Recreating Marilyn Monroe’s iconic outfits in ‘Blonde’September 29, 2022 GMT
Marilyn Monroe’s on-screen costumes are almost as iconic as her. Think of the hot pink strapless gown she wore to sing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” Or the white halter cocktail dress that billowed up over a subway grate in “The Seven Year Itch.”
New this week: ‘Reasonable Doubt,’ ‘Blonde’ and BjörkSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
— Andrew Dominik’s long-delayed, NC-17 rated epic about Norma Jean Baker, or Marilyn Monroe, is finally here.
Marilyn Monroe fascination comes to Netflix with ‘Blonde’September 23, 2022 GMT
Marilyn Monroe has been dead for 60 years, but there is still a kind of madness around her that remains. Just look at the frenzied discourse around “Blonde,” an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ fictional portrait of the Hollywood star that has yet to be seen by the general public.
Review: Ana de Armas digs deep as Marilyn in brutal ‘Blonde’September 15, 2022 GMT
What a dream it must be to be Marilyn Monroe, a starstruck assistant tells her. “Everyone would give their right arm to be you!”
And we cringe, as we'll do many times during Andrew Dominik’s brutal, bruising and often beautiful “Blonde,” starring a heartbreaking Ana de Armas.
Playing Marilyn Monroe was life-changing for Ana de ArmasSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Andrew Dominik had been trying to make a movie about Marilyn Monroe for over a decade.
The film wouldn’t be a biopic, but an experiential portrait delving into the psyche of Marilyn Monroe and Norma Jeane.
Janet Jackson front row at Siriano’s glam fashion week showSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — With Janet Jackson resplendent in a black trouser suit on his front row and humongous hats on many of his models, Christian Siriano opened New York Fashion Week at the former townhouse of Elizabeth Taylor, rolling out sexy, slinky looks Wednesday to go with his trademark ballgowns.
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Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film FestivalJuly 27, 2022 GMT
Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Luca Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.
Drag queen blasts GOP candidate for Arizona governorJune 21, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, the frontrunner in the Republican primary for Arizona governor, condemned the growing cultural clout of drag queens, jumping into the latest social grievance taking hold on the right.
Ripley’s denies claim Kardashian damaged iconic Monroe dressJune 17, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on Thursday denied claims that Kim Kardashian’s wearing of the iconic Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday” dress left it with new damage.
For auction: Marilyn’s clothes, Thor’s hammer, Cap’s shieldMay 10, 2022 GMT
It may not be that Marilyn Monroe dress, but several gowns she donned for “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business” are going up for auction this summer along with 1,400 other pieces of Hollywood history.
Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ auction nabs $195M; most for US artistMay 10, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Warhol's “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” sold for a cool $195 million on Monday, making the iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe the most expensive work by a U.S. artist ever sold at auction.
Met Gala moment | Kim Kardashian channels Marilyn MonroeMay 3, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian went for classic and iconic at the Met Gala, once again breaking the internet by donning one of Marilyn Monroe's most famous looks.
By tracking her whereabouts from paparazzi photos and scanning recent interviews, social media users guessed that Kardashian was going to wear the dress when she and Davidson were recently spotted in Orlando, Florida — the home of Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
JCPenney Designs Limited-Edition Collection Inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s Off-Duty LooksApril 29, 2022 GMT
Iconic Marilyn Monroe image by Andy Warhol coming to auctionMarch 21, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — An iconic image of Marilyn Monroe created by Andy Warhol is coming to auction, with Christie’s auction house estimating the price at around $200 million.
The silkscreen image known as “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn," a close-up of Monroe with her hair in yellow, her eyeshadow blue and her lips red, is slated to be part of a week of sales in May, Christie's said Monday.
Today in HistoryJanuary 14, 2022 GMT
Today in History
Today is Friday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2022. There are 351 days left in the year.
Warhol in Tehran: Iranians flock to American pop art exhibitOctober 22, 2021 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian hard-liners, now back at the helm of the country, may regularly rail against the poisoning of Islamic society by Western culture, but in Tehran, Iranians are flocking to the contemporary art museum to marvel at American pop artist Andy Warhol’s iconic soup cans.
St. Louis museum receives donation of 22 ‘masterpieces’October 18, 2021 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Art Museum is receiving a donation of 22 pieces of art, including two by Pablo Picasso.
Joe Jackson autographed 1911 photo sells for $1.47 millionOctober 8, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1911 “Shoeless” Joe Jackson autographed photograph by Frank W. Smith sold for $1.47 million, the most ever paid for a signed sports photograph.
The photo was offered by Christie’s and Hunt Auctions in New York in the auction Extra Innings: A Private Collection of Important Baseball Memorabilia.
Today in HistoryJune 8, 2021 GMT
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Today is Tuesday, June 8, the 159th day of 2021. There are 206 days left in the year.
Marilyn, soup cans, wigs feature in Tate’s Andy Warhol showMarch 10, 2020 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Images of soup cans and Marilyn Monroe’s lips are on display in a new Andy Warhol show at London’s
Post offices to be named for Marilyn Monroe, Ritchie ValensDecember 13, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed resolutions renaming two post offices in the Los Angeles area in honor of Marilyn Monroe and rock ’n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens...
Beneath wholesome image, Doris Day was an actor of depthMay 13, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The very name "Doris Day," cheerful as a sunrise on a studio lot, was an invention...
Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of furApril 17, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City.
Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city where such garments were once common and style-setters including Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Joe Namath and Sean "Diddy" Combs have all rocked furs over the years.
In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for HollywoodMarch 19, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Culver City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous...
Dress Monroe wore to announce DiMaggio split to be auctionedFebruary 6, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The black dress that a distraught Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1954 press conference announcing her separation from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio less than a year after she married him is going up for auction...
Five interesting facts about ChampagneDecember 31, 2018 GMT
What’s in a name?
Champagne is a sparkling wine that comes from the Champagne region of northeastern France. If it’s a bubbly wine from another region, it’s sparkling wine, not Champagne.
James Karen, ‘Mr. Teague’ of ‘Poltergeist,’ is dead at 94October 25, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — James Karen, a prolific and beloved character actor whose hundreds of credits included memorable appearances in "Poltergeist" and "The Return of the Living Dead," has died...
Florence could rival North Carolina’s 1954 ‘benchmark storm’September 12, 2018 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds...
Some like it not: Marilyn Monroe statue has church ventingJune 8, 2018 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Marilyn Monroe's rear is getting some leers in Connecticut.
A 26-foot statue of the actress has been placed in a Stamford park across the street from a church, which is getting a full view of her behind...
Seward Johnson statues arrive in StamfordMay 23, 2018 GMT
STAMFORD — Passersby on Greyrock Place downtown Tuesday near the Town Center mall were met with a strange sight — more than 30 life-size statues sitting in an empty grass lot.
The bronze statues by sculptor Seward Johnson —including a soldier embracing his daughter, a man reading a newspaper, a woman reading a book on a bench and a trio of mariachis — will be placed around the city as part of the Downtown Special Services district’s annual summer art display.
New York house with celebrity-filled past is on the marketApril 4, 2018 GMT
NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — A house that's been a celebrity magnet for decades is on the market in the New York City suburbs...
Gary W. Moore: The Day the Music Should Have LivedFebruary 2, 2018 GMT
Human beings are attracted to tragedy. It's coded somewhere within our DNA. We say we would rather avoid the exposure, but as terrible events unfold, we lock our eyes and hearts on them and never let them go.
Stories and laughter stoke the fire at Mabe’sNovember 7, 2017 GMT
ORONOCO — In Saturday's gloomy dusk, Laurel Schacht was the first to arrive at the funky, homey, loaded-with-history building near the Lake Zumbro Dam.
The Pine Island woman stoked a wood fire and turned on the lights, showing the interior: bunks on one side, a basic kitchen nearby, an old bar and the walls loaded with sports, pop, beer and Marilyn Monroe memorabilia.
Some of the famous women who stripped down for PlayboySeptember 28, 2017 GMT
Over the decades, some of the biggest female stars on the planet have undressed for Playboy pictorials...
Hugh Hefner, leader of the sexual revolution, dies at 91September 28, 2017 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hugh Hefner turned silk pajamas into a work uniform, women into centerfolds and sexual desire into a worldwide multimedia empire that spanned several generations of American life...
Playboy’s Hefner, who revved up sexual revolution, diesSeptember 28, 2017 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91...
Seward Johnson’s sculptures take over NYC pedestrian plazaJune 22, 2015 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has a new summer attraction that is bound to turn heads.
Seward Johnson's life-like and life-size sculptures of iconic figures like Marilyn Monroe and ordinary people doing everyday things are making an appearance along a pedestrian plaza of Manhattan's Garment District.