Water Cooler: Sept. 28

Perry named Woman of Year

Singer Katy Perry was named Billboard Magazine’s Woman of the Year on Tuesday.

Perry has sold 48 million tracks in the United States, according to Billboard, including “Firework,” “California Gurls” and “E.T.”

Andy Williams Dies at 84

Andy Williams, the singer known for his hits, “Moon River” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” died Wednesday at his Missouri home.

Williams had been facing a year-long battle with bladder cancer, his family said.

Stars compete for charity

Edward Norton, Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell and other celebrities were slated to play the game “Words With Friends” for charity. The stars began the word-game tournament on Thursday.

The winner receives $500,000 for their charity.

‘Ted’ making new comedy

Seth MacFarlane, the creator of “Family Guy,” is in the works of creating a live-action comedy pilot with Fox.

MacFarlane is reported to be executive producing the show with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, who co-wrote the raunchy summer comedy film, “Ted.”

Information and photos from The Associated Press.

Compiled by Anna Taylor, Features Editor.