Social media scoop: Plagiarism claims, white-washed casts and wedding bells
There's always a sliver lining
New this week: Drama surrounds Ed Sheeran's Shape of You, Orange is the New Black actress, Samira Wiley's not-so-orange wedding and the new Crazy Rich Asian
1. Ed Sheeran comes clean with No Scrubs Ed Sheeran admits his that highly successful and chart-topping song, Shape of You was indeed influenced by TLC's No Scrubs. The similarities are uncanny — hear it for yourself.
2. Somebody's going to jail for Shape of you and it's not Ed Sheeran A woman in England was sentenced to serve eight weeks in jail for repeatedly blasting Sheeran's Shape of You and being a constant public nuisance to her neighbours.
3. Our favouriteinmate Poussey Washington got hitched Orange is the New Black writer and producer Lauren Morelli and supporting actress, Samira Wiley tied the knot last weekend. Looks like love can happen on film sets of jail cells too. #Couplegoals
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4. Netflix and chill at Yishun? To promote its second season of its highly successful series, Stranger Things, Netflix released a promotional video with the copy: "Is Yishun cursed, simply unlucky or struck by something stranger?".
6. J.K. Rowling's Mother's Day tweet made everyone outside the United Kingdom panic For a moment, we were puzzled about the non-existent Mother's Day buzz in Singapore. Who knew other parts of the world had a different Mother's Day day to Britain?
7. As #BrexitDay approaches, J.K. Rowling gets vocal and sentimental over it on twitter Echoing many of the unheard voices in the United Kingdom, Rowling gets emotional with a series of tweets. It's going to be a sad day for many, we reckon.
8. Amos Yee makes the headlines again, but this time, not for his hate speech Controversial Singaporean blogger Amos Yee has been granted asylum in the U.S. for being persecuted by the Singapore Government.
10. Henry Golding hits the jackpot Singapore-based TV presenter, Henry Golding, gets cast as the lead character Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians. We couldn't be any happier to see a familiar face on the big Hollywood screen. #Asianpride