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David Walliams Rescues Drowning Dog During Thames River Swim

9/11/2011 2:00pm EDT
David Walliams
British comedian David Walliams has been hailed a hero after rescuing a dog from England's River Thames during his marathon swim fundraiser on Saturday.

The Little Britain star is raising money for the Sport Relief charity by swimming 140 miles along the river from Gloucestershire to Big Ben in London.

On Saturday, Walliams turned action man to save a pooch from drowning near Windsor, England.

In a series of posts on, a representative for Sport Relief writes, "On his way again. Earlier a young Lab (Labrador) dog was in trouble in the river as D (Walliams) swam past and he sto...

'Little Britain' Hits The USA Sept. 28 On HBO

9/19/2008 5:30pm EDT
Little Britain USA
Matt Lucas and David Walliams rocketed to stardom in the UK and Australia as stars of the irreverent BBC comedy series Little Britain.

Now, they're bringing their unique brand of laughs to HBO in the all-new comedy series Little Britain USA. Written and created by Lucas and Walliams, the six-episode season kicks off Sunday, Sept. 28 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), with shows debuting immediately following new episodes of the hit comedy series Entourage.

Set in contemporary America, Little Britain USA will feature familiar "Little Britain" characters in new sketches, as well as brand-ne...

Hilarious 'Little Britain USA' Clips

9/15/2008 7:00pm EDT
Little Britain USA
Matt Lucas and David Walliams, stars of the smash-hit BBC comedy series Little Britain, bring their unique brand of scripted comedy and characterization to HBO in an all-new, six-part, half-hour comedy series, Little Britain USA.

Filmed in the US earlier this year both on location (in North Carolina) and in the studio (LA), the HBO series will feature familiar Lucas/Walliams personas from their original UK show, as well as new characters created expressly for this series. In addition, Little Britain USA will also feature guest appearances by well-known celebrities, among them Rosie O'...

British Invasion: UK Shows Coming To America

8/26/2008 9:03am EDT
Life On Mars
With the American version of "The Office" still leading NBC's fall line-up, remakes of successful British shows have become a hot commodity. Picking up on this success, several networks have snatched up the rights to remake some of the most popular British shows. It's a process that has obviously worked in the past, at least in the world of reality television. "Dancing with the Stars," "Big Brother," and "Celebrity Fit Club" all had their start in the Fallen Empire, but remakes of drama and comedy haven't been nearly as successful. For better of for worse, here's a list of shows that will i...

Virgin Media Launches New On-Demand Channel Offering 'CSI,' 'OC,' 'Grey's Anatomy' & More Shows

2/20/2007 9:53am EST
CSI: Miami
Virgin Media is making today a red-letter day for TV fans, with the launch of Virgin Central, a revolutionary new kind of television channel. Virgin Central heralds a new way to watch favorite programs, combining the simplicity of a traditional channel with the choice and control of TV-on-demand technology.

Virgin Media customers will be able to watch what they want, when they want without having to follow listing guides or even set the PVR. From catching criminals on CSI: Miami to catching up on the gossip from The OC; to finding out what the surgeons in Grey's Anatomy or the spin doc...

New TV On DVD, May 23

5/23/2006 8:00am EDT
Boston Legal
If you've missed what the buzz is all about, or just want to see William Shatner in action again, check out the first season of Boston Legal. The series is a spin-off of The Practice and focuses on civil law. It centers on ethically challenged attorney Alan Shore who, with the help of his friend and mentor Denny Crane, quickly begins winning cases no one will take. Also on DVD this week: season one of The Closer; season two of Deadwood, The 4400 and Little Britain; season three of Samurai Jack and season 10 of M*A*S*H.

Kylie Minogue Used Laughter To Help Beat Cancer

5/12/2006 9:45am EDT
Kylie Minogue
Laughter helped Kylie Minogue beat cancer, sister Danii has revealed. The brunette Minogue has revealed how she and her sibling often dressed in silly clothes and watched British comedy Little Britain to keep up Kylie's spirits during her battle with the deadly illness.

She told Cosmopolitan magazine: "We'd love to do what we call 'daggy dancing'- just really stupid dancing to anything I had on my iPod. And we played name that tune. Kylie is really good at it."

The Spinning Around singer was struck down by breast cancer last year and had to endure draining chemotherapy treatment, ...