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The world is going to end this weekend, according to 'Ghostbusters II'

If films are to be believed - especially those focusing on a bunch of rogue scientists dressing themselves up as Ghostbusters - then this Valentine's Day there's going to be a little more than just love in the air. You may not have thought it, but the Nostradamus-esque Ghostbusters II movie predicted - in a scene where Bill Murray's Peter Venkman talks to the gang's HQ receptionist Elaine (played by Annie Potts) - that the world was going to end on Valentines Day, February 14 2016.

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Which Beyoncé Am I?

Beyoncé made her surprise comeback (again) on Saturday with her politically-charged banger ‘Formation’, then followed it up by stealing the show at Coldplay’s Super Bowl half time show and announcing a worldwide stadium tour. It was a whirlwind 24 hours that’s for sure and it got us wondering - 'If I was Beyoncé, which era Beyoncé would I be'?

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Drake's Got His Eye On Toronto With These New Set Of Billboards

Set to release his fourth album 'Views From The 6' in April, Drake last night decided to wrestle back some of the hip-hop spotlight from Kanye by very publicly teasing the artwork to his new project. Indeed, what better way to promote your upcoming album than by buying advertising space on billboards across your home city of Toronto?

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The 1975's Mad 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It' – A Track-By-Track Dissection

Who would have guessed that an early frontrunner for 2016's most unpredictable album would be by The 1975? When lead single 'Love Me' was unveiled late last year, it challenged all preconceptions about the band led by Matty Healy. But the whole album – ludicrously titled 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It' – will make you think and reassess even more than that song did. The 17 tracks' 75 minutes are no easy listen, but the album is hugely eclectic - there's everything from semi-rapping to post-rock instrumentals and acoustic tearjerkers. Here’s what it sounds like…

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Watch Paul McCartney Create Emoji Music For Valentine's Day

When Paul McCartney was asked by Skype to record some music for Valentine’s Day he wasn’t sure. It was for some ‘Mojis’ – or as everyone else calls them, emojis – created especially for Valentine’s Day. “At first I thought, ‘Is this for me?’,” McCartney explains. “And then I thought, ‘Yeah, why not? Something nice and new,’ so I did. I put music to these things. It was really challenging to do.”

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Here's Why The Oscars Are Right To Clamp Down On Gushing Acceptance Speeches

In an effort to phase out dull and gushing acceptance speeches, this year's Oscar nominees have been asked to submit a list of people they wish to thank in advance. If Leonardo DiCaprio wins on February 28, for example, his pre-ordained list of names will scroll across the screen like a ticker tape, leaving Leo to wax lyrical about whatever he fancies. It's a smart move which should tighten up this year's ceremony and help to avoid cringe-inducing moments like these clangers from Academy Awards past.

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