News archive from 18 January 2011, page 19

Parton plans children's musical

Parton plans children's musical

Country music superstar Dolly Parton is working on a new gospel-tinged children's musical about her upbringing in Tennessee. The singer/songwriter, who was the force behind 9 To 5: The Musical, has confirmed she's composing new music for a...

 

Frontline Club to discuss founder's support for Julian Assange

There has been mounting disquiet among some members of the Frontline Club over the relationship forged between its founder, Vaughan Smith, and Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. Now Smith has invited concerned members to an "open forum" tomorrow...

 
Gervais: 'I won't be asked to host Globes again'

Gervais: 'I won't be asked to host Globes again'

Funnyman Ricky Gervais doesn't expect to be invited back as the host of the Golden Globe Awards in 2012 after upsetting the organisers of Sunday's prizegiving with his risque humour. Gervais has come under fire from critics for going too far with his...

 

Facebook retracts address and phone number API

Facebook has disabled the API that shares users' mobile phone and address details with developers in response to a wave of what it is calling 'feedback', and what I'd call justified concern. A carefully worded statement on the Facebook Developer Blog...

 
Guns N' Roses snub Glee

Guns N' Roses snub Glee

Guns N' Roses have become the latest act to turn down Glee. The band's former guitarist Slash has revealed he and frontman Axl Rose were approached by the hit TV show's producers about a possible episode themed around their hits - but opted not to be...

 
Northern Sudan at a deadly crossroads | Harry Verhoeven

Northern Sudan at a deadly crossroads | Harry Verhoeven

As southern Sudan moves towards secession, northern Sudan too finds itself at a crossroads. With all media spotlights on the south's likely independence, it is important to remember that whatever happens in Khartoum remains the key determinant for war...

 
Bale frustrated by stunt rules

Bale frustrated by stunt rules

Golden Globes winner Christian Bale is still sore he never got to do more of his own stunts in The Fighter - but insurance company officials refused to let the star put his safety in danger. The dedicated Terminator: Salvation actor insists he was...

 
Off the starting blocks

Off the starting blocks

"Mzungo!" shouts a small boy as I run by, flanked by two much shorter, leaner Kenyans. The road has little traffic on it at this hour of the morning, but the wide, dirt verges are already full of life: children in school uniform, adults in...

Guardian, 10:37 in Travel
 
Top 10 hotels in Palm Springs, California

Top 10 hotels in Palm Springs, California

The Ace Hotel & Swim Club Very much the new kid in town, the Ace's fourth outpost (there are also hotels in Portland, Seattle and New York) has aimed itself squarely at the younger crowd. The furnishings are designed to make any modern...

Guardian, 10:37 in Travel
 
James Cameron dives deeps for Avatar

James Cameron dives deeps for Avatar

In the grim-grey light before sunrise on 23 January 1960 a stick of TNT exploded somewhere beneath the waves in the western Pacific and shot a plume of white water high into the sky with a shuddering ker-ump. The crew aboard the USS Lewis, a Navy...

 
MTV Skins: will it shake up US TV?

MTV Skins: will it shake up US TV?

Hot on the heels of the US adaptation of Shameless, last night saw the premieres of Skins and Being Human. Of all the criticisms fans of the originals can aim at these new versions, no one can say they're not faithful to the source material. The first...

Guardian, 10:37 in Showbiz
 
Voting reform bill: Peers still debating after all-night sitting

Voting reform bill: Peers still debating after all-night sitting

Peers are still sitting in the Lords in a marathon debate scheduled to continue until lunchtime today to consider proposed amendments to the government's plan for a referendum on changing Westminster's voting system. Lords have been ordered to work...

Guardian, 10:39 in Politics
 
Row over Huhne role in BP-Rosneft deal

Row over Huhne role in BP-Rosneft deal

The Lib Dem Cabinet minister met with the head of BP Bob Dudley and Russia's deputy prime Minister, Igor Sechin, who is president of Rosneft, late last Friday. He took part in a 'signing ceremony' before hailing the deal as great for energy...

 
Kate Bush set to release new music in 2011

Kate Bush set to release new music in 2011

After more than five years since her last album, Kate Bush will "likely" release new music in 2011. Following a rumour last week that the singer is finishing the follow-up to 2005's Aerial, her spokesperson confirmed a release – but not...

 
Steven Gerrard wants Kenny Dalglish to remain as Liverpool manager

Steven Gerrard wants Kenny Dalglish to remain as Liverpool manager

Steven Gerrard wants Kenny Dalglish to remain as Liverpool manager beyond this season. Dalglish has been put in temporary charge until the end of the season following the departure of Roy Hodgson and although he has yet to oversee a victory during his...

Guardian, 10:43 in Sport
 


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