Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has said it would sell off Sky News to Disney after facing regulatory concerns over Fox’s monopoly on the British news market. Earlier this year, Disney proposed a takeover of all of 21st Century Fox, which has yet to be approved by regulators.
Following claims that Ecuador spent $5m to protect Julian Assange, the country removed extra security at its London embassy. The WikiLeaks founder has been at the embassy since 2012 after being granted asylum and believes he will be extradited by the U.S. if he leaves.
Former Playmate and reality star Kendra Wilkinson and footballer Hank Baskett are preparing to separate after nine years of marriage, a source told ‘People’ magazine. Wilkinson said in February that the couple, who have two young children together, were “having problems.”
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.
The movie ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ opens this weekend, an adaptation of the 1962 feminist science fiction book written by Madeleine L'Engle. The casting has been praised for its gender and racial diversity, featuring biracial actor Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling.
Monica Lewinsky was recently uninvited to a "Town and Country" magazine event about "social change" because Bill Clinton decided to attend. "Emily Post would def not approve," Lewinsky tweeted. "And definitely, please don't try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag."
TMZ is reporting that the spice girls -- including Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie C -- are planning a reunion tour to kick off in late summer, beginning in England and moving to the U.S. The rumors started after Emma Bunton posted a photo with the girls on Instagram.
Ursula Le Guin, who pushed boundaries as a female writer in male-dominated fantasy and science fiction genres, has died at 88. The author was known for her novels including ‘The Left Hand of Darkness,’ ‘A Wizard of Earthsea,’ ‘The Tombs of Atuan’ and ‘The Farthest Shore.’
The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Nina Simone’s childhood home a national treasure; it was saved from demolition in 2016. The singer and Civil Rights activist experienced major mental health & financial issues before dying in France in 2003.
Dylan Farrow plans to discuss her repeated claims that adoptive father Woody Allen molested her when she was 7 on US TV -- claims the director has always denied. Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin has called the public "renunciation" of Woody Allen and his work "sad" and "unfair."
The ‘Boston Globe’ published an exposé with multiple guests claiming TV psychiatrist Dr. Phil McGraw staff members enabled their substance addictions to boost ratings. Dr. Phil declined to comment; a spokesperson said the claims were “unequivocally untrue.”