The Barometer: Lily Allen; Auto-tune; Revolutionary Road; Morrissey; Your Country Needs You; Cancellations

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What's hot...

Lily Allen

New songs, new look, and top of the singles chart. We are loving the pop star's comeback and her soon-to-be-released album It's Not Me, It's You.


Because let's face it, without digital enhancement, Kanye West's singing is not so hot – as we learned from a recent Saturday Night Live.

Revolutionary Road

Dream team Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are no disappointment, reunited in this adaptation of Richard Yates's novel.

...and what's not


Posing naked on the inside sleeve artwork for his excellent new single "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris".

Your Country Needs You

Andrew Lloyd Webber's new show to find our Eurovision contestant was one talent show too far.


West End theatres wimping out due to the bad weather, disappointing thousands of ticket-holders to Oliver!, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, A Midsummer Night's Dream and more.