x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Britney Spears adds shows to Las Vegas residency

Also, Ankit Tiwari in judicial custody and rebounding NBC adding 12 new series next season.

Britney Spears rehearses Britney: Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Courtesy Caesars Entertainment / David Becker / AP Photo
Britney Spears rehearses Britney: Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Courtesy Caesars Entertainment / David Becker / AP Photo

Caesars Entertainment says Britney Spears is adding more than 30 dates to her Las Vegas residency. Britney: Piece of Me will now play shows in October until December and in February. Shows have also been added in August and September. The Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino says the first round of shows in August and September sold out. The 31-year-old Spears kicked off the two-year residency late last year around the time she released her eighth album, Britney Spears. – AP

Ankit Tiwari in judicial custody

The Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari, who was arrested on charges of allegedly raping his former girlfriend, was on May 12 remanded to judicial custody until May 26, his lawyer said. Mumbai police arrested Tiwari and his brother, Ankur, last week. Tiwari, who achieved nationwide fame for singing playback on popular songs in the 2014 blockbuster Aashiqui 2, claims it is a conspiracy by his professional rivals. – IANS

Rebounding NBC adding 12 new series next season

NBC is adding a dozen new series to its 2014-15 schedule, including dramas starring Katherine Heigl and Debra Messing. The network said on Sunday that Heigl (pictured) will play a CIA agent in State of Affairs, and Messing will star as a homicide detective and working mum in The Mysteries of Laura. Other series announced by NBC for next season include a pair of comedies produced by Will Ferrell – Bad Judge and Mission Control – and a drama titled Constantine, based on the DC Comics series Hellblazer. – AP