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Kate Spade Foundation to donate $1M for suicide prevention

Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company's late founder.

To start, the company said Wednesday the Kate Spade New York Foundation is giving $250,000 to the Crisis Text Line , a free, 24-hour confidential text message service for people in crisis.

The company also said it will match public donations made to the service from June 20 through June 29, up to an amount of $100,000.

Kate Spade New York also says it will host a Global Mental Health Awareness Day for employees as part of its Wellness Program.

The 55-year-old fashion designer was found dead by suicide June 5. Her husband says she had depression and anxiety for many years.

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This story has been corrected to show that Spade was found dead June 5, not last month.

Eva Longoria gives birth to first child, a son

Eva Longoria is a mom.

The actress and husband Jose "Pepe" Baston welcomed Santiago Enrique Baston into the world on Tuesday. They say they are so grateful "for this beautiful blessing."

The couple shared the child's first picture with the magazine Hola! USA . The baby, wearing a hospital cap, is shown resting on his mother's chest. Longoria's representatives confirmed the birth Wednesday.

During her pregnancy, the 43-year-old Longoria supported the Time's Up movement and received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She also attended the premier of her movie "Overboard."

Her husband has three children from a previous marriage.

Eva Longoria, husband Jose Bastón welcome baby boy

Actress Eva Longoria and her husband, media mogul José Bastón, welcomed their first child together Tuesday, June 19.

Giving the first photo of her son to HOLA! USA, the actress can be seen cradling Santiago Enrique Bastón. He was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles weighing 6 pounds and 13 ounces.

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“We are so grateful for this beautiful blessing,” the couple told the publication.

Throughout her pregnancy, the 43-year-old actress stayed busy. Posts on her Instagram page show her at various events and working on multiple projects. During that time, she also got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and had to say goodbye to her beloved dog, Jinxy, June 14.

Longoria confirmed her pregnancy in December, when she was four months along.

Santiago is the first child for Longoria. Bastón, 50, president of Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America, has three children of his own from an earlier marriage.

Bastón and Longoria started dating in 2013 and married three years later in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

New boozy push pops contain more alcohol than a glass of wine

If you miss the summer days of cooling off with a Push-Pop, never fear!

Buzz Pop Cocktails, a Las Vegas-based company, has invented liquor-infused push pops with flavors including Lemon Drop Martini and Moscow Mule.

Each Buzz Pop Cocktail is 15 percent alcoholic by volume -- double the amount of alcohol in a glass of beer, or nearly two glasses of wine.

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The pops are infused with fresh fruit and vodka, rum, tequila or whiskey.

The company is part of a crowdfunding project that got a boost of funding from ‘Shark Tank’ original shark Kevin Harrington.

The drinks are sold online and in stores in South Carolina, New York, Colorado, Las Vegas and California.

The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

The mouse is chasing the fox.

Disney is offering more than $71 billion for Fox's entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcast's nearly $66 billion offer .

The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications firms. They are amassing ever more programming to better compete with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for viewers' attention — and dollars. The bidding war comes after AT&T bought Time Warner for $81 billion.

Disney's move had been expected since Comcast made its bid last week. Disney said it's raising its offer because Fox's value increased due to "tax reform and operating improvements."

"After six months of integration planning we're even more enthusiastic and confident in the strategic fit," CEO Bob Iger said in a statement.

If Disney prevails, "Avatar" and other movies from Fox's studios would help beef up Disney's upcoming streaming service. Disney, which already owns Marvel, would get back the characters previously licensed to Fox, setting the stage for X-Men and the Avengers to appear together. If Comcast wins, it would get a larger portfolio of cable channels including FX and National Geographic.

In a call with analysts, Iger said he believes Disney's bid is superior to Comcast's from a regulatory perspective. He said that six months of dealing with regulators both in the U.S. and internationally has given Disney a "meaningful head start."

Comcast, based in Philadelphia, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Fox previously rejected a bid from an unnamed company, widely believed to be Comcast, because of fears it would face regulatory objections. But a federal judge's approval of AT&T's bid for Time Warner signals that the government might have difficulties mounting antitrust challenges.

Just how high can the bidding war go? GBH Insights analyst Dan Ives said he thinks the "line in the sand" is $75 billion to $80 billion.

"Above $80 billion would be a tough pill to swallow for Disney shareholders given the steep price," he said. "That said, this poker game appears to be just getting started."

Disney's original all-stock offer in December was for $28 per Fox share. That offer is now valued at $52.6 billion based on the latest number of outstanding shares provided by Fox. Comcast countered last week with a $35-per-share all-cash offer, valued at $65.7 billion based on the same number of shares. Disney's new offer of $38 per share, or $71.3 billion, is half cash and half stock.

The deal would include Fox movie and TV studios, some cable networks and international assets, but not Fox News Channel or the Fox television network.

Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch said the company "firmly believes" that the combination with Disney "will create one of the greatest, most innovative companies in the world."

But the New York company said it is still weighing both offers and noted that Disney's new bid doesn't bar Fox from considering other offers.

Fox and Disney shareholders had been scheduled to vote on Disney's original bid July 10, but that meeting has been postponed.

In midday trading, shares of Fox rallied nearly 7 percent to $47.21. Disney edged up 6 cents to $106.15 while Comcast rose 10 cents to $32.71.

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AP Business Writer Michelle Chapman in Newark, New Jersey, contributed to this report.

AMC taking on MoviePass with new movie ticket program

AMC Theatres is rolling out its own movie ticket program as it looks to take on the success of MoviePass.

MoviePass, a startup that was letting customers watch a movie a day at theaters for just $10 a month, announced in April that it's limiting new customers to four movies a month.

AMC said Wednesday that members of its rewards program will be able to see up to three movies a week for $19.95 per month as part of its Stubs A-List tier. The movie ticket program starts on June 26.

Moviegoers partaking in Stubs A-List will be able to see films at any showtime, any AMC location and any format, including IMAX, Dolby Cinema, RealD 3D, Prime and BigD.

AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, on Wednesday unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass.

The theater chain announced a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. That's more expensive than the $9.95 monthly fee for MoviePass, but AMC's plan gives access to premium format screenings like IMAX and 3-D.

The new subscription service is the latest salvo in a heated battle for what the movie business most craves: frequent moviegoers. AMC has been a vocal opponent of MoviePass' model, calling its price level "shaky and unsustainable."

But subscription services are especially popular among Millennials, who have proven difficult for theaters to attract. AMC's leap into the subscription business suggests such services are only growing more vital to the movies business.

AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron emphasized that AMC's program was set at "a sustainable price." Since MoviePass slashed its monthly fee, questions have mounted over the long-term viability of its economic model.

"AMC Stubs A-List is being taken to market at more than double the price of that charged by some of our competitors," Aron said in a conference call with investors. "A good deal to consumers to be sure, but being done at a sustainable price point where we can be very confident that we will be profitable across the membership base and in turn, that we can share that increased profitability with our studio and premium format partners."

Added Aron: "Other discounters, by contrast, will continue to be hemorrhaging cash."

MoviePass has attracted 3 million members, but the stock price of the service's parent company, Helios and Matheson, has dropped from $38 a share to 44 cents a share. MoviePass pays for full-priced tickets and sells them at a discounted rate in order to capitalize on user data.

MoviePass forcefully responded to AMC's announcement on Wednesday.

"AMC has repeatedly disparaged our model as a way to discourage our growth because all along they wanted to launch their own, more expensive plan," the company said on Twitter. "We want to make movies more accessible, they want more profit."

AMC Stubs A-List membership plan, which also features concessions discounts, is set to debut Tuesday. Unlike MoviePass, subscribers will be allowed to see all three movies on the same day, and can watch the same movie repeatedly. Movies won't carry over if a subscriber sees fewer than three films in a week.

AMC is estimating that subscription members will see an average of 2.5 movies a month. The theater chain expects the service could cost the company $5-10 million in ticket revenue in the next six months, but that those losses are worth future gains.

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Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP

Palace says UK's Prince Louis to be christened July 9

Britain's royal palace says Prince Louis will be christened July 9 by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

The third son of Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge was born April 23 and is fifth in line to the throne.

Kensington Palace said Wednesday that Louis will be baptized in a private service at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace in London.

He will wear a cream lace and satin gown also used for the christenings of his elder siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. It is a replica of a christening gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841 and used for generations of royal babies until it wore out.

Watch Adam Levine Help a Fan Propose to His Girlfriend Onstage

How cool is THIS?!

During one of Maroon 5’s shows last week in New Orleans, Adam Levine asked if there was anyone in the audience that was ready to propose…

Well, wasn’t he surprised when Dennis Foley raised his hand and raced to the front of the stage.

Security helped him – his girlfriend, Jessica Gregory, and her daughter onstage where he popped the question – with the help of Adam himself!!

Jessica said YES and took full advantage of the opportunity to get a selfie with Adam before she went back into the crowd.

Congrats you two!! ❤

Maddow breaks down reading AP story on 'tender age' shelters

MSNBC political commentator Rachel Maddow broke down while trying to read an exclusive Associated Press story about babies and toddlers taken from their parents at the southern border and sent to "tender age" shelters.

The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" was live on the air Tuesday evening when she tried to read the AP's exclusive story . After trying to get through the first couple of sentences she said, "I'm sorry. I think I'm going to have to hand this off," ending her segment.

Maddow issued an apology on Twitter with a link to the story saying, "Again, I apologize for losing it there for a moment. Not the way I intended that to go, not by a mile."

Since the White House announced its zero tolerance policy in early May, more than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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