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Lebanese teen from Beirut joins global pop band

Sep. 23, 2020 5:14 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A teenage singer from Lebanon this week became the latest to join a global pop band formed by Simon Fuller, the man behind the Spice Girls and “American Idol,” which aims to transform young unknowns into internet superstars. That may seem a grandiose...

FILE - In this May 18, 2020 file photo, a view of the Rinascente department store the day it reopened in Milan, Italy. The Italian fashion industry is trying to inject optimism into the most dismal year on record for the luxury sector, staging 23 live runway shows and 37 presentations during a hybrid live-digital Milan Fashion Week that launches Wednesday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Milan Fashion Show seeks to inject optimism in hybrid event

Sep. 23, 2020 5:05 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Italian fashion industry is moving to inject optimism into luxury's dismal year, staging 23 live runway shows and 37 presentations during a hybrid live-digital Milan Fashion Week that aims to excite consumers and connect with the buying network. Fendi, Dolce&Gabbana and Blumarine open...

Tommy DeVito, founding member of the Four Seasons, dies

Sep. 22, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Tommy DeVito, a founding member of the 1960s Four Seasons band, has died from the coronavirus at the age of 92, NJ.com reported. His former bandmate Frankie Vallie wrote in a post on Facebook that DeVito had died, and said, “We send our love to his family during this most...

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Review: In July's 'Kajillionaire,' growing up a grifter

Sep. 22, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

We've been blessed, of late, with excellent movies about families of grifters. There was Hirokazu Kore-eda's gloriously heartfelt “Shoplifters,” about a makeshift clan of small-time thieves whose familial bonds run at least as deep as DNA. Bong Joon Ho's diabolical Oscar-winner,...

Something unusual is missing among Nielsen's top programs

Sep. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's something missing in the Nielsen company's listing of last week's 20 most popular prime-time programs, something that once would have seemed inconceivable. Not a single scripted program is included — no drama or no comedy. The most-watched scripted show of the week, NBC's...

FILE - A body is covered, left, while another is seen at right at the scene of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant and eight others in Calabasas, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff alleging negligence, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress after deputies allegedly shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Vanessa Bryant sues LA sheriff over helicopter crash photos

Sep. 22, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. After the Jan. 26 crash, reports surfaced...

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Review: SuperM supercharges dance floors with super album

Sep. 22, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

SuperM, “Super One" (SM Entertainment/Capitol Records) The K-pop group SuperM go big on their first studio album “Super One,” with familiar rhythms but also bold choices. The newest septet on the block leans heavily on SM Entertainment’s tried and tested manual of success, but with...

2 antiquities dealers charged with defrauding buyers

Sep. 22, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two dealers of ancient art were indicted Tuesday for allegedly creating fake ownership histories for the antiquities they sold through auction houses in New York. Erdal Dere and Faisal Khan used the identities of deceased collectors to create the fake histories for antiquities they sold...

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Review: Millie Bobby Brown has fun with ‘Enola Holmes’

Sep. 22, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

There is a long, questionable and occasionally successful tradition of spinning off iconic literary and film characters through relatives distant and not from James Bond Jr. to John Shaft II and III. In other words, it's not out of bounds that someone would come along and invent a little sister for Sherlock...

FILE - Mike Davis, CEO of the United States Golf Association, speaks during a news conference at Trump National Golf Club, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. The United States Golf Association announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, it will move its equipment testing center and other offices to North Carolina as part of a $36 million investment within the iconic golfing village of Pinehurst. “The way that we look at it is that we truly are coming to the home of American golf,

Mike Davis to retire as CEO of USGA so he can build courses

Sep. 22, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Davis spent the last decade running the USGA, where he set up golf courses to provide an extreme test for elite players and searched for solutions to increasing distance. Now he wants to build golf courses, a lifelong passion. Davis announced Tuesday he will retire as CEO at...