British folk rockers Mumford & Sons named as Abu Dhabi F1 weekend headliners

Marcus Mumford of British folk rock band Mumford & Sons (Reuters)
Updated 27 September 2017
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British folk rockers Mumford & Sons named as Abu Dhabi F1 weekend headliners

DUBAI: British folk rock band Mumford & Sons have been named as one of the headline acts for this year’s Abu Dhabi Formula One race.
They join the previously announced Calvin Harris and Pink, who will all perform at du Arena during the race weekend, which this year falls on Nov, 23 to 26.
Scottish DJ, Harris, will open the concerts on Nov. 23, and Pink will close the weekend on Nov. 26, on race day.
As before, concerts are only open to those with tickets for the corresponding race day.
The concerts have attracted some of the biggest names in music including: Rihanna, Blur, The Who, Eminem, Beyoncé and Prince, as well as Kylie Minogue and Paul McCartney.
Famed for their popular crowd pleasers “I Will Wait,” “Tomkins Square Park,” and “Babel,” Mumford & Sons are about to start work on their fourth album.
To attend the post-race concerts it is necessary to have a ticket for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Tickets are available at www.yasmarinacircuit.com


Did Younes Bendjima just call Kourtney Kardashian out on Instagram?

Kourtney Kardashian is dating French-Algerian model Younes Bendjima. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 17 July 2018
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Did Younes Bendjima just call Kourtney Kardashian out on Instagram?

DUBAI: The Kardashians are no strangers to harsh comments on social media, but did Kourtney Kardashian’s boyfriend — Algerian-born model Younes Bendjima — just troll her on Instagram?
According to US-based website The Shade Room and the entertainment world’s vault of all things scandalous, TMZ, the 25-year-old model left an unsavory comment on a snap that the mother-of-three posted on Monday.
Kardashian shared a snap of herself wearing a floral-print bikini with the caption, “Don’t be shady, be a lady,” alongside a sunshine emoji. The photo leaves little to the imagination, with the reality TV star wearing a wide-brimmed, floppy hat and a skimpy swimsuit.
According to media reports, Bendjima commented: “That’s what you need to show to get likes?” in a now deleted post.
“Kourtney, your man has questions sis. Y’all think he was just playing or nah? The comment has since been deleted (sic),” The Shade Room posted on its Instagram account.
In retaliation, fans of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star flooded Bendjima’s Instagram account with similar comments on photos in which the model is posing without his shirt.
The pair just returned from a much-documented-on-social-media holiday in Italy’s Capri, which Kardashian’s three children — Penelope, Mason and Reign Disick — enjoyed with the lovebirds. Mother and manager — momager, if you will — Kris Jenner also made a surprise appearance on the yachting vacation.
Kardashian and Bendjima reportedly met during Paris Fashion Week in October 2016, when Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint.
According to W Magazine, he stepped in to act as a translator between the Kardashian family and French police.
Bendjima, who reportedly previously dated model British Jourdan Dunn, splits his time between New York and Paris — where his mother lives — and speaks fluent Arabic, English and French.

He was scouted in 2011 and made his runway debut in 2013, walking the catwalk for French fashion house Givenchy. The model has also starred in campaigns for Hermes, Calvin Klein, Burberry and Ralph Lauren among other high-end brands.