Entertainment

Katy Perry makes Twitter history with 100 million followers

Pop superstar Katy Perry has made history by becoming the first user to garner 100 million followers on Twitter, the social media platform announced. "Today we #WITNESS history," Twitter said Friday in a tweet, referencing...

Local residents voice anger over London tower blaze

Residents and campaigners in the London neighbourhood where a tower block went up in a giant blaze on Wednesday spoke angrily about longstanding safety concerns, saying they were ignored because the community was not...

Grammys broadens album award to boost classical, jazz

The Grammy for Album of the Year, one of the most prestigious prizes in music, will have looser requirements this year to allow more classical and jazz works to compete. The Recording Academy, the group...

Cosby fate in limbo as jury readies third day of deliberations

The US jury presiding over the Bill Cosby trial will deliberate for a third day Wednesday after failing to reach a verdict on whether the disgraced cultural icon drugged and sexually assaulted a woman...

Jury to deliberate second day in Cosby sexual assault trial

A US jury will resume deliberations Tuesday on whether disgraced comedy legend Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a woman at his Philadelphia home more than 13 years ago, after failing to reach a verdict Monday. The...

Diddy tops Forbes list of celebrity high earners

Rapper turned businessman Diddy was the world’s top-paid celebrity in the past year, edging out closest competitor Beyonce, Forbes said in its annual list Monday. Diddy earned $130 million in the past 12 months, of...

Cosby won’t testify, defense rests in sex assault trial

Disgraced US comedian Bill Cosby confirmed in court Monday that he would not testify at his sexual assault trial as the defense called just one witness before resting their case. In one of America's biggest...

Ice Cube appeals to ‘good cops’ in new protest song

Nearly three decades after shocking America with “Fuck tha Police,” rap legend Ice Cube is back with what he calls a 2017 version — an appeal to “good cops” to lead. The gangsta rap pioneer,...

Spotify nemesis Taylor Swift ends streaming boycott

Once Spotify's most visible critic, pop superstar Taylor Swift on Friday returned her music to all streaming services as the number of artists to boycott the booming format dwindles. All of the 27-year-old singer's music...

Ariana Grande to resume tour in Paris amid tight security

US singer Ariana Grande is to resume her world tour in Paris on Wednesday, more than two weeks after it was interrupted by the Manchester suicide bomb attack. Security will be extra tight in the...