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Kylie Minogue, Gil Scott-Heron – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 28 May 2011

28 May

Kylie Minogue – an easy way to make the news today for Kylie, its her birthday! She was born 43 years ago today in Melbourne, Australia. Check her official site which also includes updates from her Twitter and Facebook sites, a blog and somewhere to go shopping.

Man Utd v Barca – the Champions League Final takes place tonight at Wembley: kick-off  7.45 pm. The stakes are high and there will be a host of the world’s top players on show tonight. For the low down from both sides on tonight’s game see the Barcelona site and Manchester Utd site.

Best iPhone deals – another hit in the trending charts for a smartphone, some would argue the smartphone. Apple’s ever popular phone has a huge variety of options when you are looking for a contract. Our suggestion is that all the main sites are not updated that often so open up Excel, or get a pen and paper and check on the main provider’s sites to see what is the best deal for your needs. Main iPhone providers: Orange, O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile, and Three.

Olly Murs – likeable singer who came second to Joe McElderry in the 2009 X-Factor series. Olly has recently celebrated his 27th birthday and news is that he will have his record deal with Simon Cowell’s Syco label renewed after his recent chart success. To see him before things took off check his audition for the X-Factor back in 2009.

Gil Scott-Heron – influential US singer, composer and poet who was latterly hailed as the “Godfather of rap” has died in Chicago aged 62. He was originally linked to the UK as his father used to play professional football for Celtic, If you are put off by the “rap” headline then just check out some of his earlier work such as “Pieces of a Man”, if you are not put off by the rap reference then listen to his inspirational “The revolution will not be televised“.

The singer will be remembered as a huge influence on modern music and although he never achieved the sort of sales he deserved he received tremendous critical acclaim and was greatly respected by those in the music industry.

He always seemed a little bemused by people linking him to the start of rap music and said when interviewed that he preferred listening to the jazz station.

 
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