Open UK Casting for Star Wars movie

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Thousands of hopefuls have been piling into London with the aim of being cast in the new “Star Wars” film during an open casting call in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The auditions are being held for the leading roles in the new sequel to the film and the producers are searching for a teenaged-girl and a young man. The auditions will move to Dublin,Glasgow, and other cities in the UK over the next week.

The roles include that of Rachel who is said to be a young woman who has lost her parents and has no other family. Rachel is 17 and is street smart and strong. The casting is for actresses over the age of 16 but look young enough to play a 17 or 18-year-old.

For the male role of Thomas actors must be at least 18 and can pass for someone between 19 and 23-years old. Thomas is said to be smart and capable but grew up without a dad and doesn’t have a strong sense of himself.

The film is set to star shooting in Spring 2014. The first sequel “Star Wars: Episode VII” is set for release in December 2015.

Harrison Ford is rumoured to be making a return for the new film although this has not been confirmed.

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Annie Mac prepares to go on tour

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British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) DJ Annie Mac has a new album and is preparing to go on tour early in November. She will tour several dates during the month in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The tour, by the DJ who is known for her intuition about good dance music deejays released the “Annie Mac Presents” compilation disc and will tour as a back up to the release of the album.

The tour will include acts such as Duke Dumont, Cyril Hahn, and Lulu James.

The first date for the tour is in Manchester at The Warehouse Project on Friday, November 8. It then moves to Sheffield on the 12th at the Foundry Studio Fusion, on Friday the 15th the tour moves to the O2 Academy in Bournemouth, then the following day at The Institute in Birmingham.

On Friday, November 22 the tour heads to Edinburgh, Scotland and The Picture House and goes back south to Bristol at the In: Motion on the 23rd.

The final two days of the tour will be on Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30 when it goes to the O2 Academy in Leeds and finally The Academy in Dublin, Ireland.

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Calvin Harris’s girlfriend doesn’t like his music

Rita Ora and Calvin Harris pictured leaving Nobu Berkeley restaurant and arriving at Proud Camden Galleries in Camden, London, UK

British artist Calvin Harris may be one of the most popular musicians right now and being requested to write songs by such artists as Rihanna and Kylie Minogue but his own girlfriend doesn’t seem to appreciate his music.

The Scotsman said his girlfriend, fellow musician Rita Ora, doesn’t like his music, which is dance music. He has said the two are unlikely to produce any songs together as they are trying to keep their business and personal lives separate.

Forbes magazine earlier this month named Harris the top-earning DJ of 2013 with $46 million. Tiesto was named number two on the Forbes list. Harris and Tiesto are to go on a UK Tour entitled “Greater Than” starting in December.

The tour will cover BelfastDublinLondonManchester, and Glasgow. Harris has the record for the most top 10 hits from a studio album in the UK. The previous record was nine held by Michael Jackson.

Harris, who was born Adam Wiles in Scotland, is also a songwriter and record producer. He released his first studio album in 2007 and had a follow-up album in 2009. The Albanian-born Ora had her first release in 2007 when she appeared on Craig David’s song “Awkward”.

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