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Demi Lovato sorry for insensitive Zika video

US singer Demi Lovato has conveyed her "deepest apologies" for filming her mother joking about the Zika virus at the Rio Olympics.

The 23-year-old outraged fans after sharing the video on her Snapchat account last Friday.

In the video, Lovato's mum is seen drinking alcohol as she says: "Everybody down in Rio gonna get the Zika virus." Her statement is then met with laughter from Lovato, who added three laughing emojis to the video's caption.

After receiving backlash online about being insensitive towards the outbreak currently affecting Brazil, Lovato clarified on Twitter: "In no way did I mean to offend anyone last night. I was laughing at how southern my mom sounded, not the issue at hand."

Kevin Hart to drop rap album next year

He's not only funny, he can also rap.

US actor-comedian Kevin Hart has signed a deal with Motown Records to release an album as his alter ego Chocolate Droppa later this year.

According to Billboard, the 37-year-old has been making humorous rap videos as Chocolate Droppa for years.

His latest one, filmed in front of the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, shows him rapping emphatically: "Coming back to take what's mine. Drake, Future, Jay Z, 2 Chainz, I'm about to smack all y'all on the behind."

Vogue slammed for Kendall Jenner cover

Kendall Jenner, 20, has made it to the cover of the September issue of Vogue magazine, leaving netizens in an uproar.

Apart from hashtags of "ripvogue" flooding Twitter, comments on Vogue's Facebook page include: "Anna (Wintour) famously did not even let swimsuit or lingerie models in her magazine for years... yet she accepts reality stars suddenly?"

JLo to play real-life Columbian drug lord

US actress-singer Jennifer Lopez will take on the role of real-life Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco, also known as the "Cocaine Godmother", in a new HBO film.

Blanco was infamous in the 1970s and 1980s and was reportedly responsible for 200 murders.

Lopez, 47, said in a statement: "I've been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years."

Lopez will also serve as executive producer.

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