Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, has become the second member of The Beatles to be knighted, after Sir Paul McCartney. Ringo, who was honored for “services to music,” said, “It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this."
Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor for 8 hours, reading personal ‘dreamer’ stories and citing the Bible, to force Republicans into action on immigration. The speech was intended to oppose a 2-year budget deal that fails to address immigration, which the House must pass Thursday to avoid a government shut-down.
After having surgery to remove blood clots from his brain, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek will be taking medical leave from the show but said his recovery is going well and he hopes to be back “very soon.” The clots are a complication from hitting his head in a bad fall in October.
Several women have accused Chuck Close of sexually harassing them when they came to his studio to pose. The artist agreed that he has spoken candidly and crudely to women about their bodies. “Last time I looked, discomfort was not a major offense,” he said.
After Quincy Jones alleged that actor Marlon Brando slept with Richard Pryor, Pryor’s wife confirmed the news with ‘TMZ.’ "Richard would have no shame about Quincy's comments," she said, adding that the comedian openly detailed his bisexuality in diaries that she hopes to publish this year.