Rod Stewart knighted by queen

Jun 11, 2016

Rod Stewart knighted by queen

Rocker Rod Stewart has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in her annual Birthday Honors List, which also included recognition for astronaut Tim Peake and “Downton Abbey” star Penelope Wilton. Stewart, the raspy-voiced singer of “Maggie May,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Some ...

TV host Oliver buys, forgives $15 million in medical debt

Jun 7, 2016

TV host Oliver buys, forgives $15 million in medical debt

Some 9,000 people stuck with delinquent medical bills have had their debts forgiven, courtesy of HBO host John Oliver. Oliver, on his “Last Week Tonight” program Sunday, took the action to illustrate a story about the practices of companies that purchase the records of ...

52 vie for Miss USA crown no longer involving the Donald

Jun 6, 2016

52 vie for Miss USA crown no longer involving the Donald

A new Miss USA will be crowned Sunday night after a series of controversies last year with the beauty pageant organization, including a breakup with former owner Donald Trump and the mistaken crowning of Miss Universe. Fifty-two contestants will participate in the 2016 Miss ...

Madonna prevails in key copyright case

Jun 3, 2016

Madonna prevails in key copyright case

Madonna on Thursday triumphed in a copyright case concerning her song “Vogue,” in a victory for artists seeking to use samples. The lawsuit concerns a brief horn riff that appears five times in the radio version of “Vogue,” a dance track that was a ...