• Bill Cosby Admitted to Sex with Teens, Said Agency Sent Five or Six Models to His Studio Each Week

    Bill Cosby Admitted to Sex with Teens, Said...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Entertainer Bill Cosby admitted to having sex with at least two teen-aged girls and said an agency would send "five or six" models to his studio each week while he was filming one of his sitcoms, according to portions of Cosby's deposition in a long-settled civil released by the Associated Press on the eve of a preliminary hearing on the lone criminal case against Cosby. Cosby said he would give the struggling, young actresses a "very, very good meal" and described a sexual encounter he had with one of them in 2000, according to the transcripts from the depositions Cosby gave in 2005 and 2006 for Andrea Constand's civil suit against him. She was 17 years old at the time.

  • Billboard Music Awards 2016: The Best and the Worst Moments

    Billboard Music Awards 2016: The Best and the...

    Time | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Rihanna, Britney Spears, Madonna and Celine Dion all played.

  • Japanese pop star in critical condition after knife attack by fan

    Japanese pop star in critical condition after...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    A Japanese pop star is in a critical condition after being repeatedly stabbed by a fan as she was waiting to perform at a concert venue in Tokyo. Mayu Tomita, 20, received nearly two dozen wounds to her neck and chest. Police arrested Tomohiro Iwazaki, 27, at the scene. He is reported to have said he was angry because Ms Tomita returned a gift he had sent her.

  • Watch: Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” video secures its place as 2016’s “Happy”

    Watch: Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the...

    Slate | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    “Can’t Stop the Feeling” can’t be stopped. It’s already debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100—no small feat—while “Happy” took months to reach the top spot.

  • The Upcoming Fall Season of TV Is Heavy on Nostalgia

    The Upcoming Fall Season of TV Is Heavy on...

    Time | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc are among the returning stars.

  • DJ Calvin Harris suffers minor injuries in Los Angeles crash

    DJ Calvin Harris suffers minor injuries in Los...

    Reuters | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    Scottish musician Calvin Harris, one of the world's top earning DJs, sustained minor injuries in a car crash in Los Angeles and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, police said on Saturday.

  • J.K. Rowling Defends Donald Trump's Right To Be 'Offensive And Bigoted'

    J.K. Rowling Defends Donald Trump\'s Right To Be...

    Published: Tue, May 17, 2016

    J.K. Rowling clearly doesn’t like what Donald Trump has to say. But the Harry Potter author, who once said the presumptive GOP presidential nominee was worse than her most evil character Voldemort, has vigorously defended his right to say it, The Huffington Post reports.

  • 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' and the Art of Self-Love

    \'RuPaul’s Drag Race\' and the Art of Self-Love

    The Atlantic | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    The most successful drag queen in American history ends every episode of his long-running reality-TV show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, in the same way. “Remember, if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” he asks, beaming at the queens who’ve survived another week in the competition. “Can I get an amen up in here?” The simplicity and earnestness of the declaration may strike those unfamiliar with the Logo show as hollow, more like a catchphrase than a mantra, but this rhetoric of self-love as a form of self-care has always been essential in the world of drag. The composer Jerry Herman captured the therapeutic value of the tradition in a song from the 1983 Broadway hit La Cage Aux Folles. In the tender number “A Little More Mascara,” the character Albin sings about the palliative power of turning into the star performer Zaza: “To make depression disappear / I screw some rhinestones on my ear / And put my brooches and tiara / And a little more mascara on.” More recent drag narratives—from The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, to Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Kinky Boots—have carried the same undertones of self-empowerment. Though RuPaul also subscribes to this idea of self-care as a natural outgrowth of drag, his show differs crucially from its film and theater predecessors. When Zaza hustles out her highest drag as her spirit starts to sag, she does so in the solitude of her own dressing room—away from her partner and the world around her. But when RuPaul’s queens face the long vanity mirror that flanks the pink workroom where they get ready, they often discuss their personal experiences with body image, self-esteem, prior prison convictions, and homelessness—in front of the camera and thus with the entire world. In other words, the reality-TV format of RuPaul’s DragRace turns what are typically private, confidence-boosting anthems into communal moments for public consumption.

  • Fears of a ‘Mount Doom’ eruption

    Fears of a ‘Mount Doom’ eruption

    Published: Fri, May 13, 2016

    TOURISTS and hikers have been warned to stay away from Mount Doom - made famous in The Lord Of The Rings movies - because it could erupt any moment. According to The Sun, Temperatures at Mount Ruapehu, the real name of the active volcano in New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park, have doubled in the last few weeks, surging from 25C to 45C. There has also been a huge increase of both carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide output at the volcano’s Crater Lake, which last erupted six years ago.

  • Emma Watson has been named in the Panama Papers database

    Emma Watson has been named in the Panama Papers...

    Published: Wed, May 11, 2016

    Emma Watson has been named in a database containing details of the Panama Papers leak.   The Harry Potter actress’s name was found by The Spectator in a searchable database containing more details about the Panama Papers tax avoidance scandal.   The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published data on more than 200,000 entities on its website on Monday evening. The database contains information on companies, trusts and foundations and users can see networks involving the offshore companies.

  • Oklahoma's education budget cuts highlighted on "Ellen DeGeneres Show"

    Oklahoma\'s education budget cuts highlighted on...

    BY ANDREA EGER, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    The library media specialist at Union's McAuliffe Elementary made yet another appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and came away with $25,000 to help her school weather state budget cuts. Kirby Mackenzie has been dubbed "Ellen's favorite librarian" in the two years since the talk show surprised her with a new bookmobile and $25,000 cash for McAuliffe's summer reading program.  In a Skype interview that aired on Monday's episode, DeGeneres asked Mackenzie how Oklahoma's budget crisis was affecting McAuliffe students.

  • Candye Kane dies at 54; performer sang of self-acceptance even while battling cancer

    Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    Candye Kane, an L.A.-raised blues, swing and roots-rock performer who preached self-acceptance and whose song "The Toughest Girl Alive" gained new meaning as she performed for years with cancer, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

  • Jon Stewart Says Donald Trump Can't Be President Because He's A 'Man-Baby'

    Jon Stewart Says Donald Trump Can\'t Be...

    Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    Jon Stewart renewed his feud with Donald Trump on Monday, saying the presumed Republican presidential nominee might not be eligible for the presidency, The Huffington Post reports. “That’s not a birther thing,” Stewart told David Axelrod during a live taping of “The Axe Files“ podcast. “I’m not a constitutional scholar so I can’t necessarily say, but are you eligible to run if you are a man-baby or a baby man?”

  • WATCH: Cyndi Lauper's and James Corden's 'Girls Just Want Equal Funds' parody

    WATCH: Cyndi Lauper\'s and James Corden\'s \'Girls...

    Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    Girls just want to have fun, right? Except when they just want to paid the same as their male coworkers. Cyndi Lauper and James Corden have re-done Lauper's classic 80s jam, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" as "Girls Just Want Equal Funds," so now it's about the fight for equal pay, USA TODAY reports.

  • Dating app matches Canadians and Americans who want to escape Trump

    Dating app matches Canadians and Americans who...

    Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    Does the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency make you want to move to Canada? Well, now you can. Or at least you can try and find a nice Canadian to help you live there. A new dating site says it will help you find a Canadian partner to “Make dating great again," USA TODAY reports.

  • Tulsa musician Steve Pryor killed in motorcycle crash

    Tulsa musician Steve Pryor killed in motorcycle...

    By JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Sat, May 7, 2016

    Prominent and prolific Tulsa musician Steve Pryor died Friday after a motorcycle crash, multiple sources said. Pryor was a renowned blues guitarist and Tulsa native who toured with bands like the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Joe Cocker and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and played extensively around the Tulsa area, recording his own music for decades and working with many musicians throughout the region. "He really exemplified the Tulsa scene," said John Cooper with the Red Dirt Rangers, who played with Pryor recently in Tulsa. "He bridged back to the old Tulsa scene, and he was respected by the new scene. He's kind of the embodiment of what they Tulsa scene is right now."

  • KFC releases fried chicken-flavored nail polish

    KFC releases fried chicken-flavored nail polish

    Updated: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Nope, this isn't a month-delayed April Fools' joke — Kentucky Fried Chicken is now making Kentucky Fried nail polish, USA TODAY reports. The chicken chain revealed a "Finger Lickin' Good Edible Nail Polish," infused with their secret spice blend, that comes in two flavors, "Original" and "Hot and Spicy."

  • The Spirituality of Snoopy

    The Spirituality of Snoopy

    By JONATHAN MERRITT, The Atlantic | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    How the faith of Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip, shaped his work.

  • Bono’s advice to Christian musicians: Get real

    Bono’s advice to Christian musicians: Get real

    Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    "Why I am suspicious of Christians is because of this lack of realism," the U2 frontman says in a new documentary. Years ago, Bono invited a Christian writer to meet him, and the writer turned him down. Eugene Peterson, whose translation of the Bible into contemporary language,  “The Message,”  has proven enormously popular, was hard at work on adapting the Old Testament.

  • Prince's family warned of drug use

    Prince\'s family warned of drug use

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has published a video interview with attorney Mike Padden, who represented Prince’s now-deceased half-siblings Lorna and Duane Nelson. He says they informed him the singer had a “significant problem” with Percocet and cocaine more than a decade ago, USA TODAY reports. He added that Lorna even foretold of Prince’s death: “The way she phrased it was that her brother would die before his time and he would die of a heart attack.”