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‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ canceled after reports about Mama June’s connection with convicted child molester

6 days agoArts : Arts Post

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has been officially canceled by TLC, the network confirms, after disturbing reports that star Mama June is in a relationship with a convicted child molester. “TLC has cancelled the series ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately,” a network spokesman said. “Supporting the […]

The Queen sends her first Tweet

6 days agoArts : Arts Post

It looked as if there was a little sleight of hand today at 11:35 a.m. GMT when the Queen opened a new gallery at London’s Science Museum and launched herself into the Information Age by sending her first tweet. Her Majesty walked over to a tablet perched on a podium, removed a glove, and … […]

Harry Potter nemesis to get new life on Halloween

last weekArts : Arts Post

Word arrived this morning from Hogwarts that one of Harry Potter’s tormenters will get her own cameo this Halloween. J.K. Rowling will post a short story about former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge on Pottermore, the website that offers related features and retail products to the legion of HP fans. Uxbridge, whom we met in “Harry Potter […]

Christian Bale will be just the latest actor to play Steve Jobs

last weekArts : Arts Post

Christian Bale as Steve Jobs? Sure, we can see it. That’s the casting plan for the forthcoming big-screen adaption of the Walter Isaacson biography of the late Apple founder, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed on Bloomberg Television. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” he said. […]

Finalists for Canada’s $75,000 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

last weekArts : Arts Post

In the past, we may have been guilty of neglecting Canada’s Cundill Prize in Historical Literature. At $75,000, this award, administered by McGill University, is one of the largest in the world for a nonfiction book. But this year, we’re just six degrees of separation from one of the finalists. Gary Bass, a professor of international affairs at Princeton […]

Daniele Watts, Brian Lucas charged with lewd behavior as LAPD controversy continues

last weekArts : Arts Post

Here’s a situation where speaking out on social media may have garnered a little too much attention. A month after actress Daniele Watts and boyfriend Brian Lucas went on Facebook and publicly accused the Los Angeles Police Department of targeting them on the basis of race while “showing affection” in public, both have been charged […]

Barbara Walters retired, but ’10 Most Fascinating’ lives on: Her never-fail celebrity formula

last weekArts : Arts Post

Surprise! Barbara Walters is back less than a year after she said goodbye. The news anchor legend may be technically “retired,” but did you really think she’d let a December go by without a “10 Most Fascinating People” special? ABC announced Tuesday that Walters, 85, will return for another round of interviews with the people […]

In defense of Renee Zellweger: 22 thoughts about a startling new face

last weekArts : Arts Post

1. On Monday night in Beverly Hills, Elle magazine hosted its “Women in Hollywood Awards,” a standard evening of showbiz self-congratulation animated by a gentle pro-feminist spirit. On Tuesday morning, all anyone was talking or writing about from the event was Renee Zellweger’s face. 2. She looked … different. Maybe not bad. Just not at […]

Actor-evangelist Kirk Cameron and the war on Halloween

last weekArts : Arts Post

Kirk Cameron’s new movie carries the tagline, “Put the Christ back in Christmas.” As it turns out, Cameron would also like to lead Americans to the land of a Christ-filled Halloween. That’s according to the actor’s interview with The Christian Post, in which he urges Christians to fight Satan on Halloween by throwing the “biggest party on […]

Oscar de la Renta’s best quotes through the years

last weekArts : Arts Post

Oscar de la Renta, the famed designer who died at age 82 on Monday, was known for more than just creating legendary gowns. The fashion icon also made an impact with his words of wisdom about fashion, style, women and what it really all meant. Here are some of his best: “I design clothes for women […]

Breakout star Bethenny Frankel returns to ‘Real Housewives’ — but why?

last weekArts : Arts Post

Listen, the only reason any smart person goes on a reality TV show is as a stepping stone to... a career much better than being a reality TV star. It’s a long shot, but for years, hopefuls have at least been able to look to the shining example of Bethenny Frankel. The budding […]

‘Scandal’ recap: Season 4, Episode 5: ‘The Key’

last weekArts : Arts Post

Warning: This recap contains spoilers. Cy really was onto something last week. It kind of sucks to be Olivia Pope right now. Ever since she got back from the island with Jake, things just haven’t been the same. And really, how could they be after Jerry’s death? That — and the suspicion that Jake is a cold-blooded […]

The superhero bubble is destined to burst. Is Warner Bros. making a mistake?

last weekArts : Arts Post

Decades from now, cinephiles will look back on the early 2000s as the Superhero Era — and they’ll be able to pinpoint the moment when the bubble burst. As with all trends, it’s only a matter of time. It happened with film noir and then westerns, it happened to the spy movies of the 1960s, […]

Pulitzer-winning ‘Disgraced’ opens on Broadway

last weekArts : Arts Post

NEW YORK–The brisk and bristling “Disgraced” confers on Broadway a quality in far too short supply: topicality. Ayad Akhtar’s spiky drama, which had its official opening Thursday night at the Lyceum Theatre, grapples with a subject as rich in dramatic possibility as it is juicy fodder for Sunday morning talk shows. Akhtar’s concern here is Islam in America, […]

Celebrities, friends react to Oscar de la Renta’s death

last weekArts : Arts Post

View Photo Gallery —The Dominican-born fashion designer has died. He was 82. Fashion powerhouse Oscar de la Renta passed away Monday night at the age of 82. The iconic designer dressed everyone from first lady Jackie Kennedy to Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin). News of his death reverberated throughout Twitter as celebrities, brands and fans mourned […]

‘Gracepoint’ recap, Episode 4: Who is Lars Pierson?

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Last week’s episode ended with investigators finding a scrap of paper with a phone number written on it in the lining of Danny’s sweatshirt, and now we know who the number belongs to. It belongs to Lars Pierson, the backpacker. According to the police, the 24-year-old Afghan War veteran was recently discharged from the Army and […]

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Guest judge Pitbull knows nothing about dance, offers criticism anyway

last weekArts : Arts Post

It’s about halfway through “Dancing With the Stars” Season 19, so time for an episode that ABC excitedly dubbed “the hottest night of the season.” Warning: That was an exaggeration. While there may have been a few more shirtless men on the dance floor than usual, it was nothing out of the ordinary for a […]

Lily King wins first-ever Kirkus Fiction Prize

last weekArts : Arts Post

Lily King’s “Euphoria” has won the first-ever Kirkus Prize for Fiction. The award is one of three new $50,000 prizes announced Thursday evening by the publishing industry journal Kirkus at a ceremony in Austin, Texas. New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast won the nonfiction prize for her illustrated memoir, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” The […]

Ten memorable Oscar de la Renta gowns

last weekArts : Arts Post

Oscar de la Renta dressed scores of socialites and starlets, but his most iconic looks are those we remember because some of the world’s most famous women chose them to wear on some of their biggest nights. Here are a few: (see obituary: Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer, dies at 82 1. Hillary Clinton’s […]

Americans for the Arts celebrates 2014 National Arts Awards

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Americans for the Arts presented its 2014 National Arts Awards to sculptor Richard Serra, ballet dancer David Hallberg and philanthropists Vicki and Roger Sant of Washington, D.C. at a black tie gala Tuesday that raised $800,000 for arts and arts education. Show More Summary

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