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ITV's 'The Nightly Show' Slammed By Viewers On First Night


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The knives were out on social media for ITV’s brand new ‘The Nightly Show’ when it made its debut last night, with viewers branding the late night talk show “dire” and “awful”.

Fronted by David Walliams and boasting a mixture of topical comedy and celebrity interviews based on the traditional American late night chat show format, ‘The Nightly Show’ airs every weekday at 10pm, with ITV pushing the news back until 10:30pm.

However, despite initial viewing figures of nearly three million, representing a success in terms of the ratings, the reaction on Twitter was such that one wonders what lies in the store for the show on its second night on Tuesday.

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David Walliams Accused Of Casual Racism After Michael McIntyre Joke


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David Walliams has been accused of ‘casual racism’ following a sketch about comedian Michael McIntyre which aired during 'The 88th Royal Variety Performance' on ITV last night.

In the sketch a young Asian boy was brought out to play McIntyre, as Walliams read from a fake children’s book about the history of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.

David WalliamsNot everyone was laughing during David Walliams’ Royal Variety sketch

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David Walliams To Host Debut Edition Of ITV's 'The Nightly Show'


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David Walliams has been announced as the first host of ITV’s brand new series ‘The Nightly Show’, launching early next year.

Walliams will host the first week of shows, with the presenter then changing every week for its eight week run, the Names of the other hosts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

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David Walliams Will Host The 2016 Royal Variety Performance


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‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge David Walliams has been announced as the host of this year’s Royal Variety Performance next month.

The likes of Emeli Sande, Sting and Robbie Williams are among the acts who will be performing in front of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at the Hammersmith Apollo on December 6th, which will be telecast on ITV.

David WalliamsDavid Walliams will host the Royal Variety Performance this year

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David Walliams To Host One-Off Christmas Special Of 'Blankety Blank'


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David Walliams is set to be the host of a one-off Christmas special of legendary game show ‘Blankety Blank’, it has been confirmed.

The show – an adaptation of American game show ‘Match Game’ – first aired in Britain in 1979 with Sir Terry Wogan as host, who fronted it until 1983. In 1984, Les Dawson took over for its second stint until 1990.

It returned in 1997 with Paul O’Grady’s alter-ego Lily Savage presenting, a format which survived two separate stints, the first until 1999 and then again from 2001 to 2002, when it was cancelled for good by ITV.

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Kate Beckinsale Denies Romance With "Dear Friend" David Walliams In The Best Possible Way


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Actress Kate Beckinsale had a hilarious response to rumours that she was dating comedian David Walliams. Beckinsale and Walliams have been friends for years, but after photos appeared of them looking cosy during a night out on Friday, some wondered if their friendship might have turned into something more.

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Friends And Co-Stars Pay Tribute To Caroline Aherne


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Tributes have poured in for Caroline Aherne, who sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 52, after a long battle with cancer. A TV fixture throughout the nineties, Aherne will be best remembered for her Mrs Merton character and sitcom ‘The Royle Family’, which she starred in and co-wrote with Craig Cash.

the Royale FamilyCaroline Aherne with Craig Cash, Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnson and Ralf Little in ‘The Royle Family’.

Speaking to The Mirror, Ricky Tomlinson who played her father Jim on ‘The Royle Family’ said: “She was absolutely wonderful and amazing to work for. Kind, funny, witty. A true professional and one of the most generous people I ever worked with.”

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Magician Richard Jones Wins 'Britain's Got Talent Final'


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Magician Richard Jones has been crowned this year’s winner of ‘Britain's Got Talent’ after a close final. The 25-year-old army bandsman impressed viewers and the judges on Saturday night (May 28th) with a military-themed trick featuring an army veteran.

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"I can't believe it. Thank you so much to everyone who voted. I want to thank my family, I want to thank Fergus, I want to thank the Magic Circle and the whole community,” Jones said after winning. "They've been absolutely fantastic and everyone's been so supportive. Thank you to everyone here and everyone at home watching. It means the world to me.”

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David Walliams' Mum Fills In For Simon Cowell On Tonight's 'Britain's Got Talent'


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On tonight’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ viewers will see an unexpected face on the judging panel in place of Simon Cowell, David Walliams’ mum Kathleen. Kathleen stepped into the music mogul’s shoes during the London auditions after Cowell failed to turn up on time.

David WalliamsDavid Walliams’ mum appears as a judge tonight on ‘BGT’.

After Cowell failed to appear Walliams told the audience: “We really need someone to fill that seat. Actually my mother is here today and she’s going to be Simon Cowell if she doesn’t mind. Come on mum! You’re all right, you’re out the house, you’re enjoying yourself. She doesn’t know what day it is.”

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David Walliams Apologises To Children After Discovering His Fan Mail Has Been Stolen


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David Walliams has apologised to his young readers for for not responding to their fan mail after discovering his post had been stolen. The comedian turned children author revealed on twitter that he’d been informed by police he was the victim of mail theft and has asked young fans to write to him again.

David WalliamsDavid Walliams’ fan letters have been targeted by mail thieves.

On twitter Walliams wrote: “The @metpoliceuk just told me my post was stolen, including a large box of letters from children that had been sent via @HarperCollins. So I apologise if you sent a letter & have not received a reply as I do endeavour to reply to everyone. If in doubt please write again.”

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Carmen Electra Reveals All About Guest Judging Stint On 'Britain's Got Talent'


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US star Carmen Electra has spoken about her short-lived stint as a judge on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2012. Electra appeared as a judge during the show’s London auditions, filling in for Amanda Holden during her maternity leave.

Carmen ElectraCarmen Electra has spoken about her 2012 guest stint on 'BGT'.

Electra didn't exactly endear herself to ‘BGT’ fans during her guest spot and the 43-year-old was reportedly heckled by audience members during filming. But speaking at a charity event in Los Angeles earlier this week Electra said she loved her time on the show, especially sitting next to Simon Cowell.

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Simon Cowell Says Things Get 'Very Naughty' Backstage At 'Britain's Got Talent'


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Simon Cowell has said he and his fellow judges on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams, would never work again if people knew how ‘naughty’ they are backstage. The music mogul said that while the team enjoy having a laugh on stage and on screen, backstage the humour can get very x-rated.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell says things can get very naughty backstage at ‘BGT’.

Speaking to The Mirror, Cowell said: “I’m not even going there, seriously. It’s bad! Very naughty. We’d never work again if it went out. That’s how we say goodbye to Got Talent – ‘And this is what we didn’t broadcast…’”

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One Direction, Emma Watson And Orlando Bloom Among The Stars Bringing Some Comic Relief For Biennial 'Red Nose Day' Event


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Emma Watson, Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig and One Direction were among the stars doing something funny for money last night, as 'Red Nose Day' took over the BBC to raise money for Comic Relief. The charity, which is now in its 30th year reached its goal of taking its overall total over the billion pound mark on Friday, after raising £78m by the end of the live broadcast.

Emma WatsonEmma Watson made a surprise appearance during Red Nose Day

Kicking off the proceedings, Rowan Atkinson returned as Mr Bean in his first full new sketch in eight years as the character attended a funeral in a small village church. Of course things never go smoothly for the tweed wearing silent star and by the time he already disrupted the service (to the point of knocking over the coffin) Bean realised he was in fact at the wrong funeral.

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Elton John And David Furnish Finally Tie The Knot


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Elton John and his long-time civil partner David Furnish have finally taken advantage of the UK's recent equality developments by becoming officially married in a ceremony on Sunday (December 21st 2014).

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Elton John and David Furnish wed following new legislation

One of the world's most beloved same-sex couples can now call each other 'husband' following legal proceedings at the weekend, thanks to a reform in the UK over same-sex marriage earlier this year. The rock legend has been in a relationship with filmmaker Furnish for more than twenty years, and in a civil partnership for nine. 

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A Week In Movies: Hudson Wows New York, Planes And Pudsey Premiere, Plus New Trailers For Cave, Knightley And Witherspoon


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Zach Braff & Kate Hudson at the Wish I Was Here premiere

A sleek and sexy Kate Hudson wowed the red carpet at the New York premiere of her new film Wish I Was Here. She was accompanied on the night by director-cowriter-star Zach Braff as well as costars Donald Faison, Ashley Greene and Joey King. The film is about a 35-year-old man trying to figure out his life, career and family. Look through the full premiere gallery here.

In Los Angeles, Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Hal Holbrook, Erik Estrada and Brad Garrett were on hand for the premiere of their new animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue, which was held to benefit the L.A. Fire Department. Also in attendance were musicians Kesha, Ludacris and country singer Brad Paisley. Watch the trailer for Planes: Fire & Rescue here.

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Sheridan Smith "Beguiling," David Walliams "Smarmy" In 'Midsummer Night's Dream'


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Michael Grandage's updated take on William Shakespeare's centuries old comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, has finally premiered at London's Noel Coward theatre. Set in the 60s, the psychedelic and confusing aspects of the play work well with the bright costumes, joint smoking and dress up games; the fairies are reimagined as a group of stoner, free-loving hippies with actress Sheridan Smith as Titania at the helm.

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Sheridan Smith's Shakespearean Performance Is A Delight.

The story, written in the 16th century, follows the exploits of four young Athenian lovers who become embroiled in a romantic mismatching after they enter the woodland realm of a civilisation of mischievous and meddling fairies.

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David Walliams' 'Big School Pulls In 4.2 Million, But Is It Any Good?


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David Walliams and Catherine Tate's new comedy Big School pulled in 4.24 million viewers to top Friday evening's viewing, outside of the soaps.

The new comedy went out on BBC One at 9pm, pulling in 20.6% of the audience and giving a boost to a repeat of Mrs Brown's Boys, which drew 3.61 million at 9.30pm. Earlier in the evening, Celebrity Mastechef went out to 3.25 million, a dip of around 200k from its previous episode.

On BBC Two, Mastermind pulled 1.65 million, while new series Burrowers: Animals Underground appealed to 2.17 million. 

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Kate Beckinsale Honours Actor Father: Who Else Has A Blue Plaque Commemoration?


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Chilwell in Nottinghamshire received a touch of Hollywood glamour yesterday after actress Kate Beckinsale landed to pay her respects to her late father, English comic actor Richard Beckinsale. There must be an acting 'gene' in the Beckinsale family with Kate's mother, Judy Loe, an actress as well as her sister, Samantha, who has starred in ITV's London's Burning. The Porridge actor's family were joined by fellow stars Michael Sheen and David Walliams in a plaque-unveiling celebration at Beckinsale's family College House Junior School in Chilwell.

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Kate Beckinsale Broke Down With Emotion Upon Unveiling Her Father's Plaque.

College House headmaster Mark North spoke of the school's pride for its ex-pupil and the benefit of the plaque: "It's a real honour for the school to be a part of this special occasion, dedicated to the memory of Richard Beckinsale. It was a once in a lifetime experience for us all. We are honoured to have hosted such distinguished guests.We place a high priority on the performing arts in school, and hope that pupils will continue to be inspired by Richard's career for many years to come."

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World's End Premiere In Pictures - Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Eat Their Last Cornetto


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Who would have thought “Cornetto” as a response to “Want anything from the shop” would herald one of the most popular comedy trilogies in British history. The last film in the trio – The World’s End – sees five buddies reunite to tackle a pub crawl, only to find out that 12 pints is the least of their problems.

Simon PeggLook at Pegg in his electric blue suit - a proud man

It premiered last night in Leicester Square, and we’ve got loads of snaps, which you can check out here

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Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Attend 'The World's End' Premiere, London [Pictures]


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The World's End World Premiere took place in London last night (Wednesday 9th July). The stars of the upcoming comedy attended: Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice), Nick Frost (Hot Fuss), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit). Joining them on the red carpet was a vast array of actors, musicians and other celebrities.

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From L-R: Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike and Simon Pegg at the premiere. 

The film centres on five friends, reunited after several years apart, who must prevent the end of the world. Following in the same fashion a Shaun of the Dead, a considerably amount of these unlikely heroes time is spend in the pub. 

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Can You Smell Egg? Simon Cowell Gets Pelted Mid-BGT Final [Video]


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With a crazed smile on her face, 30 year-old Natalie Ann Holt burst out from her ranks as a member of the orchestra of Welsh opera runners-up Richard and Adam Johnson, rushed to the front of the stage with a box of eggs and began to throw them at BGT judge Simon Cowell.

Despite apologising afterwards for her "silly" stunt, Holt said she'd orchestrated the eggy onslaught as a reaction to Cowell's influence on the music industry: "I took a stand against people miming on TV and against Simon Cowell and his dreadful influence on the music industry."

She certainly made a scene: earning thousands of Twitter followers after her daring stunt became the most talked about part of the final before she was removed from the stage by security as fellow judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams observed the events with horror.

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David Walliams And Lara Stone Say Hello To Their New Baby Boy


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David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone have had their first child together, with the Dutch model giving birth to a baby boy this Sunday (May 5). Congratulations guys!

The pair have been on the down-low in the weeks building up to the birth, but the two finally broke their silence when a rep for Lara released a statement yesterday (May 6) saying that the pair had welcomed their first child into the world. Today, Walliams also confirmed the news by posting a picture of a bouquet of white roses from his Britain's Got Talent co-judge Simon Cowell on to his Twitter page, with the accompanying caption; "Someone always has to show off and send the biggest bouquet. Thank you @SimonCowell x."

He followed this Tweet with a thank you to his followers and well wishers who have sent their congratulations.

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Little Britain: David Walliams And Lara Stone Welcome Baby Boy


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Britain's Got Talent judge and Little Britain star David Walliams has become a father for the first time after his supermodel wife Lara Stone gave birth on Sunday (April 5, 2013). A spokesman for the Dutch model told the UK's Independent newspaper, "We can confirm they have had a baby boy." No further details regarding weight or name were given.

Walliams acknowledged the birth by posting a picture of a floral bouquet on Twitter, which he said was from X-Factor honcho Simon Cowell. The white roses appeared to feature sprigs of mint, lavender and rosemary, with Walliams writing, "Someone always has to show off and send the biggest bouquet." David and Simon's BGT co-judge Amanda Holden said she was thrilled to hear of the birth, tweeting, "Love love love to them all."

Walliams, who married Stone in 2010, found national fame with BBC comedy show Little Britain. He first announced the pregnancy in November, tweeting, "Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn't be happier." During an appearance on Alan Carr's Chatty Man show, the comedian said it was unlikely he and Stone would opt for an unusual name, "It's a bit of a curse if you're called Apple or Peaches or something like that. I think we're just going to go with a normal name."

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David Walliams And Lara Stone Welcome Their First Child Into The World


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Funnyman David Walliams and his Dutch model wife Lara Stone have become parents for the first time, with Lara giving birth to the child late on Sunday (May 5). The wonderful news was confirmed by a representative for Lara to MailOnline during yesterday (May 6) evening. Congrats guys!

The pair had wanted to keep the news of the birth away from the public eye just a tad longer, but their cover was thrown when Lara's photographer friend Mert Alas revealed the news on Twitter, before deleting his tweet shortly after. Unfortunately for the couple though, that little titbit was enough to alert the masses and soon the news was forced out of the couple's mouth.

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David Walliams and Lara Stone are parents.

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Britain’s Got Talent Judges Hit Birmingham (Pictures)


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The Britain's Got Talent judges arrived in Birmingham to scour the cream of what the midlands has to offer. Will there be the next big dance troop? Another top-dog ready to charm its way to the top? Or are we just round the corner from the next big pop star? That's what Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon were there to find out.

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Main Man: Simon Cowell Poses in his cool aviator shades

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Judges Return For Britains Got Talent, Auditions Started With A Splash


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Britain's Got Talent wont be back on our screens for a few months, but the auditions have just got under-way in Cardiff so news of the weird and wonderful (and sometimes utterly dreadful) acts are finding their way onto the internet. The one that's attracting most attention is an act that could barely avoid being seen, as the props and scale of it were simply too big for any theatre: fire-y diving.

Perhaps taking influence from the enormous attention British divers got from the Olympics this year, one of the team at La Quebrada High Diving Productions (which actually includes Team GB diver Peter Waterfield - cheating, no?) decided to climb up an enormous scaffold structure, set themselves on fire and then dive into a pool below. Sounds seriously dangerous but they pulled it off without making too much of a splash it seems. The whole audience were brought outside to watch, and a source at the Mirror said: "The divers were so brave. It was freezing cold but they never let it get to them. The crowd were buzzing with excitement." 

This year, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and veteran judge Simon Cowell are all back to judge. Auditions will be held from now until February 10th, reaching London, Manchester, Glasgow, and Birmingham along the way.

Hillary Scott From Lady Antebellum Makes The Latest Knocked Up Celebrities List


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The list of pregnant celebrities just keeps getting longer and longer this year with Lady Antebellum member Hillary Scott becoming the latest to be bearing a sprog, with husband Chris Tyrrell.

The country singer, 26, who married her band's new drummer in January this year, confirmed the happy news on Twitter to her fans. 'Chris & I are excited to announce that our Christmas gift has arrived a little early this year! We are having a BABY! We feel so blessed!!!' she wrote. It comes just in time as the trio, Hillary, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, have recently finished their huge world tour following their second album 'Own the Night's release and the news comes only days after another country singer, Jennifer Nettles, welcomed her baby boy into the world on December 6th 2012.

It's been a big year for A-List pregnancies too with Kate Middleton and Prince William's (aka the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) news being one of the most talked about events recently. Other celeb bumps include that of Radio 1 presenter Fearne Cotton, comedian David Walliams' wife Lara Stone, Peaches Geldof (again!), recently wed Rochelle Wiseman from The Saturdays (with her hubby JLS' Marvin Humes) and 'Homeland' star Claire Danes.

Great Expectations Review


Very Good

Even though Charles Dickens' oft-told story is livened up with a terrific cast and sharp script, it's difficult to see anything terribly new about this BBC-produced version. Especially since it comes less than a year after their previous lavish TV production. But there are plenty of elements in this film that make it worth seeing, as the soap-style plot twists and turns through comedy and romance to its action-thriller climax.

After growing up as an orphan with his blacksmith uncle (Flemyng) and high-strung aunt (Hawkins), Pip (Irvine) is given the chance to live as a London gentleman. He's sure that his anonymous benefactor is the barmy Miss Havisham (Bonham Carter), a broken-hearted hermit he worked for as a child. And since he's still in love with her adopted daughter Estella (Grainger), he decides to use his new position in society to court her. But things don't quite go as expected, and his life takes a surprising turn when scary prison escapee Magwitch (Fiennes) latches onto Pip and begins revealing some surprising connections between all of these people.

This faithful retelling of Dickens' novel is packed with coincidences and revelations, as well as the kind of gleefully thorny rivalries that would be expected on Dallas or Downton Abbey. Overloaded with blackly comical intrigue, it's a compulsively enjoyable film that entertains us on a variety of levels as the story develops. Although director Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) never tries anything too flashy. Which means that despite the high quality, the film is straightforward and perhaps unnecessary.

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Pregnant Lara Stone Hits Streets Of London With Bert The Dog


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David Walliams' pregnant wife Lara Stone gave the first hint of her baby-bump when out and about in London on Tuesday evening (November 22, 2012). The supermodel, 28, announced that she is expecting her first child with Little Britain star Walliams last week.

Lara Stone, George's Restaurant, LondonPet Pooch: Lara Stone Beams, Though Bert Looks a Little Worn Out?

Writing on his Twitter page, David told fans, "Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn't be happier. Dx". The pair also released an official statement that read, "We're very excited to announce we are expecting our first child. We're both absolutely thrilled but ask you to please respect our privacy during this precious time." This week, Stone stepped out for dinner with a female pal at the swanky George's in Mayfair, though she brought along her canine chum Bert anyway. The Dutch beauty looks positively glowing in a double-breasted coat, skinny jeans and high top trainers. We're not sure what the restaurants policy is on dogs, but they seemed happy enough to let Bert in for a late supper. 

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Pip is a young orphan who has a chance meeting with a frightening stranger while visiting the graves of his parents; a meeting which was to be the catalyst a series of events that would shape his future. Not long after this experience, an unhinged, jilted spinster called Miss Havisham asks Uncle Pumblechook (the uncle of Pip's brother-in-law with whom he lives) to find a young boy to provide company for her adopted daughter Estella. When Pip is chosen, he becomes a regular visitor of Miss Havisham who manipulates him into falling for the pretty but cold-hearted Estella as he grows older. When he becomes a blacksmith's apprentice at his brother-in-law's shop, he is approached by a lawyer who informs him that he has been left a large sum of money by a mysterious benefactor and must journey to London to become a gentleman. Little does he know of the surprises that lay in store for him as he discovers that he has so many secrets to uncover.

This seminal coming-of-age story serves as one of the most influential pieces of English literature in history. Originally written by one of the greatest novelists of the 19th century Charles Dickens, 'Great Expectations' has been adapted to screen by director Mike Newell ('Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', 'Four Weddings and a Funeral') and screenwriter David Nicholls ('One Day', 'Starter for 10'). It is due to hit UK cinemas from November 30th 2012.

Director: Mike Newell

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Holliday Grainger, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Flemyng, Sally Hawkins, Ewen Bremner, David Walliams, Jessie Cave, Ralph Ineson, Tamzin Outhwaite & Olly Alexander. .

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Fit For A Queen? Royal Variety Features One Direction, David Walliams And Washing Machines


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It's that time of year again people. The Royal Variety Performance was taped on Monday evening (November 19, 2012) and featured a whole host of entertainment stars taking to the stage at London's Albert Hall in front of one very special guest. This year, the Queen witnessed performances from the likes of One Direction, Girls Aloud and Katherine Jenkins, reports the Daily Mirror.

Fresh from their stateside success, the 1D boys were back in London  to perform new single 'Little Things', though we're not sure how it went down with her majesty. David Walliams' skit afterwards probably confused her even more; the Little Britain star bounding on-stage in a wig and red cardigan while pretending to be a stalker. "I've got a washing machine and I named it One Direction. You make me so happy," he yelled in a high pitched voice. "Was your song What Makes You Beautiful written about me? I love you so much. Will you marry me?" The group turned down his proposal before he approached heartthrob Harry Styles to ask him to "take a photo" of him with the rest of the boys. Walliams, 41, hosted the evening with Amanda Holden also on-hand to introduce some of the acts. 

Elsewhere, a reunited Girls Aloud took to the stage to perform 'The Promise' and Cheryl Cole spoke of meeting the Queen afterwards. "The Queen is so delicate. She has hair like Candy floss and tiny dancing style shoes, awww. Another highlight was Alicia Keys, such an incredibly talented and down to earth woman," she said. The 100th anniversary of the Royal Variety Performance will air on ITV on December 3, also featuring performances from Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams and Neil Diamond.

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100th Royal Variety Performance: David Walliams, One Direction, Girls Aloud And Pudsey The Dog


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Marking a very special year in the Royal Variety Performance, all manner of British and international stars showed up to perform in front of the Queen and Prince Phillip.

Not only is this 100th performance special in its own right, but of course it also coincides with the Queen's Jubilee year. A great year for the British monarchy! Making a very special appearance to amuse the Queen was a One Direction stalker. Although the stalker was arguably more turning up for 1D... and was also not a stalker, but David Walliams dressed in the garb of a teenage girl and spouting adoring words at the lads. "I've got a washing machine and I named it One Direction. You make me so happy." The Walliams Stalker said, "Was your song What Makes You Beautiful written about me? I love you so much. Will you marry me?" They said no.

Winners of this year's Britains Got Talent, Ashleigh and her dog Pudsey, were also there to perform for the Queen, reports the Mirror. "I will let the queen do the talking." Ashleigh said about the prospect of meeting the Queen, "If she wants to talk to me I will say something back and just make sure Pudsey is good as well."  Apparently, dog Pudsey is in the process of talks about starring in his own film, but for on the night he was simply content with a cheeseburger reward for all his hard efforts on the day. The whole of the performance will be aired on December 3rd on ITV. 

David Walliams And Lara Stone To Welcome First Baby Next Year


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David Walliams has excitedly announced that he and his model wife Lara Stone are expecting their first child next year.

The 'Little Britain' star revealed the news to his fans on Twitter when he posted the following tweet: 'Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn't be happier. Dx'. Lara is yet to comment on the news on Twitter but the couple, who married in 2010, have also posted a statement to the press. 'We're very excited to announce we are expecting our first child', it read. 'We're both absolutely thrilled but ask you to please respect our privacy during this precious time.'

Walliams has in recent times been acting as a judge on the popular variety talent show 'Britain's Got Talent' as well as writing various children's books with Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake adding colour to them.  The soon-to-be-welcomed baby Walliams will have to compete for their parents' affections with the new puppy Bert who seems to have been spoiled rotten by the couple. 'A baby will probably never be as fun as Bert', Lara said in a previous interview about her future with David.

Little Briton: David Walliams And Lara Stone Expecting First Child


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David Walliams - the popular comedic actor - and his model wife Lara Stone are expecting their first child together. The 41-year-old Little Britain star broke the news on Twitter yesterday (November 15, 2012), a message that was subsequently re-tweeted over 3,000 times.

"Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn't be happier. Dx," Walliams told followers. An official statement reported by The Telegraph read, "We're very excited to announce we are expecting our first child. We're both absolutely thrilled but ask you to please respect our privacy during this precious time." The couple married at Claridge's Hotel in central London two year ago, since which David has fronted the ITV1 reality show Britain's Got Talent. Earlier this year, he admitted to battling depression and spoke of how he tried to commit suicide several times before meeting his current wife. 

The baby will certainly be a welcome addition to the family, though will he or she take priority over Walliams' beloved dog Bert? Stone, 28, has previously joked on Twitter, "A baby will probably never be as fun as Bert."

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David Walliams And Lara Stone Are Having A Baby


David Walliams Lara Stone

Little Britain's David Walliams has announced on Twitter that he and his model wife Lara Stone are going to have a baby. The tweet said, "Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn't be happier. Dx". 

Reported in the Sun, he added in a statement: "We're very excited to announce we are expecting our first child. We're both absolutely thrilled but ask you to please respect our privacy during this precious time." This is the first child for both Stone, 28 and Walliams, 41 who wed in 2010 after a brief engagement. Walliams first asked Stone's parents for their blessing before proposing with a vintage diamond ring in Los Angeles.

As well as being an award winning comedian, Walliams also writes children's books and began his role as a judge on Britain's Got Talent earlier this year, a role he is expected to reprise in 2013. Stone was included in Forbes' rich list for highest earning models this year. The joint successes of the parents-to-be sets the bar incredibly high for the baby, which with genes like those means we expect the child to be hilarious and beautiful. 

Emily Blunt The Star Of The 2012 Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards


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Emily Blunt at the Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards

There was an Olympic feel on the red carpet of the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards (not to be confused with the Bizarre Women Of The Year Awards, which we imagine would be quite a different ceremony) but one actress managed to fend them all off in the glamour stakes, with Emily Blunt looking delightful in an Alexander McQueen orange gown with sparkly neckline. It was a wonderful outfit for the actress to wear as she scooped the British actor of the year award at the event held at Claridge's Hotel in London.

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PICTURES: Halloween Party Of The Year? Jonathan Ross Transforms House Into Dungeon


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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!

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Wanting To Die Has Always Been In Me: David Walliams' Suicide Attempts


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The press embargo on David Walliams’ autobiography was lifted today and The Sun have published details of Walliams’ suicide attempts. “Wanting to die has always been in me,” he says in the book, though admits, after cutting his throat and wrists with a kitchen knife: “the determination wasn’t there.” In today’s article from The Sun, they reveal how the Little Britain comedian made his first suicide attempt aged just 12.

At the age of 18, he reportedly overdosed on painkillers and cut his wrists; he even apparently considered throwing himself under a train. His experiences with depression – which he says “blighted” his life - are detailed in a new autobiography entitled Camp David, which is published next week. Walliams sought treatment at The Priory for his depression, which is also detailed in the book. He had originally requested that the press did not discuss the details of his suicide attempts, because he didn’t want that to overshadow the memories of his achievements.

A 2003 diary entry in the book reads “Just tried to hang myself. But I knew I didn’t really want to die, I just didn’t want to live. I took my weight with my feet and sat down. Earlier I had come close to stepping in front of a train. I am in total despair.”


Shocking New David Walliams Autobiography Reveals Suicide Attempts


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David Walliams has revealed that he's shockingly attempted to kill himself twice in his life, the much-loved British comic giving away the revelations in a new autobiography. Walliams is now firmly ensconced in the British public's conscious having made a huge success of himself with Matt Lucas and going on to appear on numerous comedy panel shows and reality contests like Britain's Got Talent.

However, the Daily Mail is reporting that Walliams has had a dark history, with his forthcoming book, titled Camp David, going into detail about two attempts at suicide. The first apparently took place when the comic was just 19 years old, when he ran off into the woods with a makeshift noose only to find that he was "too tall" to go through with it. The second, he wrote, occurred in 2003 when he split from a girlfriend. "Just tried to hang myself" the book reads. "But I knew I didn't really want to die, I just didn't want to live. I took my weight with my feet and sat down."

In further violent imagery, Walliams also claimed that he also slit his wrists and even thought about throwing himself in front of a train. Walliams has made it public before that he suffers from depression, and in the book he admitted "The determination wasn't there..." when it came to taking his own life, but also said "Wanting to die has always been in me."

David Walliams Grabs Third Nomination For Roald Dahl Funny Prize


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Funny man David Walliams has completed a hat trick of sorts, after his third shortlist appearance for the Roald Dahl funny prize was announced, reports The Guardian.

He has become one of the fastest-selling authors in the UK, selling more than 20,000 books a week. His previous works: The Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink – both illustrated by Quentin Blake – were previously recognised by the award, which is named after one of the biggest children’s authors of all time. His competition comes in the form of Frank Cottrell Boyce, Philip Reeve, Josh Lacey, Jamie Thomson who are all nominated alongside Walliams in the 7-14 category. The books are competing for a 2.5k award in each category and the winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 6 November. The prize is administered by the charity Booktrust.

Mel Giedroyc; the author and Guardian columnist currently sitting on the judging panel had this to say about the awards: “To laugh with a book is a very special kind of laugh indeed … it's an intimate kind of laugh which says 'this is my very own private laugh and it's mine, all mine!' People envy you this laugh, they are deeply curious about it, and they wish the laugh belonged to them too. It's a sheer privilege to tap into some great laughs from some fantastic books."


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David Walliams

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