Taylor Swift celebrates US World Cup victory on stage

Plus: Rajkumar Rao says FTII needs to be in safe hands; injury made Foo Fighters stronger, says Dave Grohl; and John Fogerty sues former Creedence bandmates.

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All-American girl Taylor Swift honoured the US women's football team by bringing them on stage on Friday. Fresh off their World Cup championship, the players joined Swift for a performance of Style at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Swift her famous friends then recreated her Bad Blood video. Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld, Gigi Hadid and Lily Aldridge – all dressed as characters from the song's action-filled music video – joined the pop star for the dance track. – AP

Rajkumar Rao: FTII needs to be in safe hands

Rajkumar Rao is the latest Bollywood celebrity to come out in support of student protests against the appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as the new chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) last month. "FTII needs to be in safe hands. Students need somebody who they can trust and look up to. It's their future that is at stake here," Rao, who is an FTII alumnus, tweeted on Friday. Students, who have been boycotting classes, say the Chauhan's appointment was "politically motivated". Chauhan is best known for playing Yudhisthira in popular mythological TV serial Mahabharata. – IANS

Injury made Foo Fighters stronger, says Grohl

Dave Grohl says his broken foot is healing. Even though the injury reduced the Foo Fighters frontman to performing from a chair, he insists his injury has not set his band back, but strengthened it. “I think these have been the best shows the Foo Fighters have ever done,” he said. “I think because of this situation and because of the challenge of just getting onstage to do the shows, the shows are more passionate; they’re more energetic.” Grohl fell onstage in Sweden last month and fractured his foot. – AP

John Fogerty sues former Creedence bandmates

John Fogerty is suing two of his former Creedence Clearwater Revival bandmates for unpaid royalty fees since December 2011. The singer is claiming they haven’t paid him in years for performing the band’s hits with their new group. Fogerty filed the lawsuit on Friday in Los Angeles against Stuart Cook and Douglas Clifford, two founding Creedence members who now perform — without Fogerty — under the name Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Fogerty previously sued the men over using the Creedence Clearwater name, but settled with them in 2001 for a share of their touring and merchandise income. – AP