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TNT drops ‘Christmas in Washington,’ another blow for producer George Stevens

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As it has for the past 15 holiday seasons, “Christmas in Washington” will air on TNT Friday night. After that, the 33-year-old special will be without a home, at least for the moment: This is the final year that TNT is broadcasting the annual event. The network said Monday that its parent company Time Warner […]

Hirshhorn Museum appoints chief curator from Montreal

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The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has appointed Stephane Aquin from the Montreal Museum of Fine Art as its new chief curator. Museum director Melissa Chiu announced the appointment Tuesday. Aquin is the second major hire for Chiu, who became director in September. She previously hired Gianni Jetzer as Curator-at-Large. Aquin will lead a staff of […]

Soul survival: D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ marks a masterful comeback against all odds

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A miracle. What a silly, sentimental idea. Especially at this time of year. But what else can we call this thing? After a 14-year absence marked by cataclysmic falls from grace and various false-start comebacks, D’Angelo’s new album, “Black Messiah,” dropped out of the heavens on Sunday night Play it once with your eyes closed […]

DC dancer vaults from stage to screen with Royal Ballet

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Has everyone fallen down the rabbit hole here? In a break from tradition, England’s Royal Ballet has shelved “The Nutcracker” this season. Instead of the standard holiday fare, the premiere English company is performing something completely different: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” the ballet  based on the book by Lewis Carroll. Show More Summary

A quiet 75th anniversary for ‘Gone With the Wind’ and one of its last surviving actors, Mickey Kuhn

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The 75th anniversary of “Gone with the Wind” — what, you didn’t know that it’s today? — is shaping up to be a fairly quiet one, but at least Mickey Kuhn is celebrating. A die-hard band of “Windies” is hosting a small gathering in Gadsden, Ala., said the former actor, now 82, and “I was […]

Public has first chance to comment on $2 billion Smithsonian plan

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Members of the public can voice their opinions on the Smithsonian’s $2 billion plan to reimagine the area surrounding the historic Castle at a meeting Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the iconic administration building. Staff from the National Capital Planning Commission, the Smithsonian and the architecture and landscaping firms behind the proposal will attend […]

Arlington bookstore wins grant from James Patterson

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One More Page Books in Arlington, Va., has won a $9,000 grant from bestselling novelist James Patterson. The store is one of 81 independent bookstores named this morning in the third and final round of donations from Patterson, who has given more than $1 million to 178 bookstores this year. One More Page, which opened […]

Amal Clooney is the most fascinating person of 2014 because of who she married, says Barbara Walters

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Barbara Walters’s annual “10 Most Fascinating People” special kicked off with Walters proudly explaining that the 2014 list was very female-centric, presumably because of all the amazing accomplishments by women this year. Great! And in the closing moments, Walters announced her choice for Most Fascinating Person was Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin) — purely because of […]

‘The Newsroom’ series finale: How did it all end?

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Everyone lived happily ever after. That’s the gist of “The Newsroom” series finale, which aired on HBO Sunday night after a tumultuous three seasons of existence. If you didn’t watch, or simply gave up after last week’s controversial ending (which also saw the death of news director/bow tie lover Charlie Skinner), here’s where everyone ended […]

New Patrick Modiano novel coming to U.S. next fall

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired the North American rights to a new novel by recent Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano. “So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood” (“Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier”) was a bestseller when it was published in France this fall. The English translation, which will be released […]

Bill Cosby speaks up, says he expects black media to remain ‘neutral’

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After weeks of remaining dead quiet amid an unprecedented flood of sexual assault allegations, Bill Cosby briefly sprang to life in a fleeting exchange with the New York Post on Friday. Instead of commenting directly on allegations lodged against him by more than two dozen women over the past four decades, Cosby aimed his comments […]

What you’ll see on the last week of ‘The Colbert Report’

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America’s faux-conservative, super PAC-forming, “Lord of the Rings”-loving, 11:30 p.m. companion will air his final show this week. What you (should) already know: After nine years, “The Colbert Report” will end for good on Thursday. There is no Colbert without the Colbert, so no one will take Stephen’s place on Comedy Central’s most patriotic stage. Thursday’s show […]

5 minutes of SNL gold: Bilbo Baggins works at ‘The Office’

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Hi everyone and happy Sunday, the day you find out whether the weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” was actually funny by simply scrolling through your news feed. When the show, now in its 40th season, has a hit sketch, it will be reposted again and again, so that on Monday, you can tell your co-workers, “Yes, […]

Taylor Swift was born to be rich

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Susan Miller is the founder of the Web site Astrology Zone. She prepared this astrology chart for Taylor Swift in anticipation of Swift’s 25th birthday on Dec. 13. Note from the author: Astrologers need a precise time of birth to set up a natal chart. That information was not available by press time, so I used […]

KenCen’s Broadway “Side Show” to close Jan. 4

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“Come look at the freaks,” goes the opening number of the star-crossed musical “Side Show.” “No thanks,” Broadway audiences say again and again. Lightning has struck down “Side Show” twice in the form of rapid Broadway closings. The cult fave about real-life conjoined twins Daisey and Violet Hilton and their Depression-era brush with fame originally […]

Romance coming to the Library of Congress

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For book lovers, the Library of Congress has always been a romantic place, but this spring it’ll get a lot hotter. Romance writers, scholars and fans will gather in the nation’s capital for a special conference titled “What Is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age,” on Feb. 10-11. The event, which is free and open to the […]

Did ‘SNL’ cut its best sketch last weekend?

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Alright guys, before I start, I should confess that I didn’t watch “Saturday Night Live” last week. I had my reasons. Alabama-Mizzou happened earlier in the day and … that was it for me and TV, basically. Lowers voice to a whisper Also I don’t really watch ‘SNL’ that much anymore. OH WHAT LIKE YOU […]

Beverly Johnson, Vogue’s first black cover model, alleges Bill Cosby drugged her

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Another woman has come forward with accusations that Bill Cosby drugged her. In an essay published Thursday by Vanity Fair, model Beverly Johnson writes that the incident occurred in Cosby’s home as she was being considered for a small part on “The Cosby Show.” Johnson is best known for being the first black woman to appear on the cover of […]

A newspaper and a hotel, all in one

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  SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. – The newsroom of The INNformer is a place of keyboard clicking as stories take shape for the next issue. It is where locals stop by to chat up publisher-owner Charles Winslow, dropping morsels of news about the town of some 1,300 people hugging the Ohio River. Eventually, the phone rings and […]

For the first time, Melissa Rivers speaks publicly about her mother Joan Rivers’s death

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Melissa Rivers, the only child of the late comedian Joan Rivers, on Wednesday spoke for the first time in public about her mother’s death. “For me the last three months and six days — not that I’m counting — have been different to say the least,” Rivers said in a nearly seven-minute speech at the […]

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