North West's First Birthday Plans: Kim Kardashian And Kanye West "Throwing Her A Big Party Next Weekend"
This is going to be a big (and busy!) weekend for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West! E! News has learned that the newlyweds have just taken a private jet to Nashville for Yeezy's highly anticipated appearance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival tonight, and after Yeezy delivers what will surely be a high-energy performance to a number of screaming fans, it's time to celebrate two big holidays for the 37-year-old: Father's Day and his daughter North West's first birthday!
Nicky Hilton Shares First Glimpse Of Her Massive Diamond Engagement Ring
Nicky Hilton has already confirmed what we previously suspected: her engagement ring is absolutely blinding, even from a distance. The Hilton Hotels heiress took to Instagram on Saturday to share a picturesque photo of herself fishing in France at the Château Lafite Rothschild wine estate, where she flashed the first glance of her impressive diamond engagement sparkler. While the shot is clearly taken from afar, Hilton's accessory simply can't be missed as the newly engaged celeb enjoys a quiet afternoon outdoors while sporting a patterned dress and flat boots. Despite the blingtastic pic, Hilton doesn't seem too keen to show off her sparkler to the world just yet, opting to hide her impressive accessory while out and about in NYC on Monday.
UN Ebola Czar Heads To West Africa
The UN's new pointman on Ebola said Tuesday he will travel to West Africa this week to shore up health services in the four countries hit by the worst-ever outbreak of the virus. British physician and public health expert David Nabarro also told reporters that he will be holding talks with the UN mission in Liberia on ways peacekeepers could help deal with the impact of the disease. Nabarro was appointed last week by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to coordinate the global response to the outbreak that has left 1,229 dead in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Calvin Harris Crowned Highest-Paid DJ For Second Year In A Row, Celebrates By Taking Ice Bucket Challenge
Calvin Harris is once again the king of the party! According to Forbes' annual list of highest-paid DJs, the 30-year-old hitmaker managed to jam his way to the top for the second year in a row. Thanks to a two-year deal at Las Vegas' megaclub Hakkasan and addition songwriting and producing gigs with talented artists like Rihanna and Kesha, Harris earned a respectable $66 million in the past 12 months. So how did the "Summer" DJ react to the good news? He took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, of course.
Don Pardo: A Link To TV's Birth, Says 'SNL' Boss
Don Pardo was a timeless classic, and in selecting him as the announcer for the brand-new "Saturday Night Live," Lorne Michaels must have known it. Michaels, who remains "SNL" executive producer, recalled on Tuesday, "When they gave me a list of NBC staff announcers and I saw his name, there was no hesitation." On Monday, Pardo died at age 96, having served as an "SNL" mainstay and through-line from its debut in October 1975 up through the close of its 39th season in May. Michaels said, "He became our link to the beginnings of television on NBC." Generation after generation, "SNL" players have come and gone, replaced by the next wave. Pardo, certifying each of them by declaring their names on the air, stayed put. But now, with the 40th season bearing down in September, Prado has left a void. Who could ever replace him? Michaels said, "It's a question I've asked myself for maybe the last 10 years. I don't have an answer. I'm still kind of dealing with this. Fortunately, I have a month."
Ferguson Arrests Include At Least 10 Journalists
A photographer for the Getty agency and two German reporters were among the latest journalists arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. At least 10 journalists have been arrested or detained since Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, was killed Aug. 9 by officer Darren Wilson. Reporters for CNN, Al Jazeera America and other outlets say they have been harassed or physically threatened. Capt.
Trading Probes On Brazil's Batista Due In 2015: Regulator
The results of more than a dozen investigations into market manipulation by Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista and current or former executives of his EBX Group, will likely be made public next year, a top regulator said. Pereira could not go into detail as the cases were ongoing. The CVM wants to determine whether Batista withheld information that was unfavorable to some of his businesses, while encouraging investors to buy more stock in his companies. In the aftermath of the fall of Brazil's richest man and Latin America's largest ever bankruptcy, 11 cases are being processed.
Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Warner Bros.' Jungle Book: Origins
From Sherlock to Shere Khan, Benedict Cumberbatch 's resume just got a bit longer. revealed today that the actor has been cast as the voice of the man-eating tiger in the upcoming Warner Bros.' film adaptation of The Jungle Book . So far, very little has been announced about the highly anticipated flick—which has been tentatively titled The Warner Bros. project is aiming to be vastly different than the upcoming Disney adaptation—which will, undoubtedly, be much more child-friendly.
Rick Perry Turns Himself In For Corruption Charges
Rick Perry defiantly told supporters we will prevail before turning himself in to authorities on Tuesday. Perry was charged last Friday after a grand jury indicted him on charges of abuse of power and coercion of a public servant by threatening to veto funding for a public integrity unit after the woman heading the group was arrested for drunk driving. The three-term governor and his legal team have said the case is nothing more than partisan politics and have vowed to fight the charges. The potential 2016 presidential candidate’s newly formed political action committee, RickPAC, released a video on Tuesday denouncing the charges.
In Riot-hit Ferguson, Traffic Fines Boost Tension And Budget
When calm and order is finally restored to Ferguson, Missouri, the city's leaders may find little room to maneuver to resolve an issue that has long inflamed racial tensions: traffic tickets. On the surface it would seem an easy fix for the mainly white police force simply to adopt a less aggressive policy on traffic stops, which overwhelmingly and disproportionately snare black motorists. That may be easier said than done, though. Traffic fines are the St. Louis suburb's second-largest source of revenue and just about the only one that is growing appreciably. The heavy reliance on these funds is emerging as a thorny issue for Ferguson following the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white policeman Darren Wilson.