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‘Scandal’ recap Season 4, Episode 13: ‘No More Blood’

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Confession: Unlike most “Scandal” die-hard fans, I haven’t been watching from the beginning. For months, I listened uninitiated as my friends described Thursday nights taken over by wine, popcorn and someone named Olivia Pope. But then I got my wisdom teeth taken out (not by Huck) and I had some free time on my hands. I wanted […]

‘Two and a Half Men’ finally gets revenge on Charlie Sheen with insult-filled series finale

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Apparently, “Two and a Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre is a little bitter about Charlie Sheen. At least, that’s the takeaway from the series finale of “Two and a Half Men” — one of the most popular shows on TV for the last decade — which was basically an hour-long slap at its former star. Can you […]

Colts owner Jim Irsay spends $335,500 to buy controversial Les Paul guitar

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay swooped in tonight to purchase the controversial Les Paul guitar, saying he paid $335,500 to add the instrument to a collection that includes the guitar Bob Dylan played when he went electric at the Newport Folk Festival and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia’s “Tiger.” “I know there was a lot […]

WATCH: ‘Date Lab’ plays the dating game

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  The Washington Post Magazine’s Date Lab has been setting up  strangers for  years. The matchmaking has resulted in four marriages, one engagement and one bathroom exit (that we know of). But more often than not, the dates go something like this: The two meet. The daters have a good time. One or both leave without feeling “a […]

Eisenhower Memorial design work continues as Commission seeks funds to build

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Designers of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial appeared before the Commission of Fine Arts Thursday in the first of four presentations to hammer out details of lighting, landscaping and the selection of quotations in the hopes of securing final approval for its controversial Frank Gehry design. In addition, the memorial commission has appealed to Congress […]

The Post’s film critics name their Oscar picks. (Hint: Michael Keaton’s a crowd favorite.)

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The Washington Post’s three movie critics — Ann Hornaday, Michael O’Sullivan and Stephanie Merry — don’t actually get to vote for the Oscars. But here’s how they would if they could. Ann Hornaday, chief film critic Picture: “Boyhood”...Show More Summary

Let’s all remember the infamous Charlie Sheen ‘Two and a Half Men’ meltdown

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“Here is my unwanted guest list. The names slightly altered to prevent their stench from polluting my magic daiquiri, or even worse, stealing my favorite pony. A pony named Steve, his orange mane painted blue, blue like the evening sky, as he gallops into the basement to acquire the ancient flatware and a rotting cheeseboard […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest book club pick is all about fear of vaccines

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Mark Zuckerberg reads a new book every two weeks (so he says) and he wants Facebook’s users to join him. On Wednesday, the Facebook founder announced that his latest pick is “On Immunity: An Inoculation,” a book by essayist Eula Biss that investigates why people fear vaccination. “Vaccination is an important and timely topic,” Zuckerberg wrote […]

I slept with Jeff Bridges

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We met at a Super Bowl party. I was on the couch, using a Tostito to excavate some seven-layer dip. He was on the television, humming along with a Tibetan singing bowl, watching over a couple blissfully zonked-out in their bed. He was the actor Jeff Bridges and he was advertising “The Sleeping Tapes,” an […]

Robin Givhan at New York Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren starts the day

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Robin Givhan, The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-winning fashion critic, is covering New York Fashion Week. Follow along as she makes her way from runway to runway. Read her stories on Style Blog and follow her on Twitter: @robingivhan. NYFW Day 8: Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015   Ralph Lauren Instant reaction: “It begins with flowers and ends […]

Allison Williams defends dad Brian Williams after NBC suspension: ‘I know you can trust him’

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An unfortunate truth about the entertainment industry: Even when your family’s going through a very public scandal, sometimes, you still have to get out there and promote your HBO comedy. “Girls” star Allison Williams found herself in that situation on Wednesday night, booked for a night of conversation at the 92nd Street Y in New York City […]

Here’s how ‘American Sniper’ could have avoided its fake baby problem

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“American Sniper” is nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards this Sunday. It’s a gripping, controversial tale of war. But let’s be honest: Some people are only going to remember that fake baby. If you saw the movie, you know the scene. War veteran Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) and his wife (Sienna Miller) are […]

Dear people who run in the snow: What is your deal anyway?

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Dear people who run in the snow: We see you. We see the spandex you call pants, your fleece headbands, your tennis shoes.  D.C. is covered in snow. (Not Boston snow, we know, but we’re having a moment, okay?) When there is snow, there is slush and ice. It is slippery. It is wet. It is […]

So, did ‘The Mentalist’ end as tragically as it began?

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“The Mentalist,” one of CBS’s longest-running procedural dramas in recent years, came to an end Wednesday night. It was a show that never really got a ton of critical acclaim, but remained a solid hit for the network as it ran for seven seasons. The series, starring Simon Baker as genius detective and “mentalist” Patrick […]

Vanilla Ice arrested for alleged home burglary in Florida

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Reality star and ’90s rapper Vanilla Ice (born Robert Matthew VanWinkle) was arrested in Florida for alleged home burglary, police confirmed on Wednesday. According to a statement from the Lantana Police Department, several household items — furniture, a pool heater, bicycles — were stolen from a Palm Beach County residence in foreclosure. (Apparently a vacant […]

How ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ came to be: More Evidence

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If you’re fascinated by the “new” Harper Lee novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” you absolutely MUST read this account (and comments) from a publishing-house employee who was there at the time the manuscript was submitted. We alert you to the blog of most boss Clarissa W. Atkinson, former associate dean of Harvard Divinity School. She […]

Do we really want a new Dr. Seuss book?

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Fans of cats in hats and pops being hopped on learned on Wednesday that a new Dr. Seuss book is on the way: In July, Random House will publish ‘What Pet Should I Get?,’ a manuscript the late and legendary writer likely completed in the late 1950s or early ’60s but never published. — Time […]

Why ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ deserves to win the Best Picture Oscar

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A quick look at this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture… Synopsis: A fussy hotel concierge and his loyal lobby-boy protege embark on a series of misadventures in this fanciful fantasia set in the fictional Mittel-European state of Zubrowka. Show More Summary

Why ‘Boyhood’ deserves to win the Best Picture Oscar

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A quick look at this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture… Synopsis: A boy grows up in Texas alongside his older sister and single mother, navigating childhood, adolescence and young adulthood as well as his own divorced parents’ changing relationships. Show More Summary

Why ‘Whiplash’ deserves to win the Best Picture Oscar

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A quick look at this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture… Synopsis: An ambitious young drummer lands a coveted spot in his music school’s demanding jazz band where he’s berated, humiliated and inspired by the world’s most terrifying teacher. Show More Summary

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