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Monday 15 October 2012
Chart superstars One Direction are to collect the prize for the best UK and Ireland act at next month's MTV European Music Awards.
Sunday 07 October 2012
A host of celebrities arrived at Wembley today to be adored by thousands of teenagers.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Adelphi Films was one of the companies whose feature films and B-movies helped to fill cinemas in the industry's boom years after the Second World War. As business manager, Stanley Dent was responsible for securing distribution deals for pictures showcasing some of the earliest performances by stars such as Peter Sellers and Diana Dors, whose contracts he drew up.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards next month. But she won't be the only gold winner in the room.
Friday 08 June 2012
Everyone knows that the first single released by the winner of a TV talent show is guaranteed a place at the top of the charts. Really, any old rubbish will do.
Sunday 27 May 2012
Pop diva Lady Gaga has cancelled her show in Indonesia amid threats from hardline Muslims.
Sunday 04 March 2012
We are overrun with singer-songwriters but you'd think a virtuoso violinist and whistler who sings about pollination and Petri dishes would stand out.
Sunday 04 March 2012
Popular songs about contemporary fads can be hit-and-miss affairs. For every "Surfin' USA" that captures the zeitgeist and endures in its own right, there is a "Convoy", those novelty records that sound laughable as soon as the trend (in this case, CB radio) passes its sell-by date.
Friday 02 March 2012
Davy Jones was the young actor who most enjoyed and best understood the phenomenon of the Monkees that shot him to fame in the Sixties. Blessed with a great sense of humour and charming personality, he was better able to cope with fame and adulation than many of his contemporaries.
Thursday 01 March 2012
Davy Jones, the lead singer of 1960s pop band The Monkees, has died in America.
Friday 17 February 2012
Acting heavyweights Christopher Plummer (above left) and Frank Langella are set to spar in front of the camera for Stephen Frears.
Tuesday 14 February 2012
For an overnight success, Gotye (pronounced “goaty-eh") is quite a slow burner. He’s been popular in Australia, his homeland, since his first single, "Learnalilgivinanlovin" was released in 2006.
Sunday 12 February 2012
Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Saturday 11 February 2012
It should have been the ultimate "hell-on-earth" blockbuster, starring the "sexiest man alive" and including the most spectacular battle scenes ever seen on screen.
Sunday 15 January 2012
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- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales