Ben Carson defended himself against criticism for purchasing a $31,000 dining set for his office to Congress, saying he left details to his wife and staff. Emails from the secretary of housing and urban development seem to contradict his distancing from the purchase.
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.
Leonardo DiCaprio and the production companies for 'The Wolf of Wall Street' are being sued for defamation by former financial lawyer Andrew Greene, who contends one of the movie's characters, "portrayed as a criminal, drug user, degenerate,” was loosely based on him.
In the 10th edition of their annual letter, Melinda and Bill Gates took on President Trump’s “America First worldview,” with Melinda writing: “I wish our president would treat people, and especially women, with more respect when he speaks and tweets.”
Roger Federer said the word "retire" in an interview with ESPN after his win at the US Open, setting off panic in the tennis world. The tennis champ later clarified, following years of speculation about when he would retire: “It’s a total joke, yes.”
Lance Armstrong reached a settlement of $5 million to settle claims that he defrauded the federal government, avoiding a potentially far costlier trial. The Tour de France cyclist used performance-enhancing drugs while sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service team.
Diana, Princess of Wales, refused to wear Chanel's logo after her divorce from Prince Charles because the CC initials reminded her of Charles and Camilla, Australian designer Jayson Brundson told Harper’s Bazaar. "For photo optics, people would have honed in on that,” he said.