Apr 242018
 

News

Simple Minds


Official announcement

Simple Minds are delighted to announce that they will tour North America in September and October 2018, playing two full sets featuring iconic songs spanning their whole career and including tracks from the new album Walk Between Worlds!

24-Sep Sands Casino Bethlehem, PA
26-Sep Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
28-Sep M Telus Montreal, QC
29-Sep Budweiser Gardens London, ON
30-Sep Sony Centre Toronto, ON
02-Oct Beacon Theatre New York, NY
03-Oct Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
05-Oct Tower Theater Upper Darby, PA
06-Oct 930 Club Washington, DC
08-Oct Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
09-Oct Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
11-Oct Hard Rock Cleveland, OH
13-Oct Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
14-Oct Fillmore Detroit, MI
15-Oct Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
18-Oct Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
20-Oct Grand Sierra Reno, NV
21-Oct Pearl Theater Las Vegas, NV
22-Oct Humphrey’s Concerts San Diego, CA
24-Oct Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
25-Oct Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
27-Oct Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
28-Oct Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
29-Oct Orpheum Vancouver, BC

Not a great fan of Jim Kerr himself but a big fan of early Simple Minds. Only two originals left now.

Hopefully the tour will come to the UK


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Apr 242018
 

News

Gary Numan


Official announcement

The second North American Savage Tour will start on Sep 4th. We’ll be playing 27 shows in total, many of them in places we weren’t able to get to on the first North American Savage tour in 2017. This flyer lists 26 of those shows but there is one festival date still to be added as soon as they make their own official announcement about the line up. The support for this tour will be the excellent Nightmare Air.

A bit far for me to travel so I will not be at this one


Music 

Apr 242018
 

On This Day


Births



1951

Nigel Harrison

Age 67
Nigel Harrison is an English musician. Harrison spent several years as the bassist of the American rock band Blondie during the 1970s and 1980s.
1985

Josephine Jobert

Age 33
Joséphine Jobert is a French actress and singer. In 2015 she took on her first English-language role, as Officer Florence Cassell in the BBC One series Death in Paradise.
1992

Laura Kenny

Age 26
Laura Rebecca Kenny is an English track and road cyclist who specialises in the team pursuit, omnium and scratch race disciplines.
1998

Ryan Newman

Age 20

   
Ryan Newman is an American actress and model. She is known for her role as Ginger Falcone in Disney XD's Zeke and Luther. Other major roles include Allison in The Thundermans, Cindy Collins in Zoom, and Emily Hobbs in See Dad Run. As a child model, Newman has participated in photo shoots such as Inspire MagazineKaiya Eve Photoshoots 2009 and Dream Magazine, as well as modelling for fashion designer, Sherri Hill.


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Apr 232018
 

News

Florence + The Machine

The Rolling Stones have announced what is essentially a festival’s worth of special guests to support them on their UK tour this year.

Liam Gallagher, Florence + The Machine, The Vaccines, The Specials, Richard Ashcroft, Elbow and James Bay will join the legendary rock band on their Stones – No Filter tour which will take in eight huge UK stadium shows.

Florence + The Machine said: “We’re so excited to be supporting the Rolling Stones, it is a huge honour to be playing with one of our biggest influences.”


Music 

Apr 232018
 

On This Day


Births



1937

Bobby Campbell

(Died: 06 Nov 2015)

Aged 78
Robert George Campbell was an English professional football player and later manager.

Campbell played 68 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1961 – 1966. He was Portsmouth manager between 1982 – 1984
1946

Blair Brown

Age 72
Bonnie Blair Brown is an American theatre, film and television actress. She has had a number of high-profile roles, including in the play Copenhagen on Broadway, the leading actress in the films Altered States (1980), Continental Divide (1981) and Strapless (1989), as well as a run as the title character in the comedy-drama television series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, which ran from 1987 to 1991. Her later roles include Nina Sharp on the Fox television series Fringe and Judy King on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
1977

John Oliver

Age 41
John William Oliver is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor and television host.
1980

Sally Bretton

Age 38
Sally Bretton (born Sally Davis) is an English actress. She is best known for appearing as Lucy Adams in the television sitcom Not Going Out since 2007, and as Martha Lloyd in the BBC1 crime drama Death in Paradise, between 2015 and 2017.


Deaths



1975

William Hartnell

(Born: 08 Jan 1908)

Died Aged 67
William Henry Hartnell was an English actor. Hartnell played the first incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, from 1963 to 1966. He was also well known for his role as Sergeant Grimshaw, the title character of the first Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant in 1958, and Company Sergeant Major Percy Bullimore in the sitcom The Army Game from 1957 until 1958, and again in 1960.


On This Day

Apr 222018
 

Elizabeth Olsen


    


Elizabeth Chase Olsen (born February 16, 1989) is an American actress. Her breakthrough came in 2011 when she starred in the independent thriller drama Martha Marcy May Marlene, for which she was nominated for the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress and Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, among other awards. She subsequently starred in the films Silent House (2011), Liberal Arts (2012), Oldboy(2013), Godzilla (2014), I Saw the Light (2015), Ingrid Goes West (2017), and Wind River (2017). Since 2014, Olsen has portrayed the superhero Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


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Apr 222018
 

On This Day


Births



1959

Ryan Stiles

Age 59
Ryan Lee Stiles is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, producer and director whose work is often associated with improvisational comedy. He is best known for his career and co-production work on the American and British versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and the role of Lewis Kiniski on The Drew Carey Show. He played Herb Melnick on the CBS comedy Two and a Half Men and was a performer on the show Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza.
1963

Scott McGarvey

Age 55
Scott Thomas McGarvey is a Scottish former footballer who played as a forward.

Mcgarvey played 30 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1984 – 1986
1967

Sheryl Lee

Age 51
Sheryl Lynn Lee is a German-born American film, stage, and television actress. After studying acting in college, Lee relocated to Seattle, Washington to work in theatre, where she was cast by David Lynch as Laura Palmer and Maddy Ferguson on the 1990 cult TV series Twin Peaks and in the 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. After completing Twin Peaks, she returned to theatre, appearing in the title role of Salome on Broadway opposite Al Pacino.
1968

Lee Sandford

Age 50
Lee Robert Sandford is an English former footballer who made more than 480 first-team appearances as a defender. He played in the Football League for PortsmouthStoke CitySheffield UnitedReading and Stockport County.

Sandford played 90 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1985 – 1989
1971

Steve Soley

Age 47
Steve Soley is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for PortsmouthMacclesfield Town and Carlisle United.

Soley played 12 times for Portsmouth between 1998 – 1999
1974

Darren Moore

Age 44
Darren Mark Moore is a professional football coach and former player, who is the caretaker manager of Premier League club West Bromwich Albion. Born in England, he earned two international caps for Jamaica. Moore is also a member of the management committee of the Professional Footballers' Association.

Moore played 66 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1999 – 2001
1984

Michelle Ryan

Age 34
Michelle Claire Ryan is an English actress. She played Zoe Slater on the BBC soap opera EastEnders. In 2007, she starred in the short-lived American television series Bionic Woman. She appeared as the evil sorceress Nimueh in the 2008 BBC fantasy series Merlin, and as Lady Christina de Souza in the 2009 Doctor Who episode "Planet of the Dead".


On This Day

Apr 212018
 

Match Report

League One


 

Portsmouth    0

 


 

Charlton Athletic    1

 


Pompey’s play-off hopes received a huge blow as they produced a disappointing display to lose to top six rivals Charlton at Fratton Park.

The visitors dominated the first half and took the lead through Nicky Ajose’s cool finish just before the break.

There was an improvement following the interval, though, with Brett Pitman and Connor Ronan going closest to finding the net.

Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that were beaten at Bradford earlier in the week.

Brandon Haunstrup returned at left-back, with Ronan dropping to the bench, Dion Donohue moving into midfield and Jamal Lowe playing a more advanced role just behind Pitman.

The game began at an extremely high-tempo, as both sets of fans contributed to a pulsating atmosphere in the south coast sunshine.

But there were not any scoring opportunities at either end, with the frantic pace not matched by any real quality.

It was Charlton who settled first, however, and the hosts struggled to make any inroads going forward, too often let down by errant passing.

At least there was plenty of commitment at the back, with Ben Close and Donohue making timely challenges to deny Tariqe Fosu and Josh Magennis.

Then, when a Pompey free-kick broke down, the Addicks broke quickly up field and Jake Forster-Caskey saw his drive deflected wide.

The midfielder went even closer from the resulting corner, only for a well-placed Nathan Thompson to hack the ball clear before it could find the net.

Ben Amos had not been tested between the visitors’ sticks and Lowe ensured that continued by shanking a 30-yard effort well wide.

Pitman was furious moments later when he tried to meet a Kal Naismith delivery, only to have his shirt tugged by former Blues defender Jason Pearce.

It was a clear infringement missed by referee Mark Heywood and his assistants, and the respective skippers squared up before getting a talking to by the official.

Charlton were clearly on top, though, and it was not a huge surprise when they broke the deadlock on 40 minutes.

Thompson failed to cut out Magennis’ header through to Ajose and the striker calmly slid the ball past Luke McGee.

There was almost an equaliser just before, as Matt Clarke bundled his way through a host of red-shirted bodies to meet a Gareth Evans free-kick, but Amos got down to save.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Charlton Athletic 1


Jackett made a double switch at the start of the second half, with Jack Whatmough and Thompson making way for Christian Burgess and Stuart O’Keefe.

And the hosts came close to a leveller within a few minutes, as Pitman turned another Evans free-kick narrowly over the bar.

The skipper then had a tougher chance that he was not quite able to guide on target when Naismith headed a Close set-piece into his path.

Pompey had looked much more positive since the interval and the Fratton faithful responded by turning up the volume.

The Addicks were still posing a threat themselves, however, and when a corner was only partially cleared, Ben Reeves volleyed inches past the post.

When the action switched down the other end, the visiting defence did well to prevent Naismith from converting Evans’ teasing low cross.

Jackett’s final throw of the dice arrived on 66 minutes when Haunstrup made way for Ronan, with Evans dropping deeper.

Pompey were still struggling to create many meaningful openings, though, and the visitors were looking a real threat on the break.

An opportunity did arise when Pitman hung in the air to meet Ronan’s cross, although there was not quite enough power on his header to beat Amos.

Ronan was looking lively and he took a great touch after the visitors could only half clear a corner, opening up space to try a shot that Amos kept out.

And Pitman almost levelled late on, with his bending free-kick palmed over by Amos after O’Keefe had been felled 30 yards out.

A couple of late corners gave the Blues hope of finding a late goal – with McGee going up for the second – but there was to be no late drama.

Pompey (4-4-1-1): McGee; Thompson (O’Keefe 46), Whatmough (Burgess 46), Clarke, Haunstrup (Ronan 66); Evans, Close, Donohue, Naismith; Lowe; Pitman (c)
Booked: Pitman, Evans
Subs not used: Bass, Kennedy, Chaplin, Hawkins

Charlton (4-4-2): Amos; Konsa, Bauer, Pearce (c), Page (Marshall 62); Reeves, Kashi, Forster-Caskey, Fosu (Dasilva 57); Magennis, Ajose (Kaikai 90+2)
Goals: Ajose 40
Booked: Kashi, Dasilva
Subs not used: Phillips, Lennon, Aribo, Zyro

Referee: Mark Heywood

Attendance: 19,210 (2,448 away fans)
Charlton


Portsmouth FC

Apr 212018
 

On This Day


Births



1970

Glen Hansard

Age 48
Glen Hansard is an Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist for Irish group The Frames, and one half of folk rock duo The Swell Season. He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA-winning film The Commitments, as well as starring in the film Once, which earned him a number of major awards, including an Academy Award for Best Song.
1970

Nicole Sullivan

Age 48
Nicole Julianne Sullivan is an American actress, voice artist and comedian. Sullivan is best known for her six seasons (1995–2001) on the sketch comedy series MADtv. She also played the role of Holly Shumpert for five seasons (2001–2005, 2007) on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens.
1983

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Age 35
Gugulethu Sophia "GuguMbatha-Raw is an English actress, known for her role as Kelly in Black Mirror, Dido Elizabeth Belle in Belle, Noni Jean in Beyond the Lights, and Plumette in Beauty and the Beast.


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Apr 202018
 

Dove Cameron



V Magazine’s V House pool party during Coachella in Palm Springs California

14 April 2018


Dove Cameron (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman; January 15, 1996) is an American actress and singer, known for playing a dual role as the eponymous characters in the Disney Channel teen sitcom Liv and Maddie(2013-2017) and playing Mal, in the films Descendants (2015) and the sequel Descendants 2 (2017).

Subsequently, she had a recurring role as Ruby in the ABC television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2018). She is set to voice Spider-Woman in Marvel’s upcoming animated superhero feature film Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors (2018)


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Apr 202018
 

On This Day


Births



1924

Leslie Phillips

Age 94
Leslie Samuel PhillipsCBE is an English actor who came to prominence in films in the 1950s, acting as a suave charmer with an exaggerated upper class accent, in the style of Terry-Thomas. After a notable success in the Carry On films and the Doctor series, he moved away from comedy into character roles in the Harry Potter series and many TV sitcoms, as well as stage work.
1937

George Takei

Age 81
George Hosato Takei (born Hosato Takei) is an American actor, director, author, and activist. He is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.
1951

Louise Jameson

Age 67
Louise Jameson is an English actress, with a wide variety of British TV and theatre credits. She is best known for her appearances in British TV series EastEndersDoctor WhoBergerac, and Tenko.
1967

Alan McLoughlin

Age 51
Alan Francis McLoughlin is a former professional footballer and coach, who played as a midfielder for the Republic of Ireland and various English club sides, most notably Swindon Town and Portsmouth.

McLoughlin played 361 times for Portsmouth scoring 69 goals between 1992 – 1999
1971

Nikos Kyseridis

Age 47
Nikos Kyzeridis is a retired Greek international football player who played as an attacking midfielder and a striker.

Kyzeridis played 6 times for Portsmouth in 1998


Deaths



1992

Benny Hill

(Born: 21 Jan 1924)

Died Aged 68
Alfred Hawthorne "BennyHill was an English comedian and actor, best remembered for The Benny Hill Show. A prominent figure in British culture for nearly four decades, his show proved to be one of the great success stories of television comedy. Among the most watched programmes in the UK, the audience peaked at more than 21 million in 1971. The show generated impressive revenues for Thames Television, and retains a following in much of the world decades after Hill's death.


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