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What Classic Cartoon Characters Would Look Like As Elderly Movie Stars

Daffy Duck - "Each of them has had a long and complicated life; Micky is the animation tycoon, Goofy didn't get insurance and became homeless, Daisy left Donald because of his gambling, Tom & Jerry have health problems (thanks to their reckless youth)..." - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 17th September 2015

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Pharrell Williams Watches Cartoons Before Work

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Pharrell Williams watches cartoons every morning before he starts work.

The 'Blurred Lines' hitmaker has a routine he follows every morning which involves him having breakfast while watching the news and then viewing classic 'Looney Tunes' episode - which feature famous characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner.

After his cartoon fix, Pharrell is then ready to make music.

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The 80th Anniversary Of The Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys For Tots On Hollywood Boulevard - Outside Arrivals

Daffy Duck - Daffy Duck and Tweety Bird Hollywood, Los Angeles - The 80th Anniversary of The Hollywood Christmas Parade benefiting Marine Toys For Tots on Hollywood Boulevard - Outside Arrivals Sunday 27th November 2011

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Margaret Mountford: Sir Alan Goes Easy On Youngsters

By on 04 June 2008

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Sir Alan Sugar is likely to favour young candidates on The Apprentice, according to his aide Margaret Mountford.

Michael Sophocles, the most recently fired contestant on the BBC reality show, was in the boardroom for four weeks running only for the Amstrad boss to give him a second chance, citing his youthful enthusiasm.

And retired lawyer Margaret, who takes an advisory role in the tasks as well as giving feedback on contestants to Sir Alan, said "the youth thing" does play a part in the former Tottenham Hotspur chairman's decisions.

"He does make allowances for people without the common sense, gravitas or moderation that some learn with years," she revealed in an interview with the Radio Times.

She also explained that despite his claims in the show introductory credits that contestants' backgrounds are irrelevant, Sir Alan has a tendency to favour hopeful entrepreneurs who have had a testing upbringing.

"He has a soft spot for those who've had a hard start," she explained.

"But if someone who was brought up on one crust of bread a week, living in a cardboard box, makes a complete mess of things in task one, they are still going to go."

The Apprentice moves back to Wednesday night's schedule after being shifted to Tuesday last week to accommodate the England football team's clash with the USA.

And according to fellow aide Nick Hewer, risk analyst Lucinda Ledgerwood could have a chance of winning the fourth series of the show.

"Lucinda, who I thought was a Daffy Duck from a different planet, has suddenly become quite shrewd and political," he said.

However, his initial admiration for Jenny Celerier, who was fired after being found to have attempted bribery during a task, faded as "she [became] a dishonest, lying, cheating rotter".

The Apprentice is on BBC1 tonight at 21:00 BST.

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Movie Reviews: The Departed

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Critics are in general agreement that Martin Scorsese has returned to top form with the thriller The Departed. It's his "sharpest film in a decade -- and the most entertaining major studio release this year," writes Lou Lumenick in the New York Post. Richard Roeper in the Chicago Sun-Times calls it "an instant gangster classic, a gritty, intense and electrifying work from a master who knows this turf better than any director who ever lived." Steven Rea in the Philadelphia Inquirer writes, "Martin Scorsese in The Departed gets to riff and rock. And the audience gets a huge, bloody, profane entertainment in the bargain." The "star-studded" cast, which includes Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Leonardo Dicaprio, Alec Baldwin, and Mark Wahlberg, also receives much praise. Marking his third with Scorsese (after Gangs of New York and The Aviator) Leonardo DiCaprio is particularly singled out. Michael Sragow in the Baltimore Sun comments that "in The Departed he continues to grow as a divided personality balancing on an existential tightrope." Lisa Kennedy in the Denver Post writes that although DiCaprio "did not have the physical presence to pull off his previous roles for Scorsese," he is "totally convincing" in this one. Manohla Dargis in the New York Times says that DiCaprio reveals in his character "a vulnerability that seems animal-like in its unknowing." Nevertheless, several critics suggest the film has numerous flaws. Ty Burr in the Boston Globe writes that "what begins as a blood-soaked tragicomedy about our fair town's tribal warfare turns into merely a brilliant B movie." And Jack Nicholson, who receives mostly splendid reviews from other critics, is taken to task by Gene Seymour in Newsday, who writes: "Every time you watch Nicholson doing his Daffy-Duck-as-Roman-Emperor routine, you can feel the performance drifting away from the rest of the movie; almost as if it were a gaudy sideshow instead of the core of the movie's tension."


Looney Tunes: Back In Action Review


There's nothing more satisfying as a movie critic than going into a screening with low expectations and coming out tickled pink and grinning ear to ear, which is exactly what happened to me when I saw "Looney Tunes: Back in Action."

Fully anticipating another gimmick-driven shoulder-shrug of a live-action/cartoon hybrid like 1996's "Space Jam," I hadn't put enough faith in director Joe Dante ("Gremlins," "Small Soldiers"), who has been a rabid aficionado of Warner Bros. cartoons his whole life, and who poured every ounce of that enthusiasm into this screwball flick.

Although it gets off to a weak start with a studio board meeting where the humans are worse actors than the cartoons (and interact with them unconvincingly), after it sluffs off its clumsy plot establishing -- in which Daffy Duck is fired by the suits -- it becomes as truly looney-tooney as a fan of classic Warner shorts could ever dream of.

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Cartoon Star Burson In Police Siege

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BUGS BUNNY star GREG BURSON has been arrested by detectives after barricading himself inside his Los Angeles home for six hours.

The 54-year-old cartoon actor - who provides the voices for children's favourites Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and YOGI BEAR - screamed a stream of nonsensical words at cops who were alerted to his home after two women rang them claiming he was holding his roommate against her will.

Armed Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) teams joined the stand-off which eventually ended when a seemingly inebriated Burson surrendered following hours of negotiations. Cops later discovered a collection of guns in his home.

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Tom Jones Gets Daffy With The Flaming Lips

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Tom Jones and THE Flaming Lips have teamed up for one of the strangest collaborations of the year (03) - to record the theme to a new Daffy Duck cartoon show.

The Welsh singer and the eccentric American trio have recorded the main theme for DUCK DODGERS, in which cartoon hero Daffy plays a space traveller.

Flaming Lips frontman WAYNE COYNE says, "My mother can't believe I'm doing a song with Tom Jones. It's like a James Bond theme."

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