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Celebs to read bedtime story to help fight homelessness

Sep. 16, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith and Dame Helen Mirren will read a bedtime story during a one-night fundraising event to help fight global homelessness. Smith and Mirren will each tell their story from different locations during the World's Big Sleep Out on Dec. 7. The campaign will encourage people in 50...

The Latest: Injured chief is brother of fallen firefighter

Sep. 16, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a deadly propane explosion in Maine (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Maine public safety officials say a firefighter killed in a propane explosion that injured eight other people was a 30-year member of the Farmington Fire Department. Gov. Janet Mills on Monday ordered...

Model Naomi Campbell takes spotlight at London Fashion Week

Sep. 14, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Model Naomi Campbell took center stage at London Fashion Week on Saturday night with a gala charity benefit at the impressive setting of the world famous British Museum. The gala capped a warm day filled with shows and presentations, including runway offerings by Alexa Chung and House of...

Cardi B, A$AP Rocky and more support Rihanna's Diamond Ball

Sep. 13, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many kids, Rihanna dreamed of someday growing up to be rich, but helping others was at the forefront of her vision. "It's always been important to me before any success," she told The Associated Press Thursday at her annual Diamond Ball charity gala. "As a kid, just seeing those...

Margot Robbie feels 'lucky' to become face of Chanel perfume

Sep. 13, 2019 5:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Robbie feels lucky to build upon the Chanel legacy as the face for the brand's newest perfume. The "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" star said she is ready to lead the campaign for the new Chanel Gabrielle Chanel fragrance. She spoke about her involvement as the company's brand...

Skater Michelle Kwan campaigns for Joe Biden in Las Vegas

Sep. 12, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — With a Joe Biden campaign button pinned on her blouse, Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan smiled and posed for pictures Thursday on a busy walkway in the middle of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. Kwan's visit kicked off what's likely to be a parade of celebrity appearances in...

With "Eve," Rapsody gains traction in the best rapper debate

Sep. 11, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a time-honored discussion that's likely to be heard in any barbershop or boardroom where rap fans converge. These...

Hickenlooper Senate bid ends another Democrat's campaign

Sep. 11, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — John Hickenlooper's Colorado Senate run has pushed another Democrat out of the party's crowded primary. Former U.S. Attorney John Walsh announced Wednesday he was suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner. Walsh endorsed Hickenlooper as...

Louisiana singer, activist awarded French title for service

Sep. 10, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana musician, poet and activist who has worked to preserve Acadian culture and promote French education has been named an officer in a historic French order. The Advocate reports Zachary Richard was bestowed the honorary title in the French Academic Palms during a ceremony...

Toronto Film Fest pays tribute to Streep, Phoenix

Sep. 10, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — In a gala dinner held Monday amid the Toronto International Film Festival's unspooling premieres, the festival paid tribute to Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, filmmaker Taika Waititi and cinematographer Roger Deakins. With the city teaming with stars in town for the festival, TIFF this year...