Left-handed people are a rare breed—only 10 percent of the general population is a lefty. There isn't a definite scientific explanation of why people are left-handed, and although it might be an inconvenience for some, it's actually an advantage in sports. Legendary lefty athletes include baseball player Babe Ruth and basketball star Larry Bird. They're in good company with a wide variety of famous left-handers from President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey to composer Wolfgang Mozart and entrepreneur Bill Gates.
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.
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."
A spokesperson for Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin has confirmed that the astronaut did not believe his crew spotted a UFO in space nor did he take a “lie detector” test to prove so. An innocuous comment made during his mission has become a touchstone for alien truthers and fake news.
Angelina Jolie is reportedly “seeing someone” for the first time following her 2016 divorce from Brad Pitt, according to ‘Entertainment Tonight.’ A source told the show that the actress is ”seeing a handsome, older-looking man who is a real estate agent” and “isn’t a celebrity.”
Bill Gates will make an appearance on CBS’ current season of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ this March. The Microsoft co-founder will play himself in an episode where Penny hosts him at work. Buzz Aldrin, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have also made appearances.
In 2016, Led Zeppelin won a court case that the opening chords of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ were ripped off from Spirit. A lawyer for Spirit’s late guitarist is asking a San Francisco appeals court for a retrial, which could put Robert Plant and other members back in court.
Former President Obama is in negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of shows, according to ‘The New York Times.’ The shows, produced by the former first couple and highlighting inspirational stories, are evidence that the Obamas intend to remain engaged in civics.
According to Variety, Amazon Prime is working on a biopic of Marie Curie’s life: a film version of the 2010 graphic novel ‘Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout.’ Rosamund Pike will star as the Nobel Prize-winning French physicist and chemist.
Sylvester Stallone announced the latest installment of the 'Rocky' franchise via Instagram. The film co-stars Michael B. Jordan, of 'Black Panther' fame, who prepares to slug it out with the son of the man who killed his father.
The Israeli police say they’ve found “sufficient evidence” to criminally indict Benjamin Netanyahu on charges in two corruption cases for "accepting bribes, fraud, and breach of trust." The Israeli prime minister denies all claims and says he’s “shocked by the insinuations.”
Leonardo DiCaprio optioned Walter Isaacson's new biography on Leonardo Da Vinci, and the film has just secured a screenwriter: John Logan, who wrote ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre.’ The film, produced by Paramount and Appian Way, will star DiCaprio in the title role.
A series of 36 letters written by actress Greta Garbo in the 1940s depict a lonely and isolated woman. Garbo, who appeared in 28 feature films, retired to live alone in New York in her 30s. The letters will be auctioned by Sotheby's London on December 12.