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Janet Jackson, The Smiths And N.w.a. Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees 2016

This year’s longlist of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been released, and there’s a number of familiar faces among the new names.Janet Jackson, who last week released her first new...

New Mary Poppins Movie Musical In The Works

Like the original 1964 film starring Julie Andrews, the new instalment will be adapted from author P.L. Travers' children's book series, and will be set 20 years after the classic movie - in...

Conductor Paul Freeman Dead At 79

The musician, who founded the Chicago Sinfonietta orchestra, was fighting an array of ailments for several years and died in British Columbia, Canada on Tuesday (21Jul15). Officials posted a message on the...

Rumer Willis To Make Broadway Debut In Chicago

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughter will play sexy murderess Roxie Hart at the Ambassador Theatre in New York from August to October. The news comes two months after the star triumphed...

Chief Keef To Host Benefit Concert For Slain Toddler

Capo, 22, real name Marvin Carr, was gunned down and killed in Chicago, Illinois, and less than 30 minutes later, the suspect allegedly drove on to a sidewalk a few miles away from...

Kanye West Receives Honorary Doctorate From Chicago Art School

The Chicago native quit school to pursue a career in hip-hop and even named his debut album The College Dropout to acknowledge the fact, but he was back in Illinois to attend the...

Singer Billy Butler Dies

Butler passed away at a nursing home in Chicago, Illinois on 31 March (15) following a battle with cancer. He worked as a singer/songwriter and music producer throughout his career, but never...

Original Chicago Stars Returning For Broadway Celebration

Actresses Ann Reinking and Bebe Neuwirth are heading back to the New York revival of Chicago to help celebrate the show becoming the second longest-running production in Broadway history.Reinking, who also choreographed the musical, took...

Madonna To Perform At Grammy Awards

Madonna will perform at the Grammy Awards.The 'Material Girl' singer had kept her inclusion on the star-studded bill for the huge music event on Sunday (26.01.14) a secret until this morning (24.01.14).She accompanied the announcement...

Beyonce And Jay Z To Appear At Grammy Awards

Beyonce and Jay Z will perform at the Grammy Awards.The 'Tom Ford' rapper and his wife have been confirmed to appear at the music awards on Sunday (26.01.14), after they were both listed among the...

Paul Mccartney And Ringo Starr To Reunite At Grammys

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will reunite at the Grammy Awards.The legendary Beatles bass player and drummer - the only surviving members of the 60s group - will both perform at the 56th annual...

Reo Speedwagon And Chicago To Tour Together

Classic rock bands Reo Speedwagon and Chicago are set to embark on a co-headlining North American tour this summer (14).The groups will play 15 dates in major cities in the U.S. including New York City,...

Chicago Producers To Adapt Pippin Musical For Big Screen

Chicago producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are hoping to find stage-to-cinema success yet again with a big screen adaptation of hit musical Pippin.In 2002, the Emmy-nominated duo teamed up to produce the movie version...

Billy Ray Cyrus To Make Broadway Debut

Country star Billy Ray Cyrus is set to make his Broadway debut in the musical Chicago this autumn (12).The Achy Breaky Heart hitmaker will replace Tony Yazbeck as criminal lawyer Billy Flynn in the show...

Drummer Drew Hester Quits Chicago

Drummer Drew Hester has left the band Chicago as the rockers prepare to kick off their summer tour next month (Jun12).Hester joined the Make Me Smile hitmakers in January, 2009 after percussionist Tris Imboden was...

Ferrera Finding Chicago Boot Camp Tough

Actress America Ferrera "aches every day" as she tackles tough training for her lead role in West End musical Chicago.The Ugly Betty star spends up to seven hours a day preparing to play sexy showgirl...

Movie Reviews The Black Swan

Opening in limited release, Darren Aronofsky's ballet-themed The Black Swan , is receiving a standing ovation from critics. Indeed Lou Lumenick of the New York Post applauds three times -- that's how many times he...

Kanye West's Heartbreaking Fashion

Kanye West says fashion "breaks" his heart. The 'Runaway' hitmaker was handed the Stylemaker Award at the Accessories Council's 14th annual ACE awards in New York, this week and in his acceptance speech told of...

Movie Reviews Hereafter

Moviegoers heading to the theaters this weekend to see Hereafter may likely have been wondering what, at the age of 80, was Clint Eastwood going to say about the hereafter? Well, quite a lot, say...

John C. Reilly Joins God Of Carnage

John C. Reilly has joined the cast of 'God of Carnage'. The 'Chicago' actor will play the husband of Jodie Foster in the Roman Polanski-directed project, which also stars Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz. The...

2d Harry Potter Could Be Costly To Theater Owners

While many Harry Potter fans and movie bloggers hailed Warner Bros.' decision not to convert Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows to 3D, the news came as a blow to exhibitors who...

Kate Winslet Could Marry Boyfriend

Kate Winslet believes she could "get married" to her new boyfriend.The 34-year-old actress has completely fallen for male model Louis Dowler, who is also 34, and has been contemplating their future together.A friend told Britain's...

Britney Spears To Countersue Bodyguard

Britney Spears is reportedly planning to countersue her former bodyguard.The 'Womanizer' singer has been accused of sexually harassment and abusing her children by Fernando Flores and she is now preparing to launch legal action against...

Milla Jovovich Puts Daughter First

Milla Jovovich no longer worries about herself since becoming a mother.The 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' actress - who has three-year-old daughter Ever with husband Paul W. S. Anderson - admits her priorities have completely altered now...

Brad Pitt's Hotel Romance

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie enjoy romantic dates in a hotel Jacuzzi.The couple and their six children are currently staying at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California, while the actor works on his next movie...

Movie Reviews Step Up 3d

Critics are stepping on the toes of the Step Up 3D filmmakers. Sure, there's plenty of over-produced dance sequences, some of them say, but they all seem like interruptions of the story (what there is...

Jessica Simpson's Man Not Impressing Pals

Jessica Simpson's friends fear her new boyfriend is using her to get famous. The singer-and-actress began dating ex-NFL player Eric Johnson last month but her pals are worried he is just using Jessica so he...

Movie Reviews Salt

Salt , starring Angelina Jolie, is being described by critics as an "action thriller." Their reviews indicate that the emphasis should be placed on the "action." The film moves with such speed, they say, that...

Angelina Jolie Dreams Of Grandkids

Angelina Jolie can't wait to become grandparents with Brad Pitt.The 'Salt' actress - whose mother Marcheline Bertrand died of cancer in 2007 - admits she wants to "stay healthy" so she can enjoy a long...

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