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'80s Music Icon George Michael passes away

Updated: Dec 26, 2016 09:27 IST

Washington D.C [USA], Dec. 26 (ANI): British pop superstar George Michael, who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!, passed away on Sunday at age 53 due to heart failure.

Michael's publicist told BBC that he "passed away peacefully at home," reports E! Online.

The statement continued, "It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peaceful at home over the Christmas period. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."

Michael, who was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, had an award-winning career in the music industry that spanned for nearly forty years.

He was also said to have sold more than 100 million albums all throughout his illustrious career.

Sir Elton John, who has 'lost a beloved friend', posted a photograph of himself and Michael on Instagram, writing, "I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend - the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans."

Musician Bryan Adams tweeted, "RIP George Michael. I can't believe it. Such an incredible singer and a lovely human being, far too young to leave us."(ANI)

London [UK], Feb. 25 (ANI): In a shocking incident, the cinematographer behind Netflix's "The White Helmets," Khaled Khateeb, nominated for the documentary short award, has been denied entry to the U.S. for Sunday's Academy Awards by the immigration authorities.

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Patna [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Celebrated film maker Prakash Jha, whose production "Lipstick Under My Burkha" has been denied a certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), said Saturday that the latter should not see films from a woman's perspective as well.

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New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 (ANI): Recently, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) faced a backlash over the refusal of certification of 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' and now CBFC chairperson has come out with a response that the censor board will not work under any media pressure.

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New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 (ANI): Reacting to the controversy over the certification of the upcoming movie 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' veteran director Shayam Benegal has reckoned that banning a film is totally unacceptable.

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New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 (ANI): After a string of angry reactions from B-town, over the refusal of certification to the upcoming 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan believes that the 'rejection clause' should be scrapped from CBFC.

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New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 (ANI): After conquering Hollywood with her grace and elegance, Priyanka Chopra is all set to conquer Hollywood's biggest night - The Academy Awards.

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Bieber shows his ballet moves on Instagram

Updated: Feb 25, 2017 09:52 IST

New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 (ANI): Weeks after returning to Instagram, pop sensation Justin Bieber have been giving treats to his fans by posting frequently and now he has shared a video showing his ballet moves.

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Los Angeles (USA), Feb. 25 (ANI): Hollywood has been really vocal about all the wrong decisions taken by the US government, recently. Now, all the six directors whose films have been nominated for the best foreign-language film Oscar, criticizing politicians for creating divisive walls.

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Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 25 (ANI): Here it is! Celebrity couple George Clooney and Amal Clooney graced the red carpet of 2017 Cesar awards, but it was Amal who stole the show with her adorable baby bump.

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Kriti Sanon in all praise for 'Rangoon'

Updated: Feb 25, 2017 07:01 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 24 (ANI): After the special screening for 'Rangoon' held at the Yash Raj Film, actress Kriti Sanon was all praise from producer Sajid Nadiadwala and the work done by its lead actors.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) has rescinded directive from the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC), to cut ten seconds of the 'Miss You' music video of Friends of Linger, instead giving it a 'U/A' Certificate with no cuts.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): U.S President Donald Trump's decision to reverse Barack Obama's directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms created a storm nationwide and the latest one to voice concern is Beyonce.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Ouch! Stephen Colbert roasted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer really bad.

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London [UK], Feb. 25 (ANI): A woman, named Anna Rowe, recently faced a severe heart break, and Said Ali Khan was, somewhere, the reason behind it!

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Mumbai [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Bollywood, once again came together to voice their support for Prakash Jha's upcoming film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' which has been denied clearance by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), for its sexual scenes, abusive words and audio pornography.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): The very cute and bubbly actress Ayesha Takia is in news after years, but for all the wrong reasons.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Looks like, Justin Bieber India 'Purpose Tour,' brought to the country by White Fox India, is setting new benchmarks and raising the bar in the live entertainment industry.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Looks Caitlyn Jenner, a lifelong Republican, is not happy with U.S President Donald Trump, over his administration's reversal of President Barack Obama's directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms.

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Glasgow [UK], Feb. 24 (ANI): Commenting on the controversy surrounding certification of 'Lipstick Under My Burkha', film's director Alankrita Shrivastava on Friday said the problem was not about censorship, but patriarchal system where media is more focused on male desires and fantasies.

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Glasgow [UK], Feb. 24 (ANI): A day after 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' was denied certification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for being 'lady oriented' and 'abusive', film director Alankrita Shrivastava says it is a matter of shame that she is a part of a society, where there is no freedom of expression.

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