Wills and Kate prepare for royal arrival
The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge are preparing for the arrival of their second child, expected later this month. Prince William and his wife Catherine plan to return to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, central London, where their first child was born in 2013. A royal source told the British media how thankful the couple are for all the well wishes they have received from people throughout the UK and around the world. The birth will be announced traditionally with a royal bulletin displayed on an easel at Buckingham Palace as well as on the official Kensington Palace Twitter account.
Taylor Swift’s mother diagnosed with cancer
Andrea Finlay, mother of the award-wining pop star Taylor Swift, has been diagnosed with cancer. A screen test was conducted after Swift requested her mother be checked out after Christmas last year for any health issues. Swift has taken to Tumblr to publicly announce her mother’s condition: “She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle… Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about. She wanted you to know why she may not be at as many shows this tour. She’s got an important battle to fight.”
Sam Smith accused of copyright
Chart topping singer Sam Smith is facing an unusual lawsuit regarding his hit song Stay With Me. Musician Mark Halper claimed the lyrics from his 1986 ballad Don’t Throw Our Love Away were inspiration for Smith’s 2014 hit. In legal files obtained by TMZ, Hapler claimed the song started with the “significant phrase, ‘stay with me'”, and explained those three words were repeated throughout Smith’s song. Halper is targeting Smith’s record labels in the suit as well as requesting that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences present him with a Grammy Award for his alleged input into Stay With Me. – Compiled from web sources by Jacinta Scott
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