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Michelle Obama celebrates 50th with 500 guests including Beyonce, Blue Ivy

Michelle Obama celebrates 50th with 500 guests including Beyonce, Blue Ivy

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama celebrated her 50th birthday Saturday dancing to catching tunes from Queen Bey.
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Aretha Franklin says she's engaged

Aretha Franklin says she's engaged

DETROIT, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Soul music icon Aretha Franklin, 69, says she plans to marry William Wilkerson this summer, possibly aboard a yacht in Miami Beach.

Donna Karan creates Zen hospital program

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. fashion designer Donna Karan says her Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program is being adopted at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Martha Stewart to host TV fashion special

Martha Stewart to host TV fashion special

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Martha Stewart is teaming up with designers Diane Von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Tory Burch and Jenna Lyons for a new U.S. television special about fashion.
Stars line up for NY cancer benefit

Stars line up for NY cancer benefit

WATER MILL, N.Y., July 28 (UPI) -- Kelly Ripa, Ashley Greene, Donna Karan, Ariel Foxman and InStyle are to serve as hosts of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's upcoming New York fundraiser.
Michelle Obama named fitness role model

Michelle Obama named fitness role model

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- Fitness magazine named Michelle Obama one of 10 role models committed to bringing healthy living, exercise and better nutrition to U.S. communities.
Madonna gala raises $5.1M for aid

Madonna gala raises $5.1M for aid

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The New York gala that Gucci and Madonna presided over Wednesday raised an estimated $5.1 million for Raising Malawi and UNICEF, Gucci said.

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Elton John serenaded at concert

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Elton John sang "Philadelphia Freedom" to a raucous crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden and the audience warbled "Happy Birthday" to the 60-year-old. The concert celebrated both John's 60th sellout at the Garden and his 60 years on Earth, the New Yo

Stars walk runway to fight heart disease

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Celebrities Kim Catrall and Kelly Ripa served as models in the Heart Truth Red Dress fashion show in New York to raise awareness of women and heart disease.

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Donna Karan
Donna Karan arrives at the Nelson Mandela Day Gala Dinner at Grand Central Terminal in New York on July 15, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Donna Karan (born October 2, 1948) is an American Jewish fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels.

Karan was born Donna Ivy Faske in Forest Hills, Queens, USA. She grew up in Woodmere, Long Island, New York, with her stepfather, a tailor, and her mother, a model. Karan started selling clothing on Cedarhurst, New York's Central Avenue at age 14.

She graduated from Hewlett High School in 1966 and then went to the Parsons School of Design (later known as Parsons the New School for Design after it became a division of The New School), for two years. She left to work for Anne Klein.

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