Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kid British @ Rock City, Nottingham

Kid British have been supporting The Enemy during their UK tour and have a great future ahead of them.Here are some pictures and videos of Kid British from this weekends Rock City gig in Nottingham. Check out the lads at:

The stage might have been small but Kid British could perform anywhere and brighten the place up with their uplifting tunes and lively stage presence. Kid British are just what we need in 2009 - as 25 year-old Simeon Mclean says, "We want to bring a feel good factor with our music." This is exactly what the lads do on stage.

Tiny stage had to house all seven members of Kid British

James on the move

Kid British in action @ Rock City

James and Sean singing loud and proud

Simeon and Adio know about 'Sunny Days'

Kid British @ Nottingham

Kid British on stage (a tiny stage!)


Kid British - Lost in London @ Rock City, Nottingham

Kid British - Sunny Days @ Rock City, Nottingham

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Girls Aloud - Untouchable Video

Here is the brand new Girls Aloud video for Untouchable, premiered on Channel 4 this week. The single is out on April 27 and Girls Aloud look as hot as ever - check out the pictures HERE.

Girls Aloud - Untouchable

Girls Aloud Untouchable Pictures

Girls Aloud have teamed up with Rob Cable for another stunning photo shoot - as the pictures below show. Nadine, Cheryl, Nicola, Sarah and Kimberley return for their 21st UK single with a raunchy sexy look. They are hoping 'Untouchable' makes it into the Top 10 when it is released on April 27.

Nadine Coyle

Nicola Roberts

Sarah Harding

Cheryl Cole
Kimberley Walsh

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

BAFTA Nominations 2009

The BAFTA Nominations for 2009 have been revealed (listed below) with The Apprentice up for 'Best Feature' against Top Gear. Channel 4 dominates 'Situation Comedy', while BBC rule in the 'Best Drama' selection. The 2009 British Academy Television Awards will take place in London on 26 April.

Best actor
Stephen Dillane - The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall (Channel 4)
Jason Isaacs - The Curse of Steptoe (BBC Four)
Ken Stott - Hancock and Joan (BBC Four)
Ben Whishaw - Criminal Justice (BBC One)

Best actress
June Brown - EastEnders (BBC One)
Anna Maxwell Martin - Poppy Shakespeare (Channel 4)
Maxine Peake - Hancock and Joan (BBC Four)
Andrea Riseborough - Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (BBC Four)

Best entertainment performance
Stephen Fry - QI (BBC Two)
Harry Hill - Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1)
Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly - I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV1)
Jonathan Ross - Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (BBC One)

Best comedy performance
Rob Brydon - Gavin and Stacey (BBC Three)
Sharon Horgan - Pulling (BBC Three)
David Mitchell - Peep Show (Channel 4)
Claire Skinner - Outnumbered (BBC One)

Best single drama
Einstein and Eddington (BBC Two)
Hancock and Joan (BBC Four)
The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall (Channel 4)
White Girl (BBC Two)

Best drama serial
Criminal Justice (BBC One)
Dead Set (Channel 4)
The Devil's Whore (Channel 4)
House of Saddam (BBC Two)

Best drama series
Doctor Who (BBC One)
Shameless (Channel 4)
Spooks (BBC One)
Wallander (BBC One)

Best continuing drama
The Bill (ITV1)
Casualty (BBC One)
EastEnders (BBC One)
Emmerdale (ITV1)

Best factual series
Amazon with Bruce Parry (BBC Two)
Blood Sweat and T-Shirts (BBC Three)
The Family (Channel 4)
Ross Kemp in Afghanistan (Sky One)

Best entertainment programme
The Friday/Sunday Night Project (Channel 4)
Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1)
QI (BBC One)
The X Factor (ITV1)

Best situation comedy
The Inbetweeners (Channel 4)
The IT Crowd (Channel 4)
Outnumbered (BBC One)
Peep Show (Channel 4)

Best comedy programme
Harry and Paul (BBC One)
The Peter Serafinowicz Show (BBC Two)
Star Stories (Channel 4)
That Mitchell and Webb Look (BBC Two)

Best single documentary
A Boy Called Alex (Channel 4)
Chosen (Channel 4)
The Fallen (BBC Two)
Thriller in Manila (More 4)

Best feature
The Apprentice (BBC One)
Celebrity MasterChef (BBC One)
The Choir: Boys Don't Sing (BBC Two)
Top Gear (BBC Two)

Best international show
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (More 4)
Dexter (ITV1)
Mad Men (BBC Four)
The Wire (FX)

Best specialist factual
Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery (BBC Four)
Life in Cold Blood (BBC One)
Lost Land of the Jaguar (BBC One)
Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press: The Machine That Made Us (BBC Four)

Best current affairs
Saving Africa's Witch Children - Dispatches (Channel 4)
Mum Loves Drugs, Not Me - Dispatches (Channel 4)
Omagh: What the Police Were Never Told - Panorama (BBC One)
Ross Kemp: A Kenya Special (Sky One)

Best news coverage
Channel 4 News (Channel 4)
News at Ten - Chinese Earthquake (ITV1)
Sky News - Canoe Man (Sky News)
Sky News - Mumbai (Sky News)

Best sport
Cheltenham Gold Cup - Denman v Kauto Star (Channel 4)
ITV1 F1: Brazilian Grand Prix (ITV1)
Olympics 2008 (BBC One)
Wimbledon - The Men's Final (BBC One)

Best interactivity
Bryony Makes a Zombie Movie (BBC Three)
Embarrassing Bodies Online (Channel 4)
Merlin (BBC One)
Olympics 2008 (BBC One)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Victoria Beckham - Latest Armani Picture

The new Victoria Beckham Armani picture has Posh bending backwards with her legs spread apart over a bed - now THAT picture alone has to be worth £12m! Who cares if VB is falling out with the in-laws or is looking a bit boney, she is still hot property..................

Check out all the other Beckham Armani related news: HERE on the blog.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ne-Yo Tells Leona Lewis To Tour

R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo has told Leona Lewis she should overcome her shyness and get out on tour. The 29 year-old American star had a #1 in the UK last year with 'Closer' and he is working on tracks for Leona and Mary J Blige.

Ne-Yo became friends with Leona Lewis when she spent time in America working on her multi-million selling album 'Spirit' but says, "Leona is very shy, which could be a good or bad thing." The X Factor winner has yet to go on tour and Ne-Yo advised her, "In this business, people want to know you so you’ve got to be willing to give it."

He will be in the UK in June for his own O2 Arena shows and would love nothing better than to see Leona Lewis doing the same, "I hope she starts doing shows to build up her stage presence as it’s something you have to train for."

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Leon Jackson Dropped By Sony

Former X Factor winner Leon Jackson has been dropped from his record label Sony after he failed to transfer his popularity from the TV show to record sales. Although his debut album 'Right Now' entered the UK album chart at #3, selling 130,000 copies. His single 'Don't Call This Love' was pipped to the #1 chart position by Peter Kay's character Geraldine McQueen with her spoof reality 'Winner's Song'. After this humiliation, the singer was doomed.

In a competitive market, Leon Jackson just couldn't compete with the other 'reality stars'. Leona Lewis was marketed so differently and given a better image, where as Leon was rushed and rough in comparison. Expect him to show up in a pantomime near you this Christmas!

Google UK Street View Launched

Google have launched Street View in the UK and now it is possible to walk up and down streets, thanks to the pictures covering 22,369 miles of UK streets by customised camera cars.

The service is free on Google and VERY addictive with Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Coventry, Derby, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Oxford, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Southampton, Swansea and York all added. You can zoom in and out, cross the road and go virtually anywhere.

I couldn't help but check out the place I work.............. View Larger Map

Isle of Wight Festival Acts Revealed

The Isle of Wight Festival 2009 has plenty of established bands putting in an appearance this year, with The Prodigy (pictured above) set to engulf the island with their dance stomping tracks. The festival takes place 12-14 June at Seaclose Park and dates back to 1968, where Marc Bolan performed for the one day festival.

Tickets for adults camping will be £140, with other prices also available - check out the official website for more details. The other confirmed acts so far are:

The Prodigy
Basement Jaxx
The Ting Tings
Neil Young
The Charlatans
White Lies
Maximo Park
The View
The Rifles
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Paolo Nutini

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Madonna To Release Another Greatest Hits

Madonna will be releasing yet another Greatest Hits album in September as she parts company from Warner Records, bringing their 27 year partnership to an end. Fans can expect new material on the collection because Madonna is heading back into the studio, Guy Oseary asked fans on Twitter which tunes they think should be included.

Previously Madonna released The Immaculate Collection in 1990 and GHV2 in 2001 but this next Greatest Hits brings down the curtain on her time at Warner - selling over 200 million albums over the years. The singer signed a $120 million (£86.6m) deal with concert promoter Live Nation, according to the press.

Zac Efron: Interview Pictures

These Zac Efron pictures by Mikael Jansson for the latest edition of Interview magazine show the High School Musical star in a whole new light as he seeks to lose that squeaky clean Disney image. Interview magazine goes on sale next week and the website has the full interview with Zac.

Previously we showed pictures of Zac Efron on walkabouts with his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens here on robmacca's entertainment news in October.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Apprentice Returns!

The Apprentice (BBC1)

The Apprentice returns for a brand new series next Wednesday (25/03/09) but already one of the contestants has dropped out, leaving 15 other young hopefuls with the arduous task of pleasing multi-millionaire Sir Alan Sugar for the next twelve weeks.

The full candidate picture gallery will be available to see on robmaccaEXTRA in the next few hours, meanwhile watch the video of the Best Bits to remind yourself what happened in the last series of The Apprentice. The candidates were Nicholas, Shazia, Ian, Simon, Lindi, Kevin, Jenny, Jennifer, Sara, Raef, Michael, Lucinda, Alex and Helene. Claire Young was runner up and Lee McQueen got hired.

Radio 1 Big Weekend Heads To Swindon

Snow Patrol and N-Dubz will be appearing at the ninth Radio 1's Big Weekend and this year it will be held in Swindon, with up to 40,000 free tickets becoming available over the two days. Lydiard Park will be home for the festival on the weekend of May 9/10th with a whole list of artists to be revealed in the coming weeks.

Four stages are to be placed in the park and most of the tickets will be allocated to local people in Swindon with live coverage on Radio 1 as well as highlights on BBC 3. Tickets for last year's Radio 1 Big Weekend became hot property after it was announced Madonna would be headlining the festival in Kent. Ticket information is available from the official website where you can register your details.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Countdown To Be Axed?

Countdown looks more and more likely to be axed as the long running Channel 4 show is booted out of it's Yorkshire home thanks to cuts made by ITV. The Yorkshire TV studios in Leeds are being closed down and many are being made redundant as filming moves to Manchester in the latest cost-cutting move.

Since new presenters Jeff Stelling and Rachel Riley took over from Des O'Conner and Carol Vorderman in January, viewing figures have failed to increase - now the show is often watched by less than a million viewers. The steady decline saw the show lose half their viewers since 2002 and Countdown's rating no longer appear in Channel 4's Top 10 like it did back in the days of Richard Whiteley.

Some now believe it is only a matter of time before the clock ticks one final time on this once popular TV show.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Michael Jackson Tickets Going Cheap?

Michael Jackson has not only managed to fill the O2 Arena, he has sold all 50 dates in record time. Fans queued outside the venue all night and a quarter of a million waited online as 750,000 tickets to see the King of Pop perform on the 'This Is It' tour - selling at a rate of eleven per second when they went on sale on Friday.

The original ten date O2 Arena tour sold out on Tuesday in pre-sales, but fans still hadn't been able to get hands on tickets as technical problems set in. The Michael Jackson tour has become the fastest selling in history and tickets have already been making their way to ebay - with massive profits for those selling.

Questions have been raised about the health of the 50 year-old pop star and whether Michael will be able to endure such a long residency at London's O2 Arena. With so many tickets being sold, some fans who missed out on the hype may yet bag a bargain if there are a glut of spare tickets on the market. Previous acts like the Spice Girls, sold out tickets in record time yet fans were able to buy cheap tickets via ebay nearer the concert dates.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

VIDEO: Joaquin Phoenix Fights At Miami Club

Here is the video of Joaquin Phoenix as he jumps off stage into the Miami night club crowd to confront a heckler. The 34 year old singer was appearing at the LIV night club in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel last night.

The incident happened around 2am, Joaquin Phoenix had ventured onto the stage wearing a suit and smoking a cigarette but was hardly audible when a member of the audience began heckling the actor-turned -rapper - he jumped into the audience and began beating the man until security came and pulled him away.

Joaquin Phoenix with beard

The footage was recorded by his brother-in-law Casey Affleck, who just happened to be making a documentary about him. This has lead some to believe the whole thing could have been staged, watch the video below and let me know what you think................

Joaquin Phoenix Fights Heckler

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Geri Halliwell Splits From Fiancé

Geri Halliwell has spilt up from her fiancé Fabrizio Politi after just three months according to The Sun newspaper today. Ginger Spice had previously been going out with her backing dancer Ivan Velez until they split, as reported on robmacca's entertainment news back in November.

The former Spice Girl is now 36 years-old and seems destined for the single life as it seems she once again got cold feet. According to a 'source' Geri, "woke up one morning last week and decided she just wasn’t the marrying type. She loved being in a relationship but decided that all she needs is her daughter Bluebell to keep her happy."

*Read more Geri Halliwell stories: HERE

Picture: Mel C and Scarlet

Mel C has released a picture with her new baby daughter, Scarlet. As seen on on her website and MySpace page, the official photograph shows a very happy Melanie C with her new arrival. Proceeds from the sale of the picture will be given to charity.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

YouTube Removing UK Music Videos

YouTube has begun removing music videos from it's UK website after a dispute about fees with the Performing Rights Society (PRS). The Google owned website aims to remove all UK premium music videos within the next few days unless an agreement between YouTube and PRS can be reached.

The previous deal between PRS, which represents music publishers, has now run out and the Society were looking at striking a much better deal with YouTube but it seems the two are poles apart.

Steve Porter, head of the PRS, said he was "outraged, shocked and disappointed" by the move and said it harmed both music fans and artists, urging YouTube chiefs to reconsider.

Walker suggested that a compromise could be reached, though, saying: "We feel we are so far apart that we have to remove content while we continue to negotiate with the PRS."

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Jennifer Ellison Bikini Beach Pictures

Jennifer Ellison certainly looks in good shape as these bikini beach pictures show - tanned and trim, the ex-Brookside actress was pictured on holiday in Mauritius and the News of the World have 21 of the best pictures from her sunshine break.

See all 21 photos: HERE

The Enemy - Latest Updates

Tom Clarke @ Corby secret gig - pic by Tom Oxley for NME

It's been a busy few days for Coventry band, The Enemy - from secret gigs, to radio interviews. Tom Andy and Liam are gearing up for the UK tour that kicks off in Scotland on Friday 13th March 2009.
Here are the latest updates from

07/03/09: PRESS - Coventry Telegraph - We’ve Gone Back To The Old School

07/03/09: NEWS - - Full Corby Gig Video Uploaded

GIG VIEOS - New Page For Gig Videos From 2007 Created

07/03/09: PRESS - THE-FLY.CO.UK - First Listen: The Enemy 'Music For The People' Review

06/03/09: NEWS - Music For The People Tracklisting

06/03/09: INTERVIEWS - MySpace - Scooters In Corby, Lunatics In Dundee….. Was It Good For You Too?

05/03/09: MEDIA - XFM.COM - New Enemy Album Is "Totally Different Way Of Production"

04/03/09: PICTURES - Studio Pictures from

04/03/09: NEWS - Koko Gig Competition

04/03/09: NEWS - New Songs On MySpace

04/03/09: PRESS - Coventry Telegraph - The Enemy Releasing Second Album In April

04/03/09: PICTURES - NME - Tom Oxley Corby Gig Pictures

03/03/09: PRESS - NME - The Enemy On The Road

03/03/09: MEDIA - XFM.COM - The Enemy on the Dave Berry Show

02/03/09: NEWS - The Enemy Confirmed For V Festival

02/03/09: NEWS - The Enemy To Headline Homecoming Festival

02/03/09: CALENDAR - Festivals Added

02/03/09: MEDIA - NME.COM - The Enemy @ NME Awards - Video

01/03/09: PICTURES - Corby Gig Pictures

GIG VIDEOS - Corby Secret Gig Videos Added

* - for the latest news on The Enemy

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Andy Burrows Quits Razorlight

Andy Burrows has quit Razorlight with immediate effect, the drummer said he was leaving for 'personal reasons' and was not at the Razorlight gig at Wolverhampton earlier this week.

The band will continue with their temporary drummer, David Sullivan-Kaplan. Front man Johnny Borrell said, "Over the last two albums and five years Andy has been an integral part of Razorlight and we will miss him. As far as the band's future is concerned, we're all looking forward to touring with Skully and getting on with making our next record."

Andy Burrows said, "I will be pursuing other musical ventures." He released a solo album last year and looks set to continue his musical career without Razorlight.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Specials To Perform At Oxegen Festival

The Specials have been confirmed for another summer festival, this time the reformed Coventry SKA band will be heading over to Ireland on July 10 - 12 for this years Oxegen Festival at Punchestown Racecourse. As reported earlier The Specials will also be performing at the V Festival in August.

Tickets for Oxegen go on sale March 6 at 8am and will include a new stage, full details can be found on the official website: The price has been frozen at 2008 prices, costing 224.50 Euro (incl. booking fee) for 3 day including camping ticket.

The confirmed Oxegen line up so far:

Bloc Party
The Killers
Lily Allen
The Specials
Paolo Nutini
The Mars Volta
Wallis Bird
Swedish House Mafia
Miss Kittin and The hacker
Fight Like Apes
Katy Perry
Kings of Leon
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Pete Doherty
Snow Patrol
The Script
The Ting Tings
White Lies
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Manic Street Preachers
Lady GaGa
TV On The Radio
The Game
Florence And The Machine
Of Montreal
Friendly Fires
Jason Mraz

The Specials Confirmed For V Festival

The Specials will be performing at this years V Festival, along with other Coventry band, The Enemy. The recently reformed SKA band will be playing on Saturday 22nd August and Sunday 23rd August 2009 at Weston Park in Staffordshire and Hylands Park in Chelmsford.

Headlining the V Festival are Oasis and The Killers, with a whole host of top bands and artists including -Fatboy Slim, Snow Patrol, Keane, Elbow, Razorlight, Ting Tings, Pendulum, MGMT and Lady Ga Ga.

Also appearing will be James, Lily Allen, Katy Perry, The Wombats, James Morrison, Pete Doherty and The Streets..

Tickets go on sale Friday 6th March at 10am, find out more at . Prices are £73 for a single day, £132 for both days or £152 for weekend entry that includes camping.

Here are the list of artists confirmed for this years V Festival:

The Killers
The Streets
The Wombats
The Script
Lily Allen
The Ting Tings
Bify Clyro
Snow Patrol
Peter Doherty
Katy Perry
The Saturdays
Ocean Colour Scene
Happy Mondays
Lady Gaga
Seasick Steve
Fatboy Slim
Paolo Nutini
The Enemy
The Specials
Dizzee Rascal

Monday, March 02, 2009

Oasis Banned From China?

British rockers Oasis have cancelled their dates in China as it appears the Chinese authorities would have banned them because of claims that Noel Gallagher has links to Tibet. The Chinese would be eager to avoid another high profile artist making a public statement on stage, following Bjork much publicised shouting of "Tibet!" at the end of her concert in Shanghai.

Noel and Liam are not the sort of rock stars who don't toe the political line and have spoken out very honestly over the years, so it is likely the band would have cancelled or boycotted China once restrictions were placed upon them. Two dates were scheduled for Beijing's Capital Arena on April 3 and the Shanghai Grand Stage on April 5 to promote the latest Oasis album 'Dig Out Your Soul'.

Oasis will be here in the UK as part of their world tour with The Enemy supporting and Oasis picked up Best British Band last week at the NME Awards. - for the latest news on The Enemy

Sunday, March 01, 2009

New Emma Bunton Pictures

Here are 5 new pictures of Emma Bunton, looking all grown up and certainly not living up to her Baby Spice image. The pictures taken by Derrick Santini reveal a more raunchy, naughty Emma Bunton.

She told the News of the World, "It was great to do a shoot that was more edgy," she says. "It showed my naughty side, which not many people ever see."
Click images below to see the bigger picture:

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