Couric's $12 mil edit Gun-rights advocacy group the Virginian Citizens Defense League has filed a $12 million defamation suit against Katie Couric and filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig, claiming that a docu shown this year called Under the Gun intentionally misrepresented the group.
Miley's social responsibility With success and wealth comes social responsibility, says Miley Cyrus, whose Happy Hippie Foundation helps homeless youth. Cyrus tells Elle that she's a lot like the character she plays in Woody Allen's Crisis in Six Scenes: a hippie activist riddled with anxiety about the world's injustices.
It's 4:03:43 for Springsteen Bruce Springsteen's Philly show Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park ran four hours, three minutes, and 43 seconds, making it his longest concert ever in America. His longest show on Earth was in Finland in 2012 and lasted four hours, six minutes.
Rob! Kardashian! Speaks! You can't promote a new TV show very effectively if the star never talks to the media. And so it has come to pass that Rob Kardashian has decided to open up to People mag in advance of the Sept. 11 premiere of his E! show Rob & Ch
ABC to tweak 'GMA' Good Morning America (locally on 6ABC WPVI-TV) is getting a bit of a face-lift. Starting next Tuesday, network TV's most-watched morning show will have a new full-time copilot, Michael Strahan. The anchor and sports commentator made waves when he dumped Live and Kelly Ripa for GMA. What's more, starting Sept. 8, GMA's last half-hour will be set before a live audience of about 100 people.
Open house at Prince's place Prince's stately mansion and studio complex will open for public tours beginning Oct. 6, the trust overseeing the late pop star's estate has announced. Named after the star's 1985 song, Paisley Park is in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen. It was the center of Prince's creative endeavors.
Maisie: Season Seven is a killer Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has read the scripts for Season Seven a year before it premieres on HBO. Judging by her tweets, fans may end up dead from all the twists. Her overall assessment: "[Bleep] gets real," she writes. "i'd start preparing yourselves now." Yikes! "scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this."
Fentanyl at Prince's home Officials in Minneapolis investigating Prince's death found falsely labeled counterfeit pills at the musician's house that contained fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin. An official told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity the pills were stamped with a code that identifies them as containing a mix of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, a far less potent opioid.
Amber Heard gives it all away You can't accuse this particular ex- of greed: Two days after Johnny Depp's estranged wife Amber Heard agreed to a $7 mil divorce settlement, she gave it all to charity. The American Civil Liberties Union and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles will receive $3.5 mil each, says the Hollywood Reporter.
We want HRH Elizabeth II Which celeb would you want to give you a tour of London? In a new poll, Americans picked Queen Elizabeth as their dream tourist guide. HRH QEII beat out her grandsons Princes William and Harry, not to mention Princess Kate, Adele, David Beckham, and William Shakespeare, who has been retired for a bit.
Taran Killam: No idea Why did Saturday Night Live boot comic Taran Killam after six seasons? "I don't know fully," Killam tells Uproxx.com. "I was never given a reason why, really." Killam says he thinks SNL may be miffed about the time he needs to take to direct the Arnold Schwarzenegger pic Why We're Killing Gunther.
President Obama: Feminist President Obama admits men don't usually notice just how thoroughly negative gender stereotypes dominate our culture. Men don't really get it, the prez writes in Glamour mag, until they have to raise daughters. That's when "you see the subtle and not-so-subtle social cues transmitted through culture," he writes. "You feel the enormous pressure girls are under to look and behave and even think a certain way."
Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-'80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.
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