IF you thought Pierce Brosnan’s singing in Mamma Mia! was bad, you are going to have a hoot watching his new film.
He appears in Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga opposite Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams and the star has been relentlessly mocked since its release on Friday for his dodgy Icelandic accent.
Pierce plays fisherman Erick Erickssong, whose son, Will’s character Lars, represents Iceland at Eurovision.
And viewers have been left in hysterics by Pierce’s vocal delivery, which they said sounded more like Welsh, Irish and even Italian than that of someone from Iceland.
Liam Fallon wrote on Twitter: “Pierce Brosnan’s Icelandic accent is somehow worse than his Mamma Mia! singing.”
And referencing a town in Wales, Ciron Gruffydd tweeted: “I think Pierce Brosnan had learned an Icelandic accent for this one and went shopping in Iceland Pwllheli as his only research.”
Thankfully he was stopped from giving any vocal musical performances.
Pierce joked: “I did bring in my platinum album, my gold album and said, ‘Look, I got this from Mamma Mia! Why don’t I have a song here, guys?’
“I think Will got a little bit . . . I think he just got a little bit sensitive about that, and you know, ego.”
That was probably for the best.
JAMES Blunt sayshis father is “looking well” after having a kidney transplant in January.
The singer said: “I haven’t seen him since January. He’s been in isolation.
"My mother is going slightly mad but he’s looking well.”
Greater spotted Beyonce
BEYONCE got fierce to promote her upcoming visual album Black Is King, by dressing in leopard print.
Inspired by The Lion King, the album is due out on Disney+ on July 31 and confirms The Sun’s story earlier this month that she is teaming up with Disney in an £80million deal.
The album features Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and her husband Jay Z and is described as a “celebratory memoir for the world on the black experience”.
She continued that mantra at Sunday’s virtual BET Awards, in which she gave a speech urging black communities to vote in November’s US presidential election.
Accepting an award for humanitarian work, she said: “I’m encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system.
“We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does.”
BROOKLYN Beckham has hinted he is backin Britain after he was stranded in the US during lockdown.
He posted a video of parents David and Victoria’s dog on Instagram, suggesting he was back at the family home in the Cotswolds.
Drinking sup time
GWYNETH Paltrow’s Goop website is now flogging a gadget to help people who are too thick to remember to have a drink every now and then.
The Ulla device, which sells for £24, clips on to water bottles and flashes to remind users to drink the water that’s in front of them.
The actress’s blog says: “Using Ulla is simple . . . If an hour goes by and you haven’t taken a drink, the device blinks to remind you that water exists and you should have some.”
Next up, gizmos to remind people to breathe and blink.
- Kate Winslet to play WWII photojournalist Lee Miller in new film
- Olivia Colman to star in movie drama Mothering Sunday
- This year’s Ivor Novello awards axed
- Bette Midler doesn’t feel ‘strong enough’ to tour
- Chris Pratt and Garth Brooks working on ‘secret’ project
- Ronnie Wood to show art at Ashridge House, Herts
Miss Hadid certainly rings my Bellas with sexy modelling shots like this.
Kim's in a tight state
KIM Kardashian and Kanye West seem to be angling for a role in The Matrix 4 with these outfits, although she could easily never work again after her latest pay cheque.
Today the reality star overtook her little sister Kylie Jenner to become the richest member of the Kardashian family when she was declared a billionaire in the US.
Cosmetics company Coty forked out £163million for a 20 per cent stake in Kim’s beauty firm, which means it is now valued at £800million – or a billion dollars.
And Kanye, who was in the studio with Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre at the weekend, had good news for fans today when he announced his tenth album God’s Country.
Meanwhile, it was business as usual for the couple as they squeezed into ridiculous leather gear which made them the butt of jokes on social media.
One fan said: “Looks like she took apart the couch and made an outfit.”
Given that Kanye is launching a clothing range with Gap next year, I hope his High Street options are a bit more down-to-earth.
BOY George is to re-record his 1982 Culture Club hit Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, with fan Lucy Griffiths, who impressed him with a rendition on The Voice Australia.
He said: “It may take a little longer to happen, but it will happen.”
Moff's put off
SCARLETT Moffatt says she hates watching a lot of old films because so many are offensive to women.
The former Gogglebox star said her police officer boyfriend Scott Dobinson recently tried to get her to watch 1995 action comedy Bad Boys but she gave up after 30 minutes.
She said: “We watched half an hour. As you get older as a woman, you realise how sexist Nineties films are.
“Within five minutes there was someone with her boobs out and a little skirt as if all we are is meat. I was like, ‘What is this s**t?’ ”
Instead Scarlett is desperate to be able to go back to the cinema to catch a scary movie, saying: “I miss watching horror.”
- HAIM are on track to hit No1 this Friday with third album Women In Music Pt. III, beating last week’s chart-topper Rough And Rowdy Ways from Bob Dylan by 5,000 copies. Jessie Ware’s What’s Your Pleasure is another new entry at No3.
- The Brit Awards have been pushed back three months to May 11, 2021, amid ongoing fears over Covid-19. Brits chief Geoff Taylor said it was needed to deliver “the production levels, star performances and live excitement that make it the biggest night in music.”
- Mabel has teased she is releasing a collaboration with AJ Tracey. The Boyfriend singer, who has been hard at work on her second album at a home studio during lockdown, posted the message: “We dropping this tune or what?!”
- Ellie Goulding has announced she will perform across the UK in 2021 for the first time in five years. Her seven-date Brightest Blue tour, named after her fourth album out next month, starts in Manchester on April 28 and ends in Dublin on May 12.
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