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First lady's state dinner gown by Carolina Herrera

02/12/2014 12:47am
Michelle Obama chose a Venezuelan-American designer for the gown she wore Tuesday to the state dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande.

SOCHI SCENE: Rings over Russia

02/12/2014 12:54am
The grandeur of Olympic Park is obvious in its celebration of the Winter Olympics _ from the circle of flags surrounding Medals Plaza near the Olympic flame to the iconic rings everywhere, including the facade of Bolshoy Ice Dome and the button of each curling house.

Curls and dimples: Shirley Temple dies at 85

02/12/2014 12:58am
The praises of Shirley Temple are being sung by celebrities across Hollywood who remembered her as America's prolific little darling.

'Japan's Beethoven' says partly faked hearing loss

02/12/2014 4:42am
The man once lauded as Japan's Beethoven said he can partially hear in a new disclosure Wednesday following the stunning revelation last week that his "Hiroshima" symphony and other famed musical compositions were ghostwritten.

Obama toasts solo French president at state dinner

02/12/2014 5:16am
It was the talk of the town that no one seemed to want to talk about, French President Francois Hollande's very public breakup from his first lady just weeks before President Barack Obama raised a glass to him at an elegant White House state dinner.

Arcade Fire leads Woodie Awards nominees with 3

02/12/2014 5:37am
Arcade Fire is the top nominee for the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards.

Children's book artist Erik Blegvad dies at 90

02/12/2014 5:38am
Children's book artist Erik Blegvad, known for his whimsical illustrations of more than 100 books, has died in London. He was 90.

Danes hoping for 4th Oscar with The Hunt

02/12/2014 7:40am
When Danish director Thomas Vinterberg wrote the script for "The Hunt" _ one of this year's contenders for Best Foreign Language Film _ he pictured a young Robert de Niro as the lonely teacher whose life crumbles because of an innocent lie.

Kevin Spacey dealing Season 2 of 'House of Cards'

02/12/2014 8:30am
"Did you think I'd forgotten you?" asks Francis Underwood, addressing us viewers near the end of the second-season "House of Cards" debut. Then he roguishly adds, "Perhaps you hoped I had."

No need for a party to have shrimp cocktail

02/12/2014 8:40am
My favorite thing about fancy parties? They almost always include a shrimp cocktail appetizer _ platters of giant, plump shrimp just waiting to be dunked into a piquant cocktail sauce.

Bus driver's convictions in deadly Va crash upheld

02/12/2014 9:31am
An appeals court has upheld a bus driver's convictions for a Virginia crash that killed four passengers, injured dozens and cast national attention on low-fare carriers operating on the East Coast.

Nominated costumes get museum treatment in LA

02/12/2014 10:53am
The burgundy velour suit Christian Bale finished with an ascot stands next to the slinky, leopard-print gown worn by Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle." Five of the flashy, low-cut dresses worn by Amy Adams occupy extra-small mannequins beside them.

Sting's musical finds a Broadway home

02/12/2014 11:48am
Singer-songwriter Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" has found a nice berth on Broadway.

'Titanfall': 5 ways it's unlike other shooters

02/12/2014 12:42pm
The Titans are coming _ and they're dropping something new on gamers.

Paula Deen cooks up $75M comeback deal

02/12/2014 12:52pm
Paula Deen has found a key ingredient to bringing some sizzle back to her career _ a cash infusion worth at least $75 million from a private investment firm.

Bill would limit 'seclusion, restraint' in schools

02/12/2014 1:00pm
A Senate committee report released Wednesday raises concerns over whether parents are informed when their children are strapped down, physically restrained or placed in seclusion in school to punish or control them.

Lady Gaga shoots video at Hearst Castle in Calif.

02/12/2014 1:20pm
Tourists are giving way to dancers as a production crew takes over Hearst Castle on the California coast, where Lady Gaga is shooting a big-budget music video.

Lea Salonga joins Il Divo on spring US tour

02/12/2014 1:29pm
The four guys from Il Divo will get some help from a Broadway veteran as they tour this spring singing musical theater hits _ Lea Salonga.

Barbie to feature in this year's SI Swimsuit issue

02/12/2014 1:31pm
After 50 years of debate over her unattainably perfect figure, Barbie now is unapologetic about her tiny waist and endless legs.

Should busy, stressed-out kids have to do chores?

02/12/2014 1:41pm
It's the dirty work of home life: dusting the shelves, mopping the floors and doing the laundry, load after load. Yet asking kids to help has gotten harder for some parents, caught up in the blur of today's competitive, time-pressed, child-focused world.

Should busy, stressed-out kids have to do chores?

02/12/2014 1:46pm
It's the dirty work of home life: dusting the shelves, mopping the floors and doing the laundry, load after load. Yet asking kids to help has gotten harder for some parents, caught up in the blur of today's competitive, time-pressed, child-focused world.

Bit by bit, macho stereotypes lose ground

02/12/2014 1:57pm
Traditionally, the American male was measured against the stoic hero who shook off all doubts, vanquished all foes and offered women a muscular shoulder to cry on.

Kors has fashionistas dreaming of California

02/12/2014 2:45pm
Michael Kors was California Dreamin' on Wednesday, displaying a fall collection inspired by the left coast, and it was hard not to think that the Mamas and the Papas, featured on the soundtrack, were absolutely right when they sang: "I'd be safe and warm if I was in LA."

Nanette Lepore puts out clothes handcrafted in NY

02/12/2014 2:46pm
Handcrafted in New York was the theme of Nanette Lepore's runway show Wednesday, when she sent out sheer beaded tops, shaggy-collared alpaca coats with girlie geometric prints and dresses and flouncy skirts done in Bordeaux red, violet and a smoky rose.

Indianapolis airport rejects Bieber-inspired art

02/12/2014 2:59pm
Officials at Indianapolis International Airport have grounded artwork inspired by troubled pop star Justin Bieber.

Review: 'About Last Night' redo tempers melodrama

02/12/2014 3:06pm
There can never be too many tales about a one-night stand turned long-term love affair.

A tearful Donna Karan marks 30 years in fashion

02/12/2014 3:17pm
With a little tear and a victory walk down the runway, Donna Karan marked her company's 30th anniversary Monday night with a journey through New York.

Jackson outburst shows problems with 'other' faces

02/12/2014 3:36pm
"They all look alike."

Biden to be opening guest for Meyers' 'Late Night'

02/12/2014 3:37pm
Seth Meyers has scored a powerful guest for his first episode of "Late Night:" Vice President Joe Biden.

Reissue of Russert's 'Big Russ & Me' out in May

02/12/2014 3:38pm
Tim Russert isn't around to celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Big Russ & Me," his best-seller about his dad. But Russert's son, Luke, is stepping in.

Fashion Week invitations: Beautiful and bizarre

02/12/2014 4:07pm
They're beautiful, bizarre and sometimes bewildering. The coveted invitations that grant admission to New York Fashion Week events range from ornate floral to felt to minimalist all-black.

Westminster's top dog heads to 'Kinky Boots'

02/12/2014 4:20pm
There are plenty of divas onstage at Broadway's "Kinky Boots" _ and a special four-legged kind plans on joining them soon.

Reed Krakoff creates an effortless luxury

02/12/2014 4:29pm
With his wife and adorable 8-year-old son on the front row, Reed Krakoff presented effortless luxury in snakeskin wrap skirts and sleeveless cashmere coats during his first show since reclaiming his namesake brand from Coach, where he spent 16 years at the creative helm of the retail giant.

911 calls about Kattan driving, crash, released

02/12/2014 4:44pm
The California Highway Patrol has released audio of two motorists' calls reporting erratic driving and the aftermath of an early-morning collision involving actor-comedian Chris Kattan.

Utah company recalls 90,000 pounds of beef jerky

02/12/2014 4:48pm
A Utah company is recalling about 90,000 pounds of beef jerky products that were mislabeled and didn't list on the packaging the ingredient soy lecithin, an allergen.

Betsey Johnson turns up the heat

02/12/2014 4:48pm
If the racy clothes at Betsey Johnson's runway show weren't enough to cause temperatures to rise, the designer added a surefire sizzle _ two hunks (barely) dressed as firefighters.

De la Renta adds a little sass to his luxury

02/12/2014 5:11pm
Oscar de la Renta is known for the sumptuous glamour of his beautifully crafted gowns, and there was plenty of that in his fall 2014 collection.

Narciso Rodriguez plays with color, embroidery

02/12/2014 5:18pm
Narciso Rodriguez says he's always been one to design in black and white. This time, he wanted to mix it up a little.

Stars react to death of comedy legend Sid Caesar

02/12/2014 5:57pm
Celebrities react to the passing of TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar Wednesday at 91 at his home in Los Angeles:

5 classic moments from Sid Caesar's TV shows

02/12/2014 6:12pm
Before "Saturday Night Live" and "The Carol Burnett Show," there was Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," the pioneer of television sketch comedy. Here are five classic moments that featured Caesar, who died Wednesday at age 91:

Levine to resume full Met schedule next season

02/12/2014 8:07pm
James Levine will resume a full schedule of six productions at the Metropolitan Opera next season, conducting on opening night for the first time since 2010 following his recovery from a back injury that caused a two-year layoff.

Red-carpet looks inspired by Scotland at Marchesa

02/12/2014 8:11pm
You'd think that designers would know way ahead of time if a movie star were planning to wear their designs to the Oscars. Not true. They find out the same way we do _ watching the red carpet arrivals on TV. With fingers crossed.

Navajo Nation president blocks tax on junk food

02/12/2014 8:36pm
The Navajo Nation president has vetoed a proposal to impose an additional tax on chips, cookies and sweetened beverages on the country's largest reservation, but the legislation could be resurrected later.

Hawaii considers making it official with ukulele

02/12/2014 11:31pm
Its frisky four strings are the sound of Elvis's "Blue Hawaii," of Tiny Tim tiptoeing through the tulips and lately, beyond all reason, of a popular "Bohemian Rhapsody" cover.