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.
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.
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.
Tina Fey hosted the ‘SNL’ season 43 finale over the weekend, reprising her infamous role as Alaska governor and presidential contender Sarah Palin. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda offered a behind-the-scenes look at Fey's new Tony-nominated Broadway musical, ‘Mean Girls.’
Angelina Jolie could lose primary custody of her six kids if she doesn’t give Brad Pitt access. judge ruled it was harmful to the kids and outlined steps Jolie could take, like providing Pitt with the kids’ cell numbers. Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016.
Megan Markle’s guest Oprah Winfrey switched her dress the night before the royal wedding as beige would be “too ‘white’ for a wedding,” she posted on Instagram. Stella McCartney’s team, who also dressed Markle, worked overnight to prepare a pretty pink alternative.
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.
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.
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.
The Los Angeles District Attorney's office is reviewing a sex crime case against Sylvester Stallone that allegedly took place in the 1990s. Stallone’s attorney denies the allegations and says the actor had a “consensual relationship” with the woman in the 1980s.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu served the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, dessert in a shoe--highly offensive to Japanese. Several Israeli officials and diplomats voiced disbelief, as the Japanese are known not to wear shoes at home or often even at work.
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.
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.
Robert De Niro apologized to Canadians for Donald Trump’s behavior at the G7 following an f-bomb filled rant at last week’s Tony Awards. Meanwhile, his Broadway show, ‘A Bronx Tale,’ was interrupted by a Trump protester, while the president criticized the film star’s IQ on Twitter.
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.