The Fifth(ish) Doctor

Peter Davison is writing his autobiography, which is currently titled The Fifth(ish) Doctor and will be published in April 2016. The book will feature a foreword by his son-in-law and former Doctor, David Tennant.

Davison is only the third Doctor actor to write an autobiography. Jon Pertwee wrote two autobiographies; 1984’s Moon Boots and Dinner Suits (republished in 2013) and I am the Doctor in 1996, the year of his death. Tom Baker came out with Who on Earth is Tom Baker? in 1997, though he didn’t mention much of Doctor Who. While not autobiographies, Colin Baker released two books; Look Who’s Talking (2010) and Second Thoughts (2011) which were compilations of the columns he wrote for Bucks Free Press.

Peter Davison as The Doctor (Credit: BBC)
The Fifth(ish) Doctor
Written by Peter Davison, with Andrew Merriman
Foreword by David Tennant
Published on 7th April 2016 (available for pre-order)

‘Peter? It’s John Nathan Turner here. How would you like to be the next Doctor Who…’

After receiving this life-changing phone call in March 1980, actor Peter Davison would go on play the Doctor in the hit BBC series from 1981–84, fighting Daleks, Cybermen and the Master. Now, for the first time, Davison reveals what it was really like to take on this role of a lifetime.

Davison also talks exclusively about this childhood and personal life, as well as describing his work on shows such as All Creatures Great and Small, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Miranda, Sherlock and Law and Order UK.

An 8 page colour plate section will feature images of Davison in his most famous roles, including the Doctor, as well as photographs from his personal collection which have never been published before.

Peter Davison is one of Britain’s best-known actors, having starred in All Creatures Great and Small, Doctor Who, Miranda, New Tricks, Lewis and Law and Order UK. Peter also enjoys a successful career in the theatre, starring in Arsenic and Old Lace, Legally Blonde, Spamalot and Gypsy. He lives in London.

Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781781315163
Illustrations: 8 Page colour plate section
Size: 9.213 in x 6.024 in / 234 mm x 153 mm
Published: Apr. 7, 2016

10 YouTube stars that rake in the big bucks

These folks have created a new career for themselves by becoming viral YouTube stars! Excluding channels dedicated to music videos and movie trailers, here are the top 10 highest-earning YouTube celebrities:

10. Annoying Orange: This comedy Web series, created by Dane Boedigheimer, debuted on YouTube in January 2010. Its videos feature an anthropomorphic orange who annoys other fruits and often uses crude humor. With more than 2 billion views in just four years, the channel has spawned a TV series, a video game, toys and a T-shirt line.

Annual earnings: $3.4 million

Subscribers: 4,100,240

Views: 2,410,594,143

9. UberHaxorNova: James Richard Wilson Jr. is the man behind this channel, known for its inappropriate jokes and videos on games and the gamer lifestyle. He joined the video-sharing site in 2008.

Annual Earnings: $3.5 million

Subscribers: 2,713,385

Views: 1,422,401,817

8. RayWilliamJohnson: Comedian Ray William Johnson was studying law at Columbia University when he started watching videos on YouTube. He then started making his own. He video-blogs and provides commentary on the biggest viral videos.

  • Annual Earnings: $4 million
  • Subscribers: 10,827,107
  • Views: 2,810,096,227

7. TobyGames: This popular gaming channel is most known for its “Minecraft,” “Skyrim,” Happy Wheels, Slender and “Walking Dead” series. “Watch me fail to be good at video games,” the channel’s profile reads. The author also has two other channels, Tobuscus and TobyTurner.

  • Annual Earnings: $4.2 million
  • Subscribers: 6,917,106
  • Views: 1,867,214,633

6. JennaMarbles: This comedian and YouTube personality has the seventh-most subscribed channel and the top channel operated by a female. Originally from Rochester, New York, Jenna Marbles first gained national attention with her video titled, “How to Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking.”

  • Annual Earnings: $4.3 million
  • Subscribers: 14,511,148
  • Views: 1,650,076,560

5. BluCollection ToyCollector: This channel provides “kid-friendly videos in Portuguese and Español for toddlers, babies, infants and preschool children.” This toy channel posts videos of unboxing and reviewing toys and play sets.

  • Annual Earnings: $4.8 million
  • Subscribers: 1,513,438
  • Views: 2,622,204,041

4. DC Toys Collector: The channel is very similar to No. 5, and a Buzzfeed report suggests the founder of Disney Collector may be married to the man behind Blu Collection. The videos feature demonstrations of high-tech gadgets and children’s toys.

  • Annual Earnings: $5 million
  • Subscribers: 3,369,452
  • Views: 4,560,266,446

3. Smosh: Anthony Padilla and​ his friend, Ian Hecox, are the guys behind Smosh. The comedy duo posts sketches and lip-sync videos and offer their own spin on everything funny or awesome on the Web.

  • Annual Earnings: $5.7 million
  • Subscribers: 19,545,673
  • Views: 3,959,654,811

2. YOGSCAST Lewis & Simon: This YouTube mainstay, formerly known as BlueXephos, produces gaming content. “Join us as we laugh our way through the best, the worst and the funniest indie games, Minecraft mods, mini-games and adventure maps,” the authors write on their profile.

  • Annual Earnings: $6.7 million
  • Subscribers: 7,232,198
  • Views: 2,940,251,397

1. PewDiePie: Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg goes by PewDiePie, an online alias. He is a Swedish video game commentator. This high-earning YouTube star is known for playing horror and action video games, especially “Amnesia: The Dark Descent.”

  • Annual Earnings: $7 million
  • Subscribers: 33,528,405
  • Views: 7,400,126,842

ABC Releases Once Upon A Time Sneak Peak About The Dark One

If you haven’t seen the new Once Upon a Time sneak peak yet, today is your lucky day! Remember that heart wrenching moment when Emma sacrificed herself and we learned that she was the new dark one? Well, now we get to see a little bit of what happens after that moment. Thankfully that includes, Mary Margaret, David, Henry, Robin, Regina, and Hook’s reactions. I personally love the difference between Mary Margarets sweet hopeful reaction to Regina’s rough, sassy, more realistic way of looking at things. Take a look at the teaser below, and prepare yourself for the series premiere on September 27th.

Dad says ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ character helped son overcome speech problem

For years, Sawyer Dunlap struggled to talk. He developed his own form of sign language, which his parents understood, and often said “bah” to indicate what he wanted. But he fought to form words. Sawyer, now 4, lives with dyspraxia, a neurological condition that causes motor and speech problems.

Until a year ago, Sawyer could only say three words, but then he watched “Guardians of the Galaxy” and his vocabulary increased by one word — Groot.

“When Groot came out, he kept saying ‘I am Groot,’ and if he saw a tree … he would say Groot,” said Natasha Dunlap, Sawyer’s mother, who also has dyspraxia.

Sawyer Dunlap Natasha Dunlap

Soon the Dunlaps noticed Sawyer said “Groot” with different inflections much like the character; he even started saying “bah” using different tones to project various meaning. He recently started speech therapy and he is now stringing words together.

“He has to think about it. He has to go slow,” said Dunlap.

The Dunlaps credited his progress to Sawyer’s connection to Groot.

“I think he related a lot to the character because [Groot] couldn’t really talk,” said Dunlap.

Her husband, Josh, felt so grateful for Groot and “Guardians of the Galaxy” that about a month ago he sent a private message on Facebook to director James Gunn. Josh thought he’d never hear anything back from Gunn. On Wednesday, Gunn did more than just send a message; he posted the family’s story for the world to see with a simple message. “I love making movies because of stories like this. Thank you.”