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Cairon Is Official Housemate

Cairon Austin-Hill has become the last official 'Big Brother' housemate.The 18-year-old student took part in Big Brother's biscuit dunking challenge yesterday (06.06.09) - which saw all non-housemates competing to see who could hold a biscuit...

'Big Brother's Dunking Challenge

'Big Brother' has set the remaining seven non-housemates a biscuit dunking challenge.To officially be inducted to the show, contestants must all compete a personal task. Seven of the present contestants are now vying for four...

Kid Wakes From Coma Singing Mamma Mia!

Hit movie musical MAMMA MIA! continues to astound ABBA fans after a young devotee awoke from a five-day coma she was not expected to recover from singing the movie's theme.Three-year-old Layla Towsey from Essex, England...

Madonna's Lover Not Ready To Commit

Jesus Luz has doubts about his relationship with Madonna.The 22-year-old model - who has been dating the 'Hung Up' singer since late last year - is unsure about his feelings for his "friend" Madonna and...

Arctic Monkeys Make Black Album

Arctic Monkeys' new album will sound like Black Sabbath.The 'Brianstorm' hitmakers have revealed their eagerly-anticipated third musical offering will have a sound similar to Ozzy Osbourne's iconic heavy metal group.Frontman Alex Turner claims the band...

New Abba Musical To Take Broadway

A new ABBA musical will get its English language debut on Broadway this autumn (09). Swedish pop duo Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus penned Kristina after being inspired by Vilhelm Moberg's novels. The musical has been...

Gabriel Lands Polar Prize

Former GENESIS singer PETER GABRIEL has been awarded Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize. The star shares the honour, which is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, with Venezuelan composer Jose Antonio Abreu. The...

Abba's Benny: Eurovision Means Nothing For Music

One of the most famous winners of the Eurovision Song Contest no longer watches the broadcast as it "means nothing" for popular music.Benny Andersson of Abba, who co-wrote the Swedish pop band's 1974 Eurovision winner...

By on 12 May 2009

Abba Stars Reteam For New Tune After 15 Years

Former ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS are set to premiere the first pop song they've co-written in 15 years. The pair, who split from Abba in 1982, have written Story of a Heart for...

Abba Composer Fights Mamma Mia! Sequel

Former Abba member Bjrn Ulvaes is resisting efforts to mount a movie sequel to the hit musical Mamma Mia!, the London Telegraph reported on Saturday. "It wouldn't work," Ulvaes, who co-wrote the Abba songs that...

Coldplay Top Globe's Best-selling Album List

COLDPLAY's VIVA LA VIDA OR DEATH & ALL HIS FRIENDS was the world's best-selling album in 2008, according to newly-released statistics. The hit release beat AC DC's Black Ice and the soundtrack to movie musical Mamma...

Movie Reviews He's Just Not That Into You

Critics, for the most part, are just not into He's Just Not That Into You, starring Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Scarlett Johansson and Drew Barrymore as women whose objects of affection are, well, just not...

Persson Blasts Tv Talent Shows

Nina Persson has criticised pop talent shows such as American Idol and The X-Factor, claiming that they cheapen good music.The former CARDIGANS singer - who enjoyed chart success with songs such as My Favourite Game...

By on 06 February 2009

Streep: 'I'm Like Will Smith'

MERYL STREEP has compared herself to Hollywood superstar WILL SMITH - because the success of hit movie MAMMA MIA! is reminiscent of the actor's achievements. The ABBA-themed musical was a box office smash around the globe...

Abba Stars Deny Rift

Former ABBA singers AGNETHA FALTSKOG and ANNI-FRID 'FRIDA' LYNGSTAD have dismissed long-standing rumours of a rift between the pair - insisting they had a good relationship while they were in the band. The Swedish band's...

Cooper's Ex: 'He Promised To Marry Me'

MAMMA MIA! star DOMINIC COOPER pledged to marry and have children with his childhood sweetheart in a bid to win her back - whilst allegedly enjoying a fling with his co-star AMANDA SEYFRIED. The British...

Mamma Mia! And Bond Help UK Box Office To Record High

Box office sensations Mamma Mia! and Quantum of Solace have taken UK cinema receipts to their highest level in almost 20 years.The Abba musical's earnings of 69.1 million - which saw it become the most...

By on 21 January 2009

Beckinsale's Daughter Thrills In Mamma Mia! Role

KATE BECKINSALE and MICHAEL SHEEN's daughter LILY has inherited acting skills from her thespian parents - she dazzled an audience of her local drama group by taking on a starring role in musical MAMMA MIA!....

Streep Never Doubted Mamma Mia! Success

MERYL STREEP always knew her film MAMMA MIA! would be a huge success - because it was a film that "neglected" female moviegoers could finally relate to. The ABBA-themed musical was a box office smash...

The Dark Knight Cleans Up At People's Choice Awards

BATMAN sequel THE DARK KNIGHT clutched a handful of prizes to steal the show at the 35th annual People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (07Jan09). The action film claimed Favorite Superhero, Favorite...

The Who Set For Stage Revival?

THE WHO are reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of QUEEN and ABBA by lighting up London's West End with a stage version of their rock opera QUADROPHENIA. A dramatic adaptation of guitarist Pete...

Mamma Mia! Becomes UK's Biggest Selling Dvd

The Abba-inspired Mamma Mia! has become the UK's biggest-selling DVD of all time.The Official Charts Company (OCC) claims the film has been sold more than five million times, making it the number one DVD in...

By on 01 January 2009

Abba Sinks Titanic In U.k.

The 10-year-old box-office record held by Titanic in the U.K. has been broken by the oddest of challengers, the Abba musical Mamma Mia!, starring Meryl Streep. As of Monday, the movie had earned $107.7 million,...

Mamma Mia Breaks Titanic's UK Box Office Record

Musical Mamma Mia! has become the highest grossing film ever released in the UK, surpassing Titanic's record. The West End adaptation has taken 69,066,035 to become the most successful film of all time at the...

By on 16 December 2008

Abba Exhibition To Go On Tour

A museum of ABBA costumes, instruments and memorabilia will tour the world in 2009. The 750-piece exhibition, which comes compete with music and multimedia displays, will leave its Stockholm, Sweden home and trot the globe....

Dark Knight Tops Film Of The Year Poll

The Dark Knight has topped a film of the year poll conducted by cinema experts Perl & Dean. More than a third of those who took part in the poll voted for Christopher Nolan's second...

By on 14 December 2008

Children In Need Donations Set To Eclipse Last Year's Total

The total donations collected by the BBC's Children in Need is set to outstrip the 37 million raised last year.Music, television and sports stars teamed up to raise money for children's charities in last night's...

By on 15 November 2008

Belfast Tops List Of Britain's Karaoke Hotspots

The capital of Northern Ireland has been revealed as the British Isles' most popular karaoke destination in a new survey.A poll by videogame retailer Game has revealed that residents of Belfast are the most keen...

By on 14 November 2008

Mamma Mia! Sequel Not Discussed, Says Abba's Benny

There has been "no discussion" of a potential sequel to box office smash Mamma Mia! according to Abba's Benny Andersson.The musical adaptation became the most successful British film of all time at the UK box...

By on 05 November 2008

Mamma Mia! Becomes Biggest Ever U.k. Film

Movie musical MAMMA MIA! has become the biggest British movie ever after taking $104.52 million (GBP67 million) at the U.K. box office. The film adaptation of the hit stage musical stars Meryl Streep and Pierce...

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