Jeremy Wells was on The Edge radio station this morning just after 8am, talking about the show returning tonight. Listen to the MP3 »

In tonight’s show we see the best media moments of 2006 and they talk to the people who broadcasted Nicky Watson’s doco in Libya!! In an upcoming episode, Chang from The Edge features.

They talk a little about him too – how he was expelled from Wanganui Collegiate School for giving a cap of oil to a recovering drug addict!

The Scissor Sisters have announced details of the second single to be taken from their album Ta-Dah. The track, Land Of A Thousand Words, will be released on December 4. The Scissors Sisters last single, I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’, went to number 1 in the UK charts earlier this year.

Atomic Kitten have revealed they are to reunite for a one-off gig. Jenny Frost, Liz McLarnon and Natasha Hamilton (pictured right) will perform a concert in support of jailed Liverpool football fan Michael Shields who was arrested for an attack on a local barman in Bulgaria. A crime he reportedly didn’t commit Shields was convicted and found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Deja vu Tana Umaga.

The event will be compered by Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles next month. Gloria Gaynor, comedian Ricky Tomlinson, the Bay City Rollers and The Farm will also perform, reports the BBC. Shields is serving 10 years for the attempted murder of a barman in Bulgaria, but denies the offence.

He is expected to return from Bulgaria to serve the rest of his sentence in the UK. The proceeds from the concert will go towards paying off a fine of almost £90,000 which was also imposed by the Bulgarian court. Atomic Kitten announced in 2004 that they were to “take a break”, but denied they were splitting up for good.

U2 are planning to release their first 3-D concert film next year and will draw on more than 700 hours of footage shot during the South America leg of their Vertigo tour.

The film is being directed by Mark Pellington, who began his career by shooting U2’s One video. A representative for the band called it “the first-ever 3-D multicamera live shoot.”

Editing is underway in New York with discussions under way with several major studio distributors for a release in late 2007. It’s expected the film will use the Real D technology installed by cinemas showing the digital 3-D release of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G creator) has reportedly signed a £22m film deal. The film will centre on his comic creation Bruno who is a gay Austrian fashion obsessive. Baron Cohen has previously starred in films using his creations Ali G and Borat. According to Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has agreed to pay the sum for the film rights, and a production budget of up to £13.1m.

Donald Sutherland has joined the cast of Fool’s Gold. The comedy will also star Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

The story revolves around a husband and wife who have spent eight years searching for a lost treasure and are on the brink of bankruptcy and divorce when a clue to the money surfaces.

Sutherland will play Nigel, a billionaire who invites the couple to join him on his boat in the hunt for the treasure.

Please be aware that emails of entertainment news get sent to me everyday as press releases, I then edit/reword and paste the news I get on this here blog for your reading pleasure. Instead of having to buy that stupid magazine, read Throng! Each day I’ll post two entries: one of film and one of music news. Keep upto date with Boy Kirk Blog! ha

Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is the greatest horror film of all time, according to a new poll. It topped HMV’s annual horror film poll ahead of last year’s winner, William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. John Carpenter’s Halloween was third in the poll of 5,000 HMV customers – the same as last year.

Mark Frampton, HMV DVD Catalogue Manager, said: “In recent years we’ve seen a significant upsurge of interest in this genre of films, which has broadened considerably from the old Hammer horror days and is now regarded as being very cool, particularly with a younger audience.”

John Carpenter and Wes Craven both have three titles in the top 50, Alfred Hitchcock and George A. Romero each have two.

The top 20 films were:

1. THE SHINING. Stanley Kubrick (1980)
2. THE EXORCIST. William Friedkin (1973)
3. HALLOWEEN. John Carpenter (1978)
4. NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Wes Craven (1984)
5. RINGU (The Ring). Hideo Nakata (1998)
6. JU-ON: THE GRUDGE. Takashi Shimizu (2003)
7. ALIEN. Ridley Scott (1979)
8. HELLRAISER. Clive Barker (1987)
9. STEVEN KING’S IT. Tommy Lee Wallace (1990)
11. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez (1999)
12. THE OMEN. Richard Donner (1976)
13. THE EVIL DEAD. Sam Raimi (1981)
14. SAW. James Wan (2004)
15. PSYCHO. Alfred Hitchcock (1960)
16. THE THING. John Carpenter (1982)
17. THE DESCENT. Neil Marshall (2005)
18. CANDYMAN. Bernard Rose (1992)
19. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Jonathan Demme (1991)
20. THE WICKER MAN. Robin Hardy (1973)

What’s your favourite film from the above list (or one that isn’t listed)? Mine is Hell Raiser definately!

Rumour has it that Eddie Izzard has quit the cast of 24 after filming for just one day!

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I watched an episode of Jerry Springer on SKY a few nights ago and the theme was weird sex ideas. Two of the guests were fat sisters. There’s nothing wrong with fat girls but this girl was very much into having sex with her sister. They showed this clip in which she started kissing her sister then she told the cameraman that they need a private moment. The ‘brain’ behind this sick activity also invited her ‘current’ boyfriend and her sister’s boyfriend. I’m hoping that not all Americans are like them.

U2 songs are being incorporated into church services in the US of A. A number of Episcopal churches in the US have begun using music by the band in their communion services.

Called the U2Charist, the service has spread to 150 churches in 15 US states. Episcopal priest Reverend Paige Blair came up with idea and held the first U2Charist service at Maine’s York Harbor.

He told USA Today: “Bach and Handel were the popular music of their day, and they had trouble getting played in church. The Methodist hymn writers once wrote contemporary music. Are we worshipping Bono? Absolutely not.”

I wonder if we can introduce this idea with Frankie Stevens songs for praise and worship.

Even tall people can feel teeny sometimes. It only takes standing next to a tall mate to make you feel like petite-ness itself.

At 5’6″, Victoria Beckham can hardly be described as short. However, when she recently spent time in Paris with 5’9″ Katie Holmes, her heels would certainly have come in handy. The former Spice Girl told The Sun: “I had so much fun in Paris with her. “She is very tall though – I did feel like a bit of a midget!”

I know alot of NZ celebs who seem taller on TV and are almost midgets in person. How tall are you? I wonder if there’s a list of how tall celebrities actually are.

Lindsay Lohan’s high-profile social life has been showbiz fodder for a long time. However, the actress has never before spoken about her battle with food and her weight in detail. In a candid interview with The News Of The World, the Herbie Reloaded star described what she went through, saying: “You have to hit rock bottom sometimes before you get yourself back to the top… I was making myself sick. Sometimes, being thin doesn’t look healthy. I kind of didn’t realise that.”

She went on: “My arms were disgusting. I had no arms. I had people sit me down and say, ‘You’re going to die if you don’t take care of yourself.'”

    Thankfully Lindsay is on the road to recovery and has learned to accept herself the way she is. “I feel great about my body now,” she said. The surest sign of this could be her highly active and highly publicised love life. “It’s the variety of partners everyone likes, especially at my age,” she insisted. I mean, if the sex is bad, the relationship’s not going anywhere. Anyway I don’t even think I’ve had my best kiss yet.”

Rachel’s now a judge on the UK show Make Me a Supermodel and the presenter of the show has been fired because of the derogatory comments she made about Rachel!!

When the presenter, Jasmine Lennard,was a contestant, she said Rachel was spotty and fat and needed a personal trainer.

This year, the presenter called Rachel Hunter “Rachel Munter”.

The production company said: “It was very clear in her contract that no derogatory comments were to be made about any of the panel who in the first series eliminated her in the early stages. As she broke this we sadly had no choice but to sack her.”


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