David Bowie walked away empty-handed from Britain's Q Awards on Monday (21Oct13) after he was beaten in six top categories. The veteran rocker was nominated for Best Track, Best Video, Best Solo Artist, Best Act in the World, Best Event, and Best Album - and won nothing.
In the Best Solo Artist category, he was beaten by pop star Ellie Goulding, who suggested he had been snubbed by the awards organisers for declining to attend the event in London.
She told the audience, "I really didn't expect this, you know, but perhaps David Bowie not being here had something to do with it?"
Young singer/songwriter Jake Bugg took the prize for Best New Act, Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro won Best Album for Opposites, and Foals were named Best Live Act.
Veteran band Suede received the coveted Icon Award, and flamboyant frontman Brett Anderson joked, "Thanks for whoever chose the picture of me in the blouse from 1993. It's been a pleasure and a privilege being in this band."
The main list of winners is as follows:
Best Solo Artist - Ellie Goulding
Best Act In The World Today - Vampire Weekend
Best Album - Biffy Clyro, Opposites
Best Live Act - Foals
Best New Act - Jake Bugg
Best Track - Arctic Monkeys, Do I Wanna Know?
Best Video - Manic Street Preachers, Show Me The Wonder
Best Event - Glastonbury Festival Of Contemporary Performing Arts
Idol Award - Robbie Williams
Icon Award - Suede
Classic Songwriter - Chrissie Hynde
Outstanding Contribution to Music - Pet Shop Boys.
Hollywood actor Ewan Mcgregor is set to host a moneyspinning event for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to raise cash for youngsters in Syria. The actor will be teaming up with stars including singer Robbie Williams, actor Sir Roger Moore, and model Claudia Schiffer for The Halloween Ball, an invitation-only event with a spooky twist.
The Moulin Rouge! star, who has supported UNICEF since 2004, insists the ball will play an important role in raising funds to provide essential supplies for children suffering in the war-torn country.
In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, he says, "As it stands today, there are more than one million child refugees and more than three million children needing urgent help inside Syria; the situation for them is critical. UNICEF is working day and night to provide clean water, vaccinations, education, and psychological support to those children.
"Once again, I find myself in absolute admiration hearing about incredibly courageous individuals, putting their lives at risk to help save the lives of children. However, the essential supplies are running low; the Halloween Ball will play a very important role in raising the vital missing funds UNICEF needs, and only with that support will UNICEF have a good chance of reaching every child."
The star has also taken to Twitter.com to share his excitement over the event, writing, "Looking forward to UNICEF U.K. Halloween Ball for Syria's children."
The ball will take place in London location on 31 October (13).
Former Take That star Robbie Williams has been forced to hang up his menswear clothing line. The pop star launched his Farrell collection, named after his grandfather, in 2011, and wore items from the range onstage at concerts.
But the company has ceased trading.
Williams says, "I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with the talented Ben Dickens and will miss creating and working with him and wish him every luck for the future."
The news comes at a new low for Williams - earlier this month (Oct13), he confessed he was "gutted" after BBC Radio 1 bosses dropped his songs from their playlist.
The Angels singer was once a staple on the network.
Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural) is back at it again. Landing his role as Dr. Jedikiah Price on The CW’s Tomorrow People, Pellegrino tells Hollywood.com exclusively about his new character as well as a recap on the other bad boys he’s previously played.
Can you tell us a little about your character in The Tomorrow People?
What makes the role unique for me is the mind of Jedikiah: The fanatic's mind. The mind so devoted to one purpose and so assured of the righteousness of that purpose that he will stop at nothing and sacrifice almost anything to attain it.
Do you see this character as good or bad?
I never view my characters as bad (unless the character views himself that way) because I feel that objectifies him and makes him an intellectual construct and not a living person. In this case, I think what Roger Price says in the pilot may be apropos for Jedikiah (and I paraphrase) 'don't believe everything you see'. Jed makes a hard first impression, but there is definitely more there than meets the eye. Stay tuned.
You have played quite a few ‘bad’ men. Revolution, Supernatural, Dexter, Being Human. Is there something that draws you to these roles?
Well I'm not a writer, but it seems to me that the 'bad guy' drives the story. Without him or her, the hero would never be challenged and would probably never realize his or her potential as a hero. So, in terms of story, I like being the engine.
We can’t avoid asking about Lost. How did it feel to be a part of that cast?
It felt great to be a part of television history and to work with such a talented group of people.
I never watched the show before I was cast. Ha. And after I was cast I was afraid to. I think because I didn't want to come into it with any preconceived notions. I thought that over thinking it would make it less pliable. Odd right? For a guy who loves to rehearse and do tons of homework, I begged off of that for Lost and opted to be as open to the moment as possible. In any event it kind of worked. Jacob had a deep innocence to him, and I think the openness lent itself to that.
What’s next for you?
I did a little film that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and by all accounts is doing very well. It's called We Gotta Get Out of This Place. And then there's The Tomorrow People. I hope that sticks around for a very long time.
Cousins Stephen and Robbie Amell will appear on the same U.S. TV network in back-to-back Wednesday night shows. Stephen's comic book hero drama Arrow returns this week 09Oct13) just before his relative's new show The Tomorrow People debuts.
Soul sensation Emeli Sande's critically-acclaimed Our Version Of Events has been named one of the U.K.'s bestselling albums of the year (13) to date - 20 months after its original release. The Scottish singer topped the sales poll last year (12) after shifting more than 1.3 million units, and she is continuing to lead the competition for 2013, selling more than 591,000 copies in the first three-quarters of this year, taking its total U.K. tally to 1.93 million.
The soundtrack to movie musical Les Miserables is currently the second bestseller in the U.K. market, with 437,000 units sold since it first hit retailers in January (13).
Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox, Michael Buble's To Be Loved and Daft Punk's Random Access Memories round out the Official Charts Company's 2013 top five.
However, the standings could all change within months - Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, One Direction and Take That stars Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow are all set to release new albums before the end of the year (13).
Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is in talks to play the villain in Warner Bros. new Tarzan remake. Alexander Skarsgard has already been cast as the title character in the latest movie adaptation of author Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic apeman tale, which will be directed by David Yates.
Django Unchained star Waltz is close to signing on to play a Belgian soldier trying to capture Tarzan in exchange for diamonds, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Tarzan's partner Jane has yet to be cast, but reports suggest Margot Robbie and Emma Stone are among the front-runners for the role.
Pop star Lily Allen showed she still knows her way around a recording studio after her long hiatus by completing a comeback duet with Robbie Williams in just 30 minutes. The Smile hitmaker took a career break in 2010 to concentrate on starting a family with her now-husband Sam Cooper, but she announced last year (12) that she was eyeing an end to her temporary retirement.
As part of her comeback, Allen contributed to a cover version of Dream a Little Dream on a new album by former Take That star Williams, and she spent just half an hour recording it.
She tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "Robbie's a really sweet guy. Really humble. I just worked with him. It was really quick, actually - we just met up in the studio and then left. I think it took us half an hour."
British singer/songwriter Gary Barlow is preparing to return to the charts without his Take That bandmates for his first solo album in 14 years. The Relight My Fire hitmaker revealed on Twitter.com on Tuesday (17Sep13) that he has been working on the follow up to 1999's Twelve Months, Eleven Days and he can't wait to share the new music with fans.
He writes, "After 14 long years I'm proud to announce my new solo album out on November 25th! I'm excited for u (sic) to hear it!"
Barlow hasn't been completely absent from the pop charts - he scored a number one single last year (12) with Sing, which was recorded in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
He isn't the only Take That star gearing up for another chart assault - Robbie Williams will also release his new duets album, Swings Both Ways, in November (13).
British pop star Robbie Williams has enlisted singers Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble for his new swing album. Swings Both Ways, Williams' follow-up to 2001's Swing When You're Winning, also features collaborations with Rufus Wainwright and former The X Factor U.K. contestant Olly Murs.
Williams says, "I always knew I'd do another swing album and I think now is the perfect time to do it. The album this time is a definite ode and a loving glance towards a period on the planet that I was never invited to 'cause I wasn't there."
Williams' track with Murs is a cover of I Wanna Be Like You from classic Disney movie The Jungle Book, while Allen appears on Dream a Little Dream.
Swings Both Ways is due to hit shelves in November (13).