Category Archives: Music

Backstreet’s back – alright?

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A new documentary about the Backstreet Boys will be released in UK cinemas on February 26.

Backstreet Boys: Show Em What You’re Made Of celebrates the band’s 20th anniversary and the screening will include a special performance by the band.

“We can’t wait to go back to the UK to treat our fans to a very special BSB performance alongside showcasing our film that we are so very proud of. We think the Brits and everyone who comes out to see it will love it!,” say the Backstreet Boys.

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Because he’s Happy

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Pharrell will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 4.

The Happy singer will be the 2,537th star on the landmark and will be situated outside the W Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.

Ellen Degeneres will be the guest speaker at the event.

Brad helps out Rihanna

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Brad Pitt is set to introduce Rihanna at a big fundraising gala in aid of her Clara Lionel Foundation.

Pitt and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will introduce Rihanna’s performance at the event in Beverly Hills on December 11.

“It is such an honour to have Jimmy Kimmel host this event,” Rihanna said in a statement.

“There is no one more hilarious to make the first annual Diamond Ball an incredible night. I’m blessed by his support. Brad Pitt is not only a phenomenal talent, but I admire him and am inspired by his philanthropic work,” she added.

Fallon’s Lip Sync show

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Jimmy Fallon’s giving his epic Lip Sync battles their own show.

Fallon’s joining forces with John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant to executive produce the show which will air on US network Spike TV – all three are expected to appear on the show at some point.

If you’ve never seen one of the battles they’re pretty awesome, the best are the one Fallon did with Emma Stone or with The Voice mentors Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton.

Buble and Babs get festive

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Michael Buble appeared on Barbra Streisand’s recent album Partners and now she’s repaying the favour by performing on his annual Christmas TV show.

The one hour special, Michael Buble’s Christmas in New York, will also feature Ariana Grande, Miss Piggy and the famous Rockettes.

The show airs in the US on NBC on December 17. I hope one of the UK broadcasters will show it too.

The Last Goodbye

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Billy Boyd’s been discussing his song for the final Hobbit film.

The actor, best known for playing Pippin in Lord of the Rings, has recorded The Last Goodbye for the closing credits of The Battle of the Five Armies.

“We focused on not just the final instalment, but moreso on this 10-year epic adventure,” says Boyd.

“A song to sum up the six movies. We recorded in Wellington, New Zealand, at one point traveling to Auckland to Neil Finn’s studio — where we recorded some of the guitar”.

You can listen to the song here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6319735/the-hobbit-song-premiere-billy-boyd-the-last-goodbye

I’m not ashamed to say it brought a tear to my eye.

Matthew Morrison heads to Neverland

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Glee’s Matthew Morrison is to lead the cast of the Broadway production of Finding Neverland.

The musical is based on the film starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet and the theatrical production is being produced by Harvey Weinstein.

The show’s music has been written by Take That star Gary Barlow alongside Eliot Kennedy.

The show begins previews on March 15 and officially opens on April 15.

’tis the season!

It’s that time of year – Christmas lights are being switched on around the country and celebs are coming out to flip the festive switches.

Rita Ora will be at Westfield London on November 3 to light the shopping centre’s tree; Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will do the honours on Oxford Street on November 6; Jason Manford will be joined by Shayne Ward, Collabro and Warwick Davis in Manchester’s Albert Square for the big switch-on on November 7 and X Factor winner Sam Bailey will perform at Leeds’ light-up on November 13.

Meanwhile, the Regent Street lights will be themed around Night At The Museum: Secret at the Tomb with the big switch-on taking place on November 16.