Evancho ‘honoured’ to perform for Trump


Jackie Evancho has said she feels “honoured” to perform at the inauguration of Donald Trump, despite criticism from some fans. The teenager came second on America’s Got Talent in 2010 and has gone on to score two top 10 albums in the US. Evancho told Good Morning Britain: “My reason for doing this is nothing to do with politics, it’s ...

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Sir Paul sues Sony over Beatles songs


It could become one of the most important legal battles in music – Sir Paul McCartney is suing Sony over control of The Beatles’ back catalogue. The star has gone to a US court, seeking to regain the publishing rights to 267 of the band’s classic songs. He’s been trying to get them back since the 1980s, when Michael Jackson ...

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When Shakira met Gordon Brown, and other politician-celebrity friendships

Shakira presented Gordon Brown with the Up For School petition in 2015

Shakira appears to have struck up a slightly unlikely friendship with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The Colombian pop star was photographed with the ex-PM in Switzerland, briefly causing much confusion on social media. But Shakira explained they had been speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos about global education – something she’s a known campaigner for. “With ...

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Zoe Saldana said Trump won because Hollywood ‘became bullies’

Zoe Saldana

Actress Zoe Saldana thinks Hollywood stars’ “arrogant” ways are partially to blame for President-elect Donald Trump winning the election. The “Star Trek” actress told AFP that she’s learning from Trump’s victory “with a lot of humility.” “We got cocky and became arrogant, and we also became bullies,” she said. Saldana explained that the more Hollywood stars demonized Trump, the more voters started ...

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Former WWE wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka dead at age 73

Former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka

Former pro wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka died Sunday, 12 days after a Pennsylvania judge dismissed a murder case against him in the 1983 death of his girlfriend. He was 73.   Snuka’s death was announced on Twitter by fellow wrestling legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. WWE broadcaster Jim Ross tweeted that Snuka had been battling stomach cancer.   Snuka’s daughter, ...

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Céline Dion shares video tribute to husband René Angélil on first anniversary of his death

Celine Dion shared a video tribute to husband Rene Angelil on the first anniversary of his death.  (Reuters)

René Angélil may be gone, but never forgotten. On the one-year anniversary of his death, Céline Dion took to Facebook to pay tribute to her late husband with a lovely video montage. The footage features a trip down memory lane, showcasing Angélil’s beautiful life — photos from his childhood, a video of him playing hockey, snapshots of precious moments with ...

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Sherlock series finale leaked online

The current series of Sherlock has had an estimated 11m viewers per episode

The final episode of the current series of Sherlock has been leaked online. A Russian version of the last instalment of series four – titled The Final Problem – has been illegally uploaded to the internet prior to it airing on television. The creators of Sherlock have urged fans not to spoil the episode by sharing it online. A post ...

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Sky pulls Michael Jackson programme after family complaints

A petition against the casting objected to Fiennes getting the role

Sky has said it will not air a TV programme about Michael Jackson after his daughter said she was “incredibly offended” by the portrayal of him. The episode – part of a series called Urban Myths – had been due to air on Sky Arts. Sky released a statement on Friday saying they had pulled one episode after concerns were ...

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Ed Sheeran takes top two chart positions

Sheeran is due to release his third album, ÷, on 6 March

Ed Sheeran’s new singles Shape of You and Castle On The Hill have entered the UK singles chart at number one and number two respectively. The Official Charts Company says it is the first time in history an artist has taken the top two chart positions with brand new songs. The singer said he was “incredibly chuffed” by the success. ...

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Sophia Bush opens up about 5-month marriage to Chad Michael Murray

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush is finally talking about her headline-grabbing five-month marriage to her “One Tree Hill” co-star Chad Michael Murray. Never mentioning her ex-husband by name, she muses on their short-term romance after years of keeping quiet on the subject. The actors were married in 2005. “In my 20s, when I was starting out my career as an actor, I wasn’t looking ...

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