February 22, 2021 - 11:51 GMT Emmy Griffiths Viewers were quick to take to Twitter to discuss the new series Bloodlands aired on Sunday night, and viewers took to Twitter with many saying the same thing about the hit show and it's connection to Channel 4's hit series Derry Girls . MORE: Keeping Faith season three is nearly here - get the first look The series, which follows police detective Tom Brannick as he hunts for a legendary assassin known as 'Goliath', also stars Ian McElhinney and Kathy Kiera Clarke, both of whom also star in the comedy series. Loading the player... WATCH: Have you started watching Bloodlines? Taking to Twitter to discuss the cast members, one person joked: "This is a nice Derry Girls reunion, pls can Sister Michael be a gangland boss or something #Bloodlands." Another joked: "There’s obviously a limited supply of Northern Irish actors. We’re working our way through the Derry Girls cast #bloodlands." MORE: 47 must-watch movies to check out on Netflix this week MORE: 24 shows to get excited about in 2021 MORE: Hugh Dennis teases new Outnumbered series with on-screen wife Claire Skinner A third person added: "Just watched the first episode of #Bloodlands there. A bit slow to start but great end to the first episode. Good to see they're helping the cast of Derry Girls through furlough." Ian McElhinney also stars in Derry Girls The show was an instant hit with many viewers, with one writing: "Thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed #Bloodlands @BBCOne tonight. It was @jed_mercurio at his all-time best, leaves us guessing, quizzing everyone. The cast absolutely superb, for me it was the incredible direction, cinematic shots, throughout." Another added: "Wow!!! What a fantastic first episode - I KNEW this would be good, but I think it’ll be great!! James Nesbitt is so believable." Others were less sure about the new drama, with … [Read more...] about Bloodlands: viewers notice the same thing about new BBC drama
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March 02, 2021 - 09:58 GMT Bridie Wilkins Loose Women star Coleen Nolan home: see where Coleen lives in Cheshire with her daughter Ciara and son Shane, after overhauling an area of the garden. Coleen Nolan has been giving fans daily updates on how she spends her time at home recently, and the latest revealed that she and her daughter Ciara had been overhauling an allotment area in the garden of their home. She shared a photo on Instagram showing Ciara painting a picket fence white as she sat on a camping chair, while Coleen enjoyed a cup of tea from her Friends -inspired Central Perk mug. She captioned the post: "Looks like sitting down on the job is the way forward #CuppawithCol @ciarafensome." READ: Coleen Nolan's fans stunned by living room transformation - watch Coleen Nolan's garden after painting Coleen's son Shane also shares the home with Coleen and Ciara, and apparently the family had been debating which method of painting to employ. "Been saying use a roller all week," Shane commented. "Nobody listens, would have had this done in a few hours with it." MORE: Coleen Nolan unveils glimpse at never-before-seen area inside new home SEE: Coleen Nolan reveals glimpse inside beautiful garden at new home Nonetheless, Coleen and Ciara had made serious progress, since Coleen shared a picture of the area before they had begun a few days prior. Coleen Nolan's garden before painting It showed that the fence was originally an aged natural wood colour, while the soil seen in both snaps looked much healthier in Coleen's more recent post. When she first announced her plans to spruce up the garden, she joked about her pet cat Betty getting in the way and wrote: "Trying to clear all this today. However, Betty decided it was time for a #CuppawithCol. She's not wrong, I'm knackered!" Loose Women star Coleen moved into her house in Cheshire at the start of the … [Read more...] about Coleen Nolan and daughter Ciara transform beautiful garden – see before and after
February 23, 2021 - 09:44 GMT Sharnaz Shahid The Voice UK's Emma Willis shares extremely rare picture of lookalike sisters, Sharon and Rebecca Griffiths. Take a look here... Emma Willis has taken a trip down memory lane, reflecting on the moment she co-presented the 2017 BRIT Awards alongside Dermot O'Leary . On the four-year anniversary of the exciting career highlight on Monday, the TV presenter shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos - including one featuring both her sisters, Sharon and Rebecca Griffiths. MORE: Emma Willis professes love for husband Matt in hilarious selfie Loading the player... WATCH: Emma and Matt Willis unveil major home change "Post-show with my sisters," she simply wrote. Alongside another image, Emma touched upon her nerves from that night. MORE: Emma Willis shares incredible homeschool meal prep with fans during lockdown SEE: Emma Willis shares sweet glimpse into night in with husband Matt "4 years ago, this very night... the long and nerve-wracking walk to hosting The Brit awards, alongside the best in the biz @dermotoleary," she said. "Proper pinch myself moment, and huge tick on the old work wish list." In response, Dermot wrote: "The walk of doom! We were so nervous. Great flying with you xx." The night was clearly a momentous moment, with Emma being able to share the fun with her family. Emma with her sisters at the 2017 BRIT Awards Meanwhile, like the rest of the country, Emma and her husband Matt have spent the last couple of months in the midst of homeschooling. Speaking to Fabulous magazine this week, the mum-of-three admitted this lockdown has been the hardest. MORE: Having a birthday in lockdown at home? 52 quarantine birthday ideas "Some things are better, some things are worse," she said. "The snow was a good thing when everything felt brilliant, the kids were happy and we went in the garden, … [Read more...] about Emma Willis shares extremely rare photo of lookalike sisters
Photo-Illustration: Vulture and Photos by Getty Images 1912: The U.S. government breaks up the New York–based conglomerate Motion Picture Patents Company, a.k.a. the Movie Trust. This paves the way for a newly formed Universal to open studios in L.A. and attract more of the budding film industry. 1928: Each of the big eight film studios now opens in L.A., ushering in the “Golden Age” of film in Hollywood. At the same time, Schenectady stations W2XB and WGY transmit the first-ever televised drama, The Queen’s Messenger , to Los Angeles. Direct lines between the entertainment industries on the two coasts begin to be drawn. 1938: After more than a decade of operating solely out of New York, radio-broadcast rivals NBC and CBS confirm the pull of L.A. by opening studios there. 1939: The earliest commercial-TV experiments begin with NBC station W2XBS, establishing New York as the new medium’s hub of innovation. 1946: Contrary to conventional East Coast wisdom, director Jerry Fairbanks eschews live broadcast and pioneers multi-cam TV production in L.A. Sitcoms are not far behind. 1948: Vaudeville superstar comic Milton Berle hosts first televised variety show, The Texaco Star Theatre , for NBC in NYC. Growing television audiences go nuts. 1951: Despite a network pull to film in New York, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz insist on shooting I Love Lucy in L.A. The sitcom soon bumps Texaco as the nation’s No. 1 TV hit. 1954: Tonight Starring Steve Allen — late-night variety talk-show precursor to the juggernaut that is The Tonight Show — begins broadcasting from New York’s Hudson Theater. 1956: The Milton Berle Show , descendant of Texaco Star Theatre , ends its broadcast not in New York but in Los Angeles. Despite Berle’s leap west, The Ed Sullivan Show continues to broadcast out of NYC and showcases early nightclub comics such as Phyllis Diller and Jackie Mason. 1963: Budd Friedman opens his first Improvisation club … [Read more...] about The History of Comedians Moving Between NYC and L.A.
Photo: SAG AFTRA Last month, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists — the labor union better known by its acronym SAG-AFTRA, though it’s my understanding most people just call it SAG — approved an “ influencer agreement ,” setting up a pathway for the now-ubiquitous creative class to gain membership and access protections typically afforded to more traditional forms of creative work. I learned this, of course, the same way I learn about most other economic developments in the influencer space, which is by reading Taylor Lorenz, who wrote an informative piece on the matter for The New York Times. What happens in influencer-land is increasingly pertinent to what happens here in podcast-land, in part because influencers as a talent ecosystem have flowed quite a bit into the podcast business in recent years, as they have just almost everywhere else as part of their search for greater revenue diversification. It’s also just interesting to see SAG-AFTRA, a staple component of the broader mainstream entertainment ecosystem which formed out of a 2012 merger between two unions that originated in the thirties, open its doors to this thoroughly modern creative class. It’s a move that theoretically creates value going both ways: As much as this story amounts to some mainstream recognition of this new influencer economy, it’s also about SAG-AFTRA working to keep up with the times. “Making it easier to cover this type of work has been a top priority for our organization,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris in the press release about the approval . “As new ways of storytelling emerge, it’s imperative that we embrace and lift up these artists.” That’s all well and good, of course. The question, however, is the extent to which the union will adequately do that embracing and lifting for all other kinds of emergent artists and industries as well. Around the time the influencer agreement was approved, I spotted a … [Read more...] about Can the Screen Actors Guild and Podcasters Get Along?
John Mayer. Photo: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Dear John, maybe stick to Instagram ? Taylor Swift’s feisty fanbase has flooded John Mayer’s comments on his first two TikToks with the lyrics to a 2010 ballad from her album Speak Now , which they believe is about their rumored relationship. The 43-year-old posted his first TikTok yesterday — a video where he doesn’t know how to flip the camera — and, unfortunately for him, it seems to have ended up on the “For You” page of Swifites worldwide. “You’re not safe here, John,” the top comment currently reads. A few hours later, he posted another video of himself nodding along to silence with the caption “POV: You’re berating me, and I’m hearing you out.” The Swifties didn’t wake up for amicable understanding, though. “Hello mr old man victim complex,” one comment with over 11K likes reads. Most of the comments are different lyrics from “Dear John,” like “Don’t you think 19’s too young to be played by your dark twisted games?” and “She lived in your chess game, but you changed the rules everyday.” Others were just plain ol’ reads. “POV: a man before he gaslights you,” one Swiftie doesn’t hold back. Swift and Mayer have never confirmed their relationship, which was rumored to have spanned 2009 and 2010, when she was 19 and he was 32. (Fans in the comments are eager to point out that she still isn’t as old as he was when they allegedly dated, having just turned 31 in December.) While Swift lets her music do the talking, another one of John Mayer’s many famous exes, Jessica Simpson, described him as “toxic” in her memoir, Open Book , last year . Taylor Swift’s fans keep her exes in check for her, and if this is how the Swifties act unprovoked, John Mayer should be very afraid of the “Dear John” re-release . … [Read more...] about Taylor Swift Fans Are Not Here for John Mayer’s TikTok Presence