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'Four Weddings and a Funeral' voted most rewatchable British film ever

Richard Curtis’ 1994 romcom Four Wedding and a Funeral has been voted the British film that bears up to most repeat viewings in a new poll. In a nationwide poll, Google Pixel 5 asked people to rank their top film from its list of 50 rewatchable British films created in collaboration with the British Film Institute, and the Mike Newell film starring Hugh Grant, was voted top by almost half (49%) of people asked. Two of the film’s stars, John...


Pinwheel Cave rock art in California may depict hallucinogenic 'trance flower'

Starting about 400 years ago, Indigenous people in California had hallucinogenic ceremonies in a cave by Santa Barbara.


How we made The Lives of Others

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, writer and director In winter 1997, during my first year at film school in Munich, I was lying on the floor listening to music. I started thinking about how Lenin once told his best friend that he couldn’t listen to his favourite piano sonata as often as he would like, because it made him soft, and might stop him from wanting to hurt the people he needed to hurt. Suddenly, an image came to my mind: a man with...


David Oyelowo, Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell to star in 1950s murder mystery

Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan will play the cops investigating the case


I'm A Celebrity fans say AJ and Jessica were 'set up to fail' in 'unfair' trial

I'm A Celebrity 2020 stars Jessica Plummer and AJ Pritchard took on the latest Bushtucker Trial, but struggled to find the stars


Inside Soap Awards 2020: Jessica Plummer wins Best Actress and EastEnders dominates with five gongs

The Inside Soap Awards 2020 saw EastEnders dominating as they scooped up five gongs. Take a look at all the winners...


Salma Hayek stuns in white dress in incredible photo with Goldie Hawn

Salma Hayek took to Instagram to share a stunning photo of herself posing in a tight white dress alongside Goldie Hawn to celebrate the star's birthday


The Queen has reportedly watched The Crown on Netflix – and ‘loves it’

The Crown has returned to Netflix and is currently its most-watched title– but has the Queen herself watched the show? Peter Morgan’s hit drama charts the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her rise to power, her relationship with Prince Philip and her dealings with several prime ministers over the past 75 years. The new season, set between 1977 and 1990, introduces Margaret Thatcher, in a performance from Gillian Anderson that is leaving viewers...


Corrie fans 'rumble' baby twist for Carla as she cheats on Peter with his nephew Adam

Coronation Street's Carla Connor confessed to Peter Barlow she'd slept with someone else - but didn't tell him who the man was


Motsi Mabuse melts hearts with rare photo of husband Evgenij ahead of Strictly return

Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse shares rare photo with husband Evgenij Voznyuk ahead of return


John Barrowman to return as Captain Jack Harkness in Dr Who Christmas special

John Barrowman will return as Captain Jack Harkness for a festive special episode of Dr Who. In Revolution of the Daleks the actor will play a leading role in the sci-fi show for the first time in a decade. His character, a fearless alien hunter, takes on Dr Who’s most notorious foe. 


Mo Farah in I’m a Celebrity profile: Everything you need to know about the Olympic athlete

The 20th series of I’m a Celebrity kicked off on Sunday (15 November), with a star-studded lineup that included soap actors, TV presenters and radio DJs. Of all the celebrities on the roster, however, Sir Mo Farah – who faces a Bushtucker Trial tonight – is likely the biggest household name. As the nation's most decorated athlete, the 37-year-old Somalian-born Brit is a national treasure. Farah – full name Mohammad Farah – is best known for...


I'm A Celebrity denies contestants test Bushtucker Trials before TV

"Any suggestion of run-throughs or practising is incorrect."


The Witcher slays as Netflix shares hilarious new Christmas trailer

Let's celebrate... while we wait for season two.


I’m a Celebrity: What time does it start on ITV tonight and who is doing the Bushtucker trial?

The 2020 version of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! looks very different from the ones that have come before. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ITV show has moved to a new (much chillier) location and will have Covid-19 safety measures in place. Here’s everything you need to know, from when it starts and who the contestants are to where it’s being filmed… When is it on? The new series began on ITV on Sunday 15 November with a 90-minute...


Scarlett Johansson at 36: her impressive career in pictures


The saga of Tekashi 6ix9ine: inside the story of a 'supervillain' rapper

With his rainbow-colored tresses and prominent facial tattoos, it’s hard not to stare at SoundCloud rapper and viral sensation Tekashi 6ix9ine. The 24-year-old, who has collaborated with Nicki Minaj and Kanye West, wouldn’t have it any other way. More so than his actual music, the self-proclaimed social media “supervillain,” former gang member, and convicted felon is known for his shocking online antics and run-ins with the law. For him, no...


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have no time to watch movies

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge told actor Micheal Ward they find it “so hard” to watch movies because their children are always around.


Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell reveal new relationship milestone in rare joint interview

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have revealed a new relationship milestone in a new interview on The Ellen Show


The Crown season 4 cast: Who are the new actors and which characters are returning?

One of the most anticipated television events of 2020 is finally around the corner. To the delight of audiences everywhere, Netflix’s hit royal drama The Crown will be returning for its fourth season on Sunday 15 November. Fans have seen actors come and go since the series began in 2016. Queen Elizabeth II has been portrayed by both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman; Princess Margaret was initially played by Vanessa Kirby and then Helena Bonham...


History-making Cardi B misses American Music Awards due to dental appointment


Jessica Plummer on I’m a Celebrity 2020: Everything you need to know about the EastEnders star

I'm a Celebrity viewers are only just learning they have known Jessica Plummer for a lot longer than they realised. Plummer has joined this year's series just a few months after she left EastEnders. But, while introducing herself on the ITV reality show, she told viewers that she was originally best known for being a part of the girl band Neon Jungle as opposed to being Chantelle Atkins in the BBC soap. Formed in 2013, the band were best known...


I'm A Celeb fans baffled over 'missing' scene after Vernon's comment about AJ

I'm A Celebrity 2020's Vernon Kay claimed AJ Pritchard had told him his trial partner Jessica Plummer was 'petrified' - despite him screaming the entire time


Helena Christensen pays tribute to ex-boyfriend Michael Hutchence on anniversary of INXS singer's death

On the 23rd anniversary of Michael Hutchence’s death, his ex-girlfriend Helena Christensen posted a tribute to the former INXS frontman. “Am organizing hundreds of Polaroids and came across these, today of all days,” the 51-year-old supermodel shared on Instagram. “Michael was a very beautiful and kind man, incredibly gifted and soulful. We had the best time and laughed a lot in the years we spent together but eventually we just drifted apart....


Vicar of Dibley cast now - dramatic transformation, dementia and four tragic deaths

The Vicar of Dibley is back for a Christmas special this year, but some of the much-loved cast will sadly not be involved


32 Things You Didn't Know About Sex And The City

Everything you need to know about the show that still has us hooked 22 years later.


Rebuilding Notre Dame will be incredibly hard

A new documentary from NOVA shows the delicate and difficult work of restoring the Notre Dame Cathedral after the April 2019 fire that destroyed its roof.


A Look Back At Colin Firth's Relationship History

The Oscar-winning actor has been linked to the BBC's Joanna Gosling.


I'm a Celebrity viewers accuse AJ Pritchard of lying about Jessica Plummer after trial

"The only person I heard screaming was AJ."


New this week: 'Saved by the Bell,' Miley Cyrus & McCarthy

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The Christmas movie, that yuletide evergreen, is subtly changing. “Happiest Season,” which premieres Wednesday on Hulu, has many of the genre's comforting standards — a homecoming trip, family discord, a secretly planned engagement — but it opens the holiday comedy to a fresh cast of...


I’m a Celeb star Emily Atack reveals that acting jobs had ‘dried up’ before stint on reality series: ‘I couldn’t play the sexy school girl anymore’

Emily Atack has revealed that she was struggling to book acting jobs before she starred in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! The actor – best known for portrayal as Charlotte Hinchliffe in The Inbetweeners – has opened up about her previous struggles with typecasting. During an interview on Alison Hammond’s podcast My Life in TV, Atack said: “I’d been typecast as a blonde girl next door type. I was getting a bit older, things were getting a...


I’m a Celebrity: How much are this year’s contestants being paid?

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is back for a brand new series, and a fresh bunch of contestants have joined the show. The ITV series is just a few days into its 20th series, and the stars have already become acquainted with snakes and creepy crawlies – despite taking place in Wales as opposed to Australia. While many viewers express sympathy for the contestants as they participate in challenging trials, it's worth remembering they’ve...


Today's Hoda Kotb shares heartwarming video – and fans have a lot to say

Today show host Hoda Kotb sparked reaction with an incredibly emotional video which was posted on Instagram


Get in the holiday mood with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton

Here’s a collection of 2020 holiday albums reviewed by The Associated Press. ____________ Carrie Underwood, “My Gift” (Capitol Nashville) Carrie Underwood takes fans to church with her first holiday album “My Gift,” a set of hymns and traditional Christmas classics that invoke the spiritual and religious themes of the season. Underwood’s interpretations of songs like “Silent Night” and “O Holy Night” are simply produced with lush strings,...


Foo Fighters look back on their career Gogglebox-style in Times Like Those video

It features merciless commentary from the band


Johnny Depp poses behind bars while accepting Camerimage Festival prize


7 moments in The Crown season four that were almost certainly made up

The Crown season four has been met with some criticism over mixing fact with fiction - so what parts of the show were almost definitely made up?


Gogglebox's Jenny unrecognisable in 'gorgeous' throwback snap

Fans are loving it


Alicia Silverstone 'cried inside' but supported son over hair cut

Alicia Silverstone "cried inside" when her son cut his hair but she insisted she was fully supportive of his decision.


BBC Unveils Christmas TV Highlights For 2020 – Here Are 16 Shows To Look Out For

While many TV productions ground to a halt thanks to the pandemic earlier this year, the BBC has still managed to pull it out of the bag with their festive telly offerings for 2020. Not only are there some top notch new dramas to look forward to, there’s the return of some old classics, plus the residents of Albert Square will be seeing in Christmas in the only way they know how – dramatically. Here are 16 of the BBC’s best Christmas shows to...


Strictly's Katya Jones looks glum as she leaves her house

Katya Jones couldn't hide her mood as she was spotted running errands over the weekend.


Glenda Jackson wins big at the International Emmy Awards 2020

Glenda Jackson was among the winners of the International Emmy Awards 2020, as she won the Best Performance By An Actress award for her performance in ‘Elizabeth Is Missing'.


American Music Awards ratings dive 50 percent, hitting a new low

Another awards show, another new ratings low. The 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday drew an average of 3.8 million viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49, both of which were new lows for the ceremony, Variety reports. The AMAs experienced a 50 percent rating decline, as well as a 43 percent viewership decline. Last year's AMAs, Variety notes, only fell four percent in the ratings, and viewership ticked up that year by about 200,000. But...


Small Axe viewers praise "amazing" and "phenomenal" Lovers Rock

Steve McQueen's anthology is proving to be must-see TV.


Huddersfield contemporary music festival – beauty and freshness and striking new sounds

There was no need for a November pilgrimage to Britain’s leading new-music event this year. Instead Huddersfield contemporary music festival came to us, concentrated into a hectic weekend of events, some of which were broadcast live on Radio 3 from the BBC’s Maida Vale studios and the Royal Festival Hall, while others were streamed on the festival’s website. Despite the enforced changes, though, the reshaped concerts still managed to include at...


Bad Bunny tests positive for coronavirus

Bad Bunny has tested positive for the coronavirus, reports the Associated Press. A representative for the Puerto Rican reggaeton star confirmed the diagnosis on Monday. Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, was supposed to perform “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez on Sunday night's American Music Awards on ABC, but had to cancel at the last minute. Even still, Bad Bunny did appear remotely to present the award for favorite Latin female...


Doctor Who's classic 'Web of Fear' story will be completed with animated missing episode

You can now pre-order the entire 'Web of Fear' serial.


Eddie Van Halen's Ferrari up for auction

The late Eddie Van Halen's Ferrari is being auctioned alongside various memorabilia from the rock band.


Vernon Kay in trouble over I'm A Celebrity wedding vow renewal story

I'm A Celebrity's Vernon Kay opened up about his romantic surprise vow renewal ceremony for wife Tess Day – but it has overshadowed Beverley Callard's husband Jon McEwan.


'Predator 2' at 30: A misunderstood masterpiece?

The monstrous Predator has so far featured in four films (there’s another one on the way) and two spin-offs, with only the 1987 original is really talked about with any kind of love. But that’s because people haven’t really sat down and thought about 1990’s Predator 2, which, while not as perfect as the first, is still worth discussing in the same breath, though for different reasons. This is why… “He’s in town with a few days to kill.” That was...