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Halliwell says bye to Viva Forever
Geri Halliwell has insisted the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! is "good entertainment" - and admitted she had been "cocky" about it being a success.
Wed May 15, 2013
Andrew Scott to star with Joanna Lumley in two Pinter plays
Andrew Scott will be on stage in the West End next month with Joanna Lumley as they take on two short plays by Harold Pinter .
Tue May 14, 2013
Stars applaud Angelina...
Actress ROMOLA GARAI stunned TV viewers on Sunday night by graphically detailing the recent birth of her baby as she prepared to hand over a trophy at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Awards.
Mon May 13, 2013
From Young One to Bad Shepherd: Adrian Edmondson maps comic career path
Adrian Edmondson may be better known to some as Vyvyan from The Young Ones but he's recently been turning a punk role of a different kind with his band The Bad Shepherds, so how has he gone from university student to touring musician via comedy clubs and hit television shows? LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Here is a blast from the past.
Sun May 12, 2013
Team Jen's Big Tits: Jennifer Saunders does half-marathon night walk to fight breast cancer
The 54-year-old was one of 17,000 people flaunting their undies in Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research's Moonwalk on Saturday night The 54-year-old was one of 17,000 people flaunting their undies in Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research's Moonwalk on Saturday night.
Fri May 10, 2013
Dirty Dancing replaces Viva Forever
Dirty Dancing is to replace Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! after it closes at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End.
Tea for Two Will Debut at Brighton Fringe 12 May
Tea for Two is described as a fast-paced camp comedy show featuring over 25 sketches squeezed into 60 minutes.
Thu May 09, 2013
Shard Dining, Zoe Betrayed, Adam Ant Returns, Beirut Art: London Weekend
The Shard's first restaurant, Adam Ant's comeback and a designer craft fair are among Muse's arts and leisure recommendations for London this weekend.
Sat May 04, 2013
What glossy period drama did Merchant star in as Catherine Howard? 2. Mary Portas is back and saving the high street in her new Channel 4 series.
Fri May 03, 2013
Natalie Coleman: 'I can't believe I won MasterChef with a scotch egg'
Natalie Coleman a 'I screamed the kitchen down in front of John Torode because Jennifer Saunders started following me.' Photograph: BBC/PA The part-time DJ had been a frontrunner for weeks, winning everyone over with her technical knowhow and irrepressible spirit.
Foster's Daily Democrat
Spice Girls musical 'Viva Forever' closing in June
"Viva Forever"? Not as it turns out. Producers announced Thursday that the Spice Girls musical will close at London's Piccadilly Theater June 29 after a disappointing six-month run.
Thu May 02, 2013
Mariah Carey shuts down Disneyland for wedding anniversary; Spice Girls musical closing in June; soap star Jeanne Cooper back in hospital; more
Mariah Carey rents Disneyland for her wedding anniversary; additional cast members of 'Storage Wars' have been edited out; The Rockettes hold auditions in New York City; and more.
Spice Girls musical set to close next month
It has been announced that the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever, which has been running in the West End in London, will end production next month.
Not Viva Forever! Spice Girls musical axed after six months in the West End
Daisy Wyatt has newly joined the Independent online team as an arts and entertainment writer.
Viva Forever! axed after just seven months
Viva Forever!, the musical based around the Spice Girls, is to close next month at a reported loss of at least A 5 million.
Wed May 01, 2013
Pontypridd Street Pastors help hundreds of late-night revellers stay safe
During their first six months on patrol, the town's streets pastors have helped more than 250 people out in Taff Street on Saturday nights Terence Marques' body was found near the River Rhondda in November 2012.
Learning from the master! Kate Moss, Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne have a wild night out
And appropriately enough it was themed Lucky B*tches, after the French and Saunders sketch about Joan and Jackie Collins.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Scriptwriter John moves step closer his dream
A budding scriptwriter and filmmaker who suffers from dyslexia is one step closer to his dream career after being accepted on to a prestigious course.
It won accolades in its original off-Broadway production, now Belfast's MAC is the latest venue to play host to the children taking part in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
The Wright Way savaged on Twitter: Read TV critic tweets pulling apart Ben Elton's new sitcom
Queen rocker Brian May seemed keen though... and how did it come about that Jennifer Saunders accidentally called Grace Dent a "t***"? Twitter really cracked knuckles and got it's collective snark on last night to appraise Ben Elton's new sitcom The Wright Way .