Online magazine contributor launches new label

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Joe Muggs the contributor to online electronic music FACT Magazine has launched his own music label. Sound of the Cosmos is the new label from the writer/music journalist/ critic.

Muggs had the idea for the label in 2011 and it initially was intended to be a much smaller project but eventually expanded into the current label.

The first issue from the production is expected to be the EP SOTC001 which will be released in about another week or so. The EP will feature five electronic music tracks including beats from artists such as Silkie, Distal, Mite, and Jabru.

According to FACT Magazine the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop has also prepared a studio piece which will include an analogue version of Jabru’s piece “Glass Floor”.

Muggs is a seasoned writer who has reported for FACT Magazine, MixMag, and The Wire.

He has done reviews on such artists as the Ragga Twins and others.

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Author JK Rowling writes screenplay

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Author JK Rowling (read here other news) has agreed to write a screenplay for the film adaption of her “Harry Potter” spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” spiking sales of the book on Amazon.com.

Within a day of the announcement the book topped the list of Amazon’s Movers and Shakers, which tracks sales.

Warner Bros. will make the film based on the novel which is a companion textbook to the Harry Potter books and the screenplay will centre on the book’s fictional author, Newt Scamander.

The book is a prequel to the Harry Potter novels and the laws will be “familiar to anyone” who has read the books.

The film’s producer David Heyman is promising something very special and says fans will be in for a treat.

“All I can say is that it’s great. Jo had no need to go back to this universe or world,” Heyman said speaking at a press conference for the movie “Gravity”.

Warner Bros and Rowling are also involved in television projects with the producers to make a BBC adaption of “Casual Vacancy” which is an adult-oriented novel written by Rowling.

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Naomi Watts on her Princess Di role

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Australian actress Naomi Watts, who is playing Britain’s Princess Diana in a new film, says she was so focussed on the interview the late princess did with Martin Bashir that she watched it as she worked out.

The biopic film entitled “Diana” will be released soon and Watts said she used the interview with Bashir on the BBC’s Panorama programme to help her fine-tune the Princess of Wales’ mannerisms.

The interview was first aired in 1995 and created much controversy at the time. During the now infamous interview Diana stated: “There were three people in this marriage” referring to Prince Charles’ relationship with now wife Camilla Parker Bowles.

Said Watts to Hello! Magazine: “I ran the Martin Bashir TV interview so often that it got to the point where I was watching it on my iPhone while I was out jogging. ”I had five minutes of her walk, five minutes of her wave, five minutes of her laugh that I’d watch again and again.”

The film will depict the final two years in the princess’s life just after her divorce from Prince Charles and just before she died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997. Watts recently walked out of an interview on BBC radio after becoming uncomfortable with the questions she was being asked about Diana.

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Ex BBC Dj charged with sex crimes

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One of the best known deejays in Great Britain has been charged for sex crimes which spanned 30 years. Sixty-eight year old Dave Lee Travis has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault on women between 1977 and 2007.

The complainants include a 15 year old girl. Travis, who was a presenter for the BBC, was once hailed by Myanmar‘s Aung San Suu Kyi for helping entertain her over the airwaves during her years in captivity in her homeland. Suu Kyi said Travis’ music request programme “A Jolly Good Show” made her world “much more complete”. Travis, real name David Patrick Griffin, is not the first BBC host to find himself in hot water over allegations of sexual misconduct.

The police have launched an investigation into late BBC TV host Jimmy Savile, one of the biggest stars in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. Since his death in 2011, unprecedented numbers of sex crimes he committed have come to light. Several British TV and radio personalities have also been arrested since the inquiry. Travis has denied all the accusations against him. He is to appear at London‘s Westminster Magistrates Court on August 23.

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James Bond star confirms he is gay

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Ben Winshaw burst on the scene in the latest James Bond flick Skyfall as the incomparable Q and now the youthful-looking star has confirmed that not only is he gay, but he is also married.

Winshaw admitted that he has been married to his Australian lover Mark Bradshaw for the last year.

The actor’s representative issued a statement saying that Winshaw was gay and had never tried to conceal his sexuality but, as is the case with many other actors, chose not to speak about his personal life.

Winshaw and the Aussie composer met in 2009 when they both worked on the film Bright Star and got married in a secret civil ceremony in Sydney in 2012. They recently celebrated their first anniversary.

Thirty-two year old Winshaw has played television roles and starred in a few films including Brideshead Revisited and Cloud Atlas. He made his Bond debut in 2012’s Skyfall.

The English actor played a younger Q than previous actors such as John Cleese and Desmond Llewelyn.

Winshaw has won a 2013 BAFTA television Leading ActorAward for his role in Richard II and was also a favourite to play the iconic Doctor Who on the long-running BBCsci-fi series but took himself out of the running earlier this year.

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Lindsay Lohan goes back to work

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Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is out of a 90 day rehab facility and already back to work. The actress taped an episode as a guest host of the E! programme Chelsea Lately.

Lohan who has been in and out of rehab as much as she has been in and out of trouble in the ast few years interviewed the Dylan Bruce who stars in the BBC show Orphan Black..

Meanwhile, a judge has ordered that the blonde Lohan undergo more therapy to avoid certain failure following her latest stint in rehab.

The judge made the order after the facility where Lohan stayed for three months wrote a letter requesting that she undergo further treatment citing fear of a certain relapse without further therapy.

Cliffside Malibu’s CEO Richard Taite a letter stating that the actress needed 3, 50-minute sessions a week for the next 15 months.

Lohan also stars in the erotic thriller “The Canyon”. The movie directed by Paul Shrader opened in New York City last Friday.

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