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Will Ferrell‘s ‘Eurovision’ Grammys nomination was a huge surprise.

The soundtrack to ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’ received a nomination for best compilation soundtrack for visual media at the upcoming 63rd Annual Grammy Awards and Will admitted he was shocked by the nomination.

He told Variety: “There was a lot of things written saying: ‘Hold on everyone. These songs are actually good. They should be nominated.’ Which were the tone of a lot of different articles. Which is great to be mentioned in that regard. But then to actually get the nomination for the soundtrack and to know that all these wonderful people like Savan Kotecha and Molly Sandén are getting credit — it’s so deserved.

“Comedy doesn’t get enough credit in general for being hard to pull off, but to thread the needle between these types of songs in this movie, where we wanted to pay homage to the camp of Eurovision and the style, but at the same time, we really wanted it to be a love letter to the contest as well. There’s an art to creating this kind of music.”

Will also revealed he became emotional when he heard the songs for the first time.

He said: “‘Double Trouble’ was one of the first songs I heard; I’d had this movie in my head for 20 years and I was with David Dobkin and Andrew Steele, our writer, who was with Savan, our music producer. They played me the first song. And no joke, I almost started crying. Because it was so emotional.

“It’s funny, it’s kitschy, it’s good and it’s everything that a Eurovision song is. I was like, ‘I think we’re going to be in good hands.’ ‘Husavik’ was also a really emotional song. Every time Rachel McAdams would perform, David would come up and ask if I was okay because I couldn’t stop welling up. It’s just so beautiful.”



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Anne-Marie | Anne-Marie and KSI to work on new track together

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Anne-Marie and KSI are working on a second track together.

The pair’s collaboration with Digital Farm Animals, ‘Don’t Play’, went to number two in the UK singles charts and they are already working on a follow up.

Anne-Marie told The Sun’s Bizarre column: “Number two is basically a number one for us! It feels amazing to be starting 2021 with a banger and the music video is popping off and it’s streaming loads so it’s great.

“I am very open and honest and I try to be as down to earth as I can be all the time but meeting JJ opened my eyes even more.

“He is so real, it was very inspiring. He taught me to be myself and not to change myself for anyone. And his laugh is as crazy as mine. I was so happy about that.”

The video sees them boxing together in a ring and KSI admitted Anne-Marie has great talent.

He said: “Legit, she can kick. She can get her leg quite high up and give a few people a few roundhouse kicks left, right and centre. She could kick people through walls.

“She has power. I had my hands out to take her punches and I was like, ‘Damn! I see you, Anne-Marie.'”



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Ben Affleck | Ben Affleck says he is a better actor now than when he was younger

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Ben Affleck believes his acting has improved as he has gotten older.

The 48-year-old actor – who shot to fame with ‘Good Will Hunting’ in 1997 – believes getting older and having different life experiences has improved his acting abilities.

Speaking to Sacha Baron Cohen for Variety about his movie ‘The Way Back’, Ben said: “I feel like my own acting, at least by my own standards, has gotten better as I’ve gotten older, and had more life experiences and had more stuff to access. And with a role like that, I am an alcoholic, so I understood to a certain extent the alcoholism, but I haven’t lost a child. This guy’s had a very different life from mine, but what was interesting about the story was I hoped people would find some catharsis in watching him go through something very difficult. I was concerned that I have to find ways to make this as realistic as possible.”

Ben also revealed that directing ‘The Town’ and ‘Argo’ has made him a better actor.

He said: “This was a bit atypical for me. I’ve kind of changed as an actor, my approach, particularly from before and after I started directing, because it was really instructive. I learned more about acting from directing than I did from acting classes. There’s something really valuable about being on the other side, and seeing what works and what doesn’t. And what you can do editorially, and just getting used to the sound of your own stupid voice.”



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Keisha Buchanan | Keisha Buchanan: I’m focusing on work in 2021!

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Keisha Buchanan says 2021 is her year for “work”.

The former Sugababes star has revealed she’s set herself “work goals” for the next 12 months, which include putting herself out there and taking some career risks that she’s always wanted to try.

She said: “A lot of the time, I make goals for personal growth. Like if I want to be more disciplined, more patient, whatever it is, I set those types of goals more so than anything else. But I think this year I really want to try and achieve some work goals.

“For me, I think that life is precious. I need to stop all this pussyfooting around and just not be in my head so much and just try. And do things that I enjoy.”

Keisha, 36, spoke as part of a YouTube video that outlined her plan for 2021, and said that speaking to her fans in her vlogs is something she wants to continue doing throughout the year.

She added: “I want to do things that I really enjoy doing, and this is one of them, speaking to you guys on camera. For some reason I feel like I’m able to just be myself and it feels great just being able to express myself. I talk to myself in my head all the time so this is great for me.”

The ‘Push the Button’ hitmaker also revealed she wants to prioritise exercise and healthy eating this year, as she’s keen to lose weight.

But Keisha can’t go running, as the exercise leaves her in pain.

She said in her video: “I’m at the point where when I’m walking, my knees are hurting. I can’t run because that’s just crazy. I can’t … even walking down the stairs really hurts.

“My last doctor’s appointment, they said my cholesterol is a bit high, so that’s how I know that I’m just like [I need to make changes]. I feel like my main thing is just making sure that I feel really good in my own body, and that I’m healthy.”



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