FIRST ISSUE Public Image Limited (Southbound) While The Sex Pistols were still squirming in vomit and blood, knifed in a gutter – rotten Johnny Lydon was wiping the blade clean and ready to take on his next adversary: the punk fan.
There is a page on the internet called “Emma Watson Memes That Will Make You Fall in Love with Her”, where you can take in a succession of moments where Watson laughs with abandon, dances, wrinkles her nose and does an ironic double-take on a talk show.
OPINION: Perhaps most surprising about the news JK Rowling wrote The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith is not that she should take a fake name or that she should write a crime novel – after all there were plenty of nasty goings-on in the Harry Potter books – but that she would have the time to write it given her first official novel for adults, the much anticipated The Casual Vacancy, was published only late last year. The Galbraith book slipped under the radar in this country but received positive reviews in Britain when it was published in April.
Australian director Baz Luhrmann goes over the top, writes Sarah Watt.
The former child actor who was the voice of Charlie Brown in the 1960s Peanuts animated television specials has been sentenced to a year in jail and immediately ordered to a residential drug treatment centre by a California judge who told him: “Don’t be a blockhead.” Peter Robbins, 56, who choked up while reading a letter of apology to the court, had pleaded guilty last month to two felony counts of stalking and making criminal threats against his girlfriend, Shawna Kern, and a plastic surgeon who had performed her breast implant surgery.
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Captain James T Kirk, T J Hooker, Stan Fields and Denny Crane.
Oz: The Great and Powerful (PG) 130 mins ——————– Sam Raimi probably set out to produce an ambitious, cutting-edge prequel to the Wizard of Oz, but instead Oz: The Great and Powerful offers something of a return to classic Disney storytelling values, and that’s no bad thing. There’s already plenty of negative online chatter about Raimi’s arguably excessive use of CGI animation and other fripperies, but you should ignore that and look at how Oz does the basics, and does them well
It seemed like a celebrity stunt: a Broadway classic revived in concert form for a few nights and featuring a cast of, eww, television stars. Neil Patrick Harris may be suited for blithe hosting chores on the Tony Awards, and the Emmy show and the Spike TV Video Games Awards and the TV Land Awards and the World Magic Awards, but he’s no Raul Esparza