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British actor Daniel Kaluuya sues police for $75,000

October 11th, 2013 3:02am EDT
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British actor Daniel Kaluuya has launched legal action against London's police force over allegations he was assaulted by officers and falsely imprisoned.

Kaluuya, who has starred in Skins and Kick-Ass 2, claims he was singled out by Metropolitan Police officers because he is black when he was removed from a bus in Camden in 2011.

He was arrested on suspicion of being a drug dealer, but subsequently walked free due to a lack of evidence.

The 24 year old is now suing for $75,000 (£50,000) for "loss of liberty, personal injury, damage and humiliation". In the suit he claims officers pinned...
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Kelly Brook's Red Leather Shorts - Hot Or Not?

August 6th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kelly Brook
Kelly Brook hosted the launch of Bulmers Cider Garden V1 in London earlier this week. The model/actress opted for red leather shorts, a white blouse, and black and white checked pumps. What do you think of her look?

Kelly was just named the third best body in show biz behind Helen Mirren (!) and Elle MacPherson.

Kelly recently appeared in the controversial series "Skins."
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MTV's Controversial Teen Series 'Skins' Canceled

June 9th, 2011 11:34pm EDT
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Controversial TV drama Skins has been canceled in the U.S.

MTV bosses came under fire from TV viewers and decency watchdogs when they revamped the hit British series for American audiences and debuted it in January.

Officials at the Parents Television Council called the show "dangerous television for children" and called for an official investigation to make sure producers weren't guilty of breaking laws.

A number of high profile advertisers pulled their promos over the fuss, but MTV bosses insisted they would stand by the show, which featured sex and drug-taking scenes.

But the show h...
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Justin Bieber Gets 'Worst Album,' Jonas Brothers Named 'Worst Band' At NME Awards

February 24th, 2011 8:53am EST
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My Chemical Romance were the big winners at the annual NME Awards in London on Wednesday night after picking up two of the night's biggest trophies.

The rockers, who opened the ceremony at the O2 Academy in Brixton, claimed Best International Band and Best Video for "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)."

Other big winners on the night included Muse, who were named Best British Band, while frontman Matt Bellamy was named Hottest Man.

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro walked away with the Best Live Band honor, Glastonbury was named Best Festival for the third consecutive year and Arcade Fire,...
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VIDEO: Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Zuckerberg Finally Meet on Saturday Night Live

January 31st, 2011 9:21am EST
Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg | Photo Credits: Dana Edelson/N
Days after receiving his first Oscar nomination for his performance as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg finally met the man behind status updates and poking on Saturday Night Live.

During the opening monologue, Eisenberg was interrupted by Andy Samberg's impression of Zuckerberg and the two compared tips on how to play the part. "I speak in short-clipped sentences and keep my head very still," Eisenberg said. Samberg said: "I wear this sweatshirt and then I say, 'I'm Mark Zuckerberg.'"

The real Zuckerberg soon crashed the party ("awk-berg" as Samberg...
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Denise Richards Thinks 'Skins' Is 'Disgusting'

January 25th, 2011 8:10am EST
Denise Richards
Actress Denise Richards has taken aim at MTV bosses over the U.S. adaptation of British TV hit Skins, branding the show's saucy content "disgusting".

The new series, which premiered in America last week, features controversial story lines involving sex and drugs, as well as foul language and nudity. The first installment caused a furor in the U.S. - a parents campaign group complained about the content and major advertisers have since pulled their support for the show.

Former Bond girl Richards admits she missed the season premiere - but after hearing about the Skins plot lines from a T...
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MTV Bosses Defend 'Skins'

January 21st, 2011 3:15pm EST
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MTV bosses behind the U.S. adaptation of British TV hit Skins have defended the show's saucy content in the wake of a complaint from a campaign group and the loss of a major advertiser.

The new series, which premiered in America on Monday, features controversial storylines involving sex and drugs, as well as foul language and nudity.

On Thursday , heads of the Parents Television Council bosses condemned the program and urged federal agents to investigate claims the show features underage actors in sex scenes.

Bosses at American fast food chain Taco Bell have now pulled plans to advertis...
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Leave Remakes Alone! Part 1: Across The Pond

January 3rd, 2011 8:36pm EST
Star Trek
The remake. Shudder. Ick. Gross. Barf. There were something like 55 movie remakes in the works as of 2008, surely more now. Talk about hitting the bottom of the creative barrel. I mean, movie goers hate remakes *so* much they've stopped hating on sequels. And what's worse, most sequels stopped being bad.

As an aside, If you told someone ten years ago that Rocky VI would be one of the best in the series, they'd laugh all the way "Cop Land". Hit movies are now part of a vision for a continuing franchise, movies are made with a trilogy in mind and they're all pretty good. “Pirates Of the Cari...
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Lady Gaga And 'Glee' Lead GLAAD Awards

January 13th, 2010 11:52am EST
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Singer Lady Gaga and hit TV shows Grey's Anatomy and Glee are leading the way at this year's Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) Media Awards. The Poker Face hit-maker is nominated for Outstanding Music Artist, alongside Adam Lambert, The Gossip, Brandi Carlile and Otep.

Grey's Anatomy will go up against True Blood, Skins, Mad Men and Brothers And Sisters for Outstanding Drama Series, while Glee will battle it out with Modern Family, Beautiful People, Greek, and United States Of Tara for Outstanding Comedy Series.

In the Outstanding Film category, Precious: Based on ...
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Dev Patel's Mother Encouraged His Nude Scenes

February 3rd, 2009 12:43pm EST
Dev Patel
Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel credits his mother for landing him his first TV role - because she encouraged him to strip off for the show.

The 18-year-old gained his first taste of fame with a part in British teen drama Skins, which centers on a group of hard-partying youngsters. Patel was reluctant to take the job, because of the controversial sex and drugs story lines and a string of nude scenes. However the star's mother, Anita Patel, made sure he didn't turn down the chance of a lifetime.

She says, "He was apprehensive when he found out he'd have to appear naked. He sai...
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Check Out 'Skins: Volume 1' On DVD Jan. 13

January 10th, 2009 7:20am EST
Skins
This January, the reckless escapades of today’s unabashed adolescents are revealed as BBC Video™ releases to DVD Skins: Volume 1. This provocative, award-winning Brit-teen drama follows the lives and loves of Tony (Nicholas Hoult) and his feisty circle of friends as they engage in endless nights of debauchery, push boundaries at school and manage their parents with the finesse that only teenagers can.

Boasting a critically praised ensemble cast of rising stars and showcasing a team of writers averaging the age of 22, this hit series provides candid insight into the chaotic world of ...
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