Egypt Independent: Arts-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/Culture/rss.xml en Hugh Jackman has another skin cancer growth removed http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2466386 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/09/10/43/hugh_jackman.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>&quot;X-Men&quot; star Hugh Jackman said on Monday he had another skin cancer growth removed from his nose, and urged people to wear sunscreen.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jackman, 47, posted a photo on his Instagram account, showing a bandage across his nose. It was the Australian actor&#39;s 5th known basal cell carcinoma removal since 2013.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;An example of what happens when you don&#39;t wear sunscreen. Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless. PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups,&quot; Jackman wrote on the Instagram post.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jackman, who also starred in the movie musical &quot;Les Miserables,&quot; has, in the past, attributed his condition to not having used sunscreen while growing up in Australia.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>He now gets checkups every three months, and has launched a range of sunscreens for children.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, afflicting more than 90 percent of US skin cancer patients. Such carcinomas rarely spread, but if not removed, may damage or disfigure the surrounding tissue.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:00:00 +0000 Reuters 2466386 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/09/10/43/hugh_jackman.jpg Beyonce set to start 'Formation' world tour in April http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2466385 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/06/23/43/lead_large.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>After a sizzling performance during the Super Bowl on Sunday and shortly after releasing the new single &ldquo;Formation&rdquo; and music video, Beyonce announced she would embark on a world tour in April.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It will be the first major world tour by the Grammy-winning singer in three years. The &quot;Formation&quot; tour is set to begin on April 27 in Miami.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>During the halftime Super Bowl performance with Cold Play and Bruno Mars she dominated the conversation on social media. There were 1.3 million tweets about the singer, according to figures from Twitter. The most-tweeted song was &quot;Formation,&quot; which is a power anthem to race and feminism.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:19:00 +0000 Reuters 2466385 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/06/23/43/lead_large.jpg Rihanna's 'Anti' scores Billboard 200 top spot http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2466384 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/05/05/43/yht.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Rihanna&#39;s new album, &quot;Anti,&quot; officially took the top spot on the Billboard 200 album charts on Monday, a week after 1 million giveaway copies made it ineligible for Billboard consideration.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;Anti&quot; sold 166,000 units, comprising album and song sales and streaming activity, in its second week of release, according to figures from Nielsen Soundscan.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>That was enough to unseat Adele&#39;s &quot;25&quot; from the No. 1 spot, while American rapper Kevin Gates&#39; debut album, &quot;Islah,&quot; took second place with 112,000 units sold.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;Anti,&quot; Rihanna&#39;s eighth album, was released on January 27 exclusively on online music platform Tidal. Through a deal with Samsung, a million copies were offered free to fans who signed up for Tidal membership, making &quot;Anti&quot; ineligible for Billboard charts rankings in the first week, since Billboard does not count sales of albums priced under $3.49.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>British band Coldplay&#39;s &quot;A Head Full of Dreams&quot; got a chart bump ahead of Sunday&#39;s Super Bowl, where the group played the halftime show, rising to 16th place from 37th.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Coldplay and fellow Super Bowl artists Beyonce and Bruno Mars will have to wait until next week to see the chart impact of their performance on the most-watched annual TV event in the United States.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The only other Billboard 200 debuts were from Australian indie pop singer Sia, whose &quot;This is Acting&quot; album landed at No. 4, and American YouTube star Charlie Puth, whose first studio album, &quot;Nine Track Mind,&quot; came in at No. 6.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>On the digital songs chart, which measures online single sales, former One Direction singer Zayn Malik beat Drake to the top spot with 267,000 downloads of his &quot;Pillowtalk&quot; release,</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:00:00 +0000 Reuters 2466384 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/05/05/43/yht.jpg Lock of John Lennon's hair could fetch up to $10,000 at auction http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2466374 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/11/08/501184/john_lenon.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>A lock of singer John Lennon&#39;s hair is expected to sell for more US$10,000 when it is sold at auction later this month.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Heritage Auctions, which is selling the hair of the late singer, said it was clipped and saved by a hairdresser in Germany in 1966.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest lock of Lennon&#39;s hair ever sold at auction,&quot; the auction house said in a statement.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The sale, which will be held on Feb. 20, will include other items linked to the Beatles.</div> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:55:00 +0000 Reuters 2466374 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/11/08/501184/john_lenon.jpg