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Spiderman show snares the crowds

Published 01/12/2010 | 05:00

Producers of the new U2 'Spiderman' musical on Broadway say they sold $1m (€770,000) worth of tickets to the show, within 24 hours of its first preview on Sunday.

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That's despite a series of technical problems that caused the first performance of the $65m (€50m) show to be halted five times.

Audience members reported that, at one point, the actor playing Spiderman was left dangling from wires 10 feet over the heads of the audience due to a glitch with the spectacular aerial stunts.

Original Dylan lyrics go on sale

Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics for 'The Times are A-Changin' are heading for the auction block in New York. They could sell for as much as $300,000 (€230,100).

Written in pencil, the classic 1960s folk song was the title track on Dylan's third album. Sotheby's will offer it for sale on December 10.

Clash album to hit the silver screen

The creation of classic album 'London Calling' by punk pioneers The Clash is to be brought to life in a movie.

Award-winning writer Jez Butterworth is to script the film. Former Clash stars Paul Simonon and Mick Jones are executive producers and advisers for the film, which will be called 'London Calling'.

Crash man drank 'after accident'

A man in Missouri, US, has been acquitted of drunken driving after claiming that he consumed alcohol to keep warm after -- but not before -- he lost control of his vehicle.

Thomas Drummond told a court that he had been driving home after a night out when his vehicle veered off the highway. He says he was not intoxicated while driving, but that he was by the time emergency workers arrived, more than two hours later.

Cole tight-lipped on US 'X Factor'

'X Factor' judge Cheryl Cole's representatives are keeping tight-lipped over reports that she is close to finalising a deal to be a panelist on the US version.

The singer is said to be in talks to reprise her role when Simon Cowell launches the talent contest across the Atlantic. Cole's spokesman would not comment on the discussions yesterday.

'Star Wars' sequel director dies at 87

Irvin Kershner, who directed the Star Wars sequel 'The Empire Strikes Back', has died aged 87.

Kershner died at his Los Angeles home following a three-and-a-half-year battle with lung cancer.

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