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John Mayer and Katy Perry; Pop Songs Written About Exes

John Mayer has a new song, “Still Feel Like Your Man,” which he’s described as being explicitly about Katy Perry. Not only does it add to Mayer’s back catalog of breakup songs — see below — but it also adds to the modern canon of pop breakup songs we know are about certain people. Carly Simon’s decades-long tease about who’s at the center of “You’re So Vain” (or, well, the second verse, anyway)… → Read More

Beauty and the Beast Lyricist Addressed His Struggle with AIDS with the Musical’s Songs

Beauty and the Beast lyricist Howard Ashman used many of the musical's lyrics to address his own struggle with AIDS → Read More

Hillary Clinton Gets a Whiskey Named After Her As a ‘Tribute to Women in History’

Rodham Rye, so named for the former presidential candidate, is a new batch of limited-run whiskey from Washington, D.C. → Read More

10 Fantastically Bizarre Gong Show Clips to Celebrate Chuck Barris

The Gong Show is one of television history's most delightful oddities — here are 10 clips to celebrate Chuck Barris' finest moment → Read More

16 Music Greats Who Died Mysterious Deaths

With the 20th anniversary of Biggie Smalls’ death, let’s look at some other musicians who’ve died under suspicious circumstances → Read More

Swan Songs: 8 Great Albums from Artists Who Died Shortly After (or Before) Release

As we prepare to listen to Chuck Berry’s Chuck after his death, check out other ‘swan song’ albums from famous musicians → Read More

We Tried It: Buzz Aldrin’s Cycling Pathways to Mars VR

Buzz Aldrin is your virtual guide to Mars in a new immersive VR clip from 8i and Time Inc. → Read More

We Tried It: Buzz Aldrin’s Cycling Pathways to Mars VR

Buzz Aldrin is your virtual guide to Mars in a new immersive VR clip from 8i and Time Inc. → Read More

We Tried It: Going to Mars with Buzz Aldrin in Virtual Reality

Buzz Aldrin is your virtual guide to Mars in a new immersive VR experience from 8i and Time Inc. → Read More

Buffy Turns 20: 22 Things You Never Knew About Everyone’s Favorite Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered on March 10, 1997; here are 22 things you may not have known about its seven-season run → Read More

Pennslyvania Woman's Pampered Alligator Lilly Makes Rounds on Internet

The woman is gaining a measure of Internet fame for her fabulously dressed pet gator, Lilly → Read More

Brazil Trains Shelter Dogs to Fetch Balls — and Hopefully Get Adopted — at Tennis Tournament

Sao Paulo is training adoptable shelter dogs to act as ball retrievers during this year’s Brazil Open → Read More

Three-Legged Dog Finds Home with Cancer Survivor and Amputee

Quinn Scharn, a 12-year-old cancer survivor whose right leg was amputated two years ago, has finally found the three-legged dog he asked for coming out of anesthesia → Read More

Cat Survives 400-Mile Journey in Owner’s Tractor-Trailer Undercarriage

A Minnesota trucker’s cat emerged unharmed after spending 400 miles of road clinging to his truck’s undercarriage → Read More

Eating Deer Meat at Arby’s: One PEOPLE Staffer’s Brave Story

The new venison sandwich is a surprisingly tasty addition to their varied menu of meats → Read More

‘We Were Playing Game of Thrones:’ Rod Stewart Apologizes for ‘ISIS-Style’ Mock Beheading Video

Rod Stewart has apologized for a video that seemingly showed him carrying out an ISIS-style execution in the Abu Dhabi desert. → Read More

Daria Turns 20: 11 Things You Never Knew About the Iconic Show

Daria premiered 20 years ago, on March 3, 1997 — let’s take a look back at everyone’s favorite disaffected animated teenage girl → Read More

A Brief History of Celebrity Split Announcements (and Parties)

Celebrity split announcements are an ever-evolving thing, and they’ve changed rapidly with the ascension of the Internet and social media → Read More

Here's Why Jackie Chan Brought Stuffed Animal Panda Bears to the Oscars

The actor’s stuffed panda companions on the Oscars red carpet are part of his conservation efforts with the giant animals → Read More

Entertainment Weekly Joins Snapchat Discover

Entertainment Weekly has joined PEOPLE on Snapchat Discover → Read More