New York honors John Lennon with 'yellow submarine' tapestry


NEW YORK - Nearly 40 years after he obtained his green card, John Lennon has been honored in New York with a tapestry showing Manhattan as a yellow submarine and the late Beatle holding up a peace sign at the helm. | Video

Influential pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons dies at 78

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Influential pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, who recorded with country music greats and toured as a bass player for Roger Miller, has died at age 78, the Nashville Musicians Association said on Thursday.

Music, 2:29pm EDT

Tituss Burgess on 'Kimmy,' race and pinot noir

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A glass of wine at his side, Actor Tituss Burgess says he is used to fans serenading him with his catchy "Pinot Noir" song from Netflix's hit comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

Television, 29 Jul 2015

Alexander Wang set to leave Kering's Balenciaga: source

PARIS - American fashion designer Alexander Wang is expected to leave the creative leadership of Kering's Balenciaga to focus on developing his eponymous brand, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday.

29 Jul 2015

Sexual-assault accuser says Cosby didn't realize she was gay

LOS ANGELES - The woman battling Bill Cosby to make public a 2006 settlement of her sexual-assault complaint against him said in court documents on Tuesday that she is a lesbian, despite his sworn assertions that their encounter was consensual and he has a knack for reading women's cues.

U.S., 28 Jul 2015

No ratings bonanza for Caitlyn Jenner's reality TV show

NEW YORK - Caitlyn Jenner's new reality TV show drew 2.7 million viewers for its weekend premiere, according to ratings data released on Tuesday, a vast drop from the 17 million people who watched the former Olympic champion come out as a transgender woman in an April TV interview.

Television, 28 Jul 2015

Actress Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from croc bag

PARIS - Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker's best-selling bags due to what she called "cruel" crocodile farming and slaughtering practices. | Video

28 Jul 2015

Percussion pioneer Vic Firth dead at 85 in Boston

BOSTON - Everett "Vic" Firth, the longtime percussionist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and founder of the drumstick company that bears his name, died in Boston at the age of 85, the company he founded said on Tuesday.

Music, 28 Jul 2015

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, dead at 22

ATLANTA - Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday at the age of 22, some six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in an incident at her suburban Atlanta home, her family said in a statement. | Video

26 Jul 2015

Georgia's Spelman College ends professorship tied to Bill Cosby

- Spelman College in Georgia has discontinued a professorship named after disgraced comedian Bill Cosby and returned the money meant to pay for it, a spokeswoman said Sunday.

Arts 26 Jul 2015