By Mark Boardman, 17-Jun-2013 06:57:00
The Take That star and solo hitmaker Robbie Williams has referred to One Direction as being "Like my showbiz brothers"
Robbie Williams has reiterated that One Direction are almost like 'brothers' to him.
The British singer has spoken about the 'Kiss You' group in the past and he mentioned how he sees part of his former self in the young group.
Williams said that he likes to keep tabs on the progress of the boyband after performing with them on the X Factor in 2010.
The 'Take The Crown' man added that he is also envious of Harry Styles' alleged romantic deviances. When asked if he still thinks of them like 'showbiz brothers', Williams replied:
"They are. I sang 'She’s The One' with them on The X Factor, so I've seen various stages of their growth. And I've been a member of One Direction, as it were. So I like seeing how they’re doing. Following Harry and his many romances and being slightly envious. Checking out their new tattoos and me showing them my new tattoos. I’m in the One Direction bad tattoo club. I have bad tattoos – so do they."
By Mark Boardman, 17-Jun-2013 06:53:00
Magna Carta Holy Grail, which will be given an initial limited release through Samsung on Thursday, July 4, was previewed in an advert which aired during the NBA Finals game between Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs last night.
"The album is about... this duality of how you navigate through this whole thing, through success, through failures, through all this and remain yourself," Jay-Z tells Rick Rubin in the three-minute commercial.
Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland also appear in the preview, and are seen with Jay-Z in the studio as he tells the group that they need to "write the new rules".
Magna Carta Holy Grail will be available for free for the first one million users of Samsung Galaxy SIII and Galaxy S4 handsets, plus the Samsung Galaxy Note II. A special app will be launched on June 24 through which fans can 'unlock' the record.
The LP will then be released worldwide on Sunday, July 7.
Jay-Z visits the UK to play Yahoo! Wireless Festival next month, and will tour with Justin Timberlake later this summer.
By Mark Boardman, 17-Jun-2013 06:51:00
Cheryl Cole has decided against cracking the States as she embarks on a new career adventure with will.i.am
Cheryl Cole has never been the type of girl to dwell on any downs during her incredibly successful career which is no doubt why the savvy singer has decided not to crack things across the pond as she says goodbye to her American dream.
With it she also has to part ways with the management team she’d hired to help her make it in the US, including her good friend will.i.am. After landing a prestigious post on the X Factor US judging panel, Cheryl signed up the Black Eyed Peas singer and his associate Seth Friedman to steer her to success in America.
Following her shock sacking from Simon Cowell’s show in 2011 the former Girls Aloud member has now called time on pursing the notoriously tough US market.
An insider said: “It’s been two years since she was sacked and she no longer has plans or has a desire to make it over there. She doesn’t have a US record deal and, despite the rumours, is not going to be moving over there.”
Although it’s refreshing to see when it comes to friendships, Cheryl is anything but fickle as she’s now enlisted will.i.am to oversee her music career in the UK once she’s ready to return to the spotlight.
The source added: “They remain good friends and were out for dinner in London last week.”
Yey, we’re pleased Cheryl Cole isn’t going anywhere!
By Mark Boardman, 16-Jun-2013 07:03:00
Warner Bros.’ $225 million franchise reboot, Man of Steel, took in a blazing $44.1 million on Friday. Including the $12 million earned on Thursday through corporate screening programs, the film has a $56.1 million total headed into the final two days of the weekend. By Sunday night, Man of Steel may earn about $125 million, which would stand as the second highest opening weekend of 2013 behind Iron Man 3‘s $174.1 million bow.
There’s also a chance that Man of Steel, which garnered an “A-” CinemaScore and has massive potential for Father’s Day business, may hold up better the average tentpole and finish closer to my $132 million prediction. Stay tuned to EW to see where it finishes.
Fellow newcomer This is the End scored $6.9 million on its first Friday, giving it a three-day total of $19.2 million. The $32 million R-rated comedy should take in about $20 million over the weekend, giving it a five day total of about $33 million. Audiences issue the film a “B+” CinemaScore.
Three holdovers filled out the rest of the Top 5. Now You See Me dropped only 46 percent in the face of Man of Steel to $3.3 million, putting it on pace for an $11 million frame. The Purge, meanwhile, plummeted 83 percent from its first Friday to $2.9 million, and may earn about $8.5 million in its sophomore weekend. Fast & Furious 6 grossed $2.6 million on Friday, and it may climb into fourth place by Sunday night with $9 million.
1. Man of Steel – $44.1 million
2. This is the End – $6.9 million
3. Now You See Me – $3.3 million
4. The Purge – $2.9 million
5. Fast & Furious 6 – $2.6 million
The UK film premiere of Man of Steel took place earlier this week where cast including Henry Cavill, Amy Adams attended.
Our editor Mark Boardman gives the film 8.5/10.
Fellow film premiere fan and presenter Craig Stevens said " Man Of Steel is epic, I loved it, can't wait to see it again.
By Mark Boardman, 16-Jun-2013 06:54:00
Robbie Williams believes that as he gets older he has begun to turn into his father.
The ‘Angels’ singer is going back on the road this month for his ‘Take The Crown’ tour, and has found that his physical preparations aren’t coming along quite as easily as they used to.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Williams said: “There’s no getting away from it, the big 4-0 isn’t far away.
“My back is f***** and I am stretching every day to make sure I’m in shape for the tour. I’m well aware I have gone a bit ‘dad-sized’.’
The Take That star also compared his younger physique with that of a certain One Direction heartthrob: “There was more of a chance of me being Harry Styles when I was Harry Styles’ age. I had a similar body shape to him.”
He added:“But nobody tells you that you carry on getting thicker and thicker, depending on your DNA. I am slowly turning into my father.
“I am like a trunk of some kind, it’s definitely not lithe. That’s not the word for it. This shape doesn’t lend itself to the running-man dance, let’s say, or body-popping, any more.
“Regardless of what I eat, or how much exercise I do, nature is taking its course, and I am becoming my old man. I’m fine with that, I just hope the missus is.”
Robbie will perform on The Voice UK final
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