Buzzing: Springsteen's memoir in September

Springsteen's memoir in September

Bruce Springsteen, 66, will explain the struggles behind his songs in a memoir to be released in September. The book will be called Born To Run, after the 1975 song that marked his rise to fame and explained his drive to get out

of his home in Freehold, New Jersey. Publisher Simon and Schuster said he would tell stories behind the songs for the first time.


Jay wins suit

Singer Jay Chou, 37, has won 80,000 yuan (S$16,972) in compensation from a Beijing WeChat user who called him a "Japanese traitor" and "a piece of shit" in a WeChat post last April, said reports citing a story in Chinese newspaper The Mirror on Thursday. The WeChat user was also ordered to post an apology online. Chou's record company JVR Music said the money would go to charity.


Cosby's wife to testify

Bill Cosby's 71-year-old wife, Camille, will have to give deposition testimony in a defamation case against the entertainer, but she will not have to answer questions about her private conversations with him, a judge in Massachusetts ruled on Thursday.

The ruling came in a federal civil case filed against Cosby

by seven women who are suing him for defamation. They said that Cosby, 78, sexually assaulted them many years ago, but they were unable to file civil suits because the statute of limitations had expired by the time they came forward. Instead, they sued him for defamation, saying they were branded as liars after reporting what they said had occurred in encounters with him, often decades ago. The deposition will take place in Springfield, Massachusetts on Feb 22.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 13, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe