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Despite Ogre, Box Office Is Less Green Than Last Year

It's not often that a film that opens with a weekend take of more than $70 million is regarded as a disappointment. But such was the case with Paramount/DreamWorks Animation's Shrek Forever After , which...

The Cribs Take New Direction

The Cribs' new album will be keyboard-driven.The group are currently in the studio working on the follow-up LP to 2009's 'Ignore the Ignorant' and guitarist Johnny Marr is impressed by how hard frontman Ryan Jarman...

Ex Madness And The Smiths Manager Sztumpf Dies

Former MADNESS and THE SMITHS manager MATTHEW SZTUMPF has died suddenly from a brain aneurysm.Sztumpf also managed 1980s group Swing Out Sister during a long and successful career, and he most recently served as tour...

Morrissey Blasts Damien Hirst

Morrissey reckons artist Damien Hirst's head should be "kept in a bag" for using dead animals in his artwork. The 'You Have Killed Me' singer and animal rights activist blasted the British artist - who...

Marr's Stolen Guitar Found After 10 Years

Former THE SMITHS rocker JOHNNY MARR is "ecstatic" after one of his favourite guitars was returned to him - 10 years after it was stolen.Marr's treasured vintage 1964 Gibson SG vanished after a show with...

Avatar Raises News Corp's Profits, Murdoch's Spirits

News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch sounded buoyant during a conference call Tuesday after his company reported a 44-percent rise in operating profit to $1.2 billion during the last quarter on revenue of $8.7 billion. The...

Facebook Group Launches Bid To Land The Smiths At Number One

The Internet action group behind a successful campaign to keep talent show tune THE CLIMB from claiming the Christmas number one in Britain has sparked a new trend - another ground roots movement is using...

Harry Swoops Up To First Place On Dvd Charts

As expected, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince made its pre-Christmas debut on DVD last week and instantly bounded to the top of the Nielsen EDI VideoScan sales chart. (Early in the week it was...

Blockbusters Rule Dvd Charts

Two of the year's biggest blockbusters went head-to-head against one another as they debuted on DVD and Blu-ray last week, with the result paralleling their box-office performance. Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian,...

Wal-mart Sets Off Dvd Price War

Wal-Mart touched off a DVD price war on Friday when it announced a special pre-release price of $10 for many soon-to-be-released titles, including Terminator Salvation, Angels & Demons, Julie & Julia, and Star Trek. Target...

Morrissey Fit For London Show

Morrissey will play his Royal Albert Hall concert tonight (27.10.09).The 50-year-old music legend has confirmed he is feeling well enough to perform at the renowned London venue this evening despite collapsing on-stage at the Swindon...

Peter Hook's Freebass Favours

Peter Hook couldn't find a singer for Freebass so asked his famous friends to take it in turns.When the former New Order bassist - who has teamed up with Stone Roses bassist Mani and Andy...

Johnny Marr Denies Feud

Johnny Marr has fuelled rumours The Smiths are to reunite after revealing he is communicating with Morrissey.The guitarist left the iconic band in 1987 due to tensions with the singer but insists their feud has...

Police Star Urges Bands To Reform

THE POLICE rocker STEWART COPELAND has urged TALKING HEADS and THE SMITHS to reform - because they could "conquer the world".The Message in a Bottle hitmakers reunited for a world tour in 2007, more than...

Morrissey Denies Rourke Legend

MORRISSEY has exploded a classic THE SMITHS myth in a new rant addressing the way his former bandmate ANDY ROURKE was fired from the group.Rourke was temporarily axed from the cult British act in 1986...

The Cribs Go Gaga

The Cribs don't understand why Lady Gaga is famous.The indie rockers - consisting of brothers Gary, Ryan and Ross Jarman and former The Smiths guitarist Johnny 'Jarman' Marr - have lashed out against the 'Poker...

Steve Coogan Feared Going Blind

Steve Coogan thought he would "go blind" while making 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'.The British comic star was involved in an accident while shooting the adventure comedy movie – which sees exhibits...

Eva Mendes Sad In Los Angeles

Eva Mendes says Los Angeles is "full of lost souls".The 'Women' actress admits the American city can be a depressing place to live because it is home to so many wannabe actresses and singers.She explained:...

Morrissey Jealous Of Neck Brace

Morrissey was jealous when Johnny Marr had to wear a neck brace.Former Smiths guitarist Marr was involved in a car crash when he was in the band - which was fronted by Morrissey - and...

The Smiths' 50m Offer

The Smiths were offered $50 million to reform.The iconic 80s band - who split acrimoniously in 1987 - were promised the staggering sum for playing just a handful of shows, with former guitarist Johnny Marr...

Drunken 'Werewolf' Shia Labeouf

Shia LaBeouf gave up drinking whisky because it turned him into a "werewolf".The 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' actor intends to quit drinking any alcohol and stop smoking because both habits have a negative effect...

Johnny Marr's Singing Holiday

Johnny Marr ruined a family holiday by writing a song.The guitarist was so preoccupied with remembering a tune he began writing at the beginning of a trip, he made everyone else "miserable" by refusing to...

Merriweather Threatened Over Smiths Track

Australian singer DANIEL MERRIWEATHER was left fearing for his life after receiving death threats for covering a song by British band THE SMITHS.The Red hitmaker collaborated with producer Mark Ronson on his 2007 album Version...

Johnny Marr's Morrissey Invite

Johnny Marr has paved the way for a reunion with Morrissey.The guitarist - who quit The Smiths in 1987 because of differences with the singer - admits the legendary band are unlikely to reform, but...

Yoko Ono Wins Mojo

Yoko Ono claims John Lennon would not have been surprised that she won a major music honour.The widow of the late Beatles legend was handed a Lifetime Achievement gong - her first ever music award...

Morrissey Is Britain's Greatest Living Oddity, Expert Claims

A new academic study on Smiths singer Morrissey claims the singer deserves recognition for his "awkwardness".The Manchester music legend, who celebrates his 50th birthday this week, should be championed for his shunning of normality and...

By on 22 May 2009

Ben Stiller Jealous Of Comic Kids

Ben Stiller thinks his children are funnier than he is.The 'Night at the Museum' star - who is married to actress Christine Taylor - is jealous of his daughter Ella, seven, and son Quinlan, three,...

Morrissey Scraps London Gig

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has fuelled further speculation about his health - by cancelling the London date on his world tour. The British singer's current jaunt was initially thrown into jeopardy in February (09) when...

Smiths Star Pays Tribute To Musical Inspiration

THE SMITHS drummer MIKE JOYCE has paid tribute to British musician JOHNNY ROADHOUSE, who died at the weekend (11Apr09). Roadhouse, who lost a short battle with illness on Saturday at the age of 88, played saxophone...

Morrissey Makes Concert A Meat-free Zone

Former THE SMITHS star MORRISSEY banned any meat products from his concert in New York earlier this week.The I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS hit-maker demanded that any food which "used to have a...

By on 27 March 2009

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