Saturday, 24 January 2015

Celebrities gasp at Dior's hidden orchestra in Paris

PARIS (AP) " From behind a black curtain in the central catwalk, fashion powerhouse Dior pulled a surprise on its guests in unveiling a concealed orchestra at the start of the Paris menswear show."Matrix" actor Lambert Wilson, actresses...


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Steve Carrell talks new movie Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller is a little bleary the morning after the gala screening in London of his latest film, Foxcatcher . Somewhere down the hotel corridor, Steve Carell is doing a day of interviews, too: he's this film's headline act, in...


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'Deadheads' ask to camp out during band's Chicago concerts

CHICAGO (AP) " Some Grateful Dead fans are asking for fans to be allowed to camp out overnight in parking lots near Chicago's Soldier Field during the band's three concerts there in July.Soldier Field spokesman Luca Serra says there'll...


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Al Pacino looks to diversify, not retire from acting

NEW YORK (AP) " Al Pacino says he can relate to Simon Axler, the lead character in his film 'The Humbling' " about an aging actor who worries he's lost his craft and his appetite for acting.That's partly why he made the film. "I...


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Strueth! It's our top ten sexiest Aussie pop princesses in their naughtiest videos





AUSTRALIA DAY is the perfect time to celebrate the sexiest Sheilas from Kylie to Dannii Minogue, Holly Valance and Olivia Newton-John in all their glory


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Quick Quote: Why U.K. director Rupert Goold cast Jonah Hill

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " "We had James (Franco) first up, and I found it difficult to cast the other role I actually have to admit...I just needed someone who was inherently sympathetic and who would deliver a kind of soulfulness and...


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Quick Quote: Jeffrey Tambor talks binge watching

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " "You push a button and it goes all over the world and on Sunday people are saying, 'Oh, I binge watched all 10 of them. Where's more?' and you go oh, the world has changed. It's not my dad walking to the television...


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Tangerine Dream pioneer Edgar Froese dies





MUSICIAN Edgar Froese, who founded pioneering German electronic group Tangerine Dream, has died suddenly from a pulmonary embolism aged 70.


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'Is this Luke Skywalker' son?' Meet new Star Wars star Domhnall Gleeson





DOMHNALL GLEESON hits the big time with starring roles in the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, plus Angelia Jolie's Unbroken and current sci fi smash Ex Machina.


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Jackson stage show Thriller Live: You can't beat it

I'll declare up front: I have never been a huge Michael Jackson fan. I've never had an encyclopaedic recall of every song/album/video, never worshipped at the Altar of Michael. Sure, I sang along in the playground to his first solo...


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Quick Quote: Jack Black on independent films

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " "'King Kong' or 'D Train'? I'm gonna go with 'D Train.' I'm not just saying that 'cause 'King Kong 'was five years ago and 'D Train' is right now. I'm saying it because it's true.""Jack Black at Sundance on...


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Quick Quote: Jason Segel's rewarding experience

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " "'Infinite Jest' really moved me. I think it's a tough book to get through and it requires a lot of commitment. It's very long, but it was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had.""Jason Segel,...


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Quick Quote: When James Franco met Brad Pitt

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " "We fell in love last night. He's the coolest guy."" James Franco, on meeting Brad Pitt for the first time at the Sundance premiere of "True Story," which Pitt's company Plan B produced____Lindsey Bahr,...


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REVIEW: Adam Lambert rocks the show with Queen





THE first concert I ever attended was Queen when they played Knebworth in 1986 as the culmination of their epic It’s A Kind of Magic tour.


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Al Pacino looks to diversity, not retire from acting

NEW YORK (AP) " Al Pacino says he can relate to Simon Axler, the lead character in his film 'The Humbling' " about an aging actor who worries he's lost his craft and his appetite for acting.That's partly why he made the film. "I...


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Frying Without Wings! Westlife's Mark Feehily serving crepes from van





HE ONCE sang to stadiums of screaming girls but Westlife star Mark Feehily is embarking on a new career path.


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First Look: Jack Black is brave, heartbreaking in 'D Train'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " Jack Black said he was drawn to 'The D Train' because he recognized the desperation of the character he plays: An outcast willing to do anything to get the most popular kid from his graduating class to attend...


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Hathaway: "It's not like the world has gotten nicer"

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Anne Hathaway was not supposed to star in "Song One," an indie musical about a disconnected 20-something in a crisis who finds herself in folk music.One year after its Sundance Film Festival premiere, the actress...


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Rock legends lure big crowd in Taupo

About 15,000 people rocked out under the summer sun in Taupo on Saturday with legendary Heart, Foreigner and Three Dog Night providing the music.Local artists Paul Foulds and the Blind Venetians also got the crowd pumping as temperatures...


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Parade puts Pride into Ponsonby

One is the country's best known drag queen. The other, the queen of the infomercial.Together they call themselves the "Dynamic Duo".The outrageous Miss Ribena and Suzanne Paul have teamed up to MC the 400-seat Glam Stand during...


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Families battle for TV first home honours

The gloves are off for three families battling to become the newest reality TV stars - and to get on the property ownership ladder.Fed-up parents have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to oust adult kids from under their...


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Cricketing WAGs set to jet in for World Cup

An entourage featuring models, actresses and athletes is set to accompany some of cricket's biggest names to New Zealand for next month's World Cup.The eye-catching WAG ensemble includes firebrand Aussie cricketer David Warner's...


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Mr Selfridge star Jeremy Piven: 'London is like a second home to me'





AS ITV’s Mr Selfridge returns for a third series, its stars talk shop with Saturday…


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Up The Women actress Jessica Hynes: 'The suffragettes were so brave'





UP THE WOMEN'S suffragettes are back and ready to change the world


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Be bold! Stand out from the crowd this spring in block colours





UPDATE your wardrobe with this season's must-have buys


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Where are they now? Bless This House’s Robin Stewart





FORMER child star Robin Stewart found fame when he starred as Sid James’s son Mike Abbott in the hit comedy series Bless This House .


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Quick Quote: Ethan Hawke talks 'Boyhood'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " "They make it sound like we kept it secret. Nobody cared. That's the truth. ... It sounded so experimental to people. I think they thought it was some kind of weird time capsule."" Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke...


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Cold comfort: Beauty must-haves to take skiing





HITTING the slopes? Make sure your skin’s protected


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Quick Quote: Kristen Wiig's advice on Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " "They're famous for their tacos. ... A lot of people don't know it, but that's a little secret. Morning ... they only serve them in the morning."Kristen Wiig, on insider tips for attending the Sundance Film...


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Quick Quote: Adrian Grenier on 'authentic' red carpet moment

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " "That's what we do on 'Entourage.' We embed ourselves in legitimate authentic moments so wherever the action is happening, we're taking pieces from that red carpet."" Adrian Grenier at Sundance, on filming...


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Midsomer Murders' Neil Dudgeon: 'I spend my time between series doing dad things'





MIDSOMER MURDERS is back and sleepless nights are taking their toll on Inspector John Barnaby


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'7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins' divorce finalized

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A judge has finalized the divorce of veteran television actor Stephen Collins and his wife of nearly 30 years.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael J. Convey signed the pair's judgment during a brief hearing...


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VIDEO: Hyundai aims for the top





NOTHING sells as well as a supermini.


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Meet the war hero dog who saved 1,000 lives





STREWN with cuddly toys, balls and squeaky playthings, RAF police sergeant Will Barrow tells me that the lounge of his Lincoln home looks like the proverbial bombsite.


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Fortitude's Sir Michael Gambon: 'You will never see anything better than this drama'





SIR MICHAEL GAMBON, Stanley Tucci, The Killing’s Sofie Gråbøl and Christopher Eccleston star in a spine-chilling new drama


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Bold, retro and elegant: The pastel accessories we want this week





THERE'S something for every budget in this week's must-haves


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Simple suppers: Chicken in balsamic vinegar with asparagus salad, Sea bass with capers





IMPRESS your guests with these tasty dishes by Gino D'Acampo


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Purple haze: Alan Titchmarsh shares his tips on growing Algerian irises in your garden





LOOKING forward to a little colour in the garden after months of grey skies? Plant Algerian irises


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Little and Large: 6 ft 7 Peter Crouch towers over 5ft Nathan Alison





THIS is the long and short of when footballer Peter Crouch came face-to-face – if he bent down – with jockey Nathan Alison.


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Gary Barlow tells 1D to stick together





GARY BARLOW has forewarned One Direction to enjoy fame while it lasts, urging them to “stay as a unit”.


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Dragons' Den Kelly Hoppen is hopping off the show





DESIGN guru Kelly Hoppen is out of Dragon’s Den – after filming just two series.


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TV review: Togetherness

She is vulnerable and strong and capable of a bit of kookiness He's uptight in that LA way. In the first episode of Togetherness , (Thursdays, Soho, 9pm) Michelle (Melanie Lynskey) was caught by husband Brett (Mark Duplass) doing...


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Friday, 23 January 2015

Las Vegas producer and Johnny Carson manager Stan Irwin dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.Irwin's friend and business partner George Michaud says Irwin died Wednesday of natural causes in Los Angeles.Irwin...


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Galliano missing at Margiela, with Paris tense after terror

PARIS (AP) " Friday's Paris fashion shows seemed less about who attended " like F1 racer Lewis Hamilton at Givenchy or singer Bryan Ferry at Berluti " as who did not attend.John Galliano, fashion's former persona non-grata, was...


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'I'm gutted' Alicia Douvall is second housemate to be EVICTED from Celebrity Big Brother





DESPITE being very vocal about wanting to stay in the Celebrity Big Brother house, Alicia Douvall became the second contestant to be evicted tonight.


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Katie Hopkins brands Alicia a 'vegan nutter' after she suggests she should quit alcohol





THEIR relationship has been shaky at best in the Celebrity Big Brother house, and things don't look set to improve any time soon.


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Park City's Main Street transformed into celeb-lounge town

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " What are normally ski shops, art galleries and boutiques on Park City's Main Street have transformed into celebrity lounges during the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival where celebrities load up on...


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What he does in the shadows: Raymond Crowe

Having visited New Zealand just six months ago as part of The Illusionists 2.0 show, Australian performer Raymond Crowe is returning to New Zealand this February, taking his unique brand of live entertainment around the country.Called...


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Kristen Stewart teams casual sweatshirt with slicked back locks for coffee with a pal





SHE told fans last year she was going to take a break from making films, after doing back-to-back movies ever since she was a teenager.


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Bill for mayor's 'Undercover Boss' promise riles Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) " A county official says she's withholding funds from a Pittsburgh tourism agency until it details contributions linked to the mayor's appearance on "Undercover Boss."Mayor Bill Peduto appeared on the CBS show last...


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VIDEO: Crikey! Watch Colin Firth DESTROY a bunch of thugs in our exclusive Kingsman clips





KINGSMAN: The Secret Service stars Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine in Matthew Vaughan's riotous reboot of the grand British spy tradition


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Pacino: If I wasn't an actor I'd probably be slinging hash

NEW YORK (AP) " Al Pacino has been acting for nearly half a century and during that time, he says he's never really considered what other job he might be suited for " until now.Pacino says he thinks he'd be a good short order cook.He...


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Naomi Campbell swaps leg-baring print dress for trilby and skinnies after The Today Show





SHE is used to modelling cutting-edge fashion on the runway for some of the biggest designers on the planet.


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