Entertainment

Luxury brand Versace announces crisis cuts - 10/29/2009

MILAN - Top Italian luxury goods firm Versace said Wednesday it will cut a quarter of its workforce and expects to report a loss for 2009 as demand for its products has shrunk in the economic...

Rock band Editors open new chapter with third album - 10/18/2009

PARIS, Benedicte Rey- With dark, powerful "In this light and on this evening", coming out this week, British rock group Editors open a new chapter and swap guitars for synthesisers in a third album...

Canadian 'space clown' returns to Earth - 10/12/2009

MOSCOW, Alexander Osipovich - Canadian circus tycoon Guy Laliberte returned to Earth on Sunday, wearing his trademark red clown nose, when a Soyuz capsule carrying him and two astronauts landed...

Jackson doctor in child support probe - 10/09/2009

LAS VEGAS - The doctor investigated in connection with pop star Michael Jackson’s death is facing an arrest warrant for failing to appear for a child-support hearing, officials confirmed Thursday....

Celebrities to judge videos backing US health care reforms - 10/08/2009

WASHINGTON - A star-studded panel including Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am will pick the winner of a contest to produce a video backing President Barack Obama's proposed health care reforms,...

Chanel goes rustic - 10/07/2009

PARIS, Sarah Shard - The last place one might expect to find a Chanel girl in all her finery would be rolling around in a hayloft, but Karl Lagerfeld likes springing surprises. For his...

Mannequins hit by discrimination -- and loss of face - 10/05/2009

PARIS, Claire Rosemberg - As blue-eyed blondes increasingly hog the catwalks, discrimination is also at work in the weird and wonderful world of the fashion mannequin. "Black mannequins don't...

Black Eyed Peas play Malaysia after ban on Muslims lifted - 09/26/2009

KUALA LUMPUR, Beh Lih Yi - US hip-hop band the Black Eyed Peas played in front of a multiracial audience in Malaysia this weekend after a ban on Muslims was lifted, although frontwoman Fergie was...

'Gandhi chic' looks to lure Indian fashionistas - 09/25/2009

KOLKATA, Sailendra Sil - 'Gandhi chic' -- wearing hand-woven fabrics championed by India's independence leader -- will be on fashion's cutting edge if the Communist government and leading designers...

Normandy to fete Impressionists in grand style in 2010 - 09/22/2009

PARIS - From Caen to Dieppe, Monet to Pisarro and Debussy to Ravel, the Normandy region that nurtured the French Impressionists plans to fete the movement in what it says will be France's biggest...
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