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  • One Direction's Liam signs a solo deal

    One Direction's Liam signs a solo deal

    Liam Payne, a singer with boy band One Direction, has signed a solo record deal with Capitol Records. Payne is now the third member of the band seeking a solo career. Before him, Zayn Malik left the band to start a solo career and Harry Styles...

  • Donald Trump hits wrong notes with unauthorised music

    Donald Trump hits wrong notes with unauthorised music

    Donald Trump appeared to ignore the demands of British rocker Paul Rodgers by using his hit All Right Now to cap off his presidential nomination speech. Rodgers joined a string of artists including Queen, Adele and representatives of George...

  • Concert to mark fifth anniversary of Amy Winehouse death

    Concert to mark fifth anniversary of Amy Winehouse death

    The father of Amy Winehouse will mark the fifth anniversary of the death of the singer with a concert to raise money for her foundation. The 27-year-old died of alcohol poisoning at her home in Camden in north London on July 23, 2011. Mitch...

  • Idris Elba: I'm too old to play James Bond

    Idris Elba: I'm too old to play James Bond

    Idris Elba appears to have ruled himself out as the next James Bond, saying he is too old for the role. The 43-year-old actor had been tipped by bookmakers to take over from 48-year-old Daniel Craig, who is expected to exit the franchise after 10...

  • Pavarotti's family tells Trump to stop using beloved aria

    Pavarotti's family tells Trump to stop using beloved aria

    Luciano Pavarotti's family says the late opera singer would not have approved of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's use of his recording of Giacomo Puccini's aria "Nessun Dorma", or "None Shall Sleep", in his election campaign. After...

  • Studio conjuring magic in battle for Comic-Con fans

    Studio conjuring magic in battle for Comic-Con fans

    A slew of superheros, magic and King Arthur are just some of the bait that movie studios are using to entice fans at this year’s San Diego Comic Convention as Warner Bros’ DC Comics franchise goes head-to-head with Disney’s Marvel universe. The...

  • Long-lost Beatles disc rediscovered

    Long-lost Beatles disc rediscovered

    A long lost Beatles demo disc sent to Cilla Black has been rediscovered 52 years later. Black had a UK Top 10 hit with the Lennon-McCartney penned It’s for You in 1964 which was produced by George Martin at Abbey Road Studios. The song peaked at...

  • Pokémon to hit big screen as a live action movie franchise

    A live action movie franchise based on Japanese video game Pokémon has been confirmed. Legendary Entertainment, the media company behind Godzilla, Jurassic World and The Dark Knight Rises, has signed a deal with the Pokémon Company for the rights...

  • Actress Shannen Doherty shaves her head as she battles cancer

    Actress Shannen Doherty shaves her head as she battles cancer

    Actress Shannen Doherty has shaved her head amid a battle with breast cancer, Fox News reported. She posted several pictures on Instagram showing her in various stages of cutting off her hair. She preceded the series of photos with one showing...

  • Ghostbusters actress harassed on Twitter

    Ghostbusters actress harassed on Twitter

    Twitter has permanently deleted the account of an American journalist Milo Yiannopoulos, known for his extreme conservative opinions, after he bombarded Ghostbusters actress with hate speech. According to Twitter, Yiannopoulos incited his...

  • 'Happy Days' creator Garry Marshall dies at 81

    The man behind the 'Happy Days' TV hit series and director of 'Pretty Woman', Garry Marshall, has passed away at 81.   Celebrity news outlets reported that he died from complications of pneumonia after suffering from a stroke. Other big titles the...

  • Lady Gaga and her fiance Kinney take a break in their relationship

    Lady Gaga and her fiance Kinney take a break in their relationship

    Lady Gaga and her fiance Taylor Kinney have confirmed they are on a hiatus from their five-year relationship. A representative for the singer told The Associated Press they were "taking a break" but gave no other details. The Poker Face singer and...

  • Of mortal fools and faeries

    TheatreA Midsummer Night’s DreamSan Anton GardensAndré Delicata It is always brave to put up one of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular plays – one which parents try to use to introduce their children to the Bard’s works. MADC, under the...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)Genre: FantasyCertification: 12ADuration: 116 minutesDirected by: Paul FeigStarring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Charles Dance, Chris HemsworthKRS Releasing Ltd The 1980s supernatural comedy...

  • Ghostbusters star angered by racist abuse on Twitter

    Ghostbusters star angered by racist abuse on Twitter

    Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones has urged Twitter to take more action against online trolls after she was subjected to horrific racist abuse. The American actress said she felt numb as she shared a string of racist tweets she had been sent on...

  • Episode VIII to break Star Wars tradition

    The anticipated Star Wars: Episode VIII will pick up from the cliffhanger in the final scene of The Force Awakens, fans of the franchise were told at a special event, while a new Han Solo was unveiled for a stand-alone film on the much-loved...

  • Pippa Middleton engaged to hedge fund millionaire

    Pippa Middleton engaged to hedge fund millionaire

    Pippa Middleton, sister of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge and possibly the country's most eligible single woman, is engaged to marry a hedge fund millionaire, the Daily Mail reported. Boyfriend James Matthews went down on one knee to propose to...

  • Mark Rylance can’t find the right words

    Mark Rylance can’t find the right words

    Mark Rylance has admitted he often struggles with language and makes up “gobblefunk” words – just like his character, the BFG. Rylance said he has a lot in common with the 24-foot-tall word-mangling Big Friendly Giant, whose linguistic inventions...

  • Director is fond of black and white movies

    BFG director Steven Spielberg has admitted he used to bribe his children to watch black-and-white films with him. Spielberg, who has seven children including his stepchildren, offered a rate of $10 US per film. Speaking at a press conference in...

  • Rogue One unveils gritty, grounded Star Wars story

    Rogue One unveils gritty, grounded Star Wars story

    A Star Wars world with a host of new characters and a new feisty female lead was unveiled at a special fan event this weekend, as the cast of the upcoming film Rogue One discussed the latest chapter of the much-loved franchise. British actress...

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