Bring on Downton Diddy.
It’s true, Downton Abbey has casted it’s very first black character and it’s the one and only Sean Combs, or as he is more commonly known,
P. Diddy, Puff Daddy or whatever he wants to be called these days.
In a Funny or Die exclusive, the rapper and producer announced the “news” that he is in fact the face of Downton Abbey‘s first black character. He even provided some exclusive footage from the show. Funny, it doesn’t even seem like they know he is there! Be careful Diddy, no one calls out The Dowager Countess (played by the perpetually bad ass Maggie Smith). I’d watch your back at Downton if I were you.
While this might be a spoof, it is hysterical and worth the watch. No one can deny the power of a good Downton Abbey satire. Remember when Colin Mochrie, Matt Doyle and Jeremy Jordan did a musical satire? Priceless.
Press day for any entertainer is a total bore. You’re stuck in one room for a whole entire day where you must spend your time is answering the same three questions as shot out by journalists (trust us, we know the questions suck but we’re obligated ask). So of course we’re going to love it when a journalist and star both decide to go off the rails and have a normal conversation.
Enter Mila Kunis.
Just to set the record straight, Kunis was everyone’s imaginary BFF before Jennifer Lawrence hit it big with the Hunger Games. Kunis is a natural when it comes to interviews—befriending journalists, confessing that yes, people do shout “Shut up, Meg!” at her on the streets, and being on the ready when it comes to defending her friends whether it’s in english or Russian.
So yeah, she was total cool when BBC1′s Chris Stark just wanted to shoot the shit with her and eventually, tried to ask her out. For the record, she seemed like she total would’ve said yes if she wasn’t working.
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BBC News Bulletin: Man dressed as the caped crusader hands in a suspect
BBC reports that a Batman costume clad crusader brought in a 27-year-old wanted man into an English police station on February 25 . Police for searching for the man due to charges of fraud offenses, and handling stolen goods.
The Trafalgar House police said that the identity of the individual who was dressed head to toe in batman atire remains a mystery.
Kathryn Sutcliffe, a worker at Kirgate Marget’s The Joke Shop, also says she sold a batman costume to a man in his 20′s 2 days before the incident. Apparently the caped crusader used a credit card – however, even though Sutcliffe knows his name, she wants to keep his identity a secret.
The best thing about this is that these things really happen. People really do things like this; if you don’t believe me, check out the HBO documentary Superheroes about people who actually have taken on the career of superheroes. The documentary features personal interviews and crime fighting footage to boot.
Don’t get me wrong, I love American and Canadian TV. Degrassi is a Canadian treasure and I’m a complete mess if I don’t catch Glee, Scandal, or Shameless. Because there is a lot of good TV out there, people don’t realize what they are missing, more specially, what great British television they’re missing out on. British TV is funny, witty, crude, and uncensored. Also, those accents just make the show that much more eventful.
The best British shows that film on location in England. Downton Abbey actually films on a large estate. True fact. In addition, so many of these British shows feature actors we love before they were even on our radar. For example, Carrie Mulligan was in the Doctor Who episode “Blink” before she was an A-lister and Andrew Garfield, better known these days as Spider-Man, was in the two-part “Daleks in Manhattan” episode. When you watch British televison you will also realize that shows like to trade actors. For example, everyone on Merlin has made an appearance on Doctor Who.
British television is highly underrated, and not enough people have been graced with it’s perfection. The stars are all beautiful (go Google Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Smith, Bradley James, Colin Morgan, or Rob James-Collier ). So just in case the British history, realistic and uncensored nature don’t have you tuning in, the eye candy should.
Or, how about the fact respected actors love BBC too?
I can proudly say I am so obsessed with British television that I’ll probably develop an accent before the third season of Sherlock is aired.
Created by Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatis, Sherlock is the modern retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales. Yes, I know. No sh*t, Sherlock.
In this adaptation of the well known series, Sherlock Holmes, who claims to be “a functioning sociopath, knows one thing and that’s deduction. His brilliance is mind boggling, and you will love how the show is edited together as text messages are shown on screen and the visual construction of Sherlock’s deduction process. Bonus point: Benedict Cumberbatch is tall, dark and sexy in this BBC show.
Warning: you will fall in love with him. His delivery as Sherlock is perfect, he truly comes off as a mad man.
The show has had 2 seasons, each with 3 episodes that are an hour and a half long each. They act as mini movies almost. Filming for season 3 had been postponed as Cumberbatch has become a highly-sought after actor, having recently worked Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Star Trek and The Hobbit. Sherlock’s Watson, Martin Freeman, can be found in the rom-com staple, Love Actually, and most recently as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit. Due to both of the actors involvement in The Hobbit, they will not start filming season 3 until 2014. It’s hard being a BBC junkie sometimes. No, correct that. All the time.
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As if Bruno Mars needed any help earning the unwavering affection of the entire female population, he broke out a Disney classic for BBC Live Lounge, singing a rendition of The Little Mermaid‘s “Part of Your World.”
Mars didn’t even bother to change the female centric lyrics, about breaking away from mundane life under the sea, gaining a pair of legs and walking among humans. The audience couldn’t stop laughing at Mars’ quirky commentary: “This is one song, this cover, that I could never get through because I choke up. It’s the best song ever written,” he said before singing it. “I want to look fear in the eyes right now and kick it in the ding ding.”
After his hilarious performance, Mars picked it up with another song from the movie, “Under the Sea.” It made us laugh, it made us cry, it made us fall even more in love with Mars.
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Although koala bears look all cute and fluffy, I’ve heard in the past they can be quite vicious if they’re disturbed by humans. So I was pretty surprised to see this video of a brave koala swimming right up to two canoes full of people. The paddlers pull him on board and he chills with them for a couple minutes, completely oblivious that he’s exhibiting unusual social behaviour.
The canoeists are part of the Burleigh Point Outrigger Canoe Club and they were paddling across Tallebudgera Creek on Australia’s Gold Coast. While it might seem like a friendly gesture on the koala’s part, animal experts told the BBC he was probably looking for a way to escape the creek’s tidal banks after being trapped and decided the canoe was the best escape.
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We’ve heard tons of awesome One Direction covers lately but we’ve got room for another one if it’s Rita Ora. The stylish singer visited BBC Radio 1 “Live Lounge” and covered “What Makes You Beautiful.” The song is just as chirpy as the original but changes the instrumentation with some maracas and a tropical sounding guitar and drum solo in the middle.
Ora also performed an acoustic version of her single “How We Do (Party).” We only have a couple weeks to go until her debut album ORA drops, but these performances will satiate us in the meantime.
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Recently, we’ve seen
Sacha Baron Cohen General Aladeen promoting his new movie The Dictator by doing all sorts of shenanigans, like dumping ashes on Ryan Seacrest or “murdering” Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis.
The guy never wavers or goes out of character and there’s hardly an eye flicker to ruin the joke. That’s why it’s so interesting that Sacha Baron Cohen gave a rare interview dressed out of character. Naturally, it was BBC, because if you’re going to do a serious interview, you may as well do it with them.
Cohen looked pared down in a beige suit without the beard and entourage of female guards. We also got a chance to hear his real voice and swanky British accent. Speaking to BBC’s Will Gompertz in Cannes, he joked that granting this interview out of character was probably a mistake.
Previously, he never granted personal interviews because he was afraid his characters would be compromised when people recognized him. Although doing interviews as Ali G and Borat could be seen as a publicity stunt, he said it was to protect the comedy and the movie.
He also said his new film The Dictator was developed because he always found Gaddafi “hilarious,” which is as good a reason as any.
Arcade Fire’s Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) is like an anthem for anyone who calls the suburbs home. I should know, being from the well-manicured Mississauga.
Now the Belgian duo Soulwax have taken the track and remixed it, a difficult task for anyone who takes on such a critically-acclaimed band. The track premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show last night. The remix provides a cool bouncy edge to back front woman Regine Chassagne’s vocals.
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BBC anchor caught sleeping on the job
We’ve all been there. You close your eyes for a SECOND in class or on the job because you’re unusually overtired. Your colleague might catch you but luckily your nap isn’t going to be aired around the world. That’s what happened to this anchorman, Simon McCoy. He thought there was going to be another presenter ahead of his early morning broadcast so he took the opportunity to get in a few minutes of shut eye next to co-host Martine Croxall. Unluckily for him, he was caught in the act.
Panda rips into a pumpkin
This red panda is like a ninja playing with his pumpkin in the snow. You can hear the tourists snapping photos in the background and he just wants to make sure they know how tuff he is.
Sitcom television isn’t having much luck – and it looks like Steve Carell is following in the footsteps of Charlie Sheen. Yes, it’s true – there may be no Michael Scott in the popular sitcom The Office after next season.
During an interview with BBC, Carell dropped the horrible bomb that he may not be re-signing his contract next year.
When the interviewer asked, “How long will you stay with The Office for? How many more [seasons]? How long does your contract run?” Carell responded, “Contract through next season.”
When he was asked “And will you stay after that?” the 47-year-old actor responded, “I don’t think so. I think that will probably be my last year.”
Well, at least he said, “think,” so there may still be hope. Perhaps it was part of a negotiation tactic, and Michael Scott will alive and well in the Scranton branch. NBC has yet to comment on the interview.
It is almost impossible to imagine The Office without the immature, inappropriate and absolutely hilarious Michael Scott.