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Mamma Mia! Dances To The Top Of U.k. Box Office Charts

Movie musical MAMMA MIA! has seen off competition from WALL-E to top the U.K. box office charts for the second consecutive week. The animated Pixar film, about a trash compacting robot, took in $8.6 million...

Mamma Mia! Soundtrack Gives Abba First Us Top Ten Album

The soundtrack to hit musical Mamma Mia! has given Abba their first US top ten album.The collection of Abba songs sung by the cast of the UK's number one movie debuted at number seven in...

By on 22 July 2008

Dizzee Rascal Dances His Way To Third Week At #1

Dizzee Rascal has held on to the number one spot in the UK singles chart for a third week.The grime star's track Dance Wiv Me - featuring Calvin Harris - held off the challenge of...

By on 21 July 2008

Mamma Mia! Marriage Mayhem At Ikea

ABBA movie musical MAMMA MIA! inspired 20 couples to exchange vows at an IKEA store in Burbank, California on Thursday (17Jul08). The Swedish furniture superstore opened its doors to the romantic movie fans, who were...

Ulvaeus: 'I've Forgotten Abba'

ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS has forgotten much of his time in the pop band - as he is suffering from severe memory loss. The songwriter has revealed the condition is now so crippling that he...

Mamma Mia! Sings Its Way To Top Of UK Box Office

Mamma Mia! has charmed its way to the top of the UK box office chart after its first weekend on release.The musical took 5.2 million in its first three days to push last week's number...

By on 16 July 2008

Mamma Mia! Slammed For Cliff Jump Scene

The makers of ABBA movie musical MAMMA MIA! have been criticised by coastguard agencies for a scene which shows characters jumping off a cliff - amid fears it will encourage "tombstoning." Thrill-seekers take part in...

Abba Star Secretly Auditioned Mamma Mia! Stars

ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON secretly insisted the superstars of the new MAMMA MIA! movie musical pass his own quality test before he agreed to sign over the musical rights to the movie's producers. Movie star...

Ulvaeus: 'Abba Will Never Reform'

Legendary pop supergroup ABBA will never perform together on stage gain - because they refuse to tarnish their reputation by becoming a “cover band". The Dancing Queen hitmakers, who enjoyed huge success in the 1970s...

Abba Reunite For Mamma Mia! Premiere

Abba reunited at the Swedish premiere of the film Mamma Mia!, for the first time in years.Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad - known as Frida - and Agnetha Faltskog were greeted by cheers as...

By on 05 July 2008

Abba Reunite For Swedish Film Premiere

The four members of legendary pop supergroup ABBA reunited for the first time in 22 years on Friday (04Jul08) at the Swedish premiere of movie musical MAMMA MIA!. Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and...

Abba Star Ulvaeus Slams Reality Contests

Former ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS has blasted TV talent shows for "humiliating" contestants and creating disposable stars. The singer-songwriter claims shows such as American Idol are creating an unhealthy turnover of artists, who tend to...

Andersson Hopes For Secret Abba Reunion

Former ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON hopes the Swedish band will one day get back together - for a private rendition of all their hits. The singer/songwriter doubts the pop group - which broke up in...

Streep Adopts Dancing Queen As Her Song

MERYL STREEP has found a new personal anthem after starring in ABBA movie musical MAMMA MIA! The actress insists the 1970s supergroup's Dancing Queen is one of the best tunes ever written, and now she...

Brosnan's 'Neck On The Line' In Mamma Mia

Swapping the tux and martinis of James Bond for the camp delights of Mamma Mia was always going to be a big step and actor Pierce Brosnan has admitted the pressure did not escape him.The...

By on 30 June 2008

Brosnan Swaps Bond For Abba

Pierce Brosnan has said he thinks audiences will enjoy his role in new Abba film musical MAMMA MIA, as it is so different from what he is known for.The 55-year-old is more readily associated with...

By on 30 June 2008

Cooper Nearly Rejected Mamma Mia! Role

British actor DOMINIC COOPER almost rejected a role in movie musical MAMMA MIA! until he realised his big-name co-stars were just as clumsy as him. The 30-year-old star plays Sky in the film adaptation of...

Martin's Karaoke Dream

COLDPLAY star CHRIS MARTIN is disappointed his band's hits are not karaoke favourites. The star hopes the band's new album Viva La Vida will appeal to more amateur singers and feature in karaoke bars across...

Primal Scream's Abba Inspiration

Swedish pop band ABBA were the inspiration for PRIMAL SCREAM's forthcoming album BEAUTIFUL FUTURE, according to frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE. The Scottish rock band are such fans of the Waterloo hitmakers they travelled to Sweden -...

Bowie Says Musical Claims Are 'Absolute Toss'

David Bowie has rubbished rumours that he has given permission for a musical version of his 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth.The Sun newspaper had claimed on Saturday that a version of the...

By on 20 May 2008

Brosnan Feared Humiliation In Front Of New Bond Craig

Irish actor PIERCE BROSNAN almost rejected his role in movie-musical MAMMA MIA! - because he feared looking silly in front of his JAMES BOND replacement DANIEL CRAIG. Brosnan, 55, played 007 in four of the...

Firth's Singing Fears

British actor COLIN FIRTH insists MAMMA MIA moviemakers only have themselves to blame if the big-screen adaptation of the stage musical flops - because they gave him his role without hearing him sing. Firth and...

Abba Drummer Found Dead

A former session musician with Swedish pop band ABBA drummer has been found dead in Spain. Ola Brunkert, 62, who was the only session musician to have appeared on all of the group's recordings, was...

Abba Duo Settle Musical Feud

ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS have settled a long-running legal dispute with a Swedish playwright pal over credits for a musical. The hitmakers sued Carl-Johan Seth a decade ago after he questionned their...

Ulvaeus Wants Rid Of Fuel-guzzling Plane

ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS is selling the private plane he purchased to travel in post-September 11 - because it guzzles too much fuel. The Dancing Queen singer bought the Cessna 560XL to avoid airport queues...

Juno Team Cast Follow-up

The production team behind Oscar hopeful Juno have continued casting the follow-up to their acclaimed pregnancy comedy.Former sex worker Diablo Cody has followed her Oscar-nominated Juno script by penning comedy-horror Jennifer's Body, while Jason Reitman...

By on 08 February 2008

Irish Singer Samantha Mamba Crashes Out Of Dancing On Ice

Irish star Samantha Mamba has become the latest contestant evicted from ITV1's Dancing On Ice after another "nice" performance.The singer found herself in the bottom two along with javelin thrower Steve Backley - after the...

By on 28 January 2008

Abba Star Is No Dancing Queen

ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON refuses to dance to his band's greatest hits - he prefers to watch disco-goers enjoy their music instead. The Swedish star, 61, admits he has never danced to the Dancing Queen...

Abba Singer Denies Affair With British Politician

Former ABBA star ANNI-FRID 'FRIDA' LYNGSTAD has denied having an affair with a high-ranking British politician, insisting her relationship with ADMIRAL SIR ALAN WEST is purely platonic. West, 59, who is the U.K.'s Security...

Abba Museum To Open In Stockholm

A museum dedicated to pop supergroup ABBA is to open in Stockholm, Sweden. The three-floor attraction will feature a wardrobe room, where the foursome's glamorous costumes will be displayed, and an area where fans can...

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