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Jay Leno, Larry Wilmore address Bill Cosby scandal: Why does no one believe the women?

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Just a couple months ago, it seemed like some kind of taboo for high-profile entertainers to address the allegations that Bill Cosby raped dozens of women. But in the past two days, a couple famous names in the tight-knit world of comedy have broken the silence — and spoken out in support of the women who […]

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ – ‘Curtain Call’ (Recap)

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Things are not going as Dandy planned. He has Paul, Eve, Penny and some of the other carnies post a huge banner, announcing his new act (he’s singing Cole Porter tunes, natch) and when they arrive back to the fairgrounds, he demands to know how many tickets they’ve sold. Of course the answer is none, […]

No, really, the Jennifer Lopez affair in “The Boy Next Door’ isn’t as creepy as it seems!

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Jennifer Lopez’s campy new thriller, “The Boy Next Door,” hinges on a plot point that is, well, potentially problematic. She plays Claire Peterson, a high school lit teacher who has a one-night-stand with a new neighbor. Awkward enough, but – spoiler alert! (oh, who are we kidding, it’s all in the trailer) –  it turns […]

TLC introduces us to a woman addicted to drinking air freshener

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Apparently this is a thing that is possible to do: drink air freshener. Yes. Someone thought to do this. And not only that, but a woman liked it so much that she considers herself an addict. Such is the tale of Evelyn, a 20-something Missouri woman who goes through 20 cans of air freshener a week and sprays up […]

Podcast: At 81, has Willie Nelson unlocked the meaning of life?

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Welcome to our second Washington Post Pop-Up Pop Podcast in which we discuss the great Willie Nelson and his legacy as a songwriter, a spiritual leader and a very funny dude. The discussion centers around an interview with Nelson that took place aboard his tour bus in Las Vegas earlier this month. You can read […]

David Henrie, just the latest in a totally random group of actors to play Ronald Reagan

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And the latest actor to play Ronald Reagan is... that kid from “Wizards of Waverly Place”? Indeed, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed, David Henrie has been tapped to star in upcoming drama “Reagan,” an indie biopic of the former president. And yes, given that Henrie is 25-years-old, he will be playing Reagan in his […]

The secret million-dollar notebook from genius code-breaker Alan Turing

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When the code-breaking genius Alan Turing died, he left much of his life’s work to Robin Gandy, another mathematician and close friend. Most of those papers now live at the archives in King’s College in Cambridge. But Gandy kept something special for himself: A notebook of Turing’s hand-written thoughts, from the period during which he was trying to break […]

Seven artists awarded State Department Medal of Arts for cultural diplomacy

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Architect Maya Lin and portraitist Kehinde Wiley are among the seven artists to be honored with the 2014 Department of State-Medal of Arts for their efforts to promote cultural understanding through art. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will award the medals to Lin, Wiley, Xu Bing, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Julie Mehretu and Pedro […]

Civilities: The president made history with three words last night: ‘Transgender,’ ‘bisexual’ and ‘lesbian’

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  Last night, President Obama spoke three words never explicitly said before in a State of the Union address: “lesbian,” “bisexual” and “transgender.” At the same time the president reaffirmed his commitment to marriage equality calling it a “civil right,” only days after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to rule on whether gay marriage bans […]

Michelle Obama wore a suit to the State of the Union: Why that’s unusual

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First Lady Michelle Obama is a known admirer of designer Michael Kors, having chosen his sleek black sheath for her official White House portrait. So it was no surprise that she would choose a look from one of his collections for Tuesday  night’s State of the Union address. But it is surprising that she’d wear […]

How fake is the baby in ‘American Sniper’? Super fake.

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So full disclosure: I am not what you would call a baby expert. Still, you can’t fool me, Clint Eastwood. I totally know that the baby in “American Sniper” is not a real baby. And not just because the title of this now-blocked YouTube clip is “The fake baby from American Sniper.” I’m not the […]

Claudia Rankine’s editor on the genius of ‘Citizen’

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For the first time in the 40-year history of the National Book Critics Circle Awards, one book is competing in two categories: poetry and criticism. That ambidextrous paperback book is “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by the Jamaican American writer Claudia Rankine. Rankine, a professor at Pomona College, also was a contender for the National Book Award in […]

‘Pretty Little Liars’ recap Season 5, Episode 16: ‘Over a Barrel’

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Warning: This recap contains spoilers. I just spent an hour watching “Pretty Little Liars” and the only thing I know for sure is that I’ll be searching Pinterest later for a tutorial on how to get Hanna’s amazing braided bun. Okay, so there were some potential leads, but aren’t there always? The Liars have fully committed to the A+ […]

‘Justified’ recap: The final season starts with a bang

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DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN — MORE PLOT SPOILERS BELOW THAN OXY BOTTLES IN HARLAN Pictured: Damon Herriman as Dewey Crowe — CR: Kurt Iswarienko/FX Networks Dewey. Dewey. Dewey damn Crowe. You have been with Boyd from the beginning, from Season 1, Episode 1, gator teeth and a Hitler tattoo around your scrawny […]

‘The Interview’ lands on Netflix Saturday

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Maybe you already trekked to one of a select group of theaters to see “The Interview” on Christmas day because you wanted to support free speech, or maybe you already rented it online because you just really like Seth Rogen. But if you haven’t yet caught the pot-stirring comedy, there will soon be another way […]

How Bradley Cooper trained for the role of Chris Kyle in ‘American Sniper’

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Bradley Cooper’s preparations to portray Chris Kyle in “American Sniper” began in the dining room and the weight room: To take on the role of a 230-pound Navy SEAL sniper, Cooper would have to pack on muscle — and a lot of it. “I had to get to the point where I believed I was […]

Olivia Munn has perfected the art of not taking a selfie while taking a selfie

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Last week, Olivia Munn — a famous woman whose Instagram account features more than 140 pictures of herself — appeared on HuffPost Live and called out celebrities for posting pictures of themselves. Specifically, the “Newsroom” star was talking about selfies, the #humblebrags of smartphone photography. (See: Kardashian, Kim.) Why post a selfie, Munn wondered? “The […]

‘Real Housewives’ star Yolanda Foster ‘lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV’ after Lyme disease diagnosis

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In 2012, Yolanda Foster — one of the stars of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” — tweeted that she was having a treatment port implanted, following a diagnosis of Lyme disease. A year later, she was still undergoing procedures related to that diagnosis, as the port was removed in April 2013. Late last week, […]

Justin Bieber is going to get roasted on Comedy Central. Rag, rag, rag on you.

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The hits just keep on coming. Or they will, anyway, when Justin Bieber gets roasted on Comedy Central. This is really happening, according to Ryan Seacrest. yes I got confirmation @JustinBieber is getting roasted by @ComedyCentral in march…love u justin but it's time lol #BieberRoast — Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) January 20, 2015 And according to […]

Where to watch the State of the Union — and what shows are preempted

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The State of the Union airs Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on all the major networks as President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress, followed by the Republican response afterward from Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). Here’s how some of the major broadcast and cable news channels plan to cover the speech (though it will also be […]

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