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What Will Princess Kate and Prince William Name Baby Number 3? Oddmakers Weigh In

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What Will Princess Kate and Prince William Name Baby Number 3? Oddmakers Weigh In
Labor Day brought royal baby news early this morning — and the expected names are already rolling in.

Bookies are already offering odds on what Princess Kate and Prince William will name their third child — and Alice has come out on top, so far. British bookmakers Ladbrokes and William Hill cite the sweet name at the top of their lists.

Elizabeth and James are runner-ups on William Hill, while Arthur and Victoria snagged the second spot on Ladbrokes.

Kensington Palace confirmed on Monday that the royals, both 35, are expecting baby number three. They are already parents to Prince George, 4, and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte.
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Princess Diana Wanted to Be This Before Becoming a Princess

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Princess Diana Wanted to Be This Before Becoming a Princess
Princess Diana is known for her fascinating life as a British royal, but she led an equally interesting life before marrying Prince Charles. Diana grew up in an affluent household in Norfolk, England. Her father's family, the Spencers, were closely allied with the British royal family, while her maternal grandmother, Ruth Roche, was a member of the court of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After being homeschooled by her governess, Gertrude Allen, she began her formal education at Silfield Private School in Gayton, Norfolk, before moving to an all-girls boarding school when she was nine. In 1973, she joined her sisters at West Heath Girls' School, and although she didn't excel in academics (she failed her O-levels twice), she was a talented athlete. Related24 Timeless Photos of Princess Diana Aside from swimming and diving, Diana was incredibly passionate about ballet, even going as far as to study it in school. Even
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Netflix nabs ABC titles

Netflix has secured exclusive streaming rights to Chris Lilley.s Jonah from Tonga and the drama series Serangoon Road for its Australian and New Zealand service which launches March 28.

In a deal signed with ABC Commercial, Netflix gets non-exclusive rights to a slew of other ABC shows including Rake, Redfern Now, Upper Middle Bogan, The Time of Our Lives, Janet King, Jack Irish, Crownies and Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide.

The deal also covers Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (Australia only), Lilley.s Ja.mie: Private School Girl, Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes and kids shows Angelina Ballerina, Barney, Bob The Builder, Sesame Street, The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine.

Last December SVoD rival Stan announced a non-exclusive deal with ABC Commercial encompassing the same content.

Netflix has also nabbed exclusive SVoD rights to British dramas Broadchurch and The Tunnel from Roadshow Entertainment, and the rights to Roadshow.s extensive library.
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Hopes for more Redfern Now

The telemovie Redfern Now: Promise Me almost certainly won.t be the final chapter in the saga of the mostly indigenous residents of inner-city Sydney.

ABC TV head of programming Brendan Dahill hopes the creative team will get back together for another instalment in the franchise.

In a sense the drama produced by Blackfella Films. Darren Dale and Miranda Dear, which starred Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair, Leah Purcell, Aaron Pederson, Rarriwuy Hick, Lisa Flanagan, Kelton Pell and Kirk Page, is a victim of its own success.

Dahill tells If, .The first two series were so popular the cast members are in heavy demand. But we hope to get the team back together when they are available..

Due to air in the next couple of months, Redfern Now: Promise Me will explore the impact of a violent crime on two women and the fight for justice that ensues. Anthony Hayes, Daniella
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Presto TV to commission local production

Subscription VoD service Presto TV will commission original Australian programming and source other content exclusively for the platform.

A joint venture between Foxtel and Seven West Media, Presto TV launched last Sunday. Subscribers pay a monthly fee of $9.99 for the TV stream, the same amount for Foxtel.s 10-months-old Presto Movies, and $14.99 for both.

Presto TV will commission original productions including drama, Seven Network director of programming Angus Ross tells If.. "We will make stuff for Presto TV," he said, without giving any specifics.

As for acquisitions, he flagged the streaming service would buy content such as .binge-worthy dramas. and more children.s programming.

Ross said, .My mantra for Seven.s primary channel is that I will buy something if I think it will rate. That.s the same in finding content we think will work for Presto TV..

Pre-launch, Presto TV announced it had bought non-exclusive rights to a
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Ryan Sampson’s favourite TV

Grumio from Plebs on his love of Deal Or No Deal and why Spaced should return to TV

Anything with Chris Lilley, who did Summer Heights High. He recently had Jonah From Tonga and Ja’mie: Private School Girl. It’s weird characters in the middle of nowhere. I’m from a small village just outside Sheffield, and all my dad’s friends are oddballs. I really like the idea of being able to do that sort of thing myself. He does it absolutely perfectly.

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Influential Cult Classic Filmmaker Black Dead at 77: Worked with Perkins, Redgrave, Mitchum

Cult movie classic ‘Pretty Poison’ filmmaker Noel Black dead at 77 (photo: Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins in ‘Pretty Poison’) Noel Black, best remembered for the 1968 cult movie classic Pretty Poison, died of pneumonia at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on July 5, 2014. Black (born on June 30, 1937, in Chicago) was 77. Prior to Pretty Poison, Noel Black earned praise for the 18-minute short film Skaterdater (1965), the tale of a boy skateboarder who falls for a girl bike rider. Shot on the beaches of Los Angeles County, the dialogue-less Skaterdater went on to win the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film and tied with Orson WellesFalstaff - Chimes at Midnight for the Technical Grand Prize at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival. Besides, Skaterdater received an Academy Award nomination in the Best Short Subject, Live Action category. (The Oscar winner that year was Claude Berri’s Le Poulet.) ‘Pretty Poison’: Fun and games and
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Love Always: Phoebe Cates

Presenting “Love Always,” a recurring feature in which we pay tribute to the women who helped shape our views on pop culture.

This time we pay a 51st birthday tribute to Phoebe Cates. She retired from acting 20 years ago (save for a brief bit in her pal Jennifer Jason Leigh‘s 2001 The Anniversary Party) to raise her family with husband Kevin Kline, but she gave us a couple of iconic moments in the 80′s that will live forever.

Here are seven reasons why I will Love Always Phoebe Cates.

That Scene In Fast Times At Ridgemont High

1982′s Fast Times At Ridgemont High introduced us to Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, Judge Reinhold and gave Brian Backer his best film role since The Burning.

It also gave us, without a doubt, the greatest nude scene in film history … that involved breasts. When Phoebe came
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Summer Heights High's Chris Lilley for snowboarding mockumentary

Chris Lilley is developing a snowboarding mockumentary special.

The Summer Heights High creator is working with Australian blogger David Thorne, known for his spoof letters and emails, on the one-off show.

Thorne told the Sydney Morning Herald: "It's a one-hour mockumentary about two individuals who embrace the snowboarding culture to the fullest extent but do not know how to snowboard.

"Chris and I first met a couple of years ago at a function and share a similar sense of humour. In his words, 'We're like peas in a pod - except I'm talented and famous'."

Cold Feet will be broadcast in Australia and the UK in September.

It is expected to air on BBC Three in the UK. The show may be renamed due to the classic 1990s drama of the same name.

Thorne found fame online in 2008, after he attempted to pay an overdue bill with a drawing of a spider.
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The uncanny genius of Chris Lilley

As Jonah From Tonga arrives on BBC Three, we salute the meticulously observed characters of Australian comic Chris Lilley

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A sixteen year old Queen Bee, a disruptive Tongan teen, a juvenile offenders’ officer in her sixties, feckless teenage twins, a flamboyant drama teacher, a pushy Japanese mother… Chris Lilley puts on a wig, an outfit (and sometimes, a controversial bit of face paint) and becomes them all.

Watch him in costume and there’s no sense that Lilley is anyone but the character he’s playing. Other comedy drag acts - Little Britain’s Emily and Florence, for instance - might trade on the physical disconnect between the actor and persona, but Lilley is no pantomime dame. In his glossy brunette wig and school dress, the thirty-nine year old man disappears and he simply is hair-flicking, doe-eyed teen Ja’mie King. Change the wig, accent and mannerisms, and he becomes a naughty,
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Jonah from Tonga series review: moments of anguish and penis jokes

All six new episodes of Chris Lilley's new comedy were made available on the web ahead of its TV broadcast this week, and Julia Raeside binged-watched the lot. Warning: spoilers

Comedian Chris Lilleys latest offshoot from the brilliant Summer Heights High is a mock documentary about another one of his forensically drawn sneering teens. Following on from the huge success of Jamie: Private School Girl, Jonah from Tonga features the now 14-year-old hellraiser from Summer Heights. Having been expelled, he returns to Australia from family banishment in Tonga and starts at his new school, Holy Cross.

We meet Jonah briefly in his homeland "Tonga's shit and my uncle is a homo" and cut to six months later when he is re-established in Australia and already leading a new school gang of Tongans who call themselves Fobba-liscious. The six episodes see him having run-ins with his bombastic special needs teacher
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Logies 2014: all the action from Australian TV's awards ceremony  as it happened

It's the biggest night in Australian TV, with reality shows, comedy and heavyweight drama all vying for the big prizes. Join us as we find out who's sweeping the board and who's going home empty-handed

11.28pm Aest

It's ended! Twitter can now go to rest, knowing that it did its job: howling in 140-character chunks at no one in particular about a thing we could all just be watching in silence.

Thanks for sharing and commenting below if you did. It kept Alex and myself from tearing our fingernails out.

11.22pm Aest

The credits are there. This is definitely, somehow ending. And yet they're still broadcasting. Do I have to blog this bit? Do I have to live blog the hedonism of the television industry as I sit here with my left leg that's now got moss growing on the inside?

11.20pm Aest

It's official. Scott Cam's got the biggest deck in Australia.
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Ja'mie, Jonah and quiche: Chris Lilley's return to BBC Three

"I don't want to be a bitch, but you guys are really boring."

Private school girl Ja'mie King, the deliciously bitchy comedy creation of Aussie mockumentary genius Chris Lilley, returns to British TV screens this week.

Last seen in the 2007 cult classic Summer Heights High, Ja'mie has left "the povos" behind and is back on her own stomping ground as the school captain for Hillford Girls Grammar School.

Digital Spy spoke with Lilley in Australia to find out what we can expect and what else he has in store for 2014.

Chris on whether he will ever be too old to play Ja'mie...

Even in Summer Heights High, I thought, 'Should you be doing this character? Is it not too late? Are you not too old now?' And then I thought, 'It was too late when I started playing this character in my 30s, it's never been appropriate'.

I don't
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Chris Lilley's Ja'mie: Private School Girl BBC Three trailer - watch

BBC Three has unveiled its first trailer for Ja'mie: Private School Girl.

Chris Lilley's comedy series will premiere in the UK on Thursday, February 6 at 10pm.

Private School Girl follows Ja'mie as she completes her final year at Hillford Girls Grammar School after her stint at Summer Heights High.

The show debuted on Australia's ABC1 back in October.

Lilley recently told Digital Spy about the new series: "It's along the same lines as my other shows, it's a mockumentary style and I'll play the characters.

"I want to keep as much of the show as possible a secret, but if you've loved my last three shows, this is part four."

The comic actor recently announced plans for a new show centred around his Summer Heights High character Jonah Takalua.
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Chris Lilley's Ja'mie: Private School Girl gets BBC Three broadcast date

BBC Three has confirmed the premiere date of Ja'mie: Private School Girl.

Chris Lilley returns for a new series featuring his diva schoolgirl character Ja'mie King on Thursday, February 6 at 10pm.

Private School Girl follows Ja'mie as she completes her final year at Hillford Girls Grammar School after her stint at Summer Heights High.

The show debuted on Australia's ABC1 back in October.

Lilley previously told Digital Spy: "It's along the same lines as my other shows, it's a mockumentary style and I'll play the characters.

"I want to keep as much of the show as possible a secret, but if you've loved my last three shows, this is part four."

The comic actor recently announced plans for a new show centred around his Summer Heights High character Jonah Takalua.

Watch a clip from the series below:
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What to Watch This Weekend: Julie Andrews' The Sound of Music, Gandolfini Remembered & More

What to Watch This Weekend: Julie Andrews' The Sound of Music, Gandolfini Remembered & More
On TV this weekend: Fallon and Timberlake bring holiday cheer to Saturday Night Live, HBO honors James Gandolfini and the hills are alive with the real Sound of Music. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar.

Saturday, December 21

8 pm I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! (ABC) | Lucy and Linus’ little brother turns to Snoopy’s brother when he wants a dog for Christmas.

9 pm Atlantis (BBC America) | Ariadne must decide where her loyalties lie.

10 pm 48 Hours (CBS) | The team investigates the Highway of Tears murders.

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Fall finale: Jimmy Fallon hosts, Justin Timberlake
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Best TV Couples Of 2013 From ‘Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Scandal’ & More

Browse our top 30 TV couples of 2013, then weigh in with your picks!

With most of our favorite shows beginning that dreaded winter hiatus, HollywoodLife.com is taking a minute to reflect on the finest TV couples of 2013. Some got together for the first time, while others shared a bittersweet farewell — and then there were those we just wanted to hook up. Like, really badly. So dig into our list of the year’s top 30 pairings, vote for your favorite(s), and if you see any glaring omissions, suggest a twosome we missed!

Best TV Couples Of 2013: HollywoodLife.com’s Top 30

Presented in no particular order…

The CW

Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) on The Vampire Diaries

Vincent (Jay Ryan) and Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) on Beauty & The Beast

Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Caroline (Candice Accola) on The Originals/The Vampire Diaries

Oliver (Stephen Ammell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards
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What to Watch Sunday: Good Wife 100, Treme's Final Bow, Walking Dead's Fall Finale and More

What to Watch Sunday: Good Wife 100, Treme's Final Bow, Walking Dead's Fall Finale and More
On TV this Sunday: The Good Wife hits 100 with a bang, The Walking Dead lurches into winter hibernation, Treme kicks off its final season, PBS shares a peek inside the Abbey and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

Preview | Once Upon a Time Creators Tease Adoption Flashback Twists, Warn of Peter Pan’s Resilience

8 pm The Christmas Spirit (Hallmark Channel) | The spirit of a comatose journalist (Nicolette Sheridan, Desperate Housewives) tries to stop a real-estate developer from changing her town.

Related | Homeland‘s Damian Lewis is TVLine
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Watch: Ja’Mie: Private School Girl: Season 1, Episode 1 [HBO]

Watch Ja’mie Private School Girl Episode 1.1. HBO‘s Ja’mie: Private School Girl: season 1, episode 1 stars Chris Lilley, Georgie Jennings, Georgia Treu, Laura Grady, and Lester Ellis Jr. Ja’mie: Private School Girl‘s plot synopsis: “The b*tch is back … and she’s meaner than ever. From Chris Lilley, [...]

Continue reading: Watch: Ja’Mie: Private School Girl: Season 1, Episode 1 [HBO]
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Watch the Entire Pilot for HBO's New Series Ja'mie: Private School Girl

Thanksgivukkah comes but once every few centuries, and this year it’s come early. The entire first episode of Ja’mie: Private School Girl is up on YouTube for free right now thanks to the generous people at HBO, who still won’t sell you their service independent of cable no matter what. So spend a half hour with 39-year-old Australian comic Chris Lilley and the 17-year-old school girl character he’s honed to perfection on We Can Be Heroes and Summer Heights High. (And don’t worry if you haven’t seen those shows or Angry Boys; you’re missing out, but Lilley’s new show stands...
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