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People Roundup: Madonna on Eurovision; Britney's career; Stan Lee's ex-manager


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Updated: 16-05-2019 11:43 IST
People Roundup: Madonna on Eurovision; Britney's career; Stan Lee's ex-manager

Pop superstar Madonna on Tuesday explained her decision to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel this week, saying that she will always speak up to defend human rights.

Following is a summary of current people news briefs.

Madonna, on Eurovision, says she won't bow 'to suit someone's political agenda'

Pop superstar Madonna on Tuesday explained her decision to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel this week, saying that she will always speak up to defend human rights and hopes to see "a new path toward peace." Madonna will make a guest appearance on Saturday during the Eurovision finals in Tel Aviv. The venue has prompted calls for a boycott by pro-Palestinian activists who want companies, performers and governments to disengage from Israel.

Britain's Kate views Bletchley Park codebreaker exhibit for D-Day

Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, travelled on Tuesday to the old home of Britain's World War Two codebreakers - and where her own grandmother worked, visiting an exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. The historic site in Milton Keynes is where mathematician Alan Turing cracked Nazi Germany's "unbreakable" Enigma code.

Britney Spears' manager casts doubt on the future of the singer's career

The longtime manager for Britney Spears voiced concern about her mental health on Wednesday, saying he believes the pop singer should not return to performing at a planned Las Vegas residency in the near term "and possibly never again." In January, Spears suspended plans for a new show set to run in Vegas from February to August after her father became seriously ill following a ruptured colon.

Stan Lee's ex-manager charged with elder abuse against comic book co-creator

The former manager of Stan Lee has been charged with elder abuse against the late comic book legend, a Los Angeles court official said on Monday. Keya Morgan was charged on Friday with five counts of elder abuse, including false imprisonment, fraud and forgery stemming from an incident last summer when Lee was 95 years old, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court public information office told Los Angeles City News Service.

U.S. actor Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at age 85

Emmy-winning actor Tim Conway, who brought an endearing, free-wheeling goofiness to skits on "The Carol Burnett Show" that cracked up his cast mates as well as the audience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his publicist said. Publicist Howard Bragman said Conway died in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday morning. Prior to his death, he had suffered complications from normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) and had no signs of dementia or Alzheimer's, Bragman said.

New Zealand's highest court rejects Eminem damages appeal

New Zealand's top court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by U.S. rapper Eminem against a lower court ruling that reduced the damages a political party was ordered to pay for using music similar to his 2002 hit "Lose Yourself" in a TV commercial. His music company Eight Mile was awarded NZ$600,000 ($393,840) in damages in 2017 after a court ruled the use of the track was a breach of copyright.

Moves like Jagger: Stones' frontman posts dance video after a health scare

Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger posted a video of his trademark dance moves on Twitter on Wednesday to show the world he is back in shape following heart valve surgery. The 75-year-old singer appeared on top form in jogging pants, trainers and a white T-shirt, dancing flamboyantly in a studio. There was no accompanying text.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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