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Beckhams on TV? David & Posh set to star in reality show

Beckhams on TV? David & Posh set to star in reality show

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REUTERS/TWITTERFAMILIES: The Beckhams are set to sign a deal to star in their own Osbournes-style family showThe couple aim to capitalise in the US on the launch of David’s new MLS football team in Florida and Victoria’s planned Spice Girls reunion.They are in talks with NBC-owned reality giant E! Entertainment, which has produced 14 seasons of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and a raft of other reality shows.Posh and Becks have previously refused to allow cameras into any of their homes to shoot them and their four children.And they were further put off when she was branded “too aloof” by US critics in 2007 and NBC canned a planned series called Victoria Beckham: Coming To America after just one episode drew only 4.9million viewers. WIREIMAGESAVERS: David Beckham admitted his family
Game of Thrones creators to write new Star Wars

Game of Thrones creators to write new Star Wars

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A new series of the Star Wars films will be written and produced by the creators of Game of Thrones.David Benioff and DB Weiss will take the lead on the new films, an announcement on the franchise's website said.The films will be separate from the current episodes and the trilogy being developed by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, which is owned by Disney, said: "David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today."Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting."Benioff and Weiss said they had been dreaming of being part of the Star Wars franchise since the first film, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, was released in the...
Glee star dies in 'suicide' before sentencing

Glee star dies in 'suicide' before sentencing

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Former Glee star Mark Salling has died in a suspected suicide, weeks before he was due to be sentenced for possession of child abuse images.His lawyer Michael Proctor confirmed the actor, 35, who pleaded guilty to the charges in December, was found dead in Los Angeles.However, he did not reveal the cause of death.In a statement, Mr Proctor said: "I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning."Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgement."Image:Salling (right) with Glee co-stars Chris Colfer and Amber RileyImage:The actor was due to be sentenced on 7 MarchA law enforcement official told The Associated Press that Salling was found near a riverbed in Tujunga and the death i...
Han will meet Chewbacca, Lando in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Han will meet Chewbacca, Lando in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

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Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Lucasfilm released the official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story Tuesday.Ron Howard is directing the film, which is set for release May 25. It stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca."Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy," the synopsis said. "Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes."Harrison Ford originated the role of Han Solo and played the i...
'Sound of Music' star Heather Menzies-Urich dead at 68

'Sound of Music' star Heather Menzies-Urich dead at 68

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Dec. 25 (UPI) --The Sound of Music cast member Heather Menzies-Urich has died in Ontario after a short battle with brain cancer, her son Ryan Urich said. She was 68."She was an actress, a ballerina and loved living her life to the fullest," Urich told Variety. "She was not in any pain but, nearly four weeks after her diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, she had enough and took her last breath on this earth at 7:22 p.m."Best known for playing Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 movie musical The Sound of Music, the wife of the late actor Robert Urich was surrounded by her children and family members when she died Sunday.Her other credits include The Farmer's Daughter, Hawaii, Piranha, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Dragnet, Bonanza, Marcus Welby M.D., The Bob Newhart Show, Vega$ , The Love Boat, S...