Kiefer Sutherland's 24 character Jack Bauer has topped a new poll to find U.S. TV's Greatest Action Hero. The tough guy has beaten out Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy Summers and Adam West's Batman in the new TV Guide magazine survey.
Richard Dean Anderson's MacGyver and Diana Rigg's Avengers character Emma Peel round out the top five, while The Six Million Dollar Man's Steve Austin (Lee Majors), Alias' Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'s Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) make the top 10.
U.S. comedy veteran Sid Caesar has died at the age of 91. The TV icon's friend and collaborator Carl Reiner and biographer Eddy Friedfeld confirmed the sad news on Wednesday (12Feb14).
Caesar starred on beloved 1950s TV variety show Your Show of Shows and went on to host Caesar's Hour, and he also appeared in films like It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Airport 1975, Silent Movie and Grease.
Flowers will be placed on his Walk of Fame star in Hollywood on Wednesday afternoon.
Newsman Larry King was among the first celebrities to pay tribute to Caesar on his Twitter.com page on Wednesday (12Feb14). He wrote, "Sorry to learn about the passing of Sid Caesar-a dear friend, a comic genius & an American classic. There will never be another one like him."
Whoopi Goldberg added her tribute on Twitter too, writing, "Life...doing her thing, another great has passed Sid Caesar. Funny man We honored him at the very first Comic Relief. RIP turn turn turn", while Arnold Schwarzenegger posted, "We've lost one of the greats. Sid Caesar was a fantastic comedian and entertainer. His quadlingual schtick was always a hit. We'll miss him."
The son of Jewish immigrants, Isaac Sidney Caesar began his career in the late 1940s and won his first Emmy Award in 1952 as a regular on Your Show of Shows. He was also Emmy nominated for his appearances in Mad About You and Love & War.
Caesar was also a theatre veteran and earned a Tony Award nomination for his multiple roles in 1962 Broadway musical Little Me, based on the book by Neil Simon. He later starred alongside Carol Channing and Tommy Lee Jones in a Broadway production of Four on a Garden in 1971, and also performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in the late 1980s.
He was also an accomplished saxophonist and studied the instrument at the Julliard School of Music before becoming an actor/comedian.
He was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 and received a career achievement award from the Television Critics Association in 2001. He was also voted America's Best Comedian by Motion Picture Daily's TV poll in 1951 and 1952 and won a Sylvania Award in 1958 for his work in television.
Caesar's autobiographies, Where Have I Been and Caesar's Hours, both chronicled his struggle to overcome alcoholism and drug addictions.
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books have been named the best young adult novels in a new online poll. The seven-book series about a boy wizard was voted as the favourite by Entertainment Weekly readers in a month-long poll.
Rowling's beloved novels beat out 63 other acclaimed books, including Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.
Potter nabbed the top spot after it came head to head with John Green's The Fault in Our Stars in the final two.
Green's story of young cancer patients in love will be translated onto the big screen next year (14), with The Descendants star Shailene Woodley in the lead role.
James Cameron's record-breaking blockbuster Titanic has been voted the biggest tearjerker of all time. The 1997 disaster movie, which stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio as unlikely lovers on the doomed liner, came top in a British poll of the most heartbreaking movies, with 24 per cent of the vote, beating Les Miserables into second place.
Third in the survey for consumer website FreeDeliveryLand.co.uk was animated Disney classic Bambi, with 2011's War Horse in fourth place. Steven Spielberg's alien film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial rounded out the top five.
A spokesman for the website says, "Though not everyone would admit it, we've all cried at a film at one point in our life. Titanic has the perfect combination of factors to make it the nation's favourite tearjerker. It has the epic plot, the doomed lovers and extremely moving music."
A Charlie Brown Christmas has topped a new U.S. poll to find the greatest holiday TV episode of all time. The cartoon festive classic, which first appeared on U.S. TV screens in the mid-1960s, has beaten out Boris Karloff's turn as the Grinch in the animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1986's Cheers Christmas special and Seinfeld's Festivus episode in TV Guide's new survey.
Rankin & Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 1994's My So-Called Life holiday episode and Married... With Children's 1987 festive hit also make the top 10.
Shania Twain has been named country music's Most Beautiful Woman by readers of Country Weekly magazine. The Canadian beat out Terri Clark, Reba McEntire and newcomer Lauren Alaina, among others, to land the 2013 title.
Last week (ends15Nov13) singer Gary Allen topped the publication's sexiest man poll, beating out the likes of Luke Bryan and Toby Keith.
David Tennant has been named Britain's favourite ever Time Lord ahead of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary celebrations. The Scot played the time-travelling Doctor between 2005 and 2010 and has topped a poll by RadioTimes.com to find viewers' most beloved incarnation of the cult TV figure.
He gained 56 per cent of the vote, followed by current Time Lord Matt Smith, who will be stepping down later this year (13) to make way for the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi.
In third was Tom Baker, who played the character from 1974 to 1981, fourth went to Christopher Eccleston, who only lasted one run when the show was rebooted in 2005. The top five was rounded out by 1960s Doctor Who Patrick Troughton.
Meanwhile Tennant's sidekick, Billie Piper, was named as best companion, followed by Elisabeth Sladen and Catherine Tate.
A 50th anniversary special will air in the U.K. later this month (Nov13).
Singer Gary Allan has been named country music's sexiest man by readers of Country Weekly magazine. The It Ain’t the Whiskey hitmaker came out on top after a month-long poll, beating out the likes of Luke Bryan and Toby Keith. Allan takes over from Christian Kane, who topped the list last year (12).
Newly-engaged Glee star Naya Rivera has topped a new Latin Hot List poll. The sexy star, who plays lesbian Santana on the hit show, graces the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, wearing only high heels, a black bodice and jewellery around her neck after editors picked her ahead of writers Jonas Cuaron and Daniel Alarcon, singer Draco Rosa and rapper Becky G, among others to top their latest list.
Pop star Katy Perry has dethroned Justin Bieber as the most popular person on Twitter.com after racking up 46.51 million followers online. The Roar hitmaker managed to edge out Bieber's 46.49 million on Monday (04Nov13) to claim the title, which he had held since January (13), when he toppled Lady Gaga with his then-33.3 million-strong collective.
Gaga now sits at three on the micro-blogging popularity list with 40.39 million followers, while Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Justin Timberlake also feature in the new Twitter top 10.
Meanwhile, Gaga still reigns supreme on Facebook.com, where she boasts 60.35 million 'likes', eclipsing Perry's 59.25 million and Bieber's 57.27 million.