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Abba Museum To Open

Swedish pop supergroup ABBA are to be honoured with their own museum in the capital Stockholm. The Money Money Money quartet, who split in 1982 after 10 years together, will be the main attraction at...

Deborah Gibson Hits Musical Premieres In Florida Tonight

Eighties teen-pop sensation DEBORAH GIBSON's hits have been turned into the soundtrack of a new stage musical. The Shake Your Love singer has joined the likes of Billy Joel, ABBA and Frankie Valli in having...

Firth To Star In Mamma Mia

Colin Firth will join an already expansive cast of stars for the forthcoming movie of the musical Mamma Mia, according to reports.The Bridget Jones actor will be starring alongside Stellan Skarsgard and Christine Baranski in...

By on 19 April 2007

Walters + Baranski Added To Mamma Mia Cast

LATSET: JULIE WALTERS and CHRISTINE BARANSKI have been added to the cast of ABBA-themed movie musical MAMMA MIA! The respected actresses will join Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan in the film adaptation of the hit...

Unreleased Abba Track Dusted Down

Ex-ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON is to delight fans of the legendary Swedish band - he has recorded an unreleased Abba song that dates back nearly 30 years. During the recording of 1979's SUPER TROUPER album,...

Unreleased Abba Track Dusted Down

Ex-ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON is to delight fans of the legendary Swedish band - he has recorded an unreleased Abba song that dates back nearly 30 years. During the recording of 1979's SUPER TROUPER album,...

Abba Stars Win Musical Copyright Battle

Ex-ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS have won a court battle over who owns the script rights to a hit musical, allowing the pair to stage the production as a full Broadway spectacular. The...

Brosnan To Be First Star On Rebuilt 007 Stage

PIERCE BROSNAN will be the first actor to perform on the newly-rebuilt JAMES BOND stage at Pinewood Studios in England after it was destroyed in a fire last year (06). The former 007 will appear...

Take That Musical Created

Following the success of Take That's comeback bid a musical about the group has been created.Entitled Never Forget, the show will tell the story of a fictional Take That tribute band.It comes hot on the...

By on 14 March 2007

Take That Musical Set For The West End

A musical based on the works of newly reformed British boyband TAKE THAT is set to hit London's West End after a series of shows across the UK. Musical NEVER FORGET, penned by TV writer...

Brosnan To Star In Abba Hit

Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan is to star in a film adaptation of the popular Abba-themed stage musical, Mamma Mia!In a dramatic departure from his suave 007 persona, Brosnan will be belting out some...

By on 08 March 2007

Brosnan To Sing With Streep In Mamma Mia!

Former JAMES BOND star PIERCE BROSNAN will be showing off his singing skills when he teams up with MERYL STREEP for the big screen adaptation of hit musical MAMMA MIA! Brosnan sang a few Irish...

Abba Stars Caught Up In Copyright Battle Over Musical

ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS must await a court's decision to find out if they can stage their new musical as a full theatrical spectacular in America. A ninth of the people in...

Album Costs Simpson Her Dream Movie Role

Pop star ASHLEE SIMPSON has lost her dream job as MERYL STREEP's on-screen daughter because of her hectic recording schedule. The singer was hoping to land a part opposite Streep in the movie adaptation of...

Nighy To Sing In Mamma Mia?

British actor BILL NIGHY is being tipped to flex his vocal cords in a big screen adaptation of ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! The PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN actor - who crooned in romantic comedy LOVE...

Reich And Rollins Pick Up Polar Music Prize

Composer STEVE REICH and jazz saxophonist SONNY ROLLINS have been awarded the 2007 Polar Music Prize. The two US musicians will receive the $143,000 (GBP73,000) prize from Sweden's KING CARL XVI GUSTAF at an awards...

Streep 'Set For Mamma Mia'

Hollywood legend Meryl Streep is reportedly being lined up to star in a film version of the hit Abba musical Mamma Mia.The Oscar-winning actress will play Donna, whose daughter Sophie is determined to find out...

By on 11 January 2007

Mamma Mia! Abba Musical Set For The Big Screen

ABBA musical MAMMA MIA is the latest stage musical to head for the big screen - and it's all thanks to TOM HANKS. Hanks, his wife RITA WILSON and Abba stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN...

Streep To Star In Film Version Of Mamma Mia!

LATEST: Academy Award winner MERYL STREEP is putting her vocal talents to the test in the Hollywood adaptation of ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA star, 57, is set to play DONNA, whose...

Minogue Seals Comeback By Topping Gay Icon Poll

Pop princess KYLIE MINOGUE has cemented her comeback after being hailed the greatest gay icon of all time. Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 in the middle of the Australian leg of her...

Mamma Mia For Abba Star

A member of Swedish pop group Abba is being chased by the tax office for unpaid taxes for the second time in as many years. According to the Swedish tax office, Abba star Bjorn Ulvaeus...

By on 05 January 2007

Mamma Mia To Close As A Record Breaker In Las Vegas

Beloved ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! is to end its run in Las Vegas next summer (08) after scoring 2,300 performances in over five years at the Mandalay Bay Theatre. The production is the longest-running and...

Abba Star Ordered To Pay Gbp1.1 Million In Tax

Former ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS has been order to pay 16 million kronor (GBP1.1 million/$2.1 million) in undeclared royalties by Swedish tax officials. The DANCING QUEEN hitmaker is accused of tax evasion, with officials believing...

Feeling Blue? Turn To The Verve

If you're feeling down and want to indulge in feeling sorry for yourself, then listening to The Verve's The Drugs Don't Work could help things along nicely. According to research, the track is the saddest...

By on 11 December 2006

Leona And Ray Through To X Factor Final

TV viewers were shocked to discover that Simon Cowell has both acts in next week's final after Ben Mills was voted off the show last night.The gravely-voiced charge of judge Sharon Osborne polled fractionally less...

By on 10 December 2006

Abba Museum For Stockholm

A museum dedicated to Swedish pop sensations ABBA will open in Stockholm in 2008. The interactive exhibition will include outfits worn by the four-piece, instruments used by the group, awards they won and a collection...

Queen Top All Time UK Album Chart

QUEEN'S Greatest Hits LP has been named the UK's best selling album of all time. The disc has sold a staggering 5,407,587 copies since its release in 1981. In second place is THE BEATLES' SGT...

Madonna And Abba Unite?

MADONNA is set to go into the studio with ABBA stars AGNETHA FALTSKOG and ANNI-FRID ' FRIDA' LYNGSTAD after holding talks with the Swedish pop legends. The DANCING QUEENS agreed to record material with Madonna...

Madonna's Abba Tribute

MADONNA has paid tribute to 70s pop superstars ABBA, in the sleevenotes for their new Greatest Hits album. The MATERIAL GIRL credits the Swedish fourpiece with inspiring her and a generation of artists. She writes,...

Williams To Team Up With Abba?

British pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS is planning a collaboration with pop superstars ABBA. The former TAKE THAT star has held secret talks with ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD, a member of the Swedish band. The 60-year-old reveals, "Robbie...

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