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Sir Paul McCartney: ‘Retire from what?’

"This is it - the actual one!" Sir Paul McCartney is holding the double bass that belonged to Elvis Presley's original bassist Bill Black. It's leaning in the corner of his office, above his recording studio in deepest East Sussex. "Just imagine," he enthuses like a teenage fan "This was here…" he gestures a couple of feet to his left, "… and Elvis stood here!" He picks it up and starts plucking and singing Heartbreak Hotel. He rests it back on its stand and smiles: "I'd like to think one day this will be in a museum with my little Hofner bass next to it." It's clear Sir Paul is aware of his standing as the world's most successful and famous musician, but seemingly carries the weight effortlessly. He's open, funny, cheerily self-analytical and enthusiastic, especially about releasing his first new album in four years, Egypt Station. The first single to be taken from it is the double A-sided Come On To Me and I Don't Know Sir Paul spoke to the BBC ..

Lord Sugar criticised for Senegal tweet

Lord Sugar has been criticised for an "unhelpful and ignorant" tweet comparing Senegal's World Cup team to sellers on the "beach in Marbella". A picture of the team was posted next to pictures of sunglasses and handbags. Lord Sugar, 71, later deleted the post and apologised, saying "my attempt at humour has backfired". The British billionaire, who appears on the BBC's The Apprentice, said he "misjudged" the tweet and it was not "intended to cause offence". The tweet prompted hundreds of critical responses, including from Twitter users accusing him of racism. "I misjudged [my] earlier tweet," he posted later. "It was in no way intended to cause offence, and clearly my attempt at humour has backfired. I have deleted the tweet and am very sorry." Earlier the former Tottenham chairman had said his "funny tweet" had been "interpreted in the wrong way as offensive by a few people". He added: "Frankly I can't see that, I think it's funny. But I will pull it down if you in..

Meet Kamille: The stockbroker who writes hits for Little Mix and Jess Glynne

You don't get many pop stars with a degree in economics... but that's just one of the things that makes Camille Purcell unique. The south London singer quit a lucrative job as a City stockbroker six years ago to try her hand at songwriting. Her first song, What About Us, gave girl group The Saturdays a number one. Since then, she's become Little Mix's go-to songwriter, composing hits like Black Magic and the Brit award-winning Shout Out To My Ex. "Camille knows us so well," says the band's Perrie Edwards. "She knows what we want to write about, she knows what sound we're going for. She's incredible. She's so talented." Purcell also wrote this week's number one single, Jess Glynne's I'll Be There, while another of her compositions, Clean Bandit's Solo, looks set to replace it on Friday. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old just released her own song, Emotional, under the stage name Kamille. Hey Kamille. You're doing pretty well at ..

14 Celebs Confidently Rocking See-Through Bras: Halle Berry, Kim Kardashian & More

No, these aren’t wardrobe malfunctions! — Your favorite stars are stepping out in completely sheer bras, and the trend is taking off! Check out Kim Kardashian and more celebrities who’ve slayed in see-through bras! An outfit can never be too sexy when it comes to Kim Kardashian, 38, and Halle Berry, 51, (to name a few), who’ve rocked bras as tops on numerous occasions. Not only are Hollywood’s sexiest stars stepping out in bras, but they’re even sporting sheer undergarments! From cleavage-barin..

Hollywood Father’s Day Celebrated With Online Celebrity Salutes To Dear Ol’ Dad

The 108th celebration of Father’s Day arrived today, and Hollywood figures (not to mention TV shows) were among those honoring dear old Dad with remembrances, brunch, electronics, ugly ties and some good scotch. A waggish Mark Hamill (who tweeted a pic of Darth Vader’s helmet), Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird and Gwyneth Paltrow (progressively nodding to both ex Chris Martin and current partner Brad Falchuk) were among those socializing about Dad. The ersatz holiday began when a young woman in..

Exclusive: Behold Alex Ross’ breathtaking new Black Panther fine art litho

In a powerhouse new team-up with Alex Ross Art, SYFY WIRE will be ripping the wrapper off many limited-edition Alex Ross lithos, rare variant covers, con-only surprises, behind-the-scenes videos, signed posters, intriguing interviews, and contest giveaways leading up to SDCC 2018, the coolest pop culture party on the planet. Last week, we revealed Ross' "Origins: Superman," a sweeping panoramic art print capturing the immortal legend of the Man of Steel. Today we present “Black Panther: Character Model,” a limited-edition fine art lithograph matted on premium foam core and made available exclusively through Alex Ross Art. This striking tri-part portrait of the King of Wakanda will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con on July 18, 2018 for the price of $50 each. Since springing out of the imaginations of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and into the pages of Fantastic Four #52 in 1966, Black Panther has remained one of the best-loved characters in the company's rich stables, and was furth..

Tiffany Haddish: Dating Colbert, Nixing Nudity and 12 More Things Left Out of THR’s...

Stories come tumbling out of Tiffany Haddish's mouth so quickly and uproariously it can be hard to contain them, much less try to squeeze them all into a single profile. Such was the case when The Hollywood Reporter hopped aboard a flight from San Francisco to New York with comedy's fastest rising star — or its new queen, as THR's first comedy issue dubbed her — for the week's cover story. But rather than let the outstanding tales and other intel from Haddish gather dust on ..

Cleveland Museum of Art invites public to brainstorm future of Fine Arts Garden Saturday

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Fine Arts Garden in University Circle is a tree-lined, reflecting pool for the Cleveland Museum of Art, a magnet for wedding photographers, and an oasis for picnicking, daydreaming, skipping stones, and people watching. But could it be more? Should it evolve as it approaches its centennial in 2027? The museum wants to know and will hold a community brainstorming session Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m., to envision what the Fine Arts Garden might become in the future. Those interested in participating should register its website here. Attendees will hear presentations about data gathered on the garden's present condition through earlier surveys and meetings. Participants will participate in strolls throughout the 10-acre garden, and in facilitated conversations about how it might be upgraded in the future. Should a boathouse be added to Wade Lagoon? A restaurant or cafe? Provisions for skating in the winter? Should contemporary sculpture be interspersed among the t..

Summer jazz fest celebrates US musicians, Czechoslovak anniversary, and more

The jubilee 10th edition offers a US-Czech-Slovak cooperation in the capital – moved indoors, a series of concerts outside Bratislava, and a grand gala of marking the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia, again in the capital. Font size:A-|A+0The One Day Jazz festival has been offering concerts for ten years already, in winter and summer editions. This year’s summer edition brings a host of events, starting on June 13 inBratislava. Moved from the planned venue of Bratislava Castle to the National Tennis Centre due to a bad weather forecast, it presents Czech singer Dan Bárta and his Illustratosphere project (Filip Jelínek-keyboard, trombone, percussion; Robert Balzar-bass, double bass; Martin Valihora-drums, and Miroslav Chyška-guitar). The star of the evening will be US singer Lizz Wright and the intriguing Slovak Philharmonics, conducted by jazzman Oskar Rósza. In the countryThree days later, the Slovak Ľubomír Gašpar Cimbal Project and the foreign Lionel Loueke Trio, featuring Daniel..

Parkland theater kids perform ‘Seasons of Love’ at the 2018 Tony Awards

Approximately four months after a school shooting devastated their community, a handful of theater kids from Parkland, Florida, took the stage at the 2018 Tony Awards, performing an emotional "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent." "Please join me in showing your love for the members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama department," actor Matt Morrison of "Glee," said as he welcomed the students to the Tony Awards stage Sunday evening. Melody Herzfeld, the drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was honored at the award show with the "Excellence in Theatre Education Award." In the wake of the tragedy that rocked her community when a gunman opened fire at the school on Valentine's Day, killing 17 people, Herzfeld helped her students to recover from the trauma through music, arts, and theater. She also supported the student's movements for gun reform that garnered nationwide attention. Moreover, Herzfeld has been credited with saving the l..

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