At the Norweigan-American Achievement Award ceremony yesterday in Sweden, Sia explained how she co-wrote Rihanna’s hit “Diamonds” with Benny Blanco — in just 22 minutes — and recorded the full demo with the famed duo from Stargate in another 26 minutes. Stargate’s Tor told the crowd, according to YouTube, that “she had her coat on and her bag in her hand, and a car waiting downstairs to take her to the airport!”
- North Dakota police have begun clearing out Standing Rock protester camps at the Dakota Access Pipeline site.
- The Trump administration is rolling back an Obama-era policy aimed at protecting transgender students in public schools.
- Seven Earth-sized planets that could have water and possibly sustain life have been discovered orbiting a dwarf star, NASA announced today.
- #Peggygate: West Elm is offering full refunds for the notoriously disintegrating Peggy Couch days after pulling it from its website and stores👏