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Michael Parkinson And Eamonn Holmes Slam Awkward Interviewee Meg Ryan

Michael, fondly known as Parky, has been working in television since the ‘60s, and has interviewed more than 2,000 famous names, from Muhammad Ali to Jennifer Lopez. His 2003 chat with actress Meg has gone...

Michael Parkinson's Doctor: "I Assure You, You Will Not Die Of This"

Michael Parkinson's cancer specialist has assured him he will not die of the prostate cancer he was diagnosed with in May. The legendary chat show host, 78, is expected to be given the all-clear within...

Gary Barlow Honoured For Charity Work And Music

Gary Barlow feels ''special'' after being honoured for his services to charity and British music.'The X Factor' judge became the 21st recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award at a star-studded bash at London's...

Kate Middleton, Prince William Support Andy Murray At Wimbledon

Andy Murray has the support of the British monarchy as he bids to become the first British winner of the Wimbledon crown since 1936, after Kate Middleton and Prince William turned up to Centre Court...

Is Kathie Lee Gifford's Martin Short Interview The Cringiest Ever?

Kathie Lee Gifford has become a serious contender for conducting the world's most cringiest interview, after asking comedy actor Martin Short on the 'Today Show' how his wife was holding up. Of course, Nancy Dolman...

Bob Holness, Blockbusters Host, Dies Aged 83

Bob Holness, the former host of Blockbusters has passed away, at the age of 83, Bbc News have reported today (January 6, 2012). A report from his family states that he "died peacefully in his...

Rolf Harris Is Delighted About Plans To Build New Children's Hospice

Rolf Harris has publically declared his happiness after plans to build a children's hospice in Berkshire was given the go-ahead. TV entertainer Rolf Harris, working alongside TV personality SIR Michael Parkinson, spoke to The Slough...

Lynn Redgrave Dies

Lynn Redgrave has died aged 67 after a seven-year battle with cancer. The 'Georgy Girl' star - the sister of actress Vanessa Redgrave and aunt of Joely Richardson - passed away at her home in...

Parky: Jade Represented All That's Paltry And Wretched

Veteran television interviewer Sir Michael Parkinson has courted controversy following comments he made saying the late Jade Goody "came to represent all that's paltry and wretched about Britain".In an interview with the Radio Times, Sir...

By on 07 April 2009

Parkinson: Itv Was A Depressing End To My Career

Michael Parkinson has said he was glad to leave ITV last year, after three years on the network.The chatshow legend defected to ITV from the BBC in 2004 after growing unhappy over the latter's scheduling...

By on 27 September 2008

Knighthood For Tv Legend Michael Parkinson

Television great Michael Parkinson has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.The talkshow legend, who received the honour for services to broadcasting in the New Year's honours list, said it was a "wonderful surprise"."I...

By on 04 June 2008

Mystery Donor Gave £5.5 Million To Bbc's Sports Relief Appeal

The BBC said a mystery donor gave £5.5 million to the BBC's Sports Relief appeal, pushing the total from last night's telethon to £19 million.Organisers are investigating whether the money, described as from a "good...

Mystery Donor Gave £5.5 Million To Bbc's Sports Relief Appeal

The BBC said a mystery donor gave £5.5 million to the BBC's Sports Relief appeal, pushing the total from last night's telethon to £19 million.Organisers are investigating whether the money, described as from a "good...

By on 15 March 2008

Kylie And Parky Head Ny Honours

Kylie Minogue, Michael Parkinson and Sir Ian McKellen are the leading lights topping the Queen's new year honours list.Chatshow host Sir Michael, who fronted his last show earlier this month, has been knighted, while Sir...

By on 29 December 2007

'Knighthood For Parkinson'

Legendary television chat show host Michael Parkinson is likely to be knighted for his services to broadcasting, according to reports.The Sun reports that the much-loved interviewer's name is on the Queen's New Years honours list...

By on 26 December 2007

8m Watch Parky Goodbye

Michael Parkinson's final ITV1 chat show pulled in an audience of 8.3 million people on Sunday night.The veteran broadcaster concluded his chat show career with a superb lineup of guests including Sir Michael Caine, Dame...

By on 18 December 2007

British Interviewer Parkinson Tapes Final Show

Legendary British interviewer Michael Parkinson -- "Parky," as he is affectionately known to millions of viewers -- taped his final show after 36 years Thursday night, bringing on board a raft of top British celebrities...

Knightley Wins Variety Award

Atonement star Keira Knightley has been named film actress of the year at the Variety Club Showbiz Awards in London.The 22-year-old said she was "so honoured" to be praised by such an "extraordinary organisation", with...

By on 19 November 2007

Michael Admits 'Constant' Drug Struggle

George Michael has admitted he is "constantly" attempting to take less marijuana.Speaking in an interview on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs programme, the former Wham! star said he had mixed feelings over the class...

By on 30 September 2007

Parkinson Forgot Wayne's Name

British TV presenter MICHAEL PARKINSON once forgot the name of screen veteran JOHN WAYNE during a live interview. Parkinson - who retires as a talk show host later this year (07) after 25 years -...

Britain's "Parkey" To Step Down

Legendary British television interviewer Michael Parkinson announced today (Wednesday) that he plans to step down after next season. "After 25 years of doing my talk show I have decided that this forthcoming series will be...

George Michael Slams Rehab Reports

LATEST: Pop star GEORGE MICHAEL has slammed tabloid reports he is "out of control" on cannabis - insisting he has merely been exhausted. The former WHAM! star laughed off suggestions his record label want to...

Michael Damaged Car Through 'Tricky Hill Manoeuvre'

LATEST: British pop star GEORGE MICHAEL has spoken out following his car accident last weekend (16APR06), admitting he damaged three cars when he attempted a tricky manoeuvre on a steep hill. Michael is currently at...

George Michael Sets Wedding Date

Former WHAM! star GEORGE MICHAEL is to 'marry' partner KENNY GOSS on their 10th anniversary later this year (06). Despite hitting out at SIR ELTON JOHN in an interview with British chat show host MICHAEL...

Michael Blames Elton For Troubles

Pop star GEORGE MICHAEL has branded SIT ELTON JOHN the cause of all his woes, after the ROCKET MAN hitmaker accused him of suffering "deep-rooted unhappiness" two years ago (04). The ex WHAM! star insists...

Michael Goes Ahead With Tv Interview

Troubled pop star GEORGE MICHAEL insists his interview with British chat show host MICHAEL PARKINSON will go ahead, despite his ongoing car crash police investigation. The former WHAM! star was interrogated by police on Tuesday...

Parkinson: 'Meg Ryan Fancies Me'

British talk show host MICHAEL PARKINSON claims his ongoing row with actress MEG RYAN stems from her sexual lust for him. The pair fell out when Ryan, 44, appeared on Parkinson's BBC chat show in...

Parkinson Bites Back At Ryan

British talk show host MICHAEL PARKINSON is continuing his bitter row with actress MEG RYAN - calling her the "most boring bore I've ever met". The pair have bickered since Ryan appeared on Parkinson's show...

Ryan Attacks Parkinson For Terse Interview

Hollywood star MEG RYAN has launched a scathing attack on British chatshow host MICHAEL PARKINSON, calling him "a nut". The actress claimed the veteran journalist offended her with his choice of questions and spoke to...

Flatley Reveals Retirement Plans

Irish dancer MICHAEL FLATLEY can't wait for his energetic career to be over - so he can pile on the pounds and set up a hotel business. The RIVERDANCE star admitted to British chat...

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