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 ...

Johnny Depp's wife files for divorce in Los Angeles

May 26, 2016

Johnny Depp's wife files for divorce in Los Angeles

Johnny Depp’s wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage. Amber Depp, an actress known as Amber Heard, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court and is seeking spousal support from the Oscar-nominated actor. Heard listed their date ...

Booker triumph ushers in new era for South Korean writers

May 17, 2016

Booker triumph ushers in new era for South Korean writers

South Korean writer Han Kang’s Booker Prize marks a major victory for a decade-long effort to drag one of Asia’s oldest but, until recently, least-known literary traditions into the global market. Literary merits aside, the success of Han’s novel “The Vegetarian” was aided by ...