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In Moscow, 1 million people visit relics of popular saint

Over a million people have visited the relics of Saint Nicholas, one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most revered figures, since they were brought to Moscow last month.

A total of 1,021,500 people have paid their respects to the holy remains, according to data published Saturday on an official website for the relics.

The queue to see the fragments of the saint's bones on display has regularly extended several kilometers from Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior since the May 23 beginning of public viewings.

The huge turnout underlines the important of the Orthodox Church and the defining role religion plays for many Russians a quarter-century after the collapse of the officially atheist Soviet Union.

The relics, on loan from Italy, will be moved to St. Petersburg later this month.

Dior designer celebrates decade at helm at Paris menswear

Celebrating a decade at the creative helm of Dior Homme on Saturday, designer Kris Van Assche held court with Christian Slater, Jamie Bell and Kata Mara at his catwalk collection that paid homage to the iconic Dior suit.

Here are some highlights of the spring-summer 2018 menswear collections at Paris Fashion Week.

DIOR HOMME

It was the suit, but not as we know it.

Retracing the origins of Dior Homme without a hint of nostalgia, 41-year-old Belgian designer Van Assche took the house's bread-and-butter two-piece and deconstructed it to produce an edgy, celebratory show.

Tailored in black Ottoman, the new double-breasted blazer was cut with an exaggeratedly nipped waist in a retro style. Long sleeveless coats had surreally bulbous hips and tail coats were cut on the bias.

"I've been here for 10 years now and I wanted to play with the DNA of the brand — the black suit and the white shirt. How can we reinvent it?" Van Assche told The Associated Press.

In case guests momentarily forget what show they were attending, there were plenty of funky reminders: Silk scarves around the neck with the Dior Homme atelier address (3, Rue Marignan). Long angular-shouldered coats were also fastidiously patterned with micro text that repeated the house's name.

Dior Homme defined the collection shown Saturday at Paris Fashion Week as a "fusion of sport and suit."

Halfway through it was clear why, as the sartorial musings gave way to varsity styles such as silken American baseball jackets with Paris emblazoned on the front, and collegiate V-neck tank tops in flame red that ticked the box for the house's younger clientele.

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DIOR HOMME FRONT ROW

Looking slick in a black Dior Homme suit without a tie, actor Jamie Bell arrived with his actress fiancee Kate Mara at the Grand Palais venue to a flurry of camera flashes.

Mara, who wore a white silk gown, joked that their highly-anticipated wedding would be taking place "today," since they both looked the part.

"Today. We're appropriately dressed. We'll be walking down this aisle," Mara told The Associated Press.

Although the 34-year-old actress would not disclose who would be designing her wedding dress, Bell was less coy.

"Well, I know who I'm wearing, Am I allowed to say this? Dior of course. They've always been good to me over the years. I'm going to wear a bow tie," he said.

"And doesn't he look handsome in Dior?" Mara said.

Mara's latest movie "Megan Leavey," a true life story about a young Marine corporal in Iraq, was released June 9. She said she was "super honored and proud to be telling Megan Leavey's story because she's definitely a hero of mine. And it's rare that there are movies about females in the military."

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BALMAIN IN BLACK AND WHITE

Designer Olivier Rousteign's fascination with Faberge eggs, couture and Russian imperial glamour seemed to make a bold return at Saturday's indulgent Balmain collection.

The blue-and-gold Faberge egg that Richard Burton once gave to Elizabeth Taylor has been a touchstone for the 31-year-old designer in the past. Here, the iconic ornament — created for the Romanovs from 1885 to 1916, when the company was run by Peter Carl Faberge — seemed to be evoked in black and white.

The result was a show of highly structured clothes — for men and women — with dazzling decorations. Embellished cross-over coats conjured up styles of Russian Tatars with belts nipping the waist. A black long-sleeved mini-dress bore thick tectonic plates on the torso and heavy threading that looked like a shell or protection for a warrior.

And then black-and-white striped tuxedos, with lines in all directions, seemed to fast forward to the exuberance of the Jazz Age.

The show was, predictably, a little over-the-top.

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UNEXPECTED MR. ROBOT REUNION

Fashion brings people together. American actors Christian Slater and Rami Malek — both of hit U.S. television series Mr. Robot — unexpectedly ran into each other during Paris Fashion Week.

"It honestly randomly happened, yeah. I did not know he was going to be here. He didn't know I was going to be here. And we actually bumped into each other on the street yesterday. So incredible," Slater told the AP.

Malek, who joined his co-star on the Dior front row, talked about the upcoming third season of the award-winning techno-thriller show.

"Take all that kind of excitement and frenetic energy of the first season. And all the information you get from the second one. Combine it together and it's a ... wild ride," Malek said.

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SACAI'S ASIA, FULL OF COLOR

One of Japan's most lucrative fashion houses, Sacai has built a reputation for the avant-garde and quirky. This was on full display in Saturday's color-rich show.

This season, Asia was in the air. An oversize tubular cuff that mirrored the sleeve of a kimono was a leitmotif in Sacai's 49-piece display that showcased both men's and women's designs.

Asian styles were evoked in the multitudinous use of layers — a thick hybrid poncho in Cerulean blue with tassels, or an oversize coat covered in blurred text that looked like a decorative pattern. Models walked the runway on thick Geisha "geta" clogs.

Bright flashes of citrus yellow — a color that symbolizes courage in Japan — came on a bold silken shoulderless design with a billowing skirt and box pleating. It's a look that only a courageous fashionista could wear.

And even the checked suits — normally a Western signature — were rendered here in the Madras fabric pattern.

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CLASSY HERMES, ALWAYS IN STYLE

Hermes has become a byword for simple, unpretentious luxury. With panache, veteran menswear designer Veronique Nichanian proved this again in a classy, masculine show Saturday for spring-summer 2018.

Tasteful colors such as ruddy pink, steel, dusty brown, copper and cobalt blue set off the beautifully cut simple silhouettes. High-waisted baggy pants mixed with fitted bombers, or loose luxuriant sweaters rolled up at the sleeves.

Metallic red shiny pants and hoodies provided this season's twist.

Unlike most Paris fashion shows, the collection produced no far-flung concept, gimmick or muse, simply because none was needed. Nichanian — who's been at the helm of this family-run business for an incredible 29 years — is an expert at letting the clothes do the talking.

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Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

Britain's famed Glastonbury music festival has embraced an unlikely headline act: Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Corbyn, 68, received a rock star welcome from thousands of festival-goers, who chanted his name and held up signs that read "I love Jeremy Corbyn" as he took to the festival's main stage. Corbyn gave a wide-ranging speech on women's rights, Brexit, global warming and London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

Even before his arrival, music fans at the festival were singing "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn" to the tune of "Seven Nation Army."

The politician, who is popular with Britain's young voters, was set to introduce U.S. hip hop duo Run The Jewels.

Performers at this year's Glastonbury included Katy Perry, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran.

Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) weds a Scottish actress.

Mnuchin is to exchange vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mellon is a former treasury secretary.

The 54-year-old Mnuchin worked for the Goldman Sachs investment firm for nearly two decades before founding a hedge fund. He also ran a company that invested in Hollywood movies. Mnuchin is one of the wealthier members of Trump's Cabinet. He also was finance chairman of Trump's presidential campaign.

The 36-year-old Linton has appeared in movies and TV shows, and recently turned to producing movies. Mnuchin also produced movies before joining the government.

It'll be Mnuchin's third marriage and the second for Linton.

Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement

A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper.

Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that "All Eyez On Me" borrows from articles he wrote and interviews he did with Shakur in the 1990s for Vibe magazine.

The lawsuit says, for instance, the film's fictional character Nigel is based on a character Powell wrote about in one of his magazine articles. The suit says the character is based on Jacques "Haitian Jack" Agnant.

"There are stories with fictional characters and re-worked narratives that are unique to the Original Work that appear in the Infringing Work," the suit said. "Rather than contact Plaintiff, Defendants, while fully aware of Plaintiff's copyright in the Original Work, willfully and improperly developed, produced, filmed and released the Infringing Work derived from Plaintiff's Original Work."

Powell is suing Lionsgate, Program Pictures, Morgan Creek Pictures as well as producers and screenwriters of the film. A representative for Lionsgate declined to comment Saturday. Morgan Creek Pictures did not immediately respond to the same email request for comment sent to Lionsgate.

Powell's lawyer, Keith White, said his client's "exclusive and intimate access" to Shakur was the result of trust he'd established over the years.

"The narrative that Kevin developed from many intense and exclusive moments with Tupac should not have been used in any film without Kevin's approval and consultation," White said in a statement Saturday.

"All Eyez On Me" debuted last weekend at No. 3 with $27.1 million. Critics have panned the movie and Jada Pinkett Smith, a close friend of Shakur's, contradicted several scenes in the film and called her portrayal "deeply hurtful."

Shakur, one of the most prolific figures in hip-hop, died in 1996 from gunshot wounds.

John Legend: Singer, songwriter, spelling bee champ

John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ.

A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD ) proclaimed, "Product of home teaching wins bee." The newspaper noted the future R&B singer's sharp attire, his steady gaze and crisp enunciation, saying the 10-year-old Legend "came to win ... and win he did."

Legend, born John Roger Stephens in Springfield in 1978, credited his mother, Phyllis Stephens, and a tutor with helping him study for the contest. He and his siblings were home schooled.

The newspaper says he took a no-nonsense approach, not cracking a smile during the competition until his tutor cried out with joy when he correctly spelled the winning word: "prejudice."

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Information from: Springfield News-Sun, http://www.springfieldnewssun.com

Lauren Hutton to be honored at Maine film festival

Lauren Hutton is going to be this year's honoree at the 20th annual Maine International Film Festival.

The 73-year-old actress, model and producer will be awarded the Mid-Life Achievement Award next month in Waterville, Maine.

Festival programmer Ken Eisen told the Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2u03TZ6) that Hutton was part of what he described as a golden age of American filmmaking in the 1970s and that she broke the rules for aging by modeling nude at age 61.

She'll receive the award July 20 at the Waterville Opera House where her movie "American Gigolo," also starring Richard Gere, will be shown.

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Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/

Hugh Grant offering reward for WWII vet's lost medals

Actor Hugh Grant is offering a $1,100 reward for the return of a blind British World War II veterans medals after the 95-year-old man lost them at a service station.

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D-Day veteran Alfred Barlow landed on Sword Beach on June 6, 1944. Barlow, who was a corporal when Allied forces attacked the French coast, attended this year’s Memorial in Normandy, the Manchester Evening News reported.

However, Barlow lost his medals at the service station near Walsall during his return to his home in Stockport on June 8.

Barlow released images of the lost medals -- the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the 1939-1945 War Medal and the Palestine Medal -- through the Blind Veterans UK charity.

Grant tweeted his support, including a contact number and said that anonymity would be guaranteed, the Evening News reported.

Barlow said the incident was “very distressing.”

“These medals are worth very little to sell but to me they are priceless,” he told the Evening News. “I had intended to pass all of my medals on to my grandson, which makes it even more upsetting.”

Barlow turns 96 on Sunday and said the medals’ return would be a great birthday gift, Fox News reported.

Sweet song by Al Capone being sold at auction

Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters are being auctioned this weekend.

A handwritten musical composition by Al Capone, a letter written by John Gotti, and jewelry that belonged to Bonnie and Clyde are among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Boston-based RR Auction.

The musical piece entitled "Humoresque" shows Capone's softer side. Written when Capone was in Alcatraz in the 1930s, it contains the lines: "You thrill and fill this heart of mine, with gladness like a soothing symphony, over the air, you gently float, and in my soul, you strike a note."

Gotti's letter, written about 1998 to the daughter of a mob associate, urges the recipient to tell her father "to keep the martinis cold."

BET Awards 2017: What time, what channel, who is nominated, performing

Some of the biggest artists in rap, hip hop, pop, R&B, movies and TV will be at the BET Awards on Sunday.

Remy Ma, DJ Khaled, New Edition and more  are scheduled to be at the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Here’s what you need to know before the show:

What time: 8 p.m. ET

What channel: BET, with live streams on BET.com and YouTube.  A backstage live stream will be on Twitter at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Who is hosting: “Saturday Night Live” cast member and comedian Leslie Jones.

Who is performing: Bruno Mars will open the show. Mary J. Blige, French Montana, Gucci Mane, Trey Songz, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton, Big Sean, El Debarge, Xscape, New Edition, SZA,  DJ Khaled, Maxwell and A$AP Rocky are among the announced performers.

Who is presenting awards: Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett-Smith, LaLa Anthony, Issa Rae, Remy Ma, Yara Shahidi and Trevor Noah are among the presenters.

Who is nominated:  The list of nominees in each category, according to the BET website, is below.

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Beyonce

Kehlani

Mary J. Blige

Rihanna

Solange

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Trey Songz

Usher

VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Beyonce, “Sorry”

The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Drake, “Fake Love”

Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

BEST GROUP

2 Chainz and Lil Wayne

A Tribe Called Quest

Fat Joe and Remy Ma

Migos

Rae Sremmurd

BEST COLLABORATION

Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”

Chance the Raper featuring 2 Chainz, “No Problem”

Chris Brown featuring Gucci Mane and Usher, “Party”

DJ Khaled featuring Beyonce and JAY-Z, “Shining”

Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

Big Sean

Chance the Rapper

Drake

Future

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

Cardi B

Missy Elliott

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Young M.A

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyonce, “Sorry”

Big Sean, “Bounce Back”

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”

Solange, “Cranes in the Sky”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Benny Boom - Kehlani, “Crazy”

Bruno Mars and Jonathan Lia - Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Director X - Zayn Malik, “Like I Would”

Hype Williams - Tyga featuring Desiigner, “Gucci Snakes”

Kahlil Joseph and Beyonce Knowles-Carter - Beyonce, “Sorry”

BEST NEW ARTIST

21 Savage

Cardi B

Chance the Rapper

Khalid

Young M.A

BEST ACTRESS

Gabrielle Union

Issa Rae

Janelle Monae

Taraji P. Henson

Viola Davis

BEST ACTOR

Bryshere Y. Gray

Denzel Washington

Donald Glover

Mahershala Ali

Omari Hardwick

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

CeCe Winans, “Never Have to Be Alone”

Fantasia featuring Tye Tribbett, “I Made It”

Kirk Franklin featuring Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann, “My World Needs You”

Lecrae, “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)”

Tamela Mann, “God Provides”

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

Ace Hunter

Caleb McLaughlin

Jaden Smith

Marsai Martin

Yara Shahidi

BEST MOVIE

“Get Out”

“Moonlight”

“Hidden Figures”

“Fences”

“The Birth of a Nation”

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Gabby Douglas

Serena Williams

Simone Biles

Skylar Diggins

Venus Williams

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

LeBron James

Cam Netwon

Odell Beckam Jr.

Russell Westbrook

Stephen Curry

CENTRIC AWARD

Fantasia, “Sleeping with the One I Love”

Kehlani, “Distraction”

Mary J. Blige, “Thick of It”

Solange, “Cranes In the Sky”

SYD, “All About Me”

Yuna featuring Usher, “Crush”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

J. Cole, “4 Your Eyez Only”

Solange, “A Seat at the Table”

Chance the Rapper, “Coloring Book”

Beyonce, “Lemonade”

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: EUROPE

Stormzy

Skepta

Giggs

Craig David

Wiley

Emeli Sande

MHD

Booba

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA

Wizkid 

Tekno

Mr. Eazi

Davido

Stonebwoy

AKA

Nasty C

Babes Wodumo

Special honors: Chance the Rapper will receive the Humanitarian Award. New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Freshman series 'Downward Dog' canceled by ABC

ABC's freshman sitcom "Downward Dog" has been canceled by ABC, the show's executive producer said.

The last two of the show's eight episodes will air Tuesday, executive producer Jimmy Miller said Friday.

ABC "loved it creatively and wanted to do more, but could not figure out a way to get it done financially," Miller said in a statement.

The network didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Miller thanked critics and viewers who have expressed their support for the comedy, and said he hoped it would land on its feet elsewhere.

"Clearly this show has hit a nerve, and we are hell bent on finding a new home for our 'Downward Dog,'" he said.

The series stars Allison Tolman as the owner of Martin the dog, who talks directly to viewers about his feelings. The series centers on his sometimes conflicted feelings about his owner, loneliness and hatred of a neighborhood cat.

Series co-creator Samm Hodges is the voice of Martin.

Tolman was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2015 for her role on the FX series "Fargo."

Video of gaming Seattle officer discussing shooting removed

After an online outcry, a Seattle Police Department video in which an officer playing a video game discussed the recent fatal police shooting of a pregnant mother has been removed from social media.

The video was part of a recent effort by the department to engage a new audience on Twitch.tv, a platform on which people can livestream themselves playing video games and talking.

Previous versions have included members of the department's public information office blasting aliens in the game Destiny while discussing law-enforcement related topics.

But a video posted Wednesday in which Sgt. Sean Whitcomb discussed Sunday's fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles struck many as inappropriate, although Whitcomb's video-game character just walked around rather than firing any shots.

Whitcomb began the stream by saying it was "going to be a little on the heavier side because of recent incidents here in Seattle."

"I wouldn't have done the stream knowing that it caused a lot of hurt," Whitcomb told the website GeekWire on Friday. "But at the same time the question has to be asked, 'What are the merits of this channel if you're not going to talk about the things people most want to hear about?' It just seemed really phony to not talk about the most significant and certainly one of the most tragic events in our city in years, on a stream that exists in a public space."

The video was initially linked on the department's official Twitter feed, but it had been set to private Friday. The department said it would no longer use Twitch.

Lyles' killing has prompted outrage among many, including her family, who questioned why the officers couldn't use nonlethal methods to subdue the diminutive 30-year-old and suggested that race played a role. Lyles was black; the officers are white.

The officers were responding to a burglary report called in by Lyles and knew she had a history of mental health issues, and that she had menaced two officers with metal shears in her apartment earlier in the month.

An audio recording released by police reveals that they calmly took her information until about two minutes into the encounter, when they said she suddenly confronted them with two knives.

The shooting remains under investigation.

RuPaul, Taraji P. Henson, Lynda Carter, others getting star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The 2018 class for the Hollywood Walk of Fame was announced Thursday, and a number of popular stars are set to have ceremonies.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce named entertainers from music, movies, television and radio as part of this year’s class.

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Reality TV personalities RuPaul Charles and Simon Cowell are part of the class. 

TV stars include actors Anthony Anderson and Taraji P. Henson, screenwriter Ryan Murphy, actor Niecy Nash, producer and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes and actors Eric McCormack and Lynda Carter.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is among the live theater and performance group and tweeted that he was with follow honoree “Weird Al” Yankovic when the two heard they would be honored with a star.

In music, rappers Ice T and Snoop Dogg and singers Mary J. Blige, Harry Connick Jr. and Carrie Underwood are honorees.

Movie stars being honored include actorsJack Black, Kirsten Dunst and Jeff Goldblum, director and producer F. Gary Gray, Minnie Mouse,  Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence,

Two celebrities are getting posthumous stars: comedian Bernie Mac and wildlife expert and TV personality Steve Irwin.

KABC reported that dates for the ceremonies have not been scheduled yet and that those in the class have two years to schedule ceremonies on dates of their own choosing.

In order to get the honor, stars have to qualify. The Associated Press reported that either the honorees or their sponsoring studios have to pay $40,000 for each star. 

According to the official Hollywood Walk of Fame site, anyone can nominate a celebrity for a star as long as the celebrity’s management team is in agreement with the nomination. The nomination, sent by mail, has to include a letter of agreement from the celebrity or the celebrity’s representative. Those nominations are then considered for selection by a Chamber of Commerce committee.

The full list of honorees can be found at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce website

Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says the environment shouldn't be a partisan issue.

The actor-turned-Republican politician told reporters in Paris on Friday that he had a "wonderful" one-hour meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Schwarzenegger says he and Macron, a centrist, discussed climate change.

"We all breathe the same," he said after Macron saw him to the steps of the presidential Elysee Palace.

Schwarzenegger has publicly sparred with U.S. President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican and "Apprentice" host who is withdrawing the U.S. from a global climate accord reached in Paris and taken jabs at Schwarzenegger's TV ratings.

Before leaving the Elysee, the former Hollywood star went back up the palace steps to give first lady Brigitte Macron a kiss on the cheek.

Schwarzenegger received France's Legion of Honor in April.

The Latest: Trump welcomes man who said Clinton be shot

The Latest on Johnny Depp's remarks about assassinating President Donald Trump during an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival (all times local):

8:15 p.m.

An adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign who called for Hillary Clinton to be shot visited the White House just hours before the White House press secretary Sean Spicer denounced a play for seemingly urging violence against the president.

Al Baldasaro attended a veterans event Friday. Baldasaro, who advised Trump on veterans issues, said last summer that he believed Clinton "committed treason" for putting American lives at risk while secretary of state.

He then said "anyone that commits treason should be shot."

Baldasaro attended an East Room ceremony Friday as the president signed a bill into law that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees.

Spicer criticized a New York stage production of "Julius Caesar" that dressed the assassinated Roman leader like Trump. It also was the same day Johnny Depp apologized for comments he made about assassinating Trump

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5:15 p.m.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer says "the lack of outrage" over Johnny Depp joking about assassinating President Donald Trump is "a little troubling."

Depp asked a crowd in England on Thursday when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. He answered that it's "been a while, but maybe it's time." He later apologized.

Spicer during a briefing Friday suggested that artists' attacks on Republicans are somehow deemed more acceptable than those on liberals.

Spicer said: "The president has made it clear that we should denounce violence in all of its forms."

He added: "And if we are going to hold to that standard than we should agree that that standard be universally called out."

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2:30 p.m.

Johnny Depp has apologized for joking about assassinating President Donald Trump and says he meant no malice.

The actor released a statement to People magazine Friday in which he called his remarks Thursday night at the Glastonbury Festival a bad joke and said it was in poor taste.

Depp's statement said he was trying to be amusing when he asked the crowd when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. He answered that it's "been a while, but maybe it's time."

Depp's statement said he was trying to be amusing.

The Secret Service said Friday it was aware of Depp's remark but declined further comment.

The actor's publicist did not respond to an inquiry from The Associated Press about the report in the magazine.

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7:30 a.m.

Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday in which Depp was speaking about President Donald Trump.

He asked the question at the annual festival that celebrates the performing arts.

The 54-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" star followed by saying that he is not an actor, but someone who lies for a living.

However, he said, it's "been a while, and maybe it's time."

Actor John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

Depp was at the festival to introduce a screening of his 2004 film "The Libertine."

He played Trump last year in a Funny or Die video parody of the businessman's 1987 book "The Art of the Deal."

Olympic spectacle upstages menswear Fashion Week in Paris

It's rare that an event can upstage a top Paris Fashion Week show taking place in the French capital's ornate Grand Palais.

But guests arriving at the Cerruti display witnessed one — and flocked to take in a major aquatic spectacle happening on and below the gilded Alexandre III bridge as Paris tried to woo Olympic officials in its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Here are the highlights of Friday's spring-summer 2018 menswear collections at Paris Fashion Week.

OLYMPIC EVENTS VIE FOR ATTENTION WITH FASHION SHOWS

Fashionistas gathered around cheering crowds Friday as synchronized divers plunged off diving boards on Paris' famous Alexandre III bridge, twisting in the air before splashing into the cool water.

To boost the city's 2024 Summer Olympics bid, Paris created an ephemeral Olympic swimming pool in the River Seine.

"It's an incredible distraction," said Flaunt magazine fashion editor Long Nguyen, spectating. "Paris is a global capital for fashion, wouldn't it be great if it were the same for sports and athletics?"

High-divers plunged, while trampoline athletes somersaulted inside the Petit Palais art museum. Runners raced on a floating track as the City of Light turned some of its world-famous landmarks over to sports for two days in the hopes of wowing the International Olympic Committee.

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CERRUTI'S SALEABLE SHOW

"Chief Creative Officer" Jason Basmajian of Cerruti 1881 brings as much a business approach to his fashion designs as an artistic one. Friday's saleable collection was a case in point.

While the 49 looks didn't break any molds— barring the odd gold tuxedo — they were elegant, masculine and highly wearable.

Loose suits with baggy, sometimes Bermuda, shorts and wide-pleated pants defined the pared down aesthetic — rendered crisper by the show's bright white medical lighting. Slicked back hair, round shades, belt straps hanging from the waist and tassels accessorized these styles alongside large wide-toed leather shoes or sneakers.

This display was very much tailored for a masculine man who's not interested in modern menswear's flamboyant excesses.

Despite this, Basmajian was not afraid of using color. Yellow-green, coral, pale peach, navy, burnt caramel, cream and dusty ultramarine all made it into Cerruti's menswear fashions — but they were always handled with restrain.

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BERLUTI'S WAIST BANDS

Chicago Bulls NBA star Dwyane Wade and his actress wife Gabrielle Union joined fashion power couple model Natalia Vodianova and husband, LVMH luxury group heir, Antoine Arnault at Berluti's splashy evening fashion show.

Inside the storied stone courtyard of Paris' former mint, guests basked in the last rays of sunlight and hobnobbed with the stars before Friday's last major show got off to its tardy start.

Men's, and some women's, styles (on models of both sexes) fused effortlessly in the color-rich and saleable display.

But this collection remained firmly masculine in its unfussy shapes, boxy silhouettes and simple color palette of sienna, blue gray, stone and white.

Gently pleated pants — baggy and loose on the hip — touched on one of the season's trends — and provided the collection's leitmotif: a thick colored waistband that bisected the body.

A standout was the outerwear: one sienna leather jacket with crisp geometry had guest snapping their cameras.

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GENDERLESS DISCOURSE ON THE RUNWAYS

Fashion houses are blurring the lines between male and female styles to the point that it has become a tangible runway trend.

As major labels such Saint Laurent and Givenchy make an editorial decision to showcase menswear designs in the fall's womenswear season, other houses this week have opted to do the opposite.

South Korean designer Juun J. opened his Friday menswear show with a female model in a diaphanous male-female shirt dress. Elsewhere in his show, waiflike male models had intentionally feminine faces, styled with long tousled hair.

Berluti mixed up the genders.

And Rick Owens, too, chose androgynous waiflike models with long feminine hair and skirt silhouettes for his menswear show.

It is little wonder that stars like Lily Allen have cottoned on. The British singer turned up to Paris Fashion Week dressed in an oversize menswear shirt.

"I'm quite wide on the hips, so I buy a lot of men's clothes," Allen told The Associated Press, laughing.

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JUUN J.'S MYRIAD IDEAS, OVERSIZE PROPORTIONS

Juun J. took his signature pinstripe and subverted it in a gender-bending show of oversize proportions and myriad ideas.

The white pinstripe shirt was blown up into a floor-length gown with surreally long cuffs that obscured the model's hands. And then, in a nod to the 1930s U.S. gangster styles the designer uses as a creative touchstone, dark pinstripe pants peeped out from under the long shirt silhouettes.

This was a conceptual show in many ways. Styles had a purposefully unfinished, deconstructed or thrown-together feel — evoking the middle phase of the creative process of designing a fashion collection. The show's decor — large image boards on stands — evoked a fashion atelier, bringing home this idea of the unfinished design.

But the best ideas in the 29-piece collection were found in looks that playfully merged the East and the West. One oversize "Western" gray pinstripe suit sported a one shoulder black sweater on top that evoked an Asian wraparound. Elsewhere, a black fanny pack was worn to look like a Japanese Obi belt.

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Ron Howard hopes to honor 'great work' done on Han Solo film

Ron Howard says he hopes to honor the great work that's already been done on the Han Solo film and help to deliver on its promise.

The Oscar-winner has only been in the pilot's seat on the Star Wars spinoff film for a day but is not wasting any time making his passion for the franchise known.

Howard tweeted Thursday night that he was "beyond grateful" to add his voice to the Star Wars universe after being a fan since May 25, 1977, when the original hit theaters. He saw it twice that day.

The "Apollo 13" helmer was announced as the replacement director after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the project over creative differences deep into production. Filming will resume July 10 for a May 2018 release.

Watch ole 'Bandit' run: Fans ride to Georgia for film's 40th

They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in Trans Ams have put the hammer down and made it to Atlanta to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Smokey and the Bandit."

About 350 cars this week retraced actor Burt Reynolds' wild ride from the Texas-Arkansas line to Atlanta in the movie that roared into pop culture in 1977.

"Every town we drive through, people come out to film us, take pictures and wave as our convoy of cars comes through - it's like being in a huge parade," said organizer Dave Hall of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Truckers and others also took part in "Snowman's Run," a road trip that raises money for wounded veterans in the name of the late actor and musician Jerry Reed, who played the trucker Snowman in the movie.

All of them have gathered in Jonesboro, Georgia, the town 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of Atlanta where much of the movie was filmed.

This weekend, they plan to recreate some of the movie's memorable scenes, including a stunt driver's attempt to jump 150 feet (45 meters) through the air in a Trans Am. Also planned: A Burt Reynold's look-alike contest.

Reynolds himself will also be in attendance, and will take part in a question-and-answer session in a city park, Jonesboro City Manager Ricky Clark Jr. said.

"People are coming from all over the U.S. and other countries," Clark said. "I got a message from someone from Switzerland who is flying over for this event."

Smokey and the Bandit was among the first big-budget movies to be filmed in Georgia, paving the way for more recent films such as "The Hunger Games" movies and TV shows such as AMC's "The Walking Dead."

Many of the scenes from Smokey and the Bandit were filmed on Main Street in downtown Jonesboro, nearby U.S. Highway 41 and other roads in the area, Clark said.

Some of the buildings still stand, as well. The city's train depot that dates to 1867 appears in the movie, but movie-makers temporarily replaced its Jonesboro sign with one that said "Texarkana" so they could film scenes set in the town on the Texas-Arkansas line. That's where the movie's main characters picked up the 400 cases of Coors beer they would deliver to Atlanta in 28 hours. Participants in the anniversary celebration plan to recreate the "Coors scene" at the spot where it was filmed in Jonesboro this weekend.

A stunt man driving a Trans Am had also had hoped to recreate the Bandit's jump across the Flint River west of downtown Jonesboro. The leap allowed Reynolds and his passenger, Sally Field, to evade the pursuing law officers, whose patrol cars plunged into the river seconds later.

But organizers decided the river site, now overtaken by weeds, wasn't feasible for another jump. So they will instead recreate the jump at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday evening.

Queen Elizabeth II reported to police for not wearing seat belt

A sharp-eyed observer noticed that Queen Elizabeth II, riding in a car en route to the State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday, was not wearing a seat belt. So the person decided to dial 999, which is Great Britain’s emergency telephone line, The Telegraph reported.

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The call was taken by the West Yorkshire Police Customer Contact Centre, according to the Telegraph. While a tape of the call has not been released, police spokesman Tom Donahue said “I cannot stress enough that the 999 number is for emergencies only.”

In the UK, it is mandatory to wear a seat belt -- but the 91-year-old monarch is immune from civil or criminal actions, the Telegraph reported.

A statement on the British Monarchy’s website noted that the Queen “is careful to ensure that all her activities in her personal capacity are carried out in strict accordance with the law.”

The West Yorkshire police had fun with Twitter on Thursday, bidding good morning while tweeting “Let’s hope the queen is behaving today.”

Group starts petition to have Dennis Rodman kicked out of Hall of Fame

Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea did not sit well with a human rights group, which wants the former NBA star kicked out of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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The group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation began a petition on change.org to have Rodman expelled from the basketball shrine, CNN reported. It comes on the heels of the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who arrived in the United States last week in a coma after being detained for 17 months in North Korea. Warmbier died Monday.

“Otto Warmbier was murdered by the North Korean regime,” Marion Smith, director of the human rights group, told CNN. 

Rodman was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2011. He has visited North Korea several times and has praised dictator Kim Jong-un, whom he called “a friend for life.”

Smith accused Rodman of "coddling" Kim.

"Removing Rodman from the Hall of Fame will send a message that all Americans are united against this regime," Smith told CNN.

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