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Godfather actor Alex Rocco dies aged 79

The character actor Alex Rocco, best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in The Godfather, has died aged 79. The Emmy-winning actor’s career spanned five decades and he remained active up until his death. His most famous role came in 1972’s The Godfather, where he played the humbled casino owner who …

Film News July 20, 2015

Harry Shearer returns to The Simpsons

In a U-turn that will surprise few, the future of Springfield is no longer one without Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and Lenny (!) – as Harry Shearer has been persuaded into returning for The Simpsons’ 26th and 27th season. Back in May, Shearer announced he was leaving the show following contractual disputes, which apparently stopped …

10 fictional eateries we would definitely dine out at

We can all find ourselves wrapped up in the worlds we see on screen, immersed in locations we want to live in and characters we want to hang out with. Never more so than when we spot a diner, restaurant or fast food joint that we wish we could step into. Here are ten of …

Film Lists June 23, 2015

10 famous faces who look like Simpsons characters

Well, there’s a passing resemblance… In most-audacious-lawsuit-of-the-week news, little-known actor Frank Sivero, best known for ending up frozen stiff in the back of a meat truck in Goodfellas, is seeking a $250 million payout from Fox Television for what he believes is a use of his likeness in The Simpsons. Yes, that’s $250 million. Judge for …

Television October 24, 2014

Monday Memo: 5 things you missed at the weekend

Hold it! Stop surreptitiously browsing the news on your phone in the staff toilet to avoid the awkwardness at the water cooler. Put up your hands and admit that you were out of the cultural loop this weekend. Live with your mistakes. Jut kidding. Well, not really. But WOW is here to help anyway! Here’s …

Television September 29, 2014

The Simpsons will meet badly-drawn past selves in Halloween episode

This year’s annual ‘Treehouse of Horror’ Simpsons episode will see the characters reunited with their crudely drawn former selves. The first appearance of the famous animated family in 1987 – via sketches on The Tracey Ullman Show – will be revisited in the upcoming episode, as the show parodies horror film The Others.  Al Jean, executive producer of The Simpsons, told …

Television September 12, 2014

23 magnificent movie moustaches

Johnny Depp’s facial hair in the new trailer for spy-comedy Mortdecai is among the finest appearing on cinema screens this year. With this in mind, Pippa Day looks back at impressive movie moustaches that have paved the way for Depp’s hero handlebar. Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) The …

Film What's On August 14, 2014
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