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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  What colour were the walls in Monica’s apartment in ‘Friends’?

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2  According to the classic love song “The first time ever I saw your face, I thought the sun…” what?

3  What two colours were the family’s superhero costumes in ‘The Incredibles’?

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4  The title of which 17th century dutch painting was also the title of a 1999 novel by Tracey Chevalier and a 2003 movie adaptation?

5  A board game launched in 1963 and a murder mystery that became the longest running play in history, what’s the link?

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‘Star Trek’ star Leonard Nimoy has died aged 83. He first appeared as Spock in 1996 and last made an appearance in 2013’s ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’. He also directedThree Men and a Baby‘. He was married twice and had two children.

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Fearne Cotton has announced that she’s leaving BBC Radio 1 and that she’s expecting her second child. She has been with the station for 10 years and will be replaced by Clara Amfo. She married Jesse Wood in July 2014, they have a young son called Rex.

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Chris Evans has hinted that ‘TFI Friday’ will return to mark its 20th anniversary this July. The chat show ran from 1996 to 2000 – and Chris says he hopes nobody notices that this isn’t actually an anniversary at all. Check out this Spice Girl special from 1998. 

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Who is the personal link between actor Sean Penn and director Guy Ritchie?

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2  What is Martin’s surname in ‘The Simpsons’?

martin prince the simpsons

3  According to the song ‘The Lady is a Tramp’, she gets too hungry for dinner at what time?

4  The father was Vito, the kids were Sonny, Fredo, Michael and Connie. What’s the surname?

5  Which is the only X Factor winning act to still have a record deal with Syco (as of Feb 2015)?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  One brother is Bond’s new boss, the other played William Shakespeare – what’s the surname?

2  Mr Bean went to America in his first movie, where did he go in the sequel?

mr bean

3  Who was the first Take That member to have a UK number 1 solo single?

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4  Which European city was also the title of a top 5 hit from The Beautiful South in 1996?

5  Which three Disney animated films were set in Asia?

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Some of the headlines you may have missed today…

Netflix has announced a new ‘Inspector Gadget’ series.  The cartoon originally ran from 1983 to 1986, now the cyborg detective will face Dr Claw again in a new 26 part animated series beginning in March.

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Lady Gaga is joining ‘American Horror Story’.  She’ll play a major role in ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ when it begins this autumn.

Jamie Dornan will return for the ’50 Shades of Grey’ sequel. It was rumoured the Belfast actor would step down as Christian Grey but his rep confirmed he’s “looking forward to making the next film”.

‘Ducktales’ is coming back for a new series in 2017. Disney XD is rebooting the animated series which followed Scrooge McDuck and his nephews from 1987 to 1990.

Here’s the first trailer for ‘Frozen Fever’.  The short film will run ahead of Disney’s forthcoming retelling of ‘Cinderella’.

Madonna has denied she has a feud with Lady Gaga but she did admit to Rolling Stone a problem arouse when Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ sounded like Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’. Madonna says, “The only time I ever criticised Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs… I do think she’s a very talented singer and songwriter. It was just that one issue. And everybody’s obviously running with it and turned it into a huge feud, which I think is really boring, quite frankly.”

ITV has announced a remake of ‘The Saint’. The original series ran from 1962 to 1969 and starred Roger Moore as a Robin Hood-esque thief.

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Morphin’ into Darkness

Producer Adi Shankar and director Joseph Kahn have created this short and very dark tribute to 90s favourite ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ just for fun.

james van der beek mighty morphin power rangers

It stars former ‘Dawson’s Creek‘ star James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff.

An actual Power Rangers reboot is due to hit cinemas in July 2015, though you can expect that one to be a bit more family friendly.

Check out what happened to the original Power Rangers HERE and there’s an explanation video from the director Joseph Kahn (including how the wanted Orlando Bloom to play the Pink Ranger) after the jump!

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Which Beatle did not appear as a guest voice on ‘The Simpsons’?

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2  Only three stars have appeared in all four ‘Scream’ movies, who are they?

3  Anita Dobson had a number 4 hit in 1986 with ‘Anyone Can Fall In Love’, it was based on the melody of which TV theme tune?

4  Which cocktail was also the name of a 1997 hit by T-Spoon?

5  Before playing a sidekick in ‘Sherlock’, Martin Freeman played a sidekick to which comic character in a 2002 movie?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  What was the name of the boat ‘Rosie & Jim’ travelled on in the kids TV classic?

rosie and jim boat

The chorus to the 1977 Commodores song ‘Easy’ (covered by Faith No More in 1992) goes “That’s why I’m easy, I’m easy like…” what?

3  ‘Revenge of the Fallen’, ‘Dark of the Moon’, ‘Age of Extinction’ – what is the film franchise?

4  What was the name of the character who replaced Sideshow Bob as Krusty The Clown’s sidekick?

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5  According to the ‘Back To The Future’ theme tune ‘The Power of Love’ what three things do you not need to “ride this train”?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 Which Disney classic featured the song ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’?

2  Whitney Houston’s character in ‘The Bodyguard’ has a child, but was it a boy or girl?

whitney houston the bodyguard queen of the night

3  A member of The Prodigy and a member of Oasis have both married members from which other 90s band?

4  There were two characters called Chandler in ‘Friends’, who was the second one?

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5  Which month of the year is mentioned in Don McLean’s classic song ‘American Pie’?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  While three cast members had nose-jobs in real life, which ‘Friends’ character had one in the show?

friends cast fountain pose

2  The romantic classic ‘Doctor Zhivago’ takes place during which country’s revolution?

3  ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’, ‘Midnight in Paris’, ‘About Time’ all feature a man who can travel through time for unexplained reasons, what’s the other link?

4  Scarlett Johansson wears one in ‘Lost in Translation’, Natalie Portman wears one in ‘Closer’, what is it?

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5  Madonna has only released one single with a name in the title – what is it?

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