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Sky Hits Out At David Abraham's "Glaring Inconsistency" Over Terrestrial Channels

By Michael West | 23rd August 2014

Sky has hit back at Channel 4's chief executive David Abraham over what the company perceives to be "glaring inconsistency" in his views on retransmission fees. In his speech at the Edinburgh International Television Festival,...

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Alex Horne Among Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Nominees

By Ed Biggs | 21st August 2014

The shortlist for this year’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards has been released. Seven nominees have been picked out in total for Best Comedy Show, widely considered to be the most prestigious category.Alex Horne is among...

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Tim Vine Wins Funniest Joke For 'Hoover' Gag At Edinburgh Festival 2014

By Michael West | 19th August 2014

The comedian Tim Vine has won the award for funniest joke at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, marking the second time in four years that he has scooped the honor. He won for the one-liner:...

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Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Celebrations Kick Off... At The Airport

By Lenny Barksdale | 4th August 2014

August has arrived in Edinburgh – and the rest of the world, in fact – bringing with it a deluge of travelling live performance from stand up comedy to theatre; everything in between, before and...

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Why Jeremy Paxman Is Concentrating On Beards For One Man Show At Edinburgh Fringe

By Jack de Aguilar | 11th April 2014

Jeremy Paxman is making the move from grumpy broadcaster to one-man entertainer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his new show, PAXMAN. But why, oh why, is the Newsnight presenter focussing so much on beards?Here's...

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Edinburgh Fringe 2013: Who's In Line For The Prizes?

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd August 2013

The Edinburgh Fringe has been the springboard for some of the U.K’s biggest stars. It’s a hustling, bustling supermarket-on-a-Saturday of a place, teeming with talent and bursting with show-offs. You have to be one to...

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Was This Really The Funniest Joke At The Edinburgh Fringe Festival?

By Michael West | 20th August 2013

Ok, so it's that time of the year again, when the Edinburgh Fringe Festival announces its funniest joke of the year and we all go, "What, really?" Saying that, this year's winner is actually pretty...

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival, David Baddiel Makes Strong Return

By Jack de Aguilar | 7th August 2013

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has made the careers of many British comedians, actors and writers, and David Baddiel is almost certainly one of them. He has returned to the Fringe for the first time since...

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Edinburgh Festival Goes Down Under Yet Again, This Time With Fergus Linehan

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd April 2013

Former director of the Sydney Festival, Fergus Linehan, has been appointed to take over the Edinburgh international festival, which will kick off this August in the historic city.Until as recently as 2012, Linehan – a...

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Dizzee Rascal Joins Edinburgh Fringe

10th June 2010

Dizzee Rascal has been added to this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe line up.The 'Dirtee Cash' star will be among the performers at the annual Scottish arts event, along with Flawless - a dance troupe who...

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Ailing Slater Finally Makes Stage Debut

10th August 2004

Hollywood star CHRISTIAN SLATER will make his British stage debut today (10AUG04), ten days after he contracted chicken pox. The star was due to appear in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST in Edinburgh,...

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Ailing Slater's British Stage Debut Delayed

4th August 2004

LATEST: Hollywood star CHRISTIAN SLATER has been forced to delay his British stage debut as he struggles to overcome a bout of chicken pox. The TRUE ROMANCE hunk, 34, was taken ill on Friday...

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Ailing Slater's Brit Stage Debut Under Threat

1st August 2004

Hollywood star CHRISTIAN SLATER's British stage debut is under threat after the actor caught chicken pox from a fellow castmember. The TRUE ROMANCE hunk, 34, was taken ill on Friday (30JUL04) during rehearsals of...

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Slater Eager To Rebuild Frame

16th July 2004

Actor CHRISTIAN SLATER has shocked organisers of a London boxing gym by signing up for six months of intensive training - in a bid to regain the figure he had as a young Hollywood hunk....

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Slater Set To Reprise Nicholson Role

18th June 2004

CHRISTIAN SLATER is set to reprise his idol JACK NICHOLSON's most famous role - when he plays McMURPHY in the stage version of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at this year's (04) EDINBURGH FRINGE...

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Connery Welcomed Home

22nd August 2003

Movie veteran SIR SEAN CONNERY got a heroes welcome on his return to Scotland yesterday (21AUG03) - and stunned fans at the EDINBURGH FESTIVAL by queuing for a ticket. The former JAMES BOND star,...

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Kevin Spacey Keen To See Usual Suspects Stage Play

8th August 2003

OSCAR-winner KEVIN SPACEY is keen to see a low-key stage production of hit thriller THE USUAL SUSPECTS, which is being performed at Scotland's legendary EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL. The play is directed by RICARDO PINTO,...

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Weisz's Step Into Showbusiness

7th August 2003

ABOUT A BOY beauty RACHEL WEISZ has a baffling tattoo - which is a reference to an early stage role she won. The British star has a ladder imprinted on her person to...

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Liza Minnelli Tribute Show Needs A Major Rewrite

5th August 2003

An actress who based her cabaret stage show around the success of LIZA MINNELLI's marriage to DAVID GEST is fuming now the multi-wed star has split from her spouse. LIZ FLINT's show, LIZA! WITH...

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Charlie Chaplin Revived By Granddaughter

29th July 2003

Silent movie stalwart CHARLIE CHAPLIN is to be portrayed by his granddaughter in a production at the EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL in August (03). OONA CHAPLIN, 17, who is named after Charlie's fourth wife, will...

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