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Prince reunites with 'slave' Warner Bros label

US singer Prince has announced a new deal with record label Warner Bros, nearly two decades after their public falling out when he called himself a 'slave' and relinquished his name in favour of a symbol.

Prince now owns the rights to songs he recorded for the Warner Bros music label
Prince now owns the rights to songs he recorded for the Warner Bros music label Credit: PA

Prince will release "previously unheard material" through the label, and a 30th anniversary edition of his hit Purple Rain this summer.

Prince played secret gigs in London in February before his UK tour
Prince played secret gigs in London in February before his UK tour Credit: @stephenbudd

Prince was signed to Warner Bros from 1978 to the mid-1990s, and has now agreed rights ownership of the music he recorded for the label.

Read: Prince plays secret gig in small north London venue ahead of UK tour announcement

White House 'won't be commenting' on Bieber petition

The White House has responded to a petition calling to deport pop singer Justin Bieber from the US, saying: "Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one."

Almost 275,000 citizens have added their names to a petition on the White House website calling on President Barack Obama to revoke the Canadian-born singer's green card.

Justin Bieber poses for a booking photo at the Miami-Dade Police Department on January 23, 2014 Credit: Miami-Dade Police Department / ABACAUSA.COM

The White House said in a statement: "To avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments [...] in its response to a petition.

"So we'll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber’s case, but we’re glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken."

It ended saying: "You better believe it," an apparent reference to the "Belieber" term used to describe Bieber's legions of adoring, mostly pre-teen fans.

Read: Justin Bieber 'spotted in Panama' after court appearance


Classical violinist wows Britain's Got Talent judges

Britain's Got Talent goes posh tonight when a classical violinist takes a bow on the hit show. Lettice Rowbotham impresses the judges - and the audience - with her electric violin and judge David Walliams tells her: "I think you might be the poshest contestant we've had on the show."

Lettice Rowbotham to appear on Britain's Got Talent. Credit: TV/Syco/ITV/PA

The 24-year-old from Surrey's audition is just the tip of the iceberg with other impressive turns including a magic act, a singer and a circus performer.

Less impressive are a duo - Operadoo - who attempt to combine opera with didgeridoo playing.

Catch the show tonight on ITV1 at 7.00pm.

More: Britain's Got Talent: The acts who made it through

Tom Hardy to play both Kray twins in new film

Hollywood star Tom Hardy has confirmed he will play both Kray twins in a new film about the East End gangsters, called Legend.

Actor Tom Hardy poses during a photocall for his movie "Locke". Credit: REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

The Inception and Batman star will play as both Ronnie and Reggie Kray simultaneously during the movie - and while it may be a tricky task playing both, he relishes the challenge:

"I'm on that right now. I've got to work out how to play both twins, which will be fun.

"I'm really looking forward to it. I'm not going to put too much pressure on myself, I just want to have some fun and see what's out there and explore with the work."

Hardy is currently filming the second series of BBC period crime drama Peaky Blinders.

Peaches Geldof's funeral to be held on Easter Monday

Peaches Geldof's funeral is to be held on Easter Monday at the same church where her mothers funeral Paula Yates was held.

The Kent church is also where the 25-year-old married musician Tom Cohen, the father of her children, in 2012. Her family says the event will be private.

Peaches Geldof's funeral will be at the same church as her mothers, Paula Yates. Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Kent Police said her death is being treated as a "non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death".

Read more: Peaches Geldof post-mortem proves 'inconclusive'


Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at home in Mexico

Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets journalists and neighbours on his birthday outside his house in Mexico City. Credit: Reuters\Edgard Garrido

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at his home in Mexico at the age of 87, a source close to his family has confirmed.

The Colombian writer's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality.

More: Marquez 'outsold everything in Spanish but the Bible'

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