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Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B and more to perform at Grammys

Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B and Billie Eilish are set to perform at next week’s Grammy Awards.   The Recording Academy announced Sunday that Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa will also hit the stage at the March 14 event. The show will air live from

Justin Bieber shares single ‘Hold On’ after announcing new album 'Justice'

Justin Bieber has shared a new single, “Hold On”, ahead of the release of his album Justice this month. The artist marked a return to his pop roots with the track, but appears to have ventured away from the R&B influences that dominated his 2020 album, Changes. “Hold On&rdq

Abu Dhabi cinemas to reopen at 30 per cent capacity from today

Abu Dhabi's Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved the reopening of cinemas at 30 per cent operating capacity, it announced over Twitter on Saturday morning. Precautionary measures will be put in place for customers and staff members, who will be required to wear masks and maintai

Mariah Carey’s older brother sues her for defamation over memoir

According toTMZ, the singer's estranged brother claims Mariah damaged his reputation when she wrote about an allegedly violent struggle he had with their father, and an alleged attack against their mother. He is now suing for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. According

Netflix pledges $5 million to support female filmmakers

To mark International Women’s Day, Netflix has announced it will invest $5 million in supporting female storytellers around the world. The money will go towards programmes that identify, train and provide work placements for up-and-coming female talent, as part of Netflix’s newly crea

Streets of Riyadh to be illuminated by inaugural festival of light and art

The streets of Riyadh will be lit up from Thursday, March 18, as Noor Riyadh, a first of its kind annual festival of light and art, begins. More than 60 artists from 20 countries will be exhibiting in the inaugural event, with close to 40 per cent of them hailing from Saudi Arabia. In addition t

David Schwimmer reveals new details about long-awaited 'Friends' reunion special

David Schwimmer has confirmed the news all Friends fans have been waiting for – the reunion special will begin filming next month. It was confirmed last year that the six main actors – Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow &n

Grammy Awards 2021: BTS, Shakira and John Legend to perform online benefit concert

A pre-Grammy Awards concert is shaping up to be as star-studded as the ceremony itself. Held two days before the awards show, the annual MusiCares Foundation concert, this year dubbed Music on a Mission, will be held on March 12. Streaming from the organisation’s website, the eve

Bunny Wailer, reggae luminary, dies in Jamaica aged 73

Reggae legend Bunny Wailer, who co-founded Bob Marley and the Wailers in the 1960s and helped to make the Jamaican beat a global phenomenon, died on Tuesday aged 73. No cause of death was given but the Jamaican Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport said Wailer was in hosp

Hollywood star Will Smith may enter politics

Will Smith has opened up about his political ambitions, with the actor saying he might consider running for office “at some point” in the future in a podcast appearance on Monday. The 52-year-old was asked about his views on joining politics and his brushes with racism on the “P

Netflix’s new show ‘The Big Day’ is far from reality

 Think “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Bling Empire,” “Indian Matchmaking,” and now, “The Big Day.” It would seem that Netflix wants viewers to know that the rich Asian is here to stay, with its new production about India’s multibillion-dollar weddi

'Nomadland,' 'Borat 2,' 'The Crown' win top Golden Globes

Drama "Nomadland" and satire "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" won movie honours at the Golden Globes on Sunday in a mostly virtual bicoastal ceremony that was marked by pandemic conditions and calls for more diversity.   "Nomadland," a moving drama about van dwellers in recession-hit America fr

'Coronation Street' star Johnny Briggs passes away at 85

"Coronation Street" star Johnny Briggs, who played Mike Baldwin on the popular soap, has died aged 85 after a long illness, his family said. “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father, Johnny Briggs,” a statement said. “He passed away peacefully after a

Taylor Swift cancels 'Lover Fest' world tour as major music festivals face an uncertain summer

Taylor Swift cancelled her Lover Fest world tour, citing uncertainty over the pandemic. The US pop star announced the news on Friday, stating the current period is not conducive for launching a full-blown tour. News of the cancellation comes after Swift initially postponed a string of

Egyptian actor Youssef Shaaban dies after contracting Covid-19

Celebrated Egyptian actor Youssef Shaaban has died aged 89. His family said that he was taken to hospital in Cairo on Tuesday last week after contracting Covid-19.   Shaaban was best known for his roles in films There is a Man in our House (1961), The Miracle&

Netflix to invest $500m in South Korean shows this year

Netflix has announced plans to invest $500 million in 2021 on films and television series produced in South Korea. Korean filmmakers and stars gathered in Seoul for the “See What’s Next Korea” event on Thursday, where the US streaming service announced its investment plans and a

Pop superstar Lady Gaga offers $500,000 reward for two of her stolen bulldogs

Pop superstar Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of her French bulldogs Koji and Gustav that were stolen in Hollywood, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, after reports that her dog walker was shot. Gaga, whose recent performances included singing the national

Billie Eilish film offers intimate look at teen music sensation

A new documentary captures Billie Eilish’s meteoric rise to fame, in an intimate portrayal of the teenager recording music at home, passing her driving test, going through a relationship break-up and meeting her idol Justin Bieber. Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry follows the