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Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
/ from September 16, 2019
NEW YORK -- Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like "Just What I Needed," was discovered dead Sunday afternoon, September 15, in his Manhattan apartment.The New York Police Department said that officers found the 75-year-old Ocasek ...
New Atwood novel 'The Testaments' revisits dystopian world
/ from September 11, 2019
LONDON (AP) -- Margaret Atwood often gets asked if "The Testaments," her sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale," is set in a dystopian world."Let us hope so," she says drily.The Canadian author noted as her new novel was published with a ferocious blast of publicity Tuesday, September 10, that several U.S. ...
Documentary looks at political comeback of Imelda Marcos
/ from September 10, 2019
VENICE, Italy -- Documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield started interviewing former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos four years ago thinking that it might be a redemption story for the then 85-year-old. What she found is that Marcos was not only standing by the controversial history of her family but defending it ...
Opera union launches investigation into Domingo allegations
/ from September 9, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) -- The union that represents opera performers and staff has launched its own investigation into sexual harassment allegations against superstar Placido Domingo, saying it cannot be sure that opera companies will delve into them sufficiently themselves.The American Guild of Musical Artists said its investigation was prompted by ...
Jeremy Scott conjures up a glamorous space-age pop band
/ from September 8, 2019
NEW YORK -- Designer Jeremy Scott sent his models down the runway in electric hues, crystal-embedded garments, sparkly sky-high boots and brightly colored wigs, evoking what he called an "intergalactic pop band."Along with the futuristic sparkle, Friday evening's show, September 6, had some more earthly designs like pretty prints, fringes ...
Queer style kicks off NY Fashion Week with inclusive show
/ from September 7, 2019
NEW YORK -- In celebration of gender-fluid fashion and inclusion of all kinds, the queer-style digital magazine dapperQ threw a runway party at the start of New York Fashion Week, filling the Beaux-Arts Court of the Brooklyn Museum with invited guests and nearly 2,000 members of the public.It was the ...
Missy Elliott earns MTV Vanguard honor; Swift wins top prize
/ from August 27, 2019
NEWARK, New Jersey -- Missy Elliott brought her colorful, eccentric and groundbreaking music videos to life when she performed a medley of her hits over the last two decades at the 2019 MTV Music Video Awards, where she earned the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.Elliott ran through well-known songs like ...
Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage
/ from August 22, 2019
LOS ANGELES -- Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage.The 29-year-old Australian actor filed for the dissolution of his marriage to the 26-year-old American pop star in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, August 21.Hemsworth, whose attorney Laura Wasser has been involved in ...
Concerts canceled, investigation opened into Placido Domingo
/ from August 14, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two music companies canceled appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday, August 13, it would launch an investigation in response to an Associated Press story in which numerous women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior spanning decades.Domingo has been ...
Versace apologizes in flap over T-shirts sold in China
/ from August 14, 2019
BEIJING -- Italian fashion house Versace apologized Sunday, August 11, in China for selling T-shirts that it said attached incorrect country names to cities, after being attacked on social media for challenging China's territorial integrity.Versace did not identify the T-shirt in its own post on Weibo, a popular Chinese social ...