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Former 'Friends' Star David Schwimmer Set For New Channel 4 Sitcom

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British fans of ‘Friends’ trying to get their heads round the fact that their beloved sitcom ended over 10 years ago will be pleased to hear that David Schwimmer will be returning to Channel 4 for a new comedy series in 2016.

Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller in ten series of ‘Friends’ between 1994 and 2004, will be starring in a six-part series called ‘Morning Has Broken’. Created by Julia Davis, he’ll be playing the part of an American TV producer brought in to rescue a failing British daytime TV show that features Gail Sinclair, a self-styled ‘queen of daytime’ played by Davis herself.

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Brittany Murphy, Homeland Security And The Potential Poisoning

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The popular Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy may have been poisoned "with likely criminal intent," according to a new toxicology report.

Laboratory reports conducted by the Carlson Company in Colorado detected 10 heavy metals at abnormal levels in the tissue samples, stating "exposure to metals administered by a third party perpetrator with likely criminal intent," was a possible explanation for Murphy's sudden death.

A coroner had originally attributed Brittany Murphy's death in 2009 to drug intoxication, pneumonia and anaemia, though the tragedy felt like a strange anomaly and fans of the star were stunned when Murphy's husband, the British screenwriter Simon Monjack, was found dead just five months later - with pneumonia and anaemia named as the cause, again.

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The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA's) 2013

Julia Davis - The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA's) 2013 held at the Royal Festival Hall - Arrivals - London, England, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th May 2013

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Triumphant Return To British Comedy Awards For Sacha Baron Cohen

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Sacha Baron Cohen was one of the stars at last night’s British Comedy Awards, winning the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Back in 1999, he won the Best Male Comedy Newcomer award at the very same awards event. In those 13 years, he has made himself not just a household name in Britain, but a global star as well, with movies such as Borat and The Dictator.

In the UK of course, he made his name as Ali G and he was dressed as the iconic character when he collected his accolade, joking about his gold tracksuit: “lot has changed in ten years, times are tough. I've even had to start getting my tracksuits from second hand clothes shops.” He then turned round to reveal the word ‘Savile’ on the back, in reference to the disgraced former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.

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George Michael Awoke From Coma With West Country Accent

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George Michael woke from his three week coma with a strong West Country accent, the singer has revealed on Radio 2.

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Four Lions Review

Treating a taboo topic with broad comedy is dangerous business, as it risks trivialising something serious while offending rather a lot of people.

Fortunately, these filmmakers are smart enough to get away with it.

Omar (Ahmed) is a shopping mall guard with a wife (Kalidas) and son, plus chucklehead pals Waj, Barry and Fessel (Novak, Lindsay and Akhtar) who like him aspire to be jihadists. Omar and Waj even go to a Pakistan training centre, but when things go wrong there, they decide to prove their devotion with a terrorist attack. Meanwhile, Barry has drafted in jokester Hassan (Ali), and after building and, erm, testing a few bombs, four of them head for London as suicide bombers.

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Omar is a Muslim from the North of England who's been radicalised. He decides he's going to form a terrorist cell with his friend Waj and two other recruits, a Nihilist Islamic convert called Barry and a bomb maker named Faisal - the only member who will not sacrifice his life because his sick father has started eating paper.

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Cemetery Junction Review

There's a strong autobiographical tone to this British period drama, and the cast is very good. But by never focussing the story in a meaningful way, the film pales in comparison to its nearest predecessor, An Education.

In the Cemetery Junction area of Reading in 1973, Freddie (Cooke) is a young guy just starting a new job selling insurance while his best friend Bruce (Hughes) still works in the local factory and their goofy pal Snork (Doolan) makes announcements at the train station. Freddie clearly has ambition, and is happy when he runs into old flame Julie (Jones), who turns out to be the fiancee of his supervisor (Goode) and daughter of the company boss (Fiennes).

But both Freddie and Julie have doubts about heading into suburban respectability.

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Mirren Nominated For Tv Award

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DAME Helen Mirren is looking to follow-up her Oscars success next month (13MAR07) with a small screen acting honour at the Royal Television Society Awards.
Mirren has been nominated for Best Actress at the London ceremony for her role in PRIME SUSPECT, which has also been named in the Best Drama Serial category.
Mirren is up against BBC Four's FEAR OF FANNY star Julia Davis, and Susan Lynch, of BBC Two's SOUNDPROOF.
EXTRAS star Stephen Merchant will battle it out for Best Comedy Performance and time travel drama Doctor Who is in the running for Best Drama Series.

Wilbur Review

Wilbur is about suicide, but at the same time, it's nothing about suicide. Sure, the title character (newcomer Jamie Sives) hangs himself, slits his wrists and, in the movie's first scene, floods his apartment with gas and waits to die. The movie focuses on the power of family bonds and finding oneself. Suicide is treated as a starting point to a movie with a quiet emotional power and depth that lasts long after the plot problems pass and inconsistencies fade.

To prevent further incidents, Wilbur's kindly older brother, Harper (Adrian Rawlins), takes Wilbur in. Harper runs (and lives) in his late father's old Glasgow bookstore. Business is not good. There appear to be just two steady customers: An old man hungry for anything by Kipling, and a pale, whisper-quiet woman named Alice (a very good Shirley Henderson) who trades the books she finds at her depressing hospital job for quick cash.

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