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Gawker’s Gone. Long Live Gawker.

Nine years ago, Peter Thiel, a wealthy and secretive Silicon Valley investor, read something about himself online that he didn’t appreciate. He apparently vowed revenge, eventually carrying out a plan to fund lawsuits against Gawker Media, the publisher that upset him, culminating this week with …

Peter Thiel

Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes list of highest-paid female actors with $46m

Jennifer Lawrence has been named film’s best-paid female star for the second year in a row. The 26-year-old earned $46m (£34.9m) in the last year, according to Forbes. Her earnings, while decreasing 11.5% from 2015, were bumped up by a deal in which she took a cut of the $653.4m box office of The …

Jennifer Lawrence

Nick Cannon begins freshman year at Howard University

LOS ANGELES — Nick Cannon’s got talent — and homework.<p>The host of “America’s Got Talent” and “Wild ‘n Out” has begun his freshman year at Howard University. Cannon posted photos on social media earlier this week of his first day on campus in Washington, D.C.<p>Cannon says in a statement that he …

Nick Cannon

Amy Schumer: How I Survived My Dark Past

Amy Schumer is known to be a straight shooter. Though it's usually wrapped in humor, whether talking about her weight, her first period, or her fear of flying, the comedian delivers unvarnished tidbits about her life in her standup and on her television show. But in her new book of personal …

Comedians

Taylor Swift Is Donating $1 Million to Louisiana Flood Relief

Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to help those in need in Louisiana after floods caused widespread disaster in the state, killing at least 11 people.<p>In a statement to the Associated Press on Tuesday, Swift commented that the people of Louisiana had given her a warm welcome when she began her …

Taylor Swift

Pope Francis Is Treating Rome's Homeless to Pizza and a Day at the Beach

Pizza's on Pope Francis!<p>Every day for the past two weeks, the popular pontiff has been treating Rome's homeless to a summer escape that includes a trip to the beach and a pizza dinner.<p>Bishiop Konrad Krajewski, who is in charge of distributing the Vatican's charity money, told the <i>Vatican Insider</i> …

Pizza

Ready to Propose? Orlando Bloom Wants Children with Katy Perry, Sources Say

Katy Perry's relationship with Orlando Bloom is stronger than ever, but could the "Rise" singer be sporting a new engagement ring on her finger soon?<p>The couple – who were first linked in January after they were spotted getting flirty at a post-Golden Globes party – are "not engaged yet, but seem to …

Orlando Bloom

Jesse Metcalfe Is Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Cara Santana!

Jesse Metcalfe is officially off the market!<p>The <i>Desperate Housewives</i> actor and his longtime girlfriend Cara Santana are engaged, a rep for 37-year-old Metcalfe confirmed to PEOPLE on Tuesday.<p>Metcalfe, who also starred in <i>John Tucker Must Die</i>, and actress-fashion blogger Santana have been in a …

6 Things to Know About the 'Lovely Chap' Who Has Captured Princess Eugenie's Heart

With Princess Eugenie planning to move into a new home in Kensington Palace, is a big move in her personal life close behind?<p>The royal, 26, has been dating Jack Brooksbank, 29, for about six years – and there is chatter – denied by a rep for Eugenie's mom Sarah Ferguson that they'll announce an …

Royal Ascot

Newlyweds Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish Arrive in St. Barts for Their Honeymoon

Let the honeymoon begin!<p>Kevin Hart and his new wife Eniko Parrish touched down in St. Barts on Monday to take their wedding celebration beachside – and of course, the couple are snapping up a storm.<p>"Me and my wife are officially out here," Hart, 37, said on his Snapchat once they arrived at their …

Kevin Hart

Oprah Winfrey on Why She Eliminated the Word 'Diversity' from Her Vocabulary

Oprah Winfrey was once all for talking about diversity, but now the media mogul wants to shift the conversation toward inclusion.<p>In a joint interview with filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who directed <i>Queen Sugar</i> for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Winfrey got frank about issues of race and representation, …

Diversity

Half of the tech hubs in Africa are located in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt and Morocco — Quartz

The number of technology hubs across Africa have more than doubled in less than a year as more investors and innovators grow the local startup ecosystem beyond the most popular cities. A total of 314 tech hubs and incubation centers were recorded in July by the global telecoms industry body GSMA’s …

Egypt

Simone Biles, Zac Efron and the US Olympic Champion's love affair with pop culture

American gymnast Simone Biles has as many Olympic and World Championship medals as she has years.<p>The 19-year-old from Texas has become the success story of the Rio Olympics, scooping up gold medals in the floor, vault and all-round competitions. Physicists have analysed her routines – some of which …

Zac Efron

Why Princess Diana's Wedding Dress Designer Ripped Up His Original Sketch

It could have been worth a ton of money today.<p>It's been 35 years since Princess Diana and Prince Charles's wedding day, and the royal's wedding dress has been iconic ever since. Designer David Emanuel, now 63, is now hosting the British version of <i>Say Yes to the Dress</i>, and reflected on the biggest …

Weddings

The Pivotal Stories Every Startup Leader Should Be Able to Tell

At <b>Facebook</b>, <b>Don Faul</b> and his team faced one of the more goliath tasks anyone in tech has ever faced. It was his job, as VP of Online Operations, to …

Storytelling

The Olympics Needs a New Business Model

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are opening in Rio de Janeiro amid environmental and health concerns ranging from the Zika virus to polluted competition waters. Brazil, which hosted the World Cup in 2014, is suffering from a deep recession and a political crisis. While the International Olympic …

Bain & Company

What got you here won’t always get you there

Richard Branson walking meeting with Virgin StartUp<p>richard_records_studio.jpg<p>Richard Branson Virgin Atlantic plane<p>Richard Branson and Virgin …

Michael Phelps' Fiancée Nicole Johnson Talks Wedding Plans

​"I've been planning as we've been leading up to this so I think I have the wedding in order."​<p>Nicole Johnson, Michael Phelps' fiancée and mother of their Olympic-famous baby, Boomer, has been engaged to Phelps since February 2015. She wasn't always convinced that'd happen, she told Access …

Team USA

Prince Estate Selling Six Properties After Judge Approval

A Minnesota judge granted approval to Prince's trust on Thursday to sell six of the late musician's properties. Carver County Judge Kevin Eide permitted Bremer Trust, which is managing Prince's assets, to liquidate a mix of homes, vacant lots and one small commercial building with an estimated …

Bruno Mars

How to Make Latte Art at Home

A step-by-step video guide<p>For many of us, latte art is a mystery. The way baristas create designs like hearts and tulips seems like magic. But with …

Coffee

Virtual reality: The hype, the problems and the promise

It’s the technology that is supposed to be 2016’s big thing, but what iteration of VR will actually catch on, and what’s just a fad? Tim Maughan takes an in-depth look.<p>I’m sitting in the dark. It’s pitch black, apart from a circular spot of light on the wall in front of me. Voices emerge, a woman …

Virtual Reality

The Secret to Creating a Calm Mind and a Cool Temper

Learn how focusing on your breath for only minutes a day can grow mental strength and resilience.<p>Can you remember a time when you were lying in bed, wrestling with a problem and the entangled emotions surrounding it? Have there been nights when intrusive thoughts and difficult memories keep you …

Meditation

What it's like to work for the Valley's most secretive startup, Palantir

One of the most prominent startups in Silicon Valley, Palantir, has been in the news a lot the past few months.<p>Palantir was cofounded by one of the Valley's most powerful, and most colorful, VCs, Peter Thiel. With Thiel's backing, Palantir has raised nearly $2 billion in investment.<p>As of late last …

Silicon Valley

4 Quick Cures For Itching

Check out these remedies hiding in your kitchen<p>1/5<p>Cheap and easy itch relief<p>It's the season of the itch: rashes, allergies, bug bites, and prickly, …

12 Natural Sunburn Cures

Your day of summer fun is winding down and what do you know? You got burned and now you need a sunburn remedy. (Looking for natural remedies that …

Little America: The Birth of a New Republican Party

Thirteen months ago, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President with a speech that sparked a revival of America’s far right, a seething confederation of white nationalists, “racial activists,” and anti-immigration zealots. On Thursday, the final day of the Republican National Convention, in …

Donald Trump Threatens the Ghostwriter of “The Art of the Deal”

When Tony Schwartz, Donald Trump’s ghostwriter for his 1987 memoir “The Art of the Deal,” decided to tell the public about his concerns that Trump isn’t fit to serve as President, his main worry was that Trump, who is famously litigious, would threaten to take legal action against him. Schwartz’ …