Kobe Bryant's three surviving children have lost their father—but insiders say the basketball superstar tried to make sure they would never be orphaned. Sources tell People that Bryant, who frequently used helicopters to get around, would not fly in one with wife Vanessa. "He and Vanessa had a deal...
Nicki Minaj's brother sentenced to 25 years to life; Harvey Weinstein NYC sex assault trial picks up pace; DiCaprio, Zellweger and more Oscar hopefuls attend luncheon. (Jan. 28)
Jeffrey Star recruited YouTubers Kate Albrecht and Joey Zehr to transform his mansion’s spa. According to Business Insider, the couple is known as the home-renovating duo Mr. Kate. Star told the YouTubers he wants to make his spa more opulent to match his $14.6 million home. While Star’s video don’t show the renovations, Albrecht and Zehr explain their plans. They plan to install a waterfall, a giant Pomeranian statue, crystal chandeliers and sparkling wallpaper.
Puerto Rico has opened only 20% of its public schools following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the safety of students
Nicki Minaj's Brother Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison On Jan. 27, Jelani Maraj was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison following a 2017 child rape conviction. According to 'New York Daily News,' Maraj was accused of molesting his former step daughter — who was only 11 years old at the time of the alleged attacks — in 2015. He was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child in November 2017. Maraj's defense team argued that his former wife filed the charges against him as a means of extorting $25 million from his famous sister.
The U.S. warned citizens not to travel to China due to the death toll from the coronavirus passing 100. According to Reuters, not only are tens of millions stranded but global markets are hurting. Global stocks fell, oil prices hit three-month lows and China’s yuan dipped to its lowest level in 2020. The People’s Daily said the total number of cases in China rose to 4,193. President Donald Trump offered China whatever help it needed during this outbreak.
An Air Force veteran in North Dakota who spent a month's salary on a fancy watch while stationed in Thailand in the 1970s decided it was too nice to wear and kept it in its box. He was floored to find out that his Rolex Oyster Paul Newman Daytona is...
CDC Says US Suicide Rate Climbed 40 Percent From 2000 to 2017 Data was used from the 2016 National Violent Death Reporting system. The rate is especially noticeable for those who work blue-collar jobs. Per 100,000 people, the study says construction workers register a rate of 49.4. That is nearly double the total rate for males, which is 27.4. The highest is 54.2, which the study notes is among those in mining, oil and gas fields. The CDC adds that suicide was responsible for the deaths of almost 38,000 in 2017. The age range was from 16 to 64 years old. That would put the 2017 rate at 18 per 100,000 people, an increase from 12.9 in 2000. Study authors, via discussion note
Speaking in Park City, Utah, Anne Hathaway, Rosie Perez and Edi Gathegi say new '80s set film - "The Last Thing he Wanted" - will remind audiences to hold government accountable for its foreign relations. (Jan. 28)
A massive boat dock fire in Alabama early Monday killed at least eight people, including minors, authorities have confirmed. Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus says it will take days to confirm the identities of the victims and learn the cause of the fire, which destroyed dozens of boats, AL.com...
A French climate alliance of charity groups and local authorities launched an unprecedented legal action Tuesday against Total, hoping to make the French energy company drastically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions
The second day of President Trump's defense in his impeachment trial included a big new wrinkle in the form of John Bolton . The former national security adviser's upcoming book reportedly alleges that Trump directly linked Ukraine aid to an investigation of the Bidens, a development that is raising calls for...
At Sundance, "Downhill" cast, including Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, talk about adapting "Force Majeure" and playing it straight. The film marked the first meeting between the two comedy giants. (Jan. 28)
1. Adele didn’t show up to the Grammys but she’s working on new music. 2. Rihanna also was a no show but said she’s working on a new album. 3. didn’t arrive but she may have been tired from performing on “Saturday Night Live.” 4. Gomez didn’t go but she definitely was watching from the comfort of her home. 5. Taylor Swift wasn’t in attendance but she may have been at the Sundance Film Festival for her documentary “Miss Americana.”
The AC Milan soccer team says it will wear black armbands and observe a minute's silence during an Italian Cup game in memory of devout fan Kobe Bryant
Lizzo Says Her Priorities Have 'Shifted' After Kobe Bryant's Death She paid tribute to the NBA legend during the Grammy Awards, where she won three awards, including best pop solo performance, best urban contemporary album and best traditional R&B performance. Lizzo, at the Grammys Lizzo subsequently urged her fellow artists to make "music that moves people again, that liberates people". During the awards show, Alicia Keys also paid tribute to a number of the high-profile female stars who attended the award show.
Vermont may be the first U.S. state to allow emojis on license plates. Rep. Rebecca White introduced the bill allowing the choice of six emojis. According to Business Insider, the emojis specified have not been announced. From over 3,000 emojis, the crying-laughing face, the red heart and heart-eyes emoji are the most popular. Yet the emojis would be in addition to the 10 distinctive number assigned.
Given the secrecy around the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, American scientists and historians have never been sure how the Soviet Union managed to join the atomic age as early as it did. Four years after the US set off the first atomic bomb, the Soviets detonated a similar one....
The basketball world mourns the death of Kobe Bryant who was killed on Jan. 26, in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, along with his daughter Gianna.
John R. Bolton’s Book Confirms Connection Between Ukraine Aid and Trump’s Inquiries A manuscript of John R. Bolton’s unpublished book, ‘The Room Where It Happened,’ has circulated in recent weeks, providing an inside look at Donald Trump’s communications with the Ukraine. According to the book’s account, Trump told Bolton, former national security advisor, to continue freezing $391 million in aid to the Ukraine. It would be until they complied with his investigations into Democrats, including Joe Biden and his son. This directly conflicts with the claims of Trump’s impeachment defense, who said the aid holdup was separate from the requested Ukraine investigations. Trump has since denied the validity of Bolton’s book, saying the claims were “only to sell a book.” Donald Trump, via Twitter Although the White House has ordered key officials like Bolton not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry, Bolton has said in a statement that he would testify in the Senate if subpoenaed.