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Counterprogramming Box Office -- It Hardly Ever Works

An analysis by the Los Angeles Times of the box office of films released as "counterprogramming" to major tentpole movies has concluded that while the counterprogramming idea may seem logical in theory, "in the real...

Queen Has Biggest-selling U.k. Album Of All Time

Queen's Greatest Hits album has been declared the biggest-selling album of all time in the U.K., according to new chart estimates.Chiefs behind the Official Charts Company have compiled a list of the Top 40 sellers...

Chris Klein Jokes About 'Dreadful' Mamma Mia! Audition

Actor Chris Klein feared he had upset a Hollywood executive after his self-confessed "dreadful" Mamma Mia! audition was leaked online.The American Pie star was left red-faced after video footage of him singing off-key while trying...

Abba To Release Unheard Song

ABBA are set to release their first new song in 18 years.The legendary Swedish group - made up of Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - will unleash a previously unreleased track...

Abba To Release New Song

Seventies supergroup Abba are to release their first new song in 18 years after stumbling upon a lost recording while making plans for the reissue of their final album The Visitors.From a Twinkling Star to...

Abba To Release First New Material In 17 Years

Announced in The Telegraph today - nearly 30 years on from their final recording sessions, an unreleased Abba song will be make its debut on the reissued version of the band's final studio album, The...

Madonna Hints At Stage Musical

Madonna looks set to follow in the footsteps of Abba and Queen by allowing a musical featuring her hit songs to hit the stage.The Material Girl is open to having her songs written into a...

Alice Cooper Tried To 'Destroy' Audiences

Alice Cooper used to try and "destroy" his audience.The 'School's Out' hitmaker said his self-titled band didn't understand hippy culture when they first moved to California in 1967, they would purposefully go out of their...

Westlife To Split After 14 Years, Announce Farewell Tour

Westlife, the best-selling Irish boy band, have announced they are to split after 14 years together. The group, who have sold over 44 million albums worldwide, plan to split after a Greatest Hits record this...

Benny Andersson Opens Up About Alcoholism Battle

Abba star Benny Andersson sought help for his alcoholism after hitting a low point and realising he would "lose everything" unless he gave up drinking.The Mamma Mia hitmaker decided to turn his life around by...

Sugababes Pay Tribute To Abba At Theatre Show

Pop group Sugababes donned replicas of Abba's flamboyant stage costumes to perform a rendition of Dancing Queen in London's West End on Thursday night (15Sep11).The Push the Button hitmakers appeared at the close of the...

Meryl Streep Honoured At Kennedy Centre Honours

Meryl Streep is set the be awarded a Kennedy Centre Honour which is the highest honour for defining American culture through the arts. President Obama will greet the receiptants at the show on December 4th...

Secret Abba Fan Dominic Cooper

Dominic Cooper used to dress up as ABBA and dance around to their songs.The actor - who starred in 'Mamma Mia!', a big-screen version of the musical based on the hits of the Swedish group...

Kylie And Dannii Minogue To Duet

Kylie Minogue is set to duet with sister, Dannii.The Australian siblings - who recorded a cover of the ABBA classic 'The Winner Takes It All' for UK TV show 'Beautiful People' in 2008 - want...

Patti Smith Wins Sweden's Polar Music Prize

Punk icon Patti Smith has been selected to receive Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.The rocker will share the honour, which is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, with the Kronos Quartet. The...

Streep Sang Abba Songs On Movie Set

Meryl Streep struggles to shake off her role in Abba musical Mamma Mia! - she entertained actor Richard E. Grant by singing the band's songs on a movie set.The Hollywood veteran takes the role of...

Dave Grohl Not Guilty For Success

Dave Grohl has never felt guilty about his success. The Foo Fighters frontman started off as a punk rock drummer before rising to superstardom in grunge band Nirvana, and said he dislikes the purist attitude...

Amanda Seyfried: 'Mamma Mia! Sequel Will Never Happen'

Amanda Seyfried is adamant a Mamma Mia! sequel will never make it to the big screen because script writers have nowhere to take the story.The Abba stage show became a box office phenomenon when it...

Take That Track Gives Greatest Boost

British band TAKE THAT's feel-good anthem GREATEST DAY has come top in a study of songs which give listeners a lift.Scientists concluded that the 2008 chart-topper is the best tune for a morning boost, beating...

Robbie Williams: The Musical?

ROBBIE WILLIAMS is set to follow in the footsteps of ABBA, QUEEN and the SPICE GIRLS - he's reportedly agreed for his hits to be transformed into a West End musical.The Angels hitmaker is said...

Dominic Cooper: 'Mamma Mia 2 Is Very Unlikely'

Dominic Cooper is "unlikely" to reunite with ex-girlfriend Amanda Seyfried for a second 'Mamma Mia' movie. The British actor - who portrayed love interest Sky in the 2008 musical comedy - admits he is not...

Abba Reunion Talk Sparks British Betting Frenzy

News suggesting ABBA star AGNETHA FALTSKOG is keen to reunite with her MAMMA MIA! bandmates for a series of special concerts have sent Britain's bookmakers into a frenzy.Oddsmakers at William Hill are accepting bets on...

Abba To Reform For One-off Show?

Abba could reform after more than 30 years apart. Agnetha Faltskog - one fourth of the group alongside Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson - has confirmed she would like to "chat" with her...

Faltskog Wants Abba Reunion

Fans of beloved pop supergroup ABBA have been given a New Year boost - singer AGNETHA FALTSKOG is keen to meet up with her three former bandmates and discuss a possible reunion.The reclusive Swedish star,...

Seal Set For Movie Marathon

Seal plans to make time to watch movies over the festive season.The 47-year-old singer - who raises daughters Leni, six, and 14-month-old Lou, and sons Henry, five, and Johan, four, with wife Heidi Klum -...

Colin Firth Happy To Play The Fool

Colin Firth "relished making a fool" out of himself when filming 'Mamma Mia'. The British actor appeared alongside other A-list stars including Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep in the romantic musical film - based on...

Abba Star Reuss Loses Legal Battle With Swedish Resort

Former ABBA star ANNI-FRID REUSS has lost her legal battle to recover a multi-million dollar loan from a Swedish health resort.The singer, better known as Frida, filed suit against the executives of the Yantorp Qigong...

Cher Turned Down Mamma Mia! With Streep

CHER had to turn down the chance to reteam with SILKWOOD co-star MERYL STREEP on the big screen - because she was too busy to sign on for ABBA movie musical MAMMA MIA!The pop superstar...

Abba Star Reuss Embroiled In Financial Dispute With Swedish Resort

A lawyer for former ABBA star ANNI-FRID REUSS is threatening to sue the bosses of a martial arts centre in Sweden if they fail to return a $6.9 million (£4.6 million) investment the singer insists...

Abba To Reunite?

ABBA are reportedly considering a reunion. Anni-Frid Lyngstad - best known as Frida - said she and Agnetha Faltskog, who made up the female half of the band, have discussed singing together again for the...

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