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2009-03-25 09:51:42

Welsh actor Michael Sheen, who played Tony Blair in The Queen and The Deal, may portray the former British Prime Minister again in an HBO production. Dennis Quaid is expected to play former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Julianne Moore his wife Hillary in The Special Relationship, a TV movie penned by Peter Morgan, who wrote The Queen and The Deal, Variety.com said. If officially approved, the project is said to be earmarked as Morgan's directorial debut, the entertainment industry trade...

2009-03-19 12:00:16

A painting based on a 30-year-old sketch of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife in the nude is on sale at a gallery for $873,000. The painting of Cherie Blair by artist Euan Uglow, who also drew the original sketch, is currently on display alongside the sketch at the Browse & Darby gallery in London and gallery owner Charles Bradstock said Blair recently dropped by to view the works of art, The Independent reported Thursday. The gallery said the sketch has been sold, but...

2009-02-25 16:48:00

Senators convene top policy-makers, CEOs and economists to Capitol Hill for climate event on March 3 WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.K. Prime Minister, Tony Blair, will be among the high-level participants meeting with U.S. legislators and business leaders in the Capitol building on March 3 to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership on climate change, it was announced today. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's climate envoy, Todd Stern, will...

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2009-01-13 18:06:56

The wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to make an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC announced. Cherie Blair is expected to discuss her new memoir, Speaking for Myself, and to talk about her run-ins with the British press when she drops by the chat show Wednesday. She is also planning to offer some advice to incoming U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. network said. Actor Ralph Fiennes and musical guest Brett Dennan are to appear on the episode,...

2008-09-17 00:00:20

By Tim Walker He was friend to the stars, the people's politician and - clutching his trusty mug of tea - the king of the soft-sofa interview. Tony Blair will return to television screens tomorrow night with a bang, appearing on America's favourite fake news programme, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Mr Blair will be interviewed by Jon Stewart, the man recently described by The New York Times as the most trusted man in the American media. Despite the comic bent of The Daily Show's...

2008-09-16 15:00:25

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to make his first appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Comedy Central announced Tuesday. Blair is to be a guest on Thursday's episode of the late-night chat series, the network said. Other political figures who have appeared on the show include former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Vice President Al Gore, Sens. John McCain, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, Senate...

2008-09-04 18:00:12

By Brian Reade I'VE given Tony Blair plenty of stick for bumming free holidays off rich men in sunny climes. But having spent a week in rain- sodden Devon, I feel duty-bound to say I don't blame him. The grim skies mean you traipse around zoos and theme parks which bore (and rip) the testicles off you, or into pedestrianised town centres where other pac-a-mac clad families stare at the same shop windows they have back home, forcing you to seek succour and shelter in empty pubs bearing...

2008-07-24 03:00:47

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 24, 2008) - CLOUDBREAK RESOURCES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:CDB)(PINK SHEETS:CUDBF)(FRANKFURT:C6K). President Blair Naughty is pleased to report Cloudbreak Resources Ltd. has applied for a 100% interest in a further 126 Coal Dispositions located on the east side of the Pasquia Hills of East-Central Saskatchewan. This acquisition is in addition to the 354 Dispositions already pending in the system. These Coal Dispositions are in proximity to the recently...

2008-07-15 09:00:31

A security threat Tuesday forced former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to cancel a visit to the Gaza Strip, prompting him to return to Jerusalem instead. Although his advance team had entered the territory through the Erez crossing, the international peace emissary's motorcade was ordered to turn around, The Times of London reported. Details of the threat against Blair, who was visiting infrastructure projects in his role as an Middle Eastern peace envoy, weren't released. In...

2008-07-08 09:00:42

By Esther Walker After nine years on Channel 4's teen magazine show, June Sarpong is moving on - and using the power of showbiz to get to get young women interested in politics. Esther Walker hears why June Sarpong has always been a bit political. The 31-year-old might be best known to teenagers as the anchor of the Channel 4 Sunday morning magazine T4 - but she is known in Westminster as the ex-girlfriend of David Lammy, the former arts minister. She works for several charities, such as...