Lauren Dukoff/Columbia Records It’s safe to say that in her 24 years, Adele has experienced far more than the average person. Even so, the singer has apparently turned down a chance to write her autobiography because feels she just hasn’t lived enough. The British tabloid The Mirror reports that top publishing house Harper Collins put an offer on the table for the singer to pen her memoirs, but she turned it down because she feels she’s “far too young” to do so. A source tells the paper, “Adele’s never been a really showy person, so it was always going to take a lot to get her to write her life story anyway
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Kobe Bryant’s surgery to repair a torn Achilles’ tendon was successful, however the Los Angeles Lakers star will be sidelined for at least six to nine months as he recuperates, the team and doctors said Sunday. Bryant, 34, tore his left Achilles’ tendon in the closing minutes of Friday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors. The All-Star shooting guard, who has carried the Lakers all season, hobbled to the free throw line after the injury to take his two free throws for being fouled. He hit them both, tying the game 108-108, before going to the locker room. The Lakers went on to win the game
Dana Edelson/NBC (SEOUL, South Korea) — “Gangnam Style” celeb Psy has finally released his long anticipated new single, “Gentleman,” amid North Korea’s daily threats of nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula. Consisting of heavy house beats and witty lyrics, “Gentleman” is a bid to prolong the international success Psy gained with “Gangnam Style,” which garnered more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube. “Gentleman” contains several repeated phrases, which are grammatically incorrect but very addictive, attempting to mock those who dress like gentlemen but act like complete bums. In celebration of Psy’s new release, some 50,000 people attended his concert, “Happening,” which was also broadcast live on YouTube for millions of fans from all around the world. With much anticipation, the music video of “Gentleman” was unveiled in the latter part of the concert
iStockphoto/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) — In this high-tech age, authorities seeking to connect guns with killers remain stuck in the last century. At the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Tracing Center, the firearms reference vault holds more than 12,000 weapons, ranging from AK-47s to an anti-tank cannon. Federal law enforcement try to help local police solve crimes, matching guns and tracing where they were bought. It is a complicated task made more difficult because agents must conduct business the old-fashioned way: by hand. “The number-one problem we have with tracing is properly identifying a firearm,” said Charlie Houser, the tracing center’s chief
Family photo provided by attorney Robert Allard (SARATOGA, Calif.) — Audrie Pott, the 15-year-old California girl who killed herself after photos of her alleged sexual assault appeared online, felt “tortured” by the experience of being betrayed by suspects whom she once considered friends, the family’s attorney, Robert Allard, said Friday. “We have Audrie’s words that reveal just how tortured she was,” Allard told ABC News of her online comments. “Over the week that followed, she was literally tortured by the knowledge that people she thought were her friends were passing around photos of what took place,” he said of the allegations. In the week after the alleged assault last Labor Day at a gathering at a friend’s house, a humiliated Pott, according to Allard, posted messages on Facebook, saying, “My life is ruined.” Allard said Pott also posted, “This is the worst thing ever” and “Those guys put ‘blank’ inside of me,” not providing details.
Kevork Djansezian/AMA2010/Getty Images for DCP Michael Buble and his wife Luisana are currently expecting their first child — a boy — but although he’s not even due until the late summer, Michael says he and Luisana are ready, willing and able to do it all over again…multiple times. Speaking to the British version of OK! magazine , Michael says that Luisana is having “a great pregnancy,” adding, “She doesn’t have morning sickness, she’s very lucky. I find it very sexy actually; the more pregnant she gets, the sexier she gets.” He says that he finds this pre-baby time to be “very romantic,” adding, “I love how close we are, and we can’t wait to do it again and again and again.” Meanwhile, he and Luisana are thinking about names for their son, but Michael says he wants to choose something that won’t cause the kid too much grief when he gets older. “We’re trying to come up with a name that’s obviously special that we both love, that this little guy is going to love when he grows up too,” he tells OK! . “I always liked Michael, but I’m ‘Mickey Bubbles’; gimme a break! ” As for when Baby Boy Buble will make arrive, Michael says the due date is August 21, and he’s sure his very determined wife will make sure that he will, in fact, make his big debut that very day
Scott Cunningham/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — At 17, Brian Banks had what high school juniors dream of. Ranked 11th nationwide as middle linebacker, the Californian had committed to play football at the University of Southern California after a series of offers from other Division 1 schools. All of that went away the day he was wrongfully convicted of rape. Now, at age 27, after spending five years in prison, five on probation and receiving an exoneration, Banks revived his dream and signed on to the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday. “I can’t believe this is happening
ABC News (PRINCETON, N.J.) — Princeton University alumna Susan Patton, who is a member of the class of 1977, is sharing some wisdom with female students, but not everyone is taking kindly to it. “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate,” Patton wrote in an open letter to the Daily Princetonian that has since gone viral. Patton was one of the first women to graduate from the Ivy League school, which her son currently attends, but her open letter has drawn scathing headlines, including one: “Princeton Grad Warns Undergraduates to Find Their Husbands Now, Because the Rest of the World Is Too Dumb.” “It was just intended to suggest to these women who are on campus today, again, keep an open mind. Look around you. These are the best guys,” Patton said.
Nassau County Police (NEW YORK) — A New York man who admitted faking his own death last year was back in court Thursday on charges of trying to lure a woman into his van by impersonating a police officer. Raymond Roth, of Long Beach, N.Y. was arrested Wednesday in Freeport, N.Y., after allegedly chasing a female and ordering her into his van. According to a police statement, Roth approached a 38-year-old female while driving a white minivan with a brown lower panel. He continually yelled at her to get into the minivan and when she kept walking, he said he was a police officer and threatened to arrest her, police said.
Roberta Olenick/All Canada Photos/Getty Images (MONROVIA, Calif.) — An unexpected visitor showed up at a Monrovia, Calif., home Wednesday, sampled some Chinese food, made a mess and stole a box of dog food for his friend waiting outside. The visitor was a baby brown bear, and his friend, another baby brown bear. “We are used to seeing bears outside of our home. They will come to our garden and backyard a lot, it is common in our city, and I’ve gotten used to seeing them these past two years.