New Zealand's Ardern gets international book deal

Ex-New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she will write a book about leadership to be published worldwide, after five tumultuous years in charge of the Pacific nation.. The former premier insisted she did not want to write "a book that hauled over the internal politics of the last five years".

Miss Gaviota, Mexico's trans lucha libre wrestler

Wearing a glittery purple leotard, Miss Gaviota steps into a ring to roaring applause from the crowd, ready to go to battle with several masked, muscular men. . "I step out of the ring, and I have to face society all over again.

Jane Fonda ready to 'kick ass' on climate crisis

She is 85, has a glittering film career behind her, and recently battled cancer, but Jane Fonda doesn't intend to slow down her activism on climate change -- the "greatest crisis ever to confront humanity" -- anytime soon.. For a crisis that is the greatest crisis ever to confront humanity." amz/des

Billy Crystal, Queen Latifah among Kennedy Center honorees

Beloved comedian Billy Crystal and pioneering rapper Queen Latifah are among the 46th crop of Kennedy Center honorees, one of the United States' most prestigious arts awards, the center announced on Thursday.  . The 46th iteration will be hosted for a third time by 2017 Kennedy Center Honoree Gloria Estefan to steer a slate of star-studded tributes.

James Cameron says Titanic sub warnings 'went unheeded'

"Titanic" director and renowned deep-sea explorer James Cameron said many warnings were ignored about the safety of the tourist submersible that imploded near the famous shipwreck, killing five people.. The Hollywood director added that he had personally known one of the lost submersible passengers, French ocean explorer Paul-Henri "PH" Nargeolet. 

Disney use of AI for Marvel TV series spooks Hollywood

The use of artificial intelligence in the new Marvel superhero series "Secret Invasion" has sparked anxiety and anger in Hollywood, at a time when television and film writers are already striking over their uncertain futures.. Method Studios, the company credited with creating the main titles for "Secret Invasion," said AI was "just one tool among the array of tool sets our artists used."

Givenchy offers eclectic mix from military to sharp suits

French house Givenchy on Thursday proposed an eclectic wardrobe for a man ready for all scenarios, from impeccably cut jet-black suits to military-look tank tops and khaki pants.. However, military looks were just one part of a very varied offering, with Williams also sending out classic black suit-and-tie combos, with a few added flashes of fluorescent pink and yellow or impeccably tailored overcoats. 

Britain's National Portrait Gallery reopens after 3-year renovation

The National Portrait Gallery in London reopened to the public on Thursday following a three-year closure for renovation, seeking to make its updated collection more "representative" of modern Britain.. The gallery also sought to "readdress the balance of what we show, to make it more inclusive and representative of Britain today," chief curator Alison Smith said. 

Billie Eilish headlining climate concert at Eiffel Tower

Billie Eilish, Lenny Kravitz and Jon Batiste are headlining a concert aimed at building awareness around climate at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Thursday. . Thursday's concert, titled "Power our Planet: Live in Paris", seeks to build pressure for a "new global financial pact". 

Game changer: Final Fantasy's decades of reinvention

With its innovative plotlines and steampunk airships, video game franchise Final Fantasy has delighted fans and critics for 35 years.. Other poorly rated Final Fantasy films followed -- but one better-received adaptation was a traditional kabuki theatre version of the 10th game, performed in Tokyo this year.