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Paris Jackson mistaken for a homeless person on set

LOS ANGELES— Paris Jackson, the daughter of the legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson, revealed she was mistaken for a homeless person while on set of a photo shoot. The 19-year-old star took to Twitter after being told “homeless people” were not allowed on the set. “One of the first people on set, sitting in …

Rocker Chris Cornell remembered as ‘voice of our generation’

LOS ANGELES — Music’s elite and celebrities remembered Chris Cornell at a sombre memorial service Friday that focused on the Soundgarden frontman’s love of family and friends as much as it did on his musical achievements as one of rock’s leading voices. “Chris was as melodic as The Beatles, as rocking as Sabbath and as …

Brad Pitt, Pharrell among mourners at Chris Cornell memorial

LOS ANGELES — Brad Pitt, Pharrell Williams and numerous members of rock royalty joined mourners Friday at Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s memorial service at a storied Hollywood cemetery. Soundgarden music played from a portable speaker outside the cemetery’s gates as a group of about a dozen fans gathered outside. Chauffeured cars and sport utility vehicles …

Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service loses its 3rd CEO in 2 years

NEW YORK — Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service has lost its third CEO in two years. Tidal said Friday that Jeffrey Toig has left the company, which was launched in 2015. Toig joined Tidal in January 2016. The streaming service said in a statement that it will announce a new CEO “in the coming weeks” …

Chris Cornell’s wife writes note: ‘I know that was not you’

LOS ANGELES—Chris Cornell’s widow has penned a letter addressed to the late Soundgarden frontman days after he took his own life. Vicky Cornell writes in the note published online by Billboard on Wednesday that she’s sorry she didn’t “see what happened to you that night.” Cornell was pronounced dead on May 18 after being found …

Simple Plan bassist skips European tour as he battles depression

TORONTO—Simple Plan bassist David Desrosiers says he’s taking a temporary leave from the pop-punk band as he fights depression. The musician posted a message to fans on his Instagram account saying he’s decided to bow out from the European leg of the band’s tour. Desrosiers says he’s long struggled with depression, which has forced him …

Blake Lively to lead film from ‘Big Little Lies’ author

LOS ANGELES — Blake Lively is set to star in an adaptation of the bestseller “The Husband’s Secret,” from “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty. CBS Films said Thursday that Lively will play Cecilia Fitzpatrick in the film and also executive produce. The character is a model wife and mother who discovers an unopened letter …

Brad Pitt in Mumbai to promote ‘War Machine’

MUMBAI— Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt is in India to promote his latest film, the Netflix satire “War Machine”. Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan will be moderating a special chat session here with Pitt, in which the two actors will discuss the project. In the movie, the 53-year-old actor plays a US General posted in Afghanistan. …

‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ sails into new franchise waters

LOS ANGELES — Captain Jack Sparrow might be a household name, but despite the cultural clout, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise has gone adrift. In some ways, it’s been a series of diminishing returns, and they’re not done yet. As the fifth film, “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” prepares to set sail Friday, it’s …

London premiere of ‘Wonder Woman’ is cancelled after attack

LONDON — The glitzy, star-filled London premiere of “Wonder Woman” has been scrapped following the terror attack in Manchester. Stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright had been scheduled to walk a red carpet on May 31 to help welcome the super hero film to Europe. Warner Bros said in a statement Wednesday that …

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