Holly Humberstone wins the rising star prize

Singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone has won the Brit Awards’ Rising Star prize, which recognises pop’s most promising ones to watch. The 21-year-old, from Lincolnshire, was a breakout star of the pandemic, with intimate, atmospheric songs that earned her comparisons to Lorde and Bon Iver. She joins the likes of Adele, Florence + The Machine and Sam […]

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Taylor Swift to face trial in Shake It Off copyright case

Taylor Swift must face a jury trial over accusations that she copied lyrics for Shake It Off from another song. A US judge has refused Swift’s request to dismiss the case, saying a jury may find that her 2014 hit copied girl group 3LW’s 2001 tune Playas Gon’ Play. Both tracks feature variations of the […]

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Malaysian transgender woman Nur Sajat: ‘I had to run away’

The detainee was Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman, a glamorous, 36-year-old Malaysian cosmetics entrepreneur with a huge social media following. The Malaysian authorities immediately sought her extradition on charges of insulting Islam, which had been brought against her in January, and which are punishable by up to three years in prison. Nur Sajat’s offence was to wear […]

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Nicole Scherzinger hits back at ‘false’ Pussycat Dolls reunion claims

Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger has rejected claims that she went back on a deal to perform in a reunion tour, branding them “ludicrous and false”. The singer is being sued by the band’s choreographer and founder Robin Antin for allegedly reneging on a previously-announced tour, it emerged this week. But Scherzinger’s lawyer has now […]

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Nicole Kidman reportedly enters Hong Kong quarantine-free

Nicole Kidman has become the latest Hollywood star to come under fire for circumventing strict quarantine rules for international travellers. The Australian actress’s arrival in Hong Kong has sparked widespread anger after she was reportedly spotted out and about two days after touching down. This is despite the region having some of the strictest rules […]

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Khloe Kardashian settles Good American lawsuit

Khloe Kardashian has reached a settlement with a designer who accused her of stealing her work. The ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star and her clothing company Good American had been subjected to legal action from Los Angeles-based firm dbleudazzled, who were seeking $10 million damages after accusing the 36-year-old beauty of ripping off their […]

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