Thursday, 29 May 2008

Michelle Ryan 'has worst US accent'

Former Eastenders actress Michelle Ryan has been handed the accolade of having the worst US accent on TV.

Ryan, 24, recently starred as Jaime Sommers in the US show Bionic Woman, which was cancelled after just one season as a result of the writers' strike.

The Radio Times poll put comedian Eddie Izzard in second place, for his performance as Wayne Malloy in The Riches.

Another ex-British soap star, Anna Friel, came in third for her turn as Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles in Pushing Daisies.

Hugh Laurie was a surprise entry at fourth, nominated for his Golden Globe-winning performance as Dr Gregory House in the hit show House.

Editor of Radio Times' website, Helen Hackworthy, said: "Just as Dick Van Dyke struggled with his English accent in Mary Poppins, so too are some Brits failing to pull off convincing American accents."

Lovejoy actor Ian McShane also featured for his role as Al Swearengen in Deadwood.

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Thursday, 22 May 2008

A big ACE welcome to our new look website

At long last it's arrived, your brand new ACE web site. A huge improvement on the old site, we hope you agree.

Our tab based navigation system, designed to make your shopping experience less frustrating and a whole lot easier also ensures a clean fresh design with a lot less clutter. This said, we've kept all the things you like such as Quickshop where existing customers can use their printed catalogue to enter product codes directly in to the site and the ability to view your account details and to track your orders

As you may know ACE offers a wide range of personalised gifts - where ever you see this symbol next to an item, it means that the item can be personalised for FREE. For example mugs, wallets, pens, gift sets and a lot more besides.

We've also an opportunity for you to enter a £15,000 prize draw - whilst being kept informed about new offers and money saving promotions.

Why not have a look around the new site now.

Pat Mathews

Ringtones now available on The Music Shack

Guide SectionIt's official! Today we launched our brand new ringtones and full tracks to mobile service. Using our extensive back catalogue, you can download your favourite ringtones direct to your mobile for only £3.00. Alternatively, you can download a full track direct to your mobile for only £1.50.

Keep your eyes open for the ringtone symbol whilst you browse and you could get your favourite song sent straight to your phone. Alternatively use our search facility, selecting realtone in the drop down box. All charges will be applied to your mobile phone account. To check your phone is compatible and for further information regarding downloading tracks and ringtones to your mobile phone, please visit our guide section.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Timberlake and Biel to marry?

The rumour mill is buzzing with news that pop superstar Justin Timberlake may be about to propose to actress Jessica Biel, according to the Sun.

Having recently spent time apart from the Rules of Attraction star whilst promoting the single Four Minutes with Madonna, the singer has reportedly decided that Jessica is 'the one'.

"Justin is 27 and thinking about marriage and kids. For the first time in his life he is feeling settled and has definitely decided to pop the question to Jessica," said a source.

Speculation has been further fuelled by the fact that Jessica has been abstaining alcohol, prompting suggestions that she may be pregnant.

Aside from long-term relationships with Britney Spears and Cameron Diaz, Timberlake has been linked with a succession of glamorous ladies in the past, including Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera.

The forthcoming nuptials are reported to be taking place on the island of Mustique.

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Kelly and Zane all smiles at Cannes

Kelly Brook confirmed speculation that she is back with long-term partner Billy Zane after she showed him off at the Cannes Film Festival.
Zane, 42, had flown back from filming in South Africa last week to try and win back the Strictly Come Dancing star with a romantic night in a swanky London hotel.
Kelly, 28, told guests at Cannes: "We're so happy. It's just the best feeling being with him. I really missed Billy. We realised we're at our happiest when are together."
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, she added: "We needed to get away just to have some quality time together away from England."
Ms Brook announced the split through her agent last month, confiding in friends she was too young to marry Zane as planned this summer.
It has been reported that she was unhappy with the fact that Zane was never around, as well as speculation that he was involved in a fling with another actress.
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Friday, 16 May 2008

Competition: WIN a fantastic 4GB MP3 Player and a FREE album download!

For your chance to win simply answer the following question:-
In total, how may tracks are available at the Music Shack?

A. under 200,000
B. over 750,000

To enter, simply text MUSIC followed by either A or B to 62299

If you think the answer is A, please text MUSIC A to 62299
If you think the answer is B, please text MUSIC B to 62299

Please note, each entry will only cost your standard network text message rate and a confirmation text will be sent each time you enter (this is not chargeable to you). All entries must be received by July 2008 and one correct entry will be chosen at random. If you enter after the closing date , you will not be entered but you may still be charged.

Competition Terms and Conditions

The competition is only open to account holders.

Entries from employees of the promoters, its families, its agents and persons connected with the promotion will not be accepted.

Only one entry per account holder will be accepted.

Entries will only be accepted via text message.

Offer only available in the UK.

You will be charged your standard network text rate to enter the competition.

If you enter after the closing date you will not be entered into the competition, but you may still be charged.

By supplying your telephone number you indicate that you are happy to receive SMS messages from or in association with Express Gifts.

Entry into the competition is deemed as acceptance of the rules and any other requirements set out in the promotional material.

No responsibility will be accepted for lost entries, delays or errors via the Internet or the registration of incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate information whether fault of the participant or by the malfunction of any equipment or technical problem or by any other technical or administrative error.

The decision of the judges is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

At the close of the competition, one winner will be selected at random from all correctly completed entries.

Winners will be notified within one week of the competition closing date.

By participating in this competition you agree to allow the use of your name(s) and/or personal details for promotional use and publicity, without any compensation unless prohibited by law.

A list of winners will be available by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Competition Secretary, Marketing Department, Express Gifts Limited, Church Bridge House, Henry Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 4EE

The promoter may offer this promotion across other catalogues and promotional material.

The closing date is midnight 28th July 2008.

The promoter is Express Gifts Limited, Church Bridge House, Henry Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 4EE

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Lost Pink Floyd pig lands at last

An inflatable pig that floated away during Ex-Pink Floyd member Roger Waters' set at the Coachella music festival has been found.
Organisers of the Californian bash had offered a $10,000 (£5,000) reward and lifetime passes to the event for the return of the inflatable, which was tethered to the ground while Waters played Pink Floyd track Pigs.
Two families found the pig, which is the width of two buses, outside their homes.
According to the BBC, they have decided to halve the reward and share the four lifetime tickets to the Coachella festival.
The inflatable took the image of a ticket ballot box for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and bore the slogans "fear building walls" and "don't be led to the slaughter".
It has been a signature stage presence at Pink Floyd gigs since it first appeared on the 1977 cover of 'Animals' and the song 'Pigs on Wings'.
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Scarlett Johansson gets engaged to actor beau

Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she is to tie the knot with fellow actor Ryan Reynolds and showed off a sparkling diamond solitaire engagement ring.

Johansson, who is 23, has previously remained coy on the romance and avoided discussing her relationship with the Canadian publicly.

But the American star of Lost In Translation and Girl With A Pearl Earring attended a New York gala wearing her new rock while her representatives reportedly confirmed the engagement officially.

A spokesman for Johansson said both were "thrilled" by the development.

Reynolds, who is 31 and originally from Vancouver, does not have the profile of his wife-to-be but is an emerging talent who once stayed in a cheap LA motel while trying to land roles.

He went on to star in films such as Blade Trinity and The Amityville Horror.

Johansson is the daughter of a mother of Polish descent and father of Danish descent and found critical acclaim in 1998 film The Horse Whisperer.

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