International happiness day

Williams flips the light switch at the Empire State Building to mark the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness.

Comments on verdict

Williams comments on the jury’s decision: It was shocking. I think, when you look back at it, I think the jury voted on emotion. This is my opinion – I feel like the verdict was based on emotion and not the real true issue, which was copyright infringement.

Quits world tour

The band says Malik quit the tour due to stress. He is to return home to Britain as the rest of the band go on to play shows from the Philippines to South Africa, through Europe and the United States. Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band […]

Oldest woman military veteran dies

Coffey, the oldest living woman U.S. military veteran, who served with the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War Two, dies at the age of 108, veterans officials in San Antonio says. It is with great sadness we learned that our beloved Ms. Lucy Coffey, our nation’s oldest female veteran, passed away this […]

Pays marijuana bond

The Philippines Bureau of Immigration says that a bond has been imposed because of drug concerns, allowing the band to play two concerts this weekend. The band paid $4,500 each for singers Zayne Malik and Louis Tomlinson, which will be forfeited should the two get caught using or promoting illegal drugs. The condition is intended to protect the public interest should the […]

Explains elephant retirement

The Circus explains their reasons to phase out the show’s elephants by 2018. We came to the conclusion that our resources were better used saving these magnificent animals rather than fighting legislation. We’re in the live family entertainment business not in fighting City Hall all across the United States. It was a bittersweet decision. For 145 […]

Plans to press charges

Judd says she plans to press charges if she could. I must, as a woman who was once a girl, as someone who uses the Internet, as a citizen of the world, address personally, spiritually, publicly and even legally, the ripe dangers that invariably accompany being a woman and having an opinion about sports or, frankly, […]

Reuters interview

In an interview with Reuters, Foster talks about the challenge of judging talent, and thanks fellow coach and former F4 member Vannessa Wu for the tips on how to judge dance acts. As you know, judging a singer is my expertise. I really have to be in a fast-learning curve, in terms of the dancers. One of my […]

Drug test penalty rejected

Pacquiao’s business manager Michael Koncz says Mayweather wouldn’t agree to a $5 million penalty that Pacquiao proposed s should either fighter test positive for banned drugs. Koncz: I’m a little puzzled and a little dismayed that they wouldn’t agree to something this simple…I have no idea what they’re thinking about. If they truly wanted to clean up the […]

Blurred Lines comments

Rodgers comments on Williams and Thicke’s copyright infringement in the Blurred Lines court case, saying he believes the song’s composition is not at all like Gaye’s Got to Give it Up. Compositionally, purely compositionally, I don’t think they should have lost that case. Got to Give it Up is clearly a blues structure, Blurred Lines isn’t at all. If we lose our freedom […]

Says online abuse ‘routine’

After receiving threats and hateful comments on Twitter, Judd, says she routinely copes with tweets that sexualize, objectify, insult, degrade and even physically threaten her. This particular tsunami of gender-based violence and misogyny flooding my Twitter feed was overwhelming.