The Buzz

Merge 104.8  |  15 September 2020

Star Wars star John Boyega has resigned as the global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after he was replaced in an advertisement he made for them by a Chinese actor.

Boyega made the personal video in his home city of London, but it was re-shot for the Chinese market.  The company apologised for what it described as a “misstep” that caused “offence”.

Paris Hilton has stunned fans once again, debuting her real voice during a live TV interview.

The millionaire heiress Paris said she’s just been ‘playing a dumb blonde’ over the years. 

The 39-year-old, who has long been known for her ‘baby voice,’ spoke with a deeper baritone during an appearance on Australian breakfast TV program Sunrise on Monday.

YouTube has announced it will its new rival to TikTok in India.

YouTube Shorts will limit videos to 15 seconds, and the platform will feature effects and tools that are similar to Tik Tok.

India banned TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in June as border tensions rose between the two countries. At the time, India was TikTok’s biggest foreign market, with an estimated 120 million users.