Category Archives: movies

Record deal for Smith’s daughter

Will Smith’s daughter, Willow, nine, signs a record deal with rapper Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation and releases debut single Whip My Hair.

Proms season draws record crowd

Organisers say the total audience for this year’s Proms season – which ends on Saturday night – is up 5% on last year.

Noel Gallagher puts music on hold

Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher tells fans not to expect any solo material in the near future, following the band’s split last year.

UK ‘blind’ to black female acts

The chair of the Mercury Prize claims that black British female artists are being ignored by the British public.

Vic Reeves to star in Morecambe and Wise film

Comedian Vic Reeves signs up to star alongside Victoria Wood in a feature-length film about Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

Forsyth quits dance results show

Bruce Forsyth quits Strictly Come Dancing’s Sunday results show and is replaced by Claudia Winkleman.

Hall works tipped to fetch £1.5m

Contemporary artwork owned by model Jerry Hall are expected to fetch more than £1.5 million when they are sold in October at Sotheby’s in London.

Saatchi gallery deal hits setback

Charles Saatchi’s plan to donate his gallery to the British public hits a stumbling block after talks with Arts Council England break down.

Girls Aloud star launches label

Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle founds a new record label and will release her debut solo album, Insatiable, through Tesco supermarkets.

Bookie cuts Weller Mercury odds

The odds of Paul Weller winning the Mercury Prize are slashed after a bookmaker takes an “unprecedented” rush of bets backing him.