x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Next Top Model comes to Dubai

Plus: Mariah Carey announces new single, Elton John tops the charts after 20 years, Men in Black 4 confirmed, and Lindsay Lohan takes on new film role.

The contestants of Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model at Atlantis The Palm. Courtesy Atlantis The Palm
The contestants of Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model at Atlantis The Palm. Courtesy Atlantis The Palm

The latest season of Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model last week premiered its first two episodes, both filmed at Dubai's Atlantis The Palm. A spokesperson from Atlantis confirmed the show was shot at the resort from February 20 to 28 with the supermodel host Elle Macpherson, the actress Whitney Port, the fashion designer Julien Macdonald and the model Tyson Beckford, along with 20 contestants and a crew of 26. They booked 32 rooms at Atlantis. According to their spokesperson, this year Atlantis has hosted the cast and crews of The Amazing Race, Top Chef, Made in Chelsea, Germany's Next Top Model and the Chinese film Switch.

Mariah Carey announces new single

Mariah Carey took to Twitter on Saturday to announce the title of her forthcoming track, Triumphant (Get 'Em). "So I can finally announce to you that my new single is coming out early August!" Carey posted. "I wrote Triumphant when I was going through a difficult time. When you hear it, pay attention to the lyrics." The tune was written and produced by Carey as well as Jermaine Dupri and Brian Michael Cox. * IANS

Elton top of the pops after 20 years

The British pop star Elton John on Sunday scored his first No 1 album in his home country for more than 20 years, his seventh in total. The singer and pianist, who is 65, claimed the official top spot with Good Morning to the Night, a collaboration with the Australian duo Pnau. The pair have reworked John's early 1970s hits as dance anthems, giving him his first chart-topper since releasing The Very Best of Elton John in 1990. * AP

Men in Black 4 confirmed

After the success of the third Men in Black, another part is coming, the Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad has announced. Will Smith, who reprised his role of Agent J in the sci-fi franchise in May, has reportedly signed on. "We're very pleased with the performance of Men in Black 3, and we believe it is an ongoing franchise. We're going to do another one," said Belgrad. * IANS

Lindsay Lohan takes new film role

Lindsay Lohan has secured her next movie role. The producer Braxton Pope announced Lohan will star in The Canyons, a film written by the Less Than Zero author Bret Easton Ellis about ambitious 20-somethings in Los Angeles. Paul Schrader, who wrote Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, is set to direct the film. The new role comes amid Lohan's continuing legal issues, a recent car crash and a run-in with paramedics. Her publicist says the 26-year-old actress has been on set since last week. * AP