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Elvis to get hologram treatment at new London show
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Elvis to get hologram treatment at new London show

A new immersive Elvis Presley show will open in central London later this year, bringing the king of rock ‘n’ roll back to life with the help of artificial intelligence (AI), organisers said Thursday. “Elvis Evolution”, featuring a life-size digital Elvis performing on stage, is designed to be the first of a series of shows in cities including Las Vegas, Tokyo and Berlin. British company Layered Reality put together the spectacle using AI, holographic projections, augmented reality, live theatre and multi-sensory effects to celebrate the singer’s life and legacy. It promises previously unseen performances created through access to thousands of personal photos and home-video archive after striking a deal with Authentic Brands Group, which owns his estate. Layered Reality ch...
Michelle Yeoh Welcomes Grandmotherhood with Heartwarming Photos
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Michelle Yeoh Welcomes Grandmotherhood with Heartwarming Photos

In a delightful announcement, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, the esteemed actress, and her French husband, Jean Todt, kicked off the new year with the heartwarming revelation of their newfound roles as grandparents. Yeoh shared this joyous news through a series of captivating photos on her Instagram account on Tuesday, January 2. The first image captured the Oscar winner alongside her husband, 77-year-old Jean Todt, in a hospital room setting, joined by Todt's 46-year-old son Nicolas and his partner Darina. The family radiated happiness in a moment that marked the beginning of a significant chapter. The second photo showcased Michelle Yeoh's beaming smile as she cradled her grandchild, named Maxime, in her loving arms. The genuine happiness on Yeoh's face resonated with the joy of embra...
Taylor Swift Dethrones the King to Set New Billboard Record
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Taylor Swift Dethrones the King to Set New Billboard Record

Pop icon Taylor Swift has officially broken Elvis Presley's long-held record for the most weeks at Number 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart by a solo artist. Swift's latest re-released album, 1989 (Taylor's Version), topped the chart for a fifth time in the final tracking week of 2023. This gave Swift a new record total of 68 weeks at Number 1, surpassing Presley's previous soloist record of 67 weeks. The achievement caps an incredible multi-year run for Swift, whose chart-topping albums include Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, Reputation, Lover, Folklore, Evermore, Fearless (Taylor's Version), Red (Taylor's Version), Midnights, Speak Now (Taylor's Version) and now 1989 (Taylor's Version). Buoyed by a last-minute sales boost around Christmas, 1989 (Taylor's Version) racked u...
Psy’s Gangnam Style tops 5 billion YouTube views
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Psy’s Gangnam Style tops 5 billion YouTube views

“Gangnam Style,” a 2012 global sensation by South Korean singer-rapper Psy, reached another milestone Saturday as the song’s popularity has continued for more than a decade. The music video for the song exceeded 5 billion views on YouTube, reported Yonhap news agency. Unveiled in July 2012, the main track from Psy’s sixth full-length album became a global sensation as its comical music video and the singer’s trademark horse dance went viral. The song made him the first K-pop act to rise to No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 main singles chart. Psy spent a total of seven weeks in the position. Its music video became the first video to exceed YouTube’s view limit when it surpassed 2 billion views in May 2014, prompting the service to upgrade its counter. The video later surpassed ...
‘Parasite’ actor Lee Sun-kyun found dead: report
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‘Parasite’ actor Lee Sun-kyun found dead: report

South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun, best known for his role in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite”, was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide, Yonhap news agency reported. The actor was discovered inside a vehicle at a park in central Seoul, along with a burning charcoal briquette, Yonhap reported, citing police. Lee had been under police investigation over his alleged use of marijuana and other psychoactive drugs. Previously celebrated for his wholesome image, local news outlets reported that the actor was being dropped from television and commercial projects following his drug scandal. –AFP
Actor Charlie Sheen Assaulted in Malibu Home, Suspect Arrested
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Actor Charlie Sheen Assaulted in Malibu Home, Suspect Arrested

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported an incident at the luxury Malibu residence of actor Charlie Sheen, known for his role in "Two and a Half Men." Responding to a call for a "battery/disturbance," officers identified Sheen as the victim of an assault, according to a statement. The suspect, identified as Electra Schrock, was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, force likely to create great bodily injury, and residential burglary, as confirmed by the sheriff's office. TMZ, a popular entertainment outlet, reported that Schrock, a 47-year-old neighbor of Sheen, allegedly forced her way into his home and attacked him upon opening the door. The report stated that she tore Sheen's shirt and attempted to strangle him. Paramedics reportedly assessed Sheen at ...
Marvel drops actor Jonathan Majors after assault conviction
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Marvel drops actor Jonathan Majors after assault conviction

Rising Hollywood star Jonathan Majors was convicted Monday of assaulting and harassing his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari,prompting Marvel to drop him from a prime role in its superhero blockbusters. Majors’s conviction could see the actor facing up to one year imprisonment and has upended Marvel’s plans for the franchise, which had his character Kang the Conqueror front and center in multiple upcoming films. Majors debuted as Kang the Conqueror in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” earlier in 2023, and was set to appear in at least two subsequent Avengers films — the top franchise in the Marvel universe. The studio will not be moving forward with Jonathan Majors, a source briefed on the decision told AFP after it was reported by US entertainment media. Majors was arrested i...
Malaysian Actress Michelle Yeoh Celebrates Wedding Banquet in Ipoh
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Malaysian Actress Michelle Yeoh Celebrates Wedding Banquet in Ipoh

Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh in Ipoh. Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, the renowned Malaysian actress, honoured her commitment to her mother, Datin Janet Yeoh, by commemorating her marriage to Jean Todt alongside loved ones in their home country. Previously voicing her lack of awareness about her daughter's wedding in Geneva, Switzerland, Janet, aged 84, expressed the desire for a separate celebration to mark the occasion. In keeping with her promise, Yeoh, an Oscar winner, hosted a modest and intimate wedding banquet on Sunday at a restaurant in her hometown of Ipoh. The private event saw the attendance of approximately 100 individuals, predominantly close relatives and friends, according to a report by Sin Chew Daily. Yeoh, 61, graced the occasion in a sleeveless aquamarine top paired wit...