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U2 criticise Trump at festival show

Irish rock band U2 are not keeping quiet about their disdain for Donald Trump.

At the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday, they took the chance to criticise the controversial US presidential candidate.

During their performance of the song Desire, their accompanying visuals were intercut with a clip of the politician saying: "What do you have to lose?"

The words were used by Mr Trump to address black voters in his speech last month.

Frontman Bono then asked the audience: "Are you ready to gamble the American Dream?"

The comment lines up with what Bono had earlier mentioned on US talk show Charlie Rose: "I think he's trying to hijack America... Wise people of conscience should not let this man turn your country into a casino."

Jung Joon Young probed for sexual assault

South Korean singer-actor Jung Joon Young is having his worst week ever.

On Friday, news broke that a sexual assault complaint had been filed against the 27-year-old last month by an ex-girlfriend who claimed he filmed the two of them having sex without her consent.

She has since dropped the charges.

But Jung's case was re-opened the next day because sexual assault is a chargeable offence even without formal complaint.

During the second investigation, he revealed that while he did film the act, he had deleted the footage and failed to surrender his phone because it was broken.

In response to the incident, Jung said: "Should there be additional investigation into the case, I plan on cooperating with it truthfully and sincerely."

Magnificent showing at box office

The Magnificent Seven is living up to its title.

Produced for US$90 million (S$122.6 million), the Western action film starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt raked in US$35 millionover its opening weekend in the US.

It surged ahead of animated flick Storks, which snagged second place with US$21.8 million.

It also knocked Clint Eastwood's Sully, which held the top spot for the past two weeks, to third place with US$13.8 million.

Robbie Williams to release new album

Through an advertisement on British reality TV singing show The X Factor on Sunday night, English singer Robbie Williams announced he will be back with a new album, Heavy Entertainment Show.

To be released in November, it will be his first album since 2013's Swings Both Ways.

Williams is said to be collaborating with younger artists, such as British singer Ed Sheeran and US rock band The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers.


I don't hate Los Angeles, but I'm nervous about becoming one of those people who has a ferocious interest in how films did at the box office that weekend and, you know, would want to meet for egg-white omelettes in the morning.

- English actor Hugh Grant does not identify with the Hollywood lifestyle

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