Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid call it quits

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
Updated 14 March 2018
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Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid call it quits

ISLAMABAD: Former One Directioner Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid have ended their two-year romance.
The pair released separate statements confirming that they have gone their separate ways. “I’m grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time,” wrote Malik.

Hadid wrote: “I’m forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared. I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that I have immense respect and love for.”

Malik, who is British-Pakistani, and Hadid, who is half Palestinian, were one of the most visible minority couples in current pop culture.
Between them, they have more than 100 million followers on their Instagram and Twitter profiles.
People on social media say they are heart-broken by the news. Malik has unfollowed Hadid on Instagram.


Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Updated 22 September 2018
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Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

  • Rihanna's home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism
  • The singer has scored 14 number-one singles on the US Billboard chart

NEW YORK: Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said that Rihanna — real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty — has been conferred the title of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary.
While the singer will not be formally accredited to another country, Mottley said that Rihanna — whose more colorful songs include “Bitch Better Have My Money” — would be in charge of bringing investment as well as encouraging education and tourism.
“I couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title in my home country. Every Barbadian is going to have to play their role in this current effort, and I’m ready and excited to take on the responsibility,” Rihanna said in a statement dated Thursday.
Rihanna, 30, grew up in a troubled home in Barbados and was propelled to fame after visiting US producer Evan Rogers recognized her talents.
The singer, who since achieving stardom has lived primarily in Los Angeles and New York, has scored 14 number-one singles on the US Billboard chart, more than any artist except The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey.