After the Britpop music scene of the early 90's, a new genre of celebrities stepped into the London spotlight from athletic superstars such as David Beckham to pop culture phenomenons like Simon Cowell and Susan Boyle. Alternative rock acts like Elastica and Oasis were replaced with soulful songstresses like Amy Whinehouse and Adele, and actors like Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Robert Pattinson became international superstars. The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton also became a royal, social and fashion icon, as well as a defining figure of the decade. Biography celebrates these cultural icons of the new post-Britpop era.
Lana Del Rey said that Radiohead are suing her for copyright infringement over a chord progression on her latest album. Del Rey says the song wasn’t inspired by ‘Creep’ and she offered 40 percent royalties, but it wasn’t enough.
Madonna turned 60 on August 16. The boundary-pushing Queen of Pop has spent four decades of her life in the spotlight. "I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around," she's said. "I'm one of the lucky ones and every day I count my blessings."