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The Shortlisted is an entertainment magazine and an approved Google News publisher founded by an Italian writer in 2015.

It independently publishes and licenses to third-party publications dozens of high-quality interviews with prominent personalities of music, cinema, pop culture and literature like George Orwell’s son, Monica Bellucci, Back to the Future creator Bob Gale, Oscar Wilde’s grandson, Giorgio Armani, Andrea Bocelli, Moby, The Sex Pistols, Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov and many others – please see the full celebrity interviews directory at the bottom of this page or browse the magazine.

Many of the interviews have already been reprinted in selected publications in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Latvia and Slovenia, and publishers can buy non-exclusive reprint rights for almost all articles, categories and sections for use in their own publications and territories.

Licensing celebrity interviews is a great opportunity for print and online media outlets to secure high-quality evergreen content yet to be discovered by their readers.
Each article comes with a full celebrity profile and introduction and a non-gossipy question sheet prepared according to the highest journalism ethics and standards; questions do not follow the mainstream press agenda and are never intrusive of the person’s privacy; the interviews are intended as an opportunity to get celebrities to answer things people on the street would ask them.

All articles are regularly reviewed and updated and not tied to one-off events or releases, which makes them fresh and relevant even years after they first appeared; this specialised content is ready to be reprinted and will save editorial teams hundreds of hours of researching and trying to make contact with hard-to-reach celeb representatives, arranging calls and meetings, carrying out interviews and putting together Q&As and introductions.

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To syndicate, license, reuse and reprint the celebrity interviews on this website please email Silvia Pingitore at [email protected]

The Shortlisted Magazine interviews

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••• Celebrity Interviews Directory •••

••• Literature •••

• Interview with George Orwell’s son
• Interview with Oscar Wilde’s grandson
• Interview with Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh

••• Cinema, films, TV, theatre, animation, video games, art •••

• Interview with Monica Bellucci
• Interview with Back to the Future creator Bob Gale
• Interview with Charlie Chaplin’s son
• Interview with Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov
• Interview with Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh
• Interview with Rowan Atkinson
• Interview with Lina Wertmüller, first woman nominated for Best Director in 1977
• Interview with a Banksy exhibits curator who has never met Banksy
• Interview with Academy Award nominee cartoonist Bruno Bozzetto
• Interview with Basil Brush
• Remember Happy Days in 1977? Interview with Suzi Quatro
• Remember The NeverEnding Story in 1984? Interview with Limahl
• Remember Top Gun’s Take My Breath Away in 1986? Interview with Berlin’s John Crawford
• Remember Fifty Shades of Grey’s soundtrack? Interview with Stephan Moccio
• La Rosa di Bagdad vs Cinderella: was Walt Disney inspired by an Italian film you never heard of?

••• Early Rock & British Invasion music, 1950-1960 •••

• The man who introduced The Beatles to Brian Epstein in 1961: interview with Mersey Beat founder Bill Harry
• Who played alongside The Beatles at The Cavern Club? Interview with The Merseybeats’ Tony Crane
• Remember Speedy Gonzales in 1962? Interview with Pat Boone
• Remember the band chosen over The Beatles in 1962? Interview with The Tremeloes’ Len “Chip” Hawkes
• Remember You’ll Never Walk Alone in 1963? Gerry and the Pacemakers’ interview
• Remember The House of the Rising Sun in 1964? Interview with The Animals’ John Steel
• Remember She’s Not There in 1964? Interview with The Zombies
• Remember Yellow River in 1970? Interview with Jeff Christie

••• Rock Music, 1970-1980 ••• 

• Interview with Dire Straits’ bass guitarist John Illsley
• Interview with The Sex Pistols’ bass guitarist Glen Matlock
• Interview with Genesis’ guitarist Steve Hackett
• Interview with Zucchero ‘Sugar’ Fornaciari
• Interview with Prince’s musical director Morris Hayes
• Interview with From The Jam’s Bruce Foxton & Russell Hastings
• Interview with Public Image Ltd’s Jah Wobble
• Remember Yellow River in 1970? Interview with Jeff Christie
• Remember Stone the Crows in 1970? Interview with Maggie Bell
• Remember American Pie in 1971? Interview with Don McLean
• Remember Happy Days in 1977? Interview with Suzi Quatro
• Remember Kingston Town in 1989? Interview with UB40’s Robin Campbell

••• New Wave, Synth, Pop Music & 1980s Nostalgia •••  

• Interview with Back to the Future creator Bob Gale
• Interview with Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov
• Interview with Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman
• Interview with Prince’s musical director Morris Hayes
• Remember Dancin’ on a Saturday Night in 1973? Interview with Barry Blue
• Remember Forever Young in 1984? Interview with Alphaville’s Marian Gold
• Remember The NeverEnding Story in 1984? Interview with Limahl
• Remember Walking on Sunshine in 1985? Interview with Katrina of Katrina and The Waves
• Remember Every Time You Go Away in 1985? Interview with Paul Young
• Remember Top Gun’s Take My Breath Away in 1986? Interview with Berlin’s John Crawford

••• 1990s Music •••  

• Interview with Moby
• Interview with The Offspring’s Dexter and Noodles
• Interview with Andrea Bocelli
• Interview with Zucchero ‘Sugar’ Fornaciari
• Interview with The Prodigy’s Maxim
• Interview with Skunk Anansie’s Skin
• Remember Boyzone & Notting Hill in the 1990s? Interview with Ronan Keating
• Remember High and Postcard from Heaven in the 1990s? Interview with Lighthouse Family
• Remember Got To Give in 1990? Interview with The Brand New Heavies’ Simon Bartholomew
• Remember Lemon Tree in 1995? Interview with Fools Garden’s Peter Freudenthaler
• Remember MMMBop in 1997? Interview with Hanson

••• 2000s+ Music •••  

• The only interview with Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s that is not just about Hey There Delilah
• The Belgian who enchanted David Bowie: interview with Ozark Henry
• Interview with Andrea Bocelli
• Interview with Il Volo
• Interview with The Lumineers
• Interview with Passenger
• Interview with Zucchero ‘Sugar’ Fornaciari
• Interview with Joss Stone
• Interview with The Vamps
• Interview with Alice Merton
• Interview with Imelda May
• Interview with Ludovico Einaudi
• Remember Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day in 2000? Interview with Morcheeba’s Skye Edwards
• Remember This is the Life in 2007? Interview with Amy Macdonald
• Remember Fifty Shades of Grey’s soundtrack? Interview with Stephan Moccio

••• Made in Italy •••  

• Interview with Monica Bellucci
• Interview with Andrea Bocelli
• Interview with Giorgio Armani
• Interview with Il Volo
• Interview with Zucchero ‘Sugar’ Fornaciari
• Interview with Ludovico Einaudi
• Interview with Lina Wertmüller, first woman nominated for Best Director in 1977
• Interview with Academy Award nominee cartoonist Bruno Bozzetto
• La Rosa di Bagdad vs Cinderella: was Walt Disney inspired by an Italian film you never heard of?

••• Press Freedom Campaign •••  

• Interview with Dame Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corré in defence of Julian Assange

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