Ethan Couch

Ethan Couch, the “affluenza” teen who killed 4 people while driving drunk in 2013, is on his way back to the U.S. to face the music.

Couch, 18, dropped his extradition appeal on Monday, Mexican officials confirmed. Couch reportedly complained about the Mexican prison conditions following his arrest in Puerta Vallarta last month.

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Rihanna

In other publicity stunt news: Rihanna was supposedly outraged that her album ANTI (pronounced “Auntie”) was “accidentally” leaked online yesterday. The 27-year-old Bajan singer supposedly went ballistic after her boss Jay Z “accidentally” leaked her entire album on his flop Tidal music streaming service Wednesday.

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Kanye West

Musician Kanye West was in an upbeat mood when he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old father-of-2 had just pulled off a major publicity stunt for his new album, Waves, that’s scheduled for release on Feb. 11.

West tricked rapper Wiz Khalifa into joining him in a Twitter beef on Wednesday.

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Zika virus vaccine

President Barack Obama is calling for urgent research into developing a vaccine, testing and treatment for the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

“The president emphasized the need to accelerate research efforts to make available better diagnostic tests, to develop vaccines…, and to ensure that all Americans have information about the Zika virus and steps they can take to better protect themselves from infection,” the White House said in a statement.

But researchers say a Zika vaccine may take a decade to develop.

The Ebola vaccine was available sooner because years of research had already gone into developing an Ebola vaccine.

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Wiz Khalifa Kanye West

When most celebrities bicker back and forth on Twitter.com it hardly rates a mention.

But when Kanye West starts a Twitter war with any rapper, it’s worth grabbing a tub of popcorn and stalking his Twitter timeline.

Kanye and Wiz Khalifa are warring on Twitter.com over a slight misunderstanding. It all started yesterday when Khalifa commented on Kanye changing the name of his hotly anticipated album from Swish to Waves.

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Zika virus

A mosquito-borne virus that causes horrific birth defects in babies has spread to New York from Latin America.

ABC affiliate WABC-TV reports four cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in the New York area.

None of the cases involve pregnant women. At least 2 of the cases got the infection when they traveled outside of New York.

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The Game

Rap mogul The Game put his money where his mouth is and donated $500,000 out of his own pocket to provide bottles of water to the residents of Flint, Michigan during the man-made water crisis.

The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, 36, said he donated the money because his younger sister and her children live there.

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Gabrielle Union and Stacey Dash

Republican conservative Stacey Dash is demanding apologies from her most vocal online critics, such as fellow actress Gabrielle Union who called her a “crazy lady.”

Dash, 49, was dragged unmercifully on social media after she called for the end of Black History Month and the BET Network that practices racial segregation.

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Aretha Franklin and Evrod Cassimy

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is following closely on the heels of Patti LaBelle‘s sweet potato pies success.

In addition to donating food and overnight hotel stays for 25-50 people in Flint, Michigan, Franklin is launching her own line of food that will soon be available in grocery stores near you.

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