Prompted by controversy over recently resurfaced comments CEO Mike Jeffries made in 2006, in which he said that his store only marketed to "cool, good-looking people," Abercombie & Fitch issued an apology:
According to the Huffington Post, the clothing brand's apology comes in the wake of a meeting with teen activists who had stormed the company's headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.
Also at the meeting was Benjamin O'Keefe, an eating disorder survivor, who took umbrage at the store's refusal to sell above a size 10, People reported. O'Keefe started a Change.org petition calling for Abercrombie to "make clothes for teens of all sizes."
"I'm happy to hear that Abercrombie took my passion and your voices to heart in this meeting and plans to take concrete steps to show their support for diversity and inclusion," O'Keefe said.
The company already issued this statement from Jeffries via Facebook last week:
"There's no other place better than Jersey!" the 49-year-old movie star said when he showed up at an advance screening for his new film, "World War Z," in Hoboken, N.J., on Wednesday.
The crowd burst into cheers when Brad Pitt popped up on stage at Clearview Cinemas.
"We've got T-shirts for everyone, and we've got a massive film for you. It's epic, it's scary as hell, and I guarantee you it's the most intense thing you're gonna see all summer," the A-list movie star told the crowd.
“Brad wanted to make sure that the screening was for the fans, the people that he made the film for,” a source told JustJared.com. “The crowd went wild when he showed up and he had t-shirts to hand out to his fans. He made sure to give New Jersey a big shout out before the movie started!”
According to People, Pitt also attended a star-studded screening in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, where he mingled friends like Julianna Marguiles and Kyra Sedgwick.
Here's the trailer for Pitt's upcoming zombie flick, which opens June 21.
In an attempt to defend Sergio Garcia's "fried chicken" dig at Tiger Woods, the European Tour's chief executive told Sky Sports that “most of Sergio’s friends happen to be coloured athletes in the United States."
O'Grady apologized on Thursday: "I deeply regret using an inappropriate word in a live interview for Sky Sports, for which I unreservedly apologise."
The controversy began when the 33-year-old Spanish golfer addressed his ongoing problems with Woods at an awards dinner on Tuesday.
"We will have him round every night," Garcia said when someone asked whether he'd be inviting his American competitor over for dinner. "We will serve fried chicken."
Woods called the comment "wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate," while Garcia issued this statement:
Garcia also said he hoped to speak with Woods "face-to-face."
"If I manage to speak with Tiger, it will be perfect. If not, I will definitely see him at the US Open and we can talk face to face."
New Jersey police raided 29 bars and restaurants across the state in what they are calling "Operation Swill," an attempt to uncover cases where establishments served low-grade alcohol as top-shelf liquor.
According to the Star-Ledger, police said one bar made "scotch" out of rubbing alcohol and caramel food coloring.
"What these 29 establishments have allegedly done threatens the integrity of the alcoholic beverage industry as a whole," state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said in a Thursday news conference.
According to ABC News, 13 of the 29 bars and restaurants raided by police were TGI Fridays.
The restaurant chain issued this statement in response:
As for the rubbing alcohol, Chiesa said he thought it was "pretty dangerous."
"I wouldn't drink rubbing alcohol in my house. It serves a very specific purpose: to rub," he added.
A doctor told the Star-Ledger that the product is dangerous in large quantities -- just like high-quality liquor.
Authorities seized 1,000 bottles of alcohol in the investigation, which was prompted by customer complaints, samples testing and informants.
The 39-year-old star of "The Bachelorette's" second season opens up about her alcohol abuse in a new issue of People magazine, set to hit stands Friday.
Meredith Phillips admits to binge drinking heavily in college, but her 2005 breakup with "Bachelorette" contestant Ian McKee, her father's death in 2009 and her mother's bout with cancer really contributed to her downward spiral.
“My lowest point was when I realized my mother was in a hospital bed dying of cancer and I was at her house, drinking myself to death,” she tells the magazine. “I just didn’t care.”
"For years I'd wake up every day feeling like I was hit by a truck," Phillips says. "But I realized I was going to kill myself."
"There wasn't another path for me other than to stop," she adds.
At her worst, the 2004 "Bachelorette" says she drank 20 bottles of wine each week.
Phillips, who first appeared on Bob Guiney's season of "The Bachelor," knows that she still has "a lot of healing to do, but says she's "feeling better every day."
“It’s not fun to start over again at 39 ... but life is short. And I have a second chance."
Frances Bean Cobain, the 20-year-old daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, made an unlikely target out of Kendall Jenner, the 17-year-old half-sister to Kim Kardashian, over Twitter on Tuesday.
It all started when Jenner sent out a since-deleted tweet about how she "wish[ed] things could be easier sometimes."
Obviously irked by Jenner's complaint, Cobain fired off a series of insults at the young model and television personality.
@kendalljenner oh shh. There are kids on earth abandoned&homeless who forcibly drink contaminated water because clean water isn't accessible— Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) May 22, 2013
@kendalljenner oh ya, not to mention, CANCER, famine, poverty, draught, disease, natural disasters, Death. Fuck, Humans are so self involved— Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) May 22, 2013
She praised her parents and her grandmother for her upbringing.
I'd like to thank my parents for providing me with a high IQ & I'd like to thank my grams for encouraging me not to be a self absorbed idiot— Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) May 22, 2013
Sorry, but I don't need any part time people in my life. You're either with me or you're not. You can't just come and go as you please.— Frank Ocean (@FrankOceaan) May 23, 2013
"I apologize for bringing any pain and hurt on anybody for the actions that I have caused to you all," Muhammad said after the sentencing.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Muhammad drowned 5-year-old Naim and 3-year-old Elijah to get back at their mother for leaving him.
In 2011, he abducted the boys and their mother, Kametra Sampson, as they walked Naim to his first day of kindergarten. Sampson escaped and called for help, but Muhammad asked the boys to pretend they were swimming and held them under creek water until they drowned.
"You've shown that you have no boundaries, that nothing is sacred to you -- not even the bond between a father and son," Sampson said.
In an attempt to garner Muhammad a life sentence without parole, his attorney argued that he was "not evil but he has committed an evil act.” He said Muhammad had grown up in a violent and sexually abusive home with a mother who was a crack-addicted prostitute.
"It was the ultimate textbook family violence power and control play -- 'If I can't get you to do what I want you to do through violence, I will go to your very heartstrings,'" a prosecutor said of Muhammad's actions.
It took the jury less than 10 minutes to convict him, but three and a half hours to sentence Muhammad to death.
Amanda Seyfried told Ellen Degeneres that she recently landed an acting job for her Australian shepherd, Finn.
Though the 27-year-old star wasn't allowed to reveal much information about Finn's upcoming film, she did say it began shooting in September.
It would be fair to assume that Seyfried will be co-starring alongside the canine as she told Ellen she "can't really go many places without him."
"He's with me right now. He's actually backstage," she responded when Ellen mentioned they might have a "borderline" relationship.
Later on, she explained why:
"He cuddles with me and he listens to me, and he loves me and he looks at me all the time."
Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter has announced his memoir, "Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It," is on track for a September 2013 release.
The memoir will highlight Carter's favorite moments from recording and touring with 90s boy-band Backstreet Boys, and will include his own experiences from being on stage and learning to live with fame, Inquisitr reported.
But it was not always fame and fortune for Carter, 33. Carter struggled with drugs and alcohol for some time during his music career and talks about getting his life back to normal after a DUI arrest in 2005.
This is one of the few times he has talked about it, aside from an interview in 2011 on "Dr. Phil." Carter also talks about some of the lowest points in his life, including when his younger sister died after an overdose in 2012.
Carter is the first Backstreet Boy to release a book, and will celebrate its release along with a whirlwind of a year. Carter is engaged to Lauren Kitt and will go on tour with all of the original Backstreet Boys to celebrate the band's 20-year anniversary. The band also releases its eighth album on July 30, called "In A World Like This."
This is the first time all five members of the best-selling boy band in history have gone on tour since 2006.
Steve Forrest, best known for his part as a star of "S.W.A.T." in the 70s, died Saturday. He was 87.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Forrest was in his home when he died.
"S.W.A.T." was a spinoff of "The Rookies" that aired from 1975 to 1976. Forrest's character, "Hondo" Harrelson, was known for his catchphrase "Let's roll." He costarred with Colin Farrell, LL Cool J and Michelle Rodriguez.
Early in Forrest's career, Gregory Peck discovered the young actor on stage in a play. Peck invited Forrest to come in for a screen test at MGM, where the company signed Forrest as an actor. From there, Forrest appeared in several movies and TV shows, particularly westerns.
He won a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year in 1953 for his role in "So Big" and starred opposite Ronald Reagan in 1954 in "Prisoner of War."
His acting legacy spanned 60 years. The cause of death was not stated, but his family said he passed peacefully in his sleep surrounded by loved ones.