Philippines' Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018
BANGKOK (AP) — The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition held in Bangkok on Monday, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation. Gray wore a sparkling red dress that she said was inspired by a volcano in the Philippines as she was handed the crown to the delight of a roaring crowd in the Thai capital that generally favored Southeast Asian contestants.
Jeff Bridges to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bridges may have once been considered as one of Hollywood's most under-appreciated actors, but next month's Golden Globe Awards will showcase his life and illustrious career next month by bestowing him one of its highest honors. Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 76th annual awards ceremony on Jan. 6, 2019, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday.
Offset interruption of Cardi B at Rolling Loud spurs outrage
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is asking the public to not bash Offset, who became the target of internet outrage after he interrupted her set at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles Saturday night and asked her to get back together with him. Cardi B on Sunday said in an Instagram video that she wishes people wouldn't bash the father of her daughter.
Megan Markle's father appeals for her to call home
LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle's father has appealed to his daughter to call him, saying they hadn't been in touch since her wedding to Prince Harry in May. Thomas Markle told ITV on Monday that he had been texting his daughter, the Duchess of Sussex, but that she hadn't responded. Speaking from San Diego, Markle said, "I love my daughter very much and she has to know that, and I would really appreciate if she would call me, just reach out to me. "
Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards
LONDON (AP) — British officials have released the photos chosen by members of the royal family for their Christmas cards. Prince William and his wife Kate are shown outside in casual clothes, their three young children in tow. Prince Harry and Meghan chose a black and white motif that shows the newlyweds admiring a fireworks display at their evening wedding reception in May. This photo released by Kensington Palace on Friday Dec.
Kanye reignites Drake feud on Twitter, alleges threats
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West is not sending Christmas cheer to Drake. West appeared to reignite a feud with the fellow rapper in a series of tweets on Thursday in which he claimed Drake had called trying to threaten him. West wrote "So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect - So cut the tough talk. " West alleged Drake was behind audience members rushing the stage and splashing fellow rapper Pusha T with liquid during a concert in Toronto in November.