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    Where to buy last-minute Slam Dunk Festival 2024 tickets now | Music | Entertainment

    Slam Dunk Festival 2024 promises to be one of the biggest events of the year. Although it is one of the smaller festivals in the year, it has arguably one of the most robust and unique event line-ups in the UK. And, considering the two-day festival is taking place next weekend, on Saturday May 25, and Sunday May 26, 2024, your time to buy tickets is running out. It’s not one you’re going to want to miss, either, Headlining the event is You Me At Six at their final UK festival performance of all time before they split up. On…

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    Elvis fought for iconic song at ’68 comeback with two harsh words for manager | Films | Entertainment

    Things could have been so different for Elvis Presley. He entered a (tragically rather brief) renaissance at the end of the 1960s that might have taken his career in a fulfilling new direction, restored his spirits and prevented the impending reliance on prescription drugs. However, one man stood in his way and although The King momentarily fought for what he wanted, he was eventually put back into the ‘cash-cow’ stall his manager Colonel Parker built for him. After sliding into a career slump following his 1960 return from military service, with years of underwhelming formulaic movies, no live performances and…

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    Taylor Swift Eras Tour raises Airbnb prices by 500 percent – full list | Music | Entertainment

    Taylor Swift fans are well aware that The Eras Tour is just a matter of weeks away from finally arriving in the UK. Beginning in Edinburgh on June 7, Taylor Swift will finally hit Great Britain to play songs from throughout her career to countless fans. Along the journey, she’ll be hitting most of the country’s major cities, including the aforementioned Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff, London, and more. However, with the fervour surrounding her arrival reaching boiling point, things are changing in the cities where Taylor is visiting. According to an online mortgage advisor, Mojo Mortgages, Airbnb prices have increased by…

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    Outlandish Thumbelina theory is ruining the film for families | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

    When adults revisit the beloved children’s classics of their youth, they often discover hidden layers ranging from cheeky humour to darker undertones. This was precisely the case for social media sensation Rob Anderson, who experienced what to him seemed a startling revelation upon rewatching the 1994 animated rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina”. The story charts the adventures of a tiny girl, no bigger than a thumb, as she navigates a world filled with desires for connection and love with someone her size. In this enchanting tale of fairy-tale love, Thumbelina’s life takes a dramatic turn when she encounters Cornelius, the fairy…

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    Your Nintendo games could be worth up to £1,800 – check your cupboards now | Gaming | Entertainment

    It pains me to write this article, because it turns out I would have been sitting on a small fortune if I’d kept some of my old video games from the early 2000s. If you or your children had a Nintendo Gamecube back when it was competing with the original Xbox and PS2, then there’s a good chance you can pocket a decent amount of cash if you still own some of the games. Indeed, it’s worth checking your cupboards, under the bed or in the attic for any old video games, because they might be worth a lot of…

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    Key of Dreams review – Fantastical 24 hour immersive experience like no other | Theatre | Entertainment

    Over the last few years, immersive experiences have become all the rage as an interactive form of theatre. Stepping into a contained environment with actors, participants can experience what it’s like to be in a video game in real life. Secret Cinema famously recreate the worlds of famous films on high budgets, often with an in-world quest to complete should it take your fancy. More recently Rumble in the Jungle time travelled us back to 1974 Zaire for the famous boxing bout, just a stone’s throw from the on-going steampunk town of Phantom Peak. What all these open world interactive…

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    Fawlty Towers review – John Cleese sitcom revival is the funniest show in town | Theatre | Entertainment

    Adapting a much loved television comedy series for the stage is a risky business. Theatre versions of Only Fools and Horses, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em and Drop The Dead Donkey have met with varying degrees of success. But when you take the greatest comedy series in British Television history you take your life in your hands.  John Cleese may be a controversial national treasure but his alter ego Basil Fawlty is, ironically, faultless.  Forty-five years after Fawlty Towers was first transmitted, Cleese has taken three episodes of his 12 part series written with Connie Booth and threaded them together…

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    Teddy Swims review – Rising blue-eyed soul star shows off his incredible pipes | Music | Entertainment

    Teddy Swims has had a very fortunate last few years going from viral YouTube singer to topping the US Billboard Hot 100 with his powerful single Lose Control. Releasing his debut album I’ve Tried Everything but Therapy (Part 1) last summer, the rising star from Atlanta (real name Jaten Collin Dimsdale) is going from strength to strength. Much like how Amy Winehouse brought a 1960s sound back to the 2000s, Swims embraces R&B and blue-eyed soul with a pop twist, after being influenced by the likes of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder as a kid. Having first been blown away…

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    Lady Gaga’s ex-fiancé Taylor Kinney marries model 8 years after split | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

    However, fans have been given glimpses into their relationship through occasional social media posts, including a sweet Easter kiss shared between the two. While this is Taylor’s first walk down the aisle, it’s not his first engagement. He was previously engaged to Lady Gaga, but they ended their relationship in 2016, losing their status as one of Hollywood’s it-couples. Taylor and Gaga’s paths first crossed in 2011 while filming the music video for Gaga’s song You and I. Recalling their first meeting on an episode of Watch What Happens Live, Taylor told host Andy Cohen: “I went up and I…

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    WWE 2K24 CM Punk DLC release date, launch time, update 1.08 patch notes | Gaming | Entertainment

    WWE 2K24 is one of the few new games (alongside Hades 2 and Balatro) that I’ve actually managed to get stuck into in 2024. After skipping countless WWE video games during the early 2K era, the latest iteration definitely feels like a return to form, providing a nice balance between the fun of old-school wrestling games and the depth of modern sports titles. Despite already containing a roster of Superstars that would make any promoter green with envy, WWE 2K24 is about to get a fresh injection of new talent, courtesy of the ECW add-on pack. Headlined by the Straight…