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Posted on May 18, 2006 | |
From today's Times (and other papers):
The BBC has scrapped plans for a celebrity pole dancing show after protests from women’s groups. Zoë Ball, Natasha Kaplinsky and Fiona Phillips had been linked with the one-off programme for Sport Relief. The Poppy Project, a women’s support group, said that pole dancing exploited women.
Nothing like pole dancing for charity, is there? Insert punchline as to what next year's “but it's all in a good cause” idea will be...
Posted on May 10, 2006 | |
We all heard the news that Christopher Eccleston may be starring in the forthcoming remake of The Prisoner. Now The Independents Pandora reports that CE may have had a bust-up with the producers and Sky are getting cold feet.
“Christopher did contact Granada earlier this year, when talks about the project began,” they say. “But since the casting process has only just begun, we are also looking elsewhere.”
Quelle surprise. Odd that he should have initiated contact with the producers, as he did with Doctor Who, and then mess everything up himself (assuming Pandora's right). But it seems that if there's a way to sabotage his own career, Eccleston will find it every time. Let's hope he can pull himself together again and get back into the game.
Posted on May 9, 2006 | |
NBC were going to give The West Wing a great big send-off this Sunday, just before the show's last ever episode. But just as the network cancelled the series because of falling ratings and high costs, they've cancelled the interviews-and-clips special for the same reasons. Sad that, isn't it?