• Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp

    Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Johnny Depp’s wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after just over a year of marriage.   Court records show that Amber Heard filed for divorce on Monday and is seeking spousal support from the Oscar-nominated actor. The split also comes hard on the heels of the death on 20 May of Depp’s mother, Betty Sue Palmer, after a long illness.   Depp and Heard recently hit the headlines for a bizarre spat with Australian deputy prime minister and minister for agriculture Barnaby Joyce, after Heard fell foul of biosecurity rules for unlawfully bringing the pair’s dogs into the country. Joyce threatened to have the dogs euthanised unless they “buggered off” back to the United States.

  • 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.

  • 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.