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First Look: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman on ‘Doctor Who’ Set

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on the set of 'Doctor Who'

Although the world first met the 13th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, in last year's Doctor Who Christmas special, the BBC has offered fans more of a glimpse of him (clearly to appease us for the long-awaited season premiere of the sci-fi series).

Holding his script next to Jenna Coleman - who plays the Doctor's current companion, Clara Oswald, in the show - Capaldi is seen wearing the same outfit from the cliffhanger of the Christmas special (the very one the Twelfth Doctor, Matt Smith, regenerated in).

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VIDEO: Watch Britney’s Cute/Weird ‘Thriller’-Esque Video

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Videos, Pop,

In the spirit of Halloween, Britney Spears teamed up with British TV personality Nick Grimshaw to put out the above video, "It's Britney Witch!" (in case you've forgotten about her colorful lyrics, the title is a play on the first line from her "Gimme More" song).

Short and sweet, the pop star recites the opening lines from Michael Jackson's legendary "Thriller" video in a faux-British accent while propped against various "spooky" green screen backdrops. Although it's quite silly, it's great to see Britney enjoying herself (I mean, have you seen any of her interviews over the past few years?) and not feeling obligated to be sexy.

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Russell Brand: I’ve Never Voted

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Rants, Videos,

Russell Brand has never voted. Despite taking over political magazine New Statesman as guest editor for one issue, the comedian admits he has never cast a single vote in a UK election because he doesn't believe in the British government system.

Speaking to BBC program Newsnight, he told host Jeremy Paxman, "I don't vote. I don't get my authority from this pre-existing paradigm which is quite narrow and only serves a few people. I look elsewhere for alternatives that might be of service to humanity. Alternate means or systems." When an incredulous Jeremy questioned his capabilities to discourse on politics, Russell insisted he was passionate about finding an alternative system which wouldn't leave the working class "disillusioned" and "despondent."

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BBC Unveils Peter Capaldi as Twelfth Doctor

Peter CapaldiPeter Capaldi is the new Doctor.

The 55-year-old actor was announced as Matt Smith's replacement during a BBC One special Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor earlier today.The TV show - hosted by Zoe Ball - featured live and pre-recorded appearances from Matt, previous Doctors Peter Davison and Colin Baker and former companions Katy Manning, Anneke Wills, Janet Fielding, and Bonnie Langford.

The Eleventh Doctor will perish in this year's Christmas special.

Prior to the announcement, executive producer and head writer Steven Moffat, had teased the identity of the new Doctor, saying, "The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who's taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve."

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Google Glass won’t launch until 2014 says Eric Schmidt

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Wearables, Google,

Google Glass 2014

Despite Google Glass Explorer Edition units already being in the hands of developers, it appears that Google won't be ready to release Glass to the masses for another year or so. Originally the company had hopes to release it's wearable computing device by the end of 2013 for general consumers, but comments from Eric Schmidt in an interview on BBC Radio 4 says otherwise.

In response to a question asking when Glass will be available, Schmidt said, "there will be thousands of [Google Glass] in use by developers over the next months, and then based on their feedback, we'll make some product changes, and it's probably a year-ish away."

Obviously, we are in mid-April, so it sounds like the earliest we'll see Glass hit the market will be Spring 2014. A disappointment to many, we're sure, but a device like Glass needs to be done just right, and we're glad to see Google taking the time to get it right before releasing it. You can listen to the interview here--fast forward to the 4-minute mark to hear the Glass discussion.

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Maggie Smith: ‘I Don’t Watch Downton Abbey’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Prime Time, BBC, Features,

Maggie Smith on 'Downton Abbey'Maggie Smith has never watched Downton Abbey. Although the 78-year-old actress stars as the formidable Dowager Countess Violet Crawley on the show, she admitted she has never tuned in to watch her performance onscreen.

"I don't sit down and watch it. I haven't watched it. I will look at it when it's all over, maybe. Because it's frustrating - I always see things that I would like to do differently and think, 'Oh, why in the name of God did I do that?'" she said in an interview with 60 Minutes.

Despite winning numerous awards - including a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, two Emmys, and a Screen Actors Guild Award - for playing the countess, Maggie insists she has no interest in fame: "I don't feel any different to the way I felt before, and I'm not quite sure what [being a star] means. I am familiar to people now, which is what I was not before. That is entirely due to the television set."

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Listen to a BlackBerry exec awkwardly ignore questions about Apple on BBC

BlackBerry

Earlier today, BlackBerry (formerly RIM) announced the first two BlackBerry 10 devices in the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10. Shortly after, the company's European MD, Stephen Bates, appeared in a BBC radio show, and gets asked multiple times about what the company has learned from Apple and the iPhone over the past few years. That's where it gets awkward, since Bates no-sells the questions time and time again, ignoring the direct questions point blank. BlackBerry may have a couple of new devices and a new name, but the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Season 3 of Luther Is Finally in Production

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Drama, BBC, Announcements, News, Renewals, Video,

After waiting for more than a year after British crime thriller Luther's season two finale aired, fans finally get word about season three - à la YouTube Q&A.

In the clip, the folks behind the show reveal that the hit show will begin filming the season's four episodes this month and that everyone's favorite female killer Alice might return. There's no word yet as to an expected air date, but they assure fans in the clip that "it will be worth the wait."

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The Definitive Guide to Watching the Royal Wedding Online

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Editorial, Features, Internet, Software,

If you're just planning to turn on the telly and tune in the Royal Wedding, you'll be missing out. It's 2011, folks! There are a host of online destinations, social media tools and mobile apps that can truly help you experience the full scope of this 21st century event.

All of the major broadcasters will be airing the Royal Wedding on live TV Friday morning, but so will several online venues. YouTube will be streaming the entire event live at The Royal Channel, built specifically for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. Livestream is also streaming the AP Live feed of the day's events, plus more coverage from CBS News, ET and the UK Press Association. And you can watch full streaming BBC coverage at BBC News' dedicated wedding site.

You can also watch the event live on a smartphone or other Internet device on the Sprint TV ABC News Channel, which is part of the carrier's basic Sprint TV channel package. T-Mobile TV will only carry pre- and post-wedding coverage but start-to-finish coverage is available through Xfinity.tv, which has apps available on the Android Market and on iTunes.

In most cases, live-anchored coverage begins at 5 a.m. Eastern Time(2 a.m. Pacific) and live coverage of the ceremony starts at around 6 a.m. ET (3 a.m. PT). That's pretty early for most people, so what to do if you don't want to wake up hours before dawn?

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Leonardo On CBBC

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Action, Prime Time, BBC, News,

LeonardoHey, TV Envy fans. Normally, I post over at our sister site, Comix 411, but today I have some TV news to pass along.

If you're anywhere near Great Britain and going to be around what the folks there call a telly on Monday evening, you might want to check out a TV series called Leonardo that's airing on CBBC at 5:15pm (17:15).

The first episode is called "Anything Goes," UK's Telegraph has already given the show a thumbs up, saying it "has its roots in traditional adventure drama. And thoroughly engaging it is too."

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