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WIN! Pairs of Tickets to the Opening Night of Hairspray at Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin

Hairspray

We’re giving awaythree pairs of tickets to the VIP opening night of Hairspray at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Wednesday July 17th. Back for its second run at the Dublin theatre, Hairspray stars X Factor finalist Marcus Collins, former Eastender Lucy Benjamin and screen actor Mark Benton. Based on the John Waters film of the same name, Hairspray takes us back to 1962 Baltimore and the … [Read more...]

THEATRE PREVIEW: Hairspray at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin – Review

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“Hey mama, welcome to the 60s; Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…” One of my all-time favourite musicals, Hairspray lands at Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre on July 16th for a three-week run. Along with a gang of fellow journos and musical lovers, I took a trip to Belfast’s Grand Opera House earlier this month to enjoy a special preview performance of Hairspray, which has just finished … [Read more...]

THE BUZZ WITH MICHELLE STOREY

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Britney Spears has been flashing around that engagement ring of hers like nobody’s business since manager and fiancé Jason Trawick proposed. In my mind, I would imagine her dream wedding to be jeans and a trucker hat for the blushing bride (oh wait, hasn’t she done that already?), the ceremony in a trailer, Taco Bell for afters and a good aul’ hoedown to complete the momentous occasion. Or … [Read more...]

MICHELLE STOREY’S X FACTOR VERDICT

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Well X Factor bosses certainly ensured that the 2011 series left with a bang! The sea of screaming fans who packed into Wembley stadium just confirmed how vast the venue is, and just how popular the show itself is (sure flagging ratings is just a nasty rumour!) Looking at the tens of thousands of fans who were in attendance at the final really put my nerves on edge and I didn’t even have to get … [Read more...]

MICHELLE STOREY’S X FACTOR VERDICT

Kelly

Our resident gossip queen's verdict on the penultimate X factor 2011 live shows. While Justin Bieber may not be everyone’s delicious cup of tea, boy’s got skills with a microphone stand (how many times did he spin that thing from left to right, enough already, stop trying to distract us from your crappy Christmas tune!). And no-one can deny that Kelly Rowland stripping off to a mere … [Read more...]

MICHELLE STOREY’S X FACTOR VERDICT

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The Daily Update's gossip girl has her claws out for some of last weekend's X Factor performances. I have never wished to be Miss Piggy more in my entire life than when Olly Murs serenaded the popular Muppets character on Sunday night’s X Factor results show! Olly showed the contestants how it’s really done, putting on an energetic performance, coupled with a few well-placed dance moves … [Read more...]

MICHELLE STOREY’S X FACTOR VERDICT

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Read what our resident gossip girl made of last weekend's show. Forget about who sang what, the bitching, backstage antics and the fashion flops, the gossip on everyone’s lips is Rihanna’s saucy shoes; which she donned on the X Factor results show on Sunday night. I should have known that her newly covered up look was too demure for the usually shocking performer and members of the X … [Read more...]

MICHELLE STOREY’S X FACTOR VERDICT

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Our resident gossip girl gives her verdict of last weekend's X factor live show. When I heard the theme for this week would be a Lady Gaga/Queen combo I thought, surely this would never work, but surprisingly, it did! And if any artist is going to sort the men from the boys in the competition, it would certainly be one brave enough to cover a Lady Gaga song! There had been rumours this week … [Read more...]

MICHELLE STOREY’S WEEKLY X FACTOR VERDICT

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Our resident gossip queen doesn't hold back as she gives her verdict on last weekend's X Factor. It was time to dust off my glittery platforms and bust out the glow sticks as the X Factor entered their very undecided club classics/disco/floor-fillers week. I had read about racism rows (more about that later), Tulisa falling ill, a double elimination and most recently, the possibility of … [Read more...]