Rapper Kanye West has been paid millions after performing at the wedding of controversial President Nursultan Nazarbayev's grandson, says reports.
Lil Wayne has offered what might be taken for an apology for lyrics about a civil rights hero who was murdered for flirting with a white woman.
Food distributor Boris Akimov is on a mission to get Russians eating organic, local food, not pizza and burgers.
The rapper's reps have played down concerns, despite reports of another serious seizure.
In St Petersburg, an underground arts movement is challenging the zeitgeist of greed, using kindness to turn old buildings into Utopias of creativity.
Lebanese officials have reportedly banned Lady Gaga's new album, deeming it "offensive to Christianity".
The Pixies have cancelled their first performance in Israel, citing "events beyond our control".