entertainment: December 2009 Archives

275x250.jpgUS weather reporter Kim Perez didn't forecast this -- her boyfriend proposing to her live on TV.

The Weather Channel presenter was busy talking about rainfall in Florida when her policeman partner Marty Cunningham walked onto the set.

He quickly dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him, as he did music started playing and the US map switched to a screen saying "Will You Marry Me?"

Luckily he wasn't left embarrassed, Kim said 'I will,' before adding ‘You got me’ and ‘You make me so happy.’

Then came the traditional end to any good marriage proposal… a voiceover introduces the football forecast.

Star Trek is the most pirated movie of 2009

275x250.jpgStar Trek has been illegally downloaded around 11 million times this year - that's more than any other movie.

Experts from TorrentFreak say the J.J. Abrams sci-fi flick was the most pirated film of 2009, ahead of things like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Twilight.

Other popular BitTorrent downloads included The Hangover, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Guy Ritchie's crime movie RocknRolla was the third most downloaded film of the year -- you have to admit that watching it seems a suitable punishment for illegal downloading movies.

Top 10 most watched TV shows of the decade

275x250.jpgAn Only Fools and Horses Christmas special has been named as Britain's most watched programme of the decade.

BARB say more than 21 million viewers tuned in to 2001 show where the Trotters lose their fortune… so not even a good episode.

An episode of EastEnders where viewers found out who shot Phil Mitchell came in second with 20 million viewers, and a Coronation Street from 2003 came third.

Other shows in the Top 10 included Britain's Got Talent, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, The X Factor and I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!

While that might paint a depressing picture of UK TV, if sporting events had been included, six of the Top 10 would have been England football matches. Is that better or worse?

Top 10 most annoying Christmas songs ever

275x250.jpgMr Blobby has been named as the most annoying Christmas tune ever - and who are we to argue.

The polka-dotted pink blob beat festive classics from Rolf Harris, Cliff Richard and Boney M's 'Mary's Boy Child' to claim the top spot.
 
The 1993 novelty hit, brainchild of Simon Cowell and made famous on Noel Edmond's House Party, was voted the most irritating Christmas number of all time in a poll of 4,000 music-lovers.
 
In second place in the cringe-worthy Crimbo top 20 was Neil Morrisey's Bob the Builder's 'Can We Fix it?'. St Winifred's School Choir was voted into third place with their song 'There's No-One Quite Like Grandma', which hit the top of the charts in 1980.

Top 10 annoying Christmas songs available after the link. If you manage to play them all you deserve a prize, like a new battery for your hearing aid.

275x250.jpgThe sounds of some of the UKs worst snorers has been put together to make one of the oddest sounding Christmas songs of the year.

Musicians got snorers from around the UK to record the sounds of their night time rumbling and submit them for use in the 'song'.

They then edited the sounds together in the studio - creating a bizarre rendition of Silent Night which can be heard here.

While the snorers on the track are undoubtedly proud, we suggest they don't insist on playing it to their long-suffering partners too often - they want a genuinely silent night.

Salsa dancing grandmother shocks TV judges

A 75-year-old salsa dancing British grandmother has shocked judges on 'Tu Si Que Vales' (You Are Worth It) - Spain's version of Britain's Got Talent.

Sarah Jones put in an amazingly acrobatic performance on the show with viewers dubbing her the Susan Boyle of salsa.

After taking the the stage with her Spanish salsa instructor Nicko, she shimmied, twirled and flipped like someone 55 years younger.

Judges were amazed and Sarah - originally from Stourbridge, West Midlands - won the show and scooped the first prize of €10,000.

"I’m living proof age is no barrier," she said after her win… and until her hip drops off mid-twirl she is right.

275x250.jpgAn unknown filmmaker from Uruguay has been given $30m by Hollywood studio bosses - to turn his $500 YouTube video of a giant robot invasion into a movie

Would-be director Federico Alvarez, who runs a post-production visual effects house in Uruguay, filmed 'Panic Attack' with a budget of just $500 in his free time.

The five minute clip - which he then uploaded to YouTube - shows an invasion of Montevideo by giant robots and had special effects which could rival many big budget movies.

Once online it got the attention of thousands of movie fans… and (not surprisingly) studio bosses who wanted to meet with Alvarez to talk about his movie.

Formula One legend Murray Walker was in pole position today, after being voted the greatest sports commentator of all time.



Walker, who has been broadcasting since 1948 and spent much of his career at the BBC, took the chequered flag with ease in a survey of 8,879 people.



He beat BBC Sports' voice of football John Motson into second place with world tennis ace John McEnroe coming in third.



Famous for his boyish enthusiasm and authoritative voice, Walker began his Formula 1 commentating in the 1970's and continued until his retirement in 2001.


To be honest he is probably better know for his gaffes and Murrayisms like, 'With half the race gone, there's half the race still to go' and 'here comes Damon Hill in the Williams. This car is absolutely unique - except for the one following it, which is identical'.





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