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Brian May Pays Tribute To Freddie Mercury's Mother

May announced on Saturday (19Nov16) that Jer Bulsara had passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 94 on 13 November (16), and wrote an emotional and heartfelt tribute to her...

Queen Consider Recording New Material With Adam Lambert

The former American Idol star has been touring the world in recent years with Roger Taylor and Brian May, singing the songs the late Freddie Mercury made famous, and now his bandmates have...

'Mr Robot' Star Rami Malek To Portray Freddie Mercury In Queen Biopic

American actor Rami Malek has become the latest star to sign up to portray Freddie Mercury in the much-disrupted Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.The 35 year old star, who won an Emmy for his role as...

Rami Malek To Play Freddie Mercury

Rami Malek will play Freddie Mercury in a long-awaited biopic.The 'Mr. Robot' actor is attached to portray the late Queen frontman in 'Bohemian Rhapsody', while Bryan Singer has confirmed he is to direct the film.The...

Rami Malek To Portray Freddie Mercury

The actor will portray the late Queen singer in Bohemian Rhapsody, which has been in development for years. Singer made the announcement on Instagram on Friday (04Nov16). Emmy Award-winner Malek replaces...

Jim Henson Had A Rock Star Wish List For Labyrinth

The late David Bowie eventually landed the role in the 1986 movie, but it appears there were many big names on his wish list. Authors Paula M. Block and Terry Erdmann discovered...

Asteroid Named After Freddie Mercury To Commemorate His Birthday

Freddie Mercury would have been 70-years-old today, and to mark his birthday, the International Astronomical Union has decided to name an asteroid after him. His Queen co-member Brian May was on hand to celebrate the...

Rock Star Freddie Mercury Has Asteroid Named After Him

The Queen frontman died from an Aids related illness in November 1991 but had he still been alive, he would have reached the landmark age on Monday (05Sep16). To celebrate Mercury's special day, the 2016...

Blue Plaque Unveiled Outside Freddie Mercury's Childhood Home In West London

A blue plaque commemorating the first house that the iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury lived in when his family arrived in Britain has been unveiled in Feltham, West London.Mercury – birth name Farrokh Bulsara –...

Brian May Unveils Plaque In Memory Of Freddie Mercury

Brian attended the unveiling ceremony on Thursday (01Sep16) at the unassuming terraced house in Feltham, England. A blue English Heritage plaque, used to mark buildings of cultural or historical significance, now adorns...

Audrey Hepburn's Letters Are A Big Hit At London Auction

The 10 letters addressed to Sir Felix Aylmer were written in the 1950s and reveal details of Hepburn's life as she became a big star and planned a top secret wedding in Switzerland....

Adam Lambert: 'There's No Romance With Sam Smith'

The American Idol alumnus was linked to British singer Sam after the pair was spotted on a night out in New York in March (16). However Adam explains it was far from the romantic rendezvous...

'Sacha Baron Cohen Is An A***': Brian May Is Brutally Honest About Comedian's Departure From Freddie Mercury Biopic

Brian May is painfully truthful about his opinion of Sacha Baron Cohen after the comedian pulled out of the Freddie Mercury biopic over disagreements about the content of the movie. When Cohen suggested that producers...

Brian May Brands Sacha Baron Cohen An 'Arse' Over Freddie Mercury Biopic

Queen guitarist Brian May has hit out at Sacha Baron Cohen, calling him an ‘arse’ over his recent comments about the planned Freddie Mercury biopic. Last month Cohen had said he left the film because...

Sacha Baron Cohen Reveals Why He Quit Queen Biopic

In a radio interview with The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday (09Mar16), Sacha told the host that he dropped out of the long-planned biopic over disagreements with Queen over how the film should portray the...

Adam Lambert: 'Queen Rockers Are Classy And Inspiring'

The 34-year-old has been working with the British rock gods since 2011, and embarked on a world tour together in 2014, with Adam singing the lead vocals made famous by the band's original frontman, the...

Opera Star Montserrat Caballe Sentenced To Suspended Prison Term

The Spanish diva, who famously teamed up with Freddie Mercury for the 1987 song Barcelona, failed to pay 508,468 euros (over $552,000/£368,000) in tax on her earnings, according to prosecutors. She agreed...

Noddy Holder Bought Signature Hat From Freddie Mercury

The rocker turned the sparkling headpiece into his signature look, which can be seen online in videos for his band's holiday hit Merry Christmas Everybody, and now he has opened up about how...

Freddie Mercury & Rob Halford Named On Maxim Russia's 'Cool And Gay' List

Editors of the Russian version of the men's publication have published a list of gay celebrities whose contributions to culture are so great they've "earned our respect and the right to remain real...

Production On Freddie Mercury Biopic To Begin In Summer 2016 - Report

The Theory of Everything screenwriter Anthony MCCarten has been brought onboard to give Peter Morgan's original script a complete revamp, two years after comedian Sacha Baron Cohen bowed out of plans to portray...

Brian May Dedicates Living Legend Award To Freddie Mercury

The guitarist dedicated the group's latest accolade to the "incredible and irrepressible" Freddie Mercury. "I know he would have loved to have been here for this," May said, before thanking the rock...

Florence Welch's Broccoli Medicine

Florence Welch told Dave Grohl to eat broccoli to heal his broken leg.The Florence + the Machine singer - who broke her foot jumping off stage at Coachella earlier this year - sought advice on...

Adam Lambert Intimidated By Queen Gigs

Adam Lambert admits performing with Queen is ''intimidating''.The 33-year-old star found singing with the legendary band - whose frontman Freddie Mercury died in 1991 - a ''big challenge'' and admits knowing the performances have all...

Queen Release Queen Bohemian Lager

Queen are releasing their own beer to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their biggest hit single 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.The British rock legends have teamed up with RnR Brew Ltd - who previously created the popular Killer...

Queen Mark Bohemian Rhapsody Milestone With Beer Launch

Last year (14), the band unveiled a vodka brand inspired by their song Killer Queen, and now they are moving into lager with a new drink named after their 1975 anthem. Queen...

Adam Lambert Won't Date Closeted People Again

Adam Lambert won't date anyone ''in the closet'' again. The 'Ghost Town' hitmaker previously said he had liaisons with celebrities who are closeted and unable to reveal their sexuality to the public. Now he has...

Giorgio Moroder For Ultimate Dj?

Giorgio Moroder has hinted he may be in line for a judging role on 'Ultimate DJ'.The legendary record producer has claimed he's been approached to join the panel on Simon Cowell's new show which will...

Brian May: Queen Are Interested In Headlining Glastonbury

Brian May says Queen would be interested in headlining Glastonbury. The 67-year-old rocker has confessed that while the band ''probably'' won't be taking to the stage at the world famous music festival this year, they...

Leaked Emails Show Benedict Cumberbatch Linked To David Bowie Role

More than 17,000 emails and 30,000 confidential documents, which were stolen from the movie giant's computer network last year (14), were published on the WikiLeaks website last week (ends19Apr15). In one email...

Sacha Baron-cohen 'Didn't Fit As Freddie Mercury'

Sacha Baron-Cohen wasn't cast as Freddie Mercury because he wasn't ''at heart an actor''. Roger Taylor, who played the drums in the iconic band Queen, has revealed he opted against casting the 'Borat' actor...

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