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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Gaby Roslin: 'Why I'm proud of my wrinkles' 49-year-old says the more you mess with your face, the more it catches up with you

When you’re a woman approaching 50 in showbiz, how do you avoid going down the Botoxed-to-the-hilt route? Gaby Roslin has a convincing – if chilling - answer.
‘Losing three friends to cancer in 18 months kind of helps you get a bit of perspective on these things,’ says the TV presenter. Especially, she adds, when one of those friends made her feelings about Botox known just before she died.
‘My big revelatory moment came just over three years ago when I was in Selfridges with Rachel, one of my dearest friends,’ she says.
‘We used to go shopping when she’d had a bout of chemo and on this day we were having a laugh trying on the wigs. This woman walked past – one of those ones, you know, face set as if she’d been caught in a wind-tunnel – and Rachel got really angry. 
Even without Botox, Gaby Roslin doesn't look remotely 49. She is something of a rarity in TV Land though

‘She said, “I’ve got poison in my head, killing me. I’m never going to get wrinkles because I’m not going to live long enough. Yet she’s injecting poison into her head just to keep herself looking young.” I’d never thought of it like that, but she ended her rant by saying, “Don’t ever do it, Gaby.” So I won’t. I’m not convinced it works anyway. After a certain point, you just look odd.’
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Monday, 21 July 2014

Where Is The Cast Of 'Happy Days' Now?

Whether it was Sunday, Monday, or another day of the week, "Happy Days" had fans falling in love with a middle class American family living in the 1950s. From comebacks to catchphrases and catchy opening jingles, the show had everything, which is why -- two decades after the final episode aired -- we're still talking about it.

A lot can happen in 20 years, and since the anniversary of the series' finale is coming up soon, we thought we'd find out what really happened to some of our favorite characters from the show. Take a look at what the cast of "Happy Days" is up to now.

Henry Winkler / Arthur Fonzarelli

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Known to fans as simply “The Fonz,” Henry Winkler was the James Dean of "Happy Days." The greaser, who worked at the auto shop, rode a motorcycle, sported that now-famous leather jacket and made “eyyy” the coolest catchphrase ever, was definitely the most beloved by fans.


Winkler went on to establish his own production company, Fair Dinkum Productions, that spawned shows like "MacGyver" and "Hollywood Squares." He came back to the acting world, starring in a few Adam Sandler movies and made guest appearances on "Arrested Development" and "Parks and Recreation" before nabbing his current role on USA’s "Royal Pains." Winkler is also the author of a series of children’s books that center on a boy with dyslexia, a learning disability the actor suffered with for years before finally being diagnosed later in life. He still stays in touch with his former co-stars and is even the god-father of Ron Howard’s daughter, actress Bryce Dallas Howard. Oh, and if you aren’t following him on Twitter, you’re missing out!

Ron Howard / Richie Cunningham

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Richie was the All-American boy on the show. With his ginger locks, freckled mug and “aww shucks” demeanor, the letterman jacket-wearing high schooler quickly found a place in fans' hearts. While Richie did get into some trouble -– especially when it came to the ladies -– he was the moral center of the sitcom and it wasn’t until he left, first to join the Army and then become a big-time writer in Hollywood, that we realized how much we missed the clean-cut teen.


Howard got his start as a child star -- he first-played Andy Griffith’s son on "The Andy Griffith Show" -- but during "Happy Days," the redhead was bitten by the directing bug and left to follow other Hollywood pursuits. He’s helmed plenty of award-winning films since then –- he was behind the camera for movies like "Splash," "Apollo 13," "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and "The Da Vinci Code" –- and he even won the Academy Award for Best Director for his work on "A Beautiful Mind" starring Russell Crowe. Currently, Howard’s busy filming a new movie with Chris Hemsworth and it was just announced that he will be directing a Beatles biopic, which aims to follow the band’s early years.

Tom Bosley / Howard Cunningham

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Mr. C was your typical, middle-class working dad with hobbies that included sitting in his comfy recliner, attending meetings at the Leopard Club and staying faithful to his Republican views. While he was a bit rough around the edges and could often be found lecturing Richie and his pals whenever one of their harebrained ideas backfired. Howard Cunningham was secretly a big softie who cared for everyone on the show and believed in family above all.


Though Tom Bosley is best-known for his time on “Happy Days,” he was already an accomplished stage actor before landing his famous TV gig. Bosley won a Tony for his performance in the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical “Fiorelli!” and appeared in films and on stage years before he took on the role of Mr. Cunningham. After the show ended, Bosley went on to guest star in everything from "Rugrats" and "Walker, Texas Ranger" to "ER," "One Tree Hill" and "That '70s Show." In 2010, Bosely starred in the Jennifer Lopez film "The Back-up Plan." Sadly, that same year, Bosley passed away after fighting a long battle with lung cancer. TV Guide named his character as one of the 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time.

Erin Moran/Joanie Cunningham

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Fonzie’s “Shortcake” and Richie’s spunky sister, Joanie was the youngest member of the Cunningham crew and the teen had a penchant for falling in love quickly. Her romance with Fonzie’s cousin Chachi in later seasons made for some great musical (and comedic) moments on the show and the two starred in their own spin-off before returning to get married during the final season of “Happy Days.”


Erin Moran hasn’t been having many happy days recently. The actress, who had a few small roles on shows like "Murder She Wrote" and "The Love Boat," appeared in VH1’s "Celebrity Fit Club" in 2008 before finding herself homeless and in trouble with the law a few years later. The last we heard of the star, she was broke, had been kicked out of her trailer, was living as a recluse in an Indiana hotel room and having marital troubles with her husband of 20 years. There was talk of Moran joining her co-star Henry Winkler on the series "Arrested Development" but the actress never made an appearance on the show.

Marion Ross/Marion Cunningham

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The matriarch of the Cunningham clan, Marion Cunningham, or Mrs. C, was the mother we all wanted. Sweet-tempered, good-natured, loving and smart, she ran the family while letting husband Howard think he was the man in charge. Mrs. C often worried about her family and usually tried to meddle in places she shouldn’t, but hey, that’s what moms do! And that’s why fans of the show loved her.


After leaving Mrs. C behind, Ross went on to do other TV projects. She starred in the short-lived "Brooklyn Bridge," which won a Golden Globe Award and was also nominated for an Emmy. She’s also guest-starred on shows like “The Gilmore Girls,” “Touched By An Angel” and “Two and A Half Men.”

Scott Baio/Chachi Arcola

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Wa, wa, wa, who didn’t love Chachi? The young heartthrob of the show and Joanie Cunningham’s love interest was first introduced as Fonzie’s younger cousin in 1977. He became a fan-favorite, especially among female viewers and Baio was reported to receive over 5,000 fan-letters per day while filming the show. Eventually, Chachi and Joanie got their own spinoff where the two made a living singing in a family-owned restaurant but the couple returned to “Happy Days” for its final season and were married before the series ended.


After his turn on “Happy Days,” Baio went on to star in the TV sitcom “Charles in Charge” about a college student working as a live-in nanny. The show lasted five seasons and afterwards, Baio made a couple of TV movies before taking a guest starring stint on "Arrested Development." Baio also starred on a couple of VH1 reality series including "Scott Baio Is 45 … and Single" and "Confessions of a Teen Idol," which followed the actor and another child star as they tried to find their way back into the limelight.
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Monday, 9 February 2015

Dish's online TV debuts, targets cord-cutters, cord-nevers

NEW YORK (AP) " Dish Network's online television service, Sling TV, debuted Monday as a way to entice people who have dropped their cable or satellite TV service or never had one.It's cheaper than a traditional pay-TV package, but...

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Americans watch less TV, stream more, report shows

NEW YORK (AP) " Americans are turning away from live TV on the tube and tuning in to streaming services, a Nielsen report says.That's bad news for cable and satellite TV providers. Americans are increasingly watching TV shows and...

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Friday, 10 October 2014

TV Eye: The best new show not on TV

The world's best new TV show isn't on TV. Transparent can be viewed on-demand at; the pilot is also free on Picking up the mantle from Girls , writer-director Jill Soloway (who worked on Six Feet Under...

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Stephanie Okereke Begins TV Show For Lovers

Nollywood actress Stephanie Okereke is currently shooting parts of her new Tv show called ‘Make Me Fabulous’. The Tv show is all about bringing couples together. The actress believes the daily activities of most partners are always too much, which leaves them with little or no time for each other, talk less of having a romantic time together. 
Her own Tv show, is to pick a lucky winner, who will be pampered and ‘transformed’ for her husband/boyfriend, which she believes will excite the partner and make them start their romance all over again. See pictures from one of the scenes after the cut.

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Dish's Internet TV, Sling, gets HBO service for $15 a month

NEW YORK (AP) " HBO lovers have one more way to watch "Game of Thrones."If you subscribe to Dish's $20-a-month Internet TV service, Sling TV, you can order HBO for an extra $15 each month.That's the same price as the new HBO Now...

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Billy Crystal backtracks to claim he's offended by ANY kind of gratuitous sex on TV

ACTOR Billy Crystal has backtracked on his previous comments that TV producers need to tone it down when it comes to portraying gay sex on TV.

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Monday, 19 January 2015

X Files TV reboot looking 'hopeful'

The truth is out there: Mulder and Scully could be set to make a TV comeback.Fox has confirmed it is in talks to revive its popular Nineties sci-fi series The X Files .TV executives Dana Walden and Gary Newman said they had been...

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Thursday, 8 January 2015

List of select winners at People's Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Selected winners at the 2015 People's Choice Awards:FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR: Robert Downey Jr.FAVORITE TV SHOW: "The Big Bang Theory"FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTRESS: Kaley Cuoco-SweetingFAVORITE DRAMATIC TV ACTOR:...

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Friday, 19 December 2014

Five random TV awards

Most controversial: Late Night Big Breakfast (TV One) If you've been watching the antics of Jeremy Wells (Eating Media Lunch), Leigh Hart (Moon TV) and Jason Hoyte for over the past 10 years, you already knew Late Night Big Breakfast...

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Friday, 28 November 2014

Phillip Schofield worried about 'trumping' on TV during Text Santa presenting marathon

HE IS the face of daytime TV and Phillip Schofield is about to take on his biggest challenge yet - live TV for 24 hours.

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Thursday, 9 October 2014

What to know about watching the web on TV

It used to be that we watched TV on TV. Back in the days when phones were used for talking and drinking was a lubricant for driving. Today we feel technologically bereft if we can't adjust our heat pumps from our iPhones while monitoring...

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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Prime TV's new-look season gets techy (+trailers)

In a week in which cyber security has been making worldwide headlines, Prime TV's high-tech new season line-up seems kind of timely.Announced today, the channel's programme launch for the 2014/2015 TV season includes two shows that...

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Friday, 18 July 2014

Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya In Aaliyah Lifetime Biopic

Lifetime found a new actress to replace Zendaya in its Aaliyah biopic. The iconic R&B singer will now be played by Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed, before Lifetime tweeted the news:

Zendaya backed out of the made-for-TV movie last month and her rep confirmed she was "no longer involved with the film." At the time, Lifetime's PR department released a statement on Twitter: "We are sad Zendaya will no longer portray Aaliyah. Production is currently on hold." She was scheduled to record four songs to appear in the movie.

Production will resume this summer and Lifetime still plans on releasing "Aaliyah: Princess of R&B" in the fall as planned. The project is set to trace Aaliyah's career from her first performance on "Star Search" to her untimely death in 2001. She was killed in a plane crash at 22. Wendy Williams has also joined the TV movie as an executive producer.

News of the biopic made waves with members of the late singer's family. Her cousin, Jomo Hankerson, has said publicly that they would make it hard for the network to gain rights, masters and images for the film. He also told the New York Daily News that members of the family weren't happy the film would be made for TV instead of the big screen. “This needs A-list actors, A-list talent that can breathe life into what we think is a phenomenal story," he said in June.

Shipp is best known for the Nickelodeon series "House of Anubis" in which she plays Kara Tatiana Rush. She is also featured in Season 2 of "Ray Donovan."
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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Simon Cowell comes face-to-face with his namesake on Britain's Got Talent

There is a double dose of Simon Cowell on Saturday night's episode of Britain's Got Talent when the showbiz supremo comes face to face with his namesake.
The other Simon - a 37-year-old singer from Northumberland - tries to impress the judges with his version of When You Tell Me That You Love Me by Diana Ross
He tells judge Simon Cowell: 'It's an honour to have this name,' adding: 'I just feel like I'm meant to be on the stage in some way, it's just my biggest dream to win this show.'
Pleased to meet you: Simon Cowelll comes face-to-face with his namesake on Brtain's Got Talent
Pleased to meet you: Simon Cowelll comes face-to-face with his namesake on Brtain's Got Talent

His act impressed at least one of the judges, with David Walliams telling him: 'You definitely have more talent than this Simon Cowell.'
But the Daily Star reports that Simon, 54, is unimpressed by the act.
Buzzing him off, he says: 'You've no idea how much I wanted this to be great so I could say at the end of the show: "The winner of Brtain's Got Talent is Simon Cowell."
The other Simon: He tried to impress the judges with his version of When You Tell Me That You Love Me by Diana Ross
The other Simon: He tried to impress the judges with his version of When You Tell Me That You Love Me by Diana Ross
'I mean, I live for that moment. I never thought I'd say this but, Simon Cowell, it's a no.'
Also in the show, TV mogul Simon Cowell has to put up with an impressionist taking him off when 43-year-old Jon Clegg goes on stage.
He tells the judges his act, which includes impressions of Alan Carr and Louis Walsh as well, was inspired by his father's success in another TV talent show - New Faces - in 1987.

Having a laugh: TV mogul Simon Cowell has to put up with an impressionist taking him off when 43-year-old Jon Clegg appeared on stage
Having a laugh: TV mogul Simon Cowell has to put up with an impressionist taking him off when 43-year-old Jon Clegg appeared on stage
He said: 'When I was growing up, my dad decided to give up his job as a car salesman and become an impressionist.
'Growing up in that sort of environment, when your dad's on stage all the time and you're always in the wings, it was inevitable that I would end up doing it.'
Meanwhile, former BGT star Connie Talbot, now 13, has become a star in Asia.
The young singer was a huge hit when she appeared on the very first series of Britain's Got Talent - but her star failed to rise in the UK as Simon Cowell pulled out of a record deal with her.
Back in 2007 Cowell promised the sweet, girl he would make her £1 million after her rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
But his record company pulled out of the deal at the last minute because of her age.
She's hit the big time: Former BGT star Connie Talbot, now 13, has become a star in Asia
She's hit the big time: Former BGT star Connie Talbot, now 13, has become a star in Asia
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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The "To-Do" list guide to Monte Carlo, Monaco

My first exposure to Monte Carlo came at the tender age of eleven, technically speaking. I was home in bed with a high fever (probably strep throat or some kind of crazy bug you get when you are young and catching everything under the sun). It was the weekend and I was feeling miserable. I crawled into bed in the afternoon, in my parents room, and my dad came to lay next to me and switched on the TV. Just the weekend before we had watched my first "old movie." It was Paper Moon, starring Tatum O'Neal. Obviously my dad had remembered how much better I felt, snuggled up and enjoying cinema classics. So, he switched on the TV and I was mesmerized as I watched Cary Grant and Grace Kelly speed through the roads of Monte Carlo. I was a smitten kitten. At that moment, age eleven and with a temperature of 101, I made a promise to the universe that I would one day go there and feel every bit the superstar that Grace Kelly looked in the film. 

So, finally at the ripe old age of 36, I made good on that promise to myself and the universe. I may not have had Cary Grant by my side, nor was I driving a sports car with the top down (although this is in the works), but I did do quite a few things, that I think, Mr. Grant and Ms. Kelly would have greatly approved of during my stay. And while I was doing these things, I made a mental list of what exactly a tourist of the Principality of Monaco should do upon their arrival. Here's your top ten list of what to do with a weekend in Monte Carlo(with a few pics thrown after it all for good measure):

1. Travel into Monte Carlo by helicopter
Now I know what you're thinking - it's just as easy to drive or take a train from the Nice airport, so why would I take a helicopter? Well, my friends, first things first - it isn't anywhere near as expensive as you think it is. Ok, it isn't cheap either, but you are looking at around 150 euros for an experience that is well worth the investment. I mention this because I thought helicopter travel would be something I could never dream of doing, mainly because I had no idea of the cost. Well, now you do and you can make an educated decision. For seven minutes you are flown on what can only be described as the most luxurious arrival vehicle touching down in the Principality. You have the best view of the city and the easiest form of passport control I've yet to encounter. 

2. Rent or borrow a car to drive the Grand Prix track
Now, I did not do this on this visit, but a plan of action is in the works. I actually felt wrong leaving Monte Carlo having not done this. I can't tell you the number of times I've had to watch the Grand Prix with my dad and brothers at home and now, being in the city and not driving the famous hairpin turns, it all seems so wrong. So find a friend with a Ferrari, or take you rented Honda and make the turns.

3. Coffee or an ice cream sundae at Cafe de Paris
Cafe de Paris is legendary, mainly because of the location of the cafe. It sits on the other side of the famous Hotel de Paris and runs perpendicular to the famous Monte Carlo Casino. In short, it offers a view of the action that you won't find anywhere else. Sit and sip your coffee as you watch supercar after supercar pull up to the hotel or casino and hand over their keys to the happiest valets this side of the UK. Ok, it's also pretty famous because their sweet treats are somewhat epic in nature. Basically, it doesn't matter about the price. You are paying for the show going on around you as much as you are the beverage or dessert in front of you.

4. Stroll the Avenue Princesse Grace
Once said to the most expensive street in the world, this is a place to view new and old architecture alike, as well as to stargaze and dream about who may be living inside apartments that cost as much as $17,750 a square foot. But, don't let your strolling end there. Monte Carlo is an easy town to visit by foot. There is plenty to see, both inland and on the shore - and new things popping up all the time.

5. Nobu at the Fairmont Monte Carlo
This just has to be done. Nobu is legendary, and for good reason. Not only is the food superb, but you're always going to see a familiar face sitting in the restaurant. This is Monte Carlo, and Nobu is one of the best restaurants in the world. You do the math. It's a dinner worth dressing up for.

6. Stay out until sunrise
You'll find that every nightclub, worth going to, in Monte Carlo, has a policy of opening late and closing at sunrise. Yup - that's the only official closing time - when the sun comes up. Seems the night is meant for Monte Carlo fun and the city wants to deliver an experience you won't forget. From Jimmy'z to Sass Cafe, this scene has something for everything. You just need enough nights to find your perfect match!

7. Get historical with the Prince's Palace of Monaco
You can't go to Monaco and not at least try to stop by and say hello to Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, right? It would just be plain rude. So, make your way up to the Prince's Palace and pay your respects. There are some great places for selfies and a killer view of the city. 

8. Shop til you drop!
If you come to Monte Carlo with more money than you know what to do with, you're going to want to go shopping, right? Well, don't expect to run into a Gap or a Zara after your coffee at Cafe de Paris. You are surrounded by top end retailers in the Carre d'Or. Everyone from Chanel to Yves Saint Laurent has a shop here and they are all too happy to help you spend your hard earned cash. It should be noted that even if you aren't in line to buy a Chanel bag, the window shopping in this part of the world is second to none. Get out there and give the designers a whirl. 

9. The Exotic gardens and observation cave
The world seems to be obsessed with succulents these days, right? Well, Monaco has one of the most impressive collections of succulents in the Exotic Gardens with an impressive view of the city at its feet. You need a little culture while in town, right?

10. Grab the tour bus
I have always said that the best way to start a tour of any city is with a quick ride around on the local tour bus. Even if you just take this to get a lay of the land, it's totally worth it. Monaco has a The Monaco Grand Tour. Jump on in your first morning in Monte Carlo and make notes of all the places that are of interest - to each their own and my list might just not be your cup of tea. Then take that list and plan a course of attack for however long you're in town. Easy peasy!

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Guess who?

Someone in this picture is a popular TV presenter who won a reality TV show some years back. Anyone know who he is?

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Sunday, 21 February 2016

In the closet with TV presenter Laura Whitmore

IN bright colours, modern designs and skyscraper heels, the TV presenter is the height of fashion.

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Sunday, 14 February 2016

John Suchet, Margherita Taylor and Alan Titchmarsh pick their best-ever TV theme music

WHEN it comes to the best-ever TV theme music, these Classic FM DJs are in the know.

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