Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Top 10 TV Shows 2010

ITV dominated the Top 10 programmes of 2010, with the X Factor results beating the BBC's World Cup match between England and Germany. Reality TV continued to attract millions throughout 2010 with four programmes making it into this year's chart. The viewing figures below exclude Christmas viewing, which will be produced separately.

Top TV Shows of 2010:

1 The X Factor Results ITV1 17.7m
2 World Cup 2010: England v Germany BBC1 17.4m
3 EastEnders BBC1 16.4m
4 Coronation Street ITV1 14.7m
5 World Cup 2010: England v Algeria ITV1 14.6m
6 Britain’s Got Talent ITV1 13.49m
7 I’m A Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here! ITV1 13.48m
8 Strictly Come Dancing BBC1 13m
9 Doctor Who BBC1 12.2m
10 Downton Abbey ITV1 10.7m

*Source: The Guardian
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Monday, November 08, 2010

MTV EMA Winners List 2010

Here are the MTV EMA 2010 winners, once again the big winner at this year's award ceremony came in the form of Lady GaGa. She won three awards but was unable to attend the event in Madrid, Spain due to her touring commitments. The outlandish spoke from Budapest via satellite and thanked fans.

Best New Act: Ke$ha
Best Pop: Lady Gaga
Best Alternative: Paramore
MTV EMA Global Icon: Bon Jovi
Best Rock: Thirty Seconds To Mars
Best Male: Justin Bieber
Best Video: Katy Perry 'California Gurls'
Best Hip Hop: Eminem
Free Your Mind: Shakira
Best Live: Linkin Park
Best Female: Lady Gaga
Best Song: Lady Gaga 'Bad Romance'
Best European Act: Marco Mengoni
Best Push Artist: Justin Bieber
World Stage: Tokio Hotel

VIDEO: Katy Perry - Fireworks @ MTV EMA Awards, Madrid

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

VIDEO: Misfits - Series 2 Trailer

Misfits returns to our TV screens on Thursday November 11 on E4 for a second series, it promises to be just as good as the first series, and will keep viewers guessing as to what will happen next. The trailer above gives you an idea of the action and you can catch up with all the news from Misfits on the E4 website.

Don't forget to tune in at 10pm on the 11/11/10!

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Could Roland Rat Save Daybreak?

As ITV's troubled Daybreak sheds viewers quicker than the Lib Dems shed voters, maybe the only choice would be to bring in 80's legend Roland Rat.

Viewers have been deserting the breakfast programme since it took over from GMTV in September. This week saw Daybreak drop to 545,000 viewers, some 860,000 viewers behind their BBC rivals. It seems that the costly duo, Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley have failed to attract breakfast viewers to ITV.

Back in the early 80's TV-AM was launched to rival BBC Breakfast, yet very early on ITV was being trouted in the rating war. Then bosses brought in Roland Rat (pictured above) with his side-kick Kevin the Gerbil. Within weeks, TV-AM had become the breakfast darling and quickly became the top breakfast programme.

ITV needs to bring in somebody or some animal in order to perk up the viewers, Adrian and Christine have the right chemistry but the programme needs something more. TV-AM is a classic example of how to turn a breakfast programme around - so bring out Roland Rat or Zig and Zag to liven up the show.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

MOBO Awards 2010: The Winners

Here is the list of winners from the 2010 MOBO Awards, and it appears that JLS and Tinie Tempah were the big winners at this year's MOBO Awards held in Liverpool, England. 

Best Newcomer - Tinie Tempah
Best UK R&B / Soul Act - Plan B
Best UK Hip Hop / Grime Act - Professor Green
Best International Act - Eminem
Best Reggae Act - Gyptian
Best Album - JLS, 'JLS'
Best Video - Tinie Tempah feat Labrinth – Frisky
Best UK Act - JLS
Best Song - NDubz feat. Mr Hudson – Playing With Fire
Best African Act - K’Naan
Best Jazz Act - Empirical
Best Gospel Act - Guvna B
Lifetime Achievement - Billy Ocean
BeMOBO - Merseyside Dance Initiative

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

VIDEO: Pint Shot Riot - Hazy Days

Coventry band Pint Shot Riot are back with another belter of a tune, this time the lads are in an upbeat mood as 'Hazy Days' delivers another catchy tune. Helped along by actress  Jaymie Addicott in the video, PSR give a local theme by filming at Kenilworth Castle.

The single is already available to download in iTunes and will be available on CD from HMV from Monday 25 October.

Pint Shot Riot - Hazy Days

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bravo TV Axed

After years of broadcasting in various rebrandings, Bravo is set to disappear from UK screens forever as BSkyB axe the TV channel. The satellite broadcaster has decided to pull the plug on the station as it spends money on it's Living channel instead.

Bravo was always a favourite with male viewers since 1985, showing wrestling and cult classics like Twin Peaks. But Sky felt that the channel was too similar to it's own Sky1 - so has decided to pull the plug.

Bye Bye Bravo!
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Monday, September 13, 2010

MTV: Video Music Awards - The Winners 2010

Lady GaGa seemed to win just about every award at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, apart from Best Male Video - but even that was debatable! Here are the winners from this years Award show:

Collaboration: Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce - "Telephone"

Female Video: Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"

Male Video: Eminem - "Not Afraid"

Hip-Hop Video: Eminem - "Not Afraid"

New Artist: Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris - "Baby"

Pop Video: Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"

Rock Video: 30 Seconds to Mars - "Kings and Queens"

Dance Music Video: Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"

Art Direction: Florence and the Machine - "Dog Days Are Over"

Choreography: Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"

Cinematography: Jay Z and Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"

Direction: Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"

Editing: Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"

Special Effects: Muse - "Uprising"

Breakthrough Video: The Black Keys - "Tighten Up"

Video of the Year: Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Mercury Prize Winner 2010: xx

The winner of the 2010 Mercury Prize was announced as London's trio xx, who beat the other eleven hopefuls in scooping the prestigious Award. Mumford & Sons, Paul Weller and Corrine Bailey Rae were in the shortlist for this years Mercury Award but it was xx who won the judges vote. The band now join the hall of fame with previous winners such as Dizzee Rascal (2003), Arctic Monkeys (2006)and Suede (1993).

The band had expected to be runner up to Paul Weller and front man Oliver Sim was stunned by winning the award, saying: "I don't know what we were expecting but we weren't expecting this."

*Photo: PA
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Emmy Award Winners 2010

Here are the list of winners from the 62nd annual Emmy Awards, which took place in Los Angeles on Sunday evening. Glee had a staggering 19 nominations and did not walk away empty handed - winning several awards, Breaking Bad was a hit as it won two awards. American mini-series Temple Grandin was a big winner on the night.

George Clooney

Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)

Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)

Jane Lynch (Glee)

Betty White (SNL)

Neil Patrick Harris (Glee)

Modern Family

Ryan Murphy (Glee)

Christopher Lloyd and Stephen Levitan (Modern Family)

Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)

Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)

John Lithgow (Dexter)

Ann Margaret (Law & Order: SVU)

Mad Men

Erin Levy and Matthew Weiner (Mad Men)

Steve Shill (Dexter)

Dave Boone and Paul Greenberg (The 2010 Tony Awards)

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Bucky Gunts (The Winter Olympics)

Al Pacino (You Don't Know Jack)

Claire Danes (Temple Grandin)

Mick Jackson (Temple Grandin)

David Strathairn (Temple Grandin)

Julia Ormand (Temple Grandin)

Temple Grandin (HBO)

The Pacific (HBO)

Adam Mazer (You Don't know Jack)

Top Chef

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

VIDEO: Bull Jumps Into Crowds

This is the video of the bull that jumped into the crowd injuring around 30 people in Tafalla, in the northern region of Navarra, Spain. The crowds gasped as the bull made it's way over the barrier during the event at the bullring.

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Sunday, August 08, 2010

PICTURE: Kelly Brook In Playboy

Kelly Brook will be raising more than the temperature as she posed for Playboy magazine. Described as the 'UK's hottest export', the 30 year-old appears nude in the men's magazine. Playboy goes on sale August 16th and is expected to be a sellout as fans snap up naked pictures of Kelly Brook, resulting in a sticky summer!

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Friday, August 06, 2010

PICTURES: Skins Series 5 Cast

Here are the pictures featuring the new cast for the fifth series of Skins, which will air on E4 and Channel 4 soon. The website said that over 7,000 people applied for the open auditions to be part of this youth drama. Read about Skins 5 on the official website HERE, and you can also see previous Skins 4 cast pictures HERE, Skins 3 cast pictures HERE and Skins 2 cast HERE.

Will Merrick

"Hi I'm Will. I live in Herefordshire. I got the part through the open auditions in Bristol. I went with a group of friends as we were massive fans of the show so wanted to be part of it. We turned up to see thousands of people so I thought it would be pointless but turns out it was all worth it. I'm so lucky to be part of the Skins family, it's really fun and every day just gets better."

Sebastian De Souza

"I'm Sebastian. I'm from a little village called Boxford, just outside of Newbury. It's very far away from anything. Working on Skins the most incredible thing, we have only been filming for a few weeks now but I've never learned so much in my entire life. I can't wait for people to see it."

Sean Teale

"Hello, I'm Sean and I'm from London. I got the part the day before my birthday so it was the best birthday present I could have ever hoped for! It's really strange to think I'm part of this new series. It hasn't really sunk in that I'm in the cast yet. So far I've had the best time filming. I'm having fun and I'm so lucky to be part of this incredible legacy!"

Laya Lewis

"Hello! I'm Laya and I'm from Bristol. It's so exciting to be part of Skins, mainly because I'm from Bristol and it's great to represent the place where it's set. The auditions took place in my school. It was incredible, there were so many people. It was mad! I got the part while I was working. I was so excited but had to carry on. It was a great feeling"

Jessica Sula

"My name is Jessica Sula, I'm from Swansea, South Wales. It still hasn't sunk in yet! Skins is so different from anything else on TV and I'm just so excited to be part of it. I was revising for my exams, I took a break and saw that there were open auditions taking place for the next series. I headed down the next day to the open auditions in Bristol and the rest is history. I'm incredibly lucky."

Freya Mavor

"Hi, I'm Freya and I'm from Edinburgh. I got the part through the open auditions in Bristol. I overheard about them in conversation on a bus and thought this was something I needed to be part of! I went along, queued for hours, made friends - it was crazy but all totally worth it! It's insane to think I'm in Skins, I've always been a fan and I'm so lucky that I'm in something which I've always admired."

Dakota Blue Richards

"I've been asking for years to get a part on Skins because I've always loved the series and wanted to be in it. Finally this year I'm old enough to play a part! It's crazy to be part of this Skins phenomenon, it's as much a lifestyle choice as anything because of the attention that comes with it. We are eight friends on screen as well off screen so we have the same dynamic that you'll see in the series."

Alex Arnold

"I'm Alex, I'm from Ashford, Kent. I think Skins is the opportunity of a lifetime and I couldn't believe I'd got the part, particularly when I haven't really done a lot of acting before so I was really surprised to get through! It's a great feeling to get the part through the open audition process. I auditioned in London, turned up with a few of my friends and was met by masses of other people auditioning. I didn't think there would be much point but I stuck it out and I made it through."

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

MTV 2010 VMA Nominations

Lady GaGa is set to dominate the 2010 MTV VMAs, as the nominations list below show. The lavish Awards will be held at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 12 at 9pm.

Best Collaboration:
B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
Beyoncé featuring Lady GaGa - Video Phone (Extended Remix)
Lady GaGa featuring Beyoncé - Telephone
3OH!3 featuring Kesha - My First Kiss
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind

Best Female Video:
Lady GaGa - Bad Romance
Ke$ha - Tik Tok
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg - California Gurls
Beyoncé featuring Lady GaGa - Video Phone (Extended Remix)
Taylor Swift - Fifteen

Best Male Video:
Eminem - Not Afraid
Usher featuring Will.I.Am - OMG
B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
Drake - Find Your Love
Jason Derulo - In My Head

Best Hip Hop Video:
B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
Eminem - Not Afraid
Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem - Forever
Jay-Z & Swizz Beats - On To The Next One
Kid Cudi featuring MGMT & Ratatat - Pursuit Of Happiness

Best New Artist:
Ke$ha - Tik Tok
Jason Derulo - In My Head
Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris - Baby
Nicki Minaj featuring Sean Garrett - Massive Attack
Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside

Best Pop Video:
Lady GaGa - Bad Romance
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog - California Gurls
Ke$ha - Tik Tok
Beyoncé featuring Lady GaGa - Video Phone (Extended Remix)
B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars - Nothing on You

Best Rock Video:
30 Seconds To Mars - Kings and Queens
Muse - Uprising
Paramore - Ignorance
Florence + the Machine - Dog Days Are Over
MGMT - Flash Delirium

Best Dance Music Video:
Lady GaGa - Bad Romance
Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull - I Like It
Cascada - Evacuate The Dancefloor
David Guetta featuring Akon - Sexy Chick
Usher featuring Will.I.Am - OMG

Video Of The Year:
Lady GaGa - Bad Romance
Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
30 Seconds To Mars - Kings and Queens
Lady GaGa featuring Beyoncé - Telephone
Eminem - Not Afraid
B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes

Best Art Direction:
Lady GaGa - Bad Romance
Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
Eminem - Not Afraid
30 Seconds To Mars - Kings and Queens
Beyoncé featuring Lady GaGa - Video Phone (Extended Remix)

Best Choreography:
Lady GaGa - Bad Romance
Lady GaGa featuring Beyoncé - Telephone
Beyoncé featuring Lady GaGa - Video Phone (Extended Remix)
Usher featuring Will.I.Am - OMG
Janelle Monáe featuring Big Boi - Tightrope

Best Cinematography:
Eminem - Not Afraid
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind
Lady GaGa - Bad Romance
Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over

Best Direction:
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind
Lady GaGa - Bad Romance
Eminem - Not Afraid
Pink - Funhouse
30 Seconds To Mars - Kings and Queens

Best Editing:
Lady GaGa - Bad Romance
Eminem - Not Afraid
Rihanna - Rude Boy
Pink - Funhouse
Miike Snow - Animal

Best SFX:
Lady GaGa - Bad Romance
Eminem - Not Afraid
Muse - Uprising
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
Dan Black - Symphonies

Breakthrough Video:
Dan Black - Symphonies
Gorillaz featuring Bobby Womack & Mos Def - Stylo
Coldplay - Strawberry Swing
The Black Keys - Tighten Up

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Girls Aloud To Return Without Nadine Coyle

As reported back in March on this blog, it seems Girls Aloud will return in 2011 without Irish singer Nadine Coyle. The Sun reports that the other four girls are set to return and work on new material and begin touring again.

The newspaper reports a source as saying, "It's been a painful decision for Sarah, Nicola, Kimberley and Cheryl but they have decided that the future of Girls Aloud lies without Nadine.

"They've all been on a roller-coaster ride since 2002 and have just grown apart from Nadine.

"Relations with her had been strained within the camp for a while.

"Disputes began cropping up towards the final days of the band before they went on a hiatus.

"The four remaining girls want to return on their own terms - and avoiding any squabbles is a high priority.

"That's why they have decided to go on without Nadine."

Nadine Coyle has spent most of her time in America with boyfriend Jesse Metcalfe and has been working on her own solo material, and has opened her own bar near Los Angeles. Nadine angered the other Girls Aloud members when she refused to take part in the girls' 2008 TV series The Passions Of Girls Aloud. Watch this space for more news...................

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Victoria Beckham Vogue Cover

Here is Victoria Beckham on the cover of the latest Vogue magazine from Turkey. The article features a collection of pictures with Victoria in various stunning outfits.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mercury Awards - Nominations 2010

The 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist has been announced and the nominations are below, the winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on September 7. Last year Speech Debelle won the award with her album 'Speech Therapy'.

Biffy Clyro – 'Only Revolutions'
Corinne Bailey Rae – 'The Sea'
Dizzee Rascal – 'Tongue N' Cheek'
Kit Downes Trio – 'Golden'
Foals – 'Total Life Forever'
I Am Kloot – 'Sky At Night'
Laura Marling – 'I Speak Because I Can'
Mumford And Sons – 'Sigh No More'
Paul Weller – 'Wake Up The Nation'
Villagers – 'Becoming A Jackal'
Wild Beasts – 'Two Dancers'
The XX – 'XX'
*PIC: Mumford and Sons from The Fly

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

VIDEO: Pink Thrown Off Stage During Concert

Here is the full video of Pink as a stunt went wrong at the Nuremberg concert in Germany this week. The singer was taken to hospital after the shortened gig but got the all clear. In the video you can see the singer trying to signal that the harness was not clipped on but she was hurled into barriers moments later.

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Jonathan Ross Confirms Moves To ITV

ITV have confirmed that Jonathan Ross will be joining them to present a new chatshow from 2011, the former BBC frontman will formulate the 18 part programme with ITV. The chatshow is expected to follow the X Factor to capitalise on high viewing figures.

Jonathan Ross released this statement saying, "I am thrilled and excited that after a short break I will be rolling up my sleeves and creating a brand new show for ITV1, I have worked successfully with most of the key figures at the network in the past and cannot wait to get back on screen with a fast, funny and unpredictable new talkshow".

The ITV deal is expected to net Ross a cool £1m, a huge drop from the £6m a year at the BBC but more in line with expectations given the current wage squeeze in the media.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

PICTURES: Celebs Get Naked For Charity

Celebrities getting naked for a good cause is always worth a mention, so here are the pictures from this year's Cosmopolitan magazine. Featuring such names as Adam Garcia, Craig David, Jesse Melcalfe and Danny Young the list was impressive and by stripping down, the lads helped raise awareness for testicular cancer. The Everyman Charity has highlighted male cancer using celebrities for the past few years, encouraging men to check themselves regularly.
Craig David
*For more information on testicular cancer: Everyman Charity
Danny Young

Ugo Monye
Dr Christian Jessen
Louie Spence

Adam Garcia
Ashley Taylor Dawson
Ben Turner
Charlie Bewley
Craig David
Danny Young
Doug Reinhardt

Dr Christian Jessen
Gino D'Acampo
Jesse Melcalfe
Louie Spence
Nico Mirallegro
Phillip Rhys
Stuart Manning
Tamer Hassan 

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

PICTURE: Zac Efron Surfing In Hawaii

Zac Efron went surfing in Hawaii and Splash pictures were on hand to capture the High School Musical star leaving the sea without his top. Not much of an entertainment story, but it was worth posting the picture for his fans!

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Friday, June 11, 2010

The Ripps: Coventry Phoenix Gig Videos

The Ripps are back and here are a selection of videos from the showcase gig at the Phoenix (Cambells), Coventry:

Read more: HERE

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The Ripps Make Triumphant Return

 The Ripps made a welcome return as they showcased their new material and proved once again why their tunes are so needed today. It had been over a year since The Ripps had publicly taken to the stage, but a lot has happened since they supported Coventry legends The Specials.

 Patch and Raul Lagunas have known the highs and lows of being in a band, while trying to make a living. Thankfully for their fans - they didn't give up, instead they picked themselves up and along with new band mates Alan Ferguson (bass guitar) and Phil Cox (drums) worked hard on writing new material.

The Cambell gig was the first opportunity for family, friends and fans to hear the new songs and judging by the reactions - The Ripps have been given a big seal of approval. The many hours spent together have paid off, you could see The Ripps were enjoying being back on stage in their beloved Coventry.

 It was a triumphant return to the quirky sound that made The Ripps stand out from other bands, as each new track bellowed out from the stage, you couldn't help but tap your feet or hands. The Ripps have their mojo back and they certainly want to use it!

 The Ripps kicked off the set with two familiar songs from 'Long Live The Ripps' before winning over the Cambell crowd with 'This Modern Life', 'Dealer Song', 'The Police Are On The Attack', 'Night On The Town', 'Young and Lost' and 'All Good Things'.

 The Ripps then cranked it up to the next level with 'Riding High', 'True Colours' and 'Lose Yourself' - songs that fans can listen too on The Ripps Facebook page. By the time the final song 'Lovesick' was performed, the venue was buzzing with excitement. Patch, Raul, Alan and Phil wouldn't get away without an encore!

A four song encore proved to be a winner with the final new song 'She's Not All There', two indie hits 'Loco' and 'Holiday', then a track that featured in an episode of Glee ('Dancing With Myself'') rounded the set off perfectly. The band could now relax and enjoy socialising with friends, fired up ready for a summer of gigs.

Supporting bands Revellers Riot (above) and Casual Parents (below) warmed the crowds up ready for The Ripps and did a mighty fine job!

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