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
To the delight of about twenty recession proof households in SW10, Made in Chelsea can now be prefixed with “award-winning.” Although that award is “Best Reality and Constructed Reality TV show.”
Much like winning a “Beauty Contest” in Monopoly, there was a lot more luck than skill involved. Nonetheless, like a student with a stolen traffic cone it will still be brandished as though it actually means something.
Francis Boulle, well known ginger and bench enthusiast later asked: ‘Who would have thought you’d win a Bafta for just being posh?’ A question which successfully echoed the whispers of the entire attending audience.
Past winners have included I’m a Celebrity and The Only Way Is Essex, and stars from those shows have since gone on to established careers as…
There were some suggestions that the cast were a little bewildered by the whole thing, but regular viewers of E4 have assured OnTheBox that this is in fact a quite normal look for Spencer, Binky et al.
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.”
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 email@example.com 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.
Do you love TV and film? Do you also idolise Charlie Brooker to a level of God-smiteable proportions? Then we want you!
OnTheBox – Google’s number 3 ranked source for TV listings – is looking for writers to join the team and aid the editorial department in a number of responsibilities; predominately writing witty, sardonic and informative articles for our TV and Film pages. There will also be the opportunity to attend screenings, press junkets and celebrity interviews.
Experience is preferred but not essential as long as you have an witty, articulate style and can meet deadlines.
This is an unpaid position but will serve as a brilliant opportunity to flex your creative muscles, experience first-hand the fast-moving world of online journalism, and add a progressive, industry-leading website to your resume.
Please send your CV, and a writing sample of no more than 400 words to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “Write for OnTheBox.”
You know what they say about models turned actresses? Nothing bad. Ever.
With that in mind, Sky Living have given Naomi Campbell her own show: “The Face.” She promises that “the show is a real insight into the modelling world, it’s authentic and fast paced.” Take that, doubters.
Naomi got her big break when she was 15 years old, and just like the exploited child she was then, is now on the look out for ‘the next big (little) thing’ to commodify.
She’ll be searching for a diamond in the rough, to polish and later profit from. Although she won’t be getting any help from Charles Taylor this time.
The multi-talentless Campbell has also appeared in countless TV shows, music videos and films including: “The Cosby Show,” “Ugly Betty”, “Absolutely Fabulous”, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Madonna’s “Erotica,” Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” and Michael Jackson’s “In The Closet”
She later said “I’m looking for contestants who have the whole package – a beautiful face, great body, unique look, confidence, drive and passion, the ability to change and transform a willingness to follow direction, and, above all, a strong work ethic,” seemingly confusing wannabe models with the border collies she had just been watching on Crufts.
Auditions are being held around the country now. Female models 18 years or older, with or without previous experience who want to apply should email: email@example.com, or call 020 7985 1803 / 0757 223 8368
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
Russell Howard’s Good News returns for a brand new series on Thursday 25th April. The show is BBC Three’s most successful entertainment series and it was also recently voted the ‘Best Ever BBC Three Show’ by Digital Spy users, taking the top spot ahead of Gavin and Stacey, Little Britain and Being Human.
Billed as an insightful look at global goings-on with Howard’s “unique” angle on the news each week, it features a warning before each episode that it “may contain adult humour.” It doesn’t.
According to the show’s PR, Good News is sourced from over 60 international news channels and 140 newspapers from around the world: “[Russell] and his Good News team will leave no stone left unturned in their pursuit of the strange and sublime stories that have been dominating the media over the past seven days.”
It’s news for people who don’t watch the news. It’s laughter for people who aren’t yet computer literate enough to get their pop culture jokes from Sickipedia and still find jokes about John Prescott’s weight on Have I Got News For You funny.
Just maybe we could make this happen.