We’ve only been away for a couple of days, but it feels like the world of celebrity news has been completely turned on its head! With so much to digest, why don’t we crack on with today’s Social Buzz?
It’s A Sin fails to pick up awards at the BAFTAs
Set in the midst of the 1980s Aids crisis, Channel 4 drama It's A Sin was instantly praised upon release as an incredible and honest exploration of a time, in which many members of the LGBTQIA+ community were demonised and, afraid to express their sexualities for fear of reprimand.
Achieving critical acclaim, nobody was shocked when the series became the most nominated at this year’s BAFTA TV Awards but, that surprise did come when the ceremony came around and, the Russell T Davies-written drama failed to pick up a single accolade.
What fans of the show and indeed those who worked on it can hold dear however, is the fact that the series will forever live on in the hearts of those it touched. It feels like a timeless and historical piece of drama that will undoubtedly be watched for many decades to come and so, who needs a hunk of metal to go alongside that?
Ncuti Gatwa discusses his Doctor Who casting
Excitement has reached boiling point for the next series of Doctor Who, after it was revealed that Sex Education actor Ncuti Gatwa would be taking over as the Time Lord from Jodie Whittaker, who announced last summer that she would be stepping away from the BBC show. Not only that, but writer Russell T Davies will be returning to deliver some stellar storylines.
Speaking to Sky News, Gatwa said he was feeling "honoured" and "very excited" to be taking on the role, adding: "It's a British institution and it means so much to so many people and yeah Jodie is lovely, incredible and going to be a very, very, very difficult act to follow."
He had said in an earlier statement upon the announcement: "Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself and being able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, incredibly intelligent and fizzing with danger,” before concluding: “Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart but I am giving it all to this show.”
Celebrities pay tribute to Dennis Waterman
Clapham-born actor and Minder star Dennis Waterman died aged 74 over the weekend (May 8th, 2022) it was revealed. A statement from his family confirmed that he had passed away "very peacefully in hospital in Spain", with his wife Pam Flint at his side.
Fellow British stars were quick to respond to the news, paying tribute to the “genuinely lovely” Waterman and “icon” of the small screen.
Here are just a handful of those who paid their respects:
Doctor Strange sequel’s box office debut is a triumph
This weekend saw Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness make its big screen debut and, it’s now been revealed that the movie is the strongest-performing film of the year so far, thanks to some huge box office numbers for opening weekend.
In the US alone, the film has taken in $185 million over its first three days, which more than doubles the opening weekend of the first Doctor Strange movie. Here in the UK, the film has amassed £19.8 million, which amounts to $24.3 million, in its opening weekend - including Thursday.
Directed by Sam Raimi and starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role, opposite Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch, it certainly appears to be a treat for new and old Marvel fans alike.
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