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David Bowie’s music library has been added to TikTok.

Music from the late star – who died in 2016 after a secret cancer battle – will now be available for TikTok users to incorporate into their videos.

TikTok said in a statement: “A pioneer in music and fashion, David was – and remains – a cultural icon. He was never afraid to push boundaries and was always first to embrace new technology to reach his global fan base.”

An account in Bowie’s name has also launched on the app, in partnership with the David Bowie estate, Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.

This features videos from his memorable career.

Meanwhile, Nile Rodgers recently said streaming platforms have stopped artists taking “incredible musical risks” like Bowie did.

He told an inquiry hosted by the UK’s digital, culture, media and sport select committee that streaming is having a detrimental impact on the industry, warning that it has placed a severe strain on niche genres.

He said: “We’d never have a Kate Bush or a David Bowie in today’s music ecology, because it’s very risk averse.

“You are making songs for playlists, you are not taking the incredible musical risks that Bowie might have taken years ago.”



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Julia Stiles | Julia Stiles wants Save The Last Dance sequel

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Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas want a ‘Save The Last Dance’ sequel.

The pair co-starred in the teen romance 20 years ago and revealed that they would love to find out what their characters are doing today.

Julia, 39, told E! News: “It would be so special. I would be a lot less nervous. I’m envisioning, like, me doing the Debbie Allen character in Fame, where now she’s a dance teacher and she’s smacking her cane against the ballet bar. And then, I don’t know.”

Sean Patrick, 50, said: “I can never think of something that sounds plausible. Unless, they ended up getting married somehow. But that seems too easy. So it’s tough for me to kind of wrap my brain around how that would come to pass. But, you know, if somebody had a good idea, I’d definitely take a look.

“I would love to work with Julia again, now. It would be an incredible pleasure because we’re grown-ups now.”

And he believes the movie was ahead of its time.

Speaking about the interracial romance at the heart of the film, Sean Patrick said: “Even now in 2021, you don’t see a whole lot of major studio films with an interracial couple as the two leads. It was remarkable for that time. It wasn’t really about, you know, Black and white and it’s so fraught. It was simple, it was sweet, it was pure. It had innocence to it. And I think that’s what resonates.”

Julia added: “Sean’s character believes in Sara. Their connection is something to me that’s deeper and just really beautiful.”



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Anne-Marie | Anne-Marie’s embarrassing music taste

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‘Mr Blobby’ was Anne-Marie’s first record.

The 29-year-old singer/songwriter admitted the novelty song by the character Mr Blobby was the first record she ever bought for herself, along with Brian Hyland’s ‘Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’.

She told British GQ: “‘Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’ on tape and also ‘Mr Blobby’. That was when I was really young. Then, later, my dad got me ‘Jagged Little Pill’ on CD from a charity shop. That was it. I was in love with Alanis Morissette, in love with music. My dad played music every day. He’d work such long hours, so his freedom would be coming home and banging in the music really loud. Seeing his joy in it made me interested in why it made him so happy. I really concentrated on what Morissette was saying in the lyrics.”

Anne-Marie also admitted she has always suffered with self-doubt.

She explained: “Rudimental discovering me and telling me, while I was in college, that they wanted me to come on tour with them was a really big thing. I’ve always been really anxious about it. I have huge self-doubt. Even when people told me I was good, I wouldn’t believe it. People might think that’s just me being humble, but honestly, it’s been a massive problem. I think if I actually believed in myself I could be one of the biggest pop stars in the world. I really struggle with imposter syndrome and what I’m able to do.

“As I was saying, though, after last year, when I had loads of therapy and tried to figure out that part of me, things are better. I’ve got a show coming up in Dubai and it’s the first time when anxiousness isn’t taking over. Right now I’m just thinking, ‘Wow, I’m so lucky to be able to get on stage and perform in front of all these people.’ It’s the first time my brain has switched into the excitement of doing it. It sounds cliche but 2020 has definitely changed my life.”



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Kimberly Wyatt | Kimberley Wyatt ‘almost’ got kicked out of Pussycat Dolls for acne

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Kimberly Wyatt was “almost” thrown out of Pussycat Dolls for having acne.

The blonde beauty admitted the group were under a lot of pressure to look a certain way and the stress she was under only made her skin flare-ups worse.

Asked if she felt any pressure about her appearance, she told New! magazine: “Massively, massively.

“I had horrible cystic acne when I first became a Doll and it almost cost me my place in the group.

“The pressure to get rid of it was intense, but it also caused more stress, which made me break out.

“As a dancer, finding a good relationship with fitness and food became key.”

But these days, Kimberly is less concerned about how she looks and her exercise regimes are all about building stamina and staying strong and flexible.

She said: “I’ve had to fight my battles with the way that I look but now, instead of focusing on my waistline and my six-pack abs, it’s more about what my body can do.

“I want to be able to get on stage and be the best Pussycat Doll. I want to have stamina and flexibility.”

The 38-year-old star – who has children Willow, six, Maple, three, and Ford, 15 months, with husband Max Rogers – insisted she and the rest of the band didn’t get competitive over how they looked but were a great source of support for one another.

She added: “We were supportive of each other. We were each other’s workout buddies but also there to be a shoulder to cry on when being in a girl band becomes too much.

“We had this pressure to be the winning girl band and were up against women with incredible bodies.

“We were fortunate that the amount of fitness involved with our shows kept us in good shape.

“That’s not to say we didn’t feel the pressure in between and it was very vocal that we had to look a certain way.”



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