The Barometer: Steve Coogan; Heavenly Planet Festival; MobileAct Unsigned
Friday 05 December 2008
Steve Coogan complete box set
The perfect Christmas present. Put in your requests for the 14-disc box with all Coogan's comic alter egos.
Heavenly Planet Festival
Hooray for the first all-weather music festival, twinning Reading with Italy's sunny Palermo. Booking now.
Joan as Policewoman
The alt-country star and Rufus Wainwright are a winning combination on her gorgeous new piano-led single "To America".
...and what's not
Another TV talent contest; another nail in the coffin of British indie music.
The panto factor
Gareth Gates (in Joseph), Graham Norton (in drag in La Cage aux Folles) and Justin Lee Collins (in Chicago) all to be catapulted into West End musicals this January? Really.
X Factor one-year-on albums
Clause in contract means last year's second and third couldn't release albums until now. Rhydian, Same Difference, same week. Nooo.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 3 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 4 Scottish independence: Andy Murray backs Yes campaign in eleventh hour decision
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now
Laurie Lee's Rosie: What is it like to inspire a writer's work and be immortalised forever on the page?
Metal detectors object to digs by Mackenzie Crook about ‘dysfunctional’ hobby in BBC4's 'Detectorists'
Doctor Who series 8: Time Heist pictures revealed ahead of episode 5
The Walking Dead season 5 air date, trailer and season 4 recap
Star Wars 7 leaked set photo of Adam Driver changes everything
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter