Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.N. Messenger of Peace.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Tuesday that the 39-year-old American actor will join 11 other prominent world figures who advocate on behalf of the U.N. as Messengers of Peace including Stevie Wonder, Michael Douglas, George Clooney, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, primatologist Jane Goodall and conductor Daniel Barenboim.Full Story
The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment Tuesday on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.
Polk County Judge Monte Campbell was ready to wrap up his court hearings for the day, and likely issue an arrest warrant for Jesse Helt, when Helt's lawyer announced his client had arrived at the courthouse.Full Story
Jewel is planning an album for release next fall. But for now, she's giving away her latest song for free.
The once-homeless singer-songwriter wrote "Home to Me" to support the ReThink public housing initiative. Inspired by an online contest that drew hundreds of submissions, Jewel unveiled the track online Tuesday, where it's available as a free download. She also performed it live at The Mint nightclub for an intimate audience of public housing administrators and residents.Full Story
Is the devil still wearing Prada? Has King Giorgio (Armani) still got the regal touch? And how are the pretenders to his throne shaping up?
As the global fashion circus swings into Milan on Wednesday, the answers to these and some other pressing issues should be a little clearer by the weekend.Full Story
The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women's and men's ready-to-wear collections.
A short statement Monday said the 62-year-old designer — one of the most famous names in fashion — would be concentrating on the lucrative world of haute couture and perfume lines such as "Le Male." It didn't elaborate on the reasons for the closure.Full Story
Black leather and bondage at Tom Ford and Christopher Kane, bright colors at Burberry and Roksanda -- London Fashion Week offered the full spectrum on Monday of how to dress up.
Ford is always a highlight but the US designer increased the heat this season with thigh-skimming frocks and bandeau tops and harness bras matched with flares for a rock-chick look oozing with sex appeal.Full Story
Hollywood megastar George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes for his work on screen and off, the organization said Monday.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which decides the awards, said Clooney was chosen in large part for his humanitarian work, in particular for speaking out against the genocide in Darfur.Full Story
New Zealand's ruling National Party is being sued for alleged unauthorized use of rapper Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" in campaign ads ahead of next Saturday's general election.
Detroit-based Eminem Publishers said in a statement Tuesday it had started court proceedings in New Zealand.Full Story
Kendrick Lamar appreciated Taylor Swift for paying homage to his music in a recent interview.
Lamar was grateful to hear about Swift knowing the words to his lyrics and putting her in a great mood. The rapper praised the country music star for speaking highly of his music, saying her admiring remarks show hip-hop shouldn't be categorized for one listener.Full Story
London Fashion Week swung into Day 3 Sunday, packed from morning to night with next season's womenswear offerings from dozens of designers.
Fashionistas were spoilt for choice, with Temperley, Topshop Unique, Paul Smith and Pringle of Scotland all showing their spring and summer collections.Full Story