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Russell Brand Needs God

Katy Perry's parents are urging Russell Brand to "go towards the light" and find God. The pastor parents of the 'I Kissed A Girl' singer recently met the British comedian - a former heroin addict...

Mika's Bully Motive

Mika writes catchy songs to torment his school bullies.The singer - whose new album 'The Boy Who Knew Too Much' focuses on his troubled teen years - admits his original inspiration when writing easy-to-remember melodies...

Jennifer Lopez Scared Of The Dark

Jennifer Lopez is scared of the dark.The 'Get Right' singer makes her husband Marc Anthony wait until she's asleep before he is allowed to turn off the lights.The 40-year-old star - who is renowned for...

Hawkins' Bandmates Refuse To Drink Around Reforming Addict

Rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS' HOT LEG bandmates refuse to drink around the former THE DARKNESS frontman in a bid to aid his ongoing battle with booze.The I Believe In A Thing Called Love hitmaker gave up...

High Hawkins Challenged Customs Officials To Find His Cocaine

Former THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS was so high on drugs during one trip home to the U.K. he challenged airport customs officers to search him - an act that would have landed him in...

Movie Reviews Up (Pt. 2)

The raves kept on coming from critics today (Friday) for Disney/Pixar's Up. But they are not completely without fault-finding. Manohla Dargis in the New York Times remarks that in its opening, " Up flies high,...

Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps Baftas With Seven Awards

Slumdog Millionaire has swept the board at the Bafta film awards with seven prizes, including best film.Danny Boyle was named best director for the Mumbai-set film - a Golden Globe winner four times over -...

By on 09 February 2009

Hawkins To Star In Horror Movie

Former THE DARKNESS glam rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS is embarking on a new career as an actor, after landing a role in a new horror movie. The star, famous for wearing jumpsuits onstage, will star alongside...

The Darkness Tempted Out Of Shadows For Tour?

British band THE DARKNESS are on the verge of a reunion after a U.S. entrepreneur reportedly offered the group "a small fortune" to tour. The group was catapulted to fame with their hit single I...

Hawkins' Royal Inspiration

THE DARKNESS star JUSTIN HAWKINS found royal inspiration for his debut track - British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's granddaughter was his muse. Princess Beatrice - daughter of the Queen's son Andrew - inspired the first...

Justin Hawkins Talks Hot Leg

Justin Hawkins has been talking about his new band HOT LEG and how the odd name came about.He said that his new band is much more "low key" than his former outfit THE DARKNESS, who...

By on 11 August 2008

Darkness Frontman Justin Hawkins Returns To The Stage

Justin Hawkins has returned to live performing two years after drug abuse caused the breakup of The Darkness.The flamboyant frontman left the Brit award-winners in 2006 after suffering a drug-induced breakdown but played his first...

By on 07 August 2008

Ed Graham Leaves The Stone Gods

Former THE DARKNESS drummer ED GRAHAM has quit rockers THE STONE GODS, two months after a serious injury forced him to miss the band's 2008 UK tour. The nature of the 31-year-old's injury is unknown....

Hawkins Fronts New Band

Former THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS is launching a fresh assault on the charts with new band HOT LEG. The rocker left the I Believe In A Thing Called Love hitmakers in 2006 after a...

Justin Hawkins' Drug Abuse Ruined The Darkness

Former THE DARKNESS guitarist DAN HAWKINS has blamed his frontman brother's drug abuse for the collapse of the British band. Hawkins - who has since formed a new band, Stone Gods, with ex-The Darkness members...

Queen Win Karaoke Crown

Rock classic Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen has been named the number one karaoke song of all time, after a new poll.The only single to have reached the UK Christmas number one spot twice, Bohemian Rhapsody...

By on 14 December 2007

No More Darkness For The Stone Gods

British rockers THE DARKNESS are back - as the STONE GODS. The core of the I Believe In A Thing Called Love hitmakers were on the verge of splitting when frontman Justin Hawkins quit the...

Hawkins + Barat To Play Rock 'N' Roll Icons In New Meek Film

Former THE DARKNESS star JUSTIN HAWKINS and rocker CARL BARAT have signed on to play SCREAMING LORD SUTCH and GENE VINCENT respectively in a new JOE MEEK biopic. Con O'Neill will reprise his stage role...

The Darkness To Change Name

British rockers THE DARKNESS have confirmed they are changing their name following the shock departure of frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS last year (06). The trio, comprising DAN HAWKINS, ED GRAHAM and new frontman RICHIE EDWARDS, decided...

Bbc Rubbish Eurovision 'Cheating' Reports

LATEST: The BBC have dismissed reports the UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry SCOOCH cheated to win the chance to represent the country in a televised contest on Saturday (17MAR07), insisting all of the group's vocals...

Justin Hawkins And Brian Harvey Slam Scooch

The UK's entrants for the Eurovision song contest, Scooch, have been accused of cheating the public in order to make their way to the finals of the continent's music competition.Controversy had already settled on the...

By on 20 March 2007

Hawkins: 'Brits Are Either Racist Or Stupid'

LATEST: Former THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has called the British public "either racist or stupid" for failing to choose him as the UK entry for this year's (07) Eurovision Song Contest. The singer claims...

Darkness Rift

Former THE DARKNESS rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS has barely spoken to his brother DAN since quitting the band last year (06). The elder Hawkins walked away from the rockers after a spell in rehab for drug...

Harvey: 'Eurovision Will Be Easy'

Former EAST 17 singer BRIAN HARVEY is convinced competing at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest will be easy, compared to the traumatic events he has already lived through. The STAY singer - who hit the...

Hawkins: 'I'm Open To Eurovision Ridicule'

Former THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS accepts he is exposing himself to ridicule in front of a TV audience of 300 million by entering the Eurovision Song Contest. Hawkins, who quit the band last year...

Hawkins Aims For Eurovision

Former THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS is one of six acts competing to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest later this year (07). Hawkins, who quit the British rockers last year (06) after...

Former Darkness Frontman Aims For Eurovision

Justin Hawkins, former frontman of The Darkness, is one of six artists and groups who will battle it out to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.Once used to number one success, Hawkins...

By on 28 February 2007

The Darkness Plan New Group

The Darkness are set to record a new album under a different name and without frontman Justin Hawkins.Hawkins left the band last autumn after entering rehab following a downward spiral of drink and drug problems,...

By on 22 February 2007

Darkness Return With New Name

British rockers THE DARKNESS are staging a return to the music scene with a new name and singer. Previous frontman and lead vocalist JUSTIN HAWKINS quit the group in October (06) after successfully overcoming his...

Bassist Takes Over As Darkness Frontman

THE DARKNESS have reportedly named bassist RICHIE EDWARDS as the group's new frontman, following the surprise departure of JUSTIN HAWKINS in October (06). Hawkins quit the group after successfully overcoming his drink and drug problems...

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