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Kim Kardashian Talks Kanye West Baby: “We Feel So Blessed and Lucky”

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Kim Kardashian is pregnant with Kanye West‘s baby: That’s one way to end 2012 on a high.

Early this morning, the mama-to-be broke her silence on the happy news, and took to her official blog to share her feelings with her fans in a post titled, appropriately enough, “New Year, New Beginnings.”

See Kanye announce Kim’s pregnancy onstage!

“It’s true!” she wrote. “Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us.”

Kim’s father, lawyer Robert Kardashian, died in 2003, while Kanye’s own beloved mother, Donda Westpassed away after undergoing plastic surgery in 2007.

Check out Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Road to Baby

“Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and starting a family,” Kim went on in the short and sweet post. “Happy New Year!!! Xo.”

Oh, we think it will be.

 

–by gina serpe for eonline.com. image from fxexaminer.com

 

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The 23rd James Bond installment hits $162.76 million with the biggest take of all time.

LONDON – Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, has crossed the £100 million ($161.5 million) mark at the U.K. box office, the first film ever to do so.

Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment trumpeted the movie’s success on Monday. The 23rd installment of the Bond franchise has now taken $162.76 million ( £100.46 million) at the U.K. box office.

The tally means the Bond film is now the most successful U.K. release in history, overtaking Avatar, which had a lifetime gross of $151.3 million (£94 million) over the course of its 11 months in release in U.K. cinemas.

Skyfall opened in 587 cinemas across the U.K. and Ireland on Oct. 26. The movie has generated more than $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide.

In the movie, Craig returns for his third outing as Ian Fleming’s 007 to find his loyalty to M tested as her past comes back to haunt her.

The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.

–written by stuart kemp for hollywoodreporter.com. image from mypocket.com

 

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Johnny Marr ?” Shepherd?s Bush Empire ?” March 15th

Johnny Marr will play a show at Shepherd?s Bush Empire as part of his headline tour promoting his debut solo album, ?The Messenger?. This London show should be a tour highlight, before culminating in a show in his hometown of Manchester on March 22nd.

Needing no introduction, Marr has had an incredible career, from his time with possibly the greatest indie band of all time, The Smiths, to collaborations with numerous bands, such as Modest Mouse and The Cribs. He has earned himself a reputation as one of, if not the, greatest guitarists of all time. This is a show not to be missed!

?The Messenger?, recorded in Manchester and Berlin, and mastered at Abbey Road, has been garnering much critical acclaim. The brilliant title track which previewed the album will be joined by titles such as ?Word Starts Attack? and ?Upstarts?.

Speaking about the album, Marr stated: ?The underlying idea of the record is my experience of growing up in Europe,? he explains. ?When you?re away from your home city you?re more compelled to write about it, whether that?s because you?re homesick or you?ve got more objectivity, I don?t know. Growing up in the city influences you, and I?ve continued to see, stories and energy in it.?

Tickets are on sale now and pre-order bundles can be found at Johnny’s website here.

March Tour Dates:

10th ?” Oxford, O2 Academy

11th ?” Norwich, Waterfront

12th ?” Cambridge, Junction

14th ?” Brighton, Concorde

15th ?” London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

16th ?” Birmingham, HMV Institute

18th ?” Sheffield, Leadmill

19th ?” Glasgow, O2 ABC

20th ?” Liverpool, O2, Academy

22nd ?” Manchester, HMV Ritz

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Social media links: Facebook and Twitter.

 

— written by roisin kelleher for louderthanwar.com

 

Kate Bush Gets New Year Honour

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Honour: Kate Bush

Kate Bush has been given a CBE for her services to the music industry.

She’s been named in the Queen’s annual New Year Honours list, alongside a number of names from the arts, sciences and Olympics.

In a brief statement she said she was “deeply honoured” to receive the title Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

She becomes a CBE alongside artist Tracy Enim, choreographer Arlene Philips and ex Prime Minister Tony Blair’s wife Cherie.

Bush  – who was nominated for the Visionary gong at the inaugural Progressive Music Awards earlier this year – released her ninth studio album, 50 Words For Snow, in 2011.

At the time the told The Quietus: “Years ago I think I must have heard this idea that there were 50 words for snow in this, ah, Eskimo Land. I just thought it was such a great idea to have so many words about one thing.

“It is a myth – although it may hold true in a different language – but it was just a play on the idea: that if they had that many words for snow, did we? Just in our immediate language we have words like hail, slush, sleet, settling… So this was a way to try and take it into a more imaginative world.

“I love words. I think they’re fascinating and incredibly wonderful things. Part of the joy of my work is that I not only get to work with music but also with words. Sometimes it’s a difficult process but a lot of the time it’s really fun.”

–reviewed by martin kielty for progrock.com

 

 

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