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Dominic West: ‘How do I relax? I smoke pot’

The actor on a very embarrassing photoshoot, his inability to be on time, and ending up in a Mexican jail

Born in Sheffield, Dominic West, 49, studied at Trinity College Dublin. He found fame playing Jimmy McNulty in the HBO series The Wire, from 2002 to 2008. He stars in the Sky Atlantic series The Affair and the new BBC1 adaptation of Les Misérables, which starts on 30 December. His films include Pride, Testament Of Youth and Colette, which opens on 11 January. He is married with five children, and lives between London and Ireland.

When were you happiest?

Last year. I was with my wife and all my kids in northern California, driving an Rv. I remember thinking that life couldn’t possibly get any better.

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Eight Go Rallying: The Road to Saigon review – Noel Edmonds’ grumble in the jungle

What happened when four celebrities undertook an Asian road race? One competitive soul went full Partridge – and Martin Kemp ended up in hospital

On paper, it sounds like a dreadful idea: take four celebrities, with a partner apiece, put them in some old cars and let them race each other on dangerous jungle roads until Martin Kemp ends up in hospital. There is also a part of me that immediately says: “Yeah, I’d watch that.” So I did.

Much of the pre-publicity that Eight Go Rallying: The Road to Saigon (BBC Two) received was down to one participant, Noel Edmonds, slagging off the whole enterprise as fakery. His complaint might have had more merit if it had been his first time on television.
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British Film Producer Jonathan Sothcott Wins Prestigious CEO Monthly Award

Jonathan Sothcott, the prolific producer of such films as Vendetta and We Still Kill The Old Way, has been awarded CEO Monthly Magazine’s ‘most innovative film production CEO Global CEO Excellence Awards 2018’ award it was announced today.

38-year-old Londoner Sothcott is the UK’s premier producer of straight to video films, with his output selling well over 1 million DVDs and becoming staples of late night, post-pub television. Initially a film journalist, he was running a TV channel at the age of 24 he became a film producer at age 27 and has worked with a galaxy of stars over the years including Mark Hamill, Ray Winstone, Sir Roger Moore, Jason Statham, Richard E Grant, Charlie Cox and Peter Capaldi. In addition to making films, he has produced factual shows such as Danny Dyer’s Football Foul-Ups, co-written a book about frequent collaborator Danny Dyer (described by The Telegraph as “strangely delightful
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Gemma Chan: ‘Is it better to give or to receive? Are we talking about oral sex?’

The actor on Time’s Up, saving a stabbing victim and the joy of jigsaws

Born in London, Gemma Chan, 35, grew up in Kent. She studied law at the University of Oxford before training at drama school. She went on to appear in Sherlock and Fresh Meat, before starring in the Channel 4 sci-fi drama Humans. She is in the new film Crazy Rich Asians, and next year will play Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel.

What is your earliest memory?

I was three and in a hospital lift with my dad – we’d visited my mum, who had just given birth to my little sister. I remember feeling sad my mum couldn’t come with us.

Related: Martin Kemp: ‘George Michael came on our first date’
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‘Desperate Housewives’ Star Teri Hatcher To Battle It Out In Celebrity ‘Bake Off’ Special

Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher is among the celebrities to have signed up for a charity version of The Great British Bake Off. Hatcher, who also starred in James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, is joined by the likes of Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp and Not The Nine O'Clock News star Griff Rhys Jones in The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off for Channel 4. The show, which airs later this year, forms part of a range of programming by the British broadcaster to raise…
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Jonathan Sothcott interview: producing independent films in the UK

Kirsten Howard Aug 8, 2017

Producer Jonathan Sothcott talks about running an independent film company in the UK, finding the right project and a post-Brexit industry.

Jonathan Sothcott has had a hand in producing a whole lot of independent films here in the UK over the last decade. You may have even seen a fair few of them yourself, especially if you’re a Danny Dyer completest.

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He’s the man behind Hereford Films, the production and financing company he runs with partner Damien Morley. If that name rings a bell, it might well be because Morley owns a modelling agency that takes care of most of the Page 3 girls, and the entrepreneur has even recently launched a bid to buy the Page 3 brand off The Sun himself.
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Kenny Goss Talks the Highs and Lows of Life with Former Love George Michael

Kenny Goss Talks the Highs and Lows of Life with Former Love George Michael
George Michael was a music icon to millions and a superstar across the globe, but to heartbroken ex-partner Kenny Goss, he was also just an ordinary guy who was happiest watching daytime TV and walking labradors Hippie, Mo Mo, Meg and Abby. Yet that doesn’t mean life with the two-time Grammy winner was easy – far from it. Talking exclusively to The Sun in aid of the charitable Goss-Michael Foundation, the 58 year-old Texan lifted the lid on the extraordinary times he shared with Michael during their 13-year relationship, touching on such heart-wrenching issues as Michael’s drug abuse, multiple arrests and tragic Christmas Day death.
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As Prince Harry Meets Spice Girl Emma Bunton,  See His Blushing Tbt from Their First Meeting!

As Prince Harry Meets Spice Girl Emma Bunton,  See His Blushing Tbt from Their First Meeting!
Trh discuss with @TheGAcademy students and @NickFerrariLBC @JamieTheakston @EmmaBunton @romankemp the importance of talking #MentalHealth pic.twitter.com/yhy7HnFVZ9

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 20, 2017

That’s two Spice Girls in one week!

A day after Prince William handed Victoria Beckham an award at Buckingham Palace (and got her to flash a rare smile!), he, Princess Kate and Prince Harry bumped into another former member of the girl group, Emma Bunton – aka Baby Spice.

The royal trio watched Bunton’s national radio show being broadcast during a visit to a college preparing students for a future in media.

Harry, William and Kate,
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Exclusive Interview: Jonathan Sothcott for We Still Steal The Old Way

This week sees the release of British action sequel We Still Steal The Old Way on digital download, with DVD and Blu-ray following on 17th April. The film is a follow-up to the 2014 crime drama We Still Kill The Old Way and sees the return of the old-school Archer gang, led by the charismatic Richie Archer, who this time hatches a plan to pull off an audacious robbery. Halfway through the heist, the gang get caught, and they’re sent down. So far, so good – now they’re in prison they can put into motion their plot to spring fellow inmate George, who desperately needs to get out before his wife dies. Trouble arises when Richie’s arch enemy Vic Farrow gets himself transferred into the prison, wanting to settle some old scores.

We caught up with the film’s producer Jonathan Sothcott to talk about his new film, reuniting the cast,
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George Michael's Family Thank Fans for Support

George Michael's family have thanked his fans for their "love and support" after the star was laid to rest on Wednesday (29.03.17).

The 'Careless Whisper' hitmaker finally got the send off he deserved after he tragically passed away on Christmas Day (25.03.17) from natural causes at the age of 53, and his family have now released a statement confirming his funeral has taken place and thanking his fans for their kind words in the three months after his death.

A representative said in the statement: "We can confirm that the funeral of the singer George Michael took place today. Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved son, brother and friend.

"George Michael's family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support. We ask that the family's wish for privacy be respected so that
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George Michael Laid to Rest

George Michael has been laid to rest.

The 'Careless Whisper' singer passed away from natural causes on Christmas Day (12.25.16) but his funeral only took place on Wednesday (03.29.17) afternoon at Highgate Cemetery in North London.

George's boyfriend Fadi Fawaz was seen arriving for the intimate service shortly after 2pm, while mourners also included the singer's friends Kate Moss and Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp.

There was no hearse, with the body of the 53-year-old singer - which was to be buried alongside George's beloved mother - believed to have been transported inside a private ambulance.

George Michael has been laid to rest.

The 'Careless Whisper' singer passed away from natural causes on Christmas Day (12.25.16) but his funeral only took place on Wednesday (03.29.17) afternoon at Highgate Cemetery in North London.

George's boyfriend Fadi Fawaz was seen arriving for the intimate service shortly after 2pm, while mourners also included the singer's friends Kate Moss
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Waxwork and Waxwork II Lost in Time Blu Ray Review

Waxwork and Waxwork II Lost in Time Blu Ray Review
Director: Anthony Hickox Cast: Zach Galligan, Bruce Campbell, Alexander Godunov, David Carradine, Deborah Foreman, John Rhys-Davies, Michelle Johnson, Sophie Ward, Marina Sirtis, Monika Schnarre, Martin Kemp, David Warner, Mihaly ‘Michu’ Meszaros. Lionsgate has compiled a collectors edition Blu-Ray of the cult horror/fantasy classics Waxwork (1988) and Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1991). Waxwork Review Mark […]

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Let it Shine review – Gary Barlow’s being nauseatingly nice

It’s the big Saturday night talent-off, and Gazza’s being so generous to contestants who can’t sing that they’re going to keep practising. Plus: more of the same on The Voice

Gary Barlow is throwing everything he has into the opening sequence of Let it Shine (BBC1, Saturday): his voice (not to be confused with The Voice), his moves, his body. Rather a lot of his body, actually, in the shower, in a towel. Let Gary Shine, you might think this was.

But here are are Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc, too. The BBC is also throwing everything into Let it Shine, in the big Saturday night talent-off against The Voice, which defected to the enemy. Get the Bake Off crowd in, too. And Gran, with Martin Kemp among the judges. And the Gleenagers, with Amber Riley. I am not sure who Dannii Minogue is for,
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Gary Barlow: Let It Shine will avoid the nastiness of other TV talent shows

Singer emphasises positive slant of new BBC series which will search for boy band to feature in Take That-based musical

Gary Barlow has said his new BBC show, Let It Shine, will avoid any of the nasty or cutthroat and negative elements of TV talent contests and put a kinder face on Saturday night entertainment.

The series will follow Barlow and a panel of judges, including Danni Minogue and Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, as they search for a boy band to take part in a musical based around the songs of Take That.

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The Lrm Interview with The Edge of Seventeen’s Kelly Fremon Craig

If you aren’t a teenage girl, you might not think that Kelly Fremon Craig’s debut, the coming of age movie The Edge of Seventeen, is for you, but in fact, the characters and situations are surprisingly relatable regardless of your age or gender.

Her movie stars Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) as Nadine, a teen outcast who only has one friend at high school, Haley Lu Richardson’s Krista. Nadine neither gets along with her widowed mother (Kyra Sedgwick) nor her perfect older brother Darien (Blake Jenner), so when Krista starts dating Darien, it only causes more anxiety for Nadine, so she turns to her history teacher (Woody Harrelson) for advice, although he wants nothing to do with it.

It seems like a simple enough plot, but Nadine’s dialogue and how it’s delivered by Steinfeld is spot-on, and her interaction with the cast around her (particularly Harrelson
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Stake Out "Embrace Of The Vampire"

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Sneak Peek footage/images from director Anne Goursaud's restored 1995 horror feature "Embrace Of The Vampire", starring Alyssa Milano, available on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment, alongside the new "Embrace Of The Vampire" reboot, also available on Blu-ray.

Goursaud's original feature stars Milano, Martin Kemp, Jennifer Tilly and Charlotte Lewis:

"...'Charlotte' (Milano) is a beautiful college freshman nearing her 18th birthday. Charlotte's boyfriend 'Chris' would like to take their relationship to the next level, but Charlotte isn't sure if she's ready.

"She then finds herself aggressively pursued by a mysterious new suitor. What Charlotte doesn't know is that she's the reincarnation of a 'Transylvanian' princess ... "

The other "Embrace of the Vampire", available from Anchor Bay Films in a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack stars Sharon Hinnendael, Victor Webster, C.C. Sheffield, Tiio Horn and Robert Moloney:

"...'Charlotte' (Hinnendale) is a timid and sheltered teen who has just left an
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What MTV Classic Needs to Do to Survive

What MTV Classic Needs to Do to Survive
If MTV Classic is anything like MTV, it'll be on the air for a month before people start complaining they don't play enough music. The "new" channel launched on August 1st, the 35th anniversary of MTV's debut, opening up the vaults to a pop-culture treasure trove that's been gathering dust for years. They should have done this years ago. MTV Classic wants to establish its music cred early on — they were wise to spend most of the first day playing classic Unplugged episodes, with Nirvana, Erykah Badu and R.E.M. The
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John Carney’s Sing Street Heads to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on July 26

John Carney's Sing Street is one of the best reviewed films of 2016 with a stellar 97 percent approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The 1980's-set musical demands to be seen, and you can scoop it up on home video starting July 26th when the Sing Street Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release date arrives.

Set in 1980's Dublin, Ireland, Sing Street is a story about a young boy who escapes a troubled home life through the power of music, creativity, brotherhood and youthful exuberance. Fans of 80's tunes will instantly recognize The Clash, A-Ha, The Cure, Duran, Genesis, Spandau Ballet, The Jam, Motorhead and other bands whose tunes pop up throughout the film's soundtrack.

The Voice and Maroon 5's Adam Levine even chips in an original balled he penned titled 'Go Now' for the film.

Anchor Bay is presented Sing Street in a Blu-ray and Digital HD combo
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11 Best Movies of 2016 So Far

11 Best Movies of 2016 So Far
What if Hollywood refused to release any more movies after June 30th, leaving audiences and Oscar voters to pick from what washed in with the tide from the first six months of 2016? Yikes. Last year at this time, we'd already had Mad Max: Fury Road, Inside Out, Love & Mercy and Ex Machina. This year's pickings are, well, slimmer. Amid the furor over the degrees of suckitude in Batman v Superman, the lack of laughs delivered by Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2 and Central Intelligence, and the franchise fatigue brought
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Sing Street Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on July 26

From celebrated director and writer John Carney (Begin Again, Once), Sing Street arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on July 26 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Audiences everywhere will be dancing in the streets when Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company release the universally praised film, Sing STREETon Blu-ray™ and DVD July 26, 2016 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and available on Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital July 26, 2016.

From celebrated director and writer John Carney (Begin Again, Once), the film features a stellar cast with Lucy Boynton (Miss Potter), Maria Doyle Kennedy (“Orphan Black”), Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) and newcomers Kelly Thornton and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo. The Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh film is “funny, charming, poignant,” according to Katie Walsh at the Los Angeles Times.

Sing Street marches to the beat of an eighties drummer with the music and influence of The Clash, A-Ha, The Cure, Duran, Genesis, Spandau Ballet, The Jam, Motorhead and more. Also included in the film is an original emotional ballad “Go Now” penned by Maroon 5’s frontman Adam Levine.

Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos.

Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, Sing Street shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater. Sing Street is “an irresistible, feel-good movie”, Leonard Maltin.

Sing Street is rated PG-13. Runtime is 106 minutes. The Blu-ray and DVD bonus content includes Making Sing Street, Writer/Director John Carney and Adam Levine Talk Sing Street and nine cast auditions.

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