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Faltskog Wants Abba Reunion

30th December 2010

Fans of beloved pop supergroup ABBA have been given a New Year boost - singer AGNETHA FALTSKOG is keen to meet up with her three former bandmates and discuss a possible reunion.The reclusive Swedish star,...

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Seal Set For Movie Marathon

28th December 2010

Seal plans to make time to watch movies over the festive season.The 47-year-old singer - who raises daughters Leni, six, and 14-month-old Lou, and sons Henry, five, and Johan, four, with wife Heidi Klum -...

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Colin Firth Happy To Play The Fool

29th November 2010

Colin Firth "relished making a fool" out of himself when filming 'Mamma Mia'. The British actor appeared alongside other A-list stars including Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep in the romantic musical film - based on...

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Abba Star Reuss Loses Legal Battle With Swedish Resort

27th November 2010

Former ABBA star ANNI-FRID REUSS has lost her legal battle to recover a multi-million dollar loan from a Swedish health resort.The singer, better known as Frida, filed suit against the executives of the Yantorp Qigong...

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Cher Turned Down Mamma Mia! With Streep

16th November 2010

CHER had to turn down the chance to reteam with SILKWOOD co-star MERYL STREEP on the big screen - because she was too busy to sign on for ABBA movie musical MAMMA MIA!The pop superstar...

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Abba Star Reuss Embroiled In Financial Dispute With Swedish Resort

13th October 2010

A lawyer for former ABBA star ANNI-FRID REUSS is threatening to sue the bosses of a martial arts centre in Sweden if they fail to return a $6.9 million (£4.6 million) investment the singer insists...

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Abba To Reunite?

29th September 2010

ABBA are reportedly considering a reunion. Anni-Frid Lyngstad - best known as Frida - said she and Agnetha Faltskog, who made up the female half of the band, have discussed singing together again for the...

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Abba Stars Keen To Reunite

29th September 2010

Swedish supergroup ABBA is moving closer to reforming - the band's two female stars have confirmed they are keen to work together again.Earlier this year (10) singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad, known as 'Frida', ruled out the...

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Abba Stars Sue Over Song Use

24th September 2010

ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS are taking legal action to stop a controversial Danish political party using their hit song MAMMA MIA.The Swedish musicians have filed suit against executives at far-right group the...

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Abba Singers Starring In Tribute Show

13th September 2010

BJORN ULVAEUS and ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD are appealing to fans to vote for their favourite ABBA song as part of an upcoming U.K. TV tribute - which will see them reveal all about their time in...

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Bjork & Morricone Honoured With Polar Music Prize

31st August 2010

BJORK and Italian composer ENNIO MORRICONE accepted the 2010 Polar Music Prize in Sweden on Monday (30Aug10).King Carl XVI Gustaf honoured the pair at a lavish ceremony. Both musicians were handed $136,000 (£90,600). The Polar...

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Ulvaeus: 'Reality Shows Are Killing Music'

15th August 2010

ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS has hit out at SIMON COWELL's music reality shows, branding the TV contests "cruel" and guilty of producing "mainstream" acts.The singer/songwriter is not a fan of the music mogul's shows, including...

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Streep Belted Out Abba At Blunt's Wedding

30th July 2010

MERYL STREEP joined in the celebrations at EMILY BLUNT's recent wedding by teaming up with the bride and groom's mums to sing ABBA songs.Blunt tied the knot with actor John Krasinski in a lavish ceremony...

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Goldsmith Torn Between Grief And Greatness At Led Zeppelin Reunion

10th July 2010

Music mogul HARVEY GOLDSMITH almost missed out on the one-off LED ZEPPELIN reunion he helped stage in 2007 - because his father-in-law died as the supergroup were about to take the stage.The British promoter put...

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Depeche Mode's Music To Be Used In Dark New Play

20th June 2010

DEPECHE MODE's back catalogue will feature in a controversial new musical, which tells the tale of two abused boys.The British trio's most famous tracks will provide the musical backdrop for a new production, entitled Playing...

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Katy Perry Fulfills Dream

14th June 2010

Katy Perry called her album 'Teenage Dream' in tribute to her youthful ambitions.The 'California Gurls' singer picked the title because it is a reminder of her own hopes as a teenager and also because she...

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Mel C Denies Spice Girls Tour

14th June 2010

The Spice Girls have "no plans" to tour again.Singer Mel C insists the group - who went their separate ways in 2000 and reformed for a string of concerts in 2007 - are far too...

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Abba's Record Company To Sue Over Tribute Act Names

6th June 2010

Executives at ABBA's record company Universal Music are threatening to sue 15 tribute acts, demanding they change their names.Legal notices have been sent off to the 15 groups who are basing their acts and monikers...

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Mamma Mia! Set For Chinese Run

4th June 2010

ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! is to become the first major western musical to be produced in Chinese for a theatrical run in the communist country.The project will be the 13th time the hit musical has...

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Iran Releases Jailed Director

25th May 2010

Award-winning Iranian film director Jafar Panahi was released on $200,000 bail today (Tuesday) from the Evin prison in Tehran, where he had been held since March on charges of producing an "anti-regime" film. The film...

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Iranian Director Calls For Release Of Fellow Director

19th May 2010

An award-winning Iranian director opened a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival following the screening of his film with a call for the release of a fellow Iranian director, who was jailed for making...

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Bjork Wins Sweden's Polar Prize

17th May 2010

Icelandic singer BJORK has been awarded Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.The star will share the honour, which is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, with Italian composer Ennio Morricone, according to the...

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Minogue's Hits To Be Transformed Into A Musical

4th May 2010

Australian superstar KYLIE MINOGUE is to follow in the footsteps of ABBA, QUEEN and the SPICE GIRLS by turning her hits into a showstopping musical.ABBA's iconic tracks were transformed into hugely popular stageshow Mamma Mia!,...

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Katy Perry Makes Abba Album

23rd April 2010

Katy Perry's new album has been inspired by ABBA and The Cardigans. The 'Hot N Cold' hitmaker - whose second album is due to be released in the summer - gave songwriter Lukasz 'Dr. Luke'...

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Cannes Lineup Announced

15th April 2010

British director Mike Leigh, who has already won the Cannes Film Festival's top Palme d'Or award twice, will be going for his third win this year with the announcement that his new film, Another Year...

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The Things They Say 16079

11th April 2010

"We write it, we mix it, we produce it. It's like ABBA - we're the younger version of ABBA." N-DUBZ star DAPPY compares the British hip-hop group to Swedish pop stars ABBA.

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Seyfried's Crude Body Art

31st March 2010

AMANDA SEYFRIED has shown her cheeky sense of humour - the actress has a crude slang term for female genitalia tattooed on her left foot.The Mamma Mia! actress stunned reporters at the London premiere of...

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Ozzy Osbourne's Stomach-churning Autograph

31st March 2010

Ozzy Osbourne once signed a fan's colostomy bag.The Black Sabbath frontman admits he often gets bizarre requests from his supporters and although he agreed to the autograph, he couldn't "even look" as he did it.Ozzy...

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Tom Hanks Reveals Larry Crowne Cast

29th March 2010

Tom Hanks has unveiled the cast of his new movie 'Larry Crowne'. The Oscar-winning star - who is directing, producing and starring in the comedy movie - revealed in a message on twitter he will...

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Dominic Cooper's Older Fans

27th March 2010

Dominic Cooper gets chased down the street by "middle-aged women".The 'Mamma Mia!' actor says he has been bombarded with female attention since starring in the 2008 ABBA-inspired musical movie and says he still can't escape...

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