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Brit Stars Kick Off Diamond Jubilee Festivities

Simon Cowell, Russell Brand and Sir Michael Caine are among the British stars who are raising their glasses to Queen Elizabeth Ii on the monarch's Diamond Jubilee.Concerts, parades and thousands of street parties are being...

Katherine Jenkins Kicks Off Diamond Jubilee By Singing For Queen

Classical singer Katherine Jenkins kick-started Queen Elizabeth Ii's Diamond Jubilee celebration on Saturday (02Jun12) by performing for the royal.The Welsh star belted out Britain's National Anthem, God Save The Queen, at the Epsom Derby horse...

Kylie Minogue's Butt Challenge To Pippa Middleton

Aussie pop star Kylie Minogue has thrown down the gauntlet to Pippa Middleton, challenging her to a 'battle of the butts' at Queen Elizabeth Ii's Diamond Jubilee.The singer rejuvenated her career in 2000 when she...

Gary Barlow Puts Kenyan Slum Band On Monarch's Concert Bill

British pop star Gary Barlow has plucked a group of musicians from a Kenyan slum and flown them to London for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform for Queen Elizabeth Ii.The Take That singer met the...

Recovering Sir John 'Very Excited' About Diamond Jubilee Show

Sir Elton John is bouncing back from his hospitalisation last week (ends27May12) and is "very excited" about performing at Queen Elizabeth Ii's Diamond Jubilee concert next Monday (04Jun12).The Rocket Man was admitted to a Los...

Trainspotting And Iron Maiden Top Diamond Jubilee Poll

Drug addiction drama Trainspotting and heavy metal stars Iron Maiden have topped a poll to find the cultural highlights of Queen Elizabeth Ii's reign.Danny Boyle's 1996 film, starring Ewan MCGregor as a heroin addict, was...

Queen Elizabeth Ii's Cousin Hospitalised

A cousin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth Ii has been forced to pull out of celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee after breaking her hip.A string of events are being held across the U.K. in the...

Bono Hails Queen Elizabeth Ii At Jubilee Launch

Rock stars Bono and Sir Paul Mccartney, actress Joan Collins, and funnyman David Walliams mingled with Queen Elizabeth Ii on Wednesday night (23May12) at a special event to kickstart the monarch's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.Former Dynasty...

Gary Barlow: 'Take That's New Album Inspired By Jubilee Travels'

British pop star Gary Barlow has warned Take That fans to expect a new direction from the band on its next album - because he's been influenced by music around the world during his travels...

Katherine Jenkins Excited About Jubilee Performance Following Dancing Defeat

Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins refuses to be downbeat about losing in the final of Dancing With The Stars, because she's excited about returning to the U.K. for Queen Elizabeth Ii's Diamond Jubilee and the London...

Gary Barlow Recruits Prince Harry For Jubilee Track

Prince Harry is the new king of pop - he plays tambourine on a track written for his grandmother Queen Elizabeth Ii's Diamond Jubilee.The British royal was recruited by Take That singer Gary Barlow to...

Gary Barlow Caught Out By Queen Elizabeth Ii Meeting

British pop star Gary Barlow was left sweating during a meeting with Queen Elizabeth Ii when the monarch bombarded him with awkward questions about her upcoming Diamond Jubilee concert.The Take That star has been tasked...

Hadley's Baby Joy

Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley named his baby daughter after Queen Elizabeth Ii as she was born on the 60th anniversary of the British monarch's reign.The pop star's wife Alison gave birth to his fifth...

Dame Helen Mirren Regrets Snubbing Queen Elizabeth Ii's Silver Jubilee

Dame Helen Mirren refused to take part in Queen Elizabeth Ii's Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977 because she was a "grumpy anti-monarchist".The veteran British star sneered at the parties marking the 25th anniversary of the...

Helen Mirren's Stately Plans

Dame Helen Mirren would ''have a glass of champagne and sit on the throne'' if she was the Queen of England. The British actress - who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth...

Robbie Williams Has Eye On Knighthood After Royal Concert

Cheeky Robbie Williams is hoping for a knighthood after landing a spot at Queen Elizabeth Ii's star-studded Diamond Jubilee concert.The Take That singer will perform solo at the show at London's Buckingham Palace on 4...

Queen's Granddaughter Breaks Arm In Horse Fall

Queen Elizabeth Ii's granddaughter Lady Louise has broken her arm after falling from a horse on Wednesday (11Apr12).The daughter of the British monarch's youngest son, Prince Edward, was riding her pony at her grandmother's Windsor...

Adele And Cowell Paint Portraits For Britain's Queen

Soul star Adele and music mogul Simon Cowell have unveiled self-portraits for a special art project marking Queen Elizabeth Ii's upcoming Diamond Jubilee.Actor Richard E. Grant, boyband The Wanted and singers Bryan Ferry and Sir...

Queen Elizabeth Is A Great-grandmother Again

Queen Elizabeth Ii is a great-grandmother again.The British monarch's grandson Peter Phillips - the son of the Queen's daughter, Anne, Princess Royal and Mark Phillips - and his wife Autumn welcomed a baby girl at...

Gary Barlow Visits Kenyan Slum

British singer Gary Barlow's quest to find new musicians for Queen Elizabeth Ii's Diamond Jubilee concert has led him to a slum in Kenya.The Take That star is looking for musicians in the Commonwealth for...

Charlie Watts Upset At Missing Diamond Jubilee Gig

Rocker Charlie Watts is disappointed the Rolling Stones weren't invited to perform at Queen Elizabeth Ii's Diamond Jubilee concert, insisting he would have been honoured to join the line-up.The drummer admits he would have loved...

Barlow To Sneak Young Acts Past Queen

Singer Gary Barlow plans to sneak some younger acts onto the bill for British royal Queen Elizabeth Ii's Diamond Jubilee concert while the monarch isn't watching.The Take That star has been tasked with curating the...

May: 'Queen Weren't Invited To Play Jubilee Gig'

Rocker Brian May has thanked fans for urging Queen to take to the stage at Queen ELIZABETH II's diamond jubilee concert, but admits the band has not been invited to perform.Sir Paul MCCartney, Sir Elton...

Gary Barlow To Travel The Commonwealth For Jubilee Song

British pop star Gary Barlow will travel to Commonwealth countries around the world to find inspiration for a song he has been commissioned to write in honour of Queen Elizabeth Ii's Diamond Jubilee.The Take That...

Vivienne Westwood: 'People Have Ugly Dress Sense'

Dame Vivienne Westwood believes modern day people have an ''ugly'' dress sense.The 70-year-old designer - who is credited by many as starting the punk scene in the 1970s - thinks historical figures had a better...

Sir Elton John Added To Royal Gig As Mccartney And Bassey Are Confirmed

Sir Elton John will perform for Queen Elizabeth Ii at her upcoming Diamond Jubilee concert alongside Sir Paul Mccartney, Dame Shirley Bassey and Sir Cliff Richard.The British monarch marked 60 years on the throne on...

Sir Paul Mccartney 'Signs Up For Diamond Jubilee Concert'

Sir Paul Mccartney has signed up to headline Queen Elizabeth Ii's upcoming Diamond Jubilee gig, according to a U.K. report.The British monarch celebrated 60 years on the throne on Monday (06Feb12) and she is set...

The Queen Thanks Public On 60th Anniversary Of Rule

Queen Elizabeth Ii has thanked the British public for its "wonderful support" as she celebrates 60 years on the throne on Monday (06Feb12).The British monarch was crowned in 1952 upon the death of her father...

Geri Halliwell Not Ruling Out Spice Girls Reunion

Geri Halliwell has refused to rule out another Spice Girls reunion at Queen Elizabeth Ii's Diamond Jubilee later this year (12) - but only if all of the bandmembers are involved.The pop stars, who split...

Alfred Hitchcock And Roald Dahl Turned Down Queen's Honours

Legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, author Roald Dahl and artist Lucian Freud are among the famous faces who have previously rejected honours from British monarch Queen Elizabeth Ii.The Queen presents her list of honourees twice every...

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