Fri Oct 24 15:30:07 SAST 2014

Boy band tops Billboard charts

Dec 16, 2012 | Reuters |

NEWCOMER British boy band One Direction joined R&B diva Rihanna (pictured) and British singer Adele to top Billboard's year-end music charts, released last Friday.

One Direction, who topped the Billboard 200 album chart twice this year with their debut Up All Night in March and their sophomore album Take Me Home in November, were named Billboard's top new artist/group rounding off a stellar year.

The X Factor judge LA Reid says he is leaving the TV talent show next season after two years on the panel.

Reid (56), chairman and chief executive of Epic Records, told Access Hollywood he had decided to leave to return to the record label full time.

There is a crazy family living at the White House, but it's not the Obamas. It's the Gilchrists, whose never-ending follies pulse and push upcoming TV comedy romp 1600 Penn.

Starring Bill Pullman as US President Dale Gilchrist and Jenna Elfman as his first lady, the show's co-creator Josh Gad said there is plenty of precedent for family madness at the Oval Office.

President Abraham Lincoln's battle to end slavery ruled at the Golden Globe nominations this week, while a very different movie take on slavery - Django Unchained- got a big boost in Hollywood's crowded awards season.

Steven Spielberg's portrayal of Lincoln won a leading seven nominations.

Give four pop stars turned hippies a movie camera in 1967 and what do you get?

The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour film will get its long-awaited US broadcast TV debut on Friday on PBS.

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