Theoretical physicist and popular celebrity dies at 76.
Today the world mourns the loss of one of the greatest physicists who ever lived. Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76 this week, and while all will be deeply saddened, his greatest achievement was indeed living more than fifty years beyond his life expectancy with ALS.
Stephen Hawking at the Pride of Britain Awards
Famous for his trailblazing theories on black holes, the cosmologist and Cambridge alumnus died peacefully in the early hours of today (March 14th 2018) following a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or motor neurone disease. His family confirmed the news in a statement.
Scientist Stephen Hawking auditions celebrities to lend their voice to his machine for hilarious sketch.
If there's one thing we love about Stephen Hawking, it's his hilarious sense of humour. As part of Red Nose Day celebrations, he did a sketch where he decided to get various celebrities to audition to be his new voice; after having the same robotic vocal for 30 years, he fancied something a bit different.
Stephen Hawking attended the Pride of Britain Awards last year
For Comic Relief, the world's favourite theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking decided that the machine that he uses to help him talk needed a bit of an upgrade. He's had the same mechanical American voice since the technology surfaced, and while he has always felt sentimentally attached to it and therefore unwilling to change to a more advanced system, this sketch sees him look over a series of audition tapes from various stars who want to lend their voice to him.
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Dr Stephen Hawking is playing Glastonbury.
Dr Stephen Hawking will play the Kidz Field at this year's Glastonbury Festival, joining entertainers including the magician Dynamo and New Zealand singer Mr Yipadee (and his pal Wonky Donky).
Dr Stephen Hawking will play the Kidz Field at Glastonbury
It's unclear what Hawking will actually be doing in the Kidz Field, though he's unlikely to be giving a full reading of A Brief History of Time.
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The world-famous physicist was confirmed by Glastonbury as a guest star at the kids area, alongside TV magician Dynamo and many more.
Glastonbury is famous for very many things – stone circles, crusty hippies and loud music – but almost certainly not for science. However, a reputation for serious thought might start developing with the news that Stephen Hawking is to make an appearance at this year’s festival.
Glasto’s official Twitter account confirmed that the world-renowned professor, whose life was recently the subject of the Oscar-winning movie The Theory of Everything, will be appearing at the Kidz Field. He’ll be part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the creation of that area of the festival, which is aimed at children aged 12 or under.
Stephen Hawking will make an appearance at Glastonbury
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One Direction have been writing songs for an upcoming fifth album, and Payne was describing them to Capital FM.
Barely a month after the departure of Zayn Malik, One Direction are clearly wasting no time in getting on with their career. Group member Liam Payne has suggested that the songs for their new album sound “great” and a bit like Oasis.
Payne was speaking to Capital FM on Tuesday morning and said “the album's coming together really well actually. The boys we've been writing with have come up with some great, great songs that are kind of like a bit Oasis-y almost, which is ace. I love that.”
Liam Payne was talking about the new 1D album to Capital FM on Tuesday
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Dr Stephen Hawking reassured One Direction fans this week.
Dr Stephen Hawking, one of the finest minds in the history of the mankind, has had his say on Zayn Malik's departure from pop group One Direction. Appearing via hologram at the Sydney Opera House over the weekend, Dr Hawking responded to a question about the "cosmological effect" of Malik leaving the biggest group on the planet.
Dr Stephen Hawking made a fan's day at the Sydney Opera House
"Finally, a question about something important," he joked, before reassuring those devastated by the singer's unexpected departure.
Continue reading: And Now...Stephen Hawking On Why Zayn Is Still In One Direction
If you got the chance to ask Stephen Hawking about anything, surely Zayn Malik would top the list?
We all know Stephen Hawking is a genius who can give us answers on some of the universe’s most mind-boggling questions. So what better person is there to ask about the most troubling and puzzling question of recent times, what is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction?
Stephen Hawking may have just given million of One Directioners hope.
Professor Hawking was speaking at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday night via a 3D hologram projection from his actual location at Cambridge University in the U.K. During the talk Hawking answered questions from his daughter, journalist Lucy Hawking and physicist Paul Davies, as well as audience members at the Opera house.
He's finally won his Best Actor Oscar, but we've seen it coming for years.
Eddie Redmayne caused no surprise when he landed the award for Best Actor at the 2015 Oscars, following his role as a young Stephen Hawking in his epic biopic 'The Theory Of Everything' which had already won him a BAFTA and a Golden Globe.
Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor
It was a foreseeable win, and one that Hawking himself has admitted he's very proud of for Redmayne. We were, of course, already aware of his extraordinary talents before he was cast in the movie, following appearances in 'Les Miserables' and 'My Week With Marilyn', but even before then he was gluing people to screens with his early performances. These are four movies starring Eddie Redmayne that you probably haven't seen, but definitely should:
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The actor's role in 'The Theory of Everything' brings him yet more glory.
Not that we couldn't have guessed it, but 'The Theory Of Everything' star Eddie Redmayne has landed the accolade for Best Actor at the 2015 BAFTA Awards, beating the likes of fellow Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes.
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in 'The Theory Of Everything'
The win marks his first BAFTA win in his career, having previously been nominated for their Rising Star Award in 2012. Stephen Hawking movie 'The Theory Of Everything' won the actor a Golden Globe as well this year, with the next step being the ever prestigious Oscars - for which we have every confidence in Redmayne, despite again facing some serious competition.
'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory Of Everything' stars among the 26th annual festival's honourees.
The 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards saw accolades going to some very well-deserved movies from the last year - with some even more well-deserved individuals picking them up.
Unsurprisingly, the Ensemble Cast Award went to the actors from 'The Imitation Game'; a movie depicting the era-defining career of codebreaker Alan Turing during World War II and his subsequent arrest for being homosexual. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, with the likes of Allen Leech, Matthew Beard and Alex Lawther - the latter of whom plays Turing's younger self. Directed by the BAFTA nominated Morten Tyldum, the movie has already been nominated for five Golden Globes, and it definitely looks to be in line for an Academy Award.
Continue reading: Biopics Win Big At 2015 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards [Photos]
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