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Leonard Bernstein’s daughter pens memoir on famous father

Private schools, a New England country home and socializing with the likes of President John F. Kennedy and family — this is what it’s like to grow up as the child of famed composer and musician Leonard Bernstein. Read More

On the Scene with Penelope Ng Pack

Penelope Ng Pack, who placed third runner-up in the Miss Hawaii competition last year, bounced back to win the title of Miss Chinatown Hawaii in September, and was crowned Miss Hawaii 2018 on June 2. Read More

Ava DuVernay scores another milestone for black female directors

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for black female directors. This week her film “A Wrinkle in Time” crossed the $100 million mark domestically, a first for a black woman. The film got a late-game boost playing as a double feature at drive-in theaters with the record-breaking “Incredibles 2” this past weekend. Read More
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Hundreds attend funeral for designer Kate Spade

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Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. Read More

Chris Hardwick’s wife supports him amid backlash over abuse allegations

After Chloe Dykstra warned against “insidious and hard to spot” abusive behavior and acknowledged others caught up in the aftermath of her accusations against former boyfriend Chris Hardwick, Lydia Hearst stepped up in defense of her husband. Read More
 
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Melania Trump dons ‘I really don’t care, do u?’ jacket

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• Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 4:49 pm
Melania Trump went to Texas to show she cared about migrant children. Her fashion choice carried a baffling counter-message. Read More
 
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Peter Fonda apologizes for ‘vulgar’ Barron Trump tweet

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Peter Fonda apologized for a late-night Twitter rant in which he suggested 12-year-old Barron Trump should be ripped from “his mother’s arms and put in a cage with pedophiles.” Read More
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List of celebrities upset by U.S. border policy grows

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Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what’s happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration’s policy of separating families at border crossings. Read More
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IBM computer proves formidable against 2 human debaters

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• Updated on  June 19, 2018 at 11:56 am
An argumentative computer proved formidable against two human debaters as IBM gave its first public demonstration of new artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years. Read More

CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ gathers audience week by week

The newsmagazine “60 Minutes” was not television’s most popular program this year, but for the 11th consecutive season it had more people who watched at least once during the year than any other non-sports show on TV. Read More

Birthplace of singer, activist Nina Simone to be preserved

The dilapidated wooden cottage in North Carolina that was the birthplace of singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone now has the protection of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Read More
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Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida, authorities say

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• Updated on  June 19, 2018 at 8:51 am
Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt, authorities said. Read More

New ‘Queer Eye’ guys have love — and plenty of tips — for guys (and gals)

Browse the Instagram feeds of any of the “Queer Eye” hosts and see their comments to each other, and it’ll be hard not to question the depth of the friendships in your own life. That camaraderie, positivity and encouragement has also been put to use on the show’s stagnant makeover participants in need of a life boost. Read More

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