Sam Smith Becomes Global Ambassador For WarChild UK
Sam Smith is using his celebrity to bring attention to the plight of war refugees. The singer revealed on social media that he’s become a global ambassador for the humanitarian group WarChild UK, and shared pictures and video from his recent trips to Iraq and Jordan.
“To my wonderful fans, I am so excited to announce that I have become a global ambassador for the incredible humanitarian group @WarChildUK,” he tweeted next to pictures of some young refugees that he met. “Over the past year I have been on two trips with War Child to Iraq & to Jordan to witness first hand what this incredible charity are doing.”
In video of his visit to a Jordanian camp, Sam says he saw “really positive” things going on, despite what all of the residents have been through. "It was just amazing to me," he says in the clip. "The things that I have seen ignites a fire in me... Please, please, please help."
Pink Recorded A Duet With Christina Aguilera
While social media would like us to believe that Pink and Christina Aguilera are still feuding, it really does look as though they’ve put all their ill will behind them.
The pair infamously had a falling out while recording their 2001 hit “Lady Marmalade,” but, in case you missed it, Pink now reveals that they are on such good terms they actually recorded a song together.
“We did a duet for her album and I don’t know when it’s coming out but it’s amazing,” Pink tells “The Sun.” “We did it two years ago so I don’t remember the title, but she’s incredible.”
Last month, folks on social media tried to create a controversy when they claimed Pink made a face during Christina’s Whitney Houston tribute at the American Music Awards, but Pink was quick to shot it down. “Yes, it is really frustrating, but I fight back,” she says of the manufactured hubbub. "I do it less than I used to but I do when I think the narrative needs to be changed. It’s bulls**t, I’m not gonna stand for it. But I’m used to it, to be honest." She adds, “And this never happens to men, it’s very specific to females.”
Katy Perry Wins More Money In Convent Lawsuit
Katy Perry has won even more money in her lawsuit over her purchase of a former convent in Los Angeles.
A jury ordered businesswoman Dana Hollister to pay Katy $1.6-million in damages to cover her legal costs in the battle over the property. But now the same jury has come back with their ruling with regards to punitive damages, and has awarded $10-million to Katy and archdiocese, with the archdiocese getting about two-thirds of sum.
"Katy is extremely pleased with the jury’s insight and understanding, and is hopeful that the jury’s decision will pave the way for her to complete the purchase of the Waverly property without further interference," Perry's attorney Eric Rowen said in a statement. "For my part, I am very satisfied with the jury’s decision and believe that justice has been well served."
Katy had been fighting Hollister over the property after Katy purchased it from the archdiocese. Hollister convinced a group of nuns to sell it to her so she could build a hotel on the property, and Katy and the archdiocese argued she did so “fraudulently," since the nuns didn't actually own the convent.