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Plan B: 'More U.k. Riots Are Inevitable'

8th November 2012

British rapper Plan B has warned politicians the U.K. faces a repeat of the riots which swept the country last year (11), unless they tackle the issues affecting young people.In August, 2011, violent riots and...

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Plan B Taking A Year Out Of Limelight

5th November 2012

Rapper Plan B is set to take time out of the spotlight after an exhausting three years on the celebrity circuit.The British performer/actor has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame since his breakthrough role in...

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Emeli Sande Scoops 3 Mobos

5th November 2012

Emeli Sande won three prizes at the MOBO Awards in Liverpool on Saturday night (03.11.12). The 'Next To Me' singer was named Best Female and Best R&B and Soul artist and her LP 'Our Version...

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Alt-j's Mercury Music Prize Speech: We'll Nearly Pay Off One Student Loan

By Hayley Avron | 2nd November 2012

Doing little to dispel their image as white, middle class indie kids, Alt-J pointed out in their acceptance speech at the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize that the £20,000 that they won could go towards...

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Alt-j Win Mercury Prize

2nd November 2012

Indie rock band Alt-J have won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The group took home the prestigious accolade on Thursday night (01.11.2012) for their debut album 'An Awesome Wave' and thanked their parents for encouraging them to...

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Mercury Music Prize: Field Music's Odds Plummet As Ceremony Looms

By Michael West | 1st November 2012

The winner of this year's Mercury Music Prize will be announced at a ceremony in London tonight, with British indie pop quartet Alt-J the bookies favourite at 6/4. However, an interesting market mover has sent...

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Annual Mobo Awards Final Line-up Confirmed

1st November 2012

JLS, Emeli Sandé and Labrinth will perform at the MOBO Awards.The acts are all part of the line up for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards 2012, which will take place in Liverpool...

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Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2012: Our Predictions

By Hayley Avron | 1st November 2012

As the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2012 draws near, we have a look at the shortlist and the likelihood of each act actually walking away with the prize. There’s no such thing as a done...

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A Brief Run Down Of The Mercury Prize Favourites

By Lorna Greville  | 31st October 2012

The Mercury Prize is set to be awarded tomorrow (1st Nov. 2012), and true to form and tradition, many of the artists in the nomination lists are ones that you may never have heard, or...

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Is It A Sign? Spotify Users Vote Alt-j Favourites For Mercury Music Prize

By Michael West | 30th October 2012

This Thursday (November 1, 2012), the winner of the Mercury Music will be announced. As a precursor to the official event, Spotify have taken a look at the streaming figures for all of the nominees,...

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Plan B Was In Major Debt Before Breakthrough Album

26th October 2012

British rapper Plan B was $64,000 (£40,000) in debt before the release of his hit album The Defamation Of Strickland Banks.The urban star has opened up about his financial woes to dispel the "massive misconception"...

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Plan B's Anger At Father

13th October 2012

Plan B told his estranged father to get the ''f**k out of his life'' when he reunited with him in 2009.The 28-year-old rapper slammed his dad, Paul Ballance - who used to front punk band...

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Plan B's Ill Manors Dominates Dinard British Film Festival

7th October 2012

British rapper Plan B has won two awards at a French film festival celebrating the best of U.K. cinema for his directorial debut Ill Manors.The star, real name Benjamin Ballance-Drew, has received critical and commercial...

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Plan B Launches Foundation For Underprivileged Kids

2nd October 2012

British rapper Plan B has launched his own charitable foundation to offer job training and educational opportunities to underprivileged kids.The star - real name Benjamin Ballance-Drew - has set up the Each One Teach One...

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Mumford & Sons Itunes Set Attracts The Stars

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th September 2012

When Mumford & Sons performed at the iTunes Festival, they probably didn't expect some of the U.K's biggest stars to attend, but that's exactly what happened according to The Sun.Adele, Chris Martin, Simon Pegg and...

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Plan B And Emeli Sande Lead Nominations For Mobo Awards 2012

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th September 2012

Plan B and Emeli Sande have both received 5 nominations for the 2012 Mobo awards, making them the joint leading nominees, reports The Telegraph. Having already been nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize for...

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Plan B Wants To Change Lives With Barclaycard Mercury Prize

14th September 2012

Plan B hopes to change people's lives if he wins the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The 28-year-old rapper - real name Ben Drew - has been nominated for the prestigious prize for his album 'Ill Manors'...

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Brad Pitt Developing Holocaust Movie

13th September 2012

Brad Pitt is developing a new movie about the Holocaust.The 'Moneyball' actor is currently working on a feature based on Edwin Black's New York Times bestselling book 'IBM and the Holocaust', which focuses on how...

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Plan B Up For Mercury Prize

12th September 2012

Plan B's 'Ill Manors' and Jessie Ware's 'Devotion' are among the albums nominated for the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The two artists face stiff competition from LPs by Django Django, Alt-J, Ben Howard, Field Music, Lianne...

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Plan B And Richard Hawley Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

12th September 2012

British rapper/singer Plan B and rocker Richard Hawley will battle it out for the prestigious album of the year honour at the 2012 Mercury Prize ceremony.Plan B's Ill Manors and Hawley's Standing at the Sky's...

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Nominees For The 2012 Mercury Music Prize Announced

12th September 2012

The Mercury Music Prize nominees have been announced, among a pretty predictable list (we predicted eight of the eventual 12 correctly if you’re interested), we are doffing our caps to Sunderland lads Field Music, whose...

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Ray Winstone Surprised By Sex Symbol Status

12th September 2012

Ray Winstone is shocked women consider him a sex symbol - because he is a ''55-year-old fat man''.The actor plays tough cop Jack Regan in new British police action film 'The Sweeney' and his various...

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Q Awards Nominations Revealed

6th September 2012

Blur, The Stone Roses, Florence + the Machine and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds lead the nominations for this year's Q Awards.The four acts have each received nominations in two categories for this year's ceremony,...

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Plan B Set To Take A Break From Show Business?

5th September 2012

Plan B is taking a break from his career.The rapper-turned-actor - whose real name Ben Drew - has decided to take a vacation after feeling like he had taken on too much work since finding...

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Plan B Eyes Hiatus

5th September 2012

British rapper Plan B is eyeing a career break after exhausting himself by taking on too many projects.The star, real name Benjamin Ballance-Drew, hit the big time in 2010 with the release of his album...

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Plan B Ready To Take A Break

5th September 2012

Plan B is taking a long break.The rapper-turned-actor - whose real name is Ben Drew - is desperate for a holiday because he thinks he has taken on too much since finding fame so now...

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Ray Winstone Was First Choice For The Sweeney

5th September 2012

Ray Winstone was always the first choice to portray Jack Regan in 'The Sweeney'.Director Nick Love revealed he ''never thought about anybody else'' portraying the police officer in the movie - which is based on...

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Ray Winstone Made Sweeney Love Scenes With Atwell 'Less Awkward'

4th September 2012

Ray Winstone's ''gentlemanly'' nature made love scenes with Hayley Atwell in 'The Sweeney' ''a lot less awkward''. The 30-year-old actress stars as both Ray's onscreen love interest in the police drama movie and as Chris...

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Plan B's 'Surprise' Sweeney Casting

4th September 2012

Plan B was ''surprised'' to be cast in 'The Sweeney'. The singer-and-actor was shocked when he was offered the role of police detective George Carter, but he was desperate to appear alongside his ''idol'' Ray...

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Cheryl Cole Will "Open Up" About Private Life On Jonathan Ross Show

29th August 2012

Big news for anyone desperate to know what's been happening in Cheryl Cole 's private life! According the The Sun, the former Girls Aloud star is going to "open up" to Jonathan Ross about her...

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