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With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

WESTPORT, Conn.
Emmys, live and virtual: 'What could possibly go wrong?'

Emmys, live and virtual: 'What could possibly go wrong?'

LOS ANGELES — Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel and an alpaca sharing the spotlight. Winners accepting at home in designer pyjamas or maybe yoga pants. More than 100 chances for a balky internet connection to bring Sunday’s ceremony to a crashing halt.
'Melrose Place' actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash

'Melrose Place' actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash

A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday that her initial sentence was too lenient.
Broadcaster Marci Ien to run for Liberals in Bill Morneau's old riding

Broadcaster Marci Ien to run for Liberals in Bill Morneau's old riding

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have named broadcaster Marci Ien as their candidate in the riding formerly held by Bill Morneau.

French rap songs investigated for allegedly racist content

PARIS — The Paris public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation Thursday into video clips and songs by popular French rapper Freeze Corleone for alleged racist content and hate speech.
New box set has trove of rare, unreleased Elton John songs

New box set has trove of rare, unreleased Elton John songs

LOS ANGELES — Elton John is opening up his vault and releasing an expansive collection of rarely heard and unreleased tracks. John announced Thursday that the eight-CD collection, “Elton: Jewel Box," will be released on Nov. 13.
Popular UK author Victoria Hislop granted Greek citizenship

Popular UK author Victoria Hislop granted Greek citizenship

ATHENS, Greece — British author Victoria Hislop was granted honorary Greek citizenship Thursday and met with the prime minister of Greece. Hislop has used Greece as the setting for several of her novels.
First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming Nov. 17

First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming Nov. 17

NEW YORK — The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day. It's called “A Promised Land” and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office.

Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' on National Book Awards longlist

NEW YORK — Isabel Wilkerson's “Caste,” her acclaimed study of racism in the United States, is among 10 nominees on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction.
Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don't use our song

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don't use our song

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store blaring the group's hit “We're Not Gonna Take It" while ripping off their masks.