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While I was on holiday in Sydney last September, I got into a taxi with a dashboard festooned with five mobile devices, hanging off a variety of mounts, and all presumably providing critical information to the driver.

Georgi Kay has found a leg-up through BBC2's crime drama Top of the Lake

Hey there, Georgi girl: an Aussie songstress acts up

While several of her peers hope to gain recognition via breathy cover versions for saccharine adverts, rising solo artist Georgi Kay (pictured) has found a leg-up through a more credible outlet, BBC2's compelling crime drama Top of the Lake. Not only are a couple of the Australian's sinister tunes set appear in Jane Campion's New Zealand-set mini-series starring Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, but the musician also secured a minor role.

Cerami in 2009, attending a meeting with Pope Benedict

Vincenzo Cerami Screenwriter best known for co-scripting ‘Life is Beautiful’

Pasolini was his schoolteacher and then his collaborator. ‘I owe everything to him,’ he said

Stewart Lee has claimed that high-profile comedians like Michael McIntyre, Jack Whitehall and Frankie Boyle, use writers to help them create material for their shows

Stewart Lee accuses high-profile comedians Michael McIntrye, Jack Whitehall and Frankie Boyle
of using writers

Comic aims a punch(line) at high-profile fellow stand-ups who use writers

Shadowlands: Johnno (Tom Wright) and Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) in Top of the Lake

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Remember the Brazilian who sold her virginity to the highest bidder? She’s still a virgin.

Losing your virginity is usually more awkward than the Hollywood movies make it out to be.

'He's the don': The Pacific Rim cast have high praise for Guillermo del Toro

'He's the don': Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba pay tribute to director Guillermo del Toro

Video: Del Toro has described the film's themes as 'very dear to me'

Offbeatr aims to democratise porn

Offbeatr: Finally, a chance to fund your own porn film

Want to see a Game of Thrones-style orgy get made? Chip in five quid. Or an X-rated comic book featuring robots? Why not pledge a tenner?

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The Act of Killing is without question one of the most horrifying films I've ever seen. No actual blood is shed on screen, but murder, torture and barbaric wrongdoing are imprinted on almost every frame.

Shebby Singh: Club's 'global adviser' likely to be replaced by someone from within football

Blackburn Rovers set to axe 'global adviser' Shebby Singh as club finally gets serious

In the last three months Singh's only presence at the club was his one-week flying visit to sack manager Michael Appleton

Helen Mirren hasn't got the killer instinct for her new film RED 2

Dame Helen Mirren refused to kill anyone in action movie role, because she hates films with random killing

The veteran actress doesn't enjoy watching films containing random killing

The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron

American studio claims it designed London 2012's Olympic cauldron

Thomas Heatherwick won worldwide acclaim when it was unveiled last year

Ian Tomlinson died after he was pushed to the ground at the G20 protests in 2009

Pathologist who botched G20 post-mortem abandons appeal against being struck off

Dr Mohmed 'Freddy' Patel gained notoriety after wrongly concluding that Ian Tomlinson was heart attack victim

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