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Watch Oliver Sim cover Placebo and play with The xx’s Romy at debut London solo show
Oliver Sim played his debut London solo show last night (June 29), during which he covered Placebo and was joined by The xx‘s Romy to perform ‘I Dare You’ – you can see the setlist and watch fan-shot footage from the gig below.Sim is touring in support of his forthcoming debut solo album ‘Hideous Bastard’, which has been produced by Jamie xx and is set for release on September 9 via Young.During last night’s gig at Shoreditch Town Hall, Sim performed his recent solo singles ‘Romance With A Memory’, ‘Fruit’ and ‘Hideous’.Sim also covered Placebo’s 1997 song ‘Nancy Boy’ and performed The xx’s ‘Crystalised’, before Romy joined Sim for ‘Hideous’ and a rendition of The xx’s ‘I Dare You’.You can see Sim’s London setlist and a selection of fan-shot footage from the gig below.‘Romance With A Memory’‘Sensitive Child’‘Never Here’‘Crystalised’ (The xx song)‘Unreliable Narrator’‘Nancy Boy’ (Placebo cover)‘GMT’‘Hideous’ (with Romy)‘I Dare You’ (The xx song) (with Romy)‘Run the Credits’‘Fruit’A post shared by How Upsetting (@how_upsetting)A post shared by Gideon Marshall (@gidz)A post shared by Dimitris Mavrokefalidis (@dmavrokefalidis)Last month, Sim explained how his single ‘Hideous’ explores his experience of living with HIV.“Two thirds in, having a good idea of what the record was about, I realised I’d been circling around one of the things that has probably caused me the most fear and shame. My HIV status,” Sim said.
Corrie's Brooke Vincent mistaken for Hollywood star as she shows off glam new look
Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent has wowed fans with her new hair style for the summer.The Sophie Webster actress has shared her new look of honeyed hair worn in tumbling waves in a video shared on Instagram.She captioned the video "Summertime Hair," and gazed into the camera as the mum of two ran a hand through her bouncy tresses.READ MORE: Coronation Street legend full of praise for man after clever way of using inheritanceHer friends rushed to the comments section to compliment her new look.Her on-screen sister Helen Flanagan, who plays Rosie Webster posted a love heart emoji.Sally Carman, who plays her on-screen step mum Abi Metcalfe in Corrie, exclaimed: "Oh YOUR HAIR!!!"Fan were also quick to compliment her.One commented: "In love with your hair."A second applauded: "Always got the hair goals."A third wrote: "You look insane !!!!! Absolutely gorgeous love your hair xx"Other fans did a double take as Brooke was mistaken again for Friends icon Jennifer Aniston.One person said: "I thought you was @jenniferaniston at first."And second penned: "I thought this was @jenniferaniston."Soap star Brooke recently celebrated her 30th birthday with her nearest and dearest at the swanky restaurant The Ivy in Manchester.And she threw a party at Masons Bar and Restaurant at Manchester Hall on Bridge Street attended by her Corrie castmates including Helen, her real-life cousin Ellie Leach who plays Faye Windass and Sally Dynevor, who plays her mum Sally Metcalfe.Brooke hasn't starred in the soap since 2019 and has cited her children for her continued Corrie absence - explaining that she could not make a return while they're so young.Brooke hasn't been seen on-screen after leaving to go on maternity leave while pregnant with
James Corden's The Late Late Show to return to UK as Brits beg America to keep him
James Corden is bringing The Late Late Show back to British soil - with a whole host of celebrity friends and popular segments coming with him.The iconic Carpool Karaoke will do a bit of filming from the Freemasons Hall in London, with studio guests set to include Ed Sheeran and Billie Eilish.Lizzo will join the talk show host to belt out some of her classics from the passenger seat, and the show is set to be broadcast from June 28 to July 1.READ MORE: James Corden bizarrely confesses he only washes his hair once every two monthsIt's not the first time that the Londoner has brought the American chat show to these shores, but it's the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic struck that he gets to broadcast from his home town.Corden, 43, will also immerse himself in American politics in his Take a Break segment, which will see him fill in as the assistant to President Joe Biden.Earlier this year, Corden dropped a bombshell when he announced he would be exiting the presenting chair, which he had held for the last eight years. He told ET at an event in Hollywood: "I just sort of felt like maybe we'd done enough? Maybe we'd done everything we wanted to do."When I took the job, firstly, I didn't think we'd be on the air, like, six months later.
‘The Late Late Show’: James Corden hosts President Joe Biden, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran and more in final season
The Late Late Show With James Corden has announced a star-studded line-up for its upcoming week of UK-based episodes.Broadcasting from Freemasons’ Hall in London, the new batch of special episodes will air on Sky Comedy from Tuesday, June 28 to Friday, July 1.The esteemed guests appearing on the show include President Joe Biden, Vin Diesel (Fast And Furious), Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Ed Sheeran, Jamie Dornan (Belfast), John Boyega (Star Wars), David Harbour (Stranger Things), Alanis Morissette, Sam Smith and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Love and Thunder, Westworld).A description for one of the episodes reads: “James Corden immerses himself into the heart of American politics in his most prestigious ‘Take a Break’ segment yet when he fills in as the assistant to President of the United States Joe Biden, among other important duties.”While appearing as a guest on the show, Lizzo will also feature in a new addition of Carpool Karaoke.The upcoming episodes will mark Corden’s final season as the show’s host, with the presenter previously confirming that he’ll return to the UK full-time once he finishes in spring 2023 [via Variety].Corden first announced his decision to leave the chat show back in April this year.“This will be my last year hosting the show,” he said in a statement at the time. “When I started this journey, it was always going to be just that.
Sir Elton John playfully booed by fans in Sunderland for mentioning rival Newcastle
Sir Elton John got some Sunderland fans riled up at his show at the Stadium of Light – for mentioning rivals Newcastle.The Rocket Man star stunned the 30,000-strong crowd on Sunday as he performed tracks from his record-breaking back catalogue of hits.And at his first – and final – show in the North East city, bidding goodbye to live performances as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour – Sir Elton found himself reflecting on the past.As reported by The Sun, the 75-year-old told audiences about his first-ever concert in the North East, at Newcastle’s City Hall in 1971.And at the mere mention of the city, some in the crowd began to boo, leading Sir Elton to play along.Smiling, the Tiny Dancer singer responded: ‘Sorry, I can’t help it!’He explained there was ‘nowhere to play in Sunderland’ at the time, adding again: ‘I couldn’t help it.’Sir Elton, himself a huge football fan, would have been keenly aware of the rivalry between Sunderland and Newcastle.He seemed to enjoy the reaction that came with his comment, reciprocating the banter easily.The father-of-two went on to praise fans in the North East, saying he would ‘never forget the love and loyalty and kindness you have shown me over the years.’His Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is finally on the road after being delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic and Sir Elton’s recent health issues, including a hip injury for which he underwent surgery.The star insists he is now in ‘top health’ and ready to bid farewell to his millions of fans across the globe, with a massive concert to be held this week in London.Sir Elton had played over 40 arena dates across North America before jetting off to Europe and the UK, including for some rescheduled dates.Huge sinkhole opens up across
Millie Bobby Brown surprises fans with new relationship update
Millie Bobby Brown just made it as official as it gets with her boyfriend, singer Jon Bon Jovi's son, Jake Bongiovi.MORE: Is Eleven going to die in Stranger Things season four? The star first sparked rumors of a relationship with Jake when he posted a sweet car selfie together in June 2021, though they kept things lowkey by simply calling each other their "bff's."While they didn't make their relationship status more clear until the end of 2021, the cute selfies together didn't stop, and they continued to share glimpses of their time together, which included spending Christmas with one another.WATCH: Millie stars in Pandora Christmas 2MORE: Netflix releases epic trailer for Enola Holmes – and fans are thrilledThey finally made things official with their red carpet debut in March 2022, when they attended the 2022 BAFTAs at the Royal Albert Hall in London hand in hand and posed for plenty of loved-up pictures.Now, Millie is proving just how committed they are to each other, and how her famous boyfriend is certainly here for the long run.The two recently attended a concert by the one and only Harry Styles, who has been promoting his latest album, Harry's House.A post shared by Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebobbybrown)Millie and Jake seem very much in loveOne of the most popular songs from the album is a ballad titled Love of My Life, and the Stranger Things actress used it to send a very clear message about her relationship and where it's headed.MORE: Millie Bobby Brown reveals devastating family news during lockdownMORE: Millie Bobby Brown shares powerful message about changeSharing a picture of the two tightly embracing each other and sharing a kiss, with hundreds of fans around them, Millie wrote in her caption: "Alexa, play
Listen to Aitch and Bakar team up on new single ‘In Disguise’
Aitch and Bakar have shared their new collaborative single, ‘In Disguise’ – you can listen to the track below.The Manchester rapper and the London-based singer/songwriter have teamed up for the song, which will feature on the former’s forthcoming debut album ‘Close To Home’.‘In Disguise’ follows on from Aitch’s previous album previews ‘1989’ (which samples The Stones Roses’ ‘Fools Gold’) and the Ashanti-featuring ‘Baby’.You can listen to Aitch and Bakar’s ‘In Disguise’ below.Aitch will head out on a UK and Ireland tour in October in support of ‘Close To Home’, which will be released on August 19 via Capitol.Due to kick off in Dublin on October 3, the ‘Close To Home’ tour will then visit cities including Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol and London.Tickets for the ‘Close To Home’ tour are on sale now from here, and you can see Aitch’s upcoming tour dates below.October3 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin6 – O2 Academy, Glasgow8 – O2 Academy, Leeds9 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle11 – O2 Academy 1, Liverpool12 – O2 Academy 1, Sheffield14 – Rock City, Nottingham16 – O2 Academy 1, Leicester17 – O2 Academy, Birmingham19 – The Great Hall, Cardiff20 – O2 Academy 1, Bournemouth21 – O2 Academy 1, Bristol22 – Alexandra Palace, London24 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, ManchesterAitch, who will also host a pool party at this year’s Ibiza Rocks in August, said in a recent interview that Shaun Ryder agreed to come to the studio to work on his new album in exchange for “four cans of Guinness”.According to The Face, the Happy Mondays vocalist can be heard on the record saying: “I’ve [had] loads of nights out involving drugs, sex, fucking – you name it.