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Actor Kevin Spacey's alleged sex assault victim drops lawsuit
The man that former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey is accused by prosecutors of sexually assaulting in Massachusetts three years ago has dropped a civil lawsuit he filed against the Oscar-winning actor only last week. Mitchell Garabedian, the alleged victim's lawyer, on Friday said his client filed papers on Wednesday to voluntarily dismiss a lawsuit in Nantucket County Superior Court that accused Spacey of "explicit sexual behavior and lewd and lascivious conduct."
Michael Jackson fans sue alleged abuse victims in the 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.
U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky detained for up to two more weeks in Sweden
A Swedish court on Friday ordered that U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky be held in custody for up to two more weeks while prosecutors investigate his part in a brawl in Stockholm. The 30-year-old performer, producer, and model, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested early on Wednesday along with two members of his entourage and his bodyguard, in connection with a fight in the city center on Sunday.
On a catwalk overlooking the Colosseum, Italian luxury label Fendi paid homage to Karl Lagerfeld late on Thursday with a fashion show of 54 new looks to mark the late designer's 54-year tenure at the brand. The veteran designer joined Fendi in 1965 and kept on collaborating with the Rome-based label until his death in February, aged 85.
Karen Mok may be currently performing on what she says will be her final concert tour but the Hong Kong-born actress and singer has no plans to retire just yet, setting her sights on bringing Broadway-style musicals to China. The 49-year-old has released 20 solo albums and starred in more than 40 films during her 25-year career including Keanu Reeves' "Man of Tai Chi" and Wong Kar Wai's "Fallen Angels". She also worked alongside fellow Hong Kong star Jackie Chan in "Around the World in 80 Days".
Weed ban means no Rocky Mountain high for Canada's Calgary Stampede
Canada's Calgary Stampede, known as the country's biggest and booziest annual party, is banning the use of cannabis in the first year that legislators made the drug legal nationwide. The Stampede, which started on Thursday and runs through July 14, draws tourists from around the world for its rodeo and chuckwagon races, but much of the revelry happens away from official venues at parties hosted by oil and gas companies.
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.
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