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Lorraine Bracco to star in BBC comedy 'Jerk'

Lorraine Bracco to star in BBC comedy 'Jerk'

Entertainment
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The Sopranos and Goodfellas alum Lorraine Bracco is to co-star in the BBC's new four-part comedy Jerk. Tim Renkow will play a man with cerebral palsy and Bracco will play his mother. Renkow is best known for his work in the TV series Bobby and Harriet Get Married. He is also a co-writer on Jerk, alongside Shaun Pye and Stu Richards. "It was such a pleasure getting to work with the uniquely hilarious talent that is Tim Renkow. It was a treasure to experience Tim's world with him. I felt lucky," Bracco said in a statement. No premiere date has been announced yet. Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Look: K-pop star Hwasa to make solo debut Feb. 13

Look: K-pop star Hwasa to make solo debut Feb. 13

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Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Mamamoo singer Hwasa will make her solo debut this month. The 23-year-old K-pop star, born Ahn Hye-jin, announced the news Wednesday on the Mamamoo official Twitter account. Hwasa shared a sultry teaser showing her gazing at the camera in bed. The singer will make her solo debut Feb. 13. "2019.02.13 6PM HWASA SOLO DEBUT #MAMAMOO #HWASA," the post reads. Mamamoo consists of four members: Hwasa, Solar, Moonbyul and Wheein. Wheein made her solo debut in April with the single "Easy," while Moonbyul released her debut solo single "Selfish" in May. As a group, Mamamoo last released the EP Blue;s in November. The K-pop stars are known for the singles "You're the Best," "Yes I Am" and "Starry Night." Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Chiefs, agent knew Patrick Mahomes was a star in 2017

Chiefs, agent knew Patrick Mahomes was a star in 2017

Sports
ATLANTA, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- You didn't see him on billboards or in commercials after he was picked in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He didn't even start his first full season. But that was the strategy for Patrick Mahomes. And now it's literally paying off. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is expected to take home the NFL MVP award Saturday in Atlanta. After backing up Alex Smith in his first season, Mahomes scorched the record books. He threw 50 touchdowns against just 12 interceptions while completing 66 percent of his throws. He passed for more than 5,000 yards in his first full season as a starter. But the Chiefs and Mahomes' agent Leigh Steinberg saw it all coming; even when he was sitting on the bench on Sundays and Smith was leading the offense. "Ever since he got in that ...
The Specials star speaks out about paedophile abuse at age of 12

The Specials star speaks out about paedophile abuse at age of 12

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The Specials frontman Terry Hall has spoken out about being abducted by paedophiles when he was aged just 12.In a candid interview with comedian Richard Herring for his Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, the singer, now 59, brought it up after talking about growing up in Coventry. He said "the route" for teenagers in the city was usually to work in a car factory, but that the incident changed him.Hall said he took valium to cope and ended up dropping out of school. Image: Hall joined The Specials soon after they started in 1977 "At 12 I got abducted by a paedophile ring in France and that was a real eye-opener," he said. "I can laugh about it now but it sort of switched something in my head and it's like I don't have to do that...
Eric Andre, Lil Rey Howery to star in prank comedy 'Bad Trip'

Eric Andre, Lil Rey Howery to star in prank comedy 'Bad Trip'

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Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Eric Andre and Lil Rey Howery are teaming up for a new, hidden-camera prank film titled Bad Trip. The film comes from Jackass producer Jeff Tremaine and Orion Pictures. The project will be the first hidden-camera narrative film since 2013 Jackass feature Bad Grandpa starring Johnny Knoxville. Andre and Howery are set to star as two friends on a cross-country road trip that is full of pranks. Kitao Sakurai, who helmed Andre's The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, is directing. David Bernad, Andre and Ruben Fleischer are producing alongside Tremaine. "Eric and Rel's hilarious performances combined with spectacular, groundbreaking pranks will make Bad Trip the defining prank movie for a new generation. We're incredibly proud to debut the next in line to Borat and Bad Grandpa," ...