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J-Lo, Versace lead Paris’ haute couture revival

July 7, 2014 PARIS — Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture — the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced handmade gowns — is back. more »»

Ford injury to halt ‘Star Wars’ for 2 weeks

July 7, 2014 NEW YORK — Harrison Ford’s injury will cause production on “Star Wars: Episode VII” to be suspended for two weeks. more »»

Muti conducts ‘Requiem’ for 100th anniversary

July 7, 2014 ROME — Maestro Riccardo Muti is conducting Verdi’s Requiem Mass in northeastern Italy to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I’s outbreak in Europe and honor its millions of war dea. more »»

Simpson weds ex-NFL player Eric Johnson

July 7, 2014 MONTECITO, Calif. — Jessica Simpson is a newlywed. more »»

Prince returns for Essence’s 20th celebration

July 6, 2014 NEW ORLEANS — Uttering his signature, “We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life,” Prince opened his set for the 20th celebration of the Essence Festival and showed thousands... more »»

Clinton book sells 26,000 copies in 3rd week

July 6, 2014 NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book “Hard Choices” is on track to be one of the year’s top nonfiction books despite another slip in sales. more »»

Protest hits French theater festival

July 6, 2014 AVIGNON, France — One of Europe’s premier theater festivals is canceling some shows as French workers protest changes to their offseason unemployment benefit. more »»

The Roots act as house band for Nicki Minaj

July 6, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — The Roots worked as the house band for top-selling acts like Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran for its annual free concert Friday in Philadelphia celebrating Independence Da. more »»

Headbanging caused brain bleed in Motorhead fan

July 5, 2014 LONDON — It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain. At least in some rare cases. more »»

Chestnut proposes to girlfriend at contest

July 5, 2014 NEW YORK — Will they serve hot dogs at the wedding? Joey “Jaws” Chestnut took a timeout from the Coney Island hot dog competition on Friday to propose to a fellow competitive eate. more »»

Ex-member of Hi-Five arrested in death

July 5, 2014 HOUSTON — A former member of the 1990s R&B group Hi-Five has been arrested in the stabbing death of his wife in Houston. more »»

SiriusXM fires ‘Opie & Anthony’ host over tweets

July 5, 2014 NEW YORK — “Opie & Anthony” radio show host Anthony Cumia has been fired by satellite radio company SiriusXM, which cited his “racially charged” and “hate-filled” remarks on Twitter as the reason. more »»

Tenor, fan Domingo to perform at WCup

July 4, 2014 RIO DE JANEIRO — For Placido Domingo, opera and soccer go hand in hand. more »»

UK sends Holmes to woo North Korea

July 4, 2014 LONDON — Can Sherlock Holmes help unlock the mystery of the insular enigma that is North Korea? The British government considers it elementar. more »»

Academy sues over auctioned Oscar

July 3, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A lawsuit has been filed over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of the film "My Gal Sal. more »»

McCarthy and Falcone, goofballs in matrimony

July 3, 2014 NEW YORK — “There’s the Mooch,” says Ben Falcone brightly as his wife, Melissa McCarthy, enters the room. more »»

Jewel divorcing after 16-year relationship

July 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Singer Jewel and her husband are divorcing after a 16-year relationship. more »»

Thumbs up for Ebert doc ‘Life Itself’

July 3, 2014 If Roger Ebert had never written a film review or dramatically articulated his thumb, he would have still been a man to admire. more »»

Dead parrots and lumberjacks please Python fans

July 3, 2014 LONDON — Comedy is a bit like history. It repeats itself, and what started out as satire can mellow into farce. more »»

Christmas in July: TV week of holiday programming

July 3, 2014 NEW YORK — The Hallmark TV channels are beginning a week’s worth of holiday programming on the Fourth of July — but think ornaments and egg nog instead of fireworks and hot dogs. more »»



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