Swift is highest paid celeb: Forbes
US singer Taylor Swift has topped Forbes' list of 100 highest paid celebrities.
The magazine reported that the 26-year-old earned US$170 million (S$229 million) over the past year, most of which came from her 1989 World Tour.
Swift's takings from last June to this June is also the highest total of her career, doubling her previous record of US$80 million last year.
She also earned from endorsement deals with brands such as Diet Coke, Keds and Apple.
Swift beat out other music artists like Adele, Madonna, Rihanna, Katy Perry as well as her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris.
Dory swims to new box-office records
The animated hit Finding Dory has surpassed blockbuster Captain America: Civil War as the biggest domestic US movie of this year.
The former - which features US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres voicing the titular character - has made an estimated US$423 million, while the latter raked in US$406.2 million.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Finding Dory is now the biggest movie of the year in North America and one of only 24 films in history to hit the US$400 million mark.
Pokemon Go mania plays out on Spotify
The release of the augmented-reality mobile app Pokémon Go has increased Spotify plays of the Japanese animated series' original theme song by 362 per cent.
According to Spotify's data, the tune was all the rage on the music streaming service last weekend.
Overall streams of Pokémon songs on Spotify have more than tripled. According to Business Insider, the top five most-streamed tracks on Spotify right now are also all Pokémon-related, such as Gotta Catch 'Em All and Pokerap.
Blink-182's California tops Billboard 200
Blink-182 have dethroned Canadian rapper Drake from the Billboard 200 albums chart, where the latter had spent nine weeks at the top with his fourth album, Views.
The US rock band - consisting of Mark Hoppus, 44, Travis Barker, 40, and Matt Skiba, 40 - scored their second No. 1 album in 15 years with their newly released offering, California.
According to Billboard, it sold 186,000 units in the week ending July 7.
Blink-182's previous No. 1 album was 2001's Take Off Your Pants And Jacket.
It's just maths. If you're not afraid of working hard, of being a candle that's burning on both ends, and you're still going, going, going… then you can't be denied.
- Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra on her work ethic and having a varied career for nearly two decades