ABBA is about to take a chance on the movies. Today (July 18), "Mamma Mia!" opens in the United States, employing nearly two dozen songs from the enduring Swedish quartet, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All" and "Take a Chance on Me."
When Delta Goodrem was cast in Australia's long-running serial "Neighbours" in 2002, the teenager didn't care for the "bad girl" character written for her -- and had the audacity to renege on the potentially career-making role.
Queen Latifah's second album of jazz, soul and blues standards, "Trav'lin Light," is a marvelous sonic achievement, recorded with such satiny care and class that it seems a crime that anyone might belittle the listening experience with an MP3 player or computer.