In a tearful interview, R. Kelly’s ex-wife, Angela, opened up about alleged domestic abuse. Last month, the singer was sued for sexual battery, false imprisonment and failure to disclose an STD; he was temporarily scrubbed from Spotify for several sex abuse allegations.
When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat. She later became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, known for being moderately liberal, called for the repeal of the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment giving Americans the right to bear firearms in response to student protests. President Trump replied it “will never be repealed.”
Frances McDormand won best actress for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,’ her second Oscar. "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider," she said in yet another nod to the #MeToo movement and diversity.
Netflix confirmed that Michelle and Barack Obama signed a multi-year deal to produce series and films. “Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us,” said the former First Lady in a statement.
Shonda Rhimes met critics’ expectations for her ‘Scandal’ series finale, with main character Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) distancing herself from politics. Along with ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ the show is the last at ABC for the series creator, who said all future projects will be with Netflix.
In 1953, writer and illustrator Hugh Hefner created the men's adult entertainment magazine 'Playboy,' which played a role in the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Hefner built his controversial yet groundbreaking magazine into an international enterprise.