Versace offers daring masculinity; Dolce&Gabbana go elegant
MILAN (AP) — By now, the two Milan Fashion Weeks dedicated to menswear have transformed themselves into platforms for co-ed shows and up-and-coming brands beyond the menswear stalwarts.
The little more than three days of previews for next fall and winter that launched Friday evening include 52 collections in 27 runway shows and 25 presentations. Eleven brands are showing mixed men's and women's collections during the less hectic week dedicated to male apparel.
Italian fashion houses get refashioned for future growth
MILAN (AP) — To stay on trend, Italian fashion houses are refashioning themselves for future growth.
Luxury label Ermenegildo Zegna, which opens fall and winter menswear previews at Milan Fashion Week on Friday, made its first move to expand abroad with the Zegna Group's summer acquisition of American brand Thom Browne. The Gianni Versace house's entrance into the group owned by American designer Michael Kors, Capri Holdings Limited, was finalized last week.
‘The Americans’ gets going-away present from Globes
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes gave the FX series "The Americans" a going-away present by naming it the best television drama following the conclusion of its six-season run, leading the cast and creators to hold a group hug onstage on Sunday.
The Netflix comedy "The Kominsky Method" and FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" were double winners in the television category.
Gaga, ‘A Star Is Born’ poised to dominate Golden Globes
NEW YORK (AP) — When the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards get underway Sunday night, who takes home statuettes is only a small part of the intrigue.
What the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Beverly Hills, California, ceremony lacks in gravitas it usually makes up for in freewheeling frivolity and fun. The free-flowing booze helps.
Ricky Martin and husband welcome baby girl
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Martin is starting the new year with a new bundle of joy.
The Grammy-nominated singer announced the arrival of his daughter with an Instagram post showing off the infant's tiny hands. Martin says the girl is named Lucia.
Michael Kors, now Capri Holdings, completes Versace deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Having added a pair of high-end brands to its stable, Michael Kors is changing its name to Capri.
The company announced the acquisition of the Italian fashion house Versace for more than $2 billion (1.83 billion euros) in September, less than two years after acquiring Jimmy Choo, the shoemaker that rocketed to fame on the high heels of "Sex and the City."
‘The Favourite’ leads film nominees for Critics’ Choice
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Favourite" leads the field of films with 14 nominations for the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards.
"Black Panther" was close behind with 12 nominations. Three TV series are tied with five nominations each.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced the nominees Monday.
Darren Criss readies festival celebrating musical theater
NEW YORK (AP) — Darren Criss says adding "Emmy winner" to his name feels good since it "used to be Emmy loser."
Criss won best actor in a limited series for his acclaimed role in "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" last month. He was previously nominated for best original song for writing "This Time" from "Glee."
Cruz: Ryan Murphy ‘has given me so much’
Today in History for July 15th
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren't such Emmy outliers this year.
More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That's up from a quarter of the field last year, when Brown ("This Is Us") and Glover ("Atlanta") won top acting awards.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's largest media company severed ties with a prominent journalist Sunday after he came under fire for retweeting a message seen as inciting violence against the country's front-running presidential candidate.
Televisa's news division said in a statement that it was ending its relationship with Ricardo Aleman effective the same day and canceling his program "La Mudanza" on Foro TV.
Martin ‘felt angry’ after watching ‘Versace’ finale
Gianni Versace’s creations brought together for Berlin show
BERLIN (AP) — Gold snake jeans, bondage dresses, silk jodhpurs: More than 100 outfits created by Gianni Versace are going on show in Berlin, some 20 years after the designer's death.
Organizers of the "Gianni Versace Retrospective" opening Tuesday at the German capital's Kronprinzenpalais put together the show with contributions from private collectors around the world.
‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ now on FX
As of Jan. 17, FX is broadcasting their newest “American Crime Story” limited series. “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is a ten-part docudrama that traces the lives of the famed fashion designer and his mentally tormented assailant Andrew Cunanan. Recently, Ryan Murphy, who serves as the show’s producer, and the actors met with members of the media to discuss the series.
Punch the clock
You may want to call in sick to work tomorrow after watching Corporate, the new sitcom that makes the office look about as inviting as a cemetery plot. Theres nothing terribly original in this latest takedown of the 9-to-5 grind, but its a better option than watching reruns of The Office.
Versace goes punk wild with homey looks
MILAN (AP) — Donatella Versace is embracing her own inner Versace. After coming off a triumphant outing at the Golden Globes, she helped launch Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next winter on Saturday on a high note.
Versace dressed three women for last Sunday's awards show: Angelina Jolie, Saoirse Ronan, winner for best actress in a comedy, and star of the evening Oprah Winfrey, who wore a shape-hugging number to deliver her celebrated lifetime achievement award speech.
'American Crime Story' hits sophomore slump with 'Versace' (review)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The evidence so impressively stacked up in "The People v. O.J. Simpson" was overwhelming. The conclusion was as obvious as it was inescapable. FX's first "American Crime Story" season would be one incredibly tough act to follow.
‘Versace’ stars: Anti-gay bias led to designer’s death
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Do the intersecting lives of a fashion designer and the serial killer who murdered him add up to a political saga?
Absolutely, says Ryan Murphy, the powerhouse executive producer of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," season two of the FX showcase that debuted with 2016's Emmy-winning "The People v. O.J. Simpson."
Andrew Cunanan’s Minnesota victims aren’t forgotten in ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’
LOS ANGELES The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story references one of the most notorious murders of the past 25 years, but even crime buffs may be thrown by the miniseries twist.
FX’s widely celebrated O.J. Simpson “American Crime Story” focused on the theatrics and hijinks of the celebrity athlete’s televised murder trial and the colorful characters involved.
Don’t expect any such amusement from “Crime Story’s” second season, which details the murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace in the summer of 1997 and the events leading up to him being gunned down.
Ricky Martin has married Jwan Yosef
NEW YORK (AP) — Ricky Martin is a married man.
The Puerto Rican star revealed this week during the premiere of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" that he and artist Jwan (JWAN) Yosef recently said I do, although he didn't specify when or where it happened.
His publicist confirmed the news to The Associated Press.
Versace family calls TV drama unauthorized ‘work of fiction’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Versace family is distancing itself from an upcoming TV series about the 1997 murder of famed fashion designer Gianni Versace.
In a statement Monday, his family said it has neither authorized nor been involved in the series.
Since members of the family didn't authorize the book from which it's partly drawn or participate in the writing of the screenplay, the series should be considered "a work of fiction," the statement said.
Versace’s former mansion now a luxury hotel in Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Viewers intrigued by the Gianni Versace murder case featured in the new season of "American Crime Story" can retrace the fashion designer's steps at his former mansion in South Beach.
Tourists stop on its stone front steps every day to pose for pictures where Versace was fatally shot by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in 1997. There's more to the Mediterranean-style mansion than Versace's death, however.
Angela Missoni shows feather-light sheer knits in Milan
MILAN (AP) — It's a season of celebration and commemoration at Milan Fashion Week, in its fourth day Saturday.
Donatella Versace pays joyous tribute to brother Gianni
MILAN (AP) — On the third day of Milan Fashion Week, past and present merged at Donatella Versace's joyous, celebratory, healing runway tribute Friday to her brother Gianni Versace, 20 years after his slaying in Miami.
And it culminated with her own reckoning with how she has born the weight of her brother's creative legacy.
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Ricky Martin defends Versace murder drama as respectful
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A roundup of news from the closing day of the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services presented details on upcoming programs.
Ricky Martin said he reassured Gianni Versace's longtime partner Antonio D'Amico that the pair will be treated respectfully in a TV drama about Versace's 1997 murder.
Ricky Martin defends Versace murder drama as respectful
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Martin said he reassured Gianni Versace's longtime partner Antonio D'Amico that the pair will be treated respectfully in a TV drama about Versace's 1997 murder.
"I'll make sure people fall in love with your relationship with Gianni," Martin, who plays D'Amico in FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," recounted telling him.
Today in History for July 15th
FX will follow up prize-winning "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," with "The Assassination of Gianni Versace," the cable network says.
"Versace" becomes the second entry in the anthology series from Ryan Murphy, "Katrina," about the hurricane and flood that devastated New Orleans, will follow as the third installment.
Production of "Versace" began in April for a debut in early 2018.