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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 According to the Wham! song what is missing from ‘Club Tropicana’?

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2 The TV series ‘Life on Mars’ and ‘Ashes to Ashes’ took their titles from hits by which artist?

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3  Who was the love interest in ‘Karate Kid’, ‘Back to the Future Part II’ and ‘Cocktail’?

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4  Which 1976 film featured a gangster villain called Fat Sam?

5  In 2001 Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman battled it out for the UK Christmas number 1 – but which actress won?

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  How many contestants take part in ‘University Challenge’?

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2  “You Got a Friend In Me” is the theme tune to which film franchise?

3  ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ are both set in which English county?

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4  What is Usher’s surname?

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5  What links Billie Piper, Kate Winslet, and Betty White?

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Quick Updates!

Some of the headlines you may have missed!

Zayn Malik has quit One Direction. He left their tour last week due to “stress” and has now released a statement saying “After five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right.” The boyband will continue as a four-piece.

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Jeremy Clarkson has been fired by the BBC a week after reports that he punched a producer.  His fellow ‘Top Gear’ hosts have expressed their regret and rumours are rife over who will replace him.

Variety reports that Idris Elba is in talks to play the villain in the next Star Trek movie. The third film since the reboot is being lined up for a 2016 release.

Fashion designer’s Tom Ford will direct George Clooney in ‘Nocturnal Animals’. It follows a woman who gets a book manuscript from her ex after 20 years. Ford’s debut film ‘A Single Man’ received rave reviews in 2009.

Here’s a first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lux Luthor in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’. Zach Snyder’s movie which will also star Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill is due out in April 2016.

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Which chocolate bar had a classic ad featuring rollerskating panda bears?

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2  What season was it in the classic 60s song ‘California Dreamin’?

3 What colour is the sky according to the Lion King song ‘The Circle of Life’?

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4  In the film, when Forrest Gump spoke to people on the bench was he sitting on THEIR left-hand side or THEIR right-hand-side?

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5  Six films that won the Best Picture Oscar have numbers in the titles. Four of them are ‘It Happened One Night’, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, ‘The Godfather Part II’, and ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ – What are the final (and much more recent) two?

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Quick Updates!

Jennifer Lawrence has told MTV News that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will be her “last one”. She’s played Mystique in the two most recent instalments.

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Here’s the first trailer for Mission Impossible 5 aka ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’. Tom Cruise is joined again by Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames and joined by franchise newcomers Rebecca Ferguson and Sean Harris. It’s due out on July 30th.

Looks pretty good eh?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  What colour was evil sea witch Ursula in ‘The Little Mermaid’?

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2  What is the final word of the ‘Neighbours’ theme tune?

3  Which hit was released first – Michael Jackson’s ‘Blood on the Dance floor’ or Sophie Ellis Bextor’s ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’?

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4  Robson and Jerome reached the UK number 1 with a cover in 1995, Gareth Gates reached the UK number 1 with another cover in 2002 – but what is the song?

5  Who did Ross sleep with when he and Rachel where ‘on a break’?

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Quick Updates!

Some headlines you may have missed today!

‘Discworld’ author Terry Pratchett has died aged 66. The fantasy writer, who wrote over 70 books and sold over 75 million copies, had been battling Alzheimer’s disease in recent years. He is survived by his wife Lyn and daughter Rhianna.

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Disney have confirmed that ‘Frozen 2′ is on the way and also announced a ‘Star Wars’ spin-off called ‘Rogue One’. Gareth Edwards will direct and Felicity Jones will star in the franchise spin-off which is due in May 2017.

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 Which two colours are mentioned in the opening lines of Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World’?

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2  Which TV channel’s presenters were called VJs during the 90s?

3  Which chocolate bar did Harry Enfield advertise in 1996 by shouting ‘ARMADILLOS!’?

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4  What links the writers Hunter S Thompson and JM Barrie?

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5  Two UK top five hits by Madonna were cover-versions, what were the songs?

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Fake Families EXPOSED!

This new ad for ‘Walkers Mix-Ups’ has tormented the nation with one simple question  “..but are those his real kids?”

We see three young teens (two boys and a girl) visit crisp-munching villain Gary Lineker in a hospital and greet him with “Hi Dad!”…

… but he’s not their dad. That’s right, it’s a downright dirty crisp-pushing LIE.

Check out Gary’s real offspring and another famous fake family after the jump!

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