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Michael Jackson spoof show scrapped after family complaints

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LONDON A comic film about Michael Jackson was dropped by British makers on Friday after the daughter of the late American pop star described the episode, which casts a white actor to play her father, as vomit-inducing.

British singers Church, Ferguson snub Trump inauguration

LONDON/NEW YORK British singers Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson have rejected invitations from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's team to perform at his inauguration next week, they said in separate statements on Tuesday.

11 Jan 2017

New David Bowie EP marks first anniversary of death, 70th birthday

LONDON Fans of David Bowie were able to mark the first anniversary of his death on Tuesday by listening to a new EP from the "Space Oddity" star called "No Plan". | Video

11 Jan 2017

The Weeknd climbs back to top of Billboard 200 with 'Starboy'

LOS ANGELES Canadian hip hop singer The Weeknd climbed back to the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, in a quiet week where no new entries cracked into the top 10. | Video

10 Jan 2017

U2 take 'operatic' Joshua Tree album on tour 30 years on

LONDON Irish rockers U2 said on Monday they would mark the 30th anniversary of their hit album "The Joshua Tree" by playing it in full on a European and North American tour.

09 Jan 2017

Former bandmates mark David Bowie's birthday

Fans and friends of the late British rock star David Bowie attended a charity concert in London on Sunday night to mark what would have been his 70th birthday. | Video

09 Jan 2017

British musician Ed Sheeran returns with two new singles

LONDON British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran ended a near-two year hiatus from music by releasing two new singles, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill", on Friday.

07 Jan 2017

'Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)' singer Peter Sarstedt dies aged 75

LONDON British singer songwriter Peter Sarstedt, known for the 1969 chart topper "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?", has died at the age of 75, the BBC said on Sunday, citing a statement from his family.

08 Jan 2017

Rapper Tinie Tempah makes catwalk debut with menswear line in London

LONDON British rapper Tinie Tempah made his catwalk debut at London Fashion Week Men's on Saturday with a minimalistic, casualwear collection inspired by architecture and "the everyday man". | Video

08 Jan 2017

Bieber, Usher win dismissal of copyright lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a $10 million lawsuit accusing Justin Bieber and Usher of illegally copying parts of their song "Somebody to Love" from an identically titled song by two Virginia songwriters.

06 Jan 2017
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Exclusive - Philip Morris jolted by Indian proposal to ban foreign tobacco investment

NEW DELHI Philip Morris International is fighting to keep a toehold in India's $11 billion tobacco market, as the government considers further tightening foreign investment rules in the sector, according to documents seen by Reuters.