Friday, 2 September 2011

Ryan Tubridy is back for another season of Ireland's longest running chat show with special guests including Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sinead O' Connor.

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Conor Niland

Ryan's first guest is a sporting hero from Limerick who made history as the first Irishman to play at Wimbledon in over twenty years. Earlier in the week he went head to head with world number one player Novak Djokovic at the U.S. open. But his time on the world stage was short lived as he was forced to retire from the game due to a bout of food poisoning.

Cuba Gooding Junior

Cuba Gooding Jnr is one of Hollywood's most talented actors. He shot to fame in the ground breaking movie "Boyz in The Hood". Since then he has landed roles in blockbusters such as "A Few Good Men" and "As Good As It Gets". However it was when he starred alongside Tom Cruise in the movie Jerry Maguire that his catchphrase "show me the money" made him a world wide star and his performance unsurprisingly earned him an Oscar.

Schools

Most people who were educated in this country went to a school where prayers were said, hymns were sung, and there was a crucifix in every classroom. But for a lot of parents that just isn't good enough anymore. Why should the Catholic Church have any say in running schools which after all your tax pays for?
Ryan's next guests, Ken Kiernan and Alma Carey, feel so strongly about this topic that they withdrew their child from school for six months rather than subject him to Catholic religious education.

Tony, Mary and Liam Heffernan

Ryan met the Heffernans just over a year ago when they appeared on the show to talk about their children Saoirse and Liam who were the only two people in the Republic of Ireland to have been diagnosed with an extraordinarily rare illness called Battens disease. Sadly in January of this year Saoirse passed away at her parents' home. But for Liam the fight against Battens disease goes on and during the summer he underwent groundbreaking surgery in the United States.

Eleanor McEvoy

Eleanor McEvoy  has been playing piano since the age of four and since then she has won a legion of fans all over the world. She wrote and recorded the hit single "A Woman's Heart" which was the title track of the biggest-selling album in Irish chart history. Performing that much loved classic.

Audience Game

Ryan meets audience member, Linda Mangan, who plays a game called "I know what you did Last Summer"

Christopher Mintz Plasse and Anton Yeltzin

Ryan's next guests are the young stars of the new comedy horror movie "Fright Night" which goes on general release in Ireland today. Despite being in their early 20's they have already acted in a number of Hollywood hits, including the "Star Trek" prequel and "Superbad".

Dreamboats and Petticoats

This ensemble became a sell out sensation on the West End stage with the hit musical "Dreamboats and Petticoats". The show features some of the greatest tunes from the Rock n Roll era including songs by Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran and many more. Performing a medley from the smash hit show please welcome the cast of "

Sinead O' Connor

Sinead O' Connor is an award winning artist who has been at the forefront of contemporary music since her career began over two decades ago. She hit the headlines recently when she decided to go public in her quest for some male company. Joining us straight from her performance at the Electric Picnic.

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Ryan Tubridy
The Late Late Show is Ireland's most popular and prestigious television show and is the longest running chat show in the world

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