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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 In 1999 S Club 7 starred in their own TV series, it was set in which US city?

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2  Which iconic director made 17 films with just one word in the title?

3  Who has been around longer – Woody Allen or Woody Woodpecker?

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4  If you add the amount of brothers in ‘The Jonas Brothers’ to the brothers in ‘Kings of Leon’, how many brothers do you have?

5  Which royal figure has been played by Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Colman?

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Follow ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’, it’s been announced the next movie in the revived franchise will be called ‘War of the Planet of the Apes’. It’s due out in July 2017.

Geri Halliwell has married Christian Horner. She met the Formula One Red Bull Team Principal in 2009. Her 9 year old daughter Bluebells was a bridesmaid. (Pic via DigitalSpy)

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1996 cult favourite ‘The Craft’ is the next unnecessary Hollywood remake. The original followed four teenage misfits who mess around with witchcraft before turning on each other. Here’s what happened the original cast.

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Here’s a first look at CBS new TV adaptation of ‘Supergirl’. ‘Glee’ star Melissa Benoist plays Superman’s cousin Kara in the new version – you may also spot former ‘Ally McBeal‘ star Calista Flockhart. Here’s what happened the star of the 80s movie. 

Click for more updates including a ‘Simpsons’ star quitting and a trailer for Ryan Murphy’s next TV hit!

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CBS has confirmed that ‘CSI’ will end after 15 years. The crime-procedural will wrap up with a 2 hour movie on the 27th of September. The show’s current lead, Ted Danson, will be joining Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek and Bow Wow on ‘CSI Cyber’.

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X-Files fans rejoice – the long-rumoured reunion is a step closer as Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny duetted in New York this week. David was promoting his new album before Gillian joined him for an encore.

Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne has been officially offered the lead role in JK Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’. He’s considering playing Newt Scamander in a possible trilogy of Harry Potter spin-offs.

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Here’s an unexpected pop comeback. Britney Spears has teamed up with Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea for ‘Pretty Girls’. The video sees them pay tribute to 80s cult classic ‘Earth Girls Are Easy’ and features the obligatory unsubtle product placement at 2mins 24.

Here’s the first trailer for ‘Jem and the Holograms’ reboot starring Aubrey Peebles and 80s icon Molly Ringwald. The original cartoon (1985-1988) was about a girl who used hologram technology to live a dual life, this version seems to be  about a YouTube star who finds being famous difficult.

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Which Disney character was delivered by a stork?

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2  Briefly famous in 2002, how were Gabriela and Monica Irimia better known?

3  Which world famous fashion designer was also a presenter on the Channel 4 TV classic ‘Eurotrash’?


4  Which fictional character wore a sign that read ‘This size 10/6’?

5  Orlando Bloom in ‘Troy’, Paul Rudd in ‘Romeo + Juliet’, and Teri Hatcher in ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ . What’s the link?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

Which of Disney’s seven dwarfs wore glasses?

2  Who has been around longer – Trevor McDonald or Ronald McDonald?

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3  Dannii Minogue, Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe,  – who appeared in both ‘Neighbours’ AND ‘Home and Away’?

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4  Five song titles – ‘I want you back’, ‘Goin Down’, ‘What I am’, ‘Look at Me’ and ‘Out of your mind’ – what is the (specific) link?

Will Smith has played the lead in two sequels (and the originals too) – what are they?

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It seems there’s no love lost between Louis Tomlinson from One Direction and his former bandmate Zayn Malik.

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After Louis got into yet another tiresome Twitter spat with Zayn’s friend and producer Naughty Boy, Zayn tweeted –

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BBC Two has apparently cancelled it’s bleak 18th century Australian drama ‘Banished’ after one series. Its star Russell Tovey tweeted –

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Errol Brown from Hot Chocolate has died aged 71. He had hits during the 70s with songs like ‘Love Is Life’, ‘Emma’, ‘A Child’s Prayer’, ‘It Started with a Kiss’, and ‘You Sexy Thing’ (which later featured on the soundtrack to ‘The Full Monty’). He is survived by his wife Ginnette and two daughters.

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Retirement Holmes

In recent years we’ve seen Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr and Jonny Lee Miller have a crack at playing the world’s most famous fictional detective – now it’s time to see Sir Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes.

‘Mr Holmes’ is based on the book ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind’ by Mitch Cullin and follows the detective as he reflects on his life aged 93.

It’s due out on July 17th 2015. @showbizgeek

‘Rapping Granny’ dies aged 101

‘The Wedding Singer’ star Ellen Albertini Dow has died at the age of 101.

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She famously performed The Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 classic ‘Rapper’s Delight’ in the Adam Sandler comedy and also had roles in ‘Sister Act’, ‘Wedding Crashers’ and ‘Road Trip’.

Ellen graduated from Cornell University in 1935 and went on to study mime with Marcel Marceau. She was married to the late Eugene Dow Jr.