Finest Christmas movie: Elf, The Muppets and Love Really miss prime spot

Picture copyright Paramount Footage/Alamy It was made in 1946 however It is A Great Life has been voted Britain’s hottest Christmas movie. It beat Christmas comedy Elf starring Will Ferrell to the highest spot in a survey of greater than 7,000 folks by RadioTimes.com. Different favourites within the prime 5 embody Love Really, The Muppet Christmas Carol and House Alone. It is A Great Life is a traditional festive feel-good

Rappers and songwriters: Is it OK to get assist writing songs?

Picture copyright Getty Photographs/Jennifer McCord Think about an individual writing a grime monitor. You may be picturing a lone determine in a darkish room, bent over a laptop computer. You are in all probability not considering of what business professionals have advised Radio 1 Newsbeat is “the norm” – the rapper getting assist from an expert songwriter. However in a style that is all about self-expression, how a lot affect

Mary Poppins Returns solid defend ‘forgettable’ songs

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption Left-right: Solid members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Emily Blunt and Colin Firth There’s just one rule laid all the way down to journalists on the press launch of Mary Poppins Returns. “Do not ask any of the solid to spell Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” This level is made by the movie’s publicists twice over as we arrive, and it is clear they are not joking. Thankfully we expect

James Arthur’s accountant pleads responsible to fraud

Picture copyright PA Picture caption The accountant of X Issue winner James Arthur pleaded responsible to fraud An accountant has admitted taking virtually £600,000 from X Issue winner James Arthur. Mark Livermore, 39, who labored for Arthur’s firm, Raff Music Ltd, moved funds to different accounts with out the musician’s information or permission. At Westminster Magistrates’ Courtroom, Livermore, 39, of Billericay, Essex, admitted one depend of fraud. Chairwoman of the

Harry Redknapp giving jam roly polys to homeless

Picture copyright James Gourley/ITV/REX/Shutterstock Picture caption Harry Redknapp turned the ITV actuality present’s oldest winner at 71 Harry Redknapp will donate jam roly poly puddings despatched to him since his I am a Movie star….Get Me Out Of Right here! win to homeless folks. The previous Tottenham, Portsmouth and West Ham supervisor frequently raved concerning the sponge pudding on the present. Redknapp stated he had been despatched “half a hundredweight”

Girl Gaga and A Star is Born snubbed by London critics

Picture copyright Warner Bros Picture caption Bradley Cooper directed and starred alongside Girl Gaga in A Star is Born The nominations have been introduced for the London Critics’ Circle movie awards – and a sure woman was conspicuous by her absence. Regardless of being shortlisted for 5 Golden Globes, Girl Gaga’s A Star is Born remake didn’t make the lower. Oscar-tipped royal romp The Favorite landed 10 nominations for the

Recent Prince star sues Fortnite creators over Carlton dance

Picture copyright Getty Photos The Recent Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing Fortnite’s creators Epic Video games, accusing them of copying his character’s dance strikes. Ribeiro can be suing NBA 2K collection creators Take-Two Interactive for utilizing the “Carlton Dance”. The actor claims the businesses unfairly profited from his “inventive expression, likeness and superstar”. The dance was made well-known by his character Carlton Banks within the hit 1990s

Lil Pump: Rapper labelled ‘racist’ over tune

Lil Pump: Rapper labelled ‘racist’ over tune By Tom Gerken, BBC UGC & Social Information And Kerry Allen, BBC Monitoring Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Lil Pump has greater than 17.four million followers on Instagram US-Colombian rapper Lil Pump has been accused of racism after he teased a brand new tune which makes use of a derogatory time period. Within the tune’s lyrics, Pump says “they name me [Chinese

Sorry, however LadBaby will not be Christmas primary

Picture caption Ava Max, LadBaby and Ariana Grande are all mentioned to be in competition for the Christmas primary It is official, the headlines say, there is a nail-biting, three-way race for this yr’s Christmas primary. Ariana Grande’s present chart-topper is going through fierce competitors from US newcomer Ava Max and a sausage roll-loving YouTube star known as LadBaby. The UK blogger is 508 gross sales and streams forward of

Making a Assassin detective sues Netflix for defamation

Picture copyright Netflix A retired detective has sued Netflix and the filmmakers of hit collection Making a Assassin for defamation. Andrew Colborn alleges the documentary collection instructed he planted proof to border homicide suspect, Steven Avery. His lawyer, Michael Griesbach, says his consumer has been subjected to “worldwide ridicule, contempt, and disdain” for the reason that present’s 2015 debut. The BBC has contacted Netflix for a remark. The case was