'Garfield' licensing firm's former headquarters to be sold

‘Garfield’ licensing firm’s former headquarters to be sold

ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — The former Indiana headquarters of the company that oversees licensing for the lasagna-loving cartoon cat Garfield will be …
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Comedian Griff Rhys Jones to receive OBE

Let us entertain you! We use cookies to ensure we can continue to deliver a personalised service, just for you. This is why we and our trusted Commerce Partners use ‘cookies’ to remember and store information about how you use our site. If you would like to find out more, please read our updated Cookies Policy. You can also find more information in our updated Privacy Policy. Griff Rhys Jones, who became a household name in the 1980s with Not The Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones, will receive an OBE. A celebrated comedian, writer, actor and presenter, he will be presented the honour for services to the National Civic Society Movement, charity and entertainment in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Rhys Jones first flexed his funny bone at Cambridge, where he joined the Footlights and the Mummers, as well as ADC Theatre. After joining the BBC as a trainee radio producer, he had a selection of minor roles in the first series of Not The Nine O’Clock News. Following the departure of Chris Langham he was brought in as a regular member of the cast alongside Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson and Mel Smith. The relationship with Smith is one of the most significant of his career and after the show finished the duo founded Talkback Productions to produce their own shows and those of other performers. It is responsible for some of the UK’s most successful comedies including Brass Eye, Da Ali G Show, The Day Today, Green Wing, I’m Alan Partridge, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Smack The Pony and Celebrity Juice. It also produced Alas Smith and Jones, making the duo one of the most successful and long running double acts on TV. They reunited in 2005 for a Comic Relief sketch, which led to a revival of The Smith and Jones Sketchbook. Their final appearance together was in a head-to-head sketch in 2012 for The One Griff Rhys Jones and when Smith died in 2013, Rhys Jones offered a moving tribute to his old friend. Rhys Jones has also made frequent appearances in theatre, winning Olivier awards for his turns in Charley’s Aunt in 1984 and An Absolute Turkey in 1994. He also appeared at the National Theatre as Toad in The Wind in the Willows and at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, as Fagin in Oliver! More recently he has embarked on a career as a presenter of shows such as Bookworm and Restoration and has also written and presented documentaries on Arthur Ransome, Rudyard Kipling, John Betjeman and Thomas Hardy. He has starred in the BBC’s Three Men in a Boat series with Dara O’Briain and Rory McGrath since 2006 and also hosted shows such as Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones,  Britain’s Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones and Griff’s Great Britain. Acting roles have included parts in shows such as Mine All Mine, Riot at the Rite, Marple, Casualty and Jonathan Creek. Rhys Jones and wife Jo, who he met on Not The Nine O’Clock News, have a son and daughter. Fans were delighted when the Jonas Brothers were joined on stage by Busted to perform their iconic hit Year 3000.The track was originally recorded by the British band before being covered by their American counterparts.The two bands performed Year 3000 together (Isabel Infantes/PA)At… Alfie Boe has said he is “honoured and thrilled” to be made an OBE.The singer and West End star, 45, said it was “beautiful” to be named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. View this post on Instagram The news is out! I am truly honoured… Thank you… DIY SOS host Nick Knowles has admitted driving while using a mobile phone and speeding, saying “what I did was wrong”.The presenter and former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant will be sentenced when he appears at Cheltenham Magistrates’… The cat-and-mouse games between Eva Polastri and Villanelle will resume tonight when Killing Eve returns for a second seriesThe hit drama, which won the top prizes at the Bafta TV awards, will pick up where the series one finale ended.Sandra Oh will reprise her role as obsessive MI6… Bear Grylls said he shares his honour with Scout volunteers around the country as he is made an OBE.The adventurer and television star, who is also chief scout, is recognised  in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to young people, the media and charity .He said:… Oscar-winner Olivia Colman said she is “totally thrilled” to be made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, while stage actor Simon Russell Beale is knighted.Elvis Costello, 64, and former frontman of The Undertones Feargal Sharkey, 60, are both made OBEs, accepting… Jack Reacher author Lee Child said his CBE is a “great honour”.The writer, whose literary action hero has been brought to life on the big screen by Tom Cruise,  said in a statement: “Someone read my books and enjoyed them enough to put my name forward for this… A film executive who was instrumental in bringing Game Of Thrones to Northern Ireland has told of his delight at being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.Richard Williams, the CEO Of Northern Ireland Screen, is to be awarded an OBE for services to the Screen… Elvis Costello started his career being associated with the early British punk scene but has now received the ultimate establishment endorsement of a royal honour.The revered singer, songwriter and producer is recognised for a career spanning five decades with an OBE for… One of the most acclaimed stars of British theatre, Simon Russell Beale, has has said his mother would be proud as he is knighted for his services to drama.A chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral from the age of eight, he started his stage career at the Royal Shakespeare Company…
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Ryan Kavanaugh, Former Business Partner Resolve Legal Drama Over Entertainment Stock …

“Ryan Kavanaugh, along with his company ESX, and Elon Spar and his team have satisfactorily r…
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