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Ross has hosted the Saturday night chat show on ITV since 2011.
Jonathan Ross could be set to leave his ITV Saturday night chat show when his contract expires at the end of the year. According to reports, the next series of ‘The Jonathan Ross’ show, which airs this autumn, will be his last and the host will be spending most of 2017 in the US.
Jonathan Ross’ time at ITV might be up.
The Mirror reports that it’s unlikely the show will come back, despite Ross’ spokesperson insisting he would return next autumn. An ITV source told the newspaper that dwindling ratings mean a comeback is ‘highly unlikely.’
Continue reading: Could Jonathan Ross' ITV Chat Show Be Coming To An End?
Their onscreen romance becomes a reality - hopefully without the tragedy.
If Jon Snow returns to 'Game Of Thrones' alive and well, it will just be the cherry on top of this delightful cake. If anything, because we'll get to see more romance between him and Ygritte which will be all the more satisfying now that we know the actors (Kit Harington and Rose Leslie) are together in real life too.
Rose Leslie and Kit Harington prove their love
His character's mortality remained ambiguous during his recent appearance on 'The Jonathan Ross Show', despite taking a lie detector test to answer some important questions. But one thing remained blindingly clear: his love for co-star and onscreen lover Rose Leslie.
Ross subjected Harington to a lie detector test to ascertain whether Jon Snow is, in fact, dead.
In an extreme attempt to get an answer to the question ‘is Jon Snow dead?’, British chat show host Jonathan Ross subjected ‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington to a lie detector test when the actor was a guest on his show at the weekend.
On ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ on Saturday night (April 2nd), the 29 year old actor was rigged up to a lie detector machine combined with an electro-shock mechanism, dubbed “The Stone of Truth”, in order tell whether he was lying as the host asked him questions about the upcoming sixth series. Able to answer only with ‘Yes’, ‘No’ and ‘I know nothing’, Ross punished Harington for every answer he deemed to be unsatisfactory.
Kit Harington with his 'GoT' co-star Rose Leslie at the 2016 Olivier Awards
From The Killers & Jimmy Carr to Dave Chappelle & Kanye - Five of the most unlikely pairings of comedians and musicians.
Following surprising reports that Las Vegas rockers The Killers invited British comedian Jimmy Carr to join them onstage at V Festival, Contact Music looks at five of the most unlikely pairings from the worlds of comedy and music:
1) The Killers and Jimmy Carr
Continue reading: Unlikely Pairings - When Comedians And Musicians Come Together
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The sun beamed down on a range of A-Z-list celebs last night (August 4) as The Expendables 3 enjoyed its world premiere in London.
As well as the film’s stars, like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas and Kellan Lutz, a bunch of celebs trampled the red carpet ahead of the film's world premiere including Jonathan Ross, who made some seriously questionable fashion choices.
The all-out action film, currently enjoying a third outing, sees many of Hollywood’s favorite stars combine. At 68, you would think Stallone is coming to end of his stunt career. He, on the other hand, has different ideas.
Continue reading: The Expendables 3 World Premiere [Pictures]
The comedy world mourns the loss of the influential manager and producer.
Addison Cresswell, an influential comedy agent and producer, who helped along the careers of noted British comedians like Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee and Michael McIntyre among others, has passed away. Cresswell was 53. His management company Off The Curb, released a statement Monday, saying that the producer had "passed away in his sleep at home".
Cresswell famously managed Jonathan Ross' 2006 deal with the BBC.
The statement said Cresswell be would be "fondly remembered as a devoted mentor, a dear friend and an unforgettable character". Cresswell reportedly had a heart attack on Monday morning, BBC News reports.
Continue reading: Beloved Comedy Agent Addison Cresswell Dies Aged 53
In a follow up to his coming out video, Tom Daley has given his first interview on the subject.
Following Tom Daley’s earnest coming out video from the beginning of the week, the Olympic diver has given his first interview on the subject. Daley recorded an interview with Jonathan Ross to air this Saturday night. The interview started with a few general questions about Daley’s show Splash, but quickly moves on to Daley’s video, which he shared on YouTube on December 2.
Daley caused quite a "splash" with his video earlier this week.
“It really was love at first sight, I'd never felt like anything like it before,” Daley recalled in a quote released from the interview. “We were at a party and I hadn't even spoken to him all night. I didn't know what to do or if he was gay at first.”
The TV talkshow host threw a Halloween party to remember: see if you can guess who is behind each costume.
Our American friends across the pond sure know how to pull off a great Halloween party: immaculate outfits, perfect props, and glittering venues, but when British television host Jonathan Ross decided to host a counterpart bash in London this year...well, let's just say it was a different story.
One Irish Comedian Rocked Up As The Pope...
We've been washed with viral images of American celebrities this week, whether it's Paris Hilton as Miley Cyrus, Matt Lauer as Pamela Anderson or Heidi Klum as an older version of herself; all of them looked picture perfect and ready to par-tay. Ross hosted his party last night and we watched as guests shuffled into his London home via a weed-strewn footpath, trying to escape the chilly wind and drizzle this time of year brings.
Will the Irish judge stay on the talent show now?
X Factor judge Louis Walsh was all but set to exit the ITV talent contest when he announced this summer that the current series would be his last, saying "I need my life back" after his ten year stint on the reality show.
Louis Walsh Reconsiders His 'X Factor' Exit.
However, the 61 year-old Irish entertainment manager has now sheepishly revealed in an interview with TV host Jonathan Ross that he hasn't had his X Factor fill just yet. Walsh was asked about his comments this summer and whether he really was leaving the show. "Well, I said I was. But I'm having so much fun this year, I might stay," he said.
The foul-mouthed chef wants to see whether Megan and her boyfriend are really revising.
Celebrity chef has ruffled a few feathers in his time but his latest admission whilst being interviewed on The Jonathan Ross Show has invoked a great deal of anger from fellow parents and well, those who just think he's a bit creepy.
Ramsay Has Earned Criticism With His Overly Protective Parenting.
In an interview with Jonathan Ross, Ramsay admitted that, as a protective parent, he was suspicious of his 15 year-old daughter's claims that she and her boyfriend had been spending so much time in their room purely to revise. In what is being widely regarded as an invasion of privacy, Ramsay claims to have planted a hidden camera in Megan's room to verify they were up to what they claimed.
Watch Bullock and her beats below
Is there anything Sandra Bullock can’t do? As Dr. Ryan Stone, she didn’t actually go into space, but if her and George Clooney’s filming testimonies are anything to go by, it was of the most gruelling movies they’ve ever made.
Sandra Bullock in Gravity
But adopting hundreds of different roles isn’t her only talent; she’s got a serious amount of swagger, as was evidenced by her appearance on Jonathan Ross to promote Gravity, in which she gave a word-for-word rendition of the to Sugarhill Gang's 'Rapper's Delight'.
Sandra Bullock can add rapper and giant piano player to the list of things she's immensely good at!
The Gravity star may be a super talented actress whose onscreen tears are some of the most convincing we've ever seen, but her appearance on 'The Jonathan Ross Show' proved that she had skills in other areas.
When Jonathan rolled out the piano, Captain Phillips star Tom Hanks wasted no time in trying out his musical feet - though when the talk show host joined him for a round of 'Chopsticks' like Hanks' 80s family movie, things didn't sound quite right.
The Take That star wants to perform in exchange for a charity donation.
He may have sang about lighting up the sky with boy band Take That in their hit 'Rule The World' but Gary Barlow probably never intended to do such things literally. Now it seems The X Factor judge is one step closer to that goal after he offered to perform at the Blackpool Illuminations switch-on ceremony on Friday (30th Aug).
Will Gary & The Take That Boys Be Able To Illuminate Blackpool?
The Script had originally been scheduled to perform alongside Eliza Doolittle and Madness but Danny Donoghue's band were forced to pull out due to a "serious family illness." Upon the news that The Script could no longer play at the event, Take That's Gary offered to step in, offering his band's services via Twitter. "I hear Blackpool are looking for someone to switch the lights on this year? If they'd write a cheque to Children in need I'd do it?," he wrote.
Continue reading: Gary Barlow Offers To Help Save Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Gig
Jack Whitehall is reportedly under pressure to stand down as presenter of a prize at the National Television Awards later in January following complaints about his performance on Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz Of The Year. His suitability for the appearance was called in question by NTA presenter George Mitchell who told the Daily Mail (who else?) that he wanted to hold a "summit conference" to decide if Whitehall should still be invited.
The furore began when an indignant article in the aforementioned newspaper criticised Channel 4's broadcast. It slammed lewd jokes about The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, President Barack Obama, sprinter Usain Bolt and the singer Susan Boyle. Mitchell said he feared the controversy could "run and run" and offered Whitehall "the chance to withdraw."
However, creator and executive producer of the NTA (i.e, somebody with more power than Mitchell) told The Independent, "Contrary to spurious reports earlier today, I would like to confirm that there has been no crisis summit over Jack Whitehall's invitation to present an award at this year's National Television Awards. We are very much looking forward to welcoming him on January 23 for our live show."
The British Comedy Awards were held last night, presented once again by Jonathan Ross. It saw a room of the country's funniest people come under one roof to celebrate and ridicule one another, as is the British tradition.
Twenty Twelve and The Thick of It have been compared since the former hit screens in 2011. It satirises the shambolic organization of this year's the Olympic games, while The Thick of It satirises the inner workings of the British government. However, despite audiences loving Twenty Twelve and it receiving four nominations in the three categories that it's eligible for, it failed to take home anything. Both Olivia Colman and Jessica Hynes from the show were nominated for Best Actress, but they lost out to The Thick of It's Rebecca Front. It seems an odd snub given that everyone has been celebrating all things Olympic since it was revealed that London got the deal.
Another surprise was Jack Whitehall's voted win of King of Comedy for 2012. He was up against some serious comedy heavy weights that have done the circuit for years: Alan Carr, Lee Mack, David Mitchell, Graham Norton and last year's Queen of Comedy, Sarah Millican. Initial speculation had assumed David Mitchell would get the prize, for his many panel show appearances, Peep Show and That Mitchell and Webb Look. However, Whitehall has really broken through this year, with popular shows Bad Education and Fresh Meat, which are a lot better than they sound.
ITV's rebranding, the biggest of its kind undertaken by the company for 11 years, includes a major redesign of their logo, but it hasn't gone down well, and has been the target for some twitter slack.
@famousmales congratulatet his six-month-old nephew for designing the logo "using only wax crayons and some sick", in a twitter-quip. @WelshDalaiLama tweeted: "This is either the most complicated product you can buy at Ann Summers OR it's the new ITV logo. Can't decide which." @TheMediaTweets said: "Leading opinions on ITV logo: 1) It looks like a bum 2) Looks like a kid did it 3) It's still better than London2012" and @mikeshaw101 wrote: "The new ITV logo looks like something a local charity would use after Debbie in marketing goes on a half-day photoshop course." Here at Contact Music, we can't see what all the fuss is about.
ITV Group Director of Marketing and Research, Rufus Radcliffe said of the new look: "In an ever more crowed market place, both domestically and internationally, the need for a modern, flexible brand identity that connects with our viewers and customers has never been more important." Sounds like management jargon, and there's more: "We are really excited to soon be unveiling a new identity that is as up-to-date, and relevant as our content. Big, bold and creatively ambitious, it will be true to our DNA as a brand at the heart of popular culture."
Continue reading: New ITV Logo Taken To Town On Twitter; Some Of The Best
No one throws a Halloween party like Jonathan Ross so it would seem! The great and the good of the celebrity world dressed up in their most unholy gladrags to attend a special party at the television presenter's house. Leading the way was (500 Days) Of Summer actress Chloe Moretz whose dripping black-painted make-up couldn't disguise a beaming smile from the teen star. Jamie Hince and Kate Moss were also in attendance, the musician and the model pulling off a damn fine look as Gomez and Morticia Addams from The Addams Family.
Continue reading: PICTURES: Stars Come Out For Jonathan Ross' Halloween Bash
For most people, Halloween means fashioning some kind of mummy outfit out of an old bed sheet that you no longer need. Or popping down the pound shop for a witch’s hat and cheap face paint. It means carving a rudimentary smile in a pumpkin. It means traipsing round the neighbourhood with your children whilst they beg people for confectionary that’s actually worth more than the cheap outfit you hastily dressed them up to go trick or treating. Or it means staying home and pretending that you’re not in, whilst watching a marathon of horror DVDs.
Not if you’re Jonathan Ross though. Oh no. The formerly-disgraced-but-now-sort-of-back-in-everyone’s-good-books TV presenter must be planning to throw one hell (see what we did there) of a party because he’s got workers in transforming his palatial home into some kind of castle, or dungeon. No expense spared for a party at Wossy’s house, folks!
There has been no official announcement yet by Sony Pictures, but according to the BBC rumours are growing stronger that pop sensation Adele will be taking the vocal reigns of singing the official song for the 23rd James Bond movie. Many are surprised that Sony hasn’t yet made the move to announce who will be doing the Skyfall the theme song, which has traditionally been a big draw for artists – Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner and Sir Paul McCartney are just three who’ve written or collaborated on Bond themes in the past.
Several news outlets have started reporting that the deal has been confirmed, and the BBC have pointed to several quotes from last year that suggest the multi-million selling artist is going be the chosen voice for Skyfall. "I'm going back in the studio in November, fingers crossed," Adele told Jonathan Ross on his show last year, adding "Well this is actually a theme, what I've got to do for, um… Wow. That's really giving something away isn't it?”
Last year Adele’s pal Tinie Tempah seemed to suggest that she had recorded a song for the film too, saying "I was with her (Adele) yesterday, she was telling me about it and that's amazing. I've always wanted to do a Bond theme. I'm a bit jealous actually. No, let's leave it to her, it's always a really big diva that does it right?" Until that official word comes from Sony comes we still won’t know, but with the recent flurry of reports, it would seem highly likely that it will be Adele.
Jonathan Ross Tuesday 25th January 2011 at a screening of classic thriller 'Bob le Flambeur' at the BFI in London. Each month the British Film Institute is inviting a celebrity to screen a film that has inspired their life and career. London, England
The movie's thesis is that the 1990 World Cup semi-final in Turin, between England and West Germany, was a pivotal moment in English football history. And they really work to make their case, starting with the economic and political chaos in Britain at the time, along with national outrage over England manager Bobby Robson, fuelled by vicious tabloid headlines. People were still feeling bruised by Maradona's Hand of God (in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final), and no one trusted the new hothead star Paul Gascoigne.
Continue reading: One Night In Turin Review
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