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Whitney Houston Owned Ginger Rogers' Dancing Shoes

Whitney Houston's estate contains a pair of Ginger Rogers' dancing shoes personally signed by the screen icon.The late singer was a huge fan of classic Hollywood movies and like her godmother Aretha Franklin - who...

Meat Loaf's Appreciation For Rap

Meat Loaf invited Chuck D to work with him because of his new ''appreciation'' for rap.The 'Bat Out of Hell' rocker teamed up with the Public Enemy star for a track on his latest album...

Susan Boyle Now A Music Master

Susan Boyle feels like she was just "learning her trade" when she recorded her first two albums. The 'I Dreamed a Dream' singer finds it "overwhelming" she has sold 14 million albums in her short...

Lily Allen Has Battled Through Pain

Lily Allen has gone through a "long battle" following the loss of her baby.The 25-year-old singer - who lost her first child with boyfriend Sam Cooper when she was six months pregnant last November -...

Weller + Magic Numbers Go Under The Covers

PAUL WELLER has tackled ROSE ROYCE's WISHING ON A STAR and THE MAGIC NUMBERS attempt BEYONCE KNOWLES' CRAZY IN LOVE on a quirky new covers compilation. They're joined by artists like R.E.M., DIDO and k.d.lang,...

Kramer's Widow Plans Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Sequel

The widow of the late STANLEY KRAMER is bringing the director's cult comedy IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD back to the big screen, and she wants GEORGE CLOONEY and DONALD TRUMP to join...

Dido, Young + Belle + Sebastian Compete For Novello Glory

DIDO, POP IDOL winner WILL YOUNG and Scottish group BELLE + SEBASTIAN will compete for this year's (04) top prize at next month's (MAY04) IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS in London. The three acts are the...

Mad World Gets The Gondry Treatment For America

GARY JULES's version of TEARS FOR FEARS classic MAD WORLD is finally getting an American release - and maverick video director MICHAEL GONDRY is in charge of the promo. The track - taken from...

Tears For Fears Still Hurting Over Radiohead Attack

Eighties pop sensation TEARS FOR FEARS are still bitter after THOM YORKE attacked their cover version of his hit single CREEP. The MAD WORLD hitmakers covered Radiohead's first single in 1993, soon after RADIOHEAD...

Tears For Fears: We're Not Cashing In On Gary Jules' Success

Eighties pop stars TEARS FOR FEARS have blasted reports they're reforming to capitalise on GARY JULES' chart-topping cover of their song MAD WORLD. CURT SMITH and ROLAND ORZABAL's composition gained renewed popularity when Jules'...

Tears For Fears Snub Jules Duet

Newly-reformed 80's group TEARS FOR FEARS have pulled out of a duet with American singer GARY JULES at this month's (17FEB04) BRIT AWARDS. The EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD group gave Jules permission...

Tears For Fears Return

TEARS FOR FEARS are capitalising on the massive success of their recently covered song MAD WORLD by releasing their first single in 14 years. GARY JULES and MICHAEL ANDREWS' version of Mad World -...

Beckham Misses Out On Top Spot - Again

Former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM has again failed to score a solo number one, with her comeback single entering the British charts at number three yesterday evening (04JAN04). The superstar - who relaunched her...

Actress Rhue Dies

Hollywood actress and multiple sclerosis activist MADLYN RHUE has died of pneumonia aged 68. Rhue was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1977, but she refused to let the crippling disorder upset her career and...

Victoria Beckham Single To 'Miss' Number One

Former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM is trouncing pop rival SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR in the race to top the British singles chart, although neither looks likely to displace current number one MAD WORLD. Industry insiders predict...

Mad World Still Tops The Charts

Gloomy Christmas Number One single MAD WORLD has stayed at the top of the British charts - marking it as the last top seller of the year (03). The GARY JULES and MICHAEL ANDREWS...

The Darkness Enjoy Sales Success

British rockers THE DARKNESS are far from disappointed at their failure to become the British Christmas number one - because they've had their best week of sales ever. The CHRISTMAS TIME (DON'T LET THE...

The Darkness Attack Number One Rival

Rockers THE DARKNESS have slammed the tune that's rivalling their bid for the British Christmas number one single, labelling it "not very Christmassy". The catsuit-clad band's CHRISTMAS TIME (DON'T LET THE BELLS END) is...

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Childish Gambino - This Is America Video

Childish Gambino - This Is America Video

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has stunned the world with his latest video 'This Is America' which blends comedy and dance with flippant violence.

'Lord Of The Rings' Was Almost Directed By Quentin Tarantino

'Lord Of The Rings' Was Almost Directed By Quentin Tarantino

Harvey Weinstein wanted one movie, and almost sacked Peter Jackson over it.

Don Cheadle's Freestyle 'Avengers' Rap Is Everything

Don Cheadle's Freestyle 'Avengers' Rap Is Everything

That final battle scene? Yeah, it was a poo-poo. Whatever that means.

The Biggest WTF Moments Since Kanye West's Comeback

The Biggest WTF Moments Since Kanye West's Comeback

Slavery is a choice and Trump has dragon energy...

Billy Corgan Teases

Billy Corgan Teases "Two New EPs" Of Smashing Pumpkins Songs In 2018

Corgan took to Instagram to confirm rumours of new Pumpkins material, saying the first songs could arrive as early as May.

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