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    XXXTentacion: Controversy rages after rapper’s shooting death

    Image copyright Alamy Image caption Before his death the 20-year-old found fame online, racking up hundreds of millions of streams The killing of US rapper XXXTentacion has set social media ablaze: vicious arguments have broken out about how to memorialise such a problematic figure, as fans pore over conspiracy theories about the perpetrator and even […] More

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    Michael Jackson musical coming to Broadway in 2020

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Jackson’s life is being made into a new stage musical A new musical based on the life of Michael Jackson is set for a run on Broadway in 2020. The show, which currently has no title, is being written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. The Michael Jackson […] More

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    John Leslie goes on trial accused of sex assault

    Image caption John Leslie arriving at Edinburgh Sheriff Court The former television presenter John Leslie has gone on trial charged with sexually assaulting a woman during her hen night at an Edinburgh club. The woman told Edinburgh Sheriff Court she was dancing with Mr Leslie at the Attik club in Tollcross, when he pulled her […] More

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    Father’s Day tribute to Chris Cornell

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The singer’s wife, Vicky (r), and his children, Toni, Christopher and Lilli Jean, attended a vigil on the anniversary of his death last month Chris Cornell’s daughter has paid an emotional tribute to her late father on Father’s Day, posting a duet recorded by the pair on his Instagram […] More

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    Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 87

    Image caption Rozhdestvensky conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras Prominent Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has died aged 87. Born in Moscow into a well-known musical family, Rozhdestvensky made his debut by conducting a Tchaikovsky ballet at the Bolshoi, aged just 20. He made his name by popularising music by composers who were all but […] More

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    Classic Brit Awards: Royal wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason wins

    Image copyright PA Image caption Kanneh-Mason’s debut album reached number 11 in the UK charts Teenage cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has followed his performance at the royal wedding in May by winning two prizes at this year’s Classic Brit Awards. The 19-year-old won male artist of the year and the critics’ choice award. Dame Vera Lynn, […] More

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    ‘Wake up Punchy!’ Trump hits back at Robert De Niro

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Oscar-winner Robert De Niro swore at the president during Sunday night’s Tony Awards US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Hollywood actor Robert De Niro after the star denounced him with an expletive-laden speech at an awards ceremony. De Niro, who has previously said he would like to […] More

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    James Corden has given up meat because of animal abuse

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Corden attended the Ocean’s 8 premiere last week James Corden says he has given up meat but adds bread is now his “vice”. The host of The Late Late Show in America explained he gave up meat after reading about abuse of elephants. “I was upset about animal […] More

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    Demi Lovato cancels hours before London show

    Image copyright PA Image caption Demi Lovato recently performed at Wembley Stadium, London Demi Lovato has cancelled her Sunday night show in London – hours before she was due to take to the stage. The US singer had been due to perform at the O2 arena at about 21:00 BST, but posted a message on […] More

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    Lionel Shriver attacks Penguin publisher’s inclusion policy

    Image caption Author Lionel Shriver has written several novels including The Post-Birthday World and We Need to Talk About Kevin Writer Lionel Shriver has accused publisher Penguin Random House of putting diversity ahead of quality. It says new authors should reflect the UK population by 2025, “taking into account ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social mobility and […] More

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