Buzzing: Sydney group get Swift's nod to dance to Shake It Off

SYDNEY GROUP GET SWIFT'S NOD TO DANCE TO SHAKE IT OFF

Pop star Taylor Swift has leapt to the aid of a Sydney theatre company suffering an "artistic emergency" by giving the cast of 70somethings permission to dance to her chart-topper Shake It Off. Belvoir Theatre took to Twitter with the hashtag "greygrey4taytay" to appeal to Swift, after Shake It Off's publishers denied the theatre permission to use the song. Swift gave the green light via Twitter: "Permission granted. Good luck with your opening night."


SONG SEUNG HEON DATING LIU YIFEI

South Korean actor Song Seung Heon, 38, yesterday confirmed his romance with Chinese actress Liu Yifei, 27, after they were photographed sharing a car ride to her mansion in Beijing. They star in a new movie, The Third Way Of Love.


CILLA BLACK DIED OF STROKE

British singer and television host Cilla Black, who died unexpectedly last Saturday at her villa in Estepona, Spain, had a stroke after falling and hitting her head, her family announced on Facebook. She was 72.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2015, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe