Buzzing: The Vamps in Singapore

The Vamps in Singapore

British pop band The Vamps, supported by American band The Tide, will play in Singapore for the first time at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa on Jan 26. Tickets from $98 go on sale through Sistic on Nov 7.

Bond film breaks records

The latest James Bond movie Spectre is breaking records at the British box office, said Sony Pictures Entertainment. It took US$9.2 million (S$12.9 million) in its first full day in what Sony said was the biggest Tuesday ever in movie-going history in Britain. The figure was also bigger than the first-day British gross for the last Bond movie, Skyfall, in 2012, the studio said.

Phil Collins in comeback

Former Genesis singer Phil Collins, who announced his retirement in 2011, said he is coming back with a new album and tour.

Collins, who has not released an album of new material since 2002, told Rolling Stone magazine he is installing a studio in his Miami home and will begin work on the album in about a month. Collins, 64, will also reissue his back catalogue starting in November.

George Lucas museum approved

Chicago's city council has overwhelmingly approved a museum, proposed by Star Wars film-maker George Lucas, that has been criticised as an eyesore on protected lakefront property. The museum will feature Lucas' art collection. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it will create jobs and expand cultural opportunities on the lakefront.

Super Star K singer dies

Singer Kim Hyun Ji, 31, who gained public recognition in 2009 in the first season of Mnet's Super Star K, was found dead in an apparent suicide on early Tuesday morning.

Police said her body was found inside a vehicle in North Jeolla Province. The bodies of two 33-year-old men were also found. Remains of burnt charcoal inside the car point to carbon monoxide inhalation.

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