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Ariana Grande’s Manchester Benefit Concert To Take Place This Sunday

The One Love Manchester show comes less than two weeks after 22 people were killed by a suicide attacker as people left Ariana Grande‘s show at Manchester Arena.

The tribute concert will take place at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

The venue has a 50,000 capacity and the gig will be broadcast live on BBC TV and radio. Proceeds will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross, in aid of grieving families and victims of last week’s horrific attack.

Those who were at the Manchester Arena concert are being offered free tickets by Grande.

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Others performing include Take That, One Direction’s Niall Horan, and Pharrell.

Seven children were among the victims who died when Salman Abedi detonated a bomb on 22 May.

Grande, 23, suspended her Dangerous Woman tour, including cancelling two shows at London’s O2 Arena, following the attack.

But the US singer had promised to return to Manchester, saying:

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Tickets go on sale Thursday 1 June 2017 at 10am BST. Ariana is offering fans who were at the Manchester show on Monday free tickets to this benefit concert. Customers who would like to attend will need to follow this link and register before Wednesday 31 May 2017 at 4pm BST.

Ticketmaster will be in touch via email within 36 hours of registrations. Instructions will be passed on as to how to process your free ticket

For more information on the gig, click here.

Daily Juice: Tributes Flood In Following Devastating Attack On Ariana Grande Concert

At around 10.30pm last night, an explosion went off at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, killing at least 22 people and injuring at least 59 more.

The bomb was detonated in the minutes after the popstar walked off stage.

Grande has since posted on Twitter that she felt “broken” by the attack.

The 23-year-old American singer posted a tweet to her 45 million followers saying: “From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”

According to reports, she has now suspends her world tour’ following explosion.

Friends and collaborators of Grande took to social media to express their horror too.

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Kristen Stewart isn’t here for sexist fashion rules at cannes

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter; Stewart said

There’s definitely a distinct dress code, right? People get very upset at you if you don’t wear heels or something.”

They do indeed. In 2015, Cannes faced backlash after women were reportedly barred from a red carpet premiere — for Todd Hayes’s pro-LGBTQ romance Carol, no less — because they were wearing flat shoes.

But I feel like you can’t ask people that any more. It’s just kind of a given. If you’re not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you cannot ask me either.”

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Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm Award Jury Stage Powerful LGBT Protest Condemning Chechnya Attacks On Gay Men

The jurors of the Queer Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival have staged a protest condemning the attacks on gay men in Chechnya.

The judges, including Lidia Terki, Travis Mathews and Yair Hochner, were among those who held up signs on the red carpet during the festival in the south of France on Sunday. (HuffPost)


Mexican Telenovela Icon Itatí Cantoral Stars in OITNB‘s Newest Teaser

Orange Is the New Black’s 5th season drops on June 9th, and Netflix has amped up its marketing with a genius crossover between OITNB’s Flaca (Jackie Cruz), Maritza (Diane Guerrero), and Soraya Montenegro (Itatí Cantoral) from the beloved telenovela Maria la del Barrio. (Pride)

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Rihanna & Lupita Nyong’o Are Starring in a Movie Together

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong‘s are reportedly going to be starring in a movie together! According to Shadow & Act, the Grammy-winning pop star and the Oscar-winning actress will actually get to share the silver screen, after a tweet mentioning an idea for a movie starring the two went viral in April.

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As if the news of this wasn’t cool enough, Insecure star, writer, and creator Issa Rae is in talks to write the script, and Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay is set to direct!


The Last Jedi cast covers Vanity Fair for 40th anniversary

Marking the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Vanity Fair released four covers that reveal new glimpses of the heroes and villains in Episode VIII.

Moment Of Terror In Manchester: Explosion Leaves 22 Dead And Dozens More Injured

Twenty-two people are confirmed to have died in an explosion at the Manchester Arena last night. Dozens more people – 59 at last count – were injured by the blast.

The horrific attack took place at the end of Ariana Grande’s show, where the singer has been performing on the European leg of her Dangerous Woman Tour.

The bomb was detonated in the minutes after the singer walked off stage.

The blast happened in or around the foyer area, and there was mass panic as people left the venue.

Frantic parents were appealing overnight for information on their children who were in attendance.

Many unaccompanied minors had gone to see their pop idol.

Those in attendance at the concert were evacuated from the arena and train stations nearby had been brought to a standstill.

In a statement in Downing Street, British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was “now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack” that targeted “defenceless young people”.

She said the security services believe they know the attacker’s identity but are not yet able to confirm it.

The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, the Lib Dems’ Tim Farron and Nicola Sturgeon, the Scotland first minister, have been among political leaders voicing their sympathies and concern.

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A “broken” Ariana Grande tweeted after the explosion that she was “so so sorry” and through the night other figures from entertainment to global politics have sent out words of condolence to those affected.

As many as 21,000 were at the sold-out concert for Grande – with many fans being young children and teenagers.

Grande’s manager Scooter Braun issued a statement:

Tonight, our hearts are broken. Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack.

We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act. We are thankful for the selfless service tonight of Manchester’s first responders who rushed towards danger to help save lives. We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers.”

In Manchester itself there has been a big community response via social media, with concertgoers offered rides home and beds for the night.

The hashtags #MissingInManchester and #Manchestermissing are now being used to track down some of the dozens of loved ones still missing.

Relatives are using social media to hunt for loved ones, and Manchester police have also set up an emergency number (0800 096 0095) for those who are concerned about missing friends and family.

More than 240 calls were made to the emergency services, with responders including 60 ambulances flooding the area.

Victims of the explosion are currently being treated at eight hospitals across the city of Manchester.

More than 400 police officers were deployed as part of the operation, with a visible presence remaining on the streets of Manchester this morning.

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirmed they are treating the blast as a ‘terrorist incident until we have further information’.

If confirmed as terrorism it would be the worst attack in the UK since 56 people were killed in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.

A large cordon remains in place around the arena and nearby Manchester Victoria Station, which was evacuated during the incident and remains closed, while forensic investigators gather evidence.

Police have appealed for concert-goers and witnesses to provide police with footage from the scene if they believe it can assist the probe.

High Five Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande For Making Our Day

To help promote her just-launched Happy Hippie Foundation – which raises awareness and funds for homeless youth – Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus have dressed up as a unicorn and a mouse and cover a Crowded House song.

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The two singers joined forces on a green, blow-up couch to sing Don’t Dream It’s Over for Miley’s Backyard Sessions.

Also read: Raven Symoné Supports Miley Cyrus on Not Wanting to be Labeled Bisexual

Listen to the two ladies’ vocals complement each other below.

During the track’s musical interlude, Cyrus asks Grande, “Are you a mouse or a bear? Whatever you are, you’re probably the cutest mouse-bear anyone’s ever seen.”

Teaming up with Facebook, last week Cyrus started the Backyard Sessions performances with a stunning duet with Joan Jett and Laura Jane Grace.

Macy Gray vs Jessie J – Two ‘Bang Bang’ Singles to Consider This Week

On the very same day that Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande released their musical menage-a-trois ‘Bang Bang’ – so did Macy Gray release her single of the same name. We love it!

Thankfully, the 2 songs have nothing in common and sound very different.

Yet Macy’s ‘Bang Bang’ leaves us with a sweet smile. The music video for ‘Bang Bang’ starts out innocent enough: drinking, dancing, and poker. Then things quickly escalate until two people are dead. Oops?

‘I wanted to create a record that reflects who I’ve become as a woman, mother and artist. This album is very personal to me. I want my fans to understand the place where I’m at in life and feel inspired by my music because it’s relatable.’

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And before long she is flirting with and kissing another female partygoer.

“That was the director’s idea. But you know she’s fun, she’s a friend of mine. She’s a model, so I’d have kissed her either way, you know? Boy, girl — whatever!”

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Macy has been an LGBT ally throughout her career and has played several gay venues and events.

“I just found that mostly in particular, gay audiences really know how to go a show. They really know how to party and you know, I don’t know if your sexual preference decides what kind of music you like, but I just know it’s always supercharged like when we just did a couple of Pridefests this last summer. So I’m excited about that, you know, and I think you know there’s this desire to party and hear great music and great art and that’s the gay and lesbian community, you know?”

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What we have to always remember is Macy is a multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, actress and mother of three – who has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since the beginning of her musical career in 2000. She has had a colourful career that includes multiple Grammy, Billboard, MTV and BRIT Awards, and record sales of over 25 million worldwide. Her style is now classic – transcends genres, from experimental soul and alternative rock, to retro-disco and hip-hop.

The new single has the same jazzy, sultry sound Macy is known for, complete with her signature raspy voice. And it is certainly nothing like the other ‘Bang Ban’.

Watch the video for Gray’s “Bang Bang” below, featuring record-breaking swimmer Diana Nyad.

Also the audio for Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande’s single ‘Bang Bang’