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Pictured at the launch of Arthur Guinness Projects, a major new cultural initiative that will champion Ireland's talent and creativity, are Dylan McGrath, Jim McGuinness and Chris O'Dowd who, along with 12 other industry experts, will choose and provide mentoring to the selected projects Photo by: Marc O'Sullivan

Today's Irish entertainment roundup

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Pictured at the launch of Arthur Guinness Projects, a major new cultural initiative that will champion Ireland's talent and creativity, are Dylan McGrath, Jim McGuinness and Chris O'Dowd who, along with 12 other industry experts, will choose and provide mentoring to the selected projects Photo by: Marc O'Sullivan

Check out what Irish entertainment stories are getting IrishCentral readers' attention today

Guinness launch new cultural initiative with Irish actor Chris O’Dowd and GAA star Jim McGuinness as mentors - VIDEO

Guinness have launched a major new cultural initiative, designed to champion people whose ideas, passion and spirit are enhancing and shaping Irish culture and identity…READ MORE

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Ellen DeGeneres, Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio express delight over DOMA being struck down

Ellen DeGeneres is thrilled that gay marriage is legal again in California. The chat show host, 55, who has been married to 'Arrested Development' star Portia de Rossi since 2008, is thrilled that the Supreme Court cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California on Wednesday  and struck down the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA) provision denying federal benefits to married gay couples…READ MORE

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‘White House Down’ star Channing Tatum says he never did well at school

The 'White House Down' actor - who has previously opened up about his learning difficulties as a child - admits his childhood struggles with education left him worried about his future and he would have accepted "any career" before finding fame as an actor…READ MORE

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One Direction's Harry Styles has been having iced baths after working out

The One Direction hunk is determined to get in shape before the end of the band's 'Take Me Home' world tour - which concludes in Melbourne, Australia, in October - so his personal trainer has been encouraging him to submerge himself in ice-cold water after exercising in order to tone up…READ MORE
 


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Tip Sheet: 'Stop the Tempo' in New York - Romania’s failure through an Irish lensTip Sheet: 'Stop the Tempo' in New York - Romania’s failure through an Irish lens

If anyone knows about the irreversible process of cultural colonialism it’s the Irish. That’s why Ireland’s most iconoclastic young Irish theater director Matt Torney is a perfect fit to direct Stop the Tempo, a ferocious new work about displacement and drifting written by Romanian-born playwright Gianina Carbunariu…READ MORE

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