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Jennifer Lopez unveils all the celebs that turned down cameos in her movie | Films | Entertainment
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Jennifer Lopez unveils all the celebs that turned down cameos in her movie | Films | Entertainment

Earlier this month Jennifer Lopez released her ninth studio album This Is Me… Now.Inspired by her rekindled romance with husband Ben Affleck, the record was simultaneously accompanied by an hour-long musical film serving as a visual album called This Is Me… Now: A Love Story, which is streaming now on Prime.Despite having some impressive cameos from Jane Fonda and Post Malone to, of course, Ben Affleck, there were a ton of celebrities who turned her down. A documentary on the making of the album and film called The Greatest Love Story Never Told, which launched this week, unveils her struggles behind the scenes to get stars to sign on.A compilation of the celebs turning down has gone viral on Reddit and here’s a list of those who said they weren’t available for J Lo, who looked unrecogn...
Paul McCartney unveils song written on dare from ‘flabbergasted’ Dustin Hoffman | Music | Entertainment
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Paul McCartney unveils song written on dare from ‘flabbergasted’ Dustin Hoffman | Music | Entertainment

On this week’s episode of his A Life in Lyrics podcast, Sir Paul McCartney looked back on his Wings song Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me).The 1973 classic is the longest track on the Band on the Run album and was penned by Macca when on holiday in Montego Bay, Jamaica.During his stay, The Beatles legend visited the set of Papillon where he met Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.One evening after dinner, McCartney was playing his guitar when the latter challenged him.Speaking on the new podcast episode, the 81-year-old music icon said: “Picasso's Last Words was a dare. Dustin Hoffman said to me, ‘Can you write a song about anything?’ I said, ‘Well, I don't know. Maybe, y’know.’ “He said, ‘Just a minute.’ And he ran upstairs. He came back down with a newspaper article about the death of P...
Stevie Nicks confirmed as latest headliner for BST Hyde Park | Music | Entertainment
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Stevie Nicks confirmed as latest headliner for BST Hyde Park | Music | Entertainment

BST Hyde Park, presented by American Express, have done it again: They have announced another incredible headliner - Stevie Nicks.The iconic Fleetwood Mac star will be hitting the stage at London's iconic park this summer on Friday, July 12, 2024.The singer, songwriter, storyteller, and general musical legend, hasn't played in the UK for years, at this point, so her return is going to be welcomed by her ravenous fans.The 75-year-old has had an incredible impact on music for decades, accumulating more than 20x platinum records, and selling more than 120 million record all over the world.Speaking out about making her way back to Great Britain, Stevie said: "Anything that draws me back to London ~ and therefore to England ~ fills my heart with joy."And to be able to visit and make music… i...
Inside Adele’s health battles: from painful spine condition to surgery | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
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Inside Adele’s health battles: from painful spine condition to surgery | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

At the time, Adele spoke up about her decision to undergo surgery even though it forced her to cancel a series of shows.“If I continue to pick up everything before I have properly conquered these problems and nipped them in the bud, I will be totally and utterly f****d,” she wrote on Instagram.“Singing is literally my life, it's my hobby, my love, my freedom and now my job.”Her tricky vocal cords struck again in 2017, forcing her to cancel her homecoming shows at Wembley Stadium in London.“On medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend,” she wrote on Facebook, “To say I'm heartbroken would be a complete understatement.”Despite promises, ticket holders never received “first priority” on her next tour.Adele told fans that she had collapsed backstage in August of 2023 due...
Elvis Presley’s music has landed on the Moon to survive potential nuclear war | Music | Entertainment
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Elvis Presley’s music has landed on the Moon to survive potential nuclear war | Music | Entertainment

For the first time since 1972, an American lander called Odysseus has touched down on the Moon.The private spacecraft contains a time capsule made from a glass, nickel and NanoFiche structure built to survive for millions, if not billions, of years.Uploaded onto its memory are historic artistic artefacts including Michael P Nash’s 2010 documentary Climate Refugees and paintings by Rembrandt and Van Gogh.Alongside these are 25,000 digitised songs by stars like Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Santana, Chuck Berry, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin and more.Photos of events like Woodstock and album work like Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon are also included.There are even songs that have never been released in this time capsule, says Dallas Santana, the founder of Space Blue who pi...
Palace are playing some exclusive UK shows after new album announcement | Music | Entertainment
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Palace are playing some exclusive UK shows after new album announcement | Music | Entertainment

Palace have just made their fans extremely happy.They have been working hard behind the scenes on new music, and the next step for the band overall.And this week, the British rockers have confirmed the title and release date of their new album Ultrasound.This will be the band's fourth studio album, and it comes just two years after their previous record, Shoals, arrived in 2022.Palace have already released their first single from the album, Bleach, which you can listen to here.Frontman Leo Wyndham spoke candidly about writing and recording Ultrasound, which came to life after his partner suffered a late miscarriage. As a result, the album became an "open diary" of his struggles."It was incredibly hard to comprehend what had happened," he said. "How to deal with it and how to move forwar...
How to buy Kings of Leon presale tickets now | Music | Entertainment
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How to buy Kings of Leon presale tickets now | Music | Entertainment

Kings of Leon are having a hell of a week.Just a few days ago they were confirmed as the latest exciting headliner for 2024's BST Hyde Park.There, they'll take over the London's iconic park for an afternoon of sun, music, and good times.... But the rockers will not be done after that. Instead, Kings of Leon have just announced they'll be going on tour around the UK while they're visiting the country.Beginning on June 20, 2024, Kings of Leon will be playing a massive amount of shows around the country, including some Glasgow's OVO Hydro Arena.This tour coincides with the release of their brand new, upcoming ninth studio album Can We Please Have Fun, which also hits this summer on May 10, 2024.Speaking about this new record, frontman Caleb Followill, said: "It was the most enjoyable recor...
Justin Timberlake announces massive UK arena tour is just months away | Music | Entertainment
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Justin Timberlake announces massive UK arena tour is just months away | Music | Entertainment

Justin Timberlake is one of the biggest male pop stars of all time.The former NSYNC performer made a name for himself as a solo artist back in 2002 with his debut solo record Justified.Since then, he has exploded in popularity, selling more than 88 million records worldwide, and gaining two platinum albums along the way.In the next few months, Timberlake will embark on a massive world tour - titled The Forget Tomorrow Tour 2024 - beginning in the USA.But, much to the pleasure of his European and British fans, he just confirmed he'll be hitting this side of the pond as well.Beginning in August, 2024, Timberlake will play some massive arena shows in Great Britain, including stops at Birmingham, Manchester and London.Tickets will be released at the end of the week, but you can get presale ...
Journey are hitting the road in 2024 and coming to a UK arena near you | Music | Entertainment
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Journey are hitting the road in 2024 and coming to a UK arena near you | Music | Entertainment

Journey are without question one of the biggest and best rock bands of all time - but it's been a while.The American rock band were last in England in 2013, while they haven't played in Ireland since 2011.Finally, the band have ended their absence, and are making their way back to the United Kingdom at the end of 2024 on a massive UK & Ireland tour.Journey are finally hitting the country once again, and they'll be playing nigh-on every arena possible to allow every single one of their fans an opportunity to see them live.During this adventure, Journey will be hitting London's O2, the Newcastle Utilita Arena, the Manchester AO Arena, Dublin's 3Arena - and many more.Even more exciting, they are bringing a massive band to support them throughout the entire process.Lead guitarist Neal S...
Paul McCartney confesses personal regrets hidden in classic Beatles song lyrics | Music | Entertainment
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Paul McCartney confesses personal regrets hidden in classic Beatles song lyrics | Music | Entertainment

On the latest episode of his A Life in Lyrics podcast, Sir Paul McCartney has looked back on one of his most famous songs with The Beatles.Released back in 1965, Yesterday has gone on to have over 2200 covers and was the band’s first solo performance. Macca famously composed the melody in a dream, initially being concerned he had plagiarised someone else’s work.He hadn’t consciously intended “Mother Mary” in the song to be about the death of his mother when he was 14, but later admitted: “I didn’t mean it to be, but… it could be.”Nevertheless, the star now feels that the following lyrics were about when he regretfully embarrassed his mother before she died from cancer in 1956: “I said something wrong/ Now I long for yesterday…”McCartney shared on the podcast that these lyrics were about...
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