• See Faith Hill’s Stunning Performance at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral
See Faith Hill’s Stunning Performance at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

She won 18 Grammy awards and was feted for her civil rights work, raising money for the cause and inspiring activists with her anthems. Thank you for signing up for the Brightside Blend Newsletter. During her concerts, Franklin would take "the audience to church because she would include gospel music and include songs of prayer", Branch said. T...

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  • A Peek Inside A Teen Prince Harry's Eton College Dorm Room
A Peek Inside A Teen Prince Harry's Eton College Dorm Room

If you were a teenage boy in the late '90s, early 2000s and you didn't have a poster of Halle Berry in your bedroom, honestly what were you doing with your life? The photo didn't go unnoticed by many people , one of which was Halle herself who made a decision to tweet the image.

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  • Ariana Grande sings at Aretha Franklin service
Ariana Grande sings at Aretha Franklin service

Many in the pews ignored repeated calls of no phones permitted to take selfies with former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton as they filed in. She would not want us to celebrate her without talking about [how] she stood for something. But much of the attention on Friday was on the final outfit Aretha Franklin wore before bei...

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  • DC Universe streaming service launch date, Jim Lee interview
DC Universe streaming service launch date, Jim Lee interview

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.' new streaming service, DC Universe , finally has a release date: Batman Day (September 15). One fan will have the opportunity to visit Warner Bros., take the fancy WB Studio Tour, visit DC headquarters, ride in the Batmobile, and walk away with a insane cool prize package because apparently all of that isn't e...

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  • Actor Gerard Depardieu denies ‘allegations of rape and sexual assault’
Actor Gerard Depardieu denies ‘allegations of rape and sexual assault’

A 27-year-old actress accused Besson of raping her in a Paris hotel in May, reports CBS News . He "absolutely denies any attack, any rape", his lawyer, Herve Termime , said. His lawyer told France Info radio: 'I had a long meeting with Gerard Depardieu and I am absolutely convinced his innocence will be established'.

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  • Aretha Franklin dressed in blue for last public viewing
Aretha Franklin dressed in blue for last public viewing

A week of mourning is being held in the city, where fans have descended from across the U.S. to see the late singer one last time. Tuesday marked the first of a two-day public viewing, held at the Charles H. Poignant: The same Cadillac was used to transport her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, when he died in July 1984. The vehicle also carrie...

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  • Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Revealed with 48 Minute Walkthrough
Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Revealed with 48 Minute Walkthrough

Hype for the game began build prior to the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt , which ended up becoming a massive hit and one of the most highly-regarded RPGs ever released. Cyberpunk 2077 dominated E3 conversations among anyone who was lucky enough to attend that demo. Elements like gunplay (both in terms of visuals and how RPG stats influence ...

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  • Neil Simon: Celebrated US playwright dies aged 91
Neil Simon: Celebrated US playwright dies aged 91

He won the Pulitzer in 1991, for Lost in Yonkers , three Tony awards and one for special achievement, and the Mark Twain prize for humour. Oh, and he was the first playwright ever to have a Broadway theater named after him. Many of his plays were adapted into movies and one, " The Odd Couple ", became a popular TV series. After running The Ph...

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  • ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’ production put on hold
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’ production put on hold

Unfortunately, it was later revealed that Disney and Marvel chose to stand by the initial call and would instead go on to look for someone to take over directing duties - while still using Gunn's script. Gunn and his UTA reps had pushed hard for Disney to give him a second chance, and studio chairman Alan Horn took a meeting on August 1...

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  • Trump, Obstructing Justice Again, Asked Lawyers About Manafort Pardon
Trump, Obstructing Justice Again, Asked Lawyers About Manafort Pardon

But Trump and his allies were caught off-guard when Cohen also pleaded guilty to campaign finance crimes, which, for the first time , took the swirling criminal probes directly to the president. "I don't think I've witnessed anything like I've witnessed over the previous year and a half". You should know how to hit a big-league curveball, an...

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  • David Beckham joining Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Invictus Games
David Beckham joining Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Invictus Games

But it is claimed Meghan could ask her mum Doria Ragland to intervene and "talk sense" to Thomas, despite the pair being separated. Meghan is also concerned with the fact that her father's callous statements may harm the royal family .

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  • Nicki Minaj criticized after comparing herself to Harriet Tubman
Nicki Minaj criticized after comparing herself to Harriet Tubman

Real recognizes real, and judging from her Tweet, Halle is team Nicki all the way! However, Minaj soon set her sights on Spotify , explaining that streaming service apparently penalised her for premiering her music on Apple Music minutes before its official release date, while also bringing Drake's recent Spotify promotion into the mix .

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  • The president’s men are guilty. How bad is it for Trump?
The president’s men are guilty. How bad is it for Trump?

The former lawyer and businessman pleaded guilty to 5 counts of tax fraud, one of bank fraud and two counts of violating campaign finance laws during the hearing before US District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan. However, if Mr. Trump directed Cohen to make the payments on behalf of his campaign, then the president may be liable for acceptin...

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  • Madonna responds to critics who slammed Aretha Franklin tribute
Madonna responds to critics who slammed Aretha Franklin tribute

I wasn't 'Madonna" yet . Taking the stage to share what many assumed would be a heartfelt speech honouring the late Franklin, it really just turned out to be a rambling anecdotal mess about Madonna and her early career. I thought, "Why not?" Two French guys shouted at me. She told the story of how she showed up for the audition and ...

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  • Trump sends mean tweets, first lady talks positivity online
Trump sends mean tweets, first lady talks positivity online

The President's well-known Twitter habit, exemplified last week by his harsh attack on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, has drawn criticism and highlights the seeming disconnect between the East Wing and the West Wing. At the summit, the first lady warned against "destructive and harmful" cyberbullying on social media, saying c...

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  • Gold keeps the momentum on, brings in Rs. 12.50 crore on Saturday
Gold keeps the momentum on, brings in Rs. 12.50 crore on Saturday

Coming to Satyameva Jayate , the commercial masala entertainer also gave John Abraham his biggest opener with a collection of Rs 20.52 crore on Day 1. To be sure, the Independence Day festive weekend has been Kumar's mainstay so far. After Gold , the action drama has also crossed the Rs 50 crore mark at the domestic market on Sunday.

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  • Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm engagement with touching Instagram posts
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm engagement with touching Instagram posts

Nick returned the love with an identical photo, captioned: " Future Mrs. Jonas. My Heart. My Love". Her post included an ensemble of photos from their engagement ceremony. The actress's massive diamond ring could be seen in the photo. Nick and Priyanka are one of many couples that have gotten engaged quickly this year, alongside Ariana Gran...

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  • Stormy Daniels Pulls Out of 'Celebrity Big Brother UK' Hours Before Premiere
Stormy Daniels Pulls Out of 'Celebrity Big Brother UK' Hours Before Premiere

Avenatti also dismissed reports that an "insider" said Daniels quit after demanding extra money. According to Jane Moore , a panelist on the British talk show Loose Women , Daniels said personal issues were also at play . "She's feeling as though she's had the power taken away from her". After all, wouldn't they want her to make more money...

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  • Ariana Grande's emotional Aretha Franklin tribute is a can't miss
Ariana Grande's emotional Aretha Franklin tribute is a can't miss

Want me to go home, clean up, scrub your floors?' She laughed and she said, 'No I don't want you to scrub my floors'". "She's brought joy to millions of lives and her extraordinary legacy will thrive and inspire many generations to come", he continued.

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  • Tributes flow for Aretha Franklin
Tributes flow for Aretha Franklin

Her death reverberated so deeply that an incredible array of people from around the world, from U.S. presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama to musicians Paul McCartney and Diana Ross , took to social media to pay tribute. "We are losing a lot of our icons - Prince, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston", said Angelica McKinney, the man who played...

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  • Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76
Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76

She offered to post bail for Angela Davis in 1979, saying, "I'm going to see her free if there is any justice in our courts, not because I believe in communism, but because she's a Black woman and she wants freedom for Black people ". Sources said that Franklin had "finally listened to her boys". Aretha Franklin passed away on Thursday, and ...

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  • Recording: Omarosa offered $15000 a month to be 'positive'
Recording: Omarosa offered $15000 a month to be 'positive'

Prior to becoming president, Donald Trump once contemplated a racially divided season of The Apprentice that would pit "blacks against whites". The comments were made after DeVos visited Howard University in May 2017 and was booed by the student body.

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  • Elon Musk Responds To Azealia Banks' Claims Of Ghosting, Tweeting, And LSD
Elon Musk Responds To Azealia Banks' Claims Of Ghosting, Tweeting, And LSD

According to Banks, Musk posted his tweet about taking Tesla private while on acid, and then started worrying that he'd gotten himself in trouble because he hadn't yet secured the funding he needed. Tesla declined to comment about Banks' claims regarding Musk looking for investors. In response to this, Musk told the tech website Gizmo...

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  • Twitter Temporarily Restricts InfoWars' Alex Jones Account
Twitter Temporarily Restricts InfoWars' Alex Jones Account

Twitter has barred right-wing conspiracy monger Alex Jones from posting on the social-media site for one week after violating its policies , the company confirmed. But the service has continued to come under criticism for the nastiness and vitriol of many of its users. Twitter has a new focus in the coming years according to the CEO, "Election...

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  • Omarosa says she's 'not trolling' with White House recordings
Omarosa says she's 'not trolling' with White House recordings

She has been trashing Trump in the media all week, and clearly holds a grudge over her abrupt sacking from her position as a senior adviser to the President previous year. "I had no indication that anything was coming before we knew it was actually coming out", he said. "She lied on me", Ryan said. "Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing ...

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  • Movie Director’s Pregnant Daughter Found Dead in NYC
Movie Director’s Pregnant Daughter Found Dead in NYC

Found along a desolate stretch of road was 26 year old burgeoning " reality " personality, Lyric McHenry , perhaps best known for being best friends with 'Rich Kids of Beverly Hills , ' reality star and Magic Johnson's son EJ Johnson .

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  • Late Night Tackles Omarosa Tapes, Questions Why Trump Eats Paper
Late Night Tackles Omarosa Tapes, Questions Why Trump Eats Paper

CBS said it has not confirmed the authenticity of the tape. Now, aides are wondering who else might be using a recording device to capture audio from private conversations. The Republican president claimed that Ms. Manigault Newman "already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!" - a first admission that members of the administration we...

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  • Trump Assails Ex-aide Omarosa Manigault Newman
Trump Assails Ex-aide Omarosa Manigault Newman

Omarosa claimed the president has used the N-word and other racially offensive words many times while she used to work at the White House. Her appearance on the morning program is part of a press tour for her new book, " Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House".

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  • Idris Elba reignites Bond rumours with cryptic tweet
Idris Elba reignites Bond rumours with cryptic tweet

Over the weekend, Elba, 45, posted a series of cryptic tweets, beginning with a heavily filtered selfie accompanied by the caption, "my name's Elba, Idris Elba ", a clear reference to the famous line spoken by Bond. "[He] has that", she reportedly said. Craig, 50, has stared as James Bond since he took over from Pierce Brosnan in 2005 . C...

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  • As you were in return of Premier League
As you were in return of Premier League

He is a boy I took last season from Brazil and we did everything to bring him to this club too. "Then it will be hard with three matches in a week, with the suspension for the national teams". "We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title." "It wasn't easy to connect everything in a few days - a massive...

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  • Tiger Woods in contention in final round
Tiger Woods in contention in final round

Sunday's play will decide the victor of the fourth and final major of the golfing season with the PGA Championship itself moving to a May date for the 2019 season. The birdie at 2 game after a pulled iron left him an awkwards stance for his second, but he managed to spin a wedge to within 10 feet and pour the birdie putt right in the center.

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  • Trump is a bigot who used racial slurs, ex-aide Omarosa says
Trump is a bigot who used racial slurs, ex-aide Omarosa says

Trump, she said she'd concluded after years of defending him, was a bigot. Sanders tellingly didn't claim that Trump has never said the N-word in her press statement . Manigault claims in her upcoming book that the president used the offensive "n-word", and even implies that her attempt to find a tape of his using the word led to her being fired...

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  • Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss 'not confident' of deadline day signing
Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss 'not confident' of deadline day signing

They are now a little over 24 hours away from opening the new Premier League campaign, with Rooney looking for the Red Devils to put any problems behind them and lay down an early marker in the battle for top-flight supremacy in England. "My view is that first of all it is hard for me to believe that we finished second when I listen, when I read ...

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  • Paul Pogba named Manchester United captain against Leicester
Paul Pogba named Manchester United captain against Leicester

The midfielder featured in two of United's friendlies but Mourinho insists that he didn't have a pre-season and must therefore start in the same position as the players who have just returned from extended holidays after the World Cup. Willian's form across the past few seasons for the Stamford Bridge club has attracted interested from some of...

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  • Tribune Media scraps Sinclair deal
Tribune Media scraps Sinclair deal

Sinclair, which owns 192 stations, said in May 2017 that it planned to acquire Chicago-based Tribune´s 42 TV stations in 33 markets in a deal that would significantly expand its reach. Tribune's move to kill the merger comes three weeks after the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously against approving Sinclair's proposed acqui...

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  • This Is The Ultimatum That Harry And Meghan Reportedly Gave Their Friends
This Is The Ultimatum That Harry And Meghan Reportedly Gave Their Friends

The 37-year-old played Rachel Zane on the American legal drama from 2011 to 2017. Meghan Markle celebrated her first birthday as the Duchess of Sussex this past Saturday, but it appears royal birthdays aren't all they're cracked up to be.

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  • Angelina Jolie Alleges That Brad Pitt Has Not Paid Enough Child Support
Angelina Jolie Alleges That Brad Pitt Has Not Paid Enough Child Support

As reported by NBC News , Jolie's lawyer, Samantha Bley DeJean, is asserting that Pitt "has paid no meaningful child support since separation", specifically in over a year and a half. "Respondent has a statutory duty to pay child support". Pitt and Jolie have three sons and three daughters, ages 17 and under. The actress' spokesperson said An...

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  • Here's How The Bachelorette Is Handling Garrett's Social Media Scandal
Here's How The Bachelorette Is Handling Garrett's Social Media Scandal

Garrett is the first to meet the Kufrins, and he nearly instantly starts bawling. One big difference was how emotional Garrett got during his visit. "I do support our troops and I love my country, so when I saw those posts in the beginning, I would just scroll through - I see a guy in uniform or something like that - and I would just scroll thr...

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  • First Look at Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate
First Look at Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate

After Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in their '60s avatar, Margot Robbie has revealed her first look as Sharon Tate from Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood . The movie was originally slated for release on August 9, 2019, and while no reason was given for the date change, it may have been to avoid releasing the film so clo...

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  • Duchess Meghan's half-sister likens her to Disney's Cruella de Vil
Duchess Meghan's half-sister likens her to Disney's Cruella de Vil

Samantha later admitted to having set up the photos saying she has no problem "cashing in" on her royal sister, telling Good Morning Britain , "We all have to survive, money makes the world goes around - if you want to call that cashing in".

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  • Former Kentucky basketball stars defend LeBron James after Trump tweet
Former Kentucky basketball stars defend LeBron James after Trump tweet

James, who signed recently for the Los Angeles Lakers , was being interviewed about a school he recently opened for underpriviledged children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio , among other topics. In June, Trump said that neither the Cleveland Cavaliers - James' previous team - nor the Golden State Warriors would be invited to the White House...

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  • Drake Drops Star-Studded
Drake Drops Star-Studded "In My Feelings" Music Video

Millions of people tweeted about the challenge but some took it to risky extremes by jumping out of moving cars to perform the dance. As with each previous video from Scorpion , it was directed by Karena Evans . The 8-minute film takes place in New Orleans and starts with Drake visiting the home of his love interest Keke, who is played by La...

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  • Jennifer Lopez to Receive VMA Video Vanguard Award
Jennifer Lopez to Receive VMA Video Vanguard Award

The pop icon will be honored for her contributions over the past 20 years, and also take the stage to perform live for the first time at the VMAs since 2001. Their videos inspired me to do the videos I did. Lopez will join P!nk, Britney Spears , Justin Timberlake , Madonna and Beyonce in the prestigious list of Vanguard winners.

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  • Meghan Markle's father claims 'she'd be nothing without me' in latest interview
Meghan Markle's father claims 'she'd be nothing without me' in latest interview

An insider recently told Us Weekly that the Duchess of Sussex " lives in fear " that he'll leak their conversations. Thomas Markle is not backing away and is speaking about his daughter, Duchess Meghan Markle , once again in the press.

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  • Demi Lovato's backup dancer says she's not to blame for star's overdose
Demi Lovato's backup dancer says she's not to blame for star's overdose

One of Demi Lovato's close friends is urging fans to quit pointing fingers following the singer's drug overdose last week. They also went on to add that Wilmer had "always cared deeply for her and they truly remained friends after they broke up".

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  • Meghan Markle kisses Prince Harry at polo like Princess Diana
Meghan Markle kisses Prince Harry at polo like Princess Diana

In addition to giving him and the four polo players the trophy, Meghan Markle kissed Prince Harry right on the mouth in the most open display of very public affection yet. Meghan Markle is pulling out another look from her royal closet! The Duchess wore a navy-blue denim Carolina Herrera dress and wore her hair pinned in the back.

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  • Is 'Frasier' the next series to get the revival treatment?
Is 'Frasier' the next series to get the revival treatment?

So it's well and truly in the very early stages, but it'll be interesting to see if the pitch gauges any interest. In the one-hour series finale, which was watched by almost 34 million viewers on May 13, 2004, Frasier left Seattle for Chicago, Illinois, to follow his girlfriend , Charlotte ( Laura Linney ), instead of relocating to San Francis...

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  • CBS investigates Les Moonves amid misconduct allegations
CBS investigates Les Moonves amid misconduct allegations

In response to the bombshell allegations, Moonves acknowledged in a statement that he made women feel uncomfortable. All of them worked their way up the ranks and are now managers of our broadcast. The company's dominance has not always been a sure thing. Shari Redstone is a major shareholder of both media companies, and has been seeking to com...

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  • Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Are Engaged!
Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Are Engaged!

Nick recently took to his Instagram to share a picture of Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner in a rather candid moment. 'They are so happy, ' a source told the magazine, which also reported Nick bought an engagement ring at Tiffany's in New York City.

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  • ‘Game Of Thrones’ Final Season
‘Game Of Thrones’ Final Season

Casey Bloys , HBO's president of programming, speaking at a Television Critics Association event, declined to provide details on the eighth and final " Game of Thrones " season or to provide a more specific premiere date. Night's King is looking forward to a rousing finish. Now the network has multiple Game of Thrones plates spinning as they ge...

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