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‘The Leftovers’ season finale: ‘The Prodigal Son Returns’

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The first season of “The Leftovers” ends just like it began — miserably. This time, there was a lot more violence and arson, but still, there are some remarkable similarities. The opening shot sets the tone for the episode as Kevin sits next to Patti, who is dead and covered in her own blood. Because […]

Joan Rivers’s funeral: Cameras capture the ‘showbiz affair’ she always wanted

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Joan Rivers’s funeral on Sunday morning was an A-list event — fitting, because it’s what she always wanted. All the cable news outlets covered the services and reminded everyone that Rivers hoped her funeral would be “a huge showbiz affair.” A red carpet funeral, as MSNBC put it. Rivers, who died Thursday at age 81, got her wish — though […]

At New York Fashion Week: Finding Beautiful Balance Between Nicki Minaj and Incremental Change

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View Photo Gallery —The spring 2015 fashion season opens in New York. NEW YORK — Beyond the obvious benefits of a strong fashion industry – revenue, jobs, infrastructure – the greatest contribution of fashion is its ability to capture history in a single poetic gesture. A wrinkled and sweaty shirt can speak to a night […]

At New York Fashion Week: Living in the moment means designing the right shoes

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NEW YORK — The spring 2015 fashion shows have begun in earnest here, and on the womenswear side of the business there has been very little that is head-snappingly remarkable – at least above the ankles. The sparks so far have been few. Peter Som’s floral printed swing coats and dresses in pea soup green popped […]

World of Warcraft gives Robin Williams an ‘Aladdin’-quoting tribute

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After weeks of speculation, a group of World of Warcraft players stumbled across an “Aladdin”-quoting genie tribute to Robin Williams in a test version of the game. Gamers at the WoWhead fan site discovered the character on Thursday, when a user named Haldhur posted an image of the genie and its coordinates on the expansive role-playing game’s world map. […]

Six things you need to know about Ed Sheeran

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Who is Ed Sheeran? A 23-year-old British singer-songwriter whose music blends his folksy, acoustic sound with hip-hop elements like rapping and beat-boxing. The Atlantic Records artist wrote music for Taylor Swift, One Direction and Jessie Ware and got his first big break when he sang a live version of  his song “You Need Me, I Don’t Need […]

Richard Flanagan on writing ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’

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Over 12 years, Tasmanian novelist Richard Flanagan wrote five completely different versions of “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” his spectacular new book about the construction of the Death Railway during WWII. But all that revision paid off: The novel is now on the longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Speaking Thursday night at the Australian […]

Artist plans to showcase stolen Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton photos in gallery exhibition

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While news about hundreds of nude celebrity photos stolen from Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and others have thrown the Internet into a frenzy, one artist has decided to take advantage of the madness. Los Angeles artist XVALA will showcase some uncensored images of the stars, among others,  as part of his new exhibition, titled “No Delete,” next month at […]

Pinterest congratulates single people on their nonexistent upcoming weddings

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Say you’re going about your day, single lady. Or say you’re going about your day and you’re maybe in a serious relationship, or just casually dating a guy, or something in between. And you get an e-mail that has the potential to change your life forever. An e-mail like … this: Wait, I’m getting married? […]

Tavis Smiley explains how he wound up on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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Earlier this year, the producers of “Dancing With the Stars” asked PBS host and political commentator Tavis Smiley whether he would consider being a contestant on the popular reality competition series. Almost immediately, he said no. They asked again. He declined again. Eventually, they asked once more. This time, Smiley, who has been called “one […]

Why the gays loved Joan Rivers (Hint: She loved us back)

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For so many gays, like me, it’s fair to say we thought Joan Rivers was just too funny to die. Well, we were wrong. But we also knew that we were special in the comedienne’s heart, as she famously and repeatedly praised us. “My gay fans have been wonderful from day one,” Rivers told The […]

The BBC removed a beheading scene from ‘Doctor Who’ after Islamic State killings

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Days after Islamic State extremists beheaded a second American journalist, the BBC edited a scene out of the climax of an upcoming “Doctor Who” episode, according to a brief statement from the British network. A small portion of the scene, which featured the beheading of a character, was removed by the BBC “out of respect,” the statement […]

From ‘Fashion Police’ to reality shows, Joan Rivers always stayed busy

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No matter what generation you grew up in, you knew Joan Rivers — she was simply always around. It’s somewhat astonishing when you actually sit down and list all of the things that Rivers, who died Thursday at age 81, did in the last several years. “Her style was to keep moving forward. Into her 80s, […]

Joan Rivers: Lessons on life (and comedy)

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Comedic giant Joan Rivers, who died Thursday, left a legacy that touched multiple generations across a decades-spanning career. The pioneering entertainer bestowed gems of knowledge — often encapsulated in painfully hilarious barbs — that still ring true and have been passed around on social media in remembrance after her passing. Here’s a look back on some of […]

Grandpa was right: Plaid shirts and high-waist pants are ‘Duckie’

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NEW YORK — As designers begin rolling their spring 2015 collections onto the runway here, the creative duo at menswear label Duckie Brown made a strong argument Thursday for what might best be described as “Grandpa style.” Yes, that is a good thing. Yes, of course it is. Because Grandpa was a wise, no-fuss kind […]

Joan Rivers, a pioneer herself, had a lot to say about pioneering female comedians

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When the comedian Phyllis Diller died in 2012, her friend Joan Rivers wrote a beautiful tribute for The Post’s Outlook commentary section. Actually, she dictated it to me over the phone, the familiar voice surprisingly soft. Rivers, who died today, talked very thoughtfully about her friend and about women in comedy. She riffed on the notion […]

Joan Rivers dies at 81

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Legendary comedian and TV host Joan Rivers has died at age 81, her daughter Melissa said. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” Melissa said in a statement to news outlets. “She passed peacefully at 1:17 pm surrounded by family and close friends.” Joan Rivers dies at […]

Are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie traitors to the gay community?

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[This question is adapted from a recent online chat. To see the full transcript, please click here. Send new questions to stevenpetrow@earthlink.net] Q: I don’t understand why the gay community is so quick to attack Brad and Angelina for getting married before all 50 states have marriage equality. I know what they said [that they […]

Believe it or not — Ripley’s is back!

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Few things threaten my productivity like the annual anthology of bizarreness from “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” It’s a traffic accident in print: You simply cannot look away. Here in these pages, the 19th-century freak show is updated and glamorized in garish color — the crazy, the insanely determined, along with all manner of silliness natural […]

‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast: Lolo Jones, Tavis Smiley, Alfonso Robeiro, Tommy Chong

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ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” announced the cast for its upcoming 19th season Thursday morning on “Good Morning America,” and the choices are all familiar. We’ve got the Reality Star; Nostalgic Sitcom Actor; Polarizing Athlete; Obscure Teenage Celebrity; Dreamy Soap Opera Cast Member; Mandatory Disney Company Cable Channel Actress; and many more. Translated, the cast […]

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