Buzzing: Adele to headline

Hollywood actors including Uma Thurman and Adrien Brody rubbed shoulders with Asian stars such as Michelle Yeoh (above) and Rosamund Kwan at the amfAR Aids research fund-raising gala in Hong Kong last Saturday. At the event held at the Shaw Studios,
Hollywood actors including Uma Thurman and Adrien Brody rubbed shoulders with Asian stars such as Michelle Yeoh (above) and Rosamund Kwan at the amfAR Aids research fund-raising gala in Hong Kong last Saturday. At the event held at the Shaw Studios, fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who had just opened her first overseas boutique at the Landmark, was honoured with an award to recognise her charity work.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Adele to headline

Glastonbury Adele will headline this year's Glastonbury music festival on June 25, organisers confirmed. She announced the news last Friday to fans on stage in London, where she was performing. The festival runs between June 22 and 26.


Romanian village gets boost from Snoop's error

A village with a population of 2,000 in Romania rejoiced in a surge of tourism interest after rapper Snoop Dogg mistakenly tagged the village on Instagram. Posting a selfie of himself in Bogota, Colombia, he told fans he was in Bogata in Transylvania, Romania.

Romanian entrepreneurs quickly set up www.visitbogata. com, which featured pictures of rolling green hills. The town also thanked Snoop Dogg on Facebook last Saturday.

Promising to visit, Snoop Dogg last Friday posted: "Shoutout to my romanian fans, tha boss dogg comm thru real soon!!!"


Ip Man 3 distributor suspended for fraud

China's film market watchdog suspended the business of a distributor that committed fraud to jack up the box-office figures for the film Ip Man 3.

Filmgoers and industry observers have been questioning the authenticity of the box-office data after it reportedly earned more than 500 million yuan (S$105 million), four days after its premiere. Max Screen, the film's distributor, bought 56 million yuan worth of the tickets and the conspirators fabricated more than 7,600 screenings of the film that they claimed generated 32 million yuan in ticket sales, said the film bureau under the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 21, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing: Adele to headline '. Print Edition | Subscribe