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Streisand pens anti-Trump op-ed

Barbra Streisand is the latest celebrity to jump on the anti-Donald Trump bandwagon.

With the US presidential election fever heating up, the 74-year-old US singer and actress has slammed the Republican presidential candidate in a new op-ed for US news organisation The Huffington Post.

She wrote that Trump is "a man who has bankrupted companies, reneged on bank loans, and cheated small business owners".

Streisand, who also mentioned his inconsistent policies and false statements, ended with: "He sounds like a child on the playground trying to escape punishment."

Her article follows US director Joss Whedon's launch of his Save The Day campaign on Wednesday.

He dropped the public service announcement video - featuring Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle and Mark Ruffalo from his Avengers cast - to encourage Americans to vote.

While the video does not mention Trump by name, Cheadle warns of "a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society".


Adam Levine welcomes baby girl

US singer Adam Levine is a new dad.

The 37-year-old frontman of rock group Maroon 5 and his wife, Namibian model Behati Prinsloo, 27, have welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Dusty Rose.

The couple, who married in July 2014, have been together for six years.

A source told E! News: "Adam was in the delivery room holding Behati's hands. They both cried when she was born. She is beautiful. She looks like Behati."


Parsons tops highest-paid TV actor list

Bazinga! Forbes' annual list for highest-paid TV actors has been released and The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, 43, is on top.

The US actor reportedly makes US$25.5 million (S$34.5 million)a year.

The next three spots on the list were all occupied by Parsons' fellow male stars of the popular US sitcom - Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar respectively.

The Big Bang Theory's actors earn up to US$1 million an episode, so it looks like it pays to be a nerd after all.


 Mia Farrow's son commits suicide 

US actress Mia Farrow, 71, is mourning the loss of one of her adopted sons, Thaddeus.

The 27-year-old died after he was found inside his car with a life-threatening injury in the US state of Connecticut on Wednesday.

A report later revealed that he had shot himself in the torso.

When Farrow adopted him from an orphanage in Calcutta, India, in 1994, he was a paraplegic due to polio.

She released a statement on Twitter, saying: "He was a wonderful, courageous person who overcame so much hardship in his short life."



"I like to have my armour when I go on a red carpet - I feel very vulnerable otherwise. I like a smoky eye or a red lip. I just want to be in a costume that will protect me."

- French actress Eva Green, who describes her style as baroque

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