August 16th is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year.
1513 – War of the League of Cambrai: King Henry VIII of England and his Imperial allies defeated French cavalry, who were then forced to retreat.
1812 – War of 1812: American General William Hull surrendered Fort Detroit without a fight to a combined British–Native American force.
1906 – An estimated 8.2 MW earthquake hit Valparaíso, Chile, killing 3,882 people.
1962 – The Beatles fired drummer Pete Best and replaced him with Ringo Starr.
2015 – Suicide bombers assassinated Pakistani politician Shuja Khanzada and killed at least 21 others at his home.
Kathie Lee Gifford turns 65
James Cameron turns 64
Madonna turns 60
Angela Bassett turns 60
Steve Carrell turns 56
Madonna has filed a request to prevent a personal letter from rapper Tupac and several other personal items from going up for auction.
The pop legend says Darlene Lutz, the woman who‘s auctioning the items through Gotta Have It, “betrayed [her] trust in an outrageous effort to obtain my possessions without [her] knowledge or consent.” Somehow, Lutz, “a former friend and art consultant,” got her hands on the breakup letter as well as one in which Madonna despaired of not being as successful in music or film as Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone, respectively, calling them “horribly mediocre.”
The personal letter from Tupac was sent from prison and explains why the rapper broke up with her after a short relationship.
Felicity Jones has a new role in mind.
The Rogue One actress is set to play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a biopic of her life in Mimi Leder’s On The Basis Of Sex.
Natalia Portman was previously attached.
Khloe Kardashian’s former husband and basketballer, Lamar Odom, is writing a tell-all book, InTouch Weekly reports.
The former basketball great – who is divorced from Khloe Kardashian – told InTouch Weekly the news last week. ‘I have a book coming out, an autobiography about my life. [The book will cover] everything. Everything. It’s a free-for-all. [I’ll be] open about everything that’s been going on in my life, about the past.’
InTouch Weekly reports the Kardashians aren’t exempt by any means.
She’s known for her edgy performances, but her latest antic were even shocking for Madonna. The legendary songress, 57, invited a young fan to share the stage with her and proceeded to abruptly pull the girl’s top down, exposing her to the crowd and cameras.
The fan, 17, has since attempted to calm down the outrage, saying, ‘If anything it was a bonding moment with Madonna. It’s no big deal.’
Could you imagine the shitstorm if a 57 year old male rock star had done this?