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Brosnan Feared Humiliation In Front Of New Bond Craig

19th May 2008

Irish actor PIERCE BROSNAN almost rejected his role in movie-musical MAMMA MIA! - because he feared looking silly in front of his JAMES BOND replacement DANIEL CRAIG. Brosnan, 55, played 007 in four of the...

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Firth's Singing Fears

22nd April 2008

British actor COLIN FIRTH insists MAMMA MIA moviemakers only have themselves to blame if the big-screen adaptation of the stage musical flops - because they gave him his role without hearing him sing. Firth and...

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Abba Drummer Found Dead

17th March 2008

A former session musician with Swedish pop band ABBA drummer has been found dead in Spain. Ola Brunkert, 62, who was the only session musician to have appeared on all of the group's recordings, was...

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Abba Duo Settle Musical Feud

10th March 2008

ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS have settled a long-running legal dispute with a Swedish playwright pal over credits for a musical. The hitmakers sued Carl-Johan Seth a decade ago after he questionned their...

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Ulvaeus Wants Rid Of Fuel-guzzling Plane

12th February 2008

ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS is selling the private plane he purchased to travel in post-September 11 - because it guzzles too much fuel. The Dancing Queen singer bought the Cessna 560XL to avoid airport queues...

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Juno Team Cast Follow-up

8th February 2008

The production team behind Oscar hopeful Juno have continued casting the follow-up to their acclaimed pregnancy comedy.Former sex worker Diablo Cody has followed her Oscar-nominated Juno script by penning comedy-horror Jennifer's Body, while Jason Reitman...

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Irish Singer Samantha Mamba Crashes Out Of Dancing On Ice

28th January 2008

Irish star Samantha Mamba has become the latest contestant evicted from ITV1's Dancing On Ice after another "nice" performance.The singer found herself in the bottom two along with javelin thrower Steve Backley - after the...

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Abba Star Is No Dancing Queen

2nd January 2008

ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON refuses to dance to his band's greatest hits - he prefers to watch disco-goers enjoy their music instead. The Swedish star, 61, admits he has never danced to the Dancing Queen...

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Abba Singer Denies Affair With British Politician

16th December 2007

Former ABBA star ANNI-FRID 'FRIDA' LYNGSTAD has denied having an affair with a high-ranking British politician, insisting her relationship with ADMIRAL SIR ALAN WEST is purely platonic. West, 59, who is the U.K.'s Security...

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The Things They Say 6498

12th December 2007

"I am no stranger to Spandex and Lycra. It was actually nice to get out of a suit for a while and let it all go." COLIN FIRTH on stepping into costume for the upcoming...

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Abba Museum To Open In Stockholm

7th December 2007

A museum dedicated to pop supergroup ABBA is to open in Stockholm, Sweden. The three-floor attraction will feature a wardrobe room, where the foursome's glamorous costumes will be displayed, and an area where fans can...

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Dancing Queen Is Best Party Tune

14th November 2007

DANCING QUEEN by Swedish 1970s stars ABBA has been named the best party tune of all time. The track, which hit the number one spots in both the U.K. and the U.S. in 1976, is...

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Brosnan Credits Bond With Dancing Prowess

9th November 2007

PIERCE BROSNAN discovered an unlikely skill while playing superspy JAMES BOND - the movie's fight scenes helped him hone his dancing skills. The actor, who enjoyed four outings as 007 until 2002, is set to...

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Music Fans Want Abba Reunion

7th November 2007

Swedish pop group ABBA have topped a poll of bands British music fans would most like to see make a comeback. The band beat off competition from Spandau Ballet, Wham and The Jacksons to top...

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Streep: 'Lyric Confusion Caused Tension With Andersson'

5th November 2007

Hollywood actress MERYL STREEP angered former ABBA member BENNY ANDERSSON while shooting the big-screen adaptation of MAMMA MIA! - because she did not know the words to his songs. Streep, who stars alongside Pierce Brosnan...

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The Things They Say 5707

25th September 2007

"I was never an ABBA fan, but 30 years later when I hear the songs I am animated by some insidious power. It is hard not to want to slip on some Lycra and get...

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Abba Guitar Missing

11th September 2007

ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS' Eurovision-winning guitar has gone missing in Sweden. The gold star-shaped instrument - which played a part in the band's 1974 Eurovision win - was due to go on display at a...

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Abba's Shock At Wild Reputation In U.s.

7th September 2007

Swedish pop stars ABBA were horrified to learn of their supposedly wild rock n' roll lifestyles when they toured the U.S. in the 1970s - because it couldn't be further from the "boring" truth. The...

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Wellander Stunned At Mamma Mia! Song Cuts

24th July 2007

Former ABBA guitarist LASSE WELLANDER is dumbfounded after discovering two of the pop group's hit songs have been axed from the forthcoming MAMMA MIA! film production. Mamma Mia! The Movie is being directed by Phyllida...

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The Beatles Ban Bee Bosses From Karaoke Covers

19th July 2007

The producers of hit new TV karaoke contest THE SINGING BEE have been banned from using THE BEATLES and THE FOUR SEASONS hits on the show. The fun show, hosted by former 'N Sync star...

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Townshend's A Secret Abba Fan

22nd June 2007

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND is a secret fan of Swedish pop group ABBA, insisting their 1975 hit SOS is "the best pop song" of all time. Townshend's daughter, Emma, has fond memories of her...

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Abba Museum To Open

24th May 2007

Swedish pop supergroup ABBA are to be honoured with their own museum in the capital Stockholm. The Money Money Money quartet, who split in 1982 after 10 years together, will be the main attraction at...

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Deborah Gibson Hits Musical Premieres In Florida Tonight

5th May 2007

Eighties teen-pop sensation DEBORAH GIBSON's hits have been turned into the soundtrack of a new stage musical. The Shake Your Love singer has joined the likes of Billy Joel, ABBA and Frankie Valli in having...

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Firth To Star In Mamma Mia

19th April 2007

Colin Firth will join an already expansive cast of stars for the forthcoming movie of the musical Mamma Mia, according to reports.The Bridget Jones actor will be starring alongside Stellan Skarsgard and Christine Baranski in...

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Walters + Baranski Added To Mamma Mia Cast

17th April 2007

LATSET: JULIE WALTERS and CHRISTINE BARANSKI have been added to the cast of ABBA-themed movie musical MAMMA MIA! The respected actresses will join Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan in the film adaptation of the hit...

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Fascinating Fact 3110

13th April 2007

JAY-Z, THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ABBA and HARD-FI have had their hits mixed together by Australian producer TEAM 9 to create The Money Song, available on social networking website, MySpace.com....

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Unreleased Abba Track Dusted Down

30th March 2007

Ex-ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON is to delight fans of the legendary Swedish band - he has recorded an unreleased Abba song that dates back nearly 30 years. During the recording of 1979's SUPER TROUPER album,...

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Unreleased Abba Track Dusted Down

30th March 2007

Ex-ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON is to delight fans of the legendary Swedish band - he has recorded an unreleased Abba song that dates back nearly 30 years. During the recording of 1979's SUPER TROUPER album,...

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Abba Stars Win Musical Copyright Battle

23rd March 2007

Ex-ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS have won a court battle over who owns the script rights to a hit musical, allowing the pair to stage the production as a full Broadway spectacular. The...

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Brosnan To Be First Star On Rebuilt 007 Stage

23rd March 2007

PIERCE BROSNAN will be the first actor to perform on the newly-rebuilt JAMES BOND stage at Pinewood Studios in England after it was destroyed in a fire last year (06). The former 007 will appear...

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