David Bowie, master of reinvention, is dead at 69
David Bowie, whose incomparable sound and chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pop music fixture for more than four decades, has died. He was 69. Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told CNN. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” said a statement posted on his official social media accounts.
Golden Globes 2016: The Complete Winners List
Check out the list of winner from the Golden Globes.
Sean Penn Met With ‘El Chapo’ for Interview in His Hide-Out
Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, started out in business not long after turning 6, selling oranges and soft drinks. By 15, he said in an interview conducted in a jungle clearing by the actor and director Sean Penn for Rolling Stone magazine, he had begun to grow marijuana and poppies because there was no other way for his impoverished family to survive. Now, unapologetically, he said: “I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats.” Though his fortune, estimated at $1 billion, has come with a trail of blood, he does not consider himself a violent man. “Look, all I do is defend myself, nothing more,” he told Mr. Penn. “But do I start trouble? Never.”
MADONNA TO SEAN PENN‘I LOVE YOU’
Madonna made it clear Saturday night … she loved Sean Penn in the past and she feels the same way now. Sean was hosting a fundraiser for Haiti in Bev Hills, and Madonna was not only there with children David and Mercy, but she was openly affectionate with her ex-husband, walking arm-in-arm. Madonna told the crowd, “I want to say Sean that I love you from the moment I laid eyes on you and I still love you just the same.”
JUSTIN BIEBER ASKED TO LEAVE MAYAN RUIN SITE OF TULUM IN MEXICO
A Mexican official said Friday that Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and his entourage were asked to leave the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum after he apparently tried to climb onto or among the ruins. The official of the National Institute of Anthropology and History spoke on condition of anonymity because he or she was not authorized to be quoted by name. Bieber was visiting the seaside ruins on Thursday when the incident occurred. The official could not specify which of the site’s structures Bieber allegedly had climbed, but said he was “asked to leave.” Visitors can climb some pre-Hispanic pyramids in Mexico, but officials rope off or place ‘no entry’ signs on some ruins that are considered vulnerable or unstable.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Now the #3 Movie of All-Time
Star Wars: The Force Awakens continued its record-setting run this weekend to reach $1.733 billion globally to now stand as the #3 movie of all-time worldwide, passing Jurassic World‘s $1.669 billion. Domestically, it has also now become the first movie ever to cross $800 million, with an estimated $812 million to date.
Harrison Ford Is the Highest-Grossing Actor in U.S. Box Office History, Thanks, ‘Star Wars’!
According to The Wrap, Ford has now out-grossed Samuel L. Jackson as the actor with the biggest box office take in U.S. history. Ford’s films have now grossed $4.7 billion, outranking Jackson’s $4.67 billion, and while that may seem like just a fraction of a difference, there’s actually millions of dollars between them.
Miss Colombia to sit down with Steve Harvey to discuss Miss Universe flap
Miss Colombia is speaking out about being mistakenly crowned Miss Universe — with the person responsible for the gaffe. Ariadna Gutierrez will appear on the “The Steve Harvey Show” in an interview set to air later this month, Entertainment Tonight reports. The sit-down will mark the first time they have seen each other since the Miss Universe pageant on Dec. 20, when Harvey accidentally named Guiterrez the winner.
ABC Is Reviving Game-Show Classic$100,000 Pyramid
File this under the category of Things That Are Awesome: ABC and producer Sony Pictures Television are reviving The $100,000 Pyramid, bringing back the iconic 1970s and ’80s game show as a weekly prime-time series. Vulture has learned that former NFL superstar Michael Strahan (Live! With Kelly and Michael) will serve as host of the reincarnated classic, which is expected to get a ten-episode run on ABC this summer.
Watch Dave Grohl’s Emotional Eulogy From Lemmy’s Memorial Service
Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister was laid to rest Saturday with a memorial service at Los Angeles’ Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. With Kilmister’s casket adorned by flowers, photos, Motörhead insignias and Marshall amps, Dave Grohl closed out the service with a moving eulogy where he talked about the first time he ever met his “hero” Kilmister: At a Los Angeles strip club where the Motörhead legend was off to the side playing a video game.
Adele’s ’25’ Still No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart, Rachel Platten Bows in Top Five
Adele’s 25 becomes the first album by a woman to spend its first seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart since 1987 (and the first since Nielsen Music’s electronically-scanned point-of-sale data began powering the chart in 1991), as the set rules the list for a seventh straight frame.
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