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Jarvis Cocker's Christie Collaboration


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Jarvis Cocker is to feature on Tony Christie's new album.

The former Pulp frontman and the singer - who both hail from Sheffield, North England - will collaborate to rework the theme from classic British gangster movie 'Get Carter', which starred Sir Michael Caine, to feature on Christie's upcoming LP 'Now Is The Time'.

The record - which is a follow-up to his critically acclaimed 'Made in Sheffield' album - will be the first release from the 67-year-old musician on the Acid Jazz label and also features collaborations with former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy, as well as other artists who have yet to be named.

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Roisin Murphy Gives Birth


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Roisin Murphy has given birth to a baby girl.

The former Moloko singer delivered the 8lb 4oz tot on Tuesday (15.12.09). She has named her daughter Clodagh.

It is the first child for Roisin and her partner Simon Henwood.

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Moloko To Reunite?


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Singer Roisin Murphy is refusing to rule out a Moloko reunion, despite the heartbreak she suffered when her romance with bandmate MARK BRYDON ended.
The Overpowered star and Brydon started dating before forming Moloko, but, by 2003, they had split and she was forced to undertake promotional duties alone, which made her feel terrible.
Murphy admits she was an emotional wreck at the time, because she missed spending her days with her ex-boyfriend.
However, the couple are still on friendly terms - and Murphy sees no reason why they couldn't make music as Moloko again in the future.
She tells WENN, "I would never say never. I know myself if I said, 'No, I'll never do that again,' five, 10 years down the line I'll end up f**king doing it and you'll come back and say, 'Ahhh - you said you'd never do it,' so I'm not going to say I'll never do it."
When asked if she missed her bandmates after Moloko split, she replies, "I did to begin with. I kinda missed them more after I broke up with Mark and was still in love. I missed having someone with me when we were doing interviews and the promo and all that kinda stuff.
"To be fair, he did try to do the promo but it just didn't make sense - we were too miserable together at that point.
"But I miss Mark Brydon, he's a top geezer."

Keira Knightley And Kylie Minogue Win Elle Style Awards

By on 13 February 2008

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Keira Knightley and Kylie Minogue have scooped the top prizes at the Elle Style awards.

The Atonement star was named best actress at the London show while James McAvoy, her co-star in Joe Wright's Oscar-nominated period piece, won the best actor award.

And 39-year-old Kylie was named woman of the year after bouncing back from breast cancer to win an OBE and release her tenth album, entitled X.

There was a double win, of sorts, for the Australian singer, whose stylist William Baker was given the H&M style visionary award for his "renowned style credentials".

Kylie posed for pictures after her win with famed ladies' man David Walliams, who admitted he'd be keen to date the diminutive pop star.

"She's gorgeous and she's got my number if she wants to get together for a laugh," he told reporters at the glitzy ceremony at the Westway in Notting Hill, west London.

British supermodel Agyness Deyn was given the best model prize for being a "chameleon of fashion" while Foundations star Kate Nash was also rewarded for her style.

Skins actor Nicholas Hoult and Kelly Osbourne won the awards in the TV categories, while designer Anya Hindmarch took the outstanding achievement prize for her bestselling "I'm not a plastic bag" item.

Former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy performed at the ceremony, becoming the first-ever musical accompaniment for the annual awards.

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Ex-moloko Star Suffers Eye Injury


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Former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy is recovering after damaging her eye socket on stage in Russia on Saturday (27Oct07).
The Irish star hit her head on a chair during a show at Moscow's Ikra Club and was rushed to hospital for surgery.
A spokesman said Murphy lost "a lot of blood" and had severe concussion after the incident, but her vision was unaffected and she was "recovering well".
He added the singer, 34, had been ordered to rest for seven days, affecting her forthcoming European tour dates.
But a tour of the U.K. and Ireland, due to start on 26 November (07), should be unaffected, the spokesman added.

Kanye Enlists Murphy's Help For Live Show


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Kanye West has enlisted the artistic talents of former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy for his live shows.
The Overpowered star impressed West so much with her 2005 music video Sow Into You, he phoned to find out who styled the shoot - which turned out to be Murphy herself.
And now the hip-hop superstar has called on Murphy's artist boyfriend Simon Henwood to be the visual mastermind behind his concerts.
Speaking at the Q Awards in London on Monday (08Oct07), she says, "(West)'s working with my boyfriend now. My boyfriend's directing his live show."
And Murphy hopes to get involved with the styling of West's show with Henwood: "(I'll do it) only if I can subconsciously put something to Simon as mine so I can tell Kanye what to do."

Murphy Desperate To Return To Irish Roots


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Former Moloko frontwoman Roisin Murphy is desperate to return to her Irish roots - by recording traditional Celtic tunes.
The singer insists she's keen to explore the music of her place of birth, and criticises artists who try too hard to harness quintessential Irish melodies.
She says, "I could do an Irish ballad or ten. I don't like wispy Irish music - they sound like they're pretending to be Irish.
"I like the rough stuff. I'd have to be more of a queen of the tinkers."

Mtv Boycott Threats By Top Rock Acts


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LATEST: Travis, The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand have joined the battle against MTV EUROPE after the cable network threatened to reduce screening royalties.

Independent music labels BEGGARS BANQUET, TELSTAR, Ministry of Sound, ROUGH TRADE and XL RECORDING are furious after MTV announced its proposal to halve the GBP1.9 million ($3.42 million) fees paid annually for the screening rights.

Mis-Teeq, Craig David, Victoria Beckham, Feeder, Moloko, and So Solid Crew would all be affected financially if the proposal goes ahead.

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