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donderdag 4 oktober 2012

Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars to Perform on "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show"

Award-winning artists Rihanna and Bruno Mars, and GRAMMY(R) Award-nominated artist Justin Bieber will perform on THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Victoria's Secret Angels Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson and a bevy of other supermodels will star in this lingerie runway show. The special will also include pink carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world's most celebrated fashion show. The runway looks will include over-the-top lingerie embellished with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, as well as iconic Angel wings.

From Rihanna's Caribbean roots to the top of the charts, the runways of Paris and Milan and some of the biggest stages in the world, the 24-year-old Barbados-born beauty has already won six GRAMMY(R) Awards, five American Music Awards and 18 Billboard Music Awards, among many others. Since her breakthrough multi-platinum album A Girl Like Me, which included her global smash "Umbrella," in just a few short years, Rihanna helped redefine the path of popular music for a new generation. Rihanna's latest album, Talk That Talk, had worldwide sales of more than 5.5 million units and brought Rihanna's worldwide album sales to more than 37 million. Rihanna has logged 146 million digital tracks sold worldwide, establishing her as the top-selling digital artist of all time. In addition, she has broken a record at Top 40 with the most #1's in the chart's 18-year history. Her new single "Diamonds" off of her next album reached #1 in 26 countries within five days. Rihanna kicks off her "Diamonds" World tour in March 2013.

In 2009, Bieber became the first solo artist in history to send four songs from a debut album into the Billboard Hot 100's Top 40 prior to the album's release. Three years later, his latest album, Believe, also has four songs in the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. Believe's premiere single, "Boyfriend," hit #1 at iTunes immediately after it was released. The "Boyfriend" video has shattered all YouTube records since its MTV premiere. The clip generated eight million views in its first 24 hours and has built up to more than 86 million views. With worldwide album sales in excess of 15 million units, Bieber has dominated pop culture and social media for more than two years. He has more than 46 million Facebook fans, more than 28 million Twitter followers and more than three billion YouTube views. Bieber has received numerous awards, including Artist of the Year at the 2010 American Music Awards, and was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2011 GRAMMY(R) Awards.

Mars is a singer, songwriter, producer and musician whose solo single, "Just the Way You Are," hit # 1 in multiple countries across the world and won the artist a GRAMMY(R) Award for "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance" in 2011. Bruno's debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, has been certified platinum 39 times worldwide and has claimed two additional hit singles, "Grenade" and "The Lazy Song." Mars is a 13-time GRAMMY(R) Award nominee who has now sold more than 45 million singles worldwide and has over one billion views on YouTube. His second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, featuring the new single "Locked Out Of Heaven," will be in stores De

'Young Adult' star Patton Oswalt joins season four of 'Justified'

Patton Oswalt has joined the cast of Justified.

Oswalt, whose television credits include The King of Queens and The United States of Tara, has been enlisted for a recurring role as Bob Sweeney, reports TVLine.

Oswalt's character is a constable who is a high school classmate of Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant). He has been brought in by Raylan to watch his father's house.

Earlier this year, the drama's creator Graham Yost revealed that he would like to cast Oswalt as he is a fan but that his schedule made him unavailable.

Syfy Acquires "Primeval: New World" from Entertainment One

Syfy has acquired Primeval: New World, the next generation of the hit Primeval, from Entertainment One.

Scheduled to premiere on the Channel in 2013, Primeval: New World joins Syfy's growing roster of popular original series acquisitions including Lost Girl, Merlin and the upcoming Sinbad.

The 13-episode series will star Niall Matter (Eureka), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) and Danny Rahim (Young James Herriot) as a team of animal experts and scientists investigating paranormal events, while battling both prehistoric and futuristic creatures.

Amanda Tapping, who starred in the Syfy series Sanctuary, is on board to direct several episodes.

Said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy: "This fast-paced entertaining and smart series will delight fans of the original program as well as introduce new viewers to this fascinating world."

"We're thrilled to be continuing our relationship with Syfy in securing another action drama with the network," said Jon Ferro, Senior Vice President, Program Sales, eOne. "Primeval: New World has a great cast, solid story-telling and state of the art special effects - all the right elements to make it a success that fits right in with Syfy's stellar line up."

Based on the original series from Impossible Pictures, Primeval: New World's creative team is led by Executive Producers Martin Wood (Sanctuary, Stargate: Atlantis) and Gillian Horvath (Sanctuary, Highlander). The spin-off was created by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Star Trek: Enterprise, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World) and will be written by Gillian Horvath, Peter Hume (Charmed, Flash Gordon), Jon Cooksey (The Collector, The Outer Limits), Sarah Dodd (Flashpoint, Arctic Air), Katherine Collins (Endgame), and Judith and Garfield Reeve-Stevens.

'X Factor' Carolynne Poole: 'I learned lesson from Twitter row'

Carolynne Poole has admitted that she made a mistake getting involved in a Twitter row with The Only Way Is Essex star Maria Fowler.

The singer, who is in Gary Barlow's Overs category, said that she had learned a valuable lesson in the dispute, which was sparked by Fowler's criticism of fellow Overs singer Kye Sones.

"It's hard because it was my first mistake. I just said, 'Give it a rest', it was tongue-in-cheek," Poole told. "I don't know how she took it, but she laid into me quite fiercely.

"I learned my lesson early. I learned people are reading what we are tweeting."

Poole's mentor Barlow mocked Fowler's claim to fame with TOWIE, laughing: "Is that [show] still on TV?"

'Great British Bake Off' rises to unprecedented heights on BBC Two

The Great British Bake Off rose to an all-time high of nearly 4.8 million viewers for BBC Two last night (Tuesday, October 2).

Cathryn Dresser's exit at the competition's quarter-final stage drew 4.75m (19.4%) and peaked with well over 5m, edging closer to BBC One's Holby City and beating all other programming in the 8pm ratings battle.

BBC Two's Bake Off probably aided Ian Hislop's new programme Stiff Upper Lip: An Emotional History of Britain - the documentary series launched with 2.27m (9.8%) at 9pm.

However, the BBC suffered losses elsewhere in its schedule, as BBC One's The Paradise dipped to 4.85m (20.7%) and BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo also fell to 789k (4.3%) and lost its place as multichannel leader.

Manchester United's match against Romanian team CFR Cluj dominated ITV's evening schedule, with coverage scoring an average of 3.7m (15.7%) between 7.30pm and 10pm.

Meanwhile on Channel 4, Double Your House logged 1.22m (5%) at 8pm (+1: 278k/1.5%) and Hotel GB interested 1.37m (5.8%) at 9pm (+1: 244k/1.5%).

Elsewhere, Person of Interest anchored Channel 5's night with 1.11m (4.7%) and 135k (0.8%) on +1, soaring around 200k week-on-week.

Overall, BBC One managed another fairly easy Tuesday primetime victory against ITV with 23% versus 16.2% (+1: 0.5%). BBC Two commanded third position with 10.4%, over double Channel 4's 5% (+1: 0.9%) and nearly triple Channel 5's 3.6% (+1: 0.4%).

TNT's "Dallas" Starts Production on Second Season

A whole new wave of back-stabbing, plot-scheming, black-mailing fun is about to sweep over Texas now that TNT's hit drama Dallas has started up production on its second season. The Warner Horizon Television-produced drama burst onto the scene this past summer, averaging 5.3 million viewers in its first season and ranking as cable's #1 new drama for the year-to-date with key adult demos. Dallas also ranks third behind TNT's Major Crimes and Perception among the year's top new cable dramas with total viewers. The 15-episode second season is set to launch on Monday, Jan. 28 at 9:00 p.m.

TNT's Dallas centers on the Ewing clan, an enormously wealthy Texas family whose sibling rivalries, romantic betrayals, corruption and even murder are truly legendary. The exciting drama brings back three iconic stars from the original Dallas: Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing.

They are joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level. Josh Henderson is John Ross, the son of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing, while Jesse Metcalfe is Christopher, Bobby's adopted son. Jordana Brewster also stars as Elena Ramos, John Ross' girlfriend and Christopher's former fiancée, while Julie Gonzalo is Rebecca Sutter, Christopher's wife.

In addition, Brenda Strong stars as Bobby's wife, Ann. The second season will also feature Mitch Pileggi as Harrison Ryaland, Ann's scheming ex-husband.

In the second season of Dallas, Sue Ellen's run for governor will be threatened by the secret that she bribed a medical examiner to help get John Ross off the hook for murder. Ryland will come to Ann claiming to have news about her daughter. Christopher will head to Des Moines to find the real Becky Sutter, while the woman he married will start to show her true colors as Cliff Barnes' daughter. And J.R. will team up with John Ross to take over Sue Ellen's loan to Elena and, in turn, gain total control over Christopher and John Ross' new startup company, Ewing Energies. And that's in just the first episode...

Shot on location in the title city, Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television, with writer Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin serving as executive producers. TNT's Dallas is based upon the series created by David Jacobs.

'Shameless' casts 'The West Wing's Bradley Whitford in season three

Bradley Whitford has been cast in a guest role on Shameless.

Whitford will appear as a gay man named Abraham, described as "politically active" and "sophisticated", according to TV Guide.

Shameless stars William H Macy as the single father of six children who learn to take care of themselves.

Whitford is best known for his characters on The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

The actor previously praised The West Wing, calling it "the most amazing thing" he's seen in show business.

"As a creative experience, it was beyond my highest expectations and for it to be in an arena that, at that particular time and that I've always felt and that I continue to feel is an urgent, fascinating arena... it was a really good gig," he said.

Season three of Shameless premieres on Sunday, January 13 at 9pm on Showtime.

'Strike Back' renewed for another season

Strike Back has been renewed for another season.

The action-drama will return in 2013 for its fourth overall run, which is the third season to be co-produced by Cinemax and Sky.

No cast information for the new episodes is currently available, with a press release stating that "due to plot spoilers in upcoming episodes of [the current season], the cast of [the next season] will be announced at a later date".

The first series of Strike Back - which aired in the UK in 2010 - was produced by Left Bank Pictures for Sky1 and starred Richard Armitage as Section 20 operative John Porter.

Since the second season - the first to be co-funded by Cinemax / HBO - the series has featured Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton as dual leads Michael Stonebridge and Damian Scott.

Winchester and Stapleton's second season - the show's third - is currently airing on both Cinemax and Sky1, having been retitled Strike Back: Vengeance for UK transmission.

'Darling Buds of May' farm up for sale for £1.35m

The farm in Kent where ITV's popular drama The Darling Buds of May was filmed has been put up for sale for £1.35 million.

Grade II listed Buss Farm was a regular set for the 1990s series starring David Jason and a young Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Roger Holmes, who has lived at the farm in Bethersden for 40 years, is selling the site for financial reasons.

Estate agent Madeleine Rose has listed the property, which includes 20 acres of land, a square kiln oast and Tudor barn.

The property marketing states that the farm "evokes all sorts of memories for people, and to actually put that into something they could live in and make a home for a family, extended family or even to develop generally, sort of brings a special something that not every property has".

Set in the 1950s, The Darling Buds of May focused on the lives of the rural Larkin family, headed by David Jason's "Pop" Larkin and Pam Ferris's "Ma" Larkin. Zeta-Jones played their daughter Mariette.

Produced by Yorkshire Television and based on the novels by H E Bates, the programme ran for three series on ITV between 1991 and 1993.

The show provided a springboard for Zeta-Jones, who went on to star in a range of Hollywood movies and marry Michael Douglas.

In the farm's marketing, Madeleine Rose states that there is a private garden at the rear of the farmhouse "where the Larkins were filmed enjoying their family meals".

According to BBC News, Holmes said of his decision to leave the farm: "We've been here so many years and you've got to walk away, but that's life."

He shared memories of David Jason asking about the car he was restoring, along with "other distractions like Catherine Zeta-Jones walking up and down the drive".

Last year, the small island in the Western Isles of Scotland that featured in BBC reality TV series Castaway was sold to a mystery bidder for an undisclosed sum just two weeks after it went on sale.

'Inbetweeners' Simon Bird: 'I nearly died filming Friday Night Dinner'

Simon Bird has revealed that he thought he was dying while filming Friday Night Dinner.

The Inbetweeners actor explained that he and co-star Tom Rosenthal would often try to make their violent scenes look as a realistic as possible on the Channel 4 sitcom.

"We did hurt each other quite regularly. When I hurt Tom, he would get me back on the next take," he told The Sun.

"It did escalate. Tom got really into the bit when he is strangling me. There was definitely a moment I thought, 'This is the end', I could see the light at the end of the tunnel."

He added: "While acting, you want to make it look real, so when we gave each other dead arms or tried to strangle each other, we did it properly. We did have to stop filming because Tom has a weak knee and one of his ligaments snapped after I jumped on him.

"But it was in the script - I wasn't just doing these things off my own back."

Bird also spoke about a possible second Inbetweeners movie, stating that he would never say never to a sequel.

"We all think The Inbetweeners might have come to its natural conclusion. But we love working with writers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, so if they had an idea we would definitely talk about it."

Friday Night Dinner returns to Channel 4 on Sunday, October 7 at 10.05pm.

Bryan Fuller denies 'Munsters' reboot axe: 'That's dead wrong'

Bryan Fuller has denied reports that his Munsters TV reboot has been axed.

News site Deadline claimed on Monday (October 1) that Mockingbird Lane was unlikely to receive a series order.

However, Fuller took to Twitter to deny the report, writing: "NBC just informed me the Deadline article regarding Mockingbird Lane was Dead Wrong. Stay tuned for updates!"

The Mockingbird Lane pilot starred Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster and Portia de Rossi as his wife Lily. Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men) joined the project in November 2011 as director and producer.

Star O'Connell has described the reinvention as "darker" than the original Munsters, while Izzard has called Mockingbird Lane "more elegant" than the '60s series, citing the show's "twisted-dramatic" tone.

Bradley James on 'Merlin' future: "You need to leave on a high"

Merlin star Bradley James has confirmed that the show's future is uncertain.

James told Spy that he wants the BBC fantasy drama to end "on a high", adding that he would only continue on the show "if everyone still has the passion for it".

"I think we're in a place of taking it year-by-year at the moment," said the actor, who plays King Arthur. "We've got two weeks left of filming [on series five], we'll all get a break and see how we feel."

The 28-year-old added that he would be "happy to move on" from Merlin if the series does not return for a sixth run, "because it's been a fantastic experience".

"We probably need to sit down and see if everyone still has the passion for it," he suggested. "When the passion goes, that's when you need to stop."

A trilogy of Merlin films - first announced at this year's San Diego Comic-Con - is also still in the early stages of development, James confirmed.

"I don't think it's moved forward from what they were talking about at Comic-Con," he claimed "That again boils down to what's on the table, what they want to do with the story.

"Again, if the passion's there for it, I'm sure it will come about. There are a few elements that need to be in the right place for that to happen. Again, we shall see. Watch this space."

Merlin returns for a fifth series this Saturday (October 6) at 7.45pm on BBC One.

TV Tonight 4th of October 2012

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

    112 - på liv och död S06E20: "Del 20 av 36"
    30 Rock S07E01: "The Beginning of the End"
    AFP: Australian Federal Police S02E01: "Season 2, Episode 1"
    Antiques Road Trip S05E04: "Series 5, Episode 4"
    Beautiful Homes S01E36: "Expensive Estates and Expansive Views"
    Beauty and the Geek Australia S04E01: "Season 4, Episode 1"
    Beyond Scared Straight S03E03: "St. Clair, IL: The Return of "Ice Mike""
    Big Brother (AU) S09E46: "Daily Show 30"
    Big Brother: Confidential S01E07: "Episode 7"
    Celebrity Juice S08E06: "Dynamo, Noel Clarke and Rick Edwards"
    Chelsea Lately S06E157
    Childrens Hospital (US) S04E09: "A Kid Walks in to a Hospital"
    Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! S01E01: "Episode 1"
    Code 37 S03E06: "Ons kent ons"
    Come Dine With Me S20E20: "Series 20, Episode 19"
    Conan S02E151: "Jenny McCarthy, Slash"
    Daybreak S03E24: "October 4, 2012"
    Days of our Lives S47E222: "Ep. #11932"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S08E46: "Episode 2039"
    Doctors S14E103: "Desperately Seeking Melanie"
    EastEnders S28E157: "October 4, 2012"
    Elementary S01E02: "While You Were Sleeping"
    Emmerdale S41E235: "October 4, 2012 [Episode 2]"
    Emmerdale S41E234: "October 4, 2012"
    Expeditie Robinson S14E06: "Aflevering 5"
    Extreme Homes S07E04: "Season 7, Episode 4"
    Flashpoint S05E03: "Run To Me"
    Four Weddings (2010) S04E20: "...and a Racy Tattoo"
    Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution S02E01
    General Hospital (US) S50E131: "#12659"
    Gigolos S03E06: "Spanks a Lot"
    Gintama S06E01: "Episode 1"
    Glee S04E04: "The Break-Up"
    Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden S23E24: "Season 23, Episode 24"
    Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course S01E19
    Grey's Anatomy S09E02: "Remember the Time"
    Hayate the Combat Butler S03E01: "Season 3, Episode 1"
    Helicopter Heroes S06E04: "Series 6, Episode 4"
    Hollyoaks S18E199: "October 4, 2012"
    Hollywood Heights S01E79: "An Unexpected Guest"
    Home and Away (AU) S25E184: "Episode 5619"
    Homefront (UK) S01E02: "Episode 2"
    Hotel 52 S06E05: "Season 6, Episode 5"
    Hotel cæsar S29E60: "Season 29, Episode 60"
    Hotel GB S01E04: "Episode 4"
    House Hunters S50E74: "High Hopes For Cincinnati Dream Home"
    House Hunters International S34E70: "Beach Front House Hunt in Puerto Cayo"
    How We Won the War S01E09: "Episode 9"
    Hunted S01E01: "Mort"
    Impact Wrestling S08E105: "Season 8, Episode 105"
    Jersey Shore S06E02: "No Shame, Good Integrity"
    Jersey Shore S06E01: "Once More Unto the Beach"
    Jimmy Kimmel Live S09E314: "Zac Efron, Jack Black & Kyle Gass"
    K S01E01: "Episode 1"
    Las Fierbinti S02E01: "TBA"
    Last Call with Carson Daly S10E70: "Wyclef Jean, Eugene Jarecki, the Walkmen"
    Last Resort S01E02: "Blue on Blue"
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon S02E345
    Late Show with David Letterman S20E16
    Live with Kelly S30E19
    Location Location Location S15E05: "Series 15, Episode 5"
    Lowdown S02E05: "A Bollywood Ending"
    Mad S03E13: "Taking Nemo / Once Upon a Toon"
    Mock The Week S11E11: "Ed Byrne, Gary Delaney, Alun Cochrane"
    Naruto: Shippuuden S11E40: "Hidden Story: The Ultimate Tag-Team!"
    Nattskiftet S01E03: "Season 1, Episode 3"
    Neighbours S28E194: "Episode 6504"
    NFL Thursday Night Football S07E15: "Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams"
    Oh Oh Europa S01E29: "Season 1, Episode 29"
    Ojciec Mateusz S08E05: "Sklep z zabawkami"
    Over mijn lijk S04E08: "Season 4, Episode 8"
    P.O.V. S25E10: "Give Up Tomorrow"
    Paradoks S01E05: "Przypadek"
    Parks and Recreation S05E03: "How a Bill Becomes a Law"
    Person of Interest S02E02: "Bad Code"
    Pointless S07E27: "Series 7, Episode 27"
    Project Runway S10E12: "In a Place Far, Far Away"
    Question Time S33E02: "Manchester"
    Rake S02E05: "R vs Turner"
    Red Dwarf S10E01: "Trojan"
    Rock Center with Brian Williams S02E04: "Season 2, Episode 4"
    Romania's next top model S03E03: "Season 3, Episode 3"
    Russell Howard's Good News S07E02: "Series 7, Episode 2"
    Salatut elämät S15E24: "Antin matkakuume nousee toiseen potenssiin"
    Scandal S02E02: "The Other Woman"
    Tamar & Vince S01E03: "Nurse Ratchet"
    Texas Car Wars S01E05: "A Presidential Flip"
    The American Bible Challenge S01E07: "Semi-Finals Part 1"
    The Big Bang Theory S06E02: "The Decoupling Fluctuation"
    The Bold and the Beautiful S26E137: "Ep. #6421"
    The British S01E05: "Superpower"
    The Chase (2009) S05E108: "Series 5, Episode 103"
    The Chew S02E19: "Episode 257"
    The Choir S05E03: "Manchester Airport"
    The Colbert Report S08E123: "Dr. George Church"
    The Corrie Years S02E05: "The Stunts"
    The Daily Show S17E161: "Bill O'Reilly"
    The Dr. Phil Show S11E23: "A Dr. Phil Exclusive: Missing Mom"
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show S10E19: "Zac Efron, Rebel Wilson, Ed Sheeran"
    The First 48 S12E26: "Blood on the Streets"
    The Jeremy Kyle Show S08E24: "October 4, 2012"
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson S08E154
    The Million Pound Drop Live S11E07: "Series 11, Episode 7"
    The Office (US) S09E03: "Andy's Ancestry"
    The Project S04E237: "Season 4, Episode 237"
    The Real Housewives of Miami S02E04: "She Beat Me to the Tweet!"
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S20E161
    The View S16E23
    The X Factor (US) S02E08: "Boot Camp #2"
    The Young and the Restless S40E136: "Ep. #10005"
    This Week (2003) S11E02: "October 4, 2012"
    Thuis S18E29: "Season 18, Episode 29"
    Tonight S14E38: "Are We Giving Kids A Sporting Chance?"
    Torsdag kveld fra Nydalen S08E03: "Stian Blipp"
    Two and a Half Men S10E02: "A Big Bag of Dog"
    Undercover Boss (CA) S02E05: "Victorian Order of Nurses"
    Up All Night (2011) S02E03: "Swingers"
    Wartime Farm S01E05: "Episode 5"
    Watch What Happens: Live S08E20: "Brittany Snow & Adriana De Moura"
    Waterloo Road S08E07: "Series 8, Episode 7"
    Wereld draait door, De S08E24: "Season 8, Episode 24"

Radio 1 DJ Greg James defends Nick Grimshaw: 'It's a bloody hard job'

Greg James has backed Nick Grimshaw's start as the new host of the Radio 1 breakfast show, sayingX that the former T4 presenter is doing a "good job" taking over from Chris Moyles.

Drivetime DJ James had previously been tipped to replace Moyles, but he insisted that he wasn't disappointed not to land the gig.

"I wasn't disappointed, but I love the fact people thought that I was going to get it. That was just the product of me getting promoted to drivetime, which is the second-biggest show and people often describing it as a 'stepping stone' to the breakfast show," said James.

"I never really thought of it like that and it was only people tipping me for it and going, 'Do you want to do it?'

"Well, I'm not going to say no, but I didn't want to do it because I was really happy doing my show."

Commenting on early criticism of Grimshaw's performances from some listeners, James said: "The beauty about radio is that it is so personal and it's great that people have opinions. Otherwise you're just wallpaper. I think it's really healthy to have that.

"I've got people that I hate and people that I love on the radio and it's not a personal thing, it's just they're right in your ears and you have to get on with this person, do you know what I mean? It's a bloody hard job and Nick's doing such a good job.

"The Radio 1 bosses have made a big statement with me on in the afternoon and Nick on at breakfast. They have changed a generation of Radio 1 listeners."

James and Russell Kane return for their second series of entertainment show Britain Unzipped tonight. Joking about his relationship with his co-star, the DJ said: "It's not a TV bromance, it's real baby.

"You can't fake that love. We're just really good mates. We went away to Ibiza together in the summer, we both went away for the Radio 1 weekend which was a messy affair."

The first episode tonight features an appearance from DJ Sara Cox and Olympic boxer Anthony Joshua, and James revealed that it would also include an embarrassing moment for a University of Newcastle student.

"We sent our cameras to his house without him knowing. We invited him down to the studio and he had no idea it was happening and we snooped around his house and we found some weird stuff in his bed," said James,

"His friends stitched him up properly!"

The Wachowskis team with 'Babylon 5' creator for new TV series

The Wachowskis are reportedly developing a TV series with sci-fi/fantasy vet Babylon 5 creator J Michael Straczynski.

Sense8 - an hour-long drama - is currently being pitched to a number of networks, though the show's premise remains a secret, Variety reports.

Andy and Lana Wachowski have penned three scripts for the series and also plan to direct several episodes. The pair will also serve as co-showrunners on the project alongside Straczynski.

The team behind Sense8 are said to be looking for a multi-episode pick-up from any potential outlet, rather than a pilot order.

The Wachowskis' next project is sci-fi film epic Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. The siblings are also known for the Matrix film trilogy and 2006's V for Vendetta.

Straczynski created both Babylon 5 and its short-lived spinoff Crusade and contributed to the script for Marvel blockbuster Thor.

'X Factor' Lucy Spraggan: 'My granddad discovered I was gay on Google'

X Factor finalist Lucy Spraggan has opened up about her sexuality, revealing that her grandfather found out from Google that she is gay.

The 21-year-old explained that while she has "always been out", some of her loved ones only discovered by accident after she found fame on the show.

"I was never really 'in'," she told Look. "I made my family call me Max when I was 4 and shaved my head to look like a boy... there was no shock."

She continued: "My granddad found out on Google recently and said, 'We've got loads of grandchildren, one of them was bound to be gay'."

Spraggan also revealed that most of her songs were written about a 27-year-old ex-girlfriend from when she was 18.

The 'Last Night' singer previously said that inspiring other young people to come out is "the biggest compliment ever".

'Strictly Come Dancing' Len Goodman: 'Lineup is stonking'

Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman has praised this year's "stonking" line-up of celebrities.

Victoria Pendleton, Denise Van Outen and Colin Salmon are among the stars taking part in this year's series, which kicks off its first live show on Friday (October 5).

Goodman stated that he doesn't believe some celebrities may have an unfair advantage over others due to their past experience.

"What is strange about Strictly is it is a pretty level playing field for everyone," he told The Sun. "People are saying that as Denise has been in Chicago and Kimberley [Walsh] went to stage school, they have an advantage. Equally, with the Olympians and their ethos of training, they have an advantage and so it goes on.

"But at the end of the day, you can make a case for everyone having a bit of advantage - but none of them have done ballroom or Latin before.

"I will treat everyone equally. You judge people on how good they are compared to others. If somebody gets a nine and the next person comes out better, you will give him or her a ten.

"It was like when we had Heather Mills on the show and everybody asked if we would take into account the fact she only had one leg. You have to judge it on what you see."

Goodman continued by saying that if he were taking part in the show, he would most likely turn into a comedy character rather than a serious contender.

"If I was on Strictly and I was hopeless, I would make everyone laugh," he explained. "Let's be honest here. If you go back to the year when John Sergeant was on the show, which person actually won?

""The bizarre thing is you remember the bad ones. I hope there are one or two who will camp it up and embrace it for the fun elements.

"As for who I think may be that person, well Richard [Arnold] is confident and funny. He can camp it up nicely. Johnny Ball might come out too, bless his heart."

Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.

On this year's lineup, Goodman added: "Is it the most beautiful lineup we have seen? What I do think is, it is great that we have some gorgeous girls, hunky guys and a few older ones too.

"We have got a great mix. It's going to be absolutely stonking."

Talking about landing the judging role on the show, Goodman said: "Getting a job on Strictly was like winning the lottery for me. And to be honest, when we first did it, I thought it wouldn't last a series. I thought nobody would be interested in ballroom and celebrities I had never heard of.

"I didn't think it would work. It just shows what I know. The BBC ran with it, and it's been absolutely life-changing for me. I am the dance teacher who got lucky."

Strictly Come Dancing starts tomorrow (Friday, October 5) at 9pm on BBC One.

Ratings: 'Sons of Anarchy' Beats Networks Head-to-Head in Key Demo

"Sons of Anarchy," FX's biker drama, rolled ahead of the networks Thursday night, beating out the Big Three in head-to-head competition in the key demographic and taking third place in total viewers.

Airing at 10 p.m., "Sons" grabbed a 2.88 rating in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic, placing it ahead of its timeslot competitors: CBS's "Vegas" (which scored a 2.1), NBC's "Parenthood" (1.7) and ABC's "Private Practice" (1.6).

In total viewers, "Sons" compared impressively but less favorably, taking a narrow third place ahead of "Parenthood," with 4.6 million versus "Parenthood"'s 4.5 million.

In the 8 to 11 p.m. primetime overall, "Sons" placed fifth.

Tuesday's "Sons of Anarchy," which was the third highest-rated episode of the series in the demo, showed marked improvements over last week's episode, which scored a 2.45 in the demo and drew 3.8 million total viewers.

Tucker Carlson Covered 'Exclusive' Obama 'Bombshell' for MSNBC 5 Years Ago

So much for the idea that The Daily Caller's video of Barack Obama speaking to black pastors in 2007 is in any way "exclusive" or a "bombshell": Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson was among the many reporters who covered the speech when Obama gave it half a decade ago.

Fox News' Sean Hannity branded the speech "a bombshell" as he introduced it on his show Tuesday, after the Drudge Report hyped it for hours. Carlson's website labeled its video of the speech "exclusive."

But it was only exclusive in the sense that The Daily Caller was the only site that saw fit to roll it out again, five years after it was widely covered by media outlets including CNN and MSNBC. The latter was Carlson's employer at the time, and Carlson covered the speech.

CNN's Carol Costello played bombshell footage of Carlson's 2007 commentary on CNN Newsroom Wednesday. (Just kidding about the bombshell part. None of these are bombshells.)

Some conservative commentators have said Obama tried to stoke racial tensions in the speech, delivered to an audience of African-American pastors. It was released on the eve of Obama's first debate with Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

David Jason to write memoirs for 2014 release

Sir David Jason has announced plans to release his autobiography.

The legendary British actor revealed that he aims to bring out his memoirs in time for Christmas 2014.

He said that he hopes the book will give fans a way to "share the journey" he has experienced in his 50 years in showbusiness.

"Over the past 50 years I have had the fortunate experience of working with some of the finest actors and writers in the world," the 72-year-old said.

"This book will be an opportunity for me to share the journey through my life and career with the people who have been most generous with their support and kindness - the great British public."

Random imprint Century's publishing director Ben Dunn added: "Like so many millions of Brits, I grew up watching and listening, laughing and crying to David's on-screen genius - from Del Boy to Dangermouse to Detective Inspector Jack Frost, his canon of work is unsurpassed and I am truly honoured to be publishing a memoir that I have no doubt will be as golden as everything else he's touched."

The hardback edition of the autobiography will be released in autumn 2014, followed by a paperback in early 2015.

Jason is best known for his roles in several hugely popular TV series including Only Fools and Horses, A Touch of Frost, Open All Hours and The Darling Buds of May.

He also provided the voice for a series of cartoon characters, including Count Duckula, Dangermouse and The BFG.

The actor was awarded an OBE in 1993, followed by a knighthood in 2005.

Minaj vs. Mariah: Inside the New Fake Feud at 'American Idol'

What's the over/under on Mariah Carey calling out Nicky Minaj on her fake hair? We'll give it 43 minutes into the season premiere of "American Idol."

But we'll go ahead and call BS on the show's latest fake feud now, three months before the premiere. Trust us: We watch a lot of wrestling.

Each new season of Fox's Fremantle-produced singing competitions -- "Idol" and "X Factor" -- inevitably includes some trumped-up conflict between the two shows or their judges. The latest, according to TMZ, erupted when Minaj railed at Carey during auditions, threatening, "I'm gonna knock you out." TMZ cites "sources close to Minaj" who say Carey had called her a "bitch."

The hair thing is inevitable: Minaj has owned it with lyrics like, "pink wig, thick ass, give 'em whiplash." So Carey will need a better insult for the second hour of the premiere.

The newly minted fake feud will give longtime fans warm feelings of nostalgia for such beloved fake feuds of old as Simon vs. Paula (2002-10), "X Factor" vs. "Idol" (2011-present) and Simon and L.A. vs. Nicole and Paula" (2010).

But Mariah vs. Minaj theatens to be the most fake earth-shattering of all, given Minaj's gift for self-promotion and Carey's divadom.

That is, if you care about this kind of thing. You know the library is full of free books, right?

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Sahara Davenport Died of Heart Failure, Rep Says

"RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant Antoine Ashley, whose stage name was Sahara Davenport, died from heart failure, his representative said Wednesday.

Ashley, 27, died at Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Md. His rep did not immediately reply to a request from TheWrap for more information about the cause of death.

"I thank God for giving me an Angel Antoine Ashley to share with the rest of the world," said Ashley's mother, Angela Ashley Reddish. "My family and I would like to thank everyone for their condolences and support. We know that our Angel is now dancing in heaven. May God bless each and everyone."

Ashley's boyfriend of six years, fellow drag performer Karl Westerberg, who performs as Manila Luzon, added: "Antoine lived to entertain the world as Sahara Davenport, and the world was in awe over his extreme talent. But his heart is what made us all fall in love with him. To me he will always be my best friend, my hero, my Diva, and I have always considered myself more than lucky to have him be forever a part of my life. Thank you, hon, for bringing so much beauty to all of us. Your legacy lives on in me and all of us you've touched."

Tweeted RuPaul: "Shocled & heartbroken over @SaharaDavenport. Never occurred to me that we'd ever lose one of my girls. I see them as immortal."

Ashley learned to be a drag performer on the Dallas nightclub circuit while earning a B.F.A. in dance performance from Southern Methodist University. He then moved to New York, where he acted, modeled, and danced.

In addition to appearing on the second series of "Drag Race," he landed in twelfth place in the 2009 National Miss USofA pageant as Miss Gay New Jersey, and won a Glammy Award for Best Dance Performer in 2008. The awards celebrate New York nightlife.

As Sahara Davenport, Ashley also released the singles "Pump With Me" and "Go Off!" Besides "Drag Race," Davenport appeared on A&E Network's "15 Films about Madonna," Voom HD's "Magnificent Obsessions," and on ABC's "One Life to Live," among other TV credits.

Logo, which airs "Drag Race," plans a marathon of Davenport's season on Friday. On Oct. 22, it will also dedicate the first episode of "RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race" to his memory.

A private funeral service is scheduled for later this month in Maryland, and a public memorial celebration, filled with tributes from Ashley's fellow entertainers, is planned for Nov. 2 at XL Nightclub in New York.