March 9, 2017 5:20 AM EST


‘I was doing Vegas when they were in rompers.’

Cher, after being asked whether Britney Spears or Jennifer Lopez had given her advice about her Las Vegas residency

A 5-year-old girl from Oklahoma became the youngest person ever to qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee after correctly spelling jnana, a Sanskrit word for “knowledge,” at a regional competition.

Singer-songwriter Lorde released “Green Light,” her first single in over two years, which friend and fan Taylor Swift declared a “magnificent bop for the ages.”

Even Adele was impressed by Adele drag impersonator Feminem, whom the pop star invited to join her onstage at a show in Perth, Australia.

Photos of a young Justin Trudeau surfaced on the Internet, leading to yet another wave of swooning over the Canadian Prime Minister.

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Matt Damon’s action movie The Great Wall is reportedly set to lose $75 million at the box office, a major blow for the biggest U.S.-China production ever.

Rod Stewart apologized after a video in which he pretends to behead a man in the desert, which some found reminiscent of ISIS propaganda killings, was posted to his wife’s Instagram.

At Paris Fashion Week, Japanese design house Comme des Garçons’ collection appeared to be influenced by laundry lint.

Jimmy Buffett is opening a retirement village in Daytona Beach, Fla., for “those looking to live the Margaritaville lifestyle as they grow older.”

A movie theater in Alabama will not screen Disney’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast remake because it features a gay character.

This appears in the March 20, 2017 issue of TIME.

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