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Van Dyke Parks Risks Outrage Over Nixon And Margaret Thatcher Deaths

11th December 2013

Veteran musician Van Dyke Parks has risked causing outrage by insisting controversial world leaders Richard Nixon and Margaret Thatcher should have died sooner.The songwriter/producer, who is best known for his groundbreaking work with Beach Boys...

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30th September 2013

The ashes of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher have been buried at London's Royal Hospital Chelsea. The politician's adult children, Mark and Carol, were among those present for a special service on Saturday (28Sep13),...

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Meryl Streep To Star In The Giver

7th August 2013

Meryl Streep is to star in 'The Giver'.The Oscar-winning actress - who played the iconic Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady' - looks set to star alongside Jeff Bridges after landing the role of the...

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Armando Iannucci Blasts Brits Over Margaret Thatcher Death Parties

29th July 2013

Veep creator Armando Iannucci has blasted Brits who celebrated the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, slamming them for having "no feelings".The controversial former leader passed away at the age of 87 in April...

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Elvis Costello Defends His Anti-thatcher Song

15th July 2013

British singer Elvis Costello has defended his decision to perform a controversial song about late U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during his televised set at Glastonbury festival.The star first released his protest song, Tramp The...

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Manic Street Preachers Record Anti-thatcher Song

10th July 2013

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have revealed new track 30 Year War is an anti-Margaret Thatcher protest song.The trio wrote the "angry" song before the former British Prime Minister died earlier this year (13)....

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9th July 2013

The Iron Lady actress Olivia Colman watched re-runs of reality Tv show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! featuring Margaret Thatcher's daughter Carol in preparation to play her in the acclaimed movie.

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Mick Jagger Shocked By Reaction To Margaret Thatcher's Death

30th May 2013

Sir Mick Jagger was stunned at the outpouring of anger following former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death as she had been out of politics for more than 20 years.The Iron Lady passed away last...

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Stars, Royals And Politicians Turn Out For Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

17th April 2013

Famous faces from the world of showbusiness mixed with royalty and politicians from across the world in London on Wednesday morning (17Apr13) at the ceremonial funeral of former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.The veteran politician,...

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Fake Margaret Thatcher Track Re-released

17th April 2013

A song featuring a spoof scenario of late British Prime Minister MARGARET THATCHER having sex at a Nazi-style rally has been re-released to coincide with the controversial former leader's death.Thatcher passed away on 8 April...

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Ian Mckellen Thought Margaret Thatcher's Knighthood Gift Was A Joke

16th April 2013

Sir Ian Mckellen was convinced he was the victim of a practical joke when he found out former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had organised his knighthood just days before she left office.The X-Men star...

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Anti-margaret Thatcher Song Misses Out On Chart Top Spot

14th April 2013

Online campaigners hoping to celebrate the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher by hyping a re-release of The Wizard Of Oz tune Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead! have missed out on a...

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Harold Arlen's Son Condemns Witch Song Campaign

14th April 2013

The son of Harold Arlen has hit out at activists for using his father's classic song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to celebrate the passing of Margaret Thatcher.The death of the controversial former U.K....

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The Wizard Of Oz Stars Saddened By Witch Song Campaign

13th April 2013

The Wizard Of Oz star Ruth Duccini feels "ashamed" and "very sad" that the film's song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead has been used to celebrate the passing of former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret...

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Iron Man 3 London Premiere Postponed After Margaret Thatcher Funeral Announcement

By Contributor | 12th April 2013

The Iron Man has had to cede to the Iron Lady after it was confirmed that the London premiere for Iron Man 3 is to be delayed by a day to allow the funeral of...

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Bbc Radio One Chart Show Won't Play 'Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead'

By Contributor | 12th April 2013

BBC Radio One have announced that the chart show won’t be playing the song Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead, in the likelihood that it will make the top 10 of the Official UK Top...

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Geri Halliwell Devastated By Furore Over Margaret Thatcher Tribute

12th April 2013

British pop star Geri Halliwell has branded herself "weak" and cowardly for deleting an online tribute to former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher after receiving negative feedback from fans.The former Spice Girls star was among...

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Iron Man 3 Premiere Delayed Over Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

12th April 2013

The London premiere of Hollywood blockbuster Iron Man 3 has been rescheduled to avoid clashing with Margaret Thatcher's funeral procession.The superhero sequel was due to be unveiled in the British capital on Wednesday (17Apr13), the...

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Iron Man 3 Premiere Delayed Over Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

12th April 2013

The London premiere of Hollywood blockbuster Iron Man 3 has been rescheduled to avoid clashing with Margaret Thatcher's funeral procession.The superhero sequel was due to be unveiled in the British capital on Wednesday (17Apr13), the...

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Shirley Bassey And Andrew Lloyd Webber Invited To Thatcher's Funeral

11th April 2013

Shirley Bassey and theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber have secured invites to late U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral in London next week (begs15Apr13).The celebrities are expected to join politicians and heads of state, like...

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John Lydon Blasts Margaret Thatcher Gloaters

11th April 2013

Punk icon John Lydon has slammed Brits who are celebrating the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, branding them "cowards".The controversial ex-leader died on Monday (08Apr13) after suffering a stroke, and her passing has...

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Glenda Jackson's Margaret Thatcher Rant Shocks Parliament

11th April 2013

Double Oscar winner-turned-politician Glenda Jackson stunned colleagues during a special session of parliament on Wednesday (10Apr13) by launching into a bizarre rant about former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.British Members of Parliament (Mps) were called...

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Margaret Thatcher Street Party Organiser Identity Released

By Jack de Aguilar | 11th April 2013

Some people are mourning the passing of Margaret Thatcher - her legacy, economic ‘reform’ and foreign policy. Some people are celebrating the passing of Margaret Thatcher - her legacy, economic ‘reform’ and foreign policy.One of...

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Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead Hits Top 10: But Can It Reach No.1?

By Michael West | 10th April 2013

Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead had launched into the UK Top 10 chart following the death of Margaret Thatcher. What probably started off as a handful of people downloading The Wizard of Oz track...

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10th April 2013

Judy Garland's song Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, made famous in The Wizard Of Oz, has rocketed up the charts on digital retailers iTunes and Amazon in the U.K. as scores of Britons...

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Duchess To Name New Royal Princess Liner

10th April 2013

The Duchess Of Cambridge is to follow in the footsteps of her husband Prince William's mother, Diana, Princess Of Wales, as well as late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and great beauties Sophia Loren and...

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Russell Brand & Morrissey Offer New Thoughts About Margaret Thatcher

9th April 2013

Funnyman Russell Brand has offered his thoughts on the passing of former British leader Margaret Thatcher in a new online essay, recalling how she unnerved him as a child.Brand was born in 1975, four years...

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Melanie Brown Ignores Thatcher Backlash To Pay Tribute

9th April 2013

Defiant former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown has spoken out to pay tribute to Margaret Thatcher just hours after her ex-bandmate Geri Halliwell was forced to delete a tweet honouring the late British leader due...

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Billy Elliot Musical Keeps Margaret Thatcher Death Song In Monday's Performance

By Contributor | 9th April 2013

Following the death of Margaret Thatcher yesterday from a stroke, one of the West End’s biggest plays faced the decision as to whether it would have to cut one of the most impactful moments of...

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Could 'Ding Dong! The Witch' Top The UK Singles Charts This Weekend?

By Contributor | 9th April 2013

The death of Margaret Thatcher might have been met with sadness at the top level of British politics, but reactions at a wider level were far more mixed, with as many of the general public...

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