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New York Fashion Week: Men’s most valuable player, John Varvatos

NEW YORK — Fashion is not a sport, but it does require a team effort to succeed. And during the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men’s, designer John Varvatos was the most valuable player. His Thursday night fashion show served as the finale to four days of runway presentations and tableaux vivants. It was not […]

‘Trainwreck’ seemed like a leap forward for Amy Schumer. It’s not.

If 2015 is the year of Amy Schumer, then the release of “Trainwreck” has to be the comedian’s crowning moment. A few years ago Schumer was a little-known stand-up comic, and now she’s the star and writer of a summer blockbuster directed by Judd Apatow. All hail the new queen of comedy! So why does […]

Lessons from Men’s Fashion Week: Don’t worry, fellows, this won’t hurt a bit

NEW YORK — Perry Ellis is not a brand that makes men nervous or causes them to titter. Even if a work-a-day guy doesn’t wear Perry Ellis clothes, he probably recognizes the name from those times he has wandered through a department store looking to stock up on dress shirts. Perry Ellis is not niche; […]

Emmy nominations mysteries: ‘Better Call Saul’ over ‘The Americans’? No ‘Jane the Virgin?’

Emmy nominations are a no-win situation: Even if you hand out nods to more new shows and actors than usual, there will still be people enraged that voters left out their favorite series. This year was no exception: Here’s a list of some of the biggest snubs and surprises (good and bad). [Complete list of 2015 Emmy […]

At the movies with Waka Flocka Flame

Forget the best. Let’s head down to pop’s dankest sub-basement in search of the worst song of the summer. And there, amidst the coyote-howls of Adam Levine and whatever pool party Pitbull happens to be throwing, we will find faded rap star Waka Flocka Flame and pop-punk barnacles Good Charlotte forfeiting their remaining dignity in […]

Robin Givhan at NYFWM: Michael Kors, Tim Coppens, Tommy Hilfiger and more

Robin Givhan, The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-winning fashion critic, is covering New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Follow along as she makes her way from runway to runway. Follow her on Twitter: @robingivhan and Vine: @RobinGivhan. Americana is no longer red, white and blue and flag motifs. In Michael Kors’s vision — and that of designers such as Todd Snyder […]

Comedian Seaton Smith on how he got his start, his inspirations and the ‘comedy boom’

You could call Seaton Smith a comedic entrepreneur. His ascension into the world of comedy didn’t happen by chance; many of his steps have been strategic and he isn’t one to dream small. The former District resident performed stand-up for the first time during a talent show when he was 10 years old. “I tried to […]

TV was more diverse than ever last year. So why do the Emmy nominations still look so similar?

After a television season celebrated for diversity and exciting newcomers, the 2015 Emmy Award nominations… look a lot like last year. And the year before that. While several brand-new shows made a splash and offered more surprises than usual for Hollywood’s most predictable award show, it was lots of standard fare for the Television Academy. HBO’s hugely […]

50 Cent tells Conan O’Brien he’s not broke despite bankruptcy application

50 Cent is using his time on the talk show circuit to clear up any notions that he’s financially insolvent, just in case anyone thought he was. He’s not, by the way. [Behind the scenes of 50 Cent vs. Rick Ross: How a lucrative rap beef may end up costing Fiddy] He appeared on “Conan” […]

Kennedy Center expansion project clears final design hurdle

The Kennedy Center’s revised expansion project that will create 60,000-square feet of rehearsal, classroom and performance space received final approval Thursday from the Commission of Fine Arts, its last regulatory hurdle. Designed by Steven Holl, the project features three land-based pavilions on four acres to the south of the Edward Durell Stone building. It is […]

Newseum receives $5 million donation from national media company

A family owned national media company has donated $5 million to the troubled Newseum, the interactive museum of journalism, officials said Thursday. Hubbard Broadcasting owns 14 TV stations and 48 radio stations across the country, including KSTP-TV, its flagship station in St. Paul, Minn., where the company is based. It becomes the 16th “founding partner” […]

Emmy Award nominations 2015: Complete coverage

Though the Emmy Awards have a reputation for being a bit of a snoozefest, this year actually promises to be pretty exciting. With “Breaking Bad” and “True Detective” out of the way, the drama series categories are due for a well-deserved shake-up. And with new comedies “Jane the Virgin,” “Transparent” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” in the […]

2015 Emmy nominations FAQ: Where to watch the announcement

What time are the nominations announced? The nominations announcement is scheduled to start Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT — that’s right, no more super-early mornings for the TV Academy! Where can I watch it? Head over to the Emmy Awards web site for the live stream, or tune into Yahoo TV, which will […]

Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPYs speech aired at an unusually significant moment on TV — here’s why

“If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead,” Caitlyn Jenner said during her ESPY Awards speech on Wednesday night. “The reality is, I can take it. But for the thousands of kids out there coming to terms with being true to who they are, they shouldn’t have to take […]

New York Fashion Week: Men’s celebrates American menswear — but what does Americana look like these days?

NEW YORK — Designer Michael Kors, wearing jeans and sneakers, is making a sales pitch. He takes the khaki bucket bag from the sun-kissed model dressed in pieces from the spring 2016 menswear collection, which is all about island living — whether that island is Manhattan or Capri. Kors tugs on the bottom of the bag […]

Leah Remini talks about why she left Scientology

Leah Remini says she left Scientology for the sake of her daughter Sofia. “From what I experienced and what I saw, the church becomes everything,” the “King of Queens” actress said in a new promotional video for her upcoming TLC series “Leah Remini: It’s All Relative.” “It becomes your mother, your father, everything. You’re dependent on […]

Jesse Eisenberg doesn’t like doing press. That’s fine. But Comic-Con is a different sort of beast.

Jesse Eisenberg has been called socially awkward, but his description of his experience at San Diego Comic-Con has people throwing another word around: jerk. “It is like being screamed at by thousands of people,” Eisenberg told the Associated Press Tuesday afternoon. “I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I […]

African Art Museum director ‘in difficult place’ with Bill Cosby allegations

Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian’s undersecretary for history, art and culture, spoke with The Washington Post Tuesday about the ongoing controversy over the allegations against Bill Cosby, and the display of art owned by Cosby and his wife, Camille, at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. Kurin stressed the Smithsonian’s commitment not to remove exhibitions once […]

‘Pretty Little Liars’ recap: Season 6, Episode 6: ‘No Stone Unturned’

Another week on “Pretty Little Liars,” another A theory presented enthusiastically and then dismantled like those creepy dolls A is always leaving around. The episode title, “Leave No Stone Unturned,” refers to Lesli Stone, Mona’s mysterious frenemy, who was revealed to have spent a good deal of time at Radley.  The Liars spent much of […]

Whoopi Goldberg now thinks the information against Bill Cosby ‘kinda points to guilt’

After a legal expert explained how the statute of limitations works in rape cases on “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg reversed her position on Bill Cosby and now says the information against Cosby “kinda points to guilt.” Dan Abrams, chief legal analyst for ABC News, appeared on “The View” Tuesday and explained that for nearly all of […]

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