10 stars you didn't know released an album

10 stars you didn't know released an album

Comedian Jason Manford has become the latest celebrity to land a record deal, following in the footsteps of fellow funny-men Bradley Walsh and Alexander Armstrong. The 36-year-old will release A Different Stage, a collection of show tunes from musicals such as My Fair Lady and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, through Decca Records on 6 October. “I feel so incredibly lucky to have been asked to record this album, especially with a respected record company like…

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Grenfell Tower charity single released

Grenfell Tower charity single released

A single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has been released. Stars including Stormzy, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion and Liam Payne recorded Bridge Over Troubled Water to help raise money for those affected. The cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic, also featuring Craig David and Skepta, was organised by Simon Cowell. At least 79 people are now missing, presumed dead, following the fire in west London a week ago….

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Man released from prison after podcast sparks retrial

Man released from prison after podcast sparks retrial

A man who has spent 13 years in prison in Sweden charged with murder has been released after new evidence came to light in a true crime podcast. Spar, hosted by journalists Anton Berg and Martin Johnson and released via podcast platform Acast, has been examining the imprisonment of Kaj Linna for the last two years. Mr Linna was initially sentenced to life in prison in 2004 for murder and robbery. Robert Lindberg was killed…

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10 stars you didn't know released an album

10 stars you didn't know released an album

Poldark returns to BBC One this weekend, with Eleanor Tomlinson reprising her role as the fiery Demelza. Yet the bodice-ripping Cornish drama isn’t the only thing on the actress’s plate. She is also set to release her debut album: A collection of “folk-ish” covers, according to her collaborator Anne Dudley. Who else has dabbled with a musical career? Kiefer Sutherland is another actor who dabbles with music. The 24 star will be at Glastonbury this…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi first trailer released

Audiences are getting their first look at The Last Jedi, as a trailer for the Star Wars film is released online. The movie follows on from The Force Awakens and will feature the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Many fans pointed out that it looks like, for a brief moment, Fisher makes an appearance in this new footage. The trailer was unveiled at a Star Wars celebration in Orlando, Florida and amassed thousands…

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Star Wars: First picture of Han Solo film team released

Star Wars: First picture of Han Solo film team released

Han Solo is back in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon – and so is Chewbacca the Wookiee in the first official snap from the next Star Wars spin-off movie. The picture shows Alden Ehrenreich – the young Han – flanked by castmates Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover. Co-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller also appear, as does Finnish basketball player Joonas Suotamo. In case you’re wondering, the mighty Finn is…

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Ed Balls: 'Strictly has released my inner Beyonce'

Ed Balls: 'Strictly has released my inner Beyonce'

Ed Balls says Strictly Come Dancing has taught him he has an “inner Beyonce” – and he is already thinking of getting to the final of the dance contest. “We don’t feel like stopping,” the former MP told the BBC. If he and partner Katya Jones reach next week’s quarter-final, he will be the show’s most successful politician. But he says he has no plans for what to do off the Strictly dance floor when…

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