The story of how one compilation came to rule them all
Jul18

The story of how one compilation came to rule them all

. Three Now albums have been released every year since 1983 Now That’s What I Call Music is the biggest-selling compilation series in the world, with more than 120 million records sold and 654 weeks at number one. Since 1983, the series has arrived three times a year, anthologising the biggest hits in the UK – from Phil Collins to Dua Lipa and even Bob The Builder. The average UK household owns four Now albums, and the...

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World Cup: Pussy Riot protesters jailed over pitch demonstration
Jul17

World Cup: Pussy Riot protesters jailed over pitch demonstration

. Reuters . One of the pitch invaders high-fived France’s Mbappé Four members of the Russian punk activist group Pussy Riot have been jailed for 15 days for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch. They were accused of violating the rules for spectators at sporting events and wearing police uniforms illegally. They were also banned from attending sports events for three years. Pussy Riot said it was a protest...

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Forbes: George Clooney earns more in one year than any previous actor
Jul16

Forbes: George Clooney earns more in one year than any previous actor

. . . Clooney made his name on TV series ER before turning to films George Clooney made more money last year than any actor over an equivalent period – thanks in part to the sale of the tequila company he co-founded. Forbes estimates the 57-year-old star made $239m (£180m) in pre-tax earnings in the year beginning 1 June 2017. That puts him second in its annual list of the world’s best-paid celebrities, a place behind...

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Liam Gallagher in Latitude surprise performance
Jul15

Liam Gallagher in Latitude surprise performance

Liam Gallagher played an unscheduled secret gig to fans at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk. His performance at the BBC Music Stage was among the highlights of Saturday at the three-day event. Earlier, director Danny Boyle was at the Lake Stage, filming scenes for his forthcoming “Beatles-inspired” movie.

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Lovebox review – Pharrell and Childish Gambino preach resistance
Jul15

Lovebox review – Pharrell and Childish Gambino preach resistance

. Lovebox Festival . Pharrell played the festival with his funk/hip-hop side project N.E.R.D. “We stand for the resistance,” says Pharrell Williams, playing London’s Lovebox festival as US President Donald Trump makes his first official visit to the UK. “They came to your country because they want to divide you but we don’t believe in that. We believe in inclusivity.” The star was one of several US...

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Nancy Sinatra Senior, Frank’s first wife, dies aged 101
Jul14

Nancy Sinatra Senior, Frank’s first wife, dies aged 101

. AFP . Nancy Sinatra Senior “passed away peacefully”, her daughter said Nancy Sinatra senior, the first of Frank Sinatra’s four wives and mother of his three children, has died aged 101. Her daughter Nancy Junior said that she had “passed away peacefully”. “She was a blessing and the light of my life. Godspeed, Momma. Thank you for everything,” she wrote. Nancy Sinatra Senior was born Nancy...

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