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Bruno Mars’ song on Breaking Dawn soundtrack

IT WILL RAIN by Bruno Mars will be the first song from the upcoming soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, the film’s studio Summit Entertainment said.

While the song itself has not yet been released, Mars is known for his fusion of pop, R&B, reggae and soul influences. Fans of Mars and the Twilight franchise will just have to wait until tomorrow to hear the song.

The cover artwork features a silhouette of a man featuring Mars’ trademark quiff hairstyle, sitting in a chair with an umbrella, against a colourful blurred backdrop, with the song title scrawled boldly in black.

The announcement comes after a string of successes this year for singer/songwriter Mars, with Grammy wins and singles from his debut solo album Doo-Wops and Hooligans topping charts in the U.S. and internationally.

The single It Will Rain will be available worldwide on iTunes on September 27, and in the U.K. on October 31.

The full Breaking Dawn - Part 1 soundtrack will be available on iTunes on November 8. Reuters


HUGH JACKMAN IS amused at reports that he fractured a wrestler’s jaw with a punch saying that the fighter is “prone to exaggeration”.

WWE fighter Dolph Ziggler has claimed that Jackman left him hospitalised with a “hairline mandibular fracture” following a stunt during a Raw SuperShow wrestling clash last week.

However the 42-year-old actor, who promoted his new robot boxing film Real Steel at the show, can’t believe he did any damage.

“It was scripted that I would go for that punch, but just before we went on, Dolph (Ziggler) was yelling at me, ‘You hit me man’. During rehearsal I said, ‘I’d like to do it, but I’ve spent 20 years pulling punches, trying not to hit. Trying to make it look real, but not really hit’,” Jackman told

“He said, ‘There’s no way. There’s cameras everywhere, there’s crowd everywhere, there’s no way we can whiff it, as they call it. So I hit him pretty hard... I kinda really clocked him in the jaw. The next day I read he really broke his jaw and I wasn’t surprised, but I don’t think he did. He’s prone to exaggeration,” he added. IANS

I have nothing to prove: Britney

POP PRINCESS BRITNEY Spears says she doesn’t have anything to prove to the world and keeps making records and touring because it’s fun.

The 29-year-old singer has kicked off the European leg of her tour promoting seventh album Femme Fatale in St Petersburg, Russia, and after selling over 70 million albums in her career so far, she doesn’t feel the pressure to do anything more than have fun on stage, reported MTV online.

“I don’t really have anything to prove at this point. I just do it for fun and see what happens. I have a good group of people around me. We have the show at a certain time every night. And we just try to stay consistent on having a routine and staying fit and healthy,” said the Toxic hitmaker.

Spears also promised the stage show for the Femme Fatale Tour is as lively as ever.

“The show is really fun for me, it’s one of the most entertaining shows that I’ve ever done. There are six or seven costume changes, the dancers are just on fire and it’s a lot of fun. It’s a fun show,” she said.

The singer is set to turn 30 in December, but isn’t worried about reaching the landmark age, as she feels she is growing all the time.

“I hear the older you get, the wiser you get and the more you know what you want. Hopefully it’ll be a good year,” she said. - PTI

Honour among crooks

JOHN MALKOVICH SAYS his latest acting role, an ageing Siberian mobster trying to raise his grandson to be an honourable crook, proved to be a “delightful” experience.

The movie, Siberian Education, is set in Trans-Dniester, now a separatist republic between Moldova and Ukraine, though filming of the U.S.-Italian production took place in Lithuania and wrapped up this week.

Malkovich plays Kuzja, an old recividist exiled to Trans-Dniester along with numerous other ex-convicts by Soviet authorities in the waning years of the Soviet Union. Kuzja tries to teach his grandson Kolyma — the film’s main protagonist, played by Lithuanian actor Arnas Fedaravicius — the arcane rules of “criminal morals.”

“It is an interesting story about the way of life that most of audience would not know about,” Malkovich said. “Things are so much global and Americanised. It’s interesting to think of that kind of (criminal) culture that the film addresses is kind of becoming extinct.”

“I found this experience delightful,” he added. Malkovich, 57, praised Italian director Gabriele Salvatores for balancing his instincts with those of the actors.

“It is certain that Gabriele has terrific balance between knowing what he wants and being willing to be surprised. That’s not the easiest balance to have, but I think better directors have that,” he said.

“I think directing is a terrible job. It’s an awful lot of pressure,” he added. - AP

Mason wants Pink Floyd reunion

PINK FLOYD DRUMMER Nick Mason has revealed he would love to reunite with his former bandmates for “the right reasons” and not just for the money.

After he and the surviving band members, Roger Waters and David Gilmour, previously reunited in May to join Roger at his solo concert in London and for the Live 8 charity concert in 2005, 67-year-old Mason said that he would jump at the chance to reunite, reported Sun online.

“I think that, for the right reasons and not our bank accounts, we would all be able to respond. If we could build on Live8 and do something that could actually kick off a foundation, Pink Floyd may have an active future,” he said.

Mason also said that he is thrilled the fans are still interested in the band 40 years later as he never thought it would last longer than a year when they first formed in 1965.

“I find the interest enormously flattering. When I started in this band, I imagined it would be for about a year and I assumed I’d be back at college. It was my gap year. More than 40 years later I’m still waiting to go back,” he said. PTI

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