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Farewell Rik Mayall: Comic Laid To Rest By Family And Friends In Devon

By Lauren James | 20th June 2014

Rik Mayall was laid to rest in a rose-festooned wicker coffin in a beautiful English churchyard yesterday (19 June). The late comedian collapsed and died aged 56 after his morning run on Monday 9 June,...

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Stars Gather At Rik Mayall's Funeral

19th June 2014

British comedy stars including Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Adrian Edmondson turned out to remember funnyman Rik Mayall as he was laid to rest on Thursday (19Jun14).Around 140 mourners gathered at St George's Church in...

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Sweetie, Darling, An ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Movie Is On Its Way, Says Jennifer Saunders

By Stephanie Chase | 26th May 2014

It’s happening, Jennifer Saunders has confirmed that an 'Absolutely Fabulous' film is on its way and it could even reach us by the end of next year!Jennifer has confirmed she is working on the scriptSpeaking...

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Jennifer Saunders Wants Chris Colfer For Absolutely Fabulous

30th April 2014

British comedienne Jennifer Saunders wants to offer Glee actor Chris Colfer a role in her film adaptation of Absolutely Fabulous.The actress announced in January (14) that she plans to bring the U.K. comedy series to...

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Fascinating Fact: 4115156

18th March 2014

Veteran British comedian Ken Dodd was hailed as a Legend of Comedy at the 2014 Leicester Comedy Festival, held in Leicester, England. The 86-year-old star saw off competition from fellow Brits Jennifer Saunders, Lenny Henry...

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Jennifer Saunders Undergoing Hypnotherapy To Boost Productivity

3rd March 2014

British comic Jennifer Saunders is undergoing hypnotherapy sessions in a bid to stop her procrastinating.The Absolutely Fabulous star is currently trying to pen the script for a big screen version of her acclaimed comedy, but...

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Jennifer Saunders Confirms Absolutely Fabulous Movie

6th January 2014

Comedienne Jennifer Saunders has confirmed reports she is developing an Absolutely Fabulous movie.In a new British Tv interview with Jonathan Ross, Saunders revealed she has bowed to pressure from co-star Joanna Lumley to come up...

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Jennifer Saunders: Absolutely Fabulous Film Won't Happen

7th December 2013

Jennifer Saunders insists the proposed 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie will never happen.The comic actress worries the show's legacy would be ''ruined'' if a spin-off movie was produced, despite revealing two years ago - when the sit-com...

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Jennifer Saunders: 'Simon Cowell Has Put Me Off Botox'

28th October 2013

British funnywoman Jennifer Saunders has decided to steer clear of cosmetic surgery thanks to Simon Cowell's penchant for procedures.The Absolutely Fabulous star admits she is concerned about the ageing process as she approaches her late...

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Jennifer Saunders: 'Mean Journalists Killed Off Spice Girls Musical'

11th October 2013

British comedienne and writer Jennifer Saunders has accused "nasty journalists" of killing her Spice Girls musical Viva Forever, insisting "people always want to get a knife into the band".The Absolutely Fabulous star still thinks the...

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Emma Bunton Lined Up For Absolutely Fabulous Movie

8th October 2013

Pop star Emma Bunton is eyeing a movie role after Jennifer Saunders offered her a part in the big screen version of Absolutely Fabulous.The Spice Girls singer enjoyed a cameo in a special Christmas episode...

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Jennifer Saunders Missed Chemotherapy Sessions

5th October 2013

British comedienne Jennifer Saunders has confessed she missed her gruelling chemotherapy sessions when her cancer treatment came to an end.The Absolutely Fabulous star was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and underwent a six-month stint...

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Jennifer Saunders Blasts Sympathy-seeking Cancer Survivors

30th September 2013

British comedienne Jennifer Saunders has slammed cancer survivors who still expect sympathy after receiving the all-clear, insisting they are simply attention-seeking.The Absolutely Fabulous star, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, drew some criticism...

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Rebel Wilson Represents Herself

8th June 2013

Rebel Wilson negotiates her own movie contracts.The comedic actress - who shot to fame after appearing in 2011 comedy 'Bridesmaids' - is as clever as she is funny, having earned a law degree in her...

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Jennifer Saunders Tackles Overnight Marathon In Underwear For Charity

13th May 2013

British comedienne Jennifer Saunders is celebrating after raising more than $16,414 (£10,590) for charity by taking part in a nighttime marathon walk in her underwear.The funnywoman took to the streets of London for the annual...

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Spice Girls Musical To Close

2nd May 2013

The Spice Girls musical will close next month.'Viva Forever!' - which is based on the songs of the pop quintet and was written by Jennifer Saunders - opened last November and had recently had its...

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Fascinating Fact: 3522006

24th February 2013

Comedy stars Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are taking over the airwaves in the U.K. next month (15Mar13). The funnywomen have promised to cause "chaos and confusion" as the "comedy controllers" for BBC Radio 2...

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Jennifer Saunders Writing Autobiography

6th February 2013

British comedienne Jennifer Saunders is set to give fans a glimpse into her life after signing a deal to write her autobiography.The Absolutely Fabulous star will open up about her time in the spotlight and...

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Joanna Lumley Confirms Absolutely Fabulous Movie Is On The Way!

By Joe Wilde | 25th January 2013

Joanna Lumley let us in on some frankly (absolutely) fabulous news today (Jan 25) when she revealed that the hit show Absolutely Fabulous is being made into a movie, and a musical one at that!...

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Joanna Lumley Receives Special Recognition Award At The National Television Awards

By Lorna Greville  | 24th January 2013

Joanna Lumley, known mostly for her role as the hilariously loathsome narcissist Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous, alongside Jennifer Saunders, was celebrated with a Special Recognition Award last night at the National Television Awards.She was lauded...

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Jennifer Saunders: 'Spice Girls Musical Is Doing Well'

15th January 2013

Jennifer Saunders has spoken out to dismiss rumours her Spice Girls musical is on the verge of closure due to low ticket sales.Viva Forever!, which features the British girl group's music, was written by Absolutely...

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Bbc Set To Bring Pg Wodehouse's 'Blandings' To Tv

By Joe Wilde | 12th January 2013

PG Wodehouse's Blandings comic series is to be brought to the small screen in the very near future, with the BBC announcing that the popular series will be brought back to television for the first...

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Dolly Parton Flashed Tattooed Breasts In Restaurant

21st December 2012

Funnywoman Jennifer Saunders was left stunned when busty singer Dolly Parton flashed her tattooed breasts in a restaurant.The Absolutely Fabulous star was sharing a meal with fellow comedienne Roseanne Barr when the country legend joined...

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Mel C: I Was Nearly Kicked Out Of Spice Girls

21st December 2012

Mel C has was nearly thrown out of the Spice Girls.The 38-year-old singer has revealed there was often a strained relationship between the five band members - Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham...

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Jennifer Saunders Predicted Spice Girls Flop

20th December 2012

Funnywoman Jennifer Saunders was convinced the Spice Girls were destined for failure after meeting the singers at a restaurant before they found fame.The Absolutely Fabulous star was enjoying a meal with her comedy sidekick Dawn...

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Victoria Beckham Hides At Viva Forever! After-party

13th December 2012

Victoria Beckham and her family hid away during the 'Viva Forever!' after-party.The 38-year-old fashion designer arrived at the marquee on the banks of London's River Thames on Tuesday evening (11.12.12) with her husband David, 37,...

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Spice Girls Together Again For 'Viva Forever!' Launch

By Holly Williams | 12th December 2012

The Spice Girls have banded together for the second time this year for the launch of Jennifer Saunders' new musical based around their many hits.Viva Forever! is the new Mamma Mia!-esque West End production about...

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Jennifer Saunders: Spice Girls Were Never Over-sexualised

11th December 2012

Jennifer Saunders is glad the Spice Girls were never ''over-sexualised''.The 'Absolutely Fabulous' star was chosen by 'Mamma Mia!' producer Judy Craymer to pen the musical 'Viva Forever!' - which features the music of the band...

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6th December 2012

"Show going well in previews. Thank God they didn't take up my offer to choreograph. There's pretty fancy moves in it and singing." Jennifer Saunders is pleased with positive feedback after early showings of her...

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Absolutely Fabulous Reunion Up For International Emmy Honour

8th October 2012

Reunited British comedy duo Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley's Absolutely Fabulous comeback has helped land the Tv veterans an International Emmy Award nomination for Best Comedy.British Tv shows, including the Ab Fab 20th anniversary specials,...

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