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Trainspotting voted Scotland's favourite book

November 29th, 2013 3:10am EST
Robert Carlyle
Revered author Irvine Welsh is thrilled after his iconic novel Trainspotting was named Scotland's favourite book of the past 50 years.

The gritty tome, about heroin addicts living in Edinburgh, was released to huge acclaim in 1993, and was transformed into a big screen hit three years later (96) starring Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle.

The book has now topped a list of Scotland's best tales of the last half a century.

Welsh says, "I don't know if Trainspotting is the best Scottish book - I'm far from convinced it's my own best book.

"But I'm obviously flattered just to be on that list...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Quite A Common Fairy'

October 15th, 2013 9:57am EDT
Once Upon A Time
In the season premiere of Once Upon A Time, we watched as our characters came to terms with their personality differences. Last week, we watched as Emma came to terms with being an orphan. And in this week’s episode, we watched as Regina came to terms with actions and choices that not only defined her past, but also the future of others. So far this season, we’ve seen Lana Parrilla in a mostly comedic manner – throwing out one line zingers, complaining about using magic, and adding general tension to the group with her known rivalry between the Charmings and Emma. But the beauty of “Quite A...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Skin Deep'

February 14th, 2012 9:06am EST
Once Upon a Time - Belle
In this episode, we meet Belle and her father, and learn more details about the Evil Queen's entanglement with Rumpelstiltskin.

Author’s note: Lines between paragraphs indicate scene changes between Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke/present day.

In Fairy Tale Land, a king receives bad news: his kingdom is succumbing to war. All seems lost, when Rumpelstiltskin arrives, having been summoned by the king; he promises to help them, for a price. He refuses the king's offer of gold in favor of taking his daughter, Belle, as a housekeeper. The king refuses, but Belle agrees to go with him ("No one...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree'

February 2nd, 2012 1:55pm EST
Once Upon a Time - The Genie of Agrabah
In this episode, we discover how Sidney Glass became the Magic Mirror and are introduced to another non-Grimm fairy tale. Emma is duped yet again by Regina.

Author’s note: Lines between paragraphs indicate scene changes between Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke/present day.

In Storybrooke, Henry arrives at his play castle only to find it partially destroyed by the storm from episode ten. Henry reveals to Emma that he keeps his fairy tale book in a lockbox buried beneath the play structure. After he ensures its safety, Regina arrives and orders Henry into the car so he can attend a session w...
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'Once Upon a Time' Recap: '7:15 A.M.'

January 23rd, 2012 10:19am EST
Once Upon a Time - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
In this episode, we learn more about how Snow White and Prince James came to be together (and drawn apart); more details about Storybrooke's mysterious stranger are revealed.

Author’s note: Lines between paragraphs indicate scene changes between Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke/present day.

In Storybrooke, Henry confronts the mysterious stranger about why he's in town. He's got a wooden box strapped to the back of his motorcycle and speeds off before Regina can speak to him. A storm approaches.

Mary Margaret rushes out the door, claiming she's late for school, but instead of going to work...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Desperate Souls'

January 9th, 2012 9:20am EST
Once Upon a Time - Rumpelstiltskin
In this episode, we learn what lies at the root of Rumpelstiltskin's power; Emma and Regina spar again over a Storybrooke election.

Author’s note: Lines between paragraphs indicate scene changes between Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke/present day.

In Fairy Tale Land, Rumpelstiltskin sits spinning in a tent. His son runs in to tell him that the neighbor girl is being taken away to join the duke's army. When the girl's mother pulls out a knife and tries to stab the duke (the king's emissary), a strange forcefield chokes her and her husband. In the distance, a hooded, cloaked figure called o...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter'

December 12th, 2011 9:32am EST
Once Upon a Time - Sheriff Graham/The Huntsman
In this episode, the Evil Queen finally makes her reappearance; we learn more about Snow White’s backstory; Emma and Regina get into a cat fight; and one Storybrooke resident begins to remember too much, costing him his life.

Author’s note: Lines between paragraphs indicate scene changes between Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke/present day.

In Granny's Diner, Sheriff Graham and the Sydney, editor of Storybrooke’s Daily Mirror, down shots as Graham throws darts. Emma appears in the diner and Graham lobs a dart in her direction, nearly hitting her. She storms out; Graham runs after her. He...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'The Shepherd'

December 7th, 2011 8:10am EST
Once Upon a Time - James/Prince Charming
In this episode, we learn how Prince Charming came to be linked to a haughty princess instead of Snow White, and David Nolan gets some of his memory back.

Author’s note: Lines between paragraphs indicate scene changes between Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke/present day.

Outside the Nolan house, Kathryn tries to jog David's memory about their past; he comments on a windmill that used to be in their yard that is no longer there. She has planned a surprise homecoming party for him, where he meets a lot of people he doesn't remember. At the party, Henry insists to Emma that getting David and ...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'That Still Small Voice'

December 6th, 2011 10:30pm EST
Once Upon a Time - Dr. Archie Hopper
In this episode, we learn the backstories for Dr. Archie Hopper/Jiminy Cricket and Marco/Geppetto. A major hole is blown in the Evil Queen's curse.

Author’s note: Lines between paragraphs indicate scene changes between Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke/present day.

We're back in Fairy Tale Land after a Thanksgiving hiatus, and we open on a marionette show, during which a young red-headed boy pickpockets the patrons. His name is Jiminy, and he says loves crickets because they're free. He tells his parents, the puppeteers, that he wants to be himself and not have to steal.
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In Storybrooke,...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'The Price Of Gold'

November 15th, 2011 9:23am EST
Once Upon a Time - Mr. Gold
In this episode, we learn more about Rumpelstiltskin's power and how Cinderella fits into the Storybrooke puzzle.

Author’s note: Lines between paragraphs indicate scene changes between Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke/present day.

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In Fairy Tale Land, Cinderella watches sadly as her stepmother and ugly stepsisters go to the ball. Her Fairy Godmother appears, but suddenly implodes in a ball of fire, leaving her wand behind. Rumpelstiltskin appears, taking the wand and claiming he saved Cinderella from “evil magic.”

Cinderella says she'd do anything to escape her stepmother. Rumpelstilt...
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Q&A: Danny Boyle Talks 'Trainspotting' Sequel Plans With Original Cast, His Films, Plus Bonus Blu-ray Review

September 12th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Danny Boyle
If there is one filmmaker who I could proudly proclaim as the best and most diverse director working today, hands down it’s Danny Boyle. His amazing originality, ability to re-invent himself with each movie and sheer eclectic vibe of his body of work makes Boyle a filmmaking force to be reckoned with, bar none. One of his early calling cards is hitting glorious Blu-ray via Lionsgate on Sept. 13 in the form of one five-star "Trainspotting: Collector’s Edition" and I don’t mind saying not only does it look picture perfect, it’s chocked so full of extras that it might as well have been a box...
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ABC Announces New & Returning Shows For 2011-12

May 17th, 2011 1:54pm EDT
Body Of Proof
New series for ABC's 2011-12 season are "Apartment 23," "Charlie's Angels," "Good Christian Belles," "Last Man Standing," "Man Up," "Missing," "Once Upon a Time," "Pan Am," "Revenge," "The River," "Scandal," "Suburgatory" and "Work It."

"America's Funniest Home Videos," "The Bachelor," "Body of Proof," "Dancing with the Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Happy Endings," "Secret Millionaire," "Shark Tank" and "20/20" join previously announced returning series "Castle," "Cougar Town," "Grey's Anatomy," "The Middle," "Modern Family" and "Private Practice." "Sat...
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'Stargate Universe' Kaput!

December 17th, 2010 6:17pm EST
Stargate Universe
Robert Carlyle's sci-fi TV show Stargate Universe has been cancelled after two seasons.

The series, a spin-off from popular 1994 film Stargate, will come to an end in the spring following the broadcast of the final episodes of season two.

Carlyle won a Best Actor prize for his role in the show at the 2010 Gemini Awards.

The news comes following the axe of another show on the Syfy network, Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica, which was halted mid-season in October due to falling ratings, with the final episodes due for broadcast in January.

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Tom Cruise Tops Sexiest Short Man Poll

January 11th, 2010 8:55am EST
Tom Cruise Tops Sexiest Short Man Poll
Pint-sized superstar Tom Cruise is standing tall after he was voted the world's sexiest short man in a new online poll. The Mission: Impossible star, who stands at 5 foot 7 inches, has wooed taller women including Nicole Kidman and current partner Katie Holmes,with his Oscar-winning ex-wife famously stating the best thing about divorcing the star was being able to wear high-heeled shoes again.

However, despite his diminutive stature, Cruise is still towering over the competition, sitting atop a poll to find the most fanciable short man, according to market research company www.OnePoll.c...
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Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na & More To Star In 'SGU: Stargate Universe'

February 25th, 2009 2:12pm EST
Lou Diamond Phillips
SCI FI Channel has confirmed Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na, Elyse Levesque and Alaina Huffman as cast members of the highly anticipated new original series "SGU: Stargate Universe," which began production last week in Vancouver. They join the previously announced stars Robert Carlyle, Justin Louis, David Blue, Jamil Walker Smith and Brian J. Smith in the latest adventure of the Stargate franchise produced by MGM television.

Edgier and younger in tone, SGU will take the franchise in a dynamic new direction, appealing to longtime Stargate fans and first-time viewers alike. The series is ...
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Robert Carlyle Nearly Quit Acting After His Son's Illness

February 18th, 2008 11:35am EST
Robert Carlyle
Scottish actor Robert Carlyle nearly turned his back on his acting career after his youngest son was struck down with a life-threatening condition. The Full Monty star was left devastated when his seven-month-old son Pearce was taken ill with intussusception - a condition where the large intestine swallows up the smaller.

He says, "The surgeons had to open him up and untangle the mess or he would have died. We were told that he would have a 50-50 chance of surviving. I can remember sitting in the waiting room - a scene from a million different films - thinking, 'Please don't let my we...
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Razorlight Singer To Make Movie Debut

November 1st, 2007 8:41am EDT
Razorlight
Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell has signed up to star in an upcoming movie alongside Robert Carlyle and Colin Firth. The British singer, who recently split from his girlfriend Kirsten Dunst, will make his acting debut in "The Meat Trade."

The film will be set in Edinburgh, Scotland and is due for release next year.

Borrell tells Billboard.com, "We're filming around Christmas time or just after. I expect it will be quite fun."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Terror Returns As 'The Rage Virus' In The Horrific Sequel '28 Weeks Later'; Win A Copy!

September 18th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
28 Weeks Later
CENTURY CITY, Calif. - Quarantine. Eradication. Sterilization. Repopulation. The terror and devastation unleashed in the groundbreaking horror masterpiece 28 Days Later picks up six months after the Rage virus has decimated London in 28 Weeks Later, the heart-stopping zombie horror sequel that "surpasses the original" (Dallas Morning News). Months after the deadly outbreak annihilated the British Isles leaving only a handful of survivors, the army declares the war against the infection has been won and the reconstruction of the country slowly begins; but as the first wave of refugees r...
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Robert Carlyle To Quit Movies In Five Years

May 7th, 2007 11:18am EDT
Robert Carlyle
Scottish actor Robert Carlyle will quit making movies within five years so he can spend more time with his children. The Trainspotting star and father-of-three struggles being away from his wife Anastasia and their kids while shooting movies and plans to quit the industry by 2012.

He says, "I hate it. I am getting worse at it. It is difficult but you have to go where the work is. I'd like to be in a situation where I can say, 'f**k this'.

"I am in a lucky position where I can do that, so why don't I? It is work ethic, isn't it? You feel you have to keep going in some way."

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Celebrity Birthdays, April 14

April 14th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Happy Birthday To Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977), WWE wrestler Amy Dumas a.k.a. 'Lita' (1975), rapper Shawntae Harris a.k.a. 'Da Brat' (1974), "King Kong" actor Adrien Brody (1973), "The Dead Zone" star Anthony Michael Hall (1968), Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux (1966), baseball announcer David Justice (1966), "Trainspotting" actor Robert Carlyle (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor Brad Garrett (1960), "Lois & Clark" actor John Shea (1949), Deep Purple/Blackmore's Night guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (1945), notorious baseball player Pete Rose (1941), Briti...
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'Eragon' Video Game Flies Onto Shelves

November 14th, 2006 2:14pm EST
Eragon
Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, announced today that the video game Eragon, based on the upcoming epic adventure film from Twentieth Century Fox is available at retailers nationwide and will be followed by the feature film opening in theaters nationwide on December 15th. In Eragon, the video game, players will immerse themselves in the mythical world of Alagaësia and fulfill their destiny as a Dragon Rider. Featuring the voice talents and likenesses from the film’s star-filled cast – Ed Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Garrett Hedlund and Robert Carlyle - Eragon is an unparalle...
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Joss Stone Swaps Singing For Acting

November 12th, 2006 9:00pm EST
Joss Stone
Joss Stone has put her singing career on hold to appear in new movie Eragon.

The British soul star appears alongside Jeremy Irons, Robert Carlyle and John Malkovich, playing the role of a fortune teller in the fantasy film.

Stone found adapting to acting easy because she shares personality traits with her character. The 19-year-old says, "She is kind of witchy, very ethereal and she seems like she spends a lot of time by herself. She is all-knowing and cool."

More on Joss Stone HERE.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 14

April 14th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Happy Birthday To "The Grudge" actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977), WWE wrestler Amy Dumas a.k.a. 'Lita' (1975), rapper Shawntae Harris a.k.a. 'Da Brat' (1974), "King Kong" actor Adrien Brody (1973), "The Dead Zone" star Anthony Michael Hall (1968), Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux (1966), baseball announcer David Justice (1966), "Trainspotting" actor Robert Carlyle (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor Brad Garrett (1960), "Lois & Clark" actor John Shea (1949), Deep Purple/Blackmore's Night guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (1945), notorious baseball player Pete Rose (1941), British actress J...
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Justin Timberlake Could Be Johnny Rotten

November 8th, 2005 9:16am EST
Justin Timberlake
Johnny Rotten wants Justin Timberlake to play him in an upcoming movie of his life. The former Sex Pistol, real name John Lydon, has revealed he thinks the pop heartthrob would be perfect for the film, which is based on Johnny's 1994 autobiography, 'Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs'.

He explained: "I want Jason (sic) Timberlake to do it. I know it sounds odd and the market he comes from is screaming teen girls, but he's just the kind of bloke who would really, really make an effort. He'd be a workhorse about it."

Johnny has admitted he is even in talks with the hunky singer - ...
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