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Insider: Hollywood stars coming to Dublin this month

WE'LL have some of Hollywood's biggest names in town later this month when the cast of new comedy Grown Ups jets in to attend the Irish premiere.

Among the A-list celebs who will be lining out on the red carpet will be Salma Hayek, Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock and Adam Sandler.

The glitzy event takes place on Tuesday, July 27, at the Savoy Cinema on O'Connell Street.

  • EXCITEMENT is building ahead of the opening of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Grand Canal Theatre next week.

Doors for the star-studded event will open from 6.30pm, with the musical starting at 7.30pm sharp.

Guests can look forward to hearing all the hit classics, including Truly Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain and, of course, the Oscar-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

  • FORMER You're A Star singer and songwriter Mickey Harte is set to re-release his top hit Sound Of The Summer with an accompanying new music video.

It features the bonus track and new song 2thousand10, which Mickey has been performing to much acclaim with his band, The Enemies.

The song is a co-writing and production venture with Harte's long-time friend and engineer, Terry McGinty and well-known Dublin-based producer Billy Farrell, of The Corrs and Westlife fame.

A launch to celebrate the release of the video and single will take place in Dicey Reilly's beer garden at the Russell Court Hotel, Harcourt Street, next Tuesday at 9pm.

  • A handful of media insiders were invited to attend a special Sony Ericsson summer barbecue at exclusive members club Residence.

Guests on the day were treated to an exclusive demonstration of all the latest range of mobile handsets and accessories including the Xperia™ X10, the new Xperia Mini™ and Xperia Mini-Pro™, Sony Ericsson Vivaz™.

The event was held on the roof garden.

  • MUSIC lovers will be out in force tomorrow night for a special Bulmers Live event at Leopardstown racecourse.

Guests can look forward to enjoying an evening's entertainment of superb flat racing and music, with punters enjoying a live performance from Paul Brady.

Racing starts at 5.55pm, and is followed by dinner and drinks in the Leopardstown Lounge, with The Island singer due to take to the stage at 9pm.

  • POP newcomers Storyfold, are set to launch their second single, Behind Closed Doors, later this month with a special gig at the Crawdaddy venue on Harcourt Street.

Storyfold were recently added to the line-up for the Indiependence Festival held in Mitchelstown on the August bank holiday weekend, alongside The Coronas, White Lies and Reverend & The Makers.