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Lloyd Webber: 'Barks Will Be Perfect In Les Miserables Movie'

Theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber is delighted his musical protegee Samantha Barks has been cast in the movie adaptation of Les Miserables, branding her the "perfect" person to play Eponine.Barks, who competed in Lloyd Webber's...

Lloyd Webber Launching Talent Show To Find His New Jesus

Andrew Lloyd Webber is offering an unknown Brit the lead in his highly-anticipated global Jesus Christ Superstar tour after announcing he's launching a U.K. TV talent contest to find the next musical sensation.The theatre impresario...

James Bond Was Based On Lloyd Webber's Father-in-law

Ian Fleming based his James Bond character on composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's former father-in-law.The theatre impresario's TV personality daughter Imogen has revealed the writer drew inspiration for his superspy from her grandfather. She says, "He's...

Connie Fisher 'No Longer Has Vocal Range' For Sound Of Music

Connie Fisher, the 28-year-old singer and actress who rose to fame on reality show 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?', has been forced to quit the stage production of The Sound of Music....

Michael Jackson Wanted Phantom Of The Opera Film Role

Theatre impresario Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber considered casting Michael Jackson in a film version of his classic musical The Phantom Of The Opera.The critically-acclaimed composer reveals the Thriller hitmaker stopped by the Broadway production of...

Madonna For Sunset Boulevard Remake?

Madonna is being pursued for a role in a remake of 'Sunset Boulevard'. The 52-year-old star - who will soon release her directorial debut 'W.E.', a two-tier tale about the relationship between Britain's King Edward...

Crawford Triumphs Over Disease To Make West End Comeback

Musical star MICHAEL CRAWFORD has told how he overcame chronic fatigue syndrome to make his comeback in ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's WIZARD OF OZ revamp.The British singer/actor returned to London's West End in the new production...

Lloyd Webber Toasting Success Of Wine Auction

Composer SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER is delighted after selling his wine collection for $5.3 million (£3.5 million) at auction on Saturday (22Jan11).Over 740 lots went under the hammer in the six-hour sale in Hong Kong,...

Historic Abbey Road

Abbey Road has been made a historical building.The iconic London studio - made famous by the Beatles, who recorded most of their songs there, named an album after it and posed on a pedestrian crossing...

Lloyd Webber Cleared Of Cancer

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER is grateful to be alive after receiving the all-clear in his prostate cancer battle.The theatre impresario is recovering quickly after finishing treatment and surgery to remove his prostate gland at a...

Lloyd Webber's Art Foundation Wins Picasso Case

Executives at theatre impresario SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's art foundation have won a legal battle over the ownership of a PABLO PICASSO painting.The composer purchased The Absinthe Drinker (Angel Fernandez de Soto) in 1995 for...

Lloyd Webber Concerned Over Eurovision Act

Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed he may not go to Eurovision if the public choose the wrong act for the competition.Speaking to the BBC, the composer said he has concerns one of the three acts might...

By on 31 January 2009

Denise Van Outen: Jodie Was Ready To Play Nancy

Denise Van Outen has said Jodie Prenger was the deserving winner of BBC1's I'd Do Anything.The 28-year-old from Blackpool beat fellow finalist Jessie Buckley, 18, in a telephone vote in June and will take to...

By on 14 October 2008

Sarah Brightman To Sing At Beijing Opening Ceremony

British soprano Sarah Brightman is to sing at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday alongside Chinese singer Li Huan.The 48-year-old - once married to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber - will perform a...

By on 06 August 2008

Brightman's Heartache Over No Children

English soprano SARAH BRIGHTMAN is saddened she has never been able to have children of her own, after suffering two miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy. The former wife of musical impresario SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER...

Webber Explains Manhood Lawsuit

Music impresario SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER only threatened to sue his ex-wife SARAH BRIGHTMAN for publicly discussing the size of his penis, because of bad timing. Lord Lloyd-Webber was horrified when Brightman appeared on British...

Lloyd Webber Nearly Sued Over 'Well Hung' Comments

Theatre impresario SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER threatened to sue ex-wife SARAH BRIGHTMAN after she revealed to the media he was well-endowed. The soprano, who was married to Lord Lloyd-Webber for six years, reveals she faced...

Lloyd Webber Missed Out On Potter Musical

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER developed plans to bring JK ROWLING's HARRY POTTER tales to London's West End, until he realised Hollywood film bosses already owned the stage rights. The EVITA and CATS composer had hoped...

Johansson Snubs Sound Of Music

Hollywood beauty SCARLETT JOHANSSON turned down the lead role in a forthcoming SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER stage production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC - after auditioning for the part and gushing it was her dream...

Lloyd Webber: 'Sexual Abuse Made Me Shy'

Cellist JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER has attributed his extreme shyness to the sexual abuse he experienced as a 10-year-old on a London Underground train. The musician, brother of composer SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, recalls he was...

Davies Urges Mccartney To Go Extreme

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES is desperate to see SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY move away from middle-of-the-road music and produce something extreme. The WATERLOO SUNSET rocker is convinced the former BEATLE is hiding behind a smokescreen...

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