• Steve Martin and Martin Short: ‘We’re past hosting the Oscars – you’re just putting yourself out there to get drummed’
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    Steve Martin and Martin Short: ‘We’re past hosting the Oscars – you’re just putting yourself out there to get drummed’

    Steve Martin and Martin Short are aware that everyone adores them, but would never dare let it go to their heads. For the most part. “The worst thing a person can think about themselves is that they’re beloved,” Martin insists. “Not me!” adds Short. “Yeah, but you’re not beloved.” “Oh, I see.”Martin and Short’s friendship, full of merciless mocking and silly one-upmanship, has endured for more than 30 years. It was forged on the set of Three Amigos (1986), the zippy western in which they played, along with Chevy Chase, Hollywood stars mistaken for bona fide Mexican heroes. Their on-screen partnership was further honed in Father of the Bride (1991) and its 1995 sequel, where Short stole scenes as a flamboyant events coordinator named Franck. Today they’re regulars on the road, with their acclaimed live comedy show about to hit the UK.

  • The Masked Singer: Fans stunned after Justin Hawkins unveiled as chameleon
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    The Masked Singer: Fans stunned after Justin Hawkins unveiled as chameleon

    The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins is the latest celebrity to be unveiled on controversial singing competition The Masked Singer UK.Fans were stunned to see the musician unmasked after wearing a chameleon costume during the show.

  • Pete Davidson fans forced to sign $1m non-disclosure agreements before being allowed into stand-up show
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    Pete Davidson fans forced to sign $1m non-disclosure agreements before being allowed into stand-up show

    Fans attending a stand-up show by Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson were forced to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDA) in order to see the show - barring them from giving any interviews, opinions or critiques of the performance afterwards.The comic appeared at Sydney Goldstein Theatre in San Francisco on his latest tour stop, and fans with tickets were emailed just a few hours in advance informing them that in order to attend, they had to sign the legally binding agreement, which would leave them open to paying $1m (£770,000) in damages if broken.

  • 10 Bollywood sequels that are a great watch
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    10 Bollywood sequels that are a great watch

    Sequels are in flavour this season in Bollywood, with films such as Houseful and Dabangg back on screen with their subsequent instalments. Here, expectations run high and filmmakers are under the extra pressure of ensuring that the sequels do as well, or even better than the previous ones. Here are 10 Bollywood sequels that have managed to be as good as the original movie and sometimes, have even surpassed their success. Voted as the best Bollywood comedy film of all times, the 2000 cult film Hera Pheri, featuring Paresh Rawal as the shortsighted, dim-witted but kind landlord, Baburao Ganpatrao Apte, had the audience rolling with laughter.

  • Bollywood's most acclaimed, hilarious comedians
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    Bollywood's most acclaimed, hilarious comedians

    Known for their impeccable comic timing, classic dialogue delivery and inimitable mannerisms, these comedians have made us roll around laughing. Do let us know who your favourites are. Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi was born into hardships, as the second among ten children. In his early years, he struggled doing odd jobs, and found work as a conductor with the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (B.E.S.T).