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  • Zara Apologizes, Stops Selling Shirt That Looks Like a Holocaust Uniform

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Spanish fashion giant Zara is in trouble again. After catching some heavy criticism for their t-shirt with the phrase "White Is the New Black" earlier this month, Zara has messed up again and stopped selling a children's shirt that some have likened to a Holocaust uniform. The shirt in question has blue and white horizontal stripes and a six-pointed yellow star on the left side of the chest -- Nazi concentration camp uniforms had vertical stripes that were often times blue, and Jews were often forced to wear a six-pointed yellow star on the left side of the chest.

  • Children injured after being struck by lightning

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three children were hospitalized after being struck by lightning while on a soccer field in the Austin area. Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Capt. Darren Noak said the children were injured Tuesday afternoon on the field in Bee Cave. The children were all initially taken to Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, but Noak said one of the children was transferred in critical condition late Tuesday night to the burn unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. A message left Wednesday with Dell Children's on the condition of the two children there was not immediately returned. The ages of the three children could not be confirmed. Noak said that it was not storming at the fields w

  • Miley Cyrus Raises $200,000 for Homeless

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Miley Cyrus set out to raise awareness for youth homelessness Sunday at the MTV VMAs, and she was successful. PICS: All the VMA Fashion According to The New York Times, Miley's fundraising campaign for My Friend's Place, a Los Angeles organization that supports homeless young people on the streets, raised $200,000 in just two days. Continue reading...

  • Celebrities join public TV anti-dropout effort

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos are among the celebrities joining a public media effort to boost school graduation rates. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and TV station WNET New York announced details Wednesday of next month's American Graduate Day 2014. The daylong broadcast will include interviews and performances celebrating the work of those nationwide helping youth to succeed at school and work. Also set to participate are Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Colin Powell and actress Allison Williams and her family, including anchorman dad Brian Williams. Author Wes Moore will host the third American Graduate Day, airing Sept. 27 on public stations (check local listings) and availab

  • John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon's imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago. "I am sorry for causing that type of pain," Mark David Chapman told a parole board last week, according to a transcript released Wednesday. "I am sorry for being such an idiot and choosing the wrong way for glory." It was Chapman's eighth appearance before a parole board. In again denying his release, the three-member panel said it would "so deprecate the serious nature of the crime as to undermine respect for the law." Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakota apartment house where Lennon lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side, striking the ex-Beatl

  • Banksy artwork sale gives youth club lifeline

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — A cash-strapped youth group in Bristol has sold a Banksy artwork to a private collector for 403,000 British pounds ($668,000) — securing the future of the club. The work, "Mobile Lovers," shows a couple embracing while checking their mobile phones, their faces illuminated by the glow of the display. It first appeared on a doorway near the club, Broad Plain Working With Young People. Club owner Dennis Stinchcombe had moved the work inside and invited the public to view it — with an optional donation. The work was later put on display at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery while its ownership was established. Stinchcombe thanked Banksy at a news conference at the museum announcing the sale.

  • CBS releases outtakes from interview it held back

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The release of U.S. journalist Peter Theo Curtis by Syrian captors has prompted "60 Minutes" to issue portions of an interview with a fellow ex-hostage that the show had edited last year to remove references to Curtis. During an interview with photojournalist Matthew Schrier about his captivity in Syria for a story that aired last November, Schrier had talked about being kept in a cell with Curtis and how his fellow American helped him escape through a window to freedom. Curtis' family, however, asked CBS not to identify him for fear that it could jeopardize his chances for release, said CBS News spokesman Kevin Tedesco. The detail about how Curtis helped Schrier climb to safety, in particular, was seen as s

  • Karrueche Apologizes for Blue Ivy Hair Joke, BET Suspends Producer

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    The Blue Ivy hair joke fallout continues. After Chris Brown's on-again/off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran made a scripted joke while hosting BET's 106 & Park that Beyonce and Jay-Z "never comb" Blue Ivy's hair in a segment titled "All The Things Blue Ivy Thought During The VMAs," the Associated Press reports that the network has now suspended the producer. Continue reading...

  • 'Cops' Crew Member Killed by Friendly Fire While Filming

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Bryce Dion, a crew member on the documentary crime show Cops was shot and killed while filming an armed robbery at a Wendy's in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday night. PICS: Stars We've Lost Bryce Dion, 38, was reportedly struck by friendly fire from local police. According to Yahoo!, more that 30 shots were fired. Continue reading...

  • Kristen Stewart on What Causes 'Bad Acting,' and Why She Took a Two Year Break

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    An orange-haired Kristen Stewart covers Vanity Fair France, and in the new interview, the 24-year-old Twilight star gets candid about her acting philosophies. According to Kristen, her performance all hedges on if she's "vibing" with her co-star or not. "I'm not the type of actor who can perform without wearing a mirror on my face. Everyone knows that you're better with other actors who are really present, who you are having the same experience with, but I am made or broken on it," she explains. "If I'm working with someone who I'm not vibing with, or who I have to fake anything with, then it's sad for me and it's bad acting." Continue reading...

  • 'Young and Hungry' Sneak Peek: It's Gabi Versus Josh's Fiancé—Who Will Win?!

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    We're hungry for a delicious summer finale!

  • Teen's 'Hands Up' rap offers positive message

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Awakened in the middle of the night, Queen McElrath flipped on the television and found herself gripped and troubled by the news coming from Ferguson, Mo. She began hearing a beat and did what she knows best — she wrote down rap lyrics, according to The Tennessean. Days later, the 16-year-old Pearl-Cohn High School student, whose passions include English, history and politics, cut a track for her song "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" inside the school's own recording studio. She then helped put together a music video, filmed on the streets of the school's surrounding North Nashville neighborhood and featuring friends and classmates, to accompany the tune.

  • Jessica Alba's Startup is Worth How Much?!

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Jessica Alba is not only an actress but an entrepreneur, and her company is now worth a whole lot of money. In 2012, Jessica launched The Honest Company after becoming the mother of two little girls — Honor, 6, and Haven, 3. PICS: Stars and their Cute Tots Continue reading...

  • Justin Bieber Compares Fender Bender to Princess Diana Crash

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Justin Bieber is fed up with the paparazzi, and taking to Twitter with what some may see as extreme proclamations.

  • The 6 Best Moments From the 'Chelsea Lately' Series Finale

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Who wasn't on the Chelsea Lately finale?!

  • 'Walking Dead' Showrunner Addresses Daryl's Sexuality, Confirms Gay Male Character Is On the Way

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman set tongues wagging earlier this month when he floated the possibility that original survivor Daryl Dixon could be gay, telling ComicBook.com, “It’s been discussed.” Now, the AMC hit’s showrunner, Scott M. Gimple, is weighing in on the “Is-he-or-isn’t-he?” buzz. “We know all sorts of things about the characters that we haven’t revealed,” he shares, before insisting, “[But] we’re not holding back information on Daryl’s sexuality as any sort of big reveal. The fact that there’s still a question as to what Daryl’s orientation is in Season 5 absolutely speaks to Daryl’s character; he is a very guarded, very closed-off individual in a lot of ways.  We have been able to see him ever so slowly open up and show the other characters aspect by aspect as to what makes him tick. That’s been a very satisfying journey for all of us on the creative side to portray. [And] he’s still on that journey."

  • VENICE WATCH: Fest supports imprisoned filmmakers

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — VENICE, Italy — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red-carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press: FESTIVAL SHOWS SUPPORT FOR IMPRISONED FILMMAKERS There were two empty chairs at Wednesday's news conference to introduce the jurors who will be handing out the festival's coveted Golden Lion and other prizes. Festival director Alberto Barbera said the seats were left vacant to draw attention to the incarceration of filmmakers Mahnaz Mohammadi and Oleg Sentsov.

  • 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laverne Cox's Powerful Response To Street Harassment

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Leave it to "Orange Is The New Black" actress and advocate Laverne Cox to turn a painful personal story into a poignant teachable moment. In this video from Keppler Speakers, Cox describes a moment in which two men harassed her on a New York City street -- and an ugly combination of racism, misogyny and transphobia ensued, according to The Huffington Post. Cox, though, turns this difficult experience into something deeply resonant. Not only does she step back to recognize the frighteningly high rates of violence against the transgender community, she also makes a larger point about the nature of bullying.

  • Is Fred Armisen Dating Natasha Lyonne?!

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    We weren't expecting this summer romance. Us Weekly is reporting that Orange Is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne and Portlandia star Fred Armisen are an item. The two were reportedly "very flirty and talking very closely" at the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration over the weekend, and even posed for a photograph together. Continue reading...

  • Donatella Versace Now Holds the Honor of Most Ridiculous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    In a video that looks straight out of a Maya Rudolph Saturday Night Live sketch, designer Donatella Versace accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Wednesday and posted the following gem. VIDEO: Lady Gaga Attempts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as a Performance Art Piece Continue reading...