Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model is back for a much-anticipated ninth series – and this year, the quest to unearth a fashion beauty just got bigger, with an exciting addition to the judging panel in the form of fashion designer and model Dannii Minogue.
Adding a fresh dimension to the panel, new judge Dannii joins model and actor Tyson Beckford, and her fellow Australian, and host, supermodel Elle Macpherson, as they search the UK for the hottest new modelling talent.
This year saw a record number of auditions held across the length and breadth of the country, visiting 17 cities from Plymouth to Glasgow. Thousands of entrants were whittled down to the top 28, who strutted and posed their way to a place at the Top Model Boot Camp.
It is not only Dannii, Elle and Tyson that the aspiring models will have to impress during the course of the series, as there will also be an array of high-profile guests in this series. They will be imparting their knowledge in a bid to help the girls hone and refine their skills, and to continue in their quest to be crowned Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model.
This series sees Jade Parfitt, Louis Smith and Jourdan Dunn all help the girls undertake numerous challenges, ranging from underwater shoots, to nude shoots and even a high fashion gymnastics challenge. However, in a series first, the guests no longer vote at eliminations and the power lies solely in the judges’ hands with Elle, Dannii and Tyson making the executive decision each week.
Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model is back on the 13th June at 9pm on Sky Living HD
ITV2 has confirmed that there will be a second series comedy ‘reality’ series – Lemon La Vida Loca. It will go even further ‘behind-the-scenes’ and into the world of Keith Lemon as he tries to boost his career as well as his catastrophic love life.
Series one, which aired in August 2012, was the highest rated new series launch of 2012 with an audience of over 1.4 million.
Following a breakup from his long term girlfriend, Rosie, Keith is single and looking to make an impact on the celebrity dating circuit. Romantic highlights will include a brief fling with Jenny Powell, a disastrous date with Myleene Klass, and an explosive relationship with a Pussycat Doll.
Changes are also afoot in Keith’s professional life. Determined to prove that he is more than just a TV presenter he first embarks on a music career – and releases his debut single – I Wanna Go On You – and then throws himself into the world of acting. A journey which sees him move to Hollywood to live with Verne Troyer, launch Back To The Future The Musical with Danny Dyer and take a walk down the famous cobbles of Coronation Street.
Keith Lemon added: “The Lemon La Vida Loca cameras are back in me house. It’s a new house, a new chapter. A bit like when Peter Andre started his new chapter but with more women, a bit ruder and with the main subject much better looking and not obsessed with coffee. Gonna be going to LA this season (that’s American for series) should be a good’n! Oooosh!”
All the winners from last night’s TV Baftas:
Leading Actor: Ben Whishaw – Richard II (The Hollow Crown)
Leading Actress: Sheridan Smith – Mrs Biggs
Supporting Actor: Simon Russell Beale – Henry IV Part 2 (The Hollow Crown)
Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman – Accused (Mo’s Story)
Entertainment Programme: Graham Norton for The Graham Norton Show
Entertainment Performance: Alan Carr – Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Olivia Colman for Twenty Twelve
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme: Steve Coogan for Welcome To The Places Of My Life
Single Drama: Murder
Mini-Series: Room At The Top
Drama Series: Last Tango In Halifax
Soap and Continuing Drama: EastEnders
Factual Series: Our War
Specialist Factual: All In The Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry
Single Documentary: 7/7: One Day In London
Features: The Great British Bake Off
Reality and Constructed Factual: Made In Chelsea
Current Affairs: The Shame Of The Catholic Church (This World)
News Coverage: Hillsborough – The Truth At Last (Granada Reports)
Sport and Live Event: The London 2012 Paralympic Games
Comedy Programme: The Revolution Will Be Televised
Situation Comedy: Twenty Twelve
Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public): Game of Thrones
Special award: Clare Balding
Simon Merrells who played Crassus – the richest man in the Roman Republic who brought Spartacus to his eventual demise – was interviewed on SKY Radio on Monday and was recorded as saying if there were to be a Caesar spin-off show now that Spartacus has died, he would “be in there like a shot.”
What’s been your favourite moment on the show so far?
David: ‘My favourite moment I took part in was the debate about gay marriage between Milo Yiannopoulos, quite a young, but very conservative, Catholic gay man, and Boy George. We set it up in the hope of a heated argument about gay rights and the traditions of society and the church but instead got something much better: a more measured discussion about coming to terms with being gay, and society coming to terms with the fact that some people are gay, in which both contributors came across as nice people and Boy George was remarkably kindly and wise. It didn’t feel like the sort of debate that you see very often on TV.’
Jimmy: ‘I like it when we’re just sitting around talking & suddenly David Mitchell drops a ‘logic bomb’.’
Lauren: ‘It’s hard to choose, but probably Charlie’s amazing piece about phone hacking and The News of the World, which started out as a piece to camera but ended up almost a poem. He was so worried he was going to fluff it and he just ACED it. That will be pretty hard to top.’
Has being on 10 O’Clock Live changed the way you watch the news? Do you just watch it now looking for things to satirise?
Lauren: ‘I’m a lot more cynical. A combination of working on 10 O’Clock Live and an addiction to The West Wing has either ruined or revolutionised current affairs for me. I’m still deciding which…’
David: ‘To be honest, that happened to me a long time before I started doing 10 O’Clock Live! Several years of appearing on panel shows and writing a column for The Observer has reduced me to seeing current affairs as no more than the loam from which comic material can grow. It mustn’t be too serious or no one wants you to look for a funny side, or too trivial or it doesn’t matter at all and there’s nothing to satirise, but something juicy in between that doesn’t involve too much killing. Somewhere between Syria and Jordan (aka Katie Price). Leveson and Huhne are right on the money.’
Jimmy: ‘I now watch all news broadcasts with Charlie Brooker’s voice in my head. ‘
Who would you really love to see appear as a guest on the show?
David: ‘Peter Cook – but he’s dead. Still, he’s probably just as likely to come on as Tony Blair, who would also be interesting. I’d like to ask him what the hell he thinks is the point of anything he does now. And what’s the secret of his tan.’
Jimmy: ‘Obviously we’d love to get big political hitters on the show but we’d also welcome Lib Dems.’
Lauren: ‘David Cameron. He’s top dog, so he’s the one to aim for. I think his background in PR helps him on TV – but would his skills stretch to our show? It’s a completely different environment from the usual stage-managed photo ops or formal settings we see him in. Watching how he handled it would be fascinating.’
The show is broadcast live – is that terrifying? What’s been your most embarrassing moment on the show?
David: ‘Oddly, I don’t find the live element that frightening. Once you’re doing something in front of a studio audience it already feels so public that the distinction between it being recorded or being transmitted live doesn’t matter much. Three hundred people is already too many to make a dick of yourself in front of!
I can’t think of a specific embarrassing moment – the day when I accidentally do a whole show with my cock hanging out is still ahead of me. But I think the worst thing about the live environment is that, if you stumble on a joke, you don’t get another chance to tell it. And, for some reason, an audience will never laugh at a joke if you’ve stumbled on your words – however slightly and however clear the sense still is – something about it makes people too uncomfortable to show amusement.’
Jimmy: ‘Dangling from the lighting rig of the studio dressed as an SAS Soldier hopelessly spinning away from the autocue I was trying to read.’
Lauren: ‘Most of the TV and all of the radio work I do is live so I’m very used to that these days. Having said that, there is a lot going on in every show we do, and making it hang together can be tricky, especially as items are expanding or being dropped as we go. There haven’t been any major incidents so far, but each week is a fresh opportunity for absolutely everything that is remotely ‘mess-uppable’ to go extremely wrong in front of the entire nation. Taking that risk, then attempting to stop that happening is the joy of live broadcasting.’
10 O’Clock Live returns on Wednesday 24 April, 10pm, Channel 4
Watch out as the enormously entertaining, star studded, blood-drenched, black comedy; SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, 2013 BAFTA® nominated for OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on 15 April, from Momentum Pictures.
And to celebrate we’re giving away 3 x DVDs and merchandise goody bags (T-shirts, badges, playing cards) to give away.
Which Colin stars in Seven Psychopaths?
(A) Colin Ferguson
(B) Colin Firth
(C) Colin Farrell
(D) Colin Ford
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Seven Psychopaths Competition”
From Oscar® winning Writer and Director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) comes an all star cast featuring Colin Farrell (Total Recall, In Bruges), Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2, The Green Mile, Moon), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, No Country for Old Men, Natural Born Killers), Christopher Walken (Wedding Crashers, Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction), Tom Waits (Fight Club, The Wire, Twelve Monkeys), Abbie Cornish (Limitless, Bright Star, Sucker Punch) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Land of Oblivion, Max Payne).
Marty (Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay, “Seven Psychopaths”. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration. Billy (Rockwell) is Marty’s best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means necessary. Hans (Walken) is Billy’s partner in crime – a religious man with a violent past.
Charlie (Harrelson) is the psychopathic gangster whose beloved dog, Billy and Hans have just stolen. Charlie’s unpredictable, extremely violent and wouldn’t think twice about killing anyone and anything associated with the theft.
Marty is going to get all the focus and inspiration he needs, just as long as he lives to tell the tale.
Don’t miss out on this crime comedy as SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on 15 April, from Momentum Pictures.
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2013 is the twenty fifth anniversary of Comic Relief, and to celebrate Red Nose Day OnTheBox have put together five of the best classic sketches to warm you heart and get you in a generous mood for tonight’s live show.
Confirmed attendees include: the return of the mac daddy of middle management Ricky Gervais as David Brent, Dawn French’s Vicar of Dibley and Smithy from Gavin & Stacey will all be doing their best to get you reaching into your pocket for the needy both at home and abroad.
Smithy Saves Red Nose Day
Black Adder – The Cavalier Years
The Office: The Opera
Ali G interviews Posh & Becks
Kylie Minogue meets Men Behaving Badly
Sophia the First – Adult’s View
Judging by the round of applause from young viewers at the end of the premier of first show, of the new Disney Junior TV series Sophia the First – it will be a big hit.
Instead of Disney’s usual grown up princesses, this animated series focuses on an ordinary little girl, Sophia, who becomes a princess overnight when her mother marries the king. The series follows her learning not just to look like a princess but how to foster the characteristics of a true princess such as honesty, loyalty, courage and compassion.
We see her adjusting to her new royal lifestyle and glamorous events such as flying horse racing in the show we watched. We also see her getting to know her new step brother prince, James and step-sister princess, Amber. Fortunately she gets the support of lots of appealing Disney animals and there is even a song or two.
The stories are simply told to communicate positive messages to a younger age group of around 2-7 year olds. Certainly, in this first show we saw that girls can compete in a ‘boys’ world, the value of good sportsmanship, the importance of telling the truth and that both boys and girls can achieve just about anything if they believe in themselves and work hard. The central royal family even mirrors many modern families with children from different marriages living together. My critics aged 9 and 5 really enjoyed it – see Poppy’s review below.
Junior reporter Princess Poppy with Merlin the Pirate
Sophia the First – Kid’s View
It was great that Sophia the first could talk to animals and that the movie was saying girls can do as well as boys. Sophia has a step older brother and sister. The step-brother is someone that looks after Sophia. Her step-sister mostly tells her what to do but she still loves Sophia.
Sophia has animals in her room and they help her when she makes a mistake. I would give this show a 9/10. Sophia used to be poor but then she became a little princess. Unlike all the other Disney princesses Sophia is a young princess as she’s only six years old. Her parents are king and queen and they are very, very nice.
By Poppy Brown
The Sophia the First series launched on Disney Junior on 8th March at 5.25 pm.
Win a ‘Bruce Willis Saves Lives’ T-shirt with Fire With Fire
To celebrate the release of Fire With Fire (at UK cinemas now) we’re giving you the chance to win one of three awesome ‘Bruce Willis Saves Lives’ t-shirts!
In Fire With Fire, Jeremy Coleman (Josh Duhamel) is a local fireman who has his life turned upside down when he witnesses a brutal murder by David Hagan (Vincent D’Onofrio) in a gas station. Put into witness protection, he falls in love with his FBI escort Talia Durham (Rosario Dawson), things however take a turn for the worse when Talia is almost killed protecting him. Vowing to avenge the attack, Jeremy begins to hunt down his attacker and end his reign of terror once and for all.
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Where was Bruce Willis born?
Fire With Fire stars Josh Duhamel, Rosario Dawson and Bruce Willis and is out at UK cinemas now, distributed by Warner Brothers Entertainment.