Oddly enough, some of the world's most wealthy individuals launched successful careers the moment they kissed their teachers goodbye. You'll be surprised to learn just who's listed in Biography.com's group of Famous Dropouts, including media magnate William Randolph Hearst, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, musicians Kanye West and Madonna, and billionaires Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs.
All seven tracks on Kanye West’s new album, ‘Ye,’ debuted on Billboard’s Top 40 chart this week, with the song “Yikes” hitting the number 8 spot. The album is West’s eighth to launch in the top spot on the Billboard 200, tying him with The Beatles for the record.
Bob Dylan revamped the 1929 hit love song ‘She’s Funny That Way’ with same-sex pronouns for a new 6-song EP, ‘Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined.’ The album, Funded by MGM, is meant to be inclusive of LGBT couples and features Kesha among other artists.
At Facebook’s annual developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new system that ranks and prioritizes news organizations based on trustworthiness, as well as a “Clear History” function to keep Facebook from tracking users around the internet.
Bill Gates pledged $12 million toward universal flu vaccine research following a devastating flu season. Half will come from his foundation and the other half from Larry Page, in up to $2 million increments for “bold and innovative” projects that could be ready for clinical trials by 2021.
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are both slated to star in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ about two neighbors of Sharon Tate in the 1960s. The actress, married to Roman Polanski, was famously murdered in her home by Charles Manson.
George Clooney received the American Film Institute lifetime achievement award. A roster of famous faces toasted the actor, including Barack Obama, Miley Cyrus and Bill Murray, remembering his ‘ER’ days all the way up to his upcoming “Catch-22” adaptation.
Janelle Monáe has come out as pansexual, or attracted to all gender identities, in an interview with ‘Rolling Stone.’ The singer told ‘The Guardian’ in February that she felt "sexually liberated" following the release of her Make Me Feel music video, considered by some a bisexual anthem.
The trailer for Bradley Cooper’s "A Star is Born,” in theaters this October, has come out. The film stars Cooper as a country singer who discovers an unknown singer, played by Lady Gaga and is his directorial debut as well as Lady Gaga’s first role as a leading lady in a major film.
Danica Patrick crashed in the Indianapolis 500, the final race of her career, though she walked away unharmed. Thirteen years earlier, she made history as the first woman to hold the lead in IndyCar racing's signature event.
After almost a decade in the making, the film 'Gotti' has finally opened. The low-budget film about the notorious mobster John Gotti, played by John Travolta, opens in just 503 theaters and so far has 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews from the Cannes Film Festival.
Twenty years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the world to iMac, which had a 15-inch screen and 4GB hard drive. The computer was a minor revolution for its design, introduction of the USB and integrated design for internet use when it wasn’t a universal feature on other computers.
Madonna lost a lawsuit to stop the auction of a breakup letter from the rapper Tupac, who the pop star secretly dated, set to be sold online by her former friend and assistant. A total of 22 items are up for sale, including a hairbrush containing strands of Madonna’s hair.
A new forensic study by French researchers studying a set of teeth has concluded that Adolf Hitler did kill himself at his Berlin bunker on April 30, 1945 and that he was a vegetarian. Some press had floated theories that the dictator fled Germany at the end of World War II.