Grande announced her intentions in an uplifting letter posted online that called on her fans to have courage following the attacks, and expressed a deep sense of sorrow for those lost and the families who are mourning their loved ones following the "heinous" attack. In the letter, Grande said that the spirit of music and her fans runs contrary to the intentions and hatred that would have motivated someone to initiate the attack outside of her concert in Manchester earlier this week. Soon after tweeting the letter, she sent out a link to a local fundraiser established by the Manchester Evening News.
Ariana Grande has penned a heartfelt letter to her fans urging bravery and compassion just days after the tragic attack in Manchester that left 22 people dead and scores more injured. In the letter, Grande painted a picture of her fans as a resilient network of diverse people with diametrically opposed values to those of the type of individual who would strap a bomb to their chests and attack an innocent crowd. Music, she wrote, is a great unifying force in the world, and terrorist attacks and hate shouldn't stop the joy that it brings to people.
Gary Barlow has also shared a tweet saying that they are “stronger than ever” following the attack.
Robert Pattinson is being tipped for an Oscar after receiving a six-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. The British actor’s performance as a criminal in the Safdie brothers’ new film, Good Time, is being lauded as a career best. In what is being described as the best reaction of this year’s festival, assembled critics and press stood and applauded for six full minutes as the credits rolled after Thursday’s screening.
A new documentary, ‘Tupac Assassination: Battle for Compton,‘ is set to make sensational claims about why rap legend Tupac Shakur was murdered as he left a boxing match in Las Vegas in 1996. One of the many conspiracy theories that swirled at the time was that his rival, Biggie Smalls, ordered the killing, but no arrests were made and seven months later, the Notorious B.I.G was also gunned down in a brutal drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. The legendary rapper would have turned 45-years-old this week, and when Yahoo Celeb UK got the chance to sit down with his old friends and fellow 90s rap legends Salt ‘N’ Pepa, we of course chatted about Tupac and Biggie.
The comedian and actor, who has had the controversial broadcaster on his XFM show in the past, has praised the radio station for cancelling her show. “Trivial maybe in these difficult times but Haty Kopkins banishment is a small, moral victory if not a 'final solution',” he wrote on Friday afternoon. Hopkins was axed from LBC on Friday, after she sparked an outcry over her comments following the Manchester terror attacks.