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Kevin Kennedy - Kevin Kennedy signs copies of his new book 'The Street to Recovery' at Eason in Dublin - Dublin, Ireland - Sunday 10th November 2013

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Kevin Kennedy - Robert Plant and guests at The Saturday Night Show, RTE... - Dublin, Ireland - Sunday 10th November 2013

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Hundreds Gather For Funeral Of Coronation Street's Bill Tarmey


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Coronation Street stars gathered in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, on Tuesday (November 27, 2012) to pay their respects to the actor Bill Tarmey, who died earlier this month while holidaying with his family in Tenerife. Tarmey, 71, became one of television's most recognisable faces, playing Jack Duckworth for over 30 years.

According to Sky News, the ceremony at the Albion United Reformed Church was attended by the likes of Julie Goodyear, William Roache and Kevin Kennedy. Readings and tributes were given by Tarmey's granddaughter, grandson and Coronation Street co-stars Nigel Pivaro and Samia Ghandie. The actress - who plays Maria O'Connor - described Bill as "devoted to his family," adding, "He was genuinely one of the most decent and honourable men you could ever wish to meet. Jack and Vera were a truly unforgettable and formidable partnership, and I doubt we'll ever see that again. They were simply iconic and Jack Duckworth will forever be a true Coronation Street legend." A recording of Tarmey's track 'The Wind Beneath My Wings' was played at the funeral whilst a montage charting his career and life played on a screen, leaving the congregation in tears.

Tarmey - a former builder - worked as a singer in local nightclubs before landing his role on Coronation Street in 1979. A life-long smoker, he suffered with persistent heart problems though it was the ill health of his son that forced him to quit the soap in 2010.

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Kevin Kennedy Thursday 10th May 2012 World premiere of 'Street of Dreams Musical' afterparty held at The Radisson Hotel - Arrivals

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Kevin Kennedy - Kevin Kennedy and wife Manchester, England - Coronation Street: Out of Africa DVD premiere at Odeon theatre Tuesday 4th November 2008

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The Assassination Of Richard Nixon Review


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Richard Nixon does not die in The Assassination of Richard Nixon, but the film's protagonist - a depressed, angry, middle-aged man named Samuel Bicke (Sean Penn) - eventually comes to believe that, for the good of himself and his country, the commander-in-chief deserves death. Estranged from his wife, unable to hold down employment, and disgusted by the lies and hypocrisies of a 1974 American society that favors the deceitful rich and powerful over the little man, Bicke is a powder keg waiting for his fuse to be lit. And in Niels Mueller's unsettling debut, that igniting spark comes from a series of final disappointments that Bicke - the type of man who blames his woes on a general, conspiratorial "they" - conveniently pins on the corrupting influence of the tricky U.S. president seen talking about hope and prosperity on his living room TV.

A kindred spirit of Taxi Driver's Travis Bickle ("God's lonely man") with politics, instead of prostitution, on his mind, Bicke fervently believes in honesty, upright morals, and a sense of decency and fairness. Unfortunately, his uncompromising idealism functions as a straightjacket, preventing him from performing the casual deceptions necessitated by his job as a furniture salesman or accepting the fact that his estranged wife Marie (Naomi Watts) must don a short miniskirt and tolerate customers' gropes to earn a living as a waitress. He resents the success of his tire salesman brother Julius, longs for the happy stability of living with his wife and three kids (who seem to fear him), sports fanciful dreams of starting his own tire business with an African-American friend (Don Cheadle's Bonny) and longs to join the Black Panthers (who he believes can relate to his supposed persecution). To Bicke, the world has been corrupted, and the only effective response - after sending Leonard Bernstein (a "pure and honest" man) his tape-recorded memoirs - is to orchestrate an attack on the White House via hijacked airplane that will, he imagines, awaken the world to American injustice.

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Sam The Man Review


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Gary Winick's first -- and biggest -- gaffe is in casting uber-nerd Fisher "Johnny Five!" Stevens as a slick lothario that beds countless women. Christening him "The Man" in the film's title is just adding insult to injury.

And so we come to the strange, sad, and rather crass case of Sam the Man, a creepy and just plain wrong romantic dramedy that's got no romance, few laughs, minimal drama, and a parade of hateful characters. Wrap them up in a cheap, out-of-focus, underlit, and inaudible package shot on cheap digital video, and the recipe for disaster is complete. Microwave on high for three minutes.

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