Entertainment

23
Jul
Katy Perry nominated for nine MTV Video Music Awards

Singer Katy Perry has received nine nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards. Adele and Kanye West are nominated for seven awards each, while Lady Gaga will compete only in three categories at the star-studded ceremony, which will take place on 28 August. Pop star Katy Perry leads the nomination count for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards with nine nods, for her "Firework", “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” and "E.T." music videos.... [read news]

11
Jul
Soap opera "Dallas" to return to the screen

Classic American soap opera "Dallas" is set to return to the screen. The new series will air next summer in the United States and will feature ten episodes. Original stars Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy will reprise their roles, but they will be joined by new names Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, and Brenda Strong.A preview of the new "Dallas" series, which is planned as a sequel to the original, will be shown on... [read news]

02
Jul
Paul McCartney, Liza Minnelli win Silver Clef awards

Singer and actress Liza Minnelli won the Silver Clef Icon Award on Thursday during a ceremony in London. Other winners of the night included Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, former Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox, indie rock band Arcade Fire, 70s rockers Status Quo, and London rapper Tinie Tempah.The Silver Clef awards are organised by Nordoff Robbins, a UK charity for music therapy, supported by many famous musicians. The award ceremony took... [read news]

28
Jun
Beyonce closes the 2011 Glastonbury festival

R&B star Beyonce played her first gig at Glastonbury on Sunday, bringing this year's edition of the festival to an end. She performed a mix of her newer songs and older hits in front of an excited crowd of thousands of people. The singer was Sunday's headlining act on the main Pyramid stage.The star's concert came three years after her husband Jay-Z headlined the Glastonbury festival. The famous rapper attended the concert, but did not join his... [read news]

24
Jun
Harry Potter novels to be sold as digital downloads

Harry Potter author JK Rowling launched her new Pottermore website on Thursday and announced that the book series, beloved by fans all over the world, would be sold in e-book form starting in October. At the launching event, the writer insisted that there would be no further novels in the series.The interactive website Pottermore, JK Rowling's newest venture, will let users navigate through the world of Harry Potter; it will offer games, as well... [read news]

20
Jun
Amy Winehouse canceled the Athens and Istanbul concerts

The British singer Amy Winehouse canceled the concerts from Athens and Istanbul from her European tour after the incident from the Serbian concert from Monday. The singer entered on the stage very drunk and she wasn’t able to sing. He couldn’t keep her stability and even though the band tried to postpone the moment for her singing, to let her save the moment, Winehouse wasn’t able to sing at all. The people that came to see her and paid 45... [read news]

18
Jun
Motion Picture Academy invites new members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 178 new members to join the Oscar voting. Jesse Eisenberg, Russell Brand, Bradley Cooper and Beyonce are among those who will get the chance to have their say on who will be the next Academy Award winners. The annual list of new Academy members was released on Friday. Eight directors have been invited to join the Motion Picture Academy. British filmmaker Tom Hooper is probably the... [read news]

16
Jun
Spider-Man musical finally gets official opening

Ill-fated Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" finally opened on Tuesday, after suffering several delays, due to a variety of problems, and getting a record number of previews. Despite critics agreeing that the revamped version is superior to the original production, most of the reviews were not kind.The first previews of the show were staged last year in November. Since then, the production suffered several hitches and its official... [read news]

15
Jun
Carl Gardner of The Coasters dies at 83

Carl Gardner, singer of the famous R&B vocal group The Coasters, has died at the age of 83. He was the frontman and one of the founding members of the iconic group, which was successful on both sides of the ocean during the second half of the 1950s. The singer died on Sunday at a Florida hospice. According to the group's official website, he had been ill with congestive heart failure and also suffered from vascular dementia. The Coasters are an... [read news]

13
Jun
Indie band Arctic Monkeys tops British album chart

British indie band Arctic Monkeys rose to number one in the UK album chart this past week. The Sheffield group's newest album, titled "Suck It and See", dethroned pop icon Lady Gaga's "Born This Way", which led the British chart for the last two weeks. It is the first time in 2011 that a British band holds the number one position in the UK album chart.It is also the band's fourth consecutive number one album. Pop-rock group Keane is the only... [read news]


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