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Sacha Baron Cohen Too 'Distracting' For Mercury Movie

9th October 2013

Sacha Baron Cohen was deemed too ''distracting'' to play Freddie Mercury.The 'Borat' star had been due to portray the late Queen frontman in a planned biopic, but recently departed the project and the group's guitarist...

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Dominic Cooper For Freddie Mercury Biopic?

4th October 2013

Dominic Cooper has been linked to the role of Freddie Mercury in the new biopic. The 35-year-old actor - known for playing Darcy in 'Dead Man Down' - is reportedly being lined up to replace...

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Queen: Adam Lambert Is 'One In A Billion'

2nd October 2013

Queen say Adam Lambert has ''one voice in a billion''.The legendary rock band - featuring original guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor - have been touring with the former 'American Idol' star in replacement...

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Freddie Mercury Like A 'Bleating Sheep'

28th September 2013

Freddie Mercury sounded like a ''bleating sheep'' when he first started singing.Roger Taylor - who drummed in Queen alongside the late vocalist - admits he and guitarist Brian May had reservations about allowing the flamboyant...

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Roger Taylor: 'Freddie Mercury Would Love Queen Musical'

27th September 2013

Queen star Roger Taylor has dismissed critics who accuse the makers of West End musical We Will Rock You of sullying the band's history, insisting frontman Freddie Mercury would have adored the show.Taylor and his...

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Roger Taylor Suspected Queen Would Quit Touring

27th September 2013

Queen rocker Roger Taylor suspected the band's touring days were over five years before Freddie Mercury's death because the singer had grown sick of life on the road.The We Will Rock You himakers played their...

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Daniel Radliffe: Fans Will Be 'Startled' By Gay Sex Scene

26th September 2013

Daniel Radcliffe thinks his gay sex scene will shock fans.The 'Harry Potter' star is enjoying making the switch to smaller films, but he admitted his role as poet Allen Ginsberg in 'Kill All Your Darlings'...

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Roger Taylor Urges Michael Jackson Executors To Speed Up Duets Release

26th September 2013

Queen rocker Roger Taylor blames the executors of Michael Jackson's estate for a four-year delay in the release of the Thriller star's secret duets with Freddie Mercury.The existence of several unreleased collaborations between the two...

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Daniel Radcliffe A No-go For Freddy Mercury Role, But Why?

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th September 2013

Since Sacha Baron-Cohen dropped out of the Freddy Mercury biopic, a few names have been touted for his return.Johnny Depp was even mentioned following his high-profile flop as Tonto in Lone Ranger, and so was...

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Daniel Radcliffe: I'm 'Completely Wrong' For Freddie Mercury

25th September 2013

Daniel Radcliffe is ''completely wrong'' for the role of Freddie Mercury.The 'Harry Potter' star has denied rumours he will replace Sacha Baron Cohen in a new biopic about the legendary Queen singer, insisting he wouldn't...

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Daniel Radcliffe Rumoured Freddie Mercury Replacement After Sacha Baron Cohen Steps Out

By Lauren James | 24th September 2013

Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury: it was almost too perfect. The looks, the singing ability, the eccentricity, the confidence; the planned Queen biopic was bound to be a hit. However, then Baron Cohen shocked...

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Sacha Baron Cohen 'Too Funny' For Freddie Mercury Biopic

24th September 2013

Sacha Baron Cohen was reportedly dropped from the Freddie Mercury biopic for being too funny.The 'Les Miserables' actor quit the long-planned film about the late Queen frontman earlier this year amid clashes with Mercury's surviving...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Was Too Funny To Play Freddie Mercury

24th September 2013

Rockers Queen decided against Sacha Baron Cohen playing their late bandmate Freddie Mercury on the big screen over fears the Brit was too funny for the part.The Borat star is said to have fallen out...

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Daniel Radcliffe Set For Freddie Mercury Biopic?

21st September 2013

Daniel Radcliffe has reportedly been offered the role of Freddie Mercury in a new biopic.'The Dictator' star Sacha Baron Cohen was originally set to play the iconic Queen front man before he quit over creative...

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Queen Planning New Album With Freddie Mercury

11th September 2013

Queen are planning a new album featuring Freddie Mercury's vocals.The 'We Will Rock You' band's singer died in 1991 but left behind a number of vocal takes - some of which were used for 1995...

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Stars Turn Out For Freddie Mercury Benefit Gala

6th September 2013

The Who star Roger Daltrey and former Spice Girls singer Melanie Chisholm were among the famous faces who turned out to honour late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury at a charity gig marking his 67th birthday.The...

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Katy Perry Models Herself On Freddie

6th September 2013

Katy Perry models herself on Freddie Mercury. The 'Roar' singer takes not just her musical stylings from the late Queen frontman, but believes he helped make her a confident woman. She told the UK edition...

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The Things They Tweet: 3850640

5th September 2013

"Happy Birthday Freddie ! We will be celebrating at 1 Mayfair tonight. And making a ton of money to fight Aids." Brian May remembers his late Queen bandmate Freddie Mercury, who was born on September...

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Freddie Mercury Film 'Probably Not Going To Happen'

4th September 2013

The screenwriter of the much-anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic fears the project will be shelved after Sacha Baron Cohen's decision to walk away from the film.Cohen reportedly fell out with the remaining members of Mercury's band...

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Is 'Very Much Alive'

3rd September 2013

The team behind the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic insist the film is ''very much alive'' despite Sacha Baron Cohen exiting the lead role.Screenwriter Peter Morgan, who penned the script for the film, recently indicated the...

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Sean Sasser, Aids Activist And 'Real World: San Francisco' Cast Member, Dies Aged 44

By Elinor Cosgrave | 9th August 2013

Sean Sasser, who featured in the reality show The Real World: San Francisco, has died aged 44. Sasser was featured on the show owing to his relationship with primary cast member Pedro Zamora. David "Puck"...

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A Week In News: Giudice Facing 50 Years, Katy Perry's Prism And Lohan Leaves Rehab

By Michael West | 31st July 2013

Real Housewife? Turns out has been doing more than washing up, doing lunch and sorting her shoe collection. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and husband Joe have been indicted on 39 counts of...

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Unheard Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury Duets? Listen To Them Now

By Michael West | 31st July 2013

Duets featuring two of the greatest pop stars of all time, Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury, are expected to get full releases in the fall.According to The Times of London, Freddie's former band mates Brian...

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Unheard Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury Duets Set For Release 30 Years Later

By Lauren James | 30th July 2013

Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that he's working on and plans to release previously unheard material from Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury and pop star Michael Jackson. The surfacing of the dead icons' collaboration...

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A Week In Music, Kanye West Releases 'Black Skinhead' Video, Dawes Talk New Album And Bob Dylan And Mercury And Jackson Duets Are To Be Unveiled

By Holly Williams | 30th July 2013

A week in music videos... Kanye West has been doing a lot of promotion for his edgy, rock-infused track 'Black Skinhead' (or 'BLKKK SKKKN HEAD' as it's otherwise known'), the lead single from his US...

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Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson Duets: Autumn To See Megastars Combine

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th July 2013

Despite allegedly falling out over a Llama (just read on), duets between Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury are to be made public for the first time this August. The pair recorded three tracks, and, with...

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Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury's Unheard Duets To Be Released Later This Year

By Joe Wilde | 30th July 2013

One may have been dead for over two decades an the other for just short of half a decade, but Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson still have unfinished business with the charts as previously never-before...

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Michael Jackson And Freddie Mercury Duets Get Release Date

29th July 2013

Secret duets by late pop icons Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury are to be released later this year (13).In 2009 it emerged that the former Queen frontman had recorded several songs with the Thriller hitmaker...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Booted Off Unnamed Freddie Mercury Biopic Due To Disagreements With Queen

By Victoria Pavlova | 24th July 2013

Sacha Baron Cohen has been rumored to play Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic for a while now, but unfortunately, the plans have fallen through. While the movie appears to be something of a pet...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Steps Out Of Freddie Mercury Biopic: Who'll Play The Queen Frontman Now?

By Lauren James | 23rd July 2013

Sacha Baron Cohen AKA Ali G AKA Borat AKA... you get it, was an example of a truly fitting casting decision when it was announced he'd be playing Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the...

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