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Quincy Jones apologizes for candid remarks in Vulture, GQ interviews

Quincy Jones is apologizing for the very frank remarks hes made in interviews with GQ and Vulture. 

According to the music legend, his six daughters pulled him aside after reading his comments with the publications and showed him the impact of his words.

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Jones posted a lengthy statement apologizing for the stories on Twitter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I am an imperfect human and I’m not afraid to say it,” Jones wrote. “And I’m sorry and I’m not afraid to say it.

“When you’ve been fortunate enough to have lived such a long and crazy life (and you’ve recently stopped drinking – three years ago!), certain details about specific events (which do NOT paint the full picture of my intentions nor experiences) come flooding back all at once, and even at 85, it’s apparent that ‘wordvomit’ and bad-mouthing is inexcusable.”

Related: 9 of the best quotes from Quincy Jones’ sweeping Vulture interview

Most of the people Jones spoke about in the sweeping Vulture interview -- Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando among them -- are dead, but Jones said he personally apologized to those he could.

“I’m sorry to anyone whom my words offended and I’m especially sorry to my friends who are still here with me and to those who aren’t,” he wrote.

In the GQ interview, published Jan. 29, Jones spoke about partying with Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra and criticized artists like Taylor Swift for not creating “great songs.”

Jones told Vulture The Beatles were poor musicians.  He also made explicit remarks about the sex lives of Pryor and Brando. The Vulture interview was published Feb. 7.

Jones wrote, “One of the hardest things about this situation is that this bad-mouthing has contradicted the very real messages I tried to relay about racism, inequality homophobia, poverty...you name it. And of course I don’t want that. 

“I have already reached out to my friends privately, but when you live a public life, you have a responsibility to be an example, and since I do lead a public life, I wanted to make a public apology.”

Read Jones’ full statement below.

Eagles center Kelce plays sax with high school jazz band

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce got attention for his impassioned and profane speech after the team's Super Bowl parade, but he's now communicating through music.

The jazz band from Kelce's Ohio high school alma mater was performing at a Philadelphia high school Thursday when he decided to lend some help. He borrowed one boy's saxophone and sat in with the Cleveland Heights High School band. He then stayed on to play with Philly's Central High School band, too.

He seemed to be holding his own, tapping his foot to the beat.

He's providing all kinds of inspiration for Philadelphia these days.

On Monday he gave a talk to the Phillies about being bold.

Led by Gigi Hadid, next-gen supermodels fill Milan runways

The next generation of supermodels was out in force on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday.

Gigi Hadid, sister Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber walked for Max Mara and Fendi as Milan designers came up with looks for the power woman — giving expression to a movement of women showing they mean business as they unite to put an end to harassment in all forms and define themselves as they wish to be seen.

Some highlights from previews of next fall and winter, including shows by Max Mara, Fendi, Prada and Pucci.

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MAX MARA'S POWER WOMAN

Gigi Hadid walked confidently for an early morning Max Mara call in a melange of leopard prints softened by wooly finishes.

A spotted sweater was tucked into a tight skirt and worn with a long Max Mara trench. The look was completed with leather gloves and suspenders, worn off the shoulders to show she's in charge.

The punk-inspired looks for a self-assured woman mixed leopard prints and plaids, the fashion house's trademark neutrals and a dab of pink. The collection aimed to break down the barriers between the power suit and the punk world that thrived in rebellion of it.

"We use all those emblems of rebellion as emblems of power," creative director Ian Griffiths said backstage. "This is a woman who is saying, 'Don't mess with me.'"

This silhouette veered from long, full blanket skirts belted for shape, to form-fitting ruched dresses worn over stretch pants or a pencil trouser. Max Mara's stronghold, the overcoat, united the looks, many with fringe along the sleeves. The brand dubbed it "they don't mess with me coat."

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FENDI ON POINT

And Gigi Hadid was back on the runway for Fendi a few hours later, donning a prim and pretty dress: a white shirt top that created a statuesque bust topping a long-sleeved pleated dress in a serious brown.

That sense of purity and cleanness was echoed in scalloped white blouses with lace panels and embroidered details.

Cinched waists and box shoulders gave definition to Karl Lagerfeld's Fendi womenswear collection for next winter.

The stand-out accessories were mini-capes — Fendi also called them shoulder slips — that topped off looks, a hedge against cold or rain. They were square-shouldered with a vinyl effect, mini puffer capes or rich fur.

Pleats repeated themselves like a motif: pretty on silk dresses, hidden in the sides of overcoats, or forming a formal peplum under a belted suit jacket or atop a longer skirt.

The double-F logo made a cameo, on off the shoulder dresses, fur coats and sporty mink scarfs.

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NEON PRADA

Miuccia Prada showed her latest collection against the backdrop of the Milan night through the windows of the Prada Foundation's new high-rise. A chimp, an alien and a stegosaurus in neon lights hovered in the background through the pane glass windows.

With Bill Murray in the audience, it was hard not to conjure images of Tokyo in Lost in Translation. But the Prada story this season, and in general, isn't about a young girl reflecting her loneliness in an older figure, but of a young woman asserting her own power.

For Miuccia Prada, the neon colors that illuminated the collection offered a sort of protection for women against the night.

"I imagined that the woman can go super sexy in the street at night without being bothered," Prada said.

Bright colors punctuated the looks, with blurred prints prints on coats and dresses that had the effect of neon colors shown through rain-splattered glass. The women's looks echoed the men's collection with black vinyl dresses and neoprene anoraks and vests, but with the femininity underlined by pretty pink netting bows and underlays.

Prada said the collection was meant as a dialogue between strength and femininity, "the constant dialogue and struggle."

"The whole problem of my job is how women can be powerful and still being feminine. It is not something that is not clear yet," she said.

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SPORTY, SEDUCTIVE PUCCI

Emilio Pucci's womenswear collection punctuated the brand's trademark prints with blocks of color, peacock blue with magenta, teal with royal blue, seafoam green with black.

The collection, created by a design team while the house seeks a new creative director, featured kaleidoscopic archival prints of tulips and clovers.

Sportier looks featured puffer jackets over printed skirts and quilted bra tops, or overcoats mixing quilting with leather.

Silky dresses with lace panels, and long jersey knits, clung to the figure. Looks were finished with turban-like quilted caps and puffy scarfs.

Tiffany Haddish to host MTV Movie & TV Awards in June

Tiffany Haddish is set to host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The network announced Thursday that the "Girls Trip" breakout star will host the ceremony in Los Angeles on June 18.

The 38-year-old actress and comedian has seen her star rise since "Girls Trip" was released last summer. She's gone on to host "Saturday Night Live" and star in a Super Bowl commercial. Haddish also helped announce the Academy Award nominees last month and will appear on the Oscar telecast on March 4.

She's also starring with Tracy Morgan in a new TBS sitcom called "The Last OG" and will appear alongside Kevin Hart in the film "Night School" later this year.

Beyonce has nothing to do with new ‘Sweet Dreams’ remix

It’s been nearly 10 years since Beyonce released “Sweet Dreams,” the sixth single from 2008’s “I Am... Sasha Fierce,” but a remix of the song appeared on streaming services Wednesday.

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Billboard reported that the new version, which appears on a 2018 album called “Sweet Dreams (Remixes),” has a more hip-hop sound than the electro-synth original. 

Beyonce herself had nothing to do with the release. Pitchfork reported that a representative for the singer confirmed it is not an official release.

The “Sweet Dreams” remix is on Tidal and Apple Music. A clip can be heard below.

CBS names Margaret Brennan as 'Face the Nation' anchor

In appointing Margaret Brennan as moderator of "Face the Nation" on Thursday, CBS News gets the first person with day-to-day experience covering the Trump administration as host of a Sunday morning political talk show.

Brennan, 37, replaces John Dickerson and will start on Sunday. Dickerson recently moved to New York to become one of the three anchors of "CBS This Morning."

Brennan, in an interview, said the Sunday political shows are an increasingly important forum for lending perspective at a time the news cycle moves so quickly for journalists and viewers.

"To be able to step back and give some perspective is value-added," she said.

Brennan has been a panelist on "Face the Nation" and filled in as moderator since Dickerson's exit, along with Nancy Cordes and Major Garrett. She's currently a White House and foreign affairs correspondent for CBS, and interviewed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on "60 Minutes" this past Sunday.

She'll exit the White House for her new job, but leaves with a perspective on how it operates and tries to get things done that may be an advantage over her rivals. "It's not a White House that mimics any other," she said.

Mary Hager, executive producer of "Face the Nation," cited Brennan's "ability to ask newsmakers tough but fair questions in a deft and respectful manner, her sharp news instincts and her tremendous ability to make complicated subjects understandable" as strengths.

Brennan worked at Bloomberg News and CNBC before joining CBS in 2012.

She takes over a broadcast that had Bob Schieffer and Lesley Stahl as long-running predecessors before Dickerson took over. CBS News President David Rhodes credited Dickerson with giving "Face" an all-week presence across digital and social media. "I can't wait to see how Mary and Margaret together will continue to evolve this important public affairs program," he said in a note to CBS employees.

Her competition on Sundays includes Chuck Todd at NBC, George Stephanopoulos and Martha Raddatz at ABC, Chris Wallace at Fox and Jake Tapper on CNN.

"I have thought of the show as being an exclamation point for the week that was and a starting point for the week that's coming," Brennan said.

Springer security director, talk show host Wilkos facing OUI

Jerry Springer protege Steve Wilkos is facing a drunken driving charge in connection with a car crash in Connecticut last month.

Darien police say the 53-year-old Wilkos turned himself in Wednesday after learning there was a warrant for his arrest.

Police say Wilkos, a TV talk show host who was the security director on "The Jerry Springer Show," had a blood alcohol content of 0.29 after the crash Jan. 21. That's more than three times the legal limit to drive. No other vehicles were involved, and Wilkos was alone. He was treated at the hospital.

He was freed on $1,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court March 5 to face charges including operating under the influence.

Wilkos in a statement said he "had a complete lapse in judgment which resulted in me drinking and getting behind the wheel of my car."

Matthew McConaughey’s bizarre Carl’s Jr. ads will mesmerize you

He may be a Best Actor Oscar winner but that doesn’t stop Matthew McConaughey from doing some weird stuff here and there. This time it’s voicing these burger commercials for Carl’s Jr. He says things like ‘tangy, drippin’, droppin, lickity-split talkin’…or something like that. It’s honestly pretty mesmerizing and WILL make you hungry. Check it out!

New study finds female protagonists decreased in 2017 films

While 2017 may have been the year of "Wonder Woman," but a new study finds that female protagonists were down 5 percent in the year's 100 top-grossing films.

The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University released its annual "It's a Man's (Celluloid) World" on Thursday. It found that females comprised 24 percent of protagonists last year, down from 29 percent in 2016 despite high-profile releases like "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and "Beauty and the Beast" — 2017's top two films at the box office.

Researchers determined that while 32 percent of films featured 10 or more female characters in speaking roles, 79 percent had 10 or more male characters.

"In an awards season when talk about women and gender has been top of mind, we need to separate hyperbole from reality," said Martha Lauzen, executive director of the San Diego State center. "The numbers do not yet reflect claims of a tectonic or massive shift in the film industry."

However, black female characters increased from 14 percent to 16 percent, and Latinas went from 3 percent to 7 percent. Asian females increased from 6 percent to 7 percent.

The study analyzed 2,361 characters from 2017's top 100 films at the box office. It has been conducted annually since 2002.

Photos: 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - Day 14

Check out some memorable moments from Day 14 of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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