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'Toy Story 4' opens big but below expectations with $118M

NEW YORK (AP) — "Toy Story 4" brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film's below-expectations debut didn't quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season. The "Toy Story 4" opening, according to studio estimates Sunday, ranks as the…

Longtime Kenzo designers stage final show in Paris

PARIS (AP) — It was quite literally the final curtain for Kenzo's Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday, after the duo's eight successful years at the creative helm of the house came to a close. With a 100-meter (110-yard) curtain on set, a surprise performance by singer Solange and thousands…

Michael Jackson's popularity endures, even after new scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The documentary "Leaving Neverland" presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn't greatly diminished the King of Pop's image or the enduring popularity of his music. Many believe Jackson's musical legacy is still going strong as Tuesday's 10th anniversary of…

University of New Mexico gets rare George Orwell collection

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime advocate and employee of the University of New Mexico University Libraries is donating his collection of rare George Orwell books. The university announced last week that professor and curator emeritus Russ Davidson has agreed to donate his Orwell book collection, which includes first editions of "Animal Farm" and "1984"…

Woody Guthrie's children named Mermaid Parade king and queen

NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Guthrie's children, Arlo and Nora Guthrie, are king and queen of this year's Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Saturday's colorful spectacle of participants in zany aquatic costumes ushered in the New York summer for the 37th time. This year, the corner of Mermaid Avenue and West 35th Street in Brooklyn is…

Secret gardens and co-ed styles hit Paris men's collections

PARIS (AP) — A frothing cherub fountain constructed of striped fabric drew the eyes and camera lenses of VIP guests at Thom Browne's fantastical Paris Fashion Week show on Saturday. Here are highlights from Browne and other designers for spring-summer 2020 menswear, including the many houses showing co-ed collections. ___ THOM'S SENSATIONAL SHOW The incredible…