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Mika has some issues with social networking

Plus: Sherine and her daughter are fans of Psy; Ben Affleck gets honorary doctorate from Brown

Mika performs during the 12th edition of the music festival Mawazine in Rabat. AFP
Mika performs during the 12th edition of the music festival Mawazine in Rabat. AFP

Mika has some issues with social networking

Mika is more fond of Facebook than Twitter. Speaking from Morocco’s Mawazine Festival on Sunday, the Lebanese-born English pop star said he has mixed feelings regarding his Twitter account, despite having more than 380,000 followers. “I’m on tour, it’s 1.30 in the morning and I am waiting in the hotel lobby, so I think, sure, I will check my Twitter,” he said. “Sometimes I am horrified by what is directed at me online.” Mika states he has no problem with Facebook, however. “Last year, I did an intimate acoustic tour across the US and advertised it only on Facebook,” he said. “Ninety-three per cent of the tickets were sold out in minutes. After that, I told myself I would never say anything bad about Facebook again.” – The National staff

Sherine and her daughter are fans of Gangnam Style

Sherine is a fan of Psy’s Gangnam Style. The Egyptian pop star and The Voice mentor said she succumbed to the track’s charm after her three-year-old daughter couldn’t stop singing the song at home. “I do like it a lot now; I really can’t help it,” she told a press conference on Saturday at the Mawazine Festival in Morocco. “Every time that song comes on, my daughter jumps up and begins to sing and dance along. It is so adorable.” – The National staff

Affleck gets honorary doctorate from Brown

The Academy Award-winning actor and director Ben Affleck has received one of six honorary doctorate degrees from Brown University.
Affleck was among artists, writers, scientists and educators to receive the degrees from the Ivy League school at commencement exercises on Sunday. He received a fine arts degree. The Massachusetts native directed, produced and starred in Argo, which won this year’s Oscar for Best Picture.
– AP

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