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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...

Dancing Queen Is Best Party Tune

DANCING QUEEN by Swedish 1970s stars ABBA has been named the best party tune of all time. The track, which hit the number one spots in both the U.K. and the U.S. in 1976, is...

Brosnan Credits Bond With Dancing Prowess

PIERCE BROSNAN discovered an unlikely skill while playing superspy JAMES BOND - the movie's fight scenes helped him hone his dancing skills. The actor, who enjoyed four outings as 007 until 2002, is set to...

Music Fans Want Abba Reunion

Swedish pop group ABBA have topped a poll of bands British music fans would most like to see make a comeback. The band beat off competition from Spandau Ballet, Wham and The Jacksons to top...

Streep: 'Lyric Confusion Caused Tension With Andersson'

Hollywood actress MERYL STREEP angered former ABBA member BENNY ANDERSSON while shooting the big-screen adaptation of MAMMA MIA! - because she did not know the words to his songs. Streep, who stars alongside Pierce Brosnan...

Abba Guitar Missing

ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS' Eurovision-winning guitar has gone missing in Sweden. The gold star-shaped instrument - which played a part in the band's 1974 Eurovision win - was due to go on display at a...

Abba's Shock At Wild Reputation In U.s.

Swedish pop stars ABBA were horrified to learn of their supposedly wild rock n' roll lifestyles when they toured the U.S. in the 1970s - because it couldn't be further from the "boring" truth. The...

Wellander Stunned At Mamma Mia! Song Cuts

Former ABBA guitarist LASSE WELLANDER is dumbfounded after discovering two of the pop group's hit songs have been axed from the forthcoming MAMMA MIA! film production. Mamma Mia! The Movie is being directed by Phyllida...

The Beatles Ban Bee Bosses From Karaoke Covers

The producers of hit new TV karaoke contest THE SINGING BEE have been banned from using THE BEATLES and THE FOUR SEASONS hits on the show. The fun show, hosted by former 'N Sync star...

Townshend's A Secret Abba Fan

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND is a secret fan of Swedish pop group ABBA, insisting their 1975 hit SOS is "the best pop song" of all time. Townshend's daughter, Emma, has fond memories of her...

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...

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