According to three people with direct knowledge of the news who were not authorized to speak about it, Lady Gaga has fired her manager, Troy Carter, just days before the release of her new album. Mr. Carter had managed Lady Gaga - whose real name is Stefani Germanotta - since 2007, before the release of her first album, and he is regarded in the music industry as an important force in her rise to megastar status.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz brought their son to the 10th annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in New York City. Alicia wore a fitted red gown and Swizz opted for a black suit, but it was little Egypt who stole the show in a red letterman's jacket and matching red Converse kicks.
A fighter, legend and game-changer, Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. The South African leader's voice and story spread way outside his home borders, and his contributions will never be forgotten. See how rappers and singers reacted to his death and legacy on Twitter.
To celebrate 2013, we invited some YouTubers to star in a mashup of popular moments this year. Can you spot all the references? WATCH THE TOP VIDEOS OF 2013: http://yt.be/rewind Can you name all the YouTube stars in the video? Did you get all the references to the top videos and memes of the year?
From the poignant to the inspiring, these photos will take your breath away. From Pope Francis' prayer with a severely disfigured man to the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the most powerful images of 2013 will help us remember those we lost, those we found again, the awesome force of nature, and that the best way to weather the uncertainty of years to come is with each other.