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Strictly Come Dancing: week six - as it happened

Relive all the spooky sambas, terrifying tangos and quivery quick-steps – but which dancer had a truly frightful night?

7.58pm GMT

Simon and Karen dance their final dance to Eric Carmen/Celine Dion’s ‘All By Myself’, and another Strictly week is over. I’ve had all my blog holidays for this year, so I’ll now be at the Strictly helm all the way through until Christmas - thank you all for joining in and being brilliant, have a great week and I’ll see you next Saturday! Hx

7.56pm GMT

All the judges save Mollie and Aj (obvs), so Simon And Karen are going home. Simon thanks Karen for being amazing, and Karen thanks Simon for all the food. Lols.

7.52pm GMT

Mollie and Aj give their devilish Cha-Cha another turn. I had really high hopes for Mollie, but she needs to up her game if she’s going to make it beyond Blackpool,
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New Casting News For Fox’s Upcoming ‘9-1-1’ From Creator Ryan Murphy

Oliver Stark (“Into The Badlands”), Aisha Hinds (“Shots Fired,” “Underground”), Kenneth Choi (“The People v. Oj Simpson: American Crime Story”) and Rockmond Dunbar (“Prison Break,” “The Path”) have been cast in series regular roles in Fox’s provocative new drama, 9-1-1, from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear. The series will premiere in 2018 on Fox.

Academy and Emmy Award nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “What’s Love Got to Do with It”), Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Peter Krause (“The Catch,” “Six Feet Under”) and Emmy Award nominee Connie Britton (“Nashville,” “Friday Night Lights,” “American Horror Story”) star in the series, which explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.
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TVLine Items: Chenoweth Is ABC's Fairy Godmother, Freakish Trailer and More

TVLine Items: Chenoweth Is ABC's Fairy Godmother, Freakish Trailer and More
Kristin Chenoweth is about to discover she’s The Real Fairy Godmother. (Where do we sign up to be one of her charges?)

The actress will star in the ABC single-camera comedy from her Hairspray Live! collaborators/executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPushing DaisiesKristin Chenoweth Recalls a Spectacular, On-Set Pie Fail

In the project — which has received a put-pilot commitment from the network — Chenoweth plays a self-absorbed “real housewife” who learns that she’s descended from a secret order of fairy godmothers, and must use her magical abilities to help those in need.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Elyes Gabel

Elyes Gabel is an English actor who was born in Westminster, London, on May 8, 1983. However, he moved to Canada where he spent some of his childhood before returning to the north of England. He has acted in television series on both sides of the Atlantic. He made his debut in ‘Casualty’ in 2001 and has built up an impressive resume since then. He is currently best-known for his role in the CBS series ‘Scorpion’ in which he plays Walter O’Brien, a computer genius. He has also appeared in television series such as ‘Identity’, ‘Body of Proof’, and Waterloo

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Elyes Gabel
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Orlando Bloom to lead Amazon’s fantasy series Carnival Row

Back in May it was announced that Amazon has given an eight-episode order to Carnival Row, a new fantasy-noir series from Rene Echevarria (Star Trek), Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim) and director-producer Paul McGuigan (Victor Frankenstein), and now comes word that Orlando Bloom has signed on to lead the cast of the show.

Variety reports that Bloom will play Rycroft Philostrate, “a police inspector investigating the murder of a faerie showgirl on Carnival Row, a neo-Victorian city in which mythical creatures, fleeing their war-torn homeland, have gathered. Rycroft is not supposed to care about the death of another faerish refugee, but he does, and getting to the bottom of what happened to her will come at a big cost.”

The project marks Bloom’s first series regular role on TV, although he has made several guest appearances over the years in the likes of Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Extras and Easy. He
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Orlando Bloom Drama Carnival Row Ordered to Series at Amazon

Orlando Bloom Drama Carnival Row Ordered to Series at Amazon
Perhaps a pirate’s life is no longer for Orlando Bloom?

In his first major TV role, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor is set to executive-produce and star in Carnival Row, a fantasy drama picked up straight-to-series at Amazon.

RelatedAmazon’s Galaxy Quest Revival Finds New Life With Writer Paul Scheer

The eight-episode drama is a “fantasy noir set in a neo-Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population.” Bloom is set to play Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector who risks everything to
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Bridget Jones' Diary Actor Rescued Three Days After Falling from Thai Waterfall: 'I Am Lucky to Be Alive'

  • PEOPLE.com
Bridget Jones' Diary Actor Rescued Three Days After Falling from Thai Waterfall: 'I Am Lucky to Be Alive'
He spent three days trapped in a rock pool at the base of a jungle waterfall, after a fall that broke both his legs and shattered his knee. So it’s no surprise that actor Paul Nicholls feels “lucky to be alive.”

The 38-year-old British actor — who rose to fame on the BBC soap EastEnders and had a role in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason — is recovering in a hospital, his rep confirmed to People, after being rescued by locals on the Thai island of Kohn Samui.

Nicholls was found in agony at the base of Khun Si falls on July 13, CBS News reported.
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‘Dunkirk’ Cast: Where You’ve Seen Christopher Nolan’s Ensemble Before

‘Dunkirk’ Cast: Where You’ve Seen Christopher Nolan’s Ensemble Before
Dunkirk” is finally upon us after months of anticipation, and it’s clear the long wait has been worth it. IndieWire has named the WWII epic the best movie Christopher Nolan has ever made and a certain Oscar contender in the months ahead. As audiences nationwide get to discover why the film is such a monumental war epic, questions as to who exactly is in the cast are bound to come up.

Read More: ‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Monumental War Epic Is The Best Film He’s Ever Made

Unlike Nolan’s recent star-driven efforts like “Inception” and “Interstellar,” “Dunkirk” features an eclectic mix of relative newcomers, Oscar winners and the director’s reliable collaborators. Getting a blend of known and unknown talent was crucial for Nolan, as including too many stars would’ve distracted from the urgent nature of the story. In following mostly fresh faces, Nolan is
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Highest paid actors at the BBC revealed

  • ScreenDaily
Highest paid actors at the BBC revealed
Derek Thompson and Amanda Mealing are top actors on the list.

The BBC has revealed the salaries of all journalists, presenters and actors who earn £150,000 or more.

The annual report shows that Casualty and Holby City stars are the highest paid actors at the corporation, with Derek Thompson, who plays Charlie Fairhead in Casualty, the best paid, earning £350,000 to £399,999 in 2016.

Second is Holby City star Amanda Mealing, who was paid £250,000 to £299,999.

Actors in the £200,000 and £249,999 bracket include Danny Dyer and Adam Woodyatt (both EastEnders), Rosie Marcel (Holby City), Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi, Sir David Jason (Still Open All Hours) and Emilia Fox (Silent Witness).

There are 21 actors are on the 96-strong list, with 12 women and nine men.

Speaking this morning on BBC radio, former BBC chairman Lord Grade called the government’s insistence that talent pay be disclosed “distasteful and disturbing”.

“If the government was concerned the BBC wasn’t getting value for money they should
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BBC salaries: corporation falls short on Bame, gender gap pay

Just 11% of top talent from diverse background.

Just one-tenth of the BBC’s top on-screen talent is from a black, ethnic, minority background (Bame), the corporation’s Annual Report has revealed (reports Broadcast).

Bame stars make up 11% of the corporation’s top earners, with the likes of BBC Radio DJ Trevor Nelson and newsreader George Alagiah among the highest paid, with salaries of between £250,000 and £300,000.

Radio 4 Today programme presenter Mishal Husain earns between £200,000 and £250,000, less than half than her colleague John Humphrys’ £600,000-£650,000 salary.

Across the BBC, some 14% of its workforce is from a Bame background, in line with the national average.

Bame stars’ salaries pale in comparison with some of the corporation’s biggest earners, which include Radio 2 presenter and former Top Gear host Chris Evans, who topped the payroll with a salary of around £2.2m.

Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman, who also hosted a Michael Buble special at Christmas and Film 2016, was the highest
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BBC salaries: corporation falls short on Bame pay

Just 11% of top talent from diverse background.

Just one-tenth of the BBC’s top on-screen talent is from a black, ethnic, minority background (Bame), the corporation’s Annual Report has revealed (reports Broadcast).

Bame stars make up 11% of the corporation’s top earners, with the likes of BBC Radio DJ Trevor Nelson and newsreader George Alagiah among the highest paid, with salaries of between £250,000 and £300,000.

Radio 4 Today programme presenter Mishal Husain earns between £200,000 and £250,000, less than half than her colleague John Humphrys’ £600,000-£650,000 salary.

Across the BBC, some 14% of its workforce is from a Bame background, in line with the national average.

Bame stars’ salaries pale in comparison with some of the corporation’s biggest earners, which include Radio 2 presenter and former Top Gear host Chris Evans, who topped the payroll with a salary of around £2.2m.

Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman, who also hosted a Michael Buble special at Christmas and Film 2016, was the highest
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‘Heal the Living’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Tahar Rahim, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners | Written by Katell Quillévéré, Gilles Taurand | Directed by Katell Quillévéré

This French-Belgian drama initially allures with an opening sequence that sees teenager Simon Limbres (Gabin Verdet) climb out of his girlfriend’s window and head to the beach with his buddies for a pre-dawn surf. It’s a mesmerising sequence with a dreamlike quality, as Simon observes the magnificence of nature from beneath the waves. On the way home, Simon falls asleep in the passenger seat. He will never wake up. And we will not see filmmaking of this quality again for the next 100 minutes.

Simon’s mother, Marianne (Emmanuelle Seigner), arrives at the hospital, to be told that her son is brain-dead. A young doctor, Thomas (Tahar Rahim), explains the rareness of Simon’s condition: he won’t live, but he has a body full of organs which are ripe for donation.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Bonnar

Television and film stars can seem to be larger than life. Given their apparent talent, confidence, and charisma, fans may believe that these stars are simply destined for success. However, it is important to remember that they are just people. Even the most gifted performers can be discouraged like everyone else. Many stars nearly quit acting because they were discouraged by others. One such individual is the highly talented Mark Bonnar. Luckily for his fans, Bonnar persevered and has become a highly acclaimed actor. He has appeared in productions like Casualty, Shetland, and today stars in the highly popular Catastrophe.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Bonnar
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Young Wonder Woman Emily Carey Set for ‘Anastasia: Once Upon a Time’

Young Wonder Woman Emily Carey Set for ‘Anastasia: Once Upon a Time’
Emily Carey, who portrays the young Diana in “Wonder Woman,” has been set to star in the upcoming live-action family comedy, “Anastasia: Once Upon a Time.”

Carey will play the role of the young Anastasia. Set in 1917, “Anastasia” is a re-telling of the classic story in which Anastasia Romanov escapes through a portal when her family is being threatened by Vladimir Lenin and finds herself in the year 1988, befriended by a young American girl.

Producers on “Anastasia: Once Upon a Time” are Armando Gutierrez, Eli Lipnik, Peter Lees and Bret Jones. Blake Harris will direct from his screenplay. The original concept for the story came from Gutierrez and Harris.

Carey’s scenes in “Wonder Woman” are set on the island of Themyscira, home to the Amazon race of warrior women created by the gods of Mount Olympus. Her mother Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) forbids Diana from training as a warrior,
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Images and plot details from British psychological thriller Winter Ridge

Flickering Myth have got images and plot details from British psychological thriller Winter Ridge, which you check out below. The film stars Hannah Waddingham (Game of Thrones, Les Misérables), Alan Ford (Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Olwen Catherine Kelly (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) alongside Matt Hookings, Justin McDonald and Michael McKell.

Here’s the press release:

The film stars Matt Hookings, Justin McDonald and Michael McKell as the team of detectives on the hunt for a serial killer who appears to be preying on the elderly. The shoot, which ran for a three week period, took place around Lynton and Lynmouth, overseen by director Dom Lenoir, producer Nancy Bressolles (The Rise of the Krays) and Producer/VFX Producer Chris Hardman who has worked on films such as “Avatar” and “Spectre”.

“It was the dramatic nature of the story and the detective genre that first attracted me
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HeyUGuys visit the set of The Lodge Season 2 – Exclusive cast Interviews

Author: Zehra Phelan

Back at the end of March, HeyUGuys were invited back over to Belfast to visit the set of Disney’s The Lodge during the filming of the second season of the hit Disney Channel TV show. We had the pleasure of a complete tour of the set of the show that garnered the Disney Channel their highest rated series debut in the past four years as well as time with members of the cast for a chat.

Related: The Lodge Series 1 set visit, interviews and news

At the end of the first series, The Lodge left us on a major cliffhanger, Skye (Sophie Simnett) found herself torn, having to choose between Ben (Luke Newton) and Sean (Thomas Doherty) with both boys receiving that all important text, Danielle (Bethan Wright) let her jealousy subside for a brief second to persuade her mother to let the outside gig go
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Full list of winners from BAFTA’s 2017 British Academy Television Awards

The Crown may have led the nominations going in to BAFTA’s 2017 British Academy Television Awards, but the Netflix series ended the night empty handed, losing out on Best Drama Series to Happy Valley, which also saw Sarah Lancashire named Best Leading Actress.

Damilola, Our Loved Boy also picked up two awards in Best Single Drama and Best Supporting Actress (Wunmi Mosaku), while Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by My Father) and Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) were named Best Leading Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.

Check out a full list of winners here…

Leading actor

Adeel AkhtarMurdered By My Father (BBC3)

Babou Ceesay – Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC1)

Benedict CumberbatchThe Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses (BBC2)

Robbie ColtraneNational Treasure (Channel 4)

Leading actress

Claire FoyThe Crown (Netflix)

Jodie ComerThirteen (BBC3)

Nikki Amuka-BirdNw (BBC1)

Sarah LancashireHappy Valley (BBC1)

Supporting actor

Daniel Mays
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The Lodge season 2 begins production – first look images

  • HeyUGuys
Author: David Sztypuljak

I think it’s fair to say that The Lodge holds a special place in our (or maybe my!) heart(s). The show quickly became the highest rated debut show on The Disney Channel in four years and has made household names of the cast which includes Sophie Simnett (who you may have also seen recently in the immensely powerful movie Mum’s List), Jade Alleyne, Thomas Doherty, Luke Newton, Jayden Revri, Joshua Sinclair-Evans and Bethan Wright.

Related: See our The Lodge cast interviews here

Following the announcement late last year that the show would get a second season, Disney have today sent over info on Season 2 which has begun production back at The Lodge in Northern Ireland with all our favourites set to return alongside series newcomer Mia Jenkins who has appeared in both Casualty and Eastenders.

Along with the announcement Disney have furnished us with
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Watch a Zombie Shamble Out of the Shadows in Exclusive Clip from The Rezort

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In the aftermath of a brutal war between the living dead and the strictly living, a zombie safari offers a unique type of therapy and closure for traumatized survivors, but as our exclusive clip from the new horror film The ReZort shows, a new battle may just be beginning within the shores of the eerie island attraction.

Today, Content Media released The ReZort on digital platforms in the Us, and as a special treat for Daily Dead readers, they provided us with the exclusive clip below. (Fear The Walking Dead fans will especially want to keep an eye out for Dougray Scott as Archer.)

We also have the official press release with full details, and in case you missed it, check out this image gallery from The ReZort.

Press Release: Jurassic World” meets “The Walking Dead” in The Rezort, releasing on all major digital platforms in North America on January 17th 2017, courtesy of Content Media.
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Horror Highlights: Atomica, The Bye Bye Man Soundtrack, The Rezort, Hostage To The Devil

The theatrical and VOD / Digital HD release of Dagen Merrill's Atomica from Syfy Films is slated for mid-March, and casting as well as a synopsis for the film kicks off today's Horror Highlights. Also: info on The Bye Bye Man soundtrack from the Newton Brothers, images and release details for the zombie film The ReZort, and a trailer for Hostage to the Devil.

Atomica Release Details & Still: Press Release: "New York, NY -- January 11, 2017 -- Syfy Films is pleased to announce the release of the anticipated sci-fi thriller Atomica, in theaters on March 17, 2017, and on VOD and Digital HD on March 21, 2017. The film is directed by Dagen Merrill (“Beneath,” “Broken Hill,” “Murder in the Dark”) and written by Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” Marvel’s “Avengers Assemble,” “Beneath”), Fred Fernandez-Armesto and Adam Gyngell. The cast includes Dominic Monaghan (the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Pet”), Tom Sizemore (“Saving Private Ryan,
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