DESPITE having kept a low profile in recent months, Katy Perry was back in the headlines after being ordered to pay a whopping $2.7 million for a copyright infringement ordeal regarding her hit song, Dark Horse. But what caused her to lose the case? We have the full lowdown... How old is Katy Perry? What's her background? Katy Perry, 34, is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actress from Santa Barbara, California. Born on October 25, 1984, she was named Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson – but goes by the stage name Katy Perry to avoid confusion from the Oscar-nominated actress Kate Hudson. She was raised in a Christian environment with her parents Mary and Maurice being Pentecostal pastors. Why was Katy Perry sued and did she lose the case? On August 30, Katy Perry lost a copyright lawsuit in which it was claimed the singer had ripped off rapper Flame's 2008 track, Joyful Noise, for her 2013 hit song, Dark Horse.A judge ruled that Katy, along with her label and other producers … [Read more...] about Why does Katy Perry have to pay Christian rapper Flame £450,000 for her 2013 song Dark Horse?
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Britain is set for a washout weekend with heavy rain on the way and more than 70 flood warnings or alerts in place. The country has endured severe conditions in recent days with a week's worth of rain falling over the South West in six hours this morning, after the coldest night of autumn so far yesterday bringing -10C (14F) lows in Scotland. Eastern England will enjoy dry weather with some sunny spells today and tomorrow, while a weather front stalls in the West, bringing cloud and up to 1.2in (30mm) of rain which saw the Met Office put out a warning for Cornwall. On Friday, sunshine and showers are likely in the South, with northern England and Wales due to be mostly cloudy. By the weekend, temperatures of up to 12C (54F) are likely to be widespread, with 13C (55F) in the South West. However, heavy rain is expected for much of the UK across the weekend, and the Environment Agency still has 55 flood alerts in place for England, along with 17 more serious warnings, … [Read more...] about No let up in weather woe as Britain faces weekend washout with more than 70 flood warnings still in place after week’s worth of rain hits South West in one day
Dwayne Johnson has shared a heartwarming clip which he recorded specifically for a sick three-year-old boy. The actor, 47, warmed the hearts of his millions of Instagram followers as he sang a song from Moana for the youngster, who he revealed watches the Disney action flick 'ten times a day because it gives him strength.' Dwayne also revealed that when the request initially came his way it 'punched him in the gut' and also went on to send the little boy - who is diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia - wishes of love and strength. 'Yes you are big man. Yes you are': Dwayne Johnson, 47, has shared a heartwarming clip which he recorded specifically for a sick three-year-old boy Taking to Instagram, Dwayne, who voiced the character of Maui in the 2016 flick, also known as 'The Rock, explained: 'This request came across my desk and punched me in the gut a bit. 'There’s a little 3 year old boy out there named, Hyrum Harris. Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic … [Read more...] about ‘Maui makes him feel strong’: Dwayne Johnson sings a song from Disney flick Moana for a sick three-year-old boy who’s ‘in the fight of his life’ in heartwarming clip
KELLY Clarkson was hit by sound issues as she performed with her team on The Voice Live on Tuesday. The 37-year-old music superstar was accused of "butchering" Linger by the Cranberries on the show, by fans on Twitter. She was joined by act Hello Sunday as well as singers Jake Hoot, Max Boyle and Shane Q during The Voice Live Top 13 Eliminations round. The star appeared to be off-key at the start of the 90s classic. Then Max Boyle had a mishap as he jumped his cue and had to start his section again. Fans did praise Hello Sunday for remaining tuneful during the challenging track."Make it stop," begged one fan on Twitter. "You and your team, side from Hello Sunday, butchered the song Linger," wrote another fan. Viewers mostly blamed the sound system of the show: "The sound system sucks. They all sound absolutely dreadful. Even Kelly and we all know she can sing her a** off." Kelly wasn't the only artist suffering from sound issues on the live show. Gwen Stefani's rendition of … [Read more...] about The Voice fans slam Kelly Clarkson for ‘butchering’ classic song Linger as live eliminations are hit by sound issues
THE Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar has hit back against ‘judgement’ in his first social post in four months. The 38-year-old actor played Raj Koothrappali in the hit CBS sitcom, which came to an end in May after 12 seasons. After a four month break from social media, Kunal returned this week to share an inspiring message with his followers, and take down any haters. Alongside a stylish black and white shot of him in a light coloured jacket and trousers, he wrote: "Take a pause from what you’re doing right now, and be aware of what you’re feeding your mind in this moment. "If it is a negative thought about yourself replace it with a positive one, if it is a judgemental thought about someone else make it one of understanding and compassion, if it is me against the world, replace it with union with the universe... "If you practice this regularly you’ll realize how much junk food you are putting in your mind and you’ll start to feed it … [Read more...] about The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar hits back against ‘judgement’ in first social post for four months