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  • Watch: Mariah Carey didn't know she'd have to sing in first carpool karaoke

    Watch: Mariah Carey didn't know she'd have to sing in first carpool karaoke

    Mariah Carey had no idea she would be asked to sing when she climbed into a car with James Corden for the first carpool karaoke, his show's executive producer has revealed. Carey was the first star to take part in the wildly successful segment of...

  • Prince’s estate to open up for tours

    Prince’s estate to open up for tours

    The private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince will open for daily public tours from October 6, it has been announced. The Paisley Park tours will be managed by the company that runs Elvis Presley’s Graceland...

  • Hackers target Ghostbusters star Jones

    Hackers target Ghostbusters star Jones

    Hackers appear to have targeted Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones after it was reported that explicit photos of the actress were posted online. The comedienne’s website JustLeslie.com was taken offline following the apparent cyberattack, which...

  • Breaking Bad star: We need more disabled people on TV

    Breaking Bad star: We need more disabled people on TV

    Breaking Bad actor and co-host of the Channel 4’s Paralympic Games coverage RJ Mitte is calling on broadcasters to boost the number of disabled people on our screens. Mitte has cerebal palsy and his character Walter White Jr in the cult series...

  • Co-writer of Yes Minister, dies aged 86

    Co-writer of Yes Minister, dies aged 86

    Antony Jay, co-writer of political comedies Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, has died at the age of 86. A representative said: “Antony Jay, CVO CBE, died peacefully on Sunday evening after a long illness. He was surrounded by his wife and...

  • Eastenders' milkman Michael Leader dies

    Eastenders' milkman Michael Leader dies

    Michael Leader, the actor who played EastEnders' milkman since the soap's very first episode, has died. The long-serving extra also made his name in one of the film world's most-famous out-takes, banging his head while playing a Stormtrooper in...

  • Ivan Grech wows audience in first solo concert

    A sold-out audience at Pjazza Teatru Real saw Ivan Grech entertain them for two and a half hours in what was his first-ever solo concert.  The Winter Moods frontman performed some of his band's greatest hits as well popular covers ranging from...

  • Rejects Asylum triple bill

    Rejects Asylum triple bill

    Three Maltese bands will be teaming up on Friday, August 26 at Razzett l-Aħmar, Attard, for Rejects Asylum, an event that will see some of Malta’s top rock and metal-inspired music coupling up with sets by DJs Noel Mifsud and Michael Bugeja. The...

  • Airport Impressions prepare for UK tour

    Airport Impressions prepare for UK tour

    Local rock band Airport Impressions will kick off their first-ever UK tour next week with a gig at the Midstock Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.  "We are proud to have been invited at such a great festival in a region mostly known for good bands...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    LIGHTS OUT (2016)Genre: HorrorCertification: 15Duration: 81 minutesDirected by: David F. SandbergStarring: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander Di PersiaKRS Releasing Ltd It has been a great summer for horror films with Universal/Blumhouse’s...

  • Sir Antony Jay, co-writer of Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, dies aged 86

    Sir Antony Jay, co-writer of Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, dies aged 86

    Sir Antony Jay, co-writer of political comedies Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, has died at the age of 86.A representative said: "Sir Antony Jay CVO CBE died peacefully on Sunday evening after a long illness. He was surrounded by his wife...

  • Russian boxes find a home in Gozo museum

    Russian boxes find a home in Gozo museum

    A trip to Gozo this summer would not be complete without a visit to the Il-Ħaġar Museum in Victoria, where the latest exhibition showcases over 50 Russian lacquer boxes and artefacts, all depicting St George. The museum, also known as Heart of...

  • Jennifer Lawrence is world's highest paid-actress yet again: Forbes

    Jennifer Lawrence is world's highest paid-actress yet again: Forbes

    Jennifer Lawrence is the world's highest-paid actress in 2016 for the second year in a row, followed by Melissa McCarthy, who notched a big gain to claim the runner-up spot, Forbes magazine has reported.Lawrence, the star of the Hunger...

  • Fair and foul

    Fair and foul

    Rapping, drunkenness and Star Wars are some of the twists given to William Shakespeare’s plays at the Edinburgh festival this year, marking the 400th anniversary of his death. It may not always be clear whether the treatment of the English...

  • Malaysian rapper held over music video said to insult Islam

    Malaysian rapper held over music video said to insult Islam

    Malaysian authorities remanded a rapper in custody for four days yesterday over a music video he produced that allegedly insulted Islam. Wee Meng Chee, who goes by the stage name Namewee, is facing a police investigation over the alleged use of...

  • Ben-Hur flops with $11.4m, Suicide Squad still on top

    Ben-Hur derailed  at the multiplexes this weekend, as the latest attempt to revive the chariot racing epic opened to an anemic $11.4 million. That’s a disastrous result for the $100 million production, putting Ben-Hur in the ranks of the summer’s...

  • Italian soprano Daniela Dessi dies at 59 after brief illness

    Italian soprano Daniela Dessi dies at 59 after brief illness

    Italy’s La Scala opera house says soprano Daniela Dessi has died. She was 59. Last month, Dessi wrote to her fans on Facebook saying she had to cancel all her summer performances due to an undisclosed health problem. The ANSA news agency quoted...

  • Pregnancy joy for singer Paloma Faith

    Pregnancy joy for singer Paloma Faith

    Singer Paloma Faith has announced that she is pregnant with her first child. The star, 35, said that she was "nervous and excited about being a mum" and she would be taking time off from her music and TV career. "I am so delighted to tell you I am...

  • Harmonica player who stunned Malta Jazz Festival dies

    Harmonica player who stunned Malta Jazz Festival dies

    Jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans has died in Belgium at the age of 94. Belgian media reported that Thielemans died in his sleep early this morning. Broadcaster RTL reported that his manager, Veerle Van de Poel, said: "There were no...

  • First date of Obamas inspires romantic film

    First date of Obamas inspires romantic film

    We have heard their playlists, watched them dance together and now Americans can see Barack and Michelle Obama on their first date in a film that follows the future president wooing his future wife over the course of a day. Southside With You...