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Factbox: Key winners at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Factbox: Key winners at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Published 29/08/2016

Drake presents Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were held at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday.

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Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies of heart attack aged 66

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies of heart attack aged 66

Published 28/08/2016

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel performs at the 10th annual Latin Grammy awards in Las Vegas, Nevada November 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, a musical icon across Latin America for more than 40 years, died on Sunday of a heart attack at age 66, broadcaster Televisa reported.

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‘Birth of a Nation’ filmmaker reflects on his 2001 rape trial, acquittal

‘Birth of a Nation’ filmmaker reflects on his 2001 rape trial, acquittal

Published 28/08/2016

Actor Nate Parker poses at the premiere of his new film ''Non-Stop'' in Los Angeles, California, U.S. February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo

Actor-director Nate Parker says he never gave another thought to his trial and acquittal on rape charges in 2001 until forced to confront the issue again as the promotion for his film "Birth of a Nation" was gaining steam this month.

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Oops! Britney Spears does it again in latest pop culture comeback

Oops! Britney Spears does it again in latest pop culture comeback

Published 27/08/2016

Millennium Award recipient Britney Spears performs a medley of songs at the 2016 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., May 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Britney Spears is hitting up pop culture one more time, releasing a new album, singing retro karaoke hits and about to take the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) stage for the first time since 2007.

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Muhammad Ali auction items seen fetching heavyweight prices

Muhammad Ali auction items seen fetching heavyweight prices

Published 19/08/2016

Belongings and the iconic 'Rumble in the Jungle' belt of late boxing champion Muhammad Ali are displayed for auction at Heritage Auctions house in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 19, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Muhammad Ali's 1974 WBC heavyweight championship boxing belt and a handwritten letter about his conversion to Islam are among items that will hit the auction block in September, in the biggest such sale since Ali's death in June.

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Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov calls Trump ‘totalitarian opportunist’

Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov calls Trump ‘totalitarian opportunist’

Published 18/08/2016

Renowned stage performer Mikhail Baryshnikov pauses during a news conference at the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre in Tel Aviv November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Legendary Russian-American dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov has denounced Donald Trump as a "totalitarian opportunist,' saying the Republican presidential candidate's speeches remind him of his years in the Soviet Union.

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Folk singer Glenn Yarbrough dies in Nashville at age 86

Folk singer Glenn Yarbrough dies in Nashville at age 86

Published 13/08/2016

By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES Glenn Yarbrough, the American folk singer best known for his work with the popular trio the Limeliters [more…]

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Published 11/08/2016

Arianna Huffington, president and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington said on Thursday she would step down as editor-in-chief of the news site that bears her name to focus on running her new venture, health and wellness startup Thrive Global.

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Arianna Huffington to leave Huffington Post to focus on start-up

Arianna Huffington to leave Huffington Post to focus on start-up

Published 11/08/2016

By Malathi Nayak Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington said on Thursday she would step down as editor-in-chief of the news site that bears her name [more…]

Rihanna, Anne Hathaway expected to join female ‘Ocean’s Eight’

Rihanna, Anne Hathaway expected to join female ‘Ocean’s Eight’

Published 11/08/2016

Pop star Rihanna along with actresses Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to join Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in a female-driven [more…]