Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Beckham Likes Posh On Top!

*pictures from The Sun
David Beckham in Brazil
David Beckham was pictured yesterday in Brazil wearing the t-shirt that has his naked wife on, as reported here 24 hours ago - Victoria Beckham is raising awareness for the Marc Jacobs skin cancer campaign. It's not a case of what you know but who you know, as David got his hands on the t-shirt before they hit the shops next week!

Meanwhile the "Return of the Spice Girls" is back in America for the next leg of their world tour, and according to The Sun newspaper - Cruz was looking very much like the all -American boy in his stars and stripes jacket.

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2008

    Victoria Beckham: Naked Picture

    Here is Victoria Beckham like you have never seen her before - NAKED! (OK, it's the first time in 2008, but a good excuse to show off Posh without any clothes on!!). Victoria is working with designer Marc Jacobs, campaigning about the dangers of skin cancer. The Posh t-shirts go on sale next week and the "Y" very cleverly hides anything that might be too risky for the public. Well, if David can do it so can Victoria ....... now THAT'S real "Girl Power"!

  • Atomic Kitten: "Anyone Who Had A Heart" Video

    Atomic Kitten are back with a new video, as previously reported on "robmacca's entertainment news". It's called "Anyone Who Had A Heart" - judge for yourself!

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  • Sunday, January 27, 2008

    Cheryl Cole Stands By Ashley

    Ashley and Cheryl - Days numbered?

    The News of the World has an exclusive interview with Cheryl Cole (Girls Aloud) and husband Ashley confirming the couple are NOT splitting up, despite stories about problems in their marriage this week. It's been reported Ashley had drunken nights with a blonde.

    Read the full story: HERE

  • Sunday, January 20, 2008

    Amy Winehouse: The Transvestite Look

    Amy Winehouse goes blond (pic: NME/WENN)

    Amy Winehouse is starting to look more and more like a washed up transvestite with every new picture that makes it into the media. The new blond look does not do Amy any favours and I fear that in a few months time we'll be seeing her perform at Blackpool Pleasure Beach under the name of "Miss Rehab".

    On a sad note, it has been confirmed that Lily Allen has suffered a miscarriage. Previously on this blog we reported Lily Allen was expecting her first child with Chemical Romance's Ed Simons.

    Finally we get to finish on a good note - The Enemy will be performing dates in Germany at the end of the month after having to cancel the tour when Tom Clarke took ill. The new dates are:

    27-Jan @ 591 - Munich
    28-Jan @ Magnet - Berlin
    30-Jan @ Gebaude 9 -Cologne
    31-Jan @ Knust - Hamburg
    01-Feb @ Kammgam - Kaiserslauten
    02-Feb @ Botanique - Brussels

  • - My website dedicated to Coventry band "The Enemy"
  • Thursday, January 17, 2008

    BAFTA Nominations 2008

    "Atonement" receives 14 nominations

    This years BAFTA nominations are here and the winners will be revealed at the glittering event to be held on 10th February at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. The top nominations are:

    Atonement - 14
    No Country for Old Men - 9
    There Will Be Blood - 9
    La Vie en Rose - 7
    The Bourne Ultimatum - 6
    American Gangster - 5
    The Lives of Others - 5
    Michael Clayton - 5

    Best film:
    American Gangster
    The Lives of Others
    No Country Old Men
    There Will Be Blood

    Best British film:
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Eastern Promises
    This Is England

    Leading actor:
    George Clooney - Michael Clayton
    Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
    James McAvoy - Atonement
    Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises
    Ulrich Muehe - The Lives of Others

    Leading actress:
    Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
    Julie Christie - Away From Her
    Marion Cotillard - La Vie En Rose
    Keira Knightley - Atonement
    Ellen Page - Juno

    Supporting actor:
    Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
    Paul Dano - There Will Be Blood
    Tommy Lee Jones - No Country for Old Men
    Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
    Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton

    Supporting actress:
    Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
    Kelly Macdonald - No Country for Old Men
    Samantha Morton - Control
    Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
    Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

    Atonement - Joe Wright
    The Bourne Ultimatum - Paul Greengrass
    The Lives of Others - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
    No Country For Old Men - Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
    There Will Be Blood - Paul Thomas Anderson

    Original screenplay:
    American Gangster - Steven Zaillian
    Juno - Diablo Cody
    The Lives of Others - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
    Michael Clayton - Tony Gilroy
    This is England - Shane Meadows

    Adapted screenplay:
    Atonement - Christopher Hampton
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Ronald Harwood
    The Kite Runner - David Benioff
    No Country for Old Men - Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
    There Will Be Blood - Paul Thomas Anderson

    Film not in the English language:
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    The Kite Runner
    The Lives of Others
    Lust, Caution
    La Vie En Rose

    Animated film:
    Shrek the Third
    The Simpsons Movie

    The Carl Foreman award for special achievement by a british director, writer or producer for their first feature film:
    Chris Atkins (director/writer) - Taking Liberties
    Mia Bays (producer) - Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
    Sarah Gavron (director) - Brick Lane
    Matt Greenhalgh (writer) - Control
    Andrew Piddington (director/writer) - The Killing of John Lennon

    American Gangster - Marc Streitenfeld
    Atonement - Dario Marianelli
    The Kite Runner - Alberto Iglesias
    There Will Be Blood - Jonny Greenwood
    La Vie En Rose - Christopher Gunning

    American gangster - Harris Savides
    Atonement - Seamus McGarvey
    The Bourne Ultimatum - Oliver Wood
    No Country For Old Men - Roger Deakins
    There Will Be Blood - Robert Elswit

    American Gangster - Pietro Scalia
    Atonement - Paul Tothill
    The Bourne Ultimatum - Christopher Rouse
    Michael Clayton - John Gilroy
    No Country For Old Men - Roderick Jaynes

    Production design:
    Atonement - Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Guy Hendrix Dyas, Richard Roberts
    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix - Stuart Craig, Stephanie McMillan
    There Will Be Blood - Jack Fisk, Jim Erickson
    La Vie En Rose - Olivier Raoux

    Costume design:
    Atonement - Jacqueline Durran
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Alexandra Byrne
    Lust, Caution - Pan Lai
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Colleen Atwood
    La Vie En Rose - Marit Allen

    Atonement - Danny Hambrook, Paul Hamblin, Catherine Hodgson
    The Bourne Ultimatum - Kirk Francis, Scott Millan, Dave Parke, Karen Baker Landers, Per Hallberg
    No Country For Old Men - Peter Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff
    There Will Be Blood - Christopher Scarabosio, Matthew Wood, John Pritchett, Michael Semanick, Tom Johnson
    La Vie En Rose - Laurent Zeilig, Pascal Villard, Jean-Paul Hurier, Marc Doisne

    Special visual effects:
    The Bourne Ultimatum - Peter Chiang, Charlie Noble, Mattias Lindahl, Joss Williams
    The Golden Compass - Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris, Trevor Woods
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Tim Burke, John Richardson, Emma Norton, Chris Shaw
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End - John Knoll, Charles Gibson, Hal Hickel, John Frazier
    Spider-Man 3 - Scott Stokdyk, Peter Nofz, Kee-Suk Ken Hahn, Spencer Cook

    Make-up and hair:
    Atonement - Ivana Primorac
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Jenny Shircore
    Hairspray - nominees to be confirmed
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Ivana Primorac
    La Vie En Rose - Jan Archibald, Didier Lavergne

    Short animation:
    The Pearce Sisters - Jo Allen, Luis Cook
    Head Over Heels - Osbert Parker, Fiona Pitkin, Ian Gouldstone
    The Crumblegiant - Pearse Moore, John McCloskey

    Short film:
    Dog Altogether - Diarmid Scrimshaw, Paddy Considine
    Hesitation - Julien Berlan, Michelle Eastwood, Virginia Gilbert
    The One And Only Herb McGwyer Plays Wallis Island - Charlie Henderson, James Griffiths, Tim Key, Tom Basden
    Soft - Jane Hooks, Simon Ellis
    The Stronger - Dan McCulloch, Lia Williams, Frank McGuinness

    The Orange rising star award: (voted for by the public)
    Shia LaBeouf
    Sienna Miller
    Ellen Page
    Sam Riley
    Tang Wei

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  • Tuesday, January 15, 2008

    Brit Award 2008: More S**t Than Brit!

    The Brit Award nominations were revealed last night (full list HERE) and I've got to say the awards seem more "S**t" than "Brit". Partly due to the multiple nominations of the same artists, which then leads to the lack of variety.

    I was expecting Coventry band, The Enemy to be in the "Breakthrough Act" after a year of constant touring, a number one album and four singles in the Top 40. Instead we are offered two artists, Leona Lewis and Mika that have 8 nominations between them, Kate Nash (3 nominations), the Klaxons (2 nominations) and finally Bat For Lashes (2 nominations). It would have been more interesting to have at least one artist in the nominations who wasn't listed in another category.

    While I'm sure the Brit Awards 2008 will be fantastic, I can't help but feel it could have included nominations in a wider field. Back in June I predicted on "robmacca entertainment news" The Enemy would be in the nominations for "Breakthough Act", today I've been proved wrong - but I can't help bands like The Enemy (and many other artists) have been over looked in what seems to be a popularity contest. Meanwhile can Girls Aloud pick up their first Brit Award or will Take That beat them to it? - find out on February 20th!

  • - My website dedicated to Coventry band "The Enemy"
  • Monday, January 14, 2008

    Brit Award 2008: Nominees

    Take That performing at the 2007 Brit Awards.

    Here is the full list of the 2008 Brit Awards nominees, the event is to be held at Earls Court, London on 20th February 2008:

    British male solo artist: Jamie T, Mark Ronson, Mika, Newton Faulkner, Richard Hawley.

    British female solo artist: Bat For Lashes, Kate Nash, KT Tunstall, Leona Lewis, PJ Harvey.

    British group: Arctic Monkeys, Editors, Girls Aloud, Kaiser Chiefs, Take That.

    British album: Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare, Leona Lewis - Spirit, Mark Ronson - Version, Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion, Take That - Beautiful World.

    British breakthrough act: Bat For Lashes, Kate Nash, Klaxons, Leona Lewis, Mika. (Winner chosen by BBC Radio 1 listeners)

    British live act: Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Klaxons, Muse, Take That. (Winner chosen by BBC Radio 2 listeners)

    British single: Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love, Mika - Grace Kelly, Take That - Shine, Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby, Sugababes - About You Now, Mark Ronson Ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie, Kate Nash - Foundations, The Hoosiers - Worried About Ray, James Blunt - 1973, Mutya Buena - Real Girl. (A live public vote will decide the winner on the night)

    International male solo artist: Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Michael Buble, Rufus Wainwright, Timbaland.

    International female solo artist: Alicia Keys, Bjork, Feist, Kylie Minogue, Rihanna.

    International group: Arcade Fire, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, White Stripes.

    International album: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible, Eagles - Long Road Out Of Eden, Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Kings of Leon - Because Of The Times, Kylie Minogue - X.

    Critics' Choice Award: Adele

    Outstanding contribution to music: Sir Paul McCartney

  • - My website dedicated to Coventry band "The Enemy"
  • Bjork Attacks New Zealand Photographer

    Bjork was not happy after her long flight and attacked New Zealand photographer Glenn Jeffrey as she arrived in Auckland at 07:50am, ripping his shirt in half.

    Apparently the Icelandic singer was not happy with the NZ Herald photographer taking pictures of her partner, he'd been asked not to take pictures.

    The incident bears the hallmarks of another attack, in 1996, during which Bjork famously attacked a reporter after a long flight to Thailand.

    She later apologised for that attack, which is now posted on the YouTube website.

  • - My website dedicated to Coventry band "The Enemy"
  • Sunday, January 13, 2008

    Music News Update

    robmacca is away on holiday - so here is a quick music update while in Australia:

    *UK album sales dropped 10.8% to 138.1 million during 2007 but single sales increased almost 20m to a total of 86.6m.

    *EMI face one crisis after another, first Robbie Williams went on strike, Coldplay are considering leaving the company and now Kylie has stuck the boot in, blaming the company for her poor album sales.

    * Keep your eyes peeled as the Brit Award nominations become public this week, the Osbourne's will be presenting the show in February.

    * Mel C is to have all her tattoos removed, according to the News of the World today. The Spice Girl will have all ten removed at the end of the tour. Now think of the poor fans who copied her in getting the tattoos!

    * Britney Spears single, "Piece of Me" has knocked off X Factor winner Leon Jackson's "When You Believe" from the #1 position in the Irish charts. Britney managed to climb up to #2 in the UK this week.

    * The Enemy "We'll Live And Die In These Towns" album rose from #44 to #27 this week as it enjoys it's biggest climb in recent weeks. Tom Clarke, Andy Hopkins and Liam Watts have already started another busy year of gigs, returning to the UK from Germany.

  • - My website dedicated to Coventry band "The Enemy"
  • Friday, January 11, 2008

    The Enemy Updates

    robmacca captures an "Enemy" picture while in Australia.

    While The Enemy have been rocking Germany this week, I've been on the other side of the world in Australia getting withdrawal symptoms because I am unable to update my website because I'm using Firefox not Internet Explorer.

    I'm sure Tom, Andy and Liam are having a great time touring again. Meanwhile check out a great review from their recent gig at London's ULU, by Alex Fletcher, Entertainment Reporter at DigitalSpy. Hopefully next week we will find out if The Enemy are up for a Brit Award - watch this space!

  • - My website dedicated to Coventry band "The Enemy"
  • Wednesday, January 09, 2008

    David Beckham: Emporio Armani Pictures

    Here are another two hot pictures of David Beckham in the latest Emporio Armani underwear adverts. Last time the press made a fuss about Beckhams bulge, this time they are moaning about the lack of bulge. The poor bloke can't win with the media.

    Fixate your eyes where ever you like and judge for yourself, the original David Beckham Armani advert is printed at the bottom for you to compare sizes!

    * All three pictures were published in The Metro so check out the newspaper and read what they had to say on the subject.

  • - My website dedicated to Coventry band "The Enemy"
  • Tuesday, January 08, 2008

    robmacca on holiday

    I'm on holiday until 9th February, but will be posting regular video updates on:

    So if you want to find out exactly what robmacca is doing in Australia, check out the short video updates.

  • - My website dedicated to Coventry band "The Enemy"
  • Atomic Kitten Return

    Atomic Kitten are set for a return, after a three year gap. The girls had promised to return after scoring three #1's and ten Top 10 hits earlier this decade. Atomic Kitten's last release "Candle" was almost two years ago for charity.

    This time, according to The Sun newspaper Atomic Kitten are releasing a cover of Cilla Black's 1964 hit "Anyone Who Had A Heart" on January 28th. The line up will be NATASHA HAMILTON, JENNY FROST and LIZ McCLARNON and may be back for good if the record is well received.

    Might turn into another All Saints type of come back if you ask me!

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  • Friday, January 04, 2008

    Girls Aloud: 2008 Final Year?

    Girls Aloud - "to split in 2008"

    Your days are numbered when your dad goes to the newspapers to say you are not going to split! This is what the father of Girls Aloud singer Kimberly Walsh has done after newspaper rumours seemed to be circulating that Girls Aloud were set to split this year.

    It's got to be a nail in the coffin when he said: "The band might well have a break of a few weeks or something, but that wouldn't be until the end of the year."

    Let's face it , if the band have the end of the year off when it is the busiest time in the music industry, then they might as well quit after the tour. I think someone in Girls Aloud will get pregnant (most likely - Sarah Harding or Cheryl Cole) and it looks like Nadine Coyle will want to get married during 2008, probably to anyone! At least some things won't change - Nicola Roberts will keep the same facial expressions during 2008 no matter what!

  • Thursday, January 03, 2008

    Best Selling Album / Best Selling Single 2007

    Best Selling UK Albums 2007:

    Amy Winehouse "Back To Black" - UK #1 Album of 2007.

    1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black
    2 Leona Lewis Spirit
    3 Mika Life In Cartoon Motion
    4 Take That Beautiful World
    5 Westlife Back Home
    6 Eagles Long Road Out Of Eden
    7 Kaiser Chiefs Yours Truly Angry Mob
    8 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
    9 Timbaland Shock Value
    10 Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad

    Girl power returned in 2007 - but not just the Spice Girls kind as the females dominated the top two positions in the Best Selling Albums of 2007, but boy bands were close behind as Take That (#4) rounded off another fantastic year and Westlife proved that after 9 years they can still sell massive amounts of albums. British bands like the Kaiser Chiefs (#7) and Arctic Monkeys (#8) kept music lovers happy with real music.

    Other acts selling well during 2007 included the much anticipated second album by James Blunt, which after 15 weeks in the charts became the 13th best selling album of the year. New comer Mark Ronson spent 37 weeks inside the charts, earning him a 12th position in the chart. Reforming is nearly always a money spinner as Led Zeppelin found out with "Mothership", #17 after being released just 6 weeks before the end of the year.

    Whitney Houston "The Ultimate Collection" (#21) might now have enough royalties to finally stay out of rehab for a while. Take That "Never Forget - The Ultimate Collection" (#35) was the longest running album in the end of year chart with 111 weeks, closely followed by the rehab queen Amy Winehouse "Frank" (#37) on 108 weeks.

    Best Selling UK Singles 2007:

    Leona Lewis "Bleeding Love" - UK #1 Single of 2007.

    1 Leona Lewis Bleeding Love
    2 Rihanna ft Jay-Z Umbrella
    3 Mika Grace Kelly
    4 Leon Jackson When You Believe
    5 Take That Rule The World
    6 Sugababes About You Now
    7 Timbaland ft Keri Hilson The Way I Are
    8 Proclaimers / B Potter / A Pipkin (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
    9 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse Valerie
    10 Kaiser Chiefs Ruby

    Reality TV winner Leona Lewis proved wise to wait almost a year to release her follow up single "Bleeding Love" as it became the UK's #1 single for 2007, staying at #1 for most of it's 10 week history. Rihanna had to settle for second with her summer smash hit "Umbrella" - even if you hated it, you were singing it by the end of the wash out season! But it seems that collaborations were the order of the day as Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse (#9), Proclaimers/B Potter/A Pipkin (#8), Timberland/ Keri Hilson (#7) all found out scoring massive hits during the year.

    Leon Jackson, the X factor winner, had the Christmas #1 and proved once again the buying public still have a thirst for reality TV. His single "When You Believe" became the 4th best seller after just two weeks. Thankfully old favourites Take That and the Sugababes stopped the singles chart from slipping into a "reality collaboration" sham.

    Surprisingly one of the most played songs of 2007, Kate Nash "Foundations" only made it to #17, even though it was one of those songs that remained in the charts for half of the year. Snow Patrol were the longest runners in the chart with "Chasing Cars" having spent a staggering 74 weeks in total to finish #34.

    Newcomer Plain White T's can be proud of their hit "Hey There Delilah", it was the UK's 14th favourite single of 2007.

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