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Chanel delves into founder's orphanage past in couture show

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:55am

A humble stone fountain, overgrown scrubs and flowers and white sheets drying on a line met Chanel's curious guests, including Pharrell Williams, on Tuesday inside the Grand Palais in Paris.

Paris couture climbs Mount Olympus, plumbs marine depths

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:54pm

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.

Prosecutors seek prison terms for accused in gold coin heist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:56am

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.

New Al Sharpton book looks at America's political crossroads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:01am

The Rev. Al Sharpton is working on a book that will address what he calls an urgent moment in American history.

Experts say Vincent van Gogh self-portrait is genuine

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:36am

After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master as he recovered in a French asylum from a mental breakdown.

Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 2:45am

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.

Complete list of winners at Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:40pm

A partial list of winners at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild awards, presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles:

'Downton Abbey' creator's new TV show is painfully accurate

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 5:58pm

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

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 4:58pm

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.

Well-wishers greet UK queen after Harry, Meghan announcement

Kearney and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:44am

Queen Elizabeth II was all smiles as she made her way to church Sunday after a momentous announcement that Prince Harry and wife Meghan would cut almost all of their ties to the royal family in favor of a more private life.

Fluidity and autumnal hues hit Paris menswear week

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 1:06am

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

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:13pm

Kim Kardashian West is a step closer to becoming a lawyer, having finished her first year of study as an apprentice.

Report: Hank Azaria to quit voicing Apu on 'The Simpsons'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:12pm

Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on “The Simpsons,” according to an industry blog. But that isn't to say the Indian immigrant convenience store owner Azaria brought alive for 30 years won't live on.

Paris Hilton reveals private side in upcoming documentary

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:02pm

Having thrown her life open for years, it's hard to believe there isn't much the public doesn't know about Paris Hilton.

Documentary 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein' to air on Lifetime

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 12:03pm

An investigative documentary about Jeffrey Epstein and how the millionaire sex offender avoided scrutiny is coming to Lifetime.

Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:40pm

Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project.

Witherspoon, Washington team in front of and behind camera

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:40pm

Tired of others influencing her career choices, Reese Witherspoon launched her own production company eight years ago. She has been calling the shots on both sides of the camera ever since, often in collaboration with other high-profile actresses.

Dior sparks mayhem with couture-infused Paris menswear show

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 3:32pm

Guests crammed into Dior's annex in Paris' Place de la Condorde on Friday amid chaos before the show. Some guests had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit as cars came to unload celebrities, including David Beckham and Robert Pattinson, at an industrious pace. Mayhem such as this is the price tag for Dior Men, now that designer Kim Jones has transformed it one of the calendar's hottest tickets.

Oops! Weather Channel has a correction for 'Jeopardy'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 2:55pm

The Weather Channel says the folks at “Jeopardy!” need to get their directions straight.

Fox's Bill Hemmer replaces, but won't copy, Shepard Smith

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:54pm

Bill Hemmer is not Shepard Smith, and no one should expect him to be.