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Reckon you could give the Cavan twins a run for their money?

Well, now's your chance, because Gogglebox Ireland are looking for opinionated telly lovers to join the popular TV3 programme.

The team are particularly interested in hearing from  “long-term couples, brothers and sisters, retired people and sporty lads”.

They also added that they would never say 'no' to a nun or priest.

Sound like you?

To apply for a spot on one of Ireland's most loved series simply email casting@kiteentertainment.com and tell them who's in your gang, where you're based and what you like to watch together.

G'wan, what've you got to lose? 

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Been blessed with gorgeous red locks? 

From fiery red to strawberry blonde, a brand new TV show is looking for wannabe ginger actors in Ireland. 

MovieExtras.ie, who cast shows such as Redwater and Fair City, put out a call this week for flame-haired extras fo a currently unknown show. 

'We are urgently seeking Redheads for an exciting new TV Series shooting in Dublin and Wicklow,' reads the description. 

It's also an added bonus if you drive. 

According to the post: 'Not all of the locations will require own transport, but some of them will.'

'It will increase your eligibility for days on set if you have your own transport.'

The actors are needed this month, and if you're interested, you can fill out the application form here to be in with a chance. 

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Gardaí have issued an appeal after more then 50 televisions were stolen from a shop in Lucan Retail Park.

According to The Irish Times, at around 1.50am last Thursday morning, a number of suspects broke into the Co. Dublin retail park store and proceeded to steal 50 TVs, as well as a safe filled with cash.

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Gardaí are now calling for witnesses to come forward and ask that if you were in the area between 1.30am and 3.30am, to make yourself known.

They noted that the van used in the robbery had a number of ladders tied to the roof, which may spark a witness's memory.

Gardaí in Lucan Garda Station are conducting the investigation, and have also asked the public to get in touch if they see any TVs for sale in the area.

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“During the course of this burglary a number of TV’s were taken and we would again ask the public to contact gardaí if they have any information or are offered a TV for sale," a Garda spokeswoman said.

You can contact Lucan Garda Station on 01-6667300.

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For those of you who watched Big Little Lies earlier this year, there's no denying that Nicole Kidman put her heart and soul into the role of Celeste.

Regularly abused by her husband – both physically and emotionally –  the outwardly poised mother-of-two sets about concealing the domestic hell in which she is living.

And if you found it almost unbearable to watch, the Australian actress found it even more difficult to act.

Reflecting on the role which won her new-found acclaim, Nicole revealed that the nature of the scenes she portrayed with Alexander Skarsgard left her traumatised.

Referring to one particularly harrowing scene, she told The Hollywood Reporter: "I remember lying on the floor in the last episode, being in my underwear and having just been really thrown around."

"I just lay on the floor. I couldn't get up. I didn't want to get up. And I remember Jean-Marc [Vallée, the show's director] coming over and putting a towel over me in between the takes."

Nicole went on to explain that those feelings didn't disappear with the sound of the director's clapperboard.

"I just felt completely humiliated and devastated. And angry inside. I went home and I threw a rock through a glass door," she revealed.

Remembering a phone call she received that particular evening, her co-star, Reese Witherspoon, agreed that Nicole's role in the programme brought about a shift in her perspective.

"She says, "I've just done the craziest thing." Reese recalled.

"She got home from work and she had one of these horrible scenes and she goes, "I couldn't get into my hotel room so I threw a rock through the window…I don't do stuff like that.'"
 

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Don't fancy going out tonight? 

Well, the line-up for tonight's The Ray D'Arcy Show has been revealed and it looks like it's like we're in for a treat.

Fair City actors Johnny Ward and Amilia Stewart (Ciaran and Katy) will be on the couch discussing their dramatic story line that finally came to a conclusion this week. 

They will be revealing what it was like to be involved in one of the soaps biggest plots to date and discuss their plans for the future.

Funnyman and Dublin native, Jason Byrne will also be stopping by to tell Ray all about what he got up to while on tour in Australia and rumour has it he plans to have a but of fun with some unsuspecting audience members.

Government Chief Whip, Regina Doherty TD, will be in studio giving her two cents about Enda Kenny's decision to step down and outlining her hopes for the future.

And last but not least, Ray will be joined by Panti Bliss (aka Rory O'Neill), who has also agreed to act as judge and mentor to our very special guest performers  in the grand finale of this year's Ray D'Arcy Show Lip Sync battle.

This and much more on The Ray D’Arcy Show this Saturday at 9:35pm on RTÉ One.

 

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Remember when Ireland pretty much owned the Eurovision?

Oh, the other countries would show up alright, but we'd basically wipe the floor with them, and that is exactly why the Irish have a very special place in their hearts for the annual song contest.

If you're one of the thousands who tune in year in and year out then you'll be pleased to hear that by simply parking yourself in front of the box and popping a bottle or two of vino, you'll be in with a chance to get up front and centre with the one and only Graham Norton.

If you want to get your hands on a VIP trip to The Graham Norton Show, pick up a bottle of Graham Norton GN Sauvignon Blanc or Shiraz in Centra this week, and simply tweet a snap of yourself tucking in.

Don't forget to stick the #CentraLovesGraham hashtag on your post, and then sit back and prepare your story for the Corkman's Big Red Chair.

Cheers, ladies!
 

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The bank holiday weekend means plenty of tea, relaxation, and, of course, TV.

The Ray D'Arcy Show is set to be chock-a-block with interesting guests this week. 

Sports broadcaster Marty Morrissey will be joining Ray in studio to discuss the upcoming championship and how he will broadcast live on radio from New York during the New York vs Sligo match.

As well as this exciting insight into the sporting world, same-sex couple Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne Marie Toole will chat to Ray about their pregnancy.

This is their second child, and they will be chatting to Ray about their joy in expanding their family.

There will also be two doctors in the house to chat about phobias this Saturday night.

Dr Pixie McKenna and Dr Phil Kieran will be telling the viewers exactly why Irish people have a phobia about seeing a doctor.

They will also share details of some of the most interesting cases they have seen in their careers.

David McSavage will also be on hand to provide some comic relief, giving his unique perspective on life in Ireland and abroad.

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Stop everything.

Rumours of a Friends reunion have been circulating for years, and now our prayers have finally been answered.

Friends! The Musical is happening.

Yes, that’s right. Prepare to get up close and personal with some of television's most loved characters –Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Joey and Chandler are back, only this time they’ll be live on stage, belting out a tune or two.

According to The Huffington Post, the song list includes some hilariously titled hits such as:

  • We Were on a Break!

  • How You Doing, Ladies?

  • The Only Coffee Shop in New York City

  • Oh. My. God. It’s Janice!

  • Could I BE Any More… in Love with Monica?

  • We’ll Always Be There For You

Although the show is not officially endorsed by the creators of the sitcom, the script will focus entirely on the original gang and is set to include some of their most memorable hijinks.

The stage show was written by Bob and Tobly McSmith who have had off-Broadway success with their musical parodies of 90210 and Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Friends! The Musical will open in New York’s Triad Theater this autumn, and with no further shows scheduled, we can only wait in hope that the spectacle will make it across the pond!   

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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If you're one of the millions who still knows the lyrics to My Lovely Horse off by heart, you may need to sit down before reading on.

According to emerging reports, the people behind our beloved Fr Ted are not adverse to the notion of bringing Craggy Island, and the folk who populate it, to the big stage.

Speaking to the Sunday Business Post, the show's creator, Graham Linehan, acknowledged that the transition would have to facilitate a fairly whopper storyline.

"It would have to be about Ted becoming Pope, or some weird succession thing that means Ted’s next in line. It would have to be substantial and big," he argued.

"I think there is an argument you could make a Ted musical where you really go for the jugular and you get all the things people loved about it, all the innocence and all the sweetness, but introduce a harder edge."

Anyone else see Graham Norton reprising the role of Fr. Noel Furlong for this one?!

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If you lived and breathed Breaking Bad, then we really think you are going to like Better Call Saul. 

And if you haven't already seen it? Then good for you, because you will soon have three whole seasons to binge watch. 

The brand new season follows the life of Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal lawyer.

Set six years before he meets Walter White, Jimmy McGill, played by Bob Odenkirk, is building his practice and making a name for himself in the game. 

The critically acclaimed second season ended with a pair of major cliffhangers., so fans will be delighted to see that the new season is coming soon.

The anticipated season lands in your Netflix "new" section on Tuesday, April 11, so stock up on some snacks because we all know that this show is binge-watch worthy. 

 

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Fancy being a bit of a TV star? Well, now is your chance.

The casting company which is behind Game of Thrones is opening a branch in Dublin this Saturday.

To celebrate the opening, The Extras Department, is hosting an open call and producers will be on the look out for actors for small TV roles.

As well as Game of Thrones, the casting company is also involved in productions such as The Fall and Line of Duty.

Taking place in Bow Street, Smithfield, producers says that acting experience isn't necessary.

"This event is for new members, people who would like us to help them set up an effective profile and work as an extra in Film and TV productions across Ireland.

"Current members are more than welcome to drop in and say hello. We can even update your measurements with you, put up a new profile picture and catch up on what's going on.

"Make sure to bring along a copy of your ID (Passport) in order to complete your profile."

Check out here if you want any more info.

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As opening credits go, Sex and the City is pretty memorable.

From the iconic tutu to the snapshot into a busy New York street, the guys behind the hit HBO series definitely nailed it.

But it looks like it took a few versions if recent footage doing the rounds online is anything to go by.

A 35-second clip, which was uploaded to YouTube yesterday, shows the writer in an almost identical set-up, but without the trademark tutu and unfortunate showering.

Take a look at this…

 

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