The celebs are out in force to persuade people to part with their cash for charity.
BBC Children in Need has come around again and today (5th September) marks the launch of official fundraising. The charitable campaign, set up to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people, has raised £690 million since and the plans are for this year to be bigger than ever.
JLS Are Involved In Children In Need Despite Their Imminent Split.
Famous faces have added their name to the Children in Need campaign and will appear in adverts to persuade everyone in Britain to organise a fundraising event or donate money. Sir Terry Wogan, boybands JLS and Union J, The One Show presenter Alex Jones, ex-Blue Peter presenter Matt Baker and singer/X Factor judge Gary Barlow have all signed up to be the faces of the massive money raising event.
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Bruce Willis has apologised for his "boring" television interview on BBC's The One Show last week, claiming he was suffering from jetlag while promoting his latest movie 'A Good Day To Die Hard.' Willis represented one of the most high profile guests of the show's recent run and was dramatically introduced by hosts Matt Baker and Alex Jones.
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Boxer Ricky Hatton is one of the most surprising names to be plucked out for this years Lets Dance For Comic Relief, with the hardman sure to set off some smiles when he drops the boxing gloves in favour of something a little more dance-floor appropriate.
Hatton is among 15 other celebrities who have signed up for the one-off show, with impressionist Jon Culshaw, ventriloquist Nina Conti and stand-up comic Tim Vine also confirmed to appear. One person who is particularly looking forward to the upcoming instalment of the show, which has been a fixture in the Comic Relief schedule since 2009, is co-host Steve Jones, who said he looks forward to this show more than any other he fronts. He told press recently: "It's still the most fun I have on TV so I am ecstatic. Let's Dance is back with a host of famous faces along with famous arms, necks, legs and fingers all attempting to dance for our viewing pleasure."
Alex Jones, Steve's surname-sharing co-host, has also expressed her excitement for the upcoming project, saying, "We have some of our best comedians as panellists, and an unbelievable line-up of brave celebrities, who are all prepared to don their dancing shoes to raise lots of money for this year's Red Nose Day."
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Piers Morgan was on the receiving end of an impassioned rant from the pro-gun radio host Alex Jones, on his CNN show. Morgan managed to keep his cool whilst he spoke to the enraged gun-defender about his role in creating a petition to deport Piers Morgan, after he expressed his views on gun control in the USA, in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre recently.
The British media personality interviewed Jones, with the words ‘Guns In America’ emblazoned behind himself and his interviewee. A clip of the interview shows Jones shouting at Morgan, saying “Hitler took the guns! Stalin took the guns! Mao took the guns! Fidel Castro took the guns! Hugo Chavez took the guns! I'm here to tell you — 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms!"
Jones also argued that he believes the recent rape and murder of a girl in India, which made international headlines, could have been prevented if she had had access to a gun. “More guns means less crime,” he argues, as Piers attempts to get a word in edgeways. When questioned on how many gun murders there were in Britain last year (to compare to US statistics), Jones’ rant escalated, as waved a rolled-up newspaper at Morgan calling him “a hatchet man of the New World Order.”
Watching "Waking Life" is like eavesdropping on a theoretical discourse between Kierkegaard and Kerouac, while standing in a modern art museum as the paintings come to life and melt into your visual cortex.
An eye-popping, mind-blowing, groundbreaking piece of stream-of-consciousness pop-art philosophy, director Richard Linklater has created a film that turns the notions of dreaming and reality inside out, both visually and conceptually, while telling an absorbing tale of a off-beat teenage boy (Wiley Wiggins) trying to wrap his head around a ponderous waking dream from which he can't seem to escape.
Linklater ("Slacker," "SubUrbia") shot the film on digital video with dozens of actors (some of note, some unknown) playing nameless denizens of the real world and of the kid's subconscious. They're characters from whom he soaks up random abstract ideas on everything from transcendence and reincarnation to collective memory to the existence of free will.
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