Singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale to divorce

Aug 4, 2015

Singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale to divorce

Singer Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from rock star husband Gavin Rossdale after 13 years of marriage, several news reports said Monday. In her divorce petition, Stefani, 45, cited irreconcilable differences and asked for joint custody of the couple’s three children, 9-year-old Kingston, ...

Aug 1, 2015

'Rose Garden' singer Lynn Anderson dies at age 67 in Tennessee

Grammy-winning country legend Lynn Anderson, who sprang to international stardom with her 1970s classic hit “Rose Garden,” has died at the age of 67, U.S. news reports said Saturday. Anderson died Thursday of a heart attack at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after being admitted ...

Jul 30, 2015

Two long-running magazines to close down in August

The monthlies Takarajima and CUTiE, two magazines that once led Japan’s youth culture, are publishing their last editions next month, with shrinking circulations to blame. Their publisher, Takarajimasha Inc., announced Wednesday that both “have completed their mission as magazines to define an era and ...

First overseas Anpanman shop to open in Taiwan in September

Jul 30, 2015

First overseas Anpanman shop to open in Taiwan in September

The first overseas shop specializing in goods from the popular anime character Anpanman is set to open in September in Taipei, with many goods available exclusively at the outlet to attract local families and tourists, toymaker Bandai Co. said. Anpanman (an-bread man), a superhero ...

Jul 16, 2015

Johnny Depp's wife charged with sneaking dogs into Australia

Johnny Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, has been charged with illegally bringing the couple’s dogs to Australia — an incident that captured global attention after the nation’s agriculture minister angrily ordered the pooches to get out of the country or face death. Heard was charged ...