Internet superstar to bring vintage masterclasses to Edinburgh

Internet superstar to bring vintage masterclasses to Edinburgh

An internet sensation who carved a career out of uploading easy-to-follow vintage hair and makeup tutorials on the internet is set to host two exclusive events in Edinburgh. Cherry Dollface, whose YouTube channel has amassed over 21million views in less than five years, will visit Causewayside’s Lipstick, Lashes and Locks in September to spend three hours teaching participants how to master pinup looks inspired by the likes of Bettie Page, Veronica Lake and Dita Von…

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BBC to launch X Factor-style contest to choose UK Eurovision act

BBC to launch X Factor-style contest to choose UK Eurovision act

The UK’s 2016 Eurovision entry will be chosen by the public in a TV show on BBC Four. Eurovision: You Decide has been described as a ‘X Factor-style’ show. It will be the first time in six years that a televised show will determine the UK’s Eurovision representative. The 90-minute show show will air on BBC 4 next month (February 26) live from The Forum in London and will be hosted by Great British Bake-off presenter Mel Giedroyc….

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Activists vow to halt major Nazi hate concert in Edinburgh

Activists vow to halt major Nazi hate concert in Edinburgh

Neo-Nazi thrash metal band Bound For Glory are to perform in Edinburgh this year – but anti-fascist groups have vowed to pull the plug on what organisers are billing as Scotland’s biggest ever ‘white power’ gig. The American outfit, one of the biggest bands on the neo-Nazi music scene,  are expected to draw an army of fascist thugs from all across Europe to Scotland’s capital if the gig goes ahead on October 22, prompting anti-fascist groups to try and track…

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Spice Girls set to reunite without Victoria Beckham

Spice Girls set to reunite without Victoria Beckham

The Spice Girls are likely to reform this year as a four piece, without Victoria Beckham, according to reports. 2016 marks two decades since The Spice Girls breakthrough hit single Wannabe, which was released in July 1996, leading to rumours that the girl-group will reunite for live dates to mark the anniversary. Following reports that Victoria Beckham is “too busy” for a reunion, Geri Halliwell (née Horner) has confirmed that the comeback will just be “the…

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Jenni Falconer to host Arnold Schwarzenegger event

Jenni Falconer to host Arnold Schwarzenegger event

Jenni Falconer has been announced as the host for An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger, which is set to take place in Edinburgh next week. The Scottish presenter will grill the superstar on his rise to fame, his film debut and his famous catchphrases in front of a live audience at The Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Wednesday, 20 January. During the event, fans will be given the opportunity to hear the star talk about his…

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Plans for Bay City Rollers movie emerge

Plans for Bay City Rollers movie emerge

Hot on the heels of their triumphant reunion gigs, 70s sensations The Bay City Rollers are set to take Hollywood by storm after plans emerged for a film about the iconic Edinburgh band. According to reports, Rollers’ manager John McLaughlin is considering two big-money offers to bring the pop legends’ story to the silver screen. McLaughlin, 51, who is behind the sellout comeback gigs by the Shang-a-Lang hitmakers, revealed talks are at an advanced stage. He said:…

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Zayn Malik: One Direction ignore me when I try to call

Zayn Malik: One Direction ignore me when I try to call

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik says he is no longer on speaking terms with his former bandmates. The 22-year-old singer, who quit the boyband last March, claimed that despite trying to stay in touch with old pals Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, he hasn’t had a reply. “I had every intention of remaining friends with everybody, but I guess certain phone numbers have changed and I haven’t received calls from a lot…

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Stevie McCrorie to perform at HMV Edinburgh

Stevie McCrorie to perform at HMV Edinburgh

Despite winning the show last year, Stevie McCrorie won’t be tuning in to watch The Voice when its fifth series kicks off this weekend – instead, he’ll be performing live and signing copies of his debut album for fans in Edinburgh. The Scottish singer, who was mentored by Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson on the show, will celebrate the release Big World, his first studio album, with a live performance and signing session at HMV…

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Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk was the biggest track of 2015

Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk was the biggest track of 2015

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ chart-topping single Uptown Funk has been named the biggest-selling track of 2015. According to the Official Charts Company, the Grammy-nominated song racked up a combined sales and streaming total of 1.76 million. Despite being officially released back in November 2014, Uptown Funk spent a total of seven weeks at number one, and a staggering 39 weeks in the Top 40. The track only exited the Top 40 in October, nearly…

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Star Wars beats Spectre to become UK’s biggest film of 2015

Star Wars beats Spectre to become UK’s biggest film of 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the UK’s biggest grossing movie of 2015 after just 16 days of release – raking in a whopping £94.06m at the box office to overtake Spectre’s £93.5m. JJ Abrams’ film has also overtaken Avatar (£94m) as the second most successful film in history in the UK. But Bond flick Skyfall still reigns supreme as the UK’s highest-grossing film of all time with £103m in 2012. At the end of December,…

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