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Madonna's self-indulgent tribute to Aretha Franklin gets criticised by fans

Madonna's self-indulgent tribute to Aretha Franklin gets criticised by fans The show hit another low when Jennifer Lopez , Cardi B and DJ Khaled won best collaboration for "Dinero" - a song that has peaked at No. 80 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart - besting the record-setting hit "Meant to Be", by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, and Mars and Cardi B's anthemic "Finesse" remix. [Full Article...]

Rustie Lee on Jamie Oliver's jerk rice: 'You can't barbecue rice'

Rustie Lee on Jamie Oliver's jerk rice: 'You can't barbecue rice' Oliver's jerk rice version contains garlic, ginger, and jalapeños, whereas the traditional jerk seasoning created by escaped African slaves on the Caribbean island uses principally just two main ingredients: allspice and scotch bonnet peppers. [Full Article...]

VMAs: Madonna bashed over Aretha Franklin 'tribute'

VMAs: Madonna bashed over Aretha Franklin 'tribute' But the trophies were mostly in technical categories, including choreography and direction. Most of the tribute to Franklin, however, was spent explaining the early origins of Madonna's career. Cardi B , who gave birth last month, won three awards and said people told her she was "gambling your career" when she made a decision to become a mother. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson make red carpet debut at MTV VMAs

Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson make red carpet debut at MTV VMAs The "No Tears Left to Cry" hitmaker has admitted she's planning to combine her last name with her fiancé's to create a double-barrelled moniker once they've tied the knot, but eventually she'd like to be known professionally as just "Ariana". [Full Article...]

Danny Boyle exits James Bond film

Danny Boyle exits James Bond film Based on how much fans have adored Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond , it is clear this Craig's swan song needs to be spectacular. Sources tell Variety Eon and Boyle were in the early stages of casting the new Bond girl and villain prior to the December production start. [Full Article...]

VMAs: Camila Cabello tweets her past self after MTV award win

VMAs: Camila Cabello tweets her past self after MTV award win The two began talking about her favorite music video of all time, which she revealed as Janet Jackson's "Pleasure Principal" video. The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award , which debuted in 1984, is given to an artist for their accomplishments in music and film. [Full Article...]

Drake pays surprise visit to 11-year-old girl awaiting heart transplant

Drake pays surprise visit to 11-year-old girl awaiting heart transplant Fans of Drake have been posting videos of themselves dancing the signature groove to his song, " In My Feelings ", after a video of Drake performing the moves was posted on Instagram in July. Afterwards, he gifted Sofia with his autograph but, according to the MailOnline , made sure that he had her scribble first. "I just had surgery three weeks ago". [Full Article...]

Asia Argento Breaks Silence After Sexual Assault Accusation

In the months following those accusations, Argento reportedly arranged a $380,000 payment to 22-year old actor Jimmy Bennett after Bennett accused her of sexually assaulting him in 2013. Argento said she had been "linked to [Bennett] during several years by friendship only", which ended when he suddenly demanded money from her as her public profile grew during the investigation into Weinste... [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle's dad just compared the 'cult-like' Royal Family to Scientologists

Meghan Markle's dad just compared the 'cult-like' Royal Family to Scientologists Maybe they have a secret handshake too! "If they hear anybody say anything they just lock the doors". Royal sources warned that Mr Markle could put any chance of reconciling with his daughter in jeopardy if he continued with his public outcries, which have targeted both Meghan and her new family. [Full Article...]

Jennifer Lopez gets emotional before accepting Michael Jackson Vanguard award at VMAs

Jennifer Lopez gets emotional before accepting Michael Jackson Vanguard award at VMAs She was teary-eyed and looked at her "two little angels", as she called them, and said, "I stand here stronger and better than ever ... so thank you Max and Emme". Jennifer Lopez joined icons like Madonna , Janet Jackson, and Beyoncé as the latest artist to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday. [Full Article...]

Jurgen Klopp reserves praise for Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk

Jurgen Klopp reserves praise for Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk Roy Hodgson left nobody in any doubt over his feelings on the penalty which sent Liverpool on their way to victory against Crystal Palace on Monday evening. I also don't think it was a foul on James Milner when we had a counter-attacking chance, and I do think it was a penalty in the last minutes when Max Meyer gets wiped out in the area by [Virgil] van Dijk when he was about to get a touch... [Full Article...]

Madonna pays rambling tribute to Aretha Franklin

Madonna pays rambling tribute to Aretha Franklin Madonna said " Aretha " a mere four times during the seven-minute speech, but she uttered the words "I" and "me" more than 50 times. Others questioned why Madonna was chosen to deliver Franklin's tribute over artists who were more closely associated with her. [Full Article...]

MTV announces 'The Hills' reboot at 2018 VMAs

MTV announces 'The Hills' reboot at 2018 VMAs The MTV VMAs are broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday, Aug. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. You honor a legend by telling their story or SHUT UP. "Find yourself someone who will look at you the way A-Rod looks at J-Lo", one fan wrote on Twitter . It was first presented in 1984, and past recipients - all icons in their own right - include Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, and Riha... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande plans to change her name

Pete has been open about his previous dependency on cannabis, admitting he was a "full blown pot head" but has since stopped using the drug after suffering from serious psychological problems that landed him in rehab (although was later diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder). [Full Article...]

A rugged Chris Pine seeks revenge in trailer for 'Outlaw King'

A rugged Chris Pine seeks revenge in trailer for 'Outlaw King' The medieval King of Scots faced off against the the English army under the rule of King Edward I in an attempt to free Scotland from English occupation. Plus, Chris Pine will probably be shirtless at some point, so... need we say more? While we couldn't wait to see Chris Pine with a Scottish accent, his bad hair as Robert the Bruce might be our downfall. [Full Article...]

Mark Ruffalo Really Did Spoil Infinity War

Mark Ruffalo Really Did Spoil Infinity War Yeah, I know. Don't take my word for it: the SFX team behind the MCU's biggest movie has confirmed that one change from a crucial Thanos moment means we were just given a heartbreaking scene instead of a downright terrifying one. "You can't go on the run without it affecting you emotionally, so I think all of those characters, but specifically the ones who survived Infinity War , Cap and Natash... [Full Article...]

Eagles overtake Michael Jackson for most sold album

Eagles overtake Michael Jackson for most sold album The Eagles have flown past Michael Jackson's Thriller to take the record for the best-selling album of all time. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 and Thriller have parried for the top position on that list for years. Since 2013, the organisation has counted plays on YouTube and major streaming services such as Spotify towards the "sales" number of a song. The platinum certification ... [Full Article...]

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76 As a leader in the new soul movement, Franklin gain credibility and Democratic groups and civil rights organizations sought her out for performances that eventually landed her in Washington or near political centers of power. She told the Associated Press in 2008 that "Music is my thing, it's who I am". He said: "God bless Aretha Franklin the queen of soul and peace and love to her family"... [Full Article...]

Netflix is Testing Video Promotions Between TV Episodes

Netflix is Testing Video Promotions Between TV Episodes Or, you know, commercials. However it denied some Reddit users' claims that the ads can't be skipped, confirming that they're completely skippable just like the last wave of video ads. Netflix has about 130 million customers worldwide. "At Netflix , we conduct hundreds of tests every year so we can better understand what helps members more easily find something great to watch", the streami... [Full Article...]

Spotify Defends Promotion of Nicki Minaj's 'Queen' Album

Spotify Defends Promotion of Nicki Minaj's 'Queen' Album Reportedly Scott is not anxious about a fight breaking out with Minaj; rather, he doesn't think the artist with the #1 album should have to sit behind the artist at #2. "Spotify had to teach me a lesson but rewarded the man who has had an Apple radio show the longest; inadvertently helping the Apple platform the most", she continued . [Full Article...]


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