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'X Factor' retains Irish chart crown

3 December 2010 6:26 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The X Factor finalists hold onto the number one spot for a second week in the Irish singles chart. An unchanged top two sees Rihanna retain with the first of three tracks in the top ten. The Loud singer debuts at number four with 'Who's That Chick?', while 'What's My Name?' climbs five to number nine. Nicole Scherzinger scores a number seven entry for her track 'Poison' following her impressive performance on last weekend's X Factor. Elsewhere, Ellie Goulding enjoys a twelve-spot climb to number six with her cover of 'Your Song'. Outside of the top ten, McFly sit at number 13 following a huge 34-place jump for 'Shine A Light' featuring Taio Cruz. Also enjoying an impressive move up the first chart of December is The Pogues featuring (more) »

- By Ryan Love

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McFly announce arena tour dates

26 November 2010 7:02 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

McFly have announced details of a UK arena tour. The 'Party Girl' group, who recently played five sold-out intimate gigs, will now play 13 arena dates across the UK throughout March next year. The shows marks the band's first UK-wide jaunt in two years. They kick off at Nottingham's Trent FM Arena on March 12 and wrap up at London's Wembley Arena on April 1. McFly recently released their fifth studio album Above The Noise, which spawned the top ten hits 'Party Girl' and 'Shine A Light', which features (more) »

- By Robert Copsey

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McFly: 'We want our own sex dolls'

19 November 2010 1:03 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

McFly have revealed that they want their own range of sex dolls. The 'Shine A Light' band joked that the dolls should be made suitable for both male and female fans to enjoy. "We want McFly sex dolls," Danny Jones told Bang Showbiz. "It would be really funny. I'd buy one. "They should be suitable for both guys and girls though." (more) »

- By Ryan Love

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McFly 'failed to land X Factor slot'

17 November 2010 1:37 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Danny Jones has revealed that McFly tried and failed to land a guest performance slot on The X Factor. The singer told the Daily Star that the 'Shine A Light' group wanted to promote their new material on the show but admitted that he knew getting the opportunity was unlikely. "I'd like to tap into The X Factor market," he told the paper. "We'd like to play on it. "It dominates everything, that's how they get such big acts on. I think we should (more) »

- By Ryan Love

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Rihanna retains singles chart No. 1

14 November 2010 11:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rihanna has fought off competition from Take That's highly-anticipated comeback single to keep 'Only Girl (In The World)' at the top of the UK singles chart. The 22-year-old singer relegated 'The Flood', Take That's first release with original member Robbie Williams for over 15 years, into the runner-up spot, thereby giving them their sixteenth top five track. Meanwhile, McFly also make their UK chart return with Taio Cruz collaboration 'Shine A Light', which at four becomes the fifteenth top five hit of their career. Cheryl Cole slips down the top ten and settles in at seven two weeks after 'Promise This' topped the chart, while Adele's 'Make You Feel My Love', which first entered at 26 in 2008, climbs to nine from last week's 19 following the song's performance by X Factor contender (more) »

- By Daniel Sperling

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Rihanna leads Take That in singles chart

10 November 2010 8:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rihanna is marginally ahead of Take That in a battle for number one in the UK single's chart. The 22-year-old's track 'Only Girl (In The World)' is currently on course to top the chart for a second week. A fully-reformed Take That are at number two with 'The Flood' - ahead of the premiere of their documentary this Saturday and X Factor performance on Sunday. McFly score a new entry at number three with the second single from their upcoming album Above This Noise. If it retains its position, 'Shine A Light' - which features Taio Cruz - will become the groups 16th top five hit. Shayne Ward's comeback single 'Gotta Be Somebody' lands at number six following his performance on The X Factor last weekend. Elsewhere in the chart, 'Raise Your Glass', the (more) »

- By Ryan Love

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McFly Dougie: 'Tattoo made me faint'

6 November 2010 3:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

McFly star Dougie Poynter has revealed that he fainted while getting his latest tattoo. The 'Shine A Light' singer admitted during an appearance on Paul O'Grady Live that his love of body ink hadn't prevented him from an embarrassing collapse at a tattoo parlour. He said: "I fainted on one of my sessions of having a tattoo (sic). It was on the inside of my arm. "I have (more) »

- By Daniel Sperling

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Justin Bieber's 'Never Say Never' Trailer: How Does It Stack Up?

25 October 2010 11:01 PM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Pop star's concert doc promo is similar to the Jonas Brothers' and Michael Jackson's.

By Eric Ditzian

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Photo: Larry Busacca/ Getty Images

"My name is Justin. This is how I drum."

Thus begins the trailer for "Never Say Never," Justin Bieber's 3-D concert documentary. That first clip isn't the only footage of the 16-year-old pop star back in his formative years. From vintage looks at Biebs tickling the ivories to grainy video of him strumming the guitar on some steps, the trailer tells the unlikely story of how a small-town Canadian kid beat the odds to become an international superstar.

It's an interesting narrative technique, one with both points of convergence to, and deviation from, previous concert doc trailers. As we gear up for the film's Valentine's Day release, it's time to size up the "Never Say Never" trailer in the context of what's come before it. »

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Steven Spielberg to produce Bee Gee’s Biopic

21 October 2010 7:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The brothers Gibb are set to see their story told on the silver screen.

The film will chronicle the rise of Bee Gees from their humble beginnings; rocking out on the Isle of Man and then show their rise to being one of the most famous pop acts of all time. Currently, their album sales have broken 200 million worldwide.

Speaking recently about the project Robin Gibb has confirmed that Hollywood mega- mogul Steven Spielberg has signed on to produce the film, which means we will see his company Dreamworks Skg dipping their fishing rod in to another honey pot, with the legendary director describing the subject as “box office gold”. Following the footsteps of musical biopic might be a good move for Spielberg, who’s contemporary Martin Scorcese recently released Shine A Light to rave reviews. Of course, a director is yet to be announced and, if Spielberg stays to »

- Adam Spinks

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Taio Cruz: 'McFly are a huge talent'

11 October 2010 7:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Taio Cruz has praised McFly's talent for writing and recording their own music. Cruz, who features on the band's new single 'Shine A Light', said that they were easy to work with when recording their new album Above The Noise. "Those guys are all really talented. They play all their own instruments and write their own songs, they're great," Omg quotes him as saying. "It was really easy to work with such talented musicians in the studio and we wrote a brand new song, (more) »

- By Robert Copsey

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McFly stream new video shoot live

21 September 2010 3:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

McFly have streamed the shooting of their new music video live through their official website. The group, whose new single 'Shine A Light' features Taio Cruz, are filming the clip in a secret location in London and are offering fans the chance to star in the video by following a series of clues. Harry Judd introduced the live stream and revealed the first clue to the band's whereabouts, asking viewers to go to London's Liverpool Street tube station and look for a "dancing dog". Danny Jones (more) »

- By Robert Copsey

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Ladies And Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones

8 September 2010 1:09 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Satisfaction is, if not guaranteed, then at least likely as one of Britain’s most iconic rock bands returns to the big screen with Ladies And Gentlemen... The Rolling Stones. Following the success of Scorsese’s Stones’ picture Shine A Light, this 1973 film has been digitally remastered and reissued, aiming to offer fans as close to a live concert experience as possible. It premiered at the Curzon Soho in London last night, with former Stones bassist Bill Wyman in attendance.Filmed over four shows at Fort Worth and Houston, Texas, in 1972, Ladies And Gentlemen is the Stone at their peak, as they toured to promote the seminal album Exile On Main Street. “It’s a full on performance,” says Mick Jagger. “Everyone’s very together and very on.”With a new introduction by Jagger, Ladies And Gentlemen will be showing around the UK at one-night engagements throughout September. Visit Cinerock for details. »

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McFly intimidated by Cruz's voice

26 August 2010 4:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

McFly have admitted that they were initially reluctant to sing in front of Taio Cruz - because the R&B star's own vocal abilities are so impressive. Cruz, whose latest track 'Dynamite' is expected to top the UK singles chart on Sunday, has produced two tracks for the group's upcoming fifth album, including next single 'Shine A Light'. "Taio's amazing and he's got an amazing voice as well. When you're writing with him, you almost don't want to sing because his voice is so good!" singer/guitarist Tom Fletcher told Digital Spy. (more) »

- By Nick Levine

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Brett Favre Returns, Just Like Jay-z And Kiss

19 August 2010 7:30 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

In a move that couldn't possibly have surprised anyone, veteran NFL quarterback Brett Favre announced that he will be returning to the Minnesota Vikings for a 20th season. Favre already owns most of the National Football League's quarterback-related records, but Favre only has one Super Bowl victory to his name and would like to tack on a second. He returns to a Vikings team that went toe-to-toe with the New Orleans Saints in the conference finals, a game undone by an ill-timed Favre interception (and the Saints, of course, went on to win the Super Bowl). He returns to a Vikings team that is largely the same and should be considered a favorite in the Nfc (along with the Packers, Saints and Giants).

Favre, of course, seems to threaten retirement at every opportunity. His indecision always seems to throw people into a tizzy, but the reality is that Favre is »

- Kyle Anderson

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Scorsese/Jagger Project Moves to the Small Screen

23 July 2010 11:33 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Over three years ago, during the times of Shine a Light, there was news that Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger were teaming up for a rock 'n' roll epic. We're not talking about some small-scale story with a guitar and old records off the shelf, but rather a little project called The Long Play, which would follow the careers of two friends over 40 years, moving from the early days of R&B to modern hip-hop.

Disparities aside -- R&B and hip-hop are certainly not rock off-shoots -- the film never managed to get off the ground, falling into the land of forgotten projects. Now however, after years of silence, the project is once again rocking forth ... but this time the festivities are not planned for the big screen.

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- Monika Bartyzel

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Scorsese and Jagger Reteam For HBO

23 July 2010 11:30 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Shine a light on this news: Martin Scorsese is teaming up with Mick Jagger again, only this time it's for TV. The Oscar-winning director and legendary rocker are reportedly developing a new series for HBO called History of Music, following two friends through the music biz over 40 years. Terence Winter, who wrote for The Sopranos, is also on board, and Scorsese would have a chance to direct the pilot if production goes that far. A behind-the-scenes look at the music industry would be a perfect fit for HBO (assuming it'll be a little grittier than Entourage), and considering how psyched I am for Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire, I'm on board with this one already too. »

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Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter Are Developing HBO Series History Of Music

23 July 2010 7:34 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

When Martin Scorsese’s name becomes a part of a project you know heads are going to turn.  When you add The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire writer Terence Winter, people’s mouths begin to water.  And then throw in rock-and-roll icon Mick Jagger: there would be mayhem in the streets.  Deadline reports that all three of those names are in talks to produce a new show on HBO based on an idea of Jagger’s.  The show — tentatively titled History of Music — would center on two friends over the course of forty years in the music industry, from early R&B to modern day hip hop.

Music has been bouncing around Hollywood for some time.  Originally housed at Disney, Scorsese took it to Paramount where he was set to direct.  Scorsese still has first dibs to direct the pilot now that it’s at HBO, if he so chooses. »

- CJ Simonson

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Black Eyed Peas and James Cameron team up for 3D concert film

2 July 2010 2:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Will.I.Am says the Avatar director will be displaying Fergie's 'lovely lady lumps' in the third dimension for a new tour movie

Following his blockbuster film about tall blue aliens, James Cameron's next movie has an even more ridiculous subject matter: the Black Eyed Peas. The Avatar director is to make a 3-D documentary about the band, according to Will.I.Am.

"We have the biggest director, because we are the biggest group on the planet," Will.I.Am told Vibe magazine, with typical modesty. The project doesn't seem like it will take much science-fiction "world-building" – it's a concert movie, "based around [the Peas'] tour activities". As if to assuage fears that one gigantic arena gig looks just like any other, the group's frontman also promises the film will have a "dope" story.

"We've toured from America and Europe, to the Middle East, South America, Asia and Africa," he said. »

- Sean Michaels

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Us celebrities use reality cinema to fight power of gossip bloggers

28 June 2010 1:17 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Celebrities see Hollywood's newest genre as a way to reassert control over their image

A long queue of biographical films is set to be screened at American cinemas this summer. The documentaries, almost a dozen, include one on Joan Rivers, one on Billy Joel and another on Carrie Fisher, and have been prompted by the surprise success of recent screen studies of Anna Wintour, Vidal Sassoon and Mike Tyson.

Although these films are not big money-making propositions, they appeal to their collaborating subjects as an effective method of repairing a dented public image or a way to fight gossip on fan sites and Hollywood blogs. Sometimes they can even rehabilitate a fallen hero.

When You're Strange, a film about The Doors by Tom Dicillo and narrated by Johnny Depp, has been criticised by some as offering a hagiographical approach to Morrison, hailing him as a "shaman" of the concert platform. »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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Five Rolling Stones Albums Better Than Exile On Main St.

18 May 2010 9:00 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

If you have seen Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest of the Rolling Stones hanging around a lot lately, it's because they are celebrating the release of a remastered anniversary edition of their classic 1972 album Exile on Main St. (which hits store shelves today). The newly remastered version features a second disc of songs, all 10 of which have been previously unreleased and were from the same sessions that yielded Exile on Main St.

Here's the thing about Exile on Main St.: While it's an excellent album and contains some of the band's signature hits ("Tumbling Dice," "Loving Cup," "Shine a Light") and some excellent deep cuts ("Rip This Joint," "Casino Boogie"), it's profoundly overrated — especially in the context of the rest of the Stones' catalog. It's way too long and bloated in places, and the stuff at the back end seems a little perfunctory (especially "Let It Loose »

- Kyle Anderson

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