Meanwhile, the pope celebrated his birthday the way you'd expect this down-to-earth guy to do it. He invited some homeless men and his household staff to sit and have breakfast with him after morning mass.
Sony Pictures announced formally today that it will not now and maybe ever release the movie they'd scheduled for a Christmas debut, The Interview.
The film, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as some newsmen recruited by the CIA to assassinate the leader of North Korea, drew the ire of North Korea's current ruler, who said its release would be considered an act of war.
More recently, someone hacked into Sony's servers, releasing sensitive information and threatening some drastic action if the film were released as planned.
Some interesting folks are not happy at all. Like Donald Trump...
Google's Trending Music Artists list consists of 10 artists and takes into consideration Google searches made in the United States.
On the list, Iggy is followed by Lorde, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, and Solange Knowles.
Another artist to top one of Google's lists was Nicki Minaj. The Queens, New York rapper's "Anaconda" record was featured on Google's Trending Song Lyrics list at No. 2. Minaj was also the only Hip Hop artist to be featured on the Trending Music Artists list.
In addition to topping Google's Trending Music Artists list, Iggy Azalea will reportedly be featured on a single with pop singer Britney Spears next year.
According to XXLMag.com, the Aussie musician revealed the news during an interview on Boston's Kiss 108 this week. She says the two recorded several songs together and one of them will serve as the pop star's first single from an upcoming project.
"We have a song, which is going to be her first single, coming out next year," Iggy said during the interview. "I still haven't really got to have a conversation with her, so I'm hoping New Year's will be the time I can get her in a corner…We recorded a few different things and then one of those just ended up being, I think, undeniably great."
More questions have arisen, as details continue to emerge following a grand jury's decision not to indict former Officer Darren Wilson in relation to the murder of unarmed teen Michael Brown. As a federal investigation continues, The Smoking Gunhas uncovered information which suggests that one of the key eyewitnesses lied during her testimony.
Sandra McElroy, revealed to be "Witness 40″, told the grand jury that Brown had "battered Wilson then rushed the cop like a defensive end," a talking point which was later picked up by a number of publications including Fox News. Ironically however, it has been discovered that McElroy was not even in the vicinity during the shooting.
Shortly after the grand jury verdict she posted a picture of the crime scene with a caption that read "Michael Brown already received justice. So please stop asking for it." Even more disturbing is the fact that she has admitted to being bipolar yet admits she doesn't take medication to regulate the mental illness.
On December 16 Rev. Al Sharpton claimed the report provided the Brown family with additional hope. "[It's] not a fair process" Sharpton told the New York Daily News.