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    Fergie and National Anthems that didn't sing

    "Who saw Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game?" Barr tweeted. "I think mine was better lowkey." Here are a few other performances that also got the thumbs down: Michael Bolton in 2003 The crooner is known for being smooth on the mic but his 2003 National Anthem performance at a Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees baseball game was pretty choppy. There was a weird echo and then, horror of horrors, Bolton had to peek at his palm where he had written the lyrics. R. Kelly in 2005 Kelly tried to put his own stamp on the anthem with an R & B flavored version at a Bernard Hopkins vs. Jermain Taylor boxing match. There were even some dancers Chicago stepping in the ring with

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    Winston Duke's M'Baku heats up 'Black Panther' fans

    (CNN)He may be a villain in "Black Panther" but fans are loving M'Baku. The character is portrayed by Winston Duke, a 31-year-old actor who trained at Yale. The Tobago native has become one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster film, with fans praising everything from his performance to his look. In my opinion though #MBaku was one of favorite characters in this film.

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    'Black Panther' brings in a record-breaking box office weekend

    All hail the king. "Black Panther," Marvel's first film directed by an African-American, brought in an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America this weekend. That's the fifth biggest opening of all time. The opening for the film starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan did not just shatter expectations, it broke multiple box office records too. It blew away the record for the largest opening for an African-American director. That belonged to F. Gary Gray and "The Fate of the Furious," which opened to $98 million last April. Disney estimates that the film will bring in $218 million domestically for the four day holiday weekend. The film brought in an opening of $361

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    Band shocks buskers with 'random kindness'

    Irish pop band The Script shocked two young buskers after plucking them from obscurity and putting them on stage in a Scottish arena. Singer Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power searched Aberdeen for buskers on "Random Acts of Kindness Day". When they found music college pals Shay Currie and Chris van der Wal, they invited them to a sound check. But they ended up performing to 6,000 fans live on stage on Saturday night. In a Twitter video, Mark Sheehan said they decided to seek out some buskers in order to "make their day". The band praised the young musicians, saying: "We decided to give them a taste of what can happen if you continue to be epic, work hard and chase

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    'Three Billboards' takes top honors at BAFTA Awards

    In the past ten ceremonies, there have only been four instances in which the winner of the BAFTA Award for best film did not go on to win best picture -- 2008, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Final voting for the Oscars begins February 20. Other big winners Sunday included Gary Oldman (best actor, "Darkest Hour"), Allison Janney (best supporting actress, "I, Tonya") and "Call Me By Your Name" (best adapted screenplay). Time's Up at the BAFTA Awards On the BAFTA Awards red carpet, stars took a cue from celebrities at the Golden Globes and wore black in support of Time's Up, the movement that aims to improve treatment of women in entertainment and other industries. Lupita Nyong'o, Jennifer Lawrence, Margot

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    Jack Whitehall's five awards show tips

    Comedian and actor Jack Whitehall is making his debut as presenter of the 2018 Brit Awards. The Fresh Meat star offers up his five tips for presenting an awards show.

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    'I want the Chuckle Brothers at the Brits'

    He's had his own Netflix stand-up special, chat show and a host of notable acting roles. Now Jack Whitehall is taking on a new challenge - hosting this year's Brit Awards. The comedian and actor, who is currently starring in Sky's Bounty Hunters, says he's expecting the unexpected. We spoke to him ahead of Wednesday's ceremony to discuss grime, the nature of live TV and.... the Chuckle Brothers. It's a long-held tradition that comedians host the Brits - James Corden, Russell Brand and Peter Kay having all taken the helm in recent years. For Jack, it's not about competing for laughs though - it's more about simply getting through the show. "I'm worried about the Brits because it's such a high-profile