Maxim Ibadov

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Legendary fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, the founder of one of the most influential fashion empires, died at the age of 91. Known for his exquisite style that celebrated the power of femininity, Givenchy dressed trendsetters such as Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Grace Kelly, and was a pioneer of integrating style and political…

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The 90th annual Academy Awards continued going down the rough road, as its ratings plummeted into an all-time low. The Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Only 25.6 million people tuned in to watch this year’s show, down 18 percent from last year’s 32.9 million and almost 50 percent from 44 million people in 2014,…

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In the spirit of celebrating Black History Month, the highly anticipated superhero movie Black Panther, starring a mesmerizing all-black cast led by Chadwick Boseman, broke records by gathering an astronomical $427 million worldwide at the box office during a four-day weekend. Black Panther had the fifth-highest opening in history, as well as the highest opening…

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More than a year after the Obamas left the White House, the former first couple’s official portraits have been revealed to the public and were met with mixed reviews, ranging from thunderous appraisal to bigoted insults. The former president is seen seated with a pensive look on his face, surrounded by leaves and different flowers…

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British powerhouse Sir Elton John has announced that he will be retiring from his life on the road after almost 50 years in business. John’s goodbye tour, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” will consist of 300 concerts spanning five continents. John will also continue working on several projects, including the current work-in-progress Broadway musical adaptation of…

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Post Malone’s “rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, ruled the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for its eighth week, while Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, stayed behind at No. 2. Ed Sheeran, with a little help from Beyoncé, pushed his song “Perfect” into the top three, and G-Eazy scored his second individual top 10 hit as…

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Taylor Swift’s new album, Reputation, reigns on Billboard’s Top 200 chart for the second week, with a total of more than 1.5 million units sold, already crowning the album as the best-selling album of 2017 and maintaining Swift’s status as one of the most forceful names in music. Country-western’s favorite couple, Tim McGraw and Faith…

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