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Pulitzer-winning ‘Disgraced’ opens on Broadway

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Tony the angry cue-card guy and other Letterman staffers: When the joke is real

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Two big revelations from the firing of Tony Mendez after the veteran “Late Show with David Letterman” cue-card guy got into an off-camera fight this month with the host and a writer: – It wasn’t just an act: Tony really is as abrasive as he always seemed in his many cameos on the show. – […]

‘Honey Boo Boo’ future in jeopardy after disturbing report about Mama June’s new relationship

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TLC is “reassessing” the future of its hit reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” after a disturbing TMZ report that one of the stars, Mama June, is dating a convicted child molester. “TLC is not currently in production on ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.’ We are very concerned about this new information and are […]

Jodi Picoult: Elephants should not be in zoos — period.

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You don’t have to read Jodi Picoult’s new novel, “Leaving Time,” to pick up on her criticism of the way elephants are treated in captivity. Today, the bestselling writer posted an essay on the PETA Web site that makes her position even clearer: “Elephants simply should not be in zoos.” Picoult writes that the pachyderms in her novel […]

Anderson Cooper has no time for your foolishness

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Do not — I repeat, DO NOT — attempt to shame Anderson Cooper on Twitter. It’s unlikely to end well for you. Upon sweeping into Ottawa on Wednesday to report on the shocking spasm of gun violence in the Canadian capital, the CNN anchor encountered a young journalist by the name of Vandon Gene. Gene wanted a photo. […]

Seven lessons for Michael Keaton from the John Travolta comeback

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Long before the McConaissance, there was the Travoltaissance. We just weren’t as big on combining proper nouns back then. Twenty years ago, John Travolta was just another victim of the Hollywood machine — a hip-shaking, high note-hitting has-been, relegated to playing second banana to a couple of dogs in “Look Who’s Talking Now.” And then, […]

Zach Galifianakis ‘grills’ Brad Pitt about Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston on ‘Between Two Ferns’

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We all know how much Brad Pitt loves talking about Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston — so when he appeared on the latest episode of Zach Galifianakis’s intentionally awkward “Between Two Ferns” Funny or Die talk show, it was as excellent as you would expect. Pitt, on hand to promote his movie “Fury,” mostly stared […]

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Episode 3 – ‘Edward Mordrake’

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The first half of “American Horror Story: Freak Show’s” Halloween two-parter kicks off at the American Morbidity Museum, where we meet Stanley (Denis O’Hare) and Maggie (Emma Roberts), a couple of con artists attempting to pass off a fetal goat with a cat’s jaw sewn on as a “Baby Sasquatch” in order to sell it […]

Kesha sues Dr. Luke for alleged abuse: Casting couch claims rock the world of pop

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It’s the kind of showbiz horror story that usually comes out only in whispers and rumors, sometimes in confessional memoirs written years after the fact. But in a rare move, a star currently at the peak of her career is publicly lobbing accusations of sexual harassment against a producer currently at the top of his […]

Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize

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Tasmanian writer Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker Prize in London Tuesday night for “The Narrow Road to the Deep North.” His devastating novel, inspired on the experiences of his own father, tells the story of Australian POWs forced by imperial Japan to build the Thailand-Burma Death Railway during World War II. Flanagan snatched Britain’s […]

James Salter to be honored at Fitzgerald Festival

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As America’s military engagements in the Mideast drag on, our historians, novelists and poets continue to reflect on the nature of battle. That confluence of literature and war will the subject of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival in Rockville, Oct. 16-18. The festival, which has been expanded this year, will feature a variety of readings, lectures and […]

Taylor Swift, public relations genius, releases ‘Out of the Woods’ early

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When it comes to pre-album publicity, there’s no one as expertly methodical as Taylor Swift. Call her the anti-Beyonce or U2: Instead of randomly dropping an album in the middle of the night or sneaking it on to people’s iTunes libraries, Swift still treats the lead-up to a new project (the upcoming “1989,” dropping Oct. […]

‘Jane the Virgin’: An attention-grabbing title that isn’t a gimmick

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Giving a television show a perfect title — one that will grab attention, compel people to DVR it, easily translate into a hashtag — is complicated. The above criteria sure gets easier, however, when you have anything related to sex or relationships in the title. That’s how, over time, we’ve had such show titles as […]

Oscar de la Renta hires a creative director and woos a first lady. His work is done

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Transitions at fashion houses are rarely ever orderly and only occasionally are they logical. But at Oscar de la Renta, an era seems to be nearing a fine and tidy end as the designer prepares his company for its next chapter – one without him. De la Renta has hired his first creative director. And […]

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