Just in: Rapper Young Thug arrested on gang-related charges

Rapper Young Thug has been arrested on charges that include participating in criminal street gang activity. The hip hop artist, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was one of 28 people charged in a sweeping indictment that focuses on YSL, or “Young Slime Life”, an alleged street gang that formed in Atlanta in 2012. Some of the others were charged with violent crimes that include murder, assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery. Young Thug, who won a songwriting Grammy for Childish Gambino’s hit This Is America in 2019, is alleged to be one of three founding members of … Continue reading Just in: Rapper Young Thug arrested on gang-related charges

Tragic: Nick Cave announces death of son aged 30

Nick Cave has announced the death of his eldest son, Jethro Lazenby, at the age of 30. “With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away,” the musician said in a statement. “We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.” Lazenby, who worked as an actor and model, had recently been jailed for a violent attack on his mother, Beau Lazenby, at her home in Melbourne, Australia. His death comes less than seven years after Cave’s son Arthur died, aged 15, after falling from a cliff in Brighton. An inquest heard that the teenager … Continue reading Tragic: Nick Cave announces death of son aged 30

Update: Photo of bayonet gun suspect had in Dave Chappelle attack

Police have released a photograph of a replica gun that was recovered from the suspect who allegedly attacked Dave Chappelle on stage in Los Angeles. The image, shared by the Los Angeles Police Department, showed that the blade was fixed to the barrel of the handgun. Chappelle has broken his silence to say he refuses to allow an incident on stage to “overshadow the magic” of the night. The stand-up, 48, was attacked on stage by a man from the crowd when he performed at Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday. His representative called the … Continue reading Update: Photo of bayonet gun suspect had in Dave Chappelle attack

US Rapper jailed for 16 years for killing homeless man

Rapper Kidd Creole, who was a founding member of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for stabbing a homeless man to death.Nathaniel Glover The 62-year-old rapper, born Nathaniel Glover, was found guilty of manslaughter last month for the death of John Jolly, who was stabbed twice in the chest with a steak knife on a New York city street in August 2017. Prosecutors accused Glover of stabbing Mr Jolly after becoming enraged because he thought Mr Jolly was gay and was making a pass at him. After stabbing the 55-year-old, Glover headed … Continue reading US Rapper jailed for 16 years for killing homeless man

#WillSmithism: US comedian Dave Chappelle attacked on stage in Los Angeles

US stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage on Tuesday during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Clips shared on social media showed someone running into the star. Further videos appeared to show the comic apparently unharmed after returning to the stage at the Netflix Is A Joke Festival. Chappelle faced criticism and protests last year when his Netflix special was accused of being transphobic. After returning to the stage on Tuesday, the 48-year-old made light of the controversy, suggesting to the audience that the attacker “was a trans man”. According to ABC journalist Stephanie Wash, … Continue reading #WillSmithism: US comedian Dave Chappelle attacked on stage in Los Angeles

Tragic: Britain’s Got Talent star Jonathan Goodwin paralyzed

Escapologist Jonathan Goodwin has been left paralyzed after an accident, his fiancee Amanda Abbington has said. The Sherlock actress said he nearly died twice after last year’s accident during rehearsals for America’s Got Talent: Extreme. She said the stunt ace, who appeared in the 2019 season of Britain’s Got Talent, now uses a wheelchair. He was supposed to escape a straight jacket while upside down 30ft in the air in between two suspended cars. Instead, Mr Goodwin became crushed between them as they caught on fire. Ms Abbington, 48, told Jay Rayner’s Out To Lunch podcast: “He fell 30ft and lost … Continue reading Tragic: Britain’s Got Talent star Jonathan Goodwin paralyzed

James Corden leaving Late Late Show after eight years

British comedian and actor turned US talk show host James Corden has announced he will be leaving The Late Late Show next year. He made the announcement during a tape recording of the CBS network show in Los Angeles, California on Thursday. Corden – best known in the UK for TV series Gavin and Stacey – has hosted the US-based talk show since 2015. Speaking on Thursday’s edition of the show, he said it had been “the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make.” “I never saw [the show] as my final destination and I never want this show to … Continue reading James Corden leaving Late Late Show after eight years

Electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze dies aged 74

Klaus Schulze Electronic music trailblazer Klaus Schulze has died at the age of 74. The Berlin-born star passed away on Tuesday after battling an undisclosed illness, according to the managing director of Schulze’s record label. Frank Uhle – who works at the SPV label, said in a statement to the Guardian newspaper: “We lose and will miss a good personal friend, one of the most influential and important composers of electronic music- a man of conviction and an exceptional artist”. “Our thoughts in this hour are with his wife, sons and family. His always cheerful nature, his innovative spirit and … Continue reading Electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze dies aged 74

Madonna splits from Ahlamalik Williams after three years together

Madonna has split from Ahlamalik Williams after three years of dating. The 63-year-old pop star has called time on her romance with the 28-year-old dancer after she decided it wasn’t working out. A source said: “Madonna has thrown herself into a busy social life and has been seeing her friends and family after the split. “She has a packed schedule, working on her upcoming biopic, new music and looking after her family. “Things have been on and off with Ahlamalik for a while. There’s a lot of love but for now they have decided to separate.” Ahlamalik has moved out … Continue reading Madonna splits from Ahlamalik Williams after three years together

Johnny Depp blames ‘burn Amber’ text on Monty Python

Johnny Depp has said text messages he sent about burning and drowning his former partner Amber Heard were a joke based on a Monty Python sketch. Testifying before a Virginia court on Monday, the actor said he was “ashamed” of the messages, and that they were an attempt at humour. Mr Depp, 58, sued Ms Heard, 36, over a story she wrote in which she described herself as a victim of domestic violence, he denies any abuse. Ms Heard filed a $100m counterclaim. Taking the stand for a fourth day, Mr Depp responded to questions about a 2013 text exchange … Continue reading Johnny Depp blames ‘burn Amber’ text on Monty Python

Update: Netflix ‘cancels multiple TV series and movies’ amid huge subscriber loss

Netflix has reportedly cancelled multiple TV shows and movies after its recent subscriber loss. The streaming service’s stock price fell by almost 40 per cent after it announced a loss of 200,000 subscribers earlier this month. It is the first time its customer base has failed to grow in a decade – and it expects to lose millions more by June 2022. According to The Wrap, Netflix has now pulled the plug on numerous in-development Netflix shows. Among some of the axed titles are adaptations of Jeff Smith’s comic book series Bone and Lauren Faust’s Toil and Trouble. A version of Roald Dahl’s … Continue reading Update: Netflix ‘cancels multiple TV series and movies’ amid huge subscriber loss

Tom Grennan recovering after NYC attack

UK singer Tom Grennan is recovering from an “unprovoked attack” which has left him with injuries including a torn ear-drum, his manager has announced. The 26-year-old is said to have been attacked and robbed outside a bar in Manhattan after performing in New York on Wednesday. He has been forced to postpone his gig in Washington DC on Friday as a result. Grennan’s track Little Bit of Love was nominated for song of the year at this year’s Brit Awards. “In the early hours of this morning after Tom’s New York show, he was the victim of an unprovoked attack … Continue reading Tom Grennan recovering after NYC attack