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The folks on Craggy Island just won out over our mates at the Central Perk with a big achievement.

Father Ted has been voted as one of the most-popular TV shows of the last 25 years, as voted for by IMDb users.

The list features shows made between 1990 and 2014, with the 25 best chosen according to all-time IMDb user rating averages.

Ted, Doogle and Jack come in at 20th place, beating Friends, The X-Files, Twin Peaks and more.

We reckon the priests and Mrs Doyle would be pretty chuffed with that – if they'd ever heard of IMDb, or the internet for that matter.

Topping the list is True Detective, although with its shaky second series we doubt it will remain in first place for next year's vote.

Other notable shows featured include Breaking Bad, Sherlock, House and Game of Thrones.

Basically, every good TV show ever.


In his latest interview, 39-year old Colin Farrelll has opened up about the very unusual method he employed in order to quit smoking for good.

Speaking with Men’s Health, the True Detective actor revealed that cutting out the habit required him to put pen to paper and get the creative juices flowing.

Colin says her ended up writing a break-up letter to the ‘Spirit of Tobacco’.

“I wrote a breakup letter to the Spirit of Tobacco. I got a frying pan and tossed the letter with a load of tobacco, put some paraffin over it, and lit a match that sent a big, wallowing cloud up into the sky.”

The father of two sons, James, 11, and Henry, 5, says that it seemed to do the trick because after he “didn’t have a cigarette for another two years.”

Well, whatever works for you…

We would really appreciate if we had gotten a peek at the literary work before it all went up in flames though. Can you imagine how that would have panned out? The old reliable ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ line probably took an interesting turn.

Colin also discussed how in recent years his dating life has taken a back seat in favour of his career and raising his sons.

After being single for five years he admits that “It’s not that I don’t get lonely sometimes, but I’m okay about it.”

He added that his public life is not what matters the most to him, rather what he values most is his family:

"When you get home, the only thing that matters is your son is not eating his turkey sandwiches and he's not into avocado anymore, so you have to find something new that he'll eat for lunch."


We really really like Rachel McAdams. She’s a popular celeb around these parts, so we would like for nice things to happen to her.

To be perfectly honest, we’re not really over her and Ryan Gosling breaking up all those years ago, and we all know that True Detective can be a little grim for the majority of the time.

However, if these reports are true, we think we might finally forget about the heart ache. Rachel is reportedly dating her True Detective co-star, Taylor Kitsch.

Any Friday Night Lights fans will instantly recognise the Canadian heart throb as the face of Tim Riggins. Tim was the misunderstood, brooding babe of the series. He was also in John Carter, and Battleship.

Good job Rachel!

It definitely isn’t the first time Rachel has been linked to her famous co-stars, speaking about on-set relationships in the past, Rachel told InStyle in 2010 "I usually take away one close relationship from every job, some romantic, some not." 

Rachel and Taylor, both Canadian natives, have apparently been “friends for years.” Insiders are saying that “they grew closer on set.”

If the rumours are true, it hasn’t been long since Taylor split from his last girlfriend, fitness instructor Jennifer Welch. Rachel has also been linked to her previous co-star Jake Gyllenhaal. The pair were on screen love interests in their new film Southpaw.

She was also dating Michael Sheen, whom she starred alongside in Midnight in Paris. She has said before though that those relationships began after filming: "A set may seem like a good place for romance, but I don't think it's very conducive; it's too distracting," she admitted.

Is Taylor the exception to her work-first rule then?

Us Weekly is reporting multiple sources as saying the pair are quite the love birds. "I don't know if it's full-blown love yet, but they talk constantly," one insider says. ""It hasn't been long. But it's serious," another revealed.

If the reports turn out to be true, the duo will possibly the most attractive couple in Hollywood. Canadian fans are going to be pretty pleased. 


He was formly famed for his wild-streak.

However, last night Colin Farrell really caught our attention when he revealed that his one-time Hollywood bad boy image pales in comparison to his teenage years.

Indeed, the 39-year-old Dubliner previously had a serious run-in with the law, being questioned by police in relation to an attempted murder while in Australia.

"In my late teens, I was brought in by the cops for questioning as a suspect in an attempted murder," he revealed while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

“I was supposed to bring my mother to the airport and I was pulled in by the cops."

He went on to explain: “I saw a photo of the guy that did the crime and I thought it looked remarkably like me and for a second, I had a black out that night I wondered, could I have done such a thing?”

The incredible revelation came to light during a game of True Confessions, in which Jimmy Fallon and Vince Vaughan both had to guess if Mr Farrell was telling the truth or telling fibs.

In response to Colin's tale, poor Vince even got a bit cagey saying: “I’m a bit nervous here cause I think we might have a guy that got away with murder.”

In the end, Jimmy and Vince guessed he was telling the truth, and guess what, he was!

But don’t fret, he actually was in no way involved in the crime it just happened to be committed by someone that looked extremely like him.

Colin is currently playing a leading role in TV series True Detective alongside Vince Vaughn.


As a classic beauty, Rachel McAdams looks equally stunning with blonde, brunette and even red hair, but we're not sure if she got it right with this latest look.

The Notebook star was pictured in LAX recently rocking a very casual wool coat and tartan scarf, plus a seriously ombre platinum-and-brown hairstyle.

A big change for her!

Rachel seems to have gotten a few inches taken off the ends, too – her most recent style before this was her shoulder length strawberry blonde waves, as seen at the Met Gala earlier this year:

The star has spoken before about her love of fun new styles, saying "I still think about doing blue at some point, but I don't like to change my hair before I'm about to do [a film]—you never know what that character's going to be."

We wonder if this newest 'do could be linked to Rachel's upcoming role as Sheriff Ani in True Detective? The series is set to return to screens next summer and Rachel is reportedly due to start filming very soon.



Vince Vaughn will be joining Colin Farrell for Season 2 of True Detective it has just been confirmed!

The season will be eight episodes long and HBO have confirmed that Colin will be playing detective Ray Velcoro while Vince will star as career criminal Frank Semyon.

We couldn’t be more excited for this – how will they fare next to last season’s star performances by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey?!



Not content with taking over the big screen with a string of Hollywood successes, Irish actor Colin Farrell now plans to take on the world of television.

The Dublin native confirmed that he will be starring in the second season of HBO drama True Detective.

He confirmed to the Sunday World that he will appear in at least eight episodes of the new series. Given that season one actually only had eight episodes in total, it sounds like Colin has a pretty major role!

Although he doesn't know many details yet, the actor said he is already "so excited" to begin filming. "I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids."

Colin has previously admitted that he keeps his children James and Henry out of the spotlight and that they know very little about their dad's fame. "They have no idea what I do for a living," he said in an interview earlier this year. 

"Henry saw me on the TV screen once and he went, 'What are you doing there?'" Aaaaw!

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson will not be returning to their iconic True Detective roles this season, but the hunt is on for a big name female to star alongside Colin. Favourites at the moment are Rachel McAdams, Elisabeth Moss and Colin's Alexander co-star Rosario Dawson.

Hmmm, we don't mind if Rosario joins you on screen Colin, but you can leave the dodgy blonde wig behind this time!




It has been reported that Colin Farrell is is talks to star in the upcoming second season of True Detective

The Irish actor is said to be "deep in talks" about a main role in the hit HBO show that could see his fame catapult to new heights. 

The first season of the popular show saw Matthew McConaughy and Woody Harrelson star alongside each other as partners solving a crime, though it is thought that the dynamic for next season will be much different. 

Would you be happy to see Colin take on a lead role in the second season of True Detective?



Ooh! It’s about to get tense for this year’s Emmy Awards!

Outstanding Drama Series category nominees hold no surprises with Breaking Bad, True Detective, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Mad Men all holding tough.

Moving on to Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, things start to get a little more interesting as the True Detective lads see themselves not only up against Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston and House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey, but also up against EACH OTHER! How will the BFFs’ deal with that!

In the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series we see Lizzy Caplan up against House of Cards’ Robin Wright and Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery to name a few. But…no Cersei?! That must be a misprint.

Orange Is the New Black, Modern Family and Big Bang Theory all fight it out for Outstanding Comedy – ooh, that’s a hard one!

Here’s the complete list of nominees.

The Emmy Awards Ceremony will air on August 25th.



It’s the TV show everybody is talking about – and the TV show all of Hollywood wants to be involved in, even Brad Pitt!

Brad is said to be up for a major role in the show after it was reported that he has “tight relations with HBO.”

Having run a successful first series, HBO are apparently planning the cast for the second series of True Detective.

The series is written by creator Nic Pizzolatto as an anthology series meaning that each series will have different leads and different plots and places.

It had been speculated that the next detectives on the show would both be female but this latest rumour seems to dispel that.

There will certainly be no shortage of Hollywood stars clambering for a place on the show because “the roles are just so exquisite and complex.”

Will they match up to the genius pairing that was Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson though?




It looks as if the Academy are a little suspicious about Matthew McConaughey’s career to date.

They have a few questions they would like to ask him, True Detective style.

Matthew answers as Rustin Coehl.

So funny. This guy could take Matthew’s place next season!



He wins one Oscar and he’s already pulling the rug from underneath us!

Matthew McConaughey has confirmed he will not be retuning for a second season of the hit HBO show True Detective.

The show sees McConaughey teaming up with Woody Harrelson and has proved to be a massive success. It has been commissioned for eight episodes with the seventh airing last night.

HBO have not confirmed a second season but it is thought that it will star two more high-profile actors in a different area with different circumstances. Hopefully that will be as amazing as season one has been so far!

Although we have a feeling that the success from the current season has come from the brilliant duo that is Woody and Matthew.

If you haven’t seen it yet then the trailer is below so you can see what you’re missing!