Alex Scott will replace Sue Barker on A Question Of Sport
Alex Scott has been confirmed as Sue Barker's A Question Of Sport replacement after impressing bosses during previous appearances on the show. Gary Lineker confirmed the news on Twitter on Thursday, writing: 'Congratulations and good luck to @AlexScott on being the new host for Question Of Sport. 'Smart, knowledgeable and perfectly qualified for the role. Oh...and if you have a problem with Alex getting the job, you might just be part of the problem.
'LA's Finest' has been cancelled. © Bang Showbiz Jessica Alba
Spectrum Originals have decided to pull the plug on the detective drama - which saw Gabrielle Union reprise her 'Bad Boys II' role of Syd Burnett opposite Jessica Alba as her policing partner Nancy McKenna - after two seasons, Variety has reported.
The cancellation news comes just a few months after Fox announced they had acquired the broadcast right to both seasons of the show, with them airing the first in September, the same month that Spectrum Originals debuted the second series.
Sue Barker seen for first time since A Question Of Sport axe
Sue Barker has been pictured for the first time since it was revealed she had been axed as host from A Question Of Sport after 24 years. The former tennis player and TV presenter, 64, was seen walking her two dogs, Batty and Charlie, in the Cotswolds on Monday, after the news broke she would be replaced in a 'diversity' shake up.Sue was dressed down for the stroll in a blue T-shirt, black trousers and a pair of walking boots, while she also wore a sweatshirt over her shoulders.
The programme - which was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and 2.0 Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures TV and Charter Communications - originally started out as a pilot on NBC in 2018 but was passed over, with Spectrum going on to pick it up as their first original series, debuting the show in 2019.
Gallery: Will Smith's greatest movies (BANG Showbiz)
Happy Birthday, Will Smith!
Hollywood superstar Will Smith turned 52 on September 25.The Philadelphia-born actor began his career as a rapper in the 80s as one half of duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, which led him to his first acting role 90s NBC sitcom 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'.Over the decades, Will has shown off his talent in a wide range of movie genres, earning himself five Golden Globe nominations and two Academy Award nominations.Here is a look at Will's best films...
One of Will Smith’s first major roles after ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ was in Michael Bay’s 1995 directorial debut ‘Bad Boys’. The action film followed Miami cops Mike Lowrey, played by Will, and Marcus Burnett, played by Martin Lawrence, as the two partners become entangled in a deadly drugs investigation. The duo’s interaction was highly praised by audiences and the film gained a cult following, which has prompted two sequels, 'Bad Boys II’ in 2003 and 2020's ‘Bad Boys for Life’.
Men in Black
Will Smith is probably best known for playing James Darrell Edwards in the ‘Men in Black’ franchise. The first film was released in 1997 and told the story of New York cop Edwards who is recruited by a secret intelligence agency to protect the citizens of Earth from aliens. The sci-fi comedy was a box office hit and received three Academy Awards nominations, winning one. Three further films have since been released, ‘Men in Black II’, ‘Men in Black 3’ and the latest sequel ‘Men in Black: International’, which was released earlier this year.
Enemy of The State
In 1998, Smith found success once again, starring with Gene Hackman in ‘Enemy of The State’. The film told the story of a lawyer named Robert Dean, played by Smith, who was framed for the murder of Congressman Phil Hammersley and forced to team up with a former communications expert, played by Hackman, to go on the run and clear his name.
Will Smith starred alongside Eva Mendes and Kevin James star in the 2005 romantic comedy ‘Hitch’, playing a professional “date doctor” whose job is to teach other men how to charm gorgeous women. But his toughest case yet arises when he fails to get his woo love interest, Sara, who is played by Eva Mendes.
The Pursuit of Happyness
Stepping away from action films in ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ Will played Chris Gardener in the biographical drama based on his autobiography. The 2006 critically acclaimed biopic follows Gardener as he interns at a brokerage firm whilst being homeless with his five-year old son, played by Smith’s own son, Jaden Smith. Will explained that starring alongside Jaden added an element of reality to his performance. He said, “Part of being an actor is almost self-hypnosis during those brief moments when the cameras are rolling ... And having my son, and being able to lay in a subway bathroom, with my real son, just added to the ability to be able to transform and to become Chris Gardner for those moments.”
I am Legend
Will has a long history of starring alongside his children. In 2007, Smith acted in ‘I Am Legend’ alongside his daughter Willow. The post-apocalyptic flick is set in New York after a virus has wiped out almost all humanity and scientist Robert Neville, played by Will Smith, is the last living human left in the city. Speaking about working with his then six-year old daughter, Will joked, “You kind of don’t work with Willow, you work for Willow."
Will Smith starred alongside Charlize Theron in the unusual superhero film ‘Hancock’ in 2007. Will played John Hancock, a larger than life but unpopular superhero, who has become unpopular over the years due to the collateral damage of his actions. However, after meeting a PR man, played by Jason Bateman, and his wife, played by Charlize, things start to change for the better for him. The film includes scenes of Hancock flying at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour through the air, 60 feet up, which Smith admitted scared him a little. He said: "All right, I was scared. I can say that. It's a superhero movie, but I think in real life I was a little nervous."
Will Smith joined the long list of A-Listers who have voiced Disney characters when he took on the role of the Genie in Disney’s 2019 live-action remake of ‘Aladdin’. In the family favourite, Smith helps the lowly Aladdin woo Princess Jasmine and then stop the Jafar from usurping The Sultan. After Robin Williams’ acclaimed portrayal of the Genie in the animated version, Will knew he had a challenge on his hands to match the late comic. Will settled on a hip hop version of the character, saying: "“Genie is timeless, you get to really say and do anything so I started to feel confident that I could deliver something that was an homage to Robin Williams but was musically different and just the flavour of the character would be different enough and unique enough that it would be in a different lane versus trying to compete.”
But despite its star-studded cast and the connection to the 'Bad Boys' film series, the show was largely panned by critics and is believed to have been a flop in the ratings.
Dan Osborne 'will NOT return to TOWIE for 10th anniversary special'
The reality star, 29, will reportedly not return to The Only Way Is Essex for the show's anniversary special series, five years after he was axed.The reality star, 29, was axed from the ITVBe series in April 2015 after a two-year stint as recordings of his expletive-laden rants at his ex-girlfriend Megan Tomlin emerged.
Meanwhile, Jessica recently caused a stir when she claimed she had been told not to make eye contact with the main cast members when she had a guest role on 'Beverly Hills, 90210'.
She said: “I couldn’t even make eye contact with any of the cast members, which was really strange when you’re like trying to do a scene with them. It was like, ‘You’re not allowed to make eye contact with any one of the cast members or you’ll be thrown off the set.’ ”
Stars including Jason Priestly, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling and Ian Ziering subsequently denied having any knowledge of the instruction, and show director Joel Fiegenbaum recently insisted he also wasn't aware of the rule.
He said: "I had not [heard that rule about no eye contact]. I had not, but I’m not saying … it’s very possible someone could have said that to her, either seriously or not.
“I can’t imagine who it would have been. It certainly wasn’t one of the cast and I can’t even imagine - the only other people it might have been, an AD [assistant director] or maybe somebody in the makeup and hair trailer. I don’t doubt that she heard that somehow, but I certainly was never aware of it and you certainly never saw that on the set anyway.”
Strictly AXES live audience following new second lockdown rules .
The new rules, which come into effect on Thursday until Wednesday 2 December, orders the nation to stay at home except for 'specific purposes'.The new rules, which come into effect on Thursday until Wednesday 2 December, orders the nation to stay at home except for 'specific purposes'.