Twenty-five years after premiering "Pulp Fiction" in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino returned to the French film festival with neither great vengeance nor furious anger but a gentler fairy tale about 1960s Los Angeles.
Elton John and his biopic "Rocketman" landed Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where the 72-year-old pop star came dressed in a tuxedo with "Rocket Man" emblazoned on the back and regaled attendees with an after-party performance on the beach.
The sartorial theme of this year's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala was "camp"— not summer camp, but the aesthetic of camp and its influence on fashion, as explored in the museum's new exhibit, "Camp: Notes on Fashion."
Instructions for guests were to dress with "studied triviality."
While the results varied hugely — from Katy Perry dressing as an elaborate candlelit chandelier (and later, a cheeseburger) to Kanye West wearing a simple black jacket that cost about $40 — there were indeed some slam-dunk "camp" moments.
The Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" is under fire for an embarrassing on-screen graphic declaring "Trump Cuts U.S. Aid to 3 Mexican Countries" as the three weekend hosts discussed Trump's call to cut U.S. assistance to the Central American nations El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
A brewing battle over Chicago's demand that Jussie Smollett recoup the city more than $130,000 for an investigation into his report of a racist, anti-gay attack and the "Empire" actor's apparent determination not to pay it could ultimately land in a civil court, where a jury could have to answer the question that was supposed to be answered in criminal court: Was the attack staged or not?
A $3,500 check deposited at a grocery store bank. A red baseball cap purchased at an Uptown shop. A bottle of hot sauce left at the scene of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's purported attack.
Those items are among the evidence detailed in Chicago police investigative records from the Smollett case released Wednesday to the Chicago Tribune under an open-records request.
The surprise decision by prosecutors to drop charges against Jussie Smollett angered Chicago's police superintendent and mayor, who said the alleged hoax was costly to investigate and dragged the city's reputation through the mud. It also focused attention on a police department that has struggled to reduce violent crime while defending itself against allegations of brutality.
Police and prosecutors continue to believe that the former "Empire" cast member hired two men to fake a racist and anti-gay attack and then lied about it.
Former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile, who was fired by CNN for tipping off the Hillary Clinton campaign about debate topics in 2016, has joined Fox News Channel as a political commentator.