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December 24, 2016

'Why stars are right to boycott Trump inauguration events'

Donald Trump wants top celebrities to perform at his presidential inaugural events next month. In fact, Trump's former campaign manager and now adviser Kellyanne Conway even made a plea...

What's your name again?

Dwayne Johnson is dropping the name "The Rock" in an attempt to morph from his mega wrestling fame. But Johnson, who next stars opposite Steve Carell in the comedy Get Smart, isn't alone in creating a new stage name. Rap star and entrepreneur ...

Black American and British movie talent storms Hollywood

Marc WadsworthScreen stars and film moguls have been flocking to a glitzy American showbiz event described as a liberating antidote to business as usual in Tinseltown.The week-long Hollywood Black Film Festival has become an important showcase, marketplace ...

My hot South African beach party at Cannes

Jackie Motsepe - Cannes Film FestivalIt's colder here than the baking hot sunshine I left behind in London a week ago en route from Johannesburgh. The rain has been falling most days and the temperature is just 18 centigrade. But South Africa's Nat ...

Whatever happened to Britney Spears?

Deborah Hobson It's fascinating to look at how the public undoing of a 26-year-old American  'pop princess' has been played out in the news media.Once upon a time Britney Spears had a charmed life: domination of the music charts, a marriag ...

How The-Latest is available on the move

Geeky Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has launched a new gadget, the Kindle, where readers can access a variety of literature, including The-Latest, I hope, from the touch of a button, writes Chris Gaynor. He has been working on the electronic device for more than ...

'Paparazzi killed Diana, now they're killing me'

Music superstar Paul McCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills has compared her 'hounding by the press' to the same treatment some people claim drove Princess Diana to her death a decade ago.Mills, who is involved in a messy and head-line grabbi ...

Music of Black Origin 'sell-out'

Britain's Mobo award nominations are out, and are proving as reliably contentious as ever. Whether it's Echoes magazine angrily and justly protesting the continued, bewildering omission of a soul category or drug addict white singer Amy Winehouse&# ...

Top rapper pokes fun at 'smelly' rock stars

Controversial US rapper Kanye West is planning to wear just one special outfit to the "crazy" awards ceremony next month to make a point about 'smelly' performers.West, who has been nominated in five categories, said: "Whenever you ...

Whaddya think of Harry Potter's shades?

Young films stars Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe (left) model special 3D glasses to celebrate the record-breaking box office opening of the IMAX version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The film has shattered all IMAX records ...

'Sicko' opens in the cinemas

Fearless US film-maker Michael Moore's documentary attack on the American big business-run health care system, opens this weekend. The-Latest gives you some of the film's highlights.Man in a bunny suit being turned away from the hospital emergency ...

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