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Royal Family Friend Tara Palmer-Tomkinson Laid to Rest as Sister Shares Emotional Eulogy

Royal Family Friend Tara Palmer-Tomkinson Laid to Rest as Sister Shares Emotional Eulogy
Two weeks after her sudden death, royal family friend and British socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was laid to rest on Monday in a private funeral.

Her mother Patricia Palmer-Tomkinson, sister Santa Montefiore, former boyfriend and friend Duncan James, Duran Duran musician Nick Rhodes and businessman David Tang were among the mourners who attended the funeral in Dummer, Hampshire, England.

Palmer-Tomkinson, who died on Feb. 8 from a perforated ulcer, according to her sister, grew up as a close friend to the royal family and attended Prince William and Princess Kate’s wedding in 2011.

Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, released a
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Few Top Oscar Contenders on Academy's 2016 Best Song Longlist

Best Song Oscar 2016 contender 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. 74 entries in contention for 2016 Best Song Academy Award 'Tis the season for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to announce the semi-finalists – in some instances, the semi-semi-finalists – for the Academy Awards. Today, the Academy released the list of songs eligible for the 2016 Best Song – or rather, Best Original Song – Oscar. There are 74 contenders, with titles ranging from “Happy” and “I'll See You in My Dreams” to “Hypnosis” and “Bhoomiyilenghanumundo.” Curiously, apart from the inevitable animated and/or kiddie flicks (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, Anomalisa, Pan, Shaun the Sheep Movie, Home, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water, etc.) most of this year's contenders are songs from smaller movies and Bollywood/South Asian releases. Exceptions include Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey, Ryan Coogler's Creed, Kenneth Branagh's
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Shaun The Sheep Movie “Feels Like Summer,” Youth’s “Simple Song #3,” Spectre’s “Writing’s On The Wall” Among 74 Songs Eligible For 88th Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 74 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2015 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 88th Academy Awards.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title:

“Happy” from “Altered Minds

“Home” from “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

“None Of Them Are You” from “Anomalisa”

“Stem To The Rose” from “Becoming Bulletproof

“The Mystery Of Your Gift” from “Boychoir”

“I Run” from “Chi-Raq”

“Pray 4 My City” from “Chi-Raq”

“Sit Down For This” from “Chi-Raq”

“Strong” from “Cinderella

“So Long” from “Concussion”

“Fighting Stronger” from “Creed”

“Grip” from “Creed”

“Waiting For My Moment” from “Creed”

“Don’t Look Down” from “Danny Collins

“Hey Baby Doll” from “Danny Collins

“Dreamsong” from “The Diary of a Teenage Girl
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Oscars: 74 Tunes Eligible for Best Original Song

Oscars: 74 Tunes Eligible for Best Original Song
The Academy has revealed the list of 74 tunes eligible for the best original song Oscar this year.

Films with multiple contenders include “Chi-Raq,” “Creed,” “Danny Collins,” “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Home,” “Jalam,” “Jenny’s Wedding,” “Miss You Already,” “Pan,” “Salt Bridge” and “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water.”

The surprise exclusion from the list was Brian Wilson’s Golden Globe-nominated “One Kind of Love” from “Love & Mercy,” which I’m told simply did not qualify.

The 74 contenders are:

“Happy” from “Altered Minds

“Home” from “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

“None Of Them Are You” from “Anomalisa”

“Stem To The Rose” from “Becoming Bulletproof

“The Mystery Of Your Gift” from “Boychoir”

“I Run” from “Chi-Raq”

“Pray 4 My City” from “Chi-Raq”

“Sit Down For This” from “Chi-Raq”

“Strong” from “Cinderella

“So Long” from “Concussion”

“Fighting Stronger” from “Creed

“Grip” from “Creed

“Waiting For My Moment” from “Creed

“Don’t
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Red Dwarf ranked: All 10 series in order of worst to best

Twenty seven years, umpteen light years, several different realities and a curry monster later, and Red Dwarf is now officially the second longest running sci-fi series of all time (it'd be first if it weren't for that pesky Doctor).

But though the Dwarf is still with us, fans have been left adrift in space for the time being – it's been three years since the show's triumphant return to form with 2012's Series X, and it'll likely be another year before series 11 hits Dave.

Making it, therefore, as good a time as any for Digital Spy to decide definitely how those ten series stack up against each other, and rank them from truly worst to glorious best. Disagree? Let us know below...

10. Back to Earth

After so many years away, the fans finally got their way - this time via Dave rather than the Beeb. And what arrived was the Back to Earth special,
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The X Factor: Adult film star dropped from auditions after her porn past is revealed

Get your Sex Factor and XXX Factor jokes out of the way now, because an adult film star has told of how she was dropped from The X Factor.

Becky Constantinou - also known as porn star Brooklyn Blue - made it through three rounds of auditions but was axed when producers discovered her saucy history, The Sun reports.

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In fact, the 24-year-old - who previously dated Towie's Kirk Norcross - claims that she was axed from the show when a security guard at Wembley Arena recognised her.

"The guard came up to me with a knowing smile and said, 'I know you from somewhere, you're that Brooklyn girl'," she said. "A few days later I got a call from the show
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Duncan James loves 'freaking' people out in drag

Duncan James enjoys ''freaking everybody out'' when he's in drag. The 37-year-old star is set to play drag queen Tick in the UK tour of the play 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and he's revealed he loves video-calling his family and friends when he's had his over the top make-up done. He said: ''I've never actually had anybody do that level of drag make-up ... Apart from [former 'Dancing on Ice' judge] Mr. Jason Gardiner did it on me once for a birthday party but we won't talk about that. ''It's so crazy because you don't actually know what you're going to
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Jess Wright wants to go on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Duncan James enjoys ''freaking everybody out'' when he's in drag. The 37-year-old star is set to play drag queen Tick in the UK tour of the play 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and he's revealed he loves video-calling his family and friends when he's had his over the top make-up done. He said: ''I've never actually had anybody do that level of drag make-up ... Apart from [former 'Dancing on Ice' judge] Mr. Jason Gardiner did it on me once for a birthday party but we won't talk about that. ''It's so crazy because you don't actually know what you're going to
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Sherlock: Everything you need to know from the Comic-Con panel in our live blog

The Sherlock special may still seem a very, very long way off, but Digital Spy is ready and waiting to bring you all the latest news and tidbits from the show's panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue will be appearing on the stage in Ballroom 20 alongside Lestrade himself, Rupert Graves, and you can follow along with all the action here from 3.45pm Pt / 6.45pm Et / 11.45pm UK time.

00:46And on that bombshell, we are all finished in Ballroom 20 for Sherlock!

00:46What made them want to cast Benedict as Sherlock, one fan asks, and was there any concern that he wasn't good looking enough? (Sacrilege.) "There was a slight tremor of 'You promised us a really handsome one, and Benedict's really good looking but he's not stunning'", Moffat says. But once he put on his costume and the coat and had the hair, "he became a matinee idol!
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Duncan James: Dressing in drag turns me on

Duncan James says dressing up in drag turns him on. The Blue singer is preparing to play drag queen Tick in the musical 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' and has revealed the idea of taking on a different persona aroused him. He said: ''I've never done drag before but I really got in to it. ''My new role is nothing like I have ever done. Normally I play a metrosexual man but this time is different. ''I can relate to the character so much. He has a 10-year-old son, so do I. He's a gay guy, I'm a gay guy. ''My agent thought
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Duncan James says dressing up in drag turns him on. The Blue singer is preparing to play drag queen Tick in the musical 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' and has revealed the idea of taking on a different persona aroused him. He said: ''I've never done drag before but I really got in to it. ''My new role is nothing like I have ever done. Normally I play a metrosexual man but this time is different. ''I can relate to the character so much. He has a 10-year-old son, so do I. He's a gay guy, I'm a gay guy. ''My agent thought
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Recap: 'Survivor: Worlds Apart' - 'Survivor Russian Roulette'

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Recap: 'Survivor: Worlds Apart' - 'Survivor Russian Roulette'
Pre-credit sequence. I already miss Jenn. Sigh. No matter what Mike tried to say at Tribal, Dan doesn't believe he's at the bottom of his alliance, insisting once again that beneath his seemingly passive game lurk schemes. Still waters, as we say, run Dan. Taking a break from brow-beating her about her stupidity, Dan is feigning sympathy toward Shirin, who feels like she was verbally assaulted by Will in the previous episode. She says she isn't a crier, but she has a Pavlov's Dog response to men attacking her, a thought that makes Shirin cry again. "All this drama makes Will an excellent person to take to the end," Shirin also laments to us. Putting on the hangdog of hangdoggiest expressions, Dan tells Shirin that he's sorry about what went down at Tribal. Do we believe a word out of Dan's mouth? Well, let's see what he tells the camera.
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Golden Trailer Nominations Announced

Golden Trailer Nominations Announced
The Golden Trailer Awards have announced nominations in 82 categories, a month ahead of its 16th annual awards show on May 6 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.

Universal Pictures had 44 nominations for films, including “Furious 7,” “Jurassic World,” “Minions,” “Unbroken” and “Ted 2.” Fox followed with 41 nominations, including work on “Birdman,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Gone Girl” and “Wild.”

Ignition Creative had the most nominations among agencies, working on 44 of this year’s nominees.

The complete list of nominees:

Awards Presented During The Live Stage Show Include:

Best Action

Agent 47 “New Assassin”, 20th Century Fox, Transit

The Equalizer “Domestic Trailer”, Columbia Pictures, Vibe Creative Inc

Furious 7 “Family”, Universal Pictures, Av Squad

John Wick “Domestic Trailer”, Lionsgate, Av Squad

Kingsman: The Secret Service “Trailer E: Path”, 20th Century Fox, Wild Card

Best Animation / Family

Annie “Dreams”, Columbia Pictures, Seismic Productions

Big Hero 6 “Find Your Way”, Disney, Trailer Park

Cinderella “Be Kind”, Disney,
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Lee Ryan thinks Joey Essex fakes being dumb

Lee Ryan thinks Joey Essex fakes being stupid. The Blue singer claims the former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star is nowhere near as unintelligent as he comes across on television and believes he's simply putting on an act for the sake of entertainment. Speaking about him and his bandmates - Simon Webbe, Antony Costa and Duncan James - being tricked by TV producers on their ITV2 show 'Blue Go Mad In Ibiza', he told Bang Showbiz: ''I think if we did go into that show thinking we were going to come off trying to be cool [we'd have been upset] ...
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Joey Essex didn't believe girl's name was Reem

Lee Ryan thinks Joey Essex fakes being stupid. The Blue singer claims the former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star is nowhere near as unintelligent as he comes across on television and believes he's simply putting on an act for the sake of entertainment. Speaking about him and his bandmates - Simon Webbe, Antony Costa and Duncan James - being tricked by TV producers on their ITV2 show 'Blue Go Mad In Ibiza', he told Bang Showbiz: ''I think if we did go into that show thinking we were going to come off trying to be cool [we'd have been upset] ...
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The Voice UK: Get all the details of Saturday's blind auditions

There are only two weeks left of blind auditions, so it's going to take someone pretty special to get those coaches to turn around - they're running out of space on their teams pretty quickly, after all...

There are 12 acts we get to see on Saturday who are hoping that they've got what it takes to impress and make it through to the battle rounds. But if you want a little bit more info on who they are and what they'll be singing, you're in luck - we have all the gossip here...

1. Karl Loxley - 24, Coventry

Song: 'Nessun Dorma' - Turandot

What you need to know: Karl - who studied musical theatre at Guildford School of Acting - works in a supermarket but also performs at residential homes, working men's clubs and festivals. He has a lot of elderly fans, including a friend called Liz in her
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The Voice UK: Sheridan Smith's brother auditions, Si Genaro returns

The Voice UK will feature a blind audition from Sheridan Smith's brother this weekend.

Damian Dalton Smith, a 39-year-old from Gainsborough, performs Johnny Cash's 'Folsom Prison Blues' in an attempt to make the coaches turn for him on Saturday night's episode.

Smith, who works as a self-employed painter and tiler, is the lead vocalist of a band called The Torn - and one of their songs was heavily featured on Jamie Oliver's Food Tube Channel.

This weekend's auditions will also see the return of eccentric act Si Genaro, who tried out for the blind auditions last series.

This time around, Genaro - who says he is in demand for gigs and selfies following his appearance last year - performs 'Falling Slowly' from Once, in an attempt to make it through to the next round.

Elsewhere, Keedie Green - who previously featured on a number two single with Duncan James from Blue,
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Sherlock pictures: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman film in Gloucester

Pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman filming Sherlock in Gloucester have been revealed.

Freeman can be seen looking rather dapper in a bowler hat, while Cumberbatch steps out in Sherlock Holmes' trademark deerstalker.

Freeman, Cumberbatch and the rest of the Sherlock cast are currently filming for a 2015 Christmas special which is speculated to be based on The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. A fourth series will air next year.

Sherlock helped BBC iPlayer set a new request record in 2014.

There were over 3.5bn TV and Radio requests made in 2014, up from 3.1bn in 2013.

Freeman recently said that Sherlock would lose its "appeal" if more episodes per series were made.

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch chat to Digital Spy about the differences between Sherlock and Alan Turing below:
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Blue on their Go Mad in Ibiza ITV2 show: 'It's about fun and banter'

Blue have described their Go Mad in Ibiza ITV2 show as "all about fun [and] banter".

Duncan James said fans can expect to see the "band in a different light" during the show.

James said: "They'll get to see just how close mates us Blue boys are. It's all about fun, banter and seeing the band in a different light."

The show, which sees the band attempt to run a bar, saw Blue faced with challenges including flamboyant PRs, demanding customers and irritating members of staff.

What the band didn't know is that all these people were played by actors.

Antony Costa said: "They fooled us all, they were too good. Jc [the PR representative] and Eggy [the barman] were great people and gave Hollywood worthy performances. They deserve movie roles with how good they were."

James added: "We got to work with a brilliant team and it was an absolute pleasure to get to know them all.
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Blue Go Mad in Ibiza trailer: An unwanted welcome gift in the hot tub

Blue have high hopes for their bar in the new Blue Go Mad in Ibiza trailer.

It's all going to plan until someone leaves an unwanted welcome gift in the hot tub…

The ITV show sees the boyband attempt to turn a chilled-out San Antonio bar into a lively holiday hotspot.

Duncan James, Simon Webbe, Lee Ryan and Antony Costa will be seen facing challenges such as flamboyant PRs, demanding customers and irritating members of staff, who - unknown to the group at the time - are all actors.

Blue have recently announced details of a 15-date UK tour in March and April 2015, including a gig at London's Roundhouse.

Watch Blue's video for 'One Love' below:
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