She stars in Apple TV's original series The Morning Show, playing a veteran anchor who finds herself in the spotlight when her male colleague is fired over sexual misconduct allegations. But Jennifer Aniston is insisting, as she does publicity for the comedy-drama, that Steve Carell's character Mitch Kessler isn't based on disgraced Today show anchor Matt Lauer. Rather, the former Friends star told Variety, Kessler is 'the archetype of a charming narcissist, of a generation of men that didn’t think that was bad behavior.' Distance: Jennifer Aniston insists the disgraced TV anchor in her Apple TV series The Morning Show isn't based on Matt Lauer even though the pilot was rewritten after Lauer's 2017 firing Fiction vs fact: Steve Carell's Morning Show character Mitch Kessler, left, is fired over sexual misconduct allegations; Lauer, right, was fired from NBC's Today for the same reason Aniston's disavowal comes despite the fact that the original pilot for The Morning … [Read more...] about Jennifer Aniston insists Steve Carell’s Morning Show anchor is not based on Matt Lauer… even though Apple TV pilot re-written after Today host fired
He starred in the first ever series of TOWIE alongside his cousin Amy Childs. And Harry Derbidge was the centre of attention as he was proposed to by his beau Dean Rowland on Saturday. The make-up artist, 25, was taken by surprise not only by being asked to tie the knot with his love but that his cousin Amy Childs threw them a lavish surprise party to celebrate the special day. Happy news: Harry Derbidge, 25, was proposed to by his beau Dean Rowland on Saturday Amy, 29, documented the opulent garden party where she went all out with a pop-up bar, balloon displays, extravagant LED letter lighting, a grassy flower wall decorated with white flowers and a tuk tuk filled with booze. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Amy Childs splits from businessman boyfriend Ritchie... Amy Childs reveals she lost a stone in five weeks as she... TOWIE's Bobby Norris can't keep his hands off hairdresser... Lauren Goodger brands ex Mark Wright's marriage to Michelle... Share … [Read more...] about TOWIE’s Harry Derbidge gets engaged to Dean Rowland with the reality TV star’s cousin Amy Childs throwing them a lavish surprise party
The Name of The Rose Rating: Great British Car Journeys Rating: A primitive pair of spectacles instead of the violin and pipe, a tonsured topknot in place of the famous deerstalker, but still it is plain that The Name Of The Rose (BBC2) is really The Adventures Of St Sherlock. Umberto Eco’s literary detective story, set in an Alpine abbey during the 14th century and starring John Turturro as a Franciscan monk with an instinct for solving crime, owes everything to Conan Doyle’s original. Even the name of the hero is a homage to Holmes: William of Baskerville. The novel has been filmed before, in 1986, with Sean Connery playing the erudite monk with gruff Scottish menace, like Taggart in a cassock. Umberto Eco’s literary detective story, set in an Alpine abbey during the 14th century and starring John Turturro as a Franciscan monk with an instinct for solving crime (above), owes everything to Conan Doyle’s original That movie was forgettable, … [Read more...] about Who does this sleuthing monk take after? Elementary, my dear Watson! CHRISTOPHER STEVENS on the weekend’s TV
Rich House, Poor House Rating: Million Dollar Wedding Planner Rating: Nobody keeps their housekeeping money in a tin on the kitchen shelf any more. Surely that habit ended about the time people stopped putting their false teeth into a bedside glass of water and thwacking carpets with a wicker beater in the park. But every episode of Rich House, Poor House (C5) begins with the home-swap families rushing to the breakfast table, where they prise open the tin and eagerly count the cash that has to last them for the week. Sian and Jason White had a pleasant surprise as they discovered a roll of £20 notes — more than £1,300 in total, which is not so much a household budget as a decent win on the Lottery. 'Mental!' said their six-year-old Oscar as he surveyed the heap of wealth with satisfaction. He wasn't smiling the next day after his parents allowed him and his big brother Jack, 13, to fill a shopping trolley with all the sweets and cakes they wanted. The … [Read more...] about CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews last night’s TV: A happy family is heartening, but boozy brawls are much more fun!
Will Smith is reportedly in the process of developing a spin-off of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the sitcom that put him on the map in the 1990s. Smith's digital content studio Westbrook Media will oversee the new show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Will and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith established Westbrook Media in July to look over their multiple projects including Overbrook Entertainment and Red Table Talk Enterprises. Throwback: Will Smith (center in red) is reportedly in the process of developing a spin-off of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, the sitcom that put him on the map in the 1990s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air marked Smith's transition from rapper to actor. He had previously gained accolades including a Grammy for his role in hip-hop dup DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince in the late 1980s. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Will Smith's cloning thriller veers between compelling and... Willow Smith, 18, passionately kisses her boyfriend Tyler... … [Read more...] about Will Smith has a Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air spin-off ‘in the works’ as the original TV series will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2020