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  • October6th

    23 year old British singer-songwriter, actress, and fashionista Rita Ora has announced that she will be joining the U.K.’s version of The Voice as a host for its 2015 series. Ora will be replacing Kylie Minogue and joining Sir Tom Jones, Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson, and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.

    Ora is best known for her success as a singer in the UK where her self-titled debut album “Ora” (2012) debuted at number one and produced two number one singles “R.I.P.” and “How We Do (Party).” Her latest hit is her feature on Australian rapper Iggy Azaelia’s “Black Widow,” which reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and is now certified platinum in the US and Australia. The singer is also well-loved in the fashion world for her progressive bold style and has done endorsements for brands such as DKNY, Superga, Calvin Klein, Madonna’s “Material Girl Collection,” Rimmel, and most recently Adidas.

    Ora took to Twitter late September to express her enthusiasm for the freshly announced news, “So excited to be part of; and for my team to win The Voice this series!! Let’s have some fun Will, Tom and Ricki!!” The fourth series of the show just began filming its blind auditions in Manchester, and is set to air early next year.

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  • September23rd

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    In his first feature-film, The Merchant of Venice, Charlie Cox co-starred alongside Hollywood legends Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons (2004). Over the last couple of years, he appeared in films such as Casanova (2005), co-starring Heath Ledger and on stage in Harold Pinter’s The Collection. His first starring role was as Tristan Thorne in the award-winning Stardust (2007) which featured an all-star cast including Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes and Pete O’Toole.

    Since then, Cox has had a recurring role in HBO’s hit TV series Boardwalk Empire (2011-12) and a guest role in Downton Abbey (2010).This year has been one of his biggest as he stars in the up-coming The Theory of Everything, co-starring Eddie Redmayne, and Dracula Untold, co-starring Luke Evans. It has also been announced that Cox will portray Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Marvel’s up-coming Daredevil TV series (2015).

     

    Watch the trailer for The Theory of Everything and Dracula Untold here:

    The Theory of Everything

    Dracula Untold

  • September19th

    George MacKay’s breakthrough role was aged 10, playing a Lost Boy in the PJ Hogan version of Peter Pan (2003). His next big role was co-starring with Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell in Defiance, (2008) and then co-starring with Clive Owen in The Boys Are Back (2009).

    In 2013, MacKay played Edmond in How I Live Now, opposite Saoirse Ronan and directed by Kevin Macdonald. He then played Davy Henshaw in the critically-acclaimed, British musical film Sunshine on Leith (2014). This year also sees him star in Pride, co-starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton. Pride won the Queer Palm award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. MacKay is a young British star with a great future ahead.

     

    See the trailers for Pride and Sunshine On Leith here:

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    Sunshine On Leith

  • September15th

    After a whirlwind year, Jess Glynne has become one of the UK’s most talked-about talented new artists. She began 2014 by collaborating on two number one tracks; “My Love” with Route 94 and “Rather Be” with Clean Bandit – the fastest-selling single of the year so far.

    Described as the new queen of house music, Glynne released her own debut single “Right Here” which charted in the Top Ten. She performed at Wireless and Glastonbury and has received praise by fellow British singers, Adele and Lilly Allen. With her debut album on the horizon and a tour commencing in October, Glynne is one of the British singers to watch out for!

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  • September15th

    Jack Reynor has an impressive career for a 23-year old. His breakout role was as the lead in the critically acclaimed Irish film What Richard Did (2012), which won best Irish film of the year at the 10th Irish Film & Television Awards. Reynor himself won the Best Actor award.

    It was this performance that allegedly led to his casting in Transformers: Age of Extension (2014), the first of a new Transformers series co-starring Mark Wahlberg. He also starred in Delivery Man (2014), co-starring Vince Vaughn, and Glassland (2014), co-starring Toni Colette and Will Poluter.

    In 2015,  two big films will releases for Reynor; Macbeth, co-starring Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender, and Girl’s Night Out, co-starring Rupert Everett and Emily Watson.

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  • August14th

    The biggest and most highly anticipated event of the summer is about to take stage. Nothing tops off the end of the summer with more shock and excitement than the infamous MTV Video Music Awards. Last years award show will be hard to top after Miley Cyrus shocked audiences worldwide with the “twerk” performance along side Robin Thicke or the fulfillment of every 90’s kids dream with Timberlake’s
    performance including N’YSNC. But then again its a new year for music and fi you take all of todays hottest performers and entertainers and put them under one roof .. you’re bound to witness history in the making.

    This years music awards will be broadcasted live from ‘Fabulous Forum’ in Southern California. Expect numerous performances by artists such as Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, Maroon 5, Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande. If those performances don’t leave you impressed get ready to be blown away because this years Video Vanguard Award will be presented to none other than Queen Bey. Beyonce holds the place at the top of the period this year with a whopping 8 nominations. Quickly behind her is breakthrough artist Iggy Azelea and all time favorite rapper Eminem.

    This year has been groundbreaking for music so this years moon man will be a tough one to snag. Most of the voting categories are closed, but some will remain open until the live show so go help support your favorites, and make sure to tune in Sunday, August 28th for this years MTV Video Music Awards.

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  • August12th

    Douglas Booth may only be 21 but don’t underestimate this talented young British actor and model. He won his first professional role at the age of 16 in From Time to Time (2009), directed by Julian Fellowes, starring Maggie Smith and Timothy Spall.

    Booth rose to prominence in 2010 following his role as pop star Boy George in the BBC Two Drama Worried About the Boy (2010) which received great reviews.

    2011 saw him star as Pip in the BBC One adaptation of Great Expectations alongside Gillian Anderson and Ray Winstone and the BBC film Christopher and His Kind. His Hollywood breakthrough came in 2013 playing opposite Hailee Steinfeld in a new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. He recently finished filming blockbuster Noah (2014) co- starring Russell Crowe and Emma Watson.

    Booth also has a successful modelling career having featured in several Burberry campaigns shot by Mario Testino, opposite Emma Watson, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Lily Donaldson.

    Later this year will see Booth in The Wachowski’s science-fiction film Jupiter Ascending, co-starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne as well as The Riot Club, co-starring Max Irons and Sam Claflin.

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  • August12th

    Lily James has become a weekly feature in British households with her breakthrough role as free-spirited Lady Rose McClare in Downtown Abbey.

    After a successful run in theatre, James landed roles in Just William (2010)and Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011) co-starring Billie Piper. In 2012, James had her first lead film role in Fast Girls (2012), written and directed by Noel Clark. The same year she also appeared in Wrath of the Titans, co-starring Sam Worthington, Bill Nighy and Liam Neeson.

     James has just finished filming Cinderella, where she was hand-picked by director Kenneth Branagh to play the lead role. The film will be released in 2015 and also stars Cate Blanchett and Helen Bonham Carter.

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  • August12th

    When Uzo Aduba first auditioned for Netflix’s original series “Orange is the New Black,” she didn’t expect a callback for a character called “Crazy Eyes.” Yet, nobody could have been a more suitable choice. For Aduba —who in person is a regal and cheerful figure —  the role of a hyper-emotional, unstable prison inmate surprisingly fit like a glove.

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    As a former Broadway star, Aduba has had no problem playing a variety of characters even well before her show-stopping performance in “Orange.” She was first recognized at the Olney Theater Center for the Arts, winning an award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She then debuted in Broadway’s “Coram Boy,” and later demonstrated yet another talent with a singing role in the musical “Godspell.” Aduba’s exceptional portrayal of Crazy Eyes in “Orange” landed her an Emmy nomination, as well as the status of a credible Hollywood star.

    Next, Aduba is planning a starring role in musical comedy “Pearly Gates” (2015), a vast departure from her role as Crazy Eyes but a little more reminiscent of her Broadway roots. Although we can only speculate about whether or not Aduba will return for season three of our beloved Netflix drama (we sure hope so!), this rising actress is sure to have plenty in store for her fans.

    So, which “Orange” role did Aduba originally audition for? According to a leaked video, apparently she auditioned for all of them! In case there’s any doubt about her ability to wear a multitude of hats, click here to watch Aduba’s unbelievable talent at work.

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  • August12th

    Jacob Anderson’s breakout role was in Adulthood (2008), co-starring Danny Dyer and directed by Noel Clarke. He has appeared in British TV favourites such as The Bill (2007), Primeval (2008), Skins (2012), Silent Witness (2012) and the BAFTA award-winning Broadchurch (2013). His film credits include 4,3,2,1 (2010), co-starring Emma Roberts, Chatroom (2010), co-starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Comedown (2012), co-starring Adam Deacon. Since 2013, he has featured in HBO’s smash-hit TV series Game of Thrones.

    Anderson is also a successful singer, known by his stage name Raleigh Ritchie. He has collaborated with Plan B and is due to release his full debut album later this year as well as performing live with Outkast at this year’s Wireless Festival. Expect exciting things from this multi-talented star.

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