• Peter Thiel Is Said to Bankroll Hulk Hogan’s Suit Against Gawker

    Peter Thiel Is Said to Bankroll Hulk Hogan’s...

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Hulk Hogan had a secret financial backer in his legal fight against Gawker Media for invasion of privacy.   Peter Thiel, a billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, helped fund the case brought by the wrestler, Terry Gene Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, against Gawker, said a person briefed on the arrangement who spoke on the condition of anonymity.   Mr. Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and one of the earliest investors in Facebook, privately agreed to help pay the expenses of Mr. Bollea’s legal team, this person said.

  • Shaq shows up to Oklahoma City rap show, tweets about local rapper

    Shaq shows up to Oklahoma City rap show, tweets...

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    15-time NBA All-Star, platinum-selling recording artist and notably large person Shaquille O'Neal is in town for the Western Conference Finals, but he showed up somewhere 

  • Christie Brinkley launches new beauty set

    Christie Brinkley launches new beauty set

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Christie Brinkley's skincare brand will benefit children who need cleft repair surgery.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sinead O'Connor resurfaces on Facebook

    Sinead O\'Connor resurfaces on Facebook

    Published: Tue, May 17, 2016

    She went missing for more than a day, then was found safe, but Sinead O'Connor is still deeply unhappy about the state of her life and blames her family, in a long, extreme post on her Facebook page early Tuesday, USA TODAY reports.

  • RushCard to pay $19 million to users for last year's outage

    RushCard to pay $19 million to users for last...

    Updated: Thu, May 12, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — RushCard, the prepaid debit card company owned by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, agreed to pay at least $19 million to compensate its users who were impacted by the company's multi-day outage last year. The technical fiasco caused tens of thousands of RushCard customers, who are largely poor and minorities, to be unable to access their money for as long as two weeks. Complaints from the outage clogged up the company's customer service lines for days. According to the agreement filed in a New York court as part of a class-action lawsuit, RushCard will pay at least $100 to each user who could not access their funds. That amount can increase to up to $500 if the customer can document any losses they might have

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This 26-year-old actor was just cast as the young Han Solo in a 'Star Wars' spinoff

    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Disney has finally found its young Han Solo! Deadline reports 26-year-old Alden Ehrenreich ("Hail Caesar!") will play the gunslinging smuggler in one of the planned "Star Wars" spin-off movies. According to Deadline, the actor is currently negotiating the deal. Ehrenreich will take on the mantle from Harrison Ford  as a young Solo before he was part of the Rebel alliance.

  • Interview, photos and video: Shannon Miller talks 20th anniversary of the 'Magnificent Seven,' women's health and wellness

    Interview, photos and video: Shannon Miller...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

    An abbreviated version of this story appears in Tuesday's Healthy Life section of The Oklahoman. Golden girl 20 years after Olympic victories, Shannon Miller advocates for healthy lifestyles A 20-year-old cartoon reminds Shannon Miller of both her home state and her international triumph.   The most decorated gymnast in U.S. history said she prizes a drawing by late The Oklahoman cartoonist Jim Lange that commemorates the two gold medals she earned at the 1996 Olympics. “I have that on our shelves in our living room. I don’t keep a lot of Olympic stuff … but that was a piece from Oklahoma that I just absolutely had to have,” said Miller, who now lives in

  • 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.

  • Johnny Manziel indicted on misdemeanor charge of assault

    Johnny Manziel indicted on misdemeanor charge...

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Johnny Manziel was formally indicted by a Dallas County grand jury on Tuesday, the latest off-the-field development in the life of the troubled former Cleveland Browns quarterback, USA TODAY reports. The single misdemeanor domestic violence charge --- which stems from an alleged incident with his former girlfriend in January --- was handed down by grand jury that convened on Thursday. The charge appeared on the Dallas County District Court records website on Tuesday.

  • 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.”

  • Bill Cosby loses appeal as court rules criminal prosecution can proceed

    Bill Cosby loses appeal as court rules criminal...

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    A Pennsylvania appeals court has rejected Bill Cosby’s attempt to throw out his criminal case because of what he called a decade-old deal not to prosecute him. The mid-level state superior court ruled Monday that the criminal sex assault case against Cosby can proceed, prompting the district attorney to press for a preliminary hearing date. Cosby, 78, is facing trial over a 2004 encounter at his home with a then Temple University employee who says she was drugged and molested by the comedian. Cosby says they engaged in consensual sex acts.

  • Cheerios Tweet saluting Prince angers grieving fans

    Cheerios Tweet saluting Prince angers grieving...

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    When a big story breaks, sometimes food brands are a little too eager to join the national conversation, leading to hastily published social media posts. Cheerios, which is owned by Minneapolis-based General Mills, decided to Tweet a simple salute to Prince Rogers Nelson after the superstar rocker’s passing last Thursday. “Rest in peace,” Cheerios Tweeted with a simple purple background and the hashtag #prince.