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Taylor Swift cancels Thailand gig

US pop star Taylor Swift has cancelled her upcoming gig in Thailand because of the military coup in the country.

The concert in Bangkok would have been on the night of June 9, but the country is under a night-time curfew.

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I'm sending my love to the fans in Thailand. I'm so sad about the concert being canceled.

More: Thailand general issues warning to protesters

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William chats with pop stars at charity gala

Prince William enjoyed the company of stars Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift during a charity gala in Kensington Palace.

Prince William chats to pop star Taylor Swift. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The trio were the main attractions at the Winter Whites Gala in Kensington Palace to support homeless charity Centrepoint.

William met Bon Jovi and Swift at the State Apartments before hitting the red carpet.

Other guests included Benedict Cumberbatch, James Blunt and Tinie Tempah.

William meets Jon Bon Jovi and his family. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge stopped to acknowledge one of the men who was helping to create fake snow as the guests arrived.

William at the gala Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Gerry Glynn, who was blowing the soap and water mix over guests, said he was shocked the prince stopped to speak to him.

"He was very impressed with the snow," Mr Glynn laughed.

Female nominees on the red carpet at the Brit Awards

Taylor Swift poses for photographs
Taylor Swift is nominated in the best international female category.
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Emeli Sande is up for best British female and album of the year. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Jessie J is nominated in the best British single category. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Taylor Swift added to BRIT Awards lineup alongside One Direction

Swift, right, is on the same bill as One Direction's Harry Styles, left. Credit: PA

US superstar Taylor Swift is the latest addition to the list of acts due to perform at the BRIT Awards on February 20th.

Swift, 23, earned an estimated $57m (£36m) in 2012 and has sold 26 million albums worldwide.

She'll come face to face with former love interest Harry Styles, whose band One Direction are also on the bill for the ceremony.

Robbie Williams, Muse, Ben Howard, Mumford & Sons, Emeli Sande and Justin Timberlake will also perform at the event, which is to be broadcast live on ITV.

Harry Styles and Taylor Swift 'split'

According to reports One Direction's Harry Styles and US country music singer Taylor Swift have split following a bust-up in the Caribbean.

The stars, who have been together since November, were spending time together on the island of Virgin Gorda, where they were seen happily posing for pictures with fans.

But the romantic holiday is reported to have lasted only a few days, before Swift caught the first flight back home to the US after a row with the teen heartthrob.

Harry Styles and Taylor Swift have split according to reports
Harry Styles and Taylor Swift have split according to reports Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

She suggested that all might not be well in her relationship with Styles when she posted the lyric "'Til you put me down", a line from her song I Knew You Were Trouble, on Twitter on Sunday.

She and Styles had spent Christmas apart before the One Direction singer flew out to the US to spend New Years with Swift.

They enjoyed New Year's Eve together in New York, where Swift was performing, and were pictured kissing in Times Square.

A spokesman for Styles would not comment on the reports of split.

Taylor Swift named entertainer of the year at Academy of Country Music Awards

 Taylor Swift accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas
Taylor Swift accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas Credit: REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Taylor Swift was crowned entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday.

22-year-old singer said: "I am so amazed that the fans keep doing such incredibly nice things for me. I just want to hug them all the time and thank them for everything - it really blows my mind."

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