SEAN McGinley reckons he owes Gay Byrne for convincing his dad that he was a successful actor. The 61-year-old cut his teeth as a stage actor with Druid Theatre Company before becoming a household name as Charlo in the Roddy Doyle series Family. Yet, with a teaching qualification under his belt, he couldn’t convince his father that he wasn’t better off in a classroom. He revealed: “For years when I was working in Druid, for years he would send application forms for teaching jobs with a foot note saying ‘I’ve had a word with the principal and you’d be in with a chance here’. “And all that stopped because Gay Byrne came to see a show I did in the Abbey and he went on at great length about what I did in the show and the letters from my father stopped after that. “It kind of changed my life. It got that frickin’ thing off my back.” The Donegal native was bitten by the acting bug while studying for his teaching diploma in … [Read more...] about TV’s Sean McGinley owes Gay Byrne for proving to family that he’s a good actor
EVEN FIZZIER CUP This, ladies and gentlemen, is when the Worthington’s Cup becomes truly serious. We know this because they have scheduled the next draw for a time when British people might be vaguely conscious, and will broadcast it on a channel with which British people might be vaguely familiar. But before that, some football. Highlights are almost too many to mention, but include some of those romantic meetings that only cup competitions can throw up. Crystal Palace host Huddersfield for the first time since last month, Aston Villa host Middlesbrough for the first time since last Tuesday, and Brighton head to Bournemouth for the first time since last Friday. Meanwhile, Leicester won’t get another chance to welcome Liverpool to the King Power Stadium for a televised match until this Saturday. These are occasions that quite literally don’t come along every day. Leeds looking forward to cup reunion with Burnley’s Chris Wood Read more Talking … [Read more...] about These are occasions that quite literally don’t come along every day
ZAHIDA Allen gives new meaning to the term PDA as she leaps into boyfriend Sean Pratt's arms on a night out - following rumours they're engaged. The Geordie Shore star, 23, looked besotted with her tattooed "rock" Sean as they hit Rogan O'Connor's birthday party in Birmingham. Their loved-up display comes after Zahida was spotted wearing a ring on her wedding finger at an airport, triggering speculation she's engaged. Former beauty queen Zahida looked amazing in a PVC skirt with a lingerie-style top and huge strappy leather boots. Meanwhile Ex On The Beach star and former stripper Sean, 26, went casual in a white t-shirt, black jacket and torn jeans. The pair headed into the Bambu Nightclub in the city to meet reality TV pal Rogan, who is an ex of Love Island star Jessica Shears. Recently Zahida thanked Sean for his support when addressing cruel fan speculation that she is pregnant. She said Sean always makes her "feel confident every time [she doesn't] feel good enough" because of her … [Read more...] about Geordie Shore’s Zahida Allen can’t keep her hands off boyfriend Sean Pratt on wild night out after sparking engagement rumours
SEAN Pratt is no stranger to the limelight having starred in both Ex On The Beach and Just Tattoo Of Us. Rumours are flying that he and Zahida may have gotten engaged - but what else is there to know about the tattoo'd star. Sean Pratt, 26, from Coventry, is fairly new to the reality scene having not appeared in a TV series before Ex on the Beach. Instead, he spent his time working as a stripper and a naked butler. He also prides himself on his tattooed body and he started inking his calf with a new tribal tattoo. While many people would balk at the idea of being confronted by their ex and having to spend time with them in the same villa, Sean jumped at the chance. The 26-year-old said he "came on Ex on the Beach for the experience, meeting new people and who knows, a new girl." And speaking of his ideal woman, Sean explained: "The kind of girl I'm looking for is down to earth, laid back, don't take life too seriously and definitely not their own arse. Before adding: "I don't want … [Read more...] about Matching tattoo’s and a possible proposal? This is Zahida Allen’s boyfriend Sean Pratt
Say what you will about the Trumps, they’ve always been a real nuclear family – albeit in a Three Mile Island kind of way. But rather like the Kardashian clan, there appears to be a near-limitless supply of lesser models to be rolled out as needed. If one Trump unit is malfunctioning, another can debut a nude lip shade or a “real news show” to draw the spotlight away. The latest to be given her own spin-off product is presidential daughter-in-law Lara Trump. If you have trouble keeping your dead-eyed Trump consorts in order, be advised that Lara is married to Eric Trump, currently a sort of Adam Carrington analogue in that no one can summon the energy to care too much about him given how much else there is to watch. But things being what they are with the franchise plotting, Eric could easily become a Jeff or even a Steven at a later date. For now, Eric still spends his days explaining away various misunderstandings that dog the family, such as why $1.2m of … [Read more...] about Move over Sean Hannity, meet Lara Trump – the president keeps the propaganda in the family
FALL-OUTS, firings and a volley of f-bombs – Donald Trump’s White House is starting to look like House Of Cards caught up in a fight with The Thick Of It. Just ten days after his appointment, brash White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was scouring the job adverts again on Monday night. His shock exit, two weeks before his contract even officially began, came after a string of offensive comments and is the latest drama in a shambolic couple of weeks. Splits within Trump’s top teams and the failure to pass any major bills before Congress started their summer break have left commentators – and comedians – struggling to keep pace. We look at an astonishing few days in Washington. NEW York financier Anthony Scaramucci is appointed White House communications director, prompting press secretary Sean Spicer to resign, having been in the job since Trump was sworn in. Spicer had a feisty relationship with the media from the start and had been … [Read more...] about From Sean Spicer quitting to firing Anthony Scaramucci — how Trump’s White House chaos unfolded
Now that Doctor Who is a woman, will the James Bond franchise follow suit?No doubt the move would divide fans – just as Jodie Whittaker’s reveal as the 13th Doctor – but what would a female 007 be like?With the release of Theron’s Atomic Blonde in a few weeks, some movie fans are pointing at that movie’s lead, Lorraine Broughton.Like Bond was originally portrayed, her character is a stylish Cold War-era MI6 agent and ruthless alcoholic assassin, who ends up in bed with her agent allies. Fri, March 10, 2017 In an interview with W Magazine, Theron says: “She’s like the rougher edges [of Bond]…I don’t know, maybe they’re just as messed up.“Maybe they should marry? … [Read more...] about James Bond: Charlize Theron compares Atomic Blonde to 007 – ‘Maybe they should MARRY?’
A couple who had one of the UK's first same-sex marriages involving a Muslim partner have received online abuse after their wedding. Jahed Choudhury and Sean Rogan married last week in Walsall, in the West Midlands. Footage from the ceremony showed the couple dressed in traditional Bangladeshi attire as they said their vows at the town's registry office. But since their marriage, they have been targeted by hundreds of messages of abuse online, some from fellow Muslims. Pink News reported on comments posted on a video of the pair by BBC Midlands, in which one commentator wrote: “You Can’t Be A Gay Muslim, If You Are Than Your Not A Muslim. “Islam Forbids This, I’m not saying they should Split up and Be Straight Which is the right thing to do, what I’m saying is they can’t be Muslim If they are Gay.” Another added: "It's like eating meat and calling myself a vegetarian you are not Muslims." Several similar messages were posted after … [Read more...] about Couple married in one of UK’s first gay Muslim weddings suffer horrific abuse
A couple who had one of the UK's first same-sex marriages involving a Muslim partner have received online abuse after their wedding. Jahed Choudhury and Sean Rogan married last week in Walsall, in the West Midlands. Footage from the ceremony showed the couple dressed in traditional Bangladeshi attire as they said their vows at the town's registry office. But since their marriage, they have been targeted by hundreds of messages of abuse online, some from fellow Muslims. Pink News reported on comments posted on a video of the pair by BBC Midlands, in which one commentator wrote: “You Can’t Be A Gay Muslim, If You Are Than Your Not A Muslim. “Islam Forbids This, I’m not saying they should Split up and Be Straight Which is the right thing to do, what I’m saying is they can’t be Muslim If they are Gay.” Another added: "It's like eating meat and calling myself a vegetarian you are not Muslims." Several similar messages were posted after … [Read more...] about Newly married couple told they ‘cant be Muslim if they are gay’
HOLLYWOOD star Sean Bean has married for the fifth time – tying the knot with girlfriend Ashley Moore. The Game Of Thrones star, 58, and Ashley, 32, became husband and wife on Thursday in Dorset. A black-and-white photograph of the couple on their big day shows them beaming from ear to ear, with Ashley looking stunning in a dress with lace sleeves. Rumoured to have got engaged in December 2014, the actor has previously admitted he hadn’t intended to tie the knot again. But everything changed when he met ex-nanny Ashley – who is 26 years his junior. He told The Daily Mail: “I wasn’t planning on getting married again. But then I wasn’t planning on meeting someone as amazing as Ashley. I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together.” Sean’s first marriage was to hairdresser Debra James back in 1981 but they split in 1988. The up and coming actor went on to meet Bread actress Melanie Hill at RADA and the couple married in 1990, … [Read more...] about Sean Bean, 58, marries for the FIFTH time as he ties the knot with girlfriend Ashley Moore, 32, in Dorset
SEAN Bean is alive and well and back on our screens for a new gritty drama, Broken. So how do you know his name, and where would you recognise him from? Here’s everything you need to know about the actor… Sean Mark Bean is a 58-year-old British actor, known for his heavy, Yorkshire accent. He was born in Sheffield and has a younger sister named Lorraine. He has been married four times – to Debra James (1981- 1988), Melanie Hill (1990 – 1997), Abigail Cruttenden (1997-2000) and Georgina Sutcliffe (2008-2010). Sean Bean has had a long, established career in film and TV and been behind some of cinema’s most iconic characters. These include… The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001/2002/2003) – Boromir In the trilogy, Boromir is a wise and valiant warrior. He is a member of the Fellowship of the Ring, who are formed to help hobbits Frodo and Sam in their journey to destroy the sacred ring. His line “One doesn’t simply…” was … [Read more...] about Sean Bean has returned to TV as a Catholic priest in new BBC1 series Broken – here’s how you might know him
The actress, who plays Cathy Matthews in the ITV soap, tied the knot over the weekend. Melanie married her partner Jim Daly at a London pub. The couple exchanged vows at the Victoria Stakes in Muswell Hill in front 30 friends and family, … [Read more...] about Coronation Streets Melanie Hill marries partner Jim Daly at a London pub wearing custo
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Coronation Street star Melanie Hill wore her heart on her boots when she tied the knot with film producer Jim Daly. Bride Melanie, who plays Cathy Matthews in Corrie, wore a white for her big day - a pair of customised Doc Martens embellished with a pair of red love hearts. The Weatherfield favourite was beaming in an eye-catching leopard-print coat and matching bag as she got married at a pub in Muswell Hill, north London. Read More Watch: Bethany Platt meets a THIRD man as part of shocking Corrie sex ring storyline Melanie, who plays kebab shop worker Cathy, was radiant on her big day alongside her groom who looked dapper in a blue suit and waistcoat. Sunderland-born Melanie previously married Game of Thrones star Sean Bean in 1990 and the couple, who had daughters Lorna and Molly, divorced in 1997. Best known for playing Aveline Boswell in 80s sitcom … [Read more...] about Coronation Street star gets married in a pub wearing Doc Martens
The time has come—who did Sean Lowe propose to?! Before we get to that, tonight's Bachelor finale took us on a whirlwind of emotion, beginning with a quick swoon over Lowe, who greeted his family as they arrived to Chaing Rai, Thailand to meet Catherine and Lindsay. First of all, his niece and nephew (who are both adorable by the way) were so sweet as they ran up to see Uncle Seany, and then remind him that Emily Maynard didn't pick him...too funny! And then it was time to meet lady No. 1—Catherine. Chris Harrison drops hints on Sean Lowe's final pick Although a little nervous (but who wouldn't be?!), Catherine held her own while meeting Sean's parents, sister, brother-in-law and niece and nephew. The conversation seemed promising, and Catherine put Sean's mother's worry about a lack of passion to ease when she told her about secret notes they'd pass to each other throughout this season. Oh, what?! Catherine reassured her that she was definitely in love with Sean and … [Read more...] about The Bachelor Finale: Did Sean Lowe Propose to Catherine or Lindsay?
Liam Neeson could have joined an elite group of actors, Sean Connery and Daniel Craig to name a few, who have portrayed the always dapper and iconic 007 agent James Bond. But the Northern Irish Actor chose love instead. The Non-Stop star revealed to U.K.'s Hull Daily Mail explained that he was offered the part during the early stages of his career. "I was heavily courted, let's put it that way, and I'm sure some other actors were too," the thespian said. "It was about 18 or 19 years ago and my wife-to-be said, ‘If you play James Bond we're not getting married!' And I had to take that on board, because I did want to marry her," he remembered with a smile. VIDEO: Liam Neeson says Natasha Richardson's death still doesn't seem "real" Neeson is of course referring to his late wife Natasha Richardson. The couple tied the knot in 1994 and was happily married with their two sons until her tragic death in 2009. Neeson didn't elaborate about which film he was considered for, but if … [Read more...] about Liam Neeson Turned Down James Bond Role Because Natasha Richardson Said She Wouldn’t Marry Him If He Took the Part
We've heard all the teasers about how Robin Wright's House of Cards character is going to really come into her devious own in the Netflix series' upcoming second season. But it sounds like the Golden Globe-winning actress is having a much better time playing herself these days. First off, she's engaged to Ben Foster, who's 14 years her junior—and she's got the tattoo to show her commitment to the union. "It's surreal," she admitted to London's Telegraph in a recent interview, showing off a small "B" tattoo on her left middle finger that's otherwise easily hidden by a ring. PHOTOS: May-December romance in Hollywood "Ben has an ‘R' tattoo in the same place," Wright added, laughed. "I've been so anti-tattoos my whole life. But doing this felt right because we're not that traditional." She said that his proposal after less than two years of dating seemed like a shock, but "we felt married anyway. We've been together ever since the first date." Wright and Foster met while … [Read more...] about Robin Wright Admits to Botox, Talks Getting Married Again After “Devastating” Divorce From Sean Penn
Sean Lowe is a bachelor no more! Fans watched the blue-eyed hunk find love on The Bachelor, and now, millions were able to witness Lowe and his leading lady Catherine Giudici tie the knot on the small screen. The two lovebirds got married on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Four Seasons Resort—The Biltmore Santa Barbara, and the entire ceremony aired live on ABC. The entire occasion was absolutely breathtaking and magical, with the lush botanical gardens accessorized with flowers by Mark's Garden, ivory adobe and Spanish Colonial archways and glamorous details and surprises at every turn. But nothing was as eye-catching as the bride and groom, of course! PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings we can't wait for Numerous Bachelor and Bachelorette alums attended the ceremony and witnessed the blushing bride, wearing a Monique Lhuillier gown, marry her soulmate. Daniella McBride, Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jef Holm, Ali Fedotowsky, JP Rosenbaum and Ashley Herbert were among the guests, including Lisa … [Read more...] about The Bachelor’s Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Are Married!
Robin Wright is having a moment. The Golden Globe-winning House of Cards actress graces Vanity Fair's April cover, and in the magazine's profile, she speaks candidly about her ex-husband Sean Penn and her on-again fiancé, actor Ben Foster. Wright met Penn on the set of the 1990 movie State of Grace, and they got married in 1996. It was the second marriage for both, as Wright was briefly married to the late actor Dane Witherspoon in 1986 and Penn was briefly married to Madonna in 1985. "I was pregnant and ostensibly married at 24," she recalls. After getting married, Wright added Penn's surname and raised their children, Dylan Penn, now 23, and Hopper Jack Penn, now 21. "I [changed my name] really for my children because we'd had kids before we married, and I thought that we should all have the same name," she says. "That's traditional." NEWS: If Sean Penn gets married again, he'll consider it a "first marriage" Talking about Penn is a sore subject for Wright. At first, Wright … [Read more...] about Robin Wright Credits Sean Penn With Making Her a Better Lover for Fiancé Ben Foster: “I’ve Never Been Happier”
In case there was any doubt, things are definitely getting serious between Charlize Theron and Sean Penn. The two lovebirds went to two homes while house hunting in Pacific Palisades today, an eyewitness tells E! News, adding that they were accompanied by a few realtors. Charlize stunned, as usual, with a makeup-free face and dressed casually for outing. Sean was dressed as his usual self in a jacket and boots. The insider adds that Theron and Penn were also seen driving and browsing through the same neighborhood about a month ago, so this time they came to look at open houses. PHOTOS: Celebrity couples we admire The actor gushed about his reported fiancée recently, and even revealed that although he's been married twice before, he'd consider marrying Theron "a first marriage"—if that actually happens, of course. The two-time Oscar winner says in the March 2015 issue of Esquire UK, "You say I've been married twice before but I've been married under circumstances where I … [Read more...] about Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Go House Hunting Together—See the Pic!
Sean Penn has been married twice—but it turns out he doesn't quite see it that way. Asked about the possibility of tying the knot for a third time, particularly with his reported fiancée Charlize Theron, the two-time Oscar winner says in the March 2015 issue of Esquire UK, "You say I've been married twice before but I've been married under circumstances where I was less informed than I am today, so I wouldn't even consider a third marriage, I'd consider it a first marriage on its own terms if I got married again. I mean, I like the tradition." Penn was married to Madonna from 1985 until 1989, and then he and Robin Wright divorced in 2010 after about 14 years of marriage. PHOTOS: Celebrity couples we admire "I'm very friendly with my first ex-wife," he told the magazine, per Britain's Daily Mail. "I would say that I'm on extremely good terms with the children I share with my second ex-wife." If that's the case, then no wonder he's pleasantly surprised to have found a … [Read more...] about Sean Penn Is ”Surprised to Be in Love” at 54 and if He Marries Charlize Theron He’d Consider It “a First Marriage”