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‘How To Get Away With Murder’ and how it stacks up to other Shondaland shows

5 days agoArts : Arts Post

Shonda Rhimes is not the creator of new ABC series “How to Get Away With Murder,” but she is the executive producer through her production company Shondaland. As a result, the  show shares lots of DNA with Rhimes’s other wacky-but-addictive hit series, including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” “Murder” creator Peter Nowalk was a writer and producer on […]

At Paris Fashion Week, a battle over breasts

5 days agoArts : Arts Post

PARIS – There has been a brouhaha over breasts at the spring 2015 shows. Designers seem terribly conflicted about what to do with them. And raising them up in all their glory seems to be out of the question. At Dries Van Noten, the designer pinned them down with a garment he playfully referred to […]

Jason Aldean engaged to ‘other woman’ Brittany Kerr, doesn’t care what you think

6 days agoArts : Arts Post

Yes, country singer Jason Aldean just got engaged to Brittany Kerr, the former “American Idol” contestant he was caught kissing at a bar while he was still married. No, he doesn’t care what you think about it. Aldean’s been on the defense ever since he and Kerr took their relationship public this year — first on […]

James Earl Jones might have the most recognizable voice in film and television

6 days agoArts : Arts Post

View Photo Gallery —The iconic actor — and his voice — has dazzled audiences and critics in a career spanning more than five decades on stage and screen.   He’s never caused one of those exasperated moments where you snap your fingers and think, “Where do I know this voice from?” When James Earl Jones speaks, everyone […]

Darin Strauss flees Brooklyn by train

6 days agoArts : Arts Post

This week, Amtrak announced the names of 24 writers — chosen from more than 16,000 applicants — for the #AmtrakResidency program. Each of them will be given round-trip tickets on board a sleeper car in hopes of inspiring creativity (and good publicity for Amtrak). One of those lucky writers is Darin Strauss, whose memoir “Half a Life” […]

‘Big Brother’ finale: Finally, a worthy winner plays a game of ruthless strategy

6 days agoArts : Arts Post

It’s not often you see a solid finale on “Big Brother,” but the end of Season 16 on Wednesday night? Pretty satisfying. That’s because the most impressively strategic player, Derrick Levasseur, came in first place and won the $500,000 grand prize. Generally, that type of deserved victory doesn’t happen. As a result, it’s easy to […]

At Paris Fashion Week, fantasies made real — and reality gone missing

6 days agoArts : Arts Post

View Photo Gallery —Styles by designers including Corrie Nielsen, Pascal Millet and Lea Peckre get a turn on the runway.   PARIS — The well-shod guests stepped out of their cars and onto a wide sidewalk that ran alongside a busy street abutting the Seine. The Eiffel Tower was lit up just across the river. […]

A woman who gave new faces to scarred warriors

6 days agoArts : Arts Post

Earlier this week, my colleague Michael Ruane wrote a fascinating story about an American artist who went to France during WWI to make lifelike masks for soldiers whose faces had been destroyed. Her name was Anna Coleman Ladd, and as founder of the American Red Cross Studio of Portrait Masks in Paris, she made it possible for hundreds of disfigured […]

Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose split after one year

6 days agoArts : Arts Post

Chalk this one up to the whole “you never really know what’s going on in someone else’s relationship”: Model Amber Rose has filed for divorce from rapper Wiz Khalifa after a year of marriage, TMZ reports, citing irreconcilable differences. It’s a surprise split, at least to the 2.2 million people who follow Rose on Instagram […]

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino indicted on tax fraud. Why do so many reality stars have money problems?

6 days agoArts : Arts Post

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was indicted on tax fraud on Wednesday — a serious offense and one that might sound familiar if you follow the ups and downs of reality stars. Both Sorrentino and his brother/manager, Marc, allegedly filed false tax returns on about $8.9 million in income from “promotional activities,” according to officials. U.S. […]

Bob Shacochis wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction

last weekArts : Arts Post

“The Woman Who Lost Her Soul,” an epic about America’s unbridled military ambitions, has won this year’s Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction. In their announcement of the $10,000 award this morning, the judges said that novelist Bob Shacochis “creates an intricate portrait of the catastrophic events that have led to an endless cycle of vengeance and […]

Dylan O’Brien, Ansel Elgort, Theo James: A guide to all these YA movie actors

last weekArts : Arts Post

You may have heard that the new Dylan O’Brien movie, “The Maze Runner” was No. 1 at the box office last weekend, raking in $32 million. Which may have caused you to wonder: Who’s Dylan O’Brien? Fair question. Short answer: The second-billed dude from MTV’s “Teen Wolf.” Longer answer: O’Brien is one in a slew […]

Welcome to Paris Fashion Week, your thong is in the mail

last weekArts : Arts Post

PARIS –- The spring 2015 fashion season began today with the arrival of two pairs of thong underwear masquerading as show invitations – two different unrelated shows, mind you — and a dollar bill stamped with the date and time of a third presentation. They were only the most startling in a growing pile of […]

Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn to star in ‘True Detective,’ Season 2

last weekArts : Arts Post

HBO has finally — finally -- confirmed casting for the second season of its breakout hit, “True Detective”: After months of speculation, actors Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will officially be the leads. Yep, another couple of bros. Some viewers held out hope that the show — which drew a lot of criticism last year […]

Being Marilyn Monroe: See John Malkovich transformed in these stunning recreations of classic portraits

last weekArts : Arts Post

It started two years ago, in the Chicago studio of renowned advertising photographer Sandro Miller. Hollywood star John Malkovich donned Truman Capote’s too-long overcoat, crouched in a makeshift corner and, for a short time at least, became Capote, as the author had been captured in Irving Penn’s famous 1948 portrait. “I’ve always looked at John and thought […]

Miss America Kira Kazantsev denies being kicked out of her sorority for hazing abuse: ‘Just not true’

last weekArts : Arts Post

Looking to do damage control after word got out Monday that Miss America winner Kira Kavantsev was allegedly kicked out of her college sorority for hazing abuse, the pageant quickly sent Kavantsev to “Good Morning America” to clear up the rumors. “Unfortunately, these allegations, first of all, are just not true,” Kavantse told Lara Spencer on Tuesday morning. “I’m […]

Paula Deen serves up another racism-scandal apology, with a side of self-promotion

last weekArts : Arts Post

Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen’s efforts to climb her way to redemption after a humiliating racial discrimination scandal last year continued Tuesday, in the place where the intensely public aspect of it all began: The chair across from the “Today” show’s Matt Lauer. A year ago, after Deen admitted in her deposition for a racial discrimination lawsuit […]

Aphex Twin’s ‘Syro’ and the pleasures of music as science fiction

last weekArts : Arts Post

When new music makes our pleasure centers go gooey, the transaction can feel like science fiction. We aren’t hearing songs so much as freak transmissions from the unknown – combinations of sounds that seem to have come alive by accident. Richard D. James has spent more than a decade bunkered away in his own “Twilight […]

‘The Voice’ premiere: Gwen Stefani, Pharrell steal the show

last weekArts : Arts Post

Let the seventh season premiere of “The Voice” be the day we stopped pretending that the contestants are the stars of reality singing competitions. Over the years — once the novelty of discovering a phenomenal singer on television wore off — the spotlight increasingly turned to the judges, especially as so many famous singers realized […]

Miss America officials acknowledge winner Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of her sorority, reportedly for hazing

last weekArts : Arts Post

Beauty pageants are frequently a source of controversy after the fact, and Miss America is no exception. Barely a week after Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the crown, pageant officials acknowledged that she had been kicked out of her college sorority last year. Why? They would not discuss the matter, but their statement appeared […]

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