Archive for October, 2010

Cheryl Cole wins fastest-selling No. 1 of 2010

Sunday, October 31st, 2010
Cheryl Cole 'Promise This'

Cheryl Cole has notched up her second UK number one and the fastest selling non-charity single of 2010 with new track ‘Promise This’.

The X Factor judge’s much-discussed performance on the show last Sunday saw her latest release sell over 157,000 copies this week, just pipping Barbadian singer Rihanna’s comeback track ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ to the top spot.

The lead song from the ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker’s upcoming album Loud achieved first week sales of 126,000, giving Rihanna her 14th UK top ten hit and the second fastest-selling single of the year so far.

Nelly’s ‘Just A Dream’ climbs from 11 to eight this week, where it becomes sandwiched between two big fallers, in the shape of Duck Sauce’s ‘Barbra Streisand’ at seven and The Wanted’s sophomore track ‘Heart Vacancy’ at nine.

Outside the top of the chart, Michael Bublé’s ‘Hollywood’ lands at 11 after being boosted 16 places by an X Factor appearance, while former top five smash ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ by Tinchy Stryder and Swedish House Mafia slips just behind at 12.

Elsewhere, a triple bill of new releases – Tim Berg’s ‘Seek Bromance’, Peter Andre’s ‘Defender’ and Devlin’s ‘Runaway’ – make their mark further down the chart, arriving together at 13, 14 and 15 respectively.

The top ten in full:
1. (-) Cheryl Cole: ‘Promise This’
2. (-) Rihanna: ‘Only Girl (In The World)’
3. (1) Bruno Mars: ‘Just The Way You Are’
4. (4) Cee Lo Green: ‘Forget You’
5. (6) Michael Posner: ‘Cooler Than Me’
6. (5) Katy Perry: ‘Firework’
7. (3) Duck Sauce: ‘Barbra Streisand’
8. (11) Nelly: ‘Just A Dream’
9. (2) The Wanted: ‘Heart Vacancy’
10. (8) Tinie Tempah: ‘Written In The Stars’

Source: Official Charts Company

‘Deathly Hallows’ receives 12A rating

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
Harry, Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part One has received a 12A rating from the British Board of Film Classification.

The first of the two-part final instalment becomes the third Potter movie, after The Goblet of Fire and Order Of The Phoenix, to receive the rating which requires children under 12 to be accompanied by an adult. The sixth movie, Half-Blood Prince was awarded a PG rating.

The classification listing confirmed the rating had been given because the movie “contains moderate fantasy violence and threat”. A runtime of two hours and 25 minutes was also confirmed.

Meanwhile, the Motion Picture Association of America has given the movie, which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, the equivalent rating of PG-13.

A description stated that the rating was awarded due to some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images. However that was updated today to include “brief sensuality”.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part One will open in cinemas on November 19.

‘Paranormal Activity 2’ tops UK box office

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) still

Paranormal Activity 2 has debuted at the top of the UK box office.

The horror sequel knocks 3D kids’ movie Despicable Me into second place, while Bruce Willis action movie RED is a new entry at number three.

Facebook drama The Social Network charts at number four and Zack Snyder’s owl animation Legend Of The Guardians completes the top five.

The other two new releases – cartoon Alpha And Omega and the Emma Stone-led high school comedy Easy A – land at numbers six and seven respectively.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Paranormal Activity 2 – £3,764,722
2. (1) Despicable Me – £2,589,170
3. (-) RED – £1,662,472
4. (2) The Social Network – £1,538,571
5. (-) Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole – £737,444
6. (-) Alpha And Omega – £643,425
7. (3) Vampires Suck – £530,136
8. (-) Easy A – £277,975
9. (5) Life As We Know It – £263,134
10. (4) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – £258,968

Bruno Mars returns to singles No. 1

Sunday, October 24th, 2010
Bruno Mars 'Just The Way You Are'

Bruno Mars has held off competition from The Wanted to take ‘Just The Way You Are’ back to the top of the UK singles chart.

The ‘Billionaire’ collaborator’s track, which first topped the chart four weeks ago, jumped past previous number one Cee Lo Green’s ‘Forget You’ after it was covered by X Factor favourite Matt Cardle on last week’s show.

Mars’s success sees The Wanted settle for second place with their latest single ‘Heart Vacancy’, while other new entries – Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’, Jay Sean’s ‘2012’ and ‘Best Behaviour’ by N-Dubz – also chart highly, landing at five, nine and ten respectively.

Elsewhere on the chart, two more new arrivals, Nelly’s ‘Just A Dream’ and Diana Vickers’s ‘My Wicked Heart’, just fail to break the top ten landing at 11 and 13.

Further down, Adele makes a slight gain with ‘Make You Feel My Love’, which climbs from 20 to 17, and Robbie Williams’s long-awaited reunion track with Gary Barlow, ‘Shame’, tumbles 13 places to 20.

Meanwhile, the X Factor-related success present at the top of the chart fails to transfer to last year’s champ Joe McElderry, as ‘Ambitions’ slips out of the top 20 in its second week of release.

The top ten in full:
1. (2) Bruno Mars: ‘Just The Way You Are’
2. (-) The Wanted: ‘Heart Vacancy’
3. (3) Duck Sauce: ‘Barbra Streisand’
4. (1) Cee Lo Green: ‘Forget You’
5. (-) Katy Perry: ‘Firework’
6. (9) Mike Posner: ‘Cooler Than Me’
7. (4) Swedish House Mafia Vs Tinie Tempah: ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’
8. (8) Tinie Tempah: ‘Written In The Stars’
9. (-) Jay Sean ft. Nicki Minaj: ‘2012 (It Ain’t The End)’
10. (-) N-Dubz: ‘Best Behaviour’

Source: Official Charts Company

‘Despicable Me’ beats ‘Social Network’ at UK box office

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
Despicable Me

Despicable Me has beaten The Social Network to the number one spot at the UK box office.

The 3D animation’s £3.6 million haul is enough to see off David Fincher’s Facebook drama, which pulls in £2.4 million in ticket sales on its first weekend on release. In third place is Vampires Suck, a Twilight spoof from the team behind Date Movie and Meet The Spartans.

Last week’s chart-topper Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps falls to number four, while Katherine Heigl’s Life As We Know It completes the top five.

Elsewhere, Made In Dagenham maintains its place at number seven and Zac Efron’s Death & Life Of Charlie St. Cloud experiences a steep drop in business, falling six spots to number nine.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Despicable Me – £3,664,376
2. (-) The Social Network – £2,486,454
3. (-) Vampires Suck – £1,089,339
4. (1) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – £675,549
5. (2) Life As We Know It – £624,367
6. (5) The Town – £343,620
7. (7) Made In Dagenham – £343,222
8. (4) The Other Guys – £332,064
9. (3) Death & Life Of Charlie St. Cloud – £314,873
10. (8) Eat Pray Love – £153,276

Cee Lo Green holds on to singles No.1

Sunday, October 17th, 2010
Cee Lo Green, F**k You

Cee Lo Green has retained the UK singles chart top spot with mega-selling track ‘Forget You’ – also known as ‘F**k You’.

The soul singer held off competition from ‘Just The Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars and dancefloor favourite ‘Barbra Streisand’ by Duck Sauce, to notch up a second week at number one.

This week’s second-highest new entry is reigning X Factor champ Joe McElderry, whose sophomore track ‘Ambitions’ lands at six.

The top ten is rounded out this week by two massive climbers, Mike Posner’s ‘Cooler Than Me’, which advances 13 places from 22 to nine, and Usher’s ‘DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love’, which rises from 18 to ten.

Elsewhere, seven tracks between positions 11 and 20 fall down the chart, the biggest tumbler being Adele’s ‘Make Me Feel Your Love’, which slips nine places from 11 to 20.

The top 20 also sees Travie McCoy’s ‘Billionaire’ jump from 15 to 11, while two new entries – Pixie Lott’s ‘Broken Arrow’ and Michael Bublé’s ‘Hollywood’ – arrive at 12 and 17 respectively.

The top 10 in full:
1. (1) Cee Lo Green: ‘Forget You’
2. (4) Bruno Mars: ‘Just The Way You Are’
3. (-) Duck Sauce: ‘Barbra Streisand’
4. (5) Swedish House Mafia Vs Tinie Tempah: ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’
5. (3) Tinie Tempah: ‘Written In The Stars’
6. (-) Joe McElderry: ‘Ambitions’
7. (2) Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow: ‘Shame’
8. (6) Labrinth: ‘Sunshine’
9. (22) Mike Posner: ‘Cooler Than Me’
10. (18) Usher ft. Pitbull: ‘DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love’

Source: Official Charts Company

‘Wall Street’ sequel tops UK box office

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
Michael Douglas and Shia LeBoeuf in Wall Street Money Never Sleeps

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps has topped the UK box office on its debut weekend on release.

Oliver Stone’s financial drama, which brings Michael Douglas’s crooked corporate raider Gordon Gekko back to the big screen, holds off competition from new Katherine Heigl and Zac Efron movies to secure the top spot.

Both Life As We Know It and Death & Life Of Charlie St. Cloud fall short of matching Wall Street‘s £1.7 million haul, charting at numbers two and three respectively.

Last week’s number one The Other Guys and The Town complete the top five.

Elsewhere, Buried takes a sharp fall as it drops six places to number nine and Toy Story 3 is behind it at number 10. The Pixar sequel has now spent three months in the UK chart and taken in more than £73 million in total

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – £1,784,309
2. (-) Life As We Know It – £985,558
3. (-) Death & Life Of Charlie St. Cloud – £643,368
4. (1) The Other Guys – £637,022
5. (2) The Town – £582,953
6. (5) The Hole – £507,254
7. (6) Made In Dagenham – £507,161
8. (4) Eat Pray Love – £403,938
9. (3) Buried – £327,028
10. (8) Toy Story 3 – £261,359

Cee Lo Green wins singles No. 1 race

Monday, October 11th, 2010
Cee Lo Green, F**k You

Cee Lo Green has entered straight in at the top of the UK singles chart, after ‘Forget You’ – the radio edit of original track ‘F**k You’ – sold over 100,000 copies in its first week of release.

The US soul sensation, who had his first taste of chart success collaborating with Gnarls Barkley on 2006 mega-hit ‘Crazy’, became one of only seven artists to reach the sales milestone this year.

This week’s runner-up is another new entry, ‘Shame’ by Take That bandmates Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow, a track that signals the end of a bitter 12-year feud.

Tinie Tempah couples his album chart success with having two singles in the top five, last week’s number one ‘Written In The Stars’ at three and new entry ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ at five.

Kings of Leon also chart highly with latest release ‘Radioactive’, which at seven becomes the fourth new entry to crack the Top 10 this week.

Meanwhile, X Factor favourite ‘Make Me Feel Your Love’ by Adele and The Script’s ‘For The First Time’ both slip out of the Top 10, landing at 11 and 12 respectively.

The same fate befalls Katy B’s ‘Katy On A Mission’, which drops four places to 13, just a few positions ahead of her collaboration with Magnetic Man – ‘Perfect Stranger’ – which makes its chart debut at 16.

The Top 10 in full:
1. (-) Cee Lo Green: ‘Forget You’
2. (-) Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow: ‘Shame’
3. (1) Tinie Tempah: ‘Written In The Stars’
4. (2) Bruno Mars: ‘Just The Way You Are’
5. (-) Swedish House Mafia Vs Tinie Tempah: ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’
6. (3) Labrinth: ‘Let The Sun Shine’
7. (-) Kings of Leon: ‘Radioactive’
8. (5) Taio Cruz: ‘Dynamite’
9. (6) Katy Perry: ‘Teenage Dream’
10. (8) Enrique Iglesias ft. Nicole Scherzinger: ‘Heartbeat’

Source: Official Charts Company

‘Back To The Future’ cracks UK box office top ten

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
Marty McFly and Doc Brown from 'Back To The Future'

Back To The Future has broken into the UK box office top ten on the weekend of its 25th anniversary re-release.

The ’80s time-travel classic, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, pulls in more than £450,000 from across the country to chart at number seven. Back To The Future has been screening in more than 200 UK cinemas since Friday, ahead of the trilogy’s debut on Blu-ray later this month.

Leading the chart for the third consecutive week is Will Ferrell’s The Other Guys. The cop comedy charts ahead of Ben Affleck’s The Town, which climbs up a spot from last week’s number three.

Rounding out the top five are new release Buried, Eat Pray Love and The Hole.

Elsewhere, Sally Hawkins’s feel-good drama Made In Dagenham is the only other new release to make it into the top ten, landing at number six.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (1) The Other Guys – £976,459
2. (3) The Town – £890,309
3. (-) Buried – £820,631
4. (2) Eat Pray Love – £800,533
5. (4) The Hole – £700,763
6. (-) Made In Dagenham – £674,059
7. (-) Back To The Future – £461,194
8. (6) Toy Story 3 – £413,759
9. (5) Devil – £332,949
10. (7) Grown Ups – £302,196

Law firm reacts to news of leaked emails

Monday, October 4th, 2010

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