Katy Perry to ring in 2018 with Abu Dhabi gig

Katy Perry
Updated 07 November 2017
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Katy Perry to ring in 2018 with Abu Dhabi gig

JEDDAH: Katy Perry will ring in the New Year’s Eve with her Abu Dhabi debut performance on Dec. 31 at the du Arena, Yas Island.
The pop superstar’s New Year’s Eve concert with its glittering stage set and her eclectic edge is sure to delight her fans in the UAE. The event is presented by du Live! and organized by FLASH Entertainment in association with the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi and Yas Island, an award-winning entertainment destination in Abu Dhabi.
Tickets start at 350 dirhams ($95) and will go on sale from Wednesday at ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores across the UAE.
Perry released her fourth studio album “Witness” this year which debuted at No. 1 in the US. The lead single, “Chained To The Rhythm,” set the record for the biggest first day Spotify streams by a female artist, and is now certified platinum, with over one billion streams worldwide.


Donald Trump, ‘Holmes & Watson’ win Razzie worst film awards

Updated 23 February 2019
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Donald Trump, ‘Holmes & Watson’ win Razzie worst film awards

  • The tongue-in-cheek Razzies, created in 1980, serve as an antidote to Hollywood’s Oscars
  • Winners are announced before the Academy Awards ceremony — the highest honors in the movie industry

LOS ANGELES: US President Donald Trump and a comedic movie take on Sherlock Holmes on Saturday topped the annual Razzie awards for the worst performances and films of 2018.
“Holmes & Watson,” starring Will Ferrell and John. C. Reilly, was the biggest “winner,” taking four trophies including worst film and “worst rip-off.” Reilly also was named worst supporting actor in what Razzie founder John Wilson called the “clueless parody” of the classic British detective tale.
The tongue-in-cheek Razzies, created in 1980, serve as an antidote to Hollywood’s Oscars. Winners were announced a day before Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony — the highest honors in the movie industry.
Trump won two worst actor Razzies for appearing as himself in the 2018 documentaries “Death of a Nation,” from conservative film maker Dinesh D’Souza, and liberal Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9.”
White House aide Kellyanne Conway was voted worst supporting actress for her archival footage in “Fahrenheit 11/9.”
In an unusual twist, Melissa McCarthy was deemed worst actress, for her puppet comedy “The Happytime Murders,” as well as getting the Razzie Redeemer Award for her Oscar-nominated role in literary drama “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
“Gotti,” about late New York Mafia boss John Gotti, escaped with no “wins” despite getting six nominations, including worst picture, actor and “worst screen combo” for stars John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston.
Nominees and winners of the Razzies are voted for online by around 1,000 Razzie members from 24 countries, who sign up online and pay a $40 membership fee.