Pope Francis changed the Catholic teaching on the death penalty, saying it's "inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person." Prior to this amendment, the church didn’t exclude capital punishment “if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.”
Ted Nugent called the Parkland students who survived a mass shooting “mushy-brained children.” In a radio interview, the 1970s rocker and outspoken NRA board member said their organization of gun-control protests was “ignorant, dangerous and stupid.”
Scarlett Johansson is facing criticism for her new lead role in ‘Rub & Tug’ for being a cis woman playing a trans man. This comes just one year after her ‘Ghost in the Shell’ controversy, where she played a Japanese woman in a white woman's body with same director Rupert Sanders.
All 22 women in the Senate signed a letter demanding legislation to overhaul the sexual harassment complaint process in Congress, which can drag on for months. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand slammed leaders for stripping measures from a spending bill this week.
Christina Aguilera graces the new cover of ‘Paper’ magazine with "minimal makeup.” The singer credits her transformation from "assless chaps" to "old Hollywood-inspired retro glam" to being a performer by nature and progress in diversity in Hollywood, telling haters where to shove it.
On Sunday, FX premiered its show ‘Trust,’ about the life of American businessman J. Paul Getty, who built his family’s fortune in oil. Dubbed at one point the richest man in the world, he’s known for his artistic endeavors, miserliness and the kidnapping of his grandson.
Steve Bannon was interviewed by Robert Mueller as part of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. President Trump's former chief strategist reportedly spent around 20 hours answering every question. At a separate House hearing, he refused to answer any questions, following his own script instead.
Tina Turner’s oldest son, Craig Raymond Turner, has died at 59 of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, says the Los Angeles coroner. Craig was born to Tina and then-boyfriend, saxophonist Raymond Hill, and was later adopted by Tina’s abusive husband Ike.
Miley Cyrus retracted a 10-year-old apology for a controversial Vanity Fair photoshoot with Annie Liebowitz where it appeared that she posed topless at 15 years old. At the time, a Disney representative said the ‘Hannah Montana’ star had been “deliberately manipulated.”
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.
Things are heating up after Angelina Jolie filed a court order claiming ex-husband Brad Pitt hadn’t paid “meaningful” child support payments since they split two years ago. Pitt claimed he’s paid over $1.3 million in bills and loaned the actress $8 million to help her buy her current home.