PARIS (AP) — Rihanna may have looked cool and collected next to the debut collection for her new fashion label, Fenty, donning a brilliant white tuxedo dress and a 1,000-watt smile. But on the...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna certified her status as a cultural fashion icon with her groundbreaking new deal with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's largest luxury group.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — They're on the peaceful front line of the protest movement that toppled Algeria's longtime ruler, facing down water cannons with attitude, memes — and fearless calls for...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Glover and Rihanna's secretive new film "Guava Island" is coming to Amazon Prime Video this weekend.
Glover tweeted Wednesday that it'd be available to stream for...
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Lagerfeld’s legacy: Youthful designs, elaborate showmanship
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price...
People magazine names the most stylish stars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They are the A-listers who wow on the red carpet.
Ahead of the Academy Awards on Wednesday, People magazine released its list of Hollywood's most stylish stars.
The magazine calls Lupita Nyong'o a trailblazing beauty and Emma Stone the modern romantic. Nicole Kidman is the elegant icon, Emily Blunt the queen of whimsy and Tracee Ellis Ross is considered avant-garde.
Singer Kacey Musgraves is considered a rule-breaker, Rihanna is a showstopper and Amber Heard is the bombshell.
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Man pleads no contest to stalking Rihanna at Hollywood home
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who authorities say broke into Rihanna's Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there when she was not home has pleaded no contest to stalking the singer.
Los Angeles County prosecutors said Thursday that 27-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton entered the plea to felony counts of stalking and vandalism and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.
Q&A: Producer Boi-1da talks Grammys nods, working with Drake
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boi-1da considers himself a sidekick to some of the biggest music performers, from Drake to Rihanna, and he is now being thrust into the Grammy spotlight for his standout production work.
Q&A: Maroon 5′s PJ Morton on Super Bowl and Grammy noms
NEW YORK (AP) — PJ Morton is prepping for the biggest week of his life: He's set to perform at next month's Super Bowl halftime show as a member of Maroon 5, and seven days later, he'll attend the Grammy Awards, where he's nominated for four honors — including three for his work as a R&B singer.
"You work hard and you hope for the best. But none of this is promised or guaranteed, so I just celebrate every victory," he said. "I'm just super-grateful."
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Rihanna sues father over use of their last name for business
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business.
In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, says that her father, Ronald Fenty, and his partner have violated her trademark and falsely suggested that their business, Fenty Entertainment, is affiliated with her.
The 30-year-old singer says in the lawsuit that she has used the name for her cosmetics brand and other businesses since 2012.
Hip-hop, skater culture helps make clothing company popular
DETROIT (AP) — Moyra Aontsalakis walked into the flagship Carhartt store in midtown and made a beeline for the wall of beanies.
"A lot of my friends like Carhartt," said the 16-year-old from Toronto, who was in town for an indoor softball tournament and wanted to visit the retail location because it offered more color options than stores near home. "It's really popular in Toronto among skaters. It's not too much, and I like it, too."
Chris Brown charged with monkey-related misdemeanors
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown has been charged with monkey-related misdemeanors.
The Los Angeles city attorney's office confirms Thursday that the 29-year-old singer was charged last week with two counts stemming from his possession of a pet capuchin monkey without a permit.
Brown posted a picture to his 44 million Instagram followers in January showing his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the monkey, named Fiji.
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Detective: Woman convicted as teen shouldn’t get clemency
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's office is being inundated with letters and pleas as he considers granting clemency to a woman convicted of murdering a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute.
Tennessee governor grants 11 people executive clemency
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has granted executive clemency to 11 people as he inches closer to the end of his final term in office.
Haslam announced Thursday he issued pardons to seven people and commutations to four people. Neither action resulted in the immediate release of anyone from prison.
Previously, Haslam had granted one commutation, eight pardons and one exoneration.
AP Source: Travis Scott in talks to perform at halftime show
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Travis Scott is in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta, The Associated Press has learned.
A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak about the topic publicly, told The AP that Scott is close to signing on to perform at Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Ta-ta 2018, keep your chicken coops and, yes, the Floss
NEW YORK (AP) — Keep your backyard chicken coops, dear 2018, and your vampire facials, too. And the stiff-arm Floss dance? Stomp it out in the new year.
Among other things we're over as we slide into 2019: Bell sleeves that need constant policing, the cash-cow otherwise known as subscription box services and Alec Baldwin's "Saturday Night Live" Donald Trump, because isn't the real one enough?
Here's what we'd like to leave behind come Jan. 1. You're welcome.
State lawmakers urge clemency for woman convicted as teen
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several Democratic Tennessee lawmakers are urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to grant clemency to a woman convicted of murdering a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute.
Newly elected Nashville Sen. Brenda Gilmore led a group Friday calling for 30-year-old Cyntoia Brown's freedom.
Protesters demanding clemency for woman, interrupt governor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam told a group of protesters demanding clemency for a Tennessee woman serving life in prison that he's reviewing her case.
Cyntoia Brown was 16 when she killed a man who had picked her up for sex. She was tried as an adult and convicted of first-degree murder. Her lawyers say she was a sex-trafficking victim afraid for her life. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian and singer Rihanna have rallied support for her.
Court: Woman convicted as teen could be free after 51 years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Supreme Court is clarifying that a woman convicted of first-degree murder as a teen could be released from prison after serving at least 51 years.
The court issued the opinion Thursday at the request of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is considering the case of 30-year-old Cyntoia Brown. She has drawn celebrity support from Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and others as she fights her life sentence for killing a man when she was 16.
10 gang members charged in Los Angeles celebrity burglaries
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court documents show 10 alleged gang members face felony charges in connection with a series of burglaries that targeted the Los Angeles homes of celebrities including Rihanna, Dodgers star Yasiel Puig and Rams wide receiver Robert Woods.
City News Service reports Tuesday that the men are charged with conspiracy and numerous other counts including burglary and home-invasion robbery.
Denver Art Museum hosts 1st major Dior retrospective in US
DENVER (AP) — Haute couture gowns worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna are now on view at the Denver Art Museum.
The museum's new exhibition, "Dior: From Paris to the World," opened Monday and runs through early March. It is the first major Dior retrospective in the United States, and it features seven decades of decadent looks.
Christian Dior exploded onto the fashion scene in the late '40s.
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Julia Roberts, Constance Wu celebrated at InStyle Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Roberts was brought to tears by "Notting Hill" writer Richard Curtis, Jeff Goldblum showed off his socks and celebrated his 66th birthday with a cupcake, and Constance Wu spoke the power of representation Monday night at a glitzy soiree in Los Angeles.
4 arrested in connection with LA celebrity burglaries
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four people have been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries that targeted the homes of celebrities, including Rihanna, Christina Milian, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Rams wide receiver Robert Woods, police said Tuesday.
Admired abroad, New Zealand leader faces hurdles at home
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Last Thursday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the high-profile interviews she'd be doing this week in New York, where she's attending the U.N. General Assembly. Among her appearances: the Today show, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. She also exchanged tweets with the singer Rihanna about the importance of investing in education.
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Celebs turn out to help Rihanna’s Diamond Ball shine bright
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna's Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's white-hot and must-attend parties — all while raising nearly $6 million for charity.
The pop star, fashionista and makeup mogul held the black-tie gala for her Clara Lionel Foundation on Thursday in New York City, where Childish Gambino performed and Tiffany Haddish bid $75,000 on earrings.
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Rihanna unleashes the savage beast in latest lingerie line
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land that turned to arid desert with women of all shapes, sizes and colors writhing, cackling, frolicking and stalking like animals in lace, fishnet and satin that shined in jewel tones for her second season of Savage x Fenty.
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Jacobs keeps guests waiting, then delivers on the glamour
NEW YORK (AP) — In recent years, Marc Jacobs has become known for starting his runway show — which traditionally closes out Fashion Week — with military precision at 6 p.m., no matter who's running late. It was a shock, then, when Jacobs kept his guests waiting for 90 long minutes on Wednesday, tapping their feet and staring at their phones.
Rihanna’s in, Wang is out: A preview of NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — The French luxury house Longchamp will be there for the first time. So will Studio One Eighty Nine, the Ghana-based artisan initiative co-founded by actress Rosario Dawson. Look for Rihanna, but don't look for Victoria Beckham or Alexander Wang.
There's a never-ending churn to New York Fashion Week and its packed schedule of more than 200 September shows and other events is no different.
Here's a rundown of who will be there, who won't and other highlights:
Issa Rae, Childish Gambino part of Rihanna’s Diamond Ball
NEW YORK (AP) — Issa Rae will host Rihanna's fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform.
Rihanna's black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award.
The gala will benefit Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation, which promotes education and arts globally and assists emergency response programs.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Drake officially owns the Billboard charts, where seven of his songs currently sit in the Top 10.
All 25 tracks from Drake's ultra-popular "Scorpion" album, released on June 29, are on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner, Kanye West, Rihanna, Busy Philipps and Matt Drudge have landed on Time magazine's roundup of the most influential people on the internet. So did someone with 53 million Twitter followers — President Donald J. Trump.
The magazine sized up contenders for its annual list by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.
The complete list of winners of the 2018 BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles:
— Video of the year: Drake
— Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars
— Best female R&B/pop Artist: Beyonce
— Best male hip hop artist: Kendrick Lamar
— Best female hip hop artist: Cardi B
— Best new artist: SZA
— Album of the year: "DAMN." Kendrick Lamar
— Best group: Migos
— Best gospel/inspirational award: Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly
Kim and Kanye’s day out at Louis Vuitton Menswear
PARIS (AP) — The debut Louis Vuitton collection by Virgil Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, drew stars of all stripes to Paris for his rainbow-themed menswear show.
NEW YORK (AP) — While trends in music are ever-changing, Ne-Yo knows one thing: He's the "love song" guy, and he's fine with that.
The R&B star released his seventh album on Friday and said he was nervous about putting out a new project at a time when SoundCloud rap, mumble rap and alternative R&B dominates on radio and streaming platforms.
‘Ocean’s 8’ stars work for Rihanna’s attention
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fate of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16, is in the hands of Tennessee's governor after the state parole board split on a Wednesday clemency hearing.
Brown's lawyers asked the parole board to consider whether the woman, now 30 years old, has turned her life around so much in prison that she deserves a break on her lengthy sentence.