Ke$ha Gets Her Voice Back, Plus More
Today we've got: Ke$ha gets back to the studio, Cruz caught copycatting, FBI keeps secrets from Apple, and a 12 year old that could kick your ass on the tracks.
1. Sony To Allow Kesha To Start Recording
The Short of It:
Kesha got back into the recording studio for the first time in over a year after duking it out with Sony and Dr. Luke, the producer she has accused of sexually and mentally abusing her.
The Longer Version of It:
A month ago a judge denied a request from the "Tik Tok" singer to be released from her multi-record contract with Dr. Luke and his Kemosabe label under Sony. The singer had sued Dr. Luke for alleged abuse that had gone on throughout the 10 years they had worked together. The lawsuit went on for about a year before the judge ruled against Kesha's request deciding that allowing her to walk away from the company would cause irreparable harm.
The Tid Bits:
-Sony has, so far, stuck with a promise they made to her that will allow the artist to work with other producers.
-During the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend, Kesha performed with record producer Zedd and the collaboration between the two was announced to be released April 29th.
-Dr. Luke and Kesha are still in the midst of lawsuit in New York where Dr. Like is suing the singer for breach of contract and defamation. His argument accuses her of false abuse claims in an attempt to leave her contract early.
2. Ted Cruz Hearts Carly Fiorina
The Short of It:
Ted Cruz named Carly Fiorina as his running mate for the 2016 election yesterday.
The Longer Version of it:
After Donald Trump's five crushing wins in Tuesday's primaries, Cuz and Kasich are running out of time to change the straight path that looks set to have Trump as the GOP nominee. Cruz has vowed to go all-in during next week's Indiana primary in order keep Trump from winning the number of delegates needed to lock the nomination. It's Cruz's second rabbit from the bag this week after pledging to team up with Kasich on Sunday to cede votes from Trump in the Northeast primaries.
Why We're Raising An Eyebrow:
Candidates don't usually name a running mate until after they've become the party nominee. #GoTime #Desperate Cruz's bold move runs the risk of having voters interpreting it as a sand grabbing move by a campaign on the outs.
-Also, it looks a lot like Senator John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin (former Governor of Alaska) as is running mate in 2008. Which didn't play out too well for McCain in the end.
3. FBI Won't Be Telling You Its Hack Secrets
Long Story Short:
Wednesday, the FBI confirmed that the hack they used to break inside the iPhone 5C of the San Bernadino attacker, would not be shared with Apple. Not because they're being petty that Apple didn't share their secret first though. The agency stated they had never purchased actual rights on how to actually perform the hack.
The day before Apple and FBI were supposed to face off in court over whether the government would be allowed to force Apple to unlock the phone, the FBI announced it had access to a a special hacking method to open the phone and was no longer in need of Apple's help. They did share, however, that the hack came from outside of the government and cost them $1.3 million, which is more than James Comey (FBI director) will be paid throughout the rest of his term.
4. Boehner Thinks Cruz is "Lucifer in the Flesh"
Former House Speaker John Boehner called Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh," in a forum at Stanford University.
The former House Speaker who who resigned from Congress last year didn't have any nice things to say about the presidential candidate but kept on going, "I've never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life."
It's quite an endorsement for Cruz who's putting his engines in gear for next week's Indiana primaries.
5. More To Keep You In The Loop
Something to remember next time you accidentally eat all of the chips:
A 12 year old girl accidentally ran a half marathon. After being dropped off by her mom to run a 5K, LeeAdianez Rodriguez-Espada had hurried to the starting line when she realized the race had started without her. Rodriquez completed 10 more miles than she had planned to run and finished the race in 2 hours and 43 minutes, placing 1,885 out of 2,111 runners.
Space X is headed to Mars:
The company tweeted that it was setting its eye on sending a capsule to Mars by 2018. That's four years sooner than its original 2022 launch date.
Uber aint waiting:
Uber will now charge you and your friends for taking too long to get ready.
Currently, Uber drivers wait five minutes for you to get to their car without charging you for the wait. A new policy the ride-hailing company will be testing out in Phoenix, Dallas, New Jersey and New York, will allow drivers to charge a fee after two minutes.
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