NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is all about reinvention. Want to change something about yourself? Sure, go right ahead. As Taylor Swift sings in her love song to the city: "Everybody here was someone else before." Now it turns out even the Rockettes aren't immune.
July 3: Jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain is 86. Actor Michael Cole ("The Mod Squad") is 76. Singer Judith Durham of The Seekers is 73. Actor Kurtwood Smith ("That 70s Show") is 73. Country singer Johnny Lee is 70. Writer Dave Barry is 69. Actress Betty Buckley is 69. Guitarist-singer Paul Barrere of Little Feat is 68. Talk-show host Montel Williams is 60. Country singer Aaron Tippin is 58. Actor Tom Cruise is 54. Actor Thomas Gibson is 54. Actress Hunter Tylo is 54. Actress Connie Nielsen is 52. Actress Yeardley Smith ("The Simpsons") is 52. TV chef Sandra Lee is 50. Singer Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler of Digable Planets is 47. Keyboardist-guitarist Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies is 47. Actress-singer Audra McDonald is 46. Country singer Trent Tomlinson is 41. Singer Tonia Tash of Divine is 37. Actress Olivia Munn is 36. Singer Elle King is 27. Actor Grant Rosenmeyer ("Oliver Beene") is 25. Actress Kelsey Batelaan ("Nip/Tuck") is 21.
PARIS (AP) — Lanvin's Lucas Ossendrijver celebrated a glorious decade as the storied Parisian house's menswear designer in a highly-anticipated show that saw the Palais de Tokyo venue bursting at the seams Sunday with guests.
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.
CHICAGO (AP) — "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development along the city's prized lakefront.