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Pete Doherty once offered role in ‘Eastenders’ – and regrets turning it down
Libertines frontman Pete Doherty has claimed that he was once offered a role in Eastenders.As reported in The Mirror, Doherty said he was offered a part in the long-running show, but turned it down – something he says he was later “disappointed” about.He said: “There are a few things that have fallen through over the years that I was a bit disappointed about – opportunities that came up that I didn’t take.“I was going to get a part in EastEnders at one point. It was around this time that the Libertines re-formed too.”He also claimed that he turned down an offer of £100,000 to go on Celebrity Big Brother.Last month, Doherty revealed that he hopes The Libertines‘ long-awaited fourth album should be completed by the end of 2022.Doherty was speaking to NME just after they stepped off stage from their opening performance on The Other Stage at Glastonbury 2022 last weekend, where the singer and guitarist spoke highly of the current mood in the camp – which was reflected in the joyous and buoyant nature of their set.“The chemistry is working to the original chemical formula, with the prosperity, harmony and advancement of the Albion’s dream and promise,” Doherty told NME.Looking to the future, Doherty confirmed that writing sessions in Jamaica were pencilled in for work on the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth‘.Having previously told NME that the record looked set to have an eclectic mix of styles in the same vein as The Clash’s ‘Sandinista’, Doherty explained: “There are lots of things on the table – some really good, strong and melodic rock’n’roll songs.
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Watch Grace Jones debut new songs at Meltdown Festival
Grace Jones debuted a pair of new tracks at Meltdown Festival, which she curated this year.The singer played ‘Born Black’ and ‘War No More’ on Friday (June 10), opening the 27th edition of the festival held at the Southbank Centre in London.Among the new tracks were performances of classics including ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ and ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’. The Jamaican artist also covered a number of songs including Roxy Music‘s ‘Love Is The Drug and Iggy Pop‘s ‘Nightclubbing’.You can watch her debut new songs and see the full setlist below.Grace Jones’ setlist at Meltdown 2022 [via SetlistFM]:01. ‘Nightclubbing’ (Iggy Pop cover)02. ‘Walking In The Rain’ (Flash And The Pan cover)03. ‘Born Black’ (new song)04. ‘My Jamaican Guy’05. ‘I’ve Done It Again’06. ‘Demolition Man’07. ‘War No More’ (new song)08. ‘Love Is The Drug’ (Roxy Music cover)09. ‘I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango)’10. ‘Williams’ Blood’11. ‘Amazing Grace’ (John Newton cover)12. ‘Slave To The Rhythm ‘13. ‘Hurricane’14. ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’Acts including Peaches, Skunk Anansie, Dry Cleaning, Greentea Peng, John Grant, Sky Ferreira, Hot Chip and Honey Dijon played this year’s event.Anansie frontwoman Skin told NME last month about the “honour” of being asked to play the festival, and revealed the memorable request letter that the icon sent her.“I was aghast because we were the first band she asked,” Skin told NME.
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Love Island's Chloe Burrows thrills fans in natural snap as she dons micro bikini
Love Island runner-up after the new series of Love Island went off with a bang on Monday (June 6).But it seems Chloe Burrows isn’t ready to hang up her bikini too soon after shared some of the loved up snaps from her holiday in Jamaica with her co-star and boyfriend Toby Aromolaran.The former financial services marketing executive, 25, left her 1.5million fans green with envy as she regularly floods her feed with stunning snaps from her time in the Caribbean Island.She poured her killer curves into a tiny neon green bikini that featured a stunning lace up detail that emphasised her washboard abs and put her incredible figure on full display.Do you have a story about one of this year's Love Island stars? Contact us at staronlineshowbiz@reachplc.com The starlet paired the two-piece with a multi-coloured beaded necklace and gold hoop earrings which complimented the bright bikini which also featured colourful beads as she blew a kiss with her perfect pout.Her brightly coloured swimsuit struggled to contain her ample bosom and highlighted her golden tan after soaking up the sun during her week-long trip.She let her luscious long locks loose as they cascaded over her shoulders and ended at her tiny waist while she opted to go au natural for the sweet selfie.Want all the last villa gossip straight to your inbox? Sign up for our daily Love Island newsletter HERE.Chloe opted batted her long lashes which had been exaggerated with her professionally installed eyelash extensions and even tinted her full brows prior to her trip overseas.The reality star captioned the stunning shot: “Natural for once x” before she warned her doting fans there would be more snaps to come.She added: “Also I still have a few more pics to post rom holiday
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Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock showcases figure tiny bikini as she poses for glam snaps
Leigh-Anne Pinnock left her loyal legion of fans speechless as she showed off her slender frame in a tiny black bikini nine months after she gave birth to her twins.The Little Mix star, 30, poured her killer curves into the simple black two piece as she posed up a storm while she soaked up the sun in the heart of Jamaica.She paired her swimsuit with a pair of tortoiseshell Birkenstock sandals which she accessorised with a chunky gold bangle and a dainty gold chain necklace.Leigh-Anne – who has continued to keep the identity of her babies private since she gave birth last year – decided to go au natural with not a scratch of makeup on her face as she let her raven curls cascade down her back.In one snap, the mum-of-two could be seen giving her fiance Andre Gray, also 30, a cheeky kiss on the cheek as the famous footballer beamed to the camera.She also shared some clips of her having the time of her life as she jumped into a stunning waterfall which she simple captioned: “Recharging [Jamaican flag and black love heart emojis].”The happy couple have been living their best lives on the Caribbean Island over the past few days as they celebrated their sixth anniversary together in the sunshine.Many of their loyal legion of fans have predicted the two love birds may tie the knot in the next few days with her fellow Little Mix bandmembers expected to jet out to show their support.The pair have been engaged for two years after the QPR striker popped the question on their fourth anniversary during the peak of the national lockdown.Last week it was confirmed that the happy couple are set to exchange their vows in an intimate ceremony with their closest friends and family around them.A source revealed: “Leigh-Anne and Andre have
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US TV host blasts celebrations of Queen’s Jubilee 'built on the backs of slaves'
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as she criticised the memorable event which she claimed was “built on the backs of slaves”Sunny Hostin, a co-host on the hugely popular US talk show, The View, publicly denounced British celebrations for Her Royal Highness to mark her 70th year on the throne.During Saturday’s (June 4) instalment of the TV show, the broadcaster shared her controversial opinion of the historical event as she called out the “pomp and circumstance” of the four-day Jubilee celebrations.The 53-year-old presenter went on to add the Jubilee events and the Royal Family were in reportedly “built on the backs and the souls of slaves”.Ms Hostin explained that she previously enjoyed the displays of British royal pageantry in the past but she changed her mind when she learnt about the legacy of “imperialism and colonialism.”The star, who lived in London for a time during her university years, said: I studied in London for university and actually loved the pomp and circumstance of it all when I was there.“I sat outside and watched the changing of the guards and I loved all that. I remember when Princess Diana married Charles, I stayed up all night and I woke up and watched it.”She continued: “But now that I learned a little more about the history of England and the colonialism and the imperialism.“The imperialism and the colonialism of the Caribbean and the fact that Britain and the monarchy took the likes of $1 trillion from Africa.“And I've learnt that Jamaica is now removing the Queen from her position there, and Barbados removed the Queen.
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