• Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds celebrates 25 years

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds fragrance celebrates 25 years with the launch of new White Diamonds Night.

  • Shane Jewell and Maggie Clayton---Oklahoma City Ballet and the Ballet Ball---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    [brightcove]4827270526001[/brightcove] Maggie Clayton, Ballet Ball Co-Chairman, and Shane Jewell, Ballet Oklahoma Executive Director,  talk about the Ballet Ball and the Oklahoma City Ballet on Parties Extra!

  • Noonday trunk show Saturday at Milo & Lily Boutique

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    Handmade jewelry created from unusual materials will be showcased at a Noonday trunk show Saturday at Milo & Lily Boutique.

  • John Oliver sends more 'riff-raff' to Yankee Stadium

    Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — John Oliver has put more "riff-raff" in the premium seats at Yankee Stadium. Two young women dressed in unicorn costumes and two others in shark costumes sat in the second row behind home plate Wednesday night, the latest fans to win high-priced tickets for 25 cents apiece from HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" after promising to dress like "riff-raff" at the ballpark. Oliver is looking to shake things up during New York's season-opening series this week against Houston. Claiming the Yankees are elitist, the comedian is selling premium seats for a quarter to fans who pledge to dress as though they don't belong there. Two male fans wore yellow and green Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles outfits in t

  • Gap apologizes for racially insensitive ad

    Published: Wed, Apr 6, 2016

    Clothing retailer Gap apologized on Tuesday after receiving criticism that an ad for the company’s children’s clothing line was racially insensitive, USA TODAY reports. The ad featured four members of the Le Petit Cirque group, an "all-kid humanitarian cirque company," comprised of performers ages 5 to 14. In the ad, an older white girl rests her elbow on top of a young black girl’s head, while two other white girls hold poses.

  • Lupita Nyong'o still basking in glow of 2014 Oscar win

    Updated: Wed, Apr 6, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o's career has moved well along since her Academy Award two years ago, yet she's still basking in the glow of her Oscar win. "I never expected to win in the first place, so I didn't have any expectations as to what life would look like after that, but I'm happy. I'm a really happy person. I love my life," said Nyong'o at the world premiere of "The Jungle Book" this week in Los Angeles. Nyong'o, who won best supporting actress in 2014 for "12 Years a Slave," currently stars in Broadway's "Eclipsed" and is back on set for "Star Wars: Episode VIII." "I sleep whenever I can. I get massages and acupuncture and I eat well," said Nyong'o of surviving her busy schedule.

  • The Latest: Panama law firm files hacking complaint

    Updated: Tue, Apr 5, 2016

    BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the publication by a coalition of media outlets of an investigation into offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous (all times local): 3:50 a.m. One of the co-founders of the Panama-based law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" uproar says the company has filed a complaint with Panamanian prosecutors alleging that the data was stolen by a hacking attack from abroad. Ramon Fonseca said Tuesday that the firm, Mossack Fonseca, has evidence the hacking was done from Europe, but he declined to give any details. "I can't say more because the case is already under investigation," he told The Associated Press. Mossack Fonseca is one of the leaders in setting up offshore bank acco

  • Turtle Power: Costumed fans win Yankees tickets from Oliver

    Updated: Tue, Apr 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two fans wore yellow and green Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles outfits to Yankee Stadium to answer comedian John Oliver's call to dress like "riff-raff." Joe Spillo and John Welch of suburban Yorktown Heights sat in the second row of the Legends Suites luxury seats behind home plate Tuesday after winning the tickets for 25 cents each from HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." Claiming the Yankees are elitist, Oliver is selling the premium seats to this week's opening three-game series for a quarter to fans who promise to dress like they don't belong there.

  • Turtle Power: Costumed fans win Yankees tickets from Oliver

    Updated: Tue, Apr 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two fans wore yellow and green Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles outfits to Yankee Stadium to answer comedian John Oliver's call to dress like "riff-raff." Joe Spillo and John Welch of suburban Yorktown Heights sat in the second row of the Legends Suites luxury seats behind home plate Tuesday after winning the tickets for 25 cents each from HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." Claiming the Yankees are elitist, Oliver is selling the premium seats to this week's opening three-game series for a quarter to fans who promise to dress like they don't belong there.

  • Yves Saint Laurent appoints Vaccarello as creative director

    Updated: Mon, Apr 4, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — The Yves Saint Laurent fashion house appointed Anthony Vaccarello as creative director of its clothing line on Monday, replacing the departing Hedi Slimane. The 36-year-old Belgian, who has designed his own brand since 2009, previously worked at Fendi, and had a three-year stint at Versus Versace, where he was appointed creative director in 2015. Versace confirmed his departure with immediate effect. Vaccarello will present his first collection for Saint Laurent Paris in October at the Paris fashion week. "Mr. Saint Laurent is a legendary figure for his creativity, style and audacity. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the history of this extraordinary house," Vaccarello said.

  • Aldean wins top award, Stapleton cleans house at ACM Awards

    Updated: Sun, Apr 3, 2016

    Jason Aldean beat Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards — a first for the singer after earning nominations for the top prize over the years, while Chris Stapleton cleaned house in other categories. Aldean also won over Garth Brooks and Eric Church on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. "I was just starting to think this one wasn't in the cards for me," Aldean said onstage near the end of the three-hour show, which aired on CBS. "This is one of the best nights of my professional career." Stapleton had an even better night. It was a repeat of the recent Grammy Awards and last year's Country Music Association Awards.

  • Yves Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane is leaving

    Updated: Fri, Apr 1, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — The Yves Saint Laurent fashion house announced Friday that designer Hedi Slimane is leaving and it's rethinking its "creative organization." Parent company Kering, in a statement, praised Slimane's four years as creative director. CEO Francois-Henri Pinault said he was grateful to Slimane "for having set the path that the house has successfully embraced, and which will grant longevity to this legendary brand." The company didn't name a successor or give a reason for the departure, but said it would soon announce a new creative structure. Slimane staged an unusual, star-studded show in Los Angeles in February.

  • Beyonce launches active wear line for women

    Updated: Thu, Mar 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce is launching an active wear line for women next month. The singer announced the 2016 spring/summer collection Thursday called Ivy Park. It's a collaboration with Sir Philip Green of the retail giant Arcadia Group. The collection will be available April 14. Beyonce said in a statement that she lives "in my work out clothes but I didn't feel there was an athletic brand that spoke to me." She said she wants the collection to "inspire women who understand that beauty is more than your physical appearance." Beyonce also launched IvyPark.com and released a video showing the pop star modeling the new clothes. Her daughter, Blue Ivy, also appears in the video.




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