Ringo cancels N.C. show Ringo Starr has joined Bruce Springsteen in canceling a concert in North Carolina to protest a new state law that requires transgender individuals to use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificates. The law also bans cit
Sheen v. Rossi: The full story Charlie Sheen's ex-fiancée, porn star Scottine Ross or Brett Rossi, 26, has taken out an emergency order of protection against him, days after a recording surfaced in which he allegedly threatens to have her killed by a hit man. Her lawyer, David Ring, tells USA Today the police see the tape "as an important piece of evidence" in their criminal investigation of Sheen.
Barrymore and Kopelman to split We were hoping it was an April Fools' joke, but TMZ and eonline.com believe it, so we must report it. Drew Barrymore and husband of three years Will Kopelman are planning to become a former couple. They still like each other but have agreed to scram. They have luscious kids Olive, 3, and Frankie, soon to be 2. This will be her third former marriage, his first.
The Star Wars franchise has inspired more parents to ruin lives by naming kids Kylo and Rey. Babycenter.com says names inspired by George Lucas' movies are more popular than ever, including Han, Jedi, Leia, Rogue, and Reb. Alas, Anakin and Darth don't have much traction.
Sean "Diddy" Combs doesn't seem to do anything in half-measures. When the Harlem-born hip-hop artist-producer and entrepreneur decided to give something back to his hometown, he wasn't talking about distributing a dozen free sneakers or donating a couple of computers to the local school.
The 2002 romcom hit Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason seemed to end on a happy note: Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) proposed to Bridget. But things quickly go south, says Renée Zellweger, who returns as the beloved heroine in a new sequel, Bridget Jones' Baby, due Sept. 16.
"Quantico" star gives back Bollywood star and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra, best known here as lovable terror suspect/FBI trainee Alex Parrish in ABC's Quantico, is sending 70 kids - 50 of them girls - to school in her native India. Oh, she also covers their health care.
Taylor Swift by the numbers Taylor Swift, Wyomissing's own girlie-girl-turned-global- music-industry-giant, is ready to commit to beau Calvin Harris, 32, till death - or a no-fault divorce - do them part in a $2 mil wedding, says OK! mag. (Selena Gomez will be maid of honor, Hollywood Life says.)
Sunday afternoon, he conducted Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Verizon Hall, and on Monday, Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin was at Penn Medicine for surgery. The conductor, suffering from an epigastric hernia, underwent outpatient surgery, orchestra rep Katherine Blodgett said.
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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