No, Simon Cowell, it’s not ‘time for UK-Pop’

(CNN)On Halloween in 2009, a perky quintet known as Wonder Girls became the first K-Pop group to crack the Billboard Hot 100 with their catchy, music-video driven, Korean-language single “Nobody.” Its top stars grace the covers of magazines and sell out stadiums. Lionsgate just announced a Rebel Wilson movie about an aspiring Korean American pop idol; there are, by my count, at least five K-Pop related projects under development for US television; there’s even a big-budget K-Pop musical headed to Broadway after a rave off-Broadway run. In fact, the case can be made that K-Pop is now the biggest transnational pop-culture phenomenon since hip-hop. Both are global creative platforms that connect millions of people across nations; both are nevertheless deeply …

LVMH reportedly nearing a deal to acquire iconic New York jeweler Tiffany & Co.

New York (CNN Business)Luxury giant LVMH is reportedly nearing an agreement to add another brand to its portfolio, a deal that would come wrapped in a little blue box. The luxury conglomerate sent an unsolicited proposal on October 28 to acquire Tiffany for $120 per share in cash, a valuation of $14.5 billion. At the time, the offer represented a 20% premium on the Tiffany share price but the stock jumped following the offer, closing at nearly $126 on Friday. Many analysts said combining with LVMH would be a good move for Tiffany, though the initial offer slightly undervalued the company. The 182-year old New York jeweler currently employs 14,000 people and operates 300 stores around the globe. Its little …

Coralogix announces $10M Series A to bring more intelligence to logging

Coralogix, a startup that wants to bring automation and intelligence to logging, announced a $10 million Series A investment today. The round was led by Aleph with participation from StageOne Ventures, Janvest Capital Partners and 2B Angels. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $16.2 million, according to the company. CEO and co-founder Ariel Assaraf says his company focuses on two main areas: logging and analysis. The startup has been doing traditional applications performance monitoring up until now, but today, it also announced it was getting into security logging, where it tracks logs for anomalies and shares this information with security information and event management (SEIM) tools. “We do standard log analytics in terms of ingesting, parsing, visualizing, alerting and …

‘Supergirl’ star Melissa Benoist reveals she is a domestic violence survivor in emotional video

Melissa Benoist attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019 on September 24, 2018 in Paris, France.  (Getty) Benoist claimed that she was five months into the relationship when the physical violence began, with the alleged abuser throwing a smoothie at Benoist, which she said: “smacked my cheek and exploded all over the floor and the sofa…” Eventually, Benoist said, the violence would escalate. “I learned what it felt like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly, punched so hard the wind would go out of me, dragged by my hair across pavement, head-butted, pinched until my skin broke, shoved into a wall so hard the drywall broke, choked,” she said. Benoist said …

Controversial mommy blogger says she drinks wine to cope with kids ‘driving her crazy’

“This is the modern family, this is what I blog about,” Hall told “60 Minutes” Australia. “We’ve got equal rights to go work but we [women] still have to do 90 percent of the housework anyway.” CLEMMIE HOOPER APOLOGIZES TO FELLOW MOMMY BLOGGER FOR TRASHING HER ONLINE USING FAKE ACCOUNT “I really think women should rule the world and we should be the bosses of everything, and it should be a matriarchal country,” she has said. All in all, Hall said she embraces her reputation for not coming off as perfect. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “I think people like me because life’s just not perfect. You know? It’s not happily ever after. It’s not meant to …

Ciara Teases Taylor Swift’s Highly-Anticipated AMAs Performance Amid Scooter Braun Drama: ‘It’s Going To Be Nonstop Entertainment’ – Perez Hilton

Get ready for Taylor Swift to blaze the stage and leave you speechless at this year’s American Music Awards! E! News recently caught up with the show’s host, Ciara, who had nothing but great things to say about the 29-year-old’s highly-anticipated set going down on November 24. As our readers know, the Lover crooner is slated to receive the Artist of the Decade honor at the ceremony, too. The Level Up singer all but asked us to stay glued to our TV screens during the show because Tay is gearing up for something unforgettable! She said: “It is going to be amazing. I wish I could tell you. I think anytime she gets on the stage it is great energy. She …

Melania Trump Got BOOED At Baltimore Youth Summit! Watch! – Perez Hilton

Melania Trump has been booed before, but it was always when standing beside her husband. She could have assumed none of the vitriol was coming her way. But we can’t say we’re all that surprised she’s getting the old Bronx cheer even solo now. After all, you stand next to the most reviled man in the world, some of that orangeness is going to rub off on you. That seems to be what happened on Tuesday when the First Lady made a special appearance at the Baltimore Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness at the University of Maryland. Video: Donald Trump’s Whacked Out Hourlong Rant Call To Fox & Friends From the moment she was introduced the jeering started. There was applause …

5 Y.O. Girl Wears Different Princess Dresses To Each Chemo Treatment

Some of us may take clothing for granted, especially if you’re like me and have zero fashion sense. However, dressing up in what makes you feel good can go a long way not just for you, but for those around you too. Take Lilli Durante, for example. Lilli is a 5-year-old girl from Irwin, Pennsylvania who’s suffering from optic pathway glioma, a slow growing brain tumor that affects the optic nerves. To ease the unpleasantness that is chemotherapy, little Lilli dresses up in a different gown every time she goes in for her treatment. 5 Y.O. Lilli Durante was diagnosed with optic pathway glioma & now has to go to undergo chemo Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: …

After impeachment week, Mister Rogers to the rescue

(CNN)In the musical “Hamilton,” Thomas Jefferson returns to a turbulent United States after five years in Paris and sings, “So what’d I miss?” The pivotal political moment came Wednesday, when Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland gave his opening statement to the House Intelligence Committee, noted Michael D’Antonio: “President Donald Trump’s abuse of power has been confirmed by a witness with direct involvement in the scheme.” At times, Sondland seemed almost gleeful as he outed Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and top administration figures as players in an effort to extract a political favor from Ukraine in return for vital military aid from the US. “With his testimony, Sondland portrayed the Trump-Giuliani scheme as constructed out of lies and …

Taylor Swift and the Many Music Legends Who Got Screwed by Their Labels

A cloud of controversy looms over the 2019 American Music Awards. took to social media to make her fans aware of what is going on. I feel very strongly that sharing what is happening to me could change the awareness level for other artists and potentially help them avoid a similar fate, Swift wrote. The message being sent to me is very clear. Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or youll be punished. This is WRONG, she added. Neither of these men had a hand in the writing of those songs. They did nothing to create the relationship I have with my fans. So this is where Im asking for your help. Swifts battle has echoes of …

Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

(CNN)Attacks by the Taliban were deadlier than those committed by any other group in 2018, according to a report released by an international think tank on Wednesday. Sharp rise in deaths by the Taliban According to Steve Killelea, the executive chairman of the Institute for Economics & Peace, the Taliban “now account for 38 per cent of all terrorist deaths globally,” which he believes “underscores the difficulty with the current conflict” in Afghanistan. They were responsible for 6,103 deaths in 2018, a 71% increase over the previous year, according to the index, and the number of attacks rose to 972, a 39% increase from the prior year. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in 2018 — the days-long …

Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

(CNN)Attacks by the Taliban were deadlier than those committed by any other group in 2018, according to a report released by an international think tank on Wednesday. Sharp rise in deaths by the Taliban According to Steve Killelea, the executive chairman of the Institute for Economics & Peace, the Taliban “now account for 38 per cent of all terrorist deaths globally,” which he believes “underscores the difficulty with the current conflict” in Afghanistan. They were responsible for 6,103 deaths in 2018, a 71% increase over the previous year, according to the index, and the number of attacks rose to 972, a 39% increase from the prior year. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in 2018 — the days-long …

Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

(CNN)Attacks by the Taliban were deadlier than those committed by any other group in 2018, according to a report released by an international think tank on Wednesday. Sharp rise in deaths by the Taliban According to Steve Killelea, the executive chairman of the Institute for Economics & Peace, the Taliban “now account for 38 per cent of all terrorist deaths globally,” which he believes “underscores the difficulty with the current conflict” in Afghanistan. They were responsible for 6,103 deaths in 2018, a 71% increase over the previous year, according to the index, and the number of attacks rose to 972, a 39% increase from the prior year. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in 2018 — the days-long …

Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

(CNN)Attacks by the Taliban were deadlier than those committed by any other group in 2018, according to a report released by an international think tank on Wednesday. Sharp rise in deaths by the Taliban According to Steve Killelea, the executive chairman of the Institute for Economics & Peace, the Taliban “now account for 38 per cent of all terrorist deaths globally,” which he believes “underscores the difficulty with the current conflict” in Afghanistan. They were responsible for 6,103 deaths in 2018, a 71% increase over the previous year, according to the index, and the number of attacks rose to 972, a 39% increase from the prior year. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in 2018 — the days-long …

Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

(CNN)Attacks by the Taliban were deadlier than those committed by any other group in 2018, according to a report released by an international think tank on Wednesday. Sharp rise in deaths by the Taliban According to Steve Killelea, the executive chairman of the Institute for Economics & Peace, the Taliban “now account for 38 per cent of all terrorist deaths globally,” which he believes “underscores the difficulty with the current conflict” in Afghanistan. They were responsible for 6,103 deaths in 2018, a 71% increase over the previous year, according to the index, and the number of attacks rose to 972, a 39% increase from the prior year. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in 2018 — the days-long …

Lori Loughlin ‘Breaking Down’, Can’t Trust Friends Or Costars – Perez Hilton

The bricks just keep piling up for Lori Loughlin. This week she officially pleaded not guilty to another felony in relation to the infamous college admissions scandal. Right from the start she and hubby Mossimo Giannulli took a stand and declared their innocence in the face of an indictment full of evidence they bribed USC officials half a million bucks to fraudulently get their daughters onto the crew team — and therefore into the university. Federal prosecutors have responded by filing charge after charge, first conspiracy to commit mail fraud, then conspiracy to commit money laundering, then conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. The maximum prison sentence just keeps going up, like a twisted reverse auction — with many parents having chosen to …