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Jonas, Lovato invite Pulse staff to concert

US singers Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, both 23, honoured the victims of the mass shooting at Orlando nightclub Pulse by inviting its employees to their sold-out concert in Orlando on Saturday.

The duo met the nightclub owner and 30 other staff members backstage at Florida's Amway Centre.

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas performed at BB&T Center on July 1, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida. PHOTO: AFP

According to TMZ, the employees were given a private suite to watch the gig.

The names of the 49 victims of the June 12 tragedy were flashed across the screen as Lovato, Jonas and US singer Andra Day, 31, belted out lyrics to the latter's song Rise Up.


Rihanna pulls out of Lollapalooza

Rihanna, who was scheduled to headline a music festival in Colombia, has reportedly pulled out of the show due to concerns over the Zika virus.

Lollapalooza Colombia was due to run on Sept 17 and 18 in Bogota. The line-up had included Lana Del Rey, Wiz Khalifa and The Chainsmokers.

But organisers have cancelled the entire festival, saying it was too short a notice to find a replacement headliner.

According to Time magazine, Colombia is listed as the country with the second most cases of the Zika virus after Brazil.

The virus has been linked to unusually small heads and brain damage - called microcephaly - in children born to infected mothers.

The 28-year-old Barbadian singer is currently in the middle of the European leg of her Anti World Tour.

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Finding Dory floats to No. 1

Dory has gone from beating the aliens from Independence Day: Resurgence to pummelling Tarzan.

Pixar and Disney's animated flick Finding Dory continues to make waves in its third weekend by retaining its No. 1 spot at the US box office.

Domestically, it has raked in US$270 million (S$370 million).

(From left) Ellen Degeneres voices Dory and Kaitlin Olson voices Destiny in Finding Dory. PHOTO: REUTERS

Made with US$180 million, the action-adventure The Legend Of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgard (below), came in second.

PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE PICTURES

It grossed US$38 million during its first three days of opening.

Horror flick The Purge: Election Year, which cost just US$10 million, came in third, earning US$31 million.


He's just so sweet I could actually scream. I just want to put him in a baby stroller.

- US actress Anna Kendrick on her Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates co-star Zac Efron

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