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FILE - This Sept. 10, 2019, file photo shows Kim Kardashian arriving to the Serena Williams fashion show during Fashion Week in New York. Kim Kardashian West is selling a stake in her beauty brand for $200 million, in a deal that values the TV reality star's three-year-old business at $1 billion. The buyer is Covergirl owner Coty Inc., which will get a 20% stake in KKW Beauty.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Kim Kardashian West sells stake in beauty brand for $200M

Jun. 29, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is selling a stake in her beauty brand for $200 million, in a deal that values the TV reality star's three-year-old business at $1 billion. The buyer is Covergirl owner Coty Inc., which will get a 20% stake in KKW Beauty. Coty seems to be enamored with the Kardashians:...

In this video grab issued Sunday, June 28, 2020, by BET, rapper DaBaby performs

BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

Jun. 28, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers,...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, Kanye West attends the WSJ. Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  The rap superstar will design adult and kids' clothing that will be sold at Gap in 2021. Yeezy is best known for pricey sneakers that sell out online quickly. But Yeezy footwear, made with sneaker company Adidas, won't be sold at Gap.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Kanye West to bring Yeezy brand, but not sneakers, to Gap

Jun. 26, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West is bringing his Yeezy brand to Gap. The rap superstar will design adult and kids' clothing that will be sold at the chain next year. Yeezy is best known for pricey sneakers that sell out online quickly. But Yeezy footwear, made with sneaker company Adidas, won't be sold at Gap...

Nike, JPMorgan fall; Gap, CoreLogic rise

Jun. 26, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Nike Inc., down $7.73 to $93.67. The sneaker and apparel company reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss as the pandemic shut down stores. Amazon.com Inc., down $61.71 to $2,692.87. The online retailer is buying self-driving technology company Zoox....

In this May 29, 2020 photo, Lil Yachty poses for a portrait to promote his new album

Q&A: Lil Yachty on music, inclusion, Drake and trust issues

Jun. 26, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If it weren’t for Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug, Lil Yachty’s latest album might be filled with slow, melodic love songs, the opposite of what fans received last month. “I played it for Young Thug. He was like, ‘Nah. Nahhhhh,’” Yachty said with a...

FILE - This May 1, 2019 file photo shows Drake at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.  Drake is the leading nominee at the 2020 BET Awards, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this month. BET announced Monday that Drake is nominated for six honors, including video of the year and best male hip-hop artist. For both best collaboration and the viewer's choice award, Drake is nominated twice thanks to the hits

Drake tops BET Awards nods; show to air on CBS for 1st time

Jun. 15, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is the leading nominee at the 2020 BET Awards, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this month. BET announced Monday that Drake is nominated for six honors, including video of the year and best male hip-hop artist. For both best collaboration and the viewer’s choice...

Givenchy appoints American Matthew Williams as new designer

Jun. 15, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French fashion house Givenchy has named American designer Matthew Williams as its new creative director, its third in three years. The appointment is effective from Tuesday. Coming two months after the departure of Clare Waight Keller, Williams’ appointment signals a new direction for...

FILE - This Nov. 17, 2019 file photo shows Kanye West on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston.  West has donated $2 million dollars to support the families and legal teams for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. A representative for the rapper confirmed that some of the money donated would fully cover college tuition costs for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna. Floyd died last month after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck for more than eight minutes as he pleaded for air. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Kanye West attends Chicago protest, donates $2M to victims

Jun. 5, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

Kanye West has donated $2 million to support the families and legal teams for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. A representative for the rapper confirmed that some of the money donated would fully cover college tuition costs for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna. Floyd died last month after...

This combination photo shows celebrities who have birthdays during the week of June 7-13. Pictured from left are Tom Jones arriving at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, May 23, 2019, Kanye West at the 11 A.M. service at Lakewood Church on Nov. 17, 2019, in Houston, Johnny Depp at the photo call for the film

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13

Jun. 3, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13: June 7: Actress Virginia McKenna (“Born Free”) is 89. Singer Tom Jones is 80. Actor Ronald Pickup (“The Crown”) is 80. Actor Ronald Pickup (TV’s “The Crown,” film’s “The Best Exotic Marigold...

This combination photo shows, from left, The-Dream at the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, on Sept. 17, 2016, Beyonce at the world premiere of

A songwriting savage: The-Dream on penning Beyoncé-Megan hit

May. 19, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The-Dream has won Grammys for his songwriting skills, but the performer doesn’t plan to break down the formula for his latest hit, the Megan Thee Stallion “Savage” remix co-starring Beyoncé. The viral song, which has reached the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Hot...