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Elton John’s Personal Chef To Head Up New Belfast Venue’s Food Offering

As Belfast’s newest luxury complex, Amelia Hall, nears completion, the city is set to welcome a taste of celebrity with its high-profile culinary recruit. Tony Liddel, who for decades was a personal chef to stars like Elton John and the Rolling Stones, will be at the helm of the food offering at this new prestigious […]

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Acclaimed New Musical The Drifters Girl Announces UK Tour Dates

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce the 2024 tour dates for The Drifters Girl, the new musical which tells the remarkable story of one of the world’s greatest vocal groups and the woman who made them. Having thrilled audiences at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End since November 2021 (where it

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Check Out These Luxury Celebrity Pads For Sale Including Elton John, Travis Kelce & Paul Anka

Ever wonder how the other half live? Check out these sprawling celebrity pads for sale at Top Real Estates: Elton John Is Selling His Huge Atlanta Condo Elton John has been performing in the United States since 1970 when he did his first American concert. Elton eventually became so busy with his music, television, films

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Local Legend Pamela Ballantine Honoured At This Year’s Ulster Tatler Awards

One of Northern Ireland’s best loved TV celebrities Pamela Ballantine has been awarded with the Lifetime Achievement accolade at the 16th annual Ulster Tatler Awards 2023, which took place at Belfast City Hall, Belfast. Pamela, who only last month announced that she had successfully undergone treatment for breast cancer, joins a growing list of local

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GALLERY: RTS NI Winners 2023

The winners of the Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) 8th Programme Awards were announced last night (Thursday 1 June) at a glittering awards ceremony in City Hall, Belfast hosted by Blu Hydrangea. Derry Girls Series 3 picked up the Comedy Award for Hat Trick Productions and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell won the Best On-Screen Talent Award for her performance in The Real Derry: Jamie-Lee O’Donnell by

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Disney On Ice To Presents 100 Years of Wonder In Belfast This Winter

Grab your mouse ears and get ready as Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder skates into Belfast’s SSE Arena, with the magic of Disney’s 100th Anniversary closer than ever when Disney On Ice brings the celebration to you! Encanto joins the show for the very first time in the UK, inspiring families to make magical memories they will treasure forever. Relive

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Finalists Announced For 2023 RTS NI Television Awards

The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) is delighted to reveal the 37 nominees shortlisted for this year’s prestigious RTS NI Programme Awards, sponsored by Ka-Boom. The winners will be announced at the 8th RTS NI Awards Ceremony which takes place on Thursday 1 June at City Hall Belfast. Fiona Campbell, Chair of RTS NI

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Dunadry Hotel And Gardens Announces Its Upcoming Wedding Show The Spring Style Edition

Spring into your happily ever after by starting your wedding journey at Dunadry Hotel and Gardens’ magical Wedding Show, hosted by Cool FM’s Melissa Riddell. Taking place in the iconic surroundings of the historic County Antrim hotel from 1pm on Saturday 13th May, The Spring Style Edition of the venue’s seasonal showcases will be filled

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“One of the hardest working men in music”: Tributes Pour In For Top Promoter John Rogers

Tributes for Northern Ireland’s leading music promoter and manager John Rogers have been pouring in throughout the week. Last week the well known industry stalwart passed away at the age of 74 following a hospital visit. The news has sent shockwaves around the music community who have described him as “one of the hardest working

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Andrea Bocelli To Bring His 2022 Show To Belfast Next Month

Tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to Belfast next month as he takes to the stage at the SSE Arena. The Italian multi-instrumentalist best known for his opera performances at major events such as the Olympic Games, the World Cup, the musical show Ali Di Liberta and the Sanremo Festival will perform on Thursday September 22.

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6 Gigs To Check Out In Belfast Over The Coming Year

With live entertainment back and better than ever, we’ve compiled a list of 6 upcoming gigs making their way to Belfast. Kae Tempest 3rd May 2022, Cathedral Quarter Festival Tickets: https://cqaf.ticketsolve.com/shows/873630667  Known as a performance poet, playwright, musician and author, join Kae as they embark on their ‘The Line Is A Curve’ tour in support

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Entertainment: Blu Hydrangea To Front New Show, Hit The North Is Back, Osmonds Show For GOH, CQAF returns & more

Northern Ireland’s drag Queen of the World to front BBC show After winning BBC Three’s Drag Race UK’s versus The World Northern Ireland’s Blu Hydrangea will host Stitch, Please!, a three-part BBC series. Contestants, under Blu’s watchful gaze will compete to create garments inspired by the hottest looks in pop culture. In each episode, new

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Showbiz Briefs: Elon Musk Has Been Named Time Magazine’s 2021 Person of the Year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been named Time Magazine’s 2021 Person of the Year. The magazine has said that the award has been given due to his work in space, electric cars and his plans to take us to Mars, along with his interest in crypto currency. The publication also gave an award for ‘Heroes

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Jeremy Clarkson Named The Most Painful TV Celeb

Who Wants to be a Millionaire host Jeremy Clarkson has been revealed as the UK’s Most Painful TV Celebrity at the inaugural B-Cure Laser UK Pain in the Neck Awards. The 61-year-old former Top Gear presenter topped the charts in his category as the B-Cure Laser by Good Energies team delved into the most irritating

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Showbiz Brief: Formula 1 Officials Rejected Two Protests By Mercedes After Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 officials rejected two protests by Mercedes against the result of the controversial title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the team set to appeal against one of those decisions. Max Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes for the victory that won him the title after a late safety car. Mercedes argued race director Michael Masi

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Showbiz Briefs: I’m A Celeb 2021 Winner Crowned

Danny Miller was last night crowned King of the Castle. The Emmerdale actor beat fellow actor Simon Gregson into second place on I’m A Celeb, and former Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge into third.   Hear more news and showbiz from me, Tina Calder, on Belfast 247 every day and catch my show Interesting People every

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Showbiz Briefs: Olivia Rodrigo Songs Were The Top Two Most Streamed Tracks In The UK This Year

Olivia Rodrigo songs were the top two most streamed tracks in the UK this year – according to Apple Music. Her track Good 4 U was the most popular, and her debut single Drivers Licence followed. Ed Sheeran’s Bad Habits came third, while Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and Dua Lipa also featured in the Top

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Showbiz Briefs: ABBA Have Released Their First Festive Single

ABBA have released their first ever festive single and will hope to beat Adele to the Christmas No 1 spot. Abba are today releasing Little Things, taken from Voyage, which was the band’s 10th UK No 1 album. A number of tracks from Adele’s new album 30 could easily top the charts this year, including

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Showbiz Briefs: Little Mix Will Be Taking A Break To Work On ‘Other Projects’

Little Mix will be taking a break next year to work on ‘other projects’, they announced last night. Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall broke the news on their official Instagram account, sharing a montage of different clips of them performing during their ten years together. It was accompanied by the song Between Us,

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Showbiz Briefs: Frankie Bridge and Naughty Boy Won 10 Out Of 11 Stars On Last Night’s I’m A Celebrity

On last night’s I’m A Celebrity, the Scary-oke trial didn’t strike any fear into Frankie Bridge and Naughty Boy – they won 10 out of 11 stars. They took turns singing as their campmate downed blended drinks such as fish eyes, deer testicles and pig bum. When Frankie was given goat brain, Dec said: “I’m

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Showbiz Briefs: Boyband Blue Are Set To Play Belfast’s Waterfront Hall

Boyband Blue are set to play Belfast’s Waterfront Hall next year as part of their Heart and Soul tour. The tour will see all four original members play 14 shows across the UK to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their number one debut album, All Rise. The tour will start in Belfast on September 11th,

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Showbiz Briefs: Spotify Wrapped Reveals Most Streamed Artists of 2021

Spotify users have been given a rundown of their listening habits, in the annual “wrapped” feature. Dua Lipa is the UK’s most streamed artist, ahead of Ed Sheeran. Top globally this year – with more than 9.1 billion plays – is Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny.   Hear more news and showbiz from me, Tina

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Showbiz Briefs: Jamie Dornan Steps Down As Patron Of Northern Ireland Pancreatic Cancer Charity

Jamie Dornan has stepped back from his role as patron of the Northern Ireland Pancreatic Cancer charity. His busy filming schedule and family life means that the Holywood man will hand his role over to Northern Ireland football star, Kyle Lafferty. Jamie lost his mother, Lorna, to pancreatic cancer when he was a teenager, and

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Showbiz Briefs: The Original House From The Film Home Alone Is Available For a Festive Sleepover

Here’s one festive offer you would want to consider carefully before accepting. The original house from the film Home Alone is available for a festive sleepover for up to four Airbnb guests. But given how Kevin booby trapped the house to thwart burglars Harry and Marv, you may want to tread carefully.   Hear more

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Showbiz Briefs: The BRIT Awards Have Scrapped Their Male And Female Categories

The BRIT Awards have scrapped their male and female categories, replacing the gender-specific awards with a single Artist of the Year gong. February’s ceremony is likely to see Adele up against Ed Sheeran for the Artist of the Year and Album of the Year awards.   Hear more news and showbiz from me, Tina Calder,

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Showbiz Briefs: Olivia Rodrigo’s Good 4 U Is The Most Streamed Song of 2021 in The UK

Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Bad Bunny were among the most-streamed artists of 2021, according to figures from Apple Music and Spotify. But it was newcomer Olivia Rodrigo who took the top spot in the UK – with her punk- pop anthem Good 4 U emerging as the most-played song on both services.   Hear

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Showbiz News: Kim Kardashian Aids Women’s Football Team’s Escape

Popular American Reality star Kim Kardashian has funded a flight to help members of Afghanistan’s Women’s Youth football team escape to England. Earlier this month, it was reported by the Associated Press that through the help of a New York Rabbi and the American celebrity’s funds, the group of over 30 teenagers were able to

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Showbiz Briefs: Paul Rudd Has Been Named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive of 2021

Clueless actor Paul Rudd has been named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive of 2021, and he responded by saying his wife was “stupefied.” “She was stupefied,” he said in an interview with People. “But you know she was very sweet about it. After some giggling and shock, she said ‘Oh, they got it right.’ Rudd

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Showbiz Briefs: Frank Lampard’s Best Advice Came From Wife, Christine Lampard

Footballer Frank Lampard has revealed that the best piece of advice he has ever received came from his wife, Christine Lampard. Appearing on The Overlay’s 29 Questions with Gary Neville, the former Chelsea manager revealed that while he was weighing up whether or not to take the Derby football job, his wife offered some wise

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Showbiz Briefs: Eamonn Holmes Pops Out For A Pint In Belfast

Eamonn Holmes has been pictured out enjoying a pint with his brothers during a recent visit back home. The North Belfast man shared a photo to his Instagram on Saturday showing him and his two brothers, Leonard and Brian, in The Last Drop bar on the Antrim Road. The photo’s caption said: “Freezing day. Nothing

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Showbiz Briefs: Jamie Dornan Wants To Be A Superhero

According to the New York Times County Down superstar Jamie Dornan has revealed he auditioned for the role of Superman but lost out to Henry Cavill. Despite the loss it is believed the star still has a thirst for getting his own superhero tights and has met with Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige about donning

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Showbiz News: Britney Spears Not To Appear On Oprah

It has been reported that American Pop Star Britney Spears will not be giving Oprah Winfrey an interview regarding the termination of of her conservatorship. Despite the Toxic singer kicking off rumours when she posted a video on Instagram teasing that she will share her story with Oprah Winfrey, a source has revealed to TMZ

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Showbiz Briefs: Friends Star Courteney Cox Congratulates Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid On Grammy Nomination

Friend’s star Courteney Cox has congratulated Northern Ireland Snow Patrol musician Johnny McDaid after his recent Grammy nomination. The Derry songwriter was nominated for work he did on Ed Sheeran’s hit Bad Habits. Speaking of her partner’s success Courteney shared a pic on her Instagram feed telling the world how proud she was of him.

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Showbiz Briefs: Tom Daley To Launch Sustainable Knit Collection

Tom Daley is launching a 15-piece collection of renewable and biodegradable pure wool knits — with some pieces costing £200. Tom says ‘I like to think knitting is making a comeback.”   Hear more news and showbiz from me, Tina Calder, on Belfast 247 every day and catch my show Interesting People every Friday from 9am –

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Showbiz Briefs: Salma Hayek Recieves Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

Oscar-nominated actress and Emmy-winning filmmaker Salma Hayek has gotten her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in honor of a career of nearly three decades of involvement in the international movie scene. The actress of Frida, Eternals and the upcoming film House of Gucci got her star in the category of motion pictures Friday,

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