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Johnny Marr Announces New UK Tour

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr has announced a UK solo tour.

The former Smiths musician is embarking on a series of live gigs this autumn, starting on October 13 in Lincoln and finishing up in Leeds on October 29. The guitarist is expected to play songs from his 2013 solo debut, The Messenger, as well as from his second album, which is due for release around the time of the tour. He will also no doubt be performing fan favorites from The Smiths' back catalogue of hits.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am this Friday.

Johnny recently told NME he was already back in the studio recording his new album, which boasts a London feel: "I think I've got all the songs written now. It's cool. It's got a real London feel, this album. I'm recording it down there at a studio near the river - I want to capture this busy, loud, very modern place."


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Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult to Buy a Home

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Rumors,

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas HoultJennifer Lawrence and boyfriend Nicholas Hoult are set to move in together.

The American actress and her X Men co-star are reportedly searching for their first home and have put in an offer for a seven-bedroom barn conversion near Hook, a village in Hampshire, close to where Nicholas's family live.

"They loved the house as soon as they saw it. They know it's not realistic at this point in their thriving careers to live in the UK, but they want a bolthole across the pond. Jen loves the English way of life and as they are now serious again, it makes sense to look into buying somewhere," a source said.

The couple, who have been dating on and off for three years, viewed the $2.1 million property while visiting Nicholas's family in nearby Berkshire over Christmas and also spent the day checking out the area, including local pubs and restaurants.


Lady Gaga Gains Third UK Number One Album

Lady Gaga in New York CityLady Gaga has topped the UK charts with her album ARTPOP.

The "Applause" singer scored yet another number one with her latest release, following her previous works The Fame and Born This Way which all took the top spot.

Gaga's success means she has pushed back Eminem's comeback effort Marshall Mather's LP 2 into second place after the album's second single "Monster" featuring Rihanna landed a number one earlier this month. According to the Official Charts Company, the 27-year-old singer also beat off stiff competition from Celine Dion, whose Loved Me Back To Life sits at number three while Little Mix second studio album Salute entered the charts at number four.

Meanwhile, Martin Garrix topped the singles chart with his debut "Animals." The 17 year old Dutch DJ beat out Lily Allen, whose cover of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" - featured in John Lewis' Christmas ad - came in at Number Two. The original version of the song also re-entered the chart at Number 29.


Taylor Swift Looks for London Home

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Rumors,

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift is hunting for a new home in London.

The "Everything Has Changed" singer is tired of staying in hotels and wants a place of her own for when she visits the UK capital or comes to Europe. "Taylor isn't moving to London permanently but she wants a European base and she absolutely loves it in Britain. She's been spending more and more time here recently and is tired of camping out in hotels. This way she can make a place her own and get some proper privacy," a source said.

The 22-year-old musician, who is said to be worth over $220 million, paid $11 million in cash for her mansion in Rhode Island, New England, last year. The impressive property has five bedrooms and was Taylor's fourth home. It sits in front of 700 ft of waterfront and encompasses more than 11,000 sq ft of living space, sitting on five acres of land.

Taylor - who kicked off the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show wearing a Union flag-print mini-dress in New York on Wednesday - is set to spend more time in London next year after announcing five dates at The O2 next February as part of her ongoing Red Tour.


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to Move to UK?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Television, Rumors,

Kim Kardashian and Kanye WestKim Kardashian and Kanye West are planning to move to London.

The couple are planning to settle down in an upmarket area of the UK capital in a bid to give their five-month-old daughter North an "elite" education and social circle. "Kanye talks a lot about how he wants his kids to attend the same boarding schools as Kate Middleton and Prince William did. He wants them to go to Oxford, grow up alongside royalty and be part of the elite. They'll be buying a place and love the idea of Chelsea or Kensington," a source said.

The couple also see the move as a good chance to broaden their respective careers. "Kim and Kanye see London as the next phase of their empire growth. The US is pretty much a saturated market for them now, but their business people reckon that London could be their new LA," the source added.

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Kelly Osbourne to Marry in England

Matthew Mosshart and Kelly OsbourneKelly Osbourne is getting married in England.

The Fashion Police star, who is engaged to vegetarian chef Matthew Mosshart, will have a very traditional wedding at her parents mansion in Buckinghamshire, according to her mother Sharon, who is overseeing the special event: "It's going to be very English and very Victorian. At our house in England."

The X Factor judge also revealed that she is a huge fan of Kelly's fiance because he asked her and her rocker husband Ozzy for their daughter's hand in marriage before he proposed. "She loves him and he loves her, and I love the fact that he truly loves my daughter and makes her happy and that makes me happy," she added.

Kelly, 28, recently revealed that she wants to move back to England from Los Angeles in the near future to start a family because she doesn't want her offspring to have an American accent. "I want to have kids - a boy and a girl - but I'd only want to have them with Matthew. I'd like to live in England when I do, as I will not have a baby call me 'mom.' I will kill myself before being called that. I'm in no rush, though - I'm happy watching my brother do it first."


Britney Spears Video Banned in UK

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Music Videos, Pop, New Releases,

Britney SpearsBritney Spears' "Work Bitch" video has been banned in the UK.

The song not only sees the star say the word "bitch" 19 times, but also displays it written in neon, as well as numerous racy scenes featuring dancers being whipped and in bondage gear, making it unsuitable for broadcast by British TV stations before 10pm. While channels have called for a "clean" edit of the video to show in the day, so far Britney's people haven't decided if they will provide one.

"While the video has gone down a storm online, it's a bit too much to play on TV. Music stations like The Box and MTV have their hands tied," a source said.

Not all the tracks on Britney's forthcoming eighth album will be so racy, as she has also co-written an "emotional" ballad called "Perfume" with Sia - who has been behind hits for Rihanna, David Guetta and Flo Rida - about her life. "'Perfume' is a really personal track and very emotional. This is the first album Britney has completely co-written. It's all about her feelings and experiences and she's very proud of it," the source added.


UK Retailer Pledges to Avoid Major Ad Retouching

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Health & Beauty, Models, News, Sales,

Debenhams Lingerie Ads

U.K. retailer Debenhams made a bold move in the fight against the over-airbrushing of women in advertisements this week. The company has announced it will ban major retouching of lingerie models in the future, hopefully setting a precedent for American counterparts like Macy's.

"We want to help customers feel confident about their figures without bombarding them with unattainable body images... As well as being a positive from a moral point of view, it ticks the economic boxes as well. Millions of pounds a year are spent by organizations retouching perfectly good images," said the company's head lingerie buyer, Sharon Webb.

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Ozzy Osbourne in UK Move to Save Marriage with Sharon

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Television, Rumors,

Sharon and Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne is set to move back to the UK to save his marriage with Sharon. The couple - who have been married for 31 years - have had their arguments recently stemming from the Black Sabbath rocker's drink and drug abuse, but according to reports Sharon is willing to give him another chance if he leaves Los Angeles with her.

With the 60-year-old star set to return as a judge on The X Factor UK later this year, it seems the best chance of saving their relationship is a return to their homeland. "Ozzy loves living in LA but he knows that if he doesn't return to England with Sharon it could be disastrous for their relationship. By supporting Sharon in the UK it means they can work through their problems and she can help him with his issues," an insider said.

The pair will be living in their mansion in Buckinghamshire, south east England and escaping to the countryside could be what their marriage needs. "They will be staying at their house in Buckinghamshire which is in the countryside and very peaceful, like a haven. This is something they need to do for each other. LA is where all the problems began so they feel it will be good to live in the UK together," the insider added.


Apple complies with UK judgment, acknowledges Samsung tablets not as cool as iPad

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Handhelds,

Apple Vs Samsung

Apple acknowledged today that it has been legally ordered by a UK judge to publicly state on Apple.com, or a full page ad in a UK newspaper, that Samsung tablets are "not as cool" as the iPad. The UK's case revolved around whether Samsung's tablets infringed on the iPad design and trade dress, which Apple lost. Such a verdict leads one to conclude that if Samsung's designs were, in fact, "cool," that Apple would have won the case.

Leave it up to Apple's genius to take full advantage of the situation by killing two birds with one stone. By including the judges contradictory ruling verbatim, they highlighted the unflattering statements regarding Samsung products compared to Apple's, as well Samsung's failure to make its products cool based on the perspective of "the informed users overall impression." The saving grace for Samsung is based specifically on the choice of name branding on the back of the device.

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