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Miley Cyrus dazzles in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a bizarre and emotionally transparent performance, Miley Cyrus mocked her own music, opened up about her dark year and belted out some Led Zeppelin. Oh yeah, and she smoked pot onstage. Wearing a silver metallic Cleopatra wig and bright turquoise eye shadow, Cyrus kicked off a private, poolside show [...]

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Relics from ‘Wonder Years’ given to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Arnold’s green New York Jets jacket that he wore in “The Wonder Years” became a piece of history Tuesday along with other items from the popular TV show that were donated to the Smithsonian Institution. Costumes, studio tapes, scripts and Polaroid photos from the show have been donated to the National [...]

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Kathy Griffin named new host of Fashion Police

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Griffin will be terrorizing the fashion crowd as the new host of “Fashion Police,” replacing the late Joan Rivers when it returns to E! in January. The comic-commentary series, which had aired weekly, will now present 17 special episodes throughout 2015 that focus on high-profile red carpet and fashion events, E! announced Monday. It returns [...]

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Country does fashion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood donned more than 10 different dresses for this year’s CMA Awards, but when it’s time to get to sweaty in the gym, the country star was at a loss for what to wear. “I consider myself to be a pretty hard worker in the gym,” said Underwood, who is [...]

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The color of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Let’s hear it for Marsala, the wine-influenced, red-kissed color of 2015, as chosen by Pantone. “Hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfilling. At the same time there’s a certain glamour that’s attached to this color,” offered Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Pantone’s yearly picks can herald a marked presence of [...]

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VCU department chair themes art around hair

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Comb through the life story of Sonya Clark and it’s easy to see how she came to craft works of art themed around hair, a provocative and politicized thread of identity. Her maternal grandmother was a tailor in Jamaica who taught her to sew and gave her an appreciation for [...]

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Are women overcharged? France probes price of pink

  PARIS (AP) — Hair salons do it, dry cleaners do it, and so do department stores selling health and beauty products. Now France wants to know why, for some goods and services, women seem to be paying more than men. The question was first taken up by a group of French activists inspired by [...]

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An oft-elusive yet gifty treat: coffee table books

  NEW YORK (AP) — As self-purchases, coffee table books may seem like pricey indulgences, but as gifts they’re an easy way to please a connoisseur, hobbyist or wannabe. Usually image-driven, often encyclopedic, consider one of these: FASHION “Joe Eula: Master of Twentieth-Century Fashion Illustration,” introduction by Cathy Horyn, image curation by Melisa Gosnell and Dagon James: [...]

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Denver assembles sparkling show of Cartier jewels

  DENVER (AP) — In one corner of the gallery, Grace Kelly polishes her engagement ring on screen in the 1956 musical “High Society.” In a case just steps away sits a dazzling 10.5-carat Cartier emerald-cut diamond given to her by her real-life fiance, which she wore in that final film role just before becoming [...]

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Basquiat-tagged jacket fetches $9,100 at NY sale

  NEW YORK (AP) — A leather jacket tagged by Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL’ BAH’-skee-aht) and other personalities of New York City’s 1980s underground art scene sold for $9,100 at a Manhattan auction. The jacket was purchased by an online bidder at Swann Auction Galleries’ contemporary art sale Wednesday. The price was just under its [...]

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Shop top finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

  NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury shoe designer Paul Andrew walked away the winner Nov. 4 for the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, but there were 10 top finalists spanning many areas of the industry. The British-born, New York-based Andrew competed against a milliner, a handbag maker, an eyewear designer, a knitwear specialist and a [...]

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