Paris couture climbs Mount Olympus, plumbs marine depths
PARIS (AP) — Female empowerment, controversies about race, and designs that plunged to the depths of the seas then climbed Mount Olympus were among themes to grace Paris Couture Week on its drama-filled first day.
Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry says he's taking a “leap of faith’’ as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life — one free of the journalists who have filmed, photographed and written about him since the day he was born.
Jazz composer and saxophone player Jimmy Heath dies at 93
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Heath, a Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist and composer who performed with such greats as Miles Davis and John Coltrane before forming the popular family group the Heath Brothers in middle age, has died.
Rapper, law enforcement shed light on Atlanta mall shooting
ATLANTA (AP) — Statements from law enforcement officials and a Kentucky-based rapper are shedding more light on what led to a shooting that caused chaos outside one of Atlanta’s largest malls last week.
Prince wrongful death case dismissed; estate case continues
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months, suggesting family members have reached settlements with defendants including the Minnesota doctor who saw Prince in the weeks before his death and the Illinois hospital that treated him for an opioid overdose seven days before he died.
Prosecutors seek prison terms for accused in gold coin heist
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors are seeking lengthy prison terms for four men accused of staging the brazen theft of a 100-kilogram (221-pound) Canadian gold coin that disappeared from a Berlin museum almost three years ago.
BBC chief Tony Hall to step down amid mounting challenges
LONDON (AP) — BBC Director-General Tony Hall announced Monday that he will step down from the helm of the U.K. broadcaster in six months after seven years in the job.
New Al Sharpton book looks at America's political crossroads
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is working on a book that will address what he calls an urgent moment in American history. The longtime civil rights activist's “Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads” is coming out Sept.
James Dean revival spurs debate on raising the digital dead
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The men bringing James Dean back to life for a forthcoming film are aiming not just to give his digital likeness a role, but a whole new career.
'Parasite' parties, Leo greets young fans inside SAG Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Off-camera and during commercials, the stars at the Screen Actors Guild Awards got to rub shoulders, give congratulatory kisses, and meet for the first or the 50th time.
'Parasite' wins at SAG Awards, so do Pitt and Aniston
“Parasite” has officially infected Hollywood's award season. Bong Joon Ho’s Korean class satire became the first foreign language film to take top honors from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, setting itself up as a legitimate best picture contender to the front-runner “1917” at next month’s Academy Awards.
Robert De Niro gets political as he accepts SAG Awards honor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert De Niro received the Screen Actors Guild lifetime achievement award Sunday to praise for his illustrious career and thunderous applause from his fellow performers, but spent much of his acceptance speech on politics.
Complete list of winners at Screen Actors Guild Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A partial list of winners at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild awards, presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles: FILM Actress: Renée Zellwegger, “Judy” Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” Ensemble: “Parasite” Actress in a supporting role: Laura Dern, “Marriage Story” Actor in a supporting role: Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time ...
Prince Harry: 'No other option' but to cut royal ties
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry said Sunday that he felt “great sadness” but found “no other option” to cutting almost all of his and his wife Meghan’s royal ties in the hopes of achieving a more peaceful life.
'Downton Abbey' creator's new TV show is painfully accurate
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The period costumes of a Julian Fellowes drama can be excruciatingly accurate, as an actress in his new series “Belgravia” discovered.
Critics free to criticize, say 'Morning Show' makers, stars
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When critics and subjects of their criticism meet there can be tense moments — especially when a new streaming service’s high-profile project, “The Morning Show,” is at issue.
'Out on Television' tracks evolution of LGBTQ portrayals
Actor Wilson Cruz says a new documentary on the evolution of LGBTQ depictions on television is a “love letter” to the medium’s power.
'Bad Boys for Life' debuts so good with box office top spot
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two "Bad Boys” were too good for one “Dolittle” at the box office. “Bad Boys for Life” starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence brought in $59 million in the U.S.
'1917' takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Producers Guild Awards are a true predictor of the Oscars' best film category, then the World War I film “1917” is poised to come away with the top honor in a few weeks.
Paris menswear: UK designers, differing styles mark last day
PARIS (AP) — On the final day of menswear shows in the French capital, Lanvin put on an ode to contrasting styles, while British designers reigned supreme.
Many options await Prince Harry and Meghan after royal split
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have made their choice: a radical break from palace protocol, constant press intrusion and a lavishly funded lifestyle.
Fluidity and autumnal hues hit Paris menswear week
PARIS (AP) — Fluidity graced the menswear catwalks in Paris as fall-winter crescendoed through the weekend, with shows from houses such as Jacquemus and Hermes on Saturday.
Kardashian West pursues criminal justice reform in TV show
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is a step closer to becoming a lawyer, having finished her first year of study as an apprentice.
Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles
LONDON (AP) — Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal that lets the couple step aside as working royals, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday.
Report: Hank Azaria to quit voicing Apu on 'The Simpsons'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on “The Simpsons,” according to an industry blog.