Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  What colour are Bart Simpson’s shoes?

2  Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have made three films together – ‘Joe Vs The Volvanco’, ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ and…?

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3  Who sang the chorus in Kanye West’s 2006 hit ‘Gold Digger’?

4  Her surname is Roberts, his surname is Carson.  They’ve been dating since 1961, but broke up in 2004 (during which time she dated a surfer called Blaine) and reunited in 2011.  What are their first names?

5  What was the name of this villain from ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’?

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Answers after the jump!  Please let me know how you do at @showbizgeek

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Flashback Track of the Day

- “Wake Up Boo!” by The Boo Radleys reached number 9 in the UK and number 25 in Ireland in February 1995.

- If you listened to the British or Irish radio during the 90′s you’ve already heard this song aprox 129,463 times.

- They were named after the character Boo Radley from Harper Lee’s novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’. 

- The Manchester band formed in 1988.  This was their only top 10 hit and they split in 1999.

Pan’s People

Amanda Seyfried has joined the cast of a new live-action Peter Pan film.

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She’s playing someone called Mary in ‘Pan’- as you may have guessed this isn’t the traditional version we’re all familiar with, instead this story takes place after the events of the JM Barrie novel (and the Disney adaptation) and will see a young boy taken to Neverland during World War II.

Check out the rest of the cast after the jump!

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Meeting Your Heroes

This week Lupita N’yongo was named as People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful Person’ for 2014, but she didn’t always feel beautiful.

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Lupita previously talked about how she was ashamed of her dark skin colour as a young girl – and how seeing the supermodel Alek Wek on the world stage gave her confidence in her looks for the first time.

Now the pair have met each other for the first time, check out the video after the jump!

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Missing Moe

Brandon Stanton’s project ‘Humans of New York‘, where he takes a picture and quote from interesting New Yorkers he bumps into, is already a Facebook phenomenon and bestselling book – and now he’s decided to branch out into video.

His team revisited one of HONY’s most popular subjects, a beautiful 100 year-old woman called Shirley,  as she reflects on her beloved late husband Moe.

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