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  • Sophie Okonedo Set to Join Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Hollow Crown': Report

    LONDON -- Sophie Okonedo, who was Oscar nommed for "Hotel Rwanda," is set to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the next series of "The Hollow Crown," the BBC's Shakespeare adaptations, according to a report Friday. The actress will play Queen...
  • Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern Join 'Woman in Gold'

    LONDON -- "The White Queen" star Max Irons, "Game of Thrones" thesp Charles Dance, and Elizabeth McGovern from "Downton Abbey" have joined the cast of "Woman in Gold," which is being produced by The Weinstein Company, BBC Films and Origin Pictures. Other...
  • BSkyB Topper Sophie Turner Laing to Step Down

    LONDON -- Sophie Turner Laing, managing director, content, at Rupert Murdoch's U.K. satcaster BSkyB, is to step down later this year. Turner Laing has been at Sky for 11 years, during which time she has helped drive the creative and commercial...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Sing Your Face Off'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Sing Your Face Off'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 1 - 7, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Sing Your Face Off In this new competition...
  • The honeymoon is over for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

    The honeymoon is over for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
    After all the hoopla of her extravagant wedding festivities in Paris and Milan, Kim Kardashian might have been bored on her honeymoon in Ireland, according to the Daily Mail, and she returned to the U.S. on Sunday. [Daily Mail] On Saturday, Kardashian...
  • BBC Presenter Jimmy Savile Sexually Abused at Least 500 Kids: Report

    LONDON - BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, who died in 2011, sexually abused at least 500 children, a report has claimed. The study, which was carried out by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children for the BBC's investigative show...
  • Christian mother may become 21st-century martyr

    How big is this planet? Here's how big. On one side, we pass laws to ensure gay couples can marry. On the other side, a wife is sentenced to death for refusing to denounce her religion. Right now, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, sits in a Sudanese prison, nursing...
  • Judge orders Oscar Pistorius to undergo psychiatric evaluation

    Judge orders Oscar Pistorius to undergo psychiatric evaluation
    The judge in the murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday ordered the athlete to undergo a comprehensive mental health assessment by a panel of psychiatrists, after an allegation he suffered from an anxiety disorder. Pistorius...
  • Banned Egyptian youth movement will boycott this month's election

    Banned Egyptian youth movement will boycott this month's election
    A major youth movement that was banned last month by an Egyptian court declared Wednesday it would boycott this month’s presidential vote. The announcement by the April 6 movement added to a chorus of complaints from critics who say the election,...
  • Exit of Film4 Topper Creates Worry in British Biz

    Channel 4's movie arm Film4 is one of the pillars of the British film industry, alongside BBC Films and the British Film Institute, so when its longtime chief Tessa Ross recently said she would be stepping down, it sent a frisson through the biz. Ben...
  • Buzzy British Movies at This Year's Cannes

    Competition Jimmy's Hall (pictured) Director: Ken Loach Production company: Sixteen Films, Element Pictures Sales agent: Entertainment One Key cast: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott Logline: Period drama set in 1930s Ireland during its "Red Scare."...