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Jewelers prepping for the Super Bowl of sparkle: The Oscars

LOS ANGELES — The Academy Awards are the Super Bowl of sparkle, at least to the jewelers vying to adorn all those famous ears, necks and wrists.

Martin Katz, who has outfitted Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet and hundreds of other stars with bling for more than 25 years, said the process used to be more about personal connections.

NY museum offers solid gold, used toilet to Trumps

NEW YORK — Donald and Melania Trump had a simple request: to borrow a Van Gogh painting from a New York museum for their White House private quarters.

Instead, the Washington Post reports the Guggenheim Museum’s curator came up with a pointedly satirical counter-offer: a solid gold toilet used by visitors in a museum restroom until last August.

Actresses, shows about women win big at Critics’ Choice

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — It was a good night for women at the Critics’ Choice Awards, which honoured women-centred stories like “Big Little Lies,” ‘’The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” ‘’Wonder Woman” was named best action movie and star Gal Gadot accepted a special award for challenging gender stereotypes.

Diet Coke gets new look and flavours amid sinking sales

NEW YORK — Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try and reverse slumping sales for the sugar-free soda.

Coca-Cola Co. says it is adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, refreshing the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new flavours, including mango and ginger lime.

The Atlanta-based company says the taste of the plain Diet Coke will stay the same,