Drake beats Madonna, The Beatles; creates Billboard Hot 100 record
Canadian rapper Drake has become the first artist to claim nine out of the top 10 positions on Billboard Hot 100 with his song ‘Way 2 Sexy’ at Number 1. This brings up his record for the most total top 10s to 54 songs. Madonna is next with 38 songs, followed by The Beatles with 34, and Rihanna with 31.
German singer Kim Petras wears horse-head outfit to Met Gala
German singer-songwriter Kim Petras wore a gown with an attached horse-head to the Met Gala 2021. The ensemble was made by Collina Strada. Kim’s outfit was turned into a meme by Twitter-users with one referencing the song ‘Old Town Road’ writing, “She thought Lil Nas X said got the horses in the front.”
Don’t let Afghan cinema die: Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi
Afghan director Sahraa Karimi, during a virtual conversation at Toronto International Film Festival 2021, said, “Do not let Afghan cinema die. Even if you are in exile.” Karimi was the first woman head of Afghan Film, the country’s national cinema body. Karimi added that she fled on a Turkish plane to Ukraine two days after the Taliban took over Afghanistan.
It’s bizarre, that’s my brother: Jennifer Aniston on rumours of dating David Schwimmer
Actress Jennifer Aniston, while addressing rumours about her and ‘Friends’ co-star David Schwimmer dating each other, said, “That was bizarre.” “I could not believe that, actually. Like, really? That’s my brother,” Aniston told Entertainment Tonight. “But I understand it, though. It just shows you how hopeful people are for fantasies, for dreams to come true,” she added.
Claire Foy wins Guest Actress Emmy for 2-minute role in The Crown
British actress Claire Foy won the Creative Arts Emmy in the Guest Drama Actress category for her two-minute appearance in the fourth season of ‘The Crown’. Foy had essayed the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of the show. The actress appeared in a flashback scene in the eighth episode of the fourth season.
BTS felicitated by South Korean President, to accompany him to UNGA
K-Pop boy band BTS on Tuesday was appointed as the Presidential Envoys for Future Generations and Cultures by South Korean President Moon Jae-In. The band will accompany the President to the 76th UN General Assembly which will be conducted later this month. Each BTS member was felicitated with a certificate of appointment along with diplomatic passport and a fountain pen.