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Mamma Mia! Is Biggest British Film Ever At UK Box Office

Mamma Mia! has become the most successful British film of all time at the UK box office, it has been confirmed.The musical adaptation's British haul recently reached 66,995,244, making it the second highest-grossing film of...

By on 29 October 2008

Colin Firth: Getting Older Isn't All That Bad

Colin Firth has admitted he has reached a stage in his life when he is increasingly being offered father roles instead of the stereotypical brooding love interest.The 48-year-old actor shot to fame in the 1995...

By on 24 October 2008

Abba Star Ulvaeus Court Victory Against Taxes

Former ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS has kept hold of $12 million (85 million kronor/GBP7.5 million) after winning a court case against Sweden's national tax authority. The star was victorious in his appeal against his native...

Mamma Mia! Keeps Singing Atop Global Box Office Chart

ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! is still going strong at the global box office, raking in $14.1 million (GBP7.62 million) across 47 countries in the last week. The film, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, remains...

Mamma Mia! Keeps Singing Atop Global Box Office

Movie musical MAMMA MIA! still reigns over the international box office, taking $14 million (GBP7.56 million) in the last week (begs15Sep08). The ABBA-inspired film, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, is pulling in...

Mamma Mia! Tops Global Box Office

ABBA movie MAMMA MIA! is still singing at the top of the global box office chart - taking $17.5 million (GBP9.45 million) across 44 countries in the last week. The Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and...

S.o.s. For Abba Museum

A museum dedicated to all things ABBA has been stalled in Stockholm, Sweden. The new building was due to open in 2009, but bosses insist renovation will take longer. Project co-founder Ulf Westman says, "It...

Fourth Week For Katy Perry At Top Of UK Charts

Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl has held on to the UK number one spot for the fourth week in a row.The 23-year-old held off the challenge of Eric Prydz to crown a month at...

By on 01 September 2008

Script Debut Tops Charts

Irish band The Script's debut album has entered the charts at number one, but Katy Perry prevented them taking the top spot in the singles stakes.Her track I Kissed A Girl stayed at number one...

By on 24 August 2008

The Script Debut At No 1 In Albums Chart

The Script have reached the top of the UK albums chart with their self-titled debut release.The Irish group ended Abba's Mamma Mia!- inspired run at number one as Gold: Greatest Hits dropped to number two.Noah...

By on 18 August 2008

Mamma Mia! Hits The Top

The MAMMA MIA! movie soundtrack has hit the top of the U.S. album charts, five weeks after its release. The album of ABBA songs, crooned by castmates Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Julie Walters, shifted...

Singing Dentist Banned From Covering Purple Rain

PRINCE has banned a dentist who performs opera versions of modern songs from covering his hit Purple Rain.Sony BMG offered NHS employee Andrew Bain a record deal after he sent them operatic version of the...

By on 12 August 2008

Perry Kisses Her Way To Top Of U.k. Charts

Pop sensation KATY PERRY has topped the U.K. charts with her debut release. The 23-year-old's smash hit I Kissed A Girl rocketed from number four to knock Kid Rock's All Summer Long from the top...

Abba Strikes Gold In U.k. Charts

ABBA's greatest hits album GOLD has topped the U.K. album charts - 16 years after it was first released. The compilation, first released in 1992, knocked Coldplay's Viva La Vida Or Death And All His...

Gold Success Hints At New Abba Revival

The Abba revival is refusing to go away just yet after the group's greatest hits was confirmed as the UK's top-selling album of the last week.Gold: Greatest Hits swaps places with Coldplay's Viva la Vida...

By on 03 August 2008

Dark Knight Breaks $300 Million Record

The BATMAN BEGINS sequel THE DARK KNIGHT has set another record at the U.S. box office by becoming the first film to pass the $300 million (GBP150 million) in just 10 days. The film became...

Dizzee Rascal Dances With Number One For Week Four

Dizzee Rascal has held on to the UK number one spot for the fourth week in a row with Dance Wiv Me.The grime star's first-ever number one - also featuring Calvin Harris - held off...

By on 27 July 2008

Abba - The Movie Heading To Europe

ABBA are returning to the big screen, hot on the heels of the MAMMA MIA movie - a new film of the band on tour is hitting cinemas in Europe Abba - The Movie was...

Andersson Framed Madonna's Sample Request Letter

ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON was so pleased that MADONNA sampled the band's music on her 2005 song HUNG UP, he framed the letter she wrote to the group to commemorate the occasion. The composer was...

Ulvaeus Happy To Say No To Abba Reunion

ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS has no regrets about turning down a $1 billion (GBP500 million) deal to reunite the legendary pop group, because it would keep the band busy for the next decade. The Dancing...

Sky Launches Music Download Rival For Itunes

Sky is set to launch a new music download service. A deal with Universal Music sees the TV broadcaster offering normal song and album downloads and a subscription service allowing unlimited streaming of songs and...

By on 23 July 2008

Wall-e Unable To Topple Mamma Mia! At UK Box Office

WALL-E has entered the UK box office charts in second with Mamma Mia! holding firm in pole position.The new Disney/Pixar animation took 4.25 million in its first three days on release to debut in second...

By on 23 July 2008

Mamma Mia! Dances To The Top Of U.k. Box Office Charts

Movie musical MAMMA MIA! has seen off competition from WALL-E to top the U.K. box office charts for the second consecutive week. The animated Pixar film, about a trash compacting robot, took in $8.6 million...

Mamma Mia! Soundtrack Gives Abba First Us Top Ten Album

The soundtrack to hit musical Mamma Mia! has given Abba their first US top ten album.The collection of Abba songs sung by the cast of the UK's number one movie debuted at number seven in...

By on 22 July 2008

Dizzee Rascal Dances His Way To Third Week At #1

Dizzee Rascal has held on to the number one spot in the UK singles chart for a third week.The grime star's track Dance Wiv Me - featuring Calvin Harris - held off the challenge of...

By on 21 July 2008

Mamma Mia! Marriage Mayhem At Ikea

ABBA movie musical MAMMA MIA! inspired 20 couples to exchange vows at an IKEA store in Burbank, California on Thursday (17Jul08). The Swedish furniture superstore opened its doors to the romantic movie fans, who were...

Ulvaeus: 'I've Forgotten Abba'

ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS has forgotten much of his time in the pop band - as he is suffering from severe memory loss. The songwriter has revealed the condition is now so crippling that he...

Mamma Mia! Sings Its Way To Top Of UK Box Office

Mamma Mia! has charmed its way to the top of the UK box office chart after its first weekend on release.The musical took 5.2 million in its first three days to push last week's number...

By on 16 July 2008

Mamma Mia! Slammed For Cliff Jump Scene

The makers of ABBA movie musical MAMMA MIA! have been criticised by coastguard agencies for a scene which shows characters jumping off a cliff - amid fears it will encourage "tombstoning." Thrill-seekers take part in...

Abba Star Secretly Auditioned Mamma Mia! Stars

ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON secretly insisted the superstars of the new MAMMA MIA! movie musical pass his own quality test before he agreed to sign over the musical rights to the movie's producers. Movie star...

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