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Paxman: Tv Losing Sense Of Purpose

Renowned journalist Jeremy Paxman has said that a focus on profitability and a lack of professionalism in television journalism was harming the credibility of the medium.The BBC Newsnight presenter spoke of the need for the...

By on 25 August 2007

Public Losing Faith With Tv Media

Recent scandals hitting the television industry have seriously dented public trust in the medium, a survey claims.Over half of Britons trust TV producers less than they did one year ago, according to the YouGov poll...

By on 24 August 2007

May Becomes A Doctor

LATEST: QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY has gained his doctorate in astronomy - 36 years after starting his thesis. May - who abandoned his studies to pursue a music career - handed in the 48,000-word paper,...

Queen's Lawyers Confront Documentary Makers

Lawyers representing the Queen have warned the BBC that it stands in breach of contract over a documentary about the monarch.A trailer of the show, A Year with the Queen, showed the monarch storming out...

By on 12 August 2007

Samantha Morton Confirms Pregnancy

Academy award-nominated actress Samantha Morton has confirmed she is expecting a baby with her director fiance Harry Holm.Morton, who starred in the Hollywood blockbuster Minority Report, is currently filming her new movie Synecdoche ion New...

By on 08 August 2007

The Queen To Be Screened On Itv

Academy award-winning film The Queen starring Dame Helen Mirren will be shown on ITV1 this autumn.The movie, which won Dame Helen an Oscar for best actress, was made by Granada Films and Pathe Pictures.The film...

By on 07 August 2007

Tribute Show Planned For Inman

Friends and former colleagues of John Inman are to get together for a one-off tribute show for the late actor.The West End show, to be staged at the Lyric Theatre on September 30th, will feature...

By on 05 August 2007

Queen's May Hands In Phd

Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May has handed in his PhD thesis, more than 30 years after first starting it.The 60-year-old rocker abandoned his astronomy studies in the 1970s to form Queen with Freddie Mercury and...

By on 04 August 2007

May Hands In Phd Thesis

LATEST: QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY has finally handed in his PhD thesis in astronomy - 36 years after starting it. The brainy musician embarked on his last piece of observational work on Spain's Canary Islands...

Kelly Osbourne 'To Star In Chicago'

Kelly Osbourne is to star in the West End musical Chicago, according to reports.The 22-year-old daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne is to play prison matron Mama Morton in the London stage show, it has emerged.London's...

By on 31 July 2007

May Slams Lloyd-webber's Bbc Tv Talent Shows

QUEEN rocker BRIAN MAY has blasted SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's use of TV talent shows to find new recruits for his stage shows. The guitarist, who penned long-running Queen musical We Will Rock You, which...

Queen 'Wants Bbc Documentary Axed'

Buckingham Palace and the BBC are engaged in a backdoor battle over whether a controversial documentary about the Queen should be broadcast, a newspaper reports.The Mail on Sunday cites insiders at the Palace saying that...

By on 30 July 2007

May Brings Search For Stars To Spain

QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY has travelled from England to Spain's Canary Islands to seek support material for his thesis. The We Will Rock You star, 60, announced earlier this month (Jul07) he had completed his...

Queen Star 'To Complete Astrophysics Doctorate'

Queen guitarist Brian May is close to completing a doctorate in astrophysics, it has been revealed.Writing on his website yesterday, the rocker confirmed that he had just completed three nights of astronomical observations in the...

By on 26 July 2007

Bond And Da Vinci Boost UK Economy

British-produced films like Casino Royale and The Da Vinci Code helped to provide a £4.3 billion boost to the country's economy from the UK movie industry last year.New figures show that homegrown films' contribution to...

By on 23 July 2007

Cowell Second In Us Tv Rich List

American Idol boss Simon Cowell has been named as the second highest-paid star on US TV. The X-Factor judge was behind Oprah Winfrey in the standings with earnings of £22.5 million. However the US chat...

By on 23 July 2007

Queen Lent Camilla Jewellery For Birthday Bash

The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, wore a fabulous diamond necklace on her 60th birthday that was lent to her by the Queen herself.The diamond necklace which is a part of the royal collection...

By on 23 July 2007

Itv Suspends Rdf Programme Commissions

ITV has suspended the commissioning of any further programmes with the production company RDF.The news follows an investigation into an RDF documentary featuring the Queen which was accompanied by a trailer that the BBC was...

By on 20 July 2007

May Celebrates 60th Birthday

QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY feels "uncomfortable" since turning 60, insisting he is still young at heart. The We Will Rock You star celebrated his landmark birthday on Thursday (19Jul07), but the musician says he still...

Bbc Suspends All Competitions Over Phone-in Row

BBC director-general Mark Thompson has announced the suspension of all BBC competitions and phone-related programmes at midnight tonight.All online competitions and interactive functions will also be taken down as soon as possible.Mr Thompson introduced the...

By on 18 July 2007

Mischa: I Am Not A Party Girl

British-born actress MISCHA BARTON has claimed to have quit the Hollywood party scene after getting fed up with 'two-faced' local girls.The stunning OC actress has claimed that she is "low-key" and only has a handful...

By on 18 July 2007

Bbc Chief To Explain Queen Gaffe

The BBC's director general Mark Thompson will today give his account of the row over a documentary trailer featuring the Queen.In a meeting with the BBC Trust the corporation's chief will also discuss the first...

By on 18 July 2007

Tv Firm Takes Rap For Queen Gaffe

A TV production company has publicly admitted that it is to blame for the blunder concerning a documentary trailer which falsely appeared to show the Queen storming out of a photo shoot.The acknowledgement from RDF...

By on 17 July 2007

Latitude Revellers Prepare For Fiery Finish

Revellers at Latitude festival will see the Rapture, Jarvis Cocker and Arcade Fire close this year's festival in somewhat damp conditions.Tonight's headliners will close the three-day Suffolk festival after yesterday's pleasant summery conditions were ideally...

By on 15 July 2007

Blur To 'Record Together In September'

Blur could possibly reunite in their original line-up and record together for the first time since 1999.In comments made to the NME, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree said that a period in September has been set...

By on 14 July 2007

May Completes Phd Thesis

QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY has completed his thesis for a PhD in astronomy - more than 30 years after he started the academic paper. The We Will Rock You star, 59, earned a physics degree...

One Is Not Amused By Photographer

A new BBC documentary has revealed that the Queen walked out of a photo shoot with celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.The Queen was in the middle of a portrait shoot when Leibovitz suggested that she remove...

By on 12 July 2007

Bbc Schedules Extra News Bulletin

The BBC has scheduled an extra news bulletin as part of new-look weekday evenings on BBC1.As a bridge between the Six O'Clock news and the Ten O'Clock news, an extra bulletin at 20:00 BST will...

By on 11 July 2007

Gogol Bordello Swap T For Set With Madge

New York band Gogol Bordello have decided to swap their slot at T in the Park to appear on stage at Live Earth London with Madonna.The group were scheduled to play at the Scottish festival,...

By on 05 July 2007

Paul Potts To Release Album In 15 Countries

Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts will see his debut album hit the shops in 15 countries, including the US.The opera singer won the ITV1 talent show in June and left the three judges, including...

By on 05 July 2007


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