One of the most obvious ways in which the CW’s Riverdale differed from the Archie comics it spawned from is in its depiction of teacher Miss Grundy. In the original Archie comics, Miss Grundy is an elderly teacher – the archetype of a strict but caring teacher, who pushes her students but loves them really. In Riverdale, Miss Grundy is a much younger woman, and is a music teacher rather than a maths teacher.
It’s been billed as one of the greatest comebacks of the year, but Steps have JUST narrowly missed out on the number one spot on the top of the album charts. The pop juggernauts came back with a bang this year with their latest single ‘Scared Of The Dark’, as well as a brand new album full of new material and an upcoming tour. Monday saw the band in the lead with a 4,000 unit advantage over Ed, though come yesterday, Ed’s ‘Divide’ was 16,000 units ahead of the band – knocking their album ‘Tears On The Dancefloor’ down to number two.
Lord have mercy, these two are on and off more times than the switch on our mum’s immersion. After filming finished on the latest series of The Only Way Is Essex, the pair – who split ‘for good’ just two months ago – have decided to give their relationship another go after they realised they couldn’t live without each other. Apparently, being away from the cameras 24/7 will allow the pair to rekindle their relationship – the pressures of fame being too much to deal with for the couple who love nothing more than to detail every aspect of their relationship on social media.
At the BFI/Radio Times festival recently, Call the Midwife (which won the Best Period Drama category in the opening vote) was voted Best Drama of the 21st Century, beating The Night Manager (Contemporary), Merlin (Sci-fi), The Bridge (Foreign Language), The West Wing (US) and Happy Valley (Crime). Sent the memoirs by author Jennifer Worth, Pippa, Ann and Heidi batted a few ideas about, eventually deciding against a film and heading for television, and the BBC.
It’s been a rough old week for X Factor and E4 Stage School alumnus Casey Johnson, who’s not only quit Union J in the past seven days but has also broken up with his long-term girlfriend, Betsy-Blue English. Casey’s axing from the band came as a shock to fans – but Union J’s new management felt that Casey, who only joined the group a year ago to replace George Shelley, didn’t fully fit into the ‘image’ that they were trying to create. ‘We are sad to announce that Casey is leaving Union J, in order to pursue other opportunities.
It feels like us ‘Enders fans have been waiting an eternity for a Redwater release date. The EastEnders spin-off show, which sees Kat and Alfie travel to Ireland to search for her long-lost son, was announced over a year ago and has been months in the planning. The show is being billed as a dark and mysterious drama and a huge departure from the usual comings and goings on Albert Square.