Singer The Weeknd escapes jail time after punching cop

Updated 24 October 2015
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Singer The Weeknd escapes jail time after punching cop

LOS ANGELES: Canadian singer The Weeknd has managed to avoid jail time in the United States after punching a Las Vegas police officer earlier this year.
According to court documents filed this week, the singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, has agreed to “stay out of trouble” in exchange for having the case dismissed.
He also pledged to do 50 hours of community work in his native Canada, to contribute $1000 to a fund for injured police officers, and to undergo counseling.
The 25-year-old R&B singer was arrested in January at the Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas after police were called in to break up a fight. He punched a police officer and was arrested following the incident.
The legal trouble came as The Weeknd was establishing himself as a major star with his album “Beauty Behind the Madness,” which spent three weeks at number one on the US chart.
The Weeknd, best known for his hit song “Can’t Feel My Face,” is considered an early favorite for the upcoming Grammy Awards.
The singer, the son of Ethiopian immigrants, rose from obscurity in 2010 when he posted songs on YouTube.


Rumors intensify as Football superstars meet at Salt Bae restaurant in Dubai

Updated 18 November 2018
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Rumors intensify as Football superstars meet at Salt Bae restaurant in Dubai

  • Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba met and talked at steakhouse in Dubai, which is owned by the famous Salt Bae
  • Both were in Dubai during the international break

DUBAI: Football fanatics were going crazy over an unexpected meeting between Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba in Salt Bae’s steakhouse in Dubai.

Manchester United midfielder Pogba, who last week withdrew from a game due to a thigh injury, was enjoying a break in Dubai when he bumped into Barcelona legend Messi.

Pogba posted a video of himself enjoying a lavish steak meal at the Nusr-Et in Dubai, as Salt Bae performed his iconic steak-slicing act. He reportedly sat with Messi, as they both had a “deep conversation,” according to local Manchester media.

Their meeting was met with both excitement and speculations about the possible transfer of Pogba to Barcelona, as the 25-year-old struggles with his relationship with Man United’s Jose Mourinho.

Barcelona center-back Gerard Pique recently showed excitement at the potential transfer.

“We will be happy to have him here, obviously. We want the best players to be at Barcelona,” Pique said.

The Premier League resumes next weekend and Pogba is looking forward to be back, as Manchester United’s medical department had said his injury wasn’t serious.