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Costume Designers Guild to honor Ruth E. Carter, Glenn Close

Feb. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar nominees Glenn Close and "Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter will be honored Tuesday night at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. Close will receive the spotlight award at the ceremony Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California....

Lisa Borders steps down as head of Time's Up organization

Feb. 18, 2019 7:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood. Borders says in statement Monday that she is stepping aside "with deep regret" due to family issues. She didn't...

'Black Panther' designer Ruth Carter on her start, Spike Lee

Feb. 19, 2019 1:36 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a big week for Ruth E. Carter, who on Sunday could become the first African-American to win an Academy Award for costume design through her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in "Black Panther." But before that show, Carter will receive a career achievement award Tuesday at the 21st annual...

'Alita' leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

Feb. 17, 2019 3:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel" topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the meta romantic comedy "Isn't It Romantic" and the horror sequel "Happy Death Day 2U" in its first weekend in theaters, but it is a victory with a few caveats. It's leading the...

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

Feb. 18, 2019 7:15 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Sunday they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that "shifted" their investigation of a reported attack on the "Empire" actor. The trajectory of the investigation "shifted" after detectives questioned two brothers...

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The Latest: Donatella Versace pays tribute to Lagerfeld

Feb. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Italian designer Donatella Versace has thanked Karl Lagerfeld for the way he influenced her work and that of her late brother Gianni Versace. "Karl your genius touched the lives of so many, especially...

Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

Feb. 19, 2019 8:47 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the past 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. Such was the enigma surrounding the German-born...

Chanel says its iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

Feb. 19, 2019 7:17 AM EST
PARIS (AP) — Chanel says its iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died.

Knight Foundation doubling spending to boost local news

Feb. 19, 2019 5:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Knight Foundation says it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years, seeding several programs designed to kick-start an industry decimated by layoffs and newspaper closures over the last 15 years. The plans, announced Tuesday, will double the amount of...

Costume Designers Guild to honor Ruth E. Carter, Glenn Close

Feb. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar nominees Glenn Close and "Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter will be honored Tuesday night at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. Close will receive the spotlight award at the ceremony Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California....

'Black Panther' designer Ruth Carter on her start, Spike Lee

Feb. 19, 2019 1:36 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a big week for Ruth E. Carter, who on Sunday could become the first African-American to win an Academy Award for costume design through her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in "Black Panther." But before that show, Carter will receive a career achievement award Tuesday at the 21st annual...

DeBrincat has 5 points, Blackhawks hold off Senators 8-7

Feb. 19, 2019 12:58 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Alex DeBrincat had the best game of his career, and the Chicago Blackhawks needed all of his production. DeBrincat had three goals and two assists, and the Blackhawks held on to beat the Ottawa Senators 8-7 on Monday night for their ninth win in 11 games. The five points for the 21-year-old...

Venezuela's Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson

Feb. 18, 2019 11:05 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Refusing to back down amid a mounting battle over Venezuela's humanitarian crisis, the government of President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that it will hold its own huge concert to rival one being organized by billionaire Richard Branson, a backer of opposition leader Juan...

No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday

Feb. 18, 2019 10:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say there are no plans for him to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault. Anne Kavanagh is a spokeswoman for Smollett's lawyers. She says in an emailed statement that his lawyers "will keep an...

W.E.B. Griffin, prolific military novelist, dead at age 89

Feb. 18, 2019 9:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific and best-selling author of military novels, has died at age 89. Griffin, whose real name was William E. Butterworth III, died Feb. 12. His death was confirmed Monday by his publisher, Putnam, which did not immediately provide additional details. Himself a...