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Pepsi pulls controversial Kendall Jenner ad

The soda company made the announcement Wednesday after the ad triggered an immediate online backlash for using protest imagery to market the soft drink.

"Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize," the company said in a statement. "We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are removing the content and halting any further rollout."

Inside the private world of Paris Jackson

Since then, Paris said, she has moved past those tumultuous years and was ready to explore modeling and acting—and even dabble in music like her late father, Michael Jackson

As the cyber-azzi shared and debated Paris' Rolling Stone revelations, the paparazzi pounced on her. The day after the magazine interview came out, Paris was mobbed by a pack of photographers at LAX, causing the visibly shaken teen to run away, crying, "Leave me alone!"

Drake to star in British drama Top Boy

Ashley Walters, who plays Dushane, told the Daily Mirror that producers are making a "significant role" for the Canadian.

He says the rapper met the show's creators last week to talk about the role.

"We met up to start talking about the show and we are working out a role for him," he told the newspaper.

"He loves acting, of course he wanted a part. He's going to be really hands on and is getting stuck into it."

Elsa from Frozen was meant to be an evil

That's according to the animated film's producer Peter Del Vecho, who says they completely re-wrote the ending.

"When we started off, Anna and Elsa were not sisters," he told EW.

"They weren't even royal. So Anna was not a princess. Elsa was a self-proclaimed Snow Queen, but she was a villain and pure evil - much more like the Hans Christian Andersen tale."

'The Boss Baby' doesn't milk enough laughs from premise

Based on a popular picture book, the basic idea could hardly be more universal: life is going along just swimmingly for 7 ½-year-old Tim (voiced by Miles Bakshi), until his parents (Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel) inform him that he's about to have a baby brother.

Because a grown-up Tim (Tobey Maguire) narrates the story, a bit of hyperbole is reasonable, like his recollection of the baby (Alec Baldwin, in an inspired casting stroke) motoring up to the driveway in a cab, already wearing a little suit and tie.

Why Hollywood's writers might be headed for a strike

But if the Writers Guild of America is not able to agree to a new contract before May, it all could come to a screeching halt, nearly a decade since the union's last strike that lasted 100 days and carried a billion-dollar price tag.

At issue: The WGA's three-year-contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) is about to expire. Among the Guild's requests are higher pay for TV writers and more funding toward healthcare.

The Aboriginal stand-up comedians cracking up Australia

Melbourne's International Comedy Festival first held its Deadly Funny competition in 2007 and The Deadly Funnies have helped to sustain the genre.

More recently we've have TV shows like Black Comedy8MMM, and Comedy Up Late

Disney's blockbuster formula for rebooting tales as old as time

Starring Emma Watson, "Beauty and the Beast" is another reimagined tale for Disney that follows box office hits "Alice in Wonderland" (2010), "Maleficent" (2014), "Cinderella" (2015) and most recently, "The Jungle Book."

Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney Studios motion picture production, told CNN the company's strategy of adapting its animated classics for contemporary audiences can be traced back to Walt Disney himself.

Katy Perry to headline Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull

Little Mix, Kings of Leon and Stormzy have already been announced for the event, which takes place on 27 and 28 May.

Katy, who headlined Big Weekend in Glasgow in 2014, announced the news on the Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw.

"Grimmy has told me all about Hull and we've already set up a date to the Yorkshire pudding factory," she said.

Snoop Dogg 'shoots' Trump clown 'Ron Klump' in new video

The video for "Lavender" (Nightfall Remix) ft. Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg dropped this weekend and features the rapper and a cast of clowns, including one played by actor Michael Rapaport.

The single is a remix of a track by BADBADNOTGOOD and Kaytranada.

Snoop's video takes on hot button issues including police shootings.

But the most controversial aspect of it is a clown dubbed "Ronald Klump."

In a mock breaking news clip, Klump is seen at a "Clown House" press conference where the TV news crawl reads "Ronald Klump wants to deport all doggs."