Shrek (MIKE MYERS), Donkey (EDDIE MURPHY) and Puss In Boots (ANTONIO BANDERAS) in DreamWorks SHREK THE THIRD to be released by Paramount Pictures. TM & (c) 2007 DREAMWORKS LLC. Copyright: TM & (c) 2007 DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
Shrek (MIKE MYERS), Donkey (EDDIE MURPHY) and Puss In Boots (ANTONIO BANDERAS) in DreamWorks SHREK THE THIRD to be released by Paramount Pictures. TM & (c) 2007 DREAMWORKS LLC. Copyright: TM & (c) 2007 DREAMWORKS ANIMATION

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Shrek The Third

Shrek (MIKE MYERS), Donkey (EDDIE MURPHY) and Puss In Boots (ANTONIO BANDERAS) in DreamWorks SHREK THE THIRD to be released by Paramount Pictures. TM & (c) 2007 DREAMWORKS LLC. Copyright: TM & (c) 2007 DREAMWORKS ANIMATIONWhen King Harold, the ruler of Far Far Away, dies suddenly, the realm cries out for a new ruler. Prince Charming schemes to claim the throne but Shrek has other plans, embarking on a quest to track down the rightful heir, Fiona's teenage cousin Prince Artie...
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The Lord of the Rings - Drury Lane Theatre

The Lord of the Rings - Drury Lane TheatreThe magic of J.R.R. Tolkien's books comes to life in a new stage production featuring a company of over 70 actors, singers and musicians. It's an amazing spectacle using the very latest in special effects and ingenious design, never before seen on stage, to transport you directly to the world of Middle-earth... Read More
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Top Attraction Sellers:
(07/06/07 - 20/06/07)

1. London Eye
2. Flower Shows
3. Summer Opening of the State Rooms
4. London travelcards
5. Madame Tussaud's

Diary

From Balham to Paris on a Star

It's quite a jump to the Millennium Dome, now called the O2 Arena, from The Bedford pub in Balham but that's the leap to be made by singer Rietta Austin, who said she was “unbelievably excited” to be chosen as the first performer to sing at the revamped venue.

Okay, she's part of a trial run for the O2 Arena, before mega-acts like Prince turn up, but there will still be 12,000 people in the audience and there's no doubt, for anyone who's seen her sing, that she'll do a good job.

My theory is that Austin's effort is the latest evidence that the game is up for old-style stars. Think about all those talent shows on TV. In the most recent one, Britain's Got Talent, even a couple of kids hit the notes with real passion. Then there's all the hilarious homemade clips on YouTube, which are funnier and more innovative than most comedies on TV.

In short, you've got to feel sorry for the stars. Their monopoly has been broken. That's why they've started to go all mental on us and why every second celebrity is in rehab or why Paris Hilton has found God in prison. Really she didn't need to look skywards - all she had to do was do a turn at The Bedford and stay awhile. Her offspring could then be called Balham Hilton, which would inoculate her from any future stardom trouble.

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- David Clee

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Theatre | Music | Classical and Dance | Cinema

Theatre

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Adelphi Theatre

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Adelphi TheatreWith a crash of drums and a flash of light Joseph returns to the West End in his dazzling coat of many colours worn by brand new star Lee Mead, winner of BBC TV’s Any Dream Will Do... Read More
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Top Theatre Sellers:
(07/06/07 - 20/06/07)

1. Disney's The Lion King
2. The Phantom of the Opera
3. The Sound of Music
4. Wicked
5. Mamma Mia

Music

Arcade Fire - Alexandra Palace

Arcade Fire - Alexandra PalaceArcade Fire spent most of 2006 recording their 2nd album, Neon Bible, it was a slow year, mostly. The couple years before that had been rather hectic. Funeral, their first album, was released in Sept of 2004. The moment it came out, the Arcade Fire were caught up in a flurry of activity that left none dead but several wounded... Read More
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Top Music Sellers:
(07/06/07 - 20/06/07)

1. Steve Vai
2. Michael Buble
3. Scorpions
4. Rush
5. Blondie

Classical and Dance

Holiday on Ice - Wembley Arena

Holiday on Ice - Wembley ArenaHoliday on Ice is the undisputed worldwide market leader in ice entertainment and the world's largest touring live-entertainment production: visiting more than 80 cities in 20 countries each year... Read More
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers:
(07/06/07 - 20/06/07)

1. La Clemenza di Tito
2. Tosca
3. The Nutcracker
4. Katya Kabanova
5. Paco Peno

Cinema

Blockbuster of the Week - La Vie En Rose (La Mome) (12A)

Edith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) in La Vie En Rose. Icon FilmDrama (2007) 140mins Fr
Biopic of Edith Piaf, beginning on the streets of Paris where she is abandoned by her mother, and left to fend for herself in a brothel, where prostitute Titine becomes her guardian...
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Drama of the Week - Lucky You (PG)

DREW BARRYMORE and ERIC BANA in Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures Lucky You, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Copyright: © Warner Bros. Pictures 2005.Drama (2007) 123mins US
Professional poker player Huck Cheever prepares to try his luck at the 2003 World Series in Las Vegas, where all of the best card sharks come to test their good fortune under pressure...
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Horror Movie of the Week - Captivity (18)

Jennifer Tree (Elisha Cuthbert) in Captivity. Optimum ReleasingThriller (2007) 84mins US/Rus
Beautiful model Jennifer is abducted by a demonic puppet-master with a talent for emotional manipulation. Held captive in a cell under constant CCTV surveillance, Jennifer is driven to the brink of insanity by her captor...
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See Also:
A-Z of London Films
A-Z of London Cinemas
Top 10 Movies
New Films This Week
Forthcoming Releases
Interviews

Competition

London Aquarium Competition

London Aquarium CompetitionOne lucky reader will win a family ticket to the London Aquarium, including travel and lunch, giving you the chance to see more than 350 underwater species up close in their watery world! There are over 50 living displays that include sharks, sting-rays, clownfish and moray-eels and you can even witness the spectacular Atlantic feed where divers hand feed rays and native British sharks right before your eyes! For more information visit www.londonaquarium.co.uk

The family ticket entitles up to two adults and two children free entrance to the London Aquarium. Travel to and from the Aquarium will be provided up to a maximum cost of UKP200 in total. A light lunch and refreshments during the day will also be provided at a London County Hall Cafe. The prize must be claimed by December 31st 2007.

To win this fantastic prize simply answer the following question:
In "Finding Nemo", which kind of fish is Nemo?
a. A shark
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c. A clownfish

Closing Date: Thursday 5 July 2007, Noon

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Walk into the Landmark's soaring atrium with 40 foot palm trees and you enter an oasis of tranquillity. The newest of London's 5 star properties was once a railway hotel, and since its opening in 1993, the hotel has enjoyed increasing acclaim.
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Holiday Inn London Regent's Park, Regent's Park (4*)Holiday Inn London Regent's Park, Regent's Park (4*)
A truly central London location means this hotel is close to many of the capital's most famous sights. Madame Tussauds, the Planetarium, Oxford Street and of course, Regent's Park which is home to London Zoo, can all be reached on foot.
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Mercure Hotel - London City Bankside, London Bridge / City (3*)Mercure Hotel - London City Bankside, London Bridge (3*)
In the heart of Bankside, the Mercure Hotel is located close to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, St Paul's Cathedral, the New Tate Gallery of Modern Art and Vinopolis. This hotel offers a bar, brasserie and air conditioned bedrooms with satellite television, mini bar and tea and coffee tray.
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Eden Plaza Hotel, South Kensington (2*)Eden Plaza Hotel, South Kensington (2*)
The Eden Plaza Hotel is situated on the tree-lined avenue of Queensgate and is a short walk from the Natural History Museum, Science and V&A Museums. Bedrooms are equipped with hair dryer, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. Knightsbridge and Harrods are close by.
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Dylan Hotel Studios, Paddington (4* Apartment)Dylan Hotel Studios, Paddington (4* Apartment)
If you would prefer the freedom of your own apartment Dylan Hotel Studios are ideal. This family run establishment has 22 single, twin, double, or triple apartments. All have the luxury of private shower and toilet and are decorated and furnished to high standards.
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Abcone Hotel London, Kensington (3*)Abcone Hotel London, Kensington (3*)

Abcone Hotel London is ideally situated in a quiet residential street in the exclusive Kensington district, just minutes from world class attractions including the Science and Natural History museums.
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Amhurst Hotel, Stamford Hill (Budget Hotel)Amhurst Hotel, Stamford Hill (Budget Hotel)
If you want to visit Central London but don’t want to stay amongst all the hustle and bustle try Amhurst Hotel which is only 30 minutes away via tube in Stamford Hill.
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Top Hotels Sellers:
(07/06/07 - 20/06/07)

1. Accommodation London Studios (Budget Apartment)
2. Dylan Hotel Studios (4 Star Apartment)
3. Holly and Ivy House Hotel (Budget Rooms)
4. City View Hotel (Budget Hotel)
5. Normandie Hotel (3 Diamond B&B)

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