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Friday 17 August 2018
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TV architect Dermot Bannon
Dermot Bannon will chart the renovation of his own new family home on special episode of Room to Improve Ireland's favourite architect, Dermot Bannon, has revealed he will share his own Room to Improve journey in a special episode of the hit RTE series.
 
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Chris O'Dowd attends the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival After Party For Love After Love At Up And Down at Up&Down on April 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for 2017 Tribeca Film Festival) Chris O'Dowd's anecdote about meeting Shane MacGowan is a classic Aoife Kelly Chris O'Dowd has shared his 'one anecdote' about meeting legendary Pogues singer Shane McGowan and it's a classic.
Paul Elliott carries the coffin of his brother Barry Chuckle (real name Barry Elliott) at the New York Stadium, Rotherham (Danny Lawson/PA) Barry Chuckle's coffin carried into stadium funeral by brother who lost 'very best friend' Josh Payne Paul Chuckle carried his brother Barry’s coffin as close friends and family attended the funeral of the veteran entertainer in their Rotherham home town.
WATCH: Mik Pyro's new live version of Comeback Girl will give you that instant Friday feeling PREPARE to be brought back to the mid-noughties thanks to this rousing live version of Republic of Loose' hit Comeback Girl.
Stormy Daniels says she pulled out of CBB due to custody issues (Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock) Why did Stormy Daniels pull out of Celebrity Big Brother? Lucy Mapstone Stormy Daniels has said she did not appear in Celebrity Big Brother because of a last-minute custody issue involving her daughter, and that her absence was not about money.
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Movies
 
Actor Domhnall Gleeson attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images) Domhnall Gleeson: 'I'm not good with fame - it's just not how I was built' BANG Showbiz Domhnall Gleeson finds fame "intense".
Back to the Future - a classic family film Back to the Future key cast reunite 33 years after original and everyone agrees they all look amazing Julia Hunt Michael J. Fox has been reunited with his Back To The Future co-stars 33 years after making the first film in the trilogy.
 
 
Music
 
Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize Barry Egan: the best of what's on offer at Electric Picnic 2018 Barry Egan 'Blessed are the bullies, for one day they will have to stand up to themselves/Blessed are the liars, for the truth can be awkward." Thus began Kendrick Lamar's Bono-beautiful benediction on American Soul from U2's album Songs of Experience.
Music Festival (stock image) 'Tired of seeing others snap up tickets just to resell for a profit' - Ticketmaster shutting Seatwave Kathy Armstrong and Kevin Doyle TICKETMASTER is to close down its resale websites Seatwave and GET ME IN! in the wake of criticism that it is facilitating online ticket-touting.
 
 
Television
 
'Daniel and Majella's B&B Road Trip'. Photo: Maxwells Daniel and Majella hitting American Midwest in RV campervan for US version of B&B Road Trip Nick Bramhill DANIEL O'Donnell has assured fans that there are no plans to shelve the fly-on-the-wall TV travel show he presents with wife Majella - because it's such a hit with the Irish public.
Brendan O'Connor is presenting Time Out on RTE One from August 17 at 9.35pm. Picture Andres Poveda Brendan O'Connor: 'After new show I wanted to curl up into a ball' Donal Lynch It can be hard, given the sheer volume of talk telly, to rise above the din of endless blather.
 
 
Books
 
Anger: Novelist John Boyne. Photo: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images Author John Boyne reveals 'dark night of the soul' Jerome Reilly Writer John Boyne, who became an overnight literary star with publication of his novel The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, yesterday revealed he took a deliberate overdose following the break-up of his relationship.
Caitlin Moran's 'How to Be Famous' is a funny, riotous novel about a young woman making it in a world where men hold all the power Caitlin Moran coming to Dublin to talk life, writing, and How to Be Famous Aoife Kelly Caitlin Moran is coming to Dublin as part of the International Literature Festival.
 
 
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