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He's still standing: Elton John to finish Down Under tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:07pm

Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand and Australia, his tour promoters said Monday, a day after illness caused the singer to lose his voice and cut short a performance.

Glamour, glitz at London Fashion Week despite stormy weather

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:27pm

Gale force winds and a deluge of rain may be causing havoc to much of Britain, but for the fashion crowd the show must go on.

Elton John, sick with pneumonia, cuts New Zealand show short

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:09pm

An emotional Elton John had to cut short a performance in New Zealand on Sunday after he lost his voice due to walking pneumonia and had to be assisted off stage.

'Parasite' director Bong greeted by applause in South Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:20am

Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie “Parasite,” including the award for Best Picture.

Banksy's Valentine's Day mural covered after it was defaced

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:29am

The family that owns a house in southwest England where an artwork from Banksy appeared in time for Valentine's Day has covered the mural after it was defaced.

Boyfriend of British TV presenter heartbroken by her death

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:19am

The boyfriend of Caroline Flack, the former British TV host for the controversial reality show “Love Island,” said Sunday that his “heart is broken" at her death as criticism mounted over her treatment by some British media.

Ex-'Love Island' host Caroline Flack found dead in London

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:37pm

Caroline Flack, a British television presenter who hosted the controversial reality TV show “Love Island,” has died at age 40, her family said Saturday.

'Parasite' shines light on South Korean basement dwellers

Juwon Park, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:18am

Kim Da-hye, a 29-year-old South Korean, said that moving into a semi-basement apartment was her least-preferred option when she was looking for a new place to live.

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:37am

One person has been killed and 4 others were injured in a shooting late Friday outside a Berlin event venue, German authorities said Saturday.

Voigt shocked paper ran her photo with Freni's obituary

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 2:07pm

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'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' finds heart, song in tragedy

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 12:22pm

The zestfully titled, song-and-dance filled “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” has an unlikely origin. The NBC series, about a young woman who channels other people’s thoughts through pop songs, was inspired by the devastating illness of creator Austin Winsberg’s father.

Full board of France's Cesar film awards steps down

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 10:38am

The entire leadership of the Cesar Awards, France's version of the Oscars, has stepped down in a spat over both its opaque decision-making process and controversial director Roman Polanski, whose new film leads this year's nominations.

Edie Falco talks new show 'Tommy' and staying close to home

Brooke Lefferts, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 8:42am

In her role in the news CBS drama “Tommy,” actress Edie Falco plays the first female chief of police in Los Angeles, but the native New Yorker found a way to shoot the show in her hometown.

US film crew chasing Poland Holocaust story may face charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 7:27am

A team of U.S. award-winning documentary filmmakers pursuing a Holocaust-era story in western Poland could face charges of unauthorized excavation work, punishable by up to two years in prison, a Polish prosecutor said Friday.

Polish govt urged to quickly OK new Jewish museum director

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 7:27am

Two co-founders of Warsaw's landmark Jewish museum on Friday urged the Polish government to consider the country's international image and accept their choice for museum director, in hope of ending a long impasse that has raised concerns over the popular institution's future.

New exhibit examines ballet's lasting influence on fashion

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 2:59pm

A crowning jewel of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology is a feathered white tutu. It may look, to the untrained eye, like any ballet costume. It is, however, anything but.

Ryan's Secret show brings awareness to male body positivity

Aron Ranen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 2:30pm

The debate over unrealistic body ideals for women is a long-standing one, but the same discussion over expectations for men hasn't reached the same cultural pitch.

Heggie's `Dead Man Walking' gets Met Opera premiere in 20-21

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 1:56pm

After years of pushing, Joyce DiDonato has been granted a big wish: The Metropolitan Opera is mounting Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking" for the mezzo-soprano next season.

Bieber says fear led him to stay away from music

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 9:24am

Justin Bieber admits getting back in the studio to record his first album in five years wasn't easy.

Jeff Kinney has 'Wimpy Kid' spinoff book out in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 6:01am

The “Wimpy Kid” and author Jeff Kinney are both embarking on new paths.