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More True Movies

This is a follow on post to Top 10 True Movies which I did last year. Check it out here:

Here are some more real life films which didn't make the first list. Post contains spoilers. :)

A Cry in the Dark  (aka Evil Angels) (1988)

This film is based on one of the most famous Australian legal cases where 9 week old baby Azaria Chamberlain disappeared on 17th August 1980 while on a camping holiday with her family in the Outback. Her parents Lindy (played by Meryl Streep) and Michael (Sam Neill) claim she was taken by a dingo, but the police (and the public) don't believe them and end up accusing Lindy of murdering her daughter. Lindy then endures a long legal fight to prove that she's telling the truth and a dingo did take Azaria.

This case received a lot of media attention around the world. The inquest was broadcast liveon Australian TV and Lindy had lot of negative attention, especially from the Australian pr…

Weekly Music Video

Here's the video for Dua Lipa's new single New Rules. It's from her self-titled debut album which was released last month.

New Rules is about making up your own rules for getting over an ex, such as not answering his phone calls, not meeting up with him etc. It was one of the songs I liked on Dua's album. When I first saw the video I thought it was a bit strange but it is entertaining. It's like a sleepover with synchronised dancing! lol. New Rules is out now.

For more on the Dua Lipa album check out this post:

Return of Teen Mom UK

Teen Mom UK is back! It's the UK version of the hit American series Teen Mom (itself a spin-off of 16 and Pregnant and sister show Teen Mom 2 and the first series was shown last November. Now it's back for the second one starting next Wednesday. You can read my original post on TM UK here:

The first series followed 5 girls, Chloe, Amber, Mia, Megan and Naomi. This time round the first 4 are back but Naomi has left and been replaced by new girl Sassi Simmons.  Naomi is taking a break to focus on her career and looking after daughter Kyanna, who must be about 3 since she was 2 in the last series. Her relationship with Kyanna's father Raphael wasn't good, from the outside it looked like he didn't treat her very well. They are currently not together. Naomi seems like a good mum and I look forward to hearing more about her and Kyanna in the future. :)

For more on Naomi 's hiatus from the show visit this link…

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Love* Queen by Japanese girl group E-girls. It was uploaded to YouTube on 19th June.

There have been several changes to the band's line-up lately. Member Erie left at the end of last year, in March this year Miyuu (who is also a member of spin-off group Happiness) took a break due to a a knee injury, and in May, Dream (whose members Shizuka, Ami and Aya were also a part of E-girls) was disbanded and they are no longer a part of the main group. E-girls now consists of 11 members instead of 19 and they've been re-branded as E.G. Family, along with other groups including Happiness, Flower (whose members have also been part of E-girls), Dream Ami and DANCE EARTH PARTY. You can read more about the changes here:

E-girls latest EP is E.G. CRAZY which came out at the beginning of 2017. This month they also released the single Smile For Me which is available …

New Music/Videos

Latest update on the music and videos I've been listening to/watching so far this summer. :)

Selena Gomez- Bad Liar
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller: Wild Thoughts
Nick Jonas feat Anne-Marie and Mike Posner- Remember I Told You
Jhene Aiko feat. Chris Brown- Hello Ego
Jhene Aiko- While We're Young 
Janine- Unstable 


Radio & weasal, goodlyfe- Magnetic*
Bebe Cool- Love You Everyday*

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Last Kiss by AlunaGeorge. Their latest album is I Remember, released last September but this isn't on it. It's one of two new singles; the other is Turn Up The Love which I'm going to check out later.

There's no video for Last Kiss yet but I'll update if there is one. :)

Debut LANY Album

American band LANY released their debut  self titled album on 30th June. It contains 16 songs, including singles Good Girls, It Was Love, The Breakup and 13. I don't tend to be that into indie/alternative music (I'm a fan of BANKS but her music is more alternative R'n'B) but I discovered LANY last summer and liked their song yea, babe, no way. It's good to try different styles of music. (And their music is still kind of poppy anyway! lol It's described as "dream pop"). Since then I've listened to other singles and liked them.

I think LANY is quite a good album. It's probably not one that I would buy as a whole album but I'll definitely get some individual songs. I've already bought The Breakup on iTunes and will probably get a couple of the albums. The album has a nice chilled vibe, which is good for this time of year. It also seems to have a California type vibe, which is fitting since half of the band's name stands for LA! (The o…

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is JoJo's new one Wonder Woman. I don't know if it's a single, it's maybe just a song she's uploaded. It's not on her latest album Mad Love. Nice, chilled song. :)

Update: Just saw on Wikipedia that it's listed as a promotional single.

Check out my post about Mad Love. here:

TV Round-Up

Sorry the post is later this week; I intended to post yesterday but went to a belly dance event and didn't have time. :)

I'm currently working on a Music Index page where you can find posts on Star Sparkle from different music genres. I had the idea a while ago and I decided to go ahead and do it, especially since I changed the blog to a different design/theme  there aren't any tags at the top anymore.The page isn't ready yet but I thought today I'd do a round-up of television related posts. (There aren't as many posts so I'm doing this rather than a page). So here we go. :)

Dance shows

Dance Moms:

Dance Moms/Raising Asia:

Dance Mums UK:

Bring It!:

Step It Up:…