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Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

A funeral for the late recording star Aretha Franklin has been scheduled for Aug. 31 in Detroit, following a two-day public viewing of her casket, and her body will be entombed at a family gravesite, relatives announced on Friday through a publicist.

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From Russia with attitude - Pussy Riot slates Kremlin at Fringe

EDINBURGH Screaming, chanting, and torrents of religious-style vocals are the backdrop to Pussy Riot's Edinburgh Fringe show, which centres on the real-life trial and imprisonment of Russian frontwoman Maria Alyokhina. | Video

16 Aug 2018

Rapper Stormzy to fund Cambridge university scholarship for two black students

LONDON Rapper Stormzy said on Thursday he will fund two black British students to go to Cambridge university through a scholarship, after criticism of some top UK universities that their admissions processes do not do enough to ensure diversity.

UK, 16 Aug 2018

#UnfairCommercialPractice? UK investigates celebrities over social media promotions

LONDON Celebrities and influencers who endorse products without labelling their social media posts as paid-for by brands were warned on Thursday that they were breaking the rules as Britain's regulator launched an investigation into the trend.

16 Aug 2018

After #MeToo, Hollywood women seize power behind TV camera

LOS ANGELES When writer and producer Stacy Rukeyser suggested featuring a female venture capitalist looking for a husband on the Lifetime television drama "Unreal," network executives asked if she could turn the character into someone with "a much more traditional, demure sense of femininity."

16 Aug 2018

MTV to honour Aretha Franklin at Monday's Video Music Awards

MTV will celebrate soul legend Aretha Franklin at Monday's Video Music Awards ceremony, the network said on Thursday as tributes flowed in from around the world and U.S. television channels scheduled special broadcasts.

16 Aug 2018