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Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil

Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil

NITEROI, Brazil — The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus, an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitto
Sam Mendes: It's time for a new James Bond director

Sam Mendes: It's time for a new James Bond director

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales — Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond. The acclaimed British director of "Skyfall" and "SPECTRE" says it's "time for someone else" to take the helm of the long-running spy series.
Loss, accusations mark a turbulent few days for Johnny Depp

Loss, accusations mark a turbulent few days for Johnny Depp

LOS ANGELES — Johnny Depp seemed the picture of rock star cool as he played guitar onstage in Portugal with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. An ocean away, he is facing serious accusations.

Social media buzzing over Harvard grad's spoken-word speech

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Social media is buzzing over a Harvard graduate's poetic commencement speech, which has garnered millions of views and the attention of celebrities.
Spain police nab 7 suspects of large Francis Bacon art heist

Spain police nab 7 suspects of large Francis Bacon art heist

MADRID — Seven people suspected of being involved in stealing five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth more than 25 million euros ($27.8 million) have been arrested, Spanish police said Saturday.
Sea Shepard founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

Sea Shepard founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

PARIS — He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests.

Dick Van Dyke coming to hometown to restore home

DANVILLE, Ill. — Dick Van Dyke plans to return this summer to the eastern Illinois town where he grew up to lead a fundraising drive aimed at saving his childhood home.
Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney

Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney

NANCHANG, China — China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month.
Domestic violence accusations often leave permanent damage

Domestic violence accusations often leave permanent damage

LOS ANGELES — Fans can be deeply forgiving, willing to look past their favourite star's terrible drug addiction, ugly custody battle or ignorant remarks. But accusations of domestic violence often leave a lasting impression on a celebrity's image.
Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges

Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges

LOS ANGELES — Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography. The 33-year-old actor was charged with two counts, according to the U.S.