Madonna tumbles onstage as her wardrobe malfunctions

Combination of cape and heels causes Madonna to fall at Brit Awards

The combination of a flowing red cape and Christian Louboutin booties took a toll on Madonna as she performed at the Brit Awards on Wednesday. The cape reportedly was tugged by a backup dancer -- apparently in an attempt to remove it. But the cape didn't come loose, the heels wobbled and Madonna fell violently backward down a small set of steps. Though clearly shaken, she quickly got up and began singing again, later telling fans on Instagram that she was OK. [Billboard]

Mirjana Puhar, 19, a recent contestant on "America's Next Top Model," was one of three people found dead in a home in Charlotte, N.C. Her boyfriend Emmanuel Rangel, 19, was taken into custody. [TMZ]

A large selection of Disneyland character and performer costumes and other memorabilia is set for auction this weekend, our Adam Tschorn reports. [Los Angeles Times]

Dior creative director Raf Simons wants to design things that women want, he says in an interview with Elle. "Do you want to be an entertainer," Simons says, "or do you want to make clothes women want to wear? It makes no sense to me to take the position as a designer of pushing a certain look. My interest is in investigating what the client wants. It's more of a challenge that way." [Elle]

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case against Abercrombie & Fitch over its "look policy." The case arose when the retailer failed to hire an applicant who wore a hijab to an interview. A&F says it was merely enforcing its no-hat policy for employees, not engaging in religious discrimination. [Politico]

Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times
72°