• United States November 23, 2019 5:36 pm

    Advent Calendars Have Exploded With Gift-Worthy Options

    The Advent, to some Christians, is the four Sundays before Christmas. More generally, the variation of the Latin word for “coming” marks the season to prepare for the holiday. Among rituals associated with the Advent is keeping an Advent calendar. Some reusable versions begin on Dec. 1, and many include windows, doors or pockets to reveal a poem, portion of...

  • Eric Hinton November 19, 2019 1:21 pm

    Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt Reprise ‘90s Hit `Mad About You'

    Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt thought long and hard about whether to do a reboot of “Mad About You,” the NBC sitcom staple of the ‘90s. After years of dismissing the idea, “Mad About You” is back. The limited series debuts Wednesday on Spectrum Originals for the company’s on-demand subscribers.

  • JUDGE November 2, 2019 1:09 pm

    Zac Posen, Red Carpet Favorite, Shuts Down Fashion Label

    Designer Zac Posen is shutting down his namesake label. Posen has been a red carpet favorite for close to two decades, known for glamorous, body-hugging gowns, often with long trains or big, flamboyant ruffles, for stars like Katie Holmes and Rihanna. An announcement from the label’s owners, House of Z and Z Spoke, noted late Friday that the company could...

  • Emmys September 23, 2019 12:54 am

    Emmys Carpet Lights Up in Reds, Pinks and Golden Hollywood

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus stunned in classic Hollywood gold, MJ Rodriguez of “Pose” slayed in a classic magenta gown and Jodie Comer of “Killing Eve” wore sleek white on the Emmy Awards’ purple carpet Sunday. Gwendoline Christie took her “Game of Thrones” mantle to the extreme in a medieval red cape, while Sandra Oh posed with her hair in high curls and...

  • dancer September 12, 2019 1:30 pm

    Big Sean, Halsey, Migos Rock Rihanna's Lingerie Fashion Show

    Big Sean, A$ap Ferg, Halsey and Migos rocked Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty crowd Tuesday from a color-saturated stage at the Barclays Center as Normani and Laverne Cox joined an army of supermodels and dancers in a showcase of her latest loungewear and lingerie. But don’t look for the juicy new collection on social media, at least not in a big...

  • The Associated Press April 18, 2019 9:53 am

    Earth, Meet Polo: Ralph Lauren Unveils Plastic Bottle Shirt

    Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water. David Lauren, the youngest son of the company’s founder and its chief innovation officer, told The Associated Press ahead of the announcement that the new shirt is part of...

  • Instagram February 19, 2019 7:51 pm

    Burberry Apologizes for Hoodie With Noose Knot

    The chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry have apologized for putting a hoodie with strings tied in the shape of a noose on their London Fashion Week runway. The knotted strings surfaced after Sunday’s show when a model hired to walk (but not wear the outfit) complained both before the show and on Instagram, saying...

  • JUDGE December 17, 2018 5:09 am

    Top of Mind: ‘Justice' Is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year

    Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows “toxic,” picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and “misinformation,” plucked by Dictonary.com. Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor at large, told The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s announcement that “justice”...

  • social media December 14, 2018 8:21 am

    Doo Doo Doo You Know What Makes ‘Baby Shark' a Viral Video Sensation?

    Baby Shark” is a full-on craze, thanks to the #babysharkchallenge that has us all singing, doing our shark hands and sharing on social media, and thanks to piles of soft shark heads, toddler attire and other swag that includes singing plush toys and books

  • Donald Trump November 26, 2018 9:13 am

    ‘Misinformation' Is Dictionary.com's Word of the Year

    Misinformation, as opposed to disinformation, was chosen Monday as Dictionary.com’s word of the year on the tattered coattails of “toxic,” picked earlier this month for the same honor by Oxford Dictionaries in these tumultuous times. Jane Solomon, a linguist-in-residence at Dictionary, said in a recent interview that her site’s choice of “mis” over “dis” was deliberate, intended to serve as...

  • Prince August 21, 2018 12:56 pm

    Madonna Explains Aretha Franklin VMA Tribute Gone Wrong

    The backlash was swift for Madonna’s rambling, egocentric tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, with media and Queen-of-Soul fans wondering why she got the gig in the first place.

  • Donald Trump June 21, 2018 6:39 am

    Peter Fonda Apologizes for ‘Vulgar' Barron Trump Tweet About Families Separated at Border

    Peter Fonda apologized Wednesday for a late-night Twitter rant in which he suggested 12-year-old Barron Trump should be ripped from “his mother’s arms and put in a cage with pedophiles.”

  • Donald Trump June 11, 2018 7:06 am

    Robert De Niro Bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump Profanity

    With a bleep on live television and double fists raised in the air, Robert De Niro got the theater crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards with a rousing political introduction of his old friend Bruce Springsteen that was focused squarely elsewhere: on President Donald Trump.

  • Massachusetts December 12, 2017 8:17 am

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2017: ‘Feminism'

    This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017 is “feminism.” Yes, it’s been a big year or two or 100 for the word. In 2017, lookups for feminism increased 70 percent over 2016 on Merriam-Webster.com and spiked several times after key events, lexicographer Peter Sokolowski, the company’s editor at large, told The...

  • Donald Trump November 27, 2017 9:35 am

    ‘Complicit' Is Word of the Year, Dictionary.com Says

    Russian election influence, the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal, mass shootings and the opioid epidemic helped elevate the word “complicit” as Dictionary.com’s word of the year for 2017. Look-ups of the word increased nearly 300 percent over last year as “complicit” hit just about every hot button from politics to natural disasters, lexicographer Jane Solomon told The Associated Press ahead of...

  • Oklahoma November 15, 2017 8:23 am

    People Names Blake Shelton Its Sexiest Man Alive 2017

    People magazine named Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive for 2017 on Tuesday, but it took some convincing by his girlfriend Gwen Stefani to get her guy on board.

  • designer May 2, 2017 7:22 am

    The Met Gala: Rihanna Encased in Petals, Zendaya in Parrots

    The color red made a dramatic show Monday night in the grand parade of fashion at the Met Gala, with co-chair Katy Perry in a veiled look created just for her by John Galliano and Pharrell’s wife, Helen Lasichanh, in one of honoree Rei Kawakubo’s avant-garde, armless jumpsuits....
    Perry wore a veil with a silver head piece and black accents around...

  • social media April 11, 2017 7:04 am

    No ‘Tell-All,' But Prince's Ex Details Their Life in Memoir

    Love, grief, loss and legacy are just a few of the reasons Mayte Garcia is stepping back into the purple light with a new memoir covering her 11 years with the late music icon Prince.

  • author January 10, 2017 4:17 pm

    Trump Asks Vaccination Skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccination Safety Commission

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a vocal vaccination skeptic, said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump has asked him to “chair a commission on vaccination safety and scientific integrity” and that he has accepted. Both Trump and Kennedy have spread fringe theories linking vaccines to autism in children, an idea that medical experts overwhelmingly reject and have warned is endangering public health...

  • New Jersey December 8, 2016 8:45 am

    Pantone Color Institute's Color of the Year is ‘Greenery'

    Amid social, political and environmental tumult around the world, the Pantone Color Institute on Thursday plucked fresh and zesty “greenery” as the color of the year for 2017....
    The vibrant green with yellow undertones is an answer, of sorts, to bruising 2016, signaling a yearning to rejuvenate, and to reconnect to both nature and something larger than oneself, said Laurie Pressman,...

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