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  • According to Slotover, Jopling, a good friend to both Hugh Grant and Allen's father, the hell-raising actor Keith, epitomises the lack of class snobbery he sees in the contemporary art world.

    Jay Jopling: portrait of the perfect gallerist | profile

  • Far from the hell-raising hipsters we were expecting, there's actually something quite adorable about this pair of "friendly guys who make electronic music".

    Justice are rocking the world

  • To you, I am a blogging cook, music-loving mother, smart-ass, and hell-raising outspoken voice on organic issues.

    Maria Rodale: My Double Life

  • Bowing in New York and L.A. October 14th after screening this week at the fest is The Skin I Live In by Pedro Almodovar, the reliably hell-raising Spanish auteur.

    Erica Abeel: Both Nutzoid and Thrilling: Almodovar's The Skin I Live In

  • It's a 6-minute short about all hell breaking loose when seven-year old Petey is left with his two hell-raising brothers.

    Kat Candler: The Sundance Diaries: We Got In? Shut Up!

  • The hard-drinking, hell-raising, skirt-chasing Hollywood heartthrob first came to the island in 1942 after the yacht he was sailing was caught up in a storm.

    In search of Errol Flynn's Jamaica

  • I enjoy good-natured hell-raising at a sporting event—if this was the New York Jets against the New England Patriots at New Meadowlands Stadium, I would not live in fear of embarrassing myself.

    News Flash: This Is Golf Heaven

  • He's described his youth as being "like Risky Business", a blur of house parties, alcohol, cocaine and hell-raising.

    Jason Bateman: 'I've got a great deal of dirt on Jenifer Aniston'

  • Back in her room at the hotel, her head fuzzy with the effects of alcohol at that altitude, she discovered that some indefatigable monks were, as Paul put it, “hell-raising” at the Temple of the Tooth next door.

    A Covert Affair

  • Yet this fifth edition of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise gets lots of mileage from a combination of high spirits, scorn for the laws of physics, readily renewable energy and an emphasis on family values—not those of the nuclear family, but of hell-raising, drag-racing outlaws who genuinely care for one another.

    'Five': A Series Wakes Up at the Wheel

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