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Seth Meyers Weds Long-Time Partner Alexi Ashe


Seth Meyers Olivia Wilde Allison Williams Jimmy Fallon Jack McBrayer Jake Gyllenhaal Jason Sudeikis Kristen Wiig Will Forte Kenan Thompson Jay Leno

Seth Meyers has married his long-term girlfriend, human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe, in an intimate ceremony this weekend. The couple exchanged vows in front of a select number of family and friends at the small venue in Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. Congratulations to the both of them!

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Seth & Alexi exchanged vows on Sunday, 1 September

The Saturday Night Live writer and oft-star Meyers proposed to his girlfriend a little over a month ago and with seemingly no time to spare the two married promptly in a secret ceremony that was littered with famous faces. US Weekly were the first to report the celebrity wedding, noting that the couple held a rehearsal dinner outside at the Beetlebung Farm House the night before the big day.

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Wreck-it Ralph Review


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Visually ambitious and packed with inside jokes for arcade gamers, this colourful animated adventure is an enjoyable romp but is probably too energetic for its own good. It simply never settles down so that we can sink into its various settings or get to know its lively characters. So in the end we've enjoyed the talent of the animators and the vocal cast, but we feel rather exhausted.

The story is set in a vintage 1980s arcade game called Fix-it Felix Jr, in which Felix (voiced by McBrayer) must repair damage inflicted by Ralph's (Reilly)massive fists. But after 30 years, Ralph is tired of being the unloved villain. He wants to be the good guy for a change, so heads across the room into another game, the combat role-play adventure Hero's Duty. There he's trained by tough-talking squadron leader Calhoun (Lynch) and battles space insects to win a medal and escape. But a killer bug follows him into the candy-themed road-race game Sugar Rush, threatening the balance of the whole arcade.

The majority of the plot takes place here, as Ralph teams up with unloved "glitch" Vanellope to challenge the smiling tyrant King Candy (Tudyk). Unlike the pixellated Fix-it Felix Jr and the virtual reality of Hero's Duty, Sugar Rush is a pink-hued, delicious-looking land of sugary treats. Each of these games, and the transfer station between them, is populated by spirited characters with their own subplots. And there are also appearances by iconic favourites such as Pac-Man, Mario and Q*bert. So with the different animation styles and eclectic ensemble of characters, our eyes aren't bored for a second.

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Picture - Tracie Thoms, Sam Rockwell, Fisher... , Tuesday 13th November 2012

Tracie Thoms, Sam Rockwell, Fisher Stevens, Mickey Sumner, Billy Crudup, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Zosia Mamet, Gina Gershon, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rosie Perez and Jack McBrayer - Tracie Thoms, Sam Rockwell, Fisher Stevens, Mickey Sumner, Billy Crudup, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Zosia Mamet, Gina Gershon, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rosie Perez and Jack McBrayer Tuesday 13th November 2012 Curtain Call for Mont Blanc’s 12th Annual production of The 24 Hour Plays, a benefit for Urban Arts Partnership, held at the American Airlines Theatre.

Picture - Mickey Sumner, Billy Crudup, Justin... , Tuesday 13th November 2012

Mickey Sumner, Billy Crudup, Justin Long, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Zosia Mamet, Gina Gershon, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rosie Perez and Jack McBrayer - Mickey Sumner, Billy Crudup, Justin Long, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Zosia Mamet, Gina Gershon, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rosie Perez and Jack McBrayer Tuesday 13th November 2012 Curtain Call for Mont Blanc’s 12th Annual production of The 24 Hour Plays, a benefit for Urban Arts Partnership, held at the American Airlines Theatre.

Picture - Billy Crudup, Eddie Kaye Thomas,... , Tuesday 13th November 2012

Billy Crudup, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Zosia Mamet, Gina Gershon, Jack McBrayer and Emmanuelle Chriqui - Billy Crudup, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Zosia Mamet, Gina Gershon, Jack McBrayer and Emmanuelle Chriqui Tuesday 13th November 2012 Curtain Call for Mont Blanc’s 12th Annual production of The 24 Hour Plays, a benefit for Urban Arts Partnership, held at the American Airlines Theatre.

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Jack McBrayer Monday 5th November 2012 at the premiere of 'Wreck-It Ralph' held at El Caputan Theatre in Hollywood.

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Hot Tickets! This Weekend's US Cinema Releases: Flight, Wreck It Ralph, The Man With The Iron Fists, Vamps


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All eyes are on Flight and Wreck It Ralph this weekend as the main contenders for box office glory. Denzel Washington’s performance in Flight has already sparked whispers of an Oscar nomination from insiders, something that’s always guaranteed to get people fleeing to the movie theaters. However, with much of the East coast of the USA blighted by Hurricane Sandy earlier in the week, the attentions of much of the US public will be elsewhere as people try to recover from the devastation caused there.

Denzel Washington last won an Oscar in 2002, for the crime thriller Training Day. Flight is Washington’s latest stab at the prize. Described on Rotten Tomatoes as an “action packed mystery thriller,” Denzel plays the lead role of the pilot Whip Whitaker, who manages to land a passenger plane after a mid-air catastrophe and saves everyone on board. After being hailed as a hero, it soon becomes clear that something may be amiss with Whitaker and all is not as it seems.

 The critical response to Flight has been largely positive, with Roger Ebert hinting at the power of Denzel’s performance by saying “Not often does a movie character make such a harrowing personal journey that keeps us in deep sympathy all of the way.” High praise indeed from Ebert. In fact, the bulk of the praise for Flight is centered on Washington; Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers surmises “Flight reminds us of what Washington can do when a role hits him with a challenge that would floor a lesser actor. He's a ball of fire, and his detailed, depth-charged, bruisingly true performance will be talked about for years.” Sounds like one not to be missed! Wreck It Ralph might not have ‘Oscar Winner’ stamped all over it but it’s still shaping up to be a strong contender in the popularity stakes this weekend, with only one dissenter failing to give it the thumbs up on Rotten Tomatoes’ round-up of the top critics’ remarks.

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Picture - Jack McBrayer , Monday 29th October 2012

Jack McBrayer Monday 29th October 2012 The Los Angeles Premiere of 'Wreck-It Ralph' - Arrivals

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Despicable Me Review


Good
This bright and silly animated comedy is a remarkably effective combination of deranged humour, nutty slapstick and cute sentimentality. And while there's nothing particularly original, it's hard to imagine anyone not enjoying it.

Gru (voiced by Carell) is a supervillain who has never quite made it. Despite a series of impressive gadgets created with the help of his sidekick Dr Nefario (Brand), he's never managed that one big stunt that would make his name. This is something his mother (Andrews) constantly reminds him. So when young upstart villain Vector (Segel) steals a pyramid, Gru decides to go for his big dream: kidnapping the moon. But his first step involves adopting three orphan girls (Cosgrove, Gaier and Fisher), and they turn out to be rather distracting.

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Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore Review


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Things have been ramped up considerably in the nine years since Cats & Dogs, and it's not good news. This film is more of a full-on spy spoof, but unlike the original it's too talky and chaotic to engage with either kids or adults.

Diggs (voiced by Marsden) is a brave but impulsive K-9 cop sacked from the San Francisco police force but recruited by the top-secret dog intelligence agency to work with veteran Butch (Nolte) to stop the menacing Kitty Galore (Midler) from taking over the world. But the cats aren't happy with Kitty's evil plan either, so feline spy Catherine (Applegate) teams up with the dogs. Yes, dogs and cats working together! Of course, Diggs' human partner (O'Donnell) and Kitty's magician owner (McBrayer) are oblivious.

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