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.
Angela Merkel agreed to a more conservative immigration deal after a leader of the coalition party threatened to resign--a move that could collapse the government--because the chancellor wouldn’t refuse entry to migrants who have asylum claims pending in other EU countries.
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.
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.”
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 ‘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.”