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Nicole Scherzinger being lined up to swap X Factor for The Voice UK?

1 July 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly being eyed for a spot on The Voice UK's coaching lineup.

The former X Factor judge is thought to be in line to replace the outgoing Rita Ora, who has now joined Simon Cowell's talent show, according to The Sun.

Coach will.i.am is said to have personally backed Scherzinger for a judging role, but the BBC has yet to officially respond to the claims.

Scherzinger previously starred as a judge on rival show The X Factor in 2012 and 2013, mentoring the likes of James Arthur and Rylan Clark.

With Ora swapping sides, it leaves a vacant spot alongside Ricky Wilson, will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones on The Voice UK.

Paloma Faith and Fka twigs have also been linked with a coaching role, while Mel C has expressed her interest.

Nicole Scherzinger recently starred in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's revival of Cats, »

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Meera Syal webchat – as it happened

30 June 2015 6:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor and author of new novel The House of Hidden Mothers answered your questions in a live webchat – from why she changed her name to her advice on writing without stereotypes, via her distaste for mince, catch up with her answers now

2.11pm BST

Thanks all for your comments, questions, and making me laugh. Have a lovely summer.

Thanks everyone for your questions, and thanks to Meera. Until next time!

2.10pm BST

Youoffmyplanet asks:

Hi Meera, you were wonderful in Behind the Beautiful Forevers – were you surprised to find that it had taken so long to get an all-Asian cast on the Olivier Stage?

Ta for that. Loved doing that production. We all did as a company - we were aware we were making a little bit of history. I guess I shouldn't be surprised about how long things take any more, I'm just glad it's done, and hopefully »

- Guardian Staff

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London Road movie review: the real world’s a stage

12 June 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

No one has done a musical like this before, keeping an uneasy beat to craft a dark replica of scared community spirit in the wake of a shocking crime. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

When I hear that something deadly serious has been turned into a stage musical, the first thing that springs to mind is Elephant! the all-singing, all-dancing Broadway show based on the life of “Elephant Man” Joseph Merrick, within the comedy film The Tall Guy. Or, of course, Springtime for Hitler.

So when I heard that London Road, a film adaptation of a National Theatre musical production, is about a 2006 serial-murder case, my first reaction was: Hell no. The potential for getting this wrong is enormous: the probability of tonal imbalance between hammy dramatics and horrible crime is almost 100 percent.

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- MaryAnn Johanson

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The O2 proudly present Ar Rahman – The Greatest Hits Live!

11 June 2015 5:07 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The double Grammy and double Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner, Ar Rahman returns to The O2 after five years, with a one off greatest hits show on Saturday 15 August 2015. Ar Rahman will be joined by very special guests including; Srinivas, Karthik, Shweta Mohan, Neeti Mohan, Javed Ali, and many more.Tickets and limited VIP Packages go on general sale at 9am on Friday 12 June and are available at Axs.com or by calling 08448 24 48 24. Tickets are also available via www.chillitickets.com, www.seetickets.com and www.biggreencoach.co.uk

Discussing his forthcoming UK show of the year Ar Rahman said; “The UK always brings back fond memories of working on landmark projects in my career and it’s good to be back again after five years.”

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The announcement follows a hugely successful intimate American tour and saw Ar Rahman, performs in multiple concert halls. »

- Stacey Yount

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Opens Doors To ‘School Of Rock’ Pre-Preview

9 June 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Lord Lloyd Webber’s fall show, School of Rock — The Musical is doing some test marketing with “pre-previews” at New York’s Gramercy Theatre. Although the shows were originally announced as invite-only to theatergoers culled from the lists of Broadway landlords, the composer-producer-theater-owner announced this morning that tickets are available to the general public for tonight’s 7:30 performance. “A limited number of general admission tickets will be available beginning… »

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Sets ‘School Of Rock’ Pre-Previews With Invited Audiences

29 May 2015 3:18 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In past summers, Andrew Lloyd Webber has invited a select group of friends to his Sydmonton estate for a festival of works-in-progress by Andrew Lloyd Webber. But with his adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black-starring film slated to begin previews in November at the Shubert-owned Winter Garden Theatre, he’s changed tack. Several hundred carefully culled strangers will get to pre-preview the show beginning next week at at Manhattan’s Gramercy Theatre, where the musical will… »

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Sarah Brightman Postpones Flight to Space for "Personal Family Reasons"

14 May 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Liftoff in T-minus...Never mind! Sarah Brightman has spent the last few months training for a 10-day trip to the International Space Station in September, but it looks as if it may have been for naught. On Wednesday, May 13, the famed soprano announced that she had decided to postpone the mission for "personal family reasons." Brightman, 54 — who was married to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and originated the role of Christine Daae in his classic, blockbuster musical The Phantom of the Opera — was supposed to [...] »

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Paul McCartney Tops U.K. Music Rich List With $1.1Bn Fortune

22 April 2015 8:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paul McCartney topped the list of the richest musicians in the U.K. and Ireland with an eye watering fortune of $1.1 billion.  The former Beatle took the number one spot on the Sunday Times music rich list after adding an estimated $30 million to his fortune from last year. McCartney's position at the top also owes greatly to his American heiress wife Nancy Shevell who's stake in trucking business New England Motor Freight Inc is said to be worth $225 million.  McCartney stays ahead of theater impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber who comes in second with a

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- Abid Rahman

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Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban Crush Phantom of the Opera's "All I Ask of You": Listen!

15 April 2015 6:59 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

The feels, you guys! Kelly Clarkson and Josh Groban are crushing it with their rendition of Phantom of the Opera's "All I Ask of You." The stars' cover instantly went viral on Tuesday, April 14, and is being praised by many Broadway lovers. Clarkson and Groban take on the roles of Christine Daaé and Phantom, respectively, for the repeat-worthy duet. Andrew Lloyd Webber's powerful ballad was originally released in 1986 and performed by Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman. Groban and Clarkson's stellar version will be featured on Groban's [...] »

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Mishal Husain named broadcaster of the year at London Press Club Awards

15 April 2015 5:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Mishal Husain has been named broadcaster of the year at the London Press Club Awards.

The host of BBC Radio 4's Today programme was nominated alongside colleagues Tulip Mazumdar and Alison Holt, as well as Channel 4's Matt Frei.

Husain also presents BBC television bulletins, having joined Today in 2013. She has previously presented the News at Ten, Newsnight and Breakfast.

She has reported from around the world including Pakistan after the death of Osama bin Laden, Cairo during the Egyptian revolution and China during the Beijing Olympics.

"It's wonderful and much deserved," said the BBC's director of news James Harding.

Meanwhile, The Mirror was named best daily newspaper after a year of "regaining its passion and authority", while the Mail on Sunday won Sunday newspaper of the year.

The Sunday Times won scoop of the year for its FIFA exposé, while The Sun's Ally Ross won reviewer of the year. »

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Farah Khan: “If you follow your heart you’ll be happy with what you’ve created”

12 April 2015 12:58 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Not only has Farah Khan given us some of the best dance sequences in Bollywood but when she turned to directing with films like Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om we got even more Bollywood magic. In 2014, the dance caper Happy New Year, which starred Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Jackie Shroff was another box office success.

At the recent London Asian Film Festival, Farah Khan not only attended a screening of her fabulous Om Shanti Om but also gave a master class in film-making and choreography. While there the director/choreographer/actress spoke to Shai Hussain of the Nri and shaihussain.com, to talk all things film. Check out some highlights from the interview.

Here’s something you may not know, Farah actually came to Bollywood to direct and make films, “I actually came into films to be a director, not a choreographer. »

- Stacey Yount

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Jesus is Alive: The original superhero on film

3 April 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lee Brown looks at Jesus on film…

It’s Easter and while many of you will be tucking into your chocolate eggs there really is somebody you ought to thank for your edible wonders. The reason behind the season. The man who can. The reason behind your hot cross buns! Jesus.

Before DC and Marvel entered the world of the superhero the Bible got there first. Over 2000 years ago in fact. To the Christian Jesus Christ entered the world to battle against evil, to save our souls from eternal damnation, and perform the ultimate sacrifice. His life for ours! And as is the norm in comic books these days Jesus may have died but He also came back to life, His resurrection power. Astounding! Not His only super power of course. He also came with the power to heal, cast out demons, and even turn water into wine. Genius!

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- Gary Collinson

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Sarah Brightman to Blast Off for a Gig Aboard the International Space Station

10 March 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the '80s they conquered Broadway with Phantom of the Opera and Cats. Now, Sarah Brightman and ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber have their sights set on an altogether bigger target: Space. Once again it will be Brightman, 54, who's in the lead role: The English soprano is preparing to fly to the International Space Station on Sept. 1 with the intent to become the first professional musician in history to perform live from orbit. "An engineer or someone from the sciences or biology would go up into space and do what they can - their experiments. But with me all I can do is sing, »

- Philip Boucher, @philipboucher

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Sarah Brightman to Blast Off for a Gig Aboard the International Space Station

10 March 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the '80s they conquered Broadway with Phantom of the Opera and Cats. Now, Sarah Brightman and ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber have their sights set on an altogether bigger target: Space. Once again it will be Brightman, 54, who's in the lead role: The English soprano is preparing to fly to the International Space Station on Sept. 1 with the intent to become the first professional musician in history to perform live from orbit. "An engineer or someone from the sciences or biology would go up into space and do what they can - their experiments. But with me all I can do is sing, »

- Philip Boucher, @philipboucher

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From Julie Andrews to Carrie Underwood, 50 Years of Solving a Problem Like Maria

6 March 2015 4:25 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

How do you solve a problem like Maria? For the producers of The Sound of Music, which hit theaters fifty years ago this week, the solution turned out to be Julie Andrews. Other actresses were considered for the part of the free-spirited nanny whose effervescence overcomes not only the grumpiness of Captain von Trapp but also the tyranny of the Nazis. Among those rumored to have been in the running for the role were Grace Kelly, Doris Day, Audrey Hepburn and Anne Bancroft. But in the end, even the producers who wanted a bigger, more marquee-friendly name agreed that Maria should be played by Andrews. »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Fright At Home: February 17th

17 February 2015 9:06 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

It’s a pretty decent week for horror lovers, with the February 17th release of not only the latest in the popular V/H/S series hitting DVD/Bluray, but also the wonderfully entertaining documentary Life Itself, as well as various other genre and film-related entries. Thankfully, the gang at Icons of Fright have had the chance to take a peak at a few of this week’s titles, and there really aren’t any films Not worth picking up. Read on!

 

 

V/H/S: Viral (Dir. Justin Benson/Aaron MoorheadGregg BishopTodd LincolnMarcel SarmientoNacho Vigalondo.)

The third film in the V/H/S series, V/H/S: Viral takes some of the genre’s up and coming directors and sets them loose, with the result being either entertaining or lacking in some parts. The Benson/Moorhead segment “Bonestorm” is one that features skateboarders with GoPro camers »

- Jerry Smith

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The Voice UK: Get all the details of Saturday's blind auditions

11 February 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

There are only two weeks left of blind auditions, so it's going to take someone pretty special to get those coaches to turn around - they're running out of space on their teams pretty quickly, after all...

There are 12 acts we get to see on Saturday who are hoping that they've got what it takes to impress and make it through to the battle rounds. But if you want a little bit more info on who they are and what they'll be singing, you're in luck - we have all the gossip here...

1. Karl Loxley - 24, Coventry

Song: 'Nessun Dorma' - Turandot

What you need to know: Karl - who studied musical theatre at Guildford School of Acting - works in a supermarket but also performs at residential homes, working men's clubs and festivals. He has a lot of elderly fans, including a friend called Liz in her »

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Nicole Scherzinger devastated over split from boyfriend Lewis Hamilton

5 February 2015 10:08 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Nicole Scherzinger is ''devastated'' over her split from Lewis Hamilton. The former Pussycat Doll - who recently called time on her seven year romance with the Formula 1 driver - admitted she has been left extremely upset by the break up but insists the decision to end the relationship was mutual. She told The Sun newspaper: ''I'm devastated that it didn't work out. It was the hardest decision we had to make, but we made it together. ''I love Lewis and I know he loves me. ''We wish nothing but happiness and the very best for one another. I'm trying to stay strong in my faith right now.'' The 36-year-old singer and Lewis, 30, are believed to have had a series of rows over the festive period with one resulting in the racing driver being chucked out of the London apartment owned by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber where Nicole has been »

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Jack Black on School of Rock TV series: 'I have nothing to do with it'

9 January 2015 1:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jack Black has denied having any involvement in the upcoming School of Rock television series.

Nickelodeon has ordered a 13-episode adaptation of the 2003 film, while it will also be adapted into a Broadway musical under the guidance of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour, Black said: "School of Rock is cropping up in the strangest places, on Nickelodeon and on Broadway with Andrew Lloyd Webber. And I have nothing to do with any of them.

"It's kind of like one of my kids grew up and did things without my approval."

Asked whether he will be involved with the projects in any capacity, he replied: "No, my plate's pretty full. I don't like looking back. I only look forward."

Last month, it was announced that the School of Rock musical will open at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre in November.

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Jack Black Not Happy about School of Rock

8 January 2015 7:30 PM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Jack Black is making is rounds for his HBO TV series, but he is not a fan of Nickelodeon right now. The star of School of Rock is upset that they will be turning it to a TV series. This is on top of Andrew Webber turned it into a musical. Jack said that he finds it all weird and betrayed as he never wanted this for the film. Here is what he all had to say when asked about it at Television Critics Association press tour.

School of Rock is cropping up in the strangest places, on Nickelodeon and on Broadway with Andrew Lloyd Webber. And I have nothing to do with any of them, It’s kind of like one of my kids grew up and did things without my approval. (on appearing)No, my plate’s pretty full. I don’t like looking back. I only look forward. »

- Sarah Peel

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