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All the highlights — Billboard Music Awards

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But other big names showed up. Later on she showed up in one of Cher's iconic stage costumes and danced along to Cher's performance from the audience. Kate Beckinsale at the Billboard Music Awards. The Chainsmokers, a leading nominee, picked up the first televised award of the night with Halsey for top collaboration for their song " Closer ". Read More »

Scott Disick has home burgled

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Scott has remained rather quiet about the women he's hooking up with, especially after he was busted by Kim Kardashian on numerous occasions, as seen on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The mother-of-three looked very content as she stood on a balcony as Younes tenderly wrapped his arms around her. "She sees him when she has time". Read More »

Drake, The Chainsmokers among first winners at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

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Dressed in white shorts, a cropped off-the-shoulder top, taupe boots and a khaki colored cowboy hat, we definitely saw the more natural side of Miley. I'm never living that down. For her pop-up appearance as Hashtag, Cyrus left nothing on the dance floor, going all in on the energetic choreography after Fallon criticized her entrance. Read More »

Hello! Drake breaks Adele's record at Billboard Music Awards

Drake and The Chainsmokers garnered the most nominations in the said awards show after each got 22 nominations. All 10 of those acts are nominated for the night's biggest award - top artist. The Chainsmokers, a leading nominee, picked up the first televised award of the night with Halsey for top collaboration for their song "Closer". Once known for her shocking performances of twerking and dangling naked from a wrecking ball, the singer performed the slow-burning love song "Malibu", without ... Read More »

Sasheer Zamata reportedly the third cast member leaving 'SNL'

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Following in the footsteps of " Saturday Night Live " veterans Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan, Sasheer Zamata is leaving the long-running NBC sketch show following Saturday night's season 42 finale, Entertainment Tonight reports. Zamata posted on Instagram early Sunday morning, "Wow". Zamata, then best known for her improv work at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, was the ultimate selection - along with Leslie Jones, at first brought aboard as a writer and then promoted to the ... Read More »

Happy Mother's Day: 10 facts

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The day, honouring Anna Jarvis' mother , grew into a National Observance until every state participated in 1911. History tells me so. Regard the day as a celebration of all your achievements as a mother and realise how important you are to your children. Read More »

Drake wins record 13 Billboard Music awards

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Drake was presented the top artist award by Prince Jackson, the late Michael Jackson's eldest son. Ed Sheeran was one of many performers who got the honour to rock the stage at T-Mobile Arena. The Chainsmokers, named top dance/electronic artist , are nominated twice for top Hot 100 song with " Closer ", which spent 12 weeks at No. 1 past year, and the Grammy-winning "Don't Let Me Down", which peaked at No. Read More »

Meghan Markle Joins Prince Harry at Pippa Middleton's Wedding Reception

The afters were celebrated in the Buckleberry home of Pippa and Kate's parents, Carole and Michael , and it was here that Meghan made her first appearance. Middleton's dress was handcrafted in London by fashion designer Giles Deacon, the PA reported. While Princess Kate 's younger sister has a show-stopping engagement ring, it seems she went for an understated gold band that works perfectly with her dramatic diamond ring. Read More »

Mount Everest's Hillary Step has collapsed, mountaineers confirm

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The BBC reported that one British mountaineer Tim Mosedale confirmed the news of the Step's demise on Facebook after reaching the summit on 16 May which he said was " the end of an era ". As noted by climbers, rock slide could cause a very destructive natural disaster of April 2015 in Nepal, which killed more than 8 thousand people, the tremors also caused landslides, and avalanches. Read More »

Drake, Beyonce early winners at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

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Drake collecting his award. In February, Future made history by scoring back-to-back #1 albums on the Billboard top 200 – anointing him as the ONLY artist in Billboards history to do so. She recently broke Aretha Franklin's record for most songs placed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a female artist. This is Ludacris' fourth year in a row as host, with Hudgens jumping on board as co-host for the first time. Read More »

Harry Styles debuts at number one on U.S. album chart

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Frontman of British brand "One Direction" and teenage heart throb Harry Styles saw his eponymous debut album go straight to the top of the United Kingdom charts on Friday, selling almost 57,000 copies. Elsewhere in the albums chart this week, Harry has pushed Ed Sheeran down to number 2 with Divide , Rag'N'Bone Man is at 3 with Human, Paramore are new in at 4 with After Laughter, and finishing off the Top 5 is Paul Weller with A Kind Revolution at 5. Read More »

Drake scores big in early Billboard Music Awards winners

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Drake , The Chainsmokers , and Beyonce will all be vying for the biggest award of the night, Top Artist, going up against fellow nominees Rihanna , Justin Bieber, Adele, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd , Twenty One Pilots , and Shawn Mendes. Beyonce is also skipping the show because she is pregnant with twins. Korean boy band BTS, who won top social artist , earned one of the night's loudest ovations. Read More »

Miley Cyrus performs at Billboard Awards 'with trousers on'

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People magazine reports the singer - clad in a white halter top and short-shorts, but looking the opposite of her past, provocative self - gave a beach-vibing performance, ending by emotionally thanking her fans afterward. LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read More »

Miley Cyrus Brings 'Malibu' to 2017 Billboard Music Awards

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While her live vocals were every bit as strong and lovely as on the studio version, the arrangement gave the song a heavier twang. Without the costumed characters, bling and other antics, she left her heart on the stage floor with an emotional performance of "Malibu", tearing up at the very end. Read More »

North Korea says linking cyber attacks to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

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On the respected 38 North website, aerospace engineering specialist John Schilling said it appeared to be an intermediate-range ballistic missile that could "reliably strike the US base at Guam" in the Pacific, 3,400 kilometres away. All 15 members of the U.N. Security Council, the world organization's most powerful body, this week called the launch a violation of existing sanctions and vowed to take new measures, including additional sanctions. Read More »

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' wedding album and photos

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Could another royal wedding be on the horizon? Did the mother of two react the right way, scolding her three years old son for stepping on Pippa's wedding dress? Middleton was flanked by her niece Princess Charlotte , nephew Prince George and a gaggle of other young bridesmaids and pageboys. Read More »

North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon test

Earlier in the day, North Korea launched a ballistic missile, which reportedly flew some 500 kilometers (310 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan short of reaching Japan's exclusive economic zone. "U.S. Pacific Command stands behind our ironclad commitment to the security of our allies in the Republic of Korea and Japan", Benham said. "This system, last tested in February, has a shorter range than the missiles launched in North Korea's three most recent tests", a USA official said on ... Read More »

With GST roll out, mobile phones, laptops, desktops to become costlier

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It will replace 16 current levies - seven central taxes like excise duty and service tax and nine state taxes like VAT and entertainment tax - thereby creating India as one market with one tax rate. With 18 per cent GST on machinery, there is neither loss nor gain. The Council has all but approved the rates of 1,211 line items. Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley claimed that GST Bill will be consumer friendly. Read More »

Cannes apologizes for projection snafu with Netflix's 'Okja'

Okja director Bong Joon-Ho and Tilda Swinton used their Cannes Film Festival press conference today to defend their Netflix film, the competition title that has the fest buzzing but not for the reasons a movie usually does. As for questions that the film is reminiscent of works by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, one of the world's most popular and influential animators, Bong said, "It would not be easy for contemporary creators to get out of Miyazaki's shadow while talking about nature ... Read More »

Prince Harry Brings Girlfriend Meghan Markle to Wedding Fest

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The celebrations continued until the late hours of Saturday, with a live band heard belting out renditions of Call On Me by Eric Prydz and The White Stripes' Seven Nation Army . After the ceremony , Pippa and James walked hand-in-hand from the church and posed for the waiting press before sharing a lingering kiss at the lych gate as their married life began. Read More »

Resident Evil movie series reboot is already in the works

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Variety is reporting that there are plans to make a six-movie reboot of the video game film series. Moszkowicz also confirmed to the outlet that development on the refresh series is now underway, and that Constantin Film maintains ownership over the Resident Evil franchise rights. Read More »

WWE Backlash 2017 Full Match Card Predictions And Opinions

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Jinder Mahal will be facing possibly the biggest challenge of his career on Sunday when he takes on Randy Orton for the WWE Heavyweight Championship. Cena, who is now busy with a ton of non-WWE projects, is scheduled to return to SmackDown on July 4, which, if the rumor is true, might be where his feud with Mahal will begin. Read More »

With Bong leading the way, Gyllenhaal goes big in 'Okja'

A screening of the Netflix film Okja at the Cannes Film Festival was stopped on Friday after it was booed by audience members. "At first, Darius Khondji , my cinematographer, and I wanted to shoot Okja on 35mm, but Netflix insisted that all Netflix originals be shot and archived in 4K", Bong tells Variety , discussing the approach to cinematography. Read More »

North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West

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JCS officials said they are analyzing the type of the projectile and its flight trajectory, adding it is unlikely to be an intercontinental-range ballistic missile. Moon, a strong supporter of former Presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun's Sunshine Policy of engagement of the North, kept open the possibility of an inter-Korea summit but said it could only be held when Pyongyang "changes its behavior". Read More »

Trump Boasted of Firing 'Nut Job' James Comey to Russian Ambassador

Comey served his country with honour for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story". Comey has been at the center of a series of damaging leaks from the White House since he was sacked on May 9, including reports that Trump asked him to drop an investigation of Russia's ties with former White House aide Michael Flynn during Trump's first weeks in office. Read More »

Boston Celtics take Game Seven against the Washington Wizards 115-105

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Boston advances to the Eastern Conference finals, where it will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Wednesday . "What a special opportunity to get a chance to compete against them", Boston coach Brad Stevens said. "He was the difference today - a huge difference". "I think they're playing better this year than they did last year". "I thought he made a lot of great plays, a lot of these shots that others made in the fourth quarter were off of his passes, or started with them ... Read More »

Fired FBI Chief James Comey To Testify Publicly In Congress

Rosenstein threatened to resign from the Justice Department because of the explanation that White House officials were giving reporters about the firing, said a person close to the White House, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. No date has been set as yet for Comey's public appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but it likely will be next month, the committee said. Read More »

A look at Pippa Middleton's high-society wedding

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REX Shutterstock. The three-year-old made an adorable page boy at Pippa Middleton's wedding to billionaire hedge fund manager James Matthews in Englefield, Berkshire this morning. Six years after famously taking part in her sister Kate's fairy-tale wedding, Pippa will take center stage in her own lavish one. Wearing a pale pink dress with matching hat, Kate laughed as she held a giggling Princess Charlotte by the shoulders. Read More »

Rallying: Ogier wins in Portugal for the fifth time

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That means the pair will enter Sunday's final day of competition with Ogier 16.8s to the good over the i20 over Neuville. "I saved my tyres in the opener so I knew I could push more in the next one", said Ogier, who had led by more than 20 seconds midway through Saturday's action. Read More »

FOX Spending Tons On ALIEN: COVENANT Marketing

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However, if you are a fan of " Prometheus ", you're in luck! "The irrelevance of humans, aliens killing us and AI taking over is a big subject in this". If you ever find yourself aboard a spacecraft and pick up a distress signal that sure sounds a heck of a lot like a John Denver tune, just keep on truckin'. Read More »