Matt Edmondson to co-host Xtra Factor 2011?

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The Sun has today published a story claiming Matt Edmondson has been chosen as the new presenter of ITV2’s X Factor spin off ‘The Xtra Factor‘.  They claim he will host alongside a co-presenter, who is rumoured to either be Kimberley Walsh from Girls Aloud, Frankie Sandford from The Saturdays, X Factor alumni Stacey Solomon or I’m a Celeb’s Caroline Flack.

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Popstar to Operastar Returns to ITV

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ITV’s Popstar to Operastar returns on Saturday the 4th of June with a special 1 hour intro show hosted by Myleene Klass introducing this year’s contestants.

The celebrities appearing  this series are;

  • X Factor winner Joe McElderry
  • soul diva Jocelyn Brown
  • Erasure’s Andy Bell
  • singer/songwriter Midge Ure
  • Former Pussycat Dolls member Melody Thornton
  • Former Steps singer Claire Richards
  • Toploader’s Joseph Washbourn
  • Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker

The first live performance show will air on Sunday 5th June at 8pm, with the results on at 10pm.  Katherine Jenkins and Rolando Villazon also return to the show as mentors.

Last year’s Popstar to Operastar was won by former Pop Idol contestant Darius Campbell (formerly Danesh), and also featured Vanessa from The Saturdays, Danny from McFly, Alex James from Blur and Jimmy Osmond.

ABC Upfronts 2011: Once Upon a Time

Next up is fantasy drama Once Upon a Time.  This stars Jennifer Morrison (How I Met Your Mother) as a woman with a troubled past who is drawn into a strange town called Storybrooke after a boy shows up claiming to be her son.  The show features a host of fairytale characters such as Snow White (played by Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), and Pinocchio (Jakob Davies), and also stars Scottish actor Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, The Full Monty).

ABC Upfronts 2011: Charlies Angels

Another new ABC show for 2011/12 is Charlie’s Angels – a modern reboot of the classic girly action series.  The show stars Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights, The Roommate), Rachael Taylor (Grey’s Anatomy, Headland) and  Annie Ilonseh (Melrose Place) as the new Angels with Robert Wagner playing the voice of Charlie.  Drew Barrymore, star of the 2000 film version is also on board as a producer of the new series.

ABC Upfronts 2011: Pan Am

We posted some trailers for Fox pilots yesterday and today it’s the turn of ABC.  First up we have Pan Am, a sexy soap starring Christina Ricci (The Addams Family, Black Snake Moan) set in the 1960’s in the glamorous world of air travel focussing on the lives of the flight attendants and pilots.  Also stars Kelli Garner (Going The Distance, My Generation), British actress Annabelle Wallis (The Tudors), and Michael Mosley (Scrubs).

Fox Upfronts 2011: Napoleon Dynamite

Next up, a Beavis and Butthead esque animated series based on the brilliant film Napoleon Dynamite.  Featuring voices of the original cast (John Heder, Aaron Ruell, Tina Majorino, Sandy Martin) as well as guest characters voiced by actors like Jennifer Coolidge (Stiflers mom from American Pie), Sam Rockwell (Moon) and Jermaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords).  The series will follow the continued adventures of Napoleon (who still lives with his Grandma and brother) and his friends Pedro and Deb.

Fox Upfronts 2011: Alcatraz

Next up….from the man who brought you Lost, starring…..him from Lost….it’s Alcatraz.

Yep this is JJ Abram’s new crime drama starring Jorge Garcia (aka Hurley from Lost).  In 1960’s prisoners in Alcatraz have mysteriously disappeared and are popping up in the present day.  Jorge plays Alcatraz expert and comic book nerd Dr Diego “Doc” Soto who is recruited by Det. Rebecca Madsen (played by Sarah Jones) to help solve a mystery involving an Alcatraz inmate who apparantly died decades ago.