Simon Cowell welcomes baby son Eric

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell is a proud new father. A spokeswoman for Cowell says he and socialite Lauren Silverman welcomed their baby son early Friday evening, Valentine’s Day, in New York. The spokeswoman, AnnMarie Thomson, says the infant weighed 6 pounds, 7...

Jezebel says little progress in model diversity

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a fresh diversity push among models and under the headline “New York Fashion Week: Diversity Talks But White Faces Walk,” the culture and style website Jezebel has already crunched the numbers on the number of...

London Fashion Week kicks off

AP Photo/Jonathan Short LONDON (AP) — Goodbye snowy New York, hello gusty London! After a week battling frigid temperatures and sleet in the U.S., the fashion crowd found little solace in the British capital as London Fashion Week kicked off Friday in sweeping wind and...

The Hoff’s daughter: Respect for plus-sized models

LONDON (AP) — Fashion weeks are not the friendliest events for larger women – or anyone else not tall, slim and perfectly put together. But Hayley Hasselhoff says there’s no reason why plus-sized models shouldn’t get the same recognition as stick-thin...

Princes William, Harry sandbag against UK floods

AP Photo/Ki Price LONDON (AP) — Prince William and Prince Harry helped flood-hit British villagers protect their homes Friday, unloading sandbags alongside soldiers in a River Thames village. The princes, who have both served in the armed forces, joined a work crew In...

White is most chatted-about Olympic athlete

AP Photo/Andy Wong Snowboarder Shaun White is the most buzzed-about Olympic athlete on Facebook but figure skating is the sport that attracts the most interest by a wide margin. The social media site said Friday that more than 24 million people have commented on the Olympics...

A look at NY Fashion Week: Weird and wonderful

AP Photo/Kathy Willens NEW YORK (AP) — There was a wall that oozed chocolate, a streaker on the runway, a gallery turned into a freaky fashion cathedral, an entire armory outfitted with fake puffy clouds, and so much snow – REAL snow – that even dedicated...

Allende sorry for remarks about mystery novels

NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Allende would like to apologize to all the fans and writers of mystery novels. The million-selling author, whose latest book is a thriller that updates the story of Jack the Ripper, angered many when during a recent interview with NPR she said that...

Drake apologies after rants to Rolling Stone

AP Photo/Owen Sweeney NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is apologizing for lashing out at Rolling Stone for replacing him on the cover with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 27-year-old writes Friday on his blog: “I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone”...

Carey Mulligan heads to London stage in ‘Skylight’

LONDON (AP) — Carey Mulligan is heading to the London stage to play a teacher trying to rekindle feelings for a former flame. Producers announced Friday that Mulligan will make her West End stage debut in a revival of David Hare’s “Skylight” that opens in...