Sony Music apologizes for Japanese band’s Nazi-like outfits
Celebrities / Music

Sony Music apologizes for Japanese band’s Nazi-like outfits

TOKYO (AP) — Sony Music Japan apologized Tuesday after a popular Japanese all-girls band came under fire for performing in outfits resembling Nazi-era German military uniforms. The mostly teenage members of Keyakizaka46 appeared at an Oct. 22 concert in black knee-length dresses that look like military overcoats, and black capes and officer caps with a … Continue reading

Celebrities of all types are fanning out for Clinton
Celebrities / Politics

Celebrities of all types are fanning out for Clinton

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For television actress Busy Philipps, campaigning for Hillary Clinton isn’t always glamorous. The star of “Dawson’s Creek” and “Freaks and Geeks” pitched in recently in Iowa. But she wasn’t addressing giant rallies or hosting big-ticket fundraisers. Instead, the exuberant blonde spoke to about 20 women in the cavernous Des Moines … Continue reading

Mirren, Bates, Nyong’o share life lessons at Elle dinner
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Mirren, Bates, Nyong’o share life lessons at Elle dinner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong’o, Helen Mirren and Kathy Bates shared life lessons with three generations of actresses at Elle magazine’s Women in Hollywood awards. Nyong’o discussed the value of mentoring. Bates highlighted the importance of humility. Mirren imparted general life tips such as “at the blackjack table, always split aces, eights and nines,” … Continue reading

Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests
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Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real — and less sexualized — … Continue reading

Hundreds mourn top filmmaker Andrzej Wajda in Poland
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Hundreds mourn top filmmaker Andrzej Wajda in Poland

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of people including politicians, actors and family packed into a Polish church Wednesday to mourn the death of Poland’s leading filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, an honorary Oscar winner. A metal urn with Wajda’s ashes, surrounded by white flowers, and his black-and-white portrait were placed by the altar at the 13th century … Continue reading

Any footage of Trump’s off-air ‘Apprentice’ talk under wraps
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Any footage of Trump’s off-air ‘Apprentice’ talk under wraps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Footage from Donald Trump’s appearances on the set of his long-running reality TV show “The Apprentice” remained locked away from public view on Saturday, despite allegations by cast and crew that the Republican presidential nominee frequently used lewd and sexist language while shooting the show. The Associated Press again attempted to … Continue reading

Box office top 20: Burton and ‘Peculiar Children’ are No. 1
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Box office top 20: Burton and ‘Peculiar Children’ are No. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a matchup of $100 million-plus films, Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” topped Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon.” Both were high-priced original films that earned warm reviews. But “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” found more interest with North American moviegoers, earning $28.9 million, according to final studio figures … Continue reading