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The Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather press tour stopped in Toronto on Wednesday night — the second stop after L.A. — and the two men got quite the welcome from Toronto rapper Drake. “I came here today to witness history with each and every one of you. The biggest fight in the history of fighting, and, of course, they had to come to the greatest city in the world to do a press conference,” Drake said. After months of speculation, it was announced in June that Mayweather, 40, would come out of retirement to face-off against McGregor, 28, a mixed martial artist who has never had a pro boxing fight.

Global Pop Superstar ‪Jennifer Lopez‬ will perform LIVE ‪on 17th November 2017‬ at The Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai. Tickets are now available online.

The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning and, capping off a huge year for the veteran variety show, Saturday Night Live led in mentions. It tied HBO drama Westworld with 22 nominations. Veep’s Anna Chlumsky and S.W.A.T.’s Shemar Moore were on hand at the Television Academy’s Wolf Theatre in Los Angeles, where there was also good news for Hulu newcomer The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix’s Stranger Things, FX’s Feud and HBO mainstay Veep. NBC’s breakout family drama scored big on Emmy nominations landing 11 noms -- including Best TV Drama Series -- for the beloved television favorite. This Is Us becomes the first network TV drama to land a nomination in the series category since The Good Wife in 2011 Check out the rest of the nominations on http://www.emmys.com/

Beyoncé reigns supreme on Billboard’s list for top earning artists in 2016, raking in $62.1 million last year, largely thanks to her blockbuster Formation World Tour. She made $20 million more than the No. 2 act, Guns N’ Roses. She and Guns N’ Roses were followed by Bruce Springsteen, Drake, Adele, Coldplay and Justin Bieber.

Scientists have created a musical instrument you can play with just your thoughts. The instrument, called the Encephalophone — “enceph” means “head” — is described in a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Researchers hope that one day this brain-computer interface can help people with motor disorders. They hope that this new instrument will help empower and rehabilitate patients with motor disabilities such as those from stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin search ends at Bollywood actor Siddharth Gupta. Rumors are that Hollywood actor Will Smith will play the role of genie in the film. Siddharth will play the role of Prince Ali in the live action film Aladdin.

Court Voids Universal Music Group’s $31 Million Deal With Prince Estate. Universal Music Group will get its $31 million back from the Prince estate, according to a court order issued Thursday.

After buying the rights to a package of Prince’s recorded music — including his “vault” of unreleased music and an array of other albums — in late January, a deal that had been structured as an advance on future royalties, a judge granted the estate administrator’s motion to void the deal due to ambiguity surrounding whether the rights conflicted with Warner Music Group’s rights.

Mark your calendars for ‪27th October 2017‬, as the biggest annual Halloween-themed LIVE music festival, Fiesta De Los Muertos, is back. 117Live announced the legendary British virtual band ‪Gorillaz‬ and superstar ‪Nick Jonas‬ to headline the second edition, supported by the popular Lebanese-Canadian R&B singer ‪Massari‬ and much-loved Mexican musicians The Mariachis.