Category Archives: Music

Justin Bieber to be roasted

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Pop star Justin Bieber is to be ‘roasted’ by US TV network Comedy Central.

Which basically means they’re going to bring out a parade of celebs to take the micky out of the singer.

Bieber seems pretty pleased with the idea, saying “For years I have wanted Comedy Central to roast me. They said only if I provided them w/ more material so for a year now I have worked hard Finally after all that hard work for my 21st bday it’s happening”.

Now we just await the announcement of when and where…

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He’s the King of the Swingers

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Bill Murray has recorded a new version of The Bear Necessities for the new adaptation of the Jungle Book.

He’s voicing Baloo the Bear in the film which is being directed by Jon Favreau.

Other stars voicing characters in the film include Idris Elba, Lupita N’yongo, Scarlett Johansson and Ben Kingsley.

The film is due to be released in October.

2015 preview: Music

The music world’s always tough to predict as artists don’t announce releases and tours until close to the time. But here’s some things we do know.

Madonna’s new album, Rebel Heart, will be out in early February.

She was forced to release six songs before Christmas after some early demos leaked. Is she still relevant in 2015? I guess that remains to be seen.

2015 should see the return of Adele. No news on when the long awaited new album will finally be released but surely it has to be soon?

There are constant reports that she’s in the studio working on new music so hopefully it’s only a matter of time.

Emeli Sande will also be back in 2015 with her new album, Who Needs The World.

Can she replicate the amazing success of her debut? And will we see her on every TV show possible as she promotes it?

I’m looking forward to the new Coldplay album, A Head Full of Dreams. Chris Martin has promised fans the band will tour after its release. I hope so!

One of my highlights in 2014 was their small concert at the Royal Albert Hall. I’ve seen them play some huge shows over the years so it was great to see them strip backed and in such an intimate setting.

And talking of touring – Take That will be out on their first UK tour as a three-piece.

They always put on a fantastic show for fans so I expect this tour to be just the same, with a bit more singing from Mark and Howard!

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.

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.