Celebrities and top models including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and the agencies that represent them can be subpoenaed for their participation in the doomed Fyre Festival, a federal judge has ruled. The models and so-called social influencers promoted what was billed as a VIP music festival on an island in the Bahamas, helping to generate buzz and sell tickets to the 2018 event. It was cancelled at the last moment, stranding hundreds of people who had flown in for the concert.The models and celebs played a prominent role in marketing Fyre Fest. Festival organizer Billy McFarland and members of his team posted videos of them frolicking on yachts and sipping cocktails at the purported site of what was supposed to be an exclusive music festival. But the event descended into chaos when facilities weren't completed on time, leaving guests to spend the night in rain-soaked tents and without sufficient access to food or water.Fyre Festival LLC filed for bankruptcy in … [Read more...] about Kendall Jenner and top models in hot water over Fyre Festival
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THE Weeknd is known for his high-profile relationships and his catchy tunes, including Can't Feel My Face and Starboy (with Daft Punk). He’s also had a unique hairstyle to go with his individual name, but here is what else we know about him… Who is The Weeknd and what is his real name? Born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye on 16 February 1990, he is known professionally as The Weeknd (pronounced "the weekend"). He is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. He is the only child of Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye, who were Ethiopian migrants to Canada in the 1980s. In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name "The Weeknd". He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011: House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, which were critically acclaimed. The following year, he released a compilation album Trilogy, thirty tracks consisting of the remastered mixtapes and three additional songs. It was released under Republic Records … [Read more...] about What is The Weeknd’s real name, is he dating Bella Hadid, how old is he, what’s his net worth and his biggest songs?
CARDI B reached No1 in the US Billboard Hot 100 with her first single Bodak Yellow. She recently gave birth to her first child and has since hit the headlines over her bust up with Nicki Minaj. Here's the lowdown... Who is Cardi B? Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, is originally from the Bronx in New York and started out as a stripper. She said the money she made from stripping helped her pay for school. Cardi began to get more high profile as she documented her life on social media. In 2015, she joined the reality show Love and Hip Hop: New York for two seasons. She left the show to concentrate on her music career. She won Best New Hip Hop Artist, Single of the Year, Hustler of the Year at the BET Hip Hop awards in 2017. On October 1, 2018 it was revealed Cardi has been charged with alleged reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct after an incident at the Angels Strip Club in Flushing in New York. When did Cardi B have her baby? Cardi gave birth to her daughter Kulture … [Read more...] about Who is Cardi B, what was the Nicki Minaj fight, when did she marry Offset, what are her hit songs and when did she have her baby?
ARETHA Franklin has died aged 76, a representative for the star confirmed. Here's what we know about the life and legend that was the Queen of Soul... Who is Aretha Franklin? Dubbed the Queen of Soul and considered one of the greatest voices ever, Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 25, 1942. She moved to Detroit, Michigan, by the time she was five. The 76-year-old music icon started singing in her Baptist church as a little girl, where her father was a minister. Her powerful voice and soulful tone singled her out as something special. Franklin launched a secular music career aged 18, but it was in 1967 when she signed with Atlantic Records that her star began to soar. In 2010, the singer cancelled concerts after she decided to have surgery for an undisclosed tumour. She denied reports that it was for pancreatic cancer. In August 2018 following reports that she was ill, famous fans, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott rallied around the star … [Read more...] about Who was Aretha Franklin, how did she die, who were her ex-husbands and what was her net worth?
Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 2:16 p.m. UTC Aug 16, 2018 Aretha Franklin, whose impassioned, riveting voice made her a titan of American music, died of pancreatic cancer on Thursday, her niece, Sabrina Owens confirmed. She was 76. Franklin was one of the transcendent cultural figures of the 20th Century. Raised on an eclectic musical diet of gospel, R&B, classical and jazz, she blossomed out of her father's Detroit church to become the most distinguished female black artist of all time, breaking boundaries while placing nearly 100 hits on Billboard’s R&B chart — 20 of them reaching No. 1. The Queen of Soul, as she was coronated in the 1960s, leaves a sprawling legacy of classic songs that includes "Respect," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," "Angel," "Think," "Rock Steady," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Freeway of Love," along with a bestselling gospel catalog. Her death follows several … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul’ who transformed American music, dies at 76