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Last update: Monday 22nd July
 
Music stars have been badly hit by the recession, with the likes of Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams losing around a quarter of their wealth over the past year. According to the Sunday Times Rich List, Williams lost £25 million over the year, to be left with a trifling £80 million.
EntertainmentThe Sentinel – 24 April 2009
 
Mick Jagger’s lips have made the Victoria and Albert Museum’s permanent collection. The Rolling Stones’ famous tongue and lips logo has been snapped up by the London institution for just under £51,000 at auction in the U.S. The design was created by student John Pasche in 1970 and was partly inspired by the shape of the Rolling Stones’ frontman’s mouth.
EntertainmentThe Sentinel – September 2nd
 
Britons often fall in love with television stars and suffer “TV trauma” when their favourite shows end, a survey claimed today. The study of 1,586 people commissioned by Tiscali TV, investigated the role of the small screen in British life. It found that one in three Britons had fallen in love with a TV character.
EntertainmentThe Sentinel May - 29th 2008
 
Liverpool, home to names from Cilla Black to The Beatles, has been named the nation’s most musical city. Ten cities have been competing over six weeks for the title, voted for by the public. Liverpool, this year’s European Capital of Culture, scooped the top spot followed by Sheffield, birth place of Artic Monkeys and Pulp. Manchester, whose acts include Oasis and The Smiths came third.
EntertainmentThe Sentinel - June 17th 2008
 
Young football fans are hoping their Stoke City chant will help catapult the team into the top flight. Students from St Thomas More Catholic College will have their song "Come On City" played before kick-off on Saturday at the all-important Leicester City game. More than 80 schools were invited by The Potteries Shopping Centre to write a football anthem for the final match of the season.
EntertainmentThe Sentinel April 30th 2008
 
A Christian leader expects ‘huge national impact’ after the BBC announced a new series on Jesus this Easter. The Passion series, starting on Palm Sunday (March 16), will be scheduled on peak time on BBC1 and is likely to attract audiences in excess of ten million. ‘From time to time opportunities arise nationally that provide significant moments for the Christian faith to engage with our culture. One such opportunity will be the forthcoming BBC series The Passion,’ he said.
EntertainmentJoy - March 08
 
Fervent American Idol contestant Mandisa - who has just released a new gospel album - has revealed that she prays for TV’s 'Mr Nasty’ Simon Cowell. Asked whether the often withering Cowell was a matter for prayer in her life she replied: “Absolutely. All the time. I don’t think it’s a coincidence there have been so many Christians on American Idol. I think that it’s just for America to see, I think that it’s for all the judges as well. And so, I do pray for him and Randy and for Paula as well.”
EntertainmentThe Sun - Spring 2008
 
Sly Stallone said: “you have one small area with peasants being overwhelmed by this brutal military force. They are picked out because they are Christians.” In an interesting plot development Sly decided that for this movie John Rambo would be an atheist having - as a result of his previous experiences – ‘lost most of his humanity’. I wanted to do something more spiritual and visually interesting said Stallone. “Rambo thinks that God has forsaken him, so he lives in exile but there is one ray of hope for him because the missionaries all believe that people can be good. He doesn’t really believe this but there is something about him that wants to protect this group. In doing that he is given a purpose and he is reborn.”
EntertainmentThe Sun - Spring 2008
 
Facebook’s popularity in the UK may of reached it’s peak, some 85,000 people in the UK used facebook last month down from 89,000 in December.
EntertainmentThe Sentinel February 22nd 2008
 
More work needs to be done to protect consumers from ticket touts, according to the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR).
Although parts of the report have been welcomed by the organisation, it still feels there is more work to be done.
Chairman of STAR Tom Wright CBE said: “Buyers beware. Getting resold tickets online can be just as risky as buying from strangers on the street. Customers sometimes have little or no protection nor guarantee that they will be getting what they have paid over the odds for and many have been disappointed”
EntertainmentThe Main Event - February 2008
 
A medieval castle, a Venetian canal and a Californian high school are at the core of plans to build the biggest film-making centre outside Hollywood on the site next to the M25. They are three of the exotic backdrops revealed yesterday in a £200 million expansion plan for Pinewood studios, the historic home of the Bond films, the Carryon comedies and more recently The Bourne Ultimatum
EntertainmentTHE TIMES - November 2007
 
The Exorcist has been named as the scariest film of all time, while the top horror villain was Hannibal Lector, according to a new survey today. A poll of more than 5,000 film fans by Internet giant MSN Movies found one in five were most frightened by The Exorcist. It was followed by the Saw series and Jack Nicholson’s The Shining.
EntertainmentThe Sentinel - October 2007
 
Home-grown films accounted for more than a quarter of the UK box office this year, according to figures published by the UK Film Council. Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoenix, the latest offering from Mr. Bean and the Keira Knightley film Atonement were among the successes. The market share for British films so far this year is 27%
EntertainmentThe Sentinel - 13th November 2007
 
Newcastle has been branded a cultural desert in a new survey of the best and worst student towns in Britain. The league has been drawn up for an online guide called locallife, which rates places according to the number of facilities they have per 10,000 residents. Newcastle, a popular nightspot and place to live for Keele University undergraduates – has come second from bottom for its cultural life. This is despite being home to the borough’s Museum and art gallery, and having the New Vic Theatre on its doorstep. Only Hull fares worse in the table. Stoke-on-Trent does little better, with the sixth-lowest ranking for culture. The guide is also bad news for Staffordshire University students looking for a bite to eat in Stafford. The country town has a third-worst rating for the number of takeaways and off-licences.
EntertainmentThe Sentinel - 7th September 2007
 
The drunken antics of workers at office parties are increasingly being caught on camera and circulated around the internet. A study found that the number of drink fuelled incidents at an office bash posted on video sharing website tripled this year to 150,000.

EntertainmentThe Sentinel – 8th December 2006
 
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