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Lily Allen: Music industry is 'rife with sex abuse'

Lily Allen: Music industry is 'rife with sex abuse'

Entertainment
Lily Allen has said the music industry is "rife" with sexual abuse but insiders refuse to speak up. The singer made the remark as she revealed more details about her own encounter with a record industry executive who allegedly targeted her.The 33-year-old said she was sexually assaulted when she fell asleep in a hotel room after she got "smashed" at a party.Allen said the man took her to his room to sleep it off, but she woke up at 5am "because I could feel someone next to me pressing their naked body against my back".She added that she "moved away as quickly as possible and jumped out of the bed, full of alarm... and ran out of his room".Allen has described the alleged assault in her memoir My Thoughts Exactly which will be published later in September.She said she consult...
Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

World
Instead, some 20 acts, including headliner Lana Del Rey, withdrew at the last minute amid apparent pressure from a Palestinian-led international boycott campaign. The cancellations turned the weekend festival, held in the bucolic setting of an Israeli kibbutz, into the latest battleground between Israel and the boycott movement that says it seeks to end Israeli rule over Palestinians. Campaign organizers claimed success, saying it reflects growing opposition to Israeli government policies among international millennials. "The fact that these artists are canceling is showing just how different the younger generation is viewing Israel," said Diana Buttu, a Palestinian analyst who supports the movement known as BDS. The campaign, founded in 2005, calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions...
The festivals mixing music and science

The festivals mixing music and science

Science
Music festivals are increasingly becoming a venue for science as well as bands. Are music and science a good mix?"It's changed my life," says Andrea Sella, who is professor of chemistry at University College London."I couldn't believe that I'd found myself at Latitude in front of about 1,000 people talking about carbon dioxide, dry ice and climate change," he says of his first involvement in scientific outreach at a music festival seven years ago."I thought, 'Oh my God, they started laughing. Let me remember what I did to cause it.'"It's changed the way I teach and speak to students. I've been able to take more risks. I've learnt enormous amounts about the craft of speaking in public." Prof Sella, who won the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize in 2015 fo...
Oh My Girl to return with new music in September

Oh My Girl to return with new music in September

Entertainment
Aug. 21 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Oh My Girl will return in September. The K-pop stars have completed a new music video and will make their comeback next month, according to Newsen. "A full group comeback is confirmed for September," Oh My Girl's agency, WM Entertainment, confirmed. "The timing is being discussed." The Korea Herald said the new video is for the group's forthcoming EP. WM Entertainment said Hyojung, Mimi, YooA, Seunghee, Jiho, Binnie and Arin have been working hard on their return. "Members are putting a lot of effort into preparing for the comeback," the company said. "Please show lots of love to Oh My Girl!" Oh My Girl last released the EP Secret Garden in January. The group is known for the singles "Closer," "Liar Liar" and "Listen to My Word (A-ing)." L...
HOTTEST celeb outfits from MTV Video Music Awards

HOTTEST celeb outfits from MTV Video Music Awards

Entertainment
Last night’s VMAs, held at the Radio Music Hall in New York, has to be one of the sexiest line-ups yet.Flesh-flashing seemed to be the order of the day, with some dangerously high-slit and skimpy see-through numbers on show.It was a star-studded gathering seeing the likes of Rita Ora and Nicki Minaj hitting the red carpet in some of the most jaw-dropping get-ups.Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Jenner held some of the most stunning looks of the night. Related Articles Rita Ora was definitely the leader of the pack when it came to sex appeal.After shocking everyone yesterday with her steamy performance alongside Liam Payne at the pre-VMAs gig, the 27-year-old had to up her game for the following night.She certainly managed ...