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Beyoncé 'to open up about miscarriage in HBO documentary'

27 January 2013 3:40 PM, PST

Beyoncé will reportedly open up about her rumoured miscarriage in her upcoming HBO documentary. The 'Halo' singer is said to reveal how her loss inspired her to write the 'saddest song' of her life, Metro reports. Husband Jay-z sparked rumours that the singer had previously suffered a miscarriage before the birth of daughter Blue Ivy when he penned a track about her last year. In the song he rapped: "Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/We was afraid you'd disappear/But nah baby you magic." Beyoncé also opens up about her successful music and acting career in the self-directed documentary, which airs on February 16 on the cable network. She will also take to the stage next weekend for her much-anticipated (more) »

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Gabrielle Aplin to support Ed Sheeran on Australian tour

27 January 2013 3:10 PM, PST

Gabrielle Aplin will support Ed Sheeran on his upcoming Australian tour. The 'Power of Love' singer will accompany Sheeran on the tour, which kicks off in Perth on February 23, Metro reports. Aplin, who reached number one with her cover of the Frankie Goes To Hollywood classic late last year, has describEd Sheeran's invite as "really lovely". "I met him at a festival last year and we were texting and he just said, 'Do you want to come to Australia?' I don't know him that well but he just invited me, which was really lovely," she explained. As well as featuring on the John Lewis Christmas advert, Aplin has also been nominated for MTV's Brand New: 2013 talent search. Speaking (more) »


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'Dancing on Ice' week four - in pictures

27 January 2013 2:30 PM, PST

It was Dancing on Ice's school disco tonight (January 27), as the nine remaining celebrities reminisced about the best days of their life by wheeling out the likes of Donny Osmond, 5ive, Michael Jackson and 10cc. Amongst the dodgy tunes and even dodgier outfits, a spot of skating was done, too. Samia went to the top of the class by performing (more) »


- By Frances Taylor

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Justin Bieber: 'I'm not happy being single'

27 January 2013 1:50 PM, PST

Justin Bieber has admitted that he is not happy being single. The star has spoken out about his split from girlfriend Selena Gomez in an interview with Billboard, Metro reports. Bieber split from Gomez earlier this month after an on-off relationship that lasted two years. "I'm not in the happiest place that I've ever been," he said regarding his very public break-up with the 20-year-old singer and actress. Bieber appears in the February issue of the magazine discussing his love life and career, including how it would feel to have a fifth number one album. The 'Boyfriend' (more) »


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Jennifer Lawrence to miss Oscars with pneumonia?

27 January 2013 1:31 PM, PST

Jennifer Lawrence may miss next month's Academy Awards after being diagnosed with pneumonia. The Silver Linings Playbook star was unable to accept her 'Best Actress' award at this weekend's Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Awards in Los Angeles, Metro reports. Her co-star Jacki Weaver collected the award on behalf of the star before revealing that Lawrence is ill with pneumonia. Weaver explained: "I'm going to receive this on her behalf. Poor Jen is really sick. She really is sick. She has pneumonia." The film's producer also commented that the Hunger Games actress has not had "enough bed rest" with her recent commitments. Silver Linings (more) »


- By Sam Rigby

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Anthea Turner leaves 'Dancing on Ice'

27 January 2013 1:08 PM, PST

Anthea Turner has left Dancing on Ice. The 52-year-old presenter was sent home by the judges after she received the lowest number of votes from the public alongside fellow contestant Keith Chegwin. The pair had to face the 'Save Me Skate' by performing again in a bid to win votes from judges Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Ashley Roberts and Jason Gardiner. Turner skated to Michael Bublé's rendition of 'Feeling Good', while Chegwin performed to Rihanna's 'Disturbia'. All of the judges, aside from Roberts, voted to save Chegwin, therefore (more) »


- By Frances Taylor

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Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood: 'Justin Bieber is a great performer'

27 January 2013 12:26 PM, PST

Mick Fleetwood has admitted that he is a fan of Justin Bieber. The Fleetwood Mac drummer described the star as a "great performer", The Sun reports. He said: "I like Justin Bieber, I've been to see him with my children. "I'd say he's probably not going to fade away as much as some people think he might." Fleetwood praised the 'As Long As You Love Me' singer's interaction with his audience at concerts. "He's a great performer, really savvy in (more) »


- By Sam Rigby

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'Les Misérables' soundtrack stays on top of UK album chart

27 January 2013 11:00 AM, PST

The Les Misérables cast have stayed on top of the UK album chart. Tom Hooper's movie adaptation of the long-running musical outsold its nearest rival by more than two to one to keep hold of the top spot for a second week. > 'Les Misérables: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack' review Emeli Sandé stays at number two with Our Version of Events in its 50th week inside the Top 10. Calvin Harris climbs back a place to three with 18 Months, swapping places with Jake Bugg at four. Rihanna climbs up to five with Unapologetic. Ed Sheeran is back up two to six with +, while Bruno Mars climbs three to seven with Unorthodox Jukebox. One Direction are up three to eight with Take Me Home. fun. rise four to nine with (more) »


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Bingo Players, Far East Movement storm to No.1 with 'Get Up (Rattle)'

27 January 2013 11:00 AM, PST

Bingo Players have scored their first UK number one single with 'Get Up (Rattle)'. The Dutch duo's collaboration with Far East Movement enters straight at the top spot, knocking will.i.am and Britney Spears down to two with 'Scream & Shout'. "We are so excited to have our first number one record in the UK!," Bingo Players told The Official Charts Company. "Growing up in the Netherlands, we have always watched the UK charts as a great indicator of what's to come next, and really admired and looked up to great British dance artists and producers like The Prodigy and The Klf. "Now to be among those ranks means the world to us! We couldn't have done it without the support of our fans, so we have to give them a shout out and thank them for their support through the years." Taylor (more) »


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Fast food fan's funeral hearse makes stop at Burger King drive-thru

27 January 2013 10:37 AM, PST

The family of a big fast food fan arranged a unique journey for his funeral procession. The friends and relatives of World War II veteran David Kime arranged a trip for his funeral hearse to make a stop at a Burger King restaurant drive-thru in Pennsylvania. Each passenger in the hearse picked up a Whopper Jr burger at the drive-thru, according to The AP. Mr Kime also received his own favourite Whopper meal, which was placed on his coffin in the cemetery. His daughter Linda Phiel said: "He lived a wonderful life and on his own terms." She explained that her father - who died on January 20 aged 88 - had eaten whatever he fancied after his wife Grace passed away 25 years ago. "My mother kind of (more) »

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'The X Factor' tour: James Arthur, Ella Henderson, Rylan in pictures

27 January 2013 10:08 AM, PST

The X Factor live tour kicked off in Manchester last night (January 26). Series winner James Arthur was joined by Jahmene Douglas, Ella Henderson, Christopher Maloney, District 3, Union J and Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan Clark. Clark was whisked off to Manchester straight after his stint on Celebrity Big Brother, and tweeted: "Great start to the tour ! And all on 45 (more) »


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Friday ratings: Nikita climbs to season high, Kitchen Nightmares up

27 January 2013 9:48 AM, PST

ABC, NBC and Fox were tied in the 18-49 demographic on Friday night, but CBS won the most viewers. The alphabet network aired mostly repeats all evening, Shark Tank performing the best with 1.4 (5.03m) at 9pm. 20/20 was up 17% from last week to 1.4 (4.50m) at 10pm. NBC also had reruns dominating its schedule, with a repeated double bill of Betty White's Off Their Rockers achieving a 1.0 (4.21m) from 8pm. Dateline matched last week's (more) »


- By Tom Eames

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Thursday ratings: 'American Idol' down but easily tops night

27 January 2013 9:30 AM, PST

Fox topped Thursday night's ratings in both the 18-49 demographic and total viewers. American Idol dipped a small percentage from last week, but still dominated the ratings with a big 5.2 18-49 score and 15.65 million viewers at 8pm. Glee profited from Idol's lead-in by rising six tenths from its last original episode to 2.6 (6.79m) at 9pm. ABC's Last Resort series finale climbed 20% from last week to 1.2 (5.48m) at 8pm. Grey's Anatomy matched last week's 3.0 (9.01m) at 9pm. NBC's 30 Rock was up 8% to 1.4 (3.81m) at 8pm, while Parks and Recreation dropped (more) »


- By Tom Eames

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Dallas Police sorry for 'Fruit Ninja' tweet

27 January 2013 9:17 AM, PST

The Dallas Police Department has apologised after its official Twitter account posted a Fruit Ninja player's score. The tweet was swiftly deleted after the officer manning the account appeared to reveal their progress on the popular game. "I just sliced 38 fruit in Classic Mode on Fruit Ninja for iPhone!" the original tweet read. A subsequent update clarified the situation, stating: "Our apologies (more) »

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Morrissey hospitalised with bladder infection, cancels Us tour dates

27 January 2013 9:00 AM, PST

Morrissey has been hospitalised in the Us with a suspected bladder infection. The singer-songwriter has been forced to cancel a number of gigs on his Us tour due to the illness, reports NME. He was admitted to Beaumont Hospital on Friday (January 25) in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he is said to be undergoing tests. He previously cancelled Thursday night's gig in Flint, Michigan and Friday's show in Minneapolis due to an illness in his band. However, it has been reported that it was actually Morrissey who was ill, meaning that his gig in Chicago on Saturday was also cancelled. A spokesperson for the singer did not state whether Morrissey has been released from hospital yet, but added that more details would be revealed later. Morrissey began his latest (more) »

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BAFTAs 2013: Attendees 'to receive goodie bags worth £2,500'

27 January 2013 8:47 AM, PST

Celebrities and other guests at this year's BAFTAs will reportedly receive a goodie bag worth over £2,500. Stars of TV and film will be given a collection of free gifts at the annual awards ceremony next month, including an exclusive bag from fashion designer Anya Hindmarch worth £500, according to The Sun. Also included in the bag will be an £800 Asprey photo frame, a Cross Townsend ballpoint pen worth £200 and a £250 luxury one-night stay at a Chapter Hotel. Guests will also reportedly receive a £40 Timothy Han candle, and a note card painting (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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'Coronation Street's Tyrone, Kirsty abuse plot sparks helpline boost

27 January 2013 8:40 AM, PST

Coronation Street's domestic abuse storyline has sparked an increase in men calling a national helpline. Weatherfield character Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) is suffering from violence at the hands of his partner Kirsty Soames (Natalie Gumede) on the ITV soap. Mark Brooks, chairman of the ManKind Initiative, credited the show with giving male victims the confidence to speak out after calls trebled to 30 a day since the plot aired. "It's reduced the stigma and what it's also done is highlight the fact that it does happen to men," Brooks told the Daily Star Sunday. "When men see it on something as high (more) »


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Today's Celebrity Pictures: One Direction, Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway

27 January 2013 8:37 AM, PST

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles both walked the red carpet as they arrived for the Nrj Music Awards in Cannes. However, the pair appeared separately, Styles posing with his One Direction bandmates when it came to the photocall. In the Us, Anne Hathaway dressed in florals as she arrived for the annual Producers Guild Awards, Glee's Becca Tobin celebrated her birthday in Las Vegas and Dallas actress Jordana Brewster attended the Entertainment Weekly Screen Actors Guild Party. In London, Kimberley Walsh left (more) »


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'X Factor' Australia hopeful dies at auditions

27 January 2013 8:24 AM, PST

A man has reportedly died while rehearsing for his X Factor audition in Australia. The hopeful is said to have collapsed while waiting for his audition outside the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday (January 25). He fell to the ground before being taken to a nearby hospital. However, he died a short time later. The man, 33, has yet to be named, but is said to have been from New Zealand, reports The Sunday Telegraph. Witnesses say that the man "didn't look very well" before he collapsed from a suspected heart problem. Steven Murphy, a spokesman (more) »


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Deepika Padukone: 'My Race songs are as popular as Katrina Kaif's'

27 January 2013 8:17 AM, PST

Deepika Padukone has said that the soundtrack to Race 2 is as popular as the original movie. The Bollywood star was asked whether the sequel's music is as strong as Kaif's tracks 'Zara Zara Touch Me' and 'Khwab Dekhe' from the first film. "I think for some films the music catches on with the audience after the release of the film. I think that Race 2 is one of those films. Also, I disagree with you because the music has become quite popular," Padukone said. The actress felt that the music will also get an even wider audience now that the action thriller is in cinemas. "All four songs 'Party On My Mind', 'Be Intehaan', 'Lat Lag Gayee' and 'Allah Duhai' are great songs. I also feel that once a film (more) »


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