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The Insider: 18/01/2010

Rising star Emmett Scanlan's new flick The Inside will hit the screen on Wednesday.

Directed by Eoin Macken and co-starring Tereza Srbova and songbird Kellie Blaise, all the usual social suspects will be heading to the Screen Cinema to check out the offering.

Emmett's good pal Leigh Arnold has been busy calling around all her pals and contacts in the industry to ensure a respectable turn-out on the night.

Described as a supernatural horror featuring fearsome lovelies locked in a warehouse, the movie's screening will be followed by an aftershow party in Lillie's Bordello.

Performing for guests will be Kellie alongside The Brilliant Things and The Evora.

  • Let's face it -- we could all do with some cheering up during this dreary month.

And Newstalk's Tom Dunne reckons he has the perfect antidote to the winter season's blues, given that today has been labelled Blue Monday.

The broadcaster has brought over Bez, from the Happy Mondays, into his studio to add some of his inimitable charm to proceedings.

Bez is best known as the freaky dancer from the legendary Manchester band, as well as a former Celebrity Big Brother winner.

"When I heard the third Monday of January was said to be the most miserable, God-forsaken, depressing and soul-destroying day of the year, I thought who better to get people smiling than the Happy Mondays' Bez?" said Tom.

  • X Factor fans, take note. Baby-faced X Factor finalist Lloyd Daniels will be performing to Irish fans at the Academy on Middle Abbey Street on January 31.

The floppy-haired singer will be supported on the night by boyband The BLVD.

He'll also be available for some meet and greet sessions with lucky fans afterwards.

Tickets are priced €28 and are available now from the usual outlets.

  • NEW pop sensation Ellie Goulding has just confirmed she will be playing the Academy on March 14.

The winner of the Brits Critics Choice Awards for 2010, the Kent songbird released her debut single Under The Sheets to acclaim late last year, and most recently toured with Little Boots across the water.

Her album Lights is due for release in March, with new single Starry Eyed hitting the shelves next month.

  • RTE's Aidan Power joined forces with Eddie Hobbs this morning, after the pair were named as ambassadors for this year's Dawn campaign.

They agreed to help support Aware, an organisation to help those affected by depression, and were pressing the flesh at the Press call in the Shelbourne Hotel this morning.

They were there to announce details of this week's Depression Awareness Week, which kicks off today and coincides with the 25th anniversary of the organisation.