Olly Murs prowls across The Voice studio on all fours in a bid to land role in Cats movie

Viewers will see the singer stretch out and reveal his pert bum as he takes to the studio floor to impress fellow coach Jennifer Hudson.

Snaps from the fifth show of the ITV series reveal contestants Sherie Hartill, Moya, Seth Oraeki, Nikki Ambers, Eva Campbell and Khadija singing their hearts out to the coaches.

But Olly threatens to steal their thunder when he drops to the floor and purrs up a storm in front of the American songstress – as baffled will.i.am looks on.

His antics are all an attempt to nab a role in an upcoming movie version of the hit West End show Cats.

Dreamgirls star Jennifer, 37, reveals she's been watching cat videos in preparation for the musical movie, based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage show that previously starred Nicole Scherzinger.

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Jennifer Hudson revealed she's been watching cat videos for her new role

Brit chart topper Olly crawls along the stage and asks her: "Do you have to be a cat?"

Jennifer replies: "Yes that's a part of my studying, to have to move like a cat"

But the cheeky 34-year-old quips: "Can you get me a role?"

On Friday, Olly was up to his old antics when he stripped off to his undies and dived into his snow-covered garden.



Olly was left screaming in shock as he froze his famous bulge in a pair of tiny red shorts after doing the worm in the snow.

He filmed himself running out of his house in a pair of red pants that I'm a Celebrity's Nick Knowles would be proud of.

As he ran out, Olly filmed himself close up saying: "You guys know I love the snow, I love going out in it."

Wincing at the temperatures, he added: "It's cold, it's cold…come on let's have it."


He then set up the camera facing his snow covered lawn, before running out and busting some street dance moves to M.O.P's Cold as Ice.

But his budgie was more dead than smuggled in his tiny red pants as he dropped into the worm, before immediately screaming as his crotch and bare chest connected with the snow.

Jumping up, Olly cluched both bits of his body, shouting out at the freezing temperatures before the hilarious video came to an end.

The Voice UK continues on Saturday February 2nd at 8pm on ITV.

 

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Coronation Street spoilers for next week – overdose shock, scheming and betrayal

Coronation Street is set to be thoroughly dramatic over the next week, as various characters deal with shocking discoveries and betrayal.

Liz McDonald and Rita Sullivan will both deal with betrayal and scheming behind their backs, with Liz having a shock disappearance and Rita having to deal with backstabbing friends.

And Shona Ramsey’s next few weeks are set to be a real trial as her son, Clayton Hibbs, is back on the scene and Shona is forced to reveal to him so devastating news.

Here’s what is set to hit the cobbles next week.

Rita furious as controversial new Kabin owners are revealed

Rita Sullivan decides that she won’t be buying her beloved shop as all her money went to Maria Connor, vut she receives a shocking blow when naughty Norris Coles sells the shop from under her.

Furious Rita is appalled by the betrayal and angrily announces the news to Brian and Cathy.

However, things go from bad to worse for Rita when she makes a shocking discovery, as Brian and Cathy nervously reveal that they are in fact the new Kabin owners.

The now former Kabin boss tells the new owners that she is resigning with immediate effect, leaving Brian to struggle to run the Kabin single-handed, so Cathy urges him to make amends.

He calls at Rita’s flat and pleads with her to return as his Kabin crew.

Rita returns back behind the counter but only on the condition that she is made manager.

But how will the group work as the new Kabin Krew?

Liz disappears after explosive showdown with nemesis

There is a dramatic confrontation between Liz McDonald and her love rival Jenny Connor in the pub.

There is no one to help as Johnny has departed for Brighton to visit baby Susie after receiving word from Eva, but Jenny leaves The Rovers high and dry by going on a boozy bender.

Drunken Jenny stumbles around the bar, convinced everyone is staring at her, then throws everyone out of the pub in an epic meltdown.

Rumours starts swirling over Jenny’s fit of rage and Liz lets herself into the pub, and the pair have crunch talks.

Later, Johnny returns from Brighton on the day of the court case and finds his wife in a bad way

Gemma gets some advice from Imran, who says the only way the case will be stopped is if Liz fails to show up.

Scheming Gemma breaks into Liz’s flat in a desperate bid to save her friend, leaving Steve fearing the worst when his mum doesn’t turn up to court.

The police start looking for her – but where has Liz gone, and can Jenny pull herself together?

Overdose horror as Shona makes harrowing discovery

Shona Ramsey is set for a tricky few weeks after she makes a terrifying discovery.

She secretly visits Clayton Hibbs in prison to drop a massive bombshell on her son.

Shona tells Clayton, who viewers will remember murdered Kylie Platt, that his dad has died from an overdose.

Clayton admits he already knew, then tells his mum that he is bullied and wants to be moved to an open prison.

Shona realises she has to help her son, and nelists other on the street to help her, but how will David react to the news about his wife’s killer?

When Shona tells Clayton that a move is unlikely he stuns her with his response, as she refuses to help Clayton with his shocking new plan for freedom.

Later, David tells her he is not angry at her, but when they go to bed, someone picks the lock on the back door.

Who is trying to break in?

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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'The Professor And The Madman' Trailer: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, and Their Big Beards Write the Dictionary

Mel Gibson and Sean Penn, two actors who have said and done some unfortunate things in their pasts, star in The Professor and the Madman, a film that’s sure to not be controversial in any way. The film tells the true story of the work that went into creating the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. That may not sound like the most cinematic of stories, but there’s a lot more to the tale than you might know. Watch the Professor and the Madman trailer below.

The Professor and the Madman Trailer

Alright, let me get this out of the way first. Under the right circumstances, I think both Mel Gibson and Sean Penn can be legitimately good actors. They’ve both delivered strong performances in the past, and I have no doubt they still possess that talent. That said, they also both bring a considerable amount of personal baggage with them in this day and age, which makes any project they’re associated with slightly (or perhaps more than slightly) questionable. So the fact that they’re both appearing together in one film is bound to set off some alarms.

That’s unfortunate, because the story behind The Professor and the Madman could make for an exciting film. Here’s the synopsis of the book that inspired the film:

The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.

That sounds neat! And strange! But this trailer makes the movie look like some uplifting, touching drama, which probably isn’t the best idea. But hey, at least both Mel Gibson and Sean Penn both have giant beards. That’s something, right?

The Professor and the Madman actually wrapped shooting in 2017, but it’s been sitting unreleased due to legal issues. Gibson, who produced the film and at one point intended to direct, sued production company Voltage Pictures, claiming they refused him his right to final cut, as well as five additional shooting days. Voltage’s denial was due to the film being over-budget. Gibson and director Farhad Safinia walked away from the project, and Voltage eventually won out in court. Now, the movie will finally see the light of day sometime this year.

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Hugh Hefner and Son Cooper Look Near-Identical in Decades-Apart Playboy Photos — See the Images

Like father, like son.

In 1953, Hugh Hefner founded Playboy magazine, which has expanded into a global brand including lounges, apparel and an iconic mansion in the 60-plus years since.

Although the late legendary founder, who died in 2017, will forever be known as the face behind the brand, his 27-year-old son Cooper Hefner recently took over as Playboy Enterprises’ chief of global partnerships after a stint as chief creative officer — and he’s closely following in his father’s footsteps.

On Thursday, Cooper visited the Playboy Club in New York City, where he posed for photos on a leather booth, surrounded by multiple Playboy Bunnies, who are waitresses at the clubs.

“Popped into Playboy Club New York prior to meetings tomorrow morning. Great visiting our venue, spending time with guests, and a real treat catching up with an old friend, Jack Goode,” Cooper captioned the post, which included photos of himself with rapper Fabolous and a childhood friend. “We reminisced about our middle school band from a lifetime ago — music that will remain buried.”

The present-day photo of Cooper strikingly resembles an old photo of Hugh. In his photo, Hugh was flanked by six Playboy Bunnies that had all been featured as Playmate of the Month.

Hugh held a similar expression to Cooper in the decades-old black-and-white portrait, captured in the 1960s, in which he sat alongside Joni Mattis, Sheralee Conners, Christa Speck, Joyce Nizzari, Susie Scott and Carrie Radison.

On Sept. 27, 2017, the Playboy magazine founder and star of E! reality show The Girls Next Door died at the age of 91.

“Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones,” a rep for the former Playboy Enterprises founder said in a statement to PEOPLE at the time.

Following his father’s death, Cooper also released a statement and shared multiple black-and-white photos of the late icon on Twitter.

“My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom,” Cooper wrote. “He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history. He will be greatly missed by many, including his wife Crystal, my sister Christie and my brothers David and Marston, and all of us at Playboy Enterprises.”

In addition to Cooper, Hugh is also survived by his daughter Christie, 66, sons David, 63, and Marston, 28, and his third wife Crystal, 32.

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PBS Spotlights Two Kids Programs At TCA

PBS previewed two 2019 kids programming launches at Friday’s TCA:

***Animated Xavier and the Secret Museum will premiere on Monday, November 11. Based on the children’s book series Ordinary People Change the World by New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, the series features Xavier Riddle, sister Yadina and friend Brad as they travel back in time to meet real-life historical figures when they were kids, including Marie Curie, Harriet Tubman, Alexander Hamilton, Susan B. Anthony, and Maya Angelou, among others.

The series is produced by 9 Story Media Group’s award-winning animation studio Brown Bag Films, and will debut nationwide on PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms. 9 Story Distribution International has worldwide distribution rights outside Canada, while 9 Story Brands is managing global licensing and merchandising rights.

***Molly of Denali, PBS’s first nationally distributed kids series to feature a Native American lead will premiere nationwide July 15 on PBS stations, the 24/7 PBS KIDS channel and PBS Kids digital platforms. The series features 10-year-old Gwich’in/Koyukon/Dena’ina Athabascan Molly Mabray, who will introduce viewers to Alaska Native values, such as respecting others, sharing what you have and honoring your elders, while showcasing strong female role models and how technology aids in communication.

Every Indigenous character is voiced by an Indigenous actor, including the lead character of Molly, who is voiced by Alaska Native Sovereign Bill. Alaska Native screenwriters and producers also are involved and WGBH Boston developed the series with a working group of Alaska Native advisors, and is creating opportunities for developing Alaska Native talent via a script-writing fellowship.

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Daniel Radcliffe Is Very Obsessed With The Bachelor

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It sounds like it’s time for Harry Potter to meet Colton Underwood

During an appearance on Good Morning America Friday, Daniel Radcliffewas asked by a fan what his current pop culture obsession is. 

Unashamedly, the star replied, “The Bachelor I’m doing a lot of.”

That’s right, folks—even everyone’s favorite childhood wizard tunes in to see the latest drama between the current Bachelor, Underwood, and his bevy of ladies. 

“I say this to people and they seem surprised,” Radcliffe added. “I would also like to say I used to be like one of those guys who was like, ‘Yeah, my girlfriends makes me watch it.’ It’s not—I’m making the choice. It’s me week after week.”

Clearly, he’s a fan and he’s proud of it. 

“I’m very obsessed particularly with this season,” the Beast of Burden star added. “Also, he seems like a nice person this season…they haven’t all been.”

The actor also acknowledged that he wasn’t as friendly toward the show at first. 

“I think I used to be like really annoying and snobby about it and then I actually started watching it and I’m like, ‘Ahhh I like this. It’s fine.”

Radcliffe is in very famous company. Fellow stars like Dakota FanningJohn MayerKaley Cuoco and Lea Michele have all admitted to being fans of the franchise. 

“Just get me the helicopters, get me the girls crying, girls crying on helicopters,” Mayer previously told Ellen DeGeneres of the standout parts of the show. “If you get tears in flight on The Bachelor, that is prime stuff.”

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Tony Todd Hopes to Appear in the Jordan Peele-Produced 'Candyman' Reboot

The Jordan Peele-produced, Nia DaCosta-directed Candyman reboot is generating a lot of buzz, but one question remains unanswered: will Tony Todd, the original Candyman, make an appearance? It seems almost unthinkable to do a Candyman film without Todd, but as of now, there’s no official word on his involvement. The actor himself was recently asked his thoughts on the matter, and he replied that he would very much like to be in the film in some capacity – but he also won’t take it personal if it doesn’t happen.

Actor Tony Todd recently spoke to EW, and revealed that producer Jordan Peele had yet to utter his name five times to summon him into the Candyman reboot. “We’re waiting just like the rest of the world,” said Todd. “I’m hoping I will appear in the film in some form of fashion. Wouldn’t that make sense?”

Yes, yes it would. Todd originated the part of Candyman, aka Daniel Robitaille, in the 1992 Bernard Rose horror film Candyman. Todd’s performance was immediately iconic, steeped in mystery and even a little bit of sexiness (except for when those bees flew out of his mouth). The actor reprised the role in the somewhat enjoyable 1995 sequel Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, and then once more in the terrible 1999 movie Candyman: Day of the Dead.

But what of this new Candyman film, which is said to be both a reboot and a sequel – similar to the approach of 2018’s Halloween? Would Todd be able to take up his hook-hand one more time? I’d certainly like to think so, but there’s nothing official yet. If it doesn’t happen, I for one will be pretty damn disappointed, but Tony Todd, professional that he is, seems a little more forgiving. “It’s Hollywood, so I won’t take it personally if for some reason it doesn’t work out,” the actor said, adding: “If this new one is successful, it will shed light back on the original. I think the subject matter is more important than any individuals. And I mean that.”

Word has it that Peele and DaCosta want to cast Lakeith Stanfield as the lead in the new film. If so, the Sorry to Bother You actor would play “Anthony, a young man in Chicago who is researching the urban legend known as Candyman.” As is the case with most people investigating Candyman, people around Anthony soon start turning up dead.

The original Candyman remains a classic, and I’m excited to see what DaCosta and Peele do with this new film. Still, I really hope they find a way to have Todd in there somewhere, for old time’s sake.

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Charlotte Crosby to get engaged to Joshua Ritchie on TV — as she vows to have three children despite ectopic pregnancy

He says he’ll have to tell producers about his plans to get down on one knee so they can catch it on camera as well as when they have children.

The Geordie Shore star has openly spoken about wedding plans and has landed a second series of The Charlotte Show on MTV which documents her life.

Josh, 24, told The Sun: “I think if we're going to do it then it's going to get filmed, ain't it?

“It's her show now. I can't just say, 'I'm going to propose to you but I don't want to do it on camera'. I can't say that can I. I can't really say it.

“I think it'd be unfair. I think if anything, I should give her the option."



He added: “Obviously I won't tell her that I'm going to propose to her. What I'd do is I'd go to production. I'd mention it to her mum and dad.

“I'd see what's the best thing I could do if I was to do it. But we don't live together, so we'll see what happens with proposals, with children, when we start living together.”

It comes after Charlotte, 28, told her Twitter followers in August she was going to start planning her wedding.

She also told of her desire to have three children with the former Ex On The Beach star despite suffering an ectopic pregnancy in April 2016.

Charlotte soon discovered she had miscarried former boyfriend Gaz Beadle’s baby.

An ectopic pregnancy happens when a fertilised egg attaches itself to a cavity outside of the uterus.

Charlotte said: “Obviously it's always going to be a worry. That is always going to be a worry.

“So I'm just going to have to cross that bridge when it comes to it. Probably going to be very stressful, I'm going to be worried.

“But I was reassured by so many doctors that people go on to have families of ten. Like nothing is going to be affected.

"Obviously I had a fallopian tube removed. And one side of my ovaries. But everything still works fine and I can go on to have a family full of loads of children.

“I would like to have three at least. He (Josh) knows everything. I'm quite surprised about how openly Josh talks about it with us seeing as he's only 24 and I'm four years older. He's very laid back.”

The Charlotte Show series two airs on Wednesdays at 9pm on MTV.

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Former undercover cop on reality behind Nicole Kidman film Destroyer

Destroyer is a film from director Karyn Kusama that examines the dangerous and grim life of being an undercover detective amongst a gang of dangerous criminals.

The film follows Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) as her past mission amongst a group of armed thugs comes back to haunt her when a face from her past reemerges and threatens what is left of her life.

Already receiving much acclaim, particularly for Kidman’s performance, you are left wondering just how true to life it is to be so immersed within a criminal identity, despite being one of the officers trying to fight such people.

We spoke to former undercover police officer Liam Thomas to see just how accurate the film is.

Thomas was full of nothing but praise for Kidman’s turn as the troubled Bell.

"Yes. It is a towering performance from Nicole Kidman. I was moved by her portrayal of Erin Bell."

During the film’s flashbacks, Erin grows incredibly close to her undercover partner Chris (Sebastian Stan) while on her mission, prompting a romantic relationship.

Working alongside criminals only ensures that Erin becomes more deeply entrenched in their lifestyle and relationships. 

"You can find an intimacy (mental or otherwise) with a colleague you’re suddenly partnered with that can be both complex and troubling," Thomas said.

"You get hooked on the rush. Looking back, many of the officers I knew who worked undercover ended up with issues.

"It can also be tricky to capture the distance travelled when immersed in that kind of environment, but I think the film deserves to be up there with of some of the best films looking at a dark underbelly of policing."

Impact on family

Thomas also discussed the impact of such a lifestyle on a person’s loved ones.

In the film we see Erin struggle to hold her relationship together with her estranged teenage daughter. 

"In many ways, you deceive them as much as the world you infiltrate," he said. "It is not a recipe for harmony."

Thomas revealed he has been in some dangerous spots himself when he was undercover.

"I had my drink spiked once when trying to buy firearms which could have ended very badly, and a case where police corruption compromised a meeting."

What it takes to be an undercover cop

The job, it seems, requires a certain number of qualities.

"Patience, an understanding of the rules of evidence, and calmness that buys you time in potentially stressful situations," he added.

The former cop does think it is worth trying to portray a lifestyle on film, however.

"I think cinema is capable of accurately reflecting any aspect of life with the right talent."

Thomas himself is now an actor and writer working in theatre, TV and film, having recently set up a theatre company, Sleeping Dogs, to champion northern voices on screen, and is also "currently writing a proof of concept script based on my former life."

When asked who he’d want to portray him in a film of his own life, he was quick with his choice.

"As a young ma,. Jack O’Connell, a terrific talent whose background I can relate to. I think he would bring an emotional truth.

"As an older man – me, of course!"

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Gemma Atkinson and Strictly boyfriend Gorka Marquez reveal they are expecting their first baby together a year after confirming relationship

The Strictly Come Dancing professional confirmed the news on his Instagram this morning with a picture of Gemma's dogs Norm and Ollie.

One dog wore a sign reading "Guess what…mum's pregnant" while the other wore one which said: "We're going to be big brothers!"

Gorka, 28, wrote in the caption: "@glouiseatkinson Thank you for the greatest gift in life.
"Myself and Gem are beyond thrilled to be welcoming our new family member later this year! Baby Marquez.

"Norm and ollie can’t wait to start their big brother duties."


Former Emmerdale actress Gemma, 34, shared the same picture and wrote: "And what Amazing big brothers they will be!

"Myself & Gorks are beyond excited and happy and feel incredibly blessed to be meeting our new family member later this year.

"Baby Marquez!!! We love you loads already."

Gemma and Gorka met on the BBC One dancing show during the 2017 series.

Gemma was paired with Aljaz Skorjanec while Gorka danced with Alexandra Burke, with both couples reaching the grand final.

While dating rumours circulated during the show's run, the couple didn't confirm their romance until after the Strictly tour in early 2018.


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