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The Great British Bake Off has amassed a strong cast for its celebrity edition.
Michael Sheen, the acclaimed Welsh actor who has played Tony Blair, David Frost and Brian Clough on screen, is to take on an entirely new challenge in aid of Comic Relief. The 45-year-old is to join the likes of Dame Edna Everage and Joanna Lumley for a celebrity version of The Great British Bake Off.
Sue Perkins, Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and Mel Giedroyc will return for the celebrity edition
Others competing on the baking show will be Zoe Sugg, Joanthan Ross, David Mitchell, Lulu, and Sarah Brown, the wife of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles, Alexa Chung, Gok Wan, Jameela Jamil, Victoria Wood, Jennifer Saunders, Abbey Clancy and Fonejacker star Kayvan Novak make up the cast.
Continue reading: Michael Sheen's Next Role Is BBC's Celebrity Great British Bake Off
Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) is a beautiful young, yet poor woman. After saving the life of a young farmer, he falls utterly in love with her, yet she moves away after realising that she did not love him. When a fire destroys his farm, he goes in search of a new job - finding one as a farm hand, working for Everdene. But as she begins to earn the interest of a further two suitors, Everdene is caught up in a whirlwind of intrigue and controversy. Will Everdene discover true love? Or will she bring destruction to all those who fall under her spell?
Sarah Silverman has guest starred in two episodes of 'Masters of Sex' and hopes to return to complete the storyline in the next season.
Sarah Silverman will return to Masters of Sex next season, or so she hopes. Silverman attended the Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 on Monday evening (25th August) and discussed the possibility of reprising her role on Masters.
Sarah Silverman at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday.
Continue reading: Sarah Silverman Hopes To Return To 'Masters Of Sex' Next Season
Kill the Messenger follows the real life story of Journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), as he stumbles upon the story of a lifetime. When Webb hears that the US government was aware of the exportation of drugs to America, he begins following up the story. This, in turn, leads him to uncover a conspiracy where the CIA imported vast amounts of cocaine to sell in the US in order to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Webb is then faced with the option to leave the story alone, or continue his investigation and put his career, family and own life at risk.
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Game of Thrones has received criticism on a number front including from the creator of a rival show, the cast of a series about sexual research and, most bizarrely, China.
Game of Thrones has made headlines again and, for the second week in a row, it's not good news for the hit HBO series. The show has been criticised by the Masters of Sex cast, condemned by the creator of the History channel series Vikings and has been censored in China.
Lizzy Caplan, of Masters of Sex, claimed GoT is simply about sex and dragons.
The criticism of sex scenes and the highly sexualised content of the fantasy series, based on the novels by George R.R. Martin, has been the primary focus of commentators. The cast of Masters of Sex - Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen - referred to GoT whilst describing the importance of intimacy in their show's sex scenes as The Huffington Post reports.. Appearing at the TV Academy Panel last week, Caplan said: "Our show is about sex and intimacy whereas other shows are about other things, maybe dragons. No disrespect at all, but it does feel at times that it's like, time out dragons, let's watch these people get it on with each other."
Caplan's comments have been echoed by Michael Hirst, creator of Vikings, who claimed GoT was simply "soft porn". Hirst was asked by Time about the comparison between his show and GoT and he responded by condemning the show. Although Hirst claimed the series is "well written" and that it is "very popular", he also stated GoT "is a very, very different show." He further emphasised the differences between Vikings and GoT, stating GoT "is a fantasy show, and it has a lot of things which are very appealing to an audience. It is soft porn, and it has a lot of gratuitous stuff in it."
After Sunday's BAFTAs, the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge hosted a special arts event at Buckingham Palace.
Last night, Buckingham Palace hosted a star-studded reception for some of the world's most talented stars of stage and screen. The Royal Reception for Dramatic Arts celebrated the Queen's 60 years as patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the contribution of the dramatic arts to national life with a host of showbiz royalty paying the palace a visit.
The Queen Greeted The Hollywood Stars Who Paid Her A Visit At The Palace.
The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, played host to a glittering line-up of stars, including Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Roger Moore, John Hurt, Steve McQueen, Michael Sheen, Helena Bonham Carter, Angela Lansbury, Hugh Laurie, Gemma Arterton, Ralph Fiennes, Timothy Spall, Alan Bennett and Alan Rickman along with the actresses Uma Thurman, Joely Richardson, and Joan Collins.
Newcomers like 'House of Cards' and 'Master of Sex' replace the old guards like 'Mad Men' and 'Homefront' in the TV noms
The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards were revealed this week and although there were few surprises in the movie nominations; in the television categories however, it's time for change in the established order of critically-acclaimed TV. Former nomination regulars like Mad Men and Homefront are nowhere to be seen in the nominees lists, replaced instead by the new order of critically-acclaimed shows.
Master of Sex, along with House of Cards, is now the show to beat
Master of Sex and House of Cards now look like the shows to beat, with Breaking Bad making what will be its final appearance at the Golden Globes with the series ending this year. This comes just a year after Homeland achieved the impressive feat of winning Best Drama Series, Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor all in one night, although this does mark the second year in a row that the 2007-2009 winner Mad Men has not appeared in the Best Drama category.
They were so good together...how could they?! Sniff!
A break up is rarely an easy time for a couple but ever get that feeling that some couples, i.e. NOT Rihanna and Chris Brown, were so well-matched that it was hard to imagine them not being an item? Yup, us too, so we restrained ourselves with a list of the top five celebrity couples we reckon never should have parted.
What is love now that we are no longer in a world where the Zooey Deschanels can't make a happy marriage with the Deathcab for Cutie frontmen? Woe is us indeed. Him: the sultry, thoughtful indie singer and guitarist who is responsible for such odes to eternal love as 'I'll Follow You Into The Dark.' Her: the cute, funny and (dare we say it?) quirky actress who, with one flick of her indie girl bangs in 500 Days of Summer, launched an odyssey of shy, introverted teenage dreams against a backdrop of The Smiths songs.
Continue reading: 5 Celeb Couples We Didn't Want To See Split
Two hugely popular shows, one easy decision
When you’ve got a good thing going, keep it going; that’s what the people at Showtime heard in a meeting scheduled to last one hour, but only lasted 5 seconds as David Nevins - president of entertainment at the network – uttered those words. Alright, so that didn’t actually happen.
We'll be welcoming back these guys - probably - in season 4
But given the success of both Masters of Sex and Homeland, the decision process probably wasn’t much longer. Both have been huge hits for Showtime, with the latter set to run into a fourth season, with Masters of Sex renewed for a second.
Continue reading: Hurray! 'Homeland' And 'Masters Of Sex' Renewed By Showtime
The 'Masters of Sex' is already one of the best reviewed TV shows of this year.
Television may as well not be called the small screen anymore because the vast quality of programming in recent years arguably outshining the big screen, as characters and unveiling plot lines seem to be leading the way.
Sheen and Caplan as Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson
This year alone Hollywood A-listers have returned for a recurring television role as Michael J. Fox has recently starred in NBC's 'The Michael J. Fox Show', Robin Williams landed the lead role in CBS's 'The Crazy Ones' and movie heavyweight Robert De Niro recently signed on to star in HBO's 'Criminal Justice'.
Hollywood actress Kate Beckinsale made a return to the hometown of her father, actor Richard Beckinsale, to unveil a prestigious blue plaque in Nottinghamshire's Chilwell.
Kate Beckinsale was accompanied by her mother, Judy Loe, and her husband, director Len Wiseman, in a Chilwell ceremony that saw the A-list Hollywood actress pay a visit to her late father's hometown for a very special ceremony. Actor Richard Beckinsale, who passed away age 31 in 1979 from a heart attack, is known for his comedy roles as Lennie Godber in the BBC's Porridge and Alan Moore in ITV's Rising Damp. He attended College House Junior School in Chilwell, in the 1950s, which is where his commemorative blue plague has been placed.
Kate Beckinsale's Father, Richard, Starred In UK Comedy Rising Damp.
Mark North, College House Junior School's head teacher, spoke of the school's excitement to host such a unique occasion to remember an accomplished ex-pupil: "It's a real honour for the school to be a part of this special occasion, dedicated to the memory of Richard Beckinsale. It was a once in a lifetime experience for us all. We are honoured to have hosted such distinguished guests.We place a high priority on the performing arts in school, and hope that pupils will continue to be inspired by Richard's career for many years to come."
We generally expect more wacky humour from Fey and Rudd than this comedy, which is packed with perhaps too-smart dialog and a lot of warm sentiment. It's an odd mix, looking for jokes in gender roles and higher education, while also finding dramatic and romantic moments along the way. But in the end, the engaging actors make it worth a look.
Fey plays Portia, an admissions officer at the prestigious Princeton University, who's in competition with her office rival (Reuben) for a big promotion as their boss (Shawn) gets ready to retire. Unhelpfully, Portia's long-term boyfriend (Sheen) chooses this moment to leave her. Diving into her job, she visits a progressive high school where the director John (Rudd) is trying a bit too hard to get her to consider unconventionally gifted student Jeremiah (Wolff) for admission to Princeton. Then John tells Portia that he thinks Jeremiah is the son she gave up for adoption 18 years earlier. Meanwhile, Portia's aggressive feminist mother (the superb Tomlin) brings up even more past issues she's never quite dealt with.
The way the screenplay piles all of this on Portia at the same time is more than a little contrived, but Fey juggles it effortlessly, throwing hilariously intelligent one-liners around even in the more intensely serious scenes. Opposite her, Rudd is more understated than usual, and also creates a strongly defined character as a rootless wanderer who just wants to help make the world a better place, but needs to pay more attention to his adopted Ugandan son (Spears). Yes, screenwriter Kroner throws in every variety of parent-child issues too.
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Kate Winslet will star in Hollywood's latest young-adult adaptation.
Kate Winslet is the latest Hollywood A-lister to make the move into the thriving young adult market after signing on for a big screen adaptation of 'Divergent,' the first of a trilogy of dystopian novels by Veronica Roth. Jennifer Lawrence and Philip Seymour Hoffman both star in the forthcoming Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, while Twilight and The Lovely Bones featured respected actors Michael Sheen and Stanley Tucci.
The young-adult movie market is growing at a serious rate, something that's not gone undetected by Winslet's agent, clearly. The British star will play the cold and calculable Jeanine Matthews in the movie about a society that is divided into five factions that define how a person lives their life. For example, the Abnegation people are selfless, while those residing in the Erudite neighbourhood devote themselves to a lifelong pursuit of knowledge. Winslet will play the leader of the Eruduite, according to studio Summit Entertainment.
Continue reading: Divergent: Kate Winslet Leads Hollywood Charge Into Young Adult Movies
Rumors are that Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen might yet get back together.
It’s believed that the constant travel has caused the two to break up, though in a previous interview with Stella Magazine she’d said: "Michael and I never spend more than three weeks apart - we rack up a lot of air miles - but you have to be quite adaptable in this business whether you are in a relationship or not.” In fact, it seems quite a shame that this one has gone down the plughole, with the pair seemingly pretty happy. In the same interview, McAdams had said "Michael and I didn't get together while we were filming Midnight in Paris, which I feel strongly about not doing when I'm working. We became quite good friends, which I think is a great way to start. I felt very blessed to have made a Woody Allen film in Paris together."
Continue reading: Rachel McAdams Split From Michael Sheen; But Is It Just Temporary?
With a flurry of bonkers action and cross-species bonding, The Twilight Saga surges to a howling conclusion that has more attitude in it than all four previous films put together. There's no time for moping now, as things build to a crescendo of girly emotion, portentous pronouncements and more decapitations than you can count. Even the plot itself gets rather playful.
We pick things up immediately after Part 1 ended: Bella (Kristen) is getting used to her heightened vampire senses and intense lovemaking prowess with her new husband Edward (Pattinson), while their daughter Renesmee (Foy) ages alarmingly from infancy to about 10 in just a few weeks, overseen by soulmate-protector wolf-boy Jacob (Lautner). But the ruling Volturi boss (Sheen) has been misinformed that Renesmee is a feared immortal child, rather than a rare but apparently harmless human-vampire hybrid. As the Volturi army heads to Seattle to obliterate Edward and the Cullen clan (including Facinelli, Reaser, Greene and Lutz), the Cullens draft in an army of their own from around the world.
Essentially the film is a long build-up to a big showdown, as everyone jostles for position. This makes the film feel much pacier than the earlier chapters, as we jump from scene to scene while the Cullens prepare for the onslaught. Many scenes involve the introduction of the vampires who support their effort, and like X-men many have some sort of supernatural ability that can aid the fight. Thankfully, director Condon refuses to take this nonsense seriously, and has quite a lot of fun with the various story elements. He also gleefully ramps up the tetchy interaction between Jacob and Edward, and even makes a joke about the fact that actors playing vampires must wear red contact lenses.
Continue reading: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Review
The stars of The Twilight Saga walked down the red carpet for a premiere of the franchise for the last ever time last night (November 12) and there was no surprise which two of the cast were taking center stage, with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson making a public reunion after promotional trails that have seen them take on different territories. The pair looked happy to be in each other's company, memories of their acrimonious summer seemingly all but forgotten as they lit up the red carpet in Los Angeles.
Not long since the harrowing and almost fatal birth of their daughter Renesmee, newly born vampire Bella Cullen nee Swan and her new husband Edward have even more deadly drama to contend with. With prestigious Italian vampire coven the Volturi led by Vampire Irina accusing the rapidly growing Renesmee of being a demon child, Bella and Edward have no time to enjoy married life and bring her up together like regular parents. When their homelife is threatened by those who wish only to protect themselves, they realise that they must band together a formidable army to fight the Volturi down in a battle if they wish to save the life of their mortal child.
This much-adored vampire love story finally comes to a close in one of the most dramatic conclusions of fantasy fiction ever written. Based on the best-selling novels by Stephenie Meyer, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2' has been directed by 'Part 1's director Bill Condon ('Dreamgirls', 'Gods and Monsters') with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg (who has written all of the other screenplays for the blockbuster series) working alongside him. This final instalment is set to become a major box office hit with its release on November 16th 2012.
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Kellan Lutz, Maggie Grace, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Michael Sheen, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Jamie Campbell Bower, Boo Boo Stewart, Joe Anderson, Billy Burke, Lee Pace, MyAnna Buring, Christopher Heyerdahl, Noel Fisher, Alex Meraz, Rami Malek, Cameron Bright, Mia Maestro, Charlie Bewley, Christian Camargo, Angela Sarafyan, Julia Jones, Daniel Cudmore, Tinsel Korey, Judith Shekoni, Chaske Spencer, Casey LaBow, Kiowa Gordon, Bronson Pelletier, Omar Metwally, Tracey Heggins, Andrea Gabriel, Toni Trucks, Lisa Howard, Patrick Brennan, Tony Bentley, Valorie Curry & JD Pardo.
After their reckless marriage ceremony and the traumatic near-death-experience that was the birth of their daughter Renesmee in 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1', newly turned vampire Bella Swan and Edward Cullen think they have overcome the worst. However, 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' forces them to face a vicious battle with the Volturi after they hear a false claim the rapidly growing Renesmee is an immortal child; the conception of which is outlawed due to fact that immortal children can become out of control and dangerous. Bella and Edward must protect their daughter and themselves from assassination from the Volturi and find a way to prove that Renesmee is not in fact immortal.
Bella Swan is finally a vampire. She discovers that the world seems somewhat brighter now and learns about the heightened senses that vampires have. Her body temperature now matches Edward's, so she no longer finds him cold to the touch. She takes quickly to vampire life - very quickly, to the surprise of the Cullens, who were anticipating that it would take decades - even centuries - for Bella to adjust.
There isn't a narrative, although the film is arranged to recount an epic journey using voice-over readings from authors like Homer, Sophocles, Milton, Shakespeare, Beckett and Nietzsche. There are also title-card quotes, songs and music, including some pieces performed in old film clips (such as Leontyne Price singing Motherless Child). Meanwhile we see a collage of old film clips and crisp new footage shot in snowy Alaska featuring silent men in yellow, blue and black parkas that obscure their faces.
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