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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Downriver,’ ‘Backtrack,’ ‘Miles Ahead,’ ‘The Wailing,’ ‘Warcraft: The Beginning,’ ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Me Before You,’  and ‘Mr. Right’. This episode also contains interviews with Ellen Degeneres, Andrew Stanton, Emilia Clarke, Sam Clafin, Grant Scicluna and Malcolm Turner (Melbourne International Animation Festival).

Also make sure you listen to this week’s episode to see how you can win a copy of  ’Stretch’ (starring Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, James Badge Dale, Brooklyn Decker and Jessica Alba) thanks to our good friends at eOne Entertainment. Once you’ve heard the question on the show you can enter on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

And we have a bonus giveaway on this weeks’s episode. Make sure you listen to see how you can win a copy of  ’Blood Punch’  on DVD thanks to our good friends at Bounty Films…. but wait there’s more your DVD will be signed by the star of the film Milo Cawthorne. Once you’ve heard the question on the show you can enter on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.

Joshua Radin Tour

There isn’t much that Joshua Radin hasn’t done in his career. From playing sell out shows, to appearing on some of America’s most watched television shows (One Tree Hill etc) Joshua Radin has done it all… he even played at Ellen Degeneres’ wedding. Now Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths chats to Joshua about his upcoming Australian tour and new album Onward And Sideways.

You can listen to or download our Joshua Radin interview right here.

Robert Pattinson

You hear the term Hollywood royalty bandied around a lot by the tabloids. There are the Kings and Queens, those such as Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise who seem to rule over all those A-Listers. Then there are the older generation of royalty, those like Jack Nicholson and Dame Judi Dench who once had the throne but have since handed it on to those younger. Then there are jesters, the Adam Sandlers and Jim Carreys of this world who are always ready to make the ‘court’ laugh.

It may come as a complete surprise to film lovers but there are also those that we love to watch up on the big screen who can proudly boast that they do in fact have royal blood flowing their veins. Let’s take a look at some of the A-Listers who could replace the red carpet with the royal robes if they so wished.

There aren’t many out there that would argue that Brad Pitt isn’t Hollywood royalty. The dashing good looks make him look like Prince Charming and then there is the fact that this award winning actor is also the partner of one of the Queens of Hollywood – Angelina Jolie. The surprising news is though that Brad Pitt has actual royal blood flowing through his veins. Through his mother’s side of the family, Pitt is related to England’s King Henry II who ruled between 1154-1189. King Henry II also has another Hollywood descendent in the form of Paris Hilton who, when not attending the opening of an envelope, has been known to act in films including “House Of Wax” and “The Bling Ring.”

Not to be outdone by her partner, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie can also lay claim to some royal blood, thanks to the fact that her mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, was a descendent of France’s King Philip II. Yes Angelina and Brad are a ‘royal couple’ in every sense of the phrase. Also related to the French Royal Family is “The Blue Lagoon” actress Brooke Shields who recently discovered on an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are” that her family tree includes Henry IV of France. “Who Do You Think You Are” also discovered that Johnny Depp is the 20thcousin of Queen Elizabeth. Another French royal family member was the great Katherine Hepburn and Anthony Perkins who were both related to King Louis IV of France.

She may no longer be considered Hollywood royalty, and recently slummed it in “Movie 43,” but actress Uma Thurman has some royal bloodlines in the real world due to the fact that she is a relative of King Edward 1 of England (who ruled from 1272-1307). Actor Hugh Grant may have seen an incident with Divine Brown cause him to fall off his thrown, but he also has a double royal connection. Grant can trace his family lines back to both Henry VII and James IV The King Of Scotland (ruled from 1488-1513.)

Another Hollywood celebrity who may be wondering why she doesn’t receive any invites to Buckingham Palace is the Queen of Hollywood Chat Shows, Ellen DeGeneres, who was recently told by the New England Genealogical Society that she is the 15th cousin of Kate Middleton and is also related to King Edward III (who ruled from 1327-1377). Also related to King Edward III is brother and sister acting duo, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hilary Duff, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Laura Dern and Michael Douglas. Now that could be one talented family get-together.

If you were looking for another family get-together with both talent and royal lines you could do a search down the family tree of King John of England (ruled from 1199-1216), whose modern day ancestors include Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, Glenn Close and Sissy Spacek.

In what has to be one of the most ironic royal links of all time, Robert Pattinson recently found out that he can trace his family back to Vlad The Impaler. Yes that’s right; the actor who famously played vampire Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise of films is, in fact, related to the ruler that inspired the Dracula mythology – the ruthless Vlad the Impaler. Just for good measure, Pattinson is also a cousin to Prince William and Prince Harry.

Just to wrap up this talented bunch of ‘celebrity royal relatives,’ you have Sigourney Weaver and Clint Eastwood who were both related to King Henry I (ruler of England from 1100-1135), as well as Ralph and Joseph Fiennes who have King James II of Scotland (1437-1460) in their family tree.

While it would seem unlikely that any of this talented bunch would ever swap Tinseltown for a crown, it is fascinating to learn just who can claim to be the true ‘Hollywood Royalty.’

Triple M Hot Breakfast

It’s only June and already some major celebrity scandals have broken worldwide. Morning after morning, more magazines and newspapers hit the news-stands with the word ‘Scandal’ for a headline while every night it seems the news services have been loaded with weeping celebrities apologizing for their behavior. Let’s have a look at some of the celebrities that have been rocked by scandals in 2013.

Reese Witherspoon – 37-year-old actress Reese Witherspoon has put in some dramatic on-screen performances over the years. Her work in films like ‘Mud’, ‘Walk The Line’ and ‘Water For Elephants’ have made her a household name but it was her performance that was caught on police video back in May that shocked the world.

Witherspoon was out for the night with her husband, Jim Toth, when they were pulled over by Atlanta police who suspected that Toth was driving under the influence of alcohol. Instead of staying quiet, Witherspoon pleaded with the police officer and used the classic ‘Do you know who I am?’ line. The police officer was even less impressed when she screamed, “You’re harassing me as an American citizen. I have done nothing against the law.” She was arrested and fined $213 for disorderly conduct.

The Janoskians – The Janoskians are an Australian boy-band who have been on the rise over the last few years. Made up of members Beau Brooks, Jai Brooks, Luke Brooks, Daniel Sahyounie and James Yammouni, The Janoskians first rose to prominence with their Jackass-styled comedy videos that earned them a legion of fans on Youtube.

With a crowd at their feet, they released their first single, a track that reached such heights that Victorian police had to shut down a funpark the boys attended when their fans filled the park to the brim. Their music also earned them high profile fans including Justin Beiber and Ellen DeGeneres, but it was their decision to return back to making comedy videos that recently landed them in trouble with both the public and also their record label – Sony Music. The video in question saw one of the members of the band perform a sexual act in front of an unsuspecting mother and her baby. The band have since removed the video and apologized, but leading music journalist Nui Te Koha is still calling for them to lose their contract with Sony.

Joel Madden + Seal – The relationship between the Australian public and Good Charlotte band member Joel Madden had been a love/hate one ever since he had accepted a role as a mentor on the local version of hit television ‘The Voice’ in early 2012.

The love part of that relationship saw him win a ‘Best New Talent’ Logie Television Award while the hate part saw a ton of people upset at the fact that the once-proud vegetarian was now happily the face of KFC in Australia. Superstar Seal was then dragged into the love/hate relationship when New South Wales police discovered drugs in Madden’s hotel room and Seal took to Twitter in defense of his ‘brother’ saying he couldn’t wait to leave Australia and ‘go home’. When Seal’s Australian fans complained about his Twitter rants and the anti-drug lobby called for Madden to be sacked, Seal deleted his tweets and said they were actually about how much he has missed his family.

Eddie McGuire – The whole saga that saw one of the first blots on one of Australia’s biggest television and radio personality Eddie McGuire’s career first started on the night of Friday, May 24. During an Australian Rules football match, a 13-year-old Collingwood Football Club fan racially abused Sydney Football Club’s Aboriginal veteran, Adam Goodes, by calling him an ‘ape’, a derogatory name that indigenous Australians find offensive.

Goodes was so upset by the slur that he didn’t celebrate his team’s victory after the game and television cameras caught the moment when McGuire went to Goodes, consoled him and apologized to him on behalf of the Collingwood Football Club. That act of kindness saw McGuire praised by the media so it came as a complete surprise only a few days later when, on McGuire’s radio show ‘The Triple M Hot Breakfast’, McGuire joked to co-host Luke Darcy that perhaps Adam Goodes should be used to promote the theater production of ‘King Kong’. Darcy back-peddled, shocked at his co-host’s joke and McGuire apologized saying his comment was a mistake and that he hadn’t been thinking straight when he said it, but the damage had been done. Soon some outraged people were calling for radio station, Triple M, to sack McGuire. He wasn’t sacked and the Collingwood Football Club publicly supported their President, but the Australian Football League did order McGuire to go through an ‘Education Program’.

With nearly every inch of most celebrities lives covered by the media these days it is a surprise that they do still find themselves slipping up and getting involved with such scandal, especially when their fans have such easy access to social media and can comment on it so quickly. With still another six months to come in 2013, it’s for sure that the world will see more celebrity scandals in 2013.