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Skydivers dressed as Oompa Loompa's raise A 20,000

A man from St Albans has helped raised more than A 20,000 for a children's charity by skydiving 13,000ft dressed as an Oompa Loompa. Richard Piper took part in the charity skydive on Saturday to raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.


Related Topix: Roald Dahl, Nursing, Medicine

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Culture wars in "Kingdom City" plays out in world premiere at Playhouse

Can you imagine having a Theatre department at a school that uses religion; it's own form of, to censor anything it or those in charge don't agree with? That answer would be yes, especially in Kingdom City Mo. Just ask Miriam and Daniel .


Related Topix: Kingdom City, MO, Arthur Miller

Access Hollywood

Barbra Streisand On Almost Doing A Movie With Elvis Presley

Barbra Streisand and Elvis Presley's collaboration can be found on Barbra's new album, "Partners." The two make music together 37 years after Elvis left the building for good.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Barbra Streisand

KLIQ-FM Hastings

Barbra Streisand Frustrated by Tabloid Rumors; Would Like to Sing with Rihanna & Adele

On her latest album, Partners, Barbra Streisand duets with some of the biggest male names in music, including John Legend, Billy Joel, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder and the late Elvis Presley. The main man in Streisand's life is, of course, her husband, actor James Brolin.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Barbra Streisand

Alamogordo Daily News

Review: Callaway pays tribute to Sarah Vaughan

Ann Hampton Callaway has undeservedly flown under the radar as a jazz singer. Perhaps that's because of her successful career as a cabaret chanteuse and songwriter whose more than 250 songs include the theme for the TV sitcom "The Nanny" and tunes for Barbra Streisand's recent albums.


Related Topix: Jazz, Sarah Vaughan, Celebrities, Barbra Streisand


Good Morning Britain

Legendary singer Barbra Streisand talks exclusively about her first duets album in over a decade and Liam Neeson chats about his new film A Walk Among the Tombstones. Paterson Joseph chats about his role in US drama The Leftovers, chat show host Trisha Goddard talks about her drug addiction revelation, and the latest from London Fashion Week.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Barbra Streisand, Pop/Rock, Fashion, Fashion Week

The Raw Story

Alfred Hitchcock film helps researchers measure awareness in 'vegetative' patients

Researchers in Canada found that a patient who has been unresponsive for nearly 20 years still showed awareness of his surroundings in a test involving a short film by director Alfred Hitchcock, The Verge reported on Monday. The team from the University of Western Ontario showed the male patient, who has been in a vegetative state since suffering cardiac arrest when he was 16 - though with his eyes open - an eight-minute clip from the film Bang! You're Dead and found that his brain activity was similar to that of a group of 12 healthy people who watched the same footage.


Related Topix: Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Alfred Hitchcock

Mon Sep 15, 2014

'Carrie' (2013) worth a look On Demand

Stephen King's classic tale is re-imagined with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore bringing the story of telekinetic outcast Carrie White to life. Stephen King's first novel, " Carrie ," has got legs.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Thriller, Carrie, Drama Movies, Stephen King, Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Celebrities, Sissy Spacek, Alternative


'Mockingjay,' more YA books on film

Film adaptations of young adult books allow us to linger in our favorite stories a little bit longer. Fans of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series are waiting with bated breath for the release of "Mockingjay Part 1" in November 2014.


Related Topix: The Hunger Games, Lois Lowry, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games, Logan Lerman

Albany Times Union

Review: Streisand's timeless 'Partners' soars

Barbra Streisand's "Partners" isn't just about star-powered duets, but partnerships of love and family. It's a love album for the ages, as fit for your anniversary as your parents' or your child's wedding.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Classical, Love Me Tender, Western, Musical Movies, Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley, Entertainment

Flash Special: a Streetcar Named Desire Brings Its Magic To Movie Theaters

Magic One of the most iconic and oft-revived plays of all time, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE has been entertaining audiences around the world for nearly 70 years, thereby proving the timelessness of the tale and the prescient nature of the eloquent, evocative poetry populating the Tennessee Williams text. Without a doubt, audiences from the very start have warmed to the abundant charms of the passionate, complex story of a Southern belle on the verge of a nervous breakdown, her compassionate sister and the imposing, magnetic brute who enraptures them both.


Related Topix: Music!, Drama Movies, A Streetcar Named Desire, Magic, Horror Movies, Thriller, Theater, Celebrities, Marlon Brando, Arts, Ann-Margret

Hampshire Chronicle

Craig 'to make Star Wars cameo'

The James Bond star pleaded with director friend JJ Abrams for a part in the eagerly anticipated film - and got his wish when he landed a secret role, reported The Sun On Sunday. His fans will be kept guessing as the star's face was said to be hidden when he quietly went to shoot his scenes last week.


Related Topix: Star Wars, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, LucasArts, Video Games

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Oxford Times

Molly Sherlaw-Fryer and Mark Saville in a scene from one of the performances

PERFORMERS of the Stonesfield Players took on various characters for a marathon 12 hours to raise more than A 330 for a West Oxfordshire charity. The actors staged an improvised performance of scenes from plays including 'Allo! 'Allo!, Acorn Antiques and Under Milk Wood, reading straight from the scripts.


Related Topix: Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Drama Movies, The 39 Steps, Alfred Hitchcock

She Knows

SPOILERS: We're breathlessly waiting for these Outlander sex scenes

With the Sept. 20 episode entitled "The Wedding" on the horizon, we're finally closing in on what fans of the books have been looking forward to for weeks - Jamie and Claire stop dancing around all their unrequited sexual tension and kickstart their relationship, the cornerstone of the whole series.


Related Topix: Wedding, Diana Gabaldon, Entertainment


Licence to thrill at Bond exhibition

In Wellington Street, a trilby hat's throw from the Covent Garden Piazza, John Barry's unmistakable James Bond theme tune drifts seductively from the oblong entrance of the London Film Museum. Inside, behind a queue of British, French and Australian families, I'm faced with a split screen of crash-bang- wallop action clips from the 007 movies.


Related Topix: Activision, GoldenEye, Video Games, Goldfinger, Thriller, Action Movies, Adventure, Ian Fleming, Thunderball, Celebrities, Sean Connery, Travel

The Other McCain

Rule 5 Sunday: The Man Who Saved Britain

While Stacy is busy cataloging the many derangements and insanities of feminism through the years, it seems only appropriate to turn the spotlight this week on the literary icon feminists love to hate, James Bond. As chronicled in Simon Winder's The Man Who Saved Britain , Bond was a reaction to the loss of Empire and the drastically narrowed horizons of postwar Britain; his glamorous life of derring-do and hot dames was a sorely-needed antidote to the misery and rationing of not-so-Merrie Olde England.


Related Topix: Ian Fleming, Conservative Political News, US News

'Bowfinger' is hilarious

The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield's signature line was "I don't get no respect." Many film critics have noted that when it comes to their film roles, the talent of comedians is often undervalued.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Bowfinger, Thriller, Crime Movies, Beverly Hills Cop, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, Eddie Murphy, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Steve Martin


Kathie Lee Gifford makes trip to Greenfield to make her own wine

Kathie Lee Gifford made a trip to Sheid Vineyards in Greenfield to promote her two wines being made there. Gifford is famous for drinking wine while co-hosting the fourth hour of the Today Show.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Celebrities, Kathie Lee Gifford, Greenfield, CA, Monterey County, CA

South China Morning Post

Harry Potter vs James Bond: celebrities take sides in Scottish debate

From Harry Potter author to James Bond actor, big names put their clout - and cash - behind Yes or No camps ahead of go-it-alone vote Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and actor Peter Mullan join a pro-independence rally in Glasgow. Photo: AFP Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Harry Potter, Comedy Movies, Crime Movies, Trainspotting, Drama Movies, Peter Mullan

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Roald Dahl Day 2014: The best ever Roald Dahl character according to YOUR votes

To mark the birthday of the Cardiff-born children's author we asked you which character tops your literary list To mark Roald Dahl day, we thought it would be just whipple-scrumptious if you told us your favourite ever character. We can now reveal that you voted Matilda Wormwood as your favourite ever Roald Dahl character, with 29% of the votes.


Related Topix: Roald Dahl