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    • People stand outside the Italian coffee roaster Lavazza's flagship store, set to open in autumn in downtown Milan, Italy September 15 2017.
    • Another top Italian brand, illycaffe, opened its own luxury cafe close to the Starbucks site in May, in a cosy courtyard in Milan’s most fashionable street.
    • If the Milan experiment succeeds, Starbucks and its local partner, Antonio Percassi, could open more than 200 stores in Italy over six years, according to Percassi.
    • Some analysts are sceptical that Starbucks can crack a market where espresso typically sells for just one euro ($1.20), a fraction of the price of a Starbucks coffee.
    • However, another customer there, Alberto Paparusso, 31, said he wouldn’t abandon his usual cafe: “I don’t like Starbucks coffee.
  • Reuters: Entertainment News 1 day 14 hours ago
    • Italian designer Giorgio Armani acknowledges the applause at the end of his Fall/Winter 2006/2007 men's collection fashion show during Milan Fashion Week January 19, 2006.
    • REUTERS/Max Rossi/Files MILAN (Reuters) Octogenarian fashion designer Giorgio Armani said on Monday the image of his brand might benefit if he picked a successor who did not necessarily have to be Italian for when he retired.
    • In a first move aimed at addressing succession issues, Armani last year created a foundation in his name to safeguard the group’s future.
    • There were wellestablished fashion designers who fit the bill though he would not want to name any.
    • Asked if the person had to be Italian, he said: “It’s not a given.
  • Reuters: Entertainment News 1 day 14 hours ago
    • 69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Photo Room – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 The Handmaid's Tale cast and crew pose with their Emmys.
    • But unlike the presidency, the Emmys go to the winners of the popular vote,” Colbert quipped, referring to the 2016 election result.
    • Many of them were for women, who scored with femalecentric shows like “Big Little Lies,” “A Handmaid’s Tale” and “Veep,” and rare wins for women directors, writers and producers.
    • In the first major awards wins for streaming service Hulu, “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Elisabeth Moss was named best drama actress for playing a woman forced into sexual servitude.
    • The show also won awards for writing, directing and for supporting actress Ann Dowd for a total of 8.
  • Reuters: Entertainment News 1 day 15 hours ago
    • Russian theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov, who was accused of embezzling state funds and placed under house arrest, gestures after a court hearing in Moscow, Russia September 4, 2017.
    • Russian authorities detained Serebrennikov, an awardwinning film and theater director and critic of Kremlin policies, in August on charges of embezzling state funds.
    • He is being held under house arrest until Oct. 19 pending trial.
    • Serebrennikov had started work on his production of Alexander Pushkin’s ‘The Little Tragedies’ at his Gogol Center in central Moscow before his arrest.
    • The ballet ‘Nureyev’ might also be performed in the absence of its director, Urin said.
  • Reuters: Entertainment News 1 day 16 hours ago
    • A mural painted by the artist Banksy is seen near the Barbican Centre in London, Britain, September 18, 2017.
    • REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) Two murals by British street artist Banksy have appeared at London’s Barbican centre to mark an exhibition of the work of JeanMichel Basquiat, a U.S. artist who achieved fame through the New York graffiti scene.
    • A 1982 Basquiat painting of a skull sold for $110.5 million in May. “Major new Basquiat show opens at the Barbican a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls,” Banksy said.
    • Banksy, whose keeps his identity secret, rose to prominence through street art in the English city of Bristol in the 1990s.
    • His works, often stencilled onto the outside walls of buildings, combine humour and social commentary.
  • CNN.com Entertainment 1 day 17 hours ago
    • (CNN) Sunday is all about the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, and you don't want to miss out on any of the action.
    • Join us here as we keep you up to date on the fashion, politics, speeches and big moments of the night.
    • Stephen Colbert promised a hot Emmys night, and he kicked it off politicallytinged song about concerning current events.
    • The late night host then reminded us that Trump has never gotten over not winning an Emmy for "The Apprentice."
    • Felicity Huffman is up for the outstanding lead actress in a limited series for her role in "American Crime."
  • CNN.com Entertainment 1 day 18 hours ago
    • LouisDreyfus had previously been tied with Candice Bergen, who won five times for playing Murphy Brown.
    • "This is and continues to be the role of a lifetime and an adventure of utter utter joy," she said in her acceptance speech.
    • She previously won for "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and in the supporting actress in a comedy category for "Seinfeld."
    • HBO announced earlier this month that Season 7 of "Veep," set to air in 2018, will be the show's last.
    • LouisDreyfus joked that they had planned a storyline about an impeachment "but we abandoned that because we were worried someone else might get to it first."
  • CNN.com Entertainment 1 day 18 hours ago
    • Anyone could have predicted that Stephen Colbert's opening Emmy monologue would include talk of politics and mentions of President Donald Trump, but no would could have predicted a surprise cameo from White House alum Sean Spicer.
    • The former White House press secretary made a brief appearance at the end of Colbert's opening monologue for a bit that appeared to mock Spicer's defense of Trump's inauguration attendance.
    • "This will be the largest audience to witness the Emmys, period both in person and around the world," Spicer said from a podium.
    • Colbert also joked that HBO's Emmynominated Bernie Madoff TV movie "Wizard of Lies" was "the Sean Spicer story."
    • Give it up," Colbert said, joking, as the camera panned to McCarthy, who famously impersonated Spicer on last season's "Saturday Night Live."
  • Reuters: Entertainment News 1 day 19 hours ago
    • KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) Malaysian authorities scrapped an annual beer festival on Monday after an Islamist party objected to the event that had been planned for the first weekend of October in the country’s capital.
    • Mybeer (M) Sdn Bhd, the company organising the event, said in a separate statement that they were informed by DBKL officials that the decision was made “due to the political sensitivity surrounding the event”.
    • A member of PAS’ central committee, Riduan Mohd Nor, said in a statement on Sept. 10 that there is no guarantee that such events would not lead to criminal acts, rape and free sex.
    • Opponents of the beer festival also launched a campaign on Facebook to block the event.
    • Around 6,000 people had been expected to attend the twoday festival, which would have featured craft beers from at least 11 countries, according to Facebook posts by the organisers and local news reports.