One man is plotting to carry out the biggest diamond heist in history in a bid to settle a debt that could otherwise cost him his life. He decides to target one of London's biggest and most secure safe deposit facilitys; the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company which could bag him up to $200 million. But the youth of today just aren't up for a job of this size; if they want to carry out this theft successfully, they need to get hold of the real veterans of the game. Criminal mastermind Brian Reader, getaway driver Kenny Collins and fixer and supplier Terry Perkins are all roped in to execute the crime. On the other hand, these crooks are the very definition of 'old' school, which means they could be more of a liability than a success.
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Dr. Bennet Omalu is a pathologist who loves his job and, in many ways, the patients that he looks after. His methods are his own but they work for him and he's very successful at his job. When ex-American Football star Mike Webster turns up on his morticians table, Omalu treats his body just like he would any other. What isn't initially known to Omalu is that after years of playing professional football Webster had become something of a recluse whilst suffering with Dementia and depression.
Bennet's initial findings with the late Mr Webber is that he died of cardiac arrest, but unhappy with this conclusion, the pathologist begins to dig deeper. Looking at every possible outcome, Bennet beings to study the brain of the ex-footballer and what he discovers is a new disease that hasn't been seen before.
Before this point, people knew about a condition called Punch Drunk, a disorder often associated with contact sport such as boxing, but up until Dr. Bennet Omalu's discovery the disorder hadn't been seen as a physical effect.
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With Violet done and dusted, it's happy times in Bon Temps.
Another episode of True Blood, another ten or so shockers – as the show circles the drain, the writers are throwing shocker after shocker at us. So who killed whom in this episode? Read on to find out (or get majorly spoiled, if that's your thing.)
Eric is back to his creepy old self. Oh joy.
Well, first of all, let’s talk about Eric for a moment, because who doesn’t love a bit of Eric? He and Pam finally arrived at Sarah Newman’s house after she had been seeing visions of Jason Stackhouse as the Grim Reaper (yes, this plot requires some major dedication). But instead of killing Sarah, a sick, sick Eric fed from her instead, curing his Hep V almost instantly. Yay Eric… maybe. He’s still a Level 100 creep, tbh.
The network is going back to its roots for the festive period once again
NBC will hope to emulate the success they had over the 2013 seasonal period when they aired a live performance of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Meyer. The show was a huge success for the network, earning strong viewer figures and a considerable amount of positive press, paving the way for another similar spectacle for the coming Christmas period: Peter Pan.
NBC took little time to announce its intentions to air another live, theatrical performance this coming Christmas-time, following the convincing success of The Sound of Music last month. At its peak, that performance scored more than 18 million viewers and held on to a strong amount of viewers for much of the telecast. Looking to capture similar audience figures again, the network have opted for a familiar story which translates from the stage to screen well and has a long history of multiple reconstructions. Peter Pan then seems like the ideal choice to keep this festive formula running.
Kym Karath, who played Gretl Von Trapp in the 1965 film, has left thoroughly unimpressed by the Carrie Underwood-led performance
The live performance of The Sound of Music, aired on NBC earlier this week, was met with a mixed reception from audiences at home and critics alike, however the harshest piece of criticism may have been reserved until now. According to TMZ, one person was left particularly distraught after seeing Carrie Underwood's interpretation of Maria, with Kym Karath branding the performance as being "painful to watch."
Underwood struggled to win everyone over wieth her performance
Karath portrayed Gretl Von Trapp in the original 1965 movie version of the Rogers & Hammerstein musical and when she and former co-star Charmian Carr (who played Liesl Von Trapp) met up to watch the NBC live show this week, neither were expecting to be disappointed so thoroughly by the latest version of the production. Taking to Twitter, Karath said she was left "mystified and disappointed" by the remake, being particularly let down by Underwood's sub-par performance.
Critical and audience reception for the live broadcast has been mixed
The hills were alive last night, as NBC broadcast the live stage version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic stage show The Sound of Music. Favouring the original stage production over the 1965 movie version, the three hour showcase was one of the biggest talking points in America and managed to draw in a considerable audience number throughout its broadcast, but was it actually any good?
The show received a mixed reception from viewers and critics alike
The live broadcast was the second highest trending topic on micro-blogging site Twitter, falling just behind the death of former South Africa president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandella. On Twitter, audiences at home wrote of their approval or disapproval throughout the broadcast, with the overall view of the production being skewered down the middle as to whether it was any good. Some people loved it, and were particularly full of praise for Underwood, whilst others loathed the production, and were critical of the lead performance from the country star.
The star of the timeless 1965 musical has given Underwood her blessing to take on Maria
NBC have lined up a very special treat for musical lovers this Christmas, albeit one that initially aroused warning when its lead role was announced. Whilst some people have seen the appointment of Carrie Underwood to portray the kindly nun Maria in their live broadcast of The Sound of Music as a poor casting decision, one person who thinks she'll make a great Maria is the woman who launched the character into the instantly recognisable character she is today: Julie Andrews.
Andrews thinks Underwood is more than worthy as a successor
Andrews has given Underwood her blessing to take on the iconic role, with the star of the 1965 version of the play insisting that her country-singing successor has all the right qualities for Maria.
HBO have announced that the upcoming seventh series of True Blood will be its last, it is set to be released in the summer of 2014
HBO have announced that the seventh series of True Blood will be its last as the show will come to an end.
The announcement came on Tuesday (3rd September 2013) as HBO president of programming, Michael Lombardo, according to the BBC stated "together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show". He added "True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO".
The Vampire series was originally based on a set of novels called The Southern Vampire Diaries by author Charlaine Harris that features elements of vampires and werewolves as well as many other supernatural aspects that are set in a fictional town in Louisiana.
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HBO announced True Blood will be ending in 2014. The supernatural series will air for its seventh and final season next summer.
True Blood will finish in 2014. The show has just finished its sixth season and there will be one more before the HBO series will come to a final halt. The announcement was made on Tuesday (3rd September) by HBO's President of Programming Michael Lombardo. He said "Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show."
The show follows the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress from Bon Temps, Louisiana who is pitted against - in romance and otherwise - vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, fairies and an assortment of other supernatural creatures. True Blood has catapulted a number of actors into the limelight and has even forged a marriage during its five year run. Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who play Sookie and her main love interest Bill, met on the show and married in 2010. Other stars of the show include Alexander Skarsgard, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten, Nelson Ellis and Joe Manganiello.
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The 'True Blood' star will play Captain Georg Von Trapp in the upcoming NBC production, with Carrie Underwood starring as Maria
Stephen Moyer has been cast as Captain Georg Von Trapp in the upcoming adaptation of the classic musical The Sound of Music. The True Blood star will feature alongside Carrie Underwood, who is playing Maria, in NBC's version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which will air on the network just in time for Christmas.
Moyer will make the departure from being a sexy vampire to being a family-minded army captain this Christmas
Moyer will star in the three-hour production, which is being based on the original 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music rather than the classic 1965 movie version, in what will be a major departure from his more familiar role in the raunchy HBO vampire series. However far away it seems from his True Blood credentials though, the 43-year-old actor has more than his fair share of musical experience, having most recently starred in a version of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl.
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In an episode that was both moving and, admittedly a little gross, Sunday's (11 August) episode of 'True Blood' pettered on the edge of being great and just being weird
True Blood has so far had a relatively shaky season six, and in the penultimate episode of the current season, we saw exactly why the show has been so hit and miss recently as if bordered on being quite brillant, but ended up being a bit of a let down in the long run as things either took a turn down a dead end or ended up petering out into something a tad ridiculous. Needless to say, this re-cap of Sunday 11 August's episode of True Blood, titled 'Life Matters,' contains spoilers.
In Bon Temps, friends and family have gathered to remember their fallen neighbour, Terry Bellefleur. Initially focusing on Arlene's arrival at the ceremony - and from the get go things weren't as she would have wanted, with a troupe of armed Marines standing at attention and the creepy Reverend Daniels on duty to perform to ceremony - the funeral attendees were a mix of those who truly knew him and what he died for and those who came just to keep up appearances. A feeble attempt at a eulogy from Portia seemed to underline what the enduring memory of Terry for many of the townsfolk following his passing, but a heartfelt remembrance from Lafayette was a much more fitting way to see him off. Mixed with flashbacks and heart-wrenching words in honour of the fry cook, the funeral could have been considered a little too pushy in the emotional stakes, if it wasn't pulled of so well.
True Blood's sixth episode of season six aired last night (Sunday 4th August). 'Dead Meat' saw more sex, more murder and more of Sookie's relationship problems.
True Blood season 6, episode 6 entitled 'Dead Meat' aired last night (Sunday 4th August). There was more trouble for the imprisoned vampires and, as usual, Sookie was being hankered after by a handsome and intense vampire. Here's a quick recap:
Eric's (Alexander Skarsgard) on the rampage again. Just to make a change from his usual happy, chirpy demeanour. He's still reeling from last week's incident when Bill (Stephen Moyer) didn't have any of Warlow's (Rob Kazinsky) blood to save Nora (Lucy Griffiths).
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Taylor Lautner has been photographed looking suspiciously lose to his 'Tracers'' co-star Marie Avgeropoulos. Pictures taken in New York show the pair holding hands, chatting and cuddling up.
Taylor Lautner has been spotted on the streets of New York with Marie Avgeropoulos. It's not official but could this be the blossoming of a beautiful friendship which will make Twilight fans worldwide green with envy?
Taylor Lautner at the New York premiere of Grown Ups 2.
It's difficult to say but photographers at the New York Daily News caught the couple strolling around New York holding hands, cuddling and talking photographs on their mobile phones.
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The episode 'At Last' saw Sooki uncover Ben's dark secret, Eric turn Willa to a vamp and Jess flips out as her fairy-blood-lush becomes too much. Do NOT read this if you haven't seen the latest episode of True Blood
After a shaky start to the season, True Blood is back on track as one of HBO's top rated drama series as it continues to deliver the good each Sunday night. Last night's (July 7) episode was no break from the norm either as episode four of season six was a roller-coaster ride that rarely slowed down, as secrets were revealed, vampires were born and parties were held. Of course this is True Blood, so you know what a 'party' entails.
This week's episode was all about Ben, or should we say Warlow! That's right because Sookie managed put the pieces together having found a healed Jason and uncovered Ben's dark, fairy secret. This explains Jason's mysterious recovery under Ben's care and the almost instant connection between Sookie and Ben when he arrived in Bon Temps, he is her ancient aggressor after all; he's half vampire and half fairy and he could be one very dangerous character. All that was left for Sookie to do was to lure him into bed (never a difficult thing for Sookie to do) and trap him between her legs and, more importantly, her fairy ball. Lets hope this isn't the end of Ben though, he's been the best part of the season so far.
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True Blood is back for a new season, but not everyone is rushing back to their TV sets to check it out
HBO's popular vampire series True Blood came back for its sixth season this weekend, and whilst the ever-faithful fandom were around to check out the first airing of the season there was a noticeable chunk of the viewership missing from the opening night. The episode clocked in with 4.5 million viewers when it aired on Sunday (June 16) at 9pm, over half a million fewer than the number who tuned in for the start of season 5.
The 4.5 million total was down 15% from last year’s 5.2 million and was down 11% from the number that season 5's finale managed to draw in. A drop it may be, but in the grand scheme of things that number isn't as bad as it seems as even the ever-popular Game of Thrones only managed to draw in 4.37 million when season three first went to air earlier this year. That number rose to 5.39 million viewers when the season came to an end last week, and if season six proves to be as successful as the previous five have then there shouldn't be too much to worry about for HBO.
There's even more reason for True Blood's shaky start too and thats thanks to NBC and their coverage of the NBA Finals, which as you can imagine took in the bulk of the audience numbers for the night. Next week also spells the return of the Jeff Daniels-starring The Newsroom, which will air at 10pm after True Blood and could provide week two with a much improved view rating.
Has it really been five years of True Blood?
Just when you thought it was going to be a bleak, TV-less summer, HBO’s True Blood steps in to save the day. The show will be back with a bloody vengeance (best pun we could come up with, sorry) on June 16 and the cast are excited about what’s to come.
"There's a real energy and excitement, and I think that came this year from the top down," said Joe Manganiello, who stars as werewolf Alcide, for CNN. "The show got really big in its scope during seasons three, four and five, and it became more about the world and these creatures with so many plot lines. In season six, there's a concerted effort to make this show return to what made it great in season one and two. It was about these people who lived in a town. It was about the town versus the rest of the world. I think (the show) really returns to that at the end of this season. The way that it's pulled is really smart, and I think it's going to be really fun for the audience."
So, ok maybe you got none of that because, like so many others, you stopped paying attention to what seemed like the thousands of characters and convoluted plots that took over. When really, what we all wanted to see, what we flocked to see in seasons one and two, were just some good ol’ fashioned creepy vampires, perhaps an easy to digest racism metaphor or two. And hey, it looks like the show’s producers have realised that as well and are now bringing it back to basics.
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Stephen Moyer continues his return to the film world with 'Evidence'.
Stephen Moyer and Radha Mitchell's new horror thriller movie 'Evidence' has been snapped up by Image and will receive a theatrical release this summer. In something not unlike a scene from Entourage, a deal for the movie was made in Austin, Texas, on the eve of SXSW, which begins today (March 8, 2013)
Directed by The Fourth Kind's Olatunde Osunsanmi, Evidence focuses on two detectives (Moyer and Mitchell) who attempt to discover what happened at the scene of a brutal massacre using recording devices found nearby.
"Evidence is a unique, gripping and gritty thriller unlike others since it constructs the story from the perspectives of the victims," Bill Bromiley, Image's chief acquisition officer, said in a statement. The deal was negotiated by Bromiley, as well as Mark Ward and Michael Bayer on behalf of Image Entertainment, with Miles Mogulesco and Alex Coffee from Bold Films.
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Mary is a recent divorcee, having broken things off with her abusive husband, Steven. She moves out of their once shared home and into an apartment. However, Steven doesn't want to get over Mary and so bombards her with a deluge of calls, so much so that she puts out a restraining order on him.
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In an alternate world, the earth looks like a very different place, its land ruined from years of battling against an evil vampire race that seeks to take over as the ruling species keeps on growing in power but are defeated by a group of warrior priests who are trained in combat and equipped to kill the mutants.
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