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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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    Cheryl: 'I struggled as a teenager'

    Singer Cheryl has opened a youth centre in her home town of Newcastle in a joint venture with The Prince's Trust. The former X Factor judge said she didn't know where her life would have ended up if it hadn't been for making it in the music industry.

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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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    Mental health groups urge action on 'crisis'

    A group of mental health charities is due to meet MPs to call for action on what they describe as the worsening mental health crisis in NI. The meetings, involving charities from Northern Ireland, will take place at Westminster. They say the situation is being exacerbated by Northern Ireland's ongoing "political dysfunction". The delegation is led by Action Mental Health and the Mental Health Foundation. The delegates are expected to demand that Westminster acts quickly to deliver the agreed mental health priorities. David Babington, the chief executive of Action Mental Health said the group had made the trip as London "needs to sit up and take notice". "The rest of the UK needs to understand

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    Race on to save classic Disney cartoons

    Original drawings from Disney cartoons like Alice in Wonderland and Snow White could soon be lost to fading and decay. The individual hand-painted sheets that were used to make the films have become distorted and cracked over time. The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is working with Disney to try to save the beloved pictures that led to some of the world's most iconic animations. They have been analysing the sheets, known as cels, to find out their composition and how to restore them. British scientist Tom Learner, of the GCI, has been quoted as saying that Walt Disney himself was an "unusual man" because of the way he kept a collection of his work. "They were archived pretty well," he told

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    Bill Gates to guest star on 'The Big Bang Theory'

    (CNN)The tech-loving characters on "The Big Bang Theory" are about to find themselves severely star-struck. The comedy series has booked Microsoft founder Bill Gates to guest star as himself in an upcoming episode, CBS and Warner Bros. tell CNN. In the episode, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) will find herself hosting Gates at work, and her friends go to great lengths in their effort to meet the billionaire innovator. The episode is set to air in late March. "The Big Bang Theory" frequently recruits figures from the science, tech, engineering and math fields to appear as guest stars. Some have included astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Stephen Hawking, Telsa founder Elon Musk and Apple's Steve Wozniak. This, meanwhile,

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    Little Mix singer criticised for wearing dreads

    Some social media users are demanding Little Mix member Jesy Nelson delete an Instagram post of herself wearing her hair in dreadlocks. The 26-year-old singer unveiled her new hairstyle on Monday evening, but some followers on the platform suggested the picture was offensive to black people. Nelson was accused of "cultural appropriation" and there were calls for her to apologise. The post has also received over 191,000 likes and many positive comments. Among the fierce debate in response to the picture, Instagram poster sophia_mohamed addressed the star directly: "Jesy, hun, I love you, but please take this down or write an apology. It may have not been thought about at the time, but this is