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Drake announces 2023 North American tour with 21 Savage

Four-time Grammy-winner Drake is teaming up with collaborat­or 21 Savage for a North American arena tour this year.

The It's All a Blur Tour will kick off June 16 in New Orleans and stop in Dallas, Miami, New York, Montreal, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Additional shows including Toronto will be announced later.

The Canadian rapper-singer and Spotify's most-streamed artist in the U.S. last year put out two albums in 2022, “Honestly, Nevermind” and his collaborat­ion with 21 Savage, “Her Loss.” His last headlining tour was in 2018.

During a show at the famed Apollo Theater earlier this year, he hinted at a tour and possibly even more music on the horizon.

Several of the stops will be two-night stands, including in Atlanta, Chicago and Boston.

Presales will be available through Cash App and Sprite beginning Wednesday and general sales will start Friday.

Cara Delevingne glows in elegant red dress at Oscars

Cara Delevingne is stepping into her glow, days after opening up about her sobriety journey on the cover of Vogue.

The model stunned on the champagne carpet at the 2023 Oscars Sunday in a red, off-the-shoulder Elie Saab gown with a sky-high slit and sleek bun.

Earlier in the week, the model, 30, opened up in Vogue's April issue that she had a wake-up call shortly after her milestone birthday after seeing paparazzi photos of herself looking haggard in September.

“It's heartbreak­ing because I thought I was having fun, but at some point it was like, ‘OK, I don't look well,' ” Delevingne, 30, said in the cover story published Wednesday. “You know, sometimes you need a reality check.”

Oscars host skewers Academy for lack of female best-director nominees

Girl power behind the camera (or the lack thereof ) is a hot topic at the Oscars.

Jimmy Kimmel, host of the 95th Academy Awards, took aim at the absence of female filmmakers in the ceremony's best director category Sunday night.

Kimmel highlighte­d the snub while poking fun at “Avatar: The Way of Water” director James Cameron being a noshow at the Oscars.

“Some of the cynics are saying (James) Cameron isn't here because he didn't get a best director nomination,” Kimmel said. “While I find that very hard to believe about a man of such deep humility,” he joked, “he does have a point. How does the Academy not nominate the guy who directed ‘Avatar'? What do they think he is, a woman?”

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