Saturday Kitchen: Ellie Simmonds discusses getting OBE SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Ellie Simmonds OBE, 27, is best known for being a Paralympic swimmer and broadcaster. At the age of 13, she was the youngest British athlete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, and won gold medals in the 100m and 400m freestyle events. She was announced on Sunday morning as the latest confirmed name to be joining the dancefloor on BBC favourite Strictly Come Dancing , which will launch next month for series 20. Related articles ‘Floundering’ Harry’s US ambitions savaged by Sharon Osbourne Stranger Things’ Sean Astin new role away from Netflix thriller She commented: “Oh my gosh!! I’m literally … [Read more...] about Ellie Simmonds ‘petrified’ as she’s announced as Strictly Come Dancing contestant
Pitbull kicked off his Can't Stop Us Now summer tour late last month with supporting artist Iggy Azalea as the opener. And on Friday the rappers rolled into Wantagh, New York, for their show at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, which is the seventh gig on the trek that goes through the US and Canada until October 19. Fans can catch the Aussie rapper as the special guest until September 4, and then Jamaican dancehall rapper and singer Sean Paul will take over the opening artist slot the rest of the way. Hip hop live: Iggy Azalea served as the opening artist for Pitbull's Can't Stop Us Now tour when it hit Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on Friday This double billing is a perfect fit for fans of contemporary hip-hop. Azalea (born Amethyst Amelia Kelly), 32, hit the stage first decked out in purple shorts bodysuit that resembled something from an animation film or series. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 … [Read more...] about Iggy Azalea commands the stage in skin-tight shorts bodysuit as opener to Pitbull on his Can’t Stop Us Now tour in New York
ITV is bringing a blast from the past back to screens on Sunday night, as detective drama Van Der Valk gets itself a reboot. The Amsterdam set drama sees Marc Warren (Hustle, The Good Wife) take on the role of titular crimefighter Simon ‘Piet’ Van Der Valk, in a three-part series which kicks off with him investigating the murder of two political activists in the Dutch capital. And although the revamped version might be very different from the original – which first graced screens back in the 70s – it should still provide a dose of nostalgia from those who remember it. But just when was the original Van Der Valk on TV – and who played the title character? When was Van Der Valk originally on TV? The show originally ran on ITV between 1972 and 1992. However it wasn’t on screens constantly during this time, with three series airing in the 1970s – in 1972, 1973 and 1977 – and a 14-year gap before the fourth and fifth series aired in 1991 and 1992. The series is based … [Read more...] about When was the original series of Van Der Valk and when is the remake on TV?
LOVE Island's Ekin-Su made her reality TV debut long before she appeared on the ITV2 dating show. Ekin-Su , 27, who is one of the favourites to win Love Island 2022 - alongside her partner Davide Sanclimenti, took part in the film project while in her first year at the University of Central Lancashire. She starred in budget 'reality show' called Lancashore , and a recently resurfaced clip showed her looking unrecognisable. In an effort to be like Geordie Shore, the 'series' followed the lives of a handful of male and female students. Ekin, who used the name Suzie Hayzel at the time, can be seen chatting to two female friends in their halls of residence. One pal, called Lauren declares: "I think the boys will be coming down soon." Ekin, who is wearing a tight-fitting monochrome dress, replies: "The boys? I've never met them. Who are they?" A second friend called Joanna tells her: "I think they live upstairs." Read More Love Island … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Ekin-Su looks unrecognisable in bizarre pre-fame reality show
Mike Tyson has put Hulu on blast for allegedly producing the upcoming series about his life without his consent. Starring Moonlight actor Trevante Rhodes as the former heavy-eight champion, fans were recently treated to a tense flavour of what’s to come in the eight-parter , which promises to give an ‘unauthorised and no-holds-barred look’ at the life of one of the most controversial sporting figures in history. Formerly titled Iron Mike, Mike explores the tumultuous ups and downs of the 56-year-old’s boxing career and personal life – from being a beloved global athlete to a pariah and back again. Mike also examines class and race in America, fame and the power of media, misogyny, the wealth divide and the promise of the American Dream. However, the former pro made his feelings known about the biopic on Instagram. ‘Don’t let Hulu fool you,’ he wrote. ‘I don’t support their story about my life. It’s not 1822. It’s 2022. They stole my life and story didn’t pay … [Read more...] about Mike Tyson launches scathing attack on ‘unauthorised’ Hulu biopic about his life: ‘They stole my story and didn’t pay me’
Fans of ITV crime drama Van Der Valk will be thrilled that its return is imminent. The show, now on its second series, is an adaptation of the 1972 drama of the same name , in which Barry Foster played the titular character. Van Der Valk follows a team of detectives in Amsterdam , focusing on instinctive yet cynical detective Piet Van Der Valk. The synopsis for episode one of the second series reads: ‘The Dutch detective Piet Van Der Valk is called in to investigate the gruesome murder of Susie De Windt, a solicitor whose body is discovered strung up on a windfarm with an ‘X’ carved into her stomach and a cryptic note inside her coat. ‘As rookie cop Job Cloovers returns to duty, even Van der Valk is quietly relieved at his arrival – if anyone can help riddle out these puzzling notes, it is Job.’ But who will star in the second series? Who is in the cast of the second series of Van Der Valk? Marc Warren Marc Warren will return to the show as the titular … [Read more...] about Who is in the cast of Van Der Valk series 2?
Oscar-nominated Hollywood director Michael Mann has been in Italy long enough to develop a morning routine – a cappuccino grande – and find a favorite café in Modena, where he is shooting his latest film, "Ferrari." This city is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and his company, and is famed for fast cars and good food. "Cities fascinate me – they have their own character," Mann said. Correspondent Seth Doane asked, "What do you get out of a city like this one, Modena?" "What I get is a real challenge to understand what life is like if you're living here," he replied. "To me the challenge is to get so deep into this specific regional culture, because the deeper I do that, the more universal it becomes." The detail-obsessed director has made a career of prompting audiences to feel for the characters in his films, whether it's the last remaining member of the Mohican tribe, or the plight of a tobacco industry whistleblower in "The Insider." There was the collective stress we felt … [Read more...] about Michael Mann on the prequel/sequel novel “Heat 2,” and going deep on the life of cities
LOVE Island star Josh Le Grove has revealed he secretly tried to quit the villa and spent 40 minutes a DAY in therapy. The 22-year-old blasted producers as he complained about being banned from talking to co-stars about his issues without the cameras rolling. Josh admitted his "head was gone" - and was adamant he wanted to leave. But after telling bosses he planned to quit following his split from Danica, he was still in the villa two days later. Josh was eventually chucked out in the public vote after growing close to Summer. He told Secure the Insecure podcast with Johnny Seifert : "I was in welfare for 20 to 40 minutes every day just because the only place that I could actually get stuff off my chest. READ MORE ON LOVE ISLAND ring on it Love Island's Luke Trotman 'ENGAGED to girlfriend Chelsea after 3 month romance' 'spill the tea!' Love Island fans claim they've spotted secret feud after AfterSun reunion … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Josh blasts producers and reveals he tried to quit the villa and spent 40 minutes a DAY in therapy
IN June 1991, a volcano which had been dormant for over 300 years violently erupted, wrecking havoc on everything that stood in its path. The deadly explosion of Japan's Mount Unzen claimed the lives of 43 people, including volcanologists Maurice and Katia Krafft, who had dedicated their entire lives to studying the dangerous ruptures. Jaw-dropping images of the blast show the a huge ball of toxic gas it spewed into the atmosphere. Maurice, 45, and Katia, 49, were caught in the unpredictable pyroclastic flow - a chaotic mixture of rock fragments, hot gas and ash, that can travel at astonishing speeds - that unexpectedly engulfed a ridge they'd been sheltering on. Studies of the earth in its aftermath revealed that the couple died next to each other - exactly where they had always been ever since they met. Knowing how far they were prepared to go to feed their insatiable curiosity for volcanoes , the pair had eerily predicted they would one day meet such a devastating … [Read more...] about Incredible life of ‘volcano chasers’ who dipped FEET in lava and eerily predicted their tragic deaths in freak explosion
At the age of 12, Daveigh Chase was the single most terrifying person on Earth. The same year she voiced Lilo in Disney film Lilo and Stitch, the child star took on a very different role, that of Samara Morgan, better known simply as the girl from The Ring. Her portrayal of the creepy demonic child who emerges from a cursed videotape captured the attention of the world and catapulted the fresh-faced teenager to stardom. Chase began acting at a young age with her breakout role coming in the 2001 cult classic Donnie Darko - but she’s most famous for playing everyone’s worst nightmare Samara in The Ring the following year. READ MORE: Scooby-Doo movie cast members now - tense feud, co-star romance and quitting Hollywood She won awards for her performance in the cult horror movie, beating Mike Myers, Colin Farrell and Daniel Day-Lewis in one category, and also starred in children's favourite movie Lilo & Stitch. Samara, the villain of the movie, is a young girl who has … [Read more...] about Creepy girl from The Ring unrecognisable after glam transformation and multiple arrests