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Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain remember Kurt Cobain on his 51st birthday

Courtney Love is remembering Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 51st birthday.

People reported that the 53-year-old singer posted a photo of herself with the late Nirvana frontman on Instagram Tuesday.

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“Happy birthday baby,” she captioned the post. “God I miss you.”

Cobain died of suicide on April 5, 1994, at the age of 27. He had been struggling with depression and drugs. He was married to Love from 1992 until his death.

Spin reported that Cobain and Love’s 25-year-old daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, shared an Instagram post remembering the day as well. She was 1-year-old when her father died.

“I hope they don’t have the internet wherever you are. I feel like that would be counterproductive,” Cobain wrote alongside the post. “Regardless, Happy Birthday to an angel.”

Photos: Rihanna through the years

Images of global superstar Rihanna through the years.

Box Office Top 20: 'Black Panther' scores record Monday

With a massive $40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, "Black Panther" has set another box-office record: biggest Monday ever.

The Walt Disney Co. again raised its box-office estimates for the Marvel sensation on Tuesday. The film's updated Monday performance — $7 million higher than Disney earlier forecast — narrowly topped the previous record, set by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 2015 with $40.1 million.

The higher Monday figure gives "Black Panther" the second biggest four-day weekend, behind only the $288.1 million of "The Force Awakens." With $242 million over the Presidents' Day weekend, "Black Panther" moves ahead of December's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in the ranks of four-day starts.

Ryan Coogler's film, starring Chadwick Boseman, is the first big-budget tent pole release featuring a nearly all-black cast. The movie's three-day gross of $201.8 million ranks fifth highest of all time, not accounting for inflation.

Internationally, "Black Panther," which cost $200 million to make, is also outperforming earlier estimates. It has made $184.6 million overseas thus far, giving it a worldwide total of $426.6 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "Black Panther," Disney, $242,155,680, 4,020 locations, $60,238 average, $242,155,680, 1 Week.

2. "Peter Rabbit," Sony, $23,382,931, 3,725 locations, $6,277 average, $54,355,473, 2 Weeks.

3. "Fifty Shades Freed," Universal, $19,439,120, 3,768 locations, $5,159 average, $78,630,575, 2 Weeks.

4. "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle," Sony, $10,014,906, 2,800 locations, $3,577 average, $379,693,471, 9 Weeks.

5. "The 15:17 To Paris," Warner Bros., $8,923,106, 3,042 locations, $2,933 average, $26,670,823, 2 Weeks.

6. "The Greatest Showman," 20th Century Fox, $6,527,597, 1,936 locations, $3,372 average, $155,905,953, 9 Weeks.

7. "Early Man," Lionsgate, $4,260,148, 2,494 locations, $1,708 average, $4,260,148, 1 Week.

8. "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," 20th Century Fox, $3,243,854, 1,892 locations, $1,715 average, $54,723,980, 4 Weeks.

9. "Winchester," Lionsgate, $2,619,156, 1,479 locations, $1,771 average, $22,249,335, 3 Weeks.

10. "The Post," 20th Century Fox, $2,437,992, 1,050 locations, $2,322 average, $77,047,364, 9 Weeks.

11. "Samson," Pure Flix, $2,255,864, 1,249 locations, $1,806 average, $2,255,864, 1 Week.

12. "The Shape Of Water," Fox Searchlight, $2,055,052, 957 locations, $2,147 average, $53,633,766, 12 Weeks.

13. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri," Fox Searchlight, $1,895,019, 780 locations, $2,430 average, $48,364,525, 15 Weeks.

14. "Darkest Hour," Focus Features, $1,153,160, 602 locations, $1,916 average, $53,394,852, 13 Weeks.

15. "I, Tonya," Neon Rated, $1,120,319, 502 locations, $2,232 average, $27,224,441, 11 Weeks.

16. "Den Of Thieves," STX Entertainment, $1,116,790, 730 locations, $1,530 average, $43,618,720, 5 Weeks.

17. "12 Strong," Warner Bros., $1,108,467, 815 locations, $1,360 average, $44,256,673, 5 Weeks.

18. "Hostiles," Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, $1,004,135, 767 locations, $1,309 average, $28,480,960, 9 Weeks.

19. "Coco," Disney, $908,454, 385 locations, $2,360 average, $207,389,121, 13 Weeks.

20. "Phantom Thread," Focus Features, $891,565, 355 locations, $2,511 average, $17,888,189, 8 Weeks.

New Wynn Resorts CEO denies knowing of claims against mogul

The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.

Matt Maddox, who was appointed CEO on Feb. 6 after Wynn resigned, said in an interview Monday that people should "hold off making any judgment until the investigations into the accusations are complete."

Wynn Resorts is facing scrutiny by gambling regulators in Nevada and Massachusetts, where the company is building a roughly $2.4 billion casino just outside Boston. Regulators in Macau, the Chinese enclave where the company operates two casinos, also are inquiring about the accusations.

Wynn has vehemently denied the misconduct accusations and attributed them to a campaign led by his ex-wife. An attorney for Elaine Wynn has denied that she instigated a report in the Wall Street Journal detailing the allegations.

The newspaper reported last month that a number of women said Steve Wynn harassed or assaulted them and that one case led to a $7.5 million settlement.

Wynn Resorts has created a committee to investigate the allegations and review the company's internal policies and procedures to ensure a "safe and respectful workplace for all employees."

Maddox, who does not sit on the board of directors, said he would leave it up to lawyers and investigators to decide whether the findings of the investigation should be made public.

Many describe Wynn as the father of modern-day Las Vegas, and by the company's own admission, his knowledge was crucial for its success. So much so, the company recently told regulators that the "business may be significantly impaired" if it lost Wynn's services.

But Maddox said Wynn Resorts is positioned to move forward without its founder and develop a number of projects in part because two longtime executives responsible for design and architecture remain with the company. He also is putting together an "innovation advisory team" to provide input.

"The idea is that our future projects are going to continue to be leading in innovation and creativity," Maddox told The Associated Press at the employee dining hall of the Wynn Las Vegas casino-resort. "We are continuing to move forward as fast as we can."

The company closed its golf course in Las Vegas last year as a step toward the development of a lake and hotel project called Paradise Park. Last month, it bought a 38-acre site along the Las Vegas Strip that Wynn, before resigning, said would be developed into a roughly 2,000-room hotel.

Maddox said the company will pursue both projects and the possibility of obtaining a license for a casino in Japan, where lawmakers approved a long-awaited law late last year on "integrated resorts," the first major hurdle in allowing casinos to open. Further legislation is expected to take several more years.

Maddox, 42, is one of Wynn Resorts' first employees. He joined the company when Wynn founded it in 2002, two years after the mogul sold the business that built the Bellagio, Mirage and Treasure Island resorts.

Initially, he spent the majority of his time raising the money to build the Wynn Las Vegas casino-resort. He later worked in Macau before returning to Sin City in 2006. He led the company through the Great Recession as the chief financial officer and became its president in 2013.

Maddox said the company's board of directors had been developing a succession plan for roughly four years, and Wynn's resignation simply accelerated its implementation.

"They, along with Steve, decided to make me the president of Wynn Resorts with the idea that eventually, assuming things continue to work well, I would become the CEO," he said.

He said the company will keep its name and logo, which is Wynn's signature.

"Wynn is about the 25,000 people who work here," he said. "The name stands for quality. It stands for service. And it's something that all of these 25,000 people look up to."

Maddox defended the company as gender inclusive, citing that 40 percent of management are women, but wants the number to increase. He has established a new leadership initiative with an immediate goal of looking at gender inequality and instituted a six-week paid parental leave policy and merit-based scholarship fund.

"I'm going around in the town halls explaining not only is the company stable, it's strong. So, all of you are safe," he said. "We are going to keep executing what we do. And I'm pointing out at each town hall that this is a zero-tolerance company."

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Follow Regina Garcia Cano on Twitter at https://twitter.com/reginagarciakNO .

Stylish Queen Elizabeth II makes first Fashion Week visit

Queen Elizabeth II has always dressed with style and flair — but Tuesday marked her first visit to the showy catwalks of London Fashion Week.

The monarch squeezed in the front row, chatting with American Vogue editor Anna Wintour — who wore her trademark sunglasses — and presented an award recognizing British design excellence.

It was an unusual outing for the 91-year-old monarch, who seemed totally at ease at the type of event usually frequented by stars like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller.

She was elegant in a Angela Kelly duck egg blue tweed dress and jacket detailed with tiny aquamarine Swarovski crystals set off by formal black gloves.

Elizabeth carried a matching handbag — of course — and wore her mostly white hair swept back.

The queen didn't bother with the statement stiletto heels favored by many of the younger fashionistas, opting for sensible dark low-heeled court shoes for the awards presentation.

"As a tribute to the industry, and as my legacy to all those who have contributed to British fashion, I would like to present this award for new, young talent," she said.

The royal family has often hosted Fashion Week receptions for top designers and journalists, but the new award — and the queen's personal visit — have added a new dimension to its support for the industry.

The lucky recipient was Richard Quinn, a recent fashion graduate of Central Saint Martins who started his own label in 2016 and has quickly earned recognition as part of the next wave of talented young British designers.

The London-based Quinn received the first Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The British Fashion Council chose him for the prize.

His provocative show included a model wearing what looked to be a decorated green motorcycle helmet with a dark visor along with black and white polka dot leggings and a gauzy top with different size dots.

The queen, who has maintained an active schedule even as her 96-year-old husband Prince Philip has stepped back from public life, took to the catwalk to address the crowd and praise Britain's fashion heritage.

"From the tweed of the Hebrides to Nottingham lace, and of course Carnaby Street, our fashion industry has been renowned for outstanding craftsmanship for many years, and continues to produce world-class textiles and cutting edge, practical designs," she said.

She also toured showrooms before presenting the award on the final day of fashion week, which brought hundreds of designers, buyers and journalists to London for a series of catwalk displays highlighted by Christopher Bailey's farewell show at Burberry.

The queen's visit followed a Buckingham Palace fashion reception hosted Monday night by Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge — who is expecting her third child in April — and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.

The gala was attended by Wintour, model Naomi Campbell, designer Stella McCartney and other luminaries of the fashion scene.

Stars, educators lead effort for kids to see 'Black Panther'

Educators, philanthropists, celebrities, and business owners are pulling together their resources to bring children of color to see the film "Black Panther."

Elementary school students in Detroit, middle school students in Atlanta and students living Los Angeles public housing all have been surprised in recent days with free tickets and transportation to experience a movie that is captivating black communities nationwide.

The movement began in January after former ESPN "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill called out prominent Detroiters to help young children in the city get seats to see "Black Panther."

"Black Panther" is about the mythical and highly advanced African nation of Wakanda, where T'Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, inherits the throne but is challenged by a Wakandan exile named Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan.

Radiohead announces North American summer tour

Radiohead has announced a summer arena tour across North America. The English band will start the 16-date tour July 7 in Chicago and end Aug. 1 in Philadelphia.

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Billboard reported that the tour will include a three-night run at Madison Square Garden in New York on July 10, 11 and 13.

The group’s latest album, “A Moon Shaped Pool,” was released in 2016. Tickets go on sale Feb. 23. More information, including specific dates for ticket sales at select cities, can be found at Radiohead.com.

The dates of the Radiohead 2018 North American summer tour are below.

July 7 -- Chicago at United Center

July 10 -- New York at Madison Square Garden

July 11 -- New York at Madison Square Garden

July 13 -- New York at Madison Square Garden

July 16 -- Montreal at Bell Centre

July 17 -- Montreal at Bell Centre

July 19 -- Toronto at Air Canada Centre

July 20 -- Toronto at Air Canada Centre

July 22 -- Detroit at Little Caesars Arena

July 23 -- Columbus, Ohio, at Schottenstein Center 

July 25 -- Cincinnati at US Bank Arena

July 26 -- Pittsburgh at PPG Paints Arena

July 28 -- Boston at TD Garden

July 29 -- Boston at TD Garden

July 31 -- Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center

Aug. 1 -- Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center

Sally Field busts out old outfits at costume guild awards

Wonder Woman's gilded bustier, the spangled skating dresses in "I, Tonya" and the subdued shades of the 1960s as shown in "The Shape of Water" were among the finest costumes of the year, according to the Costume Designers Guild.

The union celebrated the year's outstanding work in film and television at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday night at its 20th annual awards show. Hosted by actress Gina Rodriguez, the evening included special honors for Guillermo del Toro and Kerry Washington, and concluded with Sally Field bringing a tote bag of movie memorabilia onstage.

The Oscar-winning actress was on hand to present a career achievement award to costume designer Joanna Johnston, whose many credits include "Saving Private Ryan," ''Love Actually," ''The Sixth Sense" and two collaborations with Field: "Forrest Gump" and "Lincoln."

Field pulled a fuzzy pink sweater from her tote bag before introducing the honoree. It was a handmade piece that Mrs. Gump wore when she told Forrest Gump that "life is like a box of chocolates."

"It's such a specific choice for such an important scene — Mama Gump's death — and it speaks in ways words can't," Field said.

She also also showed off a quilt fashioned from pieces of each of Mary Todd Lincoln's sweeping gowns that Johnston made her as a souvenir from that 2012 film.

"I will pass it around," she said. And while she did not, she did pose with it onstage.

"All right, who else is going to pull out their quilt?" Rodriguez asked, playfully going off-script throughout the evening.

While the Oscars and Emmys also recognize costume design, the guild's awards are broken into categories that highlight the intricacies of contemporary, period and sci-fi or fantasy designs.

Film-wise, "Wonder Woman" won for sci-fi/fantasy, "I, Tonya" took the prize for contemporary and "The Shape of Water" (also up for the costume design Oscar) won for period attire. In television, "Game of Thrones" won for sci-fi/fantasy, "The Crown" won for period and "The Handmaid's Tale" was the contemporary winner.

As "Handmaid's Tale" designer Ane Crabtree accepted her award, she removed the long black gloves she'd been wearing to reveal that she'd written "Time's Up" and "Me Too" on her palms.

"We are part of the resistance," she said.

Many designers wore black in solidarity with the Time's Up movement, of which costume designer Arianne Phillips is a founder (and designer of the pins all of Hollywood has been wearing). The crowd was also exceptionally stylish, with several neon hair colors and at least one sequined suit spotted among the guests.

A visibly pregnant Eva Longoria and "Scandal" costume designer Lyn Paolo presented Washington with the guild's Spotlight Award. Paolo called the actress "the most stunningly great collaborator any costume designer could ever have."

Washington returned the praise, saying that besides supporting her daily on "Scandal," Paolo understood the power of a pair of shoes.

"I don't really know who a character is until I know what shoes she wears," Washington said. "Because the shoes tell me how I walk, they tell me how I stand; they tell me who I am... These costume designers have helped me to figure out how to have a different walk and be a different person."

Other presenters Tuesday included Lily Tomlin, Sarah Hyland, Tony Hale, Anna Camp and Mark Hamill, who inducted late "Star Wars" costume designer John Mollo into the guild's Hall of Fame.

In presenting del Toro with the Distinguished Collaborator Award, actor Doug Jones compared "The Shape of Water" writer-director to Walt Disney and George Lucas.

Del Toro said that, to him, costumes aren't eye candy, but "eye protein," because they're such an important form of non-verbal communication in storytelling: "It's the way we present ourselves to the world and how we engage in dialogue of who we are."

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Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in club fire

Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others.

The Feb. 20, 2003, fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White set fire to flammable foam installed as soundproofing.

The site of the fire is now a memorial park.

On Tuesday, some survivors, victims' relatives, fire officials and fire safety advocates gathered there to discuss a new federal tax incentive meant to make it easier for small businesses to install sprinklers.

Gina Russo, a fire survivor, is president of the group that built the memorial park. She says that if there had been sprinklers in the club, "life would be completely different" for many of the people gathered there.

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