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Indian actress draws fire for quitting over Islamic faith
A Muslim actress' decision to quit Bollywood, saying acting was taking her away from her faith, has triggered a backlash in India from fellow actors and fans. Zaira Wasim, 18, best known for her role as a wrestler in the 2016 film Dangal, announced her "disassociation" from acting on Sunday.
Giambattista Valli skips the runway for floral fashion foray
Known for his ultra-feminine, silhouette-driven gowns, couturier Giambattista Valli shook up Haute Couture fashion week in Paris on Monday with a botanic-inspired collection displayed not on models, but on mannequins. In the place of a traditional runway show, his Maison Valli brand showcased the designer's romantic, breezy looks in a multi-room exhibit attended by guests including Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
Lady Gaga, Letitia Wright among hundreds invited to join film academy
The group that hands out the Oscars said on Monday it had invited 842 new members from 59 countries including Lady Gaga, Sterling K. Brown and Letitia Wright as the organization strives to further diversify its ranks. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences said half of the new invitees were women and 29% were people of color. If all accept, it will bring total membership to more than 9,000 - 32% of them female and 16% of them people of color.
British singer Cliff Richard demands change to sex offense anonymity rules
British singer Cliff Richard joined forces with other high profile figures in the media on Monday to demand that those people accused of sexual offenses are given anonymity until they are charged. Richard, 78, one of Britain's best known entertainers, was investigated by police over allegations of historical child sex offenses but cleared in 2016. He successfully sued the BBC after the corporation broadcast a police raid on his house.
Stormzy's stab-vest for landmark Glastonbury gig designed by Banksy
A Union Jack emblazoned stab-proof vest worn by British rapper Stormzy for his history-making headline performance at the Glastonbury Music Festival was designed by Banksy, the street artist said on his official Instagram account. Stormzy - the first black British solo performer to take top-billing at the famous festival - delivered a politically charged show that highlighted the inequalities he said were faced by young black people in urban Britain.
David Attenborough thanks Glastonbury for plastic bottle ban
The world renowned naturalist David Attenborough appeared on the stage at Glastonbury on Sunday to praise its ban on single-use plastic bottles, delighting festival goers who have instead queued for tap water. The broadcaster's Blue Planet II documentary, which has been shown in countries around the world, highlighted the dangers of plastic pollution to marine life and the 93-year-old said the move at the world's largest greenfield festival would have an impact.
Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber at odds in spat over her music catalog
Pop superstar Taylor Swift has attacked Justin Bieber's manager for buying her music catalog, prompting Bieber to come to his defense in a heated online spat that has drawn in several top figures in the music industry. Swift on Sunday wrote a lengthy post on Tumblr voicing dismay that Scooter Braun, the manager for Bieber as well as Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, was acquiring Big Machine, the Nashville-based record company that owns the master recordings of her past songs.
Kylie Minogue sparkles on Glastonbury stage 14 years after cancer battle
Kylie Minogue delighted a huge crowd at Glastonbury with hits including "Spinning Around", "Shocked" and "Better the Devil You Know", 14 years after illness forced her to cancel a headline performance at the festival. Kylie, as she is universally known, played all the catchy disco pop hits that the audience had come to hear, from "I Should Be So Lucky", her breakthrough 1988 worldwide number one, to 2010 release "All the Lovers".
Box Office: 'Toy Story 4' bests 'Annabelle Comes Home' and 'Yesterday'
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Forky are still ruling the box office. Despite solid debuts from newcomers "Annabelle Comes Home" and "Yesterday," Disney and Pixar's "Toy Story 4" easily dominated North America. The fourth chapter in the animated series collected another $58 million, boosting its domestic haul to a huge $237 million. After two weekends in theaters, "Toy Story 4" already the fourth-highest grossing movie of the year. The first three spots -- "Avengers: Endgame" ($841 million), "Captain Marvel" ($428 million), and "Aladdin" ($306 million) -- all belong to Disney as well.
Back to black for Christian Dior at sumptuous Haute Couture show
With a series of all-black bustier gowns that would not have looked out of place on Grace Kelly, a vintage mood reigned on the catwalk at Christian Dior on Monday - although even the historic setting for the show came with modern twists. Held in the French label's headquarters in Paris, where founder Christian Dior presented his designs until his death in 1957, the brand's latest Haute Couture collection was rich in nods to that era, with capes and A-line silhouettes galore.
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