Lil Nas X sets record for most weeks at number one

Lil Nas X has made chart history in the US. His massive 89.7 Bay hit Old Town Road has broken the record set by Mariah Carey’s One Sweet Day for the most weeks at number one. The rapper’s track has now spent 17 weeks at the top of the American Hot 100 chart. Mariah Carey […]

Actress behind voice of Minnie Mouse dies aged 75

The actress who was the voice of Minnie Mouse for more than 30 years has died at the age of 75. Russi Taylor passed away at home in California on Friday. Taylor won the coveted role in 1986 after auditioning against 200 other hopefuls. She went on to voice Minnie in films including Who Framed […]

Security scare outside Taylor Swift’s beachfront home

A man who allegedly claimed he ‘wanted to catch up with Taylor Swift’ has been arrested close to the star’s beachfront home. David Page Liddle was apprehended in the Rhode Island town of Westerly after residents reported spotting a suspicious man. The court heard he was carrying a backpack with a baseball bat sticking out […]

Love Island stars to get social media ‘survival kit’

Love Island contestants are being given a survival kit to help them to follow rules on social media advertising after they leave the Spanish villa. The Advertising Standards Authority has joined forces with ITV to make sure the stars of the show know the do’s and don’ts about paid-for content. Its guidance comes in the […]

First trailer released for Tom Hanks’ new film

The trailer for Tom Hanks’ new drama ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ has been released. The film stars Oscar-winner Tom Hanks as legendary TV entertainer Fred Rogers. It is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Rogers and Esquire magazine journalist Tom Junod, played by Matthew Rhys. The movie is directed […]

Avengers Endgame overtakes Avatar as biggest film ever

After a decade at the top, Avatar has been overtaken by Avengers: Endgame as the highest-grossing film ever. The Marvel blockbuster, starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson, has now taken $2.79 billion worldwide. In the US and the UK, however, the film is yet to reach the top spot, which is held […]

Giant Ed Sheeran statue pops up in Moscow park

A giant statue of Ed Sheeran has appeared in a park in Moscow ahead of his concert in the Russian capital. The sculpture, which depicts the 89.7 Bay favourite lounging on his side in sunglasses, a white shirt and a pair of red shorts. The giant tribute shows the singer lying down as he rests […]

This week’s top films at the Eden Cinemas in St Julian’s

There are some fantastic films to see this week at the Eden Cinemas in St Julian’s. Grab your popcorn, here are our top movie picks of the week:   The Hustle Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty […]

Revealed: The most-played song of the 21st Century

Snow Patrol’s massive hit Chasing Cars has been crowned the most-played song of the 21st Century. Originally released in 2006, the ballad remained on the charts for more than three years. It also dominated the radio airwaves, where the anthem has become the most popular song of the last 20 years. Second place went to […]

Revealed: The world’s highest-paid celebrities of 2019

Taylor Swift has been named as the world’s highest-paid celebrity for 2019. The Shake It Off singer, 29, raked in a whopping €165 million over the past year alone. She topped the Forbes Celebrity 100 annual list, beating the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Taylor made the number one spot – which she […]

Ivan Grech to perform Valletta charity concert

One of Malta’s top entertainers is to host a solo concert in Valletta this summer. Winter Moods frontman Ivan Grech will perform live on stage on Tuesday 23 July at Ta’ Liesse in the capital. Ticket sales from the concert will be donated to the Maltese cancer charity Puttinu Cares. Ivan told 89.7 Bay: ‘I’m […]

Ariana shares heartfelt message after crying on stage

Ariana Grande has written an emotional letter to her fans after she was seen crying on stage during her world tour. The singer, 26, opened up in a lengthy post on social media, which she has since deleted, explaining how grateful she was to have her voice and the opportunity to perform for thousands of […]

Taylor Swift to headline exclusive online gig

Taylor Swift is set to perform an online concert in front of millions next week – and fans can watch for free. The gig has been organised as part of a Global Prime Day Concert for Amazon and will be streamed exclusively online for anybody with an Amazon Prime account. Swiftie fans in Malta will need to […]

Men dominate the list of top paid BBC stars

Gary Lineker, Chris Evans and Graham Norton remain at the top to the BBC’s rich list despite the broadcaster handing out huge pay rises to women stars. Lineker raked in £1.75million for presenting Match of Day last year, while Graham Norton earned £620,000 for his work on Radio 2. The BBC’s annual report also revealed […]

Taylor Swift accuses her former manager of ‘bullying’

Taylor Swift has said she is ‘sad’ and ‘grossed out’ after entrepreneur Scooter Braun gained control of all her music – accusing the 38-year-old of ‘incessant, manipulative bullying’. Braun, who manages Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, owns Ithaca Holdings, which bought Big Machine Label Group at the weekend, giving the entrepreneur ownership of her back […]

Ariana teams up with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey

Ariana Grande has teamed up with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey on an exciting new project. The trio are working together on a brand new musical collaboration we never knew we needed. They’re collaborating on the soundtrack for the forthcoming Charlie’s Angels film, which is due to be released later this year. Ariana confirmed […]