Golden Globe Awards - American Hustle Grabs Golden Globes Glory

American Hustle was a triple winner at the 71st Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood on Sunday night (12Jan14), picking up the Best Motion Picture trophy for Comedy or Drama among its haul.

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were also honoured for their roles in the acclaimed David O. Russell film.

The only other multiple film awards winner was Dallas Buyers Club, which brought Matthew MCConaughey and Jared Leto acting acclaim, but 12 Years a Slave was named Best Motion Picture (Drama).

Leonardo DiCaprio (Best Actor - Comedy or Musical), Michael Douglas (Best Actor - Mini-series or Tv Movie), Bryan Cranston (Best Actor in a Tv Series - Drama), and Cate Blanchett (Best Actress - Drama) were also among the night's big winners.

Meanwhile, Breaking Bad, Behind the Candelabra and comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine were double winners in the night's Tv categories, claiming the Best Tv Series (Drama), Best Mini-series or Tv Movie and Best Tv Series (Comedy), respectively.

The full list of winners is:

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Best Supporting Actress in a Tv Series, Mini-series or Tv Movie – Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge)

Best Mini-series or Tv Movie – Behind the Candelabra

Best Actress in a Mini-series or Tv Movie – Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake)

Best Actor in a Tv Series (Drama) – Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Best Tv Series (Drama) – Breaking Bad

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture – Alex Ebert (All is Lost)

Best Song in a Motion Picture – Ordinary Love by U2 & Brian Burton (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

Best Supporting Actor in a Tv Series, Mini-series or Tv Movie – Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) – Amy Adams (American Hustle)

Best Actress in a Tv Series (Drama) – Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Screenplay – Spike Jonze (Her)

Best Actor in a Tv Series (Comedy or Musical) – Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Best Foreign Language Film – The Great Beauty (Italy)

Best Actor in a Mini-series or Tv Movie – Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra)

Best Animated Film – Frozen

Best Actress in a Tv Series (Comedy) – Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation)

Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Best Tv Series (Comedy) – Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) – Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) – American Hustle

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) - Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) - Matthew MCConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Motion Picture (Drama) - 12 Years a Slave

Cecil B. DeMille Award – Woody Allen


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Robbie Williams Falls Off Stage, Breaks Fan's Arm & Doesn't Apologise? 4271444 News

Robbie Williams reportedly did not apologise to a fan whose arm he broke whilst performing in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne last month. The 40-year-old fell off stage at Metro Radio Arena and landed on the arm of a 52-year-old woman stood by the railings at the front of the concert.  

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Robbie Williams performing in Manchester last month.

Williams was in Newcastle at the end of June on his Swing Both Ways tour when he fell off stage whilst performing his song of the same name. He was exuberantly performing when he leaned down to high five fans in the front row but one lady got more than she bargained for.

Read More: Robbie Williams Moving Back To England For Kids' Education.

As the Metro reports, Williams fell on 52-year-old Margaret Nash who was standing att a barrier close to the stage area. The arena did offer Nash medical treatment but she missed the rest of Williams' concert. Nash was taken to hospital and apparently has her entire right arm set in plaster. 

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Robbie Williams reportedly did not apologise at the time.

The manager of the Metro Radio Arena Paul Tappenden, as the Telegraph reports, said "Robbie was walking around on stage and missed his footing, and he fell on to the barrier between the stage and the crowd. Ms Nash was leaning against the barrier and we later found out that she had broken her arm."

Although Williams joked about incident when he leapt back on stage, saying "that went well", he does not appear to have apologised to Nash at the time. Nash's daughter Katie, according to The Mirror, tweeted Williams and wrote "You fell on my mam and she's been in hospital with a broken arm. You never even said sorry."

However, the arena has since confirmed Williams' representative has contacted Nash. 

Read More: Robbie Williams Honoured By Hometown.

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Robbie Williams' representatives have been in touch with the injured fan.

Robbie Williams reportedly did not apologise to a fan whose arm he broke whilst performing in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne last month. The 40-year-old fell off stage at Metro Radio Arena and landed on the arm of a 52-year-old woman stood by the railings at the front of the concert.  

Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams performing in Manchester last month.

Williams was in Newcastle at the end of June on his Swing Both Ways tour when he fell off stage whilst performing his song of the same name. He was exuberantly performing when he leaned down to high five fans in the front row but one lady got more than she bargained for.

Read More: Robbie Williams Moving Back To England For Kids' Education.

As the Metro reports, Williams fell on 52-year-old Margaret Nash who was standing att a barrier close to the stage area. The arena did offer Nash medical treatment but she missed the rest of Williams' concert. Nash was taken to hospital and apparently has her entire right arm set in plaster. 

Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams reportedly did not apologise at the time.

The manager of the Metro Radio Arena Paul Tappenden, as the Telegraph reports, said "Robbie was walking around on stage and missed his footing, and he fell on to the barrier between the stage and the crowd. Ms Nash was leaning against the barrier and we later found out that she had broken her arm."

Although Williams joked about incident when he leapt back on stage, saying "that went well", he does not appear to have apologised to Nash at the time. Nash's daughter Katie, according to The Mirror, tweeted Williams and wrote "You fell on my mam and she's been in hospital with a broken arm. You never even said sorry."

However, the arena has since confirmed Williams' representative has contacted Nash. 

Read More: Robbie Williams Honoured By Hometown.

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Robbie Williams' representatives have been in touch with the injured fan.

4th July 2014 4215880
Metallica To Cover 'Wonderwall' At Glastonbury, But What Are The Best Oasis Covers? 4229299 News

In a similar fashion to the announcement of Jay Z in 2008, metal titans Metallica’s headline slot at the iconic Glastonbury Festival has been met with a wave of criticism and derision from commentators who have deemed the Metallica’s headline position as both a lazy, predictable booking and one that is incompatible with Glastonbury’s demographic. However, whereas criticism towards Jay Z in the vein of what was unleashed by the Gallagher brothers was a scathing attack on hip hop as a genre, laced with a degree of barely concealed racism, Metallica’s backlash largely stems from elsewhere.

Oasis Liam GallagherOasis frontman Liam Gallagher performing at the Universal Ampitheatre in 2000. [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Dan Callister]

Firstly, this is a band that hasn’t produced an album of any merit for well over a decade and what’s more, considering they were announced long after tickets had sold out, how many of Glastonbury’s middle class bohemians will actually want to watch the band? Metallica have themselves responded to the criticism by announcing they may open their set with a cover of “Wonderwall”, copying Jay Z’s act of protest back in 2008. However, it does appear that Jay Z’s version carried a greater amount of symbolism, given that it was the Gallagher brothers who were the most vocal opponents of his appearance. 

More: Metallica at Glastonbury? 10 acts more deserving of a headline slot

Whereas Jay Z and Metallica chose to cover the Oasis classic to protest against dissenters, other acts have completed covers of Oasis songs for much more artistically relevant reasons based on the aural merits of the tracks themselves. Here is a selection of the finest and most inspired re-workings of the Gallagher’s Britpop classics:

Maroon 5 – Don’t Look Back In Anger

Recorded as part of the hugely successful Radio 1 Live Lounge series, future The Voice judge Adam Levine and his then funky-addled pop cohorts performed this version of Don’t Look Back In Anger in 2004. It’s a fairly stripped-back affair that is actually rather touching and probably quite a bit better than any of the band’s recent attempts to penetrate the nightclub market.

Keane – Cast No Shadow

After a very public and scandalous cancellation of their 2009 V-Festival performance it was left to the other acts on the bill to provide the crowd’s much needed fix of Oasis material. Up stepped soft pop-rockers Keane and their version of Cast No Shadow. Keane have frequently been the subject of derision from both Gallagher brothers who have never hesitated to unleash expletives towards Keane at any given opportunity.

Weezer – Morning Glory

Delivered to a crowd in Camden, New Jersey, pop rock types Weezer perform this stellar version of the Oasis anthem whilst wearing matching red tracksuits and following on from a drum solo of sorts. Rivers Cuomo does a fine job replicating Liam’s Mancunian nasal twang although he eschews Liam’s trademark parka and tambourine. 

Jake Bugg – Slide Away

With just Bugg’s guitar and vocal, this version of Slide Away from Radio One’s Live Lounge series is beautifully rendered by the young skiffle enthusiast. As such it’s a jauntier and folkier affair than the original whilst Bugg’s natural Northern twang sounds not too far from Liam’s own vocal, albeit minus the bloated egotism and decades of abuse by fags and booze.

Robbie Williams – Wonderwall

There are about seven million covers of Wonderwall on Youtube but Robbie Williams cover is perhaps the most pertinent given the fact that Liam Gallagher and the ex-Take That member have endured a monumental and very public feud. In the late 90’s, William’s became engaged to Nicole Appleton but after the pair split in 2000 she began dating Liam, much to Robbie’s chagrin. The feud endures to this day, and Robbie’s version of Wonderwall is laced with malice towards the erstwhile Oasis singer.   

More: Liam Gallagher to hold castings for Beatles movie

In a similar fashion to the announcement of Jay Z in 2008, metal titans Metallica’s headline slot at the iconic Glastonbury Festival has been met with a wave of criticism and derision from commentators who have deemed the Metallica’s headline position as both a lazy, predictable booking and one that is incompatible with Glastonbury’s demographic. However, whereas criticism towards Jay Z in the vein of what was unleashed by the Gallagher brothers was a scathing attack on hip hop as a genre, laced with a degree of barely concealed racism, Metallica’s backlash largely stems from elsewhere.

Oasis Liam GallagherOasis frontman Liam Gallagher performing at the Universal Ampitheatre in 2000. [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Dan Callister]

Firstly, this is a band that hasn’t produced an album of any merit for well over a decade and what’s more, considering they were announced long after tickets had sold out, how many of Glastonbury’s middle class bohemians will actually want to watch the band? Metallica have themselves responded to the criticism by announcing they may open their set with a cover of “Wonderwall”, copying Jay Z’s act of protest back in 2008. However, it does appear that Jay Z’s version carried a greater amount of symbolism, given that it was the Gallagher brothers who were the most vocal opponents of his appearance. 

More: Metallica at Glastonbury? 10 acts more deserving of a headline slot

Whereas Jay Z and Metallica chose to cover the Oasis classic to protest against dissenters, other acts have completed covers of Oasis songs for much more artistically relevant reasons based on the aural merits of the tracks themselves. Here is a selection of the finest and most inspired re-workings of the Gallagher’s Britpop classics:

Maroon 5 – Don’t Look Back In Anger

Recorded as part of the hugely successful Radio 1 Live Lounge series, future The Voice judge Adam Levine and his then funky-addled pop cohorts performed this version of Don’t Look Back In Anger in 2004. It’s a fairly stripped-back affair that is actually rather touching and probably quite a bit better than any of the band’s recent attempts to penetrate the nightclub market.

Keane – Cast No Shadow

After a very public and scandalous cancellation of their 2009 V-Festival performance it was left to the other acts on the bill to provide the crowd’s much needed fix of Oasis material. Up stepped soft pop-rockers Keane and their version of Cast No Shadow. Keane have frequently been the subject of derision from both Gallagher brothers who have never hesitated to unleash expletives towards Keane at any given opportunity.

Weezer – Morning Glory

Delivered to a crowd in Camden, New Jersey, pop rock types Weezer perform this stellar version of the Oasis anthem whilst wearing matching red tracksuits and following on from a drum solo of sorts. Rivers Cuomo does a fine job replicating Liam’s Mancunian nasal twang although he eschews Liam’s trademark parka and tambourine. 

Jake Bugg – Slide Away

With just Bugg’s guitar and vocal, this version of Slide Away from Radio One’s Live Lounge series is beautifully rendered by the young skiffle enthusiast. As such it’s a jauntier and folkier affair than the original whilst Bugg’s natural Northern twang sounds not too far from Liam’s own vocal, albeit minus the bloated egotism and decades of abuse by fags and booze.

Robbie Williams – Wonderwall

There are about seven million covers of Wonderwall on Youtube but Robbie Williams cover is perhaps the most pertinent given the fact that Liam Gallagher and the ex-Take That member have endured a monumental and very public feud. In the late 90’s, William’s became engaged to Nicole Appleton but after the pair split in 2000 she began dating Liam, much to Robbie’s chagrin. The feud endures to this day, and Robbie’s version of Wonderwall is laced with malice towards the erstwhile Oasis singer.   

More: Liam Gallagher to hold castings for Beatles movie

4th June 2014 4181742
Robbie Williams And Wife Ayda Field Expecting Second Child Together 4174176 News

Robbie Williams is going to be a father for a second time.

The 40 year-old singer and his wife, Ayda Field, are set to welcome another child into the world later in the year.

Williams confirmed the exciting news on his Twitter on Monday (April 28th).

"Ayda and I are delighted to announce that Theodora Rose Williams is going to be a big sister. RW," he tweeted.

Theodora, who is nicknamed Teddy, is only going to turn 2 this September, but she has already taught her pop star father how he should live his life.

"Everything I do is for her," he said in an interview with BBC Radio 4 this past November (2013). "There's a reason for me to do everything now. I wasn't going to have a kid and I wasn't going to get married then I met someone who was amazing and fell in love with her completely and I changed all my thoughts and feelings about that."

Robbie first began dating Field, who is an American actress, in May 2006 and they tied the knot four years later at his Los Angeles home on 7th August 2010.

"It's a miracle that it has happened because I now get to experience the full gamut of being human," he added in the BBC interview. "She's a sensational kid."

Before being a married man and a father, Williams admitted that he was "very selfish for a long time" and "didn't have to lift a finger" throughout most of his life, so the concept of having a child initially "terrified" him.

MORE: Robbie Williams: "I'd Be Dead If It Wasn't For My Managers"

The 'Rock DJ' singer explained to BBC Radio 4 he was "terrified all through the pregnancy [with Teddy] that I wasn't going to be able to step up and be a father, the father that I want to be to her."

MORE: Robbie Williams Reveals Tour Inspiration 

But as soon as little Theodora arrived, Robbie new being her father was "the most important job I will do on the planet."

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Robbie WIlliams
Williams and Field are already parents to 1 year-old Teddy

Robbie Williams is going to be a father for a second time.

The 40 year-old singer and his wife, Ayda Field, are set to welcome another child into the world later in the year.

Williams confirmed the exciting news on his Twitter on Monday (April 28th).

"Ayda and I are delighted to announce that Theodora Rose Williams is going to be a big sister. RW," he tweeted.

Theodora, who is nicknamed Teddy, is only going to turn 2 this September, but she has already taught her pop star father how he should live his life.

"Everything I do is for her," he said in an interview with BBC Radio 4 this past November (2013). "There's a reason for me to do everything now. I wasn't going to have a kid and I wasn't going to get married then I met someone who was amazing and fell in love with her completely and I changed all my thoughts and feelings about that."

Robbie first began dating Field, who is an American actress, in May 2006 and they tied the knot four years later at his Los Angeles home on 7th August 2010.

"It's a miracle that it has happened because I now get to experience the full gamut of being human," he added in the BBC interview. "She's a sensational kid."

Before being a married man and a father, Williams admitted that he was "very selfish for a long time" and "didn't have to lift a finger" throughout most of his life, so the concept of having a child initially "terrified" him.

MORE: Robbie Williams: "I'd Be Dead If It Wasn't For My Managers"

The 'Rock DJ' singer explained to BBC Radio 4 he was "terrified all through the pregnancy [with Teddy] that I wasn't going to be able to step up and be a father, the father that I want to be to her."

MORE: Robbie Williams Reveals Tour Inspiration 

But as soon as little Theodora arrived, Robbie new being her father was "the most important job I will do on the planet."

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Robbie WIlliams
Williams and Field are already parents to 1 year-old Teddy

30th April 2014 3996223
Michael Buble Dreams Of Forming A Trio With Blake Shelton And Robbie Williams 4167988 News

Michael Buble longs to create a Rat Pack-style group with his singer friends Blake Shelton and Robbie Williams.

The Haven't Met You Yet hitmaker became friends with the country star after Shelton released a cover of Buble's song Home in 2008, and they have collaborated on several projects since.

The Canadian crooner has also worked with Williams, recording a duet with the British pop star last year (13), he thinks the three of them would make a good trio.

Buble tells Australia's Sydney Daily Telegraph that Williams is the "greatest entertainer the world" adding, "I love him. I would love to be in a Rat Pack with Robbie and Blake. Robbie is the man. I would like to work with Mr Williams again, I would love to do a show with him."

Michael Buble longs to create a Rat Pack-style group with his singer friends Blake Shelton and Robbie Williams.

The Haven't Met You Yet hitmaker became friends with the country star after Shelton released a cover of Buble's song Home in 2008, and they have collaborated on several projects since.

The Canadian crooner has also worked with Williams, recording a duet with the British pop star last year (13), he thinks the three of them would make a good trio.

Buble tells Australia's Sydney Daily Telegraph that Williams is the "greatest entertainer the world" adding, "I love him. I would love to be in a Rat Pack with Robbie and Blake. Robbie is the man. I would like to work with Mr Williams again, I would love to do a show with him."

25th April 2014 4165935
Robbie Williams has Take That ultimatum 4128409 News

Robbie Williams has until May to commit to Take That.

The 40-year-old singer, who has 19-month-old daughter Theodora with his wife Ayda, has been given a deadline to decide whether he'll return to the band or not.

Bandmate Gary Barlow, 43, said: ''We need to know what we are doing by the end of May.

''The thing is with Robbie is that he is a family man, so whether he will be in the final line-up I'm not sure.''

Gary initially gave Robbie until January to make his final decision, but the band - also consisting of Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen - have only just begun work on their new album, so the cut-off date has been extended.

Gary explained: ''We're one month into the writing process, with the new record hopefully at Christmas and a tour next year. We think we have some good material already but no album title just yet.''

However, regardless of Robbie's decision, the 'Face to Face' hitmaker insists the hunk will still write with the band on their new album, and the group will also help out with Robbie's next release.

Speaking on 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man' tonight (28.03.14), he explained: ''If he's not back in the band, he'll write on the record and we will work with him on his next record.''

'Alan Carr: Chatty Man' airs at 10pm on Channel 4.

Robbie Williams has until May to commit to Take That.

The 40-year-old singer, who has 19-month-old daughter Theodora with his wife Ayda, has been given a deadline to decide whether he'll return to the band or not.

Bandmate Gary Barlow, 43, said: ''We need to know what we are doing by the end of May.

''The thing is with Robbie is that he is a family man, so whether he will be in the final line-up I'm not sure.''

Gary initially gave Robbie until January to make his final decision, but the band - also consisting of Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen - have only just begun work on their new album, so the cut-off date has been extended.

Gary explained: ''We're one month into the writing process, with the new record hopefully at Christmas and a tour next year. We think we have some good material already but no album title just yet.''

However, regardless of Robbie's decision, the 'Face to Face' hitmaker insists the hunk will still write with the band on their new album, and the group will also help out with Robbie's next release.

Speaking on 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man' tonight (28.03.14), he explained: ''If he's not back in the band, he'll write on the record and we will work with him on his next record.''

'Alan Carr: Chatty Man' airs at 10pm on Channel 4.

28th March 2014 4128408
Robbie Williams fears upsetting Gary Barlow 4104557 News

Robbie Williams ''doesn't want to upset'' Gary Barlow by saying no to a Take That reunion.

The 40-year-old singer - who reunited with his former band in 2010 for their sixth album 'Progress' - is said to be worried about upsetting Gary, who he's had differences with in the past, and isn't sure he's ready to focus completely on Take That rather than his solo material.

A source revealed: ''Robbie isn't against the idea, although he doesn't really have time this year to commit to Take That, although they have collaborated on compositions.

''He also doesn't want to upset Gary, given that they patched up their differences and are as close as ever.''

The 'Let Me Entertain You' hitmaker has reportedly suggested to Gary, 43, that they take things slow by working on material together - along with fellow bandmates Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald - for now, and then discussing a world tour at a later date.

The source told The Sun newspaper: ''He's suggested recording together, seeing how that goes then embarking on a world tour in 2015.''

Gary himself is preparing to kick-off his own solo tour with dates in cities including Glasgow, London, Cardiff and Manchester starting later this month, and Take That are already back in the studio working on a new album which is expected to be released later this year.

Robbie Williams ''doesn't want to upset'' Gary Barlow by saying no to a Take That reunion.

The 40-year-old singer - who reunited with his former band in 2010 for their sixth album 'Progress' - is said to be worried about upsetting Gary, who he's had differences with in the past, and isn't sure he's ready to focus completely on Take That rather than his solo material.

A source revealed: ''Robbie isn't against the idea, although he doesn't really have time this year to commit to Take That, although they have collaborated on compositions.

''He also doesn't want to upset Gary, given that they patched up their differences and are as close as ever.''

The 'Let Me Entertain You' hitmaker has reportedly suggested to Gary, 43, that they take things slow by working on material together - along with fellow bandmates Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald - for now, and then discussing a world tour at a later date.

The source told The Sun newspaper: ''He's suggested recording together, seeing how that goes then embarking on a world tour in 2015.''

Gary himself is preparing to kick-off his own solo tour with dates in cities including Glasgow, London, Cardiff and Manchester starting later this month, and Take That are already back in the studio working on a new album which is expected to be released later this year.

11th March 2014 4104556
Robbie William starves himself to lose weight 4097572 News

Robbie Williams starves himself to lose weight.

The 'Candy' hitmaker stayed away from the calorific treats over the Christmas period in a bid to stop the festive bulge, and his new low-calorie diet has stuck with him through to this year as well.

He said: ''My secret is not eating. Christmas was just a vast array of chocolate and cake and sugar and carbohydrates.

''I knew I was doing promo in Australia and I did a rather unhealthy thing of not eating .

''My regime so far year is to have a big breakfast and then two protein shakes for the rest of the day.''

The 40-year-old singer admits gorging on tasty snacks is his downfall and he finds he tends to reach for unhealthy foods when his mind isn't occupied with making music.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, he explained during an interview with Australian radio station Mix 94.5: ''My life used to be about sex, drugs and rock and now and it's now about cake.

''When I'm not on tour, I'm at home eating crisps and cake and watching reality TV, and if I do it for too long without doing an album I end up wearing an elasticated waist band or a kaftan as I go really fat and I grow a beard and look like a killer. So I have to release an album to stop me being morbidly obese.''

Robbie Williams starves himself to lose weight.

The 'Candy' hitmaker stayed away from the calorific treats over the Christmas period in a bid to stop the festive bulge, and his new low-calorie diet has stuck with him through to this year as well.

He said: ''My secret is not eating. Christmas was just a vast array of chocolate and cake and sugar and carbohydrates.

''I knew I was doing promo in Australia and I did a rather unhealthy thing of not eating .

''My regime so far year is to have a big breakfast and then two protein shakes for the rest of the day.''

The 40-year-old singer admits gorging on tasty snacks is his downfall and he finds he tends to reach for unhealthy foods when his mind isn't occupied with making music.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, he explained during an interview with Australian radio station Mix 94.5: ''My life used to be about sex, drugs and rock and now and it's now about cake.

''When I'm not on tour, I'm at home eating crisps and cake and watching reality TV, and if I do it for too long without doing an album I end up wearing an elasticated waist band or a kaftan as I go really fat and I grow a beard and look like a killer. So I have to release an album to stop me being morbidly obese.''

5th March 2014 4097571
Mel Gibson? Actors Who 'Could' Have Been James Bond 4085561 News

Before Bourne, there was Bond. James Bond is a name that has become synonymous with the idea of classic British sophistication and suave. Professionally trained and with a license to kill, 007 has been played by some of the most debonair actors in the business, including Sean Connery and Roger Moore. The role has been much sought after and many an actor has been on the disappointing receiving end of a casting call - and some you wouldn’t even imagine would ever have been in the running to begin with.

michael caine james bond The Dark Knight star Michael Caine was once in the running for Bond

East End lad Michael Caine was considered for the role back in 1967. Caine had already starred in three spy movies and was concerned that if he were to play Bond, he’d have been typecast. Caine has since had a long and varied career, although he’s also become one with his Cockney twang. Can you imagine Caine ditching his accent in favour of Bond’s more upper-class drawl?

Cheery chimney sweep, Dick Van Dyke, also auditioned for the role in 1967. Producers felt that DvD’s so-called ‘English‘ accent just didn’t cut it. Fortunately, for fans of the franchise, he never donned Bond’s Savile Row suit, and 007 was never destined to become Dick's wacky interpretation of a Brit. Fank ‘eavens for that, ladies an’ gents!  Cringe.

Although Pierce Brosnan would one day go on to play Bond, he auditioned for the role back in the 80’s. He lost out to Timothy Dalton, who had been considered for the part on numerous occasions beforehand, but had thought himself too young to play the spy. Pierce still managed to get his stint as Bond in though, so don’t feel too bad for him.

Mel GibsonBond, James Bond.

You’ll be as surprised as us to learn that Mel Gibson thought that he was in any way suited to playing James Bond. He auditioned back in 1987 but producers weren’t keen as he wasn’t a Brit. Clearly keen to play one, Mel went on to play William Wallace in Braveheart, although the movie has been slammed for it’s supposed Anglophobic sentiments. Perhaps Gibson was still harbouring some animosity over losing out on the Bond role.

Even more surprising is Take That’s Robbie William's name popping up on a list of actors considered to play James Bond. After a music video which saw Williams parody Bond, he became a genuine contender. Producers weren’t keen and even Robbie believes that he wasn’t right for the role. Now that we’ve had time to digest it, would Robbie really have been that miscast?  Erm, yes, actually.

henry cavill james bond Henry Cavill gets our vote to play the next Bond

Before current Bond actor, Daniel Craig, was picked for the coveted role, Man of Steel star Henry Cavill was considered to play 007. He was eventually discounted as he was too young at the time. He’s a few years older now and definitely gets our vote if Daniel Craig steps down.

Who would you like to see playing Bond post-Daniel Craig?

Before Bourne, there was Bond. James Bond is a name that has become synonymous with the idea of classic British sophistication and suave. Professionally trained and with a license to kill, 007 has been played by some of the most debonair actors in the business, including Sean Connery and Roger Moore. The role has been much sought after and many an actor has been on the disappointing receiving end of a casting call - and some you wouldn’t even imagine would ever have been in the running to begin with.

michael caine james bond The Dark Knight star Michael Caine was once in the running for Bond

East End lad Michael Caine was considered for the role back in 1967. Caine had already starred in three spy movies and was concerned that if he were to play Bond, he’d have been typecast. Caine has since had a long and varied career, although he’s also become one with his Cockney twang. Can you imagine Caine ditching his accent in favour of Bond’s more upper-class drawl?

Cheery chimney sweep, Dick Van Dyke, also auditioned for the role in 1967. Producers felt that DvD’s so-called ‘English‘ accent just didn’t cut it. Fortunately, for fans of the franchise, he never donned Bond’s Savile Row suit, and 007 was never destined to become Dick's wacky interpretation of a Brit. Fank ‘eavens for that, ladies an’ gents!  Cringe.

Although Pierce Brosnan would one day go on to play Bond, he auditioned for the role back in the 80’s. He lost out to Timothy Dalton, who had been considered for the part on numerous occasions beforehand, but had thought himself too young to play the spy. Pierce still managed to get his stint as Bond in though, so don’t feel too bad for him.

Mel GibsonBond, James Bond.

You’ll be as surprised as us to learn that Mel Gibson thought that he was in any way suited to playing James Bond. He auditioned back in 1987 but producers weren’t keen as he wasn’t a Brit. Clearly keen to play one, Mel went on to play William Wallace in Braveheart, although the movie has been slammed for it’s supposed Anglophobic sentiments. Perhaps Gibson was still harbouring some animosity over losing out on the Bond role.

Even more surprising is Take That’s Robbie William's name popping up on a list of actors considered to play James Bond. After a music video which saw Williams parody Bond, he became a genuine contender. Producers weren’t keen and even Robbie believes that he wasn’t right for the role. Now that we’ve had time to digest it, would Robbie really have been that miscast?  Erm, yes, actually.

henry cavill james bond Henry Cavill gets our vote to play the next Bond

Before current Bond actor, Daniel Craig, was picked for the coveted role, Man of Steel star Henry Cavill was considered to play 007. He was eventually discounted as he was too young at the time. He’s a few years older now and definitely gets our vote if Daniel Craig steps down.

Who would you like to see playing Bond post-Daniel Craig?

26th February 2014 3921236
Bruce Springsteen Back At No. 1 With 'High Hopes' 4033312 News

Bruce Springsteen released his latest album, High Hopes, in the UK last week and at the first time of asking the latest collection of songs from The Boss soared straight to the top of the album chart. Springsteen is now among an elite club of artists who have managed to score 10 No. 1 albums in the UK, with High Hopes unlikely to be his last either.

High Hopes
High Hopes is Springsteen's 10th No. 1 in the UK

Bruce has now surpassed David Bowie, ABBA, Queen and Michael Jackson in the race for double figures, with these four each earning nine No. 1 albums to date. Springsteen is now on par with U2 and the Rolling Stones, but still places behind Elvis Presley, Robbie Williams (with 11 each), Madonna (who has 12 No. 1's) and The Beatles, who lead the way with 15 No. 1 albums in total.

Read our 4/5 star review for High Hopes

This is Springsteen's second successive No. 1 album in the UK, with 2012's Wrecking Ball also climbing to the top of the album charts. The album consists of new tracks, re-workings of his old songs, covers and a first-time listen to a number of songs that The Boss had been sitting on until now. In addition to featuring Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello on a number of tracks, the album also features posthumously-released songs featuring two members of his backing group The E-Street Band who have sadly passed on since the recording: Clarence Clemons and Danny Fererici.

High Hopes was joined at the top of the charts by Ellie Goulding's Halcyon and Beyonce's self-titled new album, which took the No. 2 and No. 3 spots respectively. Bastille returned to the top five with Bad Blood at No. 4 and Gary Barlow completed the top five with his latest album Since I Saw You Last. The full album chart is available at the Official Chart Company website.

Bruce Springsteen
Expect to see The Boss on tour to support the album soon

Bruce Springsteen released his latest album, High Hopes, in the UK last week and at the first time of asking the latest collection of songs from The Boss soared straight to the top of the album chart. Springsteen is now among an elite club of artists who have managed to score 10 No. 1 albums in the UK, with High Hopes unlikely to be his last either.

High Hopes
High Hopes is Springsteen's 10th No. 1 in the UK

Bruce has now surpassed David Bowie, ABBA, Queen and Michael Jackson in the race for double figures, with these four each earning nine No. 1 albums to date. Springsteen is now on par with U2 and the Rolling Stones, but still places behind Elvis Presley, Robbie Williams (with 11 each), Madonna (who has 12 No. 1's) and The Beatles, who lead the way with 15 No. 1 albums in total.

Read our 4/5 star review for High Hopes

This is Springsteen's second successive No. 1 album in the UK, with 2012's Wrecking Ball also climbing to the top of the album charts. The album consists of new tracks, re-workings of his old songs, covers and a first-time listen to a number of songs that The Boss had been sitting on until now. In addition to featuring Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello on a number of tracks, the album also features posthumously-released songs featuring two members of his backing group The E-Street Band who have sadly passed on since the recording: Clarence Clemons and Danny Fererici.

High Hopes was joined at the top of the charts by Ellie Goulding's Halcyon and Beyonce's self-titled new album, which took the No. 2 and No. 3 spots respectively. Bastille returned to the top five with Bad Blood at No. 4 and Gary Barlow completed the top five with his latest album Since I Saw You Last. The full album chart is available at the Official Chart Company website.

Bruce Springsteen
Expect to see The Boss on tour to support the album soon

20th January 2014 3783673
BBFC Makes Plans To Introduce Music Video Age Ratings To Combat Inappropriate Themes 4026703 News

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced plans for a new age-rating system designed to tackle online music videos deemed inappropriate material for young people. The organisation's assistant director, David Austin, said the BBFC was responding to pressure from parents who were concerned about the sexual imagery freely available to children who had access to the web, according to The Guardian.

Miley Cyrus
Inappropriate Content? Miley Cyrus We're Looking At You.

Austin said that a pilot project was being developed in association with Google and the UK music industry body, BPI, to test how the new classification guidelines might work with voluntary submissions to review, including content from Beyoncé, Metallica and Robbie Williams.

"Google has said that if we start to age-rate videos, they will carry the BBFC age rating," Austin said. "They've also said they will look at the possibility of parental controls in relation to age rating." The board's latest guidance states "The classification of a music video will take account of any elements which are of concern to parents, including glamorisation of behaviour which they consider inappropriate."

Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Drew Criticism For Sexual Content.

The new guidance is based on a consultation with 10,000 people which found concern related to the perceived pornographic content of some music videos and the normalisation of drug use and self-harm. "A specific issue highlighted by the consultation is in relation to sexual content, where the public is particularly concerned about the sexualisation of girls, and pornography. The content of music videos and the ease of accessibility of online porn are special worries," reads the BBFC website.

Though there are concerns over how content created abroad could be regulated, the BBFC is confident that there are solutions to parent concerns: "In order for such for age ratings to be really effective, BPI believes that they need to be accompanied by automatic filters that parents can activate to ensure that their children only view age-appropriate material online," said a BPI spokesman.

Robbie Williams
Videos From Artist Including Robbie Williams Have Already Been Submitted For Review.

One of last year's most prominent yet incendiary videos, Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines,' sparked notoriety and outrage with its overt sexual themes. Similarly, Miley Cyrus' sexually suggestive 'Wrecking Ball' video also drew complaints from parents who worried about children's' exposure to such content with claims that music videos were locked in a "race to the bottom."

The new BBFC guidance will come into force on the 24th February, and will also take into account a refreshed approach to film classifications. This will include taking into greater account the psychological impact of horror films after The Woman In Black became the most complained-about film of the last few years due to its 12A rating.

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced plans for a new age-rating system designed to tackle online music videos deemed inappropriate material for young people. The organisation's assistant director, David Austin, said the BBFC was responding to pressure from parents who were concerned about the sexual imagery freely available to children who had access to the web, according to The Guardian.

Miley Cyrus
Inappropriate Content? Miley Cyrus We're Looking At You.

Austin said that a pilot project was being developed in association with Google and the UK music industry body, BPI, to test how the new classification guidelines might work with voluntary submissions to review, including content from Beyoncé, Metallica and Robbie Williams.

"Google has said that if we start to age-rate videos, they will carry the BBFC age rating," Austin said. "They've also said they will look at the possibility of parental controls in relation to age rating." The board's latest guidance states "The classification of a music video will take account of any elements which are of concern to parents, including glamorisation of behaviour which they consider inappropriate."

Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Drew Criticism For Sexual Content.

The new guidance is based on a consultation with 10,000 people which found concern related to the perceived pornographic content of some music videos and the normalisation of drug use and self-harm. "A specific issue highlighted by the consultation is in relation to sexual content, where the public is particularly concerned about the sexualisation of girls, and pornography. The content of music videos and the ease of accessibility of online porn are special worries," reads the BBFC website.

Though there are concerns over how content created abroad could be regulated, the BBFC is confident that there are solutions to parent concerns: "In order for such for age ratings to be really effective, BPI believes that they need to be accompanied by automatic filters that parents can activate to ensure that their children only view age-appropriate material online," said a BPI spokesman.

Robbie Williams
Videos From Artist Including Robbie Williams Have Already Been Submitted For Review.

One of last year's most prominent yet incendiary videos, Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines,' sparked notoriety and outrage with its overt sexual themes. Similarly, Miley Cyrus' sexually suggestive 'Wrecking Ball' video also drew complaints from parents who worried about children's' exposure to such content with claims that music videos were locked in a "race to the bottom."

The new BBFC guidance will come into force on the 24th February, and will also take into account a refreshed approach to film classifications. This will include taking into greater account the psychological impact of horror films after The Woman In Black became the most complained-about film of the last few years due to its 12A rating.

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