She rose to fame with her hit single, Murder On The Dancefloor, which dominated the charts back in 2002. And on Thursday, Sophie Ellis-Bextor revealed her plans to relive the early part of her career at the So Pop Festival in Australia and New Zealand in 2020. Speaking to the Herald Sun, the 40-year-old singer said: 'I'll sing whatever songs are the most appropriate, keep it really upbeat, lots of pop stuff and keep it fun.' 'I'll keep it really upbeat and fun!' Sophie Ellis-Bextor (pictured) has revealed her plans for the nostalgic So Pop Festival in Australia and New Zealand 'It's not called So Pop for nothing. I'll stay true to that,' she added. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'I've just been lucky': Sophie Ellis-Bextor says she's no... So Pop Festival Australia announces its nostalgia-fuelled... Jesse McCartney announces his 2020 Australian tour in a rare... 'When you're a mum, you feel guilty about everything':... Share this article Share Sophie went on to … [Read more...] about ‘I’ll keep it really upbeat and fun!’ Sophie Ellis-Bextor reveals her plans to perform her hit songs at the So Pop Festival in Australia and New Zealand
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The death toll from the New Zealand volcano eruption has risen to eight after two victims died in hospital. Nine people are officially still missing, presumed dead, with efforts to retrieve bodies from the island still on hold. The volcano on White Island is "highly volatile" and could erupt again within days preventing recovery teams retrieving bodies, said authorities. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said: "I've spoken to many of those involved in the operation and they are very, very eager to get back there, they want to bring people's loved ones home." The volcano, a popular tourist day-tripper destination, erupted on Monday, spewing ash and steam over the island. "We are now living with a growing sense of desperation to bring home those that we know are there and those we love," Whakatane Mayor Judy Turner told reporters. "The frustration of those families most affected is completely understandable. No news is not good news for people in this situation." There were 47 … [Read more...] about New Zealand volcano: 8 now confirmed dead as toll continues to rise
Clint Eastwood’s indignant, Oscar-buzzed new drama Richard Jewell tasks itself with a noble and initially justifiable aim: to tell the truth about a man whose name has been unfairly slandered. It’s written, quite literally on the poster, with the words “true” and “truth” promising, at long last, facts behind the headlines that followed the tragic bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. But there’s a catch. In an attempt to clear the name of Jewell, the security guard wrongfully accused of creating and planting the pipe bomb that directly killed one person and injured 111 others, the film throws another name under the bus, that of Kathy Scruggs, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution journalist who broke the story that he was under investigation. Its recent premiere at the AFI festival was accompanied by unease over a scene where Scruggs trades sex for a tip from an FBI agent, a damaging allegation that’s yet to be supported by any tangible … [Read more...] about ‘Crass and contemptible’: is Clint Eastwood’s new movie built on a lie?
Back in 2012, the political scientist Cas Mudde wrote a lecture he planned to deliver in Antwerp entitled: “Three decades of populist radical right parties in western Europe: so what?”. Unexpectedly struck down by a short-term illness, Mudde, a professor at the University of Georgia, was unable to board his transatlantic flight and never gave the speech. Had he done so, he might have been asked whether the decades he dedicated to studying the extreme rightwing fringes of democratic politics had been worth it. The lecture, later published in a journal, stressed that populist radical right parties had only had a limited impact in elections, and warned they were receiving “disproportionate” attention from scholars like himself. He described them as only a “relatively minor nuisance in west European democracies”. Seven years later, few commentators call the populist radical right a mere nuisance. Mudde has since become one of the world’s most … [Read more...] about The Far Right Today by Cas Mudde review – an alarming new mainstream
Emily Deary Painter and decorator, Custom builders, and author of The Vegan Build cookbook, Isle of Wight I was six when my family turned veggie. I remember eating fish fingers for another six months because I didn’t realise they were an animal as well. In a school of a 1,000 kids, I think there was one other vegetarian. My grandpa thought we were going to die. When I started going out with Chris [the director of Custom], I would go all out if he came over for dinner – falafels, sage and carrot nut roasts. Then he decided to go vegan. He’s really radical, doesn’t do anything by halves. Chris decided Custom was going vegan in the sense that he was only going to buy plant-based food to feed everyone. When we work in France, we all live together. Nobody knew what to cook (we take turns) – especially the younger apprentices – and everyone was getting really stressed out and spending a fortune buying meat and dairy alternatives. It began with me writing a … [Read more...] about The builders, the MP, and the chef: meet the new vegans