x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Also: Shruti Haasan’s stalker arrested; X Factor winner James Arthur suffers acute exhaustion; Big B gives Happy New Year thumbs-up; Beyoncé serenades her daughter in new single.

The singer Miley Cyrus's house was broken into. AP Photo / Gero Breloer, File
The singer Miley Cyrus's house was broken into. AP Photo / Gero Breloer, File

Miley Cyrus’s Studio City home was broken into on Friday and the singer is reportedly “really shaken up”. The Los Angeles Police Department said several items were stolen and that the investigation is continuing. The break-in reportedly took place when no one was home. The pop star turned 21 on Saturday.

Shruti Haasan’s stalker arrested

A man was arrested in Mumbai for stalking the Bollywood actress Shruti Haasan. The accused has been identified as Ashok Shankar Trimukhe; the police say he is a “spot boy in Film City [a studio in Mumbai]”. Trimukhe claims he went to Haasan’s residence to seek a job for his brother, and that he had no intention to scare Haasan. According to the police, the incident occurred last week at the actress’s apartment. She is the daughter of the Tamil filmmaker and actor Kamal Haasan. — The National staff

X Factor winner James Arthur suffers acute exhaustion

James Arthur, the 2012 winner of The X Factor, has been forced to cancel several forthcoming commitments because he is suffering from exhaustion. Arthur has been asked to rest for a week before his UK tour begins on Friday in Newcastle. The star’s publicist said on his official Facebook page: “Unfortunately James Arthur has been diagnosed with acute exhaustion and has been instructed to rest for several days by his doctor.” – IANS

Big B gives Happy New Year thumbs-up

The Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan said he recently watched bits of the filmmaker Farah Khan’s forthcoming movie Happy New Year, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Boman Irani, Deepika Padukone and his son, Abhishek Bachchan. “Farah and Shah Rukh showed me some rushes of Happy New Year and it looks so grand and big and exciting and lots of fun,” Big B posted on his blog. The movie is out next year. Bachchan caught up with the Happy New Year cast at a film studio in Mumbai, where he happened to be shooting for his next film, Bhoothnath Returns. — IANS

Beyoncé serenades her daughter

Beyoncé has paid tribute to her daughter Blue Ivy in the best way she knows: through song. In a new single that leaked on the internet on Friday, the superstar mom-of-one sings about her 20-month-old baby. Lyrics such as ‘When you were born, the angels sighed in delight’ and ‘Tears were shed; How we had been blessed’ leave no doubt that the track, titled God Made You Beautiful, was written for her and husband Jay Z’s only child. The singer is currently on The Mrs Carter Show World Tour, which wraps up on December 22 in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. — IANS