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Jennifer Lawrence, David Letterman stick to safe (and weird) topics in hilarious ‘Late Show’ interview

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“Late Show” host David Letterman is known for asking blunt questions, no matter how awkward they are and how famous his guests may be. But for Jennifer Lawrence’s first big TV interview since the celebrity photo hacking incident that captivated the world, he stuck to very safe topics. And, actually, incredibly weird topics. For those who […]

Kate Middleton’s brother James tries, fails to discuss marshmallow business on ‘Good Morning America’

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Those Middleton siblings — they really know how to leverage fame to do something that sounds way more fun than being a member of the royal family. James Middleton, 27-year-old brother of Kate and Pippa, mostly shuns the spotlight. That is, until he has a marshmallow business to promote. He runs a company called Boomf, […]

Phillips Collection seeks donations for website on African-American artist Jacob Lawrence

last weekArts : Arts Post

The Phillips Collection wants to share its vast collection of scholarship, photographs and interviews with preeminent African-American artist Jacob Lawrence by creating a special website devoted to his life and work. But it needs the public to chip in to pay for it. Phillips’ officials have raised $80,000 of the $125,000 required for what they […]

Naked Kim Kardashian won’t break the Internet. The Internet would break without naked Kim Kardashian.

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Let that headline sink in for a second. On Tuesday night, Paper Magazine tweeted a link to its new cover (pictured above, cropped, because this is a family news organization, thank you very much), which shows a completely naked photo of Kim Kardashian taken from behind. (Here’s the NSFW link to the tweet, in case you […]

‘You Have to F—— Eat!’

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Any parents who have found themselves pleading with a small child to swallow one — just one! — little piece of broccoli will appreciate Adam Mansbach’s new book, “You Have to F—- Eat!” As everyone on planet Earth knows, this is a follow-up to Mansbach’s colossal bestseller, “Go the F—- to Sleep!” (Akashic, 2011). That […]

Piers Morgan, n-word expert?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Piers Morgan thinks that the n-word would go away if black Americans stopped using it. “If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves,” the former CNN host wrote in reaction to a Washington Post project on the evolution and prevalence of the word. Really? Morgan’s view is not particularly […]

Jeff Goldblum married a contortionist half his age

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Jeff Goldblum just married a contortionist exactly half his age, US Weekly reports. The 62-year-old actor (“Jurassic Park,” “Independence Day”) tied the knot this weekend with 31-year-old contortionist Emilie Livingston after dating for three years. If that’s not enough to reel you in, Goldblum seems quite taken by his new bride, who competed in the […]

The Concert for Valor: Live coverage

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

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‘Doctor Who’ actor Peter Capaldi records moving tribute for grieving child

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

  Thomas Goodall, a 9-year-old boy from Southampton, England, was struggling to cope with his grandmother’s death, when he found support from a popular time traveler— “Doctor Who” actor Peter Capaldi. Thomas is a huge fan of the series, according to his father, Ross, and when Capaldi recently took over the role, Thomas sent him a […]

Garth Brooks is back with a new album – and a new service that could compete with Spotify and iTunes

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Just like Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock,” Garth Brooks can’t make it 1997 again through science or magic. Too bad, because that’s when CD sales were robust and Brooks reigned over the music industry as the best-selling artist in history. As a result, Brooks — notoriously opposed to distributing his music through iTunes and online […]

Report: Big Bank Hank of pioneering rap group Sugarhill Gang has died

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Henry Jackson, aka Big Bank Hank of the pioneering rap group Sugarhill Gang, has died of cancer, according to TMZ and some of Jackson’s friends on Twitter. David Mallie, who manages the group’s two remaining living members, confirmed Jackson’s death to Fox News. R.I.P. Big Bank Hank. One third of the song that made all of […]

Nicki Minaj is sorry if you thought there was Nazi imagery in her lyric video

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

After a wave of outrage from people who thought Nicki Minaj’s new lyric video for her song “Only” evoked Nazi imagery, Minaj has apologized. It’s one of those apologies we’re all familiar with at this point: She’s sorry if anyone was offended. “I didn’t come up w/the concept, but I’m very sorry & take full […]

‘The Concert for Valor’ FAQ: What to know before tonight’s mega-concert on the Mall

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“The Concert for Valor,” the free, three-hour Veterans Day concert featuring some of music’s biggest names, from Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and the Black Keys to Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, takes over the Mall (and pretty much all of its surrounding roads) today. MAP: Where to find Concert for Valor entry points, the stage and […]

Grab a good book for National Readathon Day

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Finally, a crucade for couch potatos. For this valiant race, you just need to take a seat, settle in and read: The National Book Foundation has declared that Jan. 24 will be National Readathon Day. Bookstores, libraries and bibliophiles across the country are being encouraged to host “reading parties” from noon to 4 on that Saturday afternoon where people of all […]

‘Too Many Cooks’: What you’re in for with the viral video of the week

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

By now, you may have heard of the viral video “Too Many Cooks” and wondered how something include the phrases “’80s sitcoms,” “puppets” and “serial killer” in the same description. If you’re curious but still a little scared to watch, we are here to fill you in. What is it? Before it took off online, […]

Trying to keep Osama bin Laden shooter a secret

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Last week, as of Monday, Peter Doocy had a scoop. The Fox News Channel’s Washington correspondent, the son of longtime Fox News Channel morning show host Steve Doocy, was getting ready to name the Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden in 2011. “Never revealed,” the promo reads for the two-part news documentary that premieres […]

From Shakespeare to the NSA

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

K%d8Dsd@c8W^1. Or, to put it plainly: “Calling all codebreakers.” If you’re ready for something more challenging — much more challenging — than sudokus and crossword puzzles, check out “Decoding the Renaissance,” the new exhibit that opens Tuesday at the Folger Library. Shakespeare noted that uneducated folks “know not how/ To cipher what is writ in learned books,” […]

Networks bet that the romantic comedy wasn’t dead — and lost

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Flying in the face of conventional wisdom (or at least, what internet pundits, including Style Blog, deem conventional wisdom) network TV went ahead and debuted an unexpectedly high number of romantic comedies this fall. For the first...Show More Summary

MTV EMAs: Nicki Minaj hosts tame show, One Direction doesn’t even show up

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Ah, it seems like so long ago when Miley Cyrus smoked marijuana at the MTV Europe Music Awards last year. What could possibly be in store for 2014? As it turns out — not much. Frequently controversial rapper Nicki Minaj hosted what turned out to be a very tame show, by MTV standards anyway. Sure, […]

The Walking Dead — ‘Self Help’ recap

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

As always — MAJOR plot spoilers ahead; detour now if you’re not caught up. How do lies begin? What are the reasons we delude ourselves, and why? Are lies told by others worse than those we tell ourselves? Those are the questions posed by tonight’s episode. The show’s Big Reveal — that Doctor Eugene is […]

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