Exclusive: Despacito breaks global streaming record

Exclusive: Despacito breaks global streaming record

Media playback is unsupported on your device Luis Fonsi’s Despacito has become the most-streamed song of all time, just six months after it was released. The hit single has been played 4.6 billion times across all streaming services, overtaking Justin Bieber’s Sorry, which previously held the title. “What’s happened with this song is just insane,” said Fonsi, who hails from Puerto Rico and sings in Spanish. “I don’t want to use the word accident because…

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Exclusive: Pet Shop Boys share lost Bananarama demo

Exclusive: Pet Shop Boys share lost Bananarama demo

The Pet Shop Boys are a band of two halves – Neil and Chris; serious suits and silly headgear; a glorious ’80s pop past and a constantly reimagined electronic future. As singer Neil Tennant talks about a new series of reissued albums and an unheard track, those contrasts – which have always kept the band interesting – are as apparent as ever. He looks back at how they have always looked forward. He has a…

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Barneys New York Toasts the Lexus LC 500 with an Exclusive Sommelier Set

Barneys New York Toasts the Lexus LC 500 with an Exclusive Sommelier Set

Photo Credit: Lexus and Barneys New York In celebration of Lexus’ all-new LC 500 luxury coupe, Barneys New York is offering a finely crafted, limited-edition collection of barware inspired by the car’s elegant design. Lexus’ LC 500 is the Japanese company’s first entry into the highest premium end of the luxury coupe market segment, and Barneys New York’s’ made-in-Italy Lexus XO sommelier set represents the most elegant, handcrafted bar goods available. Photo Credit: Lexus Inspired by…

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EXCLUSIVE: Prince estate attacks Purple Rain show

EXCLUSIVE: Prince estate attacks Purple Rain show

Prince’s estate have criticised plans for a Purple Rain stage show, calling it “a blatant attempt to deceive fans”. The British production was announced last week by Gary Lloyd, who directed the West End production of the Michael Jackson musical Thriller Live. Billed as “a live music and dance celebration of Prince,” it will feature hits like Kiss, Purple Rain and Little Red Corvette, played by a live band. But Prince’s estate said it had…

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EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Hart says there WON'T be a Miranda film

EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Hart says there WON'T be a Miranda film

Sorry Miranda fans, but the lady herself says there won’t be a big screen version of her hit sitcom. There have been rumours of a possible Miranda film ever since the BBC One show was last seen on screen in 2015, when a Christmas special was broadcast. Its star Miranda Hart told BBC Radio 4 Extra she had been in talks with BBC Films about making a movie. “I considered it and worked towards writing…

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Exclusive: Has Zoe Saldana revealed Avengers 4 title?

Exclusive: Has Zoe Saldana revealed Avengers 4 title?

Has Zoe Saldana let slip that the title of the fourth Avengers film is Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet? Speaking at the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere, the actress, who plays Gamora, talked about the involvement of Guardians stars in the Avengers films. Asked about the third Avengers film, she said: “I think the Guardians just shot their part when it comes to Infinity War. “And we all have to go back for Gauntlet later…

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Exclusive: Westminster attack prompted playwright to consider rewriting comedy

Exclusive: Westminster attack prompted playwright to consider rewriting comedy

The Oscar-winning writer of West End play The Philanthropist contemplated rewriting his 1970 comedy in the wake of last month’s Westminster attack. Christopher Hampton was concerned the play’s references to a fictional attack on Parliament would be in poor taste. He said: “I said to Simon Callow, quite seriously, maybe we should change it.” Yet Callow, who directed the revival at London’s Trafalgar Studios, said it was “important” the play be staged as originally seen….

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Exclusive: Damian Lewis's ear almost ruined his opening night

Exclusive: Damian Lewis's ear almost ruined his opening night

Damian Lewis has revealed he thought he was going to faint on stage during the opening night of his new West End play, The Goat. The Homeland and Billions star, who had been feeling ill for days, was taken to an emergency doctor hours before the show to discover he had a perforated ear drum. “There was this awful cold that was passed around the company in the last four or five weeks and I…

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