New mother Cardi B is leading the way in nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, with two more than Jay-Z and Beyonce. Cardi B, who gave birth to her daughter Kulture Kiari on July 10, is up for 10 awards, including video, song and artist of the year. Husband and wife Jay-Z and Beyonce, who are nominated as The Carters, follow on eight, including nominations for best collaboration and best hip hop for their recent single Apes***.
The curtain inched ever closer to falling on the singer-songwriter's six-decade career as the entirety of London seemed to assemble for a gig that would soon be cast-ironed into the history books as one of the all-time greats. This was a closing chapter for an icon who launched into a graceful two-hour-plus set that was as simplistic as his outfit choice - red t-shirt, black trousers and aviators (even the sun didn’t want to miss out). If tracks “Mother and Child Reunion” and “Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard" helped subside the sadness caused by his farewell, it was Simon the storyteller's willingness to pepper more heart-rending tracks with an anecdotal context that reminded everyone why they were there ("Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War" was inspired by a line from a book pulled off a shelf during a festival rehearsal with Joan Baez).
Lily James and Amanda Seyfried stunned as they walked the carpet at the premiere of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again alongside Cher in London. Ten years after the first film, the long-awaited sequel held its UK premiere on Monday evening at London’s Hammersmith Apollo with a host of stars turning out for the occasion. James wore a strapless, floorlength gown with an unusual split, showing off her ivory satin shoes, as she posed for pictures on the blue carpet looking flawless.
“This is the festival we made sure we’d be at,” and other such sentiments, are heard again and again at Upcote Farm, in the Cotswold Hills, over the course of 2000trees. Organisers proudly trumpet the fact that many performers high on the bill had early shows there too – Black Peaks, for example, who storm The Cave tent on Thursday prior to post-hardcore legends At the Drive-In’s whirlwind headline set. Baltimore hardcore punks Turnstile tear it up, Jonah Matranga brings emo nostalgia, Skinny Lister, sold to me as “angry sea shanties”, see hilariously wild mosh pits for their accordion-tinged folk-rock.
Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame three years after he was fired following reports he had made racist comments. The wrestler was suspended from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2015 after a tape emerged appearing to show him making racist remarks. Hogan said he has been "praying for this day".
Drew Barrymore has revealed why she has quit using dating sites after being "allured" by the idea of a blind date. The 43-year-old actress split from her husband Will Kopelman, with who she shares two children, after four years of marriage. Following the split, Barrymore told how she experimented on dating apps in hopes of finding love.