The opening ceremony of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 will witness a host of Bollywood and international stars performing, including Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline Fernandes, Katrina Kaif and Yo-yo Honey Singh along with American singer Chris Brown and musical group Major Lazer. The opening ceremony will be held at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) in Mumbai on April 8 from 6pm (UAE time). Bollywood star Singh said his performance to songs by Yo-yo Honey Singh will be dedicated the to all cricket fans across the world. – IANS
Drake releases new song featuring Jay Z and Kanye West
Drake released two new songs to iTunes on Tuesday, including one that features both Jay Z and Kanye West called Pop Style.
Jay Z and West are credited on the song as The Throne, a likely reference to their 2011 collaboration, Watch the Throne.
The new music from the Toronto rapper-actor – a hint at more music to come – also includes One Dance, featuring Wizkid and Kyla.
Drake’s last album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last year.- AP
Beyoncé sues over ‘Feyonce’ knock-offs
Pop star Beyoncé has sued a Texas company to stop the sale of dozens of shirts, sweaters, tank tops, hoodies and even coffee mugs bearing the “Feyonce” name, which she calls too close to her own trademarked name. In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, Beyoncé accused Feyonce Inc and three individuals, all from San Antonio, of “brazenly” selling infringing “Feyonce” merchandise at their website.
Among the items is a $14.95 mug with the phrase “he put a ring on it,” which Beyoncé said was intended to call to mind the lyrics of Single Ladies. Beyoncé, 34, who is married to rapper Jay Z and has won Grammy awards as a solo artist and with Destiny’s Child, said the sale of Feyonce knock-offs confuses consumers and causes her irreparable harm, and that the defendants have ignored her requests to stop. She also said one defendant, Andre Maurice, has gone so far as to file two US trademark applications for “Feyonce,” with and without the accent over the “e.” – Reuters
Judge rules in favour of Porsche in Paul Walker’s crash
The widow of a man driving the Porsche that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker cannot prove the carmaker is responsible for the accident, a federal judge said. There was not enough evidence in Kristine Rodas’ claims that her husband died because the Porsche Carrera GT he was driving lacked several key safety features, US District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ruled this week. He said there was no evidence the Porsche’s suspension failed before the crash, as Rodas’ lawsuit claimed. She also had alleged the rare sports car lacked a crash cage and fuel cell.
Walker was riding in the Carrera GT driven by his friend Roger Rodas when the car spun out of control, struck three trees and burst into flames on a street in Santa Clarita in November 2013. Walker was on a break from filming the seventh instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise when he died. The ruling has no bearing on two other cases against Porsche filed by Walker’s daughter and father, which are both pending in Los Angeles Superior Court. Porsche has denied wrongdoing in the design, manufacture or marketing of the Carrera GT. – AP
SRK credits Yash Chopra for Fan movie concept
Shah Rukh Khan says the idea of his forthcoming film Fan, which tells the story about a fan’s obsession with a star, was first narrated to him by late veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra. The superstar is glad that he could bring the idea to life. The 50-year-old star shared the news during an episode of Colors’ show Comedy Nights Bachao, read a statement from the channel. Directed by Maneesh Sharma, the film has been shot in various locations in Mumbai, Croatia and Delhi. With the film, Sharma pans the camera to the life of a celebrity and splashes shades of darkness with a focus on a fan’s obsession. The movie will hit UAE cinemas on April 14. – IANS
Kerry Washington Calls Out AdWeek Magazine for Photoshopping Cover
American actress Kerry Washington has called out Adweek magazine for photoshopping her cover shoot. “You know me. I’m not one to be quiet about a magazine cover,” the Scandal actress began in an Instagram post on Tuesday, discussing the recent issue, according to People magazine. Washington said that it “felt strange” to see herself grace the cover, as it was “so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror” adding that it was “an unfortunate feeling.” The 39-year-old star said that it wasn’t the first time that she had come across her image being altered. “Look, I’m no stranger to Photoshopping. It happens a lot. In a way, we have become a society of picture adjusters – who doesn’t love a filter?!?” she continued. – The National
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