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Michael Jackson fans sue alleged abuse victims in French court
Michael Jackson fan groups sought damages on Thursday from two of the late pop legend's alleged abuse victims for "sullying his image" in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland". The fan clubs sued the men in Orleans, northern France. The court said judgment would be delivered on Oct. 4.
Armani Privé sends pastel rainbow gliding down Paris runway
Gems, tulle, rainbow feathers and sparkling details illuminated the runway in Giorgio Armani Privé's dreamy haute couture collection on Tuesday. Unfurling in the Petit Palais exhibition hall in Paris, the Italian designer's show featured intricate, feminine looks in shades of pastel - shown off by models who twirled three times in the runway in the whimsical display.
Gaultier walks on the wild side at Haute Couture show
Models stormed the runway in animal prints, neon dresses and designs that played with optical illusions at Jean Paul Gaultier's Haute Couture collection on Wednesday, set to a banging 1990s euro dance soundtrack. Gaultier - who joined the fur-free trend late last year at a time when brands like Burberry or Gucci are also dropping pelts - evoked an array of wildlife with animal prints including a panther coat and geometric, zebra-striped dresses.
'Laugh-In' star Arte Johnson dies at age 90
Arte Johnson, a lurking presence on U.S. television's "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" as a lecherous geriatric and a comic German soldier who found things on the show "verrry interesting" - but not necessarily funny - died on Wednesday at the age of 90, his family said. Johnson died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure following a three-year battle with bladder and prostate cancer, a statement from his family said.
Elizabeth Taylor's Oscars dress among her items heading to auction
A gown worn to the 1974 Academy Awards and more than 1,200 other items from the life of late actress Elizabeth Taylor will be offered for sale at an auction in early December, Julien's Auctions announced on Wednesday. The pale blue chiffon dress that Taylor wore to the Oscars, which was designed by Edith Head, is expected to fetch between $4,000 and $6,000, the auction house said in a statement.
Kimonos and colossal bows fill Valentino's colorful catwalk
Italian designer Pierpaolo Piccioli went for an explosion of bold colors at Valentino's Haute Couture collection, switching from mustard yellow to fuchsia to azure with supermodel Gigi Hadid walking in purple. Clashing textures with silks, woolen fringes and pom poms also gave the outfits a subtle complexity. Some models wore ornate beaded hats in the style of traditional tribal headpieces.
U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky should be detained in Sweden for at least two more weeks to be investigated over serious assault charges, the national prosecutor said on Thursday, throwing into jeopardy the artist's European tour. The 30-year-old performer, producer and model, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was taken into custody on Wednesday, along with two members of his entourage and his bodyguard, in connection with a fight on Sunday.
(With inputs from agencies.)