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Jimmy Hill Statue Unveiled at Ricoh Arena

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Amy Winehouse dies, aged 27

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse has died at the age of 27.

The Grammy Award-winning singer was found dead at her North London home this afternoon.

Metropolitan Police have released a statement, confirming: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.

“On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”

‘Harry Potter’ opens to colossal £23 million – UK box office top 10 in full

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Harry, Hermione and Ron in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has opened to a record-breaking £23 million first weekend at the UK box office.

The JK Rowling fantasy series finale’s £23.7 million debut haul has almost matched the cumulative gross for second-place film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which has earned £23.9 million since its release on June 29.

Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has beaten previous records held for three-day weekend takings, the biggest Friday and Saturday results and greatest single-day figures. All four records came from the movie’s predecessor, Deathly Hallows: Part 1, which took £18.3m in its first weekend last year.

Elsewhere, Bridesmaids and Kung Fu Panda 2 fall a place from last week, while The Guard and The Tree of Life hold their spots at numbers five and six.

Zindagi Na Milege Dobara is a new entry at seven and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides re-enters the chart at ten.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – £23,753,171
2. (1) Transformers: Dark of the Moon – £1,990,508
3. (2) Bridesmaids – £1,576,780
4. (3) Kung Fu Panda 2 – £779,183
5. (5) The Guard – £368,148
6. (6) The Tree of Life – £267,866
7. (-) Zindagi Na Milege Dobara – £254,329
8. (4) Bad Teacher – £203,911
9. (7) The Hangover Part II – £101,839
10. (11) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – £59,931

Godiva Carnival Procession 2011 Coventry

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

‘Narnia’ topples ‘Potter’ at UK box office

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader has ended Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1‘s three-week stint at the UK box office summit.

The fantasy film, starring Ben Barnes, Liam Neeson and Skandar Keynes, makes £2.4 million on its first weekend on release to nudge Deathly Hallows into second place. Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie’s The Tourist lands at number three, while Megamind and Unstoppable round out the top five.

Elsewhere, Sofia Coppola’s latest film Somewhere opens in eighth spot ahead of Bollywood production No Problem.

Narnia and Potter will face further competition for chart supremacy next week when Tron: Legacy and Christina Aguilera’s Burlesque roll out in cinemas.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader – £2,460,118
2. (1) Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – £1,905,368
3. (-) The Tourist – £1,341,143
4. (2) Megamind – £1,205,320
5. (3) Unstoppable – £406,882
6. (4) Due Date – £192,311
7. (5) Monsters – £154,743
8. (-) Somewhere – £125,581
9. (-) No Problem – £114,652
10. (6) The American – £109,084

Black Eyed Peas climb to singles No.1

Sunday, December 12th, 2010
The Black Eyed Peas 'The Time (Dirty Bit)'

The Black Eyed Peas have climbed to the top of the UK singles chart with their Dirty Dancing remix ‘The Time (Dirty Bit)’.

The group notched up a fifth UK number one with their techno track, after an energetic performance on last Sunday’s X Factor semi-final saw the song advance five places and snatch pole position on this week’s chart.

Settling in at second is ‘Whip My Hair’, the debut single by Hollywood star Will Smith’s daughter Willow, who at just 10 years old becomes one of the youngest artists in chart history to score a top ten hit.

Elsewhere, Rihanna continues her hold on the chart after ‘What’s My Name?’ and ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ both climb to four and five respectively, while her collaboration with David Guetta, ‘Who’s That Chick?’, holds steady at nine.

The mass of new entries and climbers around the summit of the rankings push the X Factor finalists and ‘Heroes’ off the top spot and down to seven on the night of the show’s grand finale, while last year’s runner-up Olly Murs lands right behind them, after falling four places with ‘Thinking Of Me’.

Outside the top ten, a previously unheard Michael Jackson track featuring Akon entitled ‘Hold My Hand’ becomes the second-highest new entry of the week at 11, while Alexandra Burke’s ‘The Silence’ also makes a respectable placing at 18.

Meanwhile, festive-themed tune ‘Christmas Lights’ by Coldplay climbs five places to 13, while YouTube star Alexa Goddard gains six places with a Cher Lloyd-inspired cover of ‘Turn My Swag On’ at 20.

The top ten in full:
1. (6) The Black Eyed Peas: ‘The Time (Dirty Bit)’
2. (-) Willow Smith: ‘Whip My Hair’
3. (2) Ellie Goulding: ‘Your Song’
4. (7) Rihanna ft. Drake: ‘What’s My Name?’
5. (6) Rihanna: ‘Only Girl (In The World)’
6. (5) Far East Movement: ‘Like A G6’
7. (1) X Factor Finalists: ‘Heroes’
8. (4) Olly Murs: ‘Thinking Of Me’
9. (9) David Guetta ft. Rihanna: ‘Who’s That Chick?’
10. (3) Nicole Scherzinger: ‘Poison’

Source: Official Charts Company

‘Fireflies’ wins ‘Record Of The Year’

Friday, December 10th, 2010
Owl City 'Fireflies'

‘Fireflies’ by Owl City has been voted 2010’s ‘Record Of The Year’.

The single from Adam Young reached number one in January after achieving the same feat in the US in 2009.

It beat Lady GaGa and Beyoncé’s duet ‘Telephone’ into second place. Alicia Keys’s ‘Empire State Of Mind (Part Two)’ finished third, while ‘Just The Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars and ‘Love The Way You Lie’ by Eminem and Rihanna completed the top five.

The annual award began in 1998 and had been broadcast on ITV before being downgraded to an online poll in 2006.

Westlife have won the award on four occasions, before the television version was cancelled. GaGa picked up the trophy in 2009 with ‘Poker Face’.

N-Dubz Tulisa: ‘I’m not gay’

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Tulisa of N-Dubz

Tulisa Contostavlos has brushed off claims that she is gay.

The N-Dubz singer, who is seen kissing a women in the music video for their new single ‘Girls’, said that she is not a lesbian but “wanted to wind everyone up.”

“I do hate men but I’m not gay. I’m not looking for a girlfriend,” she told RWD Magazine.

“That tune was just fun and the video was spontaneous when I kissed NY. We were sat in the dressing room and I was trying to work out how to get her in the video. I was joking that we should have some ‘lezza’ action but I thought, let’s make her the card dealer then at the end you’ll find out she’s my chick.

“You don’t see on the video fully but we actually kisssssed.”

The star recently claimed that all men are animals.

Scissor Sisters ‘regret single choice’

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The Scissor Sisters have revealed that they regret releasing the song ‘Fire With Fire’ as a single.

The group, who put out the track to trailer their third studio album Night Work, admitted that they made the wrong decision to release the song – which peaked on the UK singles chart at number 11.

Discussing their latest record, frontman Jake Shears told X Magazine: “Yeah, it was a slow burn. I think ‘Fire With Fire’ wasn’t the right single to release first. That’s the heartbreak about it – it’s something I always follow, always going with my instincts.

“Because, if you put something out when you’re following your instincts and it fails, it’s all on you. ‘Invisible Light’ should have been the first single.”


‘Harry Potter’ spends third week at UK No. 1

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 has held on to its place at the top of the UK box office.

The film, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, pulled in £3.7 million on its third weekend on release to hold off competition from 3D animation Megamind and retain first place.

Last week’s runner-up Unstoppable falls to number three, comedy Due Date charts at number four and Gareth Edwards’ low-budget sci-fi Monsters bows at number five.

Elsewhere in the top ten, London Boulevard is the biggest faller as it slips down four spots to number seven. New release The Warrior’s Way, a martial arts-Western starring Geoffrey Rush and Kate Bosworth, is a new entry at number 10.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (1) Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – £3,739,781
2. (-) Megamind – £2,827,502
3. (2) Unstoppable – £859,205
4. (4) Due Date – £391,284
5. (-) Monsters – £348,577
6. (5) The American – £286,072
7. (3) London Boulevard – £254,134
8. (6) Despicable Me – £136,358
9. (7) The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest – £113,958
10. (-) The Warrior’s Way – £105,389