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Joe Jonas to host Quibi series ‘Cup of Joe’

Nov. 21 (UPI) — Joe Jonas will host a new travel series for Quibi. The streaming service confirmed in a tweet Thursday that Jonas, 30, will host and executive produce the forthcoming series Cup of Joe. Quibi shared a promo photo featuring Jonas’ likeness in

Sam Hunt arrested on DUI charges in Nashville

Nov. 21 (UPI) — Country star Sam Hunt was arrested in Nashville on Thursday for driving under the influence and possessing an open container. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department confirmed the arrest to Billboard. Hunt was released from custody on a $2,500

Taylor Swift feud with record label spotlights ownership rights

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) — The ongoing feud between pop sensation Taylor Swift and her former label, Big Machine Records, casts a glaring spotlight on music ownership rights — and the way in which record labels expect to recoup their investment over time. Record

Psychedelic brew ayahuasca may cause hallucinations

An ingredient in the psychedelic brew ayahuasca causes “waking dreams” by significantly changing brain activity, a new study says. Ayahuasca is a tea or brew made from vines and leaves of the Amazon rainforest. DMT (or dimethyltryptamine) is one of its main psychoactive components. Typically

Coldplay to put touring on hold over environmental concerns

Nov. 21 (UPI) — Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announced the band will not be touring in support of their new album Everyday Life, citing how tours impact the environment. “We’re taking time over the next year or two, to work out how our tour can

Prosecutors charge Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud

Nov. 21 (UPI) — Israeli prosecutors indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust — following a lengthy investigation the Israeli leader has dismissed as a “witch hunt.” Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s move to charge Netanyahu sides

North Korea footwear expo drew tens of thousands, report says

Nov. 21 (UPI) — North Korea held a footwear expo in the capital, attracting as many as 20,000 visitors in a day, according to a pro-Pyongyang paper in Japan. The Choson Sinbo reported Thursday the Kim Jong Un regime held the expo Oct. 18-24 at

Raytheon awarded additional $386M for foreign Paveway bomb buys

Nov. 21 (UPI) — Raytheon has been awarded a new contract to produce the Paveway Family of Weapons, kits that turn “dumb” bombs in the precision guided bombs, for allied militaries. The $386 million contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, covers “Paveway-specific activities,”

Rising rates of anal cancer linked to HPV

Anal cancer rates have surged in the past 15 years, and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame, a new study suggests. “What was very shocking to us was that the rate and incidence of anal cancer has increased very fast,” said

Camila Cabello to bring ‘Romance’ tour to U.K., Europe

Nov. 21 (UPI) — Camila Cabello is bringing her Romance tour to the U.K. and Europe in 2020. The 22-year-old singer announced the U.K., Ireland and Europe leg of her tour in a tweet Thursday. Cabello will kick off the U.K. portion of the tour

Watch: Anya Taylor-Joy is Jane Austen heroine in ‘Emma’ teaser

Nov. 21 (UPI) — Focus Features is giving a first glimpse of Anya Taylor-Joy in Emma. The studio released a teaser trailer for the film Thursday featuring Taylor-Joy, 23, as the titular character, Emma Woodhouse. Johnny Flynn co-stars as George Knightley, with Bill Nighy as

Snakes had legs, cheek bones 100 million years ago

Nov. 21 (UPI) — The discovery of the fossilized remains of an ancient primitive snake species suggests rear-legged snakes living during the Cretaceous Period still had a cheek bone. The remains of the rear-limbed snake species Najash rionegrina, unearthed in Argentina, were remarkably well-preserved, revealing

Watch: Chicago woman attempting to hula hoop for 100 hours

Nov. 21 (UPI) — A Chicago woman is more than halfway to her goal of breaking a Guinness World Record by hula-hooping for 100 hours. Jenny Doan of Wicker Park is livestreaming her world record attempt at District Brew Yards as she attempts to keep