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Beyonce Praised For Lion King Song

Beyoncé put her ''soul and her spirit'' into her new song for 'The Lion King', composer Hans Zimmer has revealed.The Grammy award-winning composer says the R&B superstar took her role as lioness Nala in the...

Donald Glover Starstruck Over Beyonce

Donald Glover was starstruck for ''10minutes'' when he saw Beyoncé in her favourite pizza restaurant. The 35-year-old actor - who stars alongside the 'Formation' hitmaker in 'The Lion King' live-action remake - was initially...

Stars Pay Tribute To Les Reed

Sir Tom Jones has led tributes to his collaborator Les Reed after the songwriter passed away.Les - who wrote 'The Voice' coach's debut single 'It's Not Unusual', as well as his hit 'Delilah', and songs...

Amy Sedaris To Voice New Character In The Lion King

Comedian Amy Sedaris is set to voice a completely new character in Disney's live-action remake of 'The Lion King'. According to Variety, the 57-year-old American actress will play an elephant shrew, who is an original...

Harry Gregson-williams Honoured With Bmi Icon Award

Harry Gregson-Williams was honoured with the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI London Awards on Monday night (01.10.18).The acclaimed film composer was presented with the prestigious prize at the ceremony, which was held at...

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Unexpected Emmy

Andrew Lloyd Webber ''never thought'' he'd win an award for 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert'.The 70-year-old composer achieved EGOT status - a person who has won Academy, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards - along...

John Legend Achieves Egot

John Legend achieved EGOT status at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday (09.09.18).The 'All of Me' hitmaker's work as executive producer on 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert' earned him the Outstanding Variety Special...

Ed Sheeran Has Disney Dream

Ed Sheeran wants to write a Disney soundtrack.The 'Shape of You' hitmaker is close friends with Sir Elton John and he readily admits he is slightly envious that the musician and Sir Tim Rice got...

Alice Cooper Cast As King Herod In Jesus Christ Superstar Live

Alice Cooper has been cast as King Herod in NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live!'.The 69-year-old shock rocker has teamed up with British theatre director David Leveaux, a five-time Tony Award nominee who has directed some...

Alfre Woodard And John Kani To Star In The Lion King

Alfre Woodard and John Kani have joined the cast of 'The Lion King'.Woodard, 64, will play Simba's mother Sarabi and Kani, 73, will be taking on the role of the wise baboon Rafiki, who advises...

Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks To Play Scar In The Lion King Reboot

Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to play Scar in the live-action remake of 'The Lion King'.Disney are rebooting the beloved 1994 animated movie with 'Jungle Book' filmmaker Jon Favreau helming the project and now the...

John Oliver To Play Zazu In The Lion King Remake

John Oliver will provide the voice of Zazu in the live-action remake of 'The Lion King'.Disney are rebooting the beloved 1994 animated movie with 'Jungle Book' filmmaker Jon Favreau helming the project and now it...

Seth Rogen And Billy Eichner Are Lion King's Timon And Pumbaa

Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner have been cast to play Timon and Pumbaa in 'The Lion King' remake.Disney are rebooting the beloved 1994 animated movie with 'Jungle Book' filmmaker Jon Favreau helming the project and...

Andrew Lloyd Webber To Make Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Film

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is working on an animated 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' movie.The 69-year-old composer is to work alongside Tim Rice - with whom he created the original stage production almost 50...

Sir Tim Rice To Become A Father Again At 71 - Report

Sir Tim is said to be expecting his fourth child with 34-year-old playwright Laura Jane Foley, and she is due to give birth imminently, according to the MailOnline.com. Laura Jane has been...

Tim Rice Has Health Problems

British songwriter Sir Tim Rice is battling a number of health woes, and has to use a pacemaker to keep his heartbeat in check.The 69-year-old lyricist, best known for his theatre productions with Lord Andrew...

Andrew Lloyd-webber And Tim Rice Reunite On Animated Joseph

Hit British songwriters Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice have teamed up once more to work on Sir Elton John's animated production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.It was announced in February (14)...

Sir Tim Rice Honoured With Bmi Icon Award

Sir Tim Rice will receive the BMI Icon award.The lyricist will be presented with the accolade at the BMI London Awards, which will be held at the Dorchester Hotel on October 13, 2014.The famed songwriter...

Tim Rice To Receive Bmi Award

British songwriter Sir Tim Rice will be honoured with the Bmi Icon Award next month (Oct14).The lyricist, best known for his theatre productions with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, has been chosen to receive the prestigious...

Gemma Arterton Sings At Tim Rice Tribute Concert

British actress Gemma Arterton battled nerves ahead of her performance at a tribute concert for musical theatre legend Sir Tim Rice.The former Bond girl was joined a host of musicians including The Who star Roger...

Stars Pay Tribute To Gerry Goffin

Neil Sedaka, Sir Tim Rice, and Diane Warren have led tributes to legendary songwriter Gerry Goffin following his death on Thursday (19Jun14).Carole King's ex-husband and former songwriting partner passed away aged 75 at his home...

Tim Rice Hints At Retirement From Musical Theatre

Acclaimed lyricist Sir Tim Rice fears he will never write another stage musical as the public seems to prefer shows featuring well-known pop songs to original material.The songwriter helped create hugely successful musicals including Joseph...

Sir Tim Rice Set For Tribute Show In London

Legendary lyricist Sir Tim Rice is set to be feted with a career retrospective in London this summer (14).Andrew Lloyd Webber's longtime collaborator, who helped pen songs for hit musicals Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and...

Sir Elton John To Executive Produce Musical Adaptation

Sir Elton John's Rocket Features banner will adapt musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' for the big screen.The 66-year-old singer's production company has acquired film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's famed...

Phil Everly Remembered By Sir Tim Rice, Nancy Sinatra, Eric Idle And More Following Passing

Phil Everly sadly passed away on Friday, 3 January, leaving the entertainment world in shock at the sudden and unexpected passing of one half of the music world's most celebrated and influential musical duos. Phil...

Sir Tim Rice Names Mick Jagger Top Lyricist

Acclaimed songwriter Sir Tim Rice has ranked British knight Sir Mick Jagger as the greatest lyricist of all time.The man behind the lyrics for stage hits such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus...

Sir Tim Rice Pens Poppy Appeal Single

Acclaimed lyricist Sir Tim Rice has penned a song for the Royal British Legion's annual Poppy Appeal to raise money for war veterans and their families.The Oscar and Grammy-winning writer has teamed up with Army...

Tim Rice Announces West End Return

Acclaimed lyricist Sir Tim Rice is heading back to London's famed West End to open his first show in 10 years.The Oscar and Grammy-winning writer has teamed up with composer Stuart Brayson to make a...

Robin Gibb's Funeral Takes Place

Robin Gibb's funeral took place in his hometown of Thame, Oxfordshire, today (08.06.12).The Bee Gees singer - who died last month aged 62 after a long period of ill health - arrived for the private...

Sir Cliff Richard And Sir Tim Rice Offer Tributes To Tragic Gibb

British music heavyweights Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tim Rice have joined the flood of celebrities paying tribute to Robin Gibb, who died on Sunday (20May12).Sad Richard insists the Bee Gees star is "gone too...

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