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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director, dead at 85

February 19, 2019

German designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the haute-couture industry for over half a century, has died at age 85, according to the French fashion house.  Lagerfeld, instantly recognizable in his dark suits, pony-tailed white hair and tinted sunglasses, was best known for his association with Chanel, but simultaneously delivered collections for LVMH’s Fendi and […]

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Sting opens up about his troubled childhood, theatrical inspiration and refitting The Last Ship

February 18, 2019

Sting, the wildly successful singer-songwriter and once frontman of The Police, spent the first half of his life trying to escape what he feared would be his destiny. Now he’s doggedly embracing it. Born in Wallsend in North-East England, as a boy he woke up every morning to the sounds of one of the biggest […]

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Oscars scrap plan to award some winners during commercials after Hollywood outcry

February 15, 2019

Following an outcry from many of the movie industry’s most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Pictures has reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s Oscar broadcast. The film academy on Friday said all 24 categories will be shown live, after all. On Monday, the academy had said […]

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No remorse, Bill Cosby says, even if he sits in prison 10 years

February 13, 2019

Bill Cosby says he ‘will never have remorse’ for the sexual encounter that sent him to prison, because he considers his conviction the work of “a low-life district attorney and a corrupt judge.” Cosby’s stance could lead him to serve the high end of a three- to 10-year prison term, since sex offenders often must […]

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‘I guess this year we really stepped up:’ Female acts win big at Grammys

February 11, 2019

Female artists dominated at the Grammy awards Sunday night, with the spotlight of “music’s biggest night” firmly focused on powerhouse performances by women.    The Recording Academy — which has been trying to address criticism around the lack of diversity at its annual celebration of music — has made some strides when it comes to nominating more diverse musicians. That […]

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Female acts, rap songs win big at the Grammys

February 10, 2019

Women returned at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts won album of the year and best new artist, while rap also triumphed, with Childish Gambino’s This Is America becoming the first rap-based song to win record and song of the year. Kacey Musgraves’s win for best country album for Golden Hour helped her match Gambino’s haul of […]

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Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile among early Grammy winners

February 10, 2019

Lady Gaga, the Black Panther soundtrack, and folk singer Brandi Carlile took home early Grammy awards on Sunday ahead of a telecast hosted by R&B singer Alicia Keys. Gaga’s hit song Shallow from the movie A Star is Born took the Grammy for best song written for visual media, while her Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Going) won for […]

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The Favourite, Roma win big at royal-studded British Academy Film Awards

February 10, 2019

Royal drama The Favourite and Mexican family memoir Roma split the honours with multiple wins each at Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards — victories that suggest a wind of change may be blowing through the movie industry. The Favourite won seven trophies including best British film and best actress for OIivia Colman, who plays Britain’s 18th century Queen […]

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Joni Mitchell makes rare appearance at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy gala

February 10, 2019

The audience at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy gala included legends from the music world, such as Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and Barbra Streisand, as well as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who got the most requests to take a selfie. Pelosi received the rock-star treatment on Saturday night from attendees at the annual event, which also featured a stunning tribute to […]

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Grammys 2019: ‘Music’s biggest night’ faces battles to stay relevant

February 10, 2019

With a rap musician yet to win record or song of the year at the Grammys, several major artists reportedly refusing to perform at this year’s ceremony and Ariana Grande accusing the show’s producer of stifling her creativity, the ceremony often billed as “music’s biggest night” is facing a number of battles in its efforts to stay relevant. Here are five things […]

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