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Madonna's Mercy Trip

23rd June 2009

Madonna is taking her new adopted daughter Mercy on holiday.The '4 Minutes' singer - a devout follower of the mystical Jewish faith Kabbalah - wants to take the four-year-old tot to see the Wailing Wall...

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Madonna Converts Mercy To Kabbalah

21st June 2009

Madonna took her new daughter Mercy to a Kabbalah meeting when she arrived in London yesterday (20.06.09).The four-year-old Malawian orphan flew from the African country's capital Lilongwe to London to start a new life with...

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Kylie Minogue Wants Catholic Wedding

13th June 2009

Kylie Minogue is converting to Catholicism.The 41-year-old singer reportedly has her heart set on a traditional church wedding to Spanish model Andres Valencoso - who she has been dating since last November - and is...

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Madonna To Meet Jesus' Family

11th June 2009

Madonna is to meet her 22-year-old boyfriend's parents.The 50-year-old singer wants to take her relationship with underwear model Jesus Luz to the next level and is planning to fly to Brazil to get to know...

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Cairon Is Official Housemate

7th June 2009

Cairon Austin-Hill has become the last official 'Big Brother' housemate.The 18-year-old student took part in Big Brother's biscuit dunking challenge yesterday (06.06.09) - which saw all non-housemates competing to see who could hold a biscuit...

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Cairon Is Official Housemate

7th June 2009

Cairon Austin-Hill has become the last official 'Big Brother' housemate.The 18-year-old student took part in Big Brother's biscuit dunking challenge yesterday (06.06.09) - which saw all non-housemates competing to see who could hold a biscuit...

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'Big Brother's Dunking Challenge

6th June 2009

'Big Brother' has set the remaining seven non-housemates a biscuit dunking challenge.To officially be inducted to the show, contestants must all compete a personal task. Seven of the present contestants are now vying for four...

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Kid Wakes From Coma Singing Mamma Mia!

28th May 2009

Hit movie musical MAMMA MIA! continues to astound ABBA fans after a young devotee awoke from a five-day coma she was not expected to recover from singing the movie's theme.Three-year-old Layla Towsey from Essex, England...

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Madonna's Lover Not Ready To Commit

26th May 2009

Jesus Luz has doubts about his relationship with Madonna.The 22-year-old model - who has been dating the 'Hung Up' singer since late last year - is unsure about his feelings for his "friend" Madonna and...

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Arctic Monkeys Make Black Album

22nd May 2009

Arctic Monkeys' new album will sound like Black Sabbath.The 'Brianstorm' hitmakers have revealed their eagerly-anticipated third musical offering will have a sound similar to Ozzy Osbourne's iconic heavy metal group.Frontman Alex Turner claims the band...

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New Abba Musical To Take Broadway

21st May 2009

A new ABBA musical will get its English language debut on Broadway this autumn (09). Swedish pop duo Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus penned Kristina after being inspired by Vilhelm Moberg's novels. The musical has been...

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Gabriel Lands Polar Prize

12th May 2009

Former GENESIS singer PETER GABRIEL has been awarded Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize. The star shares the honour, which is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, with Venezuelan composer Jose Antonio Abreu. The...

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Abba's Benny: Eurovision Means Nothing For Music

12th May 2009

One of the most famous winners of the Eurovision Song Contest no longer watches the broadcast as it "means nothing" for popular music.Benny Andersson of Abba, who co-wrote the Swedish pop band's 1974 Eurovision winner...

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Abba Stars Reteam For New Tune After 15 Years

8th May 2009

Former ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS are set to premiere the first pop song they've co-written in 15 years. The pair, who split from Abba in 1982, have written Story of a Heart for...

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Abba Composer Fights Mamma Mia! Sequel

13th April 2009

Former Abba member Björn Ulvaes is resisting efforts to mount a movie sequel to the hit musical Mamma Mia!, the London Telegraph reported on Saturday. "It wouldn't work," Ulvaes, who co-wrote the Abba songs that...

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The Things They Say 11836

8th April 2009

"I always listen to DUFFY's hit MERCY when I'm in the car. (If Duffy asked to sample ABBA's music) and did it cleverly in the way MADONNA did. We might well agree to it. She's...

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Coldplay Top Globe's Best-selling Album List

16th February 2009

COLDPLAY's VIVA LA VIDA OR DEATH & ALL HIS FRIENDS was the world's best-selling album in 2008, according to newly-released statistics. The hit release beat AC DC's Black Ice and the soundtrack to movie musical Mamma...

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Movie Reviews He's Just Not That Into You

6th February 2009

Critics, for the most part, are just not into He's Just Not That Into You, starring Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Scarlett Johansson and Drew Barrymore as women whose objects of affection are, well, just not...

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Persson Blasts Tv Talent Shows

6th February 2009

Nina Persson has criticised pop talent shows such as American Idol and The X-Factor, claiming that they cheapen good music.The former CARDIGANS singer - who enjoyed chart success with songs such as My Favourite Game...

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Streep: 'I'm Like Will Smith'

3rd February 2009

MERYL STREEP has compared herself to Hollywood superstar WILL SMITH - because the success of hit movie MAMMA MIA! is reminiscent of the actor's achievements. The ABBA-themed musical was a box office smash around the globe...

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The Things They Say 11019

3rd February 2009

"I think he's a bit crazy. I know great singers - I know what a great singer is. I'm just okay. I'm an actress who sings." MERYL STREEP laughed at ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON's suggestion...

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Abba Stars Deny Rift

23rd January 2009

Former ABBA singers AGNETHA FALTSKOG and ANNI-FRID 'FRIDA' LYNGSTAD have dismissed long-standing rumours of a rift between the pair - insisting they had a good relationship while they were in the band. The Swedish band's...

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Cooper's Ex: 'He Promised To Marry Me'

21st January 2009

MAMMA MIA! star DOMINIC COOPER pledged to marry and have children with his childhood sweetheart in a bid to win her back - whilst allegedly enjoying a fling with his co-star AMANDA SEYFRIED. The British...

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Mamma Mia! And Bond Help UK Box Office To Record High

21st January 2009

Box office sensations Mamma Mia! and Quantum of Solace have taken UK cinema receipts to their highest level in almost 20 years.The Abba musical's earnings of £69.1 million - which saw it become the most...

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Beckinsale's Daughter Thrills In Mamma Mia! Role

20th January 2009

KATE BECKINSALE and MICHAEL SHEEN's daughter LILY has inherited acting skills from her thespian parents - she dazzled an audience of her local drama group by taking on a starring role in musical MAMMA MIA!....

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Streep Never Doubted Mamma Mia! Success

19th January 2009

MERYL STREEP always knew her film MAMMA MIA! would be a huge success - because it was a film that "neglected" female moviegoers could finally relate to. The ABBA-themed musical was a box office smash...

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The Dark Knight Cleans Up At People's Choice Awards

8th January 2009

BATMAN sequel THE DARK KNIGHT clutched a handful of prizes to steal the show at the 35th annual People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (07Jan09). The action film claimed Favorite Superhero, Favorite...

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The Who Set For Stage Revival?

7th January 2009

THE WHO are reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of QUEEN and ABBA by lighting up London's West End with a stage version of their rock opera QUADROPHENIA. A dramatic adaptation of guitarist Pete...

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Mamma Mia! Becomes UK's Biggest Selling Dvd

1st January 2009

The Abba-inspired Mamma Mia! has become the UK's biggest-selling DVD of all time.The Official Charts Company (OCC) claims the film has been sold more than five million times, making it the number one DVD in...

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Abba Sinks Titanic In U.k.

17th December 2008

The 10-year-old box-office record held by Titanic in the U.K. has been broken by the oddest of challengers, the Abba musical Mamma Mia!, starring Meryl Streep. As of Monday, the movie had earned $107.7 million,...

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