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Pop Facts From The 2012 Charts

2012 Calendar

The expletive-ridden underground rap hit 212 by Azealia Banks sold more copies (383,000) than Wings, the big comeback single from X Factor winners Little Mix (372,000).

Thunderbirds Creator Gerry Anderson Dies Aged 83


Gerry Anderson, best known as the creator of Thunderbirds, has died at the age of 83. The film and television producer, whose credits also included the puppet shows Captain Scarlet and Joe 90 had suffered for several years with mixed dementia and died in his sleep, his son announced on Wednesday.

The Best Music of 2012

MIA Bad Girls

Welcome to the week between Christmas and New Year's. We have 10 videos below for you to watch, so with that, your two hour lunch, and Pinterest, you'll get through the workday no problem.

Charles Durning Obituary


The American actor Charles Durning, who has died aged 89, first grabbed audience attention as the crooked Lieutenant Snyder in The Sting (1973).

The Pogues – Review

The Pogues

After claiming that their 2010 Christmas tour would be the last of their annual festive dates, the Pogues have, not unpredictably, reconsidered.



Star Wars

Star Wars toys: the sales force awakens

If you notice Imperial Stormtroopers, Jedi knights and bounty hunters congregating around toy shops, don’t worry. It’s not a rip in space-time linking us to a galaxy far, far away … it’s just Force Friday.