LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – The health of U.S. rapper Lil Wayne was the subject of conflicting reports on Friday, with celebrity website TMZ.com saying he was in a medically induced coma and a fellow rapper saying Wayne was alive and well and watching a basketball game.
LONDON, (Reuters) – U.S. rapper Jay-Z has teamed up with Australian director Baz Luhrmann to produce and perform on the soundtrack for “The Great Gatsby” which will open the 2013 Cannes film festival in May.
(Barbados Nation) Rihanna’s Diamonds World tour isn’t shining so brightly now. The Barbadian singer was forced to cancel another show, this time in Buffalo, New York.
(Reuters) – Peter Banks, a founding member of the British progressive rock band Yes and its original guitarist, has died at his home in London.
LONDON (Reuters) – With a range spanning the cardigan-clad sweetheart in the hit musical Grease and the leotarded gym instructor in the raunchy single “Physical”, no one could accuse Olivia Newton-John of playing it safe in 40 years of singing country, pop and rock.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new feature film that debuted in U.S. theaters this week explores the link between improving education for girls in poor countries around the globe and the battle against poverty.
LONDON (Reuters) – Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was filmed lunging and shouting abuse at a photographer today during an ill-fated stay in London which has gone from bad to worse after he collapsed on stage the day before.
(Jamaica Observer) After 18 years of hit singles and sold-out tours, Grammy-winning deejay Shaggy recently announced his split from manager Robert Livingston.
(Reuters) – Canadian teen pop star Justin Bieber tweeted that he was “getting better” after collapsing on stage from shortness of breath during a performance in London and being rushed to the hospital on Thursday.
(Reuters) – Madhuri Dixit’s smile may have launched a hundred brands but it set many more hearts aflutter.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – The FBI on Monday released decades-old files on late pop singer Whitney Houston, detailing letters from obsessed fans and an alleged extortion attempt investigated by the bureau.
(Trinidad Express) Another Bollywood star has not been contracted to perform for a TT$2,500 concert in this country next month although it was advertised that she will be part of the star-studded cast.
(Trinidad Express) There is confusion as to whether or not Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan will be coming to Trinidad for a $2,500-a-ticket concert at the Hilton Trinidad on April 13.
(Trinidad Express) Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj compared T&T to Liberia on television on Wednesday, saying she didn’t think she would get out alive.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – British actor Richard Burton finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to that of his two-time wife, Elizabeth Taylor, on Friday, nearly 30 years after his death.
(CBS) Fearing for her safety, Rihanna has filed for and been granted a restraining order from an obsessed fan.
(Reuters) – Former Temptations singer Richard Street has died aged 70, his widow Cindy Street told CNN.
(Trinidad Express) BOLLYWOOD mega-star Shahrukh Khan is coming to Trinidad and Tobago to headline a concert that will cost TT$2,500 a ticket.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Singer Janet Jackson said today that she married her Qatari businessman boyfriend last year, quashing media reports of upcoming nuptials.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – “Argo” stormed to Best Picture victory at the Oscars on Sunday on a night of surprises that ended in disappointment for frontrunner “Lincoln” and handed the most overall wins – four – to “Life of Pi.” It was the first time since “Driving Miss Daisy” in 1990 that a film won the top prize at the Oscars without its director also being nominated.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Anne Hathaway won her first Oscar yesterday and harrowing Austrian film Amour was voted Best Foreign Language Film as the movie industry scattered its highest honours across multiple films.
(Reuters) – The remake of the cult 1980s film “Chashme Buddoor” has the soul of the original but has been tailored to today’s Indian audiences, lead actor Ali Zafar said.
(Reuters) – Otis “Damon” Harris, a former member of The Temptations who sang on the group’s 1972 hit “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” has died at the age 62, the Baltimore Sun reported on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar winners Russell Crowe, Jennifer Hudson and Catherine Zeta-Jones will perform at the Academy Awards in a tribute to the resurgence of big-screen musicals, organisers said on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The movie studios behind this year’s Best Picture nominees already have brought home a treasured prize: big box-office sales that placed the Oscar contenders among the most-watched films of 2012.