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Rihanna's Met Gala wardrobe by Guo Pei goes viral

Guo Pei is a Chinese fashion designer. She is best known for designing dresses for Chinese celebrities, and in America for Rihanna's trailing yellow gown at the 2015 Met Ball. Guo is the second born-and-raised Asian designer to be invited to become a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture after Lebanese designer Elie Saab.

Keira Knightley marries James Righton

Keira Knightley and musician James Righton of the band, Klaxons, were married in Mazan, Vaucluse after being in a relationship together from 2011. The couple's daughter, Edie was born in 2015. Knightley advocates for an equal paternity leave and has been vocal about her dislike for the expensive childcare in England.

Musician Adam Yauch dies

Adam Yauch was an American rapper, singer, musician, songwriter, director, and film distributor. He was best known as a founding member of the hip-hop group Beastie Boys. Yauch was diagnosed and unsuccessfully treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node and died at age 47.

Madonna’s album 'Hard Candy' goes straight to #1 in the UK

Hard Candy is the eleventh studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna. It was released by Warner Bros. Records. On release, Hard Candy debuted at number one in 37 countries worldwide, including the United States, Australia, Canada, France, and the UK.

Alanis Morissette hits #1 on the UK album chart with 'Jagged Little Pill'

Jagged Little Pill is the third studio album, and international debut, by Canadian singer Alanis Morissette. Jagged Little Pill topped the charts in ten countries; with sales of over 33 million units worldwide, it is one of the best-selling albums of all time and made Morissette the first Canadian to achieve double diamond sales.

Rome hosts the 36th Eurovision Song Contest

The 36th Eurovision Song Contest was held in Rome. Due to the Gulf War and mounting tensions in Yugoslavia, RAI decided to move the contest from Sanremo to Rome, which was perceived to be more secure. Carola was the winner of this Contest with the song "Fångad av en stormvind". This was the third victory for Sweden.

Cher scores her first solo UK #1 single with 'The Shoop Shoop Song'

Cher's remake was cut for the soundtrack of her film Mermaids in which it played under the closing credits. It peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number one in the United Kingdom, where it remained for five weeks, selling a total of 520,000 copies. The song was Cher's first solo number one single.

Sweden hosts 30th Eurovision Song Contest

The 30th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest was held in Gothenburg, Sweden. During the voting, it was not immediately evident that Norway would win the Contest. The Norwegian duo "Bobbysocks!' brought home their country's first win.

Abba hit #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Waterloo'

"Waterloo" is the first single from the Swedish pop group ABBA's second album, Waterloo, and their first under the Epic and Atlantic labels. The single became a No. 1 hit in several countries. It reached the U.S. Top 10 and went on to sell nearly six million copies, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Angela Lansbury appears in her first movie

Eighteen-year-old Angela Lansbury made her debut in the Oscar nominated film Gaslight, directed by George Cukor and starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotten. It had a larger scale and budget than earlier films and lends a different feel to the material. Gaslight was directed by George Cukor and starred Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, and 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in an Oscar-nominated screen debut as Supporting Actress. It had a larger scale and budget than the earlier film and lends a different feel to the material.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was officially founded when Louis B. Mayer, head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, presented the idea to a group of 36 people involved in the film industry. The Academy is known for its annual Academy Awards, now officially known as The Oscars.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1970

Will Arnett

born 1951

Mick Mars