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Let It Shine viewers were left fuming over the weekend after the BBC One programme omitted particular lines of a Lady Gaga track which Iron Sun performed on Saturday night.

Taking to the stage with Born This Way, the band left the audience at home reeling when they paused mid-track, and ultimately left out lyrics pertaining to be gay and transgender.

"Don't be a drag, just be a queen" and "No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life. I’m on the right track baby. I was born to survive” did not make it to the live performance, and Twitter was far from happy.

"@BBC how dare you butcher #BornThisWay on #letitshine, removing the lyrics from the song that give it its meaning and power. SHAME ON YOU!" wrote one furious Twitter user.

"#letitshine how can you sing born this way without mentioning anything about equality and diversity ??? It's the point of the song," added another.

Responding to criticism, a spokesperson for the BBC show insisted that the nature of the lyrics were inconsequential, saying: "All songs featured on the show were cut for time only."

When it comes to advocating for women's rights, you're never too early to start as one kick-ass little girl taught Channel 4 viewers this week.

Appearing on The Secret Life of 5-Year-Olds, Eva addressed issues surrounding women's right to vote, their place in the world of science and their ability to teach lads a thing or two when it comes to martial arts.

And Twitter is in complete awe.

"My god that girl, what absolute bad ass! I love her! She gives me so much hope for future generations," wrote one viewer.

"Eva for Prime Minister. She talks more sense," added another new-found fan.

And it wasn't just viewers who were won over by Eva's straight-talking, with her fellow star, Jude, paying tribute to his pal.

"She was very tough and very strong," he said. "Like the Hulk."

Damn right, she was.


Ah, Friday night, the night of the week where, after four nights of wanting to, you can officially curl up on the couch with a glass (or bottle) or wine and watch some excellent television.

Everyone loves a bit of Graham Norton, so when we heard the line up for his show tonight, we got pretty excited.

The show will feature one of Taylor Swift's most infamous ex-boyfriends, Tom Hiddleston, who will be parking his butt on Graham's couch to chat about his role in upcoming action flick Kong: Skull Island


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Also on the show will be actress Ruth Wilson, who is all set to discuss her role in Hedda Gabler, a production by The National Theatre.

Comedian Ricky Gervais will also be in attendance, providing some comic relief while also chatting about his up-coming comedy tour. 

And to complete the line up is Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, who will be joining Graham to discuss his latest stage acting endeavour Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.


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If you would rather tune into The Late Late Show to see how Ryan Tubridy is feeling after all the antics from the Valentine's Special edition of the show, you won't be disappointed in the line up over on RTÉ One either.

Sitting down with Ryan is Hollywood star Eric Bana, along with Irish songstress Una Healy, previously of The Saturdays fame. 

Fr Brian D’Arcy will also be in attendance to chat about his time as one of Ireland's most famous priests, and Olivia O’Leary will be on set to talk about the tumultuous week in Irish politics.


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Next up will be rower Gavin Hennelley who recently made history by rowing solo across the Atlantic.

Wrapping up the night is 13-year-old Megan Halvey-Ryan, who suffers from scoliosis and was recently featured on RTÉ Investigates documentary Living on the List.

So all in all, if you are a fan of talk show TV, prepare to settle in for the night. 

With the vast majority of us needing a stiff drink to get through the latest episode of The Late Late Show, you can't say the good folk behind the long-running RTÉ show don't know how to provoke a reaction from viewers.

Unfortunately for Ryan and the crew, not everyone was impressed with the show's Valentine's Day content, with hundreds of people wasting no time complaining to the national broadcaster.

According to reports this morning, the programme received 176 calls and 120 emails – all of which 'offered negative feedback about the programme.'

In addition to this, the national broadcaster received 10 formal complaints regarding Friday night's episode which featured Al Porter, Linda Martin, and a particularly excitable studio audience.

Commenting on the negative reaction, a spokesperson for the station acknowledged the situation and assured the public that the complaints would be formally addressed.

"RTÉ will respond to these complaints within 20 days, in keeping with RTÉ Complaints procedure established under the Broadcasting Act 2009," they said.

Over half a million viewers tuned into see nation's singletons celebrate Valentine's Day last Friday.

Tributes are currently being made to honour the life of Sopranos actor, Frank Pellegrino, who died yesterday at the age of 72.

Frank, who played FBI Chief Frank Cubitoso in the hit show, passed away after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Speaking to the press, the actor's friend, Richard 'Bo' Dietl, confirmed the news before paying tribute to his long-term friend.

“I was with Frankie yesterday just after he passed," he told media outlets. "He decided that he wanted to leave and he asked his family to take the plug out. He was one of the bravest people I ever met in my life.”

In addition to playing Chief Cubitoso on The Sopranos, Frankie was also known for his roles in Goodfellas and Law & Order, and was a well-known figure on the gastronomy scene in New York.

Co-owner of the landmark restaurant Rao’s in New York, Frankie's establishment was often used to shoot scenes for TV and movie.

It may have been lurking on YouTube for the best part of a decade, but we have Giuliana Rancic to thank for bringing this cracker of a Bryan Cranston commercial to the attention of the wider world last night.

While shooting the breeze with Screen Actor's Guild Award attendees, the E! host spotted the Breaking Bad star, and decided to use the opportunity to remind the actor that no matter how far you come in the industry, you're only one YouTube upload away from total mortification.

After being reminded that he starred in a particularly cheesy ad for Carnation Coffee Mate back in 1988, Bryan assured Giuliana that his appearance quickly became part of family folklore.

"My mother could never remember if it was Coffee-mate or Cremora," he said. "And she would say, ‘I love that Cream-mate creamer! I use that in my coffee all the time.’"

Unsurprisingly, members of the public, who happened upon the ad before Giuliana's big reveal last night, wasted no time referencing the star's biggest work as Walter White in Breaking Bad.

"I am the one who brews!" wrote one while another added: "I don't make the coffee. I AM THE COFFEE!"

We'll let Bryan take it from here…


In the run-up to their premiere of Casting JonBenét at this year's Sundance Fim Festival, Netflix have released a sneak peek at the documentary which true-crime fans have been waiting for with bated breath.

And if their intention was to leave YouTubers feeling pretty disturbed, they achieved it.

A clip for the documentary – which examines the 20-year case into the unsolved murder of six-year-old pageant queen JonBenét Ramsey – was released on YouTube yesterday, and it certainly makes for some unsettling viewing.

Featuring a group of little girls in typical pageant attire, the clip sees one young hopeful, who bears a striking resemblance to the deceased child, asking if they knew who killed JonBenét, and, unsurprisingly, YouTube found it a little hard to watch.

"This is creepy. Can we not?" asked one while another added: "OMG that gave me the heeby jeebies."

"Hell no! Just NO. Nope, not gonna watch. Ever. Never. Netflix, you people are SICK!" ranted another.

If you're not put off by the recently released clip, Casting JonBenét will hit Netflix this April.


After winning Celebrity Big Brother last year, Scotty T probably has a better idea than most what it takes to navigate the minefield that is the long-running reality TV show.

But by the sounds of things, Scotty hasn't let his Geordie Shore co-star, Chloe Ferry, in on the deets on that one.

Commenting on 21-year-old Chloe's performance in the infamous house in recent days, Scotty has been far from complimentary.

Speaking to The Sun, the 28-year-old acknowledged the other contestants' inability to get on Chloe's wavelength, and even suggested that the star's drunken behaviour may get her in trouble.

"No one really can understand her banter honestly man, she’s literally… when she gets drunk, she’s just sheer evil," he claimed.

And he didn't stop there.

Alluding to the Geordie girl's intellect, he added: "She’d probably won’t even realise she’s been in the house, man. She’s that thick."

Well, good to know Chloe has the support of her Geordie 'family'…


If you've just endured a hellish day at the office, this recent footage may help to put things in perspective.

Australian news anchor, Amber Sherlock, went to town on her colleague, Julie Snook, when she realised they were both wearing white tops for the next segment of their live show.

Sounding like the girl everyone was afraid of in secondary school, Amber demanded that Julie change before expressing disbelief that she hadn't covered her white top on her first request hours before.

Looking like she's no stranger to Amber's attitude, Julie attempted to placate her co-anchor while the psychologist invited to participate in the segment looked on in discomfort.

And while Amber may have gotten her wish (Julie was given a jacket to wear), she has lost a lot of fans in the process.

Commenting on the footage which has amassed thousands of views on YouTube so far, one member of the public wrote: "For someone wearing white she really has shown her true colours."

"What a moron. please tell me she's been fired." added another.

Ladies, this makes for some seriously awkward viewing. 


Of all the Kardashian sisters, Khloé is probably the most candid, so we've been waiting with bated breath for her to appear on James Corden's Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts,

But, surprisingly enough, it wasn't actually Khloé who dropped the biggest secrets this time around.

After being asked to reveal who he considered the rudest celebrity, James admitted that our very own Pierce Brosnan was far from gentlemanly after bumping into him at a U2 concert.

After explaining that Pierce left the venue, James revealed that he and the people he was with attempted to move into that space before being removed by the Irish star.

"And literally, I've never felt anything like it. This arm went on here and just pushed me out of the way," James admitted.

Oh, and when Khloé decided to defend him? James was having none of it…


We know he can spit a rap in Drop The Mic and multitask in Carpool Karoke, but how would James Corden fare when faced with a real-life Tony Award-winner in a Broadway Riff-Off?

The answer to that is pretty damn well if his recent musical exchange with Neil Patrick Harris is anything to go by.

Going head to head with the much-loved How I Met Your Mother star, James reminded us that when it comes to musical theatre, he really knows his stuff.

Clocking up more than 1.3 million views in just over a day, James and Neil had YouTubers falling all over themselves as they tackled classic Broadway hits.

And we'll let the lads take it from here…


Considering the designer wardrobe she rocked throughout Sex and the City's six incredible seasons, you'd be forgiven for thinking that you'd need to take out a mortgage to get your hands on the tutu Sarah Jessica Parker wore in the title sequence of the show.

With countless Manolos in her closet and more couture gowns than you could shake a stick at, we assumed that the outfit which launched one of the most iconic shows in television history would come at a fairly hefty price.

And how wrong were we?

According to Marie Claire, Carrie's tutu was found by the show's costume designer, Patricia Field, in a showroom bin, and set her back a mere $5.

That's right, ladies, the tutu which got on the wrong side of a cross-city New York bus cost less than the price of a pint back in 1998.

Unfortunately, it's no longer possible to get your hands on it for next to nothing as Patricia Field made the decision to recreate the skirt as part of a Sex and the City collection, and it's now retailing for a cool $115.

Still tempted?