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Clip joint: the five best unexpected singing moments in film

Five of the best examples of cinema characters unexpectedly bursting into song

You know how it is – you're watching a film, when suddenly, out of nowhere, the characters burst into song. Fine when it's a musical – much more surprising when it's not. Here's some of the best of these moments – but can you think of any others? Share them in the comment thread below..

500 Days of Summer

Joseph Gordon Levitt's adorable Tom finally spends the night with the beautiful and quirky Summer and launches into a cheery, dance-filled rendition of You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall and Oates. Almost as elating as losing your virginity, this happy, colourful scene is easily one of the highlights of the film. Sadly the next scene is not nearly so cheerful…

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Anchorman

Taking a break from the hyper-macho guy talk, the Channel 4
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Adele's father blasts her son's name

Adele's estranged father claims the singer won't let him meet her three-month-old son. The 'Skyfall' singer's father Mark Evans - who claims she cut him out of her life after he gave an interview about her in 2011 - has hit out at the 24-year-old Oscar nominee for refusing to allow him to meet his grandson Angelo James, who was born in October. He told The Mail On Sunday newspaper: 'I've never said a bad word about Adele and I'm absolutely gutted she's cut me out of her life. 'I've left messages on her phone, I've written to her and I've sent her birthday and Christmas cards but it's like I'm dead to her. 'I'm not interested in her celebrity
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I am dead to Adele, says father

I am dead to Adele, says father
Los Angeles, Jan 27: Singer Adele reportedly refuses to speak to her father and won't allow him to meet his new grandson.

In an interview with The Mail On Sunday, Mark Evans said the "Skyfall" singer cut him out of her life in 2011 after he gave an interview about the Oscar nominee, reports showbizspy.com.

"I've left messages on her phone, I've written to her and I've sent her birthday and Christmas cards but it's like I'm dead to her," he said.

"I'm not interested in her celebrity status or her money. I just want my daughter back and I want to be a proper granddad to the little one. Not only did I hear I was going to be a granddad.
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Adele's father blasts her son's name

Adele's estranged father claims the singer won't let him meet her three-month-old son. The 'Skyfall' singer's father Mark Evans - who claims she cut him out of her life after he gave an interview about her in 2011 - has hit out at the 24-year-old Oscar nominee for refusing to allow him to meet his grandson Angelo James, who was born in October. He told The Mail On Sunday newspaper: ''I've never said a bad word about Adele and I'm absolutely gutted she's cut me out of her life. ''I've left messages on her phone, I've written to her and I've sent her
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Adele's dad reveals despair over not being able to see grandson

Adele's dad reveals despair over not being able to see grandson
London, Jan 27: While Adele takes centre stage at the Oscars next month to perform Bond theme 'Skyfall', back at his South Wales home part-time plumber dad Mark Evans has revealed that it will be too painful to watch his daughter on stage.

Instead he will go to bed and make do - as he has done with news of her pregnancy and the recent birth of her first child - with reading about his daughter's success in the next day's papers after being cut out of Adele's life following a family rift in 2011.

In spite of repeated phone calls, letters and even an attempt to contact Adele by turning up at her record company offices in London, Evans.
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My TV Christmas Cracker: The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff

The Mark Evans-scripted comedy series kicks off with a truly festive special starring Robert Webb and Stephen Fry

Is there anything more Christmassy than Stephen Fry in mutton chops, bellowing at a mucky-faced urchin? New Dickensian comedy series The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (from the pen of Mark Evans who wrote Radio 4's superb Bleak Expectations) kicks off with a truly festive special in the runup to Christmas.

Robert Webb stars as the unfortunate Jedrington Secret-Past, proprietor of the titular shop. He is made destitute by the aforementioned Fry (as evil lawyer Malifax Skulkingworm) in all his be-whiskered, roaring glory, on Christmas Eve and must repay an impossible debt to retrieve his now impounded shop and family. It also stars Katherine Parkinson as wife Conceptiva Secret-Past and the supporting cast boasts Celia Imrie, Una Stubbs, Richard Johnson, Johnny Vegas and Pauline Mclynn.

Like Bleak Expectations, it's a good-natured
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