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The Craig Ferguson/Peter Capaldi 80′s punk band connection

Who knew (or remembers) that the current host of The Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson, and the newest Traveling Time Lord (Peter Capaldi) go way back. As the story goes, Ferguson began as a drummer in a rock band called Exposure. He then joined a punk band called The Bastards from Hell, which was later […]

Tom Hiddleston to star as Hank Williams in “I Saw the Light”

Tom Hiddleston has been tagged for the title role in the Hank Williams biopic, I Saw the Light. The Westminster-born star of The Avengers, Thor, War Horse, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and the BBC’s Hollow Crown series, will portray the “King of the Hillbillies” in a film about the country music star’s life. Williams […]

The 2014 World Cup is here! Vote for your ‘unofficial’ official England Football Anthem…

The 2014 World Cup kicks off TODAY with Brazil vs Croatia! Just days after Rik Mayall’s untimely and massively unfortunate death at the age of 56, fans have organized a campaign to get the Young Ones actor’s overlooked World Cup anthem, Noble England, to number one in the music charts. Film at Leeds Castle and […]

World Cup 2014: OK, England, it’s time to ‘Bring It Home’

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, beginning next week on 12 June. Every participating country is still in the running and, just like Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber, they all still have a chance. For England, however, 2014 couldn’t have come soon enough in order to quickly erase the disaster […]

Move over Nigel Tufnel, David Brent to film upcoming Foregone Conclusion mini-world tour

Taking a page out of the brilliant Rob Reiner film, Spinal Tap, and coming on the heels of his wildly successful Learn Guitar with David Brent series on YouTube, Ricky Gervais will soon hit the road to document his upcoming Foregone Conclusion tour The former head honcho of Slough paper firm Wernham Hogg told The […]

Taking a ‘Sherlock’ tribute to new heights

While Downton Abbey parodies have been endless, there have been few spoofs/parodies/tributes to the greatness of Sherlock. One truly brilliant effort was the recent Sherlock: The Musical. As evidenced by the following video tribute, you almost have to be as much of a fan as were series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Creators Albert […]

It’s MUST SEE TV tonight on PBS! ‘National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage’

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to celebrate the incredible talent that has graced the stage of London’s National Theatre for the last 50 years. The National Theatre opened its doors in 1963 with Laurence Olivier as its first director. Eight hundred productions later, the venerable institution celebrates its 50th anniversary with a […]

Liverpool, The Beatles and the Night that Changed America

Let’s just say that it took something of this magnitude to pry me away from Sunday’s installment of Downton Abbey. All I can say is, thank goodness for the DVR. Even Mrs. Patmore would approve of this new invention. Watching The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute last night brought back […]

PBS gets “Glad All Over” with profile of The Dave Clark Five and the British Invasion

Whether you’re a longtime fan of The Dave Clark Five or you’re of the age that only knows of Paul McCartney from Wings, tune your telly to PBS on April 8 for Great Performances “Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond” and celebrate the work of a band that was at the forefront […]

Happy #SherlockLives Day! & Sherlock: The Musical!

Yes, I know, it’s Sunday. Must be Downton Day in America. While that may be true, I’m afraid it just might be a simple case of ‘move over Downton’ because it’s officially Sherlock Day today! A day that American audiences have been (im)patiently waiting for since that fateful day in May 2010 when series 2 […]

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