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U2, Coldplay top Forbes list of highest-paid musicians
Irish rock band U2 topped the 2018 Forbes magazine list of the highest-paid musicians on Tuesday thanks in part to the group's successful "Joshua Tree" world tour celebrating their classic 1987 album. That tour helped the band collect $118 million in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018, the magazine said. The performances featured well-known hits from "The Joshua Tree" album including "Where the Streets Have No Name," "With or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."
Clooney foundation launches global effort to monitor court trials
A justice foundation created by George and Amal Clooney is set to announce on Wednesday a global initiative called TrialWatch to monitor court trials where there is a risk of abuse and to rank countries' judicial systems. Working with the Columbia University Law School and the American Bar Association, the TrialWatch initiative will train an international network of court monitors, including non-lawyers, whose reports will be used by legal experts to grade trials according to international standards, several lawyers and academics involved with TrialWatch said.
'Black Panther,' 'Star is Born' among AFI's top films of 2018
Musical drama "A Star is Born," superhero movie "Black Panther" and horror flick "A Quiet Place" were named as some of the 10 best films of 2018 by the American Film Institute on Tuesday. The top movies also included coming-of-age tale "Eighth Grade" and family film "Mary Poppins Returns," as well as historical dramas "BlacKkKlansman," "If Beale Street Could Talk," "The Favourite," "Green Book" and "First Reformed."
Kevin Hart says 2019 Oscars host job is 'opportunity of a lifetime'
Comedian Kevin Hart will host next year's Oscar ceremony for the first time, the "Ride Along" actor said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. "I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars," Hart wrote. The Academy Awards are the film industry's highest honors.
Grande's 'thank u, next' bests Adele to fastest 100 million views
Ariana Grande's breakup anthem "thank u, next" has become the fastest music video to reach 100 million views, video hosting service Vevo said on Tuesday. The single, released after the 25-year-old singer's much publicized breakup with fiance Pete Davidson, has also topped the Billboard charts for three weeks, giving Grande the biggest hit of her seven-year career.
'Wizard of Oz,' Miyazaki to star in LA Motion Picture museum
An immersive "Wizard of Oz" exhibit will greet visitors to the Motion Picture museum in Los Angeles when it opens after a long delay in late 2019, organizers said on Tuesday. A pair of the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the classic 1939 musical, along with costumes, props and exhibits about the behind the scenes making of "The Wizard of Oz", will be installed in the lobby of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Rapper Cardi B fails to show up for hearing over fight at New York club
A New York judge on Monday rescheduled Cardi B's court hearing to Friday after she failed to appear in criminal court to face charges of assault in connection with a fight at a strip club but warned that she risked arrest if she did not show up again. The 26-year-old performer, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, surrendered to police in October after being accused of involvement in the Aug. 15 incident at the Angels NYC strip club in the borough of Queens.
Jefferson Starship members settle lawsuit over band name
A founding member of the Jefferson Starship has settled his lawsuit against former bandmates over the use of the rock group's name. The accord between guitarist Craig Chaquico and defendants including David Freiberg, Donny Baldwin and others resolved a breach-of-contract lawsuit over performances and merchandising since the January 2016 death of co-founder Paul Kantner.
Texting Kanye West steals limelight at 'The Cher Show'
A new musical about Cher opened on Broadway but it was Kanye West who grabbed headlines when a performer complained about the rapper texting during opening night. West and his wife Kim Kardashian were among the celebrity guests in the New York audience on Monday night for "The Cher Show."
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas celebrate wedding at New Delhi reception
Priyanka Chopra, star of Indian film and U.S. television, and Jonas Brothers singer Nick Jonas celebrated their wedding at a glitzy reception in New Delhi on Tuesday, joined by celebrities ranging from India's prime minister to Hollywood stars. The event at a New Delhi hotel followed the couple's three-day long wedding celebration at a heritage Indian palace atop a hill in the western city of Jodhpur, which included cricket matches and Bollywood songs.
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