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a Sad news for Justin Bieber’s Chinese fans…
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China, according to Beijing's Culture Bureau, BBC report. In a statement, the ministry said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in "bad behaviour." "Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer," it added. The statement was issued in response to a..
a Linkin Park singer Bennington dies aged 41, how they made rap metal memorable
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who has died aged 41, changed the dynamics of nu metal with his searingly personal lyrics and musical curiosity, BBC report. Linkin Park weren't the first band to fuse metal and rap, but they were the most successful. Their first album, Hybrid Theory, was certified diamond in the US, representing 10 million sales. Around the world, they sold more than 50..
_96980956_gettyimages-490064628 R&B singer Kelly denies holding several women in ‘abusive cult’
R&B singer R Kelly has denied allegations that he is holding several young women in an "abusive cult", BBC report. The singer's lawyer said he would work "diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name". A BuzzFeed report accuses the singer of brainwashing women, who got closer to him in an effort to boost their musical careers. Kelly has faced previous accusations..
a Nepal’s Surabhi Manandhar crowned Miss Deaf Asia
Nepal’s Surabhi Manandhar has been crowned the Miss Deaf Asia 2017 at a gala event held in Paris, France, on Saturday, THT report. The Creative Hands of Deaf Women had screened Manandhar to represent Nepal in the international beauty pageant, among various online applications. This is the first time Nepal had participated in the event.   She along with 19 others had contested to..
a Nepal’s legendary band Nepathya set to perform concerts in Australia
Nepathya, a popular Nepali folk-rock band, would soon be organising a musical tour with a series of concerts in Australia, THT report.   According to a press statement issued, considering the local taste of Nepali students in Australia, Nepathya has been prioritising Australia in their concert tour. To begin with, the band is scheduled to perform at the Planet Shakers in Melbourne..
a Singer Katy Perry becomes first to 100m Twitter followers
The US singer-songwriter Katy Perry has become the first person to reach 100m followers on Twitter, according to BBC. The website posted a video compilation of her tweets since she joined in 2009 along with a message saying "Today, we #WITNESS history". Witness is the name of Perry's new album. The Canadian singer Justin Bieber has the second highest number of followers at 96.7m with..
a Famous model Anita dies
Anita Pallenberg, the model and actress best known for her relationships with members of the Rolling Stones, has died at the age of 73, BBC report. Her death was made public by Stella Schnabel, daughter of painter and film director Julian, who said she had "never met a woman quite like" her. "Go in peace my Roman mother," she wrote on Instagram. Pallenberg was the girlfriend of Brian Jones..
a US comedian Cosby’s trial for sexual assault begins in Pennsylvania
The trial of US comedian and actor Bill Cosby for sexual assault has begun in Pennsylvania, according to BBC. Former university employee Andrea Constand alleges he drugged and molested her in 2004. Mr Cosby, 79, says he is innocent and the encounter was consensual. The trial is expected to last about two weeks. It is being seen as the biggest US celebrity court case since the murder trial..
a Manchester benefit concert will go on
Less than 24 hours after a deadly terror attack in the heart of London, officials say a benefit concert by Ariana Grande and other pop stars will go on as planned Sunday night in Manchester, the UK city still recovering from a suicide bombing at Grande's show there two weeks ago. Officials say security will be bolstered for "One Love Manchester," which aims to raise money for those..
a Nikita Chandak becomes Miss Nepal 2017
Nikita Chandak, from Morang, has won the title of Miss Nepal-2017 as she conquers other 18 contestants at the beauty pageant grand finale held in Kathmandu this evening, THT report. The beauty contest was organised by the Hidden Treasure at the Durbarmarg-based hotel de l’Annapurna on Friday.   Rojina Shrestha has won the title of Miss Earth Nepal and Niti Shah has bagged the..
a Bollywood actress Chopra faces massive criticism over ‘showing legs’ to India PM Modi
Actress Priyanka Chopra's decision to wear a dress that showed her legs for a meeting with Indian PM Narendra Modi has been criticised by some social media users in India. Some Facebook users told her off for "disrespecting" the PM". The unapologetic actress responded by posting a picture of both her mother and her wearing short dresses, captioned "legs for the day". Other Indian actresses..
a Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry to join Manchester benefit gig
Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry are among the stars who will join Ariana Grande at a benefit concert following the Manchester attack, BBC report. The One Love Manchester show will raise money for those affected by the blast which left 22 dead. Take That, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell will also play at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground gig on Sunday. Grande is offering free tickets to..
b Ariana Grande to play benefit gig in Manchester
Ariana Grande is to return to Manchester to play a benefit gig for the victims of the attack at her concert on Monday, BBC report. The American star said her "heart, prayers and deepest condolences" were with the victims of the Manchester attack. "I don't want to go the rest of the year without being able to see and hold and uplift my fans," the singer added. Twenty-two people were killed..
a James Bond actor, Roger Moore, dies aged 89
Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced, according to BBC. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill. Sir Roger's family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after "a short but brave battle with cancer". The statement, from his children, read: "Thank you Pops for..
a Mamma Mia sequel announced
Ten years after the release of Mamma Mia, studio executives are taking a chance on the sequel to the smash musical hit, BBC report. Super troupers Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth are set to reprise their roles. The songs of Abba will also be back to provide a fresh soundtrack, featuring some songs which did not make it in to the original. Mamma Mia: Here We..
a Bollywood mother passed away
Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo, famous for playing the role of the "loving mother", has died at the age of 59, according to BBC. She passed away in a Mumbai hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday night. The actress was famous for playing the role of the mother of main characters in films and TV soaps. She also acted in several Marathi language plays. She starred in dozens of..
a Paris Jackson explains nude Insta posts
Paris Jackson has a message for her 1.4 million followers on Instagram - nudity is natural and "part of what makes us human", BBC report. The model and only daughter of the late pop superstar Michael Jackson had earlier been criticised for posting a photo of herself lying in the sun topless alongside her dog - using a pair of strategically placed beetle emojis to cover her nipples. That post..
a Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest
Portugal have won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in the competition's history, BBC report. Salvador Sobral, 27, won with his ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister. He said on receiving the trophy: "We live in a world of fast food music. This is a victory for music... music isn't fireworks, music is feeling." Lucie Jones, representing the UK with I'll Never..
a Nicki Minaj to pay college tuition fees for fans
Nicki Minaj says she'll pay college tuition fees for fans if they can prove they got straight A's. Responding to dozens of requests on Twitter asking for help with money, she said she'll do it again in the future, BBC report. People sent her screengrabs of report cards and stories of their financial troubles. The majority of the pleas were for less than $1,000 (£770) but she..
a Brad Pitt starts therapy after divorce with Jolie
Brad Pitt has revealed he has quit drinking and started therapy to help him get through his divorce from Angelina Jolie, BBC report. His interview with GQ Style marks the first time the actor has spoken publicly about the split. "I just started therapy," Pitt said. "I love it. I love it. I went through two therapists to get to the right one." He admitted to heavy drinking and pot smoking..