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ARTS & ENT Briefing: Mercury prize winner, Selena Gomez talks operation, Enola Holmes 2 in discussion

Taio Cruz quits TikTok after ‘suicidal thoughts’

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Michael Kiwanuka wins Mercury prize for self-titled album

WTX News says Michael Kiwanuka has won this year’s Mercury Prize.

The singer-songwriter, from North London, had been nominated twice before, but it was his third self-titled album that scored the prize. 

He beat off competition from Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Charlie XCX, Kano and Laura Marling. 

He told the BBC: “This year, I thought if there’s any chance, it would be this one. I was resigned to the fact if I didn’t win this year, I would never win. But I never thought I actually would.”

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Taio Cruz quits TikTok after ‘suicidal thoughts’ 

BBC News says Taio Cruz has opened up about his reasons for quitting TikTok, saying he wanted to preserve his mental health after having “suicidal thoughts”.

The musician said he had been targeted by “hateful” videos and comments on the video-sharing app.

“My body was shaking and I had suicidal thoughts,” he explained on Instagram.

“I pride myself on being mentally resilient so the fact that I felt that way, shocked even me.”

Read the full story on BBC News

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Selena Gomez shows off kidney transplant scar in swimwear shot

Sky News says Selena Gomez has revealed a scar on her inner thigh, which was left following a kidney transplant three years ago.

The pop star, 28,  received the kidney from her friend Francia Raisa after suffering complications from the autoimmune disease lupus.

It was later revealed that Gomez nearly died due to complications from the surgery.

She told fans she had previously been ashamed to let others see the scar, but now felt “proud” of her past and was ready to show it off.

Read the full story on Sky News

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Enola Holmes 2 discussions  have been had says the director

Screen Rant says Enola Holmes director Harry Bradbeer has teased a potential sequel for the Netflix film; confirming the creators’ discussions about a follow-up movie.

Enola Holmes revolves around its appellative heroine, the fearless, teenage sister of the reputed private detective Sherlock Holmes. In the film, Stanger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown stars as the titular heroine, while Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Adeel Akhtar, Fiona Shaw, Frances de la Tour, and Louis Partridge appear in supporting roles.

Read the full story on Screen Rant

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Noel Gallagher takes aim at boring pop stars such as Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift

Music News says Noel Gallagher has gone on a rant mourning the loss of “proper rock stars” and called the “biggest-selling acts” in the world, including the ‘Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, “s***”

Speaking on Matt Morgan’s ‘Funny How?’ podcast, the former Oasis hitmaker bemoaned: “Music now is style over substance. I find that these young ­people in the music game – they f***ing look great, they’ve all got tattoos and the image and all that f****** b******* but really they’re just s***, they’re not saying anything.

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