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Victoria Beckham gets Lady Gaga's autograph

December 9th, 2013 10:20am EST
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham asked Lady Gaga for her autograph when she met her on Sunday (12.08.13).
The fashion designer spoke to the 'Do What U Want' hitmaker backstage at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball concert at The O2 in London and she was so excited to meet the pop superstar she got a memento of the meet-up.
Victoria also praised Gaga for being really friendly to her children - sons Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 12, Cruz, nine, and two year old daughter Harper.
She wrote on Twitter: "Met @ladygaga last night, so sweet to the boys and Harper. What a show, she is AMAZING!!x vb. (sic)"
Victoria, 39, also up...

Dizzee Rascal: Miley Cyrus has 'sex appeal'

November 19th, 2013 2:20am EST
Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal thinks Miley Cyrus has "sex appeal".
The rapper met the controversial singer backstage at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam earlier this month and was impressed by her risqué new image and no-holds barred attitude, which he believes is a winning combination for record sales.
He told The Sun newspaper: "She's got sex appeal. From a business perspective, she's ruthless. She's Hannah Montana, she can do what the f**k she wants."
However, Dizzee isn't sure whether her shocking onstage antics at the EMAs - which included twerking provocatively with a female dwarf and smoking...

Pop Topper of the Week: Jessie J - 'Wild'

May 30th, 2013 3:28pm EDT
Jessie J
Foot tapping, air rushing, and clothes shedding – that’s the first 40 seconds of a new music video that landed on Vevo earlier this week. It belongs to a singing sensation, a real vocal diva whose name is headlining a new era of British songstresses. With a new hairstyle, rocking body, and vocals that match, Jessie J’s new single “Wild” is this week’s Pop Topper of the Week!

Even if you aren’t (yet!) familiar with Jessie J, you probably recognize the song “Party in the USA,” a Miley Cyrus song written by the rocking songstress and basically the melodic representation of summer. Born and ra...

Olympic Soundrack Bounds To Top Of iTunes Chart

July 30th, 2012 8:32am EDT
Dizzee Rascal
The Olympic soundtrack is must-have music as evidenced by its climb to the top of the iTunes chart. The "Isle of Wonder" album features everything from Dizzee Rascal, to the Arctic Monkeys, and the Four Nations Choir.

Filmmaker Danny Boyle masterminded the opening ceremony on Friday night ,and he featured a lot of contemporary music, as well as some classical tunes.

Boyle's collaborators are featured prominently on the album, including his "Slumdog Millionaire" soundman AR Rahman, who is featured on the disc.

The album features music by Mike Oldfield, Emeli Sande, The Chemical Brothers, ...

London Olympics Begin With Dazzling Star-Studded Show

July 28th, 2012 9:00am EDT
London Olympics
On Friday, "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle kicked off the London 2012 Olympic Games with a dazzling visual spectacular that included appearances by actor Kenneth Branagh, James Bond star Daniel Craig, author J.K. Rowling and Queen Elizabeth II.

The filmmaker presented the Isles of Wonder Opening Ceremony in Stratford, East London, and the Oscar winner did not disappoint.

The sound of the Olympic Bell signalled the official start of the London Games as the patriotic hymn "Jerusalem" was sung throughout the stadium. Branagh was the first celebrity to appear as he stepped up to po...

Jessie J Makes Live Comeback At V Festival

August 21st, 2011 9:32pm EDT
Jessie J
British pop star Jessie J broke her hiatus from music on Saturday to perform a homecoming show at V Festival in her native Essex, England.

The singer scrapped a number of concerts this summer after breaking her foot, but she refused to let the injury stop her performing at the British music festival, which takes place over two legs in Stafford, north England and Chelmsford in Essex.

Jessie J, who grew up in the region, took to the stage at the Chelmsford event on Saturday wearing a protective surgical boot and played to a crowd which included a number of her friends and family.

She told ...

Dizzee Rascal Scraps Festival Performance After Aircraft Drama

July 10th, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Dizzee Rascal
Rapper Dizzee Rascal pulled out of a performance at a Portuguese festival this weekend after he was involved in an incident on a plane at London's Heathrow Airport.

The "Bonkers" hitmaker was onboard a British Airways flight on Saturday and is alleged to have had an argument with a flight attendant.

Police were called to attend the disturbance and Rascal, who was due to perform at the Optimus Alive festival, is said to have been ordered off the aircraft.

An eyewitness tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "Dizzee was getting very angry it was taking so long to take off. Then he threw a tantrum...

Cheryl Cole Named Most Idolized Star

November 23rd, 2010 12:49pm EST
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole is the celebrity most idolized by kids - beating out competition from Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and David Beckham in a new poll.

The Girls Aloud star topped a survey by online video network Parentchannel.tv to find the showbiz icon most children consider the perfect role model.

She polled almost a quarter of the votes, ahead of soccer ace Beckham in second with 14 per cent and Poker Face hit-maker Gaga, who was third with more than nine per cent.

Rapper Dizzee Rascal is fourth with 7.4 per cent, and Britney Spears comes in fifth with almost three per cent of the vo...

Katy Perry & Christina Hendricks Are Cosmo's 'Women Of The Year'

November 3rd, 2010 9:00am EDT
Katy Perry
Newlywed Katy Perry, Christina Hendricks and Brit Alexandra Burke were honored at the annual Cosmopolitan magazine awards in London on Tuesday evening.

The "I Kissed A Girl" hitmaker, who married Russell Brand last month, was named top International Music Star at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year bash, while Burke took home the British equivalent.

Busty beauty Hendricks bagged the U.S. TV Actress trophy for her role in hit show "Mad Men." Gemma Arterton claimed the Film Actress honor, while "Doctor Who" star Karen Gillan won the U.K. TV Actress award.

"Glee" hunk Mark Salling l...

Snoop Dogg's Triumphant Return To Britain

June 26th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg made a triumphant return to the British live scene on Friday with a hot show at the Glastonbury festival. The rapper's four-year visa ban was overturned earlier this year, and the Somerset, England festival was announced as his grand return.

Snoop was joined onstage by Tinie Tempah and Blur and Gorillaz star Damon Albarn and British rapper Dizzee Rascal watched from the wings. Tempah performed a version of U.K. number one single Pass Out with Snoop, who took a moment to honor slain hip-hop hero Tupac Shakur by playing a medley of his songs.

Temperatures soared as Snoop hit th...

Dizzee Rascal Eager To Be First Black Bond

April 13th, 2010 11:43am EDT
Dizzee Rascal
British rapper Dizzee Rascal is eyeing a move into movies - he's hoping to become the first black man to play James Bond.

The British public recently named Rascal as the top contender to be the first black Bond, ahead of Will Smith and Jay-Z, in a survey by PreLoved.

The star is ecstatic about the results - and hopes his friendship with movie star Brad Pitt will help him land the coveted role.

He says, "I heard that this morning, I like that. Yeah, that's big, that's big. Why not man? I can rock a tuxedo. The whole nation's seen that. I've just got to get my lines right, that's all. I...

Lady Gaga Dominates The BRIT Awards (Video)

February 16th, 2010 8:42pm EST
Lady Gaga
Pop sensation Lady Gaga continued her quest for world domination on Tuesday night - by walking away with a trio of major trophies at the BRIT Awards in London. The "Poker Face" hit maker was the big winner at the event, walking away with prizes for all the international categories she was nominated for.

Her record "The Fame" was named Best International Album and she also collected awards for Best International Female Solo artist and Best International Breakthrough.

A teary-eyed Gaga thanked her U.K. fans, and provided the audience with a moving yet somber tribute performance to late ...

DJ A.M., Jay-Z & 93 Exclusive Mixes All Featured In 'DJ Hero'; Win It!

October 15th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
DJ Hero song list
Hailed in the press as one of the most fun, innovative and highly-anticipated games of the year, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) recently dropped the needle on DJ Hero's full set list featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time.

On October 27th, living room legends and budding superstar DJs alike will start the party off right with an unprecedented array of talent DJs including DJ A.M., Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip spinning trac...

Jonas Brothers Win 'Worst Album,' 'Worst Band' Honors At NME Awards

February 26th, 2009 9:10am EST
Jonas Brothers
MGMT, Muse, Kings of Leon and Oasis were among the winners at the Shockwaves NME Awards in London on Wednesday night. Brooklyn, New York duo MGMT grabbed two prizes - they were named Best New Band before receiving the Best Track award for "Time To Pretend."

Not everybody was celebrating though - the Jonas Brothers picked up the unwanted Worst Album and Worst Band honors.

Oasis were crowned Best British Band for the fourth time in the band's career. The British rockers missed the event at the O2 Brixton Academy but sent an acceptance video featuring themselves and comedian pal Russ...

Lily Allen's 'It's Not Me, It's You' Set For Feb. 10 Release

January 11th, 2009 11:00am EST
Lily Allen
On February 10th, 2009, Capitol Records will release It's Not Me, It's You, the follow-up to Lily Allen's critically acclaimed 2007 debut, Alright, Still. Recorded at Eagle Rock Studios in Los Angeles, the album finds Lily in top form, creating a record Blender's recent "In The Studio" feature described as "part God, part country and all middle finger." Allen wrote and recorded the album's 12 songs with producer Greg Kurstin (the bird and the bee), who worked with her on three songs for Alright, Still - "Everything's Just Wonderful," "Alfie" and "Not Big."

"We decided to try and make ...

Jay-Z, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson Nominated For Vodafone Awards

August 1st, 2008 10:01am EDT
Jay-Z, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and the Foo Fighters are among the artists to be nominated for the 2008 Vodafone Live Music Awards.

Rapper Jay-Z and Dave Grohl's band Foo Fighters are battling it out for Best International Act, along with N.E.R.D. and Kings Of Leon.

Winehouse has been shortlisted for the Best Female Award and will be fighting against Welsh soul star Duffy, rapper Estelle and British singer Kate Nash for the honor.

Producer Ronson features on the Best Male list with Morrissey, Paul Weller and Dizzee Rascal.

Other awards at the event include Best Live Ac...

Patton Oswalt Hosts The 2008 Plug Independent Music Awards

February 10th, 2008 9:00pm EST
Patton Oswalt
The Plug Independent Music Awards will be headlined by the legendary Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds. This year's show--taking place at Terminal 5 in New York on March 6-- will see the esteemed band join previously announced performers St. Vincent and Jose Gonzalez and host Patton Oswalt. ." Additionally, seminal U.K.-based rapper and Mercury Prize winner Dizzee Rascal--whose Maths and English LP is nominated for "Best Hip Hop Album"--has been confirmed to perform.

The Impact Award which honors his influence on the independent music community through his exceptional work and career. Last ...

Dizzee Rascal: 'I Want Ten Children'

January 21st, 2008 4:03pm EST
Dizzee Rascal
British rap star Dizzee Rascal has big ambitions outside his music career - he aims to have at least 10 children. The 22-year-old - real name Dylan Mills - wants to settle down and start a family, but is unsure if he wants all his kids to have the same mother.

He says, "I've got one girl I've been seeing lately more than anyone else. I want to have ten kids - it's deciding whether it will be with the same baby-mother or not."

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Dizzee Rascal: 'Pimp C Got Me Through Hard Times'

December 14th, 2007 12:05pm EST
Dizzee Rascal
British rapper Dizzee Rascal has paid tribute to Pimp C, praising the late American hip-hop star for helping him through "hard times" when he was growing up. The 22-year-old - real name Dylan Mills - worked with Pimp C on Where's Da G's, for his latest album Maths And English.

Pimp C - real name Chad Butler - who made up UGK with partner Bun B, was found dead in his sleep in a Los Angeles hotel room on December 4th. He is thought to have died of natural causes, although autopsy and toxicology results won't be available for up to eight weeks.

Mills says, "Listening to Pimp C and ...

Celebrity Birthdays, October 1

October 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Randy Quaid
Happy Birthday to British DJ and rapper Dizzee Rascal (1985), baseball slugger Mark McGwire (1963), Puerto Rican actor Esai Morales (1962), comedic actor Randy Quaid (1950), Panamanian baseball star Rod Carew (1945), Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews (1935), Harry Potter's first "Dumbledore" Sir Richard Harris (1930), "Hannibal Smith" from The A-Team George Peppard (1928), Happy Days actor Tom Bosley (1927), 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter (1924), comedic actor Walter Matthau (1920), and Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz (1903).

Amy Winehouse & Dizzee Rascal Lead Mobo Nominations

August 23rd, 2007 8:43am EDT
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse and Dizzee Rascal lead the nominations for this year's Mobo Awards. The nominations for the 12th Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) was announced on Wednesday in London.

The "Rehab" hitmaker is up for Best UK Female, alongside Beverley Knight, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamelia and Joss Stone. The news will come as a welcome relief for Winehouse - who was also nominated for Best R&B Act, Best Song for "Rehab" and Best Video for "Back To Black" - following her recent collapse after three days of hard partying.

Rap star Rascal also picked up four nominations - Best UK Male, Best...

Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse, And Others Vie For Mercury Prize

July 17th, 2007 10:05am EDT
Arctic Monkeys
Singer Amy Winehouse and rock group Arctic Monkeys are among the 12 nominees for the 2007 Nationwide Mercury Prize. Winehouse and Arctic Monkeys' second albums - Back To Black and Favourite Worse Nightmare - were announced on the shortlist at a conference at London's The Hospital venue on Tuesday.

British bookmakers William Hill have given 4/1 odds that either acts take home the coveted prize on September 4. Arctic Monkeys took home the gong last year for their debut disc Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, while 2003's winner, London rapper Dizzee Rascal is up for his third...

Fascinating Facts

June 26th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar will open the sale of prestigious London department store Harrods on Monday - joining the likes of Eva Longoria and Brittany Murphy who have begun the shop's sale in the past.

R&B star Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds' divorce from Tracey Edmonds is official after it was finalized in court on Friday. The 49-year-old singer/producer separated from Tracey, who is now dating Eddie Murphy, in October 2005 after 13 years of marriage. The former couple will share joint custody of sons, Brandon, 10, and Dylan, six.

Late U.S literacy figure ...

Fascinating Facts

June 24th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi uses the pseudonym Humpty Dumpty when he checks into hotels.

The Arctic Monkeys performed Diamonds Are Forever alongside Dizzee Rascal at Glastonbury last night as a tribute to Shirley Bassey, who will be performing at the festival tomorrow.

Hunky Ryan Phillippe is 'celebrating' the end of his marriage to Reese Witherspoon with a new tribal tattoo. The actor has been showing off the colourful skin art on the top of his left arm.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Arctic Monkeys Frontman Suffers Stage Fright

June 24th, 2007 2:32pm EDT
Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner is relieved his performance at England's Glastonbury Festival on Friday is finally over - after spending months trying to calm his pre-gig nerves.

Turner - who was joined on stage by British rapper Dizzee Rascal for a musical tribute to Dame Shirley Bassey - admits it was a struggle to overcome his stage fright for the Somerset festival this weekend.

He says, "I've been s**t scared and dead nervous about it for ages. I didn't walk on thinking it would look like just another festival. In my head it was like 'This is going to be a one off thing' ...

Celebrity Birthdays, October 1

October 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Randy Quaid
Happy Birthday to British DJ and rapper Dizzee Rascal (1985), baseball slugger Mark McGwire (1963), Puerto Rican actor Esai Morales (1962), comedic actor Randy Quaid (1950), Panamanian baseball star Rod Carew (1945), Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews (1935), Harry Potter's first "Dumbledore" Sir Richard Harris (1930), "Hannibal Smith" from The A-Team George Peppard (1928), Happy Days actor Tom Bosley (1927), 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter (1924), comedic actor Walter Matthau (1920), and Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz (1903).

Charlotte Church To Write Second Autobiography; Attacks Fellow Brit Nominees

February 6th, 2006 12:37pm EST
Charlotte Church
Teenage pop star Charlotte Church is set to write a second book of memoirs, just five years after her child soprano career was meticulously detailed in print. The 19-year-old Welsh singer has reportedly signed a six-figure deal for a transcript of her teenage life, which has been plagued by kiss-and-tell tabloid tales from ex-lovers and unflattering pictures of boozy nights out.

Church says, "I'm excited at the opportunity to give my side of the story of the last few years."

In other Charlotte Church news, the Welsh singer has launched a scathing attack on fellow Brit Award nomine...

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