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Spears Wows France With Womanizer

29th November 2008

BRITNEY SPEARS wowed French fans on TV on Friday (28Nov08) when she performed her new hit WOMANIZER on talent show STAR ACADEMY. A night after making her first major comeback performance since the 2007 MTV...

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Iraqi Singer Wins Pan-arabic Talent Contest

2nd April 2007

Iraqi singer SHADA HASSOUN has paid tribute to her country, after winning Arabic TV talent contest STAR ACADEMY MIDDLE EAST today (01APR07). The 25-year-old - who beat finalists from Lebanon, Tunisia and Egypt - draped...

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Algerian Tv Bans Reality Show

10th February 2006

Algerian national TV has banned reality talent show STAR ACADEMY because it has become too popular. The Arab-language programme - which is based on British show FAME ACADEMY and offers contestants the chance to...

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Operacion Triunfo Imported To Us

8th February 2006

Spanish TV sensation, OPERACION TRIUNFO, is set to hit US shores. The reality show, a combination of AMERICAN IDOL and BIG BROTHER, has been a huge hit in Spain since launching in 2001, and...

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Madonna Shares The European Christmas Chart Spoils

27th December 2005

MADONNA claimed the Christmas number one spot on the European singles chart with HUNG UP, which continues to sit at the top for a sixth week. THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS' STICKWITU remains at number two,...

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Madonna Tops European Charts... Again

20th December 2005

MADONNA reigns supreme at the top of the European pop charts, with the biggest-selling album and single. Single HUNG UP and LP CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR have topped their respective charts for five and...

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Cowell Slammed For Cruelty By Collins

15th March 2005

Reality TV host SIMON COWELL has been slammed by veteran rocker PHIL COLLINS for insulting wannabe singers on his television talent shows. ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE singer Collins takes particular exception to the way...

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Sir Elton John Plays Godfather For French Star Academy

20th August 2003

Sir ELTON JOHN will be the godfather of the third edition of France's most popular reality TV show STAR ACADEMY. The ROCKET MAN singer will appear live on the first show of the talent...

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