Archive for May 2010
Rapper Dizzee Rascal has topped the UK singles chart with ‘Dirtee Disco’.
The Brit shot straight to the summit knocking last week””s chart topper B.o.B into second place with ””Nothin”” On You””, the Official UK Charts Company said.
Eminem””s new single ””Not Afraid””, the first from from his forthcoming album ””Recovery”” is also in number five, reports the Telegraph.
In the albums chart, Pendulum have scored their first UK Number One album with third LP ””Immersion””, knocking last week””s chart toppers The Rolling Stones down to Number Five with ””Exile On Main Street”.
This week””s UK Top Ten singles are:
1. Dizzee Rascal – ””Dirtee Disco””
2. B.o.B – ””Nothin”” On You”” (feat. Bruno Mars)
3. Iyaz – ””Solo””
4. Jason Derulo – ””Ridin”” Solo””
5. Eminem – ””Not Afraid””
6. N-Dubz – ””We Dance On”” (feat. Bodyrox)
7. Edward Maya – ””Stereo Love”” (feat. Vika Jigulina)
8. Aggro Santos – ””Candy”” (feat. Kimberly Wyatt)
9. Roll Deep – ””Good Times””
10. Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber – ””Eenie Meenie””
This week””s Top Ten UK albums:
1. Pendulum – ””Immersion””
2. Michael Buble – ””Crazy Love””
3. Glee Cast – ””Glee The Music Vol 3 Showstoppers
4. Katie Melua – ””The House””
5. The Rolling Stones – ””Exile On Main St””
6. Alicia Keys – ””The Element Of Freedom””
7. Plan B – ””The Defamation Of Strickland Banks””
8. Lady Gaga – ””The Fame””
9. Faithless – ””The Dance””
10. Florence and The Machine – ””Lungs””
Guillermo Del Toro has resigned as director of the two The Hobbit movies.
The Mexican filmmaker, 45, will, however, help write the screenplays for the Lord of the Rings prequels.
“In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming The Hobbit I am faced with the hardest decision of my life,” Stuff.co.nz quoted Del Toro, as saying.
He added: “After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien”s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures.”
“The blessings have been plenty, but the mounting pressures of conflicting schedules have overwhelmed the time slot originally allocated for the project.”
Taking to TheOneRing.net, producer Sir Peter Jackson said: “We feel very sad to see Guillermo leave The Hobbit, but he has kept us fully in the loop and we understand how the protracted development time on these two films, due to reasons beyond anyone”s control – has compromised his commitment to other long term projects.
“The bottom line is that Guillermo just didn’t feel he could commit six years to living in New Zealand, exclusively making these films, when his original commitment was for three years. Guillermo is one of the most remarkable creative spirits I’ve ever encountered and it has been a complete joy working with him.”
Singer Katy Perry has threatened her record company that she’ll get pregnant if they don’t reduce her schedule promoting her second album.
According to the Sun, Perry, engaged to comedian Russell Brand, apparently told someone a on her mobile: “I”ve told them not to p*** me off and if they continue to push me harder, I”ll just get pregnant.
“I have the power to have unprotected sex!”
The 23-year-old singer has, meanwhile, promised her fans that her next tour will be raunchier than ever.
Canadian singer Celine Dion is expecting twins with her husband Rene Angelil.
The 42-year-old had undergone several rounds of in-vitro fertilization in a bid to become a mother again, reports the Telegraph.
The singer’s publicist Kim Jakwerth has now confirmed that Dion is 14 weeks pregnant and is planning to find out the sex of the babies next month.
Speaking to People.com, her husband, 68, said: “We”re ecstatic. Celine is just hoping for a healthy pregnancy. She was hoping for one baby and the new that we are having two is a double blessing.”
The couple has one nine-year-old son, Rene Charles.
Five-time Grammy winner Dion, confessed on Oprah Winfrey’ chat show in February that she had a miscarriage.
“It”s life. You know?” she explained.
“A lot of people go through this, but it”s not being told because it”s not in the newspaper.”
Dr. Conrad Murray, who has been charged in Michael Jackson’s death, is planning to visit the pop icon’s grave on his first death anniversary, it has emerged.
However, it won”t be Murray”s first visit to the Forest Hills mausoleum, reports TMZ.
Apparently, Murray, 37, has been frequently visiting the cemetery in the early morning hours, reports The New York Daily News.
The doctor has been accused of prescribing drugs that led to Jackson’s death at his California home on June 25 last year.
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Actress Kim Cattrall avoided talking to her North American family while in London for her play ‘Private Lives’, as she feared losing the English accent she had developed for the stage.
Cattrall completely avoided calling her friends and relatives till she was done with the play.
“I was doing what they call Received Pronunciation which is the Queen”s English, so I was talking proper for about three months,” the Daily Express quoted her as saying.
She added: “And I couldn”t call home, because every time I did, I would go back into the rehearsal room with an American accent. So I was like, I can”t call home because I”ve got to stay in this accent.”
‘The Jonas Brothers’ member Nick Jonas is overjoyed at the prospect of making his debut in London’s West End with ‘Les Miserables’.
Jonas, who performed on the New York stage in the theatre adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel in 2003, will be playing the role of Marius.
The pop star had kicked off his career on Broadway, performing in a number of productions as a child, before becoming a singer.
Theatre producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh confirmed Jonas’ inclusion in the cast for the musical, the Daily Express reported.
“I am so excited to announce that I will be performing in Les Misérables once again!” Jonas Tweeted.
He added: “When I was ten years old I was in Les Misérables as Gavroche. On my closing night in 2003 I told my parents that I would come back to be Marius one day. It is truly a dream come true.
“More details will be coming soon. Can”t wait to see the fans who make it out to the show! Love you all. Special thanks to Cameron for this amazing opportunity. ”I Dreamed a Dream” and they seem to be coming true.”