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Austin Powers' Mini-Me Verne Troyer dies

Austin Powers star Verne Troyer has died aged 49, his official social media accounts have confirmed. No cause or place of death was given, but the diminutive US actor, best known for playing Mini-Me in the spy comedy films, had openly struggled with alcoholism. (pic credit: AAP) Earlier this month, the Hollywood star,...

DJ Avicii dead at 28 in Muscat: publicist

In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, Swedish DJ-producer, Avicii poses for a portrait in New York.(Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File) Artist, DJ and producer Tim Bergling, aka Avicii, has died in Oman aged 28. "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,"...

Ariana Grande has "No Tears Left to Cry"

Grammy Award®-nominated, multi platinum, record-breaking superstar ARIANA GRANDE returns with her brand new single “No Tears Left To Cry” today via Republic Records. Produced by Max Martin and ILYA, written by Ariana, Max Martin, ILYA, and Savan Kotecha, “No Tears Left To Cry” is the first single from her upcoming highly anticipated full-length album.  In addition, she simultaneously unveiled...

No charges over Prince's overdose death

Fans of US musician Prince still leave notes and flowers on a fence outside of Paisley Park, Princes' home and where he was found dead after an overdose in two years ago Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA, 19 April 2018. EPA/CRAIG LASSIG A two-year investigation into the death of Purple Rain singer Prince...

Kidman, Jackman, NZ PM on Time's top 100

Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have made Time's list of 2018's 100 most influential people alongside an eclectic group including US President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, soon-to-be member of the British royal family Meghan Markle and Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman. Time...

Kanye posts 'philosophy book' on Twitter

Kanye West has posted a flurry of philosophical messages on Twitter, saying they form a book he is writing "in real time". The rapper recently said he wanted to pen a philosophy book called Break The Simulation. On Wednesday he posted a series of tweets sharing his musings on life, the internet...

Spielberg to direct DC 'Blackhawk' film

Steven Spielberg (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Steven Spielberg is finally taking on a superhero movie. The prolific director and his Amblin Entertainment are teaming with Warner Bros to produce action-adventure "Blackhawk," with the intention of Spielberg directing. Based on the classic comic-book property, the project will mark the filmmaker's first feature centred...

James Bay fashions his own evolution

British singer-songwriter James Bay poses for a photograph in Sydney, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Bay's second album Electric Light will be released on May 18. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) Bowie did it. Lady Gaga does it. Even Miley Cyrus is a culprit. It's now British singer-songwriter James Bay's turn to adopt an image...

Amy Schumer gets pretty in new comedy

Amy Schumer arrives at the world premiere of "I Feel Pretty" at the Westwood Village Theater on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Los Angeles (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Not too long ago Amy Schumer would have been a little uneasy sharing scenes with supermodels Lauren Hutton, Naomi Campbell and Emily Ratajkowski. In...

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies

First lady, Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in Washington. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File) Former US first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son sworn in as US president, has died . She was 92. The Bush family released a statement confirming her death on Tuesday. It...