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Celebrity MasterChef premiere draws 4.6m

The new season of Celebrity MasterChef premiered to an audience of 4.6m on Wednesday night. The BBC One show, which saw actor Neil Stuke and soap actress Alex Fletcher progress, drew a 22.3% audience share in the 8pm hour slot.

ITV doco for X Factor runner-up

Sony has reportedly signed off on a documentary featuring The X Factor runner-up Olly Murs for ITV2. As Murs’ record label, Sony is looking to publicise the rising talent in order for the singer to gain a stronger fan base.

Facebook creator goes yellow

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg will feature as himself on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. The American will appear on the cartoon in an episode where he meets Lisa at an entrepreneurs’ convention and advisers her on how to run a bike company.

South Park critic arrested

The Islamic man who threatened the creators of South Park after they aired the controversial Mohammad bear episode, has been arrested. Zachary Chesser, who posted the death threat on radical Islamic website Revolution Muslim, was detained for providing material support for a Somali terrorist group with Al-Qaeda links.

Top Gear screening later

The August 1 episode of Top Gear will screen at the later time of 9.30pm due to the extended athletics coverage on BBC Two. The motoring show will take a backseat to the network’s coverage of the European Athletics Championships. 

Homer Simpson has been crowned the greatest character created for film and television in the past 20 years.

The cartoon character has edged Harry Potter to win the title in a survey in industry magazine Entertainment Weekly.

Following the pair were Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Heath Ledger’s Joker from the Batman film, Tony Soprano and Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel from Friends.

The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening said the character of Homer was easily relatable to its viewers.

“People can relate to Homer because we’re all secretly propelled by desires we can’t admit to,” he said.

“Homer is launching himself head-first into every single impulsive thought that occurs to him.

“His love of whatever has caught his eye is a joy to witness.”

Other characters to place in the EW poll were The X Files Moulder and Scully, South Park’s Cartman, The Office’s David Brent and Mike Myers Austin Powers.

Source: Herald Sun


New York Police have not ruled out the possibility of the failed Times Square car bomb being linked to the controversial Prophet Muhammad episode of South Park.

Although there have been no connections established as yet, the NYPD are investigating whether the bomb that failed to detonate in an SUV parked in Times Square near the Viacom building (who owns MTV) was linked to the Islamic extremist group based in Queens.

The episode in question, which portrayed the Prophet Muhammad disguised in fluffy bear suit, was attacked after it aired in the US with a threat posted on the website which warned creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

The threat warned the pair that what they were doing “is stupid and they will probably end up like Theo van Gogh for airing this show.”

“This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.”

In mentioning Theo van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker who was murdered following a documentary he made exploring violence towards Muslim women, the threat on their lives is apparent.

The website has denied any part in the bomb scare.

Source: TV Squad

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