needs no help with how to get, how to get to “ The former first lady has appeared on and collaborated with the famed educational children’s television show on numerous occasions in recent years. Obama shared a sweet Instagram tribute to the show in response. “There is something unexplainable that happens there, some Read more »

Who are the Independent Group and what do they want?

In a video posted on Twitter, the Labour leader said it was the “decent and democratic thing to do” because the MPs wanted to “abandon the policies on which they were elected”. If an MP changes or leaves the party they were elected under, there does not automatically have to be a by-election. This is Read more »

Time expert fears sundials are ‘old hat’

Image caption The Selwyn College ‘nobus’ shadow falls between four and five hours (marked in gold) after sunrise – so it’s almost midday A Fellow in Computer Science at Churchill College, Dr King has taught the likes of £100m donor David Harding and Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton, but also admits to having an “obsession Read more »