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Famous people born today – celebrity birthdays for May 22 – Naomi Campbell, Katie Price and Novak Djokovic

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HAPPY Birthday to everyone celebrating today, but did you know you share it with these famous faces?These are the celebs who will be popping open the champers this evening... Who's celebrating their birthday today? Naomi Campbell, 48 Getty Images - Getty The supermodel defies age with her youthful looksThe Streatham native was scouted aged just 15, and went on to become one of the most in-demand models of her time. She was in the top three models during the 1980s and 1900s, and was instantly recognisable. In addition, she was one of only six models of her generation to be declared a supermodel. Working with big brands such as Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, and was the first black model to appear on the cover of French Vogue. In her early years she appeared in music videos, and was has als...

Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, pioneer of celebrity Q&A, goes bankrupt and shuts down

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Andy Warhol with a camera in 1978. (Associated Press/Dave Pickoff) Andy Warhol was so in love with his tape recorder that he sometimes called it “my wife.” He took it everywhere he went, taping pretty much every phone call he made. So when he founded inter/VIEW in 1969 — as it was called then for a short time — it was only natural that Warhol’s obsession materialized in the magazine’s pages too. “It’s no coincidence that Interview came out at the same time as the small cassette recorder,” the magazine’s former editor, Glenn O’Brien, told the Independent in 2008. The interviews ran in their raw, unvarnished form, never polished for clarity or brevity, with every “uhm” and “well” preserved. They featured cult-favorite celebrities, who were asked what they ate for breakfast and whether

NYPD probing sex allegations against celebrity chef Mario Batali

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The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against celebrity chef Mario Batali.The NYPD confirmed the probe following a "60 Minutes" broadcast Sunday night in which an unnamed woman accused Batali of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2005.The woman told Anderson Cooper that she met Batali, now 57, at a party at the Spotted Pig in 2005 and joined him for a glass of wine.That’s the last she remembers. “It gets completely foggy for me. And this is — part of the messy, scary part for me, there is a part where it — it all disappears. I remember a moment where I was on his lap, kissing him. Like, he was kissing me. And then I remember throwing up — in a toilet. And that is ...

Police probe celebrity chef Mario Batali for sexual misconduct

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(Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali, who already faces sexual harassment accusations from four women, is under criminal investigation by the New York Police Department for sexual misconduct, police said on Monday, confirming a 60 Minutes television report. FILE PHOTO: Celebrity chef Mario Batali talks during an interview with Reuters at his latest restaurant, Del Posto, in New York, U.S., April 11, 2006. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Batali “vehemently” denied the new allegations in a statement to CBS, which airs the program. An NYPD public information officer said in an email on Monday the department was investigating the allegations. The officer did not respond to a question about whether the 2005 incident was too old to face prosecution. Reuters was unable to immediately...

Celebrity influencers to world leaders: 'We put you on notice'

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"We're putting you on notice," the letter reads. "For 130 million girls without an education. For one billion women without access to a bank account. For 39,000 girls who became child brides today. For women everywhere paid less than a man for the same work.The letter is part of the "Poverty is Sexist" campaign spearheaded by ONE, an advocacy group co-founded by U2 singer Bono."There is nowhere on earth where women have the same opportunities as men, but the gender gap is wider for women living in poverty," the letter says.Valerie Amos, Chelsea Clinton, Arianna Huffington and Sheryl Sandberg are among the letter's scores of influential signatories, ONE says.The convener of Nigeria's "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign, Oby Ezekwesili, also signed the letter alongside actors and comedians in...

Police probe celebrity chef Mario Batali for sexual misconduct: media

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(Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali, who already faces sexual harassment accusations from four women, is under criminal investigation by the New York Police Department for sexual misconduct, television program 60 Minutes said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Celebrity chef Mario Batali talks during an interview with Reuters at his latest restaurant, Del Posto, in New York, U.S., April 11, 2006. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Batali “vehemently” denied the new allegations in a statement to CBS, which airs the program. Reuters could not independently confirm the accusations and was unable to immediately reach police or a representative of Batali for comment, as repeated telephone calls and email messages to both went unanswered. The chef, who owns numerous restaurants, is accused of drug...
Does 'Saturday Night Live' have a celebrity problem?

Does 'Saturday Night Live' have a celebrity problem?

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Ben Stiller portrayed attorney Michael Cohen during an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” on May 5. (Will Heath/NBC via AP) “Saturday Night Live” has skewered American politics since its inception in 1975, which means it has taken on the Ronald Reagan presidency, the Bill Clinton sex scandal, the 2000 election and its hanging chads, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the legalization of same-sex marriage, and multiple wars. Still, the Trump presidency has posed a unique problem for the show. Hirings and firings in Trump’s administration come about as fast as the president can tweet them. The immense number of newsworthy events have placed many people in his inner circle on national television — personalities that in a different...
Billboard Music Awards 2018: Fashion—Live From the Red Carpet

Billboard Music Awards 2018: Fashion—Live From the Red Carpet

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Janet JacksonPhoto: Getty ImagesTaylor Swift in Casadei shoesPhoto: Getty ImagesJennifer Lopez in Roberto Cavalli and Casadei shoesPhoto: Getty ImagesChristina Aguilera in Lynn Ban jewelryPhoto: Getty ImagesDemi LovatoPhoto: Getty ImagesCamila Cabello in Chopard jewelryPhoto: Getty ImagesKelly Clarkson in Christian SirianoPhoto: Getty ImagesDua Lipa in Alexandre Vauthier and Bvlgari jewelryPhoto: Getty ImagesHailey Baldwin in Jennifer Fisher jewelryPhoto: Getty ImagesShawn MendesPhoto: Getty ImagesHalsey in Redemption and Lorraine Schwartz jewelryPhoto: Getty ImagesNick JonasPhoto: Getty ImagesAlex Pall and Andrew Taggart of The ChainsmokersPhoto: Getty ImagesQuavoPhoto: Getty ImagesFrench MontanaPhoto: Getty ImagesKygoPhoto: Getty ImagesMila KunisPhoto: Getty ImagesJohn LegendPhoto: Ge...