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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...

Abba Stars Keen To Reunite

Swedish supergroup ABBA is moving closer to reforming - the band's two female stars have confirmed they are keen to work together again.Earlier this year (10) singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad, known as 'Frida', ruled out the...

Abba Stars Sue Over Song Use

ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS are taking legal action to stop a controversial Danish political party using their hit song MAMMA MIA.The Swedish musicians have filed suit against executives at far-right group the...

Abba Singers Starring In Tribute Show

BJORN ULVAEUS and ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD are appealing to fans to vote for their favourite ABBA song as part of an upcoming U.K. TV tribute - which will see them reveal all about their time in...

Bjork & Morricone Honoured With Polar Music Prize

BJORK and Italian composer ENNIO MORRICONE accepted the 2010 Polar Music Prize in Sweden on Monday (30Aug10).King Carl XVI Gustaf honoured the pair at a lavish ceremony. Both musicians were handed $136,000 (£90,600). The Polar...

Ulvaeus: 'Reality Shows Are Killing Music'

ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS has hit out at SIMON COWELL's music reality shows, branding the TV contests "cruel" and guilty of producing "mainstream" acts.The singer/songwriter is not a fan of the music mogul's shows, including...

Streep Belted Out Abba At Blunt's Wedding

MERYL STREEP joined in the celebrations at EMILY BLUNT's recent wedding by teaming up with the bride and groom's mums to sing ABBA songs.Blunt tied the knot with actor John Krasinski in a lavish ceremony...

Goldsmith Torn Between Grief And Greatness At Led Zeppelin Reunion

Music mogul HARVEY GOLDSMITH almost missed out on the one-off LED ZEPPELIN reunion he helped stage in 2007 - because his father-in-law died as the supergroup were about to take the stage.The British promoter put...

Depeche Mode's Music To Be Used In Dark New Play

DEPECHE MODE's back catalogue will feature in a controversial new musical, which tells the tale of two abused boys.The British trio's most famous tracks will provide the musical backdrop for a new production, entitled Playing...

Katy Perry Fulfills Dream

Katy Perry called her album 'Teenage Dream' in tribute to her youthful ambitions.The 'California Gurls' singer picked the title because it is a reminder of her own hopes as a teenager and also because she...

Mel C Denies Spice Girls Tour

The Spice Girls have "no plans" to tour again.Singer Mel C insists the group - who went their separate ways in 2000 and reformed for a string of concerts in 2007 - are far too...

Abba's Record Company To Sue Over Tribute Act Names

Executives at ABBA's record company Universal Music are threatening to sue 15 tribute acts, demanding they change their names.Legal notices have been sent off to the 15 groups who are basing their acts and monikers...

Mamma Mia! Set For Chinese Run

ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! is to become the first major western musical to be produced in Chinese for a theatrical run in the communist country.The project will be the 13th time the hit musical has...

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