E’Dena Hines stabbed to death age 33

Hines, Freeman’s step-granddaughter, is fatally stabbed in New York City. Her body is found lying in the street outside her home, with multiple stab wounds to her torso. EMS to Harlem Hospital and pronounced dead. A 30-year-old man is arrested at the scene. Freeman: The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had […]

Announces bid for congressional seat

Gilbert announces that she is running for Congress. She is running as a Democrat, hoping to unseat Bishop in Michigan’s 8th district. I’m running for Congress to make life a little easier for all the families who feel they have fallen through the cracks in today’s economy. I believe building a new economy is a team effort, and […]

Announces retirement

Clarke announces that he will retire from international cricket after the fifth test of the Ashes, a series the Australian Cricket Team has already lost. I don’t feel sad, I’m more disappointed or sad with the way we played through this series and the way I played as captain. That’s the most disappointing part. I’m not […]

‘The perfect day’

Broad comments on his career best performance which led to the Australian Cricket Team being bowled out for 60 before lunch on the first day of their test match against England: Without doubt that is the best day’s cricket I’ve been a part of. To have a 214-run lead after day one is probably as powerful a performance as […]

By the Sea trailer 1

The first trailer for By the Sea is released. The film is written and directed by Jolie and stars both Jolie and Pitt as a married couple on a miserable vacation.

Bowled out in 60 runs

The Australians suffer one of their most embarrassing ever innings as England bowl them out for 60 runs. History is made as several records fall. Captain Clarke: That’s as tough a day as you have as a player, certainly as a captain. Nothing went right at all today, that’s for sure.

Takes 300th test wicket

Broad takes his 300th test wicket during his 83rd test match. He reaches the milestone when he has Rogers caught at slip from the third ball of the match. He is the fifth England bowler to reach 300 test wickets.

Fastest five wicket haul

Broad takes a career best eight wickets while conceding only 15 runs. He takes five wickets with his first 19 balls, the fastest five wicket haul taken from the start of a Test innings. The Australian team is dismissed for 60.

Highest paid actor

Downey claims top spot in Forbes’ annual rich actors ranking for the third time in a row with earnings of $80 million. This includes a chunk of the box office for Avengers: Age of Ultron and a reported $40 million for Captain America: Civil War.

Becomes United States citizen

Alves becomes a United States citizen. McConaughey and their three children join her at the courthouse for a special ceremony. Sorry all! I was gone for a bit and had to disconnect to connect in Thailand and Cambodia! First day back and look what I just went thru. It is with great pride and honor […]

Stonewall trailer

The first trailer for Stonewall is released. Emmerich’s film explores the roots of the gay rights movement. It stars Rhys Meyers and Irvine.

Stonewall interview

Emmerich discusses the difficulties he faced in filming the gay rights drama Stonewall: It was a huge challenge to make this movie, and if I had not absolutely wanted it, it would not have happened… It was an uphill battle, but we finally did it. The film is shot in Montreal. We wanted to do it in […]

Aiken discusses Trump

Aiken says people should not count Trump out: I don’t think anybody should discount him. Nobody thought that we would see him in the position he is in right now. He is certainly the frontrunner with no signs of that fading… I think he has a really great opportunity — even if he doesn’t win the […]

Walker surprised by allegations

Walker expresses surprise that Cosby drugged women: I actually thought that everybody knew about all these women… The thing that shocks me the most is the drugging because the times that I’ve worked with Cosby … [I witnessed] nothing with the drug thing. But the women, I knew about that. He also says: I love Bill Cosby. […]

Cosby producer breaks silence

Werner speaks about Cosby and his legacy: The legacy of the show is obviously very important to me because the show was a groundbreaking show and it portrayed a middle-class African-American family in a very positive way. It had a lot of stories that resonated with families because people watched it together. Obviously it’s a […]

‘Beyond our knowledge’

Werner and Carsey, producers of The Cosby Show, speak about the allegations against Cosby: The Bill we know was a brilliant and wonderful collaborator on a show that changed the landscape of television. These recent news reports are beyond our knowledge or comprehension.

Cecil, Jericho not related

Contrary to earlier reports, MacDonald, director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford, says Jericho is not the brother of Cecil the Lion. They were not related, though their bond was one close to brotherhood. Male lions often form what are termed co-operative ‘coalitions’ with unrelated males in order to better compete with other […]

Jericho confirmed alive

Rodrigues retracts his previous statement and confirms that reports of Jericho’s death were a case of mistaken identity. As proof of life, Oxford University tweets photo of Jericho taken by researcher Stapelkamp: BREAKING #Jericho alive and well! Pic taken by @brentstapelkamp 06.15 this morning http://t.co/DgDO80m5uv #WildCRU pic.twitter.com/ygXfZTKFEq — Oxford University (@UniofOxford) August 2, 2015

Zimbabwe bans hunting

Following the outrage over the killing of Cecil the Lion by Palmer, Zimbabwe bans the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in the area frequently used by hunters. Bow and arrow hunts are also suspended unless hunters are approved by the National Parks and Wildlife Authority. The Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe stands to lose business $40 million […]

Jericho feared dead, actually alive

It is feared that Jericho, brother of Cecil the Lion, has been shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwe. Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, says: It is with great sadness and regret that we report that Jericho was shot dead at 4pm this afternoon. We are absolutely heartbroken. We have no further details but will […]

Lynn Anderson dies aged 67

Anderson dies of a heart attack at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She had been hospitalized for pneumonia. She is survived by her father, three children, four grandchildren and her partner Mentor Williams.

Lawyer: ‘Women have responsibility’

Cosby’s layer, Pressley, says it is the responsibility of a sexual assault victim to report it and create evidence of the crime. She says such evidence does not exist in the case against Cosby. The only way for a woman to get the justice that she seeks — and that, if her allegation is true, that she […]

Speaks about anti-apartheid demonstrations

Rice speaks about being the target of anti-apartheid demonstrations: At the time we (SA) were the skunks of the world. Clearly there was the odd occasion when there were anti-apartheid demonstrators around and sport was certainly a focus of their attention. There were a few incidents when people made a stand against me being on the […]

Ebola vaccine trial successful

The rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine against Ebola is 100% successful in trials involving 4000 people which are conducted in Guinea. Brende says: Having seen the devastating effects of Ebola on communities and even whole countries with my own eyes, I am very encouraged by today’s news. This new vaccine, if the results hold up, may be the silver bullet against Ebola, […]

Black Mass interview

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cooper talks about Depp’s performance as Bulger in Black Mass. To re-create Bulger’s intimidating style and persona, Cooper and Depp pored over surveillance tapes and old FBI photographs. Cooper says of Bulger: He could be charming. He could be ruthless. He was like a cobra – you never knew where he could strike…He […]

Exploitative nature of filmmaking

Fukunaga comments on need to protect the people he has worked with: Films of this nature have the potential to affect not only the lives of the viewers, but also the lives of the participants of the production. As a filmmaker, I am aware that I am not in the public service; my first job […]

Arrested on child porn charges

Alexander is arrested in New York for possession and file-sharing of child pornography. He is charged with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. He posts $10,000 bail.

Will deport illegal immigrants

Trump says he will deport all illegal immigrants in the country but will allow “the good ones” to reenter the country legally. Legal status. We got to move ’em out, we’re going to move ’em back in if they’re really good people.

Felony for killing bear

Palmer is part of a group of people who kill a black bear in Wisconsin, 40 miles outside area allowed in their permit. He is fined $3,000 and given a year’s probation after pleading guilty.

‘He has lost his soul’

Osbourne reacts to killing of Cecil the Lion by Palmer: I hope that #WalterPalmer loses his home, his practice & his money. He has already lost his soul… — Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) July 28, 2015

Wins The Voice

Fredericks wins season eight of The Voice. He is coached by Williams. I just thought, ‘This is going to be a good learning experience.’ I’d never done any kind of audition thing before. So that’s kind of how I went into it, just seeing where it takes me…It was definitely a really big culture shock for me, […]

‘A giant of the game’

Richardson gives tribute to Rice: Clive Rice was a giant of the game, not just in South Africa, but across the cricketing world. Though his international appearances for the Proteas were limited to just three ODIs, Clive was a hugely inspirational figure for those of us who had the privilege to represent our country since […]

Meets Mother Teresa

On South African cricket team’s tour of India, Rice meets Mother Teresa. He later writes: I was very concerned that the media were going to knock her over as they pushed for position to take this photo. What an amazing woman because the people that she had there did not know where their next grail of […]

Clive Rice dies aged 66

Rice dies from septicemia in Cape Town, South Africa. His family say he was admitted after suffering from severe stomach pains.

‘An absolute legend’

Matthews recalls Rice: He was one of those captains who got the best out of every single person who was in his team. It was just a great honour to have the opportunity right at the end of his career to play under him on that iconic tour of India. He was just an absolute legend. He […]

Brain tumor treated in India

Rice has CyberKnife robotic radio surgery in Bangalore, India to treat brain tumor which can not be treated using regular surgery methods. When they tell you they can do nothing about the medical condition in SA and you are going to die, you need to have a plan B in place. That was my plan B. You […]

Selected to tour Australia

Rice is selected for South Africa’s tour of Australia. Due to South Africa’s apartheid policy, the tour never takes place.

International debut

Rice makes his international debut aged 42 on South Africa’s tour of India. He captains the team in their first official match in almost 22 years. Rice: I know how Neil Armstrong felt when he stood on the moon.

Brain tumor diagnosis

Rice learns he has a large brain tumor. It’s called an acoustic neuroma and it’s about 4cm long. The good news is that it’s benign, although removing it will cost me the hearing in my left ear. On Bacher’s advice, he plans to have surgery in Hanover, Germany. Ali told me that some things are […]

Great All-Rounder book

Bacher includes Rice among the greats in his book Jacques Kallis and 12 other Great South African All-Rounders.  He was one of the first cricketers to really place an emphasis on physical fitness. After training he would sprint around the field and he always said he just wanted to be the fittest cricket around so when the […]

A ‘true SA cricket legend’

Els  pays tribute to Rice on his passing. My sincere condolences to the loved ones of Clive Rice, who passed away today. True SA cricket legend. #RIPCliveRice — Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) July 28, 2015

‘She was an angel’

Brown releases a statement following Bobbi Kristina’s death: Krissy was and is an angel. I am completely numb at this time. My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable. We thank everyone for the prayers for Krissy and our family as we mourn my […]

Mother: Gordon ‘devastated’

Gordon’s mother speaks on behalf of her son: The passing of Bobbi Kristina is devastating to Nick and our family. Nick loved and cared for Krissi deeply, and he has suffered greatly each and every day they’ve been apart. Nick and our family are in mourning, and we ask that you respect our privacy. Our […]

Cox meets Jenner

Cox and Jenner meet after months of contact via phone and Twitter. I was deeply moved by About Bruce and Caitlyn’s family’s very really struggle with this change and the deep love and devotion that they have for Caitlyn was deeply moving. I cried many, many times watching it. @caitlynjenner and I finally met in […]

Poses nude

Cox appears nude in photos taken by Roy for Allure. Going through life, you try to cover and hide, but it doesn’t really work. I said no initially, thought about it, and said no again. But I’m a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent. Black women […]

Appears in make-up ad

Pejic appears in Make Up For Ever advertising video, the first transgender model to be featured in a major cosmetics campaign. It’s a dream to have a cosmetics contract as my first major campaign as a female model, and that it is with Make Up For Ever, a brand that stands for helping people feel confident in expressing […]

All transgender modeling agency opens

Apple Model Management, a Bangkok-based agency, is opening a division in Los Angeles that will cater exclusively to transgender models. The agency’s L.A. director: Our strong commitment to developing them as successful models is never about quantifying or qualifying their gender. It’s never a question of if they are women or men, it’s about their passion […]

Bobbi Kristina Brown dies age 22

Brown dies after six months in an induced coma. Family representative: Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.