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Milan Fashion Week: Prada projects youthful optimism, not escapism, in a turbulent world

Milan designers have expressed their concern over the global turbulence through their collections without making overt statements
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A model wears a creation as part of the Prada Spring Summer 2025 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno).
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An emotional win for theaters, Hollywood: ‘Inside Out 2’ scores massive $155 million opening

Hollywood’s summer movie anxieties gave way to joy this weekend with the massive debut of Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2.”
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Lewis Black, a cast member in "Inside Out 2," poses at the premiere of the film at the El Capitan Theatre, Monday, June 10, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
June 16

Noted Japanese author Haruki Murakami is happy with first animated adaptation of his short stories

Renowned Japanese author Haruki Murakami expressed joy with how several of his short stories were adapted in American director Pierre Földes’ animated film “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman”, adding he wanted to see future interpretations of his work with ...
June 16
Novelist Haruki Murakami and film director Pierre Foldes shake hands at the end of a talk session after a screening of “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman,” an animated film adapted from the Japanese author’s short stories, in Tokyo, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
June 15

Sean 'Diddy' Combs returns key to New York City in response to video of him attacking singer Cassie

Sean “Diddy” Combs has returned his key to New York City after a request from Mayor Eric Adams in response to the release of a video showing the music mogul attacking R&B singer Cassie
June 15
FILE - This photo provided by the Office of the New York Mayor, shows Mayor Eric Adams, left, presenting the Key to the City to hip-hop artist Sean "Diddy" Combs in New York's Times Square, Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. Combs has returned his key to New York City after a request from Adams in response to the release of a video showing the music mogul attacking R&B singer Cassie, officials said Saturday. (Office of the New York Mayor/Caroline Rubinstein-Willis via AP)
June 15

Aussie swimmers Cameron McEvoy, Bronte Campbell reach 4th Olympics, singer Cody Simpson misses out

The Australian Olympic Committee has selected a 41-member swim team to represent Australia in the pool at the Paris Olympics, including Cameron McEvoy and Bronte Campbell, who will compete at their fourth games
June 15
Ariarne Titmus reacts after winning the final of the Women's 200m Freestyle during the 2024 Australian Swimming Trials at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Titmus set a world record in the women’s 200-meter freestyle on Wednesday at Australia’s Olympic swimming trials on Wednesday.(Jono Searle/AAP Image via AP)
June 15

Photos offer a glimpse of Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is underway in Tennessee, bringing tens of thousands of fans to a 700-acre farm campground and concert venue for more than 150 performances this weekend
June 15
Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers performs during the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Manchester, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
June 15

Charles Barkley says next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with NBA media deals

Charles Barkley says that next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with the NBA’s media deals
June 15
FILE - Charles Barkley arrives at the NBA Awards on June 24, 2019, at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Barkley says next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with the NBA's media deals. It will be the Hall of Fame player's 25th season and could be the last that TNT broadcasts the league. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 15

Charles Barkley says next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with the NBA's media deals

Charles Barkley says next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with the NBA's media deals
June 15
June 15

Clooney and Roberts help Biden raise $30 million-plus at a star-studded Hollywood gala

Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars headlined a fundraiser for President Joe Biden in Los Angeles that took in a record $30 million-plus for a Democratic candidate, according to his campaign
June 15
President Joe Biden arrives for a campaign event with former President Barack Obama moderated by Jimmy Kimmel at the Peacock Theater, Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 14

Broadway celebrates a packed and varied theater season with the 2024 Tony Awards

The 28 Broadway shows that earned at least one Tony Award nomination last month are hoping Sunday is the day the sealed envelopes break in their favor
June 14
This image released by Polk & Co. shows Maleah Joi Moon, left, and Chris Lee during a performance of "Hell's Kitchen." (Marc J. Franklin/Polk & Co. via AP)
June 14

Hannah Einbinder uses comedy as a coping mechanism in debut standup special

“Hacks” star Hannah Einbinder has released her debut standup comedy special on Max
June 14
FILE - Hannah Einbinder attends the Ralph Lauren Fall/Holiday 2024 presentation on Monday, April 29, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 14

Tejano singer and TV host Johnny Canales, who helped launch Selena's career, dies

Tejano singer and longtime television music show host Johnny Canales has died, according to a statement from his family
June 14
Johnny Canales, host of the "Johnny Canales Show" is honored with a lifetime achievement recognition during the Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas on Aug. 18, 2012. Canales has died, according to a statement from his family. He was 77. (Billy Calzada/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
June 14

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ron Simons dies at 63

Ron Simons, an actor who turned into a formidable screen and stage producer, winning four Tony Awards and having several films selected at the Sundance Film Festival, has died
June 14
FILE - Director Ron Simons poses for a portrait during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23, 2011 in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, File)
June 14

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ron Simons dies at 63

Ron Simons, an actor who turned into a formidable screen and stage producer, winning four Tony Awards and having several films selected at the Sundance Film Festival, has died
June 14
FILE - Director Ron Simons poses for a portrait during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23, 2011 in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, File)
June 14

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Zsela is letting go and leaning into uncertainty with her debut album ‘Big For You’

Zsela’s debut album ‘Big For You’ is transformational both in theme and in process
June 14
Singer Zsela poses for a portrait on Friday, May, 24, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
June 14

As the number of displaced people surges, an 'Inflatable Refugee' in Barcelona sparks questions

A 20-foot-tall “Inflatable Refugee” is on display at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house
June 14
Sitting alone in a sea of empty red velvet chairs, a 6-meter-tall giant 'Inflatable Refugee' is photographed at Barcelona's Gran Teatre de Liceu opera house, Spain, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Created by Belgian visual artists Schellekens & Peleman in 2015 following the refugee crisis in Europe by, they hope it to spark debate around the plight of refugees. The artistic intervention coincided with an alarming record: 120 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to conflict and other protracted crises, the U.N. Refugee announced on Thursday. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
June 14

Esports Olympics set to launch after IOC presents proposal for video games project

The first Olympic Esports Games are set to be added soon to the IOC’s portfolio of events as it seeks to attract and retain young audiences
June 14
The Olympic rings are seen on the Eiffel Tower Friday, June 7, 2024, in Paris. The Paris Olympics organizers mounted the rings on the Eiffel Tower on Friday as the French capital marks 50 days until the start of the Summer Games. The 95-foot-long and 43-foot-high structure of five rings, made entirely of recycled French steel, will be displayed on the south side of the 135-year-old historic landmark in central Paris, overlooking the Seine River. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)
June 14

Swedish officials say weak replacement parts caused a fatal roller coaster derailment last year

Swedish accident investigators say the country’s oldest amusement park did not properly test new parts for a roller coaster that derailed last year
June 14
FILE - Police cordon off the Gröna Lund amusement park in Stockholm, Sunday, June 25, 2023. Swedish authorities on Friday, June 14, 2024, harshly criticized a Stockholm amusement park for insuffient testing of new parts to a roller coaster train which derailed last year, sending some passengers plunging to the ground in an amusement park accident, leaving one dead and nine injured. (Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency via AP, File)
June 14
Deniece Williams performs at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 14

Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez, icon of the revolution, dwells on island's troubles in new album

He was the poetic voice of the Cuban Revolution, an inspiration for millions of Latin Americans living under dictatorships throughout the 1960s and 1970s who dreamt of the ideal Cuba that he — and his guitar — helped evoke
June 14
Cuban musician Silvio Rodriguez talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, June 6, 2024. Rodríguez, who regards himself as a man of the left, says that is not an excuse to ignore the economic crisis Cuba is going through. (AP Photo/Ariel Ley)
June 13

Tony Bennett's daughters sue their brother over his handling of the late singer's assets

Tony Bennett’s two daughters are suing their brother, alleging he mishandled and failed to disclose some of their father’s assets in his role as trustee of the late singer’s estate
June 13
FILE - From left, Johanna Bennett, Susan Benedetto, Tony Bennett and Antonia Bennett attend Tony Bennett's 85th birthday gala in New York, Sept. 18, 2011. Tony Bennett's two daughters are suing their brother in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, June 12, 2024, alleging he mishandled and failed to disclose some of their father's assets in his role as trustee of the late singer's estate. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
June 13

Andrew McCarthy shares Hollywood pastimes in 'BRATS' documentary

McCarthy reunites with the 'Brat Pack' crew after 4 decades.
June 13
VIDEO: Andrew McCarthy talks new documentary ‘BRATS’ on the legendary Brat Pack
June 13

Naomi Klein and V. V. Ganeshananthan win Women's Prize literary awards

Author-activist Naomi Klein has won the inaugural Women’s Prize for Nonfiction with “Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World.”
June 13
Naomi Klein, author of Doppelganger, is announced as the winner of the 2024 Women's Prize for Non-Fiction, taking place at Bedford Square Gardens, in London, Thursday, June 13, 2024. Klein has won the inaugural Women’s Prize for Nonfiction with “Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World.” The book is a personal account of her plunge into the world of online misinformation. (Matt Crossick/PA via AP)
June 13

With deal done, Disney withdraws lawsuit, ending last conflict with DeSantis and his appointees

Disney has asked a federal appellate court to dismiss its lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
June 13
FILE - The Cinderella Castle is seen at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, July 14, 2023, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Months after Disney and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' appointees agreed to end a protracted legal fight, the two sides are set to approve an agreement Wednesday, June 5, 2024, that could result in the company investing $17 billion into its Florida resort and opens the door to a fifth major theme park at Walt Disney World. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
June 13

Met Opera in New York sold 72% of tickets this season, up from 66% and highest since pandemic

The Metropolitan Opera sold 72% of available tickets this season, up from 66% in 2022-23
June 13
FILE - People appear in Josie Robertson Plaza in front of The Metropolitan Opera house at Lincoln Center in New York on March 12, 2020. . (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 13

Tony Award host Ariana DeBose says viewers should expect a 'full Broadway experience'

Ariana DeBose promises the Tony Awards on Sunday will move “like a Broadway show.”
June 13
FILE - Ariana DeBose speaks on stage at the 76th annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at the United Palace theater in New York. DeBose, who hosted both the 2023 and 2022 Tony Awards, will be back this year for the ceremony June 16, and will produce and choreograph the opening number. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
June 13

Former 'Brat Pack' stars reunite in documentary directed by Andrew McCarthy

Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez and others also star in the Hulu special.
June 13
Andrew McCarthy, Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore and Jon Cryer attend a screening of "BRATS" during the 2024 Tribeca Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on June 7, 2024 in New York City.
June 13

Nicole Kidman gets gushes from Miles Teller, Zac Efron, on night of AFI Life Achievement Award

Nicole Kidman's co-stars like Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon paid her tribute as expected when she received the AFI Life Achievement Award in April
June 13
FILE - Honoree Nicole Kidman speaks during the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to her, Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The tribute will air on TNT on Monday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
June 13

Moneybagg Yo's 'A Gangsta's Pain' went No. 1. He's back to soundtrack your summer with 'Speak Now.'

In 2021, you heard it: Moneybagg Yo’s “Wokesha” blaring from cars and corner stores
June 13
FILE - Moneybagg Yo performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. The Memphis rapper is releasing his fifth studio album, “Speak Now." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
June 13

Hollywood's A-listers are lining up behind Joe Biden. Will their support matter in November?

Celebrities are increasingly lending their star power to President Joe Biden, hoping to energize their fans to vote for him in November and entice donors to pony up for his campaign
June 13
FILE - Lenny Kravitz arrives at MusiCares Person of the Year, Feb. 2, 2024, in Los Angeles. Celebrities including Kravitz are increasingly lending their star power to President Joe Biden, hoping to energize fans to vote for him in November or entice donors to open their checkbooks for his reelection campaign. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 13

Ozy Media went from buzzy to belly-up. Its founder, Carlos Watson, is now on trial

For nearly a decade, Ozy Media projected an image of new-media success
June 13
Co-founder and former Chief Operating Officer of Ozy Media Samir Rao arrives at Brooklyn Federal Court, Friday, June 7, 2024 in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Gray)
June 12

Tom Brady enshrined into Patriots Hall of Fame during star-studded night

Tom Brady brought the New England Patriots endless memories and six Super Bowl trophies during his two-decade run with the team
June 12
Musician Jon Bon Jovi, left, stands with his wife, Dorothea Hurley, right, as they arrive for the Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony for former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, at Gillette Stadium, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 12

DeSantis appointees bury the hatchet with Disney by approving new development deal

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ appointees have given final approval to an agreement that buries the hatchet between Disney and the governing district for Walt Disney World
June 12
FILE - The Cinderella Castle is seen at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, July 14, 2023, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Months after Disney and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' appointees agreed to end a protracted legal fight, the two sides are set to approve an agreement Wednesday, June 5, 2024, that could result in the company investing $17 billion into its Florida resort and opens the door to a fifth major theme park at Walt Disney World. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
June 12

Hot dog-eating champs Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi will go head-to head in a Netflix special

Netflix has announced a new hot dog-eating contest between rivals Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayaski
June 12
FILE - Joey Chestnut, defending champion of the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, left, works to outpace former champion Takeru Kobayashi, right, July 4, 2009, in New York. Chestnut, a 16-time hot dog-eating champion, will face off with his frequent Nathan’s competitor, Kobayashi, in a live Netflix special on Sept. 2, 2024, the streamer announced Wednesday, June 12. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
June 12

Nicola Coughlan, Luke Newton and 'Bridgerton' cast offer real-life dating advice

At the London premiere of the second part of season 3, the stars of “Bridgerton” shared some wisdom for fans hoping to find a romance as passionate as their characters'
June 12
Simone Ashley poses for photographers upon arrival at the season three part two screening of the television series 'Bridgerton', in London, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (Photo by Scott A Garfitt/Invision/AP)
June 12

Federal judge who presided over R. Kelly trial dead at 87 after battling lung cancer

U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber, who presided over singer R. Kelly's trial on child sex abuse charges, has died
June 12
June 12

Quincy Jones, Richard Curtis, Juliet Taylor and Bond producers will get honorary Oscars

Quincy Jones, casting director Juliet Taylor, filmmaker Richard Curtis and James Bond producers Michael G
June 12
FILE - Music producer Quincy Jones poses for a portrait to promote his documentary "Quincy" during the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 7, 2018, in Toronto. Jones will receive an honorary Oscar at the 15th annual Governors Awards in November. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 12

Sony Pictures acquires Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the dine-in movie theater chain

Sony Pictures Entertainment is getting into the exhibition business
June 12
FILE - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is pictured on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
June 12

Sony Pictures Entertainment acquires popular dine-in movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Sony Pictures Entertainment acquires popular dine-in movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
June 12
June 12

At the Tony Awards, a veteran host with plenty of stars and songs on tap

The Tony Awards are Sunday with a familiar host and a new venue, Lincoln Center’s David H
June 12
This image released by MurphyMade shows the cast of the musical "Water For Elephants" in New York. (Matthew Murphy/MurphyMade via AP)
June 12

Palestinian supporters vandalize homes of Brooklyn Museum officials and other locations in NYC

Palestinian supporters have vandalized locations associated with the Brooklyn Museum and the United Nations in New York City
June 12
Red paint covers portions of the entrance to the German consulate building, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in New York. Pro-Palestinian protesters have vandalized locations associated with the Brooklyn Museum and United Nations in New York City, throwing red paint across their entrances in opposition to the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. (AP Photo/Sophie Rosenbaum)
June 12

Movie Review: ‘Tuesday,’ with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is strange, emotional and fiercely original

The new film “Tuesday" is about death, and acceptance, between a mother and her dying daughter
June 12
This image released by A24 shows Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a scene from "Tuesday." (Kevin Baker/A24 via AP)
June 12

Matty Healy's mom says The 1975 singer and model Gabbriette Bechtel are engaged

The 1975’s Matty Healy and model Gabbriette Bechtel are engaged, according to Healy’s mother
June 12
Matty Healy of The 1975 performs at Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago on Aug. 4, 2023, left, and model Gabbriette Bechtel attends the Isabel Marant Fall/Winter 2023-2024 ready-to-wear collection in Paris on March 2, 2023. Healy and Bechtel are engaged, according to Healy's mother, the English actress Denise Welch. (AP Photo)
June 12

Movie Review: Peace (and pieces) of mind 'Inside Out 2'

Tempting as it is to consider any revisiting of “Inside Out” as sacrilegious, its sequel is deftly sensitive to one of the most complicated and awkward chapters of life, AP Film Writer Jake Coyle writes in his review
June 12
This image released by Disney/Pixar shows, from left, Joy, voiced by Amy Poehler, Embarrassment, voiced by Paul Walter Hauser, Envy, voiced by Ayo Edebiri, Anxiety, voiced by Maya Hawke, Disgust, voiced by Liza Lapira, Anger, voiced by Lewis Black (foreground), Fear, voiced by Tony Hale, and Sadness, voiced by Phyllis Smith, in a scene from "Inside Out 2." (Disney/Pixar via AP)
June 12

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs' power hangs in the balance amid investigations and lawsuits

Songwriter Tiffany Red details working with Cassie Ventura when she dated Diddy.
June 12
Sean "Diddy" Combs attends Sean "Diddy" Combs Album Release Party For "The Love Album: Off the Grid," Sept. 15, 2023, in New York City.
June 12

Book Review: 'Swole' explores what masculinity could be in a hyperconnected, TikTok-imaged world

Author Michael Brodeur takes the gym too seriously, and not seriously at all at the same time, in his book “Swole: The Making of Men and the Meaning of Muscles.”
June 12
June 12

'Hotel Cocaine' on MGM+ gives viewers disco, drama and plenty of blow in Miami in the late '70s

The lapels are wide, “Disco Inferno” is blasting and lines and lines of nose candy are on offer in the new intriguing Miami-based series “Hotel Cocaine.”
June 12
This image released by MGM+ shows Mark Feuerstein in a scene from "Hotel Cocaine." (Carlos Rodriguez/MGM+ via AP)
June 12

Françoise Hardy, French singing legend and pop icon, dies at 80

Françoise Hardy, a French singing legend and pop icon since the 1960s, has died
June 12
FILE - French singer Francoise Hardy arrives at the annual Victoires de la Musique ceremony at the Zenith in Paris on Saturday March 5, 2005. Francoise Hardy, a beloved French singer and pop culture icon since the 1960s, has died at age 80. Her son, musician Thomas Dutronc, announced her death on social networks. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
June 12

As Art Basel opens, buyers confront a 'cooling' but still very active market

Multimillion-dollar works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yayoi Kusama and Alberto Giacometti went on the market as the Art Basel fair opened in Switzerland
June 12
The artwork Pumpkin (2018) by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is on display at the international art show Art Basel, in Basel, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 11, 2024. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)