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James Morrison Back To Basics On New Album

James Morrison "tried to forget" some of the things he'd learned about making music for his third album. The 'Broken Strings' hitmaker has recently completed recording on his third album, and wanted it to be...

Beverley Knight Keen For Dubstep Collaboration

Beverley Knight wants to sing on a dubstep track. The soul singer is a massive fan of crossover artist Katy B and while she wouldn't want to take her career in a dubstep direction, she...

Ronnie Wood Named Music Radio Personality Of The Year

Ronnie Wood was named Music Radio Personality of the Year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards last night (09.05.11).The Rolling Stones guitarist was commended at the industry prize-giving ceremony after just a year of hosting...

Hugh Grant To Voice Animated Pirate

Hugh Grant is to voice an animated character for the first time.The 'Love Actually' star has signed up to play the role of Pirate Captain in 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists' alongside Martin...

Record Boss Thought Liam Gallagher Looked Like A Drug Dealer

Alan McGee thought Liam Gallagher was a drug dealer when he first met Oasis.The self-proclaimed President of Pop - who signed Oasis and Primal Scream to the Creation record label - had no idea who...

Sony Pictures To Make Royal Wedding Movie

Sony Pictures has won a bidding war for a royal wedding-themed movie.The studio has reportedly paid a seven-figure sum for the pitch by '(500) Days of Summer' writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber following interest...

Arnold Schwarzenegger To Return To Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly returning to the 'Terminator' franchise.Agency CAA are said to be shopping a package around studios including Universal, CBS Films, and Sony and Lionsgate Pictures for a new film, which would include...

Youtube To Begin Streaming Movies From Major Studios

YouTube plans to launch a movie streaming rental service with three major studios next month, published reports said today (Tuesday). The Google-owned website, which accounts for most online video accesses, will be providing new DVD...

Premium Video On Demand Coming On Thursday

Despite angry opposition by theater owners, DirecTV plans to launch its premium video-on-demand service on Thursday, offering movies from Sony, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. that are still in theaters. Each of the...

Simon Cowell's Earns 128k A Day

Simon Cowell is reportedly earning £128,000 a day.The TV and music mogul's company Simco - which produces reality shows 'The X Factor' and 'America's Got Talent' - made £32.4 million in nine months during 2009,...

Russell Builds His Own Brand

It's certainly not often that one actor stars in the top two films at the box office (researchers are probably scrambling to see whether such a finish has ever occurred before), but Russell Brand nabbed...

Exhibitor Fires Warning Shot At Studios Over Vod

Some theater chains are threatening not to run free trailers for movie studios if the studios go ahead with plans to inaugurate "Premeium VOD" plans -- that is, making movies available for viewing via cable,...

Hop Can't Boost Box Office

Hop didn't jump quite so far as Universal had estimated. Still, with $37.5 million, it performed better than analysts had predicted going into the weekend. Weekend estimates, which are released on Sunday, are based on...

Exhibitors Outraged By Studios' Vod Plans

Like yelling fire in a crowded theater, four movie studios set off panic among exhibitors attending the convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners with word, first reported by Daily Variety, that they plan...

Bieber To Make Movie Debut As An Actor -- With Ashton Mutcher

Justin Bieber is being paired with Ashton Kutcher to star in a "buddy comedy" from Sony Films about "a relationship between a 17-year-old and his thirtysomething self," the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing...

Yogi Bear Debuts On Dvd At No. 1

Warner Bros.' Yogi Bear was the top-selling DVD last week, edging out Sony Pictures' The Tourist, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. Although the sales chart does not disclosed...

Justin Bieber And Ashton Kutcher For Buddy Movie?

Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher are set to team up for buddy comedy 'What Would Kenny Do?'.The 17-year-old pop star will reportedly play a teenager who meets and is guided through high school by his...

Rodrick Rules And So Does His Movie

It was supposed to be a neck-and-neck race at the weekend box office, according to analysts, with Sucker Punch edging out Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules . It didn't turn out that way....

Adam Sandler -- Hollywood's Highest-grossing Comedian

Adam Sandler may win little respect from critics for his films and overseas moviegoers have yet to cotton on to his brand of comedy, but studio executives have got to be impressed with his ability...

Colin Firth Makes Surprise Appearance At Empire Awards

Colin Firth made a surprise appearance at the Jameson Empire Film Awards in London today (27.03.11). The 'King's Speech' star - who won Best Actor at this year's Oscars as well as a host of...

Time Warner Defends Its Ipad App

Time Warner Cable has rejected claims by some cable networks that it has no right to beam their programs to iPads located in subscribers' homes. In an interview with today's (Friday) Wall Street Journal ,...

Japan Disasters Could Hit Consumer Electronics Hard

Sales of consumer-electronics items, including television sets, DVD players, cameras, personal computers, and video-game players are likely to be impacted by the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Advertising Age observed today (Thursday). The trade publication...

Another "Down" Week At The Box Office

The latest entries in the box office competition may have performed better than most analysts had predicted but their performances did not halt the almost uninterrupted weekly decline in ticket sales since December. The only...

Overseas Audiences Rescue Two Films That Tanked At Home

Two movies that had appeared destined to lose money for their respective studios after disappointing domestic runs have turned out to be huge hits overseas, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Monday). The two films...

Will Smith Fears Bugs

Will Smith is scared of bugs. The 'Hancock' actor doesn't like to go out into the countryside and is not a fan of nature, unlike the rest of his family - wife Jada Pinkett Smith...

Box Office Slump Continues

The virtually uninterrupted downtrend in ticket sales this year was extended once again as total receipts this weekend fell more than 13 percent behind last year's for the comparable week. The top moneymaker was Battle...

Sony May Also Rent Films Via Facebook

On the heels of Warner Bros.' announcement this week that it plans to rent films via Facebook, a Sony Films executive has indicated that his studio may do the same. Today's (Thursday) Hollywood Reporter quoted...

Box Office Remains In Doldrums

The domestic box office remained sluggish as it entered March with only a single weekend of the year performing better than last year -- and that was the Presidents Day weekend, which occurred one week...

Tommy Mottola's Wife Expecting Second Child

Tommy Mottola's wife is pregnant. The 61-year-old record executive - who is the ex-husband of Mariah Carey and former boss of Sony Music - and his wife, Latin superstar Thalia, 39, have announced they are...

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