THE Smashing Pumpkins will play a gig in London this October. Here's everything you need to know about the show at Wembley Arena and how to get tickets... When are the Smashing Pumpkins playing their UK tour date? The Smashing Pumpkins are performing at Wembley Arena, London on October 16, 2018. This is their only UK date on the Shiny And Oh So Bright tour- they are playing various dates in the US and one in Bologna, Italy on October 18. Jack Bates, son of Joy Division's Peter Hook will join the band as a bass guitarist for duration of the tour. The alt rock band from Chicago, Illinois split in 2000 but reformed in 2007. When are tickets on sale for the Smashing Pumpkins UK gig? How can I buy them? Tickets go on sale at 9am on June 22, 2018 via AXS. Prices for the tickets have not yet been released. The last time the Smashing Pumpkins played at Wembley Arena was in 2013. The group was formed in 1991 and have released nine albums, with the most recent being Monuments to an Elegy (2014). … [Read more...] about Smashing Pumpkins 2018 tour tickets on sale TOMORROW – UK date, prices and latest info for the London show
BELINDA Giles is best known as the second wife of Question Time host David Dimbleby. After the BBC broadcaster announced he would be stepping down from his post, it's time to take a greater look at the woman he'll be concentrating his free time on... Who is David Dimbleby's wife Belinda Giles? Dr Belinda Giles is a Counselling Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist, who is married to Question Time presenter David Dimbleby. After a prior career as a TV producer and businesswoman, Belinda gained her doctorate from the University of Surrey in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Psychology in 2009. She is the daughter of the former Sunday Times editor Frank Giles and has been a producer on numerous TV series and documentaries. Belinda also won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary in 1998, formerly known as the Robert Flaherty Award, for True Stories: The Grave. When did she marry the Question Time presenter? Belinda first fell for David Dimbleby in 1992 … [Read more...] about Who is David Dimbleby’s wife Belinda Giles, when did she marry the Question Time host and do they have children?
DAIVD Dimbleby has quit Question Time after 25 years of hosting the show. But who will replace him now that he's gone? - here's the lowdown on all the possible contenders... Who will replace David Dimbleby as Question Time host? The BBC have not yet confirmed who will replace the veteran presenter who has hosted the show since 1994. A TV source said: “It’s wide open right now. BBC bosses have until the end of the year to decide, but the initial thought is that it should be a female host for the first time. The Beeb is certainly not short of options on that front with more strong women contenders than male.” David Dimbleby will now return to his "first love" of news reporting and will present his last edition of Question Time on December 13, 2018. Here's a look at who's in the running... Jeremy Paxman Jeremy Paxman, 68, is best known for his rigorous grilling of politicians on Newsnight which he presented from 1989-2015. Since 1994 he's also hosted the panel game … [Read more...] about Who will replace David Dimbleby as Question Time host? The favourites from Jeremy Paxman to Kirsty Young
AFUA Hirsch is a hard hitting journalist who is known for her controversial views. But what's her background? And what did she say about Nelson's Column? Here's the lowdown... Who is Afua Hirsch? Afua Hirsch, 36, was born 12 June 1981 and is a writer, broadcaster and barrister. She has worked as a journalist for The Guardian newspaper and as the Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News until 2017. Hirsch's book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging was published in January 2018. What did Afua say about Nelson's Column? In August 2017 Afua sparked outrage after calling for Nelson's Column to be removed and branding Lord Nelson a "white supremacist". Many people reacted with fury after an article in The Guardian suggested it could be time to "look at our own landscape" in the wake of a spate of statues being removed in the US. Writing in the paper, Afua said the monument in London's Trafalgar Square should be felled because the Admiral "defended … [Read more...] about Who is Afua Hirsch and what were the journalist’s comments about Nelson’s Column?
DAVID Dimbleby is best known as the face of Question Time where he has spent a quarter of a century at the helm. Here's what you need to know about the TV favourite, who announced that will step down from his post on the show later this year. How old is David Dimbleby and does he have a tattoo? David Dimbleby, 79, from Surrey, is a veteran broadcaster who has been the face of the BBC’s election coverage for years. He has known for hosting the panel show Question Time for the past 24 years. David joined the BBC as a news reporter in Bristol during the 60s and has appeared in news programmes since 1962. Back in 2013, it was revealed that David had got his first tattoo aged 75 - a scorpion on his right shoulder because he is a Scorpio. At the time, he said: "He said: “You’re only old once. I’ve always wanted a tattoo. I might as well do it now. It’s a dream come true — and a work of art.” Is David Dimbleby quitting Question Time? On … [Read more...] about How old is David Dimbleby, when is he leaving Question Time and who is his wife Belinda Giles?
ICONIC musician George Michael died peacefully at his home on Christmas Day 2016, aged 53, at the end of a year which saw many of our most beloved figures in music, film and comedy pass away. The Wham! singer’s death prompted an outpouring of grief from heartbroken fans and the star’s famous friends. Here's his story... Who was George Michael and how did his career take off? George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in East Finchley, London, in 1963. He was the son of Kyriacos Panayiotou, a Greek Cypriot restaurateur, and English dancer Lesley Angold. The family moved to Hertfordshire in George’s early teens where he met Andrew Ridgeley, who would later be his partner in Wham!. George’s flair as a musician was evident early in his life, through busking on the London Underground in his teens and local DJ sets in clubs and schools. George and Andrew formed the duo Wham! in 1981, and the duo tasted instant success with their 1983 debut album … [Read more...] about How did George Michael die, what were his biggest songs and who was his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz?
THE world was left reeling when George Michael was found dead at his home in December 2016. The Wham! superstar passed away on Christmas Day but his funeral did not take place until March 2017. Here's all you need to know about his passing... How did George Michael die? George Michael, 53, was found dead in bed in his Oxfordshire home on Christmas Day by his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz. The celebrity hairstylist said: “We were supposed to be going for Christmas lunch. I went round there to wake him up and he was just gone, lying peacefully in bed. “We don’t know what happened yet. Everything had been very complicated recently, but George was looking forward to Christmas, and so was I.” The cause of death was confirmed on March 7 by Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire. George Michael died of natural causes and had a dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver. What is dilated cardiomyopathy?Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart … [Read more...] about What was George Michael’s cause of death, when was the singer’s funeral and who inherited his fortune?
FADI Fawaz was thrust into the spotlight when he revealed that he discovered George Michael's lifeless body "peacefully" in bed on Christmas Day 2016. But who is Fadi, how did he meet George and why is he being forced to move out of the singer's £5million home? Here's all you need to know... Who is Fadi Fawaz and how did he meet George Michael? Australian-born Fadi Fawaz, 45, is a hairdresser to the stars who previously worked as a photographer and frequently posts his pictures on social media. He was scarred by the death of his pal Boyzone star Stephen Gately whose heart stopped beating due to sudden adult death syndrome in 2009. His work, which is available to view on photosharing site Flickr, is highly stylised and edited to appear to integrate elements of graphic design. He was first photographed with George in 2015 after they were snapped walking together in Switzerland. George and Fadi first met in 2009. The pair started their romance shortly after … [Read more...] about Who is Fadi Fawaz? George Michael’s boyfriend who found the singer’s body after his death
KENNY Goss was with George Michael for thirteen years, and was praised as "the love of his life". Now he's speaking out in order to help raise funds for the charity he founded with late singer, The Goss-Michael Foundation. Here's everything you need to know about him... Who is Kenny Goss? Kenny Goss is an art dealer and businessman who was born in Bromwood, Texas in 1958 to "alcoholic, dysfunctional parents". After studying education and political science, he worked for Herkie Herkimer's Cheerleader Supply Co, having been a gymnast and cheerleader at school - before becoming an art dealer. He came out to his brother, revealing that he and George, who he met at a Fred Segal restaurant in Los Angeles after he moved there in 1988, were in a long-term relationship. However, he didn’t tell his parents, describing his sexuality as “this big pink elephant in the centre of every holiday" in an interview with The Dallas Morning News. How long were Kenny and George … [Read more...] about Who is Kenny Goss, how long was he with George Michael and what’s the Goss-Michael Foundation?
SYNTHS are the sophisticated robots in the Channel 4 series Humans.third season... How do synths work in Humans? In Humans, synths, (short for synthetics) are artificially intelligent robots. Like David in the Spielberg film AI, the synths in Humans are made to look like real people. However they are clearly identified as robots due to their demeanour, bright green eyes and the fact they don't breathe. People can purchase synths to act as assistants who can help them with daily tasks such as shopping. However things go awry when the synths start to take on their own personalities and display behaviours they're not supposed to. The synths in season three include Mia (Gemma Chan), Niska (Emily Berrington) and the conscious half man/half synth Leo Elster (Colin Morgan). How did the actors in Humans learn to play the role of the synths? The actors in synths all went to "synth boot camp" so they could learn how to play robots. Dan O’Neill, a choreographer and movement director taught … [Read more...] about How do synths work in Humans and how do the actors learn to play the robot assistants?