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Lisa Kudrow Previews New Season of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

Lisa Kudrow recently previewed the new season of TLC’s celebrity genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? for TV Guide. The season, which kicked off on Wednesday with an episode about former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixson’s great-great-great grandmother, will feature Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer, and Rachel McAdams. Who Do You …

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Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Addresses Supporters

The arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams under accusations of ordering the 1972 murder of a mother of 10 has “put a rocket under the Sinn Féin European and local election campaign,” party activists said at a political rally, according to The Irish Times. The rally, which was attended by 800 supporters, served as both an election rally and …

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Courteney Cox to David Letterman: No ‘Friends’ Reunion

Courteney Cox recently told David Letterman that a Friends reunion show is “not gonna happen.” Cox appeared on The Late Show Monday night and Letterman asked the inevitable question: will there be a Friends reunion? Cox said she can’t even get the six former cast members together for dinner due to conflicting schedules and the fact that they all live …

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Richard Hoggart, British Academic, Dies at Age 95

Richard Hoggart, a prominent British cultural historian and an important witness in the court case that ended British censorship of Lady Chatterley’s Lover died Thursday at a nursing home in London. He was 95 years old. Hoggart, a university lecturer at the time, defended D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover in a trial in London in 1960, calling the novel “highly virtuous and, if anything, puritanical.” …

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in ‘Hamlet’ and Coloring Book

You’ve seen him in Sherlock, you’ve seen him in 12 Years a Slave, and now you’ll see him in Hamlet. Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor with perhaps the best name ever, will play the role of Hamlet for 12 weeks this summer. Cumberbatch will star in the Shakespearian drama at the Barbican theatre in London. This will mark the actor’s …

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David Beckham Warned of Genital Devouring Fish

While filming a 90-documentary concerning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil for the BBC, soccer superstar David Beckham was advised by producers to stay clear of the Amazon river, to avoid the feared and genital-attacking Candiru fish. Also called the “vampire fish,” the Candiru swims into the urethras of its hosts, and commences to feed on blood meals. The process …

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“Two Fat Ladies” Star Lived Life, Inspired Many

Two Fat Ladies star Clarissa Dickson Wright died Saturday at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary of an unspecified illness, according to CBS. The surviving member of the hilarious duo that made the world laugh on the hit BBC show was 66 years old. Her full name was Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson Wright, and like …

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Clarissa Dickson Wright Of “Two Fat Ladies” Fame Dies At 66

Clarissa Dickson Wright rose to fame for being one of the cooks in BBC Two’s cooking program called Two Fat Ladies. The series ran from 1996 to 1999. In the show, Wright, together with her co host, Jennifer Paterson, travel to different places in the United Kingdom and cook big meals using unique ingredients. Both women have a knack for using …

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‘Two Fat Ladies’ TV Star Clarissa Dickson Wright Dies at 66

The last TV personality of Britain’s Two Fat Ladies has passed away. At the age of 66 years old, Clarissa Dickson Wright died Saturday at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary. Her cause of death was said to be unknown. Born on June 14, 1947 as Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmeralda Dickson Wright, the TV star grew up in London. According to …

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Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi Appears At BBC Showcase

This past Christmas, we got a glimpse into the character of Peter Capaldi, the emerging 12th Doctor, during the 2013 Christmas Special. From that point on, Capaldi is now the “new face” of the Doctor in the Doctor Who series, and recently, we got a taste of how Capaldi’s Doctor will look from the released Facebook photos. Now, Capaldi introduces …

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Snowboarding Commentators Receive Criticism

The BBC welcomed 22-year-old British snowboarder Aimee Fuller into the announcing booth for the women’s snowboarding slopestyle on Sunday. Broadcasters Ed Leigh and Tom Warwood joined Fuller, commentating the event. The network faced criticism after Fuller and the commentators cheered when fellow-British snowboarder’s competitor fell. While Fuller didn’t make the finals as a competitor, she rooted for teammate Jenny Jones …

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Mozilla, BBC Team Up To Improve The Web

The Web is arguably the most important invention of the modern era. It’s a shame then that more organizations are not out there helping people learn how to get the most out of it. The organizations that are supporting humanity’s relationship with the Web got a shot in the arm over the weekend, however, thanks to an agreement with one …

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