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Sting says the term ‘cultural appropriation’ is ‘ugly’

Sting has said the phrase “cultural appropriation” is “ugly”, as he launches a new reggae album with Jamaican musician and singer Shaggy. Their perhaps unlikely partnership has raised eyebrows, and some argue that singing reggae when you are not of Jamaican descent is “cultural appropriation.” Sting disagrees with this, and he reportedly said: “It’s such […]

No Tears Left To Cry: Ariana Grande’s new single for Manchester

Ariana Grande has returned with her first new music since the bombing that killed 22 people outside her Manchester Arena show in May 2017. No Tears Left To Cry alludes to the attack. It also emanates the resilience and optimism of her One Love benefit concert, held just two weeks after the atrocity. “Ain’t got […]

Black Panther becomes 10th biggest film of all time

Black Panther has hit another box office milestone surpassing Titanic to become the third highest-grossing film of all time in the US. As of Friday (6 April), Ryan Coogler’s Disney-Marvel film had amassed totals of $659.3m (£468m) in just two months with sales overtaking James Cameron’s 1997 haul of $659.5m (£468.2m), not adjusted for inflation. […]

Joanna Jarjue calls for fair representation on TV regardless of race

The Apprentice star Joanna Jarjue has criticised the way she was presented on The Apprentice last year. The 24-year-old admitted that she often ‘cried’ about it when the cameras stopped rolling. Joanna narrowly missed out on a place in the final when she was fired by Lord Sugar after the interview round. The former candidate […]

Emancipation of Expressionism out now

Now of YouTube, the Emancipation of Expressionism is an 11-minute piece of hip-hop dance theatre, from Olivier Award-winning company Boy Blue Entertainment (BBE). Directed by Manchester-born and Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, the film will be a stage performance at London’s Barbican Theatre. The production of the film has been funded by The Space, a digital […]

Rita Owens, Queen Latifah’s mother dies at 69

Queen Latifah is saying goodbye to the person she loved the most. Latifah’s mother, Rita Owens, died on Wednesday after struggling with a heart condition for more than a decade, she announced in a statement. She was 69. “It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away […]

Black Panther roars past $1billion at the box office

Black Panther has passed the $1 billion-dollar mark [£714million] at the worldwide box office –  just four weeks after its release. According to Forbes, the film achieved the feat on Friday 9 March, marking another milestone and challenging industry norms about movies with predominantly black casts. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said “absolutely” there will […]

Jay-Z and Beyonce announce OTR II

Jay-Z and Beyoncé are hitting the road again with their ‘On The Run’ tour. The superstar couple announced the “OTR II” stadium tour on 12 March and, as usual, social media was aflame. The couple will play at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on 6 June, Hampden Park in Glasgow on 9 June, the Etihad […]