Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi accuses BBC of neglecting show

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi accuses BBC of neglecting show

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has slammed the BBC for the way it deals with the classic sci-fi series. The Scottish actor is fed up with the changes in running times – and has hit out at the Beeb for not being more consistent. Speaking to Newsweek, Capaldi said, “It does frustrate me. If you’re going to have a family show, I think you have to build up a little ritual around it, and that ritual usually…

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Prog rock legend Keith Emerson’s death ruled suicide

Prog rock legend Keith Emerson’s death ruled suicide

The death of Keith Emerson, founding member and keyboardist of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, has been ruled a suicide, the Santa Monica Police confirmed. The 71-year-old died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A police spokesman said Emerson’s body was found in the early hours of Friday morning by his girlfriend Mari Kawaguchi. TMZ said Emerson had recently been suffering from depression and a degenerative nerve issue that hampered his keyboard playing capabilities. “We…

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Watch the trailer for Pedro Almodovar’s new film

Watch the trailer for Pedro Almodovar’s new film

The official trailer has been released for Oscar-winning Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s eagerly-awaited new film, Julieta, which opens in Edinburgh cinemas on 26 August. Based on stories by Alice Monro, the film stars Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, Rossy de Palma and Michelle Jenner, with Almodóvar on writing and directing duties. Originally titled Silencio, the name was changed by Almodóvar to avoid confusion with Martin Scorsese’s Silence, as both films are due for release this year. Explaining the decision to rename the…

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Star Wars: Han Solo spin-off will tell Chewbacca’s back story

Star Wars: Han Solo spin-off will tell Chewbacca’s back story

The eagerly-anticipated Star Wars spin-off film won’t just focus on the origin story of Han Solo – it will also be about his furry best friend, Chewbacca. The next Star Wars franchise release will be anthology movie Rogue One, which is expected to hit cinemas this December. That will then be followed by another instalment of the main saga, Episode VIII, in 2017. Now Disney chairman/CEO Bob Iger has confirmed new details of the future spin-off….

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X Factor’s Anton Stephans to play Edinburgh gig

X Factor’s Anton Stephans to play Edinburgh gig

X Factor finalist Anton Stephans is set to appear at Edinburgh’s Ghillie Dhu on 20 March. The 44-year-old, who was in Simon Cowell’s Overs category, will be the first artist to perform at The Cabaret Club, an exciting new event that is set to become a regular date for the Edinburgh venue. “I am thrilled to be coming to play in the wonderful city of Edinburgh, said Stephans. “Scottish audiences are just so lively and…

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Nina Nesbitt joins search for next big thing

Nina Nesbitt joins search for next big thing

Nina Nesbitt is looking for the next… Nina Nesbitt (well, sort of). The Edinburgh-born pop princess has joined BBC Radio One DJ Huw Stephens and producer Eric Appapoulay for Stripped Back – the competition from Fame Music to find the best acoustic artists in the country. Having scouted talent from all over the world, with previous winners being signed by majors or scoring residencies at famous clubs, Fame Music is bringing the opportunity of a life-time to…

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Bay City Rollers still big in Japan

Bay City Rollers still big in Japan

Rollermania is alive and well in the Land of the Rising Sun. So says Alan Longmuir, who was shocked to find the Bay City Rollers are still big in Japan when he and Les McKeown made the trip to the Far East to play a series of gigs. “It was amazing – just like going back in time”, said Longmuir, speaking to the Sunday Post. “We couldn’t believe the reaction we got. “We were playing…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets its DVD release date

Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets its DVD release date

The Force is about to awaken in your own front room with news that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray next month. Disney CEO Robert A. Igler revealed the release date of April 5 at the company’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday. The DVD and Blu-Ray release will be stacked with extras including an in-depth documentary shot behind the scenes of J.J. Abrams’ film, as well as deleted scenes and…

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JK Rowling confirms Fantastic Beasts will be trilogy

JK Rowling confirms Fantastic Beasts will be trilogy

JK Rowling has revealed that her Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will form part of a trilogy of movies The Edinburgh author divulged the information on Twitter while responding to rumours that Harry Potter stage play, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, would also be turned into a movie. Rowling said that the stage play will remain off the big screen – but that fans can expect a lot more from the Fantastic…

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Boyzone and Westlife members form supergroup Boyzlife

Boyzone and Westlife members form supergroup Boyzlife

After AAA reported a couple of weeks ago that members of Irish pop groups Boyzone and Westlife were in talks to form a new ‘supergroup’ –  it has been confirmed today. The two chart-topping bands are to follow in the footsteps of Busted and McFly by forming Boyzlife. Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and ex-Westlife singer Brian McFadden will embark on a UK tour later this year, kicking off in October. The tour will include 12 shows in Hilton hotels…

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