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2009-07-19 11:21:40

The British government's official voice for older people, Joan Bakewell, alleges the BBC routinely cuts ties with female news presenters after they turn 50. The Sunday Times of London reported the ageism czar for the British government met with BBC director-general Mark Thompson this weekend to discuss the broadcaster's lack of older female TV news stars. It's like they have all somehow died off, Bakewell, 76, said. Television has this enormous influence and the lack of women over a certain...

2009-07-09 13:53:56

Pop star Alesha Dixon will be a judge on Strictly Come Dancing when the British TV competition series starts its seventh season this fall, the BBC said. Dixon, 30, won the 2007 edition of the popular dance-off. She is to replace outgoing judge Arlene Phillips, who is set to assume the duties of Strictly Come Dancing expert on The One Show. Slated to return as regular Strictly judges are Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood, the BBC said.

2008-10-09 06:00:27

By Steve Pratt Victoria Hamilton-Barrit chats to Steve Pratt about landing the starring role in Flashdance ? The Musical and reveals what it?s like to work with Arlene Phillips, who invited her to audition TOUGH-talking choreographer Arlene Phillips speaks highly of singer, dancer and actress Victoria Hamilton-Barritt. Looking for a leading lady for the stage version of the film Flashdance, she remembered the performer from a production of Saturday Night Fever and invited her to...

2008-09-28 18:00:24

By ZOE STRICTLY Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwoodis thinking about sleeping in a coffin to get him in the mood for his latest project - a ballet version of David Bowie's 80s vampire movie, The Hunger. Craig has told pals he wants to feel "miserable, cold and unhappy" to get into the right frame of mind. Hmmm. I'd have thought that sitting alongside fellow Strictly judge Arlene Phillips once a week would have achieved that perfectly well... (c) 2008 Sunday Mirror; London....

2008-09-22 12:00:25

By Laura May FORMER EastEnder Phil Daniels last night became the first celebrity to sashay out of the competition in BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. Daniels and his partner Flavia Cacace were voted off the reality dance show after their performance of a waltz. The judges gave them just 20 points and the viewers' votes failed to save them from making the bottom two in tonight's league table of couples. They faced a dance-off with Rising Damp star Don Warrington and professional partner...

2008-09-22 12:00:25

By LAURA MAY FORMER EastEnder Phil Daniels has become the first celebrity to sashay out of the competition in BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. Daniels and his partner Flavia Cacace were voted off the reality dance show after their performance of a waltz. The judges gave them just 20 points and the viewers' votes failed to save them from making the bottom two in the league table of couples. They faced a dance-off with Rising Damp star Don Warrington and professional partner Lilia Kopylova....

2008-08-29 03:00:36

By Rick Fulton STRICTLY Come Dancing have announced the line-up for this year's celebrity dance off. The sixth series of the popular BBC One series, hosted by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, begins again next month, and there will16 contestants in the mix - two more than last year. Making up the female hopefuls are ex-EastEnders stars Gillian Taylforth and Jessie Wallace, S Club 7 beauty Rachel Stevens, The One Show co-host Christine Bleakley, shamed model Jodie Kidd, George Clooney's...

2008-07-27 00:00:29

This stage version of the '80s hit movie, receiving its world premiere performances here in Plymouth, isn't going to win any Nobel prizes for literature. Books for musicals never do. But it serves the music, and that's what's important. In Pittsburgh USA, Alex surprisingly works as a welder in a failing steel factory. But she really comes alive at night when she becomes a flashdancer, desperate to gain a place at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy. Naturally there must be romantic...

2008-07-19 00:00:26

By SU CARROLL The curtain goes up tomorrow on the world premiere of Flashdance - The Musical, the stage version of the hit Eighties film. All the hits from the movie are there - Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock and Roll and the Academy Award winning Flashdance - What a Feeling - alongside new numbers. The story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and "flashdancer" by night, whose dream is to obtain a place at a prestigious ballet academy, was a surprise 1983 feelgood hit and...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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