Hits and misses on the Emmys red carpet
2013-09-23 08:37:26 UTC
The public loves its Monday morning quarterbacking about a red-carpet hit, and, maybe more so, a miss. (Yes , Lena Dunham, we'll be talking about those oversized flowers on your dress.)
There are plenty of hits to mention from Sunday's Emmy Awards — Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a beautiful metallic-...
Milan fashion week celebrates homegrown creativity
2013-09-20 04:19:13 UTC
MILAN (AP) — Milan is seeking to reclaim its fashion pre-eminence with a re-energized fashion week not only through strong messages from the runways but concrete acts of to enhance the city's prestige.
Fendi unveiled a new flagship store on via Montenapoleone, Kate Moss was on hand to launch a...
NJ 'joking judge' resigns after losing ruling
2013-09-20 04:18:15 UTC
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Vince Sicari can tell all the lawyer jokes he wants — he just can't play a judge in real life.
The New Jersey municipal judge, who is also an established stand-up comedian and actor, resigned Thursday after the state Supreme Court ruled he can't moonlight as an entertainer....
Britney Spears announces Las Vegas residency
2013-09-17 17:54:16 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears is heading to Las Vegas.
The 31-year-old pop star confirmed a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday. "Britney: Piece of Me" will debut Dec. 27. Spears announced 16 dates, but she will perform 50 shows ea...
Porn group lifting HIV-prompted filming moratorium
2013-09-17 04:55:12 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An adult film trade group will lift its second production moratorium of the past month, saying that an HIV scare has passed.
The Free Speech Coalition announced Monday that the two-week moratorium will end Friday.
The coalition also said it will require more frequent test...
Bob Newhart finally gets his Emmy Award
2013-09-16 07:00:44 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Newhart, among TV's most enduring stars with shows stretching back more than five decades, wept as he finally captured his first Emmy Award.
Newhart, 84, was honored at Sunday's creative arts Emmy ceremony for his guest role last season on "The Big Bang Theory" as Prof...
Miss America Nina Davuluri brushes off racist criticism after victory
2013-09-22 18:17:41 UTC
The Miss America pageant has crowned its first winner from an Indian background – an aspiring doctor who plans to use the $50,000 (£31,000) prize money to fund her studies – sparking a flood of racist criticism on social media.
"I'm so happy this organisation has embraced diversity," 24-year-o...
Lindsay Lohan's mom arrested on DWI charge in NY
2013-09-13 17:55:07 UTC
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Lindsay Lohan's mother is facing an aggravated drunken driving charge in New York following a traffic stop on Long Island.
State police say Dina Lohan, 50, was stopped on the Northern State Parkway in Nassau County at 11 p.m. Thursday after troopers clocked her driving ...
Bra tops, cutouts: Not everyone wants to be trendy
2013-09-11 19:13:53 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Is it ever OK to — gasp! — step away from a trend? Absolutely, say some of the stylists, editors and designers gathered for New York Fashion Week.
After all, not everybody can or wants to pull on skimpy bra and cropped tops, a couple of styles popping up with some frequency by ...
Dina Eastwood files for legal separation from Clint Eastwood
2013-09-11 19:06:54 UTC
Correction: This story originally reported incorrectly that Clint Eastwood had filed for divorce. He has not.
Dina Eastwood filed for legal separation Monday in Monterey County Superior Court from her actor/director husband, Clint Eastwood.
Her petition seeks spousal support and physical cu...
Bruno Mars to sing at Super Bowl half
2013-09-07 20:14:35 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will sing at halftime of the Super Bowl in February, a person familiar with the NFL's entertainment plans told The Associated Press on Saturday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. The official word is expec...
Lady Gaga: 'People think I'm finished'
2013-09-03 20:58:22 UTC
How did Lady Gaga hide from her fans? Why did she ride around in a gold wheelchair? And is she really just a metal-loving girl from New York?
Back in 2008, when Lady Gaga mania began, it often felt like you couldn't avoid her. There were the hit records, of course – Poker Face, Telephone and B...
At Toronto Film Fest, Oscar isn't the only rage
2013-09-03 20:45:09 UTC
The roads taken to the Academy Awards are many, but they usually run through Toronto.
Every best picture winner since 2007 has played at the Toronto International Film Festival, from "No Country for Old Men" to last year's winner, "Argo." While other late summer festivals like Telluride can cl...
Designer calls for a halt to fashion week's celebrity circus
2013-09-03 06:50:57 UTC
Oscar de la Renta halves his guest list for show in New York as critics say too many poseurs crowd the runways.
Some of America's most prominent fashionistas are calling time on the overcrowding, demand for endless "newness" and general hoopla that has become an obsession in the industry.
'Child of God' star slept in caves preparing role
2013-09-01 07:27:03 UTC
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Scott Haze says he spent three cold months living in the mountains of Tennessee, subsisting on one piece of fish and one apple a day, and sleeping in caves to prepare for the role of deranged killer Lester Ballard in the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel "Child of Go...
Lohan skips Venice to focus on health
2013-09-01 06:32:24 UTC
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Lindsay Lohan says she skipped the Venice Film Festival to "focus on my health and well-being."
Lohan wrote on her website Saturday that she never confirmed she would be in Venice to promote Paul Schrader's "The Canyons." She said would have enjoyed being at the festival, ...
Zeta-Jones and Douglas 'taking some time apart'
2013-08-29 01:38:49 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A spokeswoman for Catherine Zeta-Jones says the actress and her husband, Michael Douglas, "are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage."
Publicist Cece Yorke said in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday that there would be no further comment. A ph...
Sting's wife Trudie Styler to star off-Broadway
2013-08-29 01:26:35 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and producer Trudie Styler, the better half of pop singer Sting, will star this fall in a new off-Broadway adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull."
Producers said Wednesday that Styler will portray the fading actress Irina Arkadina in the Culture Project's version o...
Bass nixes 'N Sync reunion; dishes on Miley Cyrus
2013-08-27 07:13:13 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Don't get your heart set on anything more than the 90-second 'N Sync reunion seen on the MTV Video Music Awards. The performance marked the first time the band played together in 11 years, and also the last time they'll do it, at least for a while.
"It would be lovely to do it,...
Alec Baldwin and wife give birth to daughter in NY
2013-08-25 15:49:00 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and his wife have given birth to a baby girl in New York.
Hilaria Baldwin tweeted the news from her verified Twitter account Friday night. She says that the family is overjoyed and that Carmen Gabriela "is absolutely perfect."
Publicist Matthew Hiltzik als...
Linda Ronstadt tells AARP she has Parkinson's
2013-08-25 15:49:33 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linda Ronstadt says she suffers from Parkinson's disease, which has robbed her ability to sing.
The 67-year-old music legend tells AARP Magazine, in an article posted online Friday, that she was diagnosed eight months ago and "can't sing a note."
Ronstadt says she began t...
Kanye West unveils photo of baby on TV's 'Kris'
2013-08-25 15:48:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baby North West has made her television debut.
Kanye West showed a photo Friday of his 2-month-old daughter with Kim Kardashian on Kris Jenner's Fox show, "Kris." The family matriarch also posted an image of her granddaughter on Twitter.
Though cameras constantly follow t...
Royal Baby Photos: First Official Images of Prince George
2013-08-20 20:36:08 UTC
The first official photos of royal baby Prince George have been released by the palace.
Prince William and Kate decided to forgo professional portraits in favor of a few backyard snapshots taken by Kate's father, Michael Middleton.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to release t...
Source: Jennifer Lopez deal with 'Idol' imminent
2013-08-20 16:45:21 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an "American Idol" judge says her return will be announced this week.
The person said Monday that a deal is close to being signed with Lopez, who was an "Idol" judge for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The person wa...
Witnesses heard woman scream Pistorius fired
2013-08-19 14:58:30 UTC
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Witnesses heard a woman screaming before gunshots fired by Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend early on Valentines' Day, South African prosecutors said Monday, contradicting the Paralympic champion's version of events as he was indicted for premeditated murder.