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PM reveals plan for age ratings on explicit music videos

David Cameron has said online music videos could be given age ratings to help protect children from sexual or explicit content.

Rihanna's music videos have been criticised for being too sexually explicit for younger viewers.
Rihanna's music videos have been criticised for being too sexually explicit for younger viewers. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Press Association Images

Unveiling a pilot scheme backed by YouTube and the British Board of Film Classification, the Prime Minister pledged to put strengthening families "at the heart" of everything the Government does.

Raunchy music videos for tracks such as Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines and Rihanna's Pour It Up have led to renewed calls to restrict what children can see on YouTube and other video sharing websites.

Miranda Hart 'in the running to front Generation Game'

Miranda Hart is reportedly being lined up to present a BBC revival of the Generation Game next year but the comedian insists she is just "mulling some ideas".

Comedian Miranda Hart
Comedian Miranda Hart Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore made it sound as though the appointment was confirmed in an interview with the Guardian, saying that "Miranda will bring a very different flavour to it".

But Hart has since tweeted:

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Apparently it's 100 per cent cert I am doing Gen Game. First I've heard of it. Mulling some ideas about it might be more accurate.

The family game show, which sees four pairs bodging tricky activities for prizes, made its debut in 1971 and was revived in 1990 for another 12 years.

Miranda Hart appeared in a spoof of the show for Comic Relief in 2011.

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Bad Boys III? Lawrence reveals plans are underway

Plans are underway for a third Bad Boys film, actor Martin Lawrence has revealed in an interview with US talk show host Conan O'Brian.

Lawrence starred alongside Will Smith as police detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey in Bad Boys in 1995, and the sequel in 2003.

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Asked whether a third film was on the horizon, Lawrence replied: "I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer. He said it's real, they're working on a script, they're close and it all looks good."

The 49-year-old actor previously teased a reunion with co-star Will Smith in a tweet to celebrate the 11-year anniversary of Bad Boys II.

Following the revelation, the actor tweeted a link to the interview, telling fans: "Ya'll didn't believe me, did ya?"

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Jonathan Ross returns to Radio 2 after Sachsgate

Jonathan Ross is to return to Radio 2, six years after the Sachsgate scandal which led to him being suspended from air and eventually leaving the BBC.

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Jonathan Ross is to return to Radio 2 for a Credit: PA

The presenter, who has since hosted The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV, left the station when he appeared on Russell Brand's show in 1998 and the pair were heard to leave lewd messages on actor Andrew Sachs' answerphone.

Ross will be back on air at the end of this month for a "one-off stint" of holiday cover for Steve Wright.

"There are no plans to bring him back permanently," a station spokesman said.

"Jonathan is an experienced and talented broadcaster who presented on Radio 2 for 10 years and was very popular with our audience," the BBC spokesman added.

Bake Off duo land daytime chat show on ITV

The Great British Bake Off stars Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have landed their own daytime chat show on ITV.

Giedroyc joked: "I've been asked to host a show with somebody called Porkin? Parkin..? Portly..? I've never heard of her - but I'll be very happy to meet her soon."

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins got their big break when they appeared on French And Saunders and have hosted TV and radio shows as a duo and separately.
Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins got their big break when they appeared on French And Saunders and have hosted TV and radio shows as a duo and separately. Credit: PA

ITV said the pair will chat with "the nation's best-loved celebrities and some of Britain's quirkiest real life characters" in the duo's first daytime job since they fronted Light Lunch and Late Lunch on Channel 4 between 1997 and 1998.

The pair, who met at university in Cambridge, have appeared with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood on the hit baking show since its launch in 2010.

Read: Great British Bake Off opener pulls in 7.9m viewers

Very modern mistake spotted in Downton promo pics

The countdown to series five of Downton Abbey has begun - but as the characters prepare to enter the 20s, an unwelcome intruder from the future appears to have invaded the set.

A water bottle appears to have been left in the shot by mistake
A water bottle appears to have been left in the shot by mistake Credit: ITV.com

A promotional shot of the Crawleys in front of their fireplace looks perfectly fine upon first glance.

But a closer look shows what looks like a plastic - and decidedly un-vintage - water bottle next to an ornate vase.

The image has now been removed from ITV's website.

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