In Milan, Gucci, Sunnei and Missoni focus on transformation

MILAN — Milan Fashion Week’s third day, mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer, was all about transformation. Sometimes inner transformation, like at Gucci, or brand transformation, like at Missoni. And sometimes it was about upgrading the style game, like at Sunnei. Here are some highlights from Friday’s shows. GUCCI’S ‘TWINSBURG’ Gucci’s creative director … Read more

At 50, TV’s ‘The Waltons’ Still Stirs Fans’ Love, Nostalgia

By BOBBY ROSS Jr., Associated Press The Rev. Matt Curry’s parents were children of the Great Depression, just like “The Waltons” — the beloved TV family whose prime-time series premiered 50 years ago. When Curry was growing up on a farm in northern Texas, his carpenter father and teacher mother often argued playfully over who … Read more

Anna Kendrick Opens Up About Past Abuse: ‘My Body Still Believes That It Was My Fault’

Anna Kendrick‘s role in “Alice, Darling” — in which the Oscar nominee portrays an emotionally abused woman doting on her successful boyfriend — was harrowingly autobiographical, she revealed in an interview with People. “I was coming out of a personal experience with emotional abuse and psychological abuse,” Kendrick told the outlet. “I think my rep … Read more

Octogenarian brothers make popular hand-drawn posters

NEW YORK — For years, Miguel and Carlos Cevallos made a living by drawing posters for neighborhood nightclubs, taco trucks and restaurants in Queens, painting in the businesses’ basements or on their tables and attracting clients by word of mouth. Until an Instagram account changed a lot of that. Now, hip Brooklyn ice cream shops … Read more

Ambitious ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel hopes to slay dragons

NEW YORK — The return of dragons on the small screen has been a huge hit. Now it’s time for the return of the elves and dwarves. Amazon Studios is launching “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” an ambitious, years-in-the-making and very expensive salvo that will go head-to-head with another costly streaming … Read more

Mets closer Díaz hoping to hear Timmy Trumpet sound off

NEW YORK — Timmy Trumpet is hoping to horn in on this most notable season for the New York Mets. The Australian-born musician was at Citi Field with trumpet in hand Tuesday night, ready if needed to pop onto the diamond and perform his song “Narco” live if Mets closer Edwin Díaz emerged from the … Read more

Review: In ‘Me Time,’ Wahlberg and Hart make some trouble

There is a montage in “Me Time,” the new Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg Netflix comedy, where Hart’s character Sonny gets a day to himself for the first time in a long time. For years, he’s devoted himself as a stay-at-home dad to his two kids (the very cute Che Tafari and Amentii Sledge). It’s … Read more

Serena Williams Tells Meghan of Baby’s Injury Before Match

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serena Williams and Meghan recount challenges they’ve experienced as working mothers on the Duchess of Sussex’s first podcast, including stories of having to work soon after scary incidents involving their children. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion who said recently “the countdown has begun” to her retirement, recounted on Meghan’s “Archetypes” … Read more

Serena Williams tells Meghan of baby’s injury before match

LOS ANGELES — Serena Williams and Meghan recount challenges they’ve experienced as working mothers on the Duchess of Sussex’s first podcast, including stories of having to work soon after scary incidents involving their children. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion who said recently “the countdown has begun” to her retirement, recounted on Meghan’s “Archetypes” Spotify … Read more

Serena Williams tells Meghan of baby’s injury before match

LOS ANGELES — Serena Williams and Meghan recount challenges they’ve experienced as working mothers on the Duchess of Sussex’s first podcast, including stories of having to work soon after scary incidents involving their children. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion who said recently “the countdown has begun” to her retirement, recounted on Meghan’s “Archetypes” Spotify … Read more