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Reactions to Whitney Houston's death

Feb 11, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A collection of reactions to Whitney Houston's death:

— "First of all, I want to tell you that I love you all. Second, I would like to say, I love you Whitney. The hardest thing for me to do is to come on this stage." — Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown, performing a show in ...

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Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies

Feb 11, 2012

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was ruined by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

Beverly Hills ...

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Alexander Wang gets Gisele Bundchen back on runway

Feb 11, 2012

By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — There they were: Gisele Bundchen, Shalom Harlow and Karolina Kurkova, along with Alexander Wang's slick, glossy fall collection, all on the catwalk Saturday evening at New York Fashion Week.

Wang assembled a most impressive group of top ...

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Jennifer Hudson, tattoo artist? Could've happened

Feb 11, 2012

By ALICIA QUARLES, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the whole singing and acting thing ever falls apart for Jennifer Hudson, you might find her working at a tattoo parlor.

The Oscar- and Grammy-winning performer was interviewed at the Grammy Museum on Saturday by Bob Santelli, the director ...

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The story of us: Lady Gaga and RedOne

Feb 11, 2012

By MESFIN FEKADU, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Producer RedOne says his goal in music was to "find the next Madonna or Britney (Spears)." Then he met an unsigned artist named Lady Gaga.

The Morroco-born RedOne said he had been producing for 20 years and wanted his big break in America. He ...

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'Phantom of the Opera' marking 10,000 shows in NYC

Feb 11, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Phantom of the Opera" is making musical history on Broadway.

The production is celebrating its 10,000th performance Saturday in New York City's storied theater district.

The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/Ac4KnA ) reports that 2011 was the show's highest-earning year. The ...

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Christian Siriano brings on creatures of the night

Feb 11, 2012

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — With winged dresses and swirls of piping to evoke veins, Christian Siriano paid homage at New York Fashion Week to Fay Wray and vampire bats in a stark, cavernous runway space worthy of the creatures of the night.

The fourth-season winner of ...

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Rachel Zoe collection: Rock-star girlfriend look

Feb 11, 2012

By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Zoe has that old-school, rock-star girlfriend thing down — and, as she showed Saturday at New York Fashion Week, she does it well.

Zoe, best known as a celebrity stylist, seems to realize she doesn't need to reinvent the wheel to gain ...

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Fashion Week trends: Military looks and drama

Feb 11, 2012

By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion's top brass seems to like the military look for next fall. Three days into the seasonal previews at New York Fashion Week Saturday, sharp-shouldered styles for the urban brigade have emerged as a trend.

Prabal Gurung, one of Michelle ...

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Gurung at NY Fashion Week: From edgy to elegant

Feb 11, 2012

By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Prabal Gurung offered a dramatic runway show Saturday at New York Fashion Week starting with sharp, edgy black outfits with strong silhouettes, slashed sleeves and high-gloss patent leather, and ending with red carpet-worthy white gowns with ...

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Detroit Symphony webcast sets record for viewers

Feb 11, 2012

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit symphony has set what it believes is a record for the most viewers of a live, online performance by a U.S. symphonic group.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra said Saturday a Friday performance of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances" drew about 15,000 ...

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NY cable dispute blacks out Knicks, 4 NHL teams

Feb 11, 2012

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — As the glow fades from the Giants' Super Bowl triumph, some New York sports fans are tuning in to basketball and hockey, with the Rangers in first place and the Knicks' overnight sensation, Jeremy Lin, sparking "Lin-sanity."

Others can't. More ...

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Barbie's wardrobe celebrated at Fashion Week bash

Feb 11, 2012

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbie threw open the sparkly, pink doors of her dream closet to rock a party she hosted for her fellow fashionistas.

She (well, actually the Mattel marketing machine that has kept Barbie dolls a bestselling toy for more than a half-century)

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Norwegians seek A-ha! moment in North Korean music

Feb 11, 2012

By BJOERN H. AMLAND, Associated Press

OSLO, Norway (AP) — It's not the face of North Korea the world is used to: five young musicians adding a playful twist to one of the most popular Western pop songs of the 1980s.

On Saturday, an accordion quintet that gained unexpected YouTube fame with their ...

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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan undergoes surgery

Feb 11, 2012

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood's biggest star Amitabh Bachchan underwent abdominal surgery on Saturday and was recovering well in a Mumbai hospital, his son said.

The 69-year-old actor has a history of stomach ailments following an intestinal injury he suffered while filming a movie in 1982.

His son,

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Jolie: nervous, excited about premiere in Bosnia

Feb 11, 2012

BERLIN (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she's nervous and excited about the upcoming premiere in Sarajevo of her Bosnian war movie "In the Land of Blood and Honey."

The film, which is showing at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday, is set to make its full debut in the Bosnian capital on ...

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Tommy Hilfiger menswear: Military and sports looks

Feb 10, 2012

By CARYN ROUSSEAU, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Tommy Hilfiger told the story of a young cadet's military and sport lifestyle in his fall men's collection that debuted Friday during New York Fashion Week.

"It is an academy look that is sophisticated, modern, a touch rebellious but buttoned ...

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Rag & Bone show: From Brit roots to Asia

Feb 10, 2012

By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright put their cool, modern twist on clothes that are classic in the truest sense of the word for their fall collection that debuted Friday at New York Fashion Week.

The British-born ...

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Witnesses back defense theory in 'Survivor' case

Feb 10, 2012

By GABRIEL ALCOCER, Associated Press

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Lawyers for a U.S. reality television producer facing trial for allegedly murdering his wife at a Mexican resort called two witnesses Friday to testify they saw the victim leave her hotel to go shopping three days before she was found ...

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First public photos of Blue Ivy Carter go online

Feb 10, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — She's been a sensation since she's been born, and now Blue Ivy has made her public debut.

Five photos of the 1-month-old were posted by her parents — Beyonce and Jay-Z — on a page at the blogging service Tumblr.

The pictures at http://helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com include a ...

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