Milan’s famous La Scala names new director of the opera house after months of controversy

ROME — Milan’s La Scala, one of the world’s most prestigious and historic opera houses, on Tuesday named Fortunato Ortombina as its new director, ending months of political controversy. He will step into the post in September at the famed Teatro alla Scala. The city’s mayor, Giuseppe Sala, made the announcement after the opera house’s … Read more

Megan Fox dishes savage relationship advice after splitting from Machine Gun Kelly

Actress Megan Fox has dispensed some brutal relationship advice after splitting from her ex, Machine Gun Kelly. The 39-year-old Jennifer’s Body star was attending the 2024 Revolve Festival at Coachella when E! News asked her if she had any advice for single women. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Megan Fox dishes out relationship advice. Stream the … Read more

Southern California city council gives a key approval for Disneyland expansion plan

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Visitors to Disney’s California parks could one day walk through the snow-covered hamlet of Arendelle from “Frozen” or the bustling, critter-filled metropolis of “Zootopia” under a park expansion plan approved by the Anaheim City Council. Disney would spend at least $1.9 billion over the next decade to transform its 490-acre (488-hectare) … Read more

Former Australian Idol judge Meghan Trainor reveals how time in Australia inspired son’s name

Former Australian Idol judge Meghan Trainor has opened up about the birth of her second child — and how Australia inspired her unique choice of name. The 30-year-old Made You Look singer was in Australia for several months with her husband, actor Daryl Sabara, as she filmed the 2023 season of the popular Channel 7 … Read more

A painting of Winston Churchill by an artist whose work he hated is up for auction

LONDON — A portrait of Winston Churchill by an artist whose work the British leader loathed went on display Tuesday at Churchill’s birthplace ahead of an auction in June. The painting by modernist artist Graham Sutherland was made in preparation for a larger portrait that Churchill hated and which was later destroyed — an episode … Read more

Masters Apprentices founding member and bass player Gavin Webb dead at 77

One of the founding members of legendary Aussie rock band The Masters Apprentices has died after a six-year cancer battle. Gavin Webb, the band’s bass player, was in the group from its beginnings in 1965 until 1968, later joining them again for a series of reunion shows. The Masters Apprentices is best known for hits … Read more

NewJeans, Hybe and Coachella shows to lead turnaround in Kpop

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 03: (L – R) Danielle, Hyein, Hanni, Minji and Haerin of NewJeans perform in concert during Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 03, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. Gary Miller | Filmmagic | Getty Images It hasn’t been an easy start to the year for investors in the K-pop sector as lower … Read more

OJ Simpson was chilling with a beer on a couch before Easter, lawyer says. 2 weeks later he was dead

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson’s last robust discussion with his longtime lawyer was just before Easter, at the country club home Simpson leased southwest of the Las Vegas Strip. “He was awake, alert and chilling,” attorney Malcom LaVergne recalled Tuesday. “He’s on the couch … drinking a beer and watching TV. And so that was … Read more

International artists’ visa fees to tour the U.S. rise by 250%. What it means – National

Performing in the U.S. for international artists just got a lot more complicated. On April 1, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services instituted a 250% visa fee increase for global musicians hoping to tour in the U.S. Artists, advocacy groups and immigration lawyers are concerned it could have devastating effects on emerging talent worldwide … Read more