Jul 27, 2017 Last Updated 2:30 PM, Jul 26, 2017
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Photos of Madame Tussauds latest Beyonce waxwork have surfaced on social media - but fans are confused by its likeness.

The new wax figure is currently being exhibited at Madame Tussauds in New York, but it's got members of the Beyhive around the world talking.

They're saying the waxwork doesn't resemble the 35-year-old singer and questioning who commissioned it.

Some fans are accusing the museum of whitewashing Beyonce's image.

Picture's of the figure started doing the rounds on Twitter on Tuesday night.

And while some Beyonce fans are loving the latest addition to Madame Tussauds, others are questioning whether the statue is even Beyonce.

Twitter users have been listing stars they think the statue resembles more, including American conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. We contacted Madame Tussauds for comment on the release of the statue and here's what they had to say.

"At Madame Tussauds, our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately colour match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted," they told Newsbeat.

"Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the colour of our wax figures which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage."

A Tunisian court has banned the US film Wonder Woman which stars an Israeli actress, more than a month after it had been scheduled to open at cinemas in the Arab state, a legal source said Wednesday.

Lebanon has also banned Wonder Woman, on the grounds of a long-standing boycott of Israel. 

The film was to have been screened at two venues in Tunis in early June but the showings were "suspended" following a complaint from the nationalist Al-Chaab party.

The court finally decided to impose the ban last Friday, prosecution spokesman Sofiene Sliti said, although the verdict was only disclosed to the media this week without a reason given for the judgement.

Al-Chaab demanded the film be banned because its leading actress, Gal Gadot, had defended Israel's 2014 war on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza on Facebook.

The case sparked controversy in Tunisia, with supporters of the ban calling for "no normalisation" of ties with the Jewish state and others criticising censorship.

This year Malawi will host its first Hip Hop awards; dates for the event will be announced later in the year, and will feature local acts such as 3rd Eye, Dominant 1, Kenny Klips, Genii Black, L-planet, Trudocsy, Kananji, DJ Milatino and others.

The awards are aimed at celebrating the Hip Hop culture, this includes M-Ceeing, Break-dancing, DJaying, Visual Arts and Beat Boxing.

“Elsewhere in the world, people celebrate Hip Hop through Awards and festivals. We shouldn’t be the only country out of the picture,” Chirwa was quoted as saying.

“After seeing a void where much effort is put in urban music, I thought it wise to start something which will focus more on Hip Hop as a culture.

I started this idea 3 years ago but now am going full throttle,” said the event organiser Geoff Chirwa.

Malawi now joins a list of countries such as USA, South Africa and Zambia among others which have annual Hip Hop Awards and festivals to celebrate the culture.

"Game of Thrones" returned for its season seven premiere on Sunday, ending a longer-than-usual wait for fans craving its unique weekly offer of sex, violence and dragons.

HBO had delayed production, meaning four more months of anticipation ahead of the season debut -- already one of the television events every year across the world.

But viewers were not disappointed, taking to social media in the thousands to express delight at the explosive start opening, the arrival of dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen in Westeros and a widely-hyped cameo by pop sensation Ed Sheeran.

"There are very few shows that can deliver as much action and excitement as the season six 'Game of Thrones' finale, and there are perhaps even fewer shows that can make a table-setting episode this much fun," the Hollywood Reporter said after the premiere.

"So it's all the more bittersweet that not only is winter here, but the end is in sight."

The debut episode, entitled "Dragonstone," saw evil Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), now ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, making alliances that threaten newly-anointed King of the North Jon Snow (Kit Harington).

Trained poisoner and throat-slitter in chief Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) exploded out of the blocks in a shocking opening by taking vengeance on the killers of her family at the infamous Red Wedding.

The comic relief was provided by multiple Grammy-winning Sheeran in a cameo as a soldier who sang a ditty -- a "new one," apparently -- about a woman's hand.

His appearance started a torrent of memes and excited comments from fans on Twitter, but not everyone was pleased to see him.

Variety magazine called the cameo "ridiculous" while one fan on Twitter quipped: "If Arya kills Ed Sheeran it'll be worth it."

"Game of Thrones" tells the story of noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne, all the while keeping one eye on the "White Walkers" leading hordes of the undead toward an invasion from the North.

The show, which has more Emmy Awards than any other narrative series and pulls in more than 20 million US viewers per episode, moved beyond George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels in season six.

It is due to run for a shortened seven episodes this year before returning for a six-episode final season.

"As per every premiere episode of 'Game of Thrones,' the pace is slow," wrote Lorraine Ali in the Los Angeles Times.

"Setting up each new carefully constructed season -- the complex weave of story lines, the huge cast, the breathtaking locations -- takes time."

But she concluded that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had "pulled it off once again, if not with a bit more humour than in previous seasons."

Beyoncé released the first picture of her one-month-old twins on Friday. 

In a post on Instagram, the singer is shown holding the babies and also confirmed their names.

Her girl is called "Rumi Carter" and her boy "Sir Carter," ending the speculation. 

Earlier this month, the pop diva and her husband, the rapper Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, filed for the copyright of the names, ensuring no one else profits from the names to sell anything from fragrances to music.

Their filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office comes from an identical California address to an application for the name of the couple's five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Rumi is the name of the 13th-century Persian poet who endures as one of the best-loved writers of the Sufi spiritual tradition, with verses that celebrate love, joy and tolerance.

The choice of "Sir" is less obvious, although the two names raise speculation that both children are boys.

Within minutes of posting the photogram on Instagram, it trended on social media, with fans congratulating the singer. 

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